Article number: KC1600
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Vitamin A (Retinol) and Vitamin E (Tocopherol) are fatsoluble vitamins, which could be stored for longer periods in the adipose tissue. Both, lack and excess could express in complaints.
Vitamin A is essential for the visual process and recovers the skin and mucosa. A lack of Vitamin A will reduce the visual power up to total blindness. An excess of Vitamin A could cause headache, damage of the skin, liver disease, painful alteration in the skeleton or foetal damage.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant and protects unsaturated fatty acids against oxidation. It also protects the cells of the body by catching radicals. A lack of vitamin E in animal experiments demonstrates diseases of muscle, nervous system, heart, liver and reproductive system. These symptoms were not observed in humans. Vitamin E can be stored in the adipose tissue in large amounts. A lack can be caused by a malfunction in digestion or resorption of fatty acids.