Categories for Carotenoids

ExcelVite Launches New Carotene Educational Website

ExcelVite officially launches a brand new carotene educational website in January. It has been the company’s plan to create an online resource and educational center that contains technical information, latest research and news about carotenoids, particularly alpha-, beta-carotene and palm carotenoid complex. It serves as an e-Library for alpha-, beta-carotene and palm mixed-carotene, with both... View Article

Protective Effect of β-carotene and α-carotene on Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetic Retinopathy

Serum β-carotene and α-carotene have been found to be associated in protection from diabetes mellitus (DM) and diabetes retinopathy (DR) respectively, according to a new cross-sectional study published in Current Molecular Medicine. The cross-sectional study conducted on 747 subjects in a Chinese urban population (Beijing, China) investigated the relationship between serum carotenoid concentrations and the... View Article

Alpha-carotene and its Health Benefits

A blog post by Life Extension discusses health benefits of alpha-carotene, which is present in high levels in the Non-GMO Malaysian palm oil. The importance of beta carotene, as it converts to retinol (vitamin A), and its involvement in health and disease prevention are well-known. However, another carotenoid, alpha carotene, not only converts to vitamin A... View Article

Fruit and vegetable intake influences obesity risk in Mexican-American children

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Potential disparities in fruit and vegetable intake in Mexican-American children may be placing them at greater risk for obesity and related health problems, new research suggests. Ravindranath Duggirala, professor in the South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and Jairam K. P. Vanamala, associate... View Article

Looking to the future of antioxidants

By Paul Creasy (article source : Nutrition Insight) 16 Aug 2017 — As antioxidants maintain their popularity, companies that produce them are continually looking to future potential applications. Today, NutritionInsight concludes its special report by looking at the research that has been conducted into future opportunities for their use and ingredients that might be popular in the... View Article

Antioxidants find new potential amid modern life’s demands – Nutrition Insight

By Paul Creasy (Article Source : Nutrition Insight) 14 Aug 2017  – Nutrition suppliers have been selling the benefits of antioxidants for some time, and the general public continues to show curiosity about their potential health and anti-aging benefits. Today, we take a look at the state of the market for antioxidants, which seem to... View Article

Dietary Carotenoids, Vitamin C Inversely Correlate to Lung Cancer Risk

A new study reveals protective effects of selected carotenoids and vitamin C against lung cancer risks and growth of different type of carcinoma cells (3). In this study, data from a case-control study of lung cancer in Montreal Canada was used to examine the roles of dietary beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein/zeaxanthin, lycopene and vitamin C... View Article

Alpha-carotene, Beta-carotene, Lycopene Demonstrate Inverse Correlation To Parkinson’s Disease

A new study reveals that low serum alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and lycopene contribute to increased risk and progression of Parkinson’s disease (PD). In this study, serum levels of antioxidants such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, retinol, alpha- and gamma-tocopherol, lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-cryptoxanthin were measured and compared between 104 patients with idiopathic PD (Early PD (Hoehn and Yahr... View Article

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