Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin.

The health benefits include:

• It is necessary for healthy hair, skin and mucous membrane, so to say it is needed to promote a healthy body tissue
• Prevents night blindness
• Builds body’s resistance to respiratory infections
• Used successfully in the treatment of acne, boils and open ulcers when applied externally
• Aides in building of teeth and bones
• As an antioxidant it neutralizes the free radicals and this helping in antiaging
• Can prevent cancer in organs and glands lined with epithelial tissues such as lungs, bladder, mammary glands and prostate glands

The signs of vitamin A deficiency include:

• Loss of appetite
• Changes in the skin, keratinisation of the skin or coarse skin
• Acne
• Dull lustreless hair
• Problem with teeth
• Increased susceptibility to infection
• Achy, tired, burning, itching eyes
• Inflamed eye lids, eyeball pain
• Poor night vision or night blindness

Vitamin A is readily available in foods. Supplementation is not necessary.

The toxic effects of excess intake vitamin A include:

• Lead to toxicity-induced liver damage
• Fatigue
• Skin peeling
• Joint pain
• Nerve damage
• Can cause birth defects – should not be supplemented to pregnant. Women who want to become pregnant must also avoid vitamin A supplement.

I have analysed thousands of blood samples and in 99.9% the levels are in the reference range.