Lycopene might be the most powerful protective agent for your body, both inside and outside. This carotenoid is famous to be found in a lot of red-color fruit and vegetables. Tomato is usually the first fruit (yes, it is a fruit!) that people think of when they think about lycopene.
We have compiled a good summary of how lycopene benefits your skin and body. It is a unique carotenoid and is not as easy to find, yet so powerful and
1. It protects your skin from UV-rays damages
...and it protects your skin from the inside. How amazing is that? In a published study in the Journal of Nutrition, German and Dutch researchers found that diets rich in tomato paste dramatically reduce UV-induced skin damage. More detail on how the study was conducted can be found here.
Basically, the scientists group found out that those who consumed more lycopene in their daily diet throughout a period of 10 weeks had 40% less UV-induced skin damage than those who did not.
What does that mean? It means that lycopene level absorbed in their skin cells offered a protective benefit against the UV radiation to minimize skin damage. We all know that UV radiation creates free radicals in the skin cells, which essentially lead to skin cancer, wrinkles, and aging dots on the skin. Thus, a daily consumption of lycopene in your diet could help prevent such damage.
Another study at Tufts University also found out that lycopene levels are depleted much more than those of other carotenoids in UV-damaged skin when compared to adjacent undamaged skin. In other words, lycopene is sacrificed to protect the skin when UV radiation impacts skin. In other words, lycopene is your beauty guardian warrior in this case.
With XOI Skin Care Beverage, you get more than 8000 IU of lycopene in each 12oz bottle. (One common lycopene supplement capsule contains about 5000 IU). What's more, Gac fruit naturally contains a high amount of essential fatty acids (i.e. omega 3, 6, 9) that helps make lycopene, and any other micro-nutrient really, absorb to your skin and body more effectively. This combination of natural lycopene fatty acids in Gac fruit makes XOI a skin care drink, having benefits to skin hydration, boosting natural sun care, and healing external damages.
2. Lycopene is strongly associated with healthier prostate, heart, and immunity
Lycopene is a potent carotenoid. Many studies have shown that high lycopene intake may have association to a lower risk of stroke, certain types of cardio vascular diseases, and immunity deterioration.
Essentially, lycopene fights the bad free radicals in all sorts of places in you body. When you consume a lycopene-rich food, lycopene is carried in the blood to your heart, organs, and even to your skin. It is a good all-around champion that should be included in your daily diet.
This is just a quick run-down on some of the health benefits that lycopene has, based on a lot of scientific studies all over the world. In our regular blog, we won't go too deep into boring scientific facts. We will, however, quote important studies once in a while so you can explore and understand more about your food/ our product.