Lycopene: The Highest Potency Premium Quality Lycopene from Tomato Extract
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the western world. Oxidative damage from free radicals is a proposed contributing factor in the development of cancer. In prostate cancer patients, oxidative stress markers are higher, and serum and prostate tissue concentrations of lycopene are lower than in healthy subjects. Currently, the strongest known dietary risk factor for prostate cancer is lycopene deficit.
Lycopene is a member of the carotenoid family, one of the plant pigments giving fruits and vegetables their distinctive yellow, red or orange colorations. Of the 14 known carotenoids, lycopene, the red pigment in tomatoes, is a potent antioxidant and one of the most concentrated carotenoids found in human blood and tissue, with the highest levels found in the testes. In the past decade, new research has shown that lycopene is the single most potent antioxidant of the entire carotenoid family, including beta carotene. This quality may be its primary mechanism for protection against cancer. Lycopene is found in tomatoes, watermelon, guava fruit, pink grapefruit, palm oil, and Dunaliella salina algae.
Males in Italian and other Mediterranean populations who consume large amounts of tomatoes in their daily diets have been observed to have low levels of prostate cancer. Depleted levels of lycopene have been observed in bladder and pancreatic cancer patients as well as in women with cervical cancer.
The most potent source of lycopene is tomatoes. However, eating fresh tomatoes does not release sufficient quantities of lycopene into the bloodstream. Heating tomatoes to create tomato sauce, for example, releases more lycopene. Also, lycopene is better absorbed when taken with an oil. However, research is now showing that levels of daily lycopene of 30 mg or more may be optimal, and obtaining this amount each day from tomato sources, even cooked, is difficult and inconvenient. Addressing this concern, a method has been developed in Israel for extracting lycopene from tomatoes, and then micro-encapsulating it with tomato lipids (oils), facilitating its proper absorption.
LYCOPENE is a new dietary supplement that contains the precise proprietary lycopene formula used in almost all the successful clinical studies in the past decade, and each capsule contains 15 mg of tomato-source lycopene with 85 mg of tomato oil in a convenient softgel. The suggested daily dose is 30 mg as two 15 mg softgels.
456V ~ Lycopene 60 softgels, 15 mg each $35