Since we were kids we've been told about the importance of eating carrots for Vitamin A.
But honestly, unless you're Roger Rabbit, eating 2 carrots a day (the amount required to hit your RDA of 900mcg) can be a daunting task -- that's 730 carrots every year!
That might explain why 1/3 of children on Earth suffer from severe Vitamin A deficiency.
The symptoms of Vitamin A deficiency include:
- Poor vision in the dark (night blindness).
- Dry skin and hair
- Infections, including throat and chest infections, and gastroenteritis.
- Delayed growth and bone development in children and teenagers.
- Tiredness and fatigue
Wouldn't it be great if there was a vegetable that had 10 times the Vitamin A of Carrots?
Well there is! It's our beloved Moringa Powder.
Gram for Gram Moringa Contains 4 to 10 times More Vitamin A than Carrots 🥕🌿
- Fresh Moringa Leaves contain 4 times the amount of Vitamin A than Carrots. (6.78 mg /100g)
- Moringa Powder (when processed properly!) contains 10 times the Vitamin A of Carrots (18.9 mg /100g)
One serving of Moringa Powder contains well over 100% of your daily Vitamin A requirements.
What are the Health & Beauty Benefits of getting 100% of your Vitamin A with Moringa Powder?
You'll definitely want to read the rest of our article on Moringa's Vitamin A benefits!
A refresher on the importance of Vitamin A and Moringa
Vitamin A is also known as retinol, and has been mentioned in a number of skin health articles for its ability to slow the aging process. Retinol only occurs in animal foods like meat, eggs and cheese. However, fruits, vegetables and especially Moringa Oleifera leaves contain carotenoids, which provide the alpha-, beta-, and gammacarotene that the body converts into vitamin A. Young children need about 1,333 IU of vitamin A daily, while adults should consume 3,000 of vitamin A per day.
Vitamin A strengthens the mucous membranes of the body. This includes the lining of the eyes, and the urinary and respiratory tracts. The vitamin is also necessary for the production of white blood cells. These cells fight off infection, once the potential sickness has entered the body.
Vitamin A is also converted into retinal in the body, which is necessary for eye health. Retinal helps the eyes to differentiate between light and dark, and makes night vision better. The vitamin can also prevent and fight against macular degeneration and glaucoma. So, if these ocular conditions are genetic, it's best to start taking Moringa Oleifera for it's Vitamin A benefits as early as possible in life.
Read more about Moringa for Eye Health
A healthy smile and strong bones are additional benefits to getting enough vitamin A in your diet. Dentin, which is the firm material between the teeth, is developed as a result of vitamin A, and helps to protect the teeth and keep them in place. Vitamin A also renews the body's tissues and makes the bones more durable, which can prevent injury and conditions like osteoporosis.
Taking in adequate vitamin A each day also gives your skin a healthy glow. Taking Moringa Oleifera every day will balance the moisture levels in your skin, and treat conditions like acne and psoriasis. Because vitamin A encourages moisture, it can prevent wrinkles. This antioxidant vitamin is also present in a number of sunscreens, as it protects the skin from the sun's harmful rays and the development of sun spots.
As you can see Vitamin A is vitally important to both health and beauty.
With 10 Times the Vitamin A as Carrots, Moringa is the best source of Vitamin A ever discovered.