Important
Ingredients
 

Not all ingredients are created equal. While developing NATRXA we sought to find only those ingredients, no matter the cost, which are clinically proven and have the science to back up their claims.

Lyc-O-Mato®

Studies of large populations report mixed results as to whether eating tomatoes/tomato-based products reduces the risk of developing prostate cancer.

What is Lycopene?
Lyc-O-Mato® tomato lycopene complex is a unique, all-natural extract of lycopene-rich tomatoes. It provides a full complement of tomato carotenoids and other antioxidants to benefit good health.

Lyc-O-Mato® is called a tomato lycopene complex because it contains a whole complex of phytonutrients including phytoene, phytofluene, beta-carotene, tocopherols and phytosterols. Scientific research has shown that the phytonutrient complex works in synergy with the natural lycopene resulting in more powerful antioxidant activity and greater health benefits. Epidemiological studies support the health benefits of whole tomato and tomato extract products.

Health Benefits of Natural Lycopene Complex 
Lyc-O-Mato® tomato lycopene complex has been the subject of extensive scientific research and clinical studies. These studies show the multiple health benefits of tomato lycopene complex.

Clinical studies have shown that Lyc-O-Mato®
•  Supports cardiovascular health
•  Supports prostate health
•  Helps prevent DNA and cell damage
•  Supports healthy and radiant skin

Superior Bioavailability: Lyc-O-Mato® is extracted using a special patented process that produces a tomato lycopene complex with superior bioavailability. This means that your body gains greater and faster access to the health benefits of the tomato. Both the processing of the tomatoes and the dispersion of the natural lycopene and other tomato phytonutrients in natural tomato oil add to the bioavailability of the Lyc-O-Mato®

Quality and Safety: 
Lyc-O-Mato® is a GRAS ingredient - it is Generally Recognized As Safe. An independent evaluation of Lyc-O-Mato® safety studies has confirmed that it is a safe food and dietary supplement ingredient when consumed as intended.

An all natural tomato extract, Lyc-O-Mato® is vegetarian, free of any additives, and certified kosher.
Lyc-O-Mato® Red for Food Fortification
 Lyc-O-Mato® Red is a unique tomato product that imparts the health benefits of tomato lycopene complex without the tomato taste, sugar and acidity. Lyc-O-Mato® Red contains 0.15% lycopene and is an ideal tool for natural lycopene fortification and natural red coloring of foods and beverages.

Lycopene - Background
Lycopene is a carotenoid present in human serum and skin as well as the liver, adrenal glands, lungs, prostate and colon. Lycopene has been found to possess antioxidant and antiproliferative properties in animal and laboratory studies, although activity in humans remains controversial.

Numerous studies correlate high intake of lycopene-containing foods or high lycopene serum levels with reduced incidence of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and macular degeneration. However, estimates of lycopene consumption have been based on reported tomato intake, not on the use of lycopene supplements. Since tomatoes are sources of other nutrients, including vitamin C, folate, and potassium, it is not clear that lycopene itself is beneficial.

There is no well-established definition of "lycopene deficiency," and direct evidence that repletion of low lycopene levels has any benefit is lacking.

How much per Lycopene should one take?
3.1 mg per day

Are there any interactions with drugs with Lycopene?
Some drugs that lower cholesterol levels in the blood may also reduce the levels of carotenoids such as lycopene. It is unknown if replacing lycopene levels with supplements has any benefit in people using these drugs. Some research suggests that lycopene may add to the cholesterol-lowering effects of statin drugs.