Vitamin A

(Retinol and Betacarotene)

Why is Vitamin A necessary?

  • Important for night vision

  • Helps the skin and mucous membranes repel bacteria and viruses more effectively

  • Boosts the immune system

  • Protects against certain forms of cancer

What are the signs of a deficiency?

  • Poor night vision (can lead to blindness if it goes unchecked)

  • Frequent infections or colds

  • Dry flaky skin

  • Mouth ulcers

  • Diarrhoea

  • Dandruff

  • Acne

  • Thrush

Top Foods

Watercress | Carrots | Butter Squash | Sweet potatoes | Spinach | Tomatoes | Mango | Melons |Pumpkin | Papayas | Broccoli | Beef  liver

High Risk Factors

  • Alcohol because vitamin A is stored in the liver

  • People living in developing countries

  • Drinking coffee

  • Smoking

  • Poor diet

Caution: Please make sure you have a balanced diet, if you are not sure feel free to get in contact here.

If you are worried about any of your symptoms please consult with a medical doctor.