has anyone ever had experience with taking vitamin a palmitate for acne?? ive just bought this bottle of Ultra A+E emulsion each drop contains 15000iu emulsified vitamin A palmitate... whats the difference between the palmitate and normal vitamin a? will it be just effective for acne and what dosage should i take?
Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:34 AM
Good question! If you want to read about my experience so far with Vitamin A for acne, hop over: http://www.acne.org/...sing-vitamin-a/
Here's what Wikipedia has to say:
In foods of animal origin, the major form of vitamin A is an ester, primarily retinyl palmitate, which is converted to retinol(chemically an alcohol) in the small intestine. The retinol form functions as a storage form of the vitamin, and can be converted to and from its visually active aldehyde form, retinal. The associated acid (retinoic acid), a metabolite that can be irreversibly synthesized from vitamin A, has only partial vitamin A activity, and does not function in the retina for the visual cycle. Retinoic acid is used for growth and cellular differentiation.
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