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What is Cryptoxanthin Used For? Health Benefits and Side Effects of Cryptoxanthin in Food

Cryptoxanthin is a highly lipid soluble anti-oxidant that protects the body tissues from oxidative stress. Being an anti-oxidant it has many health benefits. It protects from the harmful effects of cancerous agents. It is essential for people having a family history of premature blindness. It is rich in vitamin A which is crucial for eyesight, reproductive system and maintenance of body tissue. It is also a food additive used to intensify the color of various foods. It promotes protein formation. It protects against aging, heart diseases, age related cataract and arthritis as well. Smokers and people with lung diseases must avoid regular intake of Cryptoxanthin as it can promote lung cancer in them.

by Margaret Walker on Fri, 03/04/2011 - 09:17

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