VITAMIN A & CAROTENOIDS

Benefits:

Prevents night blindness and other eye problems, some skin disorders, enhances immunity, may heal gastrointestinal ulcers, protects against pollution and cancer formation, needed for maintenance and repair of epithelial tissue, important in the formation of bones and teeth, aids in fat storage, protects against colds, influenza, and infections of the kidneys, bladder, lungs, and mucous membranes, slows aging process.

Symptoms of Deficiency: 

Dry hair or skin, dryness of the cornea, poor growth, night blindness, abscesses in ears; insomnia; fatigue; reproductive difficulties; sinusitis, pneumonia, frequent colds and respiratory infections; skin disorders.

Sources:

Green and yellow fruits and vegetables, apricots, asparagus, beet greens, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, collards, dandelion greens, dulse, fish liver, fish liver oil, garlic, kale, mustard greens, papayas, peaches, pumpkin, red peppers, spirulina, spinach, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, turnip greens, watercress, yellow squash, alfalfa, borage leaves, burdock root, cayenne (capsicum), chickweed, eyebright, fennel seed, hops, horsetail, kelp, lemongrass, mullein, nettle, oat straw, paprika, parsley, peppermint, plantain, raspberry leaf, red clover, rose hips, sage, uva ursi, violet leaves, watercress, and yellow dock.

Recommended Daily Allowance:

US - 3 mg, EU -800 mcg

 

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