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Vitamin A

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Victoria Seery

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Transcript of Vitamin A

Vitamin A
Side Effects MaY INCLUDE.....
Daily Dosages
Dosages depend on age and gender
Bashae Josephs
Drug Introduction
A fAt soluble vitamin present in many foods
There are 2 Different types
-Preformed vitamin a (found in meats, poultry, fish and dairy.
-provitamin a (found in fruits and vegetables)

Types Of Disease It Prevents
Xerophthalmia- is an inability to see in low light, which can lead to blindness.
blurry vision
BONE PAIN
BREATHING DIFFICULTY
CHANGES IN IMUNE FUNCTION
CIRRHOSIS
COUGH
CRACKED FINGERNAILS AND OR LIPS
decreased thyroid function
PROS
VS
CONS
Maintains healthy skin, teeth, skeletal & soft tissues & mucus membranes
The consumption of vitamin a is what prevents you from this disease.
OF VITAMIN A
Top 3 best sources- cooked sweet potatoes,
cooked carrots,
& dark leafy greens
Team Introduction
Drugs that Have the same effect as vitamin a
Incoming 12th grader at William Allen High School
PROS:
CONS:
Incoming 12th grader at Liberty High School
A Brief History
Incoming 12th grader at Liberty High School
Vitamin A is important for normal vision, the immune system and reproduction.
Incoming 11th grader at Lehigh Valley Academy
Also helps keep the heart, lungs, kidneys and other
organs working properly.
Incoming 10th grader at Freedom High School
Incoming 10th grader at Lehigh Valley Academy
Meaghan Seybert
Victoria Seery
Daniel Dejoie
infants 0-6 months = 500 MCG/DAY
7-12 MONTHS = 400 MCG/DAY
1-3 YEARS = 300 MCG/DAY
4-8 YEARS = 400 MCG/DAY
9-13 YEARS = 600 MCG/DAY
mALES 14 AND UP = 900 MCG/DAY
fEMALES 14 AND UP = 700 MCG/DAY
Xavier Rosario
discovered in 1912–1914 By Elmer v. mccollum and m. davis.
Isaiah Rivas
In 1913, Thomas Osborne and Lafayette Mendel discovered that butter contained this fat-soluble nutrient
stored in the fatty tissues (majority in the liver) of the body and slowly released into the bloodstream (why symptoms of vitamin A deficiency takes longer to recognise)

improves eyesight
prevents blindness
its a antioxidant
defends body from bacteria, viruses and parasites
Severe or dangerous side effects
to much can cause toxicity
reports of eating disorders
bones may become brittle
Half Life Vs Days
Works Cited

"Supplements & Herbs." Facts About Vitamin A. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 June 2015.
"Vitamin A (Retinoid) Benefits for Vision and Health." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 18 June 2015
"Vitamin A: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 18 June 2015
One of the biggest drugs that act the same is Tylenol.

Tylenol-treats minor aches and reduces fever.

Vitamin A-Vitamin A helps the organs work properly it reduces the pain you are having.
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