Carotenoid complex: a medley of vegetable sources for antioxidant protection

Carotenoid compounds derived from vegetable sources have been the subject of much research for their power as antioxidants with potential health benefits. For example, a 2006 study in Canada among people with HIV showed an improved survival among those using a high dose of beta carotene in the form of a mixed carotenoid complex compared to those using a multivitamin alone (Eur J Clin Nutr, 2006;60:1266-1276).

NYBC currently stocks Jarrow’s CarotenALL, which includes a wide range of carotenoid compounds including alpha and beta carotene, lutein, lycopene, etc., derived from natural vegetable sources including broccoli, spinach, tomato, etc.

The sources of carotenoids in this supplement include three distinct forms of sea algae, palm oil, tomatoes, marigolds, among others. Many of the carotenoid forms are patented. The amounts of both lutein and lycopene are identical to amounts used successfully in research studies. Astaxanthin is considered by some to be the most potent carotenoid currently researched. It is supplied in its correct natural form derived from Hawaiian sea microalgae at a 2 mg dose. There are also substantial amounts of other patented natural mixed carotenoids. Finally, we have included 5 mg of sulforaphane, not a carotenoid, but an extremely potent stimulator of the Phase II detoxification system as well as an initiator of several other antioxidant enzymes, making it one of the most potent free-radical neutralizers yet studied. New varieties of carotenoids are constantly being discovered, so this should NOT replace a diet rich in colorful foods, but to supplement your diet. Eat your fruits and vegetables–and lots of them!

Specifically, each softgel contains:

Vitamin A as CaroCare beta carotene . . . . . . . .2,583 IU
(beta carotene – 1.43 mg and alpha carotene – 0.7 mg)
Lutein (marigold extract) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 mg
Zeaxanthin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 mg
Lycopene (from GMO-free tomatoes) . . . . . . . . . . .10 mg
Phytoene (from GMO-free tomatoes) . . . . . . . . . . …1 mg
Phytofluene (from GMO-free tomatoes) . . . . . . . . . . 1 mg
Astaxanthin (Haematococcus pluvialis) . . . . . . . . .500 mcg
Gamma tocopherol. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 mg

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One thought on “Carotenoid complex: a medley of vegetable sources for antioxidant protection

  1. I’ve just read an article about the importance of lycopene that adds to what’s been said here. I am so interested in learning more about useful antioxidants.

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