Beta-carotene (provitamin a)


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Origin: Plant


Dye and effective positive component.

Betakarotene is one of the most famous carotenoids, which are a wide group (including Lycopene or Lutein). It is a provitamin of vitamin A, which is typical of its orange or yellow -red color.

It is found in fruits and vegetables such as carrots, apricots, mango, peaches, spinach or broccoli. In addition, Betakarotene can also be found in foods of animal origin, including butter, egg yolk or salmon. Betakarotene, however, can also be produced synthetically. The absorption of provitamin and takes place in the small intestine, where it transforms into vitamin A, and for its proper absorption, the presence of proteins and fat is important.

The daily dose for an adult is not precisely determined, but ranges from 2 to 16 mg/day. Overdose can cause yellow the skin. Betakarotene is one of the effective antioxidants. It helps neutralize free radicals from UV radiation to protect the body cells from premature aging. It participates in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and strengthens the activity of the immune system.

He is also known to support the tan of the skin. Its shortage is then manifested by weakened immunity, sherroscope or drying of mucous membranes.

In cosmetics, beta -carotene serves mainly as a dye and further protects the skin from premature wrinkles and overall sagging.

It can be found in the composition of make-ups, cleaning products, shampoos or conditioners and especially products for protection of the skin during sunbathing and for subsequent care after sunbathing.