Retinyl Acetate is a naturally occurring form of vitamin A. It plays an important role in maintaining eye health, the function of the immune and reproductive systems, the metabolism of iron, and healthy bone development. It is essential to the normal structure and function of the skin and mucous membranes such as those found in the eyes, lungs and digestive system. It also acts as an antioxidant to combat the damage caused by free radicals, which can trigger accelerated aging and increase the risk of cancer and diabetes.