Vitamin A Helps to Protect Against Melanoma

…in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, researchers followed nearly 70,000 people over a five-year period. What they found is vitamin A (retinol) supplements reduced the risk of developing melanoma by 40 percent. Interestingly, they also found that the protective effects of vitamin A were…

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Nutrient Spotlight: 3 Primary Antioxidants

…A and Beta-Carotene Vitamin A, or retinol, is the generic name given to a group of naturally occurring compounds called retinoids. You probably know that vitamin A is important to vision (it is crucial to the health of the retina—thus the name retinol). But it is also necessary to help…

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How to Get the Most Out of the Summer Sun

…supplement labels are required to lump beta-carotene and vitamin A together, look for retinyl palmitate or retinyl acetate, the most common forms of retinol. Just make sure to not exceed a daily dose of 10,000 IU (3,000 mcg) of vitamin A. (You can take considerably more beta-carotene.) * Finally,…

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