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GNC beta-Carotene 15 mg
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GNC beta-Carotene 15 mg360 softgels
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A natural source of vitamin A which is essential for normal vision*
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As a dietary supplement, take one softgel capsule daily. For maximum benefits, take as directed every day.
Serving Size 1 Softgel Capsule Servings Per Container 360 Amount Per Serving % DV Vitamin A (100% as beta-Carotene 15 mg) 25000.00 IU 500% ** Daily Value (DV) not established
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:
Used for Amount WhyLeukoplakia 150,000 IU twice per week [3 stars]Beta-carotene, the most widely used supplement in the treatment of leukoplakia, has been shown in studies to increase remission rate.Lung Cancer Eat more carrots [3 stars]Beta-carotene supplementation appears to reduce cancer risk in nonsmokers. Smokers should avoid beta-carotene supplements, including the amounts found in multivitamins.Night Blindness If deficient: 10,000 to 25,000 IU daily [3 stars]Night blindness may be an early sign of vitamin A deficiency. Supplementing with beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A, help correct such a deficiency and improve night blindness.Photosensitivity 100,000 to 300,000 IU daily under medical supervision [3 stars]Beta-carotene is able to protect against free-radical damage caused by ultraviolet light and may help increase tolerance to sunlight.Asthma 64 mg a day of natural supplement [2 stars]Some researchers have suggested that exercise-related asthma attacks might be caused by free-radical damage caused by the exercise. Supplementing with beta-carotene, an antioxidant, protects against free-radical damage and may prevent these attacks.Immune Function 25,000 to 100,000 IU per day for nonsmokers only [2 stars]Beta-carotene has been shown to increase immune cell numbers and activity. It has also been shown to enhance cancer-fighting immune functions in healthy people.Pancreatic Insufficiency 9,000 IU daily [2 stars]Taking antioxidant supplements, such as beta-carotene, may lessen pain and prevent recurrences of pancreatitis.Sunburn 6 mg daily of natural beta-carotene during periods of high sun exposure [2 stars]Supplementing with beta-carotene may help protect the skin from ultraviolet rays and sunburn.Age-Related Cognitive Decline 50 mg every other day [1 star]In one study, long-term beta-carotene supplementation slowed the loss of cognitive function in middle-aged healthy males.Alcohol Withdrawal Refer to label instructions [1 star]Though not a treatment for withdrawal, beta-carotene supplementation may be a safe way to correct vitamin A deficiencies common to alcoholics (requires a doctor's supervision to monitor liver function and avoid damage).Cataracts Refer to label instructions [1 star]People who eat fruits and vegetables rich in beta-carotene have a lower risk of developing cataracts.Gastritis Refer to label instructions [1 star]The antioxidant beta-carotene may reduce free radical damage in the stomach, and supplementing with it has led to improvements in people with gastritis in some studies.Heart Attack Refer to label instructions [1 star]Supplementing with beta-carotene may reduce the likelihood of a heart attack and may improve the outcome for people who have already had a heart attack.HIV and AIDS Support Refer to label instructions [1 star]Beta-carotene levels have been found to be low in HIV-positive people, supplementing with it may be beneficial.Macular Degeneration Refer to label instructions [1 star]Sunlight triggers oxidative damage in the eye, which can cause macular degeneration. Beta-carotene protects against oxidative damage and may reduce macular degeneration risk.Sickle Cell Anemia Refer to label instructions [1 star]Sickle cell anemia patients tend to have low levels of antioxidants, which protect cells from oxygen-related damage. Supplementing with beta-carotene may help correct a deficiency.
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