†Capros Indian Gooseberry: 250 mg
Capros® is a patented and standardized extract of Indian gooseberry. As a powerful antioxidant, it helps support optimal health as well as provide effects of optimal cardiovascular health, anti-aging, and sports performance benefits. Capros® possesses adaptogenic properties which help provide resistance to stressors and promotes balance in the body. This is unique among superfruits and enhances Capros’ wellness profile beyond the standard benefits provided by generic antioxidants. Capros is a multi-patented, certified-organic, self-affirmed GRAS extract of Indian gooseberry which sets it apart from others on the market.
Indian gooseberry is the common name for Phyllanthus emblica. It is native to India and parts of the Middle East and its fruits have been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years for various health aspects. Although small in size, the fruits are a nutritious source of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and a diverse blend of polyphenolic compounds. In fact, the edible fruit tissue contains 160 times the vitamin C of an apple, and up to 720 mg of vitamin C per 100 grams of fruit pulp.
Indian gooseberry has been well supported by scientific research to help maintain optimal cardiovascular health. Human clinical studies conducted in both India and the United States have discovered a multitude of cardioprotective benefits from consuming the fruit, such as supporting healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels, lowering C-reactive protein, and reducing oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles.
†Capros is a registered trademark of Natreo, Inc. and is protected under U.S Patent No. 6,124,268.
Citrus sinensis (25% Polymethoxyflavones): 150 mg
Citrus sinensis, commonly known as sweet orange, is an evergreen tree native to southern China, and has since been cultivated for thousands of years in tropical and subtropical regions. The juice of Citrus sinensis packs significant amounts of vitamin C, carotenoids, folate and flavonoids.1,2 Among multiple beneficial uses, sweet orange juice is used in providing cardiovascular support. Sweet orange is also a great source of potassium, and high potassium intakes are believed to play a role in helping to maintain optimal cardiovascular health.
According to a World Health Organization report, citrus fruits support normal levels of homocysteine.3 Homocysteine is an amino acid that humans naturally produce. Studies have shown a correlation between homocysteine levels and cardiovascular health. High levels of folate are responsible for this support of normal levels of homocysteine.3 Folate, as mentioned above, is present in Citrus sinensis.
Additionally, studies have shown consuming sweet orange juice appears to maintain normal blood lipid profiles regarding cholesterol. One study in particular, consisting of 25 men and women, concluded that daily consumption of 750 ml of orange juice significantly increased plasma vitamin C concentrations. 4