Provitamin A which converts to vitamin A in our body
α-carotene and β-carotene are orange-yellow pigment found in carrot and pumpkins. Due to its high safety factor it has been used as colouring for foods, beverages and cosmetics.
The body uses α-carotene and β-carotene to form as much Vitamin A as the body needs and then additional carotene acts as an antioxidant and supports cell to cell communication that controls healthy cell growth.
β-carotene is an antioxidant that prevents cell damage from aging and exposure to pollutants. Studies show that not only can β-carotene protect against cancer and heart disease but can also help improve your vision, immune system and skin.
As a nutritional supplement, β-carotene has been proven to have the following functions:
β-carotene helps protect against cancer and heart disease