Vitamin “A” is an important micronutrient for our body. Vitamin A is not made in our body, so it is very important to take vitamin A with our diet. Vitamin A ingested through food is stored in our liver and is used by our body as needed.
Vitamin “A” is very important for many physiological functions. It combines skin cells to protect the skin from infection. Vitamin “A” is very useful to keep our eyesight good. It also plays an important role in our strong immunity, our physical growth, our sexual ability, etc.
Amount of Vitamin A intake per day:
|0–6 months *||400 mcg RAE||400 mcg RAE|
|7–12 months *||500 mcg RAE||500 mcg RAE|
|1–3 years||300 mcg RAE||300 mcg RAE|
|4–8 years||400 mcg RAE||400 mcg RAE|
|9–13 years||600 mcg RAE||600 mcg RAE|
|14–18 years||900 mcg RAE||700 mcg RAE||750 mcg RAE|
|19–50 years||900 mcg RAE||700 mcg RAE||770 mcg RAE|
|51+ years||900 mcg RAE||700 mcg RAE|
List of foods with vitamin “A”:
The foods we eat every day contain more or less vitamin A. But there are some foods that contain high vitamin A. Below are some foods high in vitamin “A” –
Cheese made from milk
Half boiled eggs
Does vitamin A deficiency cause night blindness (Nyctalopia)?
Lack of vitamin “A” causes night blindness (Nyctalopia). Night blind patients can move normally in daylight but at night there are many problems. Many do not see at all and many see wrong.