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Beta-Carotene is a red-orange pigment found in plants and fruits, especially carrots and colour vegetables, which is converted into Vitamin A, an essential vitamin. Oinons, Carrots, peas, spinach, squash, apricots, asparagus, broccoli, Chinese cabbage, Chives, Dandelion leaves, Grapefruit, chilli powder, oregano, paprika, parsley, peppers, plums and sweet potatoes are all rich in beta-carotene.
It should be possible to get the amount of beta-carotene you need from your daily diet. If you decide to take beta-carotene supplements, it's important not to take too many as this could be harmful. Don't take more than 7mg of beta-carotene supplements a day unless advised to by a doctor.

Health Warning: People who smoke or who have been exposed to asbestos are advised not to take any beta-carotene supplements.

Beta-carotene - Vitamins for Alopecia: Take 25,000 international units (15 milligrams) daily. 

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Maca (Lepidum meyenii, Brassicaceae), a root vegetable grown in the Andean region of Peru, is widely used for its nutritional and therapeutic properties. Maca is said to improve male and female reproductive activity in diverse ways, from increasing arousal and reducing symptoms of menopause to boosting sperm quality,


The Food & Pandemics Report, produced by plant-based advocacy group ProVeg International, identifies the eating and farming of animals as “the single most risky human behaviour in relation to pandemics”, and calls for urgent changes to the global food system in order to prevent future outbreaks. The report has drawn support from inside the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).


An international team of researchers from Brazil, the United States and Sweden has found that polyphenols found in berries of the açaí palm (Euterpe oleracea)