Different Types of Lycopene – Organic, Natural and Synthetic
Difference between Lycopene - Organic, Natural and Synthetic.
RED RIPE TOMATOES ARE THE MAIN SOURCE OF LYCOPENE and their derivatives are the main natural source of lycopene giving approximately 85% of all lycopene in the human body. The natural raw material can be used to create Organic or Natural Lycopene. Beside these two versions there is a Synthetic Lycopene which are products from chemicals.
The amount of lycopene in tomatoes depends on the quality of fruit, the environment, and the cultivation procedures. Usually, the content of lycopene in red-ripe tomatoes are 30-80 mg/kg of fresh product, but it could be more than 150-300 mg/kg in some selected species obtained by traditional hybridization techniques.
PROPERTIES OF ORGANIC LYCOPENE: The organic lycopene has a very strong antioxidant power, as antioxidant contrasts the destructive action of free radicals in the human body (which are seriously dangerous for the cells and tissues) protects and prevents against several diseases.
- Organic Lycopene
- Natural Lycopene
- Synthetic Lycopene
Organic Lycopene made of organic Tomatoes and Free of chemical solvents
The production of Organic Lycopene starts with Organic Tomatoes. Strict EU regulation is in place to ensure that the raw materials are Organic Certified. This means these Tomatoes can't be GMO or be grown with the use of pesticides.
The extraction of the Lycopene is done with the use of the patented Supercritical CO2 Process.
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Innovative food supplement based on biological lycopene, which is the bulk product, i.e.the total extract, obtained by treating with supercritical carbon dioxide extraction matrix, made by 50% biological tomato berries and 50% biological dry fruits (almonds, nuts and the like) and/or other components, following a co-extractive technology. Tomatoes berries are conveniently de-hydrated milled and riddled, the co-extraction matrix (dry fruits, vegetables, others) is conveniently de-hydrated and milled. The obtained total extract is directly used for preparing lycopene base food supplements without any modification or additivation.
With respect to the known commercial food supplement, based on lycopene, cuch biological lycopenehas unique quality features: the total extract is 100% natural, absense of chemical solvents, lycopene concentration in the final natural formula (not artificial); absence dosing problems and contraindications. In the final product lycopene is mixed with with other natural antioxidants co-extracted from used vegetables.
The boxing up of the bulk product (total extract) is made in soft or hard caps in several shapes and colours or in tables or in other way
Natural Lycopene made via extraction by Chemical Solvents.
The basis of Natural Lycopene is from natural raw materials (Tomatoes). There is no restriction on the raw materials and the tomatoes can be GMO based. Furthermore pesticides are being used to grow the tomatoes.
Lycopene is made by biosynthesis in vegetables and extracted via Chemical Solvents. This process leaves chemical solvents in the Natural Lycopene and these traces of impurities and chemical solvents are toxic for the body even in traces.
Lycopene Extraction: Solvent Extraction with Filter Medium.
Synthetic lycopene is made with chemically reactions and there are no natural materials (tomatoes) used.
Synthetic lycopene is prepared from synthetic intermediates that are commonly used in the
synthesis of other carotenoids used in food. The production process consists of several steps that may differ depending on the selection of the starting materials.
Typically, the final production step includes a Wittig-type condensation 1)The Wittig reaction or Wittig olefination is a chemical reaction of an aldehyde or ketone with a triphenyl phosphonium ylide -often called a Wittig reagent- to give an alkene and triphenylphosphine oxide. between two intermediate compounds, one of which is usually C10-dialdehyde, and the other is either lycopyl salt or another similar compound. Synthetic lycopene may contain low levels of triphenyl phosphine oxide (TPPO), apo-12’-lycopenal (known as lycopene C25-aldehyde), and other lycopene-related substances, such as 1,2-dihydro-1-hydroxylycopene (rhodopin) or 1,2-dihydro1-acetyllycopene (acetylrhodopin).
Synthetic lycopene may also contain residues of volatile solvents. This process gives a final product containing toxic and dangerous chemicals.
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MAIN PROPERTIES OF LYCOPENE Like other carotenoids, lycopene has a strong antioxidant power. The antioxidants are able to contrast the destructive action of free radicals in the human body (which are seriously dangerous for the cells and tissues); they carry out a basic protective and preventive function against various diseases. Free radicals are by-products of cellular metabolic processes of the body. They play an important role in a number of biological processes, some of which are necessary for life, such as the intra cellular killing of bacteria. However, high quantities of free radicals could be very dangerous for the human body. Because of their extreme reactivity, free radicals can participate in deleterious side reactions resulting in cell damage. The targets of the destructive action of free radicals are the cellular components such as membrane lipids, nucleic acids and proteins.
CANCER AND FREE RADICALS Many types of cancers are probably the result of interactions between free radicals and DNA, resulting in mutations that can adversely affect the cell cycle and potentially lead to malignancy. Free radicals may also be involved in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, arthritis, diabete mellitus, dermatitis and other degenerative diseases.
OXIDATION OF THE SKIN DUE TO FREE RADICALS Some of the symptoms of aging such as atherosclerosis are also attributed to the oxidation of many of the chemicals constituting the body induced by free radicals.
FREE RADICALS ARE PART OF OUR LIFE Since free radicals are required for life, the body has a number of mechanisms to reduce their negative action and to repair damage which does occur such as the enzymes superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase and glutathione reductase. These endogenous systems need to be supported by the introduction of exogenous antioxidants with the diet which can play a key role in strengthening these defense mechanisms.
MAIN ANTIOXIDANTS The main antioxidants introduced with the diet are: carotenoids (lycopene , β-carotene, lutein, etc.), vitamins (A, C, E) and polyphenols (tannins, flavonoids, anthocyanins, etc.). An antioxidant acts in synergy with others, in a sort of regenerative chain or protection mechanism. Moreover, each antioxidant has a specific action on one or two free radical species, so it is important a complete and balanced diet in order to introduce a large range of antioxidants
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|1.||↑||The Wittig reaction or Wittig olefination is a chemical reaction of an aldehyde or ketone with a triphenyl phosphonium ylide -often called a Wittig reagent- to give an alkene and triphenylphosphine oxide.|