Proactive prevention of age damage
Skin damage and heart conditions are common aspects of the ageing process. But what if we could act early to prevent such conditions. Speaking to HealthGauge at Vitafoods 2015, Christiane Lippert, Marketing Manager EMEA of Lycored explained that through the company’s tomato extract based ingredients, such an approach could be possible.
Cardi-O-Mato, is a a standardised tomato extract for cardiovascular health that has been the subject of more than 15 studies. It protects the heart in three different ways: by preserving the lining of the artery walls, maintaining a healthy blood pressure and by reducing levels of oxidised LDL cholesterol, which is LDL that has reacted with oxidants and leads to tissue damage.
Celebrating a 20th anniversary this year Lycored’s ingredients are supported by a huge body of research conducted over several years. As research continued the company we able to observe more and more phytonutrients alongside lycopene that are highly effective in preventing damage to the skin. Lyc-O-Derm is a potent formulation for skin health that offers a combination of carnosic acid from rosemary and lycopene, phytoene and phytofluene from a skin-grade tomato nutrient extract. This orally ingested ingredient complex is formulated to protect the skin from sun-induced DNA damage from the inside out, providing total body protection. This will be the first appearance for Lyc-O- Derm in Europe following a successful US launch.
To ensure quality Lycored is vertically integrate growing its own variety of tomato from seed with strict monitoring on the use of chemical pesticides as well as a patented extraction process.