The purpose of the examine was to check the impact of tomato powder and lycopene on complete antioxidant capability and lipid peroxidation biomarkers in well-trained athletes. The primary discovering of the examine was that short-term supplementation with tomato powder was simpler than pure lycopene on antioxidant standing and reducing exercise-induced biomarkers of lipid peroxidation in well-trained athletes.

Exhaustive train elevated ranges of MDA and 8-isoprostane. These are in accordance with the outcomes of different research that reported enhanced lipid peroxidation in response to numerous train protocols [18,19,20,21]. It has been established that train has the potential to reinforce free radical era which can end in acute oxidative stress [2]. The magnitude of oxidative stress and related damages depend upon numerous elements corresponding to depth/ period of train and antioxidant standing [2]. Exhaustive train can stimulate the overproduction of free radicals. Nevertheless, a reasonable enhance in free radical era by train is required to stimulate sure physiological reactions and diversifications, corresponding to cell signaling and controlling mobile homeostasis [22,23,24]. That is thought-about “oxidative pressure” somewhat than a detrimental state of “oxidative stress” [25]. Certainly, it appears to be a double edged sword. Oxidative stress, which is unfavorable to well being, can suppress antioxidant protection and could be detrimental to macromolecules. Unsaturated fatty acids, proteins and nucleic acids are essentially the most inclined mobile parts to free radical era [2]. As a consequence of will increase in lipid peroxidation ensuing from train, defending the physique from oxidative stress damages is essential to an athlete’s restoration.

We discovered that 1-week supplementation with tomato powder positively augmented complete antioxidant capability and was stronger when in comparison with lycopene supplementation. Though that is the primary examine evaluating the antioxidant results of tomato powder and lycopene complement following an train protocol, our findings are in accordance with the out there literature on the results of tomato and lycopene in well being and illness state. For situations, Boileau et al. (2003) indicated that tomato was simpler than lycopene alone in inhibiting carcinogenesis and advised that antioxidant parts apart from lycopene exerted a synergistic impact [26]. The physique’s complete antioxidant capability is comprised of each endogenous and exogenous, dietary, antioxidants. Consuming micronutrients with antioxidative properties, corresponding to tomatoes merchandise, can assist the physique’s antioxidant protection system. Along with lycopene, tomatoes comprise carotenoids, a-tocopherol, ascorbic acid and different polyphenols with antioxidant properties that may built-in into the endogenous antioxidant system and exhibit synergistic interplay [27]. The absence of those phenols and different bioactive parts in a lycopene complement, might account for the distinction in antioxidant exercise. The tomato powder used on this examine contained 30 mg lycopene and another bioactive vitamins together with beta-carotene (5.38 mg), phytoene (22.32 mg,) and phytofluene (9.84 mg) in addition to vitamin C and E per serving. These vitamins will help enhance complete antioxidant capability and synergistically struggle in opposition to oxidation [27]. The outcomes demonstrated that 1 week of tomato powder supplementation decreased ranges of MDA in response to exhaustive train however the pure lycopene complement had no such impact. Alterations in 8-isoprostane following train indicated an identical development to that of MDA. These tendencies in 8-isoprostane and MDA assist the notion that over a brief time frame, tomato powder, not artificial lycopene, has the potential to alleviate exercise-induced lipid peroxidation. MDA is a biomarker of oxidation of complete lipid swimming pools however 8-isoprostane belongs to F2-isoprostane class and is a dependable biomarker of radical-induced response which particularly displays the oxidation of arachidonic acid [28]. Throughout lipid peroxidation, all lipids particularly polyunsaturated lipids are topic to the dangerous results of free radicals [28]. Thus, potential human-health advantages of tomato could also be of excessive significance to athletes. Antioxidant properties present in tomatoes seem to exert a protecting impact in opposition to lipid peroxidation and the degradation of saturated and polyunsaturated lipids induced by exhaustive train.

Concerning results of tomatoes on lipid peroxidation, Rao and Shen (2002) indicated that 2-week supplementation with tomato merchandise decreased resting serum ranges of lipid peroxidation biomarkers in wholesome contributors [7]. Independently, lycopene and different bioactive parts of tomatoes have potential to inhibit lipid peroxidation [5, 6, 27]. We speculate that co-ingestion of those vitamins can favorably increase antioxidant protection to larger ranges when in comparison with lycopene alone. Furthermore, a few of these vitamins have been reported to exert superior capability for lipid peroxidation than lycopene. For example, oleoresin has been reported to be roughly 5 occasions stronger than pure lycopene in inhibiting LDL oxidation [12]. It has additionally been reported {that a} mixture of lycopene and a-tocopherol is simpler than lycopene at inhibiting LDL oxidation [13]. The proof means that lycopene can synergistically act with different parts corresponding to oleoresin, a-tocopherol and different vitamins to manifest superior impact. The protecting results of tomato merchandise in opposition to oxidative stress can’t be merely attributable to lycopene however somewhat the synergic impact of lycopene and different antioxidant vitamins.

In distinction to our findings, Sarkar et al. (2012) indicated that 10 weeks of supplementation with each tomatoes and artificial lycopene following 2 weeks of lycopene restriction improved antioxidant capability and inhibited lipid peroxidation [10]. They advised that artificial type of lycopene was very efficient in decreasing lipid peroxidation. The discrepancy in our findings and people reported by Sarkar et al. (2012) could also be attributed to period of supplementation and baseline measurements of antioxidant capability. They utilized a 2-week lycopene restricted routine previous to supplementation which can have lowered preliminary measurements of lycopene focus and antioxidant capability. Furthermore, they carried out an extended period of supplementation which might account for the variations. It could be assumed that longer durations of administration of artificial lycopene could also be simpler to alleviate exercise-induced lipid peroxidation, nonetheless this idea has not been explored. Brief-duration supplementation with tomatoes and tomatoes merchandise might present a stronger antioxidative impact compared to lycopene. As a way to observe the antioxidative impact of lycopene throughout train, longer period of supplementation could also be required. Additional analysis is required to establish the optimum period and dose of pure lycopene and its results on exercise-induced oxidative stress.


The homogenous group of male athlete signifies the effectiveness of tomato powder in comparison with lycopene for this cohort. Though no intercourse distinction has been reported within the literature concerning advantages of tomatoes and tomatoes merchandise, additional research on feminine contributors might enhance our understanding on this space and prolong the generalizability of the outcomes. We didn’t assess the circulatory ranges of lycopene earlier than and after supplementation; this can be a limitation to the current examine. If we had assessed the focus of lycopene, we might have decided any affiliation between lycopene ranges and biomarkers of peroxidation. Nevertheless, it is probably not a significant limitation as a result of it may be concluded from the literature that tomatoes and tomatoes merchandise enhance blood ranges of lycopene.