Vitamin A & E HPLC Control Set
The Vitamin A & E HPLC Control Set is For Research Use Only
Size: 5 mL each, 2 levels
Product Developed and Manufactured in Germany
Product Support in the USA
Vitamin A and E are fat soluble vitamins. Both are stored in the body, thus overdosing is possible. Vitamin A plays an important role in the visual process. It is mainly taken up as pre vitamin A by nutrition. In the liver it is processed to vitamin A. Retinal is involved in the visual process as prosthetic group of the rhodopsin molecule. Beside this, vitamin A (Retinol) is important for the growth of children and the growth of skin and mucous membranes. As an antioxidant, retinol protects the body against free radicals and reactive oxygen species. Overdosing leads to headache, vertigo, sickness and vomit. Disturbance of the nervous system, skin disease and loss of hair have also been reported. Vitamin E protects the fatty acids against oxidation. It captures free radicals and reactive oxygen species. A lack of vitamin E is recognized in lipid metabolism disorders, liver disease and in early born children. It leads to muscle dystrophia, anemia and disturbances in the nervous system.