Antioxidants
Noni Fruit Review: Benefits and Information
Mar22

Noni Fruit Review: Benefits and Information

What is Noni Fruit? Noni is the Hawaiian name for Morinda citrifolia—a traditional medicinal plant grown in the Pacific Islands, and other tropical regions of the world. Historically, parts of the entire plant have been used to treat a variety of ailments, such as malaria, fever, intestinal parasites and infections. Nonetheless, it’s the malodorous fruit that’s driving consumer interest in North America and Europe. Noni...

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Mangosteen Review: Information On Its Benefits
Feb21

Mangosteen Review: Information On Its Benefits

What is Mangosteen? Mangosteen is Garcinia mangostana, a fruit-bearing tree native to Southeast Asia. The fruit has been dubbed the “Queen of Fruits,” thanks to its delicately-flavored white pulp, although it’s the surrounding—and inedible—pericarp (i.e., the outer layer) that attracts the most interest from researchers and health-conscious consumers in the West. What’s So Interesting about It? As it turns out,...

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Goji Berries / Wolfberries Review: Benefits and Information

Goji berries are the fruits of Lycium barbarum—an Asian shrub cultivated for both food and medicine. Also known as “wolfberries,” the tart, orange-red fruits are traditionally eaten fresh or dried; or used to make juice, wine or tea. Goji berries have become quite popular here in the West, thanks to the growing market for novel and exotic “superfruits.” Although the marketing isn’t quite as outrageous as...

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Maqui Berry: Is Maqui the Ultimate Superfruit?

By now you’ve undoubtedly seen a number of ads, “informational” articles and blog posts touting the amazing virtues of the maqui berry. According to “The University of Google,” maqui berry products can miraculously help you shed excess weight and detoxify your body. Radiant health is just a few swallows (and dollars!) away! What’s the truth behind the hype? “Maqui” is Aristotelia...

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Bilberry Extract Review: What are its Benefits?

Bilberry Extract is produced from the fruit of Vaccinium myrtillus—a shrub closely related to blueberry. Bilberries have traditionally been used as both food and medicine: the fresh fruit is commonly made into preserves and pies; while dried preparations and extracts are used as alternative treatments for digestive, circulatory and visual disorders. Like blueberries, bilberries are rich in anthocyanosides—plant pigments responsible...

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Milk Thistle (Silymarin): Benefits and Side Effects

A short, wide, prickly plant known as milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is the source of a popular herbal remedy that is widely used to support healthy liver function. Milk thistle is an invasive species that, ironically, can be toxic to grazing cattle. The seeds, however, are another matter. They contain a complex of “flavonolignan” (part flavonoid, part lignan) compounds, silibinin, silidianin, and silicristin, that are...

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