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The Power of Polyphenols for Your Health

Dear Doctor

Why Polyphenols? Because they have molecules that act like generals – organizing and directing the body to repair, heal, protect, and so much more!

In this research article, we will look at how polyphenols improve cardiovascular health.

Lai et al. (2015) reported that total fruit intake (g/day) derived from a 217-item Food Frequency Questionnaire was obtained from 30,458 women (aged 35–69 years) at baseline from 1995–1998., the richest sources of phenolic compounds, correlated with improved cardiovascular health with an estimated 6–7% reduction in deaths from CVDs for every 80 g portion. This study concluded that total fruit intake rather than intake of a specific type of fruit is protective against CVD. In terms of specific types of fruits, commonly researched varieties include berries, such as blackberries, raspberries, black raspberries and blueberries, grapes, citrus fruit, pomegranates, strawberries and apples. These fruits are rich in polyphenols like flavanols, flavonols, anthocyanins, procyanidins, sterols, carotenoids, and hydroycinnamic acids.

Phyto Power- DNA & Cellular Health as a dietary supplement offers several species of especially potent wild-crafted, Alaskan Blueberries, Rosehips, and Dandelions, offering powerful hermetic benefits of polyphenols for DNA and cellular health.

Take two capsules daily.

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The wilds of Alaska provide an amazing environment for powerful plants and berries— fertile volcanic ash soil, and a harsh environment that challenges plants to put out high levels of phenols (e.g. flavonoids) to protect themselves.

To give you an idea on the impact a region has on the concentration of medically useful actives in its produce notice the different between an Alaskan rosehip and the typical European rosehip (the dog-rose) in terms of their phytonutrient load.  All of our fruits and vegetables used in our Therapeutic Food Supplement are sourced with this degree of thoughtfulness for high actives.

Flavonoids

  • Quercetin- 10.50 (Alaskan rosehip) verses 1.05 (European rosehip) in mg/g.
  • Hyperoside- 3.03 verses 4.30
  • Kaempferol- 1.62 verses 0.00
  • Isoquercitin- 0.78 verses 3.51
  • Naringenin- 0.26 verses 0.15
  • Rutin- 0.16 verses 0.67
  • Nothofagrin- 0.26 verses 0.07
  • Luteolin- 0.02 verses 0.01
  • Biochanin A- 0.02 verses 0.00

Catechins

  • Catechin- 72.5 verses 35.70
  • Epicatechin- 67.50 verses 33.70
  • gallocatechin- 0.93 verses 0.86
  • epicatechin gallate- 0.45 verses 0.15
  • catechin gallate- 0.25 verses 0.02.

Organic Acids

  • Ellagic acid- 48.30 verses 5.25
  • Gallic acid- 7.85 verses 0.14
  • p- Coumaric acid- 1.54 verses 0.16
  • Protocatachuic acid- 0.97 verses 0.18
  • Caffeic acid- 0.38 verses 0.00
  • Chlorogenic acid- 0.30 verses 0.05.
  • Salicylic acid- 0.22 verses 0.14
  • Fefulic acid- 0.06 verses 0.09

Vitamins

  • Vitamin C- 25.00 verses 10.00
  • Vitamin B3- 1.09 verses 0.19
  • Vitamin B2- 0.08 verses 0.11
  • Vitamin B1- 0.03 verses 0.01
  • Vitamin B6- 0.01 verses 0.00.

Carotenoids

  • Lycopene- 4.89 verses 2.98
  • b-Carotene- 1.15 verses1.53
  • Lutein- 0.21 verses 0.00
  • Zeaxanthin- 0.17 verses 0.19.

Phyto Power’s Alakan Rosehip provides high amount of catechins.  Two capsules gives one the equivalent of two squares of dark chocolate in catechins without the sugar.

 

References

  • Dower et al. (2015). Effects of the pure flavonoids epicatechin and quercetin on vascular function and cardiometabolic health: a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial. Am J Clin Nutr; 101(5): 914-21.
  • Engler at al. (2004). Flavonoid-rich dark chocolate improves endothelial function and increases plasma epicatechin concentrations in healthy adults. J Am Coll Nutr; 23:197-204.
  • Greenwald SE. (2007). Ageing of the conduit arteries. J Pathol; 211(2): 157-172.
  • Lai, H. T. M., Threapleton, D. E., Day, A. J., Williamson, G., Cade, J. E., & Burley, V. J. (2015). Fruit intake and cardiovascular disease mortality in the UK Women’s Cohort Study. European journal of epidemiology, 30(9), 1035-1048.
  • Lorenz et al. 2007. Addition of milk prevents vascular protective effects of tea. European Heart Journal; 28(2): 2219-2223.
  • Nagao et al. (2007). A green tea extract high in catechins reduces body fat and cardiovascular risks in humans. Obesity; 15: 1473-1483.
  • Schroeter et al. (2006). Epicatechin mediates beneficial effects of flavanol-rich cocoa on vascular function in humans. PNAS; 103:1024-1029.
  • Serino, A., & Salazar, G. (2019). Protective role of polyphenols against vascular inflammation, aging and cardiovascular disease. Nutrients,11(1),
  • Tuso et al. (2013) Nutritional Update for Physicians: Plant-Based Diets.
  • WHO (World Health Organization) Cancer Statistics, Sept. (2016).

To your health,

Seann

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

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