Tag Archive: alpha-carotene

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

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

Red Palm Oil Benefits the Heart & Brain but Is It Bad for the Environment?

The following article by Dr. Axe has useful information about palm oil and its phytonutrients (tocotrienols and mixed carotene). We thought it is good to share with you. If you are interested to know which consumer products have received RSPO certification, please visit the RSPO Trademark Products Gallery. xxx xxx xxx Article Source : draxe.com Red... View Article

ExcelVite Launches New Carotene Educational Website

ExcelVite officially launches a brand new carotene educational website www.carotene.org 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

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