Vitamin A

Vitamin A

Aka Retinoids, Carotene, Retinol, Retinal, Retinyl esters, Retinoic acid, Beta carotene (converted to vitamin A by the body when needed.)

Molecular Formula: C20 H30 O


  • Important for bone growth.
  • Aids in strengthening the immune system.
  • Essential for vision.
  • Keeps tissues and skin healthy.
  • Diets rich in the carotenoids alpha carotene and lycopene can lower lung cancer risk.
  • Carotenoids act as antioxidants in the body.
  • Foods rich in the carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin may protect against cataracts.
  • Lycopene may lower prostate cancer risk.

Recommended daily amounts:

Female: 700 mcg

Male: 900mcg

 So where do i get this Vitamin?

Aja & Nova products that contain Vitamin A (Fruits): Figs, Golden berry, Prunes.

Aja & Nova products that contain Vitamin A (Herbs): Alfalfa, Burdock, Cayenne, Dandelion leaf/root, Kelp, Raspberry leaf, Red clover.

Other good sources: Asparagus, Apricots, cabbage, cantaloupe melons, carrots, grapefruit, kale, Okra, red peppers winter squashes (butternut etc), sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, turnip greens and other leafy greens.

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