Vitamin A is a group of compounds that play an important role in vision, bone growth, and reproduction. Vitamin A helps regulate the immune system.
Deficiency symptoms of vitamin A:
Deficiency of vitamin is rare as it needs can be met by food
But if deficiency occur this can lead to serious complications such as :
- Severe deficiency can lead to dry eye and ultimately to night blindness or total blindness
.Skin disorders -
- Infections, (such as measles ,Diarrhea).
.Respiratory disorders -
Vitamin A comes in 2 forms
Vitamin A comes from animal sources, such as:
milk ,cheese and cream
liver and kidney
Cod and halibut fish oil.
Sources of beta-carotene are: carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, winter squashes , cantaloupe, pink grapefruit ,apricots,broccoli,spinach,and most dark green leafy vegetables.