What is Tomato Extract Lycopene?
Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant, which means that, among nutrients, it has a greater-than-average ability to “quench” free radicals that cause damage to cells. Excessive free radical damage has been implicated in the development of heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and many cancers, as well as accelerated aging. Lycopene is a carotenoid, responsible for giving many fruits and vegetables – especially tomatoes – their red color. It is also abundant in red carrots, watermelons, papayas and pink grapefruit.
Health Benefits of Tomato Extract Lycopene
The January 2010 issue of “Endocrine-Related Cancer” says that both rodent and human studies have indicated that lycopene may prevent or slow the progression of prostate cancer. The paper reports that when 32 patients diagnosed with prostate cancer were supplemented with 30mg lycopene daily from tomato sauce for three weeks, they had increased apoptosis of cancer cells compared with unsupplemented patients. Apoptosis is controlled cell death. The authors concluded that tomato sauce consumption may inhibit the progression of prostate cancer in some patients.
A review in the December 2010 issue of “Maturitas” analyzed 12 studies investigating the effects of consumption of lycopene on cholesterol and blood pressure. In studies using lycopene dosages of at least 25mg daily, total cholesterol was significantly reduced by 7.55mg/dl and LDL cholesterol by 10.35mg/dl. However, studies using lower dosages found no effect. On the other hand, all studies found that lycopene consumption lowered systolic blood pressure. The authors conclude that lycopene consumption is protective against heart disease but state that more research is needed.
The November 2002 issue of “Experimental Biology and Medicine” says that although evidence is limited, consumption of lycopene may protect against macular degeneration. The authors state that lycopene accumulates in parts of the eye and may provide protection by antioxidant and light-screening mechanisms. Lycopene and other carotenoids also might be useful in the treatment of glaucoma.
Like other carotenoids, lycopene is an antioxidant and helps prevent oxidative damage by free radicals. The February 2010 issue of “Molecules” says that the antioxidant properties of lycopene might make it useful in the prevention of cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other conditions.
Dosage of Tomato Extract Lycopene
The appropriate dose of lycopene depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for lycopene. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
Potential Side Effects of Tomato Extract Lycopene
Lycopene is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth in appropriate amounts. Daily supplements containing up to 120 mg of lycopene have been used safely for up to one year.
Certificate of Analysis
|Appearence||Purple red powder||N/A||Complies|
|Particle size||100% pass 80 mesh||USP32<786>||Complies|
|Loss on Drying||≤5.0%||Eur.Ph.6.0[2.8.17]||Complies|
|Solvents Residue||Meet Eur.Ph6.0<5.4>||Eur.Ph 6.0<2.4.24>||Complies|
|Total bacterial count||≤1000cfu/g||USP30<61>||Complies|
|Yeast & mold||≤100cfu/g||USP30<61>||Complies|
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