Daily supplements containing up to 120 mg of lycopene have been used safely for up to one year. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Lycopene is LIKELY SAFE during pregnancy and breast-feeding when taken in amounts commonly found in foods. Postnatal development of nitric oxide synthase type 1 expression in the lumbar spinal cord of the rat: a comparison with the induction of c-fos in response to peripheral application of mustard oil.
Lycopene is found in watermelons, pink grapefruits, apricots, and pink guavas.
It is found in particularly high amounts in tomatoes and tomato products. Affinity chromatography of mustard beta-amylase on starch columns.
Processing raw tomatoes using heat (in the making of tomato juice, tomato paste or ketchup, for example) actually changes the lycopene in the raw product into a form that is easier for the body to use.
The lycopene in supplements is about as easy for the body to use as lycopene found in food.
Prostate cancer: Developing laboratory research suggests lycopene might worsen established prostate cancer by increasing the spread of cancer without having any effect on cancer cell growth.
Until more is known, avoid lycopene if you have a prostate cancer diagnosis. A semi-quantitative analysis of Fos expression by mustard oil. Abstracts received can no longer be considered for oral short talks.Abstracts for poster display opportunities will be accepted until 6 weeks before meeting start date midnight MST. Abstracts received can no longer be considered for oral short talks. Takeguchi, N., Nishimura, Y., Watanabe, T., Mori, Y., and Morii, M. Central mu opioid receptor mechanisms modulate mustard oil-evoked jaw muscle activity. Use of anion-exchange membrane extraction for the high-performance liquid chromatographic analysis of mustard seed glucosinolates.