Nutrigenomics Vitamin A Requirement

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Vitamin A Requirement is

Low
Low
Normal
High

What does this mean?

Less likely to have vitamin A deficiency Your genotype indicates you have low increased risk for vitamin A deficiency.

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Vitamin A Requirement.

Genes
Your Genotype
What it means?
Genes: BCO1_PKD1L2_intergenic
Your Genotype: GG
What it means? Higher beta-carotene level
Genes: BCO1_exon8
Your Genotype: CC
What it means? Typical
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Limitations

This report does not diagnose any health conditions or provide medical advice. This should not be used as a diagnostic tool.
This result is limited to existing scientific research.
Please consult with a healthcare professional before making any major lifestyle changes or if you have any other concerns about your results.

What is Vitamin A Requirement?

Vitamin A is essential for a healthy immune and reproductive system, healthy vision, maintenance of strong bones and teeth, red blood cell production, tissue repair and skin health. It is a fat soluble vitamin that also acts as a powerful antioxidant in the body. Vitamin A is essential for many physiological processes, including maintaining the integrity and function of all surface tissues (epithelia). It can also help with skin problems such as some types of acne and hyperkeratosis. Vitamin A plays a critical role for vision under conditions of poor lighting, bone growth, reproduction, cell functions and for maintaining a healthy immune system.

RDA for retinol is 900 micrograms (3,000IU) and 700 micrograms (2,333IU) for males and females respectively. Your need for retinol increases in pregnancy, childbirth, infancy, and childhood growth.

Do you have vitamin A deficiency?

Food Sources Containing Vitamin A

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Dietary Recommendations:

  1. If you are vegetarian or vegan, ensure that you are getting sufficient retinol (active form of vitamin A) from vitamin A fortified foods, as retinol is typically found in animal food sources, such as liver, butter, cod liver oil, tuna and eggs.
  2. Carotenoids, precursors to vitamin A, come from leafy green vegetables, orange and yellow vegetables such as carrots, tomatoes, orange fruits such as papaya.
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