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Synthetic pathway of lycopene
Studies in recent years have confirmed that lycopene is not only distributed in tomatoes, but also in morinda, watermelon, pumpkin, plum, persimmon, pepper fruit, peach, papaya, mango, guava, grape, grapefruit, red berry, cloud Fruits such as berries and citrus, leaves of tea, and roots of radishes, carrots, and rutabagas. Lycopene in tomatoes and their products is the most important source of carotenoids in western diets. The lycopene obtained by the human body from tomatoes accounts for more than 80% of the total intake.
The main functions of lycopene
Anti-oxidation delays aging, the human body is a harmonious, dynamic and balanced whole of "cell→organ→system→human body". In the process of cellular metabolism and respiration, active oxygen molecules become unstable free radicals due to lack of electrons, which must rob the electrons of other macromolecules and compounds to balance their own structure. In such a chain reaction, free radicals attack human cell membranes, DNA, fats, and proteins, and weaken the ability of cells to absorb nutrients and discharge waste, resulting in cells not working properly and aging.
Generally, the human body has free radical scavenging enzymes (such as coenzyme Q12). However, when too many free radicals are produced or the body's scavenging ability is insufficient, antioxidants must be supplemented from the outside to maintain cell balance. One lycopene molecule can quench tens of thousands of free radicals, and its antioxidant capacity is 100 times that of vitamin E and 1,000 times that of vitamin C. It is the strongest anti-aging antioxidant in nature.
For breast and uterine health care, lycopene has more than twice the inhibitory ability of breast cancer cells MCF7 in vitro than -carotene. If used reasonably with other antioxidants (such as vitamin E, vitamin C,-carotene), it can promote the healthy development of female breasts and reduce the chance of breast cancer.