What is Carotene and Why is it Good for You?
Beta-carotenes are one of the rare natural nutrients that can help prevent vitamin A deficiency. Our bodies convert beta-carotene into vitamin A, to promote over health by boosting the immune system. Vitamin A is one of the most over looked essential nutrients, and so it’s difficult to obtain it through a daily diet unless you’re actively supplementing for it.
Carotene is a natural pigment in plants that creates a red, yellow or orange color. It can be found in carrots, peppers, pumpkin, and many more colorful fruits and vegetables. Like vitamin C, beta-carotenes work to boost the immune system. It is a type of antioxidant that can help your body fight against free radicals that could possibly damage cells and lead to serious health issues like heart disease or cancer. Vitamin A also works to build a stronger immune response as it promotes skin and mucus health. It helps the skin and mucus to repel bacteria to prevent illness. Without vitamin A or beta-carotene, your body is at risk of developing a weakened immune system, which could lead to getting sick.
Vitamin A deficiency can lead to serious illness, making it essential to your health to consume enough beta-carotenes a day. A deficiency can cause fatigue and skin problems. Vitamin A helps to maintain skin health and so lacking this nutrient can cause dry flakey and irritated skin. It also promotes good vision, which means not enough vitamin A can cause sensitivity to light and even headaches. Vitamin A also plays a role in bone growth and reproduction. With a deficiency, bones can become weak and more easily breakable. A woman may also experience more difficulty getting pregnant if she is lacking enough vitamin A. In more serious cases, people have been known to be more susceptible to developing illnesses like pneumonia.
Natural supplementation is the best form of obtaining this essential nutrient because it is safe on the body and easily digestible. Simo Juice uses carotene packed fruits and vegetables to ensure our cold pressed juice has the nutrients you need to stay healthy, so you don’t have to rely on pills and powders to feel healthy.
Anisa Ahmed is the JVP for Marketing and R&D at Simo Juice.