We’ve referenced several essential vitamins and minerals throughout our previous spotlights, as they are often tied with many of the carefully chosen ingredients in Kyäni products. One nutrient that regularly pops up in our spotlights is vitamin A. You’ve most likely heard of vitamin A, but how many of us know what it actually does for our bodies?
This week, we’re taking a special look at this essential vitamin and why it serves as a crucial ingredient in our products.
What is Vitamin A?
Vitamin A, sometimes referred to as alpha or beta carotene, is one of four fat-soluble vitamins, which means it is dissolved and absorbed in fats rather than water. These vitamins are stored in the body longer than water-soluble vitamins.
There are two types of vitamin A. The first is preformed vitamin A, found in meat, fish, and dairy. The second is called provitamin A and is actually a precursor to vitamin A. In this form, the body converts certain carotenoids from red, yellow, and orange fruits and vegetables into vitamin A.
Vitamin A Benefits
Vitamin A provides a variety of health benefits and is essential for cell growth and development. Additionally, vitamin A is often recognized for its impact on eye and vision health.
Vitamin A has antioxidant properties, helping support the immune system and protect cells from the harmful effects of free radicals. This key nutrient also supports reproductive health, skin health, and organ function.
How to Add Vitamin A to Your Diet
Vitamin A is naturally occurring in a variety of foods, such as beef, fish, green leafy vegetables, orange vegetables, fruits, and dairy products.
Provitamin A carotenoids found in plant-based foods, also known as beta-carotene, give certain fruits and vegetables their rich, colorful hue. Some of the most common beta-carotene-rich foods are carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, broccoli, cantaloupe, and apricots.
Even if you have a great diet overall, sometimes it can be challenging to eat nutrient-packed meals every day. That’s where supplements come in. And we have the perfect go-to for a delicious, nutrient-rich supplement that gives you plenty of vitamin A each day – and much more.
Kyäni and Vitamin A
Vitamin A is one of the many powerful ingredients found in one of our most popular products, Kyäni Sunset®. Sunset is also loaded with vitamin E tocotrienols, omega-3 fatty acids, astaxanthin, and vitamin D3, and is specially designed to support brain and heart health, cell integrity, and immune system function.
Try Sunset today and get your daily dose of vitamin A, along with other valuable nutrients, all in a convenient daily capsule.