This vitamin is also known as retinol and is essential for growth, healthy skin, hair, reproduction, cell division and tooth development.
It plays a key role in the body’s immune system and is a powerful antioxidant.
For the body to get enough vitamin A, a person needs to eat variety of foods. The vitamin is primarily found in animal products such as dairy products, chicken, liver, kidney, fish oils, mackerel, trout and herring.
Plant based beta-carotene is another source of vitamin A. This is an antioxidant that the body converts into the vitamin and can be found in orange, yellow, green vegetables and fruits such as carrots, pumpkin and dark green leafy vegetables.