Lycopene is a plant nutrient that is responsible for giving red and pink fruits, such as tomatoes, pink grapefruit, and watermelons their distinctive color. Lycopene has seen a serious rise in popularity recently as more and more people discover the benefits that it can provide to them as part of a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle. While it’s mostly consumed in fresh fruit, Lycopene can also be included in supplements like our Nourished stacks.
Strong antioxidant properties
Lycopene is an antioxidant in the carotenoid family. Antioxidants protect your body from damage caused by compounds known as free radicals. When free radical levels in your body outnumber antioxidant levels, they can cause oxidative stress in your body which has been linked to certain chronic diseases. Studies have shown that lycopene’s antioxidant properties can help to keep free radical levels in balance.
Promotes heart health
Lycopene may also be able to help lower your risk of heart disease by reducing the factors that potentially cause it. This happens through reducing free radical levels as well as reducing LDL cholesterol levels and increasing the more beneficial HDL cholesterol levels. It can also offer significant benefits to those with metabolic syndrome, a combination of health conditions that can lead to heart disease.
Protection against sunburn
There is evidence to show that lycopene offers some protection against the sun’s damaging effects. In one study, several people were shown to have had less severe skin reactions to UV exposure after consuming 16mg of lycopene from tomato paste.
Lycopene has also been shown to prevent or delay the formation of cataracts and can reduce your risk of macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of blindness in adults.
The antioxidant action from may also slow the rate of the death of bone cells, reinforce bone architecture, and help to keep your bones healthy and strong.
Neuropathic pain, that’s pain caused by the nerve and tissue damage, has been shown to be reduced through the consumption of lycopene.
The most common place you are likely to find it is in tomatoes. Generally speaking, a serving of fresh tomatoes contains between 4mg and 10mg of lycopene. However, with our Nourished stacks, each serving contains 100mg. Not only that but the lycopene found in raw fruits and vegetables like tomatoes is in a form that is much more difficult for your body to digest than the form found in our Nourished stacks.
Nourished offers nutrient-packed stacks to suit specific lifestyle and goals, like our High Flyer stack, specifically created for those with busy schedules who want to be able to keep going all day long! Our Nourished stacks combine 7 different active ingredients in one delicious gummy, making their consumption much easier than taking multiple pills and tablets. Complete our short questionnaire to build your own stack and add lycopene to your personalized blend to help you feel stronger, healthier, and more energized.