June 13, 2017

Health Benefits of Vitamins (Vitamin A)

Vitamins are substances that your body needs to grow. A Vitamin is an organic compound & a vital nutrient that body requires.
There are 13 vitamins that are essential to the normal functioning of the human body.

Vitamin A Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B7
Vitamin B9 Vitamin B12 Vitamin C Vitamin D Vitamin E Vitamin K

 

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Detailed Description of Vitamin A
Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin & a group of unsaturated nutritional organic compound.
There are two major types of vitamin A; Retinol from animal fat & Carotenes from plant sources.

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Vitamin A Benefits:
Vitamin A has antioxidant properties that fights inflammation & neutralize free radicals in the body that cause tissue & cellular damage. Vitamin A can prevent the cell from becoming overactive.
Vitamin A is involved in immune function, vision, reproduction & cellular communication. Vitamin A also supports cell growth & playing important role in the normal formation & maintenance of the heart, lungs, kidneys & other organs.

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Vitamin A is essential for good vision & eye health in general.
Vitamin A also helps to protect your body from diseases & infections by enhancing white blood cells.
The risk of viral infection like flu, pneumonia & the common cold is said to increase when there is deficiency in Vitamin A.

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Vitamin A is necessary for wound healing & skin regrowth. It encourages healthy skin cell production. It protects against UV damage & slows sign of ageing. Vitamin A evens skin tone & gives you a glow.
A deficiency of Vitamin A can lead to a poor complexion, as indicated by studies that prove that Vitamin A can fight acne & improve overall skin health.

Vitamin A Deficiency:
Vitamin A deficiency has become a public health problem in more than half of all countries. The lack of Vitamin A causes severe visual impairment & blindness. It increases the risk of severe illness.

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Vitamin A deficiency can lead to a thickening of the cornea & eventually even to blindness. Vitamin A deficiency also tend to have scaly skin, brittle hair & nails, poor growth, poor immunity & low iron level.
For pregnant women, the Vitamin A demand is the highest during the last trimester. A pregnant woman can suffer from night blindness if her Vitamin A intake is not sufficient.

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The recommended daily amount of Vitamin A an adult need is 0.7 mg for men & 0.6 mg for women.
A very high intake of Vitamin A can cause problems such as rough skin, dry hair & an enlarged liver.

 

 

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