What To Know About Vitamin A

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    Vitamin A, also known as retinol, is an important vitamin essential for our health. It is a fat-soluble vitamin that is important for our visual health and aids in cell turnover, growth, and immunity.

    The recommended dietary intake (RDI) is different for every age group:

    Infants

    • 0-6 months: 250 μg/day
    • 7-12 months: 430 μg/day

    Children

    • 1-3 years: 300 μg/day
    • 4-8 years: 430 μg/day
    • 9-13 years: 600 μg/day

    Boys/Men

    • 14+ years: 900 μg/day

    Girls/Women

    • 14+ years: 700 μg/day

    During Pregnancy

    • 14-18 years: 700 μg/day
    • 19+ years: 800 μg/day

    During Lactation

    • 14+ years: 1,100 μg/day

     

    Functional High

     

    Some natural sources include:

    Fruits

    • mango
    • cantaloupe
    • grapefruit
    • watermelon

    Vegetables

    • sweet potatoes
    • spinach
    • kale
    • collards

    Meat

    • beef liver
    • lamb liver
    • liver sausage
    • cod liver

    Dairy

    • cheddar
    • goat cheese
    • most say they have added vitamin A

     

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