Beta Carotenoid

Beta Carotenoid

By Admin | 2022-04-13 14:58:21 | Blog

Beta Carotenoid

Beta carotenoid and Its Significance:

Beta carotenoid is a red-orange, and yellow color pigment found in plants and vegetables, specifically in carrots and other colorful vegetables. It belongs to the group of colored pigments called carotenoids, which converts into Vitamin A in the body and is also considered a rich source of antioxidants. They provide about 50% of the vitamin A needed in the diet. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects help to protect cells from damage.


People use beta-carotene for an inherited disorder marked by sensitivity to light. The human body converts beta carotene into vitamin A (retinol)-beta carotene is a precursor of vitamin A. We need vitamin A for the immune system, mucus membrane, and for flawless skin and bouncy hair. Beta carotene’s chemical formula – C40H56 – was discovered in 1907.

The significance of vitamin A is it involves the formation of a protein called glycoprotein. These proteins are crucial for vision and are subsequently converted into retinoic acid. These acids are prominent for various body processes such as cell differentiation and cell growth.

How do we Source and extract?

Botanic Healthcare offers a very sustainable and price-stable type of Beta carotenoid. Because we control every step of production, we can ensure maximum safety, potency, and efficacy for our beta carotenoid products. We use innovative techniques and highly efficient equipment for the extraction process and certified organic as per Indian (NPOP), USDA (NOP), and EU standards set by APEDA and the ministry of agriculture with respect to the transaction certificates (TC) used to trace the origin of organic crops.

Chemical structure of Beta carotenoids

Pharmacological actions:

Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that presents significant efficacy against the reactive oxygen species singlet oxygen. Beta-carotene acts as a scavenger of lipophilic radicals within the membranes of every cell compartment. It also presents an oxidative modification of LDL. The presence of long chains of conjugated double bonds is responsible for its antioxidative properties by allowing beta-carotene to chelate oxygen-free radicals and dissipate their energy. The chelation of free radicals inhibits the peroxidation of lipids. The effect of beta-carotene in the immune response is thought to be related to the direct effect on the thymus which increases the production of immune cells.

Benefits:

  • May improve vision
  • May help in improving cognitive function.
  • May enhance immunity
  • Promotes bouncy hair
  • Promotes flawless skin
  • Strengthens the respiratory system
  • Good for the brain
  • May treat oral leucoplakia
  • May support cardiovascular health
  • May reduce cholesterol

Dosage:6-8mg per day

Reference:

1. Johnson EJ. The role of carotenoids in human health. Nutr Clin Care.

2. Allen, S., Britton, J. R., and Leonardi-Bee, J. A. Association between antioxidant vitamins and asthma outcome measures: systematic review and meta-analysis. Thorax 2009;64(7):610-619. View abstract.

3. Arnlov, J., Zethelius, B., Riserus, U., Basu, S., Berne, C., Vessby, B., Alfthan, G., and Helmersson, J. Serum and dietary beta-carotene and alpha-tocopherol and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in a community-based study of Swedish men: report from the Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men (ULSAM) study. Diabetologia 2009;52(1):97-105. View abstract.

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