Vitamin A is essential for growth, development and maintenance of skin, tissue, bones, teeth and vision. It may help to prevent night blindness and regulates bone turnover and growth. Vitamins A and D help in the absorption and use of calcium in the body, preventing rickets, osteomalacia, and osteoporosis hormones. Vitamin A also assists in maintaining a healthy immune system.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Quantity: 100 capsules
Vitamin A (Palmitate) 3,000 mcg RAE/10,000 IU; Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 20 mcg/800 IU.
Excipients: Soybean Oil, Gelatin, Glycerin.
Drug Interactions: Isotretinoin or other acne drugs can increase blood levels of vitamin A. Vitamin D interacts adversely with anti-coagulant drugs, calcium channel blockers, magnesium-containing antacids.
Nutrient Depletions: Alcohol; coffee; cortisone; mineral oil; nitrates, and HMG-Co A Reductase Inhibitors (used to lower elevated cholesterol levels) may deplete the body’s stores of Vitamin A. Vitamin D can be depleted by corticosteroids, anti-asthmatic drugs/bronchodilators, anti-cholesterol drugs/HMG Co A Reductase Inhibitors, anti-tuberculosis drugs, histamine (H2) blocking drug, progestins.
Supportive Interactions: Vitamin E and zinc help the body use Vitamin A. Vitamin A enhances the absorption of iron in food, and may be beneficial for those on immunosuppressant medications. Vitamin D works with calcium to maintain strong bones and healthy teeth.
Warnings and Precautions: None known when taken as directed.
Toxicity, Adverse Warnings and Side Effects: Do not exceed recommended dosage. Excess Vitamin A can cause weakness, vomiting, dry skin, brittle nails, hair that easily falls out, bleeding gums, weight loss, irritability, fatigue, nausea, and cirrhosis of the liver. Excess Vitamin D can increase blood levels of calcium, leading to weight loss, nausea, and damage to the heart and kidneys. It can also cause a weakening of the bones and deposition of calcium in the soft tissues (i.e. muscles). Too much Vitamin D can also cause diarrhea or constipation, headache, appetite loss, nausea, vomiting, extreme fatigue, and heartbeat irregularities.
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