A study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry details functions of vitamin A that had been previously unknown. Results suggest that the vitamin may play a direct role in certain physiological functions, particularly the formation of sperm cells and the development of the central nervous system.
Scientists discovered that vitamin A plays an active role in the activation of TR4, a nuclear receptor responsible for a number of functions within the body.
“Because TR4 plays roles in sperm cell production … [and] the development of the central nervous system … we can imagine that Vitamin A may play more important roles in human physiology than was previously believed,” said Dr. Edward Zhou, one of the study’s research scientists.
The findings can potentially help scientists develop effective treatment methods for low sperm counts and impaired cognitive function.
Those looking to take more vitamin A may want to consider using dietary supplements like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.