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I haven't been able to find a reliable article on this.. Im on 'tane but want to take it and someone said that it turns into vitamin A which is a no-no :naughty: to take it ok Accutane

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If I am remembering correctly from back when I had to take a nutrition class, what your friend said is correct. Just think of the underlying word in carotene is carrot. Carrots are orange, meaning they are rich in vitamin A. Same thing...

Here's a BRIEF definition:

http://www.answers.com/topic/carotene

And a slightly better one:

http://altmedicine.about.com/cs/herbsvitam...etaCarotene.htm

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