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   Beta-Carotene
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pro vitamin A - vitamin A - Antioxidant Activity - Supports Healthy Pregnancy - 
Protects the Skin - Protects Your Eyes - Treats Oral Leukoplakia - Improves Respiratory Health

Beta-Carotene - Carrots


When you eat any red, dark green, yellow or orange vegetable you can count on getting beta-carotene, but carrots are one of the richest sources. Your body turns beta-carotene into vitamin A, so its beta-carotene content is illustrated by the fact that one small carrot supplies nearly 300 percent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin A.
Beta-Carotene Basics
Beta-carotene is a plant pigment that belongs to a group of substances called carotenoids. It’s one of only a few carotenoids that your body converts into vitamin A. In this role, beta-carotene maintains vision, regulates the growth of cells in your skin, keeps membranes lining your nose and respiratory tract healthy and helps control the production of proteins. All carotenoids, including beta-carotene, also possess antioxidant abilities.
Beta-Carotene in Carrots
One small raw carrot contains 8,353 international units of vitamin A, which includes 4,142 micrograms of beta-carotene. Daily intake guidelines have not been established for beta-carotene, but you'll get 278 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A. Carrots are one of the best sources of beta-carotene. One cup of carrot juice has more beta-carotene than a cup of any other food. One baked sweet potato and 1 cup of canned pumpkin and cooked spinach are the only foods that supply more beta-carotene than 1 cup of cooked carrots.
Beta-Carotene Safety
When you get beta-carotene through carrots, or any other type of food, it’s entirely safe, but taking high doses of supplements may carry some risks. While studies have revealed some concerns, researchers to date still haven't discovered the reasons behind the results. Smokers who took 20 to 30 milligrams of beta-carotene over four to six years had a higher risk of developing lung cancer, according to the Linus Pauling Institute. Taking supplements of beta-carotene plus vitamin A significantly increased the risk of dying from gastrointestinal cancer, according to a review of current research published.
 
Beta-carotene is fat-soluble, so you need to eat fats in order for it to be absorbed properly.

Contains








antioxidant
Provitamin A
Colourant

Beneficial for








The immune system.
Skin and mucous membranes.
Darkness vision.
Normal cell division.

May be used for








Sun rash
of sun damage.
 

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