Full Spectrum Carotenoid Complex
Amazing mix of carotenoids
There are of course quite a lot of products with various carotenoids. As many other reviewers have noted, this has probably the best mix and potency of any product on the market.
Yet, there are a couple of carotenoids that it doesn't list. For example, the product does not list any cryptoxanthin. While the product does list having zeaxanthin, it seems there are other variants of it, meso-zeaxanthin & trans-zeaxanthin that this product may not have.
But, to be honest, I don't know how important those other are. And, of products that I have seen with those in it, they don't have some of the ingredients of this product.
So, overall, this seems to have the best value, even if it doesn't have every conceivable caroteniod. I think it has more than any other single product on the market. At least as far as I've been able to find.
If you combine this with the Swanson Bilberry Eyebright Vision Complex I don't think you'll find a better vision supplement for the price. And fewer total pills than some other options too.
But, if I had a complaint, I'd say it might be nice if Swanson would go ahead and add some of the other carotinoids it doesn't currently have, and split it into a two-per-day dosing. I prefer my vitamins in two-per-day doses.
January 16, 2014
I've read the science behind this. I've also been able to feel the difference and had friends tell me that they've also noticed a difference
November 21, 2013
best in class
Compare this carotenoid complex with other brands and you'll find this one has the highest dosages and best mix of ingredients. Ideal as a one per day supplement, Swanson quality and price.
September 16, 2013
dosage is too high
I love the fact that this product contains 4 mg Astaxanthin which is normally too little in other brand products. However the overall dosage is too high to take daily. If Swanson can make this in lower dosage formula then the user has the choice to take 1 gel/day or 2 gel/day base on need, but it does not work the other way around - I can not cut the soft gels to half.
July 18, 2013
Really makes my skin look bright! Clearer vision too!
July 18, 2013
Nothing but good things to say about this product. Very affordable and works.
June 26, 2013
Ultimate Carotenoid Complex
In my 20 years selling supplements to the general public, this is - by far - the best carotenoid complex I've ever seen.
This formula contains 25,000 IU of Betatene (the best Beta-carotene) and 20 mg of Lyc-O-Mato (the best lycopene extract).
The addition of high dose Alpha Carotene, 4 mg Astaxanthin, 6 mg Lutein and 2 mg Zeaxanthin simply make this the most potent and complete carotenoid formula for heart, eye, skin, prostate health and other body systems...period.
June 6, 2013
BRING IT BACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm waiting for months and months and MONTHS and this AMAZING product is still UNAVAILABLE???! Com'on Swanson, it's a shame you can't bring it back to the shelves sooner!! This product is truly the first and ONLY of its kind, I took this product for a year and my skin had a healthy glow. But I'm loosing this healthy glow since it is no longer available, BRING IT BACK ASAP, PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
March 3, 2013
BRING IT BACK!!!!
This is an amazing product - when I took it, my skin would look great, I wouldn't break out, and I just looked more vibrant. My eyesight, already good, pehaps got a little sharper. But it is the best combo of carotenoids out there. Or it was.
WHY IS THIS PRODUCT STILL UNAVAILABLE?!?! I have been waiting to buy some of this for months now and it is a shame that it has been unavailable from the manufacturer (according to Swanson's) for so long.
The short of it, though, is that this is a great supplement. I take a lot of supplements, but often times you don't notice that they do anything and you hope they're doign their preventive work unnoticed. But this supplement gives you visible results. And I like it. And I want to buy it. So please, Swanson's, talk with the manufacturer to get this back on your virtual shelves!!
February 23, 2013
BRING this BACK
This is substantially better than any beta carotene pill on the market. I can feel my eyes as they are cleansed from the inside out. My eyesight becomes sharper, like I have glasses on with this stuff.
My skin glows. I feel refreshed, like I just ate a healthy salad. This pill is the best thing ever.
It is not available right now. I hope they bring it back, it is incredible!
December 17, 2012
What a great complex! This caratenoid complex has a lot of great ingredients in one softgel that is easy to swallow. Read them & you will see.
April 14, 2012
Surprised at results.
I am 70 years old and started taking Carotenoid Complex because my vision wasn't as sharp
and I was hoping it would help. Expecting to know if it was working in about 4 to 6 months I was surprised to notice an improvement within 30 days. Also my skin is smoother and softer and more even toned. I highly reccommend this product which I take in addition to the bilberry eyebright product. Thank You for good service, excellent products and honest prices. clearlycj
March 27, 2012
I have not been able to find such a complete combination of carotenoid components anywhere else. I am completely satisfied with Swanson's Ultra Full Spectrum Carotenoid Complex.
October 29, 2011
Very good combo. I strongly believe that you should increase astaxanthin to 6 mg per capsule and provide 60 capsules in the box instead of 30.
May 17, 2010
This product seems to have a broad spectrum of carotenoids--including astaxanthin, which I'm very pleased about. This is really the only product I've seen thas all these good things at a reasonable price.
January 19, 2010
Carotenoid complex is a very complete product. The only way to make it better would be to have a larger size bottle available (more soft gels). It has a good amount of each of the nutrients, particularly Lutein, and the price is right.
August 13, 2008