A high dose active vitamin A
Healthwell Vitamin A 10,000 IU is an extra high-dose vitamin A supplement with 3.3 milligrams per dose, in vegetable capsules. In addition, MCT oil from coconut is added for best absorption. Vitamin A contributes to a normal immune system, eyesight and skin quality. The recommended dosage is 1 capsule per day, for example during periods of high stress on the immune system.
- An extra highly-dosed A vitamin
- Vitamin A contributes to a normal immune system
- Eyesight and skin quality
- With MCT oil for best absorption
- Vegan friendly product
What is vitamin A?
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is important for our immune system to function optimally. Vitamin A also contributes to our eyesight, not least night vision, to the cell division process and to the quality of the mucous membranes and skin. Vitamin A also acts as an antioxidant in the body and counteracts oxidative stress, which is a breakdown process that ages our cells prematurely.
This is why the immune system is important
The immune system is made up of several components that protect us from viruses, inflammations, infections and bacteria that make us sick. Often the immune system works and fights intruders without us even noticing it.
Vitamin A is actually a collective name for several different types of retinoids with the same type of biological activity. It is mainly divided into retinol and carotene. Retinol occurs naturally in animal foods, not least in intestinal foods, but also in dairy products. Carotenes are found in plant foods, such as carrots and citrus fruits. Carotenes act as a precursor to vitamin A which can then be converted and used in the body, while retinol can be used directly by the body.
Healthwell Vitamin A 10,000 IU contains retinyl palmitate, so- called preformed vitamin A. That is vitamin A in finished form that the body can use directly. The production of this vitamin A has a vegetable origin. Retinyl palmitate is also gentle on the stomach and intestines, and does not irritate those with sensitive stomachs.
In this product, MCT oil from coconut is also added, to improve absorption. Since vitamin A is fat-soluble, a small amount of fat is needed for the body to be able to assimilate the substance. MCT oils are medium-chain fatty acids from coconut oil.
Can you get an overdose of vitamin A?
Vitamin A is stored in the liver, which means that you can overdose for longer stretches of time, but just over 3 mg per day has been set as the top recommendation. People who should keep an eye on not getting a too high of a dose are older women after menopause and pregnant women. Vitamin A is important for fetal development, but too much vitamin A can be harmful. If you are pregnant, you should therefore consult a doctor or midwife if you are unsure.
Remember: if you eat several supplements of vitamin A, you should pay attention to the total amount you get.