Also known as:
Beta carotene (converted to vitamin A by the body when needed.)
Molecular Formula: C20 H30 O
Important for healthy bone growth.
Aids in strengthening the immune system.
Essential for good vision.
Keeps muscle tissues and skin healthy.
Diets rich in the carotenoids alpha carotene and lycopene can lower lung cancer risk.
Carotenoids act as antioxidants in the body.
Foods rich in the carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin may protect against cataracts.
Lycopene may lower prostate cancer risk.
Reference Nutrient Intake (RNI): Vitamin A
Ages 4-6 = 400mcg
Ages 7-10 = 500mcg
Ages 11-14 = 600mcg
Ages 15-18 - F = 600mcg M = 700mcg
Ages 19-64 - F = 600mcg M = 700mcg
Age 65-74 - F = 600mcg M = 700mcg
Age 75+ - F = 600mcg M = 700mcg
Or-ways products that contain Vitamin A
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Burdock (Availabale soon)
Raspberry leaf (Available soon)
Red clover (Available soon)
Other good sources of Vitamin A
Asparagus, Apricots, Cabbage, Cantaloupe melons, Carrots, Grapefruit, kale, Okra, Red peppers, Winter squashes (butternut etc), Sweet potatoes, Spinach, Turnip greens and other leafy greens.