Beta Carotene

Product Name: Beta Carotene

Appearance: Orange Powder

CAS: 7235-40-7

Molecular formula:C40H56

Molecular weight :536.8726

Melting point: 178-179℃

Flashing point: 103℃

EINECS: 230-636-6

Specification: 1%;10%;20%;30%,50%,90%;99%

Testing Method: HPLC


Beta Carotene is a naturally-occurring retinol (vitamin A) precursor obtained from certain fruits and vegetables with potential antineoplastic and chemopreventive activities. As an anti-oxidant, beta carotene inhibits free-radical damage to DNA. This agent also induces cell differentiation and apoptosis of some tumor cell types, particularly in early stages of tumorigenesis, and enhances immune system activity by stimulating the release of natural killer cells, lymphocytes, and monocytes.


Product NameCarrot Extract
Used PartRoot
AppearanceOrange Red Powder
Odor &TasteCharacteristic
Test MethodHPLC
Active IngredientBeta Carotene

Certificate of Analysis

Product nameCarrot ExtractOriginChina
Used partRootGradeFood Grade
AppearanceLight-yellow( Carrot Extract )
AssayHPLC 1%
Drying loss≤5.0%
Mesh Size≥90% through 80 Mesh
Heavy metals(mg/kg)≤10ppm
Lead (Pb)(mg/kg)≤2ppm
Total Plate Count<1000cfu/g
Yeast & Mold<100cfu/g
ConclusionConform with specification
StorageProtect from light, moisture and pest infestation.
Shelf life2 years when properly stored in tightly sealed containers in cool and dry place

beta-carotene benefits

Beta Carotene Benefits:

Beta-carotene is another provitamin carotenoid. It’s actually what gives many vegetables their coloring, such as carrots and peppers. Unlike with vitamin A, you can only get beta-carotene from fruits and vegetables, not animal products. Aside from carrots and peppers, some great sources of beta-carotene include sweet potatoes, spinach, dark leafy greens, romaine lettuce, squash, cantaloupe, and apricots.

1. Has Powerful Antioxidant Activity

Beta carotene and other carotenoids have antioxidant activities and are valued for their ability to prevent chronic disease. They protect cells from damaging free radicals, which are the primary cause of aging and degeneration.

Studies have shown an inverse relationship between the presence of various cancers and dietary carotenoids or blood carotenoid levels. However, it appears that carotenoids can promote health when taken at dietary levels but may have adverse effects when taken in high doses by people who smoke or who have been exposed to asbestos.

2. Supports Healthy Pregnancy

The American Pediatrics Association cites vitamin A as one of the most critical vitamins during a pregnancy diet and while breastfeeding. Vitamin A plays an important role in the healthy development of the fetus and the newborn, with lung development and maturation being particularly important. It’s also needed for infants and toddlers to build strong immune systems.

Research published in the European Journal of Nutrition notes that there should be a 40 percent increase in vitamin A intake for pregnant women and a 90 percent increase for breastfeeding women.

3. Protects the Skin

Beta carotene metabolism takes place in a wide variety of organs, including the skin. Many studies have found that it helps prevent the formation of UV-induced erythema, or skin irritation and redness.

Although it can’t be compared to the efficacy of sunscreen, there’s evidence that beta-carotene can protect the skin against sunburn by increasing the basal defense against skin damage caused by UV light.

4. Protects Your Eyes

Beta-carotene and other antioxidants may help delay the progression or reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration, which causes vision changes that are sometimes so severe that irreversible legal blindness can occur. Antioxidants are effective in slowing down the progression of macular degeneration symptoms because they can help prevent oxidative stress, which plays a significant role in the degeneration of cells and nerves in the retina/macula.

The Age-Related Eye Disease Study established that a combination of dietary antioxidants, including eye vitamins zinc, beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E, effectively slowed the progression of macular degeneration.

5. Helps Treat Oral Leukoplakia

A study conducted at the University of Arizona confirmed the efficacy of beta-carotene in patients with oral leukoplakia, which is highlighted by thickened, white patches that form on your gums and inside your cheeks. Most leukoplakia patches are benign, but some may be early signs of cancer.

Fifty patients were given 60 milligrams of beta-carotene a day for six months, and then participants were chosen to either continue treatment or use placebo therapy for 12 additional months. The results showed that 52 percent (26 patients) of the participants had a clinical response to treatment, and 23 of the 26 patients who responded positively completed the second, randomized phase of the study.

6. Improves Respiratory Health

Research published in the European Respiratory Journal suggests that eating fruits with beta-carotene can improve respiratory and pulmonary function. In comparison with eating fruit rarely or never, people who ate fruit at least once a day had reduced respiratory symptoms, such as phlegm production, shortness of breath and wheezing. Fruits of any kind help fight respiratory conditions, including mango, papaya and cantaloupe.

7. Boosts Brain Function

Because beta-carotene works as an antioxidant, it may fight oxidative stress that contributes to brain aging and reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Although the evidence on this potential benefit is mixed, one study found that long-term supplementation with the antioxidant may provide cognitive benefits.

However, researchers didn’t find that short-term supplementation was effective for boosting brain health. Instead, long-term consumption of colorful fruits and vegetables is the best way to prevent early cognitive decline and ensure that you get the nutrients necessary for proper brain function.

8. May Fight Lung Cancer

There have been studies suggesting that lung cancer, particularly in smokers, and cardiovascular disease may actually be enhanced by supplemental beta-carotene. The results on this issue are mixed, but ultimately, researchers aren’t sure if there may be interactions between different carotenoids that are used together for treatment or if beta-carotene interacts with other phytonutrients.

9. May Fight Heart Disease

Researchers at Cleveland Clinic conducted a meta-analysis, combining the results of eight studies on the effects of beta-carotene at doses ranging from 15 to 50 milligrams. After investigating data from over 130,000 patients, researchers found that supplementation led to a small but significant increase in cardiovascular death.

Even though the supplements did not prove beneficial in avoiding heart problems, studies show that antioxidant foods should still be recommended. According to researchers at Cleveland Clinic, “There are benefits to getting vitamins in food that don’t necessarily occur in supplement form.”

Beta-Carotene Application

Beta Carotene Application:

1. Beta Carotene powder can be used in medical field.

(1) carrots 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) carrot 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.