Vitamin A
squash: food source of vitamin A

Vitamin A

Vitamin A (retinol) is a fat-soluble vitamin. Vitamin A is absorbed in the small intestine.1

Dietary source of Vitamin A

There are two types of vitamin A that are found in the diet1.

  • Preformed vitamin A is found in animal products such as meat, fish, poultry, and dairy foods.
  • Provitamin A is found in plant-based foods such as fruits and vegetables. The most common type of pro-vitamin A is beta-carotene.

What are the benefits of vitamin A for the skin?

Vitamin A, through retonic acid, contributes to the maintenance of skin2. Vitamin A can often be found in other beauty solutions such as moisturizing face cream, serums, oil for hair, that can help to provide additional nutrients and increase vitamin A intake, from the surface.

What are the benefits of Vitamin A?

  • Contributes to normal iron metabolism
  • Contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes
  • Contributes to the maintenance of normal vision
  • Contributes to the normal function of the immune system
  • Plays a role in the process of cell specialisation