Vitamin A Benefits
Vitamin A is fat-soluble vitamins that contain antioxidant. Vitamin A is vital for eyes health, It helps maintains moisture to give you supple skin, Keeps bone & teeth healthy and strong.
Vitamin A helps boost the immune system, fights infection and prevents night blindness. Studies have proven that Vitamin A prevents cancer by neutralizing free radicals, which causes cell growth.
Research have shown that retinol has multiple benefits for skin which is why most cosmetic cream contains vitamin A (retinal) because it's beneficial in helping the skin look younger.
Vitamin A and Corotenoids
Regular vitamin A (retinol) is a fat-soluble vitamin is absorb when you eat animal food sources. It can be toxic if taken in high dose.
Then there is Carotenoids which is made from plant base food is less like to be toxic. That’s why when taking vitamin A it should be taken in the form of Carotenoids or Beta-Carotene, which the body then converts it to regular vitamin A. That way you will get plenty of vitamin a in your system without worrying about overdosing
Testing For Vitamin A Deficiency
If you want to find out if you are deficient in vitamin A, ask your doctor to do a blood test on you so will know what the level you're at.
By finding what you level is you will be able to corporate vitamin a in your daily diet whether through eating healthy eathing or taking supplement if you have a busy schedule. Generally the safe level of vitamin A intake is (25,00 I.U. Beta-Carotene) form or Leutin and Zeaxanthin.
Symptoms of Vitamin A Deficiency
A lack of vitamin A causes the cornea to become very dry leading to clouding of the front of the eye, corneal ulcers and vision loss. Blurred vision, Night blindness and Dry rough skin. Lack of vitamin a also has defective on the teeth and bone.
Overdose Of Vitamin A
When you take vitamin a in high dosage you could put your immune system at risk for toxicity. Which can include kidney damage.
Being overdose on vitamin a can cause so many problems such as decreasing you B vitamins level, kidney problem, liver damage, which very serious since you need your liver to get rid of toxin from your body It may interfere with other vitamins in your body
To avoid being overdose of vitamin A take it in Carotenoids form that way you don't have anything to worry about.
Foods that Contain vitamin A
Fish, eggs, liver, butter, oils and liver oils. carrots and l. kale yellow peppers and blueberry extract, sweet potatoes, spinach