Let's start with vitamin A
Vitamin A is a very important nutrient in our body. It can be supplied in the form of retinol, retinyl esters and beta-carotene. Both retinyl esters and beta-carotene are metabolized to retinol.
Oxidation of retinol provides retinal, which is necessary for proper vision . It also provides retinoic acid, a transcription factor that plays an important role in regulating genes involved in cell morphogenesis, differentiation and proliferation . 1
Retinol and retinoids are also among the most effective substances that delay the aging process . Vitamin A smoothes and elasticizes the skin, eliminates fine wrinkles, reduces discoloration, stimulates the activity and increases the number of fibroblasts and the production of collagen fibers, which also contributes to the acceleration of regeneration processes. 2,3,4
Vitamin A deficiency symptoms:
- night blindness, also known as night blindness
- dry skin, cornea and conjunctiva, clogging of the lacrimal gland
- skin changes, acne
- weakening of the structure of hair and nails
What food can you find vitamin A in and in what form?
Vitamin A can be found in products of both animal origin (retinol) and plant origin (beta-carotene). Products with high retinol content are: Pork and chicken liver, fish, milk, egg yolks, yellow cheese, butter. Products with a high beta-carotene content include peppers, carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, parsley, kale, pumpkin, broccoli, apricots and peaches, but also algae such as spirulina and chlorella (both spirulina and chlorella are included in the All the greens you need).
The appropriate daily supply of vitamin A is 700 µg - 900 µg per day. The Beauty queen dietary supplement provides 800 µg of this vitamin per daily portion, just like the Skin rescue dietary supplement.
When not to use?
Do not use vitamin A supplements and prescription medications containing vitamin A derivatives (e.g. retinoids for acne) at the same time. This may increase the risk of high levels of vitamin A in the blood - if you have any doubts, ask your doctor about the possibility of including such a supplement in your daily diet.
Now let's move on to vitamin E
Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant of polyunsaturated fatty acids and phospholipids that are part of cell membranes. It is also involved in many metabolic processes in our body. 5.6
It comes in two forms - tacoferols and tocotrienols. The presence of tocopherols and tocotrienols protects the body against aging because these compounds can effectively neutralize free radicals. 7.8
Studies have proven that vitamin E inhibits the formation of atherosclerosis and prevents the development of cancer. 9 Additionally, another study proved that vitamin E strengthens and elasticizes blood vessels , and also reduces blood clotting. 10
Vitamin E also soothes skin irritations and burns caused by sunlight. Additionally, it has anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling properties. 11
Vitamin E deficiency symptoms:
- weakened concentration
- increase in cholesterol content in the artery wall
- neurological disorders
- anemia and vision disorders (in children)
- frequent infections and inflammations
- increased risk of cardiovascular diseases
What food can you find vitamin E in?
- vegetable oils
- wheat germ,
- whole grain cereals,
- green peas
- green leafy vegetables (parsley, spinach)
- sage herb
- blackcurrant seeds
- nettle 12
In supplementation, it is best to choose products containing natural forms of vitamin E. Tocopherols occur in nature as D-isomers, so choose preparations containing D-tocopherols - this form of vitamin E can be found in the Beauty queen product (200% RWS)