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Beta Carotene 1% (Provitamin A) Powder
Beta-Carotene is an antioxidant in the same class as Vitamin E or Vitamin C and is also identified as a provitamin. This particular supplement contains approximately 1% Beta Carotene to maintain a safe concentration for regular consumption.
Beta-Carotene contains Vitamin A and has a yellow-orange pigment that gives the distinctive color to certain fruits and vegetables such as pumpkins, carrots, sweet potatoes, oranges, tomatoes, bananas and squash. It is also the pigment that gives the bright orange color to cooked lobsters and the pink color to salmon and flamingos.
Serving Size & Timing
Dosage of Beta-Carotene will vary depending on the condition of the patient, the strength of the medicine and the daily dose as prescribed by the doctor. As a dietary supplement, take 1.5 grams (scant 1/2 tsp) daily, or as directed by physician.
Supplement FactsServing size: 1500 milligrams
Serving per container: *
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value**|
|Vitamin A (as Beta Carotene) 25000 IU||500%|
|Vitamin E (as DL alpha tocopherol) 50 IU||167%|
** Based on 2,000 calorie diet
Maltodextrin, Arabic Gum, Medium Chain Triglycerides and Silicon Dioxide.
Soy, dairy, yeast and gluten
As a dietary supplement, take 1.5 grams (scant 1/2 tsp) daily, or as directed by physician.
|US Standard Measuring Spoons|
INGREDIENTS & FURTHER INFORMATION
CONCENTRATION OF BETA-CAROTENE 1%
Here, Beta-Carotene 1% is blended with Beta-Carotene 10%, a carrier of Maltodextrin that is necessary to prevent clumps from forming. Other ingredients present in the mixture are Vitamin C and E as well as Sucrose, Silicon Dioxide, Acacia and various medium chain triglycerides.
BETA-CAROTENE 1% SIDE EFFECTS
Beta-Carotene is essentially safe and greatly lowers the chances of acute toxicity that might occur if using a direct Vitamin A supplement. However, it is not without occasional side effects such as upset stomach, nausea and jaundice. These effects can be controlled by simply lowering the dosage.
Taking too much Beta-Carotene could actually raise the risks of developing other forms of cancer as well as heart disease. Frequent smokers or drinkers should consult with a health care professional before considering this supplement. Women who are pregnant or nursing and individuals expected to undergo heart surgery should avoid Beta-Carotene.
Carotene is one of about 600 different kinds of Carotenoids, which are pigmented and highly fat-soluble compound types that give the deep blue, yellow and red colors to other plants.The unique blend of Beta-Carotene available here is readily soluble in drinking water.
*NOTE: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
**DISCLAIMER: There is no guarantee of specific results and results can vary.