- Vitamin A – Retinol.
- In the form of retinyl acetate.
- 5000IU/1500mcg per tablet.
- Suitable for vegans.
Vitamin A 5000IU from Essential Series is a dietary supplement in vegan tablets based on retinyl acetate as a form of Vitamin A, an ester of retinyl acetate.
Retinol, or Vitamin A, is a nutritionally indispensable fat-soluble vitamin whose insufficiency becomes evident when food sources of pro-Vitamin A carotenoids are significantly reduced, meaning that its dietary supplementation is recommended for people whose diets are low in vegetables.
Vitamin A 5000IU is a dietary supplement suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Because Vitamin A is essential for maintaining a good state of health, and the principal way your body gets this nutrient is through its diet.
Discover everything Vitamin A can do for you!
Vitamin A, generally, is known for its role in aiding eyesight:
who hasn’t been told that carrots, because of their beta-carotene content (a precursor of Vitamin A), are good for your eyesight?
Vitamin A contributes to maintaining healthy vision.
Other functions of Vitamin A include:
- Contributing to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes.
- Contributing to the normal metabolism of iron.
- Contributing to maintaining normal skin health.
- Contributing to the normal functioning of the immune system.
In addition, Vitamin A is important because of its role in the process of cellular specialisation.
Each Vitamin A tablet contains 1700mcg of retinyl acetate.
A concentration equivalent to 1500mcg of retinol, 5000 International Units of Vitamin A normalised to the conversion standards for retinol equivalents by the European Food Safety Authority.
A high concentration per tablet that provides you with the recommended daily amount of Vitamin A.
Because of its chemical configuration (-OH) retinol is not stable in the environment, this means it becomes esterified in tissues and is present in the form of esters in food supplements.
Of these, retinyl acetate has the highest potency and biological activity for conversion to retinol.
Reversible esterase action in the body converts it to retinol. And how do you find out its activity?
With the RE or ‘Retinol Equivalents’ that we indicate in our nutritional information, both in micrograms and in international units (1500mcg / 5000 IU).
This is unlike other companies, who indicate the amount of ester in the foreground, which in the case of retinyl acetate is 15% more… But in cases such as retinyl palmitate is 82% more.
This is not the biological activity of the vitamin, but the amount of the form used.
At HSN, we are 100% transparent, and we tell you everything:
Our Vitamin A contains 1700mcg retinyl acetate, equivalent to 1500mcg (5000 IU) of retinol.
Thanks to the high concentration of Vitamin A per tablet, you only need to take one tablet a day to reach the recommended amount.
Forget about having to take a large amount of pills to get effective doses!
The tablets are 100% suitable for vegan diets and have no ingredients of animal origin in their composition.
You only need to use one tablet, once a day, preferably with a meal containing a source of lipids.
You can combine it with:
- Lutein + Zeaxanthin.
- Vitamin D3.
External links of interest
- Dawson, M. (2005). The Importance of Vitamin A in Nutrition. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 6(3), 311–325.
- Meléndez-Martínez, A. J. (2019). An Overview of Carotenoids, Apocarotenoids, and Vitamin A in Agro-Food, Nutrition, Health, and Disease. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 63(15), e1801045.
- Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety. (2016). Opinion on Vitamin A (Retinol, Retinyl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate). In European Commission (Vol. 1576).
- Huang, Z., Liu, Y., Qi, G., Brand, D., & Zheng, S. (2018). Role of Vitamin A in the Immune System. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 7(9), 258.