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THIS IS THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL CELL PROTECTION
AND FREE RADICAL DEFENSE FORMULA
YOUR BEST SOURCE OF 100% NON-GMO VITAMIN C
ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ is a next generation cell protection formula that simultaneously meets the needs for high levels of Vitamin C, full spectrum antioxidants (high ORAC values), and protective enzyme activators (Nrf2 activators) in a single product. This potent combination of characteristics distinguishes the formula because no other single product available today offers such complete protection. This formula represents a quantum leap forward in providing total antioxidant protection from all types of free-radicals!
ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ is hands down the most effective cell protection, free-radical defense formula ever formulated. Not only does it provide extraordinary protection for cells, but because it so effectively quenches free radical activity, it supports the health of all tissues and organ systems in the body. And, even as it keeps the body healthy by reducing harmful effects of free radicals, it also prevents, mitigates, and reduces adverse free-radical effects due to conditions of poor health that create additional oxidative stress. The formula thereby protects you both from oxidative damage that contributes to poor health and from oxidative damage resulting from conditions of poor health. ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ stops free-radical damage “dead in its tracks”...and is the reason why it's the most effective cell protection available!
Ultimate Protector™ offers unprecedented ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) values that act as an overwhelming antioxidant blanket that will smother inflammatory free radical fires. It will reduce pain, inflammation and reduce oxidative stress in humans quickly if taken in high enough dosages. Within a few short days of a million or two ORAC units a day, one can realize significant relief.”
- Dr. Mark Sircus
What makes our formula so uniquely powerful? The reason is that it combines ingredients that essentially allow it to act as a “3-in-1” superantioxidant formula. That is, it offers the free-radical quenching powers of three separate types of antioxidant formulas...united into a single formula so potent that we call it ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™. This single formula therefore provides immense total cell protection via the following three component parts (each of which by itself offers substantial cell protection):
NRF2 ACTIVATORS TO SUPERCHARGE YOUR BODY'S OWN BUILT-IN ANTIOXIDANT SYSTEMS. Antioxidant enzymes are regulated at the DNA/genetic level by the antioxidant responsive element (ARE). Nrf2 (pronounced “nerf-2”) is an important protein that remains dormant within each cell of our body, unable to move or perform its task, until released by an Nrf2 activator. When Nrf2 is released by an activator it migrates to the cell nucleus and bonds with the DNA at the place where the ARE resides. In this way Nrf2 activation provides a pathway for the production of our body’s most essential antioxidants. It is now known that the best Nrf2 activators are plants that, while not necessarily antioxidant rich, have the ability to trigger vigorous antioxidant production.
We include a comprehensive array of plant-based activators in ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™. The formula includes concentrated forms of more than 30 fruits, vegetables, and herbs known to activate Nrf2 activity in the body. Based on our research, it is evident that many high potency antioxidant phytochemicals (including plant-based polyphenols) also act as excellent Nrf2 activators in the body. ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ is therefore designed to provide many phytochemicals that provide naturally high antioxidant values and high Nrf2 activation activity. We leverage the fact that high antioxidant (ORAC) value frequently correlates with high Nrf2 activator status. This piggback effect makes ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ the best Nrf2 activator on the market...and the best "endogenous" (internally produced) antioxidant formula...that will supercharge your health!!
POWERFUL PHYTOCHEMICAL ANTIOXIDANTS, INCLUDING POLYPHENOLS. ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ provides extremely high levels of natural antioxidants, including high levels of polyphenols that act powerfully as antioxidants. These antioxidants include more than 30 plant-based ingredients with demonstrated free-radical quenching capacity. These "exogenous" food-based antioxidants (supplied from outside the body) provide the you with immense oxidative defenses that can use to defend against free-radical assault.
Several types of free radicals are quenched most effectively using antioxidants supplied in foods. That is, not all types of free radicals can be quenched using internally created antioxidants (i.e., generated via body's own the Nrf2 enzyme activation system). For example, the Hydroxyl radical cannot be quenched by endogenous antioxidants, but solely by exogenous (externally supplied by food-based and phytochemical) antioxidants. By providing large quantities of a wide variety of food-based antioxidants, the formula allows the body to use them to knock out free radicals susceptible to exogenous antioxidants. ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ provides a "one-two punch" with endogenous (Nrf2 activated) antioxidants and exogenous (externally supplied) antioxidants working together to knock out free-radicals by leveraging massive combined ORAC value to create powerful antioxidant defenses. The combination of exogenously supplied and endogenous antioxidant activators is key to the anti-aging, anti-pain, and anti-degenerative effects of the formula, and its remarkable capacity to quench free-radicals in your body!
The concentrated antioxidants (i.e., exogenous or “externally supplied” antioxidants) in the formula are essentially sourced from food plants that are organic, non-GMO, and found in nature (never synthetic!). The antioxidants in 100% non-GMO ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ include antioxidants derived from wild blueberry, wild bilberry, acai, black currant, sweet cherry, raspberry, elderberry, blackberry, aronia, black soybean hull extract, blue corn, coffee berry (not the bean), curcumin, trans-resveratrol, grape seed, cranberry, tart cherry, ptrune, raspberry seed, strawberry, quercetin, broccoli, broccoli sprouts, tomato, kale, carrot, brussels sprouts, onion, and spinach. This potent combination of powerful, natural phytochemicals (including numerous polyphenols) provides a substantial portion of the formulas total ORAC5.0™ value.
SUPERIOR SOURCE OF NON-GMO, BUFFERED, USP-GRADE VITAMIN C. Vitamin C is found naturally in plant sources containing polyphenols. Vitamin C and polyphenols are known to work together to support high levels of antioxidant protection. ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ includes high-purity, non-GMO Vitamin C that is used in a “water method” process to produce calcium and magnesium ascorbates. This “water method” produces Vitamin C that is absorbed and retained in the body far better than Vitamin C produced by traditional methods. Vitamin C is one of the few antioxidants to quench nearly all types of free radicals. In addition, it can recharge other antioxidants due it's remarkable capacity as an electron donor. No serious antioxidant formula is ever complete without Vitamin C. Top-quality Vitamin C rounds out ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ and contributes to its profound potency...making it the best all-around cell protector formula available anywhere!
INCREDIBLY HIGH TOTAL ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance capacity) YIELDS 486,000 UNITS (µmole TE/gram) PER SERVING! Oxidative stress caused by the five major free radicals is associated with many adverse health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, hypertension, inflammation, and Alzheimer’s disease. Antioxidants function as a critical line of defense against free radicals by blocking their attack on DNA, vital proteins, lipids, amino acids, and other structures in the body. Based upon the advanced ORAC5.0™ testing methodology developed and conducted by Brunswick Laboratories, six recommended daily capsules of ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ provide a total ORAC5.0™ value of 486,000 units! If you are looking for high ORAC values for super-antioxidant protection, then look no further! This formula offers the highest ORAC values of any cell protection supplement available!
• ANTI-AGING. ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ helps resist the aging process with extraordinarily potent free-radical defense. Consequently, you can feel younger, live longer, and be stronger. ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ provides superior defense against all five major classes of free radicals. that means total protection for you!
• ANTI-INFLAMMATORY. Fight inflammatory responses throughout your body! Reduce the inflammatory cascades leading to degenerative conditions and premature aging. Live stronger for longer...and optimize your health and healing capabilities. Try the world's most poweful, natural inflammation-fighting formula.
• PAIN RELIEF. Free-radical damage can cause pain. Why suffer when you can vastly increase free radical quenching powers locked in your very own cells? Stop unnecesary oxidation cold by massively increasing your antioxidant potential with the most potent cell protection formula available (486,000 units!! – as measured by Brunswick Lab's ORAC5.0™ test). This formula fights all five major types of free radicals making It the most complete protection you'll ever find!
• CARDIOVASCULAR SUPPORT. Vitamin C and other antioxidants help create optimal health for the entire cardiovascular system. Reduced oxidation in vessels and the heart allow and support for cell structures provides for greater cardiovascular health and prevents premature aging of the circulatory system.
• FIGHTS HYPERTENSION. Provides plant-based nutrients known to mitigate high blood pressure.
• BOOSTS IMMUNITY. Supports immune system health by providing nutrients that allow optimal oxidative defenses throughout the body.
• REDUCES JOINT STIFFNESS. Supports joint health, flexibility, and normal range of motion. This benefit relates to the powerful anti-inflammatory effects ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ provides.
• FIGHTS EFFECTS OF RADIATION. Mitigates, prevents, and reverses genetic damage due to radiation exposure. Uniquely powerful capacity quench free radicals allows your body to heal adverse effects relating to harmful exposures (past and present).
• PREVENTS AND MITIGATES FREE-RADICAL DAMAGE CONTRIBUTING TO CONDITIONS OF POOR HEALTH.
• FACILITATES INTERNAL PRODUCTION OF ANTIOXIDANT ENZYMES BY SUPPLYING NRF2 TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR ACTIVATORS.
• ACTS FAST! Acts rapidly to quench free radicals. Effects may be noticeable within hours.
• VAST ARRAY OF PLANT-BASED NRF2 TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR ACTIVATORS
• WIDE RANGE OF POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANT PHYTOCHEMICALS, INCLUDING MANY POTENT POLYPHENOLS
• NON-GMO, BUFFERED, USP-GRADE VITAMIN C
• ORAC5.0™ VALUE OF 486,000 UNITS PER SERVING. This industry-leading value not only indicates amazingly high antioxidant protection provided by this truly unique formula, but also highlights the fact of highly complete protection to cells from free radicals. That is, ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ is a balanced formula offfering substantial protection from all five major types of free radicals. In contrast, other antioxidant supplements and Nrf2 activator formulas often provide lopsided coverage in which they protect well for one, two, or three types of free radicals, yet offer little or no protection from other types of free radicals. Complete coverage means protection from all major types of free radicals...provided only by ULTIMATE PROTECTOR!
• NON-GMO! NO GMO INGREDIENTS EVER!
• 100% GUARANTEED. We stand behind ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ (and all our products) with a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.
“...there is no other product that even comes close.” – Dr. Mark Sircus
ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ contains USP-grade non-GMO Buffered Vitamin C from Cassava (tapioca), AnthoComplete™ (high-ORAC powder: 3000 units/g from Wild Blueberry, Wild Bilberry, Acai, Black Currant Extract, Sweet Cherry, Raspberry, Elderberry, Blackberry, Aronia, Black Soybean Hull Extract, and Blue Corn), CoffeeBerry® Forte (high-ORAC powder: 6,000 units/g from Coffee Berry), Curcumin (standardized extract with 95% curcuminoids), Trans-Resveratrol (98% from Giant Knotweed), VitaBerry® Plus (high-ORAC powder: 12,000 units/g from freeze-dried Grape Seed, Wild Blueberry, Wild Bilberry, Cranberry, Tart Cherry, Prune, Raspberry Seed, Strawberry, Trans-Resveratrol, and Quercetin), VitaVeggie® (high-ORAC powder: 6,000 units/g from Broccoli, Broccoli Sprouts, Tomato, Kale, Carrot, Brussels Sprouts, Onion, and Spinach), and Bioperine® (a patented black pepper extract that enhances absorption of all ingredients).
ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ is contained in a capsule suitable for vegetarians (i.e., a veggie cap) and contains no magnesium stearate.
NUTRITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS AND APPLICATIONS
THREE MODES OF ACTION
ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ provides complete coverage for free-radical protection by satisfying three distinct needs in single cell protection formula:
1) The need for a non-GMO Vitamin C product. That is, a Vitamin C formula that avoids genetically modified sources such as corn, potatoes, or beets.
2) The need for a single, powerful antioxidant formula. That is, a single, easy-to-take antioxidant formula offering a broad range of extremely high-ORAC plant source antioxidants. These antioxidants should protect against the full range of free radicals found in the human body including: superoxide anion (O2·-), peroxyl radicals (ROO·), hydroxyl radicals (HO·), singlet oxygen (1O2), and peroxynitrite (ONOO-).
3) The need for a supplement providing a full spectrum of Nrf2 activators. That is, a supplement providing a wide range of natural Nrf2 transcription factor activators that allow the body to make its own antioxidant enzymes (e.g., superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, and glutathione peroxidase). Scientific research has shown that these are found in a wide range of fruits, vegetable, and herbs and that products that provide a wide range of Nrf2 activators give significantly higher levels of the endogenously produced antioxidant enzymes.
The ways ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ satisfies these three needs are discussed below:
1) NON-GMO VITAMIN C / ASCORBIC ACID
High-quality, USP grade Vitamin C has been obtained historically from corn, potatoes, and/or beets. Unfortunately, all of these sources have to a large extent gone to genetically modified (GMO) variants. While some non-GMO sources of ascorbic acid made from these plants still are available, it is nevertheless becoming increasingly difficult to ascertain whether a source is non-GMO. Recently, a new source of high-purity (>99%) USP-grade ascorbic acid has become available from cassava (tapioca). Our manufacturer uses this non-GMO material to make both calcium and magnesium ascorbates using a “water method” process. This method produces a Vitamin C product that is absorbed and retained in the body far better than Vitamin C produced by the traditional methods. Two capsules of Ultimate Protector™ provide 500 mg of Vitamin C.
In nature, Vitamin C is found generally in plant sources containing polyphenols. Vitamin C and polyphenols work together to provide a high level of antioxidant protection and they support the function of each other in the process. For example, Vitamin C is needed by the body to produce collagen and certain polyphenols (especially oligomeric proanthocyanidins) (OPCs) crosslink the collagen and make it stronger.
Vitamin C is known to perform many critical functions within the body involving detoxification, tissue building, immune enhancement, pain control, and controlling or killing pathogenic organisms. It is known to be helpful for wound and bone healing, healthy skin and eyes, fighting infections, stress control, toxic exposure, and repairing damaged tissue of all types. Taking adequate amounts of Vitamin C can help to support the body against a wide range of disease states.
In the body Vitamin C acts as an electron donor and/or hydrogen donor, and this ability makes it a potent antioxidant. It rapidly reduces superoxide and nitroxide radicals and scavenges hydroxyl, alkoxyl, and peroxyl radicals. It also reacts with non-radical species such as singlet oxygen and hypochlorous acid. It has been observed in in vitro experiments that Vitamin C acts as the first line of defense in the plasma. Vitamin C can "recycle" other antioxidants (i.e., due to it's function as an electron donor) and thereby allow these antioxidants to quench more free radicals.
2) EXTREMELY HIGH-ORAC ANTIOXIDANT SOURCES
Free radicals are reactive species that can have adverse effects on normal physiological functions. Studies associate the five major types of free radicals (i.e., hydroxyl, peroxyl, peroxynitrite, singlet oxygen, and superoxide anion) with health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, breakdown of vital proteins, chronic inflammation, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Antioxidants function as a vital line of defense against free radicals by blocking their attack on DNA, vital proteins, lipids, and amino acids. Until now, efforts to identify the effect of antioxidants on all five types of free radicals were constrained by limited testing procedures. Historically, the ORAC assay, the industry-standard test, could measure only antioxidant activity of one of the five types of free radicals, i.e., the peroxyl radical.
Recent technological developments have resulted in a comprehensive new testing method called the Total ORAC5.0™ (also called ORACfn) assay. Because of the development of the Total ORAC5.0™ test, it is now possible to target and measure the effects of antioxidants on the five major types free radicals found in the body.
Brunswick Labs has tested ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ using the new ORAC5.0™ tests. The results reveal an incredible overall ORAC5.0™ value of 173,000 µmole TE/gram (i.e, 173,000 per gram), an exceptionally high ORAC value. In addition, the results show that the formula offers excellent protection against all of the five major types of free radicals. Specifically, the results show values of 6,300 (µmole TE/gram) for peroxyl radicals, 5,900 (µmole TE/gram) for hydroxyl radicals, 2,500 (µmole TE/gram) for peroxynitrite, 106,000 (µmole TE/gram) for superoxide anion, and 52,000 (µmole TE/gram) for singlet oxygen. The table (below) shows for each free radical type the ORAC5.0™ daily values for six capsules of Ultimate Protector™ containing 2.81 grams of the formula.
The overall daily ORAC5.0™ value obtained by adding the values for each free radical type is 486,000 units (173,000 units x 2.81 g)! To the best of our knowledge there is no other product that even comes close to providing such complete protection both in terms of breadth of coverage and overall strength. The Brunswick Labs ORAC5.0™ test results for Ultimate Protector™ are posted on our website. Click here to see the test results.
ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ ORAC Units Per Serving (six capsules)
Free Radical Type
|17,700||Peroxyl Radical is very important in many biological systems, including lipid peroxidation, DNA cleavage, and protein backbone modification.|
|Hydroxyl is highly reactive and cannot be eliminated by our endogenous enzymes. It damages virtually all types of macromolecules: carbohydrates, nucleic acids, lipids, and amino acids. In the skin, hydroxyl radicals are created by UV exposure.|
|6,900||Peroxynitrite is a reactive nitrogen species that is particularly harmful to proteins. It has been implicated in tumorigenesis, hepatitis, and chronic inflammation. In the skin, peroxynitrite contributes to the breakdown of vital proteins, such as collagen.|
|146,000||Singlet Oxygen is generated in the skin by UV exposure. It is linked to the oxidation of LDL cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.|
||Superoxide Anion is a precursor of all other reactive oxygen species – sometimes referred to as “the mother of free radicals.” It is highly toxic and contributes to lipid and DNA damage.|
Total Per Daily Serving of Six Capsules (2.81g)
|* Brunswick Laboratories test results for ORACFN (ORAC5.0 ) for ULTIMATE PROTECTOR are available here.|
3) NRF2 TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR ACTIVATORS
In order to survive under a variety of environmental or intracellular stresses, our cells have developed highly efficient protective mechanisms to protect themselves from oxidative or electrophilic challenges. Proteins that comprise phase II detoxification and antioxidant enzymes provide an enzymatic line of defense against reactive oxygen species (ROS). These enzymes include superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, glutathione peroxidase, glutathione S-transferase (GST), and glutamate cysteine ligase.
Induction of phase II and antioxidant enzymes are regulated at the DNA/gene level by an antioxidant responsive element (ARE). ARE-mediated gene expression plays a central role in the cellular defense against cellular oxidative damage. Experimental evidence supports the view that induction of ARE-mediated cytoprotective enzymes is a critical and sufficient mechanism to enable protection against disease provoked by environmental and endogenous insults.
One of the key ARE-binding transcription factors is Nrf2. Induction of cytoprotective enzymes in response to ROS, electrophiles, and phytochemicals is a cellular event that is highly dependent on Nrf2 protein. By activating Nrf2 signaling, phytochemicals can increase cellular detoxification and antioxidant enzymes, thereby enhancing removal of ROS and toxic chemicals and preventing disease. This hypothesis has been tested in many studies.
For example, a study with sulforaphane (an isothiocyanate present abundantly in cruciferous vegetables) shows that oral administration of this phytochemical can effectively block benzo[a]pyrene-induced forestomach tumors in mice. This protective effect was abrogated in mice that could not produce Nrf2. This supports the critical role of phase II detoxification and antioxidant enzymes as chemopreventive agents.
Nrf2 is normally bound in the cytoplasm of cells to a protein called KEAP1. However, when an appropriate photochemical agent attaches to a kinase receptor on the cell wall a phosphate group is released that causes the Nrf2 to be released. The Nrf2 then migrates into the cell nucleus and causes an antioxidant enzyme (e.g., superoxide dismutase (SOD)) to be fabricated and released. This endogenously produced enzyme then can protect against ROS, electrophiles, and other toxic agents.
In practical experience, it has been found that a combination of multiple polyphenols works significantly better than single ingredients. In fact, in one experiment it was found that a combination of five ingredients all known to be Nrf2 activators was 18 times more effective than any single ingredient. Furthermore, it was found that this combination of five ingredients was able to increase levels of SOD by 30% and catalase by 56% after 120 days of taking the combination.
In view of the considerations above, we include a wide range of Nrf2 activators in ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™. These include a large variety of freeze-dried and concentrated fruits, vegetables, and herbs. These include Wild Blueberry, Wild Bilberry, Acai, Black Currant Extract, Sweet Cherry, Raspberry, Elderberry, Blackberry, Aronia, Black Soybean Hull Extract, Blue Corn, CoffeeBerry®, Curcumin (standardized extract with 95% curcuminoids from Turmeric), Trans-Resveratrol (98% from Giant Knotweed), Grape Seed, Cranberry, Tart Cherry, Prune, Raspberry Seed, Strawberry, Quercetin, Broccoli, Broccoli Sprouts, Tomato, Kale, Carrot, Brussels Sprouts, Onion, and Spinach.
We find it informative that most of the ingredients listed above have high ORAC values and have also been shown in research studies to be excellent Nrf2 activators. Additionally, these plant ingredients have been shown to be extremely healing as foods in their own right. It thus appears that the combination of high ORAC, Nrf2, and healing foods are tightly bound together!
Dr. Hank Liers of HPDI designed this formula with an understanding that a “systems approach” is best utilized in order to incorporate the ingredients comprising each of the components of the formula (i.e., Nrf2 activators, high potency antioxidants, and high-quality Vitamin C). Providing either too few phytochemicals or engaging a “shotgun” approach (that does not carefully consider how the components interact) is the difference between the effectiveness of ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ and most other Nrf2 activator products. Nrf2 activator product formulations typically fail to comprehend the relationship of high ORAC antioxidants to high Nrf2 activation potential and do not fully or most effectively realize the potential of combining the most effective phytochemicals that work together synergistically to produce stellar antioxidant power. ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ includes the most effective combination of ingredients that leverages the full power high-ORAC antioxidants, high potency Nrf2 activators, and Vitamin C. It thereby provides the highest antioxidant ORAC value per gram of any formula on the planet!
Included in ULTIMATE PROTECTOR‘s array of freeze-dried and concentrated fruits, vegetables, and herbs are the following phytohemicals:
Anthocyandins, Beta Carotene, Caffeic acid, Chlorogenic acid, Ellagic acid, Ferulic acid, Glucosinolates, Lutein, Lycopene, Phenolic acids, Polyphenols, Polysaccharides, Proanthocyanidins, Ptero-Stilbenes, Quercetin, Quinic acid, Sulforaphane, and Trans-Resveratrol.
The phytochemical ingredients in ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ are discussed below:
AnthoComplete™ is a nutritious, non-GMO blend that provides a broad spectrum of anthocyanins derived from wild bilberry, wild blueberry, acai, black currant extract, sweet cherry, raspberry, elderberry, blackberry, aronia, black soybean hull extract, and blue corn. This powder has an ORAC value in excess of 3,000 units per one gram. Therefore, at the 135 mg level that this material is found in six capsules of Ultimate Protector it provides a minimum of 405 ORAC units. AnthoComplete™ is standardized to contain a minimum of 10% anthocyanins, 25% polyphenols, and 15% phenolic acids.
Anthocyanins are not all created equal. Every fruit, vegetable and legume provides its own set of unique anthocyanins that reside in the body for different lengths of time and in different locations, providing a range of benefits. AnthoComplete™ has been designed to provide the necessary range of anthocyanins. Published research associates anthocyanins with healthy aging, inflammation management, improved blood sugar metabolism, and cardiovascular disease management.
AnthoComplete™ provides the following benefits:
• Supports Healthy Inflammatory Response
• Promotes Cardiovascular Health
• Promotes Healthy Brain Function
• Promotes Healthy Vision
2) CoffeeBerry® Forte:
A patented, non-GMO, and antioxidant-rich product derived from the whole fruit of the coffee plant, Coffea arabica. This product is exceptionally rich in the antioxidants called phenolic acids. This powder has an ORAC value in excess of 6,000 units per 1 gram. Therefore at the 135 mg level that this material is found in six capsules of Ultimate Protector it provides a minimum of 810 ORAC units. CoffeeBerry® Forte is standardized to contain a minimum of 40% chlorogenic acid.
The antioxidants in CoffeeBerry® products are from polyphenols or phenolic acids, natural plant antioxidants abundant in the whole fruit of the coffee plant. Chlorogenic acids are healthy polyphenols found abundantly in CoffeeBerry® Forte. Known as a potent antioxidant, studies have shown that chlorogenic acid can help improve glucose tolerance and support glucose management. Research has also discovered that Chlorogenic acid can help support heart health by slowing the oxidation of low-density lipoproteins. Quinic acid is another common phenolic acid found in coffee. Studies show that quinic acid can help manage the downstream consequences of oxidative stress in the body. Ferulic acid is a powerful, highly available antioxidant found in coffee. It is especially effective in neutralizing free radicals known as ‘superoxides,’ ‘hydroxl radicals,’ and ‘nitric oxide.’ Ferulic acid acts synergistically with other antioxidants, thereby boosting their potency.
• Neutralize toxic free radicals
• Help protect against systemic oxidative stress
• Help reduce the incidence of oxidative pathologies such as coronary heart disease and inflammation
• Provide health benefits associated with glucose management, Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X), depression and anxiety and oral health
We have included Sabinsa’s Curcumin C3 Complex® in ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™. The name C3 Complex has reference to its three main chemical compounds – Curcumin, Demethoxycurcumin and Bisdemethoxycurcumin – collectively known as Curcuminoids and all derived from Turmeric. Curcumin has been shown to be an Nrf2 transcription factor activator. Studies have reported that curcumin and turmeric protect the liver against several toxicants both in vitro and in vivo. A number of reports showed the curative action of turmeric and curcuminoids. Curcumin is a potent scavenger of free radicals such as superoxide anion radicals, hydroxyl radicals, and nitrogen dioxide radicals. It exerts powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
4) Trans-Resveratrol (98% from Polygonum cuspidatum – giant knotweed)
Trans-resveratrol provides antioxidant protection, boosts cellular energy, and balances the immune system. It has been proven in studies to activate the SIRT1 longevity gene and enhance cellular productivity. Several research studies have shown that trans-resveratrol activates Nrf2 transcription factor, significantly modulates biomarkers of bone metabolism, inhibits pro-inflammatory enzymes such as COX-1 and COX-2, and exhibits cardioprotective effects, neuroprotective properties, and caloric restrictive behavior. Trans-resveratrol has shown the ability to increase the number of mitochondria thereby increasing total daily energy. Studies have shown that trans-resveratrol promotes an increase in mitochondrial function. Increased mitochondrial function translates into an increase in energy availability, improved aerobic capacity, and enhanced sensorimotor function. Trans-resveratrol has an ORAC value of 31,000 units per gram. Therefore, at the 90 mg level that this material is found in six capsules of Ultimate Protector it provides 2,790 ORAC units.
5) VitaBerry® Plus
This nutritious non-GMO material is a powder exhibiting extremely high-ORAC value. The material is derived from freeze-dried Grape Seed, Wild Blueberry, Wild Bilberry, Cranberry, Tart Cherry, Prune, Raspberry Seed, Strawberry, Resveratrol, and Quercetin. In fact, this powder has an ORAC value in excess of 12,000 units per gram. Therefore at the 90 mg level that this material is found in six capsules of Ultimate Protector it provides a minimum of 1,080 ORAC units. VitaBerry® Plus is standardized to contain a minimum of 30% polyphenols and 18% proanthocyanidins.
VitaBerry® Plus provides the following benefits:
• Superior source of natural antioxidants
• Helps prevent the effects of premature aging
• Promotes cardiovascular health
• Promotes healthy brain function and mental acuity
• Promotes healthy vision
• Promotes healthy blood sugar levels
• Excellent source of flavonoids and organic acids
• Promotes urinary tract health
• Promotes healthy skin
VitaVeggie® is the finest high ORAC source of 100% non-GMO vegetable antioxidants, concentrated extracts and whole-vegetable powders. More potent than fresh vegetables, just one gram of VitaVeggie® provides 5,000 ORAC units. Therefore, at the 90 mg level that this material is found in six capsules of Ultimate Protector, it provides a minimum of 450 ORAC units. This blend packs a double wallop of nutrition by providing quality, high-ORAC antioxidants from vegetable concentrates plus a liberal helping of fully intact whole vegetable phytochemicals from concentrated freeze-dried vegetable powders.
VitaVeggie® is standardized to contain a minimum of 1,000 ppm sulforaphane and 2,000 ppm glucosinolates. Anthocyanins, lycopene, lutein, chlorogenic acid, beta-carotene, ellagic acid, quercetin and quinic acid are all found in VitaVeggie®.
The vegetables in VitaVeggie® include:
• Finest and richest broccoli and the most perfect handpicked broccoli sprouts
• Vine-ripened tomatoes harvested at an optimal point in their growth and bursting with nutrition
• Fresh leafy spinach and ripe homegrown kale
• Tender baby California carrots glowing with color
• Brussels sprouts
• Highest-quality onions from the Pacific Northwest
Other VitaVeggie® features and benefits:
• High-ORAC source of natural vegetable antioxidants
• Helps prevent effects of premature aging
• Promotes cardiovascular health
• Promotes healthy brain function and mental acuity
• Promotes healthy vision
• Promotes healthy blood sugar levels
• Excellent source of flavonoids and organic acids
• Promotes urinary tract health
Bioperine® is a black pepper extract that has been shown to enhance the absorption of nutrients by 30–60 percent and makes all of the nutrients in this product more effective. In particular, it has been shown to significantly enhace the absorption of curcumins into the body.
COMPOSITION: Two veggie capsules provides the following percentages of the Daily Value:
|Serving Size: 2 Veggie Capsules Servings per Container: 90
|Amount Per Serving||Amounts||% Daily Value|
|Vitamin C (as ascorbates made from 100% USP-grade, non-GMO tapioca ascorbic acid)||500 mg||833|
|Calcium (from calcium ascorbate)||23.5 mg||2.4|
|Magnesium (from magnesium ascorbate)||23.1 mg||5.8|
|Curcumin (95% min. curcuminoids from Curcuma longa) (root)||30 mg||*|
|VitaBerry® Plus†||30 mg||*|
|AnthoComplete™††† (includes extract of black soybean hulls)||45 mg||*|
|CoffeBerry® Forte†||45 mg||*|
|Trans-Resveratrol 98%||30 mg||*|
|* Daily Value not established|
Other ingredients: vegetarian capsule (veggie cap), microcrystalline cellulose, silica, magnesium trisilicate.
DIRECTIONS: As a dietary supplement take two capsules three times daily with food or as directed by a health care professional.
ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ will be most effective when used in conjunction with other foundational nutritional supplements that support the body’s metabolism, including Multi Two or Mighty Multi-Vite!™ (therapeutic multivitamin formulas), Omega Plus (essential fatty acids with Vitamin E), PRO-C™ (antioxidant formula), and one of our high-RNA Rejuvenate!™ superfoods.
†VitaBerry® Plus, VitaVeggie®, and CoffeeBerry® Forte are registered trademarks of VDF Futureceuticals, Inc.
† CoffeeBerry® Coffee Fruit products and processes are covered by pending US and foreign applications, and one or more of the following patents: US 6,572,915, US 7,754,263, US 7,807,205, and US 7,815,959.
††† AnthoComplete™ is a trademark of VDF Futureceuticals, Inc.
† Bioperine® is a registered trademark of Sabinsa Corporation.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™
Resources on IntegratedHealth.com
The Need for Foundational Supplements e-book (.pdf)
Dr. Mark Sircus: “Using Vitamin C for Heart Disease and Cell Protection”
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