What Does Vitamin A Do?

What Does Vitamin A Do?

The benefits derived from vitamin A are:

  • Strong bones and teeth
  • Healthy muscles and soft tissues
  • Stronger immune system
  • Good vision (including improved night vision)
  • Better cellular communication

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

Provitamin A can be found in plant-based foods such as:

  • leafy, green vegetables
  • orange and yellow vegetables
  • tomato products
  • some vegetable oils
  • fruits