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Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin essential to the body. It is critical to a healthy immune and respiratory system. In addition, vitamin A assists in the formation of bone and protein. Beta-carotene, the proactive form of vitamin A, acts as an antioxidant in the body. It is one of many carotenoids found in nature. Beta-carotene is a good alternative for individuals who are unable to tolerate the fat soluble form of vitamin A. Carotenoids function in many ways and include various forms besides beta-carotene.Carotenoids have been shown to:

• Provide UV protection from the inside out

• Heart health

• Enhance immune system support

We offer a variety of products containing 100% natural beta-carotene from D.salina, a marine algae. There are over 500 different carotenoids found in plants. The following chart lists the most common:

Food Sources of Principal Carotenoids

CAROTENOID FOOD SOURCE

Beta-carotene Apricot, Carrot, Peach, Sweet Potato

Alpha-carotene Carrot, Pumpkin, Red and Yellow Peppers, Yellow Corn

Cryptoxanthin Papaya, Peach, Tangerine, Orange

Lutein Kale, Collard Greens, Spinach, Broccoli, Mustard Greens, Egg yolks

Zeaxanthin Cress Leaf, Swiss Chard, Chicory Leaf, Beet Greens, Okra

Lycopene Tomato, Watermelon, Guava

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Cod Liver Oil softgels (Item #170)
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Natural Beta Carotene 25,000 IU (Item #185)

Beta-carotene is not only an important antioxidant, it is also an excellent source of pro-vitamin A. Beta-carotene converts into vitamin A in the body. Even though vitamin A can be toxic at certain levels, the body only converts beta-carotene into vitamin A as needed, so there is no risk for toxicity of vitamin A when beta-carotene is the source. This makes beta-carotene the safest way to receive vitamin A through supplementation. Our Beta-Carotene product is 100% natural and contains other beneficial carotenoids that can be found in a variety of fruits and vegetables. At least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily is recommended to maintain adequate health, and 8-10 servings is recommended to help prevent against...Full Details

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Vitamin A 10,000 IU (Item #100)
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Vitamin A & D 10,000 / 400 IU (Item #105)