The Truth About Vitamin A

by Elsa
(Miami)

Original Text: The Truth About Vitamin A


We take for granted or fail to realize that Vitamin A is one of the vitamins that offer numerous benefits to the body. Vitamin A promotes healthy surface linings of the eyes and the respiratory, urinary, and intestinal tracts. When those linings break down, bacteria enter into the body and cause infection. Vitamin A also helps the skin and mucous membranes function as a barrier to bacteria and viruses.


Vitamin A occurs in the form of retinol from animal source, are well absorbed and used efficiently by the body and as beta-carotene from vegetables sources are not as well absorbed as animal sources does.

We can obtain vitamin A from food sources like animal kidney and liver, fish liver oils, fruits and vegetables that are yellow- orange in color like melon, orange, mango, peach, carrots, and others which contain beta carotene (one of the components of vitamin A), dairy products like milk, cheese cream, butter and eggs and certain green vegetables like broccoli, spinach and lettuce.


One of the foremost benefits of Vitamin A is in helping promote better vision and eyesight. Studies have indicated that despite the advancement in medical practices and technology, there is still a growing increase statistically when it comes to people getting blind. Deficiency of this vitamin would often lead to weak vision which in the long run may lead to complications and eventually blindness.


It has been noted that most accidents that occur while driving especially at night are caused mainly by people not being able to see where they are going or having what you call night blindness. If night blindness is not addressed immediately it may lead to permanent blindness in the long run. Vitamin A has long been used to help prevent this and has helped in restoring vision for those whose cases are not advanced.

Vitamin A has also been reputed to help you attain naturally healthy skin and maintain good complexion. It helps your skin retain moisture, prevent from having blackheads and breakouts and aids in the treatment of pimples and acne as well as other skin ailments. Vitamin A even helps in delaying the aging process that is why it is an important ingredient in most anti-aging products.

But the most important benefit that Vitamin A could provide is that it contains properties that could work against the dreaded cancer. Vitamin A helps protect against lung cancer. There have been studies conducted and it shows that vitamin A does play an important role against this sickness.

It is advised though that you don't just prescribe by yourself to take any vitamin A supplement. It is best to consult a doctor for improper doses could be toxic for the body.

It is better to get enough vitamin A from healthy sources of it like fruits, vegetables and animal sources. Healthy eating habit is essential for your total feeling of well-being.

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Revised Text:

We take for granted, or fail to realize, that Vitamin A is one of the vitamins that offers numerous benefits for the body. Vitamin A promotes healthy surface linings of the eyes and the respiratory, urinary, and intestinal tracts. When these linings break down, bacteria can enter the body and cause infections. Vitamin A also helps the skin and mucous membranes function as a barrier to bacteria and viruses.

Vitamin A occurs in the form of retinol, from animal sources, which is absorbed well and is used efficiently by the body, and as beta-carotene, from vegetable sources, which is not absorbed as well as the retinol.

We can obtain vitamin A from food sources like animal kidneys and livers, fish liver oils, fruits and vegetables that are yellow-orange in color like; melon, orange, mango, peach, carrots, and others containing beta carotene (one of the components of vitamin A.) Dairy products like milk, cheese, cream, butter and eggs and certain green vegetables like broccoli, spinach and lettuce also contain vitamin A.

One of the foremost benefits of Vitamin A is in helping promote better vision. Studies have indicated that, despite the advancement in medical practices and technology, there is still a growing statistical increase in people becoming blind. Deficiency of this vitamin often leads to weak vision, which in the long run may lead to complications and eventually blindness.

It has been noted that most accidents that occur while driving, especially at night, are caused mainly by people not being able to see where they are going, or having what is called night blindness. If night blindness is not addressed immediately it may lead to permanent blindness in the long run. Vitamin A has long been used to help prevent this and has helped in restoring vision for those whose cases are not advanced.

Vitamin A has also been reputed to help you attain naturally healthy skin and maintain a good complexion. It helps your skin retain moisture, prevents blackheads and breakouts, and aids in the treatment of pimples and acne, as well as other skin ailments. Vitamin A even helps in delaying the aging process. That is why vitamin A is an important ingredient in most anti-aging products.

The most important benefit that Vitamin A may provide comes from it containing properties that could work against the dreaded cancer. There have been studies showing that vitamin A plays an important role in helping to protect against lung cancer.

It is advised, though, that you don't self prescribe a vitamin A supplement. It is best to consult a doctor because improper doses could be toxic to the body. It is better to get enough vitamin A from healthy sources like fruits, vegetables and animal sources. Healthy eating habits are essential for your total feeling of well-being.

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