The role of vitamin A

Good for your vision 

Vitamin A (Retinol) contributes to the maintenance of normal moisture balance of your eyes and is necessary to maintain good eyesight.

Supports your immune system 

Vitamin A has a positive effect on your immune system and thus contributes towards good resistance.

Important for your skin 

Vitamin A nourishes your skin from the inside and also helps keep it healthy. In addition, this vitamin supports your skin's ability to regenerate. 

Good for your mucous membranes 

Vitamin A is good for maintaining normal structure and function of the mucous membranes in your lungs and intestines.

Recommended daily allowance

As an adult, you need 800µg vitamin A per day.

If you are breastfeeding, the recommended amount is 1100µg per day. The maximum safe dose is 3000µg per day.

Did you know … 

* You get vitamin A primarily from (offal) meat, eggs, butter and fish?

* Your body converts the carotenoids in carrots and greens into vitamin A?

* Vitamin A helps your skin recover effectively after the weight loss operation?