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Could You Be Deficient in Vitamin A?


Did you know that vitamin A is essential for maintaining good vision, healthy skin, and a strong immune system? Your body can't produce it alone, so here's our tips on how you can incorporate it into your diet.

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How Do You Know If You're Vitamin A Deficient?

When you're deficient in vitamin A, your body is lacking the amount of vitamin A it needs to properly function. A severe vitamin A deficiency can cause loss of vision and/or blindness, so it's important to keep track of your intake. In fact, in order for your retinas to work correctly, your eyes need to make a specific pigment. If you're lacking in vitamin A, the ability to make these pigments is hindered, which can lead to blindness.

An insufficient amount of vitamin A can also lead to skin, heart, and immune system complications, and has a higher chance of impacting people who have liver disorders or conditions that affect a person's ability to absorb vitamins. The risk of vitamin A deficiency is also higher in babies, children, and women who are breastfeeding. 

But what are the signs that you're deficient, and what can be done to prevent it from happening? We're here to tell you.

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