Coffee Fruit: packed with ORACbio1
August 26th, 2011
The BioImmersion Therapeutic Foods are built with advanced technology that maintains the wholeness of foods while utilizing the exact science of molecular concentration for therapeutic purposes.
Our new Coffea Arabica serves as a prime example. Using a newly developed proprietary drying technology we are able, for the first time, to offer the phytonutrient rich whole coffee fruit and extract (minus the bean) for worldwide consumption.
The whole coffee fruit provides the benefits of exceedingly high ORAC levels, coffee phenolic acids (the chlorogenic acid family, ferulic acid, quinic acid), trigonelline, proanthocyanins, condensed tannins, essential monosaccharides, polysaccharides, and fiber.
A single gram serving of the whole powder made from the fresh red fruit provides the same anti-free radical power as 33 grams of fresh blueberries! Of course blueberries have other ingredients that are essentials,but in terms of ORAC it is exceedingly high. The dehydrated whole fruit in ORAC Units/ gram of the coffee fruit is 800, mangosteen is 300, blueberry is 300, acai is 300, raspberry is 275, and cherry is 275.
When we sort foods according to their ORAC score, we are looking at their potential oxygen radical adsorbent capacity. But what we really want to know is their actual performance in the body, and for that we must use other objective markers.
In last weeks Forward Thinking I listed the preliminary clinical data on the effects of coffee fruit extract on biomarkers associated with the French Paradox. In summary, the results were:
What is the significance of these markers?
Oxidized LDL (oxLDL)- Oxidized LDL are low density lipoproteins (LDL) that have been oxidized due to the effects of free radicals within the body. The oxidized lipoproteins accumulate on arterial walls, a contributing factor in the development of atherosclerosis. Reduction of blood levels of oxLDL is an important element of the French Paradox.
Paraoxonase 1 (PON1)- PON1 is a human blood enzyme associated with maintenance of healthy HDL levels and reduction of oxLDL cholesterol activity. Healthy HDL levels have been associated with a decreased risk for the development of cardiovascular diseases. Elevated oxLDL levels have been associated with an increased risk for the development of cardiovascular diseases. PON1 activation could be a potential strategy for heart health management. As PON1 levels increase oxLDL levels decrease and HDL levels increase.
Isoprostanes- Lipids are readily attacked by free radicals, resulting in the formation of a number of peroxidation products. Isoprostanes are one group of these compounds and they are derived by the free radical peroxidation of arachidonic acid. High blood levels of isoprostane is an indication of an excess of lipid oxidation occurring within the body.
Blood Free Radical Levels- Increased generation of ROS/RNS is implicated in the pathogenesis of a variety of human diseases, including neurodegenerative disease, atherosclerosis, cancer, and aging. Therefore, controlling blood levels of free radicals and minimizing oxidative stress improve cardiovascular health.
nElastase- Elastase is an enzyme that destroys a number of proteins, including elastin, an elastic substance that supports the structure of organs and tissue. Elevated levels of elastase contributes to cardiovascular condition by breaking down proteins and connective tissue. Elastase inhibition has been associated with improved skin elasticity, heart health, flexibility of arterial walls, management of COPD and Ulcerative Colitis.
Welcome to BioImmersion’s coffee growing country where green technology is used to promote sustainable agriculture that heals the environment. We believe in social equity and are committed to supporting socially responsible fair labor practices. As you know it is our belief that environmental protection and economic growth go hand-in-hand with good economic policies and advanced technologies to achieve a sustainable economy, environmental quality and social equity.
The new BioImmersion Coffea arabica contains 60 vegetarian capsules filled with 650mg of whole coffee fruit (minus the bean, and therefore the caffeine hit) and 100mg of the fruit extract (as used in the study). The polyphenol level is standardized at 40%, the ORAC is 1125 per gram, the caffeine level is less than 1%.
This week we are highlighting our Organic Chlorella. Chlorella is a powerful, complete whole food with tremendous potential, because of its growth rate and nutritional content, for feeding a malnourished and starving world—this has been the primary thrust for the robust research on Chlorella, around the world, over the last 50 years.
The greenest of all green plants, chlorella contains the most macronutrients—over 50% protein (the highest percent of protein of any food on earth), 12% lipids in the form of ALA and GLA, 23% carbohydrate, 0.3% fiber and 411 calories per 100 grams. It is a foundation food for all of life.
There are nine species of pelicans, and they can be divided into two groups; those with mostly white adult plumage, which nest on the ground (Australian, Dalmatian, Great White and American White Pelican) and those with gray or brown plumage, which nest in trees (Pink-backed, Spot-billed and Brown, plus the Peruvian Pelican which nests on sea rocks).
The Dalmatian is the largest of the pelicans, around 6 feet in length, 30 lbs in weight, and just over a 10 foot wing span. It is the worlds heaviest flying species.
The Brown Pelican is the only species of pelicans that dive into the water to catch their dinner, often diving from thirty feet.
This marvelous creature is a Great White Pelican.