Mega Lycopene, 15mg 90 softgels, Item# 00455
Lycopene may protect against certain types of cancer better than any nutrient presently known. The potent lipid antioxidant properties of lycopene make it particular effective in blocking LDL-cholesterol oxidation. Atherosclerosis is partially caused by the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, and lycopene binds with LDL cholesterol to block free radical activity on the arterial wall.
Life Extension members were the first to learn about lycopene way back in 1985. Since then, improved tomato extraction methods have given consumers access to supplements that contain greater concentrations of lycopene at lower prices.How To Take Lycopene:
In order to absorb the maximum amount of lycopene, it should be taken in an oil-paste form. That's why the new MEGA LYCOPENE EXTRACT is packaged in softgel caps for maximum absorption into the blood stream. Taking lycopene with oil supplements like perilla, fish, CLA oils or high-fat meals further enhances assimilation into the bloodstream.
Vitamin E and lycopene might be synergistic, so those taking lycopene supplements should make sure they are supplementing with at least 400 iu a day of vitamin E.Recommendation:
For prevention purposes, the ideal daily dose of lycopene has yet to be established. In one study where lycopene was used to reduce prostate tumor size, the dose of was 15 mg taken twice a day. Depending on how many tomato paste products that are consumed in a daily diet, a healthy person might consider supplementing anywhere between 6 to 40 mg a day of lycopene.
Life Extension is introducing 15 mg lycopene capsules using the identical brand of lycopene used in recent studies on prostate cancer patients. Most Foundation members will take one to two capsules a day of the new MEGA-LYCOPENE EXTRACT.Supplement Facts
Serving size: 1 softgel
Amount per softgel:
Lycopene [from natural tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) extract (fruit)] 15mg *
* Daily Value not established.
Other ingredients: rice bran oil, gelatin, glycerin, sunflower lecithin, beeswax, purified water, carmine color.Dosage and Use:
Take one softgel daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
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