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Vitamin A 10,000 IU Softgels (100 Count)

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  • Quick Notes:

    • Naturally sourced Vitamin A is derived from cod liver oil!
    • Vitamin A is necessary for immune function, bone growth, cellular growth, and development!
    • Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy vision, skin, teeth, soft tissue, cellular development, and mucous membranes!
    • Easy-to-swallow soft gelatin capsule!
       

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    Quick Notes:

    • Naturally sourced Vitamin A is derived from cod liver oil!
    • Vitamin A is necessary for immune function, bone growth, cellular growth, and development!
    • Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy vision, skin, teeth, soft tissue, cellular development, and mucous membranes!
    • Easy-to-swallow soft gelatin capsule!
       

    Overview:

    Vitamin A is an essential nutrient with several functions. Vitamin A is important for growth and development, gene transcription, maintenance of the immune system, bone metabolism, skin and cellular health, embryonic development, reproduction, and good vision. In the early 1900s scientist discovered vitamin A could prevent night blindness.

    There are several forms of Vitamin A including retinol, retinal, retinoic acid, and several provitamin A carotenoids such as beta carotene. When we consume Beta Carotene, Vitamin A is produced naturally by enzymes in the digestive tract. The fat- soluble Vitamin A is then stored in the liver, where it can remain for long periods of time.

    Vitamin A occurs naturally only in animal products such as liver, kidney, butter, egg yolks, whole milk and fortified skim milk. On the other hand, Beta Carotene is found in yellow fruits and vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, apricots, cantaloupe, and in dark leafy vegetables.
     

    Research indicates:

    • Supports night vision
    • Prevents drying of the cornea
    • Essential for the growth of bones, teeth and soft tissues
    • May support respiratory health
    • Helps the body create effective barriers to infection, thereby supporting healthy immune function
    • Used as a treatment by professionals for acne, psoriasis and other skin disorders
    • Studies indicate possible benefits for women’s health.
    • Recent studies indicate may support healthy blood sugar balance

    Ingredients

    Vitamin A (from cod liver oil)

    Suggested Use: Take 1 softgel daily with a meal

    Storage:

    Keep in a cool, dry place.

    Allergy Warnings:

    This product is contraindicated for individuals with hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

    Interactions:

    • Everyone has unique body chemistry. All patients should be aware of potential drug and supplement interaction. You are encouraged to consult with your primary health care professional before taking any supplements.

    • If you are taking blood thinning medications, thiazide diuretics, or heart medications please consult with your primary health care professional before taking this product.

    • Vitamin A is a fat-soluble nutrient and can accumulate at toxic levels in fatty tissue, avoid excessive Vitamin A intake.

    • Studies indicate a possible relationship between high Vitamin A intake from foods and supplements and the risk of hip fracture among postmenopausal women.

    Pregnancy Warning:

    • If you are pregnant, nursing, have any health condition, or are taking any medications please consult with your health care practitioner before using this product.

    • Doses greater than 10,000 IU have caused birth defects, particularly during the first seven weeks of pregnancy. Women who could potentially become pregnant should limit their daily Vitamin A levels to less than 10,000 IU daily and consult a health care practitioner to determine an appropriate dosage.

    Keep out of reach of children.

    Disclaimer:

    • The following scientific literature references, articles, and statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
    • This product is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.
    • Information about this product is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.
    THANKS!

    1. Chen H, Zhuo Q, Wang J, Wu T. Vitamin A for preventing acute lower respiratory tract infections in children up to seven years of age.Cochrane Database Syst Rev.2011;(1):CD006090.


    2. Kafi R, Kwak HS, Schumacher WE, et al. Improvement of naturally aged skin with vitamin a (retinol).Arch Dermatol. 2007;143:606-612.


    3. Alberts D, Ranger-Moore J, Einspahr J, et al. Safety and efficacy of dose-intensive oral vitamin A in subjects with sun-damaged skin.Clin Cancer Res. 2004;10:1875-1880.


    4. Institute of Medicine.Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium, and Zinc. Washington, DC: National Academy Press; 2001.


    5. Fawzi WW, Msamanga G, Hunter D, et al. Randomized trial of vitamin supplements in relation to vertical transmission of HIV-1 in Tanzania.J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr Hum Retrovirol. 2000;23:246-254.


    6. Coutsoudis A, Pillay K, Spooner E, et al. Randomized trial testing the effect of vitamin A supplementation on pregnancy outcomes and early mother-to-child HIV-1 transmission in Durban, South Africa. South African Vitamin A Study Group.AIDS. 1999;13:1517-1524.


    7. Leo MA, Lieber CS. Alcohol, vitamin A, and beta-carotene: adverse interactions, including hepatotoxicity and carcinogenicity.Am J Clin Nutr. 1999;69:1071-1085.


    8. Melhus H, Michaelsson K, Kindmark A, et al. Excessive dietary intake of vitamin A is associated with reduced bone mineral density and increased risk for hip fracture.Ann Intern Med. 1998;129:770-778.


    9. Moon TE, Levine N, Cartmel B, et al. Effect of retinol in preventing squamous cell skin cancer in moderate-risk subjects: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial. Southwest Skin Cancer Prevention Study Group.Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 1997;6:949-956.


    10. Tang AM, Graham NM, Saah AJ. Effects of micronutrient intake on survival in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection.Am J Epidemiol. 1996;143:1244-1256.


    11. Bresee JS, Fischer M, Dowell SF, et al. Vitamin A therapy for children with respiratory syncytial virus infection: a multicenter trial in the United States.Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1996;15:777-782.


    12. Singh RB, Niaz MA, Ghosh S, et al. Dietary intake and plasma levels of antioxidant vitamins in health and disease: a hospital-based case-control study.J Nutr Environ Med. 1995;5:235-242.


    13. Glasziou PP, Mackerras DE. Vitamin A supplementation in infectious diseases: a meta-analysis.BMJ. 1993;306:366-370.


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    15. Wright JP, Mee AS, Parfitt A, et al. Vitamin A therapy in patient's with Crohn's disease.Gastroenterology. 1985;88:512-514.


    16. Lithgow DM, Politzer WM. Vitamin A in the treatment of menorrhagia.S Afr Med J. 1977;51:191-193.

    FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions - Letter Vitamins - A

    • Why are vitamins important?

      Our bodies utilize vitamins on a daily basis. These vitamins are critical for biochemical processes that maintain life. Vitamins play important roles in obtaining energy from our food, supporting growth, healing, and repair. A continuous deficiency in vitamins will lead to a serious deterioration in health, weakness, susceptibility to disease, and may lead to death.

       

    • What are vitamins?

      Vitamins are naturally occurring compounds present in foods. The human body cannot create vitamins and therefore has to acquire them via the diet or supplements. Vitamins are essential for all body functions including: obtaining energy from food, supporting growth, repairing tissues, maintenance of health, and general wellness.

    • How many vitamins are there?

      Thirteen vitamins have been identified: A, B (8 variations) C, D, E, and K. B complex vitamins are as follows: Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B7 (Biotin), Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid), and Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin).

    • What is the difference between water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins?

      Vitamins are divided into two groups: water-soluble and fat-soluble.

      As the name implies, water-soluble vitamins such as most B and C vitamins dissolve in water. They are easily taken up and released by body tissues. Daily replenishment of these water soluble nutrients is important because the body cannot store them.

      Fat-soluble vitamins such as Vitamin A, D, E and K dissolve in fat. These vitamins are absorbed along with fat. Excess fat-soluble vitamins may be stored in the body fat and liver therefore several weeks' supply may be consumed in a single dose or meal.

    • What is vitamin A and what does it do?

      Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in many foods. Vitamin A is important for normal vision, the immune system, and reproduction. Vitamin A also helps the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs work properly.

       

      There are two different types of vitamin A. The first type, preformed vitamin A, is found in meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products. The second type, provitamin A, is found in fruits, vegetables, and other plant-based products. The most common type of provitamin A in foods and dietary supplements is beta-carotene.

    • How much vitamin A do I need?

      The amount of vitamin A you need depends on your age and reproductive status. Recommended intakes for vitamin A for people aged 14 years and older range between 700 and 900 micrograms (mcg) of retinol activity equivalents (RAE) per day. Recommended intakes for women who are nursing range between 1,200 and 1,300 RAE. Lower values are recommended for infants and children younger than 14.

      However, the vitamin A content of foods and dietary supplements is given on product labels in international units (IU), not mcg RAE. Converting between IU and mcg RAE is not easy. A varied diet with 900 mcg RAE of vitamin A, for example, provides between 3,000 and 36,000 IU of vitamin A depending on the foods consumed.

       

      For adults and children aged 4 years and older, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has established a vitamin A Daily Value (DV) of 5,000 IU from a varied diet of both plant and animal foods. DVs are not recommended intakes; they don't vary by age and sex, for example. But trying to reach 100% of the DV each day, on average, is useful to help you get enough vitamin A.

       

      Source: National Institute of Health – Office of Dietary Supplements

    • What are some of the food sources of vitamin A?

      CAROTENOID FOOD SOURCE
      - Beta-carotene Apricot, Carrot, Peach, Sweet Potato
      - Alpha-carotene Carrot, Pumpkin, Red and Yellow Peppers, Yellow Corn
      - Cryptoxanthin Papaya, Peach, Tangerine, Orange
      - Lutein Kale, Collard Greens, Spinach, Broccoli, Mustard Greens, Egg yolks
      - Zeaxanthin Cress Leaf, Swiss Chard, Chicory Leaf, Beet Greens, Okra
      - Lycopene Tomato, Watermelon, Guava

    • What is the cholesterol content of Vitamin A 10,000 IU and Vitamin A&D 10,000/400 IU?

      They each contain less than 0.5 mg per softgel. By contrast, a low cholesterol diet is defined as less than 300 mg/day.

    • How much Cod Liver Oil is in each Cod Liver Oil softgel?

      There are 397.5 mg cod liver oil per capsule.

    • What is the EPA and DHA content in Cod Liver Oil softgel?

      Each capsule contains approximately 68.4 mg of EPA and 45.6 mg of DHA.

    • What is the conversion of mg of beta-carotene to IUs of vitamin A activity?

      The National Academy of Science now reports vitamin A activity as retinol equivalents, where 1 retinol equivalent (RE) equals:
      - 1 mcg retinol (mcg = micrograms)
      - 3.33 IU vitamin A activity from retinol
      - 6 mcg beta-carotene
      - 10 IU vitamin A activity from beta-carotene or:
      - 1 mg beta-carotene = 1667 IU vitamin A activity from beta-carotene

    • What is beta-carotene?

      Beta-carotene belongs to a family of compounds called "carotenoids", which give orange and yellow fruits and vegetables their characteristic color. Beta-carotene is also found in dark green leafy vegetables. This vitamin is sometimes called "provitamin A" because it can be converted to vitamin A (retinol) inside the body.

       

      Beta-carotene is used as a source of vitamin A in multivitamins because, unlike vitamin A, beta-carotene is non-toxic. Research is currently underway to determine other non-vitamin roles for beta-carotene such as preventing cancer and other chronic diseases.

       

    • How can I tell if beta carotene is natural or synthetic? Are they different?

      There is no requirement for the labeling of synthetic beta carotene with a unique marker as you would see with synthetic vitamin E. That is because the synthetic material (trans beta carotene) is a big part of the natural material. Synthetic beta carotene is nature identical, just incomplete.

       

      Beta carotene naturally contains both trans and 9-cis forms. Synthetic beta carotene is much cheaper and only contains the trans from. There are numerous studies on natural beta carotene (which contains both trans and 9-cis forms) that the synthetic beta carotene (all trans) could not replicate. There is ample evidence that the natural beta carotene is more effective than synthetic.

       

      Many products on the market are synthetic (all trans) beta carotene. Our product Natural Beta Carotene is not only natural (trans and 9-cis) – it also contains a blend of mixed carotenoids.

    • Why do some of the vitamin A products contain soybean oil?

      Soybean oil is used as a stable carrier for many of our softgel capsule products. It is an excellent carrier, which allows for strict control of product potency. Often the addition of soybean oil to a highly purified substance, such as vitamin A from fish liver oil, results in a final product of convenient size.

    • Does beta-carotene have other actions, other than as pro-vitamin A?

      Beta-carotene and other members of the family of carotenoids are being investigated in the treatment of cancer. The research studies have not yet been concluded, but the data strongly support a protective role for beta-carotene against cancers, particularly lung cancer

    • Why is beta-carotene considered a safer form of vitamin A?

      It is considered a "safe" form of vitamin A because the body converts only as much of it to vitamin A as it needs. Taking excessive amounts of beta-carotene can, however, give an orange/yellowish tint to the skin (hypercarotenosis). It is not dangerous and disappears when intake is reduced or stopped.

    • Why does the 100% Natural Beta-Carotene have a two-toned color?

      The two-toned color is normal. It is a result of the extraction process of the beta-carotene from the algae, D.salina. Beta-carotene is extracted from the algae with the naturally occurring solid particles that carry the beta-carotene. When encapsulated, the solid particles may migrate over time in the capsule. The softgels are oval and filled with a red suspension and dark oil. Physically this may appear as a mixture of a dark red and brown color.

    • Is the Cod in the Cod Liver Oil Softgel farm raised or wild?

      The oil is normally extracted from the Cod family of fish (gadus), which are either harvested wild or farmed in Norway.

    • What is the cholesterol content in the Cod Liver Oil Softgel?

      There are 2 mg of cholesterol in each capsule.

    • How much soybean oil is in each capsule of Vitamin A&D 10,000/400 IU?

      There is 129 mg soybean oil per softgel.

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