Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 8, Special Issue 1 (2019)
Carotenoids, it’s role in support of Wellbeing: A review
Jaspreet Kaur, Anjali Juyal and Seema Singh
Carotenoids belong to a group of isoprenoid pigments which contains interesting natural capacities to support the human health. Human body cannot synthesize carotenoids, with the consumption of these fruits and vegetables, the requirement for carotenoids can be fulfilled. Shreds of evidences suggest that proper consumption of β-carotene and other carotenoids obtained from foods are associated with lower risk of several chronic diseases. The beneficial effects of carotenoids are due to its ability to be converted to vitamin A, their role as antioxidants, additionally, lutein and zeaxanthin may be protective in eye disease because they absorb damaging blue light that enters the eye. Fruits and vegetables are good food sources of these compounds, although the primary sources of lycopene are tomato and tomato products. Additionally, egg yolk is a highly bioavailable source of lutein and zeaxanthin. These carotenoids are also available in supplement form. The main purpose of this manuscript is to give the right concern about Carotenoids, it’s benefits to health.
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Jaspreet Kaur, Anjali Juyal and Seema Singh. Carotenoids, it’s role in support of Wellbeing: A review. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1S):614-617.