Healthy Origins supplies Lyc-O-Mato for first human clinical trial on prostate cancer

NCI-funded study to be conducted at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

Healthy Origins, a Pittsburgh-based manufacturer of specialty supplements to the health food industry, has begun shipping its 15 mg. Lyc-O-Mato® Lycopene Softgels to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, FL for the first randomized clinical trial studying the effects of tomato lycopene complex and those of soy isoflavones on prostate health.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is funding the trial, which will assess the effect of supplementing a group of patients, who have cancer that hasn’t spread beyond the prostate, with various doses of either Lyc-O-Mato® tomato complex or soy isoflavones prior to radical prostatectomy.

Natural lycopene complex is a carotenoid found in tomatoes. Previous research has shown a correlation between natural tomato complex in the form of Lyc-O-Mato®, and reduced risk and progression of prostate cancer.

This present study will assess the effects of varying dosages of both isoflavones and Lyc-O-Mato® lycopene complex on prostate cancer cell growth. Secondary study objectives include evaluation of the effect of these natural compounds on serum PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) levels – a common marker used to detect prostate cancer progression.

"Healthy Origins is pleased to have been selected to supply the Lyc-O-Mato® for this study," said director of marketing Debbie Smith. "Ours was the first Lyc-O-Mato 15 mg. lycopene softgel supplement to be offered in combination with pure olive oil, which in addition to its own health benefits, is synergistic with lycopene’s oleoresin."

Natural tomato lycopene complex is among the most potent antioxidants found in the carotenoid group, and the most abundant carotenoid found in human serum. The human body cannot produce lycopene and phytonutrients, therefore it must be consumed daily. The most bioavailable natural lycopene complex is found in cooked tomato food products or, as in the clinical trial, a natural tomato complex. Lyc-O-Mato® is the only all-natural lycopene complex that delivers phytonutrients in the tomato’s own oil, complete with natural vitamin E.

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Healthy Origins is a Pittsburgh-based manufacturer of nutritional supplements. Its products are developed with its own custom formulations and are manufactured with strict compliance with the U.S. Pharmacopoeia guidelines. Its quality control standards exceed those required by any government agency, assuring that its products are the most potent nutritional products available today. Healthy Origin’s Lyc-O-Mato Clinical TrioTM is the world's most powerful antioxidant combination designed specifically for prostate cancer protection. Two softgel capsules contain Lycopene - 30 mg (Lyc-O-Mato®), Selenium - 200 mcg (SelenoExcellTM), Natural Vitamin E - 400 IU (Mixed Tocopherols). All Healthy Origins lycopene products use exclusively Lyc-O-Mato® the only all natural tomato lycopene! Lyc-O-Mato® is a natural tomato extract from Non-GMO tomatoes grown in Israel that contain four times the lycopene content grown elsewhere. The natural extract also includes natural beta carotene, phytoene, phytofluene and phytosterols. It is not only lycopene, but lycopene in combination with other synergistic phytonutrients, that is most beneficial to those at risk for prostate cancer.

Lyc-O-Mato® is a registered trademark of LycoRed Natural Products Industries Ltd., Israel. Research studies, experts on lycopene are available.

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