What You Should Know
Lycomato is a phytonutrients complex proven to improve the effect of natural tomato Lycopene. The supplement is perfect for people who do not eat 1/2 cup to one cup of processed tomatoes per week, which could be a very small portion of the population. Tomatoes are a great source of anti-oxidants and have been shown to decrease the chance of certain forms of cancer and fight free radical damage in the body.
List of Ingredients
Lycopene, Carotenoids, Beta-Carotene, Phytoene, Tocopherols, Rice Bran Oil and Selenium.
Lycomato is a bit difficult to understand from the information provided online. The formula or make-up is simple enough as the supplement is a Lycopene supplement created from genetically engineered tomatoes offering more Lycopene than typical tomato varieties. Each dose of Lycomato supplies the body with 15 mg of Lycopene, 0.5 mg beta-carotene, 3 mg phytoene and 3 mg tocopherols (vitamin E).
The confusing part for dieters is how Lycomato is taken. There is some reference that the supplement can be purchased at higher end vitamin stores and taken as a standalone supplement. There is also reference to using Lycomato in other supplements. We are not sure is Lycomato is supposed to be an ingredient for formulators or a supplement for people. To make matters more confusing, we found several supplements claiming to contain Lycomato with more than 15 mg of Lycopene. General Nutrition Centers sells Lycomato as a Lycopene supplement for $26. Other prices range from $10 to $30 for the same basic Lycomato supplement.
Anti-oxidants are not typically marketed as weight loss products but there are some overall health benefits of taking Lycopene and other anti-oxidants that may affect weight loss. Damage done to cells by free radicals can affect the way muscles, skin, and tissue repairs after exercise and during fat loss. Lycomato could help repair damage so new cells can replenish. Recovery would then take less time.
- Lycomato is a strong anti-oxidant.
- Lycopene may help prevent certain forms of cancer.
- Lycomato is not a weight loss supplement.
- No appetite suppressing ingredients are included.
Lycomato may be a strong anti-oxidant but it has very little impact on weight loss. Some weight loss supplements, however, may include Lycomato as a source of Lycopene for added health benefits beyond weight loss and control. In terms of losing weight, we support proven ingredients that have a direct effect on how much weight the dieter loses and their appetite level. Lycomato will not decrease appetite or increase metabolism, so we do not support its use as a standalone weight loss supplement. We do support taking anti-oxidants or eating anti-oxidant rich foods as part of a healthy, balanced diet during weight loss.