What is bio carotene?

Beta carotene (β-Carotene) is an antioxidant that is converted by the body into vitamin A (retinol). Vitamin A is essential in maintaining health, and when taken as supplements can lower risks of disease. Bio-Carotene contains 9mg of Beta Carotene per capsule in an easily digestible and stable form.

What is beta carotene tablets used for?

Beta-carotene is used for an inherited disorder marked by sensitivity to light (erythropoietic protoporphyria or EPP). It is also used to prevent certain cancers, heart disease, cataracts, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

What are the benefits of using carotene?

Antioxidants like beta carotene might be very helpful in reducing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and age-related cognitive decline. Research has shown that antioxidants, including beta carotene, can help maintain skin health and appearance, and may protect the skin against UV radiation from the sun.

Is beta carotene good for skin?

Beta carotene may also help boost your skin’s health. Again, this is likely due to its antioxidant effects. A 2012 review reports that getting plenty of antioxidant micronutrients, including beta carotene, can increase the skin’s defenses against UV radiation and helps maintain skin health and appearance.

What is the difference between carotene and carotenoids?

The main difference between carotene and carotenoid is that carotene is a type of carotenoid that does not contain oxygen whereas carotenoid is an organic pigment that serves as an accessory pigment in photosynthesis.

Is carotene a natural?

Can you get beta-carotene naturally from foods? The American Heart Association suggests that you get beta-carotene (and other antioxidants) from food rather than supplements. Good food sources of beta-carotene include: Carrots.

Is carotene bad for your body?

Taking big doses of vitamin A can be toxic, but your body only converts as much vitamin A from beta-carotene as it needs. That means beta-carotene is considered a safe source of vitamin A. However, too much beta-carotene can be dangerous for people who smoke.

Is beta-carotene bad for you?

Toxicity. Beta-carotene doesn’t seem to be toxic in large doses. But high doses over a long time can lead to carotenemia. This causes your skin to become yellowish orange.

What foods are high in carotenoids?

Foods rich in carotenoids include:

  • yams.
  • kale.
  • spinach.
  • watermelon.
  • cantaloupe.
  • bell peppers.
  • tomatoes.
  • carrots.

How does carotene affect skin color?

The surprising fact is eating too many carrots, or other foods high in beta-carotene, can cause a yellowish discoloration of the skin, according to the Dermatology Clinic at UAMS. This discoloration, a condition called carotenemia, is most noticeable on the palms and soles.

Can carotene change skin color?

Can I apply beta-carotene on my face?

Beta-Carotene (or ß-Carotene) is an excellent skin care ingredient, serving as an antioxidant and precursor to vitamin A, thus is frequently referred to as provitamin A. It’s a wonderful skin conditioning ingredient and is also used as a cosmetic colorant.