Lycopene is an antioxidant with anti-tumor effects in various cancers such as prostate, breast, bladder, pancreas, lungs and skin, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer and intestinal cancer. It reduces the risk of atherosclerosis and decreases myocardial infarction incidence by 20-50%. The administration of lycopen holds great hopes for the prevention of cancer, Alzheimer’s and degenerative diseases. 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 to prevent cardiovascular disease , prostate cancer, etc.. 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 Konig Lycopene reduces the risk of various cancers, such as oral cavity, esophagus, colon, breast and prostate cancer [Kim et al ., 2000]. 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]
Cancer and other chronic diseases are related to oxidative stress; antioxidants protect against damage caused by free radicals. In vitro studies indicate that lycopene has the highest antioxidant activity of all the carotenoids. Konig Lycopene has the ability to inhibit DNA oxidation, lipid peroxidation, and inhibits LDL cholesterol oxidation. An analysis of 72 clinical trials resulted in 57 reports highlighting the lack of Lycopene in the blood and various types of cancer; 35 of these reports were significant! Evidence of protective effects of lycopene was highest for prostate, lung, and stomach cancers. Numerous in vitro and animal studies have also reported results that suggest Konig Lycopene could help prevent or ameliorate cardiovascular disease, in particular by promoting a process of recovery of the epithelial tissue of the arteries.
EACH CAPSULE CONTAINS:
- Lycopene (natural extract of Solanum lycopersicum) ……….5,000 mcg (5 mg)
- Profound antioxidant effect
- Prevention and treatment of cancer: prostate, esophagus, ovaries, colon, breast, oral cavity, stomach, lungs
- Fatty liver (steatosis), macular degeneration, hyperthyroidism, cardiovascular disease
- Amplifies Lutein action in eyes
- Acts synergistically with Beta Carotene
- 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.