Vitamin A, D, E

Vitamin A, D, E

Indispensable nutrients

Vitamins are indispensable nutrients for our body. They are essential for growth, recovery and well-functioning of the body and the maintenance of our health.

Vitamins occur naturally in our diet, such as fruit, vegetables and bread. The body cannot or cannot sufficiently produce vitamins itself. In order to meet the daily requirements for vitamins through the diet, eating healthy and varied is important.

Möller’s products are (besides the omega-3 fatty acids) rich in vitamins A, D and E.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A, also known as retinol, is a fat-soluble vitamin and is important for good vision. In addition, vitamin A is good for skin, tooth gums and hair. It plays an important role in growth and good resistance.

Vitamin A during pregnancy
Vitamin A plays an important role in growth. Therefore, adequate vitamin A intake during pregnancy is essential, but an excess of this vitamin should be prevented. Do not eat too many vitamin A-rich products during pregnancy, such as liver, pate and liverwurst. One slice of pate contains, for example, 350 micrograms of vitamin A. The recommended daily intake (RDI) of vitamin A during pregnancy is 1.000 micrograms per day (the maximum safe dose for pregnant women is 3.000 micrograms per day).
Möller’s fish oil contains 250 micrograms vitamin A per dessert spoon and is therefore a safe amount during pregnancy.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a group of fat-soluble vitamins, of which vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol, plant source) and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol, animal source) are the two main forms. Vitamin D is one of the few vitamins that the body can produce itself. Influenced by sunlight, vitamin D is produced in the skin. Moreover, the body also needs vitamin D from food.

Only few foods are a good source of vitamin D. Foods which naturally contain vitamin D are fatty fish (such as herring, salmon and mackerel), fish oil (especially oil from fish livers, such as cod liver oil) and egg yolks.

Vitamin D is important for maintenance of strong bones and teeth. It stimulates the absorption of the minerals calcium and phosphorus into our body. Furthermore, vitamin D plays a role in the proper functioning of the muscles and the immune system.

In winter, almost 60% of the Dutch have a vitamin D deficiency. In summer, this percentage is still 35%. Therefore, it is important to supplement this deficiency with vitamin D-rich foods or supplements, such as Möller’s fish oil.
For pregnant women, children up to 4 years old, people with dark skin colour, elderly and people who are not often outside, a vitamin D supplementation of 10 micrograms per day is recommended.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E, also known as tocopherol, is a fat-soluble vitamin and is important for the immune system. Vitamin E is an antioxidant (= substance that protect the body from free radicals). Furthermore, vitamin E plays a role in preservation of muscle tissue and production of red bloods cells.