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Vitamin A- The eyes vitamin (and not just for the eyes!)

We all know about vitamin A, but how many of us know exactly what this vitamin is and what its function to our body? Vitamin A is a water-soluble vitamin that is formed in our body from carotenoids (provitamins). Its action is antioxidant and essential for the health of the eyes, bones, skin (treatment of acne), hair, while it is considered to act against lung cancer. It also helps to shield the immune system and the good functioning of human's reproductive system.

Where can I find Vitamin A?

  • Red, orange and green vegetables (such as spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes)

  • Yellow fruits (such as apricot, papaya, mango)

  • Fish

  • Liver

  • Yolk

  • Milk

  • Spinach

  • Coriander

  • Beetroot

  • Winter pumpkin

  • Mustard greens

What are the side effects for us by both lack and excessive consumption of Vitamin A? Lack of vitamin A causes vision disorders as well as skin diseases, while an overconsumption of vitamin A can lead to liver damage. There is also a research that suggests, excessive use of vitamin A can cause bone problems.

What is the Recommended Daily Intake? -700 mg for women -900 mg for men Do you need more help? Contact me now!

Tania L.

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