12 Essential Vitamins & Minerals: Vitamin A
Vitamin A is crucial for children’s good health and development, especially for eye health. It plays an important role in healthy teeth, hair, and nails as well as helping your body fight infections by boosting your immune system. It promotes the function of vital organs such as the heart, kidneys, and lungs. Vitamin A comes in two forms, beta-carotene, which primarily comes from fruits and vegetables, and Retinol which comes from animal products and is readily available in the body. We have added 80% of your guideline daily amount of this super vitamin into our KidsLuv juices to ensure you that you are getting enough.
Vitamin A plays a really big part in maintaining healthy eyes, color vision and is also great for night vision! Beta-carotene, a plant-derived Vitamin A helps to prevent macular degeneration, a critical factor in the development of age-related blindness as well as night blindness and corneal destruction.
Promote Healthy Skin and Enhances Cell Growth
Vitamin A promotes healthy skin, boosting the production of collagen which gives the skin its firm look. It is also important for healing wounds and skin regrowth, protecting us from all those nasty falls in the playground.
It is a powerful antioxidant that reduces inflammation and protects our cells against the effects of free radicals, which damage cells of the body and slows down the aging process. Some great food sources of Vitamin A are Carrots (Fun Fact - the center of a carrot looks like the retina of an eye), sweet potato, dark leafy vegetables and dairy products like eggs, milk, and cheese.