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Lamberts Natural Beta Carotene 15mg 90 caps


Vitamin A is the general name given to a group of substances that include retinol, retinal and carotenoids.

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Vitamin A is the general name given to a group of substances that include retinol, retinal and carotenoids. Beta Carotene is classed as a provitamin or precursor to Vitamin A and is found only in plants rather than from animal sources. Beta Carotene is converted to Vitamin A in the liver and intestines as required by the body. As the quantity of Beta Carotene increases, the proportion of the absorbed material converted to Vitamin A decreases and more of the carotene enters the bloodstream unchanged. In some cases, this is a desirable state of affairs for two main reasons; (i) toxic amounts of Vitamin A will not be produced even when Beta Carotene is high, and (ii) Beta Carotene is regarded as non-toxic even when taken in quantities sufficient to impart a yellow colouration of the skin. Beta Carotene is stored in the fatty tissues of the body and circulates in the bloodstream, where it has been found to be a potent anti-oxidant and free radical scavenger. Lamberts Natural Beta Carotene is extracted in the natural form from Dunaliella saline, a pink alga which lives on the surface of salt lakes and which contains small amounts of other mixed carotenoids. The growth of the organism is controlled in a high salt water environment which precludes contamination by harmful micro-organisms.

1 or 2 capsules daily
Amount per capsule: Mixed Carotenoids (from Dunaliella salina algae) 15mg Beta Carotene 14.2mg Lutein 75µg Zeaxanthin 75µg Equivalent to Vitamin A 2435µg Encapsulated With: Sunflower Seed Oil, Capsule Shell (Gelatin, Glycerin Colour: Iron Oxides), Silicon Dioxide.
Should not be taken by heavy smokers.
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