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Lycopene

by: grahamz

Lycopene
Promote The Health Of Heart

Lycopene is a Carotinoid (a red pigment) appears in tomatoes and other red fruits. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant. Lycopene is a derivative from tomatoes which is responsible for giving many fruits and vegetables a healthy red color. This natural substance is an unsaturated carotenoid pigment, similar to Beta-Carotene. While Lycopene has no vitamin A activity, research has shown it to be one of the most important natural antioxidants produced today. Lycopene in tomatoes can be absorbed more efficiently by the body if processed into juice, sauce, paste and ketchup. The chemical form of Lycopene found in tomatoes is converted by the temperature changes involved in processing to make it more simply absorbed by the body. Lycopene is related with 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 help to encourage the health of the heart, prostate, skin and eyes.

Lycopene is mostly stored in blood and tissues such as the testis, adrenal glands, liver, prostate, breast, colon, and lungs. Lycopene is a fat-soluble essence that requires the occurrence of dietary fat for correct absorption into the body. A diet low in fat 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. Lycopene also reduce lipid per oxidation, suggesting a decreased risk of Cardiovascular Disease. Lycopene is currently being evaluated for its possible protective role in cancer prevention, especially cervical, prostate, and pancreatic and stomach cancers.

Lycopene Benefits:

  • 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 deposited in the liver, lungs, prostate gland, colon and skin.

  • Lycopene is associated with reduced risk of macular degenerative disease.

  • Help to promote the health of the heart.

Lycopene Precautions:

    Ask for the advice of a health professional before using this product.
    Keep out of the reach of children.
Lycopene Dosage:
    As a dietary supplement, take one soft gel daily, preferably with meals.

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