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What should I know about retinol before taking it?

Retinol is a form of vitamin A found in animal products, such as dairy, liver, kidneys, and eggs.

It is necessary for a healthy diet and helps in the function of your vision, skin, cellular growth, and immune system. It has also been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of several different conditions.

Never take more than your daily allowance of retinol and vitamin A, as it is possible to overdose on it.

Also, you should not take vitamin A if you are pregnant. Some vitamin A and retinol is necessary during pregnancy, but too much can cause severe birth defects. Talk to your doctor about proper amounts of retinol and vitamin A during pregnancy.

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