Prohormone & Supplement Ingredients:

Vitamin A Palmitate (Retinyl palmitate)

Vitamin A Palmitate (aka Retinyl palmitate) is found naturally and is also manufactured from Vitamin A acetate, a synthetic organic chemical. The Vitamin A molecule is very unstable by itself. To create a more stable configuration, it is reacted with methyl palmitate. This is called Vitamin A Palmitate, which is considered a synthetic product. It is the only form of Vitamin A used to fortify dairy products.

Natural sources of Vitamin A Palmitate include most dairy products (eggs, milk, cheese, butter), liver, and fish. Dark green vegetables, like spinach or kale, or orange vegetables like carrots contain provitamin A, a class of compounds called carotenoids, which are involved in photosynthesis. B-Carotene is the most important of these compounds.

Vitamin A Palmitate is a synthetic alternative for vitamin A supplements. Intake shouldn't exceed the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA). Overdosing preformed Vitamin A forms can lead to adverse physiological reactions. RDA ranged from 400iu for infants up to 1,300iu for pregnant women.

Vitamin A Palmitate is used as an antioxidant and a source of vitamin A added to many dairy products. It's also used in some topically applied skin care products. After its absorption into the skin, Vitamin A Palmitate is converted to retinol, and ultimately to retinoic acid (the active form of vitamin A present in Retin-A).
Supplements with this ingredient:
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