NATURAL BETA CAROTENE (VITAMIN A) 15000IU
- 15000IU of Beta-Carotene.
- Equivalent to 1500mcg of Retinol.
- Natural vitamin A.
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Natural Beta-Carotene by EssentialSeries is a food supplement in vegetable capsules based on natural beta-carotene, from plant sources.
Beta-carotene is a plant metabolite with activity pro-vitamin A, which means that it is an suitable source of this vitamin for dietary intake through diet. Vitamin A is very important for the maintenance of many functions of the body.
Natural Beta-Carotene is a product that is 100% suitable for vegan diets.
Beta-Carotene is a food supplement that can't be missing from your stack of products with the arrival of summer.
Read on to find out more about its features!
Beta-carotene is transformed into vitamin A in the body, and its activity is measured in RE (Retinol Equivalents).
Vitamin A is indispensable, and must be provided through the diet in sufficient quantities to avoid the development of nutritional deficiencies.
Vitamin A contributes to:
- Normal iron metabolism.
- Mucuous maintenance under normal conditions.
- Vision upkeep under normal conditions.
- The normal functioning of the immune system.
Amongst other functions.
Vitamin A contributes to skin maintenance under normal conditions.
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Each vegetable capsule of Natural Beta-Carotene contains 9mg of beta-carotene.
And how much is that?
The United Nations FAO and the American USDA state that the conversion activity of beta-carotene to International Vitamin A units is 1IU=0.6mcg beta-carotene.
Therefore, 9mg of beta-carotene is equivalent to 15,000 International Vitamin A Equivalent Activity Units..
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A capsule of this product gives you the recommended daily amount of vitamin A?
Beta-carotene is an inactive form of vitamin A.
However, this is converted by metabolic bioactivation in the human body into active vitamin A (Retinol), which is how vitamin A in foods is measured in relation to nutrient Reference Values (NRV).
The conversion equivalence used is that provided by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which states that 6 micrograms of beta-carotene is equivalent to 1 mcg of Retinol.
For this reason, each capsule of our natural beta-carotene contains:
9000mcg (9mg) of beta-carotene = 15000 International Units = 1500 micrograms of retinol equivalents (active vitamin A).
While the main sources of vitamin A in nature are of animal origin (especially fatty fish), beta-carotene has a plant origin as it is a plant metabolite.
To maximise its activity, it doesn't have to be in an oily medium, such as vitamin A, that is eminently fat-soluble. Even so, our recommendation is to take it together with a meal.
Beta-carotene is a natural source suitable for vegans, coated with hypromeellose, a vegetable compound.
Take 1 veg capsule, once a day, with a meal.
You can take it with:
- National Institutes of Health. (2021). Office of Dietary Supplements - Vitamin A.
- Scientific Opinion on Dietary Reference Values for vitamin A. (2015). EFSA Journal, 13(3), 4028.
- Bohn, T., Desmarchelier, C., El, S. N., Keijer, J., Van Schothorst, E., Rühl, R., & Borel, P. (2019). Symposium 2: Nutrient interactions and their role in protection from chronic diseases: β-Carotene in the human body: Metabolic bioactivation pathways - From digestion to tissue distribution and excretion. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 78(1), 68–87.
- WHO, [World Health Organization], & FAO, [Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations]. (1967). Requirements of Vitamin A, Thiamine, Riboflavine and Niacin. Report of a Joint FAO/WHO Expert Group.WHO Technical Report Series No. 362. FAO Nutrition Meetings Report Series No. 41. WHO, [World Health Organization], p. 1361. World Health Organization.
|per servingDaily dose|
|Serving size: 1 veg caps|
|Daily dose: 1 veg caps|
|Servings per container: 120|
|Amount per serving||NRV*|
|Vitamin A (RE)||1500µg||188%|
|NRVs (Nutrient Reference Values) established in Regulation (EU) 1169/2011 of 25 October 2011. †† NRVs are not established on this occasion.|