The Role of Vitamin A for Immunity

More and more articles are showing the importance of nutrients for maintaining immune health. With aging, immunity against disease can decrease, leaving you more vulnerable to infections.

New research shows that we have over 100 trillion bacteria in our gut. Some of these bacteria regulate our immune response by adjusting a protein that activates vitamin A in the gastrointestinal tract so the body’s antimicrobial immune response works properly.

You can get preformed Vitamin A from a healthy diet that includes meat, poultry, fish and dairy products. Beta Carotene is found fruits and vegetables, especially those that are red like mangos, papaya, carrots, sweet potatoes etc. The body can convert Beta Carotene in these foods to Vitamin A.

The old story, “if some is good, more is better" is not true when taking Vitamin A supplements. The right amount is crucial for healthy vision, immunity and for the heart, lungs, kidneys and other organs to work properly, but megadoses can soften bones and can be toxic. When it comes to supplementation, you want a safe, balanced multi-vitamin like MDR Fitness Tabs that gives the right amount of Vitamin A with Beta Carotene and other key nutrients to optimize good health.


Jan 4th 2019 MDR

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