Key Benefits & Actions:
- Supports Healthy Immune Function
- Promotes Healthy Skin and Mucous Membranes
- Provides Vitamin A Repletion in Cases of Deficiency
Vitamin A is an essential nutrient required for many physiological functions; however, like other fat-soluble vitamins, it is capable of building to toxic levels when consumed in excess. Vitamin A is stored in the body, primarily in liver tissue, as retinyl ester. Because of the potential for toxicity, the Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board set an upper level (UL) of 3,000 mcg retinol activity equivalents (RAE), or 10,000 IU, in 2001. This value was based on research looking at teratogenicity for women of childbearing age and at potential for liver toxicity in all populations.
Although healthy fetal development requires sufficient vitamin A intake, levels in excess of 3,000 mcg RAE/day during early pregnancy have been linked to birth defects. Because vitamin A excess and deficiency have the potential for increasing the risk of birth defects, particular caution should be taken with high-potency vitamin A products during pregnancy or when trying to conceive.
Research at the time the UL was set suggested a link between changes in bone density and high vitamin A intake, but the findings were confounding and therefore not considered. Since that time, researchers have published limited experimental data suggesting that vitamin A, when taken at levels above the UL, may affect the development of bone remodeling cells and may stimulate bone matrix degradation. Prospective research has suggested that vitamin A in excess of the UL may be linked to an increased risk of hip fracture. As with prenatal development, too little or too much can impact bone health. Sensitive populations can include but are not limited to postmenopausal women and patients with a history of bone density issues or frequent fractures. Further research is needed to update monitoring protocols for practitioners prescribing
vitamin A supplementation to ensure optimal serum retinol levels. Dose levels beyond the UL can be necessary in some populations to prevent or reverse health consequences from vitamin A deficiency. Due to potential safety concerns in certain populations, Essential A is labeled with a precautionary statement and is not endorsed for long-term use.
Does Not Contain:
Wheat, gluten, soy, animal or dairy products, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial preservatives.
Take one capsule daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use. Individuals taking medication should discuss potential interactions with their healthcare practitioner.
All Unique Verve Formulas Meet or Exceed cGMP Quality Standards
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Made and Packaged in the USA
Serving Size 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container 60
Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate)
Microcrystalline cellulose, capsule (hypromellose and water), ascorbic palmitate, and silica.
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