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Benefits of Vitamin A or Retinol

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What is Vitamin A anyway?

A very important and rather undermined nutrient, Vitamin A, also known as Retinol primarily helps increase the body’s immunity to fight alien infections and maintain healthy skin and eyes by keeping them moist.

Vitamin A is essentially a vitamin which is fat-soluble in nature; and the deficiency of which can cause night blindness, dry eyes, and a poor/blurred vision. It plays a vital role in bone development and ensuring a healthy vision.

Where do I get it?

Unlike a lot of other superfoods, it is not difficult/expensive to find Vitamin A. The nutrient is abundantly found in cod liver, egg yolk, cheddar cheese, milk products, all yellow/green colored fruits, and vegetables, tomatoes, and even beef liver.

The ugly side – deficiency symptoms

Vitamin A, though abundantly found, can cause some serious trouble if deficient in the body. The most common symptoms of Vitamin A include keratinization of the skin, night blindness, itching in the eyes, inflammation in the eyes/of the eyelids, dryness of the conjunctiva, brittle hair, dandruff, brittle nails, insomnia, depression, fatigue, and even sexual disorders.

Let’s talk health benefits

 

1Builds immunity

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Vitamin A is known to increase the lymphocytic response of the human body against any exposed infections/diseases. The nutrient maintains a moist mucous membrane which improves the white blood cells activities, eventually defending against diseases and also fighting off the germs that may have entered the system.

 

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