in pumpkins supply the body with enough vitamin A to improve eyesight as well.
The report predicts the global beta-carotene
market to grow with a CAGR of 3.5% over the forecast period from 2019-2025.
, vitamin E, MDA, glutathione reductase and arylesterase activity levels in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis," Iranian Journal of Public Health, vol.
First, the researchers measured the beta-carotene
concentrations found in commercial sweet potato puree and sweet potato flour produced in their lab from fresh Covington sweet potatoes, as well as in three sweet potato bread formulations, using hexane extraction and absorption at 450 nm.
The primary focus of breeding programs to date has been to identify varieties that are rich in beta-carotene
, which has roughly twice the VA activity of other PVA-carotenoids based on its chemical structure.
As compared to other antioxidative agents which prevent the establishment of lipid peroxidation, beta-carotene
traps free radicals and thus stop chain reaction.
Effects of alpha-tocopherol and beta-carotene
supplementation on cancer incidence and mortality: 18-year postintervention follow-up of the Alpha-tocopherol, Beta-carotene
Cancer Prevention Study.
Many oncologists are concerned about the possibility that beta-carotene
or other antioxidants might interfere with the anticancer effects of chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
The 2013 AREDS2 study found that replacing beta-carotene
with lutein plus zeaxanthin and cutting zinc (to 25 mg a day) worked just as well (with no difference in hospitalizations), and that omega-3 fats (EPA and DHA) didn't help.
The first study investigated if fresh avocado, when eaten with high beta-carotene
tomato sauce, would promote the absorption of provitamin A carotenoids, and the conversion of these carotenoids to an active form of vitamin A.
Two excellent sources of beta-carotene
are cantaloupe and the orange-fleshed honeydew melon, which is a cross between cantaloupe and green-fleshed honeydew.
Kalsec[R] carrot extracts are an excellent replacement for Yellow 5 & 6, mixed carotenoids and synthetic beta-carotene