What is Lycopene?
Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect against degenerative diseases. It does this by neutralizing free radicals in the body. Lycopene may help prevent DNA damage in the cells and help the cells to function better. High levels of lycopene, in the blood and fatty tissues, correlate with reduced risk of cancer, heart disease and macular degeneration. The human body cannot produce lycopene so it must be obtained from food sources.
Why Should Your Lycopene Supplement be Lyc-O-Mato?
Be sure that your lycopene supplement is of the highest quality. If you did not know there is a difference in lycopene supplements, you may think all lycopene supplements are basically the same. Vitabase is proud to use a unique extract called Lyc-O-Mato® tomato extract as the raw ingredient of our product.
Lyc-O-Mato® separates itself from other lycopene extracts because it contains a full spectrum of tomato carotenoids and other nutrients. The only items missing from tomatoes are the tomatoes' natural water and sugar. Lyc-O-Mato® is about as close to consuming tomatoes as you can get.
Carotenoids and tocopherols, such as those found naturally in Lyc-O-Mato® tomato extract, give front-line support to the antioxidant system as it protects cells from free-radical attack. Lycopene aslo supports a healthy immune system.
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New research, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, indicates that a combination of the natural phytochemicals found in tomatoes, not lycopene alone, can help lower the risk of deaths resulting from prostate issues.
"We have said all along that synthetic lycopene itself was not solely responsible for reducing prostate [problems]," Dr. Zohar Nir said. "This study re-confirmed numerous other findings that have shown the beneficial properties of a natural tomato complex containing lycopene plus other necessary tomato phytochemicals: phytoene, phytofluene, natural vitamin E, beta-carotene and phytosterols. Many of those studies have used Lyc-O-Mato®, which is the only standardized, all-natural, tomato complex that delivers these phytochemicals in the tomato's own oil, just as they are found in the whole tomato."
The new study (conducted by Thomas W.M. Boileau, Ph.D., of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; and Steven K. Clinton, M.D., Ph.D., of the Ohio State University of Columbus; and their colleagues) showed that rats fed diets containing whole tomato powder, which contains all the important tomato phytochemicals, had a lower risk of death from prostate issues than rats fed diets containing synthetic lycopene or a restricted diet.
Vitabase Lycopene is considered safe because Lyc-O-Mato® is a natural extract of tomato. There are little to no side effects. Nothing has been added to the nutrients found in tomatoes people have consumed for generations. In addition, Lyc-O-Mato® has undergone extensive checks for safety.
An independent evaluation of the safety studies has validated that Lyc-O-Mato® is safe for its intended use as a dietary supplement.
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