Vitamin A appears in two forms - retinol (a precursor of finished vitamin A) and beta-carotene or provitamin A and is converted to Vitamin A in the body.
Where vitamin A is found
- Vitamin A is mainly found in animal products such as meat, liver, milk, butter, fish oil or egg yolks.
- Beta-carotene is mainly found in plant sources such as carrots, tomatoes, peppers, yellow and leafy vegetables, yellow fruits
A deficiency of vitamin A can manifest itself in greyishness and eye pain.
Vitamin A dosage
The daily recommended intake for an adult is 800 µg.
Benefits of vitamin A
- Maintains normal condition of mucous membranes and skin
- Maintains normal vision
- Contributes to normal function of the immune system
- Contributes to normal metabolism of iron
- Contributes to the process of cell specialization
What to know about vitamin A
- For better effect of this vitamin it is recommended to combine it with B-complex, vitamins D and E, calcium, phosphorus and zinc.
- Taking vitamin A is not recommended for pregnant women.