16 Healthy Facts About Vitamin A

I will be adding a series of short but rich "facts about" articles to this site over the coming weeks. 

To find the other posts in this series, look below this post for a list of "Vitamin Facts" articles.

Vitamin A Facts:

  1. As the letter implies, it was the first vitamin to be discovered.
  2. It is essential to good vision
  3. It helps promote normal growth
  4. In animal tissue, it is occurs as retinol
  5. Fish Oils are a common source of Vitamin A
  6. In plants, carotene (beta carotene) is the precursor to Vitamin A...in other words, beta carotene, the orange color in carrots and other vegetables, has what is necessary to be converted into Vitamin A by the body.
  7. Needed for health of epithelial cells
  8. Benefits the Immune System
  9. Needed for reproduction
  10. Nursing Moms need for lactation
  11. Helps in the formation of steroidal hormones
  12. So important to healthy skin and the tissue linings within and outside the body
  13. An antioxidant
  14. Absorbed best when taken with fat or oil
  15. When pregnant don't exceed approximately 5,000 IU
  16. Otherwise, generally best not to exceed 10,000 IU
Updated 11/27/18

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