This month s’ winni ng lette r As NZ Lifestyle Block columnist Jenny Somervell pointed out, vitamin A is fat-soluble, so it is much less easily eliminated from the body than the watersoluble vitamins (like vitamin C). There are several documented ills resulting from excess intake of vitamin A, one being “altered mental status” (perhaps not so humorous).
As little as 0.5 mg vitamin A/kilo of body weight can be excessive in children, and vitamin A toxicity is said to significantly affect foetuses.
From memory, our son was taking in two litres of carrot juice per day. He did return to normal colouration.