Carotenoids, are a group of compounds that include lutein, zeaxanthin and lycopene. They are organic pigments that are naturally found in a variety of fruits and vegetables, such as carrots (as the name would suggest), tomatoes, and dark leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale.
These compounds act as antioxidants and have shown to protect DNA from oxidative damage. The development of cancer in the human body is a multistep and complex process, but protecting DNA from damage and mutation is important in preventing cancerous changes from occurring. This is one of the reasons that a diet high in fruits and vegetables is linked to a decreased risk of developing a variety of diseases.
Carotenoids help regulate immune function, and higher circulating levels of carotenoids were associated with a significant decrease in the clearance time of specific types of HPV infections, particularly during the early stages of infection (120 days and under).
This has been, and will continue to be repeated ad nauseum: increase your daily intake of fruits and vegetables, ideally to 8-10 servings a day, and consider supplementing with Papillex. Carotenoids are just one of the many well researched and high quality ingredients in Papillex to help your immune system respond to your HPV infection naturally.
Here’s another interesting article: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ijc.24793/abstract;jsessionid=A2049891206A796EC3FEE4631D096E61.d03t03