Carotene

Carotenes or carotenoids have also been called provitamin A because it’s the plant based version that we convert in our bodies to vitamin A.  They are found in foods that are typically yellow, orange, or red.

Function

  • supports adrenals and thymus gland
  • strengthens epithelial tissue
  • enhances immune system
  • antioxidant
  • anti-cancer
  • helps heart disease

Lycopene, lutein, and astaxanthin are also carotenes.

Lecithin

Lecithin, also known as phosphatidylcholine, is a fatty acid found throughout the body in our cells.

Function

  • regulates cholesterol
  • prevents plaque build up and hardening of arteries
  • protects liver, kidneys, and heart
  • helps with chemical pollutants
  • antioxidant
  • strengthens nervous system

Lecithin is found in fish, wheat, oatmeal, egg yolks, rice, bee pollen, and chocolate.