The provitamin A
Beta-carotene (β-carotene) is a carotenoid (or carotenoid) that not only gives carrots their bright orange colour. Numerous other vegetable and fruit varieties are also yellow, orange, red or dark green thanks to the secondary plant substance. In the intestine and liver, the carotenoid is converted into its active form vitamin A, which is why it is also known as provitamin A. The carotenoid is also known as the carotenoid.
The special thing about our beta carotene capsules is that they do not contain synthetic beta carotene, but pure natural, high-quality 10-fold concentrated carrot extract. Our tip: Since beta carotene is fat-soluble, it can only be converted into vitamin A if it is taken together with some fat. Our tip: For example, eat a nut, some avocado or a few drops of high-quality oil shortly before or after taking our beta carotene capsules.
Preparing for the summer
If there is sufficient beta carotene in the body, it accumulates in the skin and gives it an amber to golden colour. This effect is called carotenoderma or carotenosis. By reducing the beta-carotene dose, the skin regains its natural colour.
The fat-soluble vitamin occurs naturally only in animal foods. Since the body cannot produce vitamin A itself, the vitamin, or its precursor beta carotene, must be ingested through food. The body stores vitamin A in the liver, which releases it when needed (into our blood).
In the body, vitamin A plays a number of important roles. In the retina, the ""eye vitamin"" is converted by the ""rod cells"" into the visual pigment rhodopsin (= visual purple). At the same time vitamin A is needed for the production of white blood cells and for the production of antibodies, which are important components of the immune system. Vitamin A is also involved in cell growth, including cells in the bones, skin and mucous membranes.