In this Article
- What other names is Canthaxanthin known by?
- What is Canthaxanthin?
- How does Canthaxanthin work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Canthaxanthin.
Do not take canthaxanthin if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You are allergic to vitamin A or carotenoids.
- For reducing and treating rash, itch, and/or eczema (symptoms of photosensitivity) in people with erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) when they are exposed to sunlight: 60 to 90 mg of canthaxanthin daily on average for three to five months per year.
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