Fat that lies just below the skin, particularly around the abdomen, is hard to shed. In this study, 17 obese boys and girls, average age 10, took a placebo or a carotenoid combination of beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene, astaxanthin, and gamma tocopherol.
After six months, kids in the carotenoid group saw 4 percent less of this type of fat tissue while the placebo group had increased 4.2 percent. Waist size also decreased 3 percent for the carotenoid group and body mass index scores improved significantly. Doctors said beta-carotene may help regulate fat tissue in children with obesity.
(Reference: Journal of Endocrinology & Metabolism; March, 2017, Published Online)
Additional Comments from Don Goldberg
One of my favorite supplements is CarotenALL? by Jarrow Formulas. It would be the perfect supplement to use for this purpose.
- CarotenALL? contains alpha- and beta-carotene extracted from palm fruit (EVTene?) in a ratio similar to carrots. One softgel of CarotenALL? provides greater amounts of the major carotenoids (Alpha- & Beta-Carotene, Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Lycopene) than 5–6 servings of fruits and vegetables.
- Lycopene is an antioxidant carotenoid extracted from non-GMO tomatoes (Lyc-O-Mato?). Lycopene protects against damage from the reactive oxygen species (ROS) singlet oxygen.
- Lutein is an antioxidant carotenoid that occurs in nature with zeaxanthin. Dietary lutein and zeaxanthin concentrate in the eye’s macula and lens where they protect these tissues from oxidative stress.* Astaxanthin is a highly-potent antioxidant carotenoid found in seafood and algae that protects lipids from per oxidation.
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