Beta Carotine 1%

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What is Beta Carotine?  Beta-carotene is an organic, strongly colored red-orange pigment commonly found in fungi, plants, and fruits. It is a member of the carotenes, which are terpenoids (isoprenoids), synthesized biochemically from eight isoprene units and thus having 40 carbons. Among the carotenes, beta-carotene is distinguished by having beta-rings at both ends of the molecule. Beta-carotene is biosynthesized from geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate.

The human body converts beta carotene into vitamin A (retinol) – beta-carotene is a precursor of vitamin A.

Natural Sources of Beta-Carotine  Foods containing beta-carotine include sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkins, apricots, kale, plums, and spinach.

Production of Beta-Carotine  Isolation of Beta-carotene from fruits abundant in carotenoids is commonly done using column chromatography. It can also be extracted from the beta-carotene rich algae, Dunaliella salina. The separation of Beta-carotene from the mixture of other carotenoids is based on the polarity of a compound. Beta-carotene is a non-polar compound, so it is separated with a non-polar solvent such as hexane. Being highly conjugated, it is deeply colored, and as a hydrocarbon lacking functional groups, it is very lipophilic.

  Warning: Do not use this product for anything other than its intended purpose.  Misuse of our products will result in permanent account suspension and can lead to harm, injury, or death.  Professional use only.

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