Retinol is the active form of Vitamin A so needs no conversion. It is now recognised that Vitamin A is important for:
- Healthy skin & good vision
- Maintaining eye moisture
- Your sense of smell
- Immunity to viruses bacteria & yeast
The body uses vitamin A to maintain a healthy immune system, healthy skin and good vision.
Eyesight disorders now associated with Vitamin A deficiency include night blindness, poor vision and certain types of colour blindness.
It is believed that there may be a connection between vitamin A and some skin conditions, including psoriasis, certain rashes & rosacea.
Other symptoms of vitamin A deficiency include loss of taste or smell, distorted colour vision, dry eyes, loss of appetite, and poor balance.