Vitamin A

Quick facts:

A fat-soluble vitamin that can get stored in the liver (no need to supply it daily as the organism can take it from the magazine – liver)

Vitamin A is also referred to as retinol or retinoic acid 

Influences: vision, growth, cell division, reproductive functions and immunity

Other properties: beta-carotene form is an antioxidant, protects from free radicals

Deficiency of vitamin A may cause problems with vision, infertility, and difficulties in fighting infections. Risk of deficiency is increased when people have:

  • strict vegan diet
  • lasting excessive alcohol consumption 

 

Top recommended sources of vitamin A (retinol)

  • chicken liver
  • egg (egg yolk)
  • salmon 
  • cod liver oil
  • shrimps

Top recommended sources of beta-carotene:

  • carrots
  • sweet potatoes
  • squash
  • spinach
  • kale
  • asparagus

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