CHF # 36-G
Vitamin A may help night blindness and other eye problems, as well as some skin disorders, such as acne. It may help gastrointestinal ulcers, epithelial tissue of which the skin and mucous membranes are composed, and may help keep mucous membranes moist. Vitamin A may also be called retinol which may help your eyes adjust to the light changes when you come in from outside. It also has antioxidant properties that may help with tissue and cellular damage.
A deficiency in Vitamin A may cause dry hair and/or skin, dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea, poor growth and/or night blindness. Other possible results of Vitamin A deficiency include abscesses in the ears, insomnia, fatigue, reproductive difficulties, sinusitis, pneumonia, and frequent colds and respiratory infections. Vitamin A mostly comes from animal foods, but some plant based foods supply beta-carotene, which your body converts to Vitamin A. It can be found in many different foods such as animal livers, fish liver oils, green, orange and yellow fruits and vegetables such as asparagus, carrots, yams, broccoli, cantaloupe, spinach and sweet potatoes. If you want to get the most vitamins possible from your food, refrigerate fresh produce and keep milk and grains away from strong light. Vitamins are easily destroyed and washed out during food preparation and storage.
An article posted by the Weston A. Price Foundation states that the richest source of Vitamin A in the entire animal body is that of the retina and the tissues in the back of the eyes. By using CHF #36, it may help to maintain healthy Vitamin A levels in your body.