The Path To Healthy Living
A path to healthy living
Vitamin A (retinol)
Essential For These Functions:
Best Known Food Sources:
Synergistic Nutrients:
Deficiency Symptons:
Negative Interactions:
     Vitamin A is the first fat-soluble vitamin to be identified. It is the general name for a group of substances that include retinol, retinal, and the carotenoids. Vitamin A is an antioxidant vitamin that you need for normal growth, good vision, a strong immune system and body-cell maintenance. The vitamin's antioxidant properties may make it valuable also in the fight against some cancers, although scientist point out that CAROTENOIDS and PHYTOCHEMICALS in the vitamin A, not the vitamin itself, may be the preventives. 
    Food sources for vitamin A but not limited to are liver, sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, broccoli, and raw apricots.  The most widely known function of vitamin A must surely be prevention of night blindness. Deficiency symptons include acne, dry dull hair, fatigue, poor growth dry eyes (leading to ulceration of the cornea if untreated)
Liver, sweet potatoes, asparagus, carrots, spinach and raw apricots
Growth, vision, building resistance to infection, healthy tissue-skin-hair
Vitamins C, D, E, panthothenic acid, niacin, zinc, selenium
Itching, dry skin, improper tooth/bone formation, loss of sense of taste, night blindness
Nitrates(food additives), mineral oil, caffeine, alcohol
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