WHAT ARE POLYPHENOLS AND WHY DO THEY MATTER
WHAT ARE POLYPHENOLS
Polyphenols are the chemicals that give vegetables and fruits their colors. They also represent the plant’s primary defense mechanism against invading bacteria and other parasites. Their intake is important in controlling the bacteria composition of our digestive system, free radical protection as well activating anti-inflammatory and anti-aging genes.*
ARE THEY ALL THE SAME
No. There are about 8,000 known polyphenols. All have some anti-oxidative properties, but relatively few are anti-inflammatory, and even fewer have anti-aging benefits. Furthermore, you need highly purified polyphenol extracts like those used in EnerZona Polyphenols to get the full potential of their anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties.
HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED
It depends on your goal. From an anti-oxidant potential you need to ingest a minimum of 500 mg of polyphenols per day. Unfortunately, to reach that level requires approximately 10 servings of normally consumed fruits and vegetables per day. To obtain the anti-inflammatory benefits of polyphenols, you will need to consume approximately 1000 mg of polyphenols per day. That’s equivalent to consuming 12 glasses of red wine per day. You can see to reach those levels will usually require supplementation with purified polyphenol extracts. Finally, to obtain the anti-aging benefits of polyphenols requires approximately 1500 mg of polyphenols per day.
WHY ARE ENERZONA POLYPHENOLS DIFFERENT
To get the full potential of the anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties of polyphenols, you have to use highly purified extracts. They are more expensive than typical dry fruit and vegetable powders because of the extra processing, but without such purification to enhance the concentration of the polyphenols you are unlikely to see any of their potential benefits.
THE MAQUI DIFFERENCE
Delphinidins are the polyphenols that are common to both red wine and blueberries. Delphinidins have a unique structure that allows them to provide unique water solubility so that they can enter the bloodstream at much higher levels than other polyphenols. This is important since the more polyphenols that enter the bloodstream, the greater your longevity. The richest source of delphinidins is the maqui berry found only in the Patagonian region of Chile. One capsule of MaquiRx contains the highly purified polyphenol extract of the maqui berry and has the same amount of delphinidins (75 mg) as found in 50 glasses of red wine or 1/3 pound of blueberries, but without the alcohol or the sugar.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Individual results may vary from person to person.
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