Vitamin A helps prevent night blindness and other eye problems, as well as some skin disorders such as acne. It enhances immunity and is important in the formation of bones and teeth. It aids in fat storage and protects against colds, flu and infections of the kidneys, bladder, lungs and mucous membranes. Vitamin A acts as an antioxidant helping to protect the cells and is necessary for new cell growth. It guards against heart disease and stroke and lowers cholesterol levels. This important vitamin also slows the ageing process.
Beta-carotene is a substance from plants that the body can convert into vitamin A. It also acts as an antioxidant and immune booster. A high carotenoid intake is strongly associated with a reduced risk of infection. Signs of vitamin A deficiency: Eye problems, recurrent infections, skin disorders and weight loss.