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When you look at the statistics for Heart disease or Cardiovascular Disease, you get alarming numbers. A lot of research is ongoing all over the world. We translate the research into Practice
Founder, Bevu

Antioxidants and Cardiovascular disease

Antioxidants are natural substances that exist as vitamins, minerals and other compounds in foods. They are believed to help prevent disease by fighting free radicals, substances that harm the body when left unchecked. Free radicals are formed by normal bodily processes such as breathing, and by environmental contaminants like cigarette smoke. Without adequate amounts of antioxidants, these free radicals travel throughout the body, damaging cells.

Part of this cellular damage leads to one of the major known factors in the development of heart disease, oxidation of cholesterol. Oxidation, meaning the addition of oxygen to low-density lipoproteins (LDL or “bad” cholesterol), contributes to the build up of fatty plaque on artery walls (atherosclerosis), which can eventually slow or block blood flow to the heart.

The Bottom Line: Antioxidant foods

Many years and studies later it was propounded that diet supplements are no substitute for good eating habits. Supplements did not prove beneficial in avoiding heart problems, foods that are sources of antioxidants are still recommended. There are benefits to getting vitamins in food that don’t necessarily occur in supplement form. For example, foods rich in antioxidants may have nutrients such as flavonoids and lycopenes which are not necessarily included standard oral vitamin supplements. Eating a diet rich in antioxidant-containing foods is linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular (heart and blood vessels) disease.

Bacteria, Virus, Parasites and Fungi

Pathogenic invaders such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites are responsible for a multitude off our most common health complaints. From the common cold to flesh-eating bacteria to HIVV, these tricky and sometimes deadly invaders pose a very real threat to our health and well-being. In response to this threat, people through the ages have looked for effective ways to fight infection.

How Does Noni fight the PATHOGENS

Noni stimulates the production of various immune agents including Nitric Oxide, Interleukin 1, Interleukin 2, Interleukin 4, Interleukin 10, Interleukin 12, Interferon and lipopolysaccharide most of which help fight many pathogens whether they be viral, bacterial, cancerous, parasitic or fungal. Another recent study also indicates that Scopoletin, a health-promoting agent found in Noni may inhibit the activity of E.Coli, commonly associated with recent outbreaks resulting in hundreds of serious infections and even death. 

Noni aids the body in strengthening and stimulating its various immune systems, thereby adding valuable protection against pathogenic agents like bacteria, virus, cancerous cells, fungi and other parasites. Noni’s principal method of fighting the aforementioned pathogenic agents is its immunostimulatory ability.

The Debate – Natural or Supplements

The potential link between LDL oxidation and antioxidants has led investigators to explore the role of antioxidants and heart disease. Over the years, many studies have been done and these studies found benefit in antioxidants and soon many doctors the world over started using the line “Take vitamin E to fight heart disease.”. The continuing debate was whether to use Natural or Supplemental form of antioxidants?

Enter Noni: Super Rich in Antioxidant food

NONI has powerful antioxidant properties that help to neutralize the free radicals thus preventing the oxidation of the native LDL cholesterol to harmful LDL cholesterol and thus protects the arterial endothelial lining from injury and prevent atherosclerosis. The main antioxidants are vitamins A, E and C, beta-carotene, glutathione, bioflavonoid, selenium, zinc, CoQ10 (ubiquinone), and various phyto-chemicals. NONI is rich with Vita A, Beta carotene, Vita E, C, glutathione, bioflavonoid, selenium, zinc, and many more essential phytochemicals. Melatonin, a hormone produced by the pineal gland, is also a potent antioxidant. NONI helps to stimulate more melatonin release from the pineal gland.

Many of the ingredients in Noni are found in varying amounts in other foods or herbs. There seems to be no single known food or herb with either the rich list of substances or the high amounts of key substances all put together in one super food. Noni aids the body’s natural healing abilities.

Role of Noni

Noni has been used for various centuries for various health problems, including infections by numerous cultures. Botanist Julia Morton explains that Noni has been used in the Philippines as a Vermifuge (an agent that helps aid the body in expelling parasites) and for relieving conditions such as boils, carbuncles and stomach ulcers (often caused by bacteria) in Hawaii. She also notes that Noni was used to treat ringworm, boils, ulcers, wounds and as a potent insecticidal wash. Numerous other historical accounts back noni’s ability to fight bacteria and viral invaders.  From Guam to India to the West Indies Noni has been used to treat infected ulcers, wounds, boils, skin diseases, sinus infections and other problems caused by infections. Further Noni has been reported to fight abscesses, mouth/gum infections, colds, flu and other upper respiratory tract infections to relieving symptoms of urinary tract infections and to speed the healing of wounds.