Vitamin A Food Sources

Vitamin A food sources are considered important for the areas of vision, growth and development and also strengthening the immune system.

Vitamin A Food Sources

Excellent food sources for vitamin A include carrots, liver, spinach, broccoli, mustard greens, winter squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, chili peppers and lettuce.

Vitamin A fortified milk, butter, kale, eggs, raw endive, mangoes and watermelon are other foods that are rich in vitamin A.

Vitamin A Overdose

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that the body can store in fat tissue. Since it is stored, a vitamin A overdose can be harmful.

High doses of vitamin A can be toxic. They can cause headaches, liver damage, bone and joint pain, vomiting, lack of appetite, hair loss, cracking and dry skin, abnormal bone growth and also nerve damage.

It has been reported that a vitamin A overdose can also cause birth defects.

A vitamin A overdose does not occur with the beta-carotene type, (found in plants) but an excessive amount can turn skin color to yellow-orange.

Vitamin A Deficiency

Night Blindness is a common occurrence with a vitamin A deficiency.

Other symptoms that may occur include, a lack of tear secretion, faulty teeth and bone formation, impaired growth, dry, rough skin, diarrhea, acne, insomnia and fatigue.

more than vitamin A food sources on our Vitamin Supplements page

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