Alpha-carotene pigment is of plant origin, the chemical compound belongs to the carotenoids. The source of obtaining alpha-carotene are i.e. .: broccoli, yams (sweet potatoes), carrots, spinach, green beans. It has the antioxidant potential and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer (e.g. Lung cancer).
In the supplements it is often used with other carotenes (lycopene, beta-carotene, lutein), as the main component of functional, nutrients, vitamins-minerals and vitamins supplements.