Douglas Laboratories A-Potene

by Douglas Laboratories

Douglas Laboratories A-Potene contains 25,000 IU of beta-carotene in each softgel. 

Beta-carotene is an important antioxidant nutrient that protects healthy cells from oxidative and free radical damage. Free radicals are unstable chemicals formed in the body during metabolism and from exposure to environmental sources such as pollution and cigarette smoke. Free radicals are necessary for energy metabolism and immune function, but when an excessive number of free radicals are formed, they can attack healthy cells, especially their membrane lipids and proteins. 

Beta-carotene is present in selected fruits and vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, and green leafy vegetables. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Cancer Institute recommend an intake of 5 mg (8,335 I.U.) or more of beta-carotene. Unfortunately, most diets provide only 1-2 mg (1,667 - 3,334 I.U.) per day. 

A-Potene may be a useful dietary supplement for those who wish to increase their daily beta-carotene intake.


Serving size 1 Softgel

Amount Per Serving  .......  %DV

Vitamin A............25,000 IU........500%

(100% as Beta-Carotene)

Other Ingredients:

Gelatin, soybean oil, glycerin, vegetable oil, water, yellow beeswax and soy lecithin.

Suggested Use:

Adults take 1 softgel daily or as directed by healthcare professional.

Side Effects:

No adverse side effects have been reported.


Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, mitigate, diagnose or cure any disease.

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