betacarotene


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carotene

 [kar´o-tēn]
a yellow or red pigment found in many dark green, leafy, and yellow vegetables such as collards, turnips, carrots, sweet potatoes, and squash, as well as in yellow fruit, milk, egg yolk, and body fat; it is a chromolipoid hydrocarbon existing in four forms (α-, β-, γ-, and δ-carotene), which can be converted into vitamin A in the body.
beta carotene
1. the β isomer of carotene.
2. a preparation of this substance administered orally to prevent vitamin A deficiency and to reduce photosensitivity in patients with erythropoietic protoporphyria. Written also betacarotene and β-carotene.

betacarotene

/be·ta·car·o·tene/ (ba″tah-kar´o-tēn) see under carotene.
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Their high betacarotene content and antioxidant effects make them an excellent defence against cancer.
Cyanotech was pursuing development of spirulina, a separate biofertilizer product for the home lawn market, and the anti-oxidant betacarotene, while simultaneously conducting research under contract to American Cyanamid Corp.
3 IT contains the essential oil piperine which can increase the absorption of selenium, B vitamins and betacarotene, as well as other nutrients from the food.
3 IT is full of antioxidants such as vitamin C and betacarotene.
4 RAISINS also contain vitamin A and betacarotene, which are essential for keeping our eyes in good shape and healthy.
As part of the initiative, professional and consumer educational materials have been created to aid the understanding and relevance of the Eyebar formulation, which is based on the exact nutrients of the AREDS2 study, including lutein and zeaxanthin and excluding betacarotene.
These foods are rich in betacarotene, which is responsible for their orange colour.
Beauty formula contains biotin, MSM (methyl-sulfonylmethane), turmeric, rhubarb, antioxidants, papain and other herbs; Heart Health contains antioxidants, CoQ10, arjuna, ginkgo, garlic and resveratrol; Digest contains seven digestive enzymes along with ginger; Glucozone combines chromium, L-taurine, cinnamon, black plum and lutein; Immuplus contains echinacea, ginseng, natural antioxidants, enzymes and other herbs; Neuro combines bacopa, L-tyrosine, turmeric, ginkgo, ginseng, antioxidants and other ingredients to support brain functioning; Relax contains melatonin, hops, passion flower, valerian and lemon balm; Trim contains L-carnitine, chromium, inositol and other thermogenic herbs and nutrients; and Vision contains lutein, zeaxanthin, betacarotene and antioxidants.
Its ripe luscious orange flesh is packed with vitamins C and A and super protective betacarotene.
4 mg/day), followed by lutein + zeaxanthin (4 mg/day), betacarotene (2.
Mae 'na lawer o fitamin C a betacarotene hefyd mewn berwr dwr, ac mae'r rhain yn ddefnyddiol wrth gadw'r croen yn ifanc.
Orange carrots contain high levels of betacarotene, a pigment which is a form of vitamin A, that encourages good vision and healthy skin.