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Lycopene: Gac’s Secret Ingredient for Men’s Health

November 17, 2019

Lycopene: Gac’s Secret Ingredient for Men’s Health

How to Use Gac Fruit to Combat Common Men’s Health Issues

In today’s world, it’s tougher than ever to stay healthy, fight disease, and keep our bodies in tip-top shape. Many products that we purchase and consume are full of harmful chemicals that can wreak lasting havoc on our minds and bodies. 

In particular, men’s health issues are becoming more and more prevalent. Men are struggling with fertility issues, low sperm count, and prostate cancer, which can all be devastating for those involved, especially when trying to build a family. 

The good news is that there’s a way to combat these issues! Gac fruit is a unique fruit from Vietnam that is packed with vital elements: vitamins and nutrients; and most especially, in reference to the above, the carotenoid Lycopene. At GacLife, we are actively working on taking these vital elements and turning them into beverages and powders that can be consumed to receive all the things we need to stay ahead of these major health concerns.


Lycopene: The Secret Ingredient

lycopene and bowl of antioxidants

Lycopene is one of the most vital secret ingredients that makes Gac the magical solution for handling a wide variety of health issues. 

Lycopene is a carotenoid and antioxidant that is found in several different kinds of vegetables. In fact, it’s lycopene that gives vegetables like tomatoes their red color. 

The recommended dose of lycopene is 16mg per day, but it can be tough to get that much lycopene in your diet. The top sources for lycopene include: 

  • Gac ( 70 times more lycopene than any other fruit or vegetable) 
  • Tomatoes
  • Guava
  • Watermelon
  • Papaya
  • Pink Grapefruit

Whichever food source you choose, getting a healthy dose of lycopene is the first step in taking care of your health!


Staying Healthy With Lycopene

person running up stairs

We’ve mentioned there are multiple health benefits of consuming fruits like Gac that contain lycopene, particularly for men. But how does that work? Let’s break it down. 


1. Prostate Cancer


Because lycopene is an antioxidant, it has certain properties that help it fight against something called “free radical compounds”. These compounds create stress in the body which can lead to cell overgrowth and ultimately cancer. 

Lycopene helps combat these free radicals and keeps their levels balanced in your body. And, it limits tumor growth in the prostate. In fact, Lycopene is currently the number one defense against prostate cancer, which is the cause of countless deaths in the United States each year. 

According to researchers, taking 9-21mg of lycopene per day can help men reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 32-50%. That makes this antioxidant a fantastic, healthy way of reducing cancer risk and staying healthy!


2. Increased Sperm Count


In a recent study on the effects of lycopene on sperm count and quality, researchers found that consuming 14mg of lycopene per day can actually greatly benefit sperm production!

In young men, taking the recommended dose of lycopene increased sperm mobility and healthy shaped sperm by 40%. For couples struggling with infertility, this is a huge discovery; almost 50% of infertility cases are caused by male sperm health issues. 

Consuming lycopene is quickly becoming a new way for couples wanting to start a family to get a second chance!


3. Sunburn Protection


While sunburns aren’t exclusive to men, men are statistically more likely to develop melanoma. Melanoma is caused by extensive or prolonged UV exposure, often from poor protection against sunburns!

And, what’s worse, Melanoma is the most prevalent form of skin cancer today. By age 80, men are 3 times as likely as women are to develop melanoma. 

That’s where lycopene comes in again. By consuming just 8 to 16mg of lycopene per day, it’s possible to reduce sunburn intensity by as much as 50%! While it won’t replace sunscreen, taking lycopene supplements or ingesting lycopene can certainly help combat UV ray damage to the skin.

4. Cardiovascular Health


Did you know that the leading cause of male deaths in the United States is heart disease? That’s right, and the numbers are pretty scary; heart disease takes over 300,000 men’s lives per year. 

Once again, lycopene comes to the rescue. Lycopene is able to reduce bad cholesterol, which can lead to heart disease. Additionally, its quality of reducing harmful “free radical” compounds also makes it a great way to combat heart disease.


Where Does Gac Fit In?

girl with gac life beverage

With all these amazing properties of lycopene, you’re probably wondering where exactly gac fruit fits into this picture. Well, the answer is simple. 

Gac fruit contains 70 times as much lycopene as tomatoes, which are one of the primary sources of lycopene in the American diet. That means that by consuming gac fruit, you can get well up to the recommended daily dose of 16mg of lycopene per day.


Lycopene from GacLife


At GacLife, we want you to be the healthiest version of yourself. Each can of gac has a whopping 16mg of lycopene. That’s enough to help reduce your sunburn, reduce cancer risks, combat heart disease, lower bad cholesterol, and a whole host of other things as well.

In fact, just a few of the additional benefits of that size serving of lycopene include: 

  • Improving vision and preventing cataract development
  • Reducing pain from nerve damage
  • Preventing memory loss
  • Contributing to bone growth and strengthening

GacLife’s benefits don’t stop with the beverages, either. By trying out our new powder form you can also get a significant serving of lycopene. Each teaspoon of gac powder contains 8.8mg of lycopene, which makes it another great way of incorporating this antioxidant into your diet. 

No matter how you choose to incorporate lycopene into your diet, GacLife is here to support you in that! Check out our range of products today and find what works best for you.

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