CarotenAll 60 softgels - alpha-carotene, astaxanthin, beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin and lycopene | Jarrow Formulas
Jarrow Formulas CarotenAll contains alpha and beta-carotene extracted from palm fruit (Caromin) in ratios identical to carrots. One softgel of CarotenAll provides greater amounts of the major carotenoids (Alpha-, Beta-Carotene, Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Lycopene) than 5–6 servings of fruits and vegetables.
who can benefit from CarotenAll?
CarotenAll would benefit most adults as a recent study found that only a minority of adults met the guidelines for intake of both fruits and vegetables
what distinguishes CarotenAll?
• CarotenAll provides a combination of six dietary carotenoids in an amount equivalent to that found in 5-6 average servings of fruits and vegetables as well as gamma-tocopherol, a natural form of vitamin E
• it also contains alpha- and beta-carotene, here extracted from palm fruit, in ratios identical to that found in carrots
• Lycopene, Phytoene and Phytofluene are antioxidant carotenoids extracted from GMO-free tomatoes by Lyc-O-Mato
how does each active ingredient function in CarotenAll?
• alpha- and beta-carotene are distributed throughout the body and have been investigated in a wide range of biological roles, such as for improving lung function, serving as antioxidants, stimulating immune response and regulating cell death (apoptosis)
• Lycopene supports healthy prostate function and protects against damage from free radical singlet oxygen.
• Lutein and zeaxanthin concentrate in the eye's macula and lens and protect these tissues from oxidative stress
• Astaxanthin is a highly potent antioxidant carotenoid found in seafood and algae that protects lipids from peroxidation
• gamma tocopherol works synergistically with the carotenoids to reduce the free radical forms of one another
Some supplements are suitable for both men and women of all ages as well as children. But other supplements are specifically targeted to the aging woman or man. Another supplement is especially suitable for athletes, regardless of gender.
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Wound healing: leave a wound exposed or not? On popular assumptions and role of vitaminsSometimes it seems I'm the Überklutz as bad balance and absent mindedness made me crash down on my knee after forgetting to unfold one pedal of the folding bike and trying in vein to unfold it while riding.
Thinking it was only a minor wound it only occurred to me to visit the physician two days later when the wound wouldn't stop bleeding : turns out I should have gone immediately as it actually should have been stitched, for which it was too late some 48 hours later.
The assistant told me to clean the wound with water three times a day and take antibiotics for a week.
Can't remember whether plasters were recommended or not, but by chance, that same night I listened to that very same topic on a Dutch cycling podcast (Tweewielers). Apparently wounds should be covered up and kept moist rather than to let them dry and exposed to air.
Apparently this discovery to keep wounds moist was already known by physicians in traditional medicine around the world such as China Egypt or Greece, with methods of which some are being rediscovered, such as the habit to treat wounds with honey.
Seems I'm not the only one to have a wrong perception on what's best for wound healing. Covering up always seemed superfluous to me. What other popular assumptions are false or true? And what about supplements to take?
Are eggs good or bad for diabetes?
Outside COVID-19 very little health news catches the attention of newspapers, unless it is something out of the ordinary.
One such news item was the result from an observational study among Chinese citizens of whom it was reported how those eating more eggs had a higher risk of diabetes 2.
Oh boy, here we go again was my first thought. First eggs were vilified due to their cholesterol content, and now that nonsense has been put to rest [link], they try to come up with another BS research. Yes, calling it BS.
Imagine, you are a notorious smoker and decide to give up smoking because your lungs are suffering and have developed COPD. Yet, it is too late and a lung tumour has been detected. Guess what? The clickbait headlines would go like "people that give up smoking, will develop lung cancer!".
That's how it works! Time and again we have to repeat: correlation is NOT the same as causation. This was an observational study, in which people were asked about their habits.
A much better research method is a clinical study in which people are meticulously followed after treatment.
Or a meta study in which several studies are lumped together and analysed.
Particulate matter and your healthAs the Dutch government decided to move away from natural fossilized energy sources, we are moving towards solar and wind energy.
Because solar and wind energy cannot provide all energy and a decision to also move away from natural gas, biomass plants seemed to be the perfect solution.
Biomass is plant or animal material used for energy production (electricity or heat). It can be purposely grown energy crops, wood or forest residues, waste from food crops (wheat straw), horticulture (yard waste), food processing (corn cobs), animal farming (manure, rich in nitrogen and phosphorus), or human waste from sewage plants.
Burning plant-derived biomass releases CO2, but it has still been classified as a renewable energy source in the EU and UN legal frameworks because photosynthesis cycles the CO2 back into new crops. In some cases, this recycling of CO2 from plants to atmosphere and back into plants can even be CO2 negative, as a relatively large portion of the CO2 is moved to the soil during each cycle.
However, over the past few months it has become clear how a lot of biomass comes from trees, that were previously pristine forests in the USA or the Baltics.
While in the best case, the use of biomass could even be CO2 negative, burning biomass will result in excessive CO2 output locally as well as of particulate matter.
This is why almost overnight, due to negative public opinion, politicians changed their mind. Too late though, there are already few hundred biomass plants that are being constructed due to substantial subsidies that were handed out, so we can expect a substantial worsening of air quality in the upcoming decade(s) because of the increased amount of particulate matter.
What causes night blindness?People with night blindness experience poor vision at night or in dimly lit environments, for which the medical term nyctalopia is used.
Although the term “night blindness” implies that you can’t see at night, this isn’t the case. You may just have more difficulty seeing or driving in darkness.
Some types of night blindness are treatable while other types aren’t. Once you know the cause of the problem, you can take steps to correct your vision.
Six reasons why eggs are awesome superfoodsEggs are so nutritious they can be nicknamed nature's oldest superfood.
Eggs are abundant in essential vitamins and minerals as well as unique antioxidants and brain nutrients many people are lacking in their nutrition when they don't eat eggs regularly.
Here is a breakdown of the six reasons why eggs are such an awesome food choice
Pigmentation spots : why do we get them when we age?Do you sometimes look down onto your arms and notice they are covered with white spots that resemble freckles in reverse?
Especially when arms get tanned in summer, these white spots tend to stand out more than ever.
This led me to the idea to look up what can be a cause of this weird pigmentation.
Mine turns out to be one called idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis (IGH), in other words, an unexplained teardrop-shaped lack of pigmentation, which is apparently very common among most people of over 40 years , but may also happen at a younger age. These white spots appear on the shins, legs, arms, and other sun-exposed areas of the body like the face, neck, and shoulders.
Apparently the body experiences a gradual reduction of melanoyctes and skin cells no longer produce pigment, a similar process that causes the graying of hair. The condition is also increasingly being seen in both sexes and darker skinned individuals with a history of long-term sun exposure, which has lead scientists to believe that excessive sun exposure and sun damage is another cause of these white spots.
They are generally 1 to 3 mm in size and commonly show up on the legs before progressing to other parts of the body.
These white spots are not caused by trauma or infection, nor do they indicate an increased risk of skin cancer.
Hereditary factors may be involved because this skin problem seems to run in families.
IGH is not related to vitiligo, in which melanin-producing cells called melanocytes die or are unable to function properly and no longer form melanin.
Other common causes of skin discolorations are
LASIK eye surgery, is it safe?In the past decade, LASIK eye surgery has boomed in popularity. It is easy to understand why: instead of wearing contacts or glasses, after surgery your eyes are corrected to result into (almost) perfect vision. However, sometimes we also hear horror stories: late 2016 Dutch television showed a program in which a house physician laments he's suffering from horrible neuralgic pains after having undergone laser surgery. Experts claim this is an extremely rare side effect from a specific type of LASIK surgery that nobody needs to worry about.
Protect your body against the dangers of agingAntioxidants, everyone has heard of them, but only a few know what they really are and what they do.
Antioxidants are present in fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains, where they protect the plant against insects. Fruits and vegetables that have bright, distinctive (dark) colors, have the highest amount of antioxidants, such as the very well known red tomatoes, blueberries, purple grapes, green (and purple!) kale, yellow corn and orange carrots.
What to wear: a pair of glasses or contacts?!
A short while ago, yours truly went back to wearing eye glasses after having worn contacts for over 30 years. My eyes had 'run dry' and as a result an inflammation snuck in, causing an inability to wear (hard) contacts. Despite having worn glasses as a kid and young adult, it took me longer to adapt to them than expected. This has much to do with the fact I now need two pairs of glasses: one for reading and another one for further away. With two pairs it seems as if you are always wearing the wrong pair and.. where did I put them down again?
take 1 to 2 softgels per day or as directed by your qualified health care consultant
contains per daily serving (1 softgel)
vitamin A 2000 iu (130% RDI) from Elaeis guineensis non-GMO palmfruit, EVTene™)
- as beta carotene 1.200mcg
- as alpha carotene 500mcg
lutein (as esters) from non-GMO marigold petal extract (Tagetes erecta) 10mg †
zeaxanthin (as esters) from non-GMO marigold petal extract (Tagetes erecta) 2mg †
lycopene (from non-GMO tomatoes, Lyc-O-Mato®) 10mg †
astaxanthin (from non-GMO algae Haematococcus pluvialis) 500mcg †
gamma tocopherol 10mg †
RDI = Recommended Daily Intake
† = Recommended Daily Intake not established
active ingredients (vitamin A as beta & alpha caratone, lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene (tomato), phytoene, phytofluene, astaxanthin, gamma tocopherol), filler (sunflower oil and palm olein), capsule (bovine gelatin, glycerine, purified water, organic caramel)
store in a cool, dry place
keep out of reach of young children
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)