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Who should not take retinol?

You should not take retinol or vitamin A if you are allergic to or have a hypersensitivity to this supplement, as you can suffer from an allergic reaction.

People who have liver disease, consume excess alcohol, or smoke should not take a vitamin A or retinol supplement.

Talk to your doctor about proper amounts of retinol and vitamin A during pregnancy, as too much or too little can lead to birth defects.

Retinol and vitamin A should be a part of everyone's diet, as it aids in cellular growth and visual health. 

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