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Hypervitaminosis - Vitamin A

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Choose a vitamin that is likely to reach toxic levels in the body from excessive supplementation.

What are the risks of toxicity?

Is your vitamin water- or fat-soluble?

How does vitamin solubility affect absorption, transport, and storage?

How can the dietary reference intake (DRI) be used to provide guidance when it comes to avoiding toxicities?

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Hello there,

I've included a brief overview below that summarizes my knowledge on the subject. There are countless articles that can be used to augment your answer with some references.

A good vitamin to use for this set of questions is vitamin A. It is a fat-soluble vitamin, which is common for most vitamins that cause toxicity in the body. This condition is called hypervitaminosis.

Vitamin A, being a fat-soluble vitamin, is absorbed ...