Carotenes represent the most widespread group of naturally occurring pigments in nature. There are over 600 carotenoids with only 30 to 50 having vitamin A activity. Carotenes are an intensely coloured (red and yellow) group of fat-soluble compounds. Beta carotene would appear to have the highest pro-vitamin A activity. This Beta carotene formula uses a natural source of synergistic carotenoids derived from one of natures richest sources, the sea algae dunaliella salina.
Antioxidants are compounds that help protect against free radical damage. Antioxidant nutrients such as beta carotene, selenium, and vitamins E and C, are very important in helping protect the body against a number of situations. It is thought that a combination of antioxidants will provide greater antioxidant protection than any single nutrient.