Vitamin A Improves Thyroid Function

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that we need right at the very beginning of our Thyroid Pathway.

Our Hypothalamus needs Vitamins A & E to make TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) which then prompts the thyroid to make more or less hormone as the body requires.

Our body also needs Vitamin A to:
πŸƒ Make steroid hormones
πŸƒ For bone Growth
πŸƒ Help resist infections
πŸƒ For healthy vision
πŸƒ For language perception
πŸƒ Help with iron usage & storage
πŸƒ Control gene expression
πŸƒ Lipid Antioxidant
πŸƒ For sensory perception

Deficiency in Vitamin A may present as:
πŸƒ Endocrine cysts
πŸƒ Dry hair
πŸƒ Weak fingernails
πŸƒ Eye inflammation
πŸƒ Slow Growth
πŸƒ Rough dry skin
πŸƒ Sinus problems
πŸƒ Weight loss
πŸƒ Tinnitus
πŸƒ Poor immunity
πŸƒ Allergies
πŸƒ Acne

If we have high copper levels, Drink excess alcohol, have gall bladder issues, eat poorly, smoke or are under stress (yep that is just everyone reading really isn't it?) then we may need a bit more Vitamin A than usual.

We can find Vitamin A in 1 cup of the following foods:
πŸƒ 214% of DRI in Sweet Potato
πŸƒ 113% of DRI in Carrots
πŸƒ 105% of DRI in Spinach
πŸƒ 60% of DRI in Silverbeet (Swiss Chard)
πŸƒ 61% of DRI in Beet Greens
πŸƒ 59% of DRI in Winter Squash
πŸƒ 45% of DRI in Romaine Lettuce (Cos Lettuce)
πŸƒ 16% of DRI in Bell Peppers (Capsicum)
πŸƒ 10% of DRI in Asparagus
πŸƒ 15% of DRI in 1 medium Papaya
πŸƒ 11% of DRI in 4oz (100g) Prawns / Shrimp
πŸƒ 5% of DRI in Green Beans
πŸƒ 4% of DRI in 1 little Apricot!!

So let's get our Vitamin A on people!!! 
Here's a tip - if hands are turning orange, have a little less πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Love & Hugs
Kylie x

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