VITAMIN A (Beta Carotene)
IMPORTANCE: Vitamin A (Beta Carotene) is a powerful anti-oxidant which helps protect the cells against cancer by neutralizing "Free Radicals," necessary for new cell growth. It guards against heart disease and stroke. It lowers cholesterol levels; slows the aging process; protects against colds, flu and infections of the kidneys, bladder, lungs and mucous membranes. It promotes healthy wrinkle-free skin, and helps in the removal of age spots and acne. Vitamin A (Beta Carotene) promotes healthy hair and nails and protects against air pollutants. It counteracts night blindness and weak eye sight and builds resistance to infections. It slows the progression of osteoarthritis and cataracts and helps prevent macular degeneration of the eyes. BETA CAROTENE IS A SAFE NON-TOXIC FORM OF VITAMIN A.
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.