Tomatec®

Lycopene antioxidant

Tomatec
Composition:
Each tablet contains
Tomato extract powder ………………………… 500 mg
containing lycopene ………………………………… 10 mg

Phytochemistry:
Lycopene is one of the major carotenoids in our diet and is found almost exclusively in tomato and tomato products. It accounts for about 50% of carotenoids in human serum. It is high concentration in prostate, testes and adrenal gland. Lycopene has highest singlet oxygen quenching capacity. It is an effective protector against several types of cancer, especially of organs such as prostate, pancreatic and cervical cancers.

Health Benefits and Indications:
1. Prevention and treatment of prostate tumour

Among 72 international studies identified, 57 reported inverse associations between tomato intake or blood lycopene level and the risk of cancer at a defined anatomical site. Lycopene is beneficial for prostatic tumour. The mechanisms for this risk reduction include its potent anti-oxidant action, its inhibitory effect on cell proliferation, and its ability to increase intercellular gap-junctional communication.

2. To boost immunity in AIDS
The blood levels of carotenoids are essential for integrity of host defenses. The scientists from Purpan Hospital, Toulouse, France studied the micronutrient levels including lycopene in HIV-infected patients. Low blood levels of lycopene are associated with the development of AIDS whereas high level can prevent the symptoms.

3. Protection of the skin from various skin lesions
The predominant long-chain carotenoids found in human skin are lycopene and beta-carotene. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant and thought to act as skin defense mechanism because of its scavenging effect of free radicals and singlet oxygen formed by normal metabolism as well as excessive exposure of skin to sunlight. It can therefore prevent erythema, sunburn, skin discoloration, wrinkle and skin cancer.

Dosage:
2 years and above
Prevention – one tablet daily
Treatment – one tablet two times daily
Tomatec®should be taken with hot water, plain tea or tea.

Combination therapy:
Tomatec® can be taken together with other antioxidants such as vitamin C (Nature-C®), vitamin E, beta-carotene and selenium to get maximum benefit. In case of prostate cancer it should be taken together with 5-α reductase inhibitors such as SawPalmetto, or finasteride.

Quantity supplied:
60 tablets per bottle

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