Vitamin A and Muscle Pain

Vitamin A is an often forgotten nutrient that is essential for muscle growth and recovery. 

It promotes protein synthesis and the creation of glycogen while also benefiting vision, skin, and bone health. You’ll see it come in two main forms. 

The first one being pre-formed vitamin E from animal sources such as liver, eggs, and fattier fish like salmon and mackerel. 

There’s also pro-vitamin A or carotenoids such as beta carotene and you’ll see that in yellow-orange and dark leafy green plant sources. So some great ways to add that into your diet are sweet potatoes, butternut squash, bell peppers, spinach, and broccoli. 

Keep in mind that this is a fat-soluble antioxidant. So if you are taking it in supplement form, just make sure you stick to the recommended dosages. 

All right. I hope this helps and I’ll see you next week for our featured nutrient of the week.


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