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Is beta-caroteno vegan?

Beta-caroteno 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-caroteno?

Beta-carotene is a naturally occurring red-orange pigment found in many fruits and vegetables, particularly in carrots. It is a carotenoid that functions as an antioxidant and a precursor of vitamin A. The human body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A, which plays an essential role in vision, skin health, and the immune system. Additionally, beta-carotene has been linked to a reduced risk of chronic diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease, due to its powerful antioxidant properties. It is commonly used as a food coloring and nutritional supplement.

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