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March 29, 2023

Vitamin A is Vital to Your Eyes, Skin, and Immune System

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin found preformed in animal-based foods and in precursor form in plant-based foods, especially orange, yellow, and some green vegetables.

In the body, vitamin A is essential to eye health, skin integrity, gastrointestinal function, and immunity. An insufficiency can disrupt vital functions in the body and compromise health.  Low levels are associated with night blindness, skin disorders, impaired digestion and absorption, and cancer.

However, excess preformed vitamin A can be toxic and cause birth defects, liver damage, skin irritation, and elevated blood lipids. 

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