Vitamin A: For vision and cancer prevention


Vitamin A: For vision and cancer prevention
By Dr. James Meschino, DC, MS, ND Hi I am Dr. James Meschino. You know that more than 50% of American adults
don’t meet the recommended, daily allowance for Vitamin A. They don’t get their Vitamin
A requirement. The Vitamin A requirement you need stays about
5000 IU, but the average intake of food is about 2000-2500 UI, so thats about 50% short. And it is also very easy to take too much
Vitamin A and end up with Vitamin A toxicity. Vitamin A toxicity is very serious because
if it’s in a pregnant woman, she can give birth to a child having very serious breath
defects. A woman’s body can also leech calcium out
of bones, she ends up more prone to osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures. The more common thing she can see with Vitamin
A toxicity is the skin starts to peel, person starts to get really bad headache and it can
also really damage livers and some other internal organs. So you have to get the right amount of Vitamin
A everyday. Most people don’t get enough, some people
take way too high supplements of Vitamin A. Vitamin A has six major functions:
1. Helps with cell differentiation. New cells develop from old cells, the cell
has to fully mature into a complete adult cell, this is known as differentiation. Without enough Vitamin A, the cells don’t
fully mature into beautiful adult cells, which makes them much more prone to developing cancer
cells. So Vitamin A is really important anti-cancer
nutrient. When theres a lot of Vitamin A deficiency,
cells into what is called metaplasia, where they really are pre-cancerous. 2. Helps the eye make chemicals for night vision. People with Vitamin A deficiency often it
ends up to them having night blindness, a very poor night vision. 3. Vital for normal growth and development of
most tissues in the body, including the tissue of the foetal body. If a woman is pregnant, she needs the right
amount of Vitamin A. 4. For normal reproduction, both sperm and egg
cells require Vitamin A for normal cell production and maturation. 5. Vitamin A is a very powerful antioxidant,
so it quenches free radicals, helps us to protect us against free radicals which can
damage genes, lead to mutation or maybe lead to cancer
6. Optimizes immune system function. So it help us to decrease our risk of infection,
and also helps us to reduce the risk of cancer, through that effect on immune system function
So, because people don’t get enough amount of Vitamin A, its good to get missing amount
of Vitamin A from a high-potency multivitamin, but it should not have more than 2000-3000
IU of Vitamin A. I’ve seen a lot of multivitamins in the market place today that have 5000-10000
IU of Vitamin A, taken over long period that can lead to Vitamin A toxicity. I would strongly advise against that. Now there have been certain situations over
the years where Vitamin A supplementation at high doses has shown to be helpful. In cases of acne, it can actually shrink the
sebaceous glands down and stop the over secretion of sebum and usually don’t get block pores
and you can actually treat acne very effectively. But the hard dose required end up causing
liver damage, terrible headaches and other very serious side effects. So you cant really use those doses. Also study shows that high doses of Vitamin
A can be very helpful for certain cancers, but high dose again can have other toxic side
effects. So the pharmaceutical companies have made
Vitamin A look-a-like drugs. The drug Accutane, which is used for acne,
is really a Vitamin A like drug and still has some toxicity. So you have to be really very careful with
that drug, but it is a Vitamin A type of drug. There are also drug that are used to treat
certain head and neck cancers, they are called Retinoid drug, where retinoids are Vitamin
A like drugs. So they took the active properties of Vitamin
A and tried to make drugs that look like Vitamin A. Whats important is that some drugs actually
block the absorption of Vitamin A. So its important to really understand Vitamin A.
You can learn all the details about Vitamin A by clicking on the link below. You will learn how to get just the right amount
of Vitamin A each day so you get optimum Vitamin A without and risk of toxicity. I think thats important for everyone. So click on the link, read the article, it
will make sense to you. In meschinohealth.com you will see my other
research articles, footage for my live professional seminars and downloads and resources I have
created. They are all there to help you live a long
healthy functional life. On my research papers and teaching materials,
with all the scientific references, so you will see you will only get evidence based
information on any topic you looking for. So you should use meschinohealth.com as a
resource of health and wellness information for both you and your family. Thanks so much for watching.

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8 thoughts on “Vitamin A: For vision and cancer prevention

  1. Great explained very good videos,also i found very good product on google search for Elumpa simple vision alchemist it realy helps.

  2. Can you get vitamin a toxicity from eating large salads twice per day every day? Romaine lettuce has 100 percent daily recommendation for vitamin A.

  3. Healthy diet in general is good, ps. A cheap source of calcium is tums … Calcium tablets for heartburn or acid reflux… People who break bones and need to rebuild bones or are old should take tums… Also giving your body the natural building blocks for anything is good like eating cartilage if you need to rebuild it like, for instance, cartilage from pigs- the closest to humans… Etc… Give your body the building blocks…. Also as I said before cancer patients – I wonder if antioxidants will help fight the spread of cancer – I would take high supplement doses as well as natural – blueberries and coffee and tea…

  4. I understand that those with high interstellar calcium need more vitamin A. Do you have any information on this tkx

  5. As far as I am concerned, I think it is bunk about more than 2000 units of vitamin A being toxic. I grew up in the days when people ate liver and other organ meats, and vitamin supplements had up to 50k of vitamin A in their formulas, guess what, nobody even heard of A toxicity, much less know someone who had it. This happened because of teens using Accutane and pregnant women taking/getting too much. Researchers estimate that primitive man got about 50k in their diet, if it was toxic, we wouldn't be here. What annoys me more is guys like this make videos and parrot what everybody else says, instead of finding out if people are really getting toxic by using more than 2000 units/day. I doubt he would find that, heck, my vitamin formulas had 25k units in it for decades before they make the big announcement that vtiamin A is toxic, funny it didn't ruin my liver or make me toxic as well as thousands/millions of people who were using those formulas! So, tell me, how did it now become magically toxic? They're doing the same BS with selenium, people used hundreds of mcgs daily with no problems, people ate as many brazil nuts as they wanted with no problems, now magically more than a couple brazil nuts are toxic with selenium! All they are doing is depriving people of a good anti-cancer substance with this fear mongering.

  6. Why no distinguishing between beta carotene, carrotinoids, and retinol? . Its the RETINOL that we lack in most diets…

  7. Appreciate your input on proper dose. Your analysis makes very much sense as to taking 2000-3000 IU a day, which is exactly what I take now.

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