Vitamin A Oil
Vitamin A Oil has immense power when it comes to viral and bacterial respiratory illnesses. It has a protective and repairing effect on all mucous membranes and is particularly good for easing acute episodes of asthma when given short bursts of high doses in conjunction with prescribed asthma medication. It is also anti-inflammatory, helps with neurological function and cancer prevention, and in clinical practice it can also be good to support chemical detox and immune system function. It can also be taken regularly for eye health, skin health and assisting in cell specialisation in the whole body.
Metabolics Vitamin A oil contains Retinyl Palmitate in avocado oil, which is converted in the small intestine by pancreatic lipases to produce Retinol which is the active form. The Retinol is then released into the lymphatic system and taken up by the tissues or stored in the liver.
Avocado oil was chosen as the base oil, as it has the characteristic of being less inflammatory, with low omega 6 content.
Vitamin A Oil provides a concentrated dose of this vital nutrient in a convenient and easy-to-use form, ensuring optimal absorption and effectiveness.
This product can be taken orally as well as topically, as it can be applied directly to skin to support skin health.
Action of product:
- Potent Antioxidant.
- Immune and respiratory function boost: Vitamin A Oil strengthens immunity, especially for lung conditions such as respiratory infections and asthma. This makes it great for a winter vitamin supplement.
- Vision Support: Vitamin A Oil It has two roles in the eye; it helps the retina convert light to a visual signal in the retina. It also ensures correct maturation of the ocular surface cells. Deficiency of Vitamin A can lead to night blindness and corneal damage.
- Mood and general health: Vitamin A also supports mood and general health, with lack of Vitamin A frequently associated with anaemia as it contributes to normal iron metabolism.
- Skin Health: Vitamin A Oil promotes vibrant and healthy skin by supporting cell growth and regeneration, aiding in the maintenance of smooth and youthful-looking skin.
- Tissue Maintenance: Vitamin A Oil plays a vital role in the growth, maintenance, and repair of various tissues in the body, including skin, mucous membranes, and organs.
- Reproductive Health Support: Vitamin A Oil is essential for reproductive health in both males and females, contributing to fertility and healthy development.
Storage (if applicable):
Store in a refrigerator out of reach of children. Consume within 3 months of opening.
Contents, including excipients:
Avocado Oil, Retinyl Palmitate.
Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, nut free, preservative free, dairy free, alcohol free, without binders, fillers and flowing agents.
For extemporaneous dispensing in a clinical setting as directed by a health care practitioner.
Adult: 1346mcg = 1 serving = 2 drops, 1250 servings per 100ml
Children (6-12yrs): 673mcg = 1 serving = 1 drop per day
Children (2-6yrs): 673mcg = 1 serving = 1 drop 4-5 days per week
Children (0-2yrs): 673mcg = 1 serving = 1 drop every 2nd or 3rd day
Empty 50ml, 25ml and 15ml dropper bottles can be purchased from PHS.
|Cautions/Contraindications (if applicable)
While Vitamin A oil can offer numerous benefits for skin health and overall well-being, it's important to be aware of certain cautions and contraindications associated with its use. Here are some important considerations:
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: High doses of oral Vitamin A (including supplements) have been linked to potential birth defects. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult with their healthcare provider before using Vitamin A oil or any Vitamin A supplements.
Sensitivity and Allergies: Some individuals may have an allergic reaction or skin sensitivity to Vitamin A oil. It's recommended to perform a patch test on a small area of skin before applying it more widely.
Sun Sensitivity: Vitamin A oil can increase the skin's sensitivity to the sun. It is advisable to use sun protection measures such as wearing protective clothing and applying sunscreen while using Vitamin A oil.
Skin Conditions: Individuals with certain skin conditions, such as eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis, should exercise caution when using Vitamin A oil.
Medications and Topical Treatments: Vitamin A oil may interact with certain medications or topical treatments, such as retinoids or other acne treatments.
Overuse and Irritation: Excessive use of Vitamin A oil or using it more frequently than recommended can lead to skin irritation, dryness, redness, or peeling. Follow the recommended usage instructions and, if any adverse reactions occur, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional.
Age and Children: Vitamin A oil is generally not recommended for children without the guidance of a healthcare professional. It is important to follow age-appropriate recommendations and consult a paediatrician when considering the use of Vitamin A oil in children.