VITAMIN A

Also known as:

Beta carotene (converted to vitamin A by the body when needed.)

Carotene

Retinol

Retinal

Retinoids

Retinyl esters

Retinoic acid

Molecular Formula:  C20 H30 O

 

Uses:

  • 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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Dried fruits

Figs

Golden berries

Prunes

 

Herbs

Alfalfa

Burdock (Availabale soon)

Dandelion leaf

Dandelion root

Raspberry leaf (Available soon)

Red clover (Available soon)

 

Superfood Powders

Cayenne Pepper

Kelp

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.

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