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  • beta-Carotene (10,10’,14,14’,19,19,19,19’,19’,19’,20,20,20,20’,20’,20’-D16)  --  100 mg

beta-Carotene (10,10’,14,14’,19,19,19,19’,19’,19’,20,20,20,20’,20’,20’-D16) -- 100 mg

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beta-Carotene (10,10’,14,14’,19,19,19,19’,19’,19’,20,20,20,20’,20’,20’-D16)

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beta-Carotene is a strongly-colored red-orange pigment abundant in plants and fruits.

It is an organic compound and chemically is classified as a hydrocarbon and specifically as a terpenoid (isoprenoid), reflecting its derivation from isoprene units.

Plant carotenoids are the primary dietary source of provitamin A worldwide, with beta-carotene as the most well-known provitamin A carotenoid. Others include alpha-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin.

Carotenoid absorption is restricted to the duodenum of the small intestine and dependent on Class B scavenger receptor (SR-B1) membrane protein, which are also responsible for the absorption of vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol).

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Formula C40H40D16