Did you notice that we recently changed our multivitamin recommendation? Our product recommendations aren’t static – when new information and/or a better product comes along, then we will change them.
This new multivitamin now includes vitamin A. In the past, we looked for multivitamins that excluded vitamin A, because early findings indicated there was an issue with including it in a multivitamin, but…
It turns out that the issues with vitamin A may start around twice the RDA. Another study found that it’s excessive dietary intake of vitamin A that can cause issues to occur. Also, researchers concluded that there needs to be a balance, making sure that the elderly consume enough vitamin A, but don’t consume excessive amounts.
The amount of vitamin A in this new multivitamin is half of the RDA.
So you may be wondering, why take the chance? Why are researchers recommending finding a balance at all?
Because vitamin A still plays an important role in our health…
Vitamin A helps maintain and form our teeth, skin and skeletal and soft tissue. It also promotes good vision and low light vision (so maybe I’ll stop bumping into things on the way to the bathroom at 2 am?).
Vitamin A’s also required for the immune system to function normally. It maintains the integrity and function of the skin cells that are our first defense against infections. Plus, it plays a vital role in the development of the white blood cells that are critical to immune system response.
Good vision and a strong immune system. Sounds great to me…
Find out more about the new multivitamin that we recommend.