Matanaka Superfoods Gac/Lycopene 500mg 90 caps

$47.26 NZD
Take Lycopene 3-4 weeks PRIOR to radiotherapy as it can help minimise burns to the skin. Discontinue use while undergoing a course of radiotherapy as it may interfer with treatment. Lycopene has also been considered a potential agent for protecting the body from some types of cancer, in particular prostate cancer.

Gac fruit is the richest, most naturally bio-accessible carotenoid source in the world. It contains 70 x the amount of Lycopene in tomatoes, 65x the ß-Carotene in carrots, 2x the Vitamin C in oranges and 40x the Zeaxanthin in corn. This nutrition powerhouse also contains Omega 6, Omega 9 fatty acids, and and Vitamin E (Alpha-Tocopherol), which optimizes the body's natural uptake of carotenoids. Gac fruit is a brilliant orange bumpy-skinned fruit that is approximately the size of a small cantelope.

Comprised of a mesocarp and vibrant red arils inside the fruit, it is not surprising from the colour that the fruit is an abundant source of carotenoids including Lycopene, ß-Carotene and Zeaxanthin and contains significant concentrations of Vitamin C. In fact, Gac fruit is the richest, most potent source of Lycopene and ß-Carotene of any known fruit or vegetable in the world. Zeaxanthin is found in the eye's retina and acts as a filter to certain harmful light from the sun.

Studies have shown that Zeaxanthin supports eye health. Zeaxanthin plays an essential role in protecting the retina of the eye from the damaging effects of light., Zeaxanthin a component abundant in gac fruit shields ocular tissues against ultraviolet rays and radical oxygen species that can cause cataracts & age-related vision degradation. Beta-carotene, the pro vitamin A present in the Momordica Cochinchinensis gac fruit aids in the prevention of early degeneration of eyesight. Deficiency of Zeaxanthin is a major cause of macular degeneration leading to blindness world wide.


  • 500mg dried Gac fruit powder
  • Dairy, Gluten, GMO, Additive free
If you are starting conventional cancer therapy please consult your oncologist before taking these products, as some of these natural compounds contain very strong antioxidants which may interfere with come chemotherapy agents. Only your oncologist can advise you on this. The selected products should be safe to take before chemotherapy treatment begins or while recovering from chemo to support your immune system. Each case is different, please consult your oncologist.