Excess Vitamin A makes the Immune system ‘lose its memory’


Vitamin AVitamin A

Too much of anything is harmful for health, this applies to Vitamins too!

A new research report published in the July 2015 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology says Vitamin A supplementation above and beyond normal levels may have negative health consequences besides having profound health benefits when someone is deficient. Furthermore, it also suggests that low vitamin A concentrations in certain situations may even be “normal.” Too much vitamin A shuts down the body’s trained immunity, thus allowing entry of infections to which we would otherwise be immune.

“This study helps to explain the mechanisms of anti-inflammatory effects of vitamin A and by doing so opens the door to identifying novel ways to modulate the immune response and restore its function in situations in which it is dysregulated,” said Mihai G. Netea, M.D., Ph.D., a researcher involved in the work from the Department of Internal Medicine at Radboud University Medical Center…

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