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1. May smokers take beta carotene?
Many people question whether people who smoke are allowed to take beta carotene. Smokers should not take supplements that are high in beta carotene. The reason for this is that beta carotene can greatly increase the risk of lung cancer in smokers. The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment therefore recommends that smokers refrain from consuming vitamin preparations containing beta carotene and drinks containing high doses of beta carotene. Taking beta carotene up to 30 mg per day is still within the green zone for smokers. Any higher dosage should be avoided.
2 The importance of beta carotene for the human organism
Beta carotene is the precursor of vitamin A and belongs to the group of carotenoids. These are colorants, but they can also be produced synthetically. The natural dyes are mainly found in fruits and vegetables. Beta carotene is converted in the human organism as required. The human body can absorb beta carotene better if the fruit or also the vegetables are processed into juice or porridge. Since beta carotene is fat-soluble, it should always be taken in combination with some fat, so it can be better processed by the organism. Direct exposure to sunlight destroys beta carotene, so when storing foods containing beta carotene, always make sure that they are stored and kept in a dark place.
How can I cover my beta carotene requirements through food?
Unlike vitamin A, which is also found in many animal foods, beta carotene is found in many fruits and vegetables. More specifically, beta carotene is present fruits, vegetables and roots. These mainly include orange and red foods such as carrots, peppers and tomatoes. Beta carotene-containing fruits include apricots and mangoes. The orange color comes from these natural food dyes. Especially in nature, carotenes are often found, usually from a mixture of alpha, beta and gamma carotenes. Nowadays, the dye can also be produced synthetically.
4. beta carotene in the form of food supplements
Those who would like to supplement beta carotene in the form of dietary supplements should definitely pay attention to the form of the active ingredient and its origin. Beta carotene capsules in particular are an excellent way to increase the value. They are very well tolerated and are utilized by the body to a high degree. Likewise, the preparation should not contain any chemical additives such as microcrystalline cellulose. If you buy a preparation from Germany, you can be sure that the product has also been produced safely and is of high quality.
Vitamineule® Beta Carotene Capsules
In our online shop you will find our Beta Carotene Capsules from Vitamineule®, which are completely free of artificial additives. Vitamineule® Carotene Capsules contain 30 mg beta carotene per capsule. This corresponds to 3000 i.E. vitamin A. Each can contains 90 capsules. In addition to fast & free shipping, we offer a voluntary six-month return guarantee on all products.
5. conclusion: Can smokers take beta carotene?
Smokers should not supplement beta carotene in the form of supplements, as it can greatly increase the risk of lung cancer. Also, large amounts of beta carotene should not be consumed in foods. Normally, one can supplement beta carotene in the form of supplements. One can choose between beta carotene capsules and beta carotene tablets. Both forms are easy to use and get into the circulation quickly.
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