FUNCTIONS OF VITAMIN A

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PostLabister on 2nd November 2012, 2:13 pm

FUNCTIONS OF VITAMIN A
Functions of Vitamin A helps cell reproduction. It also stimulates immunity and is needed for formation of some hormones. Vitamin A helps vision and promotes bone growth, tooth development, and helps maintain healthy skin, hair and mucous membranes. It has been shown to be an effective preventive against measles.
Deficiency
Deficiency can cause night blindness, dry skin, poor bone growth, and weak tooth enamel.
Alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and retinol are all versions of Vitamin A.
10,000 IU/day (plant-derived) for adult males.
8,000 for adult females – when the female is lactating, she will require 12,000.
children ages 1-3 requires 4,000 per day
children ages 4-6 requires 5,000per day
children ages 7-10 7,000
Fruits that contains vitamin A, in large amount:
Cantaloupes, Guava, Papaya, Mango , Tomatoes, Passionfruit, Watermelon Grapefruit
Vegetable Sources that contains vitamin A
Amaranth Leaves, Broccoli ,Brussels Sprouts, Bok Choy, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Chinese Broccoli, Chinese Cabbage, Kale, Leeks, Peas, Pumpkin, Rapini,, Spinach, Squash – summer, Squash – winter, Sweet Potato , Swissz Chard
Nut/Grain that containas vitamin A
Chestnuts, Pistachios, Pecans

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