Health Tip#07

VITAMIN A

It facilitates elimination of stratum corneum – the outermost layer of skin with dirt and dead cells – and the formation of new cells. Sweet potatoes, carrots, fish, bell peppers and green leafy vegetables are some of the best sources of Vitamin A. The micro-nutrient fights thinning of skin and makes it firmer.

Key Points :
1. Vitamin in A is critical for good vision
2. Plays an important role in healthy bone growth
3. Vitamin A is essential for reproduction
4. Plays a role in cell division and cell growth
5. Supports the immune system
6. Supports skin health .
Point to Remember :
Getting too much vitamin A is also a concern. It’s a fat-soluble vitamin, meaning it’s stored in fat cells—typically the liver—where it will be used as needed. Too much vitamin A from supplements in a short or over a long period of time can be toxic and cause a condition known as hypervitaminosis A. Symptoms may include dizziness, nausea, headaches, skin irritation, pain in joints and bones, and even liver damage. If you are taking vitamin A supplements, make sure they are from food-based sources like beta-carotene and use as directed.