Acai Super Berry Antioxidant
1 fl. oz.
Acai Super Berry Antioxidant is a powerful combination of nature’s most
potent plant protectors. This formula offers protection against everyday
toxins: dietary, environmental and chemical. It is indicated for all
individuals especially anyone with current health problems, those under
high amounts of stress, smokers or those exposed to second-hand smoke, and
anyone who lives or is exposed to a toxic lifestyle. Free radicals are
reactive substances produced by oxidation that cause oxidative damage to
the cells. Research suggests that free radicals are involved in the
formation of several degenerative diseases associated with aging, including
cancer, cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease,
immune dysfunction, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Aging and
increased amounts of oxidative stress cause the body’s own defense system
to become less effective against free radical damage. Antioxidants have the
capability of stabilizing free radicals before they can react and cause
harm to cells.
Acai Berry (Euterpe oleraceae) is the fruit of a palm tree native to South
America. When ripe, the berries are dark purple and about the size of a
blueberry. Historically, Brazilians have used acai berries to treat
digestive disorders and skin conditions. The pulp and skin of the acai are
rich in anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, and other fatty acids. Studies
have shown that acai has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and apoptic
(programmed cell death) effects a study published in the Journal of
Agricultural and Food Chemistry, showed extracts of acai berries triggered
apostisis in up to 86 percent of leukemia cells tested.
Mangosteen (Garcinia magostana) is a plant native to Southeast Asia.
Studies reveal that xanthones from the fruit hulls of mangosteen have
antioxidant, antibacterial, antifugal, and anti-inflammatory properties. In
one study mangosteen’s xanthones significantly inhibited the growth of
leukemia cells. One xanthone in particular, alpha-mangostin, showed
complete inhibition of leukemia cells through the induction of apoptosis
(programmed cell death). Other studies indicate xanthones from mangosteen
inhibit the activities of COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes, prevent oxidative damage
of LDL cholesterol, have cytotoxic effects on liver cancer cells, and are
antiproliferative, antioxidative, and apoptic against breast cancer cells.
Goji Berry (Lycium barbarum) polysaccharides exhibit anti-tumoriginic,
immune enhancing, and liver-protecting properties. Studies suggest that
Goji polysaccharides have positive effects when used with conventional
cancer treatments. A 1994 study done in China on patients with a variety of
cancers revealed that patients who were given Goji Berry polysaccharides
along with their conventional cancer treatment had a 40.9 percent response
rate to the treatment, while patients who received conventional treatment
without Goji Berry supplement had only a 16.1 percent response rate.
Additionally, the Goji Berry supplemented patients experienced longer
remissions and had a significant increase in natural killer cell activity.
Goji berries contain high levels of Zeaxanthin, a carotenoid necessary for
healthy vision that is present in high amounts in the macula of the human
eye. The Zeaxanthin in Goji berries is a naturally esterified zeaxanthin
which has been proven to cause a higher increase in plasma levels than the
non-esterified form contained in many supplements. When Goji berry was
studied against two other Chinese herbs on various measures of antioxidant
activity, it showed the most potent free-radical scavenging effects. The
researchers concluded that out of the three herbs tested, Goji was the best
antioxidant to promote healthy aging.
Pomegranate (Punica granatum) contains thousands of phytochemicals
including anthocyananins, ellagic acid derivatives, catechins and
procyandins, flavonols, fatty acids and sterols. Human studies show that
promegranate polyphenols and their metabolites are readily absorbed into
tissues where they offer protection against elements of various diseases.
Pomegranate increases nitric oxide production in the endothelial cells of
the vascular system protecting against cardiovascular disease. Studies show
consumption of the juice benefits patients with carotid artery stenosis,
those with hypertenstion, and those with coronary heart disease.
Pomegranate has been heavily studied in the treatment of prostate cancer.
In one study when men with aggressive prostate cancer were given
pomegranate juice daily after treatment by surgery or radiation, there were
four-fold prolonged delay in prostate specific antigen (PSA) doubling time,
and the rate of PSA rise was reduced by 50% over the course of just one
year. Numerous other studies demonstrate pomegranate to inhibit
inflammation, slow cartilage loss in arthritis, improve sperm health, and
increase the overall antioxidant capacity of the blood.
The powerful antioxidants in Green Tea may help fight the free radicals
that contribute to skin, lung, and stomach cancer as well as contribute to
lowered blood pressure and LDL cholesterol. Green Tea is rich in
polyphenols and one in particular called a catechin. Catechins are 40 to
200 times more effective In seeking out and destroying free radicals than
Vitamin A, C and E. These catechins include four major polyphenols
including epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), epicatechin gallate (ECG),
epigallocatechin (EGC) and epicatechin (EC). Of these compounds EGCG is the
most abundant in green tea and has generated the most interest.
Peer-reviewed scientific research has consistently shown that EGCG is a
potent antioxidant, deactivating health-damaging free-radicals. By virtue
of its antioxidant effects EGCG has been shown to exert a number of
beneficial activities, such as reducing inflammation (inhibiting
interleukin-1 beta-induced activity and expression of cyclooxygenase-2 and
nitric oxide synthase-2 in chrondrocytes), and normalizing cell and tissue
functions (by inducing apoptosis, inhibiting angiogenesis, and
down-regulating urokinase plasminogen activator). In promoting
cardiovascular health EGCG has been shown to inhibit free radical activity
in the arteries (reducing oxidized low-density lipoprotein and soluble
vascular cell adhesion molecule-1), and thus assists in coronary
circulation. Other studies have shown that ECGC has a benefit in
normalizing blood glucose and protecting the pancreas from oxidative
damage, as well as in boosting metabolism and burning fat. Green tea
catechins and ECGC in particular have also been shown to naturally support
detoxification and the elimination of toxic substances from the body while
protecting the liver.
Grape skin and seed extracts are anti-inflammatory and radioprotective.
They are abundant in a group of polyphenols called procyanidins.
Procyanidins are strong antioxidants, lipid peroxidation inhibitors, and
free radical scavengers. Procyanidins have antimutagenic effects, meaning
they can counteract environmental mutagens, which are thought to be one of
causes of chronic degenerative diseases. Procyanidins also increase
circulation making them helpful for conditions such as venous insufficiency
(a condition in which the veins have trouble sending blood from the legs
back to the heart). A placebo controlled study showed that treatment with
procyanidins improved venous functionality and reduced pain, cramps, edema
and paresthesias (tingling). Due to procyanidins positive effects on
circulation, grape skin and seed extracts are helpful for numerous vision
disorders. Studies show treatment with procyanidins from the extracts
increase resistance to glare, decrease ocular stress from prolonged
activity at a computer and improve contrast sensitivity, retinal function
and sensitivity in myopia (nearsightedness).
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