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How much vitamin A is really in carrots?

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How much vitamin A is really in carrots?

Many people wonder how much vitamin A is contained in carrots. In plant foods is the precursor of vitamin A. It is also called beta-carotene.
Per 100 grams of carrots are about 1637 μg beta-carotene.

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Remedy vitamin A deficiency

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Remedy vitamin A deficiency

A vitamin A deficiency can usually be easily controlled. Anyone who wants to eliminate a vitamin A deficiency quickly and effectively is often advised to take a dietary supplement. There are several forms of intake.

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How does a vitamin A deficiency manifest itself?

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How does a vitamin A deficiency manifest itself?

A vitamin A deficiency is the first thing that affects the human visual function. With vitamin A deficiency, more and more light-sensitive pigments disappear. For this reason, the most common sign of a vitamin A deficiency is a visual disturbance. In severe cases this can even lead to night blindness and blindness. Often the visual disturbances are combined with bitot spots (white spots in the eye).

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Symptoms of vitamin A deficiency

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Symptoms of vitamin A deficiency

According to the recommendation of the German Society for Nutrition (DGE), women should take approx. 0.8 mg
(2.6 i.U.)and men take 1.0 mg (3.3 i.U.) vitamin A per day. For children the value is about 0.6 mg (2 i.U.).

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What is the significance of vitamin A for pregnancy?

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What is the significance of vitamin A for pregnancy?

Vitamin A is particularly important for women during pregnancy. Among other things, the vitamin ensures healthy growth of the unborn child. Vitamin A is also essential for the maturing of the lungs and the growth of tissue and cells. Due to its fat solubility, the human organism is able to store the vitamin.

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