A New Strategy
The Need for a Botanical Antioxidant Supplement
Although we know that fruit, especially berries, contain many of nature’s most potent antioxidants and phytochemicals, many of us fail to consume the optimal amounts necessary to maintain vibrant health. As well, factors like environmental toxins, stress and excessive free radical exposure challenge us each and every day.
Free radicals are reactive compounds that can damage the cells that they come into contact with. Although impossible to avoid, we need to minimize our exposure to free radicals while simultaneously supporting our body’s ability to neutralize them. Unless kept in check, excessive free radicals can cause a chain reaction that contributes to the erosion of good health. Antioxidants protect cells from the destructive effects of free radicals. Consuming a potent antioxidant-rich supplement can act as a wonderful insurance policy providing all the protective power of fresh berries and phytonutrients.
Maintain a healthy acid-alkaline (pH) balance
The foods you consume greatly impact the delicate acid-alkaline, or pH balance of your body. Refined foods, animal products, grains, sugar, alcohol, coffee and salt all cause your system to become more acidic. By contrast, fruits, vegetables, efa’s and certain herbs help to alkalize your body. Being too acidic compromises your immune system and greatly increases your chances of developing health conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis. The combination of botanical ingredients in PhytoBerry® includes some of the most highly alkaline.
What is ORAC?
The latest scientific standard for measuring the antioxidant properties of food is in ORAC units (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity). ORAC measures the total antioxidant capacity of a food or nutrient and can help us to understand its antioxidant strength. While in general terms higher ORAC foods offer greater protection, ORAC only tells part of the story.
The More Colourful the Better
PhytoBerry® is also an excellent source of a group of natural phytochemicals (plant nutrients) called Polyphenols, which includes flavonoids, anthocyanins, and anthocyanidins. Polyphenols give plants their vibrant colours and offer a whole range of secondary health benefits in addition to their antioxidant activity.
Red fruits (goji berry, pomegranate, acerola berry, strawberries, raspberries, cranberries) contain anthocyanins and the powerful antioxidant lycopene that supports cardiovascular and immune health.
Orange fruits (apricot) contain beta carotene and bioflavonoids and are coloured by natural plant pigments called carotenoids. Apricot is beneficial for circulatory and vision health.
Blue/Purple fruits (açai berry, mangosteen, blackberries, blueberries, prunes, raisins, elderberries, bilberries) are excellent sources of anthocyanins and other polyphenols. These fruits promote healthy heart, and immune function.
Whole Body Anti Oxidant Protection
You also have to understand that our individual organs and internal systems have unique anti oxidant requirements. Often times an organ is best protected by a botanical nutrient that may only have a modest ORAC score. A higher ORAC nutrient that is less supportive of that organ may have a higher score but will not be able to offer the same level of protection. PhytoBerry® offers whole body antioxidant protection by using a harmonized and synergistic combination of nutrients that in concert target and protect each organ and key body system.
PhytoBerry® versus a Green Food Supplement
While a berry and a green food supplement, at a glance, may appear to make similar nutritional contributions they are in fact quite different. Essentially, PhytoBerry® provides all the benefits found in fruit while its sister product, VegeGreens®, provides all the benefits found in vegetables. However, fruits and vegetables digest in conflicting ways so it is best not to combine them into the same product or to consume them at the same time. PhytoBerry® and VegeGreens® both offer tremendous health benefits, but the most complete nutritional strategy includes a serving of each taken at different times during the day.
The Phytoberry® Formula
Whole Fruit Concentrates (goji berry, açai berry, pomegranate, Indian goose berry, mangosteen including pericarp, prune, blueberry, raisin, cranberry, strawberry, acerola berry, apricot, raspberry, cupuaçu, apple, blackberry, sea berry (buckthorn), elderberry)
This “superfruit” blend packs a one-two punch by providing exceptional antioxidant activity while preserving the natural harmony of the whole foods, including all of the secondary and trace nutrients. This natural balance and synergy provides us with a level of protection that can’t be duplicated with isolated forms of antioxidants.
Phytonutrient Extracts (rosehips, green tea, white tea, rosemary, grape skin, olive leaf, bilberry, grape seed, pine bark, corn silk, quercetin, lycopene, resveratrol)
This potent combination of botanical extracts has been designed specifically to reduce the free radical damage associated with a contemporary lifestyle. Free radicals are a byproduct of energy production and are found in sources as varied as sunlight, exhaust fumes, tobacco smoke and pesticides.
Essential Fatty Acids (organic non-GMO lecithin, flax seed oil, coconut oil, plantain oil, extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil)
Every living cell in our bodies requires essential fatty acids. We cannot produce or synthesize them internally so their availability is completely dependent on the foods that we consume. EFAs play a role in everything from proper immune system function, to brain and cardiovascular health as well as energy production. The EFAs in Phyto-Berry also offer specific antioxidant protection to a number of organs and internal system including cognitive and brain function.
Essential Oils (clove, thyme, oregano, cinnamon bark, orange, rosemary)
Essential oils are in essence, the regenerating, oxygenating, and immune defense properties of plants. They are anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, anti-parasitic, anti-viral, and antiseptic. They are “antioxidant powerhouses” boasting the highest ORAC scores of any known substance. A single drop of clove contains 400 times more antioxidant activity per unit volume than Gogi Berry, one of the most powerful of all known fruits.
Essential Fatty Acids (freeze dried) & Oils
Organic Non-GMO Lecithin – a phospholipid that is a key building block of cell membrane. Protects cells from oxidation and largely comprises the protective sheaths surrounding the brain. Supports the circulatory system.
Flax oil – richest plant source of EFAs, especially Omega 3. Contains many anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Plantain Oil (herb, vit. E) - contains both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Contains allantoin, an anti-inflammatory phytochemical that kills germs, speeds wound healing, and stimulates the growth of new skin cells. Beneficial for soothing inflamed bronchial passages and sore throat.
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – primarily made up of medium chain fatty acids (MCTs). Significant plant source of lauric acid recognized for its anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. Reduces risk of atherosclerosis and related illnesses. Reduces risk of cancer and other degenerative conditions.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – contains high levels of monounsaturated fats, which appear to improve cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart attack. No chemicals used in the extraction process. Contains antioxidants.
Avocado Oil (source of vit. E/heart) - rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and extremely low in saturated fat.with no cholesterol. Contains omega 3, 6, 9. Helps prevent coronary heart disease.
Essential Clove Oil - Antibiotic, Antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, analgesic (pain relief), Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory. Supports healthy immune function and stimulates mental function.
Essential Thyme Oil – contains anti-bacterial, antiseptic, antimicrobial, astringent, antispasmodic, antitoxic, diuretic, and antifungal properties. Supports healthy immune and urinary tract health.
Essential Oregano Oil - Antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, analgesic, antiseptic, diuretic, stimulant. Supports overall health, especially the immune and respiratory, and digestive systems.
Essential Cinnamon Bark Oil - acts as a natural antiseptic, antimicrobial, astringent, antispasmodic, diuretic, and antifungal. Beneficial to improve circulation and healthy immune function.
Essential Orange Oil – natural antidepressant. anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-bacterial, digestive, astringent, expectorant, fungicidal, sedative, insecticide. Beneficial for healthy immune and circulatory function.
Essential Rosemary Oil - contains analgesic, anti- bacterial, antiseptic, diuretic, digestive, decongestant, and hypertensive properties. It aids in healthy immune, circulatory, nervous, musculoskeletal, glandular, and urinary function.
Goji Berry (Wolfberry) – potent Chinese herb with powerful anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties. Maintains healthy immune function, improves eye conditions, supports healthy liver function, and maintains healthy blood pressure and blood sugar.
Pomegranate – high ORAC source of concentrated antioxidants that supports healthy immune function. Considered a “superfood” that helps reduce cholesterol to support a healthy heart and arteries.
Mangosteen (Including Pericarp) – contains xanthones, a class of plant-derived phytonutrients that are concentrated in the pericarp of the mangosteen fruit. Xanthones possess strong antioxidant properties to enhance and support healthy immune function. Mangosteen is beneficial for intestinal, respiratory and central nervous system function.
Acai Berry – rich in natural antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibre, protein and healthy fatty acids. Considered to have the best nutritional value of any berry on the planet. Boosts energy levels, strength, endurance and overall well-being and supports healthy immune and cardiovascular function.
Indian Goose Berry – the pulp of this fruit contains nearly 20 times more Vitamin C than orange juice. Indigenous to India, this fruit has been used medicinally throughout history to treat inflammation, asthma and allergies, in addition to fevers and colds.
Prune– contain high amounts of phytonutrients, beta-carotene, potassium and fibre to protect the body from disease. Supports healthy immune, cardiovascular, and vision function. Aids in blood sugar regulation.
Raisin – raisins are cholesterol-free, low in sodium and fat-free. They provide many necessary vitamins and minerals, including iron, potassium, calcium and certain B vitamins. Raisins are a good source of fiber and rich in antioxidants. Beneficial for supporting healthy immune and heart function.
Blueberry – one of the most potent antioxidant-rich fruits known today! Benefits of blueberries include: improved vision, enhanced memory, improved urinary tract health, and healthy immune function and cardiovascular health.
Blackberry – good source of vitamin C, folic acid, fibre, potassium, calcium and iron. Potent antioxidant that slows aging, provides cardiovascular support and protects the body from disease.
Cranberry – contain bacteria-blocking compounds that are believed to be helpful in preventing urinary tract infections. Decrease total cholesterol and LDL, or bad cholesterol, and increase blood flow. Highly concentrated in vitamin C to support healthy immune function.
Strawberry – rich in vitamin C, manganese, as well as folic acid, potassium, riboflavin, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, copper, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids. They are beneficial for healthy immune, cardiovascular and brain function.
Raspberry – a natural source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids to support healthy immune function. Contains lutein, which is an important factor for healthy vision.
Apricot – high in antioxidants, particularly vit. A, beta-carotene and vitamin C to support healthy immune and vision function.
Acerola Berry - one of nature's richest fruits in vitamin C and antioxidant content. Helps prevent degenerative diseases like cardiovascular disease, visual impairments and certain (epithelial) cancers .
Sea Berry (Buckthorn) – natural source of vitamin A, B1, B2, carotenes, vitamin E, flavonoids, essential fatty acids and phytosterols. Supports healthy heart, thyroid, liver, and reproductive function.
Elderberry– a natural diuretic with detoxifying properties. Bioflavonoids promote healthy circulation and strengthen the capillaries. Beneficial for immune and digestive health.
Cupuaçu – potent antioxidant that helps fight aging and support healthy immune function. Increases stamina and helps lower cholesterol levels.
Apple Extract - rich source of phytochemicals that contribute to a reduced risk of some cancers, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and diabetes. Their potent antioxidant ability is beneficial in decreasing lipid oxidation, and lowering cholesterol.
White Tea Extract – contains anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. Rich in vitamins, minerals and catechins that protect heart, liver, kidney, and brain function.
Rosemary Extract – improves memory and circulation, stimulates the liver, eases joint pain and headache pain, relieves cold symptoms, stimulates the circulatory and nervous systems.
Green Tea Extract - rich in catechins, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a very powerful anti-oxidant that helps protect the body from disease. Rich in vitamins, minerals and catechins that protect heart, liver, kidney, and brain function.
Grape Skin Extract – grape skin contains a particular polyphenol called resveratrol, a potent antioxidant that inhibits blood platelet aggregation, and supports healthy cardiovascular, immune, and vision function.
Pine Bark Extract – powerful antioxidant, rich in compounds known as proanthocyanidins. These constituents are potent free radical scavengers, and are thought to protect the lining of blood vessels from damage. They support healthy immune, cardiovascular, vision and brain function.
Bilberry Extract – potent antioxidant that protects the body from disease. Acts as a natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory agent. Used for urinary tract infections, kidney stones and vision health, specifically poor night vision, cataracts, and macular degeneration.
Olive Leaf Extract – powerful antioxidant that acts as a natural anti-viral and anti-bacterial. Lowers blood pressure, reduces cholesterol, improves respiratory response and supports healthy immune function.
Grape Seed Extract - one of the most powerful antioxidants, grape seed extract is 20 times more potent than Vitamin C, and 50 times more potent than Vitamin E. It helps protect the brain, improve circulation, increase mental alertness and improve cardiovascular health.
Rosehips – rich source of antioxidants, specifically vitamin C to help fight infection and support healthy immune function. Also beneficial for weight loss, and healthy heart function.
Quercetin – rich in flavonoids, it is beneficial in the treatment and prevention of allergic conditions, including severe conditions of asthma, allergies and hay fever, eczema, and hives. Quercetin is also used to support healthy vision and cardiovascular function.
Lycopene - Pigment found in tomatoes, apricots, and papaya with powerful antioxidant properties, that protects against cardiovascular disease and cancer. Especially beneficial for supporting healthy prostate function.
Resveratrol - a potent antioxidant that inhibits blood platelet aggregation, and supports healthy cardiovascular, immune and vision function. Researchers believe that resveratrol is partially responsible for the cholesterol-lowering effects of red wine.
Corn Silk (Zea Mays) - contains saponins, flavonoids, bitter substances, polyphenols, mucilage and potassium salt. A sweet, soothing and cooling herb with diuretic properties, stimulates bile, helps prostatitis, enuresis in children, prevents the formation of stones in the kidneys, clears bladder and urinary tract infection, and lowers blood sugar levels.
Bioperine (Black Pepper Extract ) – improves the passage of nutrients across the intestinal wall increasing the absorption and uptake of the entire formula.
Stevia Extract - a super-sweet, low-calorie dietary supplement that helps regulate blood sugar and supports the pancreas. It is valuable for anyone with diabetes and hypoglycemia. It is a wonderful aid to weight loss and weight management because it contains no calories. In addition, research indicates that it significantly increases glucose tolerance and inhibits glucose absorption. People who ingest stevia daily often report a decrease in their desire for sweets and fatty foods. It may also improve digestion and gastrointestinal function, soothe upset stomachs, and help speed recovery from minor illnesses.
Organic Evaporated Cane Juice – a natural wholesome sweetener derived from sugar cane. It does not undergo the same degree of processing that refined sugar does and therefore retains more of the nutrients found in sugar cane such as riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), calcium and magnesium.
Natural berry flavour – source of antioxidants.
Mix 1 scoop (15g) of PhytoBerry™ into 250ml of water or your favorite juice. Consume 1 serving daily. Not intended for children, or pregnant or breastfeeding women.