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Beta-carotene is found in many fruits and vegetables. It is also sold as a dietary supplement product. Beta-carotene helps to stop cell damage. It helps your body make vitamin A. Certain people who are sensitive to the sun may take this product to decrease sun sensitivity. Eating more fruits and vegetables that contain beta-carotene may help to lower the risk of some cancers. It is also used together with other nutrients for macular degeneration, an eye problem that can occur with age. Other people take this product to give a natural looking tan or skin color.

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