Carotenoids Protect Skin

Doctors now believe it is important to protect the skin from long-wave UV-A and medium-wave UV-B radiation with more than sunscreen. In this study, 60 people with fair to olive skin, who burned more or less easily, took a placebo or the carotenoids 4.25 mg beta-carotene, 1.1 mg alpha-carotene, 1.12 mg lutein, and 0.053 mg zeaxanthin, three times per day.

After eight weeks, and continuing through 12 weeks, those taking the mixed carotenoids saw significant protection from UV-A and UV-B light. As early as four weeks, levels of carotenoids in the epidermal—outer layers—of the skin had increased significantly in the carotenoids group. Reference: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine; 2020, 12541, Published Online

Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Search By Tags
No tags yet.
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square

Address: 1906 Pacific Avenue

Stockton, CA 95204

Phone: 209.464.5738


  • Like Our Page!
  • Join Us On Twitter
Get Your FREE $10 In Store Coupon and Join our Mailing List!

Website Accessibility

Medical and Health Disclaimer

The use of this site, articles or purchase of any product or service as a result does not constitute medical or health advice. User/reader is responsible for their own experience regardless of interpretation. For More Information, Visit Here.