Lycopene is an antioxidant with anti-tumor effects. Lycopene is the most important representative of the carotenoid family.
Research on macular degeneration in older people proved the important protective role of lutein (5-6 mg / day for 6 months lutein decreases the incidence of macular degeneration by 43%). The antioxidant effect of lutein is manifested not only in the visual system, but also in other organs as well as in the context of metabolic chains and can be used with good results by all those who were recommended intake of antioxidants. In the eye, lutein effect is magnified by lycopene, with important consequences in terms of slowing or halting macular degeneration.
Lycopene is characterized by a high antioxidant capacity blocking singlet oxygen, hydroxyl and peroxide radicals [Riso et al., 1999]. Its ability to inactivate singlet oxygen is two times higher than beta-carotene and 10 times higher than alpha-tocopherol [Agarwal, et al., 2000]. Along with vitamins C and E prevents macular degeneration of the retina and reduces the risk of cataracts by 50%.
Many studies, both epidemiological and in animal subjects have shown that supplementation with Lycopene reduces the risk of various tumors. Lycopene lowers the concentration of cholesterol in liver tissues by inhibiting the activity of HMG-reductase (3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-reductase), the key enzyme in the biosynthesis of cholesterol [Fuhramn et al., 1997]
EACH CAPSULE CONTAINS:
- Lycopene (natural extract of Solanum lycopersicum) ……….5,000 mcg (5 mg)
- Adults: Take 1capsule 1 to 3 times daily or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
- As with any natural health products, you should consult a healthcare practitioner on the use of this product.
- Do not use if seal is broken.
- Keep sealed, store in a cool, dry place and at 15 – 25 deg. Celsius.
- Keep out of reach of children.