Vitamin A is needed by the body for a range of important functions. It helps to form and maintain teeth, skeletal and soft tissues, and skin. Vitamin A is also needed in the healthy formation of mucous membranes; this may not sound too pleasant, but keeping these linings healthy is vital in protecting our organs from viruses and bacteria. Vitamin A is sometimes also known as retinol as it contributes to healthy vision, particularly the health of the retina. As a fat soluble vitamin, it can be stored for some time in the body, contrasting with water soluble vitamins (like Vitamin C) that are lost through the passing of urine. Holland & Barrett stocks a number of Vitamin A supplements and Visionace, which can help you to ensure you get all the Vitamin A your body needs.