The whole family of carotenes are found naturally in many vegetables and fruits. Beta carotene specifically is found in dark orange or green vegetables and fruits. The difference between a dark orange carrot and a pale one is its carotene content. Unfortunately, most diets are lacking in these important nutrients. Beta carotene and other carotenoid supplementations are an appealing and convenient way to make up the difference.
Beta and alpha carotene are precursors to vitamin A and act as antioxidant nutrients. They are the only carotenoids converted to appreciable amounts of vitamin A. However, the body only converts these carotenoids into vitamin A as needed. Beta and alpha carotene are important for the immune system and provide resistance to infection.
They are also necessary for the development and maintenance of healthy epithelial tissue and mucous membranes such as the lining of the lungs, bronchi and other respiratory tissues. Epithelial tissue forms a barrier against bacteria and other foreign substances and aids directly in the prevention of infection and disease.
Recently, much attention has been devoted to the entire family of carotenoids including: alpha carotene, lutein, lycopene, zeaxanthin and capsanthin. Research has demonstrated that some of these carotenoids have significant antioxidant and protective benefits greater than beta carotene.
Solgar Lutein Lycopene Carotene Complex Vegetable Capsules is sugar, salt and starch free.
Solgar Lutein Lycopene Carotene Complex is suitable for Vegans.
Nutritional Supplement Recommended Intake:
Solgar Lutein Lycopene Carotene Complex Vegetable Capsules is a food supplement for adults. Solgar recommends one (1) or two (2) Vegetable Capsules of Lutein Lycopene Carotene Complex daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.