Beta Carotene

Beta Carotene Information

Beta-carotene belongs to a group of plant compounds called carotenoids. These are the pigments that provide the yellow, orange, and red coloration in fruits and vegetables. Beta-carotene is the most abundant carotenoid in human foods and is generally thought to be the most important carotenoid for humans. Enzymes in the intestines also convert beta-carotene to vitamin A whenever it is needed. In addition to being a precursor for vitamin A, beta-carotene is an important antioxidant that helps to prevent harmful free radical damage in the body

Beta Carotene Benefits

  • Is an important antioxidant that helps to prevent harmful free radical damage in the body
  • Believed to be helpful in such disease as high cholesterol
  • Helps delay the progression of age-related cataracts
  • Intakes of beta-carotene are inversely associated with lung cancer
  • Low levels of beta-carotene are also associated with a greater risk for cancer of the cervix, esophagus, gastrointestinal tract, lung, mouth, throat, neck, and stomach
  • May also enhance immunity by boosting the activity of certain immune fighting agents in the body
  • May also offer relief to people who suffer from a genetic disorder, erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP), that makes them abnormally sensitive to sunlight

Beta Carotene Notes

The Dietary Supplements Information Bureau recommends a dosage range of 6 mg to 30 mg of this supplement for optimal results (6 mg = 10,000 I.U).

Beta Carotene Products

  Brand & Product Name  Description  Retail 
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  Twinlab : Mega Carotene 
 30 caps  $13.50   $7.95   More info Discontinued
  Twinlab : Mega Carotene 
 60 caps  $22.95   $13.95   More info Discontinued
  Natures Way : Multi-Carotene 
 60 softgels, 40,000 iu  $19.99   $14.95   More info 


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