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Fat Soluble Vitamins

Fat soluble vitaminsVitamin A (retinol and beta-carotene)Vitamin A and carotene can be obtained from either animal or vegetable sources. The animal form is divided between retinol and dehydroretinol whereas the vegetable carotene can be split into four very potent groups - alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, gamma-carotene and crypto-carotene. With enough beta-carotene available in the body, the body can manufacture its own vitamin A.Vitamin A is required for night vision, and for a healthy skin. It ...