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Vitamin A Supplements Review, Including Beta-Carotene and Cod Liver Oil

Initial Posting: 12/17/17
Vitamin A Supplements (Including Cod Liver Oil) Reviewed by

Choosing the Best Vitamin A Supplement

Best Quality Vitamin A Supplements Identified - But You May Not Need One

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Vitamin A supplements with beta-carotene / retinol, including cod liver oil, in report
Carlson Norwegian Cod Liver Oil Nature's Bounty Beta-Carotene Solgar Dry Vitamin A
ChildLife Cod Liver Oil Natural Strawberry Flavor NOW Vitamin A Thorne Research Vitamin A
CVS/pharmacy A Puritan's Pride Beta-Carotene Vitacost Norwegian Cod Liver Oil
Nature Made A Rite Aid Natural Vitamin A Vitamin World Beta-Carotene
Carlson Norwegian Cod Liver Oil ChildLife Cod Liver Oil Natural Strawberry Flavor CVS/pharmacy A Nature Made A Nature's Bounty Beta-Carotene NOW Vitamin A Rite Aid Natural Vitamin A Solgar Dry Vitamin A Thorne Research Vitamin A Vitacost Norwegian Cod Liver Oil
Make sure the vitamin A supplement you take passed our test and is right for you!
Isn't your health worth it?
Vitamin A is necessary to maintain good vision, skin and immune functioning. Supplementation may also slow the progression of macular degeneration, enhance healing after laser eye surgery, and reduce the risk of certain cancers. So how do you choose the best vitamin A supplement? You'll find out in this report -- but you'll also find out that too much vitamin A can be dangerous and Americans are more likely to be getting too much vitamin A than too little. Excess vitamin A can weaken bones, damage the liver, and cause birth defects; and as beta-carotene, too much also poses dangers for certain people.
You'll also find out that labels on supplements containing vitamin A often don't tell you if they exceed tolerable levels. In addition, some labels don't accurately tell you how much you're getting. Over the years, has found many supplements having far more or less vitamin A than listed. 
In this comprehensive review, you'll get test results and quality ratings for 10 popular vitamin A supplements and information about 2 other vitamin A supplements similar to ones tested and rated. You'll learn:
    • Which vitamin A supplements passed or failed testing. (All fish oil products were tested for PCBs and mercury) 
    • Direct comparisons and quality ratings of vitamin A supplements, including cost comparisons that show you can pay just 1 cent to more than $2 for the same amount of vitamin A.  
    • What vitamin A can and cannot do
    • Which foods are rich in vitamin A 
    • Recommended daily intake and dosages of vitamin A - and which products exceed tolerable intake limits
    • Concerns, drug interactions, and potential side-effects of vitamin A from retinol (or retinyl palmitate -- the form in cod liver oil) and beta-carotene  

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Learn More About Vitamin A Supplements Answers -- for Vitamin A Supplements Review, Including Beta-Carotene and Cod Liver Oil
Can supplements with antioxidants like beta-carotene and vitamins A and E cause you to die sooner? Get the answer >>

Do any supplements help prevent sunburn or skin damage from sun exposure? Get the answer >>

What is fermented cod liver oil, such as Blue Ice? Is it better than regular cod liver oil? Get the answer >>

Do any supplements help prevent or improve cataracts? Get the answer >>

Is it true that fish oil supplements may contain soy? I'm allergic! Get the answer >>

Why is beta-carotene still an ingredient in some supplements? Isn't it dangerous? Get the answer >>

Are the "% DV" numbers on vitamin supplement labels really based on what I need? Get the answer >>

Is it true that overdoses of vitamin D only occur when you don't get enough vitamin K? Get the answer >>

Does taking a laxative interfere with the absorption of vitamins or minerals? Get the answer >>
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