Micellized vitamin A is a form of vitamin A that has been processed into tiny droplets called micelles, which can be easily absorbed by the body. This form of vitamin A is often used in supplements and fortified foods to improve absorption and utilization of the vitamin.
Recommended Daily Intake of Riboflavin
Infants (0-6 months): 0.3 mg/day (Adequate Intake)
Infants (7-12 months): 0.4 mg/day (Adequate Intake)
Children (1-3 years): 0.5 mg/day
Children (4-8 years): 0.6 mg/day
Children (9-13 years): 0.9 mg/day
Adolescents (14-18 years): 1.0 mg/day (females) and 1.3 mg/day (males)
Adults (19 years and older): 1.1 mg/day (females) and 1.3 mg/day (males)
Pregnant women: 1.4 mg/day
Lactating women: 1.6 mg/day
Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that is critical to vision, immune function, and skin health. However, the body's ability to absorb vitamin A can be limited, particularly in individuals with digestive issues or nutrient deficiencies. Micellization is a process that enhances the absorption and bioavailability of fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin A.
Micellized vitamin A is made by dissolving vitamin A in a solvent such as ethanol, and then adding a surfactant to create micelles. These micelles protect the vitamin A and allow it to be more easily absorbed by the body. Micellized vitamin A is often used in supplements for individuals with vitamin A deficiencies, skin conditions, or eye problems.
While micellized vitamin A may improve absorption and utilization of the nutrient, it is important to note that excessive intake of vitamin A can be toxic and lead to adverse effects. It is important to follow recommended dosages and consult with a healthcare provider before taking vitamin A supplements.