Foods with Vitamin A

Vitamin A is an important fat-soluble vitamin that is stored in the body’s liver. Vitamin A is sometimes referred to as retinol. It was discovered by Gowland Hopkins in 1912. This vitamin plays a key role in the formation and maintenance of healthy skin, teeth and tissue. It also helps to support mucous membranes. One of vitamin A’s other key roles is producing the pigments in the eye’s retina.

There is a strong connection between sufficient levels of vitamin A and breastfeeding and reproductive health. Vitamin A deficiencies and excesses are caused by diet. Children under the age of 14 require between 300 micrograms and 500 micrograms per day. Adults over the age of 14 require 700 micrograms per day. Breastfeeding women require between 1,200 micrograms and 1,300 micrograms per day.