Vitamin A is an antioxident that is also called retinol. It can be found in animal products such as meat, fish and egg yolks.
Provitamins from vegetable products
The body can make vitamin A from provitamins that can be found in plant products. For example, provitamin A called beta carotene can be found in different types of fruit and vegetables and plant-based Flora products.
Why is vitamin A important?
Vitamin A contributes to normal functioning of the immune system and helps maintaining normal vision. It is also good for the skin as it helps in the production of cell and tissue structure. It is an important vitamin for children as it supports their growth and development.
The daily recommendation of vitamin A for men between the ages of 19 and 70 is 900 micrograms per day, for women of the same age this is slightly less, 700 micrograms per day.