Welcome to our world.
At Lycored, nature is our biggest inspiration and cutting-edge science is our most important ally. However, at the end of the day, it all comes back to you.
Nutrition isn’t complicated. For us, it’s natural.
We’ve been a leader in the research and development of carotenoid-based products for the last two decades and we take that role very seriously. This means we approach everything we do with a sense of wonder and a driving desire to find the best possible outcome or create the highest-quality product.
Sometimes we begin with an actual seed (from one of our tomato farms) and sometimes we start with the seed of an idea—maybe a health-related concern or even a question that was posed by one of our scientists on a quick coffee break. No matter how the process starts, we always go through extensive and time-consuming testing procedures, studies, and periods of refinement before ever bringing anything to market.
Our process takes a long time. And no, it’s not the easy way to do things. But when you’re fully committed to what you’re creating, you don’t mind putting in those extra hours, days, and years.
All of this work can lead any number of places. Sometimes it leads us to a brilliant and unexpected new discovery like our microencapsulation technique (which keeps ingredients stable and releases them slowly into the body) and of course all-new products (like our vegan-friendly red colorant). We devote ourselves fully to everything we make because manufacturing a proven-effective supplement isn’t enough. Our real hope is to improve industry standards by fostering a level of compassion and consciousness that all too often isn’t a part of the conversation.
The three seeds of Lycored
Whatever we’re working on whether it’s a once-a-day supplement or a flavor-enhancing ingredient blend, all of our products are made with the end user in mind. Always.
We don’t believe there’s a “right way” to approach the discovery process. We spend as much time in the lab as we do out on the farm getting our hands dirty.
These incredible phytonutrients are the reason Lycored exists. We first got to know them through tomatoes, but now we find them in flowers, trees, and other veggies and fruits.
Let’s go back
to the beginning.
The Lycored story begins in 1995 with a tomato and our hero carotenoid, lycopene. Over the years, this potent nutrient has been linked to everything from improved skin elasticity to prostate health. It fosters wellness in a way that many other chemical compounds can’t and it does it all naturally.
The problem? Humans can’t produce lycopene (or any carotenoids for that matter) on their own. We knew there had to be a better way to package this precious gift and give it to the world. Years of trial and error eventually lead to the creation of Lycomato®, our proprietary tomato extract filled with antioxidants and carotenoids. Although we owe a great debt to the humble tomato, we quickly realized that wasn’t the only fruit on the vine filled with natural nutrition. Today we source carotenoids and other brilliant vitamins and minerals from marigolds, fragrant rosemary, palm fruits, curcumin, and more.
Meet the family.
While delivering on our promises to you is our biggest priority, we’re also committed to nourishing communities—whether that’s through our innovative wellness products or giving back to the people around us.
For our 20th anniversary, we set up shop in Times Square to make (and share) the world’s most diverse tomato salad.
Our Shade Park installation in Las Vegas gave visitors’ skin a break from the sun.
We grew mustaches during the month of November to show our support for men’s health.
At the beach in Cannes, France, our team gave skin health its day in the sun.
We provided beachgoers with their own little patch of shade.
Our Food team explains the benefits of natural colorants.
Our skin health study earned us a NutraIngredients 2017 trophy in the University Research of the Year category.
You're right! It's a carotenoid!
Wrong answer. It is not a carotenoid.
You’re right! It’s not a carotenoid!
Wrong answer. It is a carotenoid.
Carotenoid. Yeah, it's a weird word but these phytonutrients are pretty wonderful. Naturally.
It's a Carotenoid
(or it has something to do with these chemical compounds)
It's NOT a Carotenoid