Vitamin A

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vitamin_aVitamin A is a powerful anti-oxidant that plays an important role in the health of our eyes.

Role In Our Body

  • Helps maintain clarity and lubrication in our eyes.
  • Assists our eyes in adapting to darkness.
  • Anti-oxidant, to maintain youthfulness of body cells and assist our immune system to kill cancerous cells and infections.
  • Helps maintain the lubrication of internal linings and outer skin.
  • Necessary for normal development and strength of bones.
  • Helps regulate spacing and straightness of teeth in children.
  • Protects against tooth decay.

Too Little

  • Inflamed, irritable, dull, dry or rough feeling eyes. Blindness in severe cases, cataracts, reduced night vision.
  • Tuberculosis.
  • Weak bones and teeth.
  • Stunted growth and crooked teeth in children.
  • Low immunity to infection.
  • Cancers of body organs.
  • Oily or coarse skin on face and back, sometimes with acne.
  • Dull hair, excessive dandruff.
  • Reduced sense of smell.
  • Rapid loss of vitamin C.

Too Much (over 7000 mcg daily)

  • Dry, itchy, sometimes flaking skin, with raised hair folicles.
  • Yellow tinge to skin, especially on palms.
  • Excessive hair loss, brittle nails.
  • Loss of appetite, nausea and headaches, blurred vision.
  • Restlessness and insomnia.
  • Birth defects if excess taken during pregnancy.

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