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redivivo® Lycopene

redivivo® Lycopene from DSM is is a nature-identical lycopene with the highest purity level. It’s available in various forms and offers superior stability, greater nutrient absorption and very low extrusion losses.
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Lycopene is a red pigment found in plants belonging to the cartoenoid family. The greatest sources are found in fresh fruits and vegetables like watermelon, red grapefruit and tomatoes.


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Lycopene is one of the six predominant carotenoids found in human plasma. Since humans can’t synthesize carotenoids, we need to get them from our diet - or dietary supplements.

 

Key benefits

Lycopene has attracted much attention following various reports that associate high intakes of this carotenoid with prevention of heart diseases. As one of the most potent antioxidants, lycopene helps protect our body from free radicals, which can cause damage to cells and contribute to serious illnesses. The prevention of Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation may be the reason for a possible risk reduction in atherosclerosis and thus coronary heart diseases.

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Epidemiological studies also indicate an association between lycopene-rich diets and a reduced risk of prostate cancer. The combination of strong antioxidant properties with additional effects on the inter-and-intracellular communication and signalling pathways may be responsible for the reduction of the risk of prostate cancer.

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Lycopene is also the first line of antioxidant defense in skin and contributes to healthy skin.

Applications

redivivo® Lycopene is available in various product forms: Excellent flowability and uniform particle size make formulation of a quality product easy.

redivivo® also offers superior stability, greater nutrient absorption and very low extrusion losses. This means lower overages, smaller tablets and higher yields, saving time and money.

White tablets

redivivo® beadlet product forms have special Actilease® technology developed to maximize nutrient absorption and optimize bioavailability.

redivivo® product forms:

  • 10% liquid for soft gelatine capsules
  • 10% beadlets for tablets, hard-shell capsules, effervescents and fortification of beverages, bars and other selected foods.