Lycopene is a Carotinoid (a red pigment) that is found in tomatoes and other red fruits and is a powerful antioxidant. This natural substance is an unsaturated carotenoid pigment, similar to Beta-Carotene. While Lycopene has no vitamin A, research has shown it to be one of the most important natural antioxidants produced today.
Lycopene in tomatoes is absorbed better if processed into juice, sauce, paste and ketchup. Lycopene has been connected to the reduced risk of macular degenerative disease, serum lipid oxidation and cancers of the lung, bladder, cervix and skin. Lycopene is a potent antioxidant that may also help to encourage the health of the heart and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
* A potent antioxidant helps to neutralizes free radicals which can damage cells in the body.
* Reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease and stroke.
* The Lycopene helps to reduce the damage to skin by regenerating new skin cells.
* Lycopene is associated with reduced risk of macular degenerative disease.
* Helps to promote the health of the heart.
Ask your doctor before using this product. As well, if you’re on a low fat diet for heart health it can harm the body’s ability to absorb Lycopene. Also, certain cholesterol-lowering medications, margarines enriched with synthetic plant sterols such as Benecol, and fat substitutes such as Olestra can also decrease the body’s ability to absorb Lycopene, so talk to your doctor.