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Beta-Carotene

Pigment

Beta-Carotene

Other Name(s):

β-Carotene; Provitamin A; Pro-Vitamin A; CAS# 7235-40-7; E 160a

Beta Carotene, as the name suggests, occurs naturally in carrots. It can also be made using select fungi, yeasts, bacteria, moulds, or microalgae. However, it is most commonly synthesised in laboratories.

Is Beta-Carotene Faithful to Nature?

Yes.

Beta Carotene is a naturally occurring ingredient with nutritional and skin conditioning benefits.

Benefits: Why is Beta-Carotene Used?

Drives Retinol Production

Beta Carotene is converted in the body to retinol (vitamin A).

Natural Defence

Beta Carotene has antioxidant properties and enhances our immune system.

Glowy Skin

Beta Carotene gives our skin a healthy glow and helps to protect the skin against damage.

Cognitive Health

Beta Carotene may reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and general age-related cognitive decline.

Beta Carotene is found in nutritional supplements, body & beauty products, as well as in vegetables like carrots, and sweet potatoes.

Beta Carotene found in nutritional supplements, and skincare products is usually synthesized using a chemical reaction called Wittig condensation.

Beta Carotene is typically converted in the body to vitamin A at a ratio of 12:1. For example: 12μg of Beta Carotene will be converted into 1μg of vitamin A. However, this rate of conversion is also affected by many other variables and is only a guideline.

Notice: The information provided here is not intended as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.

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