Carotenoids Intake Recommendations

European and U.S. health authorities have decided that the existing evidence is insufficient to establish intake recommendations for carotenoids. Until now, dietary intake of carotenoids that can be converted to vitamin A has been expressed as part of the intake recommendations for vitamin A.  Apart from their function as provitamin A, data continues to be accumulated supporting the role of carotenoids as important micronutrients in their own right.