In recent years, several studies have suggested the positive benefits of consuming vegetable and fruits rich in antioxidant nutrients. Consequently, dietary guidelines have been formulated worldwide to increase the consumption of plant based foods that are good sources of carotenoids and other phytochemicals. Lycopene, a member of carotenoid family, is a very powerful antioxidant. It is also responsible for the red color of many fruits and vegetables (in tomatoes but also in guavas, watermelons, apricots, and pink grapefruits.)
Lycopene attained GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status in 2005 and was found to be safe for human consumption as a dietary supplement.
Lycopene with Lyc-O-Mato(R) is a highly purified tomato extract naturally rich in antioxidant lycopene and other carotenoids.