Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol and rich in fruits and vegetables containing soluble fiber may reduce the risk of heart disease and lower blood cholesterol levels. Those same low fast, fiber-rich diets that are strong in fruits and vegetables (foods that may contain dietary fiber, vitamin A and vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer.
Deeper Greens: Why ORAC Value is Something Your Patients Should Understand
Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity ( ORAC) is a unit value assigned by researchers to measure the antioxidant value of a given food. Foods with a high ORACvalue are beneficial to the body by increasing plasma antioxidant levels. Since these values are difficult to substantially influence within the body, an increase in plasma antioxidants is significant. Fruits and vegetables have a unique combination of antioxidants that have proven better than supplementation with individual antioxidant vitamins.
Ortho Moleculars Deeper Greens uses organically grown fruits and greens where available. Organically grown plants often have higher total phenolic compounds in them. In a recent study at UC-Davis, researchers found higher amountsof total phenolic compounds such as flavonoids, anthocyanidins, catechins, andtannins in organically grown fruit. The increase in these secondary metabolites provide an extra value to Deeper Greens typically not found in other green drinks.
While most green drinks start with powdered grasses, we have formulated Deeper Greens with a 33:1 grass juice extract, giving a significant boost to grass values and the resulting pH balancing benefit to the body.
By choosing to broaden the scope of the traditional green drink, we have formulated Deeper Greens for excellent pH and fiber values, but also as a high ORACproduct that helps patients overcome diets lacking the necessary National Cancer Institutes 5-a-day intake of raw fruits and vegetables. We have taken the best science utilizing the highest ORACfruits and vegetables, formulated into a satisfying single serving that helps patients fulfill their dietary needs.