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SEP-OCT 2018

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12 INSIDER September/October 2018 phytonutrients like vitamin E, which contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative damage, Hermoni explained. Lycored's tomato-derived products are backed by a host of pre-clinical, clinical and pharmacokinetic studies. These provide evidence for the ability of carotenoids like lycopene to support healthy circulation 12 and maintain healthy blood pressure. 13 Both boost the body's own protection mechanisms against oxidative stress while reducing levels of clinically relevant biomarkers like c-reactive protein (CRP)—a marker of infl ammation linked to several health conditions, including cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Lycored's cardio research program delivered impressive results in the form of a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 150 subjects. 14 After two weeks of supplementing with Cardiomato, subjects showed a reduction in oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol—the "bad" cholesterol known to increase risk of negative cardiovascular events. "The bioavailability of the carotenoids lycopene, phytoene and phytofl uene was proven, and provides a crucial link and cause-and-effect relationship between the supplement and the benefi ts," Hermoni said. Skin Care The exploding edible beauty trend created another prime avenue for carotenoid supplementation. "Lycopene, as well as the colorless tomato carotenoids phytoene and phytofl uene, are great options for beauty-from-within supplements," Hermoni explained. "Lycored's tomato-derived portfolio is designed to successfully replenish the antioxidant reservoir of our skin." Lycoderm, Lycored's skin-healthy holistic solution, is inspired by the Mediterranean diet. The food-derived, carotenoid-rich blend combines a standardized tomato extract featuring a balance of lycopene, phytoene and phytofl uene. Findings showed lycopene supplementation can help minimize the damaging effects of the sun's UV rays and even play a role in preventing skin cancer. 15 Together, these phytonutrients "induce a synergistic effect as well as naturally occurring tomato vitamins, such as vitamins A and vitamin E. The tomato phytontutrients are complemented by carnosic acid from rosemary leaf extract," Hermoni said. The Benefi ts of Supplementing There's no shortage of reasons to get enough carotenoids. But these phytonutrients are found in plenty of foods, including just about any red and orange fruit or dark green leafy vegetable. So why can't consumers just eat their fi ll? "While carotenoids can be consumed through foods, it's often diffi cult to actually do this," Marshall said. For instance, humans need around 10 mg/d of lutein to reap the carotenoid's eye-protecting benefi ts. But data show that most Americans' daily consumption of lutein falls far short of the levels necessary for eye protection. 16 In order to get 10 mg of lutein from diet alone, a person would need to eat around 0.5 cups of cooked kale, 0.5 cups • 410-754-8141 • Visit us at SupplySide West Booth# 5542 Fulfillment Service Inc. SISK Scan for more details & contact us today. • • NSF cGMP COMPLIANCE • TEMPERATURE & HUMIDITY CONTROL • RETURNS MANAGEMENT • HIGH VOLUME ORDER CAPACITY • SAME DAY ORDER FULFILLMENT • LOT # AND EXPIRATION DATE CONTROL Supplements: Carotenoids

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