Vitamin A, beta carotene, retinol, retinoic acid, Vitamin A

Vitamin A belongs to the fat-soluble group of vitamins, it is stored in different body tissues and plays very important functions. The most abundant form of vitamin A is retinol, a precursor of other forms of this vitamin. Its main function is related to eye health, mainly in cornea protection. Vitamin A deficiency can lead to serious health complications, such as night blindness, which is the inability or difficulty to see in darker settings.

  • Origin: Plant Based, Animal Product, Synthetic
  • Source: Eggs, Fish, Fruits, Vegetables, Carrots, Fish Oil, Synthetic
  • Type: Vitamin
  • Age Range: Adults, Seniors
  • Toxicity: May be toxic in high doses
  • Outcomes: Specific Conditions, Eye Health

What are Vitamin A benefits?

Vitamin A is a soluble nutrient consisting of a group of chemical compounds, such as retinol, retinaldehyde, retinoic acid, and pro-vitamin A carotenoids, which include beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, gamma-carotene, and cryptoxanthin. Retinol and beta-carotene are some of the most common forms of vitamin A found in foods and supplements, such as from animal sources (dairy products, liver, and fish), and also in plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, and oils. And according to published studies, vitamin A has some benefits for the human body, playing essential roles in modulating skin health, preventing eye diseases (such as age-related macular degeneration), preventing certain types of cancer due to its antioxidant properties, gene transcription, and immune system function.

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Specific Conditions Vitamin A and Specific Conditions

Specific body conditions categorize precise areas of our body, such as: Respiratory allergies; Liver; Eye health; Blood pressure; Cholesterol and triglycerides; and Blood glucose control. These areas require specific attention because they are delicate functions related to other parts of the body. Respiratory allergies, for example, are linked to the immune system, and to present an effective nutraceutical, we keep our scientific base up to date.
  • Eye Health

    The eyes are very important organs for the quality of life in general. They are extremely sensitive, thus they deserve preventive care because when they are harmed, they are not easily treated. The compounds used for eye health are mainly specific antioxidants and fatty acids.

Table of negative interactions

Acitretin, Bexarotene, Cholestyramine, Colesevelam, Colestipol, Demeclocycline, Doxycycline, Eravacycline, Etretinate, Minocycline, Omadacycline, Orlistat, Oxytetracycline, Sarecycline, Selpercatinib, Sevelamer, Tetracycline, Tretinoin
Bell Pepper, Carrot, Eggs, Fish, Meat

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