Vitamin A is needed by the retina of the eye and the light absorbing molecule of the retina. Vitamin A functions as a retinoic acid, which is an important hormone-like growth factor for epithelial and other cells.
Warning: Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Ongoing use should be monitored by a health professional. Chronic use of large amounts of vitamin A can cause symptoms of vitamin A toxicity including fatigue, irritability, depression, abdominal discomfort, nausea and vomiting, mild fever, dry skin, anemia or decreased white blood cells. Consult your physician for more information.
Interactions: Vitamin A supplementation should be avoided by individuals taking retinoid medications. It may also be contra-indicated with blood thinning medications, tetracycline antibiotics and hepatotoxic medications. Consult your physician for more information.
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