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Vitamin of the Week: Vitamin A

Filed Under: Vitamins and Minerals at 3:48 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
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Many studies and reports tend to oversee the importance of vitamin A. Everyone is always buzzing about vitamin B’s, C’s, D’s and E’s, and it seems like vitamin A is often the “left out” member of the family.

Vitamin A is a very important human nutrient responsible for a variety of functions in our bodies, such as vision, immune function, skin health and gene transcription, just to say a few. Vitamin A deficiency will affect proper eyesight and it cause night blindness.

But where can I get vitamin A from? We always think about carrots. It’s true; carrots have very high levels of beta-carotene, which your body can convert to vitamin A. How about if you don’t like carrots or need a much higher intake of A’s? Well, there are plenty of foods rich in A’s: liver, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, butter, etc.

If you are looking to improve eyesight, check out products with a combination of beta-carotene and an herbal blend with Lutein and Bilberry as key ingredients. You should also check the amount of vitamin A in your multi-vitamin (if you are taking one). Keep in mind, the older you are, the more you need vitamin A. In addition, look for more specific information, such as the recommended average intake by age.

Vitamin A is not to be forgotten. Some other vitamins may take more space on grocery shelves or web pages, but vitamin A will helping you seeing everything else properly and clearly.

 1 Comment, latest by Alexandria

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One Response to “Vitamin of the Week: Vitamin A”

  1. Alexandria says:

    Vitamin A May Protect Ears
    Like zinc, vitamin A is found in high concentrations in the cochlea. All special sensory receptor cells, including the retina of the eye and the hair cells of the inner ear, depend upon vitamin A and zinc to function properly. In one study, low blood levels of vitamin A were associated with decreased ability to hear. Several studies show, from 24 to 74 percent of people with tinnitus reported at least partial relief with vitamin A supplements. Beta-Carotene has been recommended by the doctors, which you can take without worrying about toxicity.

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