If you don't eat the recommended 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, chances are you are not getting the recommended amount of carotenoids in your daily diet. Most people only get 2-3 servings of fruits and vegetables daily and most of the top ten fruits and vegetables are poor sources of carotenoids.

Plus, even those that do eat the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables every day are not getting the amount of carotenoids found in a serving of Carotenoid Complex.

If you want the best antioxidant protection for your body, it would be extremely difficult to eat enough fruits and vegetables. NeoLife stresses that it is vital that you follow a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables, but we also know that most of the fruits and vegetables that we do eat, like bananas and potatoes, are not good sources of carotenoids. In addition, the bioavailability of carotenoids in uncooked fruits and vegetables is extremely poor. Raw carrots are only about 5-10% bioavailable in their carotenoid content. In comparison, the carotenoids in Carotenoid Complex are up to 95% bioavailable.

Carotenoid Complex is as safe as eating a serving of fresh fruits and vegetables. It is 100% naturally sourced and contains no artificial preservatives or sweeteners, plus it's pesticide tested with zero tolerance for any that violate our strict quality standards for purity.

If you compare the cost and time involved in traveling to the supermarket, purchasing food, and the preparation involved, the cost of Carotenoid Complex is inexpensive. Of course, we urge everyone to eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables every day. But, for those who don't, supplements can help you to bridge the gap between what you eat and what you really should eat.

There really is no comparison! Carotenoid Complex is so unique, it was patented. It is the only completely whole-food sourced carotenoid supplement on the market. Other products use a combination of synthetic beta-carotene and/or carotenoids from non-food sources such as marigolds and algae. Carotenoid Complex is based on "Nature's Blueprint" and provides carotenoids from sources that are part of the human food chain, just as nature intended you to have them.

Carotenoid Complex provides powerful antioxidant protection, but the need to supplement with other antioxidants remains. You should continue supplementing with NeoLife's Flavonoid Complex, Cruciferous Plus, vitamin E and vitamin C.

Carotenoid Complex has been clinically tested by USDA researchers as well as other leading scientists and has been proven to be highly bioavailable, boost immune capacity and protect your cells from oxidative damage. You will not find another nutritional supplement with the scientific track record of Carotenoid Complex. There really is no comparison! Carotenoid Complex is so unique, it was patented.

antioxidant A substance that inhibits oxidation, and is capable of counteracting the damaging effects of oxidation in body tissue.

B-cells A type of lymphocyte cell that secretes antibodies into the body's fluids, which ambush foreign cells (antigens) in the bloodstream.

bioavailable The extent to which a nutrient can be used by the body.

carotene A class of carotenoids. Some carotenes, including alpha-, beta-, gamma- and zeta-carotene, have some pro-vitamin A activity. Others, such as lycopene, do not. Most carotenes are found in yellow-orange fruits and vegetables such as apricots, mangoes, carrots and sweet potatoes. Alpha- and beta-carotene have both been linked to reduced risk of lung cancer. Beta-carotene has also been shown to support heart health.

carotenoid A large family of colorful plant pigments, many of which act as precursors of vitamin A.

cryptoxanthin This carotenoid in the xanthophyll group is abundant in red bell peppers, peaches, oranges, tangerines, and yellow corn. Cryptoxanthin has been associated with reduced incidence of cervical cancer.

immune system A complex network of specialized cells and organs that are able to distinguish between self and foreign molecules inside the body, and thus is the system that fights invaders (i.e. bacteria, parasites, viruses).

immunity The ability of an organism to resist disease by identifying and destroying harmful foreign substances or organisms.

killer T-cells Specialized lymphocyte cells that attack only specific matching targets.

lutein A carotenoid in the xanthophyll class, abundant in spinach. It is also found in peaches, squash, kale and broccoli. Lutein is found in high concentrations in the eye, and has been shown to protect against blindness caused by macular degeneration. Lutein also helps keep arteries unclogged.

lycopene This carotenoid provides the red color in tomatoes, guavas and pink grapefruit. Among the carotenoids, it is the most efficient quencher of singlet oxygen free radicals. Lycopene has been linked with reduced risk of prostate and cervical cancers, as well as supporting cardiovascular health.

lymphocyte A variety of white blood cells (immune cells), that are formed in bone marrow and the thymus. These cells congregate in the lymph nodes and other organs, and travel throughout the body in lymph fluid or the bloodstream.

micronutrient An essential nutrient that is required by an organism in minute amounts.

natural killer cells A type of lymphocyte that is capable of attacking any foreign invader in the body with lethal chemicals.

phytonutrient Nutritionally-important compounds found only in plants.

pigment A substance that imparts color to fruits and vegetables, and also materials.

xanthophyll A yellow carotenoid pigment; this class of carotenoids includes oxygenated carotenoids such as lutein, cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin. High levels of xanthophylls are found in leafy green vegetables, including spinach, kale, Swiss chard and collard greens. Consumption of these vegetables has been linked to a wide range of health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and certain cancers.