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Vitamin A (Retinol): Health Benefits and Deficiency

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin needed for the maintenance of healthy cell membranes and for cell reproduction. It is involved in the formation of protein, growth hormones, bone and retina. As a result, vitamin A is necessary for ensuring good vision, healthy skin, hair, teeth, bones, mucous membranes and immune system, and normal growth and development. It is also important for proper functioning of internal organs including the lungs, heart and kidneys. Alongside […]

Diet and Immunity

Although vitamins and minerals alone cannot cure or prevent an infection, extra doses of certain nutrients do seem to reduce the severity of some infectious diseases. It goes without saying that a long-lasting vitamin deficiency is an invitation to disease. A vigorous immune system is all that stands between us and perpetual infection while dietary nutrients are known to have a significant impact on the status of our immune system. Some experts even suggest that […]