Defense Nutrition’s Plant Based Multi-Vitamins & Minerals formula provides 100% natural plant based vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in their naturally-occurring, most bioactive form, to support the body’s metabolic demand for essential micronutrients andenhance its defenses against oxidative stress.
Stabilized rice germ – the core embryo of the wheat kernel, known for its high content of vitamin E (tocopherols and tocotrienols), B vitamins thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and pyridoxine, minerals and trace minerals and beneficialphytonutrients including octacosanol and physterols. Rice germ’s dense nutrient profile earns its reputation as a natural healthpromoting superfood with great antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, metabolic supportive and energizing properties. Rice germ shouldbe consumed fresh or in a stabilized, dried form. De-fatted rice germ is missing all original fat soluble nutrients and therefore hasan inferior nutritional value.
Amla berries (emblica officinalis) – highest score of naturally occurring vitamin C complex among all edible fruits in the world.Used as a traditional food and medicinal herb, Amla berries gooseberries are notable for their potent antioxidant, antibacterial,antifungal properties. Amla berries’ vitamin C occurs naturally with cofactors bioflavonoids hesperidin, rutin and quercetin, as well asellagi acid and tannins, which all together contribute to its highest bioactivity and great health benefits as a natural immunorestorative, anti-cancerous aid.
Spinach (spinacia oleracea) – a flowering plant native to central and southwestern Asia, known as an excellent natural source ofvitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, B vitamins, and to a lesser degree iron, calcium and copper. The spinach herb is cultivated fromolder Asian varieties which tend to be more nutrient-dense with a stronger, bitter taste than the modern conventional Westernvarieties.
Arjuna (terminalia arjuna)- widely used by Ayurvedic physicians for its healing properties, it is known for its cardio-protective, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties. Arjuna is rich in antioxidant flavonoids and proanthocyanidins but mostly is known for its high mineral content of bioavailable calcium, zinc, copper, manganese, iodine, chromium and molybdenum.
Carrot seeds (daucus carota) – highest plant based source of vitamin A carotene complex, traditionally used as a medicinal herb totreat and rejuvenate the skin. By virtue of its potent antioxidant, cleansing properties, carrot seeds have been used as a detoxifyingagent to help stimulate internal organs’ cleansing.
Celery seeds (apium graveolens) – traditionally used to enhance kidney function, relieve water retention, treat arthritis and gout,reduce muscle spasms, calm nerves and decrease inflammation. Animal studies indicate that celery seeds help lower blood pressureand cholesterol, as well as protect the liver from the damaging effects of chemical drugs. Celery seeds are rich in antioxidantflavonoids, blood-thinning coumarins and hormonal supportive phytonutrients.
Dulse (palmaria palmata) – sea algae known for its high content of bioactive B vitamins, minerals and trace minerals, dulse hasbeen traditionally used for culinary and nutritional enhancing purposes.
Pycnogenol (pinus pinaster) – pine bark extract of the French maritime pine, pycnogenol primarily contains high concentrations of the antioxidant oligomeric proanthocyanidins (ORCs) as well as bioflavonoids catechins, epicatechins, phenolic fruit acids (ferulic acid and caffeic acid) and toxifolin. Pycnogenol has been used to help improve conditions including asthma, diabetes, edema, gingival bleeding, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, migraines and prevention of blood clots during long distance airplane flights.
Resveratrol – a self-protective compound, produced by certain plans to defend against harmful pathogens bacteria or fungi. A constituent of red wine, found in red grapes’ skin and mulberries, resveratrol has been reported to induce anti-inflammatory, anti-cancerous, blood sugar lowering and life extending effects in animal studies. It has been speculated that resveratrol’s main mechanism of action is the activation of genes that improve mitochondrial function and extend life span. Recent studies on animals indicate that resveratrol has brain protective properties, apparently by reducing plaque formation in the hypothalamus, striatum andmedial cortex sections of the brain. It has been theorized that in humans, oral doses of resveratrol can potentially offer protectionagainst radiation exposure.
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