Beta Carotene Powder
Product Name: Beta-Carotene Powder
Appearance: Orange Powder
Molecular weight :536.8726
Melting point: 178-179℃
Flashing point: 103℃
Testing Method: HPLC
Certificate: KOSHER, HALAL, ISO,ORGANIC CERTIFICATE;
What is Beta Carotene Powder?Beta-carotene powder(provitamin A) is a powerful antioxidant like vitamin C and vitamin E. It helps neutralize free radicals in the body, molecules that damage basic cell structure.
The compound was isolated from carrot roots in the early 19th century and named carotene. It is also referred to as a-beta-carotene, carotenes, and carotenoids (Wikipedia). Beta-carotene is one of nearly 600 different carotenoids, highly pigmented, fat-soluble compounds that give red, orange and yellow plants their color.
Beta-carotene powder is a provitamin of vitamin A, meaning it is transformed to active vitamin A in the body. This occurs in the intestines and liver. Vitamin A, also known as retinol and retinal, plays a key role in health.
Vitamin A can be toxic if taken in excess. Pure beta carotene powder is not converted to retinol rapidly enough for acute toxicity, which is why some multivitamin manufacturers rely on beta carotene as a source of vitamin A.
The richest sources of beta-carotene include dark leafy greens, carrots, tomatoes, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, squash and broccoli. As a general rule, the greater the intensity of the color, the more beta-carotene a plant contains. Beta-carotene has about 1/12th the potency as pure vitamin A. It takes 12 micrograms (mcg) of beta-carotene to provide the equivalent of 1 mcg of vitamin A.Analysis:
Product NameCarrot ExtractUsed PartRootAppearanceOrange Red PowderOdor &TasteCharacteristicTest MethodHPLCSpecification1%,2%,10%,30%,96%Active IngredientBeta CaroteneCertificate of AnalysisProduct nameCarrot Extract
OriginChinaUsed partRootGradeFood GradeANALYSISSPECIFICATIONAppearanceLight-yellow( Carrot Extract )OdorCharacteristicAssayHPLC 1%Drying loss≤5.0%Mesh Size≥90% through 80 MeshArsenic(mg/kg)≤1ppmHeavy metals(mg/kg)≤10ppmLead (Pb)(mg/kg)≤2ppmMicrobiology
Total Plate Count<1000cfu/gYeast & Mold<100cfu/gE.ColiNegativeSalmonellaNegativeConclusionConform with specificationStorageProtect from light, moisture and pest infestation.Shelf life2 years when properly stored in tightly sealed containers in cool and dry place
Beta Carotene Powder Benefits:1.Eye HealthBeta carotene powder is a provitamin A carotenoid, or a nutrient that the body readily converts into vitamin A. Research has found that eating a carotenoid-rich diet, including beta carotene, supports eye health and prevents eye diseases. Studies have shown that people with high blood levels of carotenoids may reduce their risk of macular degeneration by up to 35 percent.One Korean study found a strong link between beta carotene intake and reduced risk of macular degeneration in smokers.2.Improved Cognitive Function
There is evidence that beta carotene, like other antioxidants, may improve memory and cognitive function. A review of multiple studies found that long-term beta carotene supplementation had positive effects on cognitive function and memory. Antioxidants like beta carotene might be very helpful in reducing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and age-related cognitive decline.3.Skin Protection
Research has shown that antioxidants, including pure beta carotene powder, can help maintain skin health and appearance, and may protect the skin against UV radiation from the sun.
Researchers have found that a diet high in beta carotene powder and other antioxidants may reduce the risk of certain cancers, including breast cancer, lung cancer, and pancreatic cancer.
Beta Carotene Powder Application:1. Beta Carotene powder can be used in medical field.(1) Beta Carotene is recognized to have functions of anti-oxidation, anti-tumor, caducity resistance, etc., and it can improve immunity of AIDS patients.2. Beta Carotene powder can be used as food additive.(2) Beta carotene is an important pigment and confirmed as nutritious food additive.(3) Beta Carotene can be used as intensifying agent for lipid foods such as margarine salad oil and benne oil to help beta carotene absorption by human body.3. Beta Carotene can be used in cosmetic field.(1) Pure Beta Carotene Powder contains abundant amino acid, vitamin, natural wet factor, microelement and other bioactive substances. Cosmetics (lipstick, kermes, etc.) added with beta carotene present natural and full color and luster and protect skin.4. Beta Carotene can be used as forage additive.(1) Beta Carotene can improve growth rate and flesh quality of animals, reproductivity of cattle, horse and pig, color and luster of red fish and shrimp, and darken color of bird’s egg.
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