Licopeno de tomate enriquecido com betacaroteno e vitamina E - 30 capsules
Rich in Vitamin A. Licopene is a carotenoid which confers the red color to tomatoes and other fruits. It is an antioxidant which protects the cells against free radicals. Its consumption should be associated with a balanced diet and health living habits.
1 capsule of Licopene is equivalent to same amount of vitamin A than: 9 small tomatoes.
Pregnant women, breastfeeding women and children should only consume this product if under the supervision of a doctor or nutritionist. GLUTEN-FREE.
Licopeno de tomate
Tomato has always been used and appreciated in cooking all over the world and has more recently gained special attention in health maintenance as a result of its valuable nutritional composition. A series of recent studies has positively related its consumption to the reduction of the development of degenerative illnesses caused by free radicals. This beneficial action is related to the presence of lycopene in its constitution.1 Lycopene is a natural pigment which gives tomato its characteristic red color. It is a carotene, member of the carotenoid family. Of the over 700 natural carotenoids identified, only a fraction of these are present in human tissue and blood, being that lycopene is the carotenoid of highest concentration in plasma.2 The human organism is unable to produce lycopene and must therefore obtain it from food.3 Tomato and its derivates are the foods that have the highest quantity of lycopene.2
References: 1- Lira, GM, Silva, AB. O tomate (Lycopersicum esculentum) como alimento funcional. Artigo de revisão. Hig. Aliment.; 21(151):24-29, May 2007. 2- Shami, NJIE; Moreira , EAM. Licopeno como agente antioxidante. Rev. Nutr., Campinas, v. 17, n. 2, Junho 2004. 3- Moritz B, Tramonte VLC. Biodisponibilidade do licopeno. Rev. Nutr., Campinas, v. 19, n. 2, Apr. 2006.