Jus’ formula promotes all-around health. Jus recently received test results from a third-party lab with more research into the science-based blend and the fruits that promote health and wellness.
Most commonly known for their antioxidant activity. Humans and animals inject significant quantities of flavonoids in their diets. They have been referred to as “nature’s biological response modifiers” because of their ability to modify the body’s reaction to allergens, viruses, and carcinogens. They show anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and anti-cancer activity.Consumers and food manufacturers have become interested in flavonoids for their medicinal properties, especially their potential role in the prevention of cancers and cardiovascular disease. The body sees the flavonoids as foreign compounds, and the process of gearing up to get rid of unwanted compounds also helps eliminate mutagens and carcinogens and therefore may be of value in cancer prevention. Flavonoids could also induce mechanisms that help kill cancer cells and inhibit tumor invasion. Only small amounts of flavonoids are necessary to see medical benefits.
Important flavonoids: quercetin, epicatechin, and oligomeric proanthocyanidins.
Good Sources: berries, green tea, and seabuckthorn
Jús International: 9,604mg/L
Lipton Green Tea: 99mg/L (flavonoid antioxidants)
Flavonoid pigments that may appear red, purple, or blue, according to PH. They also act as powerful antioxidants. Their antioxidant properties are maintained even after they are eaten. Fruits that are exposed to strong sunlight develop high levels of anthocyanins. Rich in Anthocyanins: açaí, blueberries, cranberries, cherries, purple grape.
Several studies are underway to examine anti-cancer effects of black raspberries and cranberries on tumors in the esophagus, prostate, and colon.
Anthocyanins neutralize enzymes that destroy connective tissue and have been found to help in the reversal of age related neurological deficits.
Example: açaí has about 320mg per 100 g (over 3 times the anthocyanins as red wine volume per volume)
Jús International: 51.42mg/L
Studies indicate that regular intake of fruit and green tea is associated with a reduced number of cancer and coronary diseases. The protective effect has been attributable, at least in part, to polyphenols, which are predominately found in skins, seeds, and stems.
The higher the total phenolic score, the greater the availability of antioxidants in the liquid.
Concord Grape Juice: 2,307mg/L
Leading mangosteen drink: 2,102mg/L
Leading açaí drink: 1,848mg/L
Jús International: 9,696mg/L
Proanthocyanidin (a.k.a. condensed tannins) levels are high in cranberries. PACs are natural plant compounds with antioxidant, anti-adhesion, and anti-bacterial health promoting properties. PAC levels are measured by HPLC analysis (high-performance liquid chromatography).
Most notably found in: cranberries, grape seeds and skin, bilberries, seabuckthorn oil, and apples.
Proanthocyanidins suppress production of a protein that constricts blood vessels.
Linked to a reduced risk of coronary heart disease and to lower overall mortality.
They also play a role in the stabilization of collagen and maintenance of elastin (critical proteins in connective tissue that support organs, joints, blood vessels, and muscle. Their antioxidant capabilities are 20 times more powerful than vitamin C. They also:
* Reduce histamine production and are used in allergy treatment
* Help improve circulation (very important for diabetics, stroke victims, arthritics, and smokers)
* Help collagen repair (the breakdown of collagen is what causes wrinkles) and keep skin elastic, smooth, and wrinkle-free
* Act as an internal sunscreen
* Cross the blood-brain barrier to protect the blood vessels in the brain (this can result in increased mental acuity, a decreased potential for stroke, and possibly in fighting senility)
* Cranberry PACs have been shown to be uniquely effective in supporting urinary tract health via their bacterial anti-adhesion ability.
* Cranberry PACs contain a unique A-type structure, while most other plants contain only the more common B-type PACs. It is the A-type PACs that are responsible for the anti-adhesion mechanism.
Red Wine: 3000mg/L
White Wine: 350mg/L
Jús International: 3,629mg/L
All of the above supports the French Paradox which hypothesizes that intake of proanthocyanidins and other flavonoids from regular consumption of red wines prevents occurrence of a higher disease rate (cardiovascular diseases, diabetes) in French citizens on high-fat diets.