Beta Carotene is a natural food colorant and a powerful antioxidant found in orange fruits and vegetables as well as many types of algae. Spirulina is considered to be the richest natural food source of beta carotene, as it contains the full spectrum of ten mixed carotenoids, in concentrations that are ten times higher than in carrots.
About half of carotenoids are orange carotenes- alpha, beta and gamma, and half are yellow xanthophylls. They work together in our body to enhance antioxidant protection against free radicals which deteriorate our skin cells and are the cause of many inflammatory conditions. Many years of research prove that consuming beta carotene rich fruits and vegetables will protect your health and immune system.
Research in Israel showed natural beta carotene from algae was far more effective than it’s synthetic counterpart. Natural beta carotene is better assimilated and contains the key 9-cis isomer, lacking in synthetic. As suspected, natural carotenoids in algae and vegetables have the most antioxidant and anti-cancer power.« Back to Glossary Index