Research shows that Stem Cells of Tomato contain powerful antioxidant compounds. These stem cells can protect your skin against harmful heavy metals (Lead, Nickel, Chromium) that can have a toxic impact on the genetic structure and composition of your skin. Tomato Extract, also known as Solanum Lycopersicum Callus Culture Extract, contains Lycopene which is an important antioxidant. The more bioavailable form of tomato, i.e., tomato paste, contains more Lycopene than fresh tomatoes.
As already mentioned above, Tomato Extract contains Lycopene which is an excellent antioxidant. Lycopene has been associated with a wide range of health benefits ranging from bone health to heart health. Let’s look at some health benefits of Lycopene present in Tomato Extract.
Protects Against Different Types of Cancers
The strong antioxidant effect of Lycopene can hamper the growth of certain types of cancers. Test tube research shows that Lycopene can lower down the growth of prostate and breast cancer by seizing tumor growth. Studies on animals have also shown that Lycopene prevents the growth of kidney cancers.
Based on human studies, it has been found that Lycopene lowers the risk of lung cancer by 32% to 50%.
Promotes Heart Health
When it comes to the human heart, Lycopene reduces the risk of developing serious heart diseases and lowers LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) by increasing the HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol). A research spread over a period of 10 years revealed that individuals with a metabolic disorder with adequate Lycopene levels are at almost 39% lesser risk of dying prematurely. In another study spread over the same duration, it was found that individuals who consumed a diet rich in Lycopene were linked to a 17% to 26% lower risk of heart ailments.
Other Health Benefits
- Lycopene may help in improving your eyesight – prevention of cataract, macular degeneration, etc.
- Lycopene’s antioxidants may help in preventing epileptic seizures and memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s.
- Lycopene’s antioxidant properties prevent the death of bone cells, reinforce the structure of the bones, and promote bone health.