Vitamin A plays an important role in many body processes and has been shown to support healthy vision, tissue and cellular function.**
Vitamin A is an important nutrient that is stored in the liver. Also known as retinol or retinoic acid, vitamin A supports healthy growth, cell division, vision, immunity, and even reproduction. Vitamin A is an umbrella term for two types of these fat-soluble nutrients found in both animals and plants. The body benefits from both types of vitamin A; however, some people may not prefer or be able to obtain it from animal sources found in dairy and meat.
NuMedica Vitamin A is an excellent source of the nutrient. Our supplement does NOT contain any milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, wheat, soy, peanuts, or tree nuts. Before taking any supplement, it's ideal to consult with your healthcare provider about dosing and possible interactions with medications you may be taking.
Vitamin A found in animal products is known as preformed vitamin A. The body can use the nutrient 'as is.' The vitamin A found in chicken, fish, meat, or dairy contains the compounds retinal, retinol, and retinoic acid. Vitamin A found in plants is known as provitamin A. It is an inactive form of the vitamin. In order to use it, our body converts it to the active form in the small intestine. The plant vitamin A, however, features healthful carotenoids like beta-carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, and alpha-carotene that are so important for supporting optimum health.
Vitamin A contains antioxidant properties that help the body combat free radicals, which are sometimes called the harbingers of disease. Antioxidants help protect the body's cells from these free radicals that are caused by everything from age to exposure to harmful chemicals in the air, water, or even our food. Free radicals can play a role in many diseases, including cancer and heart disease. A diet rich in antioxidants may help reduce risks for some diseases.
Various foods are rich in vitamin A and make great sources for the nutrient. These foods include liver, spinach, green leafy vegetables, carrots, cantaloupe, and dairy products. Unfortunately, many people may find it difficult to get the required daily recommended amounts of vitamin A in their diet. A supplement like NuMedica Vitamin A can be a safeguard to ensure that you're getting your recommended allowance of this important nutrient.
According to expert medical centers like Mayo Clinic, adult men should get 900 micrograms of vitamin A each day. Women should get 700 micrograms of vitamin A daily. Unlike some other vitamins, vitamin A is not water soluble; it's fat soluble. That means that it can be stored in the body's tissues.
Vitamin A plays an important role in supporting many aspects of our health like vision and organ function. Many people choose to take a supplement like NuMedica Vitamin A in order to ensure they are able to benefit from the benefits it may provide.
The compounds found in vitamin A are known to support vision health. Vitamin A can help reduce the risk for age-related vision decline. It may also help in the prevention of night blindness, which is a common symptom among people who are vitamin A deficient. Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss; eating foods rich in beta-carotene may be able to help combat the risk.
Vitamin A is known to help support the immune system and is involved in producing white blood cells that help remove bacteria from the body. If a person is vitamin A deficient, they may be more susceptible to infections.
Vitamin A has been linked to good bone health. In fact, people who are deficient in this nutrient have a higher risk for experiencing bone fractures. Other key nutrients like calcium and vitamin D also support bone health. Together, these vitamins play a role in keeping bones strong.
Order NuMedica Vitamin A to support optimum health. If you're not getting the recommended daily allowance of this nutrient, you may benefit from its supplemental use.
Caution: Studies have shown that excess vitamin A is not healthful for the body. As a fat-soluble vitamin, it can be stored in the tissues for months. Consequently, too much of the vitamin can lead to a build-up. Be sure to consult with your physician before taking a vitamin A supplement to ensure you get the proper dose.
90 Vegetable Capsules
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Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate) (25,000 IU)
A nutrient that the body needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy. Vitamin A helps in vision, bone growth, reproduction, growth of epithelium (cells that line the internal and external surfaces of the body), and fighting infections. It is fat-soluble (can dissolve in fats and oils). Vitamin A is found in liver, egg yolks, and whole milk dairy products from animals and in fish oils. It can also be made in the body from a substance found in some fruits and vegetables, such as cantaloupes, carrots, spinach, and sweet potatoes. Vitamin A is being studied in the prevention and treatment of some types of cancer. Also called retinol.
NIH National Cancer Institute, https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms/def/vitamin-a
|7,500 mcg RAE|
|1 The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advise.|
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