Benefits of Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin which we store in our livers.

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Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant which comes it two forms, one of which is preformed (retinol) is only found in animal products.  The other type is formed from carotenoids which are yellow organic plant pigments – these can be converted to Vitamin A.  Vitamin A is destroyed at high temperatures so foods which are cooked for over an hour will have lost their Vitamin A.

Vitamin A supports:

  • Normal iron metabolism
  • Normal energy-yielding metabolism
  • Normal mucous membranes
  • Maintenance of normal skin and vision
  • Function of the immune system
  • The process of cell specialisation

Want to know about more nutrients your body needs daily?  Take a look at our focus pages on Vitamin CVitamin AVitamin KVitamin EVitamin B1 (Thiamin)Vitamin B2Vitamin B3Vitamin B5Vitamin B6Vitamin B12ZincMagnesiumFolateIronCopperSeleniumManganesePotassiumPhosphorusCalcium.