I am quite sure that Beta carotene is something that in combatting free radicals prevents, allergies, misfunction of pituitary, and other glands involved in the control, of the release of chemicals as well as the absorption of nutrients. Remember a bowl of water, set next to a brain, would be able to record the memory of the environmental pollution. The Brain is a delicate system of electrical impulses, and must not be interfered with.
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