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 AVitamin B1Vitamin B2Vitamin B3Vitamin B5Vitamin B6Vitamin B7
Vitamin B9Vitamin B12Vitamin CVitamin DVitamin EVitamin 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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