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What is the best way to take lycopene?

The best way to take lycopene is through consuming a variety of fruits, vegetables. Lycopene becomes more effective and available to the body when heated and used in conjunction with fat products. Tomato products that have been processed contain lycopene that is much better absorbed than that in fresh tomatoes. You may also take lycopene in softgel or capsule form or within a multivitamin or mineral compound.

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