Tag Archive: 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

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

Natural palm mixed-carotenes: benefits beyond clean labels – Part 1

When looking in the dictionary, clean means free from dirt, stains or unwanted matter. Similarly, when consumers look for clean food product labels, they expect to find natural ingredients instead of artificial compounds, reports Bryan See, Business Development Manager, ExcelVite Sdn Bhd. Clearly, food and beverage manufacturers are heeding the consumer call to “Go Clean” as... View Article

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