ORAC5.0™ AND ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™
486,000 TOTAL ORAC UNITS PER SERVING (six capsules)
ORAC (an acronym standing for "Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity") was developed by Brunswick Labs as an analytical tool for estimating the antioxidant capacity of substances. It is an in vitro test that was an important advancement in commercially available analysis of the peroxyl free-radical's trapping ability of foods and ingredients. It has become a de facto standard in the natural products industry. However, the original ORAC method was considered a starting spot - not a definitive endpoint - for comprehensive antioxidant analysis. The fact is that there are a variety of “free radicals” that operate in humans - the most important of which are the primary radicals hydroxyl, peroxyl, peroxynitrite, singlet oxygen, and superoxide anion. Brunswick Labs has reported that even though the peroxyl radical is the major free radical in the body, the original peroxyl ORAC represents no more than 27% of the total antioxidant potential of selected fruits and vegetables. In addition, the original ORAC method favors certain antioxidant substances over others (e.g. anthocyanins over carotenoids) due to the use of a single free radical source (peroxyl radical).
These radicals are formed, behave, and are defended against differently. They all contribute to 1) a general condition called “oxidative stress,” or cellular damage, and 2) broad human health concerns caused, for example, by inflammation, DNA and protein damage. They are each implicated in different health problems from cardiovascular disease to macular degeneration and Alzheimer’s disease and to skin damage and aging. Below we provide a brief summary of these free radicals.
The 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 (such as SOD and glutathione). It can damage virtually all types of macromolecules: carbohydrates, nucleic acids, lipids, and amino acids. In the skin, hydroxyl radicals are created by UV exposure. Peroxynitrite is a reactive nitrogen species that is particularly harmful to proteins. It has been implicated in the development of certain tumors, hepatitis, and chronic inflammation. In the skin, peroxynitrite contributes to the breakdown of vital proteins, such as collagen. Singlet Oxygen is generated in the skin by by UV. In vivo, it is linked to the oxidation of LDL cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. Singlet oxygen is highly unstable and durable. Carotenoids are very effective at scavenging singlet oxygen. 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. Antioxidants that scavenge superoxide anion also help prevent the formation of radicals such as hydrogen peroxide and hydroxyl. Superoxide anion has been linked to hypertension and cardiovascular damage.
Recently, Brunswick Labs has introduced a new test called ORAC5.0™ (also known as ORACFN). This test expands the ORAC platform to measure the antioxidant capacity against each of the five primary reactive oxygen species mentioned above. ORAC5.0™ substantially improves broad-spectrum antioxidant analysis and gives evidence of the diverse antioxidant potential of natural products against radicals other than just peroxyl. Brunswick Labs’ research shows that the antioxidants found in a wide range of natural products are effective against these primary radicals, and that in many cases a preponderance of a product’s antioxidant capacity is described by performance against the four new radicals added to the ORAC5.0™ panel.
HPDI's ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ is a next generation cell protection formula that supplies Nrf2 protective enzyme activators, high levels of non-GMO buffered Vitamin C, and a full spectrum of extremely high ORAC antioxidants, all in a single product.
ULTIMATE PROTECTOR DEFENDS AGAINST ALL 5 MAJOR TYPES OF OXIDANTS:
Peroxyl Radical (17,700 ORAC5.0 Units Per Serving)
Hydroxyl Radical (16,500 ORAC5.0 Per Serving)
Peroxynitrite (6,900 ORAC5.0 Units Per Serving)
Singlet Oxygen (146,000 ORAC5.0 Units Per Serving)
Superoxide Anion (299,000 ORAC5.0 Units Per Serving)
TOTAL PER DAILY SERVING: 486,000!
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, an extremely high 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 super oxide 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 grams). 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!
ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ ORAC5.0 Units Per Serving (6 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 the development of certain tumors, 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.|