Daily Amount Needed
10,000 IU/day (plant-derived) for adult males.
8,000 for adult females – 12,000 if lactating.
4,000 for children ages 1-3
5,000 for children ages 4-6
7,000 for children ages 7-10
Vitamin A Information
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 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.
Most fruits contain vitamin A, but the following fruits have a significant amount:
- Amaranth Leaves
- Bok Choy
- Brussels Sprouts
- Butternut Squash
- Chinese Broccoli
- Chinese Cabbage
- Squash – summer
- Squash – winter
- Sweet Potato
- Swiss Chard
Most legumes do not contain a significant amount of Vitamin A
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