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Carotenes

Carotenes

Carotenes: Carotenes are antioxidants found naturally in orange, yellow, and dark green fruits and vegetables. Carotenes can be converted into vitamin A in the human body as it is needed. Excessive intake of carotenes through supplements or diet can result in problems with toxicity or an increased risk for disease in some people, especially heavy smokers and drinkers.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Carotenes

Adequate amounts of Carotenes are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Carotenes

Adequate amounts of Carotenes are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Carotenes

Excessive intake of Carotenes may involve the following risks:

  • Yellowing of the skin
  • Menstrual abnormalities
  • Increased risk of cancer in heavy smokers
  • Increased risk of cancer in heavy drinkers

Increased Risk Of Disease Associated With Supplement:Carotenes

Diseases this supplement may increase risk of:

  • Increased risk of lung cancer-related death in smokers
  • Increased risk of cardiovascular disease related death in smokers
  • Increased risk of lung cancer-related death in drinkers
  • Increased risk of cardiovascular disease related death in drinkers

Carotenes: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Carotenes) include:

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