Lycored’s skin health study, published in the British Journal of Dermatology, has won the NutraIngredients Award for Best University Research.
The award recognizes true innovation and cutting edge research in health foods, supplements and nutrition.
Lycored’s skin health study researched how Lycopene-Rich Tomato Nutrition Complex (TNC) and lutein can protect against ultra violet (UV) A/B- and UVA1 radiation at a molecular level.
This is the company’s second win after Lycored’s Cardiomato won the NutraIngredients Award for Best Finished Product of the Year – Heart Health in 2016.
The study, funded by Lycored, found that when assuming the role of genes as indicators of oxidative stress, photo-dermatoses and photo-aging, Lycopene-Rich Tomato Nutrient Complex and lutein provide protection against solar radiation-induced health damage.
The research also supports the increasing evidence of, as well as furthers the assertion of photo-protection by oral supplementation with carotenoids.
The findings build upon a growing body of research explaining the role in which antioxidants play in human skin health and overall protection against solar radiation.