Vitamin A, or retinol is a fat-soluble vitamin. Beta carotene is it precursor and is converted into Vitamin A when it is needed.
Vitamin A has profound effects on the immune system and it's beneficial for eyesight, particularly in the dark and for healthy skin. That's why carrots have always been associated with good eyesight. Beta carotene is an antioxidant, beneficial to ward off cancer.
Deficiency produces night blindness ,headaches, reduced immune function, skin and hair problems and kidney stones.
At a Glance...
Vitamin A prevents aging of the skin, improves healing of wounds and promotes strong bones, teeth and gums.
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