Polyphenols combines 17 different varieties of isolated polyphenols
from fruits and vegetables. This supplement, in an easy to swallow
300mg capsule, has also been shown to have significant
anti-inflammatory properties. There are more than 4,000 known
polyphenols, and the richest sources are fruits and vegetables. In
general, the more color a fruit or vegetable has, the richer the
polyphenol content.1 The Bulletin of the World Health
Organization found that in the US, individual consumption of fruits and
vegetables is significantly less than the recommendation 5 to 13
servings of fruits and vegetables daily.2 The US Department
of Agriculture found that those aged 2 years and older have an average
vegetable intake of only 3 servings a day, mostly comprising of starchy
vegetables, specifically white potatoes that are virtually absent in
Zone Polyphenols makes it quick and simple to
obtain adequate polyphenols to reduce free radicals and inflammation;
one serving of Zone Polyphenols (1 capsule per day) is the antioxidant
equivalent of approximately 3-5 servings of fruits and vegetables while
also supplying anti-inflammatory benefits.
All polyphenols have anti-oxidant
properties that can be measured by their Oxygen Radical Absorption
Capacity (ORAC), but not all polyphenols have anti-inflammatory
properties. The polyphenols in Zone Polyphenols have been carefully
chosen to have both.
½ cup serving of fresh fruit contains anywhere from 200-1300 ORAC
units depending on the fruit selected. The average American serving of
fruits or vegetables provides about 300 ORAC units.
One serving (1 capsule) of Zone Polyphenols contains approximately 1500 ORAC units.