Resveratrol and Ellagic Acid Containing Polyphenolics
Resveratrol is a substance produced by several plants that has been studied for its health benefit. It first came to the attention of the scientific community as the possible explanation for the “French Paradox” – the relatively low incidence of heart disease despite a high dietary intake of saturated fats in people in Southern France. Studies suggest that resveratrol has cardioprotective and anticancer activities. Resveratrol is a naturally occurring compound present in many fruits, vegetables, and wine. It is typically associated with extracts. Most fruits (even French bunch grapes) have such small amounts of the compound, that extraction methods are the only viable solution to retrieve measurable amounts. One of the highest sources of natural resveratrol is in the thick skin of the Muscadine grape. The amount of resveratrol in Muscadine grapes varies by cultivar and growing conditions. Muscadine Naturals uses a unique, chemical-free process that maintains the high concentrated level of natural resveratrol and other phytonutrients found in the fresh fruit.
Ellagic acid containing polyphenolics.
This is a large family of phenolics found in high concentration in Muscadine grapes. Other plants may have low or trace amounts of ellagic acid containing polyphenolics. French Bunch grapes do not have any ellagic acid polyphenolics since they lack the gene for production. Not only are ellagic containing polyphenolics superior antioxidants they also regulate many genes to enhance and improve our health. Ellagic acid containing phenolics also have been scientifically proven to protect us from a variety of health disorders to improve our well -being. There is an overwhelming number of published studies on how these compounds improve our health and this information is available via emails to the company (firstname.lastname@example.org). Our scientists will respond to any questions.
There is an enormous number of other phenolics contained in the Muscadine grape. Other Key compounds are Myricetin and Quercetin with benefits for many organs and tissues including the heart, blood vessels brain, skin and more. These compounds and many of the other hundreds of phenolic compounds all act together in a synergistic way to improve your health.
Muscadine Naturals Difference
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. In the chart 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 is that the combination of phytonutrients and antioxidants found in our products is created naturally. 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 in concentrated form, providing you the health benefits year-round.
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. 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. Several studies have shown that it is the synergistic effect of these phytonutrients working together that provides health benefits. Muscadine grapes are also a good source of fiber. Published studies reveal that Muscadine grapes have more fiber than oats. This high level of fiber aids in digestion and helps the body absorb the beneficial antioxidant phytonutrients present in the Muscadine grape.
Muscadine Naturals uses a patented 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. Extraction methods typically use chemicals, and a chemical residue can remain. Muscadine Naturals does not use an extraction method, or any other chemicals, resulting in an all-natural product. Muscadine Naturals uses an FDA approved facility to encapsulate products in pharmaceutical grade vegetable capsules. No artificial ingredients such as magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, or other fillers are used.
Many supplements today include exotic herbs from foreign countries that are “thought” to provide medicinal benefits. In some cases, little research has been conducted to substantiate such claims. In some cases, recent findings cast doubt on the health benefits of such ingredients and even warn of potential problems. 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 has been found to provide the rich balance of powerful antioxidants that make our products safe and effective.