A natural source of vitamin A.
Recommended Intake: 1 capsule daily, to be taken after a meal.
Beta-carotene is a member of the carotenoid family of plant pigments, which are responsible for the yellow, orange and red colours of certain fruits and vegetables. It is also known as pro-vitamin A, as it is converted by the body into vitamin A. Vitamin A only occurs in animal tissues (particularly liver, fish liver and dairy products), whereas beta-carotene occurs in plant tissues (particularly carrots). In addition to being a pre-cursor of vitamin A, beta carotene is important as an antioxidant, and in helping to maintain normal vision, reproductive and immune function. Beta-carotene is also one of the most potent antioxidants, protecting the body from the damaging effects of free radicals. It also protects the skin from the effects of exposure to ultraviolet light, and helps maintain normal fertility. Beta-carotene and vitamin A are required for normal growth and development, for tissue maintenance and repair, and for bone and tooth formation. Beta Carotene makes the skin more resistant to sunlight so it does not burn as easily. Furthermore, it increases pigmentation and gives you a good tan. Vitamin A is fat soluble and can therefore be overdosed, but beta-carotene is water soluble and completely safe, even in high quantities. Each Pharma-Nord Bio-Carotene capsule contains 4.5mg of pure beta-carotene (equivalent to that contained in 2 large carrots) in a stable and readily absorbable form.
Pharma Nord, a privately owned limited company, is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of preventive dietary supplements and herbal remedies. It was founded in 1982 by the two current owners, Eli Wallin and Sven Moesgaard. The underlying idea of Pharma Nord was to compensate for the shortcomings of modern diet by means of dietary supplements with high a bio-availability and a documented effect.
The company develops, manufactures and markets scientifically well founded dietary supplements, herbal remedies and medical drugs based on optimal bio-availability, safety and documentation. Pharma Nord’s research database contains more than 8,000 scientific studies - including a large number of studies conducted with Pharma Nord’s own preparations. The database is the cornerstone of the entire product development. With its production facilities and company head quarters located in Denmark, Pharma Nord has a large operational field.
A cornerstone of Pharma Nord's philosophy is that all products must provide optimal bio-availability and physiological effect. This is only possible by making sure that both the raw materials selected and the production methods employed are adjusted to the manufacturing of superior quality. The result of this strategy is a range of products that has distinguished itself as a market leader in independent consumer tests and scientific studies. Over the years, Pharma Nord has established a comprehensive international network of scientists in areas such as cardiology, oncology, odontology, surgery, dietary technology and several others. This collaboration, and the ongoing dialogue with researchers, is an extremely important tool for the development of our products.