Vitamin A | Benefits and Symptoms of Overdose and Deficiency Symptoms
Vitamin A is a crucial vitamin that your body needs to maintain healthy skin and good eyesight.
Think of it as a moisturizer that works from the inside out. Vitamin A works to keep our skin and other mucous membranes from getting dry.
Not only does Vitamin A help keep our skin smooth and supple, it also protects our eyes from age-related degeneration.
Last but not least, Vitamin A encourages our immune systems to use the cells that we need to fight off infections.
It is a credible antioxidant and has been shown to aid in cancer prevention and acts as an active immune system enhancer.
Vitamin A is found naturally in orange and yellow fruits and vegetable as beta-carotene and in animal fats like egg yolks as retinol.
Beta-carotene has strong antioxidant abilities. It helps protect our skin and cells from the many toxic chemicals that we come into contact with on a daily basis.
Retinol is essential to eye health (get it…Retinol-Retina-the retina is in your eye) and is a popular ingredient in beauty products.
Key Uses of Vitamin A
Used to treat mild infections
Improves poor vision (particularly night vision)
Helps treat problematic skin, including acne and dry skin
Vitamin A Deficiency and Overdose Symptoms
|Symptoms of Deficiency||Symptoms of Overdose|
|Poor night vision|
Skin irritations (dry, rough, or cracked)
Slow wound healing
A decreased ability to taste, hear, and smell
Little to no perspiration
Increased risk of infections (particularly respiratory infections)
Cold like symptoms (headache, vomiting, fever)
Loss of appetite
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