Virgin Coconut Oil & Grape Antioxidants – a synergy between 2 of nature’s most powerful functional food antioxidants.
Biohealth Double Active contains 10mg of natural Grape Antioxidants in a single teaspoon (5ml) serving. The average bottle of red wine has approximately 2-3 mg per bottle, while red grape juice has approx. 1 mg per bottle. Double the bioavailability is obtained by synergistically bonding these Grape Antioxidants to the medium chain fatty acids in virgin coconut oil. This dosage of Grape Antioxidants in Double Active VCO is within the normal healthy antioxidant rich dietary range and is preferred to mega dosages that are physiologically impossible to obtain from a dietary source. Whether you consume internally or apply externally you can help protect your cells from free radical damage and maintain your cellular antioxidant defenses.
Double Active Organic Virgin Coconut Oil may be of assistance for:
- Internal & external cellular protection
- Enhanced metabolism & weight loss
- Protection from brain and nervous system degeneration
- Skin health and beauty
- Prevent hair loss and hair greying
- Lighter complexion and reduction in pigmentation spots
As a food supplement:
Take 1 teaspoon daily. For the elderly to improve energy release in the brain, may be taken 3-4 times daily.
Apply to skin and hair morning and night or as required.
- Suitable for use by both young and old
- As some settling may occur, shake before use
- Do not refrigerate as Virgin Coconut Oil will solidify below 24 degrees C. If solidified, simply place bottle in warm water until liquid
- Cholesterol Free
- Each bottle contains 125 mls (approx. 25 servings)
Additional info on the importance of plant antioxidants
Up until the 1990s, the most widely studied antioxidants were from vitamins and minerals. Many of these are produced synthetically and much debate surrounds their actual benefits. No such debate exists in regards the necessity of plant nutrients on human health and getting one’s daily vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals from one’s diet is now understood as far more important than popping a few synthetic multivitamin tablets.
Research on virgin coconut oil, flavonoids and other polyphenols, their antioxidant properties, and their effects in disease prevention has mainly been conducted over the past 10 years. This research has revealed the importance of dietary antioxidants and that those cultures that consume daily higher levels of plant antioxidants enjoy greater health and longevity. The chief source of resveratrol in plants includes; red wine, red grape skins, purple grape juice and mulberries. Double Active VCO has been carefully formulated to supply an optimal and completely safe amount of Grape Antioxidants, as could be achieved through a natural antioxidant rich diet.
Water-soluble or fat-soluble antioxidants
Antioxidants are either soluble in water (hydrophilic) or in lipids or fat (hydrophobic). You need both types of antioxidants to protect your cells. Since Grape Antioxidants contains both hydrophilic and hydrophobic components it is believed to act more effectively than other well-known antioxidants. When combined with Virgin Coconut Oil, they have a synergistic effect with enhanced solubility and bioavailability. This means that less Virgin Coconut Oil is required to obtain an enhanced antioxidant effect. Unlike most vegetable oils that rapidly become rancid and are subject to lipid oxidation from contact with oxygen, sunlight and heat, Virgin Coconut Oil is highly stable and has the longest shelf life and resistance to oxidative rancidity of all natural plant oils.
Virgin Coconut Oil and the tropical paradox
Virgin Coconut Oil is also being increasingly recognized as the tropical dietary paradox. Those cultures that consume most of their fats from coconuts (specific areas in the southern Philippines, India and Sri Lanka) also have statistically less obesity and heart disease. A study done in India in 1998 showed that when Indians abandoned traditional fats like ghee and coconut oil, and started using polyunsaturated fats like sunflower or safflower oils, that the rates of diabetes became alarmingly high. Studies carried out in many South Pacific Island countries have revealed the same thing: when the traditional diet high in coconut oil is abandoned in favor of more modern foods that are highly processed, including polyunsaturated vegetable oils, there is a direct increase in the rate of diabetes and other predominantly modern chronic diseases. The effect of coconut oil on improving thyroid function, the metabolic rate and enhanced fat burning has been extensively researched.
Enhanced Metabolism & Weight Loss
Virgin Coconut Oil and Grape Antioxidants, such as resveratrol are considered two of the hottest new discoveries in the field of natural weight loss via stimulating metabolism and fat burning. Traditional cultures that rely on Virgin Coconut Oil and coconut products for a majority of their fat intake have been shown to have one of the lowest incidences of obesity and heart disease rates in the world (see link to the Paleo Diet). Scientists now understand that the Medium Chain Fatty Acids in VCO are rapidly converted to energy and not stored as fat. Regular cheap vegetable oils (Omega 6 oils) are a main cause of obesity and excess fat deposit (after excess refined carbohydrates). VCO has the lowest Omega 6 ratio of all vegetable oils. Excess Omega 6 from cheap vegetable oils is also seen as a major cause of the rise in inflammatory diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease (not to be confused with the heart healthy Omega 3 oils from fish). Grape Antioxidants have also been shown to promote healthy metabolism and weight loss. Studies on animals has shown that the inclusion of Grape Antioxidants into their diets effectively reversed excess weight gain (compared to animals fed the same diet without these antioxidants). The animals taking lived longer and had more energy.
Brain and Nervous System
Both Virgin Coconut Oil and Grape Antioxidants / Resveratrol are being intensively researched for their effects on preventing and /or reversing the effects of various brain and nervous system diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, epilepsy, dementia, even schizophrenia and autism. Click here for a recent summary of Alzheimers Disease Research.
Much of the breakthrough work on Virgin Coconut Oil for Alzheimer’s has been performed by Dr. Mary Newport in her book titled, Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Was A Cure? In this book Dr. Newport outlines how her husbands developing Alzheimer’s Disasese led her to finding the cure in simple coconut oil. In addition, Grape Antioxidants such as resveratrol are also being studied for their positive effects in preventing alzheimer’s and dementia.
Besides their role in plaque formation, oxygen free radicals also damage DNA. Damage of certain genes, such as those involved in the regulation of the cell cycle, can cause a cell to age faster or become cancerous. By scavenging these oxygen free radicals, the Grape antioxidants help to boost your protection against the spread of abnormal cell activity, and thus may help you better control the aging process and prevent the formation of cancerous cells.
UV ray is known to cause tan and dark spots and is deeply related to skin ageing. It produces reactive oxygen species to make the skin coarse and less elastic. Studies have confirmed that Grape Antioxidants prevent damage to DNA caused by UV ray, increases the antioxidative potency in serum, decreases lipoperoxide (lipids damaged by reactive oxygen species), and also controls the activity of the inflammation transcription factor. These antioxidants also prevent the effects of oxidative damage that results in dark spots, pigmentation and the loss of skin elasticity and wrinkling. Interestingly, the post-treatment external application of Grape Antoxidants / Resveratrol was found to impart equal protection to the pretreatment; suggesting that antioxidant-mediated response may not be a sunscreen effect. These compounds have also been shown to have an anti-tyrosinase action and thus has potential as a safe antioxidant application for a skin whitening and clarifying effect.
Heart and circulatory health
Because Grape Antioxidants interacts with lipids, particularly low-density lipoproteins (the so-called bad cholesterol) it helps prevent oxidized LDL from forming arterial plaques (a leading cause of atherosclerosis). Scientific studies have also shown that their ability to maintain blood pressure within the normal range by maintaining blood vessel elasticity and blood vessel dilation, while inhibiting inflammatory enzymes. Higher dietary antioxidants from red wine consumption is believed to be responsible for the French paradox that has shown that despite the high dietary fats from meat, butter and other dairy products in the French diet, they have statistically less heart disease and obesity than other European diets. Multiple studies have shown that these Grape Antioxidants may assist fat metabolism, prevent atherosclerosis and promote healthy blood pressure.