Harnessing the power of
We have a natural advantage.
Carotenoids have been at the very heart of Lycored since day one. Over the years, we’ve learned so much about them—from their ability to partner with other nutrients to the wealth of nutrition found inside each tiny molecule. Before we get into the specifics of various products, let’s take a step back and look at these powerful nutrients as a whole.
What is a carotenoid?
Carotenoids are the tiny pigments that give fruits, veggies, and other organisms their vibrant hues. The human body cannot manufacture them, making supplementation and dietary incorporation a necessity.
Next time you’re at the grocery store, head to the produce aisle—those incredible colors are from these wonderful nutrients
- Promotes healthy, resilient skin
- Supports the cardiovascular system
- Helps protect against age-related macular degeneration
- May also ward off clogs in arteries
- Converts to vitamin A in the body
- Supports a healthy immune system
- Fights the proliferation of free radicals
- May inhibit the development of cancer
- Supports a healthy cardiovascular system
- May be able to temper the effects of age-related diseases
- Thought to protect the skin by absorbing UV rays
- Considered a strong anti-inflammatory agent
- Accumulates in the skin where it absorbs UV rays
- Acts as an antioxidant and fights free radicals
Find them in
Carotenoids are an important part of every diet (and you’re probably already eating them every day).
We are proud to standardize various carotenoids from a diverse range of organisms including the ones you see here.
(a healthy fungus)
(a healthy algae)
A look at some of our innovations
Carotenoids are our specialty—click the boxes to learn more about some of our marquee creations.
One of our first creations, this proprietary tomato-derived oleoresin boasts a carefully standardized complex of nutrients including lycopene, beta-carotene, tocopherols, and more.
A combination of rosemary-derived carnosic acid and our skin-grade tomato extract, this supplement-ready blend protects skin from the inside out.
Our proprietary blend, comprised of lycopene, slow-release genisten (SR), and vitamin D, is formulated to help ease common menopausal symptoms.
This group of molecules is super essential to the wellbeing of every single person.
Golan Raz, Global VP, Head of Nutritional Health Division
Lycored Nutrient Complex™ is really exciting because it touches health benefits that are relevant for a lot of people.
Marlene Comon, Lycored France
On a personal note, I’ve had a heart condition, and Cardiomato™ has had a huge impact on my lifestyle.
Our carotenoid families
We’re proud to offer a number of carotenoids in a variety of formulations. Click the boxes below to learn more about our offerings.
Typically found in vegetables ranging from sweet potatoes to spinach, alpha-carotene is a known fighter of free radicals.
Beta-carotene is found in a host of diverse fruits and veggies (most famously carrots); however, we source ours from blakeslea trispora.
Lyc-O-Beta 20% VBAF
Lyc-O-Beta S Beadlets 10%
Commonly found in leafy greens like broccoli and kale, lutein protects the macula from oxidation caused by exposure to blue light.
Lyc-O-Lutein 20% VBAF
LuteinBeads 5% XB
It’s no accident we take our name from this bright red carotenoid—its numerous health-giving qualities have inspired us since day one.
Lycopene 15% Suspension
We tend to associate carotenoids with hearty veggies, but astaxanthin is most commonly found in shrimp, salmon, and even healthy algae.
Astaxanthin Beads 2%
Launched in the nineties and still one of our top-selling products, Lyc-O-Mato® was our first proprietary blend inspired by nature and powered by cutting-edge science.
Inspired by our work with Lyc-O-Mato®, we created Caromin, a powerful blend of carotenoids extracted from palm fruits.
It’s no longer enough for products to be beautiful—the coloring agents used in foods and beverages need to be safe and natural, too.