Growing up, you might have been told that eating carrots is good for your eyesight. That wasn’t an old wives tale, it’s really true. Carrots, along with other yellow and orange fruits and vegetables like peppers, oranges and squashes, are high in vitamin A.
Sometimes known as retinol, vitamin A is great for your eyesight – particularly your night vision – and the general health of your eyes.
Vitamin A isn’t just great for your eyes, though. It plays an important role in cell development and division. That means it contributes to keeping your skin, bones and teeth healthy.
What is vitamin A good for?
- Eyesight: night vision, retinal health and general vision health
- Cell division and repair
- Healthy skin
- Healthy bones and teeth
Vitamin A is also known as:
tretinoin, retinol, retinoic acid
When and how much should I take?
Recommended: 900 micrograms a day for men, and 700 micrograms for women. It is recommended, as with most supplements, that you take vitamin A with food.