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 ORAC value 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.
The Organic Advantage
Ortho Molecular’s 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.
The Most Potent Grasses Available
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.
Deeper Greens—The Added Edge
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 ORAC product that helps patients overcome diets lacking the necessary National Cancer Institute’s 5-a-day intake of raw fruits and vegetables. We have taken the best science utilizing the highest ORAC fruits and vegetables, formulated into a satisfying single serving that helps patients fulfill their dietary needs.