FOR EXAMPLE, beta carotene is believed to enhance immune function and is the most efficient known quencher of singlet oxygen, a highly reactive, excited molecular species generated as a toxic by-product of normal metabolic processes. The demonstrated protective effect of beta-carotene suggests that it may affect both early and late stages of neoplastic progression. A study conducted by researchers from Chicago‘s Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke‘s Hospital and Harvard, Michigan and Northwestern Medical schools concludes ""the intake of dietary provitamin A (carotene) was inversely related to the 19 year incidence of lung cancer in 1,954 middle aged men."" The results of this research suggests little correlation between the incidence of lung cancer and consumption of preformed Vitamin A, but a significant inverse relationship between lung cancer and beta carotene intake.
Among 448 men who had the lowest beta carotene consumption, there were 14 cases of lung cancer. In the group consuming the highest level of beta-carotene, only 2 cases of lung cancer were reported. Further analysis reveals that the apparent protective effect of beta carotene held up even for longtime smokers...but to a lesser degree. Further studies conducted in Norway, Britain, France, Iran, Israel, Japan, India and the United States point toward lower rates of lung, esophagus, larynx, bladder and sometimes stomach, gastrointestinal and breast cancer.
Beta Carotene 25,000 IU 90 gels
Ingredients per each softgel:
Vitamin A (as beta carotene) 25,000 I.U.
Other ingredient: gelatin.
Contains no sugar, starch, corn, wheat, yeast, soy, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
One softgel capsule three times daily, or more, as directed by a doctor.