High ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value
Example for oxygen radicals interacting with a large variety of biological molecules is how rust affects the integrity of metals
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.
Why Choose Isotonix Maximum ORAC?
Mixed Berry Extracts Each serving of Isotonix Maximum ORAC Powder Drink contains 653 mg of berry extracts from high-ORAC value foods such as elderberry, blueberry and cranberry. These berry extracts contain an assortment of bioflavonoids, organic acids and other polyphenolic compounds that work synergistically to defend against free-radical damage. Vitamin C Vitamin C (known as ascorbic acid), an essential nutrient for humans, is needed for metabolic reactions in the body. Foods such as oranges, lemons, grapefruit, strawberries, tomatoes, brussels sprouts, peppers and cantaloupes are good sources of vitamin C.
Vitamin C is known for its function as one of the key nutritional antioxidants that protect the body from free-radical damage and cellular strengthening. It is an essential cofactor for the enzymes involved in the synthesis of collagen. Vitamin C is more commonly known for supporting a healthy immune system. The antioxidant function of vitamin C is performed within the aqueous compartments of the blood and inside cells.
It has been reported in many studies that vitamin C protects plasma lipids from oxidative damage and also protects DNA and protein from various oxidative processes. Vitamin E Since vitamin E is one of the most powerful fat-soluble antioxidants in the body, it helps protect cell membranes from the damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin E has also been found to promote cardiovascular health. Vitamin E is linked to an enhanced immune system function and topical wound healing.
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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 Powder Drink, 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, lubricants, 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.
Isotonix Vs. Standard Tablets, Capsules, or Soft Gels:
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.
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