Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin naturally present in many foods. It helps the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs function correctly.
What Does Vitamin A Do?
Other benefits derived from vitamin A are:
- strong bones and teeth
- healthy muscles and soft tissues
- a stronger immune system
- good vision (including improved night vision)
- an effect on breast-feeding and reproduction
- better cellular communication
Where Does Vitamin A Come From?
There are two different types of vitamin A — preformed vitamin A and provitamin A.
Preformed vitamin A can be found in animal products such as:
- meat, fish and poultry
- liver and fish oils
- dairy products and eggs
Pro-vitamin A can be found in plant-based foods such as:
- leafy, green vegetables
- orange and yellow vegetables
- tomato products
- some vegetable oils