The Baby Boomers' Helper to Young Skin
Vitamin A is a fat soluble Vitamin which your
body does not produce, so needs to be taken in through
It is also an antioxidant vitamin. And Baby Boomers
because they help to keep your body
young and healthy.
When absorbed from animal food, the active form
of this vitamin is Retinol, which is a yellow, fat –
When absorbed from plant food, the active form is
Retinal, derived from Carotenes (most commonly alpha –
carotene and beta – carotene).
So what are the Anti Aging benefits of Vitamin A?
i) It is essential for supporting healthy eye sight, bone growth
and a strong immune system.
ii) It is important in the life cycle of skin cells.
Retinol is converted to Retinoic Acid (also known as
Tretinoin or Retin-A) in your skin. Compared with the
skin enhancing benefits of other substances, Retinol
has a good track record of skin age reversal and acne
clearing benefits. Retinol also seems to increase skin
exfoliation, helping to clear blocked pores.
Research carried out at the University Michigan Medical
School demonstrated that applying this Vitamin to the skin
can improve the wrinkles associated with natural aging
and assist in promoting the production of skin-building
Their Research concluded that Topical Retinol improves
fine wrinkles associated with natural aging.
ii) As an Anti Aging Vitamin and antioxidant, it
assists in the process of skin repair by producing
enzymes that stabilize the production of Collagen.
How Can I get this Vitamin into my Diet?
Good sources of this Vitamin include:
Red, Yellow and Green Peppers
Full fat dairy products
Yellow / Orange fruit and vegetables: apricots, mango,
squash, pumpkin, sweet potatoes.
Be aware though that taking too much in your
diet (such as over supplementation with capsules) can
lead to toxicity and in extreme cases may be life