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Vitamin A

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dellg85's version from 2016-04-21 14:11

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NameFunctionSourceDeficiencyToxicityRDA
RetinolHelps maintain good vision, healthy skin, hair and mucous members and is an antioxidant. Healthy bone and tooth development are reliant upon it.Lamb's liver, carrots, mackerel, milk products and spinachAggravation of the respiratory system, which leads to infection. Dry and premature aging of the skin.Inhibits liver function at 4-5 times the RDA5000iu
BetacaroteneIf there is a shortage of Vitamin A, this will be used as a substitute.Sweet potatoes, carrots, cantaloupe, spinach and other dark green leafy vegetablesDry, flaky skin, impeded growth, affects the ability to see in the darkInhibits liver function at 4-5 times RDA10000-25000iu
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