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Possible Interaction: Beta Carotene and Zeaxanthin


Beta Carotene



Research Papers that Mention the Interaction

The picture is complicated by the fact that folate, lutein/zeaxanthin , and beta-carotene were highly intercorrelated ( r =0.87 to 0.99).
Journal of the American Dietetic Association  •  2004  |  View Paper
Thus, in the presence of high amounts of beta-carotene , there is a preferential uptake of the xanthophylls lutein and zeaxanthin as compared to all-trans beta-carotene from the intestinal lumen into chylomicrons.
International journal for vitamin and nutrition research. Internationale Zeitschrift fur Vitamin- und Ernahrungsforschung. Journal international de vitaminologie et de nutrition  •  1996  |  View Paper
More importantly, beta-carotene decreased the concentrations of both lutein and zeaxanthin in the plasma and most tissues, including the retina.
The retina appears to have the capacity to preserve accumulation of lutein and zeaxanthin , but this capacity is diminished when intake of beta-carotene is high.
European journal of nutrition  •  2010  |  View Paper