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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

VITAMIN A

11:20 AM

THE BREAKDOWN

* Provides excellent Night time Vision
* Maintains Muscles
* Stimulates growth
* Keeps hair and skin healthy

IN THE BODY

Vitamin A acts as a stimulant in the body, allowing for proper growth functions of the hair, bones, tissues and even the teeth.

Withdrawls

Lack of Vitamin A can cause nighttime blindness, problems with your eyes, and skin lesions.

Natural Forms

Natural sources of Vitamin A include green vegetables, yellow and red fruits. The highest concentration of Vitamin A can be found in carrots.

DAILY DOSE

* Children (9-13 years of age): 400 mcg or 1333 IU
* Men (14 years of age and over): 900 mcg or 3000 IU
* Women (14 years of age and over): 700 mcg or 2330 IU
* Pregnancy (14-18 years of age): 750 mcg or 2500 IU
(19 years of age and over): 770 mcg or 2565 IU
* Lactation (14-18 years of age): 1200 mcg or 4000 IU
(19 years of age and over): 1300 mcg or 4335 IU

OVER DOSAGE

Taking too much Vitamin A can limit your bones ability to heal when broken and can actually make them more fragile.

SUPPLEMENTS

Women who are breastfeeding are usually given Vitamin A supplements to maintain strength in their bones during their "Milking Periods."



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