Why it is needed
In addition to providing the body with a safe source of Vitamin A, beta carotene is a antioxidant that works with other natural protectors to defend your cells from harmful free radical damaged caused by highly reactive substances that either form in the body or are acquired from the environment (i.e. air pollution, cigarette smoke, smoke carcinogens, etc.)
Where it is found
Dark green leafy vegetables, yellow and orange vegetables, and fruits.
What it is most effective with
Other Antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Selenium.
Serves as an antioxidant and may help protect against certain cancers, cataracts and heart disease. Converted to vitamin A in the body.