Vitamin A is a compound that the body can produce only if there’s carotene.  Carotene is a compound that can be found in food.

There are severeal kinds carotenoids.  Retinol from vegetables is considered the most optimal configuration of the carotenoids.  Meat also contains retinol, however this variant of the molecular design isn’t an antioxidant in contrast to the retionol in vegetables.

High concentrations of retinol from animal products are actually dangerous to the body but not if the same levels are derived from vegetables.

Vitamin A has a lot of functions.

Vitamin A benefits

  1. It assists in preservation of a hair and skin.
  2. It protect the eyes by improving visibility and protects against ocular degeneration.
  3. The skeleton and immune system are strengthened.
  4. Vitamin A is also a necessity for the development and growth of a fetus.
  5. A lowered risks of cardiovascular diseases and cancer is have been associated with with optimal levels of vitamin A in some studies.

Vitamin A Deficiency

Symptoms of vitamin A deficiency are:

  • dried skin
  • acne
  • reduced immune system
  • night blindness
  • bad nails

Excessive Vitamin A

Too much vitamin A can give symptoms such as muscle ache, nausea, dizziness, irritation, nose bleed, decreased appetite and headache.

Vitamin A can be found in broccoli, spinach, kale, butter, eggs, cauliflower and brussels sprouts.