LONDON, October 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
A newly published study in Food Nutrition Research (MS ID: R32537 Co-Action publishing) has revealed that CardioMato™, which contains a patented Tomato Nutrient Complex and Thiamine, can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease and improve a variety of heart related health concerns, by eliminating oxidised LDL cholesterol after a main meal, and protecting the health of the artery walls.
The award winning study, which was presented at the Scripps Supplement Conference in San Diego in January 2016, involved 150 healthy men and women who were randomly assigned to receive either a placebo or patented Tomato Nutrient Complex by Lycored for two weeks. At the end of the supplementation period participants consumed a meal containing fat, before factors relating to lipid and sugar levels, as well as oxidised LDL were evaluated.
The study found that those who consumed the standardised Tomato Nutrient Complex after eating the high fat meal had significantly reduced levels of oxidised LDL cholesterol in comparison to the placebo group. Those in the Tomato Nutrient Complex group also displayed reduced insulin levels, with researchers also observing a beneficial trend for glucose levels following the meal.
These findings suggest that carotenoids, and more specifically the standardised and patented Tomato Nutrient Complexwhich is featured exclusively in the heart health supplement CardioMato distributed in the UK by Vita Healthcare, possesses a favourable effect on various conditions relating to cardiovascular health, and the management of oxidative stress induced by consuming excess fat. The oxidative stress reaction is widely believed to contribute to high levels of LDL cholesterol, a rise in triglycerides and elevated glucose and insulin levels, which are thought to be major contributors in the development of atherosclerosis, a disease of the arteries, and other conditions including diabetes and obesity.
Earlier this year CardioMato™ won the Product of the Year - Heart Health Award by NutraIngredients 2016. CardioMato™ is a new nutritional supplement which combines the highest quality and purest, natural ingredients to ensure maximum benefits for cardiovascular health. The synergistic composition of the Lycored Nutrient Complex includes standardised tomato lycopene and phytosterols in 1:1 ratio, thiamine, phytoene & phytofluene, tocopherols (which has antioxidant vitamin E activity) and beta-carotene, with the final composition tested for effectiveness using pharma-grade human trials.
Notes to Editors:
Supported by over 15 clinical studies, not only on individual ingredients but also the final composition, CardioMato™ blend of tomato-derived carotenoids and phytosterols has been proven to benefit cardiovascular health and contribute to normal heart function.