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Lycopene –B , a powerful combination of Lycopene & beta-carotene in vegetarian soft gel which is first time in India.Lycopene is a carotenoids and phytonutrient found in red fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, pink grapefruits, watermelons and papayas. It is the compound that is responsible for the red color in these foods. Numerous studies have shown that ingesting Lycopene - rich foods can result in positive health benefits.

Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect against degenerative diseases. It does this by neutralizing free radicals in the body. Lycopene may help prevent DNA damage in the cells and help the cells to function better. High levels of Lycopene, in the blood and fatty tissues, correlate with reduced risk of cancer, heart disease and macular degeneration. The human body cannot produce Lycopene so it must be obtained from food sources.
Health Benefits

A study on heart disease found that men with high levels of Lycopene in their fatty tissues had a 50 percent reduced risk of heart disease.

Another study found that men who ate tomato products more than twice per week had a 21 to 34 percent reduced risk of prostate cancer. Those who ate 10 servings or more per week decreased their risk by 45 percent.

Women with high levels of Lycopene have a 5 times lower rate of cervical cancer than those with the lowest levels.

Lycopene has also been shown to have a protective effect against stomach, colon, lung and skin cancers. It reduces the risk of arteriosclerosis by inhibiting platelet aggregation and reducing inflammation and helps to protect the skin from damage resulting from UV sun exposure. It is a common ingredient in anti-aging creams and lotions. Lycopene degrades easily so it’s important to keep the container properly sealed between uses.

One study found that when people ingest tomato products on a daily basis, they show a 30 percent increase of the ability of their skin to withstand UV radiation damage from sun exposure.
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Lycopene - β : The Master Supplement 09370322999

  1. 1. LYCOPENE b TM The Master Supplement #1LYCOPENELycopene is a red plant pigment found in tomatoes, apricots, watermelons, guavas,papaya grape fruits and rosehips, with tomatoes being the largest contributor tothe dietary intake of humans (Chalabi et al, 2004) until Vietnam opened up and Gac(Momordica cochinchinensis) was made available to the world.Molecular Structure of LycopeneChemically it is a 40-carbon acyclic carotenoid which contains 11 conjugateddouble bonds and belongs to a subgroup of carotenes consisting only of hydrogenand carbon atoms (Stahl & Sies, 1996). It is the most potent singlet oxygenquencher among the natural carotenoids.Dietary SourcesLycopene content in fruits and vegetables(Ishida et al, 2004; Rao & Rao, 2007; Source Lycopene Content (µg/g wet weight) Gac (Momordica cochinchinensis) 2,000 - 2,300 Fresh tomato 8.8 - 42 Pink Grape fruit 3.6 - 34 Pink Guava 54 Papaya 20 – 53 Water melon 23 - 72Momordica cochinchinensis (Gac)Momordica cochinchinensis is commonly known as Gac in Vietanam. Othercommon names include baby jack fruit, spiny bittergourd, sweet gourd andcochinchin gourd. It has an exterior skin covered by small spines while its dark red© SamiDirect Page 1This product have not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease
  2. 2. LYCOPENE b TM The Master Supplement #1interior consists of fleshy pulp and seeds. Traditionally, Gac has been used as bothfood and medicine. Due to its nutritional value, intake of this fruit may greatlyenhance the nutritive value of the diet.Nutritional content of GacGac is becoming known as a premier source of carotenoids, especiallyâ-carotene and Lycopene. Carotenoids were first identified in Gac in 1941(Guichard & Bui, 1941). It was recently found that Gac has â-carotene and lycopeneat very high levels, with those of lycopene being high in the seed membrane.The fresh pulp from Gac contains very high quantities of lycopene and alsocomprises high levels of fatty acids ranging from 17% to 22% by weight (Ishida et al,2004).Oil extracted from the Gac fruit showed a total carotenoid concentration of 5700µg/mL, with 2710 µg of that being â-carotene. This oil also contains high levels ofvitamin E. The fatty acids in the pulp are important for the absorption of fat solublenutrients including carotenoids in a diet typically low in fat (Kuhnlein, 2004). ThusGac provides an acceptable source of high levels of valuable antioxidants that havegood bioavailability.Potential health benefits of Lycopene:1. Anticancer Potential Esophageal Cancer: As early as 1979, researchers in Iran reported that weekly tomato consumption (Lycopene) was associated with a 40% reduction in risk (Giovannucci, 1999). Gastric Cancer: Twelve case-control studies from a variety of populations, including the United States, Japan, Israel, Italy, Spain, Poland, Belgium and Sweden have reported that regions high in plasma lycopene had the lowest gastric cancer rates (Giovannucci, 1999). Pancreatic Cancer: Case control study shows that lycopene was associated with a 31% risk reduction of pancreatic cancer in men (Nkondjock et al, 2005).© SamiDirect Page 2This product have not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease
  3. 3. LYCOPENE b TM The Master Supplement #1 Colorectal Cancer: Case control studies in Italy and China reported about 60% reduction in risk of both colon and rectal cancers associated with higher lycopene consumption (Hu JF et al, 1991; Franceschi et al, 1994). Prostate Cancer: Frequent lycopene intake is associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer (Giovannucci et al, 2002). High intake of tomato products, which accounted for 82% of lycopene, reduced risk of total prostate cancer by 35% and aggressive prostate cancer by 53% (Giovannucci, 1999). A double blind study of 26 men with 15 mg/day of lycopene for three weeks showed a significant decrease in prostate cancer growth compared to placebo (Kucuk et al, 2001). The tumors of those from the lycopene group were mostly smaller in volume than those from the placebo group, suggesting that the tumors in patients who eat lycopene showed signs of regression and decreased malignancy (Kucuk et al, 2002). The outcome of epidemiological studies suggests a potential role for lycopene in the prevention of prostate cancer.2. Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH): Lycopene at a dose of 15mg/day for 6 month, inhibits disease progression in patients with Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (Schwarz et al, 2008).3. Cardiovascular Support: The findings from epidemiological studies support the claim that higher blood or tissue levels of lycopene or higher intake of lycopene from dietary sources are beneficial in the prevention of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease (Arab & Steck, 2000). In a Multi center study (662 subjects recruited from 10 European nations), it is reported that lycopene may contribute to the protective effect on the myocardial infarction risk (Kohlmeier et al, 1997). It is also reported that at high doses of lycopene (60 mg/ day) have shown LDL- cholesterol lowering properties (Fuhrman B et al, 1997).© SamiDirect Page 3This product have not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease
  4. 4. LYCOPENE b TM The Master Supplement #14. Antioxidant: Lycopene is a potent antioxidant that provides protection against cellular damage caused by ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species) and, therefore, may play an important role in disease prevention (Barbara et al, 2009). In an 8 week human intervention trial with healthy subjects it has been demonstrated that supplementation of 12 mg lycopene/day or a mixture of lycopene with â-carotene and lutein (4 mg/day each) can significantly decrease oxidative DNA damage of human lymphocytes (Zhao et al, 2006).5. Osteoporosis: Reported studies shows that lycopene, inhibited osteoclastic mineral resorption and formation of tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) positive multinucleated osteoclasts, as well as the ROS produced by osteoclasts. It is also reported that higher lycopene intake and higher serum lycopene is associated with lower bone resorption (Rao et al, 2003). Lycopene helps in treatment and prevention of osteoporosis.6. Male infertility: In a clinical study 30 patients were administered 2000 mcg of Lycopene, twice a day for three months and a statistically significant improvement was observed in the concentration (66%), motility (53%) and morphology (46%) of the sperm (Gupta & Kumar, 2002). Oral Lycopene therapy have a role in the management of idiopathic male infertility.7. Skin Health: In a clinical study of 20 healthy females, who ingested 16 mg lycopene daily for 12 weeks, provides protection against acute and potentially longer term (aging) photodamage of the skin (Rhodes et al, 2011).© SamiDirect Page 4This product have not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease
  5. 5. LYCOPENE b TM The Master Supplement #1 20% Percentage of Improvement 10% 0% -10% -20% -30% -40% -50% -60% Density Thickness Scaling Roughness Treatment 7% 14% -60% -33% Placebo 0.30% -1.40% -30% -16% Effect of Lycopene supplementation on Skin Smoothness, Density & Thickness-carotenebß-carotene is a strongly colored red-orange pigment found in plants and foods likecarrots, sweet potatoes and pumpkin.Potential health benefits of ß-carotene:Recent study published by researchers at Harvard University associated optimismwith greater carotenoid concentration in the body. This optimism may be linkedwith reduced disease risk, as a result of higher serum antioxidants. Beta carotene isone of the major carotenoid (Boehm et al, 2013).1. Cardiovascular Support: Results from 45 days study, suggest that ß-carotene possesses antioxidant properties, protecting LDL and other lipoproteins from free radical damage (International Conference of Dietary Medicine held April 5-6, 2000 in Haifa, Israel).2. Antioxidant: ß-carotene is a powerful antioxidant, and epidemiological studies have shown an inverse relationship between carotenoid intake and oxidative stress related diseases (Paiva & Russell, 1999).© SamiDirect Page 5This product have not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease
  6. 6. LYCOPENE b TM The Master Supplement #13. Immune Support: Some clinical trials have found that ß-carotene supplementation improves several biomarkers of immune function (Santos et al, 1998). Studies show that long term ß-carotene supplementation enhances natural killer (NK) cell activity in elderly men (Santos et al, 1996).4. Anticancer Potential: Studies shows that intake of dietary carotene significantly reduced the risk of lung cancer, bladder cancer, breast cancer, esophageal cancer and stomach cancer (Flagg et al, 1995; Vena et al, 1992; Zhang et al, 1997; Rock et al, 1996).5. Osteoarthritis: A high dietary intake of ß-carotene is associated with a significantly slower progression of osteoarthritis (McAlindon et al, 1996).6. Memory Support: A Randomized Trial shows that long term supplement of ß-carotene may provide cognitive benefits (Grodstein et al, 2007).7. Skin Health: ß-carotene can be used as an oral sun protectant in combination with sunscreens for the prevention of sunburn and has been shown to be effective both alone and in combination with other carotenoids or antioxidant vitamins (Stahl et al, 2005).Composition of Lycopene â™: Ingredient Composition Lycopene 15mg â-carotene 15mg BioPerine® 2.5mgDosage:1 Capsule per day© SamiDirect Page 6This product have not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease
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