types of carotenoids that are important for maintaining eye health,
carotenes and xanthophylls.
Vitamin A Benefits for Vision
essential nutrients to maintain healthy vision. Vitamin A is the molecule
transmits the signal of stimulation from light in our eyes to the
brain, allowing us to see both during the day and at night.
Vitamins A is also essential for maintaining the health of the cornea and
layer of clear skin that overlies the white part of our eyes, the
conjunctiva and can cause severe dry eye disease and blindness due to this
Dietary source of Vitamin A
- Preformed vitamin A
- Provitamin A carotenoids
milk, yogurt, liver, and fish.
vegetable sources such as
carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and spinach.
females and 900 micrograms per day in males.
Should you take vitamin A supplements?
common due to abundant sources of vitamin A in our diet.
diseases that affect digestion or absorption such as
inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn’s disease, liver disease like
cirrhosis, or if they have certain dietary restrictions.
more about vitamin A supplements and eye health as well as potential
vitamin A toxicity that can be caused by taking too much vitamin A