WHAT IS VITAMIN A

Humans obtain vitamin A, also known as retinol or beta-carotene, from animal- and plant-based foods. The food industry uses vitamin A to enhance a product's nutritional value. Retinol and beta-carotene metabolize differently, but they offer the same health benefits to consumers.

  • Synonyms: Vitamin A acetate, Retinol Acetate, Retinyl acetate
  • INCI: Retinol
  • Chemical formula: C20H30O (Retinol), C40H56
  • CAS #: 57-50-1|127-47-9|9005-25-8
  • Hazard: o H360 – May form combustible dust concentration in air. May damage the unborn child

BUY VARIOUS GRADES OF VITAMIN A

Use the links below to view all package sizes for these specific products:

Dry Vitamin A-Palmitate 250
Dry Vitamin A Acetate 500
Vitamin A - Propionate 2.5 MIO IU/G Stabilized with BHT

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Characteristics
AppearanceSolid/free flowing fine granules (Yellowish color)
SolubilitiesWater Soluble
Boiling pointNon-volatile solid
Molecular weight328.5 g/mol
ClassOrganic
GradesUSP, Food Grade

USES AND APPLICATIONS FOR Vitamin A

Vitamin A uses includes acne treatments, anti-ageing creams & lotions, baby food, cosmetics, dietetic foods, dried milk, infant formula, moisturizing cream formulations, vitamin lotions.

  • Food and Nutrition: Vitamin A is best absorbed with sources of dietary fats. Foods containing Vitamin A is important for maintaining the reproductive health, eyesight and immune system. The nutraceutical industry uses vitamin A as an ingredient in dietary supplements.
  • Personal Care: Vitamin A helps to speed up healing, prevent breakouts and support the skin's immune system and it promotes natural moisturising - which means it helps to hydrate the skin effectively, giving it a radiant glow. It assists in promoting and maintaining a healthy dermis and epidermis; the top two layers of your skin.
  • Pharmaceutical: Carotene compounds (found, for example, in egg yolk, butter and cream) are gradually converted by the body to vitamin A (retinol). Vitamin A supports growth and bone development, vision, reproduction, and development and maintenance of skin tissue.

Quick Answers

Humans obtain vitamin A, also known as retinol or beta-carotene, from animal- and plant-based foods. The food industry uses vitamin A to enhance a product's nutritional value.

Businesses rely on Brenntag for vitamin A products from leading global suppliers. Whether you manufacture supplements or food products, we can provide a custom blend of additives for your needs. Contact our representatives for a custom quote.

Let Brenntag know what you’re looking for and we will tell you more about our wide range of vitamin raw materials. We are most proud of our position as a leading U.S. source for raw supplement ingredients and advanced nutraceuticals for the vitamin industry. With over 190 locations across North America, we are strategically positioned to give you the best sales and service possible.

Vitamin A is available in 25 kg box, 10 kg drum and pail.

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