Vitamin A


Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin. Its physiological role is related to vision and maintenance of epithelial tissue. Prolonged deficiency of vitamin A leads to xerophthalmia (dry eye) for which the initial symptom is the night blindness. Deficiencies of vitamin A are known to be common in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis and chronic cholestatic liver diseases. Scientific research referring to therapeutic uses of vitamin A covers such areas as age-related macular degradation, retinitis pigmentosa, diabetes, HIV, measles, urinary tract infections and cancer. The prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in newborn infants is an orphan designation of retinol.

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Vitamin A (retinol)                                        

Pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene)              

Vitamin B1 (thiamin)                                  

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)                      

Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)                            

Pro-vitamin B5 (dexpanthenol)              

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)                                      

Vitamin B7 (biotin)                                

Vitamin B9 (folic acid)                                              

Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)            

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)                 

Vitamin D (cholecalciferol)           

Vitamin E (α-tocopherol)                                          

Vitamin K (phytomenadione)          

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