Vitamin A is well-known for helping to improve your eyesight. But that’s not all it does.
A clinical trial performed in 2014 showcases a possible connection between retinoic acid (a compound that your body produces from vitamin A) and the promise of treatment for leukemia.
Scientists have known for some time now that retinoic acid was essential for reducing intestinal inflammation, but they wanted to learn how it also related to cancer development.
Unfortunately, the use of retinoic acid has seen limited success in
other cancers, leading to investigations on the role of RA signaling
in cancer cells.
If the greatest potential benefit of retinoid-based cancer therapeutics is to be achieved, the many physiological roles of retinoic acid need to be considered, it says in the abstract published in the Journal of Carcinogenesis and Mutagenesis.
There’s a reason why there’s a rise in naturopathic medicine use. People are finding that alternative cancer treatments, such as ozone therapy and iv vitamin therapy are more effective and safer than the likes of chemo therapy and radiation.
The Other Benefits of Vitamin A
Vitamin A is an antioxidant, which means it can help fight inflammation, eliminate free radicals and slow down the process of aging. There are a number of other benefits associated with this vitamin as well, which include the following:
- Cell differentiation
- Immune system function
- Gene regulation
- Strong bones
- Healthy vision
- Healthy skin
- Neurological function
Where to Get Vitamin A
There are a variety of foods you can add to your diet to help increase your intake of vitamin A. Some of the foods you should consider include:
- Sweet potatoes
- Mustard and collard greens
- Romaine lettuce
- Wild-caught Alaskan salmon
Nutrition is one of the best ways to stave off disease and old age. Vitamin A is just one of the nutrients you should increase in your daily diet. You can talk with a doctor of naturopathic medicine to learn more about improving your diet.
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