Lycopene 40 mg 60 Softgels
Health Benefits of Lycopene
• Identified as the key compound found in rich, red tomatoes
• Carotenoids are associated with several health benefits
• May positively influence cholesterol metabolism
• Cellular Protection
• Antioxidant Support
• Prostate Cancer prevention
Lycopene, a proven antioxidant, is well-recognized for its beneficial support on promoting prostate, cardiovascular and immune health. This once daily formula delivers 40 mg of Lycopene, the amount recommended by health experts for achieving supplemental antioxidant support.
Lycopene is an amazing phytonutrient. Lycopene is the subject of recent research revealing its antioxidant properties and has been identified as the key compound found in rich, red tomatoes. Although a diet high in fruits and vegetables is recommended for optimum health, it can be difficult to obtain the appropriate daily servings. By isolating Lycopene into easy-to-swallow softgels now offers a solution to help supplement your diet with this health-promoting compound.
Interest is growing in lycopene because of the many recent epidemiological studies implicating lycopene may reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. A diet rich in foods containing carotenoids is associated with several health benefits. Lycopene has unique structural and chemical features that may contribute to its biological actions in humans.
Many of the reported health benefits of lycopene are attributed to its ability to protect cells against oxidative damage. Although there has been less research focused on lycopene compared to other carotenoids, studies suggest that lycopene is a more potent scavenger of oxygen radicals than other major dietary carotenoids.
Lycopene is also associated with a possible reduced risk of colon cancer. A recently published large case-control study from Italy demonstrated a reduced colon cancer risk, an odds ratio of 0.49-0.68, for subjects consuming tomato product daily compared to those consuming tomato products on a weekly basis.
An inverse relationship between breast cancer and lycopene has also been observed. A recent case-control study in Boston examined the relationship between lycopene in breast tissue and breast cancer risk. Studies in rats showed that rats treated with a lycopene-enriched tomato oleoresin developed fewer tumors and had smaller tumor volume than control rats.
The relationship between lycopenes and cardiovasular disease is also being studied. Scientists hypothesize that lycopene can positively influence cholesterol metabolism because of its antioxidant properties. Researchers suggest that lycopene may be able to moderately lower cholesterol levels.
Cancer prevention Several studies suggest that eating vegetables rich in lycopene, such as tomatoes or tomato-based products, may reduce the risk of getting breast, cervical, gastrointestinal, colorectal, lung and prostate cancer. Whether lycopene prevents cancer or whether healthy dietary habits in general are key factors in cancer prevention is not clear. Better studies are needed to provide more definitive answers.
Serving Size 1 Softgel
Amount Per Serving %Daily Value
Lycopene 40 mg
Other Ingredients: Corn Oil, Gelatin, Soybean Oil, Glycerin, Yellow Beeswax, Silica.
Does not contain: Gluten, Yeast, Wheat, Milk or Milk Derivatives, Lactose, Egg, Grapefruit, Fish, Sweetener, Sugar, Starch, Preservatives, Artificial Color, Artificial Flavor, sodium.
For adults, take one (1) softgel daily, preferably with a meal.