What is Lycopene? Benefits of Lycopene. | Herbal Ignite

April 04, 2017 4 min read

Lycopene – a key antioxidant

Take it regularly to fight free radicals and help lower chronic disease risk

What Is Lycopene?

Lycopene is the pigment that makes tomatoes red. The redder the tomato, the more Lycopene is present. Numerous studies suggest that Lycopene levels in the blood may be associated with reduced incidence of prostate, digestive tract, breast, lung and cervical cancer, as well as cardiovascular disease and age-related macular degeneration, the most common form of blindness for elderly people in the western world.

Lycopene supports a healthy prostate by helping stop the enlargement of the prostate gland and preventing this condition from becoming prostate cancer.

How does Lycopene work?

Lycopene is an antioxidant that helps prevent cell damage and repair injured cells. Antioxidants are compounds that fight free radicals in the body and they have been shown to inhibit DNA oxidation that studies indicate may lead to some cancers. Excessive free radical damage has been implicated in the development of heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and many cancers, as well as accelerated aging.


6 benefits of Lycopene

In recent years, numerous studies have indicated that a Lycopene-rich diet is associated with a lower risk of certain chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Here are the main benefits of Lycopene:

  1. As an antioxidant. Human studies conducted at the University of Toronto on dietary Lycopene confirmed that it acts as an antioxidant. As Lycopene levels in the blood go up, the levels of oxidised lipoprotein, protein and DNA compounds go down. This, in turn, may lower the risk of cancer and heart disease.
  2. Reduces prostate cancer. A study of 48,000 men by Harvard Medical School estimated that consuming tomato products twice a week, as opposed to never, was associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer of up to 34 percent. Of 46 fruits and vegetables evaluated, only tomato products showed a measurable relationship with reduced prostate cancer risk.
  3. Inhibits cancer cells. Research conducted into breast, lung and endometrial cancer at Ben Gurion University and Soroka Medical Center in Israel shows that Lycopene is even more effective than the other bright vegetable carotenoids alpha- and beta-carotene, in causing a delay in the cell cycle progression from one growth phase to the next.
  4. Reduces heart risk. A study, conducted by the University of North Carolina, compared fat samples from 1,379 American and European men who had suffered a heart attack with those of healthy men. It found that those with high levels of Lycopene were half as likely to have an attack as those with low levels.
  5. Reduces blindness. Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the most common form of blindness for elderly people in the western world. Lycopene is the only micronutrient whose serum level is shown to be inversely related to the risk of ARMD. 
  6. Reduces atherosclerosis. Lycopene prevents oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and reduces the risk of developing atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.

How can I get more Lycopene?

The human body does not produce Lycopene, but it's readily available through the diet. Minor sources include guava, rosehip, watermelon and pink grapefruit. About 85 percent of dietary Lycopene comes from tomatoes and tomato products such as sauce, paste, ketchup, juice and soup. Research confirms that Lycopene from tomatoes is absorbed better into the bloodstream if it is first heat processed.

Lycopene is a key ingredient in Prostate PowerFlow, which has been used successfully by thousands of men in New Zealand and Australia to support prostate health.

How Prostate PowerFlow helps support urinary health

Prostate PowerFlowWhen taken daily, Prostate PowerFlow’s formulation works to support prostate health. It contains the following four key active ingredients:

  • Saw Palmetto. Saw Palmetto is commonly used in Europe and the U.S as a treatment for an enlarged prostate. Some studies have shown Saw Palmetto might help with BPH symptoms in several ways. These include:
  • You may need to get up less often at night to urinate.
  • It can improve your flow when you go.
  • It can ease painful urination.
  • Lycopene. Tomato-derived lycopene supports a healthy prostate and has been shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers. It can help stop the enlargement of the prostate and prevent this condition from progressing to prostate cancer.
  • Selenium. Selenium provides antioxidant protection. Prostate PowerFlow provides up to 50 percent of the Selenium RDA to support men’s prostate health in New Zealand (RDA varies in different countries).
  • Zinc is necessary for the manufacture of testosterone, which is the key male hormone for potency and fertility and supports a healthy prostate gland.

Good prostate health is a key for men coping with the inevitable hormonal changes that accompany aging. Prostate PowerFlow with Saw Palmetto, Zinc, Lycopene and Selenium may help alleviate the natural side effects of growing older.

To support your prostate health, it is suggested that you take two capsules of PowerFlow daily; one in the morning and one in the evening with food.

Prostate PowerFlow is natural and free of unpleasant side effects. It is made in New Zealand to the highest standards, with thorough testing and guarantees of no adulteration or undeclared ingredients.

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Disclaimer. This information is provided for general informational purposes only and does not substitute for the advice provided by your medical professional. Always seek specific medical advice for treatment appropriate to you. Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.

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