Vitamin A

Help in numerous bodily functions… from keeping your skin healthy to fighting off infection & disease (including cancer).

 

Benefits on taking Vitamin A:

  • It helps to build and maintain skin.
  • It helps to build and maintain teeth, bones and mucous membranes.
  • It can also stop the development of breast cancer.

 

Sources of Vitamin A:

  • Eggs
  • Liver
  • Poultry
  • Milk & dairy products
  • Cheese
  • Fish oil
  • Fortified
  • Curd
  • Margarine
  • Carrots
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Corn
  • Meat
  • Cod
  • Halibut
  • Bananas
  • Lemons

 

Vitamin A Dosing:

Age

Dose

Infants (average intake)

    0 – 6 months

    7 – 12 months

400 micrograms per day (mcg/day)

500 mcg/day

Children (RDA)

    1 – 3 years

    4 – 8 years

    9 – 13 years

300 mcg/day

400 mcg/day

600 mcg/day

Adolescents and Adults (RDA)

    Males age 14 and older

900 mcg/day

Other factors for your health, are also important. Ask your doctor what dose is best for you.

 

Negative effect on taking high dosage of Vitamin A:

  • If you get too much vitamin A, you can become sick. Large doses of vitamin A can also cause birth defects.
  • Symptoms of taking too much Vit. A include blurred vision, bone pain, headaches, diarrhea, loss of appetite, skin scaling & peeling and muscular weakness.

 

For more information about Vitamin A, just visit site below:

Vitamin A page of Wiki
Vitamin A page of Chiff
Vitamin A page of NY Times
Vitamin A page of Ayushveda
Vitamin A page of Hub Pages
Vitamin A page of Learning Info
Vitamin A page of Antioxidants Detective