Vitamin A Absorption and metabolism

The presence of fat and bile in the intestines is necessary for vitamin A absorption. Around 80 to 90 per cent of vitamin A in the diet is absorbed, although this is
reduced in older people and those who have trouble absorbing fat, such as pancreatitis, celiac disease and cystic fibrosis sufferers, who may run the risk
of vitamin A deficiency.

Vitamin A AbsorptionVitamin A is joined to fatty acids in the intestinal lining, combined with other substances and transported to the liver, which stores 90 per cent of the body's vitamin A.



Search over 10,000 Natural Remedies and Alternative Medicine Articles

Vitamin A Categories:

Vitamin A
Vitamin A Health
Vitamin A Absorption
Vitamin A Deficiency
Vitamin A Sources
Vitamin A Recommended Daily
Vitamin A Overdose
Vitamin A Interactions
Vitamin A Dangerous



Other Vitamins:

Vitamin A
Beta carotene
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12
Pantothenic acid
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin K