researchers believe they’ve discovered a proverbial “fountain
talking about resveratrol, calling it a miracle ingredient, and
the greatest discovery since antibiotics.
is a compound found in the skin and seeds of grapes.
have been mystified for years about how the French can smoke cigarettes
and eat high-fat foods, yet still have extremely low rates of cancer
and heart disease. They call it the French paradox.
Dr. Christoph Westphal and David Sinclair conducted genetic research
to investigate the French paradox.
scientists believed drinking red wine had health benefits…
but couldn’t put their finger on exactly why.
Now they believe
the resveratrol in wine activates cells into behaving more youth-like
in a number of ways.
hurdle with resveratrol is finding a way to consume the large concentrations
required to provide you with a benefit. You’d need several
bottles of wine per day to get the anticipated benefit from resveratrol.
Drinking large amounts of wine or other alcoholic beverages will
increase your insulin levels, which will eventually have a negative
impact on your health in a number of ways.
you in a minute how you can get your highly-concentrated resveratrol
without the alcohol, sugars and calories of red wine.
let’s discuss how to control your free radical levels…
the Free Radical Threat
of your life you face exposure to dangerous free radicals. No matter
how healthy a lifestyle you lead or how healthy your diet is, this
is simply a fact of life.
All-Natural Source of Resveratrol
Defense contains 50 mg of Resveratrol
an overall 3,500 ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance
Capacity) value per capsule, Purple Defense capsules
provide a powerful natural antioxidant blend.
this is not all bad – as your normal bodily functions (breathing,
metabolism, and physical activity) naturally generate free radicals.
Your immune system also generates free radicals to help neutralize
viruses and bacteria.
But some free
radicals are the result of environmental factors such as pollution,
radiation, pesticides, and cigarette smoking.
starts when these free radicals attack your healthy cells and cause
them to weaken and become more susceptible to health disorders.
Plus, this can also have a profound effect on how you age.
But as part
of normal functioning, your body is capable of keeping free radicals
in check and naturally neutralizing them, unless you…
- Eat a diet
consisting mostly of processed junk food
- Cut corners
on getting enough sleep on a daily basis
your need for regular exercise
- Find yourself
under a great deal of stress
yourself to a high number of environmental free radicals
body to these types of conditions may overwhelm it with free radicals
and cause damage.
radical damage accumulates with age. So, the longer your lifestyle
and environment expose you to this damage, the greater your consequences
as you age… the greater potential consequences to your overall
So what can
of all, it would be helpful to address the unhealthy habits listed
consider going the next step and find ways to fortify your healthy
diet with antioxidant rich food.
you’re well aware of the benefits of antioxidants from all
the discussion on my site. I’ve spent literally decades researching
this topic and cannot stress their importance to you enough.
provide your body with natural protection against free radicals
and help you neutralize and keep them under control.
Food is Your Best Choice for Natural Free Radical Protection
There are many
sources of antioxidants available to help boost your health.
Most of these
sources come directly from consumption of high quality, fresh, organic
and preferably locally grown vegetables and fruits. But there is
The catch is
that, to get the most potent antioxidant content from the fruits
and vegetables – they need to be organically grown and processed.
that certain organically grown fruits and vegetables have significantly
higher levels of potent antioxidants than traditionally grown foods.
The key to
all this is a large family of natural antioxidant compounds called
exist in plant floods and their contribution to the antioxidant
capacity of the human diet is much larger than even that of vitamins.
And a subclass
of this antioxidant-rich family found in fruits and vegetables is
to environmental stressors like insects and other competing plants,
plants produce flavonoids with potent antioxidant activity.
conventional growing methods that use pesticides and herbicides
hamper the production of flavonoids.
to pesticides and herbicides have less of a need to produce such
compounds. And therefore, these plants produce fewer antioxidants
than organically grown food.
want to miss out on polyphenol flavonoids because they can:
your memory and concentration
- Boost the
effectiveness of vitamin C in your antioxidant network
nitric oxide – a potent free radical that regulates your
- Help promote
your healthy heart
your immune system
So, to take
advantage of the highest potency flavonoids and rich antioxidants,
always choose organically grown fruits and vegetables.
foods are important not only for what they give you, higher levels
of antioxidants and nutrients, but also for what they don’t
give you… exposure to pesticides, herbicides, and non-organic
take a closer look at some common and not so common food sources
of antioxidants – keeping in mind that for you to receive the
highest antioxidant potential, organic is best.
Alert: Berries are a Great Source of Antioxidants, but Watch Out
for the Sugar
polyphenol flavonoid compound called quercetin is a potent dietary
antioxidant found in certain berries: lingonberries, cranberries,
bilberries, and black currants.
Not only do
berries contain many flavonoids like quercetin, but also fiber…
vitamin C… and other nutritious antioxidant-rich polyphenol
should be eaten raw and as you already know – organic is best.
source of antioxidants in berries is from blueberries. In fact,
Europeans recognize their bilberries as blueberries.
Only a few
years ago, the USDA Human Nutrition Center (HNRCA) ranked blueberries
#1 in antioxidant activity. This research compared 40 other fresh
vegetables and fruits.
This is all
great but there is a red flag I have to raise – watch out for
too much sugar.
If you overdo
your fruit consumption, even berries, you risk releasing too much
sugar into your system. This could cause your insulin levels to
rise and eventually your health could worsen instead of improving.
is the key when eating fruit. Choosing fruit relatively low in sugar,
like blueberries, should not only boost your antioxidant intake
but help keep your insulin levels in check as well.
Veggies for Healthy Antioxidants – but Which Ones?
beans, artichokes, and onions, to name a few, are good sources of
polyphenol flavonoids. And of course, raw organic vegetables help
you maximize the antioxidant benefits.
like you need to be careful on how much and the types of fruit you
eat, the same holds true with vegetables.
from the USDA Human Nutrition Center research, potatoes ranked high
on the list of vegetables with potent antioxidant content. But they
are not necessarily your best choice because they may cause increased
In order to
determine the amount of fruits and vegetables your body requires,
I recommend you first determine your Nutritional Type™ (NT).
You see, foods
and individual nutrients do not behave the same way in two people
with different Nutritional Types. Your Nutritional Type determines
your individual nutritional requirements and dictates your individual
responses to what you eat and drink.
my site for more details on how to determine your NT. It’s
well worth your time.
a great table showing examples of fruits and vegetables along with
their polyphenol content. Remember, polyphenols are natural antioxidant
compounds that help you neutralize free radical damage.
also shows another beneficial subclass of polyphenols called phenolic
Content in Selected Vegetables and Fruits
Serving size (mg/serving)
Table adapted from The
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Add a Little Spice to Your Life and Health?
source of antioxidants that many people don’t know about is
herbs and spices.
within the U.S. Department of Agriculture discovered that herbs
are an abundant source of antioxidants – not to mention how
they make your food tastier.
the research, on a per gram fresh weight basis, oregano and other
herbs ranked even higher in antioxidant activity than certain fruits
antioxidant activity against a few selected fruits and vegetables,
oregano came out on top with:
- 42 times
more antioxidant activity than apples…
- 30 times
more than potatoes…
- 12 times
more than oranges
And there are
other herbs and spices that pack an antioxidant punch as well: cloves…
turmeric… cinnamon… garlic… basil… and curcumin…
to name a few.
Herbs and spices
have emerged as a quick and convenient way for you to get a concentrated
source of antioxidants – without all the extra calories of
Now, your key
to taking advantage of the antioxidant activity from herbs and spices
is to find an organic source and consume them fresh and raw. For
example, the antioxidant activity of fresh garlic is 1.5 times higher
than dry garlic powder.
Just as consuming
too much of any food product can carry health risks, herbs should
be used with moderation… and only as a complement to your healthy
So, add a little
seasoning and spice to your life and feel good about the antioxidant
benefits they provide you.
You Have to do is Drink a Glass of Red Wine Every Day?
believe that a good way to promote your health is to drink a glass
of red wine on a regular basis.
the “French Paradox” theory… the observation that
French people with poor diets who drink wine have better cardiovascular
health than you might expect.
happens to be based on a potent polyphenol found in red wine and
grape skins called resveratrol.
- Helps improve
the overall health of your cells as a component of your cardio
and neuro protection
- Aids you
in protection against age-related health disorders
for your immune system against abnormal cell activity
also believe that resveratrol helps keep your cholesterol within
its normal range while promoting your healthy heart.
experts are now questioning the value of drinking wine for health
reasons and believe much of the evidence supporting this was based
on very weak epidemiological observations.
You of course
know that wine contains alcohol. And too much alcohol isn’t
a healthy choice for anyone and it may outweigh the benefits of
the resveratrol content
But, with all
this said, resveratrol is such a powerful antioxidant that there
must be a way you can benefit from it without taking undo risks.
antioxidant is somewhat different from the rest. It not only helps
you neutralize free radicals, it can cross the blood-brain barrier
to help protect your brain and nervous system as well.
that resveratrol may increase the lifespan in human cells. So, it
could be a determining factor in extending your longevity.
helps reduce oxidative stress damage to your cardiovascular system
by neutralizing free radicals. And it helps support your body’s
natural defense system.
benefits you by how it…
your cells from free radical damage
- Helps you
keep your blood pressure within the normal range
- Keeps your
heart healthy and helps improve blood vessel elasticity
your protection against the spread of abnormal cell activity
- Helps you
better control the aging process
Grapes May Not Your Best Approach
Now that I’ve
clearly identified resveratrol as one of your best antioxidant sources,
there’s still an open issue… what’s the best way
to make sure you consume enough of this antioxidant?
To me, one
of your best sources of resveratrol is from grapes themselves.
But, just like
there are issues with other fruits, vegetables, nuts, and red wine,
such is the case with grapes.
See, the skin
and seeds of the grapes provide you with the most potent supplies
of resveratrol… not the fruit itself. The meat of the fruit
contains sugary fructose which could raise your insulin levels.
not really an issue with eating the skin – as you consume it
when eating the fruit.
But the seeds
are another issue.
don’t like to eat the seeds as they tend to be tough and have
a somewhat bitter taste. And some grape processing actually removes
the seeds prior to distribution at your local store.
So, now what
can you do?
Well, if you
cannot find a good source of grapes with the seeds still intact,
or even if you do locate a source but you don’t want to eat
the seeds, I have another alternative for you.
to You from This Grape Seed Formula
Even if you
find a raw source of grapes, there are major advantages in store
for you when using Purple Defense grape seed.
almost impossible for you to chew the seeds enough to get the equivalent
benefit you can from the pulverized seeds in Purple Defense.
the seeds makes them more digestible. This process increases the
surface area while leaving the product nutrients intact.
are additional reasons why Purple Defense should be your #1 antioxidant
all year round – Long after fresh grapes have disappeared
from local fruit stands and produce departments, Purple Defense
grape seed is available.
shelf life – Since this grape seed lasts a full 12 months
from the date you receive it, you’ll cut back on the amount
of fruit you waste. No refrigeration required for Purple Defense.
- Avoid chewing
bad-tasting seeds – Remember, it’s the pulverized seeds
that provide you the greatest antioxidant benefit. So, using this
convenient grape seed powder in capsule form provides you a great
solution. Plus, it means you don’t have to chew any bad-tasting
and tough seeds.
concentration of polyphenols – Purple Defense grape seed
powder delivers you a potentially higher concentration than the
than drinking red wine – Although some people drink wine
to get the grape-related benefits, there are many downsides I
mentioned above. You can avoid these downsides… such as over-consumption…
sugar content… and other alcohol-related issues by simply
using Purple Defense grape seed.
So, now you
see some of the reasons why I highly recommend Purple Defense as
one of your best antioxidant sources.
And of course,
as I continually stress on my site, no supplement replaces a healthy
diet of wholesome, unprocessed foods. But this grape seed powder
is an excellent complement to your healthy diet in providing you
free radical protection.
of Purple Defense contains the amount of resveratrol that is in
thirty-nine 8oz glasses of wine. But more importantly it is there
as a whole food complex along with other fruit complexes that allow
the synergistic combination of all the micronutrients to give you
the full benefit that the food would give you if you ate it naturally.
You see I am
somewhat skeptical of scientists that isolate single nutrients with
the belief that the isolated nutrients are providing all the benefits.
In my mind the whole food complex is nearly always superior.
Defense Is A Natural
Defense is rigorously tested for quality, potency
Defense grape seed does not require refrigeration. When
stored properly, you’ll find it will last up to one
known drug interactions (however, those allergic to
grapes should not take grape seed).
Power of Purple Takes Your Antioxidant Benefits to Another Level
or not – you have quite a few choices for grape seed out there
So, what makes
the Purple Defense grape seed formula stand out from the rest?
First of all,
I chose a formula with a proprietary process called OxyPhyte®.
This unique process concentrates the antioxidant power of specific
compounds. It does this by extracting the phytonutrients responsible
to provide you maximum antioxidant activity.
line – the OxyPhyte process used to formulate Purple Defense
helps provide you with very high potency antioxidants from the grapes.
Not all grape seed formulas use this process.
And this formula
even goes beyond grapes. Take a look at why this grape seed formula
is so unique.
grape seed extract – The nutrient potency of the seeds cannot
be stressed enough. And with the advanced OxyPhyte process, you’ll
get help maximizing their potential benefits. This grape seed
extract comes with a potent 90% polyphenol formula for amazing
grape skin extract – Along with the grape seed, combines
to deliver a potent formula of 10% resveratrol… the one polyphenol
I insisted needed to be in the formula.
black currant – This organic powder provides added healthy
nutrients and quercetin, a polyphenol compound with potent antioxidant
activity (mentioned above).
plum extract – This powerful extract rounds out the formula
with a great source of fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and other
nutrients that help promote your healthy vision.
So, the Purple
Defense formula even goes beyond nutritious grapes in providing
you additional sources of antioxidants and nutrients.
But, how do
you know how well these antioxidants work against free radicals?
Over a 138-year
timeframe, the U.S. Agricultural Research Service (in-house arm
of the USDA), developed a method to determine free radical scavenging
activity against the peroxyl radical for both water-soluble and
called Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC), evolved over the
years and today is a good indicator for measuring the antioxidant
capacity of foods. The higher the ORAC value, the more antioxidant
squelching capacity the food or supplement has.
here’s a chart showing Purple Defense nutrients and their potent
Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) values (on a per gram
OxyPhyte® Apple Extract
OxyPhyte® White Tea Extract
Whole Blueberries (1 cup serving)
OxyPhyte® Green Tea Extract
OxyPhyte® Ultra Blend
OxyPhyte® Grapeskin 10% Resveratrol
OxyPhyte® Black Currant Extract
OxyPhyte® Guava Leaf Extract
OxyPhyte® Yerba Mate Polyphenol Extract
Fuji Apple (1 medium)
Spinach (1 cup serving)
Vitamin C (100% RDI – 60mg)
It should be
clear from the above chart as to the antioxidant potency of the
grape seed extract in Purple Defense… even more potent than
And with the
total combination of grape seed extract, grape skins, black currant
extract, and plum extract, Purple Defense is certainly up to the
So, when choosing
an antioxidant source, make sure to compare its ORAC values to determine
just how well it scavenges free radicals.
be little doubt in your mind about how well Purple Defense does
Wait Until Free Radicals Rule Your Body and Your Health
discovered many choices when it comes to protecting yourself from
free radical damage.
There are many
foods that provide you very good sources of polyphenols and potent
antioxidants to help you neutralize the damaging affects of free
So, I recommend
you consume these foods in moderation due to the health risks described
above. And your preference should always be for fresh, organic,
and raw sources.
At the same
time, complement your wholesome diet with Purple Defense, your #1
source for antioxidants.
And just so
you know, my NEW and IMPROVED Purple Defense formula now provides
higher levels of resveratrol content and ORAC value… you now
get 20% more resveratrol and double the ORAC value.
wait until free radicals rule your body and your health, order
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