Carrots for Skin Cancer?

When I first read about carotenoids, I remember the natural Burt’s Bees carrot seed oil-based day and night creams (now discontinued) I’d bought from  in New York :

“Replenish and revive skin with Burt’s Bees Carrot Nutritive Day Creme. This lightweight formula features carrot seed oil, which is believed to naturally stimulate skin cell turnover. It also delivers beta-carotene to nourish skin, avocado oil to moisturize and aloe vera to soothe and hydrate.”

The Burt’s Bees beeswax line of skincare was recommended by my Canadian colleague, who introduced me to bagels and all things natural.

benefits-of-lutein-lycopene-caroteneCancer patients need more fruits and vegetables because they are fighting against time – the multiplication of free radicals (cancer cells) in their bodies.

Skin cancer Stage 3

For instance, Ben is a 68 year old male cancer *survivor* living in Los Angeles, USA.

In Nov 2014, he was undergoing chemotherapy for Stage 3 melanoma skin cancer.

Lucky for him, his brother sat next to a Naturally Plus distributor who told him about the benefits of 6 types of carotenoids (lutein, lycopene, beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, zeaxanthin, lycopene and crocetin) for blood, eyes, breasts, colon, skin, nerves and uterus.

Ben’s brother decided to order Hydrogen water and Lutein supplements for him.

After Chemotherapy (Round 1):

  • He had a 40 degree C fever,
  • spent 2 1/2 hours of shivering under his blanket,
  • his skin itched!!!
  • Plus, he had insomnia
  • He had to stay home for 20 days – 10 of which was spent feeling nauseous at the sight of food

Chemotherapy (Round 2)

  • only 4 days of discomfort – he could even drive back to the hospital to retrieve his jacket. The nurses were SHOCKED to see him up and about so soon!

Chemotherapy (Round 3)

  • Day 1 – he could sleep. No insomnia.
  • Day 2 – he drove out to town to buy food 🙂

Nausea, lack of appetite are the common side effects of chemotherapy but Hydrogen water and supplements may have helped to counter the side effects.

More importantly, he could eat REAL FOOD to rebuild his immune system.

How is Ben doing now?

Now, Ben is alive and going around sharing his survivor’s and success story with everyone he meets!

Back then in 2000, “Natural”, “organic” or food-based skin care products were seen as hippy.

But you know what? These “go natural” folks had the right formula all along, especially in anti-aging, disease-fighting foods.

If you are diagnosed with cancer, you should build up/maintain your immune system because I remember one of my uncles (a cancer survivor) sharing with me that:

“When chemotherapy and radiotherapy kill the cancer cells in your body, they also kill the healthy cells. This is why it’s important to BUILD up the immune system after cancer treatment.”

If you’ve seen cancer patients, you’ll see frail, shrinking, thin bodies and food is the last thing on their minds. That’s bad because the body needs to keep up its immune system in order to fight this war.

Read this article “Potential Role of Carotenoids as Antioxidants in Human Health and Disease” (2014)

Lutein is a phytonutrient that supports optimal health in our bodies:

  1. Lutein aids in protecting our eyes
  2. Lutein has been shown to boost immunity
  3. Lutein supports healthy skin tissues and blood

Here are some top brands of super strength Lutein supplements:

Super Strength Lutein 50mg | 50 mg lutein | May support healthy vision | 60 Capsules | 100% money back guarantee | Manufactured in the UK

What’s Super Lutein?

In 1999, a Japanese company called Naturally Plus developed the golden formula of essential carotenoids in Super Lutein for busy Japanese workers who cannot consume their daily dose of fruits and vegetables 🙂

Super Lutein are *pure* vegetable carotenoids extract liquid capsules:

  • 6 carotenoids (lutein, lycopene, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, zeaxanthin and crocetin)
  • Vitamin E and
  • equal amounts of essential B vitamins (B1 – thiamine, B6 – riboflavin and B12).

1 capsule of Super Lutein supplies 30 mg Lutein that comes in 100 soft gel capsules.

3 capsules of Super Lutein offer 4 servings of fruit, 5 servings of vegetables of 6 colours of all the vegetable nutrients that we need in our bodies for optimum health.

Here are the Super Lutein vegetable extract liquid in bovine softgel capsules:


If you snip off the edge of a Super Lutein soft gel and spread a very thin layer of it on a damp tissue with your fingers, you will see the natural pigments from your fruit and vegetables. This is what we are consuming.


All natural carotenoids still in its liquid state (mixed with fish oil) that enables organ absorption within 20-40 minutes.


Price: US$130 per bottle.

Super Lutein are sold through independent distributors. International shipping is available.

Please contact me here if you’d like more details.


This information has not been evaluated or approved by the FDA and is not necessarily based on scientific evidence from any source. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are intended to support general well being and are not intended to treat, diagnose, mitigate, prevent, or cure any condition or disease. If conditions persist, please seek advice from your medical doctor.

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