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Vitamin A

High-Potency Retinyl Form

100 SOFTGELS 
SKU
VTA
$20.99

Benefits and Features

  • 7,500 mcg
  • 25,000 IU
  • Facilitating the support of visual and immune systems effectively

Detail Overview

Vitamin A, provided in the forms of retinyl palmitate and fish liver oil, is an indispensable nutrient with wide-ranging benefits for bodily health. Retinyl palmitate is a chemically stabilized ester form of retinol, which is an active form of vitamin A. This form is particularly beneficial as it is more stable and less susceptible to oxidation, making it a preferred choice in dietary supplements for ensuring consistent and reliable dosage. It is easily absorbed and utilized by the body, facilitating the support of visual and immune systems effectively.

Vitamin A's role in maintaining vision is paramount; it is crucial for the proper functioning of the retina, particularly in converting light into neural signals which enable vision in low-light conditions. This function is mediated by retinal, a specific form of vitamin A that interacts with protein opsin to form rhodopsin, a molecule integral to the vision process in dim lighting. Beyond its vision-enhancing capabilities, vitamin A is vital for the growth and development of cells lining the eyes. By supplementing with retinyl palmitate or fish liver oil, individuals can support their ocular health robustly, preserving and enhancing vision functionality.

The immune-enhancing properties of vitamin A are equally critical. It supports immune health by maintaining mucosal surfaces by helping in the production and function of white blood cells, which play a crucial role in capturing and clearing pathogens from the bloodstream and lymphatic system. This includes the lining of the airways and digestive tract, which are the body's first line of defense against disease-causing organisms. Vitamin A also influences the function of immune cells, including T-cells, B-cells, and cytokines, which coordinate the body's response to pathogens and inflammation. Moreover, it is integral to the skin's defense system, promoting the turnover of skin cells and maintaining the integrity of skin that serves as a barrier against environmental threats. By fostering these barriers and cellular functions, vitamin A plays an essential role in defending the body against infections and maintaining overall immune resilience.

Serving Size 1 Softgel
Amount Per Softgel % Daily Value
Vitamin A (retinyl palmitate and fish liver oil) 7,500 mcg RAE 833%

Other Ingredients:

Soybean oil, gelatin, glycerin, and water.

CONTAINS: Fish (Gadidae family, including cod, saithe, haddock and pollock) and soy.

References:

O’Byrne, S. M. and Blaner, W. S. (2013). Retinol and retinyl esters: biochemistry and physiology. Journal of Lipid Research, 54(7), 1731-1743. https://doi.org/10.1194/jlr.r037648

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Suggested Use

Adults: 1 softgel daily with food or as directed by a healthcare professional. Children: As directed by a healthcare professional.

Allergy Statement

Made without most common allergens: milk/casein, eggs, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, gluten, and sesame. Non-GMO, No synthetic colors, flavors or preservatives.

Caution

For adults only. This product is not intended for long-term daily use. Do not exceed the recommended amount. If you are pregnant or nursing, have a medical condition, or taking prescription drugs, consult your physician before using this product. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

California Residents

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including retinyl palmitate/retinol, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to P65warnings.ca.gov.