Beta Carotene 25,000 iu 100softgels | Vitamin A
25,000iu (7,500 mcg)
- Efficient nutrition for your eyes and skin
- A powerful source of antioxidant protection for the entire body
- Delivers 25,000 IU of nourishment per softgel
Get vitamin A for healthy vision and antioxidant protection for your whole body with Swanson Beta-Carotene! A plant pigment that can be converted into vitamin A by the body as needed, beta-carotene also acts as a powerful antioxidant in its own right. Each softgel delivers 25,000 IU of beta carotene.
Serving Size 1 Softgel
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Vitamin A (as beta-carotene)||7,500 mcg RAE||833%|
Other ingredients: Gelatin, soybean oil, glycerin, yellow beeswax, purified (deionized) water, soy lecithin.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take one softgel per day with water.
Vitamin A plays a vital role in bone growth, reproduction and immune system health. It also helps the skin and mucous membranes repel bacteria and viruses more effectively. It is essential to healthy vision, and may slow declining retinal function in people with retinitis pigmentosa.
Health Benefits Of Beta Carotene:
The primary beta carotene benefits can be attributed to the fact that it is involved in the formation of vitamin A which is vital for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Some of beta carotene benefits are as follows.
1. Cardiovascular Health:
Taking a diet rich in beta carotene reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases to a significant extent. Beta carotene works with vitamin E to reduce the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, thus lowering the risk of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.
2. Prevents Cancer:
Beta carotene helps fight cancer through its antioxidant capacity. Besides, it helps to keep your cells in proper communication, thus preventing the growth of cancer cells. Hence, dietary intake of beta carotene rich foods lowers the risk of breast, colon, oral cavity, and lung cancers.
3. Good for Brain:
Research has proven that consumption of betacarotene is beneficial for the brain as it significantly delays cognitive ageing. Moreover, it can fight oxidative stress that can damage brain cells over time, thus reducing the risk of dementia.
4. Treatment of Respiratory Ailments:
High intake of beta carotene foods helps increase lung capacity and relieve respiratory ailments, thus preventing breathing disorders like asthma, bronchitis and emphysema.
6. Prevents Diabetes:
Various studies have shown that people with adequate levels of beta carotene in their bodies are less likely to suffer from impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes.
6. Prevents Macular Degeneration:
Age related macular degeneration is an eye disease in which the macula of the eye, responsible for central vision, starts to break down. Consumption of adequate levels of beta carotene (15mg) along with other nutrients can slow down the progression of age related macular degeneration (ARMD).
7. Prevents Rheumatoid Arthritis
Deficiency of beta carotene and vitamin C acts as a risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis. Thus, consumption of adequate levels of beta carotene is necessary to prevent the occurrence of this condition.
8. Strengthens Immune System:
Beta carotene strenghten your immune system by activating the thymus gland which is one of the most important sources of immune protection. The thymus gland enables your immune system to fight off infections and viruses, thus destroying cancerous cells before they can spread.
Skin Benefits of Beta Carotene:
Beta carotene is converted into vitamin A which is vital for the maintenance of healthy skin. Your body converts as much vitamin A from beta carotene as it needs; high doses of this vitamin can be toxic. The benefits of this pigment for skin are as follows.
9. Imparts a Healthy Glow:
Beta carotene prevents premature skin ageing by acting as an antioxidant, a substance that reduces oxygen damage caused by UV light, pollutions and other environmental hazards like smoking. Consumption of adequate levels of beta carotene imparts a natural glow of the skin, thus making it more attractive and beautiful. Excess intake however, should be avoided as it can cause the soles of your feet, palms of your hands, your nose and even the white portion of your eyes turn pumpkin yellow in color.
10. Reduces Sun Sensitivity:
High doses of beta carotene make your skin less sensitive to the sun. Thus, it is particularly beneficial for people with erythropoietic protoporphyria, a rare genetic condition causing painful sun sensitivity as well as liver problems. Moreover, it can boost the effectiveness of sunscreen. Consumption of about 90 to 180 mg of beta carotene can reduce sunburn and provide an SPF of 4. Therefore, foods containing beta carotene or supplements can be coupled with sunscreen to enhance its effectiveness.
11. Treatment of Oral Leukoplakia:
Oral leukoplakia is a condition characterized by white lesions in the mouth or tongue which is caused by years of smoking or drinking alcohol. Consumption of beta carotene reduces the symptoms and risk of developing this condition. However, it is advisable to consult your physician before taking beta carotene supplements for treatment of leukoplakia.
12. Treatment of Scleroderma:
Scleroderma is a connective tissue disorder characterized by hardened skin. It occurs due to low levels of beta carotene in your blood. Beta carotene supplements are thought to be helpful for people with scleroderma. However, research is still going on in this regard and so you should consult your physician before using these supplements.
13. Treatment of Skin Conditions:
Beta carotene is effective in the treatment of skin condition like dry skin, eczema and psoriasis. Vitamin A, being a powerful antioxidant, is involved in the growth and repair of body tissues and hence, protects the skin against damage. When applied externally, it helps in treating ulcers, impetigo, boils, carbuncles and open ulcers, and removes age spots. It also speeds up the healing of skin lesions, cuts and wounds.
Hair Benefits of Beta Carotene:
Beta carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body which is necessary for all cell growth including hair cells. Consumption of beta carotene can help you get rid of various hair problems. However, high doses of vitamin A can also cause hair loss .I is advisable to consume beta carotene from food sources rather than taking vitamin A supplements. Beta carotene is beneficial for your hair in the following ways.
14. Prevents Dandruff and Other Hair Problems:
Deficiency of vitamin A can cause dry, dull, lifeless hair and dry scalp which can flake off into dandruff. Hence, consumption of foods rich in beta carotene is inevitable for preventing these conditions.
15. Spurs Hair Growth:
Hair thinning, particularly among females, is caused due to poor condition. Thus, if you are suffering from hair loss, it is advisable to consume the recommended daily allowance of beta carotene to stop hair loss and encourage hair growth.