Rob Verkerk
July 3 2019

Vitamin A is an essential vitamin, yet the public is assaulted with more information about its potential harms than its amazing benefits. Even nutritionists are confused, such is the seemingly contradictory and evolving nature of vitamin science.

Why the confusion?

Vitamin A is considered an essential vitamin because it’s essential that we consume it in our diet – we simply can’t live without it. It’s critical for a wide variety of functions. In short, without it, we can’t see, grow, reproduce, or fight off disease. We also can’t have healthy skin or hair – and that might in effect reduce our ability to find a suitable mate! And if that wasn’t enough, some of the latest evidence suggests incredibly important functions in terms of immune system modulation, especially in relation to regulatory T-cells, as well as related gut mucosal immunity and gene expression.

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