- Prevents night-blindness and age-related eyesight issues
- Prevents acne
- Supports the immune system
- Supports bone health
- Supports reproduction and cell growth
- May decrease cancer risks
WHY WE LOVE VITAMIN A
Also known as Acetate, Vitamin A is a group of fat-soluble compounds that are very essential for the human body. It exists in two forms in animals and plants, Preformed Vitamin A and Provitamin A, respectively. Both of these forms of vitamin A must be converted to their active forms, retinal and retinoic acid before they can be used.
You can get Vitamin A from foods such as cod liver oil, butter, egg yolks, chicken, and beef liver.
MORE AMAZING BENEFITS OF VITAMIN A
FOR THE EYE
Vitamin A is essential in preserving eyesight. Night blindness occurs in people with vitamin A deficiency because rhodopsin is a major component of vitamin A. Also, it protects and maintains the cornea and the conjunctiva. Prevents AMD.
You need Vitamin A to produce and function white blood cells, which filter blood for bacteria and other pathogens. A deficiency increases your susceptibility to infections and delays recovery when you get sick.
Acetate stimulates collagen synthesis and can reduce wrinkles and fine lines. It is also an important ingredient in acne medication, Isotretinoin, a form of retinoid, is known for treating acne but only under medical supervision.
Vitamin A is essential in maintaining a healthy reproductive system and ensuring the healthy development of a baby. Research has proven Vitamin A deficiency results in reduced sperm and egg count in males and females. Birth defects are also associated with mothers who do not consume enough vitamin A during pregnancy.