Vitamin A - Retinol, Carotene

Vitamin A works together with vitamins D, B, E, zinc, phosphorus and calcium. It also acts as an antioxidant, which may help protect against cancer and other diseases.

Solubility: Fat

Functionality:

Healthy formation of bones, teeth, skin; maintenance of outer layer of many tissues and organs; promotes growth and vitality; essential in pregnancy and lactation; necessary for night vision; good for growth and repair of body tissues; good for health of hair and eyes

Rich Sources:
Eggs, Dark Green & Yellow Fruits and Vegetables, Dairy Products, Liver

Rich Sources of Vitamin A

Deficiency Disease:
Night-blindness and Keratomalacia, Keratinisation of the nasal and respiratory passage epithelium

Overdose Disease: Hypervitaminosis A

Deficiency Symptoms:

Defective Teeth and Gums, Allergies, Dry Hair, Retarded Growth, Susceptibility to Infections, Night Blindness, Eye Irritations, Sinus Trouble, Dry Skin, Loss of Smell.

Deficiency Occurs in:

  1. People who limit their consumption of liver, dairy foods, and beta-carotene-containing vegetables can develop a vitamin A deficiency.

  2. Extremely low birth weight babies
Recommended Daily Intakes:
  1. Men : up to 25,000 IU (7,500 mcg)
  2. Men over age 65 : 15,000 IU per day
  3. Women : less than 10,000 IU (3,000 mcg) per day