VITAMIN A also known as retinol, is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays a key role in many bodily functions. Below are the properties and health benefits and its sources.
Properties and health benefits of vitamin A:
Supporting eye health. It plays a key role in the vision process, helping to maintain normal retinal function. Vitamin deficiency can lead to decreased visual acuity and visual impairment.
Strengthening the immune system. Influences the functioning of the immune system, participating in the regulation of the immune response and inflammatory processes.
Supporting skin health. Influences skin regeneration processes, helping to maintain healthy skin appearance and elasticity. These properties make often used in cosmetics and medicines for various skin problems.
Proper development and growth of the body. It is essential for the proper development of bones, teeth and mucous membranes.
- oily fish (herring, mackerel)
- milk and dairy products
Carotenoids, such as beta-carotene, are provitamins A that the body converts into vitamin A. They can be found in fruits and vegetables with intense color, such as:
Dosage: The recommended daily intake may vary depending on age, gender and individual needs.