All Natural High Potency Antioxidant
Mixed Carotenoids is a broad spectrum carotenoid supplement containing natural alpha- and beta-carotenes combined with lutein, lycopene, zeaxanthin and cryptoxanthin. All carotenoids have antioxidant activity, but their activities vary depending on which tissues they are deposited into preferentially. Mixed carotenoid supplements protect against imbalances caused by excessive intake of only one member of this diverse phytonutrient family.
High doses of beta-carotene alone have been shown to reduce blood levels of other carotenoids such as lycopene and lutein.
Much of the research that has found beta-carotene to be a protective phytochemical has actually studied the intake of whole fruits and vegetables, which are sources of a variety of carotenoids including natural beta-carotene.
The xanthophylls, lutein and zeaxanthin, may play a special role in the health of the eyes, as one study found that their long-term intake appeared to support the function of the macula.
The carotenoids, beta-carotene and lycopene, have a number of antioxidant functions, such as protecting against the singlet oxygen, one of the most destructive types of free radical.
Mixed Carotenoids is a broad-spectrum carotenoid supplement, containing natural-source beta-carotene along with the trace carotenoids alpha-carotene, lutein, lycopene, zeaxanthin and cryptoxanthin.
- Serving Size: 1 Capsule
- Servings Per Container: 30
- Natural Beta-carotene 25000 IU
- Natural Alpha-carotene 4750 IU
- Lutein (from marigolds) 5 mg
- Lycopene (from tomatoes) 2.5 mg
- Zeaxanthin 246 mcg
- Cryptoxanthin 8 mcg
Other Ingredients: vegetarian capsule, magnesium stearate