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Vitamin A


โ €๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป๐™‘๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐˜ผ, fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in many foods, also known as retinol, has several important functions.โ €

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These include:โ €

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โœ… helping your body's natural defence against illness and infection (the immune system) work properly;โ €

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โœ… helping vision in dim light;โ €

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โœ… keeping skin and the lining of some parts of the body, such as the nose, healthy;โ €

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โœ… reducing the risk of certain cancers;โ €

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โœ… reducing risk of acne; โ €

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โœ… supports bone health;โ €

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โœ… promotes healthy growth and reproduction.โ €

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๐™‘๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐˜ผ compounds are found in both animal and plant foods and come in two different forms: preformed vitamin A and provitamin A. โ €

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1๏ธโƒฃ Preformed vitamin A is known as the active form of the vitamin, which your body can use just as it is. Itโ€™s found in animal products including meat, chicken, fish and dairy and includes the compounds retinol, retinal and retinoic acid.โ €

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2๏ธโƒฃ Provitamin A carotenoids โ€” alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin โ€” are the inactive form of the vitamin found in plants.โ €

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โ•โ—โ•But before you start taking ๐™‘๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐˜ผ, be sure to consult a doctorโ—โ•โ— โ €

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โ›” Excessive consumption of Vitamin can lead to hypervitaminosis. It is caused by consuming too much preformed ๐™‘๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐˜ผ through your diet or supplements containing the vitamin.โ €

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Symptoms can include: nausea, dizziness, headaches, pain and even death.โ €

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โ—โ—โ—Additionally, eating a lot of provitamin A in its plant form doesnโ€™t carry the same risks, as its conversion to the active form in your body is regulatedโ—โ—โ—

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