Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear) Contain Vitamin A

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Our Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear) contains vitamin A, which is a fat-soluble group of vitamins found mostly in animal-based foods such as eggs, liver, and in other food products that are fortified with Vitamin A(1*).

Another vitamin A source comes from plants with a pigment called carotenoids(2*). The right kind of carotenoid can be turned into Vitamin A from within our body. 

Beta-carotene yields more retinol than other carotenoids because of the extra retinyl functional group attached to it(3*). Vitamin A is essential for reproduction, bone growth, vision, cell division, and differentiation(4*). 

Vitamin A helps maintain healthy eyes and intestinal, urinary, and respiratory tracts(5*). Moreover, it produces mucus membranes and skin, both of which act as a barricade against viruses and bacteria(6*).

Vitamin A also aids in supporting the immune system by helping with the production of white blood cells that fend off all foreign micro-organisms(7*).


Sources of Vitamin A

Dark-Colored Fruits and Vegetables, Eggs, Liver, Whole Milk, and our Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear).

     Source References
(1) Wikipedia: Vitamin A
Wikipedia: Vitamin A Deficiency

(3) WebMD: Vitamin A
(4) Oregon State University Linus Pauling Institute: Vitamin A
(5) RXList: Vitamin A
(6) How Stuff Works: Vitamin A Overview
(7) Medline Plus: Vitamin A Supplements