Vitamin A

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?

  • Liver
  • Cod liver oil
  • Sweet potato
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Kale
  • Spinach

 

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).

 


The information on this blog is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat or diagnose any disease or condition. Disclaimer Notice

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