Study Demonstrates Lycopene Taken In Isolated Form Not Helpful!

A recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute1 suggests that lycopene supplements alone may not have the same cancer-fighting effects as tomatoes or tomato powder. The researchers concluded that although lycopene does have anti-cancer properties, when it’s taken alone it was not effective. In fact, the test group that received the lycopene-only supplements had similar rates of prostate cancer as the group that received only a placebo.

This study underscores the need for supplements, especially carotenoid supplements, to be based on whole-food products. GNLD’s Carotenoid Complex uses only whole-food raw materials, because we know that in nature you will never find lycopene, or other carotenoids, alone. Carotenoid Complex contains a full spectrum of carotenoids, sourced from 7 different carotenoid-rich fruits and vegetables, and it is clinically proven by USDA researchers to be effective.

1 Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Vol. 95, No. 21, 1578-1586, November 5, 2003