Beta-carotene is one of a group of red, orange, and yellow pigments called carotenoids. Beta-carotene is a red-orange colored phytochemical found in high amounts in various fruits and vegetables (eg: carrots and sweet potatoes) as well as whole grains. It is the most active of the ten carotenes.
Beta-carotene is known as provitamin A. Provitamin A, like preformed vitamin A (retinol), must be converted into vitamin A before it can be used as vitamin A by the body. It is converted in the liver. In addition to its role as a precursor to vitamin A, beta-carotene is a powerful antioxidant. It is also one of the more important 'protectors' of the body's fat-soluble cells from free radical damage. Beta-Carotene helps prevent night blindness and other eye problems, skin disorders, enhance immunity, protects against toxins and cancer formations, colds, flu, and infections. It is important in the formation of bones and teeth. It is also an antioxidant and protector of the cells while slowing the aging process.†
Beta-carotene is used for an inherited disorder marked by sensitivity to light (erythropoietic protoporphyria or EPP). It was reported that it offered a notable measure of photoprotection for these individuals with porphyria. †
Recent reports show natural Beta-Carotene aids in cancer prevention. Increased consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of cancer. Of note, apricots have more beta carotene than carrots. †
Beta carotene deficiencies often occur in people who do not eat leafy green vegetables. When supplements are used, vitamin E supplements are also necessary, as Beta-Carotene appears to reduce blood levels of vitamin E.  †
Beta-Carotene is often low during the more advanced stages of HIV. Supplementation of 300,000 IU daily may help increase the number of CD4+ cells found, CD4+ cells are a type of white blood cells that are low in AIDS patients.  †
Low Beta-Carotene levels are often associated with the development of lupus. Taking a liquid supplement may help ease some of the arthritic problems associated with this condition. Eating foods with beta carotene also lowers the risk of macular degeneration.
Vitamin A is a major source of beta carotene and has also been shown to reduce the risk of cataracts. The most common Beta-Carotene supplement intake is probably 25,000 IU (15 mg) per day, though some people take as much as 100,000 IU (60 mg) per day. Beta-Carotene appears to have potential in the prevention and treatment of cancers, including lung cancer, and oral cancer. Other members of the antioxidant carotene family include cryptoxanthin, alpha-carotene, zeaxanthin, lutein, and lycopene, but most of them do not convert to significant amounts of vitamin A.  †
Dr. Kenawy’s formula contains Beta carotene which is the non-toxic form of Vitamin A. The body controls the conversion of beta carotene into Vitamin A in accordance with its needs. Until conversion, beta carotene is safely stored in the body. No vitamin overdose can occur with natural Beta-Carotene. Of note, Vitamin A is an essential nutrient.
- Easy-to-swallow softgel
- naturally-occurring beta-carotene, providing 25,000 IU per serving
- Serves as a precursor to vitamin A which is essential for normal, healthy vision, immune function, skin health, and normal cell growth.†
- Beta-carotene provides antioxidant protection helping to neutralize free radicals.†
†These statements have not been evaluated by The Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your General Practitioner. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.
 Obikoya, G. (2019, June 23). Beta Carotene Information-In depth research on essential vitamins. Vitamins-Nutrition. https://www.vitamins-nutrition.org/vitamins/beta-carotene.html