Optimal health occurs at the cellular level. This means taking care of yourself at the cellular level.
The best course of action is to take care of your mitochondria and equip them with the tools necessary to fight free radical, thus keep cells alive, healthy, and energetic.
Mitochondria are present in every cell, except red blood cells. They perform a variety of functions, most notably ATP production (energy). Mitochondria use approximately 90% of oxygen sent to cells.
Mitochondria also play an important role in controlling the life and death of a cell. They are the organelle that decides whether a cell keeps on living or suddenly chooses to die. The largest threat (cellularly/molecularly speaking) is free radicals, specifically the superoxide anion free radical. One might say it’s best to keep mitochondria happy and well armed.
Superoxide anions target mitochondria, which results in lethargy and your ability to exercise for any period of time is reduced. In addition, muscle loses its ability to recover as fast and mitochondrial diseases occur. This means organ failure.
The parts of the body, such as the heart, brain, muscles and lungs, requiring the greatest amounts of energy are the most affected. Mitochondrial disease is difficult to diagnose, because it affects each individual differently. Symptoms can include seizures, strokes, severe developmental delays, inability to walk, talk, see, and digest food combined with a host of other complications. If three or more organ systems are involved, mitochondrial disease should be suspected.
A double-blind human study using our antioxidant complex in Optimal Fruit & Veggie Plus showed that our formula tripled mitochondrial oxygen consumption, meaning the ingredients help mitochondria kick some free radical butt. That spike during the one-hour marker means mitochondria had sufficient oxygen to combat free radicals, and the drop by the three-hour marker means the threat was thoroughly neutralized and mitochondria were able to relax and go about their cellular business.
Foods that neutralized the superoxide anion radicals the best, and led to the highest SORAC rating, include: green tea extract from mountainous regions, elderberry and other extracts from the high countries, and a special “high antioxidant” form of apple.
Each one of the aforementioned foods is in Optimal Fruit & Veggie Plus, in a high enough dose to be effective as the human clinical study proved. Optimal Fruit & Veggie Plus’s antioxidant blend neutralizes all five known free radicals.
Optimal Fruit & Veggie Plus is a highly potent antioxidant powder with 24 raw freeze dried fruits and vegetables. These are combined with organic juices, herbs, and natural flavorings to provide a great-tasting powder loaded with 35 nutrients. One serving of Optimal Fruit & Veggie Plus has OVER 13 TIMES the antioxidant potency than the average American gets per day. That is 20,000 antioxidant ORAC units per serving.
Dosage: Take 1-2 servings a day to get RAW with the mitochondria and give them a boost.