Natural Factors Lycopene 10 mg, 60 softgels
Lycopene 10 mg is pure lycopene derived from selected ripe, organically grown tomatoes. The tomato oleoresin contains 6% lycopene in addition to other natural compounds found in the tomato, such as natural tocopherols. Men who eat tomatoes regularly reduce their risk of prostate cancer significantly. Four servings of tomatoes a week can lower risk by 20 percent: up to 10 servings per week lowers risk up to 45 percent.
Lycopene, the carotenoid that gives tomatoes and berries their red colour, is likely the protective factor. It quenches singlet oxygen (a highly aggressive and unstable oxygen molecule that does much damage as it steals electrons from other molecules) even more efficiently than beta carotene and vitamin E. Lycopene has also been shown to diminish the effect of mutations caused by radiation exposure.
A recent study found men who ate lycopene-rich foods had a 50% lower risk of heart disease than men who didn't, according to Lenore Kohlmeier, PhD, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
"You would think that most coronary disease does not happen until you are in your 40s and 50s. The plaques get started in your arteries as young as 10, 11 and 12. Researchers think lycopene may slow or reverse the formation of that plaque.” Cardiologist David Bohle and his wife, Christine.
Each softgel contains:
(From 167 mg of lycopene 6% oil suspension)
Uses & Benefits
- Potent antioxidant
- Provides protection to the cardiovascular system
- Reduces the effects of radiation exposure
- Supports the prostate gland in men
Recommended Adult Dosage
1 to 2 capsules per day with meals or as directed by a health care practitioner. Keep out of the reach of children.