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What is Beta-Carotene?
Jun 12, 2018

Beta carotene foods is a precursor of vitamin A. We need vitamin A for healthy skin and mucus membranes, our immune system, and good eye health and vision.

Beta carotene in itself is not an essential nutrient, but vitamin A is. Beta carotene's chemical formula - C40H56 - was discovered in 1907.

Vitamin A can be sourced from the food we eat, through beta carotene supplements, for example, or in supplement form. The advantage of dietary beta carotene is that the body only converts as much as it needs. Beta carotene color is a red-orange pigment found in plants and fruits, especially carrots and colorful vegetables.

Here are some key points about beta carotene:

  • Beta carotene is a red/orange pigment found in many fresh fruits and vegetables

  • Beta carotene is converted into vitamin A, an essential vitamin

  • Vitamin A is toxic at high levels

  • Beta carotene is a carotenoid and an beta carotene antioxidant

  • Foods rich in vitamin A include onions, carrots, peas, spinach and squash

  • One study showed that smokers with high beta carotene intake might have an increased risk of lung cancer

  • Some evidence suggests that beta carotene might slow cognitive decline

  • Beta carotene supplements interact with certain drugs, including statins and mineral oil

  • Beta carotene might help older people retain their lung strength as they age.

Where Can You Buy beta-Carotene?

Xi'an Natural Field Bio-Technique Co.,Ltd. is the professional Manufacturer of Herbal Extract Since 2005. And attend the CPHI, Vitafoods and API Exhibition from 2008. beta carotene is our strong product as the best raw material for cosmetics , colorant and supplements. If you need this products, please visit their website www.nfnutra.com or send an inquiry to us [email protected] at any time.

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