Vitamin A

Michelle.Boyce
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Mind Map on Vitamin A, created by Michelle.Boyce on 05/08/2014.

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Vitamin A
1 Properties
1.1 Fat-Soluble(In Both)
1.1.1 Insoluble in water (In Both)
1.1.1.1 Heat stable (In Both)
1.1.1.1.1 Destroyed by oxygen when exposed to light and air (Pure Vitamin A only)
1.1.1.1.1.1 Powerful anti-oxidant (Pro-Vitamin A Only)
1.2 Yellow in colour (In Both)
2 Functions
2.1 Health eyes\Lining tissues\Skin\Hair (in Both)
2.1.1 Promotes Growth (In Both)
2.1.1.1 Prevents Coronary heart disease(Pro Vitamin A)
3 Deficiencies
3.1 Night Blindness
3.2 Xerophthalmai (Dry eye)
3.2.1 May Cause mucus membrane to dry out
3.3 Stunted growth in children
3.4 Dry skin
3.5 RARE (In Pro-Vitamin A)
4 Sources For Pure Vitamin A
4.1 Liver
4.1.1 Cod Liver Oil
4.1.1.1 Eggs
4.2 Fortified Milk
4.2.1 Cheese
4.2.1.1 Margarine
4.3 Sources For Pro-Vitamin A
4.3.1 Carrots
4.3.1.1 Red Peppers
4.3.1.1.1 Tomatoes
4.3.2 Spinach
4.3.2.1 Apricots
5 RDA Same in Both Pro And Pure Vitamin A
5.1 Children (400-500 ug\per day)
5.1.1 Adolescents (600-700 ug\per day)
5.1.2 Adults (600-700 ug\per day)
5.1.2.1 Pregnant women (700 ug\per day)
5.1.2.1.1 Lactating women (950 ug\per day)
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