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EVTene: The Power of Carotenes

Carotenes help reduce typical oxidative stress. EVTene is a mixed carotene source, which provides optimal results. Here’s what you need to know about EVTene and your eyes. 

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Last Updated April 11, 2022

EVTene: The Power of Carotenes

Carotenes are fat-soluble pigments found in fruits and vegetables that play an essential role in plant health and human health. As important antioxidants, carotenes help reduce occasional oxidative stress in cells and tissues.

Beta-carotene is the most commonly found source of carotene in supplements, but a mixed source of carotenes provides significantly more health benefits. EVTene™ is a mixed carotene, naturally derived from plant compounds.

The Power of Carotenes

EVTene™ consists of 30 percent alpha-carotenes, 65 percent beta-carotenes, and 5 percent other carotenes, including gamma-carotene and lycopene. Carotenes have long been known to support eye health as a result of protecting the macular area in the retina from typical oxidative stress. 

In addition to eye health, the powerful antioxidant capacity of carotenes can also promote overall health, supporting heart health and healthy cellular aging. 

Carotenes are fat-soluble and must be consumed through diet or supplements. Some carotenoids can be converted by the body into vitamin A such as alpha-carotene and beta-carotene, while others like lutein cannot. 

Carotenes from the diet are stored in fatty tissues and converted into vitamin A (retinol) as needed. Vitamin A is an essential vitamin for eye health, growth and development, and maintenance of the immune system.

The Benefits of the Different Carotenes 

The naturally derived mixture of carotenes in EVTene™ can promote overall health and well-being because each carotene possesses benefits in its own right.

Alpha-carotene

Not as much is known about alpha-carotene in comparison to beta-carotene, but it has been linked to potential longevity results. Alpha-carotene produces half of the vitamin A that beta-carotene does, but still at levels that can promote heart health.  

When combined with lycopene, alpha-carotene helps to support lung tissue health and respiratory function.

Beta-carotene

Beta-carotene is the carotene most commonly found in supplements, and it’s most powerful when it comes to conversions to vitamin A. Beta-carotene helps to promote skin health, immune system function, and healthy blood glucose levels.

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It is believed that the antioxidant capacity of this compound aids in the maintenance of healthy blood lipid and blood glucose levels. There are also benefits to respiratory function, as beta-carotene supplements help to support lung tissue health.

Gamma-carotene

Gamma-carotene continues to be researched to identify if it has any unique benefits to human health. For now, it is known to be converted to vitamin A by the body and transported to the eyes. Within the macula, this carotenoid can help support and protect the cells responsible for vision from the harsh effects of blue light.

Lycopene

Of all the carotenes, lycopene has been found to be the most effective at reducing typical oxidative stress. Most recently, lycopene has been linked to heart health and healthy blood pressure for optimal circulation.

Carotene for Your Eyes

Both alpha- and beta-carotene can be converted to vitamin A once consumed. Once converted, these carotenes help to reduce occasional oxidative stress. The eyes have a higher metabolic rate than most people realize, which means there is more exposure to this occasional stress. 

Supplements like EVTene™ can help protect the integrity of additional nutrients in and around the eye, helping to lower the occurrence of common age-related issues affecting eyesight. 

Exposure to blue light is one of the most common factors affecting eye health today. Blue light comes from the screen on your television, computers, and smartphones, as well as other forms of artificial lighting. 

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Carotenes help to absorb blue light, thus protecting your eye against the harsh effects. In addition to taking carotene supplements for your eye health, there are additional strategies you can employ to protect your eyes.

♦ Always wear sun protection, like sunglasses, to protect your eyes from direct exposure to UVA and UVB rays.

♦ Limit screen time, or use the blue light filters as often as you can.

♦ Eat a balanced diet full of nutrients, making sure to get enough omega-3 fatty acids.

♦ Get plenty of exercise to help maintain healthy blood glucose levels and reduce typical oxidative stress. 

♦  Get regular eye exams to learn preventative health habits to protect your eyes.

Taking EVTene™

EVTene™ has been clinically-studied to be safe for adult consumption, as it is made from naturally-sourced carotenes and plant compounds. It is non-GMO and 100% vegetarian. There are no reported side effects from taking EVTene™ once daily, but you should consult with your doctor first before starting the supplement. 

If you currently take any medications, speak with your doctor first and report any negative side effects immediately.

The Bottom Line 

Humans are incapable of synthesizing carotenes, so they must be obtained through diet. Carotenes provide help with age-related eye issues by reducing occasional oxidative stress and promoting long-term vision. Beta-carotene is the most common form of carotene, but you can get optimal results when you combine it with other members of its antioxidant family.

The naturally-sourced mixture of carotenes found in EVTene™ is the best way to support healthy vision, so you can see the world through healthier eyes.