What are the benefits of vitamin A in tea?

What are the benefits of vitamin A in tea?

There are many benefits of vitamin A in tea.

Key points

* Its scientific name is rectinol
* rectinol is important in the formation of rectina in the eyes
* Its inactive form is beta-carotene
* It is an antioxidant that protect the cells from aging and damaging
* enhances vision and promotes healthy eyes
* promotes milk production for breast feeding
* maintain healthy and radiant skin

Photo courtesy of Kanko
Photo courtesy of Kanko

Vitamin A is sometimes known as Rectinol. This vitamin is shown to enhance vision and promotes healthy eyes. It also plays an important role in strengthening the immune system by increasing the amount of white blood cells in the body. White blood cells make up our defensive system against harmful bacteria and virus.

Plants and animals contain different form of this vitamin. But once consuming into the body, these inactive forms of Vitamin A are transformed into active rectinol. Beta-carotene is another inactive form of vitamin A. In the body, beta-carotene can efficiently turn into vitamin A. Beta-carotene has brightly orange color. Thus, rich sources of vitamin A include papaya, carrots, sweet potatoes, and mango.

But there is also abundant of vitamin A in tea. So several green vegetables contain high level of vitamin tea include broccoli and spinach. Milk also is good source of this vitamin.

According to the Dietary Reference Intakes published by the Institute of Medicine, people in different age group needs different amount of vitamin A.

* Children 1-8 needs 300-400 micrograms/a day
* Children > 8 needs 400-600 micrograms/a day
* Male > 19 needs ~ 900 micrograms/a day
* Female >19 needs ~ 700 micrograms/a day

Pregnant women may require different amount of vitamin A. Studies have shown that vitamin can increase the rate of milk production. Vitamin A in tea and fruits can have positive effects on skin cells. This helps to maintain beautiful and radiant skin.

Vitamin A-deficiency can be caused by many reasons such as consuming low-vitamin-A foods, excess consumption of alcohol, or low intake of iron minerals – iron can help increasing the rate of vitamin A absorption into the body.

Vitamin A-deficiency people often have vision problems, diarrhea, and weak immune system. Children who are vitamin-A-deficiency often get sick very easy. People can provide the body with sufficient amount of vitamin A by drinking tea, eat more fruits, or take supplements. But it’s important that you should always consult with your doctor to which amount of this vitamin is sufficient for your body.
There is several side effects if you consume too little or too much vitamin A. Too little vitamin A will cause visionary problems and weaken the immune system. Too much vitamin A will turn your skin yellow and weaken the liver.