Functions of Vitamin A in the body
- Helps protect against free radical damage
- Helps fight inflammation
- Supports the retina and healthy vision
- Supports immune system function
- Supports skin health and cell growth
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin which can be divided in two groups: retinoids (or aldehydes) and carotenoids – this vitamin A supplement is a retinoid.
Retinoids come from animals and can also be called ‘performed’ or ‘active’ vitamin A’ for the simple reason that they are already in a form that is easily usable for the body. Carotenoids are found in plants and are called ‘provitamins’, they are stored in the liver and converted in usable vitamin A as required.
Vitamin A is needed to help support eye and retina health, as well as helping to support the immune system. It required for the growth and support of the skin, as well as supporting mucous membrane health.
Vitamin A (as Retinyl Palmitate) 10,000 IU. Other ingredients: Soybean Oil, Gelatin, Vegetable Glycerin, Fish Liver Oil. Contains fish (anchovy, mackerel, jack, herring, menhaden, sardine, smelt, bonito, tuna and sand lance)
Shell Ingredients: Gelatin, Vegetable Glycerin, Purified Water (Total = 100mg).
No artificial colour, flavour or sweetener, preservatives, sugar, starch, milk, lactose, gluten, wheat or yeast.
Contains no shellfish and is sodium free.
As a dietary supplement, adults take one capsule daily. Take 30 minutes before a meal with a glass of water or for best results, or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light.
Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Keep out of reach of young children. Nutritional supplements should not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Check with simultaneous intake of medicines with your physician or healthcare professional. No long-term use without professional advice.
Contraindications: Excess or high intake of vitamin A may cause liver damage. If you have liver disease, are a smoker, are exposed to asbestos, or are pregnant, do not consume high doses of vitamin A.
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