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Vitamin A (retinol, beta carotene)

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Vitamin A
retinol, beta carotene
Food Source
Animal - Oily saltwater fish, Dairy products, eggs
Plants - Dark-green leafy vegetables, deep yellow or orange fruit and vegetables
Functions
Dim light vision, maintenance of mucous membranes, growth and development of bones, resistance to infection, beta carotene is an antioxident
Deficiency
retarded growth, faulty bone and tooth development, night blindness, dry skin, dry eyes
Hypervitaminosis A
irritability, lethargy, headache, joint pain, myalgia, stunted growth, fetal malformations, jaundice nausea, diarrhea, dry skin and hair