Lycopene — that red stuff in tomatoes is a bane for cancer cells.
Lycopene is an antioxidant found as a red pigment in many fruits and vegetables. Lycopene levels in the body decline with
age, with greater body weight, and with smoking.
Studies show that a high intake of lycopene-containing vegetables correlates with low incidence of certain types of cancer.
For example, in Italy the consumption of tomato products decreases the risk of digestive tract cancer.
Research suggests that lycopene supplementation can reduce the risk of
- lung cancer
- cancers of the digestive tract
- bladder cancer
- prostate cancer
- cervical cancer
- skin cancer
- macular degeneration (loss of detail vision)
- cardiovascular disease.
Some of lycopene’s anti-cancer effects require the presence of other substances found in tomato-skins. This is why LifeLink’s
lycopene product contains a variety of tomato-derived compounds in addition to lycopene itself.
There are many supplements that lower cancer risks — lycopene is one of them. It makes sense to use more than one, and to
choose them so that they work by different mechanisms. For example, a combination of lycopene with vitamin D3 (such as LifeLink’s
D3ZO) would be a good choice.
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