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Natural Beta Carotene - Beta 25 by Dee CeeBeta carotene
, which is found in plants, is a precursor of vitamin A
. The body converts beta carotene to vitamin A
. It occurs mainly in fruits and vegetables that are deep yellow, orange, or dark green in color, such as carrots, squash, yams, peaches, apricots, spinach, collard or mustard greens, and broccoli. Beta Carotene is an antioxidant
, a compound that may prevent cancer-causing substances from damaging DNA. Epidemiologic studies have linked high intake of foods rich in beta carotene and high serum levels of the micronutrient to a reduced risk of cancer, particularly lung cancer.
Note: It is the opinion of experts, that you should not take beta carotene if you are a smoker.