Bio-Innovations Vitamin A 25.000 IU
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Vitamin A, Retinol
High dosed Vitamin A - 25.000 IU Palmitate (dry mass).
Vitamin A (or Retinol) is what the body needs for -amongst others- skin building. It is necessary to form the so-called epithelial cells that are found in the skin, but also in the trachea, hair, flesh and lung tissue. Vitamin A is important for the functioning of the eyes, especially to adapt to the dark. This vitamin also plays an important role in growth and resistance to disease. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that can be lost through malabsorption. That is why we offer it in a highly concentrated form.
When could a Vitamin A deficiency occur?
A Vitamin A deficiency can result from malabsorption of fat (vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin), for example after severe diarrhea. A severe zinc deficiency can also be accompanied by a vitamin A deficiency. Zinc is required for the formation of a retinol-binding protein that can transport vitamin A. Therefore, a zinc deficiency means that vitamin A (which is stored in the liver) is not transported as well into the body cells. Vitamin A deficiency can also occur if there is an iron deficiency or if too little protein is ingested. Excessive alcohol consumption can also affect the Vitamin A supply
Who needs extra Vitamin A, to prevent deficiencies?
Malabsorption of fat can lead to diarrhea and the absorption of vitamin A can be disrupted. In the long term, this can lead to a vitamin A deficiency.
This can occur with:
- Morbid obesity, which is treated by bariatric surgery and can cause malabsorption of fat (BPD, BPD / DS and R-N-Y).
- Celiac disease (gluten allergy), about 30% - 60% of celiac disease patients have intestinal problems such as diarrhea. You need to follow a gluten-free diet to avoid malabsorption and other symptoms.
- Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease patients often suffer from diarrhea, malabsorption of fat and malnutrition.
- Problems with the pancreas. The digestive juices of the pancreas play a very important role in fat intake, which is why problems in this area often lead to problems with fat intake.
What are the consequences of a Vitamin A deficiency?
Before talking about a vitamin A deficiency, someone must have eaten little food with vitamin A or beta-carotene (which can be converted into vitamin A by the body) for a long time, or not have enough vitamin A due to malabsorption. Vitamin A provides good resistance, which can therefore be weakened when a person is deficient. A deficiency can lead to dry and flaky skin and dry hair.
Chronic vitamin A deficiency causes vision problems. Night blindness is one of the first symptoms. This can go as far as total blindness, caused by a disease called xerophthalmia. This disease occurs particularly in third world countries. In the areas where continuous cell renewal is necessary (e.g. in the skin), a vitamin A deficiency is noticeable first. Inadequate capillary formation and inadequate capillary function lead to an accumulation of waste products and toxins, which can serve as food for invading bacteria. This can lead to serious, often fatal suppuration.
What are the consequences of too much Vitamin A?
Too much vitamin A can lead to 'hypervitaminosis A' (from the Greek 'hyper' = too much). Symptoms include a loss of appetite, limited eyesight, headache, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, muscle pain, eye disorders, hair loss and / or reddened and flaky skin. An excess of vitamin A can be toxic and lead to osteoporosis. A vitamin A surplus almost never arises from an excessive intake of vitamin A through food, but from an excessive intake of food supplements. You should therefore be in regular contact with your doctor.