Vitamin A Natural Sources and Benefits

Benefits of Vitamin A (Retinol)

Vitamin A - Carrot

  • Prevents eye problems
  • Boosts the immune system of our body
  • Promotes growth and Increases the cell development
  • Healthy Skin

Signs and Symptoms of Vitamin A Deficiency

Vitamin A deficiency is a major problem all around the world and which is more common in the poor and developing countries. The lack of Vitamin A in humans can cause night blindness which is high among pregnant woman, xerophthalmia and Keratomalacia.

How much do I need?

The necessary intake of Vitamin for a man per day is 900 micrograms and for a woman it is 700 micrograms.

What are the Vitamin A Natural Sources?

The Vitamin A is rich in the following Items

Carotenoids – Plant Derived

  • Carrot
  • Green Vegetables
  • Apple
  • Pumpkin
  • Papaya
  • Mango

Preformed Retinol – Animal Derived

  • Liver
  • Liver Oil
  • Milk
  • Egg Yolk

Precautions

  • If you are taking medications for Acne or suffering from skin problems then it is suggested to avoid Vitamin A intake.
  • Pregnant woman should avoid liver and the products made using liver which is high in Vitamin A to avoid risk of birth.
  • Increased amount of Vitamin A can cause damages to bone and liver. Avoid intake of Vitamin A more than 1500 micrograms.
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