What you need to know about Vitamin A

Vitamin A is one of the fat soluble vitamins and refers to a number of compounds called retinoids. The compounds are known as retinol, retinal, and retinyl ester. Vitamin A is also a powerful antioxidant and is vital in maintaining healthy skin, eyesight and a healthy brain. Because it is an an antioxidant, it helps reduce inflammation by tackling free radicals. This in turn makes it great adjunct as an anti aging strategy through the consumption of Vitamin A rich foods such as carrots, sweet potato, kale, spinach and broccoli or the use of supplements such as Health Aid Vitamin A 5000 iu.

Many of the causes of blindness around the world, although preventable, have been brought about by Vitamin A deficiency. However, if everyone in the world was able to consume the U.S recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for adult males of 900 micro-grams and 700 micro-grams daily for women, then much of the problems would be resolved. It should be noted that the RDA for pregnant and lactating women is a little bit higher.


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