Vitamin A, classified as a fat-soluble vitamin, is one of the most versatile and essential vitamins our bodies need. This vitamin comprises a group of compounds that include retinol, retinal, retinoic acid, and several provitamin A carotenoids. Retinyl acetate, also known as retinol acetate, is the specific form of vitamin A used in this supplement. Retinol is the alcohol form of vitamin A, and it is often referred to as preformed vitamin A because it is readily available for the body to use.
Retinol acetate is a stable and effective variant of vitamin A. Each vegetarian-friendly capsule of our supplement delivers a potent dose of 10,000 International Units (IU) of Vitamin A. This vitamin is known for its roles in promoting healthy skin, supporting normal vision, and bolstering immune function. It also works synergistically with Vitamin D3 to enhance its effects.
The need to know
What are the benefits?
Anti-ageing effect on skin
Supports eye health, immune system and lung health
Helps with troublesome skin and acne
The physiological effects of Vitamin A are wide-ranging, thanks to its involvement in various biological processes.
Skin Health: Vitamin A supports the health of your skin by promoting normal cell growth and development. It is essential for cells that rapidly divide and grow, such as those in your skin and the mucous membranes. Vitamin A achieves its anti-ageing effects by slowing down the breakdown of collagen. This protein contributes to skin firmness and elasticity and stimulates the production of skin-building compounds.
Vision Support: Vitamin A is crucial for maintaining healthy vision as it is a key component of the protein rhodopsin, which the retina uses to absorb light. A deficiency of vitamin A can lead to vision problems, including night blindness.
Immune Function: Vitamin A is instrumental in developing and regulating the immune system. It helps maintain mucous membranes' structural and functional integrity, which are the body's first line of defence against infections. Moreover, vitamin A influences immune cells' function and distribution, like T and B cells, which play a crucial role in our body's immune response.
By ensuring an adequate intake of Vitamin A, you can help your body maintain these vital functions and contribute to your overall well-being.
How will I know its working?
Changes brought by Vitamin A supplementation might not be immediately perceptible as it works subtly over time to support your health. However, over time, improvements may be observed in skin health, vision, and overall immune function. For individuals who were deficient in vitamin A, these changes might be more noticeable. It's important to remember that maintaining consistent use is key for the full benefits of the supplement.
When to take it?
Take 1 tablet daily with food and water, unless specified otherwise on the sachet.
Per Serving% Daily
Vitamin A (10,000IU)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Vitamin A was the first vitamin to be discovered, which is why it is named 'A.' The discovery was made by Frederick Gowland Hopkins in 1912, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology for his findings.
The term 'retinol' is derived from the Latin word for 'retina', as vitamin A is crucial for maintaining normal vision.
In addition to its role in human health, vitamin A is used in skincare products due to its ability to stimulate cell turnover and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is also key in managing sebum levels when treating acne.
Publications you might find interesting
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The latest research
1. Raverdeau, M., Mills, K. H. (2014). Modulation of T cell and innate immune responses by retinoic Acid. The Journal of Immunology.
2. Mukherjee, S., et al. (2006). Retinoids in the treatment of skin aging: an overview of clinical efficacy and safety. Clinical Interventions in Aging.
3. Massacesi, L., et al. (2020). Vitamin A and Vision. Sub-Cellular Biochemistry.
4. Huang, Z., Liu, Y., Qi, G., Brand, D., & Zheng, S. G. (2018). Role of Vitamin A in the Immune System. Journal of Clinical Medicine.
5. Ross, A.C. (2012). Vitamin A and retinoic acid in T cell–related immunity. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
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