If you want to improve your sexual health and penis health, vitamin A is a powerful vitamin and antioxidant and it's important to make sure you are receiving sufficient dosage. While many foods in the diet contain high amounts of vitamin A (including animal liver, dandelion greens, carrots, broccoli, and sweet potatoes) many sources are absorbed in varying degrees. To increase this important penis nutrient, talk with a nutritionist or doctor about the various forms it comes in, such as retinoids and carotenoids. Vitamin A can also be toxic when ingested in high doses, as it accumulates in the fat cells, so use supplements with caution.

Immune Function

When trying to keep away colds and flu, or fighting STI's, maintaining proper levels of vitamin A is important. Vitamin A is a necessary nutrient for keeping the immune system up and running, and studies show that a deficiency in vitamin A reduces immune function and makes men more prone to infections from viruses, parasites and bacteria. According to one clinical study published in Annuals Reviews of Nutrition by the University of California in 2001, infants and young children have a much higher risk of mortality from infection when they are deficient in vitamin A. It is also true in adults that when vitamin A levels are low, they recover much more slowly. Increasing vitamin A through the diet and supplementation is important for speeding up the production of B cells and T cells in the body, which in turn fight against disease-causing pathogens. If suffering from any STI's, prostate infections, or skin breakages, get onto some vitamin A as soon as possible.

Sexual Health

Improving sexual function, virility, and enjoyment is a major reason for many men to seek out supplements and vitamins. Vitamin A, and it's many forms such as lycopene and carotene, have been used by men for years to improve sexual health as well as reducing the risk of prostate cancer. While the debate is still going on whether or not vitamin A precursors are still useful or safe in preventing prostate cancer, new research shows that they might still have a role to play in erectile dysfunction. During March, 2012, the YananUniversityAffiliatedHospital in China published a study in the medical journal Die Pharmazie. Lycopene significantly reduced erectile dysfunction during the study, through affecting blood sugars, improving antioxidant status and increasing nitric oxide gas in the smooth muscle of the penis arteries which increases blood flow providing firm erections.

Skin Health

Vitamin A has a long and illustrious history in the prevention and treatment of skin problems. It's one of the primary treatments for acne and psoriasis, and as an antioxidant it may also reduce the signs of aging. A study published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology in 2012 found two different vitamin A crèmes were effective in reducing sun damage, wrinkles while improving skin tone, skin firmness and pigmentation in 34 human participants. Around the world vitamin A is also recommended as a topical ingredient for preventing skin cancer. So when you need your skin cells to heal up more quickly, or you just want to restore the youth and vigor back into your tissues, vitamin A is an effective natural treatment to explore. Take vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids or retinoids) as oral supplements to increase cell differentiation and wound healing throughout the entire body, and use vitamin A crèmes locally to improve skin health, youth and integrity.

Penis health crèmes

Penis health crèmes containing therapeutic levels of vitamin A may be beneficial for a wide range of applications. When the penis skin becomes dry, chaffed, damaged, irritated or broken, vitamin A has a soothing and healing effect. It is involved with inflammatory reactions, improves wound healing, and fights infections of all kinds. Penis specific products (most professionals recommend Man1Man oil) often combine vitamin A with other active ingredients to provide a synergistic and holistic effect. Other beneficial active ingredients, such as shea butter, vitamin C, E and alpha lipoic acid, are used to improve sexual health, increase male hormones, support skin integrity and restore nerve function.

Author's Bio: 

For additional information on most common penis health issues, tips on improving penis sensitivity, and what to do to maintain a healthy penis, visit: http://www.penishealth101.com. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.