Cataplex A 

Indications: Eye problems, cystitis, nephritis, kidney stones, night blindness, general skin disorders, combats "snow blindness," lung protective factor, sinusitis.

Vitamin A is responsible for the health and maintenance of the mucous membrane.  A deficient membrane is susceptible to infections, pollution and irritation, catarrhal formations, allergic reactions, and deformation.  similarly, epithelial tissue is dependent upon Vitamin A for healing and resistance to acne.  Though potentially toxic in high doses (usually from synthetic mega-doses for a sustained period of time), nutritional levels of natural Vitamin A are never toxic.  In jaundice, the skin turns yellow as do the whites of the eyes.  In hypervitaminosis A, the skin turns yellow but the whites of the eyes do not yellow.  This is a quick check for the doctor.  Vitamin A was originally named "retinol" because of its major influences on the development of the retina.  This vitamin is a major factor in forming the photosensitive pigments in the eye an is vital to adjustment of light sensitivity of these receptors.  Vitamin A forms visual purple (rhodopsin), the substance that allows night vision.  Provides epithelial tissue support, essential for development of healthy mucus membranes.

Cataplex A is a Vitamin A Complex--it is an extract from numerous whole foods, giving a broad pattern of nutritional factors.  Vitamin A made from beef kidney fat has cholesterol metabolizing properties, Vitamin A made from fish liver oil does not.  So Vitamin A supplements have numerous functions, depending on their source.  A fish liver oil is great for night blindness, but it won't help a patient with kidney problems.  On the other hand, a person with kidney stones won't be helped by fish oil, whereas the Vitamin A made from beef kidney fat will help.  With this in mind, Standard Process Cataplex A is made from beef kidney lipids, but it also contains some natural Vitamin A esters.  Cataplex A spectrographic analysis shows that it's high in arachidonic acid, which metabolizes cholesterol.

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