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Carrot: natural ingredient of Triko Ok Men

Suitable for: its mineralizing capacity that acts on the hair follicle, allowing the hair to grow healthy and strong

Beta-carotene is a precursor of vitamin A and is changed into vitamin in the intestine. Without this change, could not be benefited by the body.
It is therefore advantageous to enhance the production of vitamin A (which in nature is discovered already stable in animal tissues such as the liver who is extremely rich or coming from the beta-carotene, in fact, that in turn is located in carrots and green vegetables, orange or yellow.

Differently from vitamin A which is lipophilic (ie that it absorbs fats), it is water soluble and does not accumulate. The carrot is a primary source of beta carotene.

Characteristics and properties of the Carrot

This common vegetable is used to prepare sauces and savory dishes, contains several active ingredients including carotene substance that is transformed by the body into vitamin A.
Beta Carotene (Vitamin A) is necessary for the proper growth and repair of body tissues. It helps to keep the skin smooth, soft and healthy and protect the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, throat and lungs, thereby reducing susceptibi-
lity to infection. Protects against air pollutants (antioxidant against the damaging effects of free radicals) and counteracts night-blindness, low vision, and is therefore essential for a good view. It helps in the formation of bones and teeth.

The current medical research shows that foods rich in Beta Carotene will help reduce the risk of lung cancer (especially in smokers who "burn" literally a lot of vitamin A) and some cancers of the oral cavity. Unlike of the Vitamin A extracted from the fish liver oil, the Beta Carotene is non-toxic.

A diet rich in fat, work at the computer or with artificial light, the pollution, cigarette smoking and other factors contribute to the cause an increased need for vitamin A and beta-carotene. The same goes for people who spend a lot of time watching television.

Carrot: natural ingredient of Triko Ok Men

Characteristics and properties of the Carrot (Continued ...)

A deficiency of beta-carotene can cause the decreased night vision, an increased susceptibility to infection, dry, scaly skin, loss of appetite and the sense of smell, frequent fatigue, lack of tearing, defective teeth and delayed growth of the gums. The carror also contains another antioxidant, the Glutathione.

Carrot also contains vitamins B, PP, D and E, and other useful components. For this reason, the carrot is an important vegetable for those who needs a supply of vitamins, such as children, the elderly, the convalescents. Thanks to the high content of vitamins and minerals, the carrot enhances the immune system and the ability of resistance to infectious diseases.

This is also indicated to combat lung diseases and gastro-duodenal, hepatic-biliary and dermatosis. It also prevents aging due to its antioxidant that counteracts the harmful effects of free radicals.

Carrot is also ...
  • Carminative: stimulates the production of gastric juices and aids digestion
  • Liver: tonifies the liver and regenerates the cells. Used for indigestion, colic, hepatic congestion, cirrhosis. Good after the acute phase of hepatitis, a violent bilious attack or drug poisoning. Regulates cholesterol levels
  • Diuretic: acts on the liver and on the detoxification systems due to its ability to stimulate the production of urine and the elimination of toxins and waste through it. Tonifies the kidneys
  • Purifies the blood, helps to raise the level of hemoglobin
  • Adjusts the intestine. Cooked, is soothing to the digestive system and regulates intestinal function.

Carrot: natural ingredient of Triko Ok Men

Cosmetic use of Carrot

The carrot has always been considered up from the ancient time a natural remedy for skin diseases. In fact, vitamin A and the beta-carotene which the carrot is rich, can be considered, quite rightly,the skin vitamins. Dry skin with impurities, the higher occurrence of acne, difficulty in tanning, the occurrence of sunburn, premature appearance of wrinkles, may depend in large part from an insufficient intake of this vitamin. In addition:

  • Anti-inflammatory: revitalizes and tones the skin. The pulp is used to treat dermatitis, eczema, rashes, wrinkles, and to heal wounds, burns, boils, dermatitis and cracking. Also used in creams and sunscreen
  • In the eye care not only promotes the view, but brings relief to tired eyes and inflamed
  • Nutrient, promotes healthy skin and is beneficial to areas of the skin that are regularly exposed to the sun and tend to crack
  • Moisturizing: helps repair skin tissue and helps in treating dry and chapped skin. The fresh root, finely chopped, can be used as a beauty mask for the face.
Composition and energy value of the Carrot
Source: National Institute of Nutrition

The carrot has the following composition and relative energy value (relying on 100 g. Of product): Edible part 95%, water 91.6 g., Protein 1.1 g., Fat 0 g., Carbohydrates 7.6 g. available, Dietary fiber 3.1 g ., Energy 33 kcal., Sodium 95 mg., Potassium 220 mg., Iron 0.7 mg., Calcium 44 mg., Phosphorus 37 mg., niacin 0.7 mg., Vitamin C 4 mg.

Carrot juice is a great balancing the intestinal flora and is used in infections and poisoning of this organ, during convalescence after a prolonged intake of antibiotics or chemical drugs.
It is also a powerful remineralizing. For these two properties (eubiotic intestinal and mineralizing) is used especially where, in addition to toxic infection phenomena, are also present food intolerances. In such cases it is useful to use the carrot juice along with a fast of one day or more, until complete recovery of bowel function.

It is rich in vitamin A and determines if taken intensively, a reddish-brown color of the skin, which may seem a tan. Treats and prevents diseases of the skin, especially on the basis of allergic eczema or allergic basis with strong alteration of the gut flora and of the skin, as it happens in acne. It is said that the consumption of carrot juice is equivalent to facelift.