The Importance of Vitamin A in Bodybuilding Nutrition
By Lee Milligan Jr
If there were any one particular Vitamin of crucial
importance, then Vitamin A is it. The important factors involved
here are in relation to Protein Metabolism and Testosterone production.
You see without Vitamin A approxamatly 60 % of protein can go to waste.
Vitamin A is required for protein synthesis, RNA synthesis, and cellular
division. Vitamin A is needed to convert cholesterol into Testosterone.
Vitamin A is classified as a Fat soluble vitamin so it requires fats like
Cream, butter etc to be properly absorbed and transported to the Liver.
By far the best source of Vitamin A comes from Cod Liver Oil .The RDA is
set at 5000 iu per day, but for Weight and Strength Trainers using a high
protein diet, a good start would be 10,000 iu per day.
Without a doubt, Vitamin A contributes significantly to Bodybuilding fitness and health.
Please remember to always consult with your Doctor before starting any new supplement and training program.