Vitamin A supplements can be confusing since supplement labels often refer to two forms: beta-carotene and retinyl palmitate.
Beta-carotene does not become true vitamin A until it is activated in the body. Not everyone’s body does this efficiently, so even if you consume a lot of beta-carotene, you could still be short on vitamin A!
Retinyl palmitate comes from animal food sources, like liver, but is also found in supplements.
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble nutrient with antioxidant qualities. It supports eye health, a healthy immune system, dental health, fetal development, breastfeeding, and general wellness.†
Explore Seeking Health’s vitamin A dietary supplements below. Vitamin A Drops are our best-selling vitamin A supplement. One single drop (not full dropper!) provides 1,500 mcg RAE. One bottle contains 600 servings of high-quality retinyl palmitate.
Our multivitamins, like Optimal Prenatal and Prenatal Essentials also contain a blend of beta-carotene and retinyl palmitate. Pregnant women should ask their health care providers for medical advice before supplementing with high-dose vitamin A.
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