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NOW Foods Lycopene

$33.20
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60 softgels
NOW Foods Lycopene

Lycopene is a bioavailable carotenoid antioxidant with superior free-radical scavenging activities. It is the pigment that gives apricots, tomatoes, pink grapefruit, and watermelon their red colour. Studies suggest that supplemental lycopene is useful to prostate health, safeguarding it from the harmful effects of aging and diet. Lycopene also contributes to healthy skin and immune system.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings Per Container: 60

 

Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

Lycopene (LYC-O-MATO) (from Natural Tomato Extract)

10 mg

 †

† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Rice bran oil and softgel capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water).

Suggested Use

Take one softgel daily, preferably with meals.

 

  • Lycopene is one of the leading antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances that neutralise free-radical damage to cells, lipids, and proteins in the body. Thus, antioxidants reduce the risk of free-radical induced health disorders like macular degeneration, osteoarthritis, Alzheimer’s diseases, and some cancers.
  • Lycopene is beneficial to healthy cardiovascular functions. It prevents the rancidity of fats in the blood vessel walls that often leads to arterial plaques blocking circulation. Clogged arteries increase the risk for stroke, heart attack, high blood pressure, and coronary artery disease.
  • Use of lycopene supplements help maintain prostate health, especially during old age. Free radicals are by-products of metabolism that accumulates as people grow older. These unstable chemicals are implicated to BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) and prostate cancers.
  • Lycopene is involved in optimum skin care. Lycopene nourishes the skin and helps it maintain healthy skin tone. Additionally, this carotenoid antioxidant helps protect against the damaging UV radiation from the sun. The sun’s UV rays are the leading cause of sun burn and skin cancer.
  • Natural lycopene or lycopene supplements supports healthy immune functions. Antioxidants modulate the activities of immune cells for stronger defenses against organisms that may initiate infections.
  • Lycopene is essential for healthy respiratory functions. Some respiratory conditions have been linked to reduced levels of serum antioxidants. Taking lycopene supplements can correct this antioxidant deficiency.

Lycopene is a carotenoid antioxidant naturally present in fruits and vegetables. It is the natural pigment that gives lycopene rich foods like tomatoes, apricots, pink guava, pink grapefruit, and watermelon their reddish colour. Of all these natural lycopene sources, tomatoes have the highest lycopene concentration. More lycopene is produced when tomato is cooked, when cell walls are destroyed to release this carotenoid. Thus, processed tomatoes have higher concentrations of lycopene than fresh tomatoes. In many countries, tomato products such as tomato sauce, pizza sauce, and ketchup are the richest dietary sources of lycopene. The body does not produce lycopene, so eating lycopene rich foods or taking lycopene supplements is the best way to take advantage of its antioxidant properties. In the body, lycopene is found in higher concentrations than beta-carotenes especially in the adrenal glands, liver, colon, prostate, lungs, and skin. The ratio of lycopene and beta-carotene is extremely beneficial, as lycopene possess twice the antioxidant activities than beta-carotenes. Now Foods Lycopene is produced from pure tomato extract which can be taken conveniently in softgel capsules.