Produced in response to environmental toxins and cellular actions in your body, free radicals are very reactive molecules that, in great quantities, can harm your body’s cells and cause aging.
They’re typically a byproduct of energy generated in your mitochondria, a process that occurs when you burn your food as fuel.
What are mitochondria? In short, mitochondria are the vital engines in nearly every one of your cells that produce over 90% of the energy currents in your body. These energy currents are known as adenosine triphosphate (ATP). This is your body’s biochemical way to store and use energy.
In the past, many thought it a good idea to indiscriminately suppress those productions of free radicals with antioxidants, but newer research shows that isn’t a wise strategy.
This Unique Polyphenol Works as a Potent Antixodant
Special types of non-typical antioxidants produce their effects through a process called hormesis – a term used to describe health benefits gained from taking low doses of something that is otherwise toxic, or even lethal at higher doses.
For example, many of the fruits and vegetables you eat are loaded with natural compounds called polyphenols. Plants produce these polyphenols to ward off pests and predators.
While the polyphenols are toxic to smaller predators, they actually benefit humans by causing our bodies to develop a protective response that makes us stronger against everyday threats. Taking advantage of these beneficial polyphenols is one way we can improve mitochondrial function.
Extracted from Japanese Knotweed Root, resveratrol is a special type of polyphenol that may help promote a normal immune response in your body in addition to:*
- Protecting your cellular DNA from free radical damage.*
- Supporting blood pressure levels already within the normal range.*
- Helping support your heart health.*
Resveratrol reduces oxidative stress damage to your cardiovascular system by neutralizing free radicals.* In addition, it helps support your body's inherent defense system.*
This potent antioxidant is somewhat different than others. It not only helps you neutralize harmful free radicals, but it can also cross the blood-brain barrier to help protect your brain and nervous system as well.*
All This From a Glass of Red Wine?
Many people believe that a good way to promote health is to drink a glass of red wine on a regular basis.*
There may be some truth here. Red wine does contain resveratrol.
However, you'd need several bottles of wine per day to experience any of the benefits scientists have uncovered with resveratrol.
Drinking large amounts of wine or other alcoholic beverages not only places stress on your liver, but it also increases your insulin levels, which can negatively impact your health.
Further, many experts are now questioning the value of drinking wine for health reasons.
Its dangers may easily outweigh any potential benefits resveratrol can provide.
So, how can you reap the potential benefits of resveratrol without the alcohol, sugar and calories of red wine?
There's an easy answer. But first, let's review some simple ways you can take control of unhealthy free radical levels.
Neutralizing the Free Radical Threat
Every day, you face exposure to dangerous free radicals regardless of how healthy a lifestyle you lead or how nutritious and clean a diet you eat.
Fortunately, it's not all bad, as your normal bodily functions, such as breathing, metabolism and physical activity, generate free radicals. Your immune system also generates free radicals to help neutralize viruses and bacteria.
However, some free radicals are the result of environmental factors such as pollution, radiation, pesticides and cigarette smoking.
As part of normal functioning, your body is capable of keeping free radicals in check and neutralizing them, unless you:
- Eat a diet consisting mostly of processed foods.
- Cut corners on getting enough sleep on a daily basis.
- Ignore your need for regular exercise.
- Find yourself under a great deal of stress.
- Expose yourself to a high number of environmental free radicals.
Exposing your body to these types of conditions may overwhelm it with free radicals and, as a result, cause damage.
Plus, free radical damage accumulates over time. The longer your lifestyle and environment expose you to this damage, the greater the consequences, and the greater potential impacts to your overall health.
First, address the unhealthy habits listed above.
Then, consider going to the next step, and find ways to fortify your healthy diet with antioxidant-rich food.
Two Types of Antioxidants You Need to Fight Free Radicals
Antioxidants provide your body with built-in protection against free radicals to help you neutralize and keep them under control.
Your body needs the following two types of antioxidants because each one targets different types of cells and tissues for free radical scavenging:
- Lipid-soluble antioxidants — These are localized to cellular membranes and lipoproteins. They protect cell membranes from lipid peroxidation.* Vitamins E, A, beta-carotene and astaxanthin are examples of lipid-soluble antioxidants.
- Water-soluble antioxidants — These are present in aqueous fluids, such as blood as well as intracellular and extracellular fluids. They react with oxidants in the cell cytosol (the fluid portion of the cytoplasm) and the blood plasma. Vitamin C, glutathione and catechins are examples of water-soluble antioxidants.
The bottom line is, to fight and help neutralize pesky free radicals, you need both types of antioxidants from as many sources as possible.* When taken together, they enhance the efficacy of lipid- and water-soluble antioxidants even more.*
When it comes to a lipid-soluble antioxidant, our team has identified a super-nutrient like no other in astaxanthin. You can check out our site for more information on Organic Astaxanthin and all its phenomenal benefits.
Resveratrol is one of your best sources for a water-soluble antioxidant. However, as with just about every nutrient, getting it from the food you eat is our top recommendation.
This Grape Seed Formula Offers You Major Advantages*
One of the richest sources of resveratrol are grapes. However, just like there are issues with other fruits, vegetables and red wine, such is the case with this fruit.
The skin and seeds of the grapes provide you with the most potent supplies of antioxidants, not the flesh itself..
The meat of the fruit contains sugary fructose that can raise your insulin levels. And of course, you can't really ingest the skins without eating the fruit inside as well.
As for grape seeds, most people don't like to eat them, as they tend to be tough and have a somewhat bitter taste. And some grape processing actually removes the seeds prior to distribution at your local store.
Even if you could find – and tolerate eating – a healthy supply of grape seeds, it would be almost impossible for you to chew them enough to get the equivalent benefit you can from the pulverized seeds in our exclusive formula – Purple Defense.
Why? Pulverizing the seeds makes them more digestible.*
Here are additional reasons why Purple Defense should be your No. 1 resveratrol and water-soluble antioxidant source:
- Available all year round — Since fresh grapes are seasonal, they are sometimes unavailable at local fruit stands and produce departments. With Purple Defense, you have access to a potent water-soluble antioxidant any time you need it.
- Eliminates the need to chew sour-tasting seeds — Pulverized seeds provide you the greatest antioxidant benefit.*
- Provides a higher concentration of polyphenols — Purple Defense grape seed powder delivers you a potentially higher concentration than the fruit itself.*
- Healthier option over drinking red wine — Although some people drink wine to get the grape-related benefits, there are many downsides to this approach, such as over-consumption, sugar content and other alcohol-related issues. You can avoid these by using Purple Defense grape seed.* You receive a full 50 mg of resveratrol in each serving of Purple Defense.
Now, you know the reasons why Purple Defense is highly recommended as one of your best resveratrol and water-soluble antioxidant sources.
And although no supplement replaces a healthy diet of wholesome, unprocessed foods, this grape seed powder is an excellent complement to your healthy diet, providing you free radical protection and the longevity support of resveratrol.
Each capsule of Purple Defense contains the amount of resveratrol that you would find in 39 eight-ounce glasses of wine. The Japanese Knotweed Root Extract contains 50 mg resveratrol, ensuring you get a consistent amount in each serving.
Even more importantly, Purple Defense is there as a whole-food complex. Combined with other fruit complexes, it provides a synergistic blend of micronutrients to give you the full benefits of the foods themselves.
This Proprietary Process Takes Your Antioxidant Benefits to Another Level
What makes Purple Defense resveratrol formula stand out from the competition?
Our team chose a formula with a proprietary process called OxyPhyte®. This unique process concentrates the antioxidant power of specific compounds and preserves the ORAC value. It does this by extracting the phytonutrients responsible to provide you maximum activity.
The bottom line – the OxyPhyte process used to formulate Purple Defense helps provide you with high potency water-soluble antioxidants from the grapes.
And this formula goes beyond grapes. Take a look at why this grape seed formula is so unique:
- OxyPhyte grape seed extract – The nutrient potency of the seeds cannot be stressed enough. And with the advanced OxyPhyte process, you'll get help maximizing their potential benefits. This grape seed extract comes with a potent 90% polyphenol formula for amazing antioxidant potential.*
- OxyPhyte grape skin extract – Along with the grape seed, this combines to deliver a potent formula of 10% resveratrol.
- Organic black currant – This organic powder provides added healthy nutrients and quercetin, a polyphenol compound with potent antioxidant activity.*
- Organic plum extract – This powerful extract rounds out the formula with a source of fiber, potassium, vitamin C and other nutrients that help promote your healthy vision.*
- Japanese Knotweed Root Extract – This provides 50 mg of resveratrol per capsule.
Purple Defense even goes beyond nutritious grapes in providing you additional sources of water-soluble antioxidants and nutrients.
But how do you know how well these antioxidants work against free radicals?
Comparing Antioxidant Capabilities
Over a 138-year time frame, the U.S. Agricultural Research Service (in-house arm of the USDA), developed a method to determine free radical scavenging activity against the peroxyl radical for both water-soluble and lipid-soluble substances.
This methodology, called Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC), evolved over the years and, today, is a good indicator for measuring the antioxidant capacity of foods. The higher the ORAC value, the more antioxidant squelching capacity the food or supplement has.
Here's a chart showing Purple Defense nutrients and their potent Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) values (on a per gram basis).
It should be clear from the above chart as to the antioxidant potency of the grape seed extract in Purple Defense – even more potent than whole blueberries.
With the total combination of grape seed extract, grape skins, black currant extract and plum extract, Purple Defense is certainly up to the task.
By all means, when choosing an antioxidant source, make sure to compare its ORAC values to determine just how well it scavenges free radicals.
There should be little doubt in your mind about how well Purple Defense does this.
Don't Wait Until Free Radicals Take Over, and Get Your Purple Defense Today
You've discovered numerous choices when it comes to protecting yourself from free radical damage and promoting longevity of your cells and tissues, such as foods that provide a very good source of polyphenols and potent antioxidants.
We encourage you to consume these foods in moderation and always reach for fresh, biodynamic and organic, whole-food sources.
At the same time, you may complement your wholesome diet with Purple Defense, a must-have source for water-soluble antioxidants and resveratrol, providing a simple strategy to leverage the hormetic benefits of incredibly useful polyphenols.*
Don't wait until free radicals take over your health, and order your supply of Purple Defense today.