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.