Lycopene

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How does Lycopene work?

Lycopene is an antioxidant that may help protect cells from damage.

Are there safety concerns?

Lycopene is safe when consumed in amounts found in foods. There isn't enough information to know if lycopene supplements are safe for use.

Do not use lycopene supplements if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have prostate cancer (without medical advice).

Dosing considerations for Lycopene.

The appropriate dose of lycopene depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for lycopene. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.


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