Vitamin A + Carotenoids 90 caps by Pure Encapsulations
Vitamin A + Carotenoids 90 caps
Vitamin A with lutein, zeaxanthin, and astaxanthin to support cellular, ocular and immune function, with carotenoids for retinal and macular health..
Vitamin A is essential to the healthy functioning of a number of biological processes, including vision, growth, reproductive function and the body’s defense system. While many individuals are able to convert provitamin A carotenoids, like beta carotene, into active vitamin A, recent research has revealed that genetic variations can limit the ease of this conversion for some. Genetic variations in the enzyme BCMO1 (Î²-Carotene 15,15’-monooxygenase 1) can decrease the conversion efficacy of carotenoids into retinal by up to 69%. Known as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), these common variations can be bypassed with dietary retinol (vitamin A). Since variations in the BCMO1 gene have also been associated with macular pigment density, this formula also includes a blend of lutein, zeaxanthin and astaxanthin to promote macular health. Lutein and zeaxanthin are the two carotenoids found in macular pigment; as such, they act to support the integrity and density of the pigment, as well as optical lens health. Astaxanthin offers support for antioxidant defenses to protect retinal health.*
Pure Encapsulations recommends 1 capsule daily, with a meal.
Pure EncapsulationsÂ® recommends 1 capsule daily, with a meal.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?
If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product. Chronic use of large amounts of vitamin A (10,000 IU or above) can cause symptoms of vitamin A toxicity, including fatigue, irritability, depression, abdominal discomfort, nausea and vomiting, mild fever, dry skin, anemia, decreased white blood cells, or birth defects. Consult your physician for more information.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
Vitamin A supplementation should be avoided in individuals taking retinoid medications. It may also be contraindicated with bloodthinning medications, tetracycline antibiotics and hepatotoxic medications. Consult your physician for more information.