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LYCOPENE BENEFITS

KEY BENEFITS OF LYCOPENE

    • Supports the gut microbiota
    • Supports skin health
      • Supports healthy aging
    • Supports antioxidant defenses

      • Support healthy brain function

ABOUT LYCOPENE

Lycopene belongs to the class of natural pigments known as carotenoids.

 

The carotenoids are fat-soluble pigments that are yellow, orange, or red in color. Red is the color of lycopene in the spectrum of carotenoid pigments.

 

The body cannot produce lycopene, so it has to be consumed through diet. Lycopene is most commonly found in red tomatoes and tomato products --over 80% of the total amount consumed by Americans comes from tomatoes -- but lycopene is also present in watermelon and grapefruit in small amounts.

 

Plants can protect themselves against environmental stresses, such as sunlight, with lycopene, a plant defense compound.

 

Lycopene is fat-soluble and therefore active where there is a high lipid content, making it a powerful antioxidant.

 

The membranes of cells (which contain a lipid bilayer), mitochondria, the skin, and the brain and nervous system are some of these places.

 

A growing body of evidence suggests that lycopene supports protective, repair, and regeneration processes in the brain, mostly in animals [1].

 

Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant in the skin, especially when exposed to environmental factors.

Taking lycopene supplements can help maintain healthy levels of lycopene in the skin as we age [2,3].


LYCOPENE FULL BENEFITS

Brain function*

 

  • Supports dopaminergic signaling [15,16]

  • Supports GABA-Glutamate signaling [16]

  • Supports brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) [17–19]

  • Supports synaptic transmission [20]

  • Supports neural stem cell function [21]

  • Supports neuroprotective functions [17–20,22–27]

  • Supports brain mitochondrial function [18,27,28]

  • Supports maintenance of healthy hearing [29,30]

  • Supports neural phase II detoxifying/antioxidant enzymes [17]

 

Skin health*

 

  • Supports skin in adapting to environmental stress [31–35]

  • Supports sebum production [8]
  • Supports epidermal structure [8]
  • Supports dermal extracellular matrix structure [32,34]
  • Supports a healthy skin microbiota composition [8]
  • Supports skin Nrf2 signaling [36]

 

Antioxidant defenses*

 

  • Supports antioxidant defenses [10,17,21,37–39]
  • Counters oxidative stress and ROS levels [10,17,21,38–40]
  • Supports Nrf2 signaling [17,23]

 

Gut microbiota*

 

  • Supports the composition of the gut microbiota [8]

  • Supports intestinal barrier integrity [20,41]

 

Immune system*

 

  • Supports healthy immune function [38,42–44]

 

Healthy aging and longevity*

 

  • Supports a healthy metabolism [8,20,41]

  • Supports mitochondrial function [41]

  • Supports maintenance of cardiovascular health [9,10]

  • Supports immune cell function [38]

  • Supports healthy stem cell function [21,40]

 

Complementary ingredients*

 

  • Soy isoflavones, vitamin C, and vitamin E in supporting skin health [45]
  • Rosemary in supporting skin health [46,47]

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