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Lycopene-Antioxidant-Supplement page provides information and resources to learn the benefits, food sources, deficiency-toxicity symptoms, and supplement recommendations.


Benefits And Uses For Lycopene:

Lycopene is an Antioxidant the body uses to dispose of toxics, fight disease and repair tissue.  It is believed to fight cancers, cardiovascular diseases, macular degeneration, reduce bad cholesterol, fight infections and protect DNA coding. 

Deficiency Symptoms Of Lycopene:

Lycopene, though very beneficial to the body, is not considered an essential nutrient.  No Deficiency symptoms have been associated.

Toxicity (Overdose) Symptoms Of Lycopene:

Taken as part of the natural food or in sauces and juices, Lycopene is non-toxic.  Currently no information linking Lycopene supplementation with any toxicity or side effects.

Foods High In Lycopene:

Lycopene is present in most fresh fruits and vegetables.  Those foods with the highest concentrations are tomatoes, ketchup, spaghetti sauce, red, yellow and orange fruits and fruit juices, red, yellow and orange vegetables.  The juices and sauces seem to have more digestible forms of Lycopene...even when cooked.

Supplements Of Lycopene:

No recommended amounts for daily intake have been established.  Given the likelihood of cancer and heart disease protection, it makes sense to consume Lycopene regularly.  This is easily done by adding tomato sauces and juices to your diet.  Yes, eat lots of ketchup, but hold the fries. If you purchase Lycopene as a supplement, make sure it's from a reputable supplier using concentrated plant materials, so you're getting all the additional natural nutrition.

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