Vitamin A

Fat Soluble Vitamin

Vitamin A

Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy skin, teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucus membranes, and skin. It is also known as retinol because it produces the pigments in the retina of the eye. Vitamin A promotes good vision, especially in low light.

Not getting enough

Not getting enough Vitamin A will lead to a Vitamin A deficiency. It is most common in developing nations by not getting enough Vitamin A or low levels of Iron and Zinc. Alcohol. liver problems and diseases affecting the intestines also reduce Vtamin A absorption into the body.

Getting too much

Too much vitamin A in the body is known as hypervitaminosis A. problems. The amount of vitamin A needed to cause toxicity can vary depending on the type of vitamin A eaten.

Foods high in vitamin A

Facts about the nutrient

Vitamin A is an antioxident

Important for vision and growth of the bones

Important role in immune system

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Is found in different forms

The daily recommended value is 2,333 IU for men and 3,000 for women

A fat soluble vitamin

More than a certain amount can be dangerous

Is toxic if too much is consumed

Not consuming enough can cause a deficiency