Highest Levels of Natural Antioxidants
The muscadine grape has one of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruits and vegetables based on the ORAC measurement developed by the USDA and Tufts University  . Below you will see how the muscadine grape compares to other fruits. Note that muscadine grapes have twice the antioxidant
power of blueberries.
Another key difference in Muscadine Naturals’ products and many other supplements is that the combinations of phytonutrients and antioxidants found in our products are created naturally by Mother Nature. That is why we call them natural antioxidants. Our products are not created by developing man-made formulas of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, antioxidants, and exotic herbs. The combination of natural antioxidants found in the fresh muscadine grape has been captured in our products, providing you the health benefits year-round.
Many Natural Antioxidants
Many supplements today provide just one antioxidant. Vitamin C is probably the best known antioxidant. However, it is just one of many antioxidants present in the muscadine grape. Muscadine grapes are also a good source of fiber. One study reveals that muscadine grapes have more fiber than oats .
his high level of fiber helps the body absorb the many beneficial phytonutrients present in the muscadine grape.
Each of the Muscadine Naturals family of products contain many notable natural phytonutrients which have been studied as natural antioxidants including ellagic acid, resveratrol, quercetin and vitamin C to name a few. Some studies have shown that it is the synergistic effect of these phytonutrients working together that may provide health benefits. One such study concluded that the combination of resveratrol, quercetin and ellagic acid killed human leukemia cells .
Phytonutrients are naturally occurring substances manufactured by plants. Some of them may provide health benefits beyond those provided by vitamins and minerals. Many of the bright colors in fruits and vegetables come from phytonutrients.
Muscadine Naturals uses a patent pending process that dries the whole grape without using chemicals. Why is this important? First, by using the whole grape components, you get the same nutrients and antioxidants found in the fresh fruit made by Mother Nature. Second, many supplements today are created using an extract method. Extract methods typically use chemicals, and a chemical residue can remain. Muscadine Naturals does not use an extract method, or any other chemicals, resulting in only all-natural products.
Muscadine Naturals uses an FDA approved facility to encapsulate in a pharmaceutical grade vegetable capsule. No artificial ingredients such as magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, or other fillers are used
No Exotic Herbs
Many supplements today include exotic herbs from foreign counties that are “thought” to provide medicinal benefits. In some cases, little research has been conducted to substantial such claims. In some cases, recent findings cast doubt on the health benefits of such ingredients, and even warn of potential problems. Black cohosh is an example of such an ingredient that has recently been linked to liver damage.
Muscadine Naturals has made a conscience decision to NOT include exotic herbs as ingredients in any of our products. The synergistic effect of the phytonutrients in the muscadine grape have been found to provide the rich balance of powerful antioxidants that make our products safe and effective.
100% Fruits and Vegetables
Americans are faced with conflicting messages about foods and supplements each day. Even health professionals don’t always agree on what one should eat for optimal health. One thing most health and beauty experts do agree on is that the best way to obtain the vitamins and minerals our bodies need is through a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. One reason for this is that isolated and/or extracted vitamins are not always absorbed in the body like those found naturally in our food sources. Secondly, studies show that phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber present in fruits and vegetables work synergistically to promote health and lower risk of diseases.
Authoritative organizations such as the National Cancer Society and The American Heart Association, recommend getting phytonutrients from foods such as fruits and vegetables, rather than from supplements. However, our busy schedules may prevent us from eating optimally every day. According to the USDA, the average American consumes 2-3 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, and 5-9 servings are recommended. All-natural supplements made from the whole fruits, vegetables, and grains are the best insurance against gaps in our diets.
Muscadine Naturals products are made from the whole fruit components (NOT extracted), providing you the same complex version of the phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and fiber found in the fresh fruit.