Supposedly Vitamin A can be toxic to the liver if taken in excess. Except in the form of beta-carotene. This had me nervous because I'm currently eating 2 sweet potatoes along with 6 cups of chopped broccoli a day. I've been doing this for months. Am I at risk for Liver disease?
asked byRob__3 (0)
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on April 07, 2013
at 02:52 AM
Beta carotene is pro-vitamin A, meaning, no vitamin A activity until the body converts it to a useable form. It's impossible to overdose on beta carotene because our bodies will simply reduce the conversion to next to nothing in the case of large doses.
The worst thing that'll happen is you might start looking like an oompa-loompa, as beta carotene will end up in your skin.