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What are Retinol Supplements used for?

Retinol has been a big trend in the skincare world, but the ingredient is also derived from an essential nutrient - Vitamin A - that is available as a supplement. Today, we’ll take a closer look at the health claims associated with retinol supplements and what benefits they may grant.

Health Claims

Retinoids, or Vitamin A, supplements, just as topical retinol products, may help to maintain skin health and improve its appearance. Further, these nutrients can also maintain the health of the lining in various parts of the body including the nasal passages.

Vitamin A also helps in improving our vision in dim light. Further, the nutrient works in conjunction with other vitamins in order to boost your immune system and may help defend against infections.

Taking a retinol supplement may help to support your skin further by encouraging cell growth and regeneration.

Natural Sources

Vitamin A can come in two forms: retinoids, which typically come from animal sources, and beta-carotene which comes from plant sources.

The retinoids can be found in eggs, yoghurts and fortified spreads, oily fish, cheese, and even in Liver products (though you should not eat liver more than once a week, as it can actually cause you to have too much Vitamin A.)

Beta-carotenes, on the other hand, can be found in red, yellow and green vegetables. Namely, red and yellow peppers, sweet potatoes, carrots, and leafy greens like spinach. Fruits such as mango, papaya, and apricots are also a good source.

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