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Vitamin A

Vitamin A (also: retinol, beta-carotene): For good eyesight

Description and function

The fat-soluble vitamin A is particularly important for the eyesight, skin and the immune system. It regulates the light-dark vision, is important for the formation and maintenance of skin cells and mucous membranes and the immune system. The precursor of this vitamin, beta-carotene, is an antioxidant in the body.

The recommended daily requirement for women is 0.8 mg, for men 1 mg.

Foods high in vitamin A / retinol

Vitamin A is found particularly rich in liver, egg yolk, fish, milk and dairy products. Beta-carotene is contained primarily in carrots, red peppers and spinach.

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 Riboflavin
 Vitamin A
 Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
 Vitamin B12
 Vitamin B6
 Vitamin C
 Vitamin D
 Vitamin E
 Vitamin H (Biotin)
 Vitamin K

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