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how many different forms of vitamin a are active in the body

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Vitamin A Role: I commend you for your desire to have good Health. Vitamin A maintains health of Retina in our eyes and helps vision in dim light. It may slow declini ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience General Practice
Skin, membranes,more: Vitamin a, a fat-soluble vitamin, important for healthy teeth, bones, skin, mucous membranes. 2 forms, retinol, yellow pigment in animal foods (butter ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience General Practice
Skin, membranes,more: Vitamin a, a fat-soluble vitamin, important for healthy teeth, bones, skin, mucous membranes. 2 forms, retinol, yellow pigment in animal foods (butter ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: Obviously by not eating foods that contain it.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Fat soluble vits: Can last for months and too much can actually cause harm, one a day MVI (multivitamin) from walmart is all anyone needs.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience General Practice
No: Lutein (which you can only get into your system through your diet) is a carotenoid, but unlike beta carotene, does not convert to vitamin a in the bod ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Skin tone, eyesight: Vitamin a is essential for healthy eyes and skin. It exists naturally in liver, butter, lean meat, and eggs; and its precursor, beta-carotene, is in c ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Vision, : Vision is the primary use of the body for vitamin a although there are a few other functions for which it is essential especially skin health. Usa di ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience General Practice
Reddening, stinging: Retinol is the fat soluble form of vitamin a found in anti-wrinkle skin creams. It attracts moisture, which increases water content of skin. It increa ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Vitamin A: It plays a role in functions such as vision, bone metabolism, immune function, skin & cellular health, blood, & as antioxidant.
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