Beta-CaroteneThe Orange One
Beta-carotene is a naturally occurring plant pigment responsible for the yellow and red colours in nature, as seen in fruits, vegetables, flowers, and autumn leaves. It is converted to vitamin A when metabolised in the body, which is essential for normal growth and development, immune system function, skin and bone health and vision. Studies show that an adequate intake of beta-carotene is associated with reduced risk of chronic health problems.
Research suggests that beta-carotene:
Boosts immune function
Supports cognitive function
Maintains eye, skin and bone health
Contains powerful antioxidant properties
Protects against certain chronic health conditions
A unique formula
Potent formulation optimised to boost skin, eye, brain and immune health.
Our beta-carotene contains pure non-GMO sunflower oil for better absorption.
Benefits backed by science
Beta-carotene is regarded as a nutrient that can protect and provide skin health from the inside. Human skin is continuously exposed and, as a consequence, may undergo alterations leading to photo ageing, inflammation, immune dysfunction, imbalanced epidermal homeostasis, or other skin disorders. Beta-carotene could fight these. Beta-carotene can be used as an oral sun protectant in combination with sunscreens for the prevention of sunburn and has been shown to be effective either alone or in combination with other carotenoids or antioxidant vitamins. Adequate beta-carotene levels in the body may also contribute to a more long-term defence against UV light.
Beta-carotene helps with eye health by keeping the surface of the eye, or the cornea, moist and healthy. Deficiencies often lead to dry eyes, which can, in turn, lead to corneal ulcers, clouding of the front of the eye and vision loss. Beta-carotene can also help to enhance night and peripheral vision and also helps reduce the oxidative stress light puts on your eyes.
The immune system protects our body against infections, cancer cells and foreign substances. Studies suggest that beta-carotene can enhance immune cell function. Early studies demonstrate the ability of beta-carotene to prevent infections. Some clinical trials have found that beta-carotene supplementation improves several biomarkers of immune function, including the number of white blood cells (the cells responsible for protecting the body against disease and foreign invaders).
Beta-carotene is a powerful antioxidant that protects our cells from oxidative damage (which is linked to degenerative conditions such as congnitive impairment, cancer and heart disease) and fight free radicals. Beta-carotene may improve your cognitive function, according to some studies, due to its antioxidant properties.
Why take our Beta-Carotene
Scientific studies show that an adequate amount of beta-carotene consumed through diet or supplementation is associated with reduced risk of chronic health problems. Our formulation is concentrated and has been optimised to boost skin, eye, brain and immune health.
Our beta-carotene contains pure non-GMO sunflower oil for better absorption - only from trusted sources.
Research suggests you can take Beta-Carotene when it's convenient for you. We'd recommend earlier in the day and with a meal and water to help absorption. Avoid taking with caffeine as this can prevent absorption and increase excretion.
The following foods contain high levels of beta-carotene:
Leafy, green vegetables like kale or spinach
We recommend that you consult your healthcare provider before supplementing with beta-carotene when pregnant.
May keep lungs healthy as you age. In a 2006 study it was shown that high blood beta-carotene levels may compensate for some of the damage to the lungs caused by oxygen free radicals.
Beta-carotene supplementation is generally safe in appropriate dosages, as in our Beta-Carotene. High doses of beta-carotene can turn skin orange. If you are pregnant, a smoker, or suffer from any pre-eixsting medical conditions, we recommend that you consult your healthcare professional before supplementing with Beta-Carotene.