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1. Introduction to Lycopene
It is a natural pigment contained in plants. It is mainly found in the mature fruits of the Solanaceae plant tomato. It is currently one of the strongest antioxidants found in plants in nature. It is scientifically proven that singlet oxygen and oxygen free radicals in the human body are the main culprits that infringe upon the body's own immune system. The effect of lycopene in scavenging free radicals is far better than other carotenoids and vitamin E, and its rate constant for quenching singlet oxygen is 100 times that of vitamin E. It can effectively prevent various diseases caused by aging and decreased immunity. Therefore, it has attracted the attention of experts from all over the world.
2. The role of lycopene
Prevent and suppress cancer: The latest research results show that taking 30 mg of lycopene a day can prevent prostate cancer, digestive tract cancer, bladder cancer and other cancers. The human body cannot synthesize lycopene, it must be taken from the diet, eating a raw tomato can only absorb 0.05 mg of lycopene. Therefore, in the treatment of prostate diseases, supplementation of lycopene is essential.
Cardiovascular protection: During the occurrence and development of atherosclerosis, lipoprotein oxidation in the vascular intima is a key factor. Lycopene plays an important role in reducing lipoprotein oxidation. According to reports, oral natural lycopene can reduce serum cholesterol below 5.20 mmol/L. Lycopene is used to prevent and treat high cholesterol and hyperlipidemia, and can slow the development of cardiovascular diseases.
Anti-ultraviolet radiation function: Lycopene can resist UV damage. Researchers supplemented 10 healthy people with 28 mg of β-carotene and 2 mg of lycopene for 1-2 months. As a result, the area and degree of erythema caused by ultraviolet rays in people taking lycopene was reduced.