- This shows exceptionally high antioxidant activity, when you consider that 5 portions of fruit and vegetables (in the average British diet) yield only 1,500 ORAC units.
Flavonoids serve as protective nutrients in plant tissue to protect the plant (and, in particular, it’s DNA) against external threat, and once consumed by humans they act in the same way
- Flavonoids come in a variety of different colour pigments, and each has a different protective action
- For this reason, Phytoshield contains flavonoids from the full colour spectrum and the most potent of each group.
Carotenoids in plants and in humans help to retain intracellular communication, protect against damage from UV light and particularly help retain integrity in the following body tissue: prostate and cervix, cardiovascular and respiratory, the skin, breast and ovaries
- The fat-soluble flavonoids and carotenoids are retained for longer as they are stored in our fat.
Suitable for: Vegetarians, vegans and for people with Candida and yeast sensitivities.
Non-Active Ingredients: Vegetable cellulose.
Non GM & Free From: Wheat; yeast, starch, gluten; lactose; added sugars, colourings, flavourings & preservatives.
Storage: Keep cool, dry & out of direct sunlight
- Each capsule has an ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) score of 5,000 units
- Most people ingest on average 140mg flavonoids per day, against a recommended level of 600mg for optimum health; likewise with carotenoids, the average intake is 5mg daily, against recommendations of 20mg.
Phytoshield supplies 650mg mixed flavonoids and 15mg mixed carotenoids.
Best Natural Sources
Flavonoids and carotenoids are contained in all fruit and vegetables
- If a plant is protected by herbicides and pesticides, it has less need to produce its own protection in the form of flavonoids and carotenoids, and hence the levels are significantly lower in non-organically-farmed produce
- This is the main reason for many of us being short of these protective nutrients in our diets, and for those of us in this category or those who need extra antioxidant protection, Phytoshield serves as a valuable addition to any supplement programme.
Absorption and Storage
Most flavonoids are water-soluble, and are only stored for short periods of time (around 48 hours) in our body, hence it is important to have a regular intake of these important nutrient groups
- The levels are much higher in organic produce, as the nutrients serve as protection against pests and
other external threats in the plants
Capsule shell (vegetable cellulose), quercetin, broccoli powder, green tea extract, grape seed extract, ginger extract, blueberry extract, bilberry extract, curcumin extract, lycopene, lutein (providing zeaxanthin), carrot concentrate providing beta carotene.
Active Nutrient Strength
Quercetin : 75.0mg
Broccoli Powder (0.5% Sulphurophane): 60.0mg
Green Tea Extract (95% Polyphenols): 50.0mg
Grape Seed Extract (95% O.P.C's): 50.0mg
Ginger Extract 5% Gingerols: 50.0mg
Blueberry Extract 4:1: 40.0mg
Bilberry Extract (25% anthocyanosides): 40.0mg
Curcumin Extract (95% Curcuminoids): 40.0mg
Providing Zeaxanthin: 200.0µg
Beta Carotene: 2.0mg
1 capsule daily, or take as directed by a practitioner.
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