Daily Amount Needed
- 10,000 IU/day (plant-derived) for adult males.
- 8,000 for adult females - 12,000 if lactating.
- 4,000 for children ages 1-3
- 5,000 for children ages 4-6
- 7,000 for children ages 7-10
- Vitamin A helps cell reproduction. It also stimulates immunity and is needed for formation of some hormones.
- Vitamin A helps vision and promotes bone growth, , and helps maintain healthy skin, hair, and mucous membranes. It has been shown to be an effective preventive against measles.
- Deficiency can cause night blindness, dry skin, poor bone growth, and weak tooth enamel.
- Alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and retinol are all versions of Vitamin A.
- Most fruits contain vitamin A, but the following fruits have a significant amount:
- Amaranth Leaves
- Bok Choy
- Brussels Sprouts
- Butternut Squash
- Chinese Broccoli
- Chinese Cabbage
- Squash - summer
- Squash - winter
- Sweet Potato