Micro-Nutrients Vitamin-A

Vitamin-A’ would include Compounds such as Retinal, Retinol & Few Carotenoids. This is a fat-Soluble Vitamin.

What Vitamin A is: Performs following Functions in The Body:

  • Helps Cells Reproduction (Cellular Differentiation),
  • Reproductive System,
  • Bone Growth,
  • Good Vision (Night Vision),
  • Development of Embryo & foetus,
  • Keeps Mucous Membranes of Nose-Oral Cavity & Sinus healthy,
  • Immune System,
  • Wound Healing,
  • Anti-Oxidant,
  • Photo-protective Functions.

Reasons for Shortage of Vitamin A: Improper-Un-balanced diet.

Vitamin A Deficiency may lead to:

  • Skin Disorders (Acne, Psoriasis),
  • Vision Disorders (Corneal Problems, Night Blindness),
  • Abdominal Disorders (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).
  • Measles,
  • Various Cancers (Colon, Oesophageal, Breast…).

People who take Beta-Carotene (A Pigment in Plant Sources that gives them Their Colour) and Smoke or Drink have shown to have tendency to Lung Cancer. Patients of quite a few Cancers have shown Low Levels of Vitamin A in The Body.

Rich Sources of Vitamin A:

Plant Sources (Carotenoids & includes Beta-carotene which gets converted to Vitamin A):

Most Dark-Green Leafy Vegetables (Spinach), Deep Yellow-Orange Vegetables, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Broccoli, Pumpkin, Cantaloupe, Corn, Cauliflower, Peas…

Fruit Sources: Deep Yellow-Orange Fruits (Pineapple, Papaya, Mango), Pomegranates, Apricots, Peaches, Mangoes, Water Melon, Peaches (आडू), Dates or Dried Dates….      

Animal Sources (Provides Retinoid & Retinol):     A2 Ghee, A2 Milk, Curd & Cheese.

My View it is best to Avoid Synthetic Supplements and Only Go in For Organic Sources. Natural Sources is not a Problem but Too many Lab Studies & Results to Prove Otherwise for Supplements.

Daily Recommended Values:

Adults:            Upto 1.5 mg/Day.

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Author: Manoj

My Research on Ancient (But Highly Intelligent & Advanced) Studies-Ayurveda & So Called Modern Studies (!!) has brought me literally back from Dead! Quit my sailing job in 2009 due Serious Medical Conditions (Severe Vision Loss, Severe Haemorrhoids, Severe Depression...), But few incidences (Rajiv Dixit CD's, Fatal Ailments Getting Cured at High End Ayurveda Ashrams, Khongress Leaders Going to Ayurveda Ashram!!!!!!!) Prompted me towards 'Dedicated & Devoted Studies of The Greatest (Ancient-Original) Medical Science-Ayurveda'.