Beta-Carotene is an orange pigment found commonly in orange, red, and yellow vegetables and fruits. It is what gives carrots and sweet potatoes their bright orange hue. Beta-carotene is the precursor to Vitamin A, an essential fat soluble vitamin recognized for its roles in heart, eye, bone, and cellular health. While the body has to convert dietary Beta-Carotene into Vitamin A, the advantage to using Beta-Carotene is that the body will only convert as much as it needs into the active form.
It is important to note that Beta-Carotene is not an essential nutrient, but rather the natural form found in food that converts to essential Vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is one of the few vitamins where toxicity is more dangerous than deficiency, giving Beta-Carotene supplementation a safe advantage as it is not toxic even in high levels. Vitamin A supplements offer far beyond the daily value and can cause bone loss, vision damage, and even birth defects. This is a powerful reason to avoid Vitamin A supplements, and go for Beta-Carotene instead. Utilizing only what is needed via Beta-Carotene supplementation instead helps maintain the balance between A, D, and K.
Beta-Carotene is essential for vision, skin, mucous membranes, and heart health. It helps protect the skin from damage associated with UV rays, helps reform healthy bone structure, maintains healthy white blood cell production, and aids in vital cell growth and division in reproduction. Vitamin A and Vitamin D share a receptor in the nucleus of the cell, meaning that we need comparable intake of both for cells to function properly. Imagining this we can understand how devastating Vitamin D deficiency leads to an overload of Vitamin A, even if we aren’t over consuming. Vitamin A, D, and K all need the presence of one another, and depend on each other for proper functioning and utilization. There is no marked difference between synthetic and natural Beta-Carotene.
Beta-Carotene is found in Cymbiotika's D3 K2 CoQ10 formula for the synergistic necessity of Vitamins A, D, and K. We chose Beta-Carotene so the body only converts what it needs into bioactive Vitamin A, eliminating the risk of harmful Vitamin A toxicity that most supplements carry with them. Paired with our VitaShine D3, K2 in MK-4 and MK-7 forms from fermented garbanzo beans, and even CoQ10 for ultimate cellular, heart, and bone harmony. We are thrilled to present our D3 K2 CoQ10 formula as the most comprehensive on the market in our signature micelle delivery system for maximum absorption.