What Is It?
Lycopene is a member of the carotenoid family and
provides the rich red pigments found in tomatoes,
watermelon, pink grapefruit, pink guava and papaya.
Lycopene is a lipophilic molecule that contains 11
conjugated double bonds. These conjugated double bonds
are what enables lycopene to be a powerful antioxidant.
Pure Encapsulations Lycopene provides a natural tomato
extract rich in lycopene, various carotenoids, vitamin E
and other important phytochemicals.*
Uses For Lycopene
Prostate Support: In one study involving 30 male subjects,
supplementation with lycopene promoted healthy prostate
function. This was one of the first randomized, prospective
clinical trials to show that a lycopene supplement, rather
than dietary tomato consumption, supported prostate
Cardiovascular Support Potential: Research compiled in a
multi-center study involving ten European countries
revealed that the antioxidant properties of dietary lycopene
supported cardiovascular health.*
Support For Cellular Health: Fifty-seven epidemiological
studies indicate that lycopene from tomato consumption
or tomato-based products may help digestive, lung, stomach,
cervical and breast cell health.*
Ocular Support: Lycopene has also demonstrated potential
for promoting retinal and macular health.*
What Is The Source?
Pure Encapsulations Lycopene is derived from natural
tomato concentrate. Fresh tomatoes contain lycopene
almost exclusively in the trans conformation, although a
variety of cis isomers are possible. When exposed to light
and heat, such as during food processing, trans isomers
will convert to cis as it is the more stable form of lycopene.
Pure Encapsulations Lycopene is naturally extracted by a
proprietary method, which preserves the trans conformation
of the molecule.
Pure Encapsulations recommends up to 40 mg per day, in
divided doses, with meals.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or
At this time, there are no known side effects or precautions.
If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
At this time, there are no known adverse reactions when
taken in conjunction with medications.