Lycopene Basics

A summary of the latest health research

Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant

Carotene responsible for the bright red colors of some fruits and vegetables. Scientific interest in this naturally occurring compound began in the late 1980s and since then an entire literature has matured on the subject.

Disease prevention and organ health

healthEarly research identified links between lycopene and the support of prostate health. But because lycopene is so effective at reducing oxidative stress in our bodies it is also being studied as in the prevention of breast, bladder, ovarian, pancreatic, lung, and colon cancers.

In 2013 a study showed an inverse association between lycopene and heart disease. Other research shows significant benefits for stroke prevention and memory; diabetes; and eye, bone, and skin health.

Synthetic supplements or whole food

Since there’s enough science behind the health benefits of lycopene an industry of synthetic and highly processed supplements has grown up around it. Unfortunately, because of the way these products are made they may be as harmful as they are meant to be helpful.

For one thing, without the natural cofactors present in fruits and vegetables the body is unlikely to assimilate the lycopene and instead discard it as waste. Even worse, the most common basis for synthetic nutrients are petroleum derivatives and other carcinogenic compounds.

Lycoberry is a superior source

The safest and most effective way to enjoy the benefits of lycopene is from whole food products. What makes LYCOBERRY so special is their unique combination of lycopene with an incredible line up of other naturally occurring super fruit compounds

What does the Lycoberry brand of autumnberries contain?