- Retinol; this you’ll find in liver eggs, butter and cod-liver oil
- Beta-carotene; which our body turns into vitamin A whenever we need more of this.
Vitamin A is for years, considered a miracle cure for its effect on the immune system and growth. We need Vitamin A for a healthy skin and eyes and it is what makes us see in the dark.
Beta -carotene is an anti-oxidant.
Qualities of Vitamin A
- Helps preventing cancer
- Prevents and treats skin problems and the aging of skin
- Improves the eyesight and prevents night-blindness
- Improves the healing power of the body
- Stimulates the growth of strong bones, hair, teeth, skin and gum
- Helps with a thyroid gland that works to fast
- Retinol: cod-liver oil, liver, kidneys, eggs and dairy products
- Beta carotene: carrots, tomatoes, watercress, broccoli, spinach, cantaloupe and apricots. You’ll find beta-carotene in every bright coloured fruit and vegetable.
- The RDA is a minimum of 800 mcg. People with specific needs will require a higher dosage
(E.g. after being sick, if you have infections or when you have diabetes)
- Pregnant women or women who want to get pregnant can’t take more than 6000 mcg
- You can take a maximum daily dosage of 15 mg beta-carotene as a prevention against disease
Vitamin A can be harmful in the form of Retinol and it should not be taken as a supplement for pregnant women, because it can harm the unborn child.