Beta-carotene 10mg, Vit C 150mg caps, Vit E 25mg,
List of Related Indications:
- Alzheimer's disease
List Of Drugs:
- Beta-carotene @- (FDC- List )
Indication Type Description:
Dosages/ Overdosage Etc
Pregnancy and lactation
Prophylaxis of coronary artery disease
Occassional loose stools. Ecchymoses and arthralgia reported. Dizziness, headache nausea diarrhoea abdominal pain yellow discoloration of skin
Hyperesensitivity to the drug
Renal and hepatic impairment. Pregnancy, lactation.
Dosages/ Overdosage Etc:
Prophylaxis of coronary artery disease
Adults- 30 to 300mg/day Chidren under 14 years of age- 30 to 150mg/day.
ANTIOXIDANTS AND METHYLATING AGENTS
Folic acid, pyridoxine, cyanocobalamin Folic acid is esstential for cell replication and growth. It is required for the synthesis for DNA proteins, RBCs and for energy production
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) functions as a co-enzyme in synthesis of haeme, neurotransmitters and nucleic acid.
Cynanocobalamin (vitamin B-12) acts as a co-factor in the conversion of methylmalonyl-co A to succinyl-coA in homocysteine metabolism, the B-vitamin folate, B-12 and B-6 function as essential cofactors and coenzymes in regulating the remethylation and trans-sulfuration pathways.
Studies show that a good number of the adult population are deficient in these three vitamins. Choline Choline is required for the synthesis of phospholipids, phosphatidyl choline and spingomycetin -the structural components for all human cell membranes.
Choline is a precursor for acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter involved in muscle control, memory and many other functions.
Betaine, a derivative of choline is a source of methyl groups required for methylation reactions. Methyl groups from betaine may be used to convert homocysteine to methionine.
The role of choline in methylation probably explains the finding that choline-deficient diets are associated with an increased rate of cancer in animal studies. Choline have a beneficial role in neurodegenerative disorders.
Methionine It is an essential amino acid and a principal supplier of sulfur, which prevents disorders of the hair, skin and nails. It also helps in lowering the cholesterol levels by increasing the hepatic production of lecithin.
It also reduces hepatic fat, protects the kidneys, regulates the formation of ammonia, influences hair follicles and promotes hair growth. It is a natural chelating agent for heavy metals.
Lycopene It is a potent antioxidant carotenoid present in tomatoes. It s supplementation has been shown to be associated with a decreased risk of cardiac disease, cancer of the prostrate, breast, lung, colon, endometrium and cervix Vitamin C
It is a water soluble antioxidant that scavenges superoxide, hydroxyl radicals and single oxygen. It protects against cancer cell growth by destroying free radicals, increasing collagen synthesis, altering DNA and protein metabolism preventing transformation of precancerous cells to cancerous cells and producing cytotoxicity in cancer cells In epidemological studies,
Vitamin C has been shown to have a protective effect in preventing and treating oesophageal , oral pharyngeal, stomach, lung, cervical, rectal, colon, and pancreatic cancer. In addition, supplementation with the combination of Vitamin C and Vitamin E has shown to slow down artherosclerotic progression in hypercholesterolemic persons
. Vitamin E It helps to prevent oxidation of ployunsaturatted fatty acids and fat soluble vitamins in the body and stimulates the immune system to destroy tumor cells as they are transformed to cancerous state. It has been shown to prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease. It also aids in normal blood clotting and healing.
Vitamin E intake from food or supplements is also associated with less congnitive decline with age and may have an important role in neurodegenerative disorders.
Selenium Se;enium acts as an antioxidant by activating the enzyme glutathione peroxidase. People living in areas with selenium -poor soils are found to have higher cancer rates than those living in selenium-rich soils areas.
Red bush tea extract Also known as Rooibos tea extract, it is caffeine free and has a low tannin content. It is highly defensive natural antioxidant including falvanoids. Because of its contents, it may be antiaging, particularly in preventing age-related byproduts of oxidaton of the brain. It was shown to inhibit the cancer causing- causing effect of X-Rays in test animals. It has also been successfully used in the management of various dermatolgical conditions.
Containdications: Hypersensitivity to any ingredients
Precautions: Urine may give a false positive result by Benedicts test because of the presence of absorbic acid (Vitamin C)
Oxidative damage and antioxidant deficiency impacts on wide range of human diseases.
Several studies show that antioxidants like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, carotenoids and methylating agents like the B-group Vitamins and choline have a beneficial effect in the prevention of chronic diseases
Thus the combination of these nutrients may help prevent a host of diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases.
1. Take with meals
2. The skin may appear slightly yellow while receiving beta-carotene therapy.
3. Do not increase exposure to sunlight until carotenemic(first seen as yellowness of palms and soles) ,usually after 2 to 6 weeks of therapy. Then increase sun exposure gradually. The protective effect is not total, patients must establish their own limitations of exposure. Continue sun protection.
4. Allergy- Tell yourt doctor if you have had any unusual reactions to beta carotene. Also tell your if your are allergic to any other foods , preservatives or dyes
5. Pregnancy- no problems with fertility or pregnancy have been reported
6. dBreast feeding- large amounts of dietary supplement while breast-feeding may be harmful to the mother and or baby and should be avoided
7. Children- problems with children have not been documented
8. Elderly- problems with elderly have not been documented
9. Medicines other dietary supplements- tell your doctor if you taking any other dietary supplement or OTC medicines
10. Other medical problems- tell your doctor if you have any other medical prpblems- Kidney disease or Liver disease - conditions may causew high blood levels with beta-carotene which may increase the chance of side effects
11. Missed dose- If you miss taking this vitamin for one or more days there is no cause for concern. However, if your doctor has recommended that you take this medicine, try to remember to take it every day.
Beta-carotene, a vitamin A precursor is a carotenoid pigment occuring naturally in green and yellow vegetables. In terms of vitamin activity .0.6mcg of dietary beta-carotene is equivalent to 0.3mcg of vitamin A(retinol). Bioavailability of beta-carotene depends on fat in the diet to act as a carrier, and on bile in the intestinal tract for its absorption.
Pregnancy and lactation:
Use only when clearly needed.
Excercise caution when beta-carotene is administered to a nursing mother.