Vitamin A – Learn How It Can Help You

Vitamin A – What Is It?

vitamin A eye healthVitamin A is one of many ingredients in the Tikva product. Although Vitamin A is probably best known for promoting and maintaining healthy eyesight, it has other important functions as well. One of its major contributions is to improve the body’s resistance to infection. It does this in part by maintaining the health of the skin, Mucous membranes, and other surface linings (intestinal tract, urinary tract, respiratory tract) so that harmful bacteria and viruses can’t get into your body.

Another way that it boosts immunity is by enhancing the infection-fighting actions of the white blood cells called lymphocytes. It is also vital to the growth of bones, the division of cells in your body, and to human reproduction.

-Whole Health MD

Vitamin A Health Benefits

Promote healthy vision.

It is involved in the proper functioning of the retina of the eye and is essential for the integrity of the mucous membranes surrounding the eyes. It is invaluable in preventing night blindness, and assisting the eye in adapting from bright light to darkness. Vitamin A eyedrops (available over-the-counter) are also effective in treating a disorder known as dry eye, caused by a failure of the tear glands to produce sufficient fluid.

-Whole Health MD

Ward off infections such as colds, flu, and bronchitis.

vitamin A fluBy supporting the healthy maintenance of mucous membranes, it may be useful for fighting colds and other common infections. In the case of chronic bronchitis, the nutrient encourages healing of damaged lung tissue and may even help to prevent recurrences. In a Brazilian study of men with chronic lung disease, it was found that participants who were given 5,000 IU of vitamin A daily for 30 days could breathe more easily than those who took a Placebo.

-Whole Health MD

Protect against certain gastrointestinal problems.

Because it is helpful in protecting the lining of the digestive tract, vitamin A may ease symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease and ulcers. A large study of doctors ages 40 to 75 showed that those who were least likely to suffer from ulcers of the duodenum (a part of the small intestine) were the ones who had the highest intake of vitamin A, mainly from a combination of diet, multivitamins, and supplements.

Whole Health MD

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