Fight Aging And Disease With Beta-Carotene

by Anna O'Byrne May 05, 2014

Fight Aging And Disease With Beta-Carotene

Have you heard of retinol? Or maybe retinoids? Chances are you've seen these variations on vitamin A on the labels of anti-aging products. That's because vitamin A and its derivatives are powerful antioxidants. 

Antioxidants prevent aging at a cellular level. Technically speaking, they inhibit the oxidation of other molecules, preventing free radicals from damaging and destroying cells. And since aging is essentially cell damage, we need our antioxidants.

The beauty of antioxidants is that they not only prevent oxidative cell damage - they also reverse it.  So, yes, while the claims on that bottle of anti-aging cream may seem suspect, there's some truth: antioxidants can actually turn back the hands of time.

Creams, Pills Or Whole Foods?

You can get vitamin A from creams, but wouldn't you rather get the skin benefits and the whole body benefits? You can. Just look to vitamin A-rich foods for anti-aging from the inside-out.  

In foods, you'll find vitamin A as beta-carotene. This powerful nutrient is essential for immunity, healthy skin and eyes, healing, bone development, protection against heart disease, cancer and more.  It not only wipes up free radical damage to the skin, it also tackles oxidative stress internally, preventing disease.

Among antioxidants, beta-carotene is one of the most potent. 

You're sold, right? So, where to get this wonder-nutrient?

You can take beta-carotene supplements, but obtaining vitamin A through diet is safer and more effective. The antioxidant effect of beta-carotene just isn't demonstrated by vitamin A in pill-form.  

Whole foods are complex bundles of good things, working together in ways science is still grasping to understand. We don’t always know why organic compounds like beta-carotene, found in natural, plant foods, prevent disease and promote health. It appears that nutrients in foods work synergistically together, becoming more powerful in combination.  

Moringa: 4x The Vitamin A Of Carrots

We know that beta-carotene is most effective in preventing cancer, for example, when present with vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium. Moringa leaf has all of these - though it's important to note that vitamin C is lost in the process of dehydration - full disclosure. 

We also know that beta-carotene is fat-soluble; it requires a dietary lipid for effective absorption. Moringa is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, the most nutritious type of dietary fat.  

SuperLeaf Moringa is a whole food, containing over 92 nutrients interacting in complex and complementary ways to fight disease and aging.

10 grams of SuperLeaf Moringa raw, organic powder deliver over 50% of your RDA for vitamin A.  It’s that potent. In fact, SuperLeaf Moringa contains 4x the vitamin A of carrots, the iconic source of beta-carotene.  

While Vitamin A in synthetic form (i.e. in tablets) can be toxic at high levels, beta-carotene in foods like Moringa is not. Our wise bodies convert only as much as is required into vitamin A.  

So, get started on your anti-aging, anti-disease project today - get SuperLeaf Moringa! 




Anna O'Byrne
Anna O'Byrne

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Anna O'Byrne is co-author of The Moringa Breakthrough, and part of the team behind SuperLeaf™ Moringa. She manages the social media, writes web content and runs digital marketing for SuperLeaf™ Moringa and Natural Calm Canada.



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