Maximum Strength Lycopene 40mg
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People use lycopene to support prostate and heart health while increasing antioxidant consumption.
Lycopene is a naturally occurring carotenoid that promotes prostate and heart health while giving you a powerful antioxidant boost. Potent antioxidants like lycopene help neutralize free radicals that cause damage to cells and result in premature aging or vulnerability to disease. Many studies suggest that having high lycopene levels in the body may be linked to a reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, and age-related eye disorders.
• Best selling antioxidant!
• 40mg of potent lycopene in each serving
• 60 gluten free, rapid release softgels
No Artificial Color, Flavor or Sweetener, No Preservatives, No Sugar, No Starch, No Milk, No Lactose, No Gluten, No Wheat, No Yeast, No Fish. Sodium Free.
- Supplement Facts
- Serving Size 1 Softgel
- Servings per Container: 60
- Amount Per Serving %Daily Value
- Lycopene 40 mg **
- **Daily Value not established.
Tips and Tricks
Tip: Take your lycopene supplement with a meal containing oil or fat - this helps increase absorbability of the nutrient.
Tip: Keep your lycopene supplements away from direct sunlight to prevent degradation or loss of bioactivity.
Trick: Do you like to put ketchup on everything? Have your ketchup with a side of food? Well, ketchup is an excellent source of lycopene!
Trick: A great way to increase your intake of lycopene is to do something we all enjoy: eat pizza! The cooked tomato sauce on pizza has a high level of this powerful antioxidant.
Q: What is the health benefit of lycopene?
A: Lycopene is an antioxidant with many benefits that is found in many of the foods we eat every day, including tomatoes, watermelon, and salmon. It has a wide range of health benefits, but it is traditionally used to help support the prostate and heart. As an antioxidant, lycopene inherently protects the body from free radical damage - which is a precursor to disease and premature aging of cells. There have been many studies that link lycopene to the slowing of cell growth in animals, which leads researchers to believe that it may have a positive impact on preventing cancer and abnormal cell growth. In humans, coincidentally, those with a lower risk of cancer typically have higher levels of lycopene in the blood. It has also been linked to protecting the cardiovascular system from heart disease - the number one killer of men and women in the United States.
Q: Is lycopene good for the prostate?
A: High levels of lycopene in men have been linked to lower risk of prostate cancer. In a study on the effect of lycopene on prostate cell growth, it was found that higher doses of lycopene supplementation had a significant impact on the generation of prostate cells. High proliferation of prostate cells is a risk factor for prostate cancer, so it is plausible that lycopene may act as an inhibitor that aids normal, healthy cell growth in the prostate.
Q: Does lycopene increase testosterone?
A: In a study concerning lycopene and its ability to aid prostate cancer in animals, it revealed that lycopene did have an effect on testosterone levels - but maybe not what you were hoping for. The impact was that it reduced testosterone levels, but did so in a way to keep hormones balanced and at a healthy level. Testosterone is an androgen - and androgens are considered to play a key role in the development of prostate cancer in men. This impact also occurred in a separate study on rats, suggesting that the same biological reactions may occur in humans as well, and lead us to believe that lycopene does not boost testosterone levels.
Q: Is lycopene a blood thinner?
A: According to a study comparing tomato extract to aspirin and placebo, where aspirin was found to have a more permanent or longer lasting blood thinning effect - the tomato extract did thin the blood slightly, but also less permanently. Additionally, lycopene supplementation has been found to aid cardiovascular health, specifically with hypertensive (high blood pressure) patients. These indications lead us to believe that lycopene has the potential to thin the bood. If you are taking any blood thinning medication, consult your healthcare professional before supplementing with lycopene.
WHOLE FOOD SOURCES
• Cooked tomatoes
• Red cabbage
• Sweet red peppers
FREQUENTLY PURCHASED TOGETHER
To support prostate health:
Saw Palmetto - contains phytochemicals that have been traditionally used to help support a man's prostate and maintain normal urinary flow and frequency.
Pumpkin Seed Oil - contains phytosterols and zinc, both related to maintaining a healthy prostate.
For antioxidant protection:
Resveratrol - a powerful plant-based antioxidant compound coveted for its cellular regenerative properties and ability to combat oxidative damage that leads to premature aging.
Açai - extracted from a berry native to the Amazon, açai is full of flavonoids, antioxidants, and anthocyanins - all working together to protect against cell-damaging free radicals in the body.