Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in many foods. Vitamin A is important for normal vision, the immune system, and reproduction. Vitamin A also helps the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs work properly.
Life Stage Recommended AmountBirth to 6 months 400 mcg RAEInfants 7–12 months 500 mcg RAEChildren 1–3 years 300 mcg RAEChildren 4–8 years 400 mcg RAEChildren 9–13 years 600 mcg RAETeen boys 14–18 years 900 mcg RAETeen girls 14–18 years 700 mcg RAEAdult men 900 mcg RAEAdult women 700 mcg RAEPregnant teens 750 mcg RAEPregnant women 770 mcg RAEBreastfeeding teens 1,200 mcg RAEBreastfeeding women 1,300 mcg RAE
- How much vitamin A do I need?
- The amount of vitamin A you need depends on your age and sex. Average daily recommended amounts are listed below in micrograms(mcg) of retinol activity equivalents (RAE):-