Vitamin A


Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble nutrient that is essential for healthy vision, cell growth and a healthy immune system. In animal products, vitamin A is called 'preformed vitamin A' (retinol), and in fruits and vegetables it is known as 'pro-vitamin A carotenoids'. The most common type of pro-vitamin A is beta-carotene.


Vitamin A is important for maintaining eye health. Vitamin A helps to create the pigments in the retina of the eye, and it is also essential for night vision.

Since vitamin A helps to promote cell development, it is beneficial for skin growth and repair. This property of vitamin A is also useful for the maintenance of mucous membranes.

Vitamin A also helps the immune system function properly.

With animal products, vitamin A can be found in meat (especially liver), dairy products, eggs, and fish. Pro-vitamin A is found in orange vegetables like carrots and sweet potatoes, and in green vegetables like spinach and other dark leafy vegetables. Fruits with pro-vitamin A include apricots, grapefruit, cantaloupe, mangoes and watermelon.


People who don't get enough vitamin A in their diet

People who want to support healthy skin and eyes

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Make sure you get enough iron in your diet, because it helps vitamin A get absorbed and metabolized by our bodies. Too little iron in the body will result in less vitamin A being absorbed from our diet.

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