Beta Carotene Powder 1%
The compound was isolated from carrot roots in the early 19th century and named carotene. It is also referred to as a-beta-carotene, carotenes, and carotenoids (Wikipedia). Beta-carotene is one of nearly 600 different carotenoids, highly pigmented, fat-soluble compounds that give red, orange and yellow plants their color.
Beta-carotene is a provitamin of vitamin A, meaning it is transformed to active vitamin A in the body. This occurs in the intestines and liver. Vitamin A, also known as retinol and retinal, plays a key role in health.
Vitamin A can be toxic if taken in excess. Beta-carotene is not converted to retinol rapidly enough for acute toxicity, which is why some multivitamin manufacturers rely on beta carotene as a source of vitamin A.
The richest sources of beta-carotene include dark leafy greens, carrots, tomatoes, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, squash and broccoli. As a general rule, the greater the intensity of the color, the more beta-carotene a plant contains. Beta-carotene has about 1/12th the potency as pure vitamin A. It takes 12 micrograms (mcg) of beta-carotene to provide the equivalent of 1 mcg of vitamin A.
Supplement FactsServing Size: 1300 milligrams
Servings Per Container: Varies
Made in a facility that also handles Milk, Soy, Egg, Gluten and products thereof.
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|Vitamin A (as Beta carotene) 24353 IU||487%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value Not Established
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