Spirulina plankton is one of nature’s richest sources of plantpigments (such as chlorophyll, carotenoids and phycocyanin) and highly digestible protein (typically more than 55%), as well as providing vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and other compounds vital to life (i.e. the powerful antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase [SOD]).
Green Barley Grass
Barley grass contains a wide array of important health-giving compounds including chlorophyll and carotenoid pigments, easily digested protein (approximately 30%), fibre, vitamins, minerals and several important enzymes (such as the potent antioxidant superoxide dismutase [SOD]).
Stabilised Rice Bran (SRB)
SRB has one of nature’s highest concentrations of the vitamin E-related compounds tocopherols and tocotrienols, as well as B-vitamins, fibre, essential fatty acids, minerals and more than 100 different antioxidant compounds (such as alpha lipoic acid [which also recycles antioxidants such as vitamins C and E], co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10), carotenoids and the antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD), peroxidase and catalase).
Sea Buckthorn Berry & Leaf
A very high content of vitamin E (bothtocopherols and tocotrienols), vitamin C and plant pigments such as flavonoids and carotenoids make sea buckthorn one of the most powerful antioxidant plants ever studied. Sea buckthorn is also noted for its concentration of omega 7 fats, which are less well known than omega 3, 6 and 9, but are highly regarded for their potential health and beauty applications.
Acai is one of the highest ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) value fruits with signiificant concentrations of vitamin E, anthocyanin flavonoids, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and other antioxidant compounds. Acai berries also yield a remarkably high quantity of fatty acids and fibre.
Alfalfa Flower & Leaf
Among other important compounds, alfalfa supplies the plant pigments chlorophyll and carotenoids, vitamins (especially vitamin K), minerals, fibre, protein, isoflavones and sterols.
One of nature’s most nourishing plants, dandelion provides an array of vitamins and minerals, as well as carotenoids and many other health-giving phytonutrients. It is also known for its supportive role in detoxification and maintaining a healthy liver.
An excellent source of many vitamins and minerals, nettle is one of nature’s most concentrated sources of calcium, magnesium, boron and iron.
In addition to its content of micronutrients, turmericroot is renowned for the antioxidant, detoxification and liver supportive properties of its naturally-occurring curcuminoids.
Wheat Grass Juice
Wheat grass juice is rich especially rich in chlorophyll, carotenoids, various vitamins and minerals as well as important protective enzymes such as superoxide dismutase (SOD).
Green Tea Leaf
Although green tea is an unusually potent source of certain nutrients, such as manganese, it is best known for its high concentration of powerful antioxidant polyphenols – especially epi-gallocatechin gallate (EGCG).
A true superfood, the levels of so many important nutrients in watercress range from good to excellent – most notably carotenoids, flavonoids, glucosinolates (which convert into isothiocyanates), vitamins A and C, folic acid, vitamin K, calcium and iron.
Kale is a good source of many nutrients, with carotenoids and sulphur-rich antioxidants such as sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol being among the most important.
This fruit is especially rich in antioxidant compounds such as punicalagins, anthocyanosides, catechins and carotenoids – accounting for its high ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) value.
Blackberries are among the highest ORAC rated antioxidant fruits and are a potent source of anthocyanin flavonoids and carotenoids (i.e. zeaxanthin, lutein, beta carotene and cryptoxanthin).
Black raspberries also rate very high in ORAC value, with potent antioxidant flavonoids and carotenoids being especially prominent. This fruit has a particularly high level of lutein and alpha carotene.