Product Name: Carrot Extract/Carrot Root Extract/Carrot Root Powder
Latin Name:Daucus carota
Active Ingredients: Potein, Fatty, Saccharides, Carotene, Vitamin
C, Mineral substance, volatile oil
Specifications:4:1~20:1, Beta-carotene 10%~30%
Appearance:Orange-yellow fine powder
Beta-carotene is a carotenoid, one of a group of plant pigments
known to have antioxidant and other effects. This is a substance in
plants that's quickly converted into vitamin A inside the body.
Beta-carotene is often thought of as a form of vitamin A itself.
Having normal levels of vitamin A is key for good vision, strong
immunity, and general health.
Beta-carotene has become popular in part because it's an
antioxidant -- a substance that may protect cells from damage. A
number of studies show that people who eat lots of fruits and
vegetables that are rich in beta-carotene and other vitamins and
minerals have a lower risk of some cancers and heart disease.
However, so far studies have not found that beta-carotene
supplements have the same health benefits as foods.
Beta-carotene supplements may help people with specific health
problems. Supplements might be used in someone with a clear vitamin
A deficiency. They also might help those with the genetic condition
erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP). Both conditions are rare.
There's some promising evidence that beta-carotene supplements
might slow the course of osteoarthritis. Taking beta-carotene along
with zinc and vitamins C and E may also help reduce progression of
age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in
Beta-carotene supplements have been studied as a treatment for many
other diseases. Examples include cataracts, Alzheimer's disease,
and cystic fibrosis. The results have been inconclusive.
Beta-carotene is one of a group of red, orange, and yellow pigments
called carotenoids. Beta-carotene and other carotenoids provide
approximately 50% of the vitamin A needed in the American diet.
Beta-carotene can be found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
It can also be made in a laboratory.
Beta-carotene is used to decrease asthma symptoms caused by
exercise; to prevent certain cancers, heart disease, cataracts, and
age related macular degeneration (AMD); and to treat AIDS,
alcoholism, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, epilepsy, headache,
heartburn, high blood pressure, infertility, Parkinson’s disease,
rheumatoid arthritis, schizophrenia, and skin disorders including
psoriasis and vitiligo.
Beta-carotene is also in used in malnourished (underfed) women to
reduce the chance of death and night blindness during pregnancy, as
well as diarrhea and fever after giving birth.
Some people who sunburn easily, including those with an inherited
disease called erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP), use
beta-carotene to reduce the risk of sunburn.
There are many authorities – including the American Heart
Association, the American Cancer Society, the World Cancer Research
Institute in association with the American Institute for Cancer
Research, and the World Health Organization’s International Agency
for Research on Cancer – that recommend getting beta-carotene and
other antioxidants from food instead of supplements, at least until
research finds out whether supplements offer the same benefits
Ms Mona Yang
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