BENEFITS OF LYCOPENE
Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant which protects cells and helps rid body of toxins/ free radicals.
•Prevent heart disease by raising good cholesterol
•Infertility by increasing sperm count in men
•Prevent signs of aging
•Acts as an internal sunscreen
•Improve oral health
•Acts as an anti inflammatory
•Prevent exercise induced asthma
Not enough evidence to suggest it will help you lose weight
Obviously the best way to get lycopene is through foods however as we know we don't typically eat as well as we think we do. For someone like me, with a chronic disease, it may be beneficial to take a supplement on top of eating the right foods. Recommended dosage is 10mg 2 to 3 times a day taken with food.
I am on a mission to feel better and doing my part to meet this goal. To do this I am adding vitamins/minerals/supplements that have been shown to help my specific health issues as well as eating a healthier diet. This is my way of taking control of my life and if anything it is keeping me positive and proactive instead of sitting back and giving up.