Hi, Everyone. This week has been really busy for me but I was determined to not stand you up this week. Lol. Today’s post will be short but I’ll continue next week.
Quick question; what do you know about Vitamin A?
Everyone seems really familiar with vitamin c but what do you know about all the other vitamins. Today, I’ll focus on vitamin A.
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin which functions as an antioxidant in the body. Vitamin A is useful in the body to maintain healthy vision, slow ageing naturally, maintains healthy skin, maintain neurological functions, etc. Vitamin A can be derived from sources such as milk, eggs, carrots, green leafy vegetables, liver, etc.
Vitamin A is found in two primary forms: active Vitamin A and beta carotene. Active Vitamin A comes from animal-derived foods and is called retinol. This form of Vitamin A is pre-formed and can be used directly by the body.
The other type of Vitamin A, which is obtained from colourful fruits and vegetables, is called carotenoids, which are converted to retinol by the body after the food is ingested. Carotenoids have to be converted to retinol before they can be used by the body.
I’ll stop here today and continue next week. Please drop by this page for more juicy facts about vitamin A. Have a blessed week.