cryptoxanthin


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cryp·to·xan·thin

(krip'tō-zan'thin),
A carotenoid (specifically, a xanthophyll) yielding 1 mol of vitamin A per mole of cryptoxanthin.Found in many fruits and berries.

cryptoxanthin

A natural carotenoid pigment and provitamin A, which is found in mangos, orange rind, papaya, tangerines, egg yolk, butter and apples, and has retinoid activity.

Unfolding data suggest that beta cryptoxanthin may play a role in carcinogenesis, with increased consumption linked to a reduced risk of lung cancer and an increased risk of high-grade glioma of the brain.

cryptoxanthin

(krip?to-zan'thin)
A natural carotenoid pigment found in foods, such as orange and orange rind, papaya, egg yolk, butter, and apples. It can be converted to Vitamin A in the body.
Synonym: beta cryptoxanthin.
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Freeze-thaw pretreatment was found to significantly affect the structure of the CGM, and satisfactory extraction yields for the lutein, zeaxanthin, [beta]-carotene, and cryptoxanthin and other bioactive compounds were obtained through the FT treatment.
There was also a difference in cryptoxanthin concentration, with nAR (16.45 [+ or -] 6.39 [micro]mol/ml, p = 0.003) and LTNP (18.73 [+ or -] 8.00 [micro]mol/ml, p = 0.041) having higher levels than the cART groups (tAR, 7.44 [+ or -] 3.88 and tIR, 7.33 [+ or -] 2.04 [micro]mol/ml) and than nIR (10.08 [+ or -] 5.55 [micro]mol/ml).
The wavelength used was 455 nm for carotenoids (lutein, cryptoxanthin, lycopene, and [beta]-carotene), 325 nm for retinol, and 290 nm for [alpha]-tocopherol.
These two cultivars also showed high cryptoxanthin concentrations, with values greater than twice that found in other cultivars.
It also possesses flavonoids like beta-carotene, zeaxanthin and cryptoxanthin, which are known for their ability to help lower the risk of lung and mouth cancers, protect against neurological diseases, slow the aging process and fight inflammation.
** Mixed carotenoids 300 meg (as alpha-carotene, zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin, and lutein)
People who consumed the highest levels of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin had a 40 percent lower risk for advanced AMD compared with those who consumed the least, while people who consumed beta cryptoxanthin, alpha carotene, and beta carotene had a 25 to 35 percent lower risk.
Nuts contain a wide variety of polyphenols including resveratrol, lutein, cryptoxanthin and many others.
2 BASIL contains high levels of betacarotene, vitamin A, cryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin antioxidants.
5 CINNAMON flavonoid supplies anti-oxidants such as lutein carotenes and cryptoxanthin.
Besides bixin and norbixin, other compounds such as isobixin, beta-carotene, cryptoxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, orellin, bixein, bixol, crocetin, ishwarane, ellagic acid, salicylic acid, threonine, tomentosic acid, tryptophan, and phenylalanine have been found in the seeds of annatto.
The anti-hypertensive effect of carotenoids is supported by a follow-up study in which the concentrations of sum of four serum carotenoids (acarotene, [beta]-carotene, lutein/zeaxanthin, and cryptoxanthin) were inversely correlated with incident hypertension after 20 years [32].