Their is a theory that organisms age because cells accumulate free radical damage over time. A free radical is any atom or molecule that has a single unpaired electron in an outer shell. Free radical damage is closely associated with oxidative damage. Antioxidants are reducing agents, and limit oxidative damage to biological structures by passivating them from free radicals.
ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) is the scientific standard for measuring the antioxidant potency of foods and dietary supplements. Some foods that are considered good antioxidants are Prunes (5770 ORAC/100grams), Blueberries (2400 ORAC/100grams), Cranberries (1750 ORAC/100grams), Kale (1770 ORAC/100grams), Spinach (1260 ORAC/100grams).
The amount of cellular damage occurring daily in the general public is 3500-5000 units of cellular damage per day. This value significantly increases in a professional sports person/olympic athlete in training, where physical activity of 2-6 hours can cause 10,000-12,000 units of cellular damage per day! Patients who are under-going chemotherapy treatment can have upwards of 15,000 units of cellular damage per day. It is estimated that most of us are consuming less than 2,000 units per day, therefore, falling short of what is required.
Red Magic is a proprietary blend of 15 natural ingredients rich in polyphenols and other naturally occurring antioxidant compounds that have been laboratory tested to contain 10,000 ORAC units per suggested serving of 2 capsules/day (to be taken with 200-300ml of water or your favourite drink)!!! To achieve the ORAC value of Red Magic you would need to consume over 800 grams of raspberries. The UK government has recently increased the RDA of fruit & vegetables from 5 to 7 per day. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations are to consume 14 servings per day. Although Red Magic is not a food replacement its a great way of surpassing these recommendations.
Red Magic is a perfect combination with Green Magic that provides proteins, probiotics, macro & micro nutrients to help improve cardiovascular health, improve immune function, help with bowel disorders such as IBS, increase energy & focus.
Key Ingredients and Facts:
Apple, Blueberry, Cranberry, Bilberry, Goji Berry, Raspberry, Green Tea, Resveratrol (Red wine extract), Grape Seed, Grape Skin, Grape Pulp, Chokeberry, Pomegranate, Mangosteen, Vitamin C
Apple – reduced risk of cardiovascular disease has been associated with apple consumption. Apples are a very significant source of flavonoids and antioxidants.
Bilberry – may be helpful in protecting against damage from radiation. Known to support night vision. Contains anthocyanins known to help strengthen capillaries.
Blueberry – may improve motor skills and reverse short-term memory loss. Heart protective benefits. Promotes urinary tract health. Has the highest antioxidant capacity of all fresh fruits.
Chokeberry – contains a high ORAC value of approximately 16,000 units per 100 grams. May assist the body in maintaining a healthy weight. A rich source of natural Vitamin C.
Cranberry – loaded with antioxidants and essential nutrients. May support urinary tract health.
Goji Berry (Wolfberry) – contain compounds rich in Vitamin A, C, and E. May help regulate metabolism and help you to feel fuller longer.
Grape Pulp – a natural source of fibre, antioxidants and other nutrients. Classified as a low glycaemic food.
Grape Seed – rich in Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPC),a powerful antioxidant. Provides greater antioxidant protection than Vitamin C & E. Beneficial for cardiovascular health.
Grape Skin – a source of resveratrol which some researchers believe may activate the longevity genes.
Green Tea Extract – contains high concentrations of polyphenols. May help lower cholesterol. Used traditionally by the Chinese to control blood sugar levels. May help boost metabolism and burn fat.
Mangosteen – provides support for virtually every organ in the body. Contains powerful antioxidants and immune system boosters called Xanthones.
Pomegranate – benefits the heart and blood vessels. A glass of pomegranate juice has more antioxidants than red wine. Revered as a symbol of health, fertility and eternal life.
Raspberry – raspberries contain antioxidant vitamins like Vitamin A, C and E. Rich in B-complex vitamins which function as co-factors and help the body in metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
Resveratrol – a potent antioxidant found in certain fruits, vegetables and cocoa that is emerging as a modern day fountain of youth. A natural compound found in certain plants that is used by the plant to naturally defend itself against disease.
Vitamin C – one of the safest and most effective antioxidant nutrients. Benefits may include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, pre-natal health problems, eye disease and skin wrinkling.