The Ningxia wolfberry, and other juice mixtures found in NingXia Red have been shown to:
Neutralizing Free Radicals
Have you ever seen a peeled apple turn brown? Free radicals are the culprit. The same thing happens when the body is stressed-either physically or mentally, or from environmental toxins. Free radicals attack the body, and are the principal reason for the aging process.
Antioxidants help neutralize free radical damage. The greater the amount of antioxidants in the body, the better we can slow down the aging process. Wolfberry is the most powerful antioxidant known. Additionally, NingXia Red has more free radical neutralizing capacity against the most abundant and common free radicals than any other antioxidant drink.
If free radicals remain unchecked, they can even attack DNA, the blueprint used to create each new cell in the body. If not repaired, damaged DNA copies itself to new cells created. In this manner, each new cell is damaged, and mutation can occur. A number of studies show that wolfberry is protective against DNA breakage and mutations. Additionally, ellagic acid, found in blueberries, raspberries, and pomegranates (all juice ingredients in NingXia Red) has been found to “protect DNA against injury.”
In a landmark pre-clinical study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association, researchers determined that wolfberry juice, and NingXia Red, have immune boosting benefits.
In an animal study done at a hospital in Beijing in 2002, Wolfberry has been found to stimulate interleukin-2 and gamma interferon, two anti-inflammatory substances important in supporting a healthy immune system.
Supporting Cardiovascular Health
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease kills more American’s than any other disease, with 61.8 percent having some form of cardiovascular disease. Luckily, pomegranate juice, one of the juice ingredients in NingXia Red, has been found to inhibit a key enzyme responsible for the progression of atherosclerosis by 36 percent, and a 5% decrease in systolic blood pressure after just two weeks of consumption.
|Pomegranate juice consumption inhibits serum angiotensin converting enzyme activity and reduces systolic blood pressure.
Aviram M1, Dornfeld L.Author information 1The Lipid Research Laboratory, Technion Faculty of Medicine, The Rappaport Family Institute for Research in the Medical Sciences, 31096 Haifa, Israel. [email protected]
Consumption of pomegranate juice which is rich in tannins, possess anti-atherosclerotic properties which could be related to its potent anti-oxidative characteristics. As some antioxidants were recently shown to reduce blood pressure, we studied the effect of pomegranate juice consumption (50 ml, 1.5mmol of total polyphenols per day, for 2 weeks) by hypertensive patients on their blood pressure and on serum angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) activity. A 36% decrement in serum ACE activity and a 5% reduction in systolic blood pressure were noted. Similar dose-dependent inhibitory effect (31%) of pomegranate juice on serum ACE activity was observed also in vitro. As reduction in serum ACE activity, even with no decrement in blood pressure, was previously shown to attenuate atherosclerosis, pomegranate juice can offer a wide protection against cardiovascular diseases which could be related to its inhibitory effect on oxidative stress and on serum ACE activity.
PMID: 11500191 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
Even more exciting, pomegranate juice given to mice with pre-existing heart disease had indicators of that disease (foam cells and atherosclerotic lesions) reduced by almost half compared to controls.
|Pomegranate juice consumption reduces oxidative stress, atherogenic modifications to LDL, and platelet aggregation: studies in humans and in atherosclerotic apolipoprotein E-deficient mice.
Aviram M1, Dornfeld L, Rosenblat M, Volkova N, Kaplan M, Coleman R, Hayek T, Presser D, Fuhrman B.Author information 1The Lipid Research Laboratory, Technion Faculty of Medicine, The Rappaport Family Institute for Research in the Medical Sciences, 31096 Haifa, Israel. [email protected]
BACKGROUND: Dietary supplementation with nutrients rich in antioxidants is associated with inhibition of atherogenic modifications to LDL, macrophage foam cell formation, and atherosclerosis. Pomegranates are a source of polyphenols and other antioxidants.
OBJECTIVE: We analyzed, in healthy male volunteers and in atherosclerotic apolipoprotein E-deficient (E(0)) mice, the effect of pomegranate juice consumption on lipoprotein oxidation, aggregation, and retention; macrophage atherogenicity; platelet aggregation; and atherosclerosis.
DESIGN: Potent antioxidative effects of pomegranate juice against lipid peroxidation in whole plasma and in isolated lipoproteins (HDL and LDL) were assessed in humans and in E (0) mice after pomegranate juice consumption for RESULTS: In humans, pomegranate juice consumption decreased LDL susceptibility to aggregation and retention and increased the activity of serum paraoxonase (an HDL-associated esterase that can protect against lipid peroxidation) by 20%. In E(0) mice, oxidation of LDL by peritoneal macrophages was reduced by up to 90% after pomegranate juice consumption and this effect was associated with reduced cellular lipid peroxidation and superoxide release. The uptake of oxidized LDL and native LDL by mouse peritoneal macrophages obtained after pomegranate juice administration was reduced by 20%. Finally, pomegranate juice supplementation of E(0) mice reduced the size of their atherosclerotic lesions by 44% and also the number of foam cells compared with control E(0) mice supplemented with water.
CONCLUSION: Pomegranate juice had potent antiatherogenic effects in healthy humans and in atherosclerotic mice that may be attributable to its antioxidative properties.
PMID: 10799367 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
Protecting and Supporting the Pancreas and Liver
Protecting the pancreas and liver has an affect on digestion, blood sugar, toxicity, and male and female health hormones.
Supporting Eye Health
One of the carotenoids found in the wolfberry in higher than normal amounts, is called Zeaxanthin. There are some 40 clinical studies showing it is a powerful eye protectant.
NingXia Red: The Worlds Most Powerful Antioxidant Juice
NingXia Red has benefits that may be life-changing in their scope. No other juice we are aware of has such comprehensive, powerful free-radical fighting ability. The other juice ingredients found in NingXia Red, in addition to heart and DNA health benefits, provide synergistic antioxidant benefits that, when combined with wolfberry juice produce a product we are proud to claim as “The Worlds Most Powerful Antioxidant Juice.”
1Aviram M and Dornfeld L. Pomegranate juice consumption inhibits serum angiotensin converting enzyme activity and reduces systolic blood pressure. Ahterosclerosis 2001, 158:195-198.
2Aviram M and Dornfeld L, Rosenblat M, Volkova N, Kaplan M, Coleman R, Hayek T, Presser D and Fuhrman B. Pomegranate juice consumption reduces oxidative stress, atherogenic modifications to LDL, and platelet aggregation: studies in humans and in atherosclerotic apolipoprotein E-deficient mice. Amer J Clin Nutr 2000. 71(5):1062-1076
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