Vitamin A

    We all know that getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals is important to maintain a balanced diet.

    Fortunately, Sunny Hill Kumara Chips can help you to get some of your daily intake of pro-vitamin A action with its rich Beta Carotene content.

    Vitamin A is important in so many ways. It plays a vital role in vision, bone growth, cell reproduction, cell division, and cell differentiation (in which a cell becomes part of the brain, muscle, lungs, blood, or other specialized tissue). Vitamin A helps to regulate the immune system, which helps prevent or fight off infections by making white blood cells that destroy harmful bacteria and viruses. Vitamin A also may help lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) fight infections more effectively.

    In general, there are two categories of vitamin A, depending on whether the food source is an animal or a plant. Vitamin A found in foods that come from animals is called preformed vitamin A. It is absorbed in the form of retinol, one of the most usable (active) forms of vitamin A. Sources include liver, whole milk, and some fortified food products.

    For more information, visit The Office of Dietary Supplements Website