Vitamin A Supplements in Low Supply for Children in India – US Manufacturer Wants to Help

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Matsun Nutrition knows how important vitamin A is for children, especially in countries where the normal diet may not include an adequate amount of vitamin A. Matsun Nutrition urges companies to import Vitamin A supplements in order to help with the more than eight month shortage of the vitamin supplement in India.

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Carrots are a good source of Vitamin A

A Vitamin A supplement is a very basic and easy to make supplement with some easily identifiable benefits…It would be so easy for us to make this for someone and then they could ship it out to countries that really need it.

Matsun Nutrition knows how important vitamin A is for children, especially in countries where the normal diet may not include an adequate amount of vitamin A. Matsun Nutrition urges companies to import Vitamin A supplements in order to help with the more than eight month shortage of the vitamin supplement in India. Matsun Nutrition has seen a large increase in the demand for supplements containing vitamin A. In places like India, vitamin A can be very scarce for infants and small children.

"Vitamin A supplement is very essential for undernourished children. If they do not get the supplement, they run the risk of getting night blindness and their corneas might get damaged. Deficiency of Vitamin A is also associated with increased respiratory infection and diarrheal diseases in undernourished children," said Dr Mrinal Kanti Chatterjee, pediatrician and principal of Dr BC Roy Memorial Hospital for Children.

According to WebMD.com, signs of a vitamin A deficiency can be poor skin, night blindness, and even complete blindness. Vitamin A deficiency can also be high among pregnant women in many developing countries.

The National Institute of Health has suggested some of the ways to get the vitamin A that you need is through eating carrots, squash, apricots, and green leafy vegetables. Alternatively, Vitamin A supplements are an alternative to getting the daily recommended amount of Vitamain A.

Brandon Wilson, Matsun’s VP of production said, “A Vitamin A supplement is a very basic and easy to make supplement with some easily identifiable benefits... It would be so easy for us to make this for someone and then they could ship it out to countries that really need it.”

Matsun Nutrition is a liquid vitamin manufacturer in southern California. They manufacture products in their cGMP facility for export to many countries throughout the world.

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