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.
Carotenoids are made of 2 major subgroups found in nature: carotenes and xanthophylls.
Fruits containing carotenoids include pumpkins, tangerines, papaya and tomatoes.
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.
Smokers, or those with a long history of smoking, are advised not to take large amounts of Beta Carotene supplements.