Research suggests that diets with high levels of carotenoids, flavonoids and the active constituents from the recommended amount of cruciferous vegetables will help to combat oxidative damage to cells and offer significant benefits against many major threats to our general well-being.
It appears that these nutrients, termed phytonutrients, are most effective when several types are consumed together. Only a minority of people eat adequate amounts of the fruits and vegetables that would provide these carotenoids, flavonoids and cruciferous constituents.
Numerous studies link carotenoids - yellow, orange, red, and green pigments in fruits and vegetables (carrots, tomatoes, spinach, red bell peppers, strawberries, apricots and peaches) - to reduced risks of aggressive and threatening conditions, an enhanced defence system, and tissue protection. Fruits and vegetables are the best sources of carotenoids, but most people do not eat the 5-9 daily servings recommended for optimal well-being.
NeoLife’s Carotenoid Complex is a whole-food supplement whose benefits have been demonstrated in human studies conducted by USDA and university researchers. Each capsule provides the complete carotenoid value of an optimal serving of a wide variety of carotenoid-rich fruits and vegetables.
Flavonoids are water-soluble antioxidants in fruits, vegetables, tea and wine. Colourful pigments, they are responsible for brilliant blues, purples and greens, as well as yellows, oranges and reds which cannot be attributed to carotenoids.
Research links them to reduced risks to our overall well-being, as well as antioxidant protection of body fluids. NeoLife's Flavonoid Complex provides diverse phytonutrients from an optimal serving of fruits and vegetables, plus catechins from green tea and ellagic acid from grapes, cranberries and other berries.
FLAVONOIDS: WATER-SOLUBLE "COUSINS" OF LIPID-SOLUBLE CAROTENOIDS
If carotenoids are Nature’s ”crayons,” creating many of the red, orange, yellow and deep green colours in fruits and vegetables, then flavonoids can be thought of as a vivid layer in the jumbo assortment! Flavonoids are plant pigments that provide the more vibrant, brilliant colours in nature, including most of the blue, purple and emerald green tones found in flowers, leaves, fruits and vegetables. In addition, most of the yellow, orange and red colours that are NOT carotenoids belong to the flavonoid family. Another distinction: carotenoids are LIPID-soluble, while flavonoids are predominantly WATER-soluble.
Flavonoids represent a large family of phytonutrients (plant nutrients). More than 4,000 unique flavonoids have been identified so far - and the number is growing! Because of their chemical structure, flavonoids are part of a broader family of compounds known as polyphenols.
In our diet, flavonoids are found primarily in fruits and vegetables; significant amounts of flavonoids are also found in teas and wines. Citrus fruits and berries are particularly high in flavonoids. In plants, flavonoids appear to act as a natural sunscreen, protecting against ultraviolet damage. In people, flavonoids appear to interfere with the complex and multiple processes that lead to conditions that tend to manifest as the years go by.
One of the primary functions of dietary flavonoids is to act as antioxidant protectors of the watery areas in and around cells and in body fluids such as blood.
Tested and proven under United States National Cancer Institute protocols to support immune function.
Cruciferous vegetables - the family that includes broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and collard greens - contain special phytonutrients which are not found in any other foods and which may lower the risk of certain destructive agents which pose very aggressive threats to our well-being.
Cancer Institutes and Health Organisations throughout the world recommend eating one serving of cruciferous vegetables every day, but most of us only eat one serving a week. Each Cruciferous Plus tablet provides the phytonutrient value of an optimal serving of a wide variety of cruciferous vegetables.
These products 3x carotenoids, 2x flavonoids and 1x cruciferous are also available in Sachets ie Phytodefence. Phytodefence is a daily phytonutrient protection pack that has the power of six optimal servings from a variety of fruits and vegetables, in each sachet, to support your body's natural defences.