What is beta carotene?
The old wife’s tale about eating carrots to see in the dark may have some truth to it…as beta carotene, a pigment found in carrots, is converted in our bodies into vitamin A, which in turn supports eye health!
Beta carotene is a powerful carotenoid that gives yellow and red-orange fruit and vegetables their bright colour – carrots, peppers, squashes, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, papayas, mangoes, apricots, cantaloupe melons, and leafy green vegetables, such as spinach, kale and broccoli, are all rich in this pigment.
Our bodies convert beta carotene into vitamin A as and when required, ensuring safe levels of this nutrient. Vitamin A is important to keep your skin in good health due to its role in skin cell production, and many people swear by taking a beta carotene supplement before going on a sunny holiday. Although, never forget to take a sun protection lotion with you, as this is essential for your skin health.
Why choose Healthspan’s Beta Carotene?
Whilst beta carotene is not destroyed by cooking, losses occur when it is exposed to light and air – if fruit and vegetables are stored for long before eating, the beta carotene benefits will be reduced.
To make your life easier, we’ve created a natural source beta carotene tablet, which contains 7mg of beta carotene extract. This amount is in line with the Department of Health’s maximum recommended intake, ensuring a safe supply of beta carotene daily and promoting a steady conversion in our bodies into vitamin A to keep your immune system, skin and vision in the best possible condition.*
For further eye support we also recommend you consider Retinex® or Retinex Max.
*Vitamin A contributes to the normal function of the immune system, to the maintenance of normal skin and to the maintenance of normal vision.