Vitamin A helps keep teeth, tissue, membranes, and skin healthy. Directly involved in the production of retina pigments, vitamin A is extremely important for eye sight, especially in poor lighting. Studies have indicated that it may be very important for breast-feeding mothers as well.
Because it is found in many foods high in saturated fats and cholesterol, people often unknowingly avoid vitamin A. Subsequently, a deficiency may result.
Vitamin A helps develop and maintain healthy growth in the cells and almost all the parts of the body. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin. Vitamin A is carried through the body by fat and plays a key role in the immune system by helping protect it from infections.
A lack in Vitamin A may cause:
Rough, dry or pimply skin, digestive problems, lowered resistance to infections, problems with becoming pregnant, poor growth, improper tooth formation, night blindness, eye disease.