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  Vitamin A for Healthy Immune System
 
  By Raisa Weisspapir  
 

Signs of Vitamin A deficiency:

  • Repeated colds, sinus infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, ear infections
  • Rough dry prematurely aged and wrinkled skin
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of smell
  • Allergies
  • Dandruff
  • Night blindness
  • Eye inflammation
  • Dryness of the mucous membranes of the mouth, respiratory and reproductive systems

Dosage:

The Recommended Dietary Allowance of vitamin A is 4,000-5,000 I.U. daily for adults and 1,500- 4,000 for children.

Food Sources of Vitamin A: according to Paul Pitchford

In International Units

100-gram (3 ½ - ounce) Samples

Dunaliella 8,300,000   Green onions 5,000  
Spirulina 250,000   Watercress 4,900  
Wild blue-green 70,000   Winter squash

4,200

 
Wheat/Barley grass 66,000   Collard 3,300  
Chlorella

55,000

  Swiss chard

3,300

 
Carrot

28,000

  Chinese cabbage 3,300  
Sweet potato 26,000   Apricot 2,700  
Kale

8,900

  Romaine lettuce 2,600  
Parsley 8,500   Persimmon 1,800  
Spinach 8,100   Cantaloupe

1,800

 
Turnip green 7,600   Peach 400  
Beet green 6,100        
           

Here are some herbs containing Vitamin A:

Alfalfa, borage leaves, burdock root, chickweed, rose, hips, nettle, raspberry leaf.

Factors that interfere with the absorption of Vitamin A are:

Antibiotics, laxatives, and some cholesterol-lowering drugs.
 
     

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