Beta carotene
Beta carotene

Beta carotene

Beta carotene

<B>function</B> <B>recommended daily dosage</B> <B>source</B>
iposoluble, essential,
important as pre-stage of vitamin A
2-4 mg/day (according to DGE) many sorts of colourful fruit
and vegetable e.g. carots, spinach and orange
<B>deficency symptoms</B> <B>main effect/apparatus</B> <B>dosages in ortomolecular medicine</B>
defense weakness, respiratory tract infection or vision disorders, loss of appetite eye function, nervs, detoxication up to 120 mg per day, depending on the area of application
Smokers should take beta carotene only after consulting a doctor. Non smoking instead of not taking vitamins is the best way to protect yourself against lung cancer!