Vitamin A

Updated: Jul 16, 2019

(Retinol and Betacarotene)

Why is Vitamin A necessary?

  • Important for night vision

  • Helps the skin and mucous membranes repel bacteria and viruses more effectively

  • Boosts the immune system

  • Protects against certain forms of cancer

What are the signs of a deficiency?

  • Poor night vision (can lead to blindness if it goes unchecked)

  • Frequent infections or colds

  • Dry flaky skin

  • Mouth ulcers

  • Diarrhoea

  • Dandruff

  • Acne

  • Thrush

Top Foods

  • Watercress

  • Carrots

  • Butter Squash

  • Sweet potatoes

  • Spinach

  • Tomatoes

  • Mango

  • Melons

  • Pumpkin

  • Papayas

  • Broccoli

  • Beef liver

High Risk Factors

  • Alcohol because vitamin A is stored in the liver

  • People living in developing countries

  • Drinking coffee

  • Smoking

  • Poor diet

Caution: Please make sure you have a balanced diet, if you are not sure feel free to get in contact. If you are worried about any of your symptoms please consult with a medical doctor.

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