Vitamin A plays play an important role in vision, bone growth, reproduction, cell division, and cell differentiation. This amazing vitamin promotes healthy surface linings of the eyes and the respiratory, urinary, and intestinal tracts. When those linings break down, it becomes easier for bacteria to enter the body and cause infection. Vitamin A also helps the skin and mucous membranes function as a barrier to bacteria and viruses.
Vitamin A can be classified in two different categories depending on whether the food source is an animal or a plant.
Vitamin A found in foods that come from animals is called preformed vitamin A and it is absorbed in the form of retinal. You can get retinal from these foods; liver, whole milk, and some fortified food products.
Vitamin A that is found in colorful fruits and vegetables is called pro vitamin A carotenoid. They can be made into retinal in the body. In the United States, approximately 26% of vitamin A consumed by men and 34% of vitamin A consumed by women is in the form of provitamin A carotenoids. Common provitamin A carotenoids found in foods that come from plants are beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin. Among these, beta-carotene is most efficiently made into retinal.
You need retinal in order to maintain your skin and repair it from damage. If you don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, which are loaded with Vitamin A, you will probably notice that your skin appears dry and flaky.
Recent studies concluded that Vitamin A applied to the skin in a topical form can help reduce lines and wrinkles, control acne, and relieve psoriasis. Using Vitamin A along with Vitamin C as a cream for your face can reverse skin alterations induced by aging.
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I have oily skin but now that I am well into my thirties I am noticing the typical signs of aging on my skin. I have fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes, mouth and on my forehead. Most anti-aging creams are greasy and contain heavy oils meant to moisturize your skin. If I use them it just makes the oil on my skin worse and I break out. Derma e’s Vitamin A line is perfect for women with my skin type. They are light, refreshing, do not contain harsh chemicals and will not clog your pours. After using them for a few weeks have noticed a reduction in the appearance of the lines and wrinkles on my face.
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Cascia Talbert is a busy blogger, publisher, freelance writer, online merchant and mother of five children living in The Pacific Northwest. With a B.A. in history and law and a passion for writing and staying healthy, she started The Healthy Moms Magazine in 2007. The Healthy Moms Magazine is currently ranked the top health blog for moms and features several health expert writers and mom bloggers. Ms. Talbert believes that if mothers are well educated on health issues and how to stay healthy, they can pass that information down to their children and reverse the childhood obesity statistics in the U.S.
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