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Vitamin A supplements are pills or liquid medicines containing vitamin A in varying amounts. Many of these are made for adults, and a few types in lower doses are designed for children. Vitamin A supplements are available as a stand-alone supplement, or in a multi-vitamin.
There are two forms of vitamin A, classified by derivation. One type, preformed vitamin A, is available in animal or animal products like milk and liver. Healthy people who eat meat and dairy tend to get plenty of this type of vitamin A, without needing supplementation because the body easily absorbs it. Foods like orange or yellow-fleshed fruits and vegetables are additional vitamin A sources, called provitamin A carotenoids. There are actually several types of provitamin A carotenoids, but most common is beta carotene. Vegetarians looking for good vitamin A supplements can choose those entirely made of beta carotene, though this form of A is not absorbed as easily.
Many benefits may exist to having this compound in the body, whether it comes in the form of vitamin A supplements, or naturally through diet. Vitamin A gets turned into retinol in the body, which is said to have antioxidant properties and might be, though this is not proven, an anti-aging supplement. There is strong evidence that retinol, along with other vitamins, plays a role in supporting immunity, assisting in creating healthy cells, and supporting vision. The old statement that eating carrots is good for vision is somewhat accurate because of their beta carotene content.
In most cases, people get enough of this vitamin in their diet so that vitamin supplements are not necessary. Sometimes when people have conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, they don’t absorb fat well and might require supplementation. Malnutrition could also be an indication to give vitamin A supplements, but they’re typically not thought necessary. One proviso is that vegetarians who don’t drink milk, which is usually fortified with A, must eat at least five servings of colored vegetables in order to obtain necessary amounts of this compound, and if this is not occurring, supplementation might be greatly supportive.
There are many supplement companies that create vitamin pills that well exceed recommended amounts. More is not always better, and in one particular instance, exceeding recommendations could be very dangerous. In the 1980s, several studies were done on the impact of higher doses of A in pregnancy, and it appears that more than the recommended amounts is linked to higher birth defect risks. Since many women take vitamin A supplements in pregnancy multi-vitamins, they should make certain amounts don’t exceed 8000 International Units (IU) of beta carotene or 2700 IU of preformed vitamin A.
General recommendations for daily intake suggest that children should receive between 300-600 IU per day, adult males need about 3000 IU, and women need about 2700. As previously stated, many people easily meet these requirements simply by eating. Not everybody needs vitamin A supplements, though they are certainly recommended for those with medical conditions or dietary issues that prevent people from reaching minimum recommended levels.
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Like all vitamins, Vitamin A is essential and cannot be made by the body in the amount required to maintain health. This vitamin is involved in gene transcription and therefore is essential in all cells. It has strong antioxidant activity and is particularly important for eye and skin health,immune system function and bone health. In addition, it is thought that this vitamin plays an important role in reproduction, in reproductive health and in the breastfeeding of infants.Vitamin A is known in its precursor form as beta-carotene and in its active form as retinol.
People who do not have an adequate intake of the A vitamin tend to be more susceptible to infection and are more likely to experience severe symptoms in the event of a cold, flu or other type of non-serious infection. In addition, vision problems and reduced night vision also can develop. People with a vitamin A deficiency are at increased risk of nyctalopia, or night-blindness. This condition makes it difficult or impossible to see in low light. Another risk is an eye disease called keratomalacia, which causes the corneas of the eyes to become very dry, irritated and cloudy.
As with most other vitamins and minerals, the best way to get the recommended healthy amount of vitamin A is by eating a wide variety of foods. Many foods are rich sources of this essential vitamin, including animal sources such as meat, eggs, cheese, milk and certain types of fish. In addition, carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, broccoli, spinach and apricots are all good sources of beta-carotene. Vitamin A is fat-soluble, which means the body can store a supply of this vitamin in the liver. It also means that the vitamin is best absorbed by the body when eaten as part of a meal that contains fat.
Although it is essential for good health, vitamin A can be toxic in very large doses. The disease caused by toxicity is known as hypervitaminosis A, and it can cause birth defects, liver problems, hair loss, skin discoloration, skin dryness and high intracranial blood pressure. In addition, this disease can increase the risk of osteoporosis. Hypervitaminosis A occurs when the amount of the vitamin in the body exceeds the amount that the liver can store, causing the excess to enter into circulation throughout the body. In most cases, this toxicity is due to over-consumption of vitamin supplements containing large doses of vitamin A.
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The best vitamin K eye cream will reduce dark circles and puffiness from around the eyes more effectively than other eye creams. Vitamin K is used in the medical profession to treat bruising and swelling after surgery, so it can be effective as part of a facial beauty routine. A goodvitamin K eye cream should contain enough of the vitamin to be effective, should blend into the skin easily and should be reasonably priced.
When choosing a vitamin K eye cream, find out how much vitamin K the different creamscontain. Read the ingredients on the side of the box and compare the brands. Typically, 5 percent is a reasonable concentration.
Take other ingredients into account when selecting a cream. Vitamin K works well together with other ingredients such as vitamin D, jojoba oil and aloe. Identify ingredients that you have found to be effective in the past and investigate vitamin K creams that contain them; take advantage of the skin care benefits from other ingredients at the same time. Many good eye creams contain a level of ultraviolet (UV) sun protection, which is useful in conjunction with vitamin K as long-term protection against sun damage and aging.
The price of vitamin K eye cream is an indicator of quality, but other factors, such as the concentration of the vitamin, also should be considered, along with the price. Choose the best cream to suit your budget. It is often possible to find creams with greater concentrations of active ingredients, at reasonable prices, from reputable online retailers.
Use trial and error to choose the best vitamin K eye cream, because a cream that suits one individual might not suit everybody. Send away for samples of creams if available, or ask about samples in the store. Try one cream for about two weeks to give it a chance to work. The best eyecreams will reduce puffiness, wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes and will improve circulation. Results are sometimes visible right away in the best creams.
Ask friends which cream they prefer. It might be worth trying their recommendations. Likewise, read product reviews and comparisons to gain an idea of the best eye creams.
Avoid creams that cause any skin irritation, redness, stinging and dryness. Your skin should feel soft, smooth and moisturized but not oily and sticky. Eye cream should apply easily and soak in quickly.
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Vitamin K cream is a type of skin cream made with vitamin K as an active ingredient. Vitamin Kis a nutrient found in many vegetables and other foods, and is used by the liver to create proteins that encourage blood clotting. When vitamin K cream is applied to the skin, it has been shown to have healing properties and to encourage bruises and broken blood vessels to fade.
One common use for vitamin K cream is application following cosmetic surgical procedures. Some doctors recommend applying the cream both before and after the surgery to prevent bruising, though this does not seem to be as effective. Instead, vitamin K cream is applied to a bruise after surgery, and encourages reabsorption of the pooled blood back into the body. This helps bruises to disappear much more quickly.
Vitamin K cream is also frequently used as a treatment for under eye circles, spider veins, and broken blood vessels or broken capillaries, among others. Because many of these are caused by small blood clots near the surface of the skin, the cream may be applied topically to the affected area, and it will help the body to re-absorb the blood. Vitamin K is a common ingredient found in eye creams, and is often combined with retinol in anti-aging creams. Many of these creams contain additional ingredients, so it may be a good idea to test the cream to be sure an allergic reaction does not occur.
Vitamin K creams can be found in most drugstores, natural foods stores, or purchased online. The concentration of vitamin K in each cream may vary depending on its intended purpose. Creams that are designed to treat extensive bruising or large varicose veins in the legs might have a higher percentage of vitamin K than a cream intended for treating under-eye circles or broken capillaries on the face. This cream has the potential to irritate the eyes if used incorrectly.
A doctor may also be able to prescribe a vitamin K cream with a higher percentage of vitamin Kthan can be purchased over the counter. Visit a dermatologist to learn if such a prescription might be appropriate. Finally, vitamin K cream may also be used to treat burns, scars, stretch marks, or other minor injuries to speed healing. Treating broken blood vessels with this type of cream can be much less expensive than having them removed with a laser treatment, which is virtually the only other option.
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Vitamin E is hailed for its antioxidant properties, especially in treating certain skin problems. It is used to help fight off or diminish stretch marks, and it aids in the fading of dark marks on the skin, sometimes called age spots or liver spots. To achieve these and other benefits in a skincare regimen, it is advisable to apply vitamin E cream or lotion, rather than take it as an oral capsule. There are eight different forms of vitamin E, and the best benefit is derived from a vitamin E cream that contains the form known as alpha-tocopherol, as opposed to another form, alpha-tocopherol acetate.
One of the most touted benefits of vitamin E is its purported ability to diminish scarring. Part of the reason it is recommended as a scar treatment is its ability to enter several layers of the skin, with its antioxidant properties helping to heal and restore these layers. For many years, healthcare professionals have recommended vitamin E cream, lotion and other products, such asvitamin E capsules, as a way to heal or fade scars. Disagreements among professionals, however, remain over whether vitamin E can actually do the job or if its healing power is just an old wives’ tale, and research reports that it does not increase healing. Anecdotal reports suggest vitamin E is useful to fade scars, but medical research indicates it is no better than other remedies and may, in fact, be harmful for those who are allergic to vitamin E and can develop dermatitis.
Vitamin E cream also is popular in a beauty regimen for is ability to maintain young-looking skin, thanks to its ability to promote collagen production. It is said by some to help eliminate fine lines and generally smooth the skin as a protective moisturizing agent. Vitamin E creams can be used under makeup or alone, and some contain pleasant scents, such as jasmine. Vitamin E also can aid in the prevention of acne, thanks to its regulatory relationship with vitamin A. A diet that contains foods with sufficient vitamin E also is helpful in treating acne. These foods include broccoli, eggs, almonds, wheat germ oil, sunflower seeds and hazelnuts.
Research also has been conducted on vitamin E and its ability to help fight or alleviate the symptoms of certain diseases, including bladder cancer and anemia, but there are no definitive results. Some medical studies have suggested vitamin E can be useful in preventing heart disease. There is also some evidence that suggests vitamin E can help combat breast cancer, but the results remain inconclusive.
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Vitamin D is an essential element in maintaining human health; it boosts the immune system, prevents bone and skin disease, and helps with skin regeneration. Ideally, our Vitamin D requirements would be met through moderate exposure to sunlight, as this is the main source of Vitamin D, but pill supplements and cream applications may sometimes be necessary.Vitamin D cream is excellent for skin care, and is available as an over-the-counter face cream,Vitamin D lotion, Vitamin D sunscreen, and also as a prescription Vitamin D ointment. To choose the best Vitamin D cream, it is necessary to know skin type and the kind of skin condition, if any, that is to be treated.
Normal skincare creams may contain Vitamin D in addition to Vitamin A and Vitamin E. These can be beneficial in regular skin care as well as in preventing premature skin aging. Daily application can help in treating sun damaged skin and dry skin, as well as in keeping the skin well-moisturized.
A variety of over-the-counter Vitamin D skincare creams are available in the market and it will help to research them online to see what experiences other users have had with them. Before using a Vitamin D cream, it is a good idea to do a skin patch test to make sure you are not allergic to it in any way; if there is any itching or redness, it may be best to try another product.
In case of skin conditions like psoriasis, it may be necessary to go for a prescription Vitamin D cream that is specially formulated to target the severity of the symptoms. It is advisable to use prescription creams only as recommended by a qualified dermatologist. It may take at least a few weeks, depending on the severity of the symptoms, for the skin condition to improve, butVitamin D cream has found to be effective in treating psoriasis.
As in the case of over-the-counter creams, it will help to test for any allergic reactions prior to regular use. It is also essential to check with your doctor about any possible adverse interactions if you happen to be on any other prescription medications. In the event you happen to be pregnant or are breast-feeding, you will also need to inquire if using the Vitamin D cream may pose any kind of possible health risks to your child. These skincare creams are generally considered safe, but it is always best to talk to a medical professional.
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This video is a guide to applying lipstick and in it, I use just one gorgeously dramatic shade to show how versatile this classic product can be. After a decade that saw many of us wearing mainly lip gloss often with little colour, I am really happy that lipstick has been making a real comeback over the past few years. This video covers all the different ways to apply lipstick well so that I will not only look great but also last.
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This presentation begins a series of films on Anti-Ageing Make-up tips. These films will include Eyes, Brows and Lips. I have so many thoughts and ideas on youthful looking make-up (for all ages) that it was very hard deciding which ones to include, but I hope it's helpful.
Fake lashes are everywhere right now, the major eyelash brands are making some incredible designs and lash bars are popping up all over town. No amount of mascara will ever give you the very dramatic effect of strip lashes. Although a little trickier to apply to yourself than individuals (in my opinion), it definitely worth having a go for a special night out as they can completely transform your eyes and give your make-up a totally different feel. Choose your lashes according to whats going to suit your eye shape and face best.
This is a beginners guide to applying individual fake lashes. Its part of a series of two films, the other being a beginners guide to strip lashes I will upload that one tomorrow.
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