Beta-Carotene (Vitamin A precursor)
Beta-carotene

Beta-carotene is what gives yellow and orange fruit and vegetables their colour.

 

The main food sources of beta-carotene are yellow and green (leafy) vegetables such as spinach, carrots and red peppers, and yellow fruit such as mango, melon and apricots.

 

Recommended Dietary Allowances: Men = 5000 IU (or 3 mg beta carotene); Women = 4000 IU (or 2.4 mg beta carotene)

IMPORTANCE:
  • Necessary for growth & repair of body tissues
  • helps maintain smooth, soft disease-free skin
  • helps protect the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose , throat & lungs, thereby reducing susceptibility to infections
  • protects against air pollutants
  • counteracts night-blindness & weak eyesight
  • aids in bone and teeth formation.
  • Current medical research shows that foods rich in Beta Carotene will help reduce the risk of lung cancer & certain oral cancers.
  • Unlike Vitamin A from fish liver oil, Beta Carotene is non-toxic.
DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS:
  • May result in night blindness
  • increased susceptibility to infections
  • rough, dry, scaly skin
  • loss of smell & appetite; frequents fatigue
  • lack of tearing
  • defective teeth & gums' retarded growth

 

 

 

 

Vitamins

Vitamin A

(Retinol)

Beta-Carotene

(Vitamin A precursor)

Vitamine B complex
Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine)
Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B-3 (Niacine)
Vitamin B-4 (Adenine)
Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid)
Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
Vitamin B-7 (Vitamin H) (Biotin)
Vitamin B-9      (Folic Acid)
Vitamin B-12 (Cyanocobalamin)
Vitamin B-15 (Pangamic Acid)
Vitamin B-17 Amygdalin
Vitamin B-x Para-aminobenzoic acid

Vitamin C 

(Ascorbic Acid)

Vitamin D

(Cholecalciferol)

Vitamin E

Vitamin F

(alpha-Tocopherol)

Vitamin H

(Vitamin B-7)

(Biotin)

Vitamin K

(Menadione)

Vitamin L

(Anthranilic Acid)

Inositol

(Myo-Inositol)

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