Acai Immuno Defence

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Acai Immuno Defence combines Brazilian freeze-dried acai berry powder and extract with a range of vitamins, minerals and herbs, (including Zinc, Vitamin B6, biotin, Organic Moringa Oleifera & Beetroot).

In easy to take capsules, these exotic berries and synergistic nutrients can be incorporated into your daily diet to offer support for the Immune system, Energy levels, Bones, Skin, Hair, Nails etc.

Brazilian Acai Berry powder and extractIncludes Zinc, Vitamin B6 and Biotin, Resveratrol, Grape Seed Extract and Pomegranate, Organic Moringa Oleifera

Support for Immunity, Energy levels, Hair, Skin, Nails and Bones
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans


Acai berries

The acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) berry is a small, dark purple palm fruit and indigenous to the Amazon rainforest. For hundreds of years, these berries have formed a staple part of the native tribes diet. A richly coloured fruit, acai berries naturally contain purple pigments known as anthocyanins.

Zinc

Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, normal immune system function, protection of cells from oxidative stress, maintenance of normal hair, nails and skin.

Also : Normal DNA synthesis, acid-base metabolism, carbohydrate metabolism, cognitive function, fertility and reproduction, macronutrient metabolism, metabolism of fatty acids, metabolism of vitamin A. Protein synthesis, maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood, vision and it has a role in the process of cell division.

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 contributes to the normal function of the immune system, regulation of hormonal activity, normal cysteine synthesis, energy-yielding metabolism, homocysteine metabolism, protein and glycogen metabolism and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Biotin

Biotin is a water-soluble B-vitamin, also called vitamin B7 and formerly known as vitamin H or coenzyme R. It contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, functioning of the nervous system, macronutrient metabolism, psychological function, hair and skin and the maintenance of normal mucous membranes. 

Moringa oleifera

Moringa oleifera is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Moringa, which is the only genus in the family "Moringaceae". Common English names include: moringa, drumstick tree, horseradish tree, ben oil or benzoil tree (referring to the oil which is derived from the seeds). It is fast-growing, drought-resistant tree and native to the southern foothills of the Himalayas in north-western India. It is widely cultivated in tropical and sub-tropical areas and its young seed pods and leaves are used as vegetables.

Many parts of moringa are edible, including : the immature seed pods, leaves, mature seeds, oil pressed from the seeds and the flowers. The leaves are the most nutritious part of the plant, containing B vitamins, Vitamin C, provitamin A as beta-carotene, Vitamin K, Manganese, and protein, among other nutrients. The immature seed pods, called "drumsticks", are commonly consumed in South Asia. They contain vitamin C, dietary fibre, Potassium, Magnesium, and Manganese. Sometimes removed from more mature pods, the seeds are eaten like peas or roasted like nuts, they contain Vitamin C, B vitamins and dietary minerals. Mature seeds yield 38–40% of edible oil called Ben oil from its high concentration of Behenic acid. The refined oil is clear, odorless and resists rancidity. The roots are shredded and used as a condiment with sharp flavour, this is as a result of their polyphenol content.

Resveratrol

Resveratrol is a polyphenol compound found in the skin of grapes, blueberries, raspberries, mulberries and senna. 

Grape seed extract

As the name suggests, grape seed extract is a derivative of grape seeds.

Pomegranate

The pomegranate (botanical name Punica granatum), is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree in the family Lythraceae, it grows between 5 and 8 m (16 and 26 ft) tall. The fruit contains hundreds of edible seeds called arils.

The pomegranate originated in the region of modern-day Iran and has been cultivated since ancient times throughout the Mediterranean region and northern India. Today, it is widely cultivated throughout the Middle East and Caucasus region, north Africa and tropical Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Central Asia, the drier parts of southeast Asia and parts of the Mediterranean Basin. In parts of California and Arizona it is also cultivated.

Beetroot

Beetroot is the taproot portion of the beet plant. It is one of several of the cultivated varieties of Beta vulgaris grown for their edible taproots and their leaves. The deep red colour of beetroot results from the presence of a type of betalain pigment (betacyanins). It also contains betaine and inorganic nitrates.

Betalain pigments
The deep red colour of beetroot results from the presence of betalain pigments. There are two categories of betalains, one of which is responsible for these reddish to violet colours - betacyanins. Betanin is an example of betacyanins present in red beetroot.

Betaine (Trimethylglycine (TMG))
Betaine is a naturally-occurring amino acid, found in plants and in beetroot. Betaine is created by choline, in combination with the amino acid glycine.

Dietary nitrate
Nitrate is an inorganic compound composed of nitrogen and oxygen, found naturally in soil and water. The nitrate in our diet comes from both food and drinking water, however the highest levels of dietary nitrate are found in vegetables.