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Initial and subsequently collected blood samples were analyzed for plasma alpha carotene, beta carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin, and lycopene.
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Vitan's expertise is in fermentation of blakeslea trispora to produce beta carotene biomass and other types of carotenoid biomass.
Carotene (pre-vitamin A) is a slowly absorbed, fat-soluble, carotenoid pigment normally present in the diet.
Several observational studies have found strong associations between a high carotene intake from fruits and vegetables and a lower risk of eye disease, including cataracts.
Traditional storage methods such as storage in bags, pits and open ground have not been evaluated to determine their impact on the retention of beta carotene content as well as its bioaccessibility.
John Biggs, Global Marketing Manager Beta Carotene, DSM Nutritional Products, commented: "This is a valuable addition to our successful carotenoids range.
6g fat Packed with beta carotene which mops up cell-damaging free radicals and keeps the immune system strong, red peppers also supply more than twice as much vitamin C than oranges.
In fact, the researchers found, smokers who take beta carotene supplements could be increasing their risk of smoking-related cancer and death.
In general, the effect of long-term beta carotene treatment was comparable to delaying cognitive aging by 1 to 1.
In the carotene and retinol efficacy trial (CARET) in the USA, two groups of people at high risk of lung cancer were studied: smokers and those who had been occupationally exposed to asbestos.
Carrots are rich in beta carotene, which your body converts into vitamin A--a nutrient essential to the biochemical process in your retina that enables you to see.