Beta-carotene is a member of the carotenoid family: Highly pigmented (red, orange and yellow), fat-soluble compounds found in many fruits, grains, oils, and vegetables.
As an intense pigment, Beta-carotene finds widespread use as a colorant in food, beverage and pharmaceutical applications.
Our range of coloration-specific beta-carotene formulations offer ease-of-use, superior color stability and guaranteed minimum color intensity.
A sufficient intake of Beta-carotene is important as it functions as:
- A safe source of vitamin A, helping the body reach the level of vitamin A required for normal growth and development, good vision and eye health, a strong immune system, and healthy skin
- An antioxidant that contributes to protecting the body against the damaging effects of free radicals which can increase the risk of developing certain diseases, including cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
These attributes, combined with Beta-carotene’s high pigmentation, make it an extremely effective and healthy color for use in food, beverage and pharmaceutical preparations.
As the most efficient ‘provitamin A carotenoid’ Beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A only when the body needs it. Thus Beta-carotene is used extensively in dietary supplements and ‘ACE’ antioxidant beverages where it offers a safe source of vitamin A.
Beta-carotene is also used extensively as a colorant in food, beverage and pharmaceutical formulations where it’s healthy attributes, excellent stability (when used in the presence of an antioxidant) and high-color strength make it ideal as a yellow, orange or orange-red colorant.
We offer a range of carotenoids formulated for superior performance in soft gel capsules, directly compressed tablets and two-piece hard-shell capsules. DSM’s coloration-specific beta-carotene formulations offer ease-of-use, superior color stability and guaranteed minimum color intensity.
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