Lycovite is one of the herbal products produced by Kedi HealthCare Industries, and it contains lycopene which is a phytochemical carotenoid compound found in fruits, vegetables, and green plants. This carotenoid compound called lycopene is what is responsible for the red color of tomatoes. Its function as an antioxidant makes it useful in cancer prevention and cardiovascular disease.
Research studies have linked increased lycopene consumption with decreased prostate cancer risk, and it has not only enhanced the antioxidant response of prostate cells, but it has been able to stop prostate cancer cells from proliferating, causing apoptosis, and reducing their ability to spread.
- Lycovite helps in the treatment of Infertility
- Lycovite helps to prevent diabetes
- Lycovite helps to prevent the aging of the skin
- Lycovite helps protects the skin from sunburn
- Lycovite helps prevents osteoporosis
- Lycovite helps controls cholesterol level
- Lycovite helps to prevent age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
- Lycovite helps to increase breast milk production and plasma in breastfeeding women.
- Lycovite helps in prostate challenges.
Since the main ingredient of Lycovite is lycopene which is a carotenoid compound and what then are Carotenoid and what are their health benefits that most people are not aware of?
Carotenoids are pigments found in plants, algae, and photosynthetic bacteria, and these pigments are what produce the bright yellow, red, and orange colors in plants, vegetables, and fruits. Carotenoids have more than 600 different types and they act as a type of antioxidants for humans. Some of these Carotenoids when released into the body can be converted into vitamin A. Carotenoids are of different types, but the most common ones are:
- alpha carotene
- beta carotene
The best source of Carotenoids is through diet, and foods rich in carotenoids include yams, tomatoes, carrots, mangoes, oranges, kale, spinach, watermelon, cantaloupe, and bell peppers.
Carotenoids are fat-soluble compounds, which enables them to be best absorbed with fat. Carotenoids are grouped into two main groups, namely xanthophylls and carotenes. And both types of carotenoids have antioxidant properties. Some carotenoids tend to be converted into vitamin A which is an essential component for human health and growth. Examples of provitamin A carotenoids are alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin, while Non-provitamin A carotenoids include lutein, zeaxanthin, and lycopene.
The health benefits of Carotenoids are because its antioxidants effects can help protect you from disease and enhance your immune system. Other health benefits of Carotenoids are:
Eye health: Eating carotenoid-rich foods or taking supplements in any form can help protect the healthy cells in the eye. It can also prevent cancerous growth.
Macular degeneration or the degeneration of the center of the retina is one of the leading causes of blindness. The likely cause for this might be long-term blue light exposure which can negatively affect the delicate parts of the eye. But the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin found in the retina can help absorb blue light.
Research studies show that the risk of developing macular degeneration can be reduced by 43 percent if we can incorporate at least six milligrams of lutein into our diet daily. You can also slow or halt your current eye damage, and prevent it from progressing further by increasing the amount of lutein and zeaxanthin in your diet.
Cardiovascular health: Carotenoids act as antioxidants in the body, and also lowers inflammation. Carotenoid anti-inflammatory properties have been linked with improving cardiovascular health by protecting the heart against disease and preventing arterial walls from being blocked.
Cancer: Antioxidants function to protect cells of the body from free radicals, or substances that have the potency of destroying or damaging the cell membranes.
Carotenoids have been linked with lowering cancer risk, especially lung cancer. Any time you smoke cigarettes, you ingest harmful chemicals that destroy your healthy cells, but a research study showed a small decrease in the risk of lung cancer when carotenoids are incorporated into your diet.
Carotenoids have also been linked with reducing the risk of skin cancer. This is possible because some carotenoids tend of breaking down into vitamin A which is a nutrient that protects against premature skin damage from sun exposure.
Your immune system and general health can be strengthened when you add more carotenoid-rich foods to your diet. Carotenoids are available in vitamin A supplements, and consuming them naturally enhances their antioxidant effects, but they can be toxic to the body if the concentration levels of vitamin A are high. Health is wealth, so it's best to talk with your doctor before altering your diet or taking dietary supplements.