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Is beta-carotene vegan?

Beta-carotene is potentially vegan - it can be derived from plants or animals. You should ask the manufacturer for more details.

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So, what is beta-carotene?

Beta-carotene is a natural pigment found in many fruits and vegetables, particularly in carrots. It is a carotenoid, a group of organic pigments that give these foods their vibrant colors. Beta-carotene is a potent antioxidant that helps to protect cells from damage caused by harmful free radicals. It is also a precursor to vitamin A, which is essential for maintaining healthy vision, skin, and immune system function. Beta-carotene is commonly used as a dietary supplement and food additive, and it has been linked to a range of potential health benefits, including reduced risk of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

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