Is This the Biggest Medical Breakthrough Since the Discovery of Antibiotics? Harvard Researchers are saying this miracle ingredient could be the biggest medical breakthrough in 30 years

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Some Harvard-educated
researchers believe they’ve discovered a proverbial “fountain
of youth.”

They’re
talking about resveratrol, calling it a miracle ingredient, and
the greatest discovery since antibiotics.

Resveratrol
is a compound found in the skin and seeds of grapes.

Researchers
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.

Harvard researchers
Dr. Christoph Westphal and David Sinclair conducted genetic research
to investigate the French paradox.

Until now,
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.

The biggest
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.

I’ll tell
you in a minute how you can get your highly-concentrated resveratrol
without the alcohol, sugars and calories of red wine.

But first,
let’s discuss how to control your free radical levels…

Neutralizing
the Free Radical Threat

Every day
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.

 

An
All-Natural Source of Resveratrol

Purple
Defense
contains 50 mg of Resveratrol
per serving.

With
an overall 3,500 ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance
Capacity) value per capsule, Purple Defense capsules
provide a powerful natural antioxidant blend.

 
 

Fortunately
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.

The problem
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
  • Ignore
    your need for regular exercise
  • Find yourself
    under a great deal of stress
  • Expose
    yourself to a high number of environmental free radicals

Exposing your
body to these types of conditions may overwhelm it with free radicals
and cause damage.

Plus, free
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
aging process.

So what can
you do?

Well, first
of all, it would be helpful to address the unhealthy habits listed
above.

Additionally,
consider going the next step and find ways to fortify your healthy
diet with antioxidant rich food.

I’m sure
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.

Antioxidants
provide your body with natural protection against free radicals
and help you neutralize and keep them under control.

Why Organic
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
a catch.

The catch is
that, to get the most potent antioxidant content from the fruits
and vegetables – they need to be organically grown and processed.

Here’s
why.

Research shows
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
polyphenols.

Polyphenols
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
flavonoids.

In response
to environmental stressors like insects and other competing plants,
plants produce flavonoids with potent antioxidant activity.

Unfortunately,
conventional growing methods that use pesticides and herbicides
hamper the production of flavonoids.

Plants exposed
to pesticides and herbicides have less of a need to produce such
compounds. And therefore, these plants produce fewer antioxidants
than organically grown food.

You don’t
want to miss out on polyphenol flavonoids because they can:

  • Improve
    your memory and concentration
  • Boost the
    effectiveness of vitamin C in your antioxidant network
  • Regulate
    nitric oxide – a potent free radical that regulates your
    blood flow
  • Help promote
    your healthy heart
  • Bolster
    your immune system

So, to take
advantage of the highest potency flavonoids and rich antioxidants,
always choose organically grown fruits and vegetables.

Fresh organic
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
fertilizers.

Now let’s
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.

Consumer
Alert: Berries are a Great Source of Antioxidants, but Watch Out
for the Sugar

A specific
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
compounds.

Ideally, berries
should be eaten raw and as you already know – organic is best.

Another great
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.

So, moderation
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.

Eat Your
Veggies for Healthy Antioxidants – but Which Ones?

Broccoli, greens,
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.

However, just
like you need to be careful on how much and the types of fruit you
eat, the same holds true with vegetables.

For example,
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
insulin levels.

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.

Please check
my site for more details on how to determine your NT. It’s
well worth your time.

Here’s
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.

This table
also shows another beneficial subclass of polyphenols called phenolic
acids.

Polyphenol
Content in Selected Vegetables and Fruits

Polyphenol

Polyphenol
Content Range

Source
(serving size)
Subclass
per
Serving size (mg/serving)

Vegetables:

   Yellow
onion (100g)
Flavonoids
35–120

   Broccoli
(200g)
Flavonoids
8–20

   Leek
(200g)
Flavonoids
6–45

   Artichoke
(100g)
Phenolic
acids
45

   Potato
(200g)
Phenolic
acids
20–38

Fruits

   Blueberry
(100g)
Flavonoids
25–500

   Black
Currant (100g)
Flavonoids
130–400

   Blackberry
(100g)
Flavonoids
100–400

   Strawberry
(200g)
Flavonoids
30–150

   Plum
(200g)
Phenolic
acids
28–230

Note:
Table adapted from The
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
.

Why Not
Add a Little Spice to Your Life and Health?

A bountiful
source of antioxidants that many people don’t know about is
herbs and spices.

Researchers
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.

According to
the research, on a per gram fresh weight basis, oregano and other
herbs ranked even higher in antioxidant activity than certain fruits
and vegetables.

In comparing
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
many foods.

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
diet.

So, add a little
seasoning and spice to your life and feel good about the antioxidant
benefits they provide you.

Maybe All
You Have to do is Drink a Glass of Red Wine Every Day?

Many folks
believe that a good way to promote your health is to drink a glass
of red wine on a regular basis.

Certainly there’s
the “French Paradox” theory… the observation that
French people with poor diets who drink wine have better cardiovascular
health than you might expect.

This opinion
happens to be based on a potent polyphenol found in red wine and
grape skins called resveratrol.

This powerful
antioxidant potentially:

  • 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
  • Provides
    therapeutic support
    for your immune system against abnormal cell activity

Researchers
also believe that resveratrol helps keep your cholesterol within
its normal range while promoting your healthy heart.

However many
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.

This potent
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.

Studies show
that resveratrol may increase the lifespan in human cells. So, it
could be a determining factor in extending your longevity.

Resveratrol
helps reduce oxidative stress damage to your cardiovascular system
by neutralizing free radicals. And it helps support your body’s
natural defense system.

Plus, resveratrol
benefits you by how it…

  • Protects
    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
  • Boosts
    your protection against the spread of abnormal cell activity
  • Helps you
    better control the aging process

Why Eating
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.

There’s
not really an issue with eating the skin – as you consume it
when eating the fruit.

But the seeds
are another issue.

Most people
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.

It’s called
Purple
Defense
.

Major Advantages
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.

See, it’s
almost impossible for you to chew the seeds enough to get the equivalent
benefit you can from the pulverized seeds in Purple Defense.

Why? Pulverizing
the seeds makes them more digestible. This process increases the
surface area while leaving the product nutrients intact.

Plus, here
are additional reasons why Purple Defense should be your #1 antioxidant
source:

  • Available
    all year round – Long after fresh grapes have disappeared
    from local fruit stands and produce departments, Purple Defense
    grape seed is available.
  • Longer
    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.
  • Higher
    concentration of polyphenols – Purple Defense grape seed
    powder delivers you a potentially higher concentration than the
    fruit itself.
  • Smarter
    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.

Whole Food
Complex

Each capsule
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.

 

Purple
Defense Is A Natural
Whole-Food Product

Purple
Defense
is rigorously tested for quality, potency
and purity.

Purple
Defense grape seed does not require refrigeration. When
stored properly, you’ll find it will last up to one
year.

No
known drug interactions (however, those allergic to
grapes should not take grape seed).

 
 

How the
Power of Purple Takes Your Antioxidant Benefits to Another Level

Believe it
or not – you have quite a few choices for grape seed out there
today.

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.

The bottom
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.

  • OxyPhyte
    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
    antioxidant potential.
  • OxyPhyte
    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.
  • Organic
    black currant – This organic powder provides added healthy
    nutrients and quercetin, a polyphenol compound with potent antioxidant
    activity (mentioned above).
  • Organic
    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?

Comparing
Antioxidant Capabilities

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
lipid-soluble substances.

This methodology,
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.

For example,
here’s a chart showing Purple Defense nutrients and their potent
Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) values (on a per gram
basis).

OxyPhyte® Grape
Seed Extract

 

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
whole blueberries.

And with the
total combination of grape seed extract, grape skins, black currant
extract, and plum extract, Purple Defense is certainly up to the
task.

So, when choosing
an antioxidant source, make sure to compare its ORAC values to determine
just how well it scavenges free radicals.

There should
be little doubt in your mind about how well Purple Defense does
this!

Don’t
Wait Until Free Radicals Rule Your Body and Your Health

You’ve
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
radicals.

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.

So, don’t
wait until free radicals rule your body and your health, order
Purple Defense today
.

February
5, 2010

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