- Beta-Carotene is converted to vitamin A within the body
- Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal skin & vision
- Vitamin A contributes to the normal function of the immune system
Beta-Carotene is a type of pigment found naturally in plants and yellow/orange coloured fruits and vegetables. The name Beta-Carotene is in fact derived from the Latin name for carrot.
While large amounts of supplemental vitamin A can be toxic, the human body will only convert as much beta carotene into vitamin A as it needs.