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Vitamin A (retinol)



Depletions

Vitamin A/Nutrient Depletion:
  • AlcoholAlcohol: According to secondary sources, chronic alcohol consumption may cause vitamin A deficiency.
  • AntilipemicsAntilipemics: According to secondary sources, the use of bile acid sequestrants may reduce the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin A.
  • ContraceptivesContraceptives: According to human research and clinical review, oral contraceptives may reduce vitamin A levels (45; 46).
  • Mineral oilMineral oil: Mineral oil has been reported to reduce absorption of all fat-soluble vitamins, according to secondary sources.
  • NeomycinNeomycin: In human research, neomycin reduced the absorption of vitamin A (47).
  • OrlistatOrlistat: According to human research, orlistat may decrease the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin A (48; 49).

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