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The health benefits of lycopene

The health benefits of lycopene

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There is not enough evidence to suggest that lycopene can help you to lose weight.

However, as pretty much all lycopene sources are fruits and vegetables, they can form part of a healthy, balanced diet, which is key to sustainable weight loss.

There is no current evidence that suggests that lycopene can cause or help prevent spots and breakouts.

As with most supplements, lycopene is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding people as there have not been enough studies to determine if it is safe or not.

Stick to the tomatoes and other fruits and veggies to be on the safe side.

No, not if the lycopene supplement has been made from tomatoes as it can pose the same threat.

For lycopene supplements made from a different food extract – check with your GP.

Yes, it can be harmful to people who have just had surgery or are going to have surgery, as it can slow down blood clotting and cause bleeding after surgery.

Lycopene has been associated with an increased risk of bleeding and failure to form blood clots.

So, for people who are taking blood-thinners, blood pressure medications or other medications that increased bleeding risk, you should consult your GP to see if it’s safe.

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Bhupesh Panchal

Bhupesh Panchal,
Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate

Joined Holland & Barrett: Apr 2019

Masters Degree in Toxicology and BSc Hons in Medical Biochemistry

Bhupesh started his career as a Clinical Toxicologist for Public Health England, advising healthcare professionals all around the country on how to manage clinical cases of adverse exposure to supplements, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, industrial chemicals and agricultural products.

After 7 years in this role and a further year working as a drug safety officer in the pharmaceutical industry, Bhupesh joined Holland & Barrett as a Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate in 2019.