What is Vitamin A Palmitate?
Vitamin A Palmitate is a form of vitamin A. It’s found in animal products, such as liver, eggs, and cheese. It’s also called preformed vitamin A and retinyl palmitate. Vitamin A palmitate is available as a manufactured supplement. Unlike some forms of vitamin A, vitamin A palmitate is a retinoid (retinol). Retinoids are bioavailable substances. This means they are easily absorbed into the body and used efficiently.
Vitamin A is linked to many health benefits and is beneficial to our health; however, Vitamin A Palmitate is preformed Vitamin A added back to products where the natural Vitamin A was stripped out (typically stripped when making low-fat dairy products). This added back version – Vitamin A Palmitate has been linked to serious side effects.
Possible Side Effects From Ingesting Vitamin A Palmitate?
- May damage fertility
- May damage the unborn child
- Increased risk of cancer
- Skin irritations
- Gastrointestinal issues
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