Vitamin A

HOW TO GET WELL THE DRUGLESS WAY

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First Draft © Dennis Rocke & Dr J. M. Mungavin 1983

Updated © Dennis Rocke 2022

Vitamin A

(Anti Ophthalmic Vitamin)

Measured in U.S.P units or (iu) international units which for Vitamin A one U.S.P. unit equals one iu

Large amounts can be stored in the liver.

Deficiency is uncommon.

SOME OF THE THINGS THEY DO…
  • Builds resistance to infection
  • Conditions membranes
  • Counteracts night blindness
  • Has a vital role in the nourishment of skin and hair
  • Helps digestion
  • Helps maintain a healthy condition in the male testicular tissue
  • Improves stability in cell walls, so helping to maintain youthfulness
  • Prevents eye diseases
  • Prevents eye weakness by helping in the formation of visual purple in the eye
  • Protects against polluted air
SYMPTOMS OF DEFICIENCY…
  • Bad sense of smell and taste.
  • Boils, pimples and Acne
  • Dull, dry hair, dandruff, and extreme loss of hair
  • Frequent colds
  • Gums and teeth in defective condition
  • Lack of appetite and energy
  • Rough skin – dry and scaly
  • Psoriasis and premature ageing
  • Rigid or peeling nails
MINIMUM DAILY RECOMMENDATIONS…
  • Adults 2,500 iu
  • Infants 1500 iu
NATURAL SOURCES…
  • Carrots
  • Eggs
  • Fertile eggs
  • Green leafy vegetables (spinach, turnip tops, curly kale, greens, cabbage, etc)
  • Melons
  • Tomatoes
  • Yams
  • Whole milk

The richest source is in fish liver oils such as Cod Liver Oil.

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