There is still a controversy about the presence in the skin of the enzymes able to convert beta-carotene into vitamin A (retinol), although a recent study demonstrated the conversion of beta-carotene into retinol in human cultured epidermal cells.
What does BC stand for?
BC stands for Beta-Carotene (nutrient)
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In the Physicians' Health Study, researchers asked approximately 22,000 middle-aged and elderly male physicians to take a beta-carotene supplement (50 rag.
The vitamin A precursor beta-carotene therefore has an important function in providing for an adequate supply of total vitamin A, international carotenoid experts state in a recently published consensus answer.
High lycopene levels aren't linked to a lower risk of prostate cancer, while high beta-carotene levels may increase the risk.
Tokyo, Japan, Feb 10, 2006 - (JCN) - The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) announced on February 8 that its Nanotechnology Research Institute has succeeded in encapsulating and stabilizing beta-carotene in carbon nanotubes.
Dark green leafy vegetables: These contain beta-carotene and vitamin C.
There was no significant connection between the intake of beta-carotene and hip fracture.
Beta-carotene can be used as a clean label functional ingredient, as well as a colourant in a wide range of products.