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Antioxidants – Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle with Bioflavia™!

A Powerful Antioxidant Boost
Ever wonder why an apple turns brown after it is cut open? You are witnessing the destructive effects of  oxidation! Like the apple, oxidation or “free radicals” causes similar harm to the cells in our bodies. 

Excessive free radicals impair the functioning of the human body by accelerating the aging process and contributing to many degenerative diseases including cancers, heart disease, diabetes, cataracts, osteoarthritis and even Alzheimer’s.

Medical research has documented that consuming high anti-oxidant rich foods can provide your body protection from a number of these potential diseases.

In fact, Health Canada recommends that we consume between 7-10 servings of fruits and vegetables daily to obtain our daily intake of antioxidants. Due to today’s busy lifestyles this is not always possible and as a result we typically do not consume the recommended daily intake of antioxidants.

The level of antioxidants in our foods is measured in Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity Units (ORAC). ORAC is a measure of a food’s ability to neutralize all five free radicals found in the human body. Bioflavia may just be the answer. A single 5g serving of Bioflavia™ provides 5,500 ORAC Units.

Consuming 5g of Bioflavia will give your body a powerful antioxidant boost for the whole day. It’s easy, convenient and a delicious way to incorporate antioxidants in your body on a daily basis. 

Try Bioflavia™ in a smoothie, juice, mix with yogurt, sprinkle on cereal or salads. Bioflavia is also great as a baking ingredient in breads, brownies, chocolate chip cookies, pizza crusts and more. The variety of  uses is just about endless. So enjoy Bioflavia everyday…your body will thank you!

Bioflavia. It’s a Good Thing!

ORAC Values

With an Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (ORAC) Rating of 4,100 ORAC Units, Bioflavia SO is a very powerful antioxidant. The daily consumption of antioxidants is critical for maintaining a healthy lifestyle as antioxidants neutralize Free Radicals molecules present in the body that are associated with various diseases including cancers and ageing.

The ORAC unit has become an accepted industry standard for measuring antioxidants. The ORAC unit is the first in vitro assay method for measuring total antioxidant potential. The recommended daily antioxidant dose should add up to 5,000 ORAC units each day. In a study of 36 elderly people, boosting their fruit and vegetable intake to reach 3,200 ORAC Units a day increased the antioxidant potential of the blood by 10 to 15%; enough to have an impact on disease prevention (Holly, 2003).

According to USDA Government estimates, the average consumption of antioxidants per day by North Americans is about 1,200 ORAC Units. This means the average person is short between 1800 and 3800 ORAC Units each day. Bioflavia is a convenient and easy way to supplement one’s intake of antioxidants on a daily basis.