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Are you getting enough Vitamin A?!

Could your constant suffering from Night blindness, Excessive dry skin, total blindness, poor growth, or impaired Immune system be due to a deficiency in vitamin A?

Ancient Greek and Egyptian physician Hippocrates recommended the consumption of Beef liver as a preventive and cure for Night blindness, a cure that still works up till today!
90% of body Vitamin A is found in the beef liver.

Although vitamins per se, was not discovered until the 20th century, Vitamin A was known for more than 3500 years as a factor NEEDED TO PREVENT NIGHT BLINDNESS.

As far back as the 1920s, researchers recognized that Vitamin A (mostly known as retinoic acid) was important for immune system functions.

They recognized that increased incidence of Infections was one of the first symptoms of Vitamin A deficiency.

This may be due, in part, because Vitamin A helps maintain the Epithelium, a barrier that protects the body against the entry of disease pathogens.

Vitamin A refers to preformed retinoids and provitamin A carotenoids, that can be converted to Vitamin A activity.
Kidney disease also increases the risk of its toxicity.
Therefore, it is advised you reduce Vit A intakes or supplements if you have kidney disease.

Although Vit A is mostly excreted in the urine if it reaches toxic levels in the body. Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for Vit A is 900πg for men and 700πg for women daily.

Carotene found in most Orange fleshed fruits e.g plums, carrots, orange, yellow yams, sweet potatoes, etc, is a good source of provitamin A.

Take a plate full Vitamin A rich foods today, boost your immune system to prevent the risk of viruses, Pathogens, and all forms Infections.

Till we catch up on our gist again,
Go, eat to live, don’t live to eat.

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