Studies have shown that lycopene (from ripe tomatoes) supports heart health and vision health. It also has great promise in dealing with prostate issues.
When selecting a lycopene supplement, being of the highest quality is critical. If you are unfamiliar with 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® is different from other lycopene extracts because it contains a full spectrum of tomato carotenoids and other nutrients to help benefit good health. The only items missing from tomatoes are the tomatoes’ natural water and sugar. Lyc-O-Mato® is about as close to consuming tomatoes as one can get.
A diet rich in carotenoids and tocopherols, such as those found naturally in Lyc-O-Mato® tomato extract, gives front-line support to the antioxidant system as it protects cells from free-radical attack and supports a healthy immune system.
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.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) softgel capsule daily with meals, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light.
|Lycopene (from tomatoes)**||15 mg|
According to some studies lycopene is the most effective free radical neutralizer in the carotenoid family. From Lyc-O-Mato™ brand tomato extract. Lyc-O-Mato™ is a registered trademark of LycoRed Industries.
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