Vitamin A is a fat soluble antioxidant that is stored in the body for a few days, depending on stress and
illnesses. You need to get this vitamin from your food.
Vitamin A occurs naturally in two types:
Preformed Vitamin A or Retinol is found in animal and fish tissues.
Fish oils are an excellent source.
Pro vitamin A is known as Beta Carotene and is available form naturally occurring Vitamin A plant foods –
yellow vegetables and fruits and leafy green vegetables.
Vitamin A helps to protect the cells against cancer and other diseases, infection and illnesses.
It promotes a healthy immune system and protection from colds & flu’s.
Vitamin A promotes healthy vision, prevents night blindness and other eye conditions.
Fresh vegetable juices are an excellent way to source Vitamin A.
Vitamin A aids in the repair and growth of tissues maintaining the health of epithelia tissues and the
health of the skin. This is essential to maintain soft, smooth, disease free skin preventing conditions
such as acne, psoriasis and promotes healthy skin.
This mineral is also known as the ‘beauty vitamin’ and ‘wrinkle eliminator’, as it promotes healthy- eyes,
hair, nails, teeth, bone & skin.
This vitamin supports reproduction and growth, pregnancy and lactation, the formation of bones
Vitamin A is also essential for the health of our Kidneys, Liver & Lungs.
Vitamin A improves Calcium assimilation, prevents Baldness and protects the kidney & liver against the
development of stones.
AIDS, cancer, anemia, atherosclerosis, eczema, acne, psoriasis, coeliac disease, Crohn’s disease,
ulcers, ulcerative colitis, bronchitis, asthma, colds, pulmonary emphysema, fibro cystic breast disease,
diabetes, cystitis, liver detoxification, wound healing, poor immunity, Hodgkin’s disease, multiple
sclerosis, stroke, halitosis, heartburn, age related hearing loss, age related macular degeneration,
cataracts, dry eyes.
Antagonists: Antibiotics, smoking, laxatives, fluorescent lights, mineral oil, liver cleansing, oral
contraceptives (OCP), coffee, alcohol, cortisone, chemical drugs, excessive intake of iron, severe burns,
lack of available protein in the body, lack of Vitamin D.