Today, I’ve decided to post a strange scientific fact that you probably didn’t have to know.
“If you eat a polar bear liver, you will die. Humans cannot consume that much vitamin A.” – Buzzfeed
What Does Vitamin A Do?
Vitamin A helps maintain healthy skin, teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, as well as the mucous membrane. In fact, if you do not get enough vitamin A in your diet, it can cause vision problems as well as make you more prone to infectious diseases.
Side Effects of Vitamin A Overdose
- Loss of Appetite
- Blurred Vission
- Poor Muscle Coordination
What Will Happen and How Much Can Kill You?
A severe condition, known as acute hypervitaminosis, results from consuming too much vitamin A in a short amount of time. It was discovered after arctic explorers consumed seal, husky dog, and polar bear livers. It can cause loss of skin and hair, liver damage, hemorrhage, coma, and death.
The average daily in take of vitamin A is 10,000 IU (international units). Polar bear liver contains 8,000,000 UI.
If you’re ever in arctic, don’t eat polar bear liver. Why would you want to? I have no clue, but it’s definitely not a bright idea. Hmmm… maybe penguins are the better option?
Information for this blog post was found from medicaldaily.com.