This study, conducted by researchers from the USDA and the University of California, Davis, showed that Carotenoid Complex protected LDL (so-called “bad” cholesterol) from oxidation. In fact, the concentration of beta-carotene, a compound that indicates absorption of carotenoids, increased five-fold in the LDL of people who supplemented with three capsules of Carotenoid Complex daily for 20 days. This finding is significant because LDL oxidation is believed to be a major initiator of atherosclerosis and heart disease.
In the study, healthy women were fed a low-carotenoid diet for 100 days. Then, for the remaining 20 days of the study, this diet was supplemented daily with three capsules of Carotenoid Complex. The carotenoid content of the LDL rose dramatically. “The results indicate that increased carotene consumption may have a protective effect against oxidative stress in vivo, suggesting that a low carotene intake may increase the oxidative susceptibility of body lipids,” the researchers concluded.
CAROTENOID COMPLEX: THE FIRST OF ITS KIND
Research shows that fruits and vegetables confer most of the protection in our diets. It also reveals that fruits and vegetables are the food items most often missing from our diets. To help bridge that gap and take advantage of the fact that human-food-chain fruits and vegetables have a built-in long history of safe use, NeoLife set out to identify those fruits and vegetables traditionally eaten by humans that would deliver significant amounts of the different members of the carotenoid family. The result is Carotenoid Complex, the first and only product to deliver the full spectrum of carotenoids in a whole food supplement! Each capsule provides the complete carotenoid value of an optimal serving of a wide variety of carotenoid-rich fruits and vegetables.