Vitacost Carotene Complex with Pro Vitamin A Description
Promotes immune system health and antioxidant activity in the body.*
What is Carotene Complex?
Carotene Complex is an advanced carotenoid nutrition complex that derives its healthful benefits from carrot juice, lemon grass and spirulina. It includes beneficial amounts of carotenes, including lutein, zeaxanthin, alpha-carotene, beta carotene and cryptoxanthins.
Carotenoids are fat-soluble pigments found in plants. Algae, many fungi and bacteria, as well as higher plant life have the ability to produce carotenoids. Carotene refers to carotenoids that contain only carbon and hydrogen such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and lycopene.
Alpha-carotene and beta-carotene (which converts to vitamin A in the body) are responsible for the color of carrots. Beta-carotene is also found in pumpkins, mangoes, apricots, spinach and parsley. Dunaliella salina, a unicellular green algae, is another natural source of beta-carotene.
Xanthophylls are carotenoids that contain hydroxyl groups such as lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-cryptoxanthin, or keto groups such as canthaxanthin. Lutein and zeaxanthin are plant pigments found in spinach, collard greens, kale and mustard greens. Cryptoxanthins are derived from pumpkins and mangoes, as well as red capsicum.
What are the key benefits of Vitacost Carotene Complex?
Promotes immune system health*
Promotes cognitive health*
Maintains healthy skin*
Promotes antioxidant activity*
Why is Vitacost Carotene Complex your everyday essential?
Convenient way to obtain carotenes without consuming large amounts of foods containing carotene
Supplies 3,000 mcg of pro-vitamin A per 1-capsule serving
Each bottle contains 240 servings
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As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule with food daily, or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Keep dry and at room temperature (59°-86°F [15°-30°C]).
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Vitamin A (as beta-carotene and mixed carotenoids)||3000 mcg||333%|
|Food Carotenoid Blend|
annatto (seed), carrot extract (root), West Indian lemongrass (aerial), spirulina
Contains: Fish (Tilapia, Basa).
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