VeryBerry™ Antioxidant Chews combine different berry and fruit extracts, blending a broad spectrum of phytonutrient compounds to maximize antioxidant power. These pectin-based chews are a delicious, convenient alternative to encapsulated supplements.
Hierarchy of Actives:
Polyphenolsare a large family of natural phytonutrients widely distributed in plant foods. They are characterized by the presence of more than one phenol unit per molecule.
Flavonoids(or "bioflavonoids") make up an important subcategory of polyphenols that exhibit potent antioxidant activity. Many health promoting effects are attributed to flavonoids.
Anthocyanins, with their incredible antioxidant and health-promoting potential, are one of the most heavily studied flavonoid categories. Anthocyanins are the water-soluble pigments that are responsible for the dar red-purple color found in fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The darker the berry, the more anthocyanins that are present.
Perhaps one of the most important health attributes of dark berries that are high in anthocyanins is the antioxidant capacity. Antioxidants neutralize free radical buildup, also known as oxidative stress. Free radicals are linked to the development of a number of degenerative diseases and conditions. Free radicals are by-products of normal bodily functions and are inevitable in daily life. However, it is the delicate balance of antioxidants and free radicals that determine our state of health. As we age, the body doesn't function as efficiently and, as a result, an excess of free radicals are produced. We can do our best to arm ourselves by including sufficient amounts of antioxidants in our diet, or through supplementation of products rich in dark berry antioxidants.
The Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) test is one commonly used method for measuring the antioxidant capacity of a substance. The higher the ORAC value, the higher the antioxidant activity.
VeryBerry™ Antioxidant Chews are the Answer:
VeryBerry™ Antioxidant Chews provide at least 400 ORAC units in just three chews, providing the antioxidant equivalent of one serving of fruits and vegetables.