"The️ Finnish Study, a double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in the New England Journal of Medicine gave over 29,000 male smokers beta carotene and vitamin E, to evaluate the cancer-protective benefits of the vitamins.
Surprisingly, the study authors discovered a HIGHER incidence of lung cancer (18%) in those receiving supplementation of beta carotene. And total mortality was 8% higher among those who received beta carotene than those who did not.
Buried deep within the study methods is the admission that, “The study agents were formulated as synthetic dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate (50 percent powder) and synthetic beta carotene (10 percent water-soluble beadlets); all formulations were 🤔colored with quinoline yellow.
But there are ways you can tell. For vitamin A, if your supplement label says: ⚠️Vitamin A Palmitate ⚠️Retinyl Acetate or ⚠️Vitamin A Acetate [These are] ALL synthetic. For beta carotene, unless the whole food source is listed, it is SYNTHETIC.
As numerous studies show, natural beta carotene is associated with a LOWER risk of cancer while synthetic beta carotene is associated with a HIGHER risk of cancer. Your body is not fooled." Quoted from TouchStoneEssentials https://thegoodinside.com/the-dangers-of-synthetic-beta-carotene/
Now how do we read if the supplement is plant sourced or made in a lab chemically? All you do is look in the ingredients. For how many ingredients you see followed by a parenthesis, those are made from plants.
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