What is Swanson Beta Carotene (Vitamin A)?
Vitamin A is an essential nutrient required by the body for normal growth. As well as supporting eye health, particularly night vision, it is used for bone and teeth formation, cell structure, protects the lining of the respiratory and digestive tracts and keeps the immune system working effectively.
Vitamin A is absorbed by the body in the form of retinol and there are two main dietary sources: liver, egg yolks and dairy produce which contain retinols and many fruits and vegetables which contain carotenes which the body converts to retinol. Beta-carotene is a group of red, orange, and yellow pigments called carotenoids. In fact it is these carotenoids that are responsible for the orange colour in carrots, pumpkins and sweet potatoes. Beta-carotene is also converted into retinol by the body.
Swanson Beta-Carotene (Vitamin A) only contains the recommended and safer form of Vitamin A, beta-carotene, helping you to avoid an excessive intake. The US Swanson brand of nutritional supplements is a well-supported product choice for its rigorous testing and quality assurance program. You can trust Swanson to bring you regulated supplements with guaranteed potency and purity.
What is Swanson Beta Carotene (Vitamin A) used for?
Vitamin A is required to help keep the body working efficiently and effectively particularly the eyes, skin, digestive system and the immune system. Eating a diet plentiful in fruits and vegetables is a great way to help ensure your body gets all the beta-carotenoids it needs to convert into Vitamin A.
Choosing to take supplements is also a good way to ensure you are maintaining, as well as optimising your intake of this important nutrient.
Vitamin A and its benefits to your health:
- Supports eye health: Vitamin A helps to prevent night blindness and helps your eyes adjust to the changes in light from bright to dark. It may also help to alleviate dry eyes.
- Boosts immunity: Vitamin A acts as a great antioxidant and promotes overall immune system support and immunity. Vitamin A could be particularly beneficial in helping to fight off colds, flu and bronchitis as well as other types of infection.
- Promotes skin healing: Vitamin A helps to support skin health and wound healing. It may help alleviate skin conditions such as acne, dry skin, eczema and psoriasis.
- Maintains healthy digestive tract: Vitamin A works to maintain the skin and cells that line the respiratory and gastrointestinal tractsWhat is the recommended dose of Swanson Beta Carotene (Vitamin A)?