Beta Carotene is an orange natural food colorant found in orange fruits and vegetables as well as many types of algae.
The name beta carotene is derived from the Greek “beta” and Latin “carota” (carrot).
Spirulina is the richest food source for beta carotene. It contains the full spectrum of ten mixed carotenoids, in concentrations that are ten times higher than carrots.
About half of carotenoids are orange carotenes- alpha, beta and gamma, and half are yellow xanthophylls. They work together in our body to enhance antioxidant protection. Many years of research prove that consuming beta carotene rich fruits and vegetables will protect you from cancer.
5 grams provide our bodies with 230% of the U.S. Daily Value (DV) of Vitamin A. The antioxidant complex of ten carotenoids helps our body to fight free radicals, who are in charge of most diseases we know today and are generally associated with the body’s decline as years go by.
Synthetic beta carotene has not always shown these benefits.
Research in Israel showed natural beta carotene from algae was far more effective than it’s synthetic counterpart. Natural beta carotene is better assimilated and contains the key 9-cis isomer, lacking in synthetic. As suspected, natural carotenoids in algae and vegetables have the most antioxidant and anti-cancer power.