1
199

Is Beta Carotene Good For Acne?

For years, experts believed that diet didn`t had any influence on the acne development or severity. Now, scientists learn that the aspects related to the diet play indeed a particular role in the development of acne. Although several factors tend to have an influence, data suggest that vitamin A, which includes a form of beta-carotene, is one of these factors. Making some nutritional adjustments may help in improving your acne condition. However, talk to your doctor before making changes in your diet.

Is Beta Carotene Good For Acne

Table of Contents

What Is Beta-Carotene?

Beta-carotene is one of the 2 forms of vitamin A. It can be found in your diet, and according to the Food Supplement Office, is the most important vitamin A carotenoid. Beta-carotene is inactive. However, when required, the body converts it into retinol, the vitamin A`s form. This vitamin aids maintain the health of your skin, protects the skin from any possible damage caused by ultraviolet light, aids in maintaining collagen levels in the balanced cells of the skin and promotes the development of healthy cells.

Vitamin E can be obtained from food, through beta-carotene, or from supplements. The advantage of beta-carotene sourced from food is that our organism only converts the amount it needs.

Vitamin A in excess is toxic. Toxic levels of vitamin A may happen if you consume supplements in large amounts.

Beta-Carotene Is an Antioxidant

Like all carotenoids, beta-carotene is also an antioxidant. These are substances which inhibit the oxidation of other molecules and offers protection against free radicals, which can destroy the cells of the body by oxidation. In the end, the damage that is caused by these free radicals may in turn lead to more chronic illnesses.

Low Levels of Vitamin A & Acne

According to a study published in 2006 in the Journal of Experimental Dermatology, a low level of vitamin A in the body may play a role in the development or even worsening of acne. A research published in the summer of 2014 came to the very same conclusion. It has been found that volunteers experiencing mild to serious acne, compared to the non-acne group, had lower vitamin A, E and zinc levels in the blood in a significant way. Zinc and vitamin E are 2 other nutrients which have an essential role in the health of the skin. The expert advised making some nutritional changes in favor of foods that have a high content of these particular nutrients as an acne treatment.

Foods Rich in Beta-Carotene

The following foods have a high content of beta-carotene:

  • Broccoli.
  • Chinese cabbage.
  • Dandelion leaves.
  • Oregano.
  • Grapefruit.
  • Chilli.
  • Oregano.
  • Parsley.
  • Peas.
  • Carrots.
  • Chives.
  • Pepper.
  • Ketchup..
  • Sweet potatoes.

Beta-Carotene Side Effects

There was a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, performed on French adult females, which found that smokers with high levels of beta-carotene compared with other smokers had a high risk of developing lung cancer as well as other cancers related to smoking. The study also found that the females that didn`t smoke and had a high intake of beta-carotene had a lower risk of developing lung cancer.

They found that the risk of developing lung cancer over a period of 10 years was:

  • 8 for 10.000 women for non-smokers with a low intake of beta-carotene.
  • 7 for 10.000 women for non-smokers with a high intake of beta-carotene.
  • 174 for 10.000 women for smokers with a low intake of beta-carotene.
  • 3 for 10.000 women for smokers with a high intake of beta-carotene.

Further studies have suggested that the high beta-carotene intake among smokers is almost always because of supplements, not necessarily intake of food.

Is Vitamin D Good for Acne?

Experts are uncovering solutions for acne that are very promising, and vitamin D is one of them. There are a few studies that outlined the relationship between acne and vitamin D. These particular studies show that people experiencing acne are more prone to be deficient than those who don`t experience this condition and that taking supplements based on vitamin D can decrease acne.

Supplements with vitamin D can reduce acne by almost 35%. Korean scientists compared the levels of vitamin D of people experiencing acne to those who didn`t experienced acne. The results discovered that patients with acne were a lot more prone to be deficient of vitamin D than those not experiencing acne; only 22.5% of people without acne were vitamin D deficient vs. 48.8% of patients who experienced acne.

The below graph outlines average levels of vitamin D concerning people who experience various acne severities.

Is Beta-Carotene Bad for You?

As already mentioned, beta-carotene converts in the organism into retinol, also known as vitamin A. We need this vitamin for a strong immunity, mucous membranes, eye health and for a healthy skin. Taking high doses of this vitamin might become toxic, although the organism will just convert as much vitamin A from the beta-carotene is received as it requires, meaning that beta-carotene is seen as a safe vitamin A source. Too much of this form of vitamin A might be harmful for smokers. However, getting beta-carotene from food in high amounts from food, not supplements, is considered safe.

How Much Beta-Carotene Can You Take a Day?

The dose of beta-carotene will be distinct from patient to patient. You should always follow the doctor`s orders.

When it comes to dietary supplements:

  • Teenagers & adults – 6 – 15 mg of beta-carotene.
  • Children3 – 6 mg of beta-carotene.
Images courtesy of wisegeek.com and acneeinstein.com

Show Comments

737 Comments

    • UncomeRem March 19, 2023
    • piomync December 18, 2023
  1. RalphLep June 5, 2022
    • UncomeRem March 22, 2023
    • Unrelia May 14, 2023
    • gissuri June 20, 2023
    • KNOijmS July 31, 2023
  2. Stromvar June 6, 2022
  3. ChesterDyesy June 6, 2022
    • UncomeRem March 7, 2023
    • cloravy May 1, 2023
    • gissuri June 3, 2023
    • zVqUpOpW July 16, 2023
    • UyklvFard December 13, 2023
  4. IverDarm June 6, 2022
    • Emikify March 5, 2023
    • Ethigue April 30, 2023
    • embarry June 1, 2023
    • YsGpWAfw July 12, 2023
    • aangcCrDF August 15, 2023
    • Vejoift November 26, 2023
  5. Ypkiuy June 27, 2022
    • UncomeRem March 17, 2023
    • Unrelia May 10, 2023
    • tztVbK July 26, 2023
  6. incuchrib August 20, 2022
  7. Edittef November 7, 2022
    • UncomeRem February 26, 2023
    • cloravy April 25, 2023
    • gissuri May 28, 2023
    • gissuri June 9, 2023
    • oAxbna July 9, 2023
  8. driency November 12, 2022
  9. Asseptors November 19, 2022
    • UncomeRem February 28, 2023
    • cloravy April 26, 2023
    • gissuri May 29, 2023
    • RnyXtj July 10, 2023
    • oHkztVca December 24, 2023
  10. deelvinia November 21, 2022
    • UncomeRem March 20, 2023
    • Unrelia May 12, 2023
    • gissuri June 18, 2023
    • CJXfNA July 29, 2023
    • Vejoift January 4, 2024
  11. roarrop November 21, 2022
  12. Bifaple November 22, 2022
  13. Eoqejn November 26, 2022
    • UncomeRem March 14, 2023
    • rZyLup July 24, 2023
    • Fodgiggip October 28, 2023
  14. Equillalk December 9, 2022
  15. blivybiab December 13, 2022
  16. Edgetdype December 15, 2022
  17. Bonsirl December 17, 2022
  18. Adopity December 18, 2022
  19. Davidopera January 22, 2023
  20. ETHIPMENE January 23, 2023
  21. jepledo January 24, 2023
  22. IndigonoR January 27, 2023
  23. surgeorse January 29, 2023
  24. IndigonoR January 31, 2023
  25. Fafeseesk February 1, 2023
  26. ErrodaY February 3, 2023
  27. IndigonoR February 5, 2023
  28. amourne February 7, 2023
  29. ignopay February 7, 2023
  30. gakeldera February 7, 2023
  31. Jafiis February 7, 2023
  32. Engague February 7, 2023
  33. ETHIPMENE February 9, 2023
  34. Insucky February 10, 2023
  35. insubylib February 14, 2023
  36. Dangext February 15, 2023
  37. nercisa February 19, 2023
  38. itemync February 22, 2023
  39. Emikify March 2, 2023
  40. fefevenly March 7, 2023
  41. Ethigue April 28, 2023
  42. Iodindila May 15, 2023
  43. embarry May 31, 2023
  44. spravki-kupit.ru June 26, 2023
  45. spravki-kupit.ru June 27, 2023
  46. spravki-kupit.ru June 27, 2023
  47. диплом June 28, 2023
  48. диплом June 29, 2023
  49. bezogoroda.ru July 3, 2023
  50. bezogoroda.ru July 5, 2023
  51. fake casino game July 6, 2023
  52. daachka.ru July 6, 2023
  53. nadachee.ru July 8, 2023
  54. nadachee.ru July 9, 2023
  55. nadachee.ru July 10, 2023
  56. FpluayGS July 11, 2023
  57. daachka.ru July 12, 2023
  58. yes-dacha.ru July 13, 2023
  59. yes-dacha.ru July 13, 2023
  60. yes-dacha.ru July 13, 2023
  61. yes-dacha.ru July 13, 2023
  62. yes-dacha.ru July 14, 2023
  63. yes-dacha.ru July 14, 2023
  64. yes-dacha.ru July 14, 2023
  65. rem-dom-stroy.ru July 14, 2023
  66. rem-dom-stroy.ru July 15, 2023
  67. rem-dom-stroy.ru July 15, 2023
  68. rem-dom-stroy.ru July 15, 2023
  69. rem-dom-stroy.ru July 15, 2023
  70. obshchestroy.ru July 15, 2023
  71. obshchestroy.ru July 16, 2023
  72. obshchestroy.ru July 16, 2023
  73. obshchestroy.ru July 16, 2023
  74. obshchestroy.ru July 16, 2023
  75. obshchestroy.ru July 17, 2023
  76. obshchestroy.ru July 17, 2023
  77. remont-master-info.ru July 17, 2023
  78. remont-master-info.ru July 18, 2023
  79. remont-master-info.ru July 18, 2023
  80. remont-master-info.ru July 18, 2023
  81. remont-master-info.ru July 18, 2023
  82. remont-master-info.ru July 18, 2023
  83. remont-master-info.ru July 19, 2023
  84. remont-master-info.ru July 19, 2023
  85. remont-master-info.ru July 19, 2023
  86. Vejoift July 19, 2023
  87. Õigusabi July 20, 2023
  88. Juriidiline abi July 21, 2023
  89. Õigusabi Eestis July 21, 2023
  90. Juriidiline abi July 22, 2023
  91. Jurist July 22, 2023
  92. Juriidiline abi July 23, 2023
  93. Jurist July 23, 2023
  94. Jurist July 23, 2023
  95. Õigusabi Eestis July 23, 2023
  96. smartremstroy.ru August 1, 2023
  97. smartremstroy.ru August 1, 2023
  98. smartremstroy.ru August 1, 2023
  99. smartremstroy.ru August 1, 2023
  100. smartremstroy.ru August 1, 2023
  101. smartremstroy.ru August 1, 2023
  102. BKUIezIf August 1, 2023
  103. smartremstroy.ru August 1, 2023
  104. smartremstroy.ru August 1, 2023
  105. smartremstroy.ru August 2, 2023
  106. daachnik.ru August 2, 2023
  107. smartremstroy.ru August 2, 2023
  108. smartremstroy.ru August 2, 2023
  109. smartremstroy.ru August 2, 2023
  110. smartremstroy.ru August 2, 2023
  111. smartremstroy.ru August 2, 2023
  112. smartremstroy.ru August 2, 2023
  113. smartremstroy.ru August 2, 2023
  114. daachnik.ru August 2, 2023
  115. delaremontnika.ru August 2, 2023
  116. daachnik.ru August 2, 2023
  117. daachnik.ru August 2, 2023
  118. delaremontnika.ru August 3, 2023
  119. delaremontnika.ru August 3, 2023
  120. delaremontnika.ru August 3, 2023
  121. daachnik.ru August 3, 2023
  122. twitch.tv August 4, 2023
  123. daachnik.ru August 4, 2023
  124. daachnik.ru August 4, 2023
  125. daachnik.ru August 4, 2023
  126. daachkaru August 7, 2023
  127. www xxx animal movies com August 7, 2023
  128. xx video horse August 7, 2023
  129. daachkaru August 7, 2023
  130. daachkaru August 7, 2023
  131. daachkaru August 7, 2023
  132. daachkaru August 7, 2023
  133. daachkaru August 7, 2023
  134. animal xnxxx.com August 8, 2023
  135. daachkaru August 8, 2023
  136. www animal xxnx com August 8, 2023
  137. daachkaru August 8, 2023
  138. daachkaru August 8, 2023
  139. daachkaru August 8, 2023
  140. daachkaru August 8, 2023
  141. animals xnxxx.com August 8, 2023
  142. daachkaru August 8, 2023
  143. daachkaru August 8, 2023
  144. daachkaru August 8, 2023
  145. daachkaru August 8, 2023
  146. daachkaru August 8, 2023
  147. daachkaru August 8, 2023
  148. daachkaru August 9, 2023
  149. daachkaru August 9, 2023
  150. daachkaru August 9, 2023
  151. daachkaru August 9, 2023
  152. daachkaru August 9, 2023
  153. daachkaru August 9, 2023
  154. daachkaru August 9, 2023
  155. daachkaru August 9, 2023
  156. myinfodacha.ru August 9, 2023
  157. glavsadovnik.ru August 9, 2023
  158. myinfodacha.ru August 10, 2023
  159. glavsadovnik.ru August 10, 2023
  160. glavsadovnik.ru August 10, 2023
  161. glavsadovnik.ru August 10, 2023
  162. glavsadovnik.ru August 10, 2023
  163. glavsadovnik.ru August 10, 2023
  164. glavsadovnik.ru August 10, 2023
  165. myinfodacha.ru August 10, 2023
  166. glavsadovnik.ru August 10, 2023
  167. glavsadovnik.ru August 11, 2023
  168. myinfodacha.ru August 11, 2023
  169. glavsadovnik.ru August 11, 2023
  170. glavsadovnik.ru August 11, 2023
  171. glavsadovnik.ru August 11, 2023
  172. myinfodacha.ru August 11, 2023
  173. glavsadovnik.ru August 11, 2023
  174. glavsadovnik.ru August 11, 2023
  175. glavsadovnik.ru August 11, 2023
  176. glavsadovnik.ru August 11, 2023
  177. glavsadovnik.ru August 11, 2023
  178. glavsadovnik.ru August 11, 2023
  179. glavsadovnik.ru August 11, 2023
  180. glavsadovnik.ru August 11, 2023
  181. glavsadovnik.ru August 12, 2023
  182. glavsadovnik.ru August 12, 2023
  183. glavsadovnik.ru August 12, 2023
  184. glavsadovnik.ru August 12, 2023
  185. glavsadovnik.ru August 12, 2023
  186. glavsadovnik.ru August 12, 2023
  187. glavsadovnik.ru August 12, 2023
  188. glavsadovnik.ru August 12, 2023
  189. glavsadovnik.ru August 12, 2023
  190. glavsadovnik.ru August 12, 2023
  191. glavsadovnik.ru August 12, 2023
  192. sadounik.ru August 12, 2023
  193. glavsadovnik.ru August 13, 2023
  194. glavsadovnik.ru August 13, 2023
  195. glavsadovnik.ru August 13, 2023
  196. glavsadovnik.ru August 13, 2023
  197. glavsadovnik.ru August 13, 2023
  198. glavsadovnik.ru August 13, 2023
  199. sadounik.ru August 13, 2023
  200. RVqGsUAMg August 13, 2023
  201. sadounik.ru August 14, 2023
  202. glavsadovnik.ru August 15, 2023
  203. glavsadovnik.ru August 15, 2023
  204. glavsadovnik.ru August 15, 2023
  205. daachka.ru August 15, 2023
  206. daa4a.ru August 16, 2023
  207. daachka.ru August 16, 2023
  208. daachka.ru August 16, 2023
  209. daachka.ru August 17, 2023
  210. animal xx August 17, 2023
  211. xxx sxe dog August 17, 2023
  212. www xxnx animal com August 18, 2023
  213. www zoo xxx video com August 18, 2023
  214. animal saxy vidio August 18, 2023
  215. www xvideos dog August 19, 2023
  216. sixy dog video August 19, 2023
  217. animals saxy video August 19, 2023
  218. xxx sex animal movies August 24, 2023
  219. animal xnxxx.com August 25, 2023
  220. hd xxx zoo August 25, 2023
  221. daachka.ru August 25, 2023
  222. daachka.ru August 26, 2023
  223. horsexxx August 26, 2023
  224. daachka.ru August 26, 2023
  225. bp xxxx hd August 26, 2023
  226. daachka.ru August 26, 2023
  227. www animal xxx movies com August 26, 2023
  228. daachka.ru August 26, 2023
  229. bestrapeporn August 27, 2023
  230. daachka.ru August 27, 2023
  231. zooxvideo August 27, 2023
  232. daachka.ru August 27, 2023
  233. animal xxx moves August 27, 2023
  234. with animal xxx August 27, 2023
  235. daachka.ru August 27, 2023
  236. www.filmy4xyz August 28, 2023
  237. bp xxxx hd August 28, 2023
  238. daachka.ru August 28, 2023
  239. daachka.ru August 28, 2023
  240. 3d horse xnxx August 28, 2023
  241. xxx dog vdeo August 28, 2023
  242. bezogoroda.ru August 28, 2023
  243. horse ka xx video August 28, 2023
  244. animal sexi vidio August 29, 2023
  245. bezogoroda.ru August 29, 2023
  246. bezogoroda.ru August 29, 2023
  247. bezogoroda.ru August 29, 2023
  248. bezogoroda.ru August 29, 2023
  249. bezogoroda.ru August 30, 2023
  250. bezogoroda.ru August 30, 2023
  251. bezogoroda.ru August 30, 2023
  252. bezogoroda.ru August 31, 2023
  253. bezogoroda.ru August 31, 2023
  254. bezogoroda.ru August 31, 2023
  255. sadovoe-tut.ru September 6, 2023
  256. agrosadovnik.ru September 6, 2023
  257. sadovoe-tut.ru September 7, 2023
  258. agrosadovnik.ru September 7, 2023
  259. sadovoe-tut.ru September 7, 2023
  260. sadovoe-tut.ru September 7, 2023
  261. agrosadovnik.ru September 7, 2023
  262. sadovoe-tut.ru September 7, 2023
  263. sadovoe-tut.ru September 7, 2023
  264. agrosadovnik.ru September 8, 2023
  265. sadovoe-tut.ru September 8, 2023
  266. sadovoe-tut.ru September 8, 2023
  267. agrosadovnik.ru September 8, 2023
  268. sadovoe-tut.ru September 8, 2023
  269. agrosadovnik.ru September 8, 2023
  270. sadovoe-tut.ru September 8, 2023
  271. agrosadovnik.ru September 8, 2023
  272. agrosadovnik.ru September 9, 2023
  273. ogorodkino.ru September 14, 2023
  274. ogorodkino.ru September 14, 2023