Schiff - Beta-Carotene Vitamin A 25000 IU - 90 Softgels
Schiff Beta-Carotene Vitamin A 25000 IU is also known as provitamin A because it can be converted into vitamin A within the body. Not only can Schiff Beta Carotene be used to make vitamin A when needed, it is also a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants are needed to protect the body from harm due to damaging compounds generated during our body's metabolism called free radicals.
Beta-Carotene is a strongly-coloured red-orange pigment abundant in plants and fruits. It is an organic compound and chemically is classified as a hydrocarbon and specifically as a terpenoid (isoprenoid). Carotene is the substance in carrots that colours them orange and is the most common form of carotene in plants. Betacarotene, a precursor form of vitamin A typical of vegetable sources such as carrots, is selectively converted into retinoids, so it does not cause hypervitaminosis A; however, overconsumption can cause carotenosis, a benign condition in which the skin turns orange.
The carotenes possess antioxidant properties. Vitamin A serves several biological functions including involvement in the synthesis of certain glycoproteins. Vitamin A deficiency leads to abnormal bone development, disorders of the reproductive system, xerophthalmia (a drying condition of the cornea of the eye), and ultimately death.
Commercially available beta-carotene is produced synthetically or from palm oil, algae, or fungi. Beta-carotene is converted to retinol, which is essential for vision and is subsequently converted to retinoic acid, which is used for processes involving growth and cell differentiation.
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