Jarrow Formulas Lyco-Sorb is a completely natural, lipid-soluble delivery system, formulated to enhance absorption. Lycopene is a highly potent antioxidant carotenoid. Only natural lycopene, as found in clinically proven Lyc-O-Mato, has shown significant results protecting prostate, skin and cholesterol health.
who can benefit from Lyco-Sorb?
Lyco-Sorb is for people looking to increase their consumption of lycopene and antioxidants or for those who eat very little tomato-based products. Each softgel contains the equivalent amount of lycopene found in two tomatoes, but which can't be readily absorbed from tomatoes because the entire cell wall must be destroyed to extract the lycopene, which only happens when making tomato paste.
what distinguishes Lyco-Sorb?
• clinically studied Lyc-O-mato lycopene
• extracted from non-GMO tomatoes
• contains other important carotenoids phytoene and phytofluene
• a completely natural, lipid-soluble delivery system for enhanced absorption
how does each active ingredient function in Lyco-Sorb?
• Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that protects LDL cholesterol and skin against free radical damage. It may also play a role in hormone regulation and promote healthy DNA in the prostate.
• phytoene and phytofluene are two carotenoids that may protect the skin from ultraviolet light
• gamma tocopherol protects against nitrogen-based free radicals, which alpha tocopherol cannot do. May also work with lycopene to promote prostate and heart health
Clinically studied Lyc-O-Mato
Lycopene is a bright red pigment related to beta-carotene, but which is much more efficient as an antioxidant. The tomato is the richest common natural source and its lycopene becomes more bioavailable when the vegetable is cooked with a small amount of oil, such as olive oil. Research examining the benefits of high levels of lycopene consumption and high blood levels of lycopene have been consistently associated with support for prostate health and with the promotion of proper cell replication in the tissues of the digestive tract. Other research indicates lycopene may protect the skin against ultraviolet light. The protective mechanism usually proposed is antioxidant activity and free radical scavenging. Compared with beta-carotene, lycopene is better at scavenging radicals, such as lipid peroxy radicals, and in vitro studies suggest that it is even better than vitamin E in this role. Lycopene is the most abundant carotenoid found in the blood and has been associated with protection of LDL cholesterol against free radical damage. In addition, lycopene is 100 times more efficient in quenching singlet oxygen than is vitamin E.
This tomato-derived carotenoid may support proper cell replication by activating special enzymes which function to eliminate toxins. When Israeli researchers incubated breast and liver cells with lycopene, they found this stimulated the production of phase II detoxification enzymes. Phase II enzymes help the body to rid itself of toxic substances. It has been proposed that the expression of phase II enzymes is regulated by an “antioxidant response element” (ARE) and that this element is involved in helping the body maintain normal cell replication.
Lycopene has been shown to be particularly effective in supporting the health of the prostate. Lycopene is found in high concentrations in that gland. Aside from activating phase II detoxification enzymes, this tomato product also may influence male hormone regulation. In a study published in early 2004, lycopene was shown to interfere with local androgen activation by down-regulating 5-alpha- reductase, the key enzyme for the transformation of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, the form of the hormone that binds most actively to prostate cells. As a consequence, the expression of androgen- regulated target genes was also reduced. In addition, lycopene decreased the expression of two prostatic cytokines, IGF-I and IL-6, both of which are associated with cellular transformations.
Although this carotenoid has been most researched as an adjuvant to men’s health, recent research indicates that women should take a second look at lycopene. In findings announced in April 2004, scientists from Firat University in Turkey and the University of Maryland used an animal model to investigate changes in cellular tissues associated with the female reproductive system rather. Lycopene supplementation significantly protected the regulation of cellular replication and had a positive effect on serum concentrations of vitamins C, E and A, homocysteine and malondialdehyde (MDA). Furthermore, a study in early 2007 found lycopene reduced oxidative stress and helped postmenopausal women maintain healthy bone density.
Natural lycopene: Nature knows best
Lyc-O-Mato is from Israel and is the most studied lycopene product in the world. It is 100% natural from non-GMO tomatoes and has demonstrated numerous benefits not shown by synthetic sources. A 14-month study published in the November 2003 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute pointed out that carotenoids and other secondary plant compounds evolved as sets of interacting compounds. This would help explain the superior results found in this trial using a natural source of lycopene that also supplied naturally occurring co-nutrients.
Lyc-O-Mato tomato extract is scientifically standardized to contain 6% lycopene along with phytoene and phytofluene, which are also members of the carotenoid family. Lycopene is the marker for standardization because of its importance to good health. Standardization ensures that consumers can expect a consistent product. The LycoRed manufacturing process also assures that all the phytonutrients naturally present in the tomato oleoresin will be preserved in Lyc-O-Mato and this means added health benefits.
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Particulate matter and your healthAs the Dutch government decided to move away from natural fossilized energy sources, we are moving towards solar and wind energy.
Because solar and wind energy cannot provide all energy and a decision to also move away from natural gas, biomass plants seemed to be the perfect solution.
Biomass is plant or animal material used for energy production (electricity or heat). It can be purposely grown energy crops, wood or forest residues, waste from food crops (wheat straw), horticulture (yard waste), food processing (corn cobs), animal farming (manure, rich in nitrogen and phosphorus), or human waste from sewage plants.
Burning plant-derived biomass releases CO2, but it has still been classified as a renewable energy source in the EU and UN legal frameworks because photosynthesis cycles the CO2 back into new crops. In some cases, this recycling of CO2 from plants to atmosphere and back into plants can even be CO2 negative, as a relatively large portion of the CO2 is moved to the soil during each cycle.
However, over the past few months it has become clear how a lot of biomass comes from trees, that were previously pristine forests in the USA or the Baltics.
While in the best case, the use of biomass could even be CO2 negative, burning biomass will result in excessive CO2 output locally as well as of particulate matter.
This is why almost overnight, due to negative public opinion, politicians changed their mind. Too late though, there are already few hundred biomass plants that are being constructed due to substantial subsidies that were handed out, so we can expect a substantial worsening of air quality in the upcoming decade(s) because of the increased amount of particulate matter.
Heart disease: what are the differences between men and women?
Past week there was attention for new documentary called "De slag om het vrouwenhart", made by Hella de Jong, in which she relates about her quest for heart health. She suspected health problems, but wasn't sure why. After having been told her problems were psychosomatic, caused by her parents' traumatic WWII experiences, she wasn't satisfied and kept pushing for more research. Finally she got a massive heart attack while perfoming a stress test in the hospital.
This interview sent me on an immediate flashback to 1985, when my mom felt ill enough to visit the hopital after what was probably a minor heart attack. Her complaints weren't taken very seriously, yet they admitted her to hospital, though without being tied to a heart monitor. It was here she died that same day in the presence of my brother. When listening to Hella's story it seems there hasn't changed much in 35 years.
For a very long time, women were not taken into consideration when research was conducted on heart diseasae. Nor were they taken seriously when they went to their doctors with health complaints. Yet, among women, heart disease has also become the leading cause of death.
Determining heart disease risk in women
Women and men share many heart disease risk factors, but recent studies are showing what previous male-focused studies have not shown: Women also have their own unique heart disease risk factors.
Traditional risk factors common to both women and men:
- high blood pressure
- family history
- metabolic syndrome – the co-existence of high blood pressure, obesity, and high glucose and triglyceride levels
- high levels of C-reactive protein – a sign of inflammatory disease that can occur along with other cardiovascular risk factors
Some risk factors that relate specifically to women or that can affect women disproportionately include:
- relatively high testosterone levels prior to menopause
- increasing hypertension during menopause
- autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis – more common in women than in men
- stress and depression are more common among women
- low risk factor awareness: lack of recognition of many of the above conditions as risk factors for heart disease is a risk factor in itself
What causes night blindness?People with night blindness experience poor vision at night or in dimly lit environments, for which the medical term nyctalopia is used.
Although the term “night blindness” implies that you can’t see at night, this isn’t the case. You may just have more difficulty seeing or driving in darkness.
Some types of night blindness are treatable while other types aren’t. Once you know the cause of the problem, you can take steps to correct your vision.
What is PSA?Every year, thousands of men are told they have a high PSA level after undergoing a routine screening test. The most important and most concerning cause of an elevated PSA is prostate cancer. However, prostate cancer is only one of many potential causes of an elevated PSA. Virtually anything that irritates the prostate will cause your PSA to rise, at least temporarily.
What exactly is PSA? PSA or Prostate-specific antigen is a protein produced by the prostate and found in the blood.
A PSA blood test can detect prostate cancer early, which makes it seem like a no-brainer to get tested.
Many prostate cancers grow slowly, so a PSA test may save the lives of some men whose prostate cancer would go undetected otherwise.
However, there is a downside to testing for PSA as quite frequently there is no real health risk even though somenone's PSA-levels are elevated. Some men will undergo unnecessary surgeries or radiation treatments, which could cause lifelong problems such as erectile dysfunction or incontinence.
What are free radicals?The body is under constant attack from oxidative stress. Oxygen in the body splits into single atoms with unpaired electrons. Electrons like to be in pairs, so these atoms, called free radicals, scavenge the body to seek out other electrons so they can become a pair. This causes damage to cells, proteins and DNA.
Free radicals are associated with human disease, including cancer, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and many others. They also may have a link to aging, which has been defined as a gradual accumulation of free-radical damage.
Substances that generate free radicals can be found in the food we eat, the medicines we take, the air we breathe and the water we drink. These substances include fried foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke, pesticides and air pollutants.
Free radicals are the natural byproducts of chemical processes, such as metabolism. Free radicals can be seen as as waste products from various chemical reactions in the cell that when built up, harm the cells of the body.
Yet, free radicals are essential to life. The body's ability to turn air and food into chemical energy depends on a chain reaction of free radicals. Free radicals are also a crucial part of the immune system, floating through the veins and attacking foreign invaders.
A healthy prostateA man's prostate gland usually starts to enlarge after he reaches 40 years of age. This condition is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The condition has also been referred to as benign prostatic hypertrophy.
Protect your body against the dangers of agingAntioxidants, everyone has heard of them, but only a few know what they really are and what they do.
Antioxidants are present in fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains, where they protect the plant against insects. Fruits and vegetables that have bright, distinctive (dark) colors, have the highest amount of antioxidants, such as the very well known red tomatoes, blueberries, purple grapes, green (and purple!) kale, yellow corn and orange carrots.
Breathe in, breathe out!Did you ever notice you don't have equal air flow through each nostril? Most people alternate between breathing through the left and the right nostril. The only time you are vividly aware of the existence of such a cycle is when you have congestion in just one side of the nose, which results in only being able to breathe more easily every few hours and then feel congested in the other period.
take 1 softgel 1 to 2 times a day or as directed by your qualified health care consultant
contains per daily serving (1 softgel)
lycopene 10mg †
† = Recommended Daily Intake not established
active ingredients (lycopene from tomato), lipid delivery system (soy lecithin, medium chain triglycerides, soybean oil, beeswax), antioxidants (natural mixed tocopherols), capsule (BSE-free bovine gelatin, glycerine and water), light barrier (caramel and carob extract).
store in a cool, dry place
keep out of reach of young children
contains no other familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)