To guide you in maximizing your Super-nutrition score and optimizing your health, use the discussions, suggestions, and Super-nutrition curves in the following articles “Vitamin Guide with Super-nutrition Curves.” Each critical nutrient is discussed separately, and a guide is provided to show you relative relationships between the RDA, optimum intake, and toxicity diseases.
The Super-nutrition curve illustrates the relationship between health and nutrient intake. The horizontal axis represents nutrient intake, with greatest amounts on the right; the vertical scale represents health, the best being at the top. The object is to optimize your health to find the nutrient level that gives you the highest Super-nutrition.
Super-nutrition point, on the straight line BE, represents the amount of nutrients that you should take for best health. Point 1 is the official RDA, point 2 is a typical Super-nutrition starting point, point 3 is the point at which one general!) begins to feel the effects of the program, and point 5 is the level at which toxic effects begin to show in some people. Point 6 is a dangerously toxic level.
You now have die facts to help you find your best health a superior health. The Super-nutrition score will tell you how well you are doing, and the Super-nutrition curve will tell you what you need to know about each vitamin as you improve your health.
This is a start. The information is here for you to construct your supplement plan; suggestions (not prescriptions) are offered, and facts about the use of Super nutrition are given. The rest is up to you. Do not become a fanatic or a “health nut,” but do read all you can to learn more about how nutrition affects your health; it is a good idea to subscribe to one or two nutrition magazines.
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin with known toxicity. Although its toxicity has been exaggerated, it is a factor well worth consideration. Carotene is converted in the body to vitamin A (retinol); it comes from vegetable sources (carrots, peas, lettuce, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes). Retinol comes from animal sources (liver, eggs, and dairy foods).
Agreed junction: Vitamin A is necessary to normal growth and to skeletal development. It is also important in maintaining the health of the cells of mucous membranes and skin and in the normal functioning of all tissue. It is essential to the regeneration of visual purple hi the eye and thus especially critical to night vision.