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Carotenoids

Carotenoids

What are carotenoids and why are they so important?

Carotenoids (tetraterpenoids) are the different coloured pigments found in algae, plants and photosynthetic bacteria. They give the characteristic red, yellow and orange colours to tomatoes, corn & pumpkins too, as well as absorb light energy for use in photosynthesis.

What are carotenoids made of?

Carotenoids are made of 2 major subgroups found in nature: carotenes and xanthophylls.

Which fruits contain carotenoids?

Fruits containing carotenoids include pumpkins, tangerines, papaya and tomatoes.

Are carotenoids safe?

Yes! Our selection of carotenoids come from some of the most highly regarded & trusted brands within the natural market, like Lamberts and Viridian Nutrition. To date, no toxic effects have been reported when using their carotenoid supplements.

What are the health benefits of carotenoids?

Carotenoids are beneficial Antioxidants that are essential for growth, eye health and Immune Support.

What does carotene do to your body?

The body converts beta carotene into Vitamin A, which is requires for a healthy Immune System, healthy Skin and vision.

Is it safe to take beta carotene supplements?

Smokers, or those with a long history of smoking, are advised not to take large amounts of Beta Carotene supplements.

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