Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity
Fruits and vegetables contain a high ORAC value. ORAC value is a unit value assigned by researchers to measure the antioxidant value of a given food. Foods with a high ORAC value are beneficial to the body and contribute to balanced antioxidant status. Antioxidants fight free radicals, the agents that can cause cellular damage. Deeper Greens includes all natural organic fruits (where available) and provides a high ORAC, antioxidant blend. Deeper Greens incorporates the latest science of the highest ORAC fruits and vegetables and is formulated in a satisfying single serving to help patients fulfill their dietary needs. Fruits and vegetables have an exceptional combination of antioxidants that deliver greater nutrient value and absorption than standard antioxidant supplements.
The Organic Advantage
Organically grown plants traditionally have higher total phenolic compounds. In a recent study at University of California, Davis, researchers found higher amounts of total phenolic compounds, such as flavonoids, anthocyanidins, catechins and tannins, than in traditionally grown fruit. An increase in these secondary antioxidant metabolites help better support diets lacking in fruits and vegetables.
The combination of organic fruits, from apples to acai berries, provides a powerful blend of super fruits that helps maintain health and well-being. Berries have long been known to be highly concentrated in natural antioxidants, along with unique properties that can enhance immune and brain health, as well as metabolic function. Consumption of a variety of fruits and berries is known to improve antioxidant status and provide long-term metabolic benefits.
The combination of Spirulina and wheat grass creates a powerful nutritional energy boost. Spirulina is a blue-green algae that has been used effectively as a health supplement since ancient times and has been shown to support heart, brain and metabolic health. Spirulina is a rich source of a variety of phytonutrients and antioxidants, including selenium, phenolic acid, vitamin E and carotenoids. This nutrient-rich, underwater plant is also a significant source of protein and the amino acids valine, leucine, isoleucine, omega-6, omega-3, vitamin B1, zinc, vitamin B2, iron, beta carotene, manganese and copper.
Wheat grass provides a number of concentrated nutrients, including iron, calcium, magnesium, amino acids, chlorophyll and vitamins A, C and E. Wheatgrass is known to support immune balance, antioxidant status and gastrointestinal health, as well as enhance nutrient consumption. It is important to note that wheatgrass does not contain gluten. It is removed from the wheat grain that contains gluten.
Vegetable Antioxidant Blend
Like fruits, vegetables provide a significant number of valuable nutrients, phytonutrients and antioxidants. Among the most powerful are broccoli, onions, tomatoes, spinach, kale and Brussels sprouts. Each vegetable provides support for detoxification, heart and thyroid health and immune balance. All contribute to improved antioxidant status, while delivering a wide variety of vitamins and minerals to enhance health and well-being.