VITAMIN A - fat soluble, requiring fats and zinc as well as other minerals and enzymes for absorption. Counteracts night blindness, weak eyesight, and strengthens the optical system. Supplementation may lower risk of many types of cancer. An anti-infective that also builds immune resistance. Helps develop strong bone cells; major factor in the health of skin, hair, teeth, and gums. Deficiency results in eye dryness and the ability to tear, night blindness, rough, itchy skin, poor bone growth, weak tooth enamel, chronic diarrhea, frequent respiratory infection. Long-term use of mineral oil laxatives reduces A absorption. Food sources: vegetables, leafy greens, yams, sweet potatoes, liver, watermelon, fruits, eggs.
VITAMIN D - a fat soluble “sunlight vitamin”, it works with vitamin A to utilize calcium and phosphorus in building bone structure and healthy teeth. Helps in all eye problems including spots, conjunctivitis and glaucoma. Air pollution, anti-convulsant drugs and lack of sunlight deplete Vitamin D. Deficiency results in nearsightedness, psoriasis, soft teeth, muscle cramps and tics, slow healing, insomnia, nosebleeds, fast heartbeat and arthritic symptoms. Food sources: cod liver oil, herring, halibut, salmon, tuna, eggs, liver.
Vitamins A, D and K