Folk medicine recommends carrot tablets as a diuretic, against stomach trembling, against liver, bile, eye, and skin ailments, as well as a general tonic. From the nutritional point of view, the carrot’s highest value lies within it’s beta-carotene content, and is also abundant in other carotenoids (ie. alpha-carotene). Low amounts of beta-carotene within the blood may increase the risk of certain types of cancer. This plant pigment, like other carotenes, contains a significant amount of antioxidants, which helps to protect against harmful effects of free radicals. Our body converts beta-carotenes into vitamin A as needed. This vitamin is important for good vision and healthy mucous membranes. However, since it is fat-soluble, an overdose may be toxic; therefore, consumption of beta-carotene is safer. One of the first symptoms of a vitamin A deficiency is night blindness. Recent research of a number of carotenoids has shown numerous immune enhancing effects of carotenoids. There is also evidence that carotene supplements improve immune response, and that the administration of oral beta-carotene (180 mg/day) significantly increases the number of white blood cells and their activity (especially the T-cells), who’s decreased amounts characterise illnesses, such as cancer and AIDS.
Some studies have shown that ethnic groups whose diet is rich in fruits and vegetables containing a high amount of carotenoids have lower rates of cancer. Dietary beta-carotene has been shown to significantly reduce tumors of epithelial origin, such as lung, skin, cervix, stomach, and colon tumors.
Health supplements do not substitute a healthy, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle and/or professional medical treatment. Do not consume more than the recommended daily intake!
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