Vitamin A

Vitamin A is an important vitamin for health and well being. However, sometimes you may find it a struggle to get as much as you need. That's where our Vitamin A supplements come in handy, helping you to get the right amount of this vitamin.

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Vitamin A

What Is Vitamin A?

Also known as retinol, Vitamin A is an essential micro nutrient that can not be produced by the human body. Therefore you must include it in your diet.

The NHS recommends that adults between 19 to 64 years old need 600 µg, for women, or 700 µg, for men.

What Does Vitamin A Do?

Retinol has a variety of functions in the body. Vitamin A is known to help you see in dim light, and so is important for eye health. It also helps to keep the immune system working properly. Furthermore, it is important for skin health and vitamin A can reduce your risk of acne.

Vitamin A Sources

For many, the correct amount of Vitamin A can be ingested through the diet. Vitamin A foods include:

  • Liver;
  • Oily fish;
  • Cheese.

Another source of Vitamin A is beta-carotene. This can be converted into retinol and is a better source of Vitamin A for vegans as it is found in fruit and vegetables such as:

  • Spinach;
  • Mango;
  • Carrots;
  • Red peppers;
  • Apricots.

Vitamin A Defiecency

If you do not get enough Vitamin A in your diet, you can develop a deficiency of retinol. A small deficiency can show no symptoms, however, more severe cases of a Vitamin A deficiency can cause symptoms such as:

  • Poor vision in the dark;
  • Delayed growth in children and teenagers;
  • Infertility;
  • Dry hair;
  • Oval, triangular or irregular foamy patches on the white of the eyes;
  • Itchiness;
  • Dry skin.

If you think you have a Vitamin A deficiency, you need to get more of this essential nutrient in your diet. However, it is also important that you consult your doctor.

Vitamin A Supplement Benefits

If you are worried about your intake of Vitamin A, you can use supplements to increase your intake. The benefits of this is that it ensures that you have the correct levels of retinol in your diet. However, as Vitamin A is fat-soluble, if you take too much you can store too much of it. So always consult your doctor.

If you are looking for Vitamin A capsules or tablets, we have a range of supplements available. We also stock eye drops that contain Vitamin A, for optimum eye health. Browse our range of Vitamin A supplements that can help you to get enough retinol on a daily basis.