Categories for Carotenoids

Study shows importance of consuming palm oil nutrients as we age

This post was originally published on December 1, 2016 and updated on June 11, 2020. A new and interesting cross-sectional study of 2118 women and men, age stratified from 35 to 74 years and recruited from six European countries, was recently published. In this study, the researchers reviewed and examined plasma carotenoids (alpha- and beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin,... View Article

RCT – Mixed Carotenoids Protect Human Skin Against UVA-Induced Skin Pigmentation & UVB-Induced Erythema

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study has shown that daily supplementation with mixed-carotenoids protects human skin against both UVB-induced erythema and UVA-induced pigmentation. The study was conducted at the Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany, in collaboration with Amway Corporation and published in the journal of Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine. Sixty volunteers were randomized into... View Article

Beta Carotene found in Palm Oil has many health benefits

Beta carotene is a fat-soluble compound that provides approximately 50 percent of the vitamin A needed in the typical American diet. This powerful antioxidant has numerous health benefits and may slow the progression of cataracts, protect the skin against sunburn and help prevent macular degeneration. The USDA recommends that adults should get between 700 and 900 mcg of vitamin... View Article

ExcelVite and USP collaborated on new Carotenes Monograph

PIC/S cGMP-certified palm carotene producer ExcelVite is pleased to announce a collaboration with USP resulted in the publication of a new Plant Carotenes monograph. The new USP Carotenes monograph was a collaborative effort amongst ExcelVite, USP and its Non-Botanical Dietary Supplements Expert Committee. It was developed based on palm oil-sourced mixed-carotene complex – EVTene™, supplied... View Article

Increasing Use Of Carotenoids In Preventing Chronic Diseases to Upsurge Industry Demand

Introduction Carotenoids are defined as natural pigments synthesized by plants, algae, and photosynthetic bacteria. Carotenoids belong to a class of molecules consisting of more than 750 naturally occurring yellow, orange, and red pigments that gives color to several fruits and vegetables. Xanthophylls are oxygenated carotenoids, and include lutein, zeaxanthin, and others, whereas, carotenes are unoxygenated... View Article

Carotenoids: From (vitamin) A to zeaxanthin

The properties of many carotenoids are being studied, such as their pro-vitamin A and antioxidant activities; immune, endocrine and metabolic activities; and their role in cell cycle regulation, apoptosis and cell differentiation. Robin Koon | Oct 31, 2018 “I smell carrots a-cooking, and where there’s carrots, there’s rabbits.” —Yosemite Sam Carotenoids belong to the category... View Article

Carotenoids are Inversely Associated with Metabolic Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

A systematic review and meta-analysis published in the journal Nutrition Reviews, suggested that total mixed carotenoids as well as  individual carotenoids were inversely related to metabolic syndrome (MetS), but no association was observed between retinol (also known as vitamin A) and MetS. This research was supported by Intramural Research Program of the NIH Biomedical Research,... View Article

Natural palm mixed-carotenes: benefits beyond clean labels – Part 2

Admin: This is part 2 of the article published on Nutraceutical Business Review. (go to Part 1) EVTene™ is a natural mixed-carotene complex oil that’s extracted and concentrated from non-GMO Malaysian red oil palm fruit (Elaeis guineensis). One of its unique attributes is that EVTene™ has a similar carotene composition to that of carrots, comprising approximately... View Article

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