Lycopene

(BAN, rINN)

💊 Chemical information

E160(d).
CAS — 502-65-8.

Pharmacopoeias.

In US which also includes Tomato Extract Containing Lycopene.

USP 31

(Lycopene). A mixture of geometrical isomers of lycopene. Store in airtight containers under an inert gas at a temperature of 8° to 15°. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

Lycopene is a carotenoid responsible for the red colour of tomatoes and some other fruits including rose fruit. It is used as a colouring agent and antoxidant. Much interest has been expressed in the antoxidant properties of lycopene for the potential prevention of diseases such as cardiovascular disease and some cancers, particularly of the prostate gland. Lycopene is also an ingredient of some skin preparations.
1. Everson KM, McQueen CE. Lycopene for prevention and treatment of prostate cancer. Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2004; 61: 1562–6.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Arg.: Licopenox. Multi-ingredient: Arg.: Natubrown; Braz.: Licovit; Fr.: Phytolongbronze; Phytosolaire; Hong Kong: Palmetto Plus†; India: Lycored; Indon.: Legres; Legreskin; Lycoq; Optimax; Stacare; Philipp.: Nutrotal; Singapore: Palmetto Plus.
Published May 08, 2019.