Good vision | Healthy Immune System | Cell Growth
Vitamin A is important to maintain good vision, cell development, a healthy immune system and for the skin and mucous membranes of the body
Recommended daily intake
Women: 700 μg
Men: 900 μg
Children: 300-600 μg
What foods contain Vitamin A?
- Cod liver oil
- Sweet potato
Symptoms of deficiency
Deficiency is most common in developing countries, and the main symptom is night blindness.
Symptoms of overdose
Dizziness, nausa and headaches are common if you ingest too much vitamin A. This is if you ingest 3-4 times more vitamin A than is recommended.
Skin turning slightly orange is a common symptom if you’ve ingested high doses of beta-caroten (plant-based vitamin A).
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