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Carotene family

Apr 30, 2021

Carotene is a big family, the most famous of which is β-carotene. It was first discovered and recognized. Vitamin A has the strongest reducing activity, the highest content in the human body, the widest distribution in food, and the highest content. The function of carotene in the human body is mainly reflected in vitamin A.

4 functions of carotene:

Visual function, maintain good dark vision.

Maintain the integrity of skin and mucous membranes, including conjunctiva, cornea, skin hair follicles, sebaceous glands, sweat glands, tongue taste buds, respiratory and intestinal mucosa, urine and reproductive mucosa.

Maintain and promote immune function.

Promote growth and development and maintain reproductive function.