No Detectable GMO - the finished product contains no detectable genetically modified organisms.
Vegetarian - this product is vegetarian.
Isotonic-Capable Drink: easy-to-take isotonic supplements / health food that allow for better nutrient absorption by the body.
Absorption and effectiveness of nutritional supplements are two important features to examine when selecting a nutritional supplement. Isotonix Maximum ORAC contains both. This supplement is in isotonic form, which helps the nutrients to be absorbed into your system quicker. It is usually taken on an empty stomach and when the isotonic fluid enters the body, it is delivered to the small intestine nutritionally concentrated. Then it is naturally absorbed into the blood stream at a rapid pace and little nutritive value is lost. Since the antioxidants are in an isotonic solution, it minimizes the chance that important nutrients will be trapped by fats, fibers and tannins or inactivated by a highly acidic pH level.
Unlike other forms of oral supplementation, Isotonix products are not encapsulated, so there is no need for fillers, binders, coatings, lubricants, disintegrators or artificial coloring. When the product is used correctly, you get the exact same amount of nutrients shown in the desired isotonic state.
A good ORAC supplement should contain high-ORAC value foods, such as blueberries, cranberries and elderberries. The use of natural vitamin E isomers, tocotrienols and tocopherols, and vitamin C in ORAC supplements can contribute to an antioxidant network inside cells, which offers far more protection than using a single agent.
Maximum ORAC also contains black pepper extract to improve the absorption of antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and possibly other antioxidant molecules into the cells lining the small intestine. Two U.S. federal government health agencies, Centers for Disease Control and the National Cancer Institute, recommend five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables per day. For most individuals, it is difficult to consume this many servings and nutritional supplementation becomes vitally important.
To better understand the beneficial effects of Isotonix Maximum ORAC, we need to understand the role of free radicals in our bodies. Some free-radical activity is necessary as it supplies the biochemical functioning from which our cells produce energy to carry out biological processes. Excessive free-radical activity can produce oxidative stress, resulting in damage to cells. Unfortunately, the environment we live in today creates an overload of free-radical exposure in the form of both oxygen and nitrogen free radicals. This is where the antioxidant capabilities of Isotonix Maximum ORAC in combination of OPCs come into play, creating full-circle free-radical defense.
The primary site of radical oxygen damage is mitochondrial DNA. Every cell contains an enormous set of molecules called DNA, which provide chemical instructions for a cell to function. This DNA is found in the nucleus of the cell, which serves as the command center of the cell, as well as in the mitochondria. The cell fixes most of the damage done to DNA within the nucleus. However, mitochondrial DNA cannot be readily fixed. Therefore, extensive mitochondrial DNA damage accumulates over time and shuts down mitochondria, causing cells to die and the organism to age. Isotonix Maximum ORAC is a super antioxidant will help to protect mitochondrial DNA from free-radical damage.
Mixed Berry Extracts
Each serving of IsotonixMaximum ORAC Powder Drink contains 653 mg of berry extracts from high-ORACvalue foods such as elderberry, blueberry and cranberry. These berry extractscontain an assortment of bioflavonoids, organic acids and other polyphenoliccompounds that work synergistically to defend against free-radical damage.
Vitamin C (known asascorbic acid), an essential nutrient for humans, is needed for metabolicreactions in the body. Foods such as oranges, lemons, grapefruit, strawberries,tomatoes, brussels sprouts, peppers and cantaloupes are good sources of vitaminC.
Vitamin C is known forits function as one of the key nutritional antioxidants that protect the bodyfrom free-radical damage and cellular strengthening. It is an essentialcofactor for the enzymes involved in the synthesis of collagen. Vitamin C ismore commonly known for supporting a healthy immune system. The antioxidantfunction of vitamin C is performed within the aqueous compartments of the bloodand inside cells.
It has been reported inmany studies that vitamin C protects plasma lipids from oxidative damage andalso protects DNA and protein from various oxidative processes.
Since vitamin E is one ofthe most powerful fat-soluble antioxidants in the body, it helps protect cellmembranes from the damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin E has also beenfound to promote cardiovascular health. Vitamin E is linked to an enhancedimmune system function and topical wound healing.
What is an antioxidant?
Antioxidant means against oxidation. Antioxidants work to protect lipids from peroxidation by radical elements. Antioxidants are effective because they give up their own electrons to free radicals. When a free radical gains the electron from an antioxidant, it no longer needs to attack a cell and the chain reaction of oxidation is broken.
Where do free radicals come from?
Simply breathing (respiration), metabolizing food and generating ATP to fuel enzymatic reactions can create free radicals. Free radical damage caused by oxygen-free radicals is created by the following: eating high fat foods, processed foods, food preservatives, ionizing radiation (UV, gamma, X-rays), exercise, stress, pollution, chlorine in drinking water, and tobacco smoke. Maximum ORAC contributes to the body’s ability to counteract oxidation by increasing the levels of antioxidants in the bloodstream and protecting the other antioxidants that are acquired from our diets, and restoring their full antioxidant activity in some cases.
I already take an antioxidant supplement with vitamins A, C and E. Is there an advantage in taking supplements in Isotonix form?
Yes. When you ingest food, drink, beverages or most nutritional supplements, the stomach must secrete diluting juices, enzymes, hydrochloric acid and at least one vitamin-binding protein to begin the process of digestion. This process can take about 40 minutes, depending on the size of the meal, and it requires both time and energy. The advantage of using Isotonix products are that they are delivered directly into the small intestine nutritionally concentrated. This maximizes the opportunity for absorption of the nutrients across the cell membranes.
Isotonix products, such as the Isotonix Maximum ORAC, are usually taken on an empty stomach, which considerably shortens the transit time through the body. Since the transit time is shortened, it minimizes the chance that vital micronutrients will be trapped in the body by fats, fibers and tannins, or even inactivated by a highly acidic pH level, which can all lead to neutralization in the nutritional value. The solution flows into the small intestine, where it mixes with pancreatic digestive juices, which adds sodium bicarbonate to adjust the pH to neutral, and in so doing, maximizes the potential uptake of nutrients.
What is the difference in taking an isotonic formula as compared to taking traditional tablets?
Isotonic solutions offer the fastest and most efficient delivery of all oral forms of supplementation. The nutrients in the solutions are quickly and effectively absorbed into the bloodstream, and do not linger in the stomach causing gastrointestinal discomfort. Isotonix products are not encapsulated, so there is no need for them to contain fillers, binders, coatings, disintegrators or artificial coloring like there can be in traditional nutrient supplements.
What does O.R.A.C. stand for?
Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity is an assay that measures the antioxidant activity of a substance. ORAC assays measure how many oxygen radicals a substance can absorb. The higher its ORAC score, the better it is at helping our bodies destroy free radicals.
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Isotonic, which means "same pressure," bears the same chemical resemblance of the body's blood, plasma and tears. All fluids in the body have a certain concentration, referred to as osmotic pressure. The body's common osmotic pressure, which is isotonic, allows a consistent maintenance of body tissues. In order for a substance to be absorbed and used in the body's metabolism, it must be in an isotonic state.
Isotonix dietary supplements are delivered in an isotonic solution. This means that the body has less work to do to obtain maximum absorption of the nutrients. The isotonic state of the suspension allows nutrients to pass directly into the small intestine and rapidly absorb into the bloodstream. With Isotonix products, little nutritive value is lost, making the absorption of nutrients highly efficient while delivering maximum results.