beta-carotene

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beta-carotene:

see carotenecarotene
, long-chained, unsaturated hydrocarbon found as a pigment in many higher plants, particularly carrots, sweet potatoes, and leafy vegetables. Carotene is thought to assist in trapping light energy for photosynthesis or to aid in chemical reduction.
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; antioxidantantioxidant,
substance that prevents or slows the breakdown of another substance by oxygen. Synthetic and natural antioxidants are used to slow the deterioration of gasoline and rubber, and such antioxidants as vitamin C (ascorbic acid), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), and
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; Vitamin A under vitaminvitamin,
group of organic substances that are required in the diet of humans and animals for normal growth, maintenance of life, and normal reproduction. Vitamins act as catalysts; very often either the vitamins themselves are coenzymes, or they form integral parts of coenzymes.
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Yes, apricots are packed full of betacarotene and other goodies.
Vitamin E and betacarotene supplementation, which has been shown to affect immune function, did not reduce overall pneumonia risk in a recent study of smokers, but may have had some effect in those who started smoking at a later age.
Nutrition Tip Eating just one carrot a day gives you all the betacarotene you need.
Profitable, public ag-biotech company seeks $1.8 m of venture capital to produce natural betacarotene product.
Natural butter flavor gives the spread a buttery taste, and betacarotene gives it a pale yellow color.
Betacarotene is converted by the body into the form of Vitamin A called retinol that's used by cells in the eyes that detect light and convert it into nerve impulses.
It also tends to be higher in Vitamin E and betacarotene, which improves its overall nutrient profile."
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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.