Vitamin A

Major Functions
Normal growth and development of tissues - Immunity - Vision
 
In every dose
500IU (equal to 2 boiled eggs or 2 cups of baked beans)

What’s in it for my brain?


Beta carotene may improve cognitive function; one 18-year study of more than 4,000 men linked long-term beta carotene supplementation to the slowing of cognitive decline.

Fringe benefits


It helps to maintain a healthy immune system 

Supports vision in dim light (carrots really do help you to see in the dark!)

It keeps skin and mucous membranes like inside the nose healthy

Plays well with


All immune boosting nutrients

Vitamin B2 for eye health

Clever stuff


Our bodies make vitamin A by converting its precursor, beta carotene into the active form. Beta carotene is the compound that is responsible for the orange colour of carrots.

 

For the nerdy

For the nerdy

Here’s a handful of relevant scientific studies on vitamin A.


Science moves faster than we do, but we’re updating these lists as often as we can.


Sophie Medlin


Sophie Medlin is a registered dietitian and a spokesperson for evidence based nutrition.

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