Methuselah probably didn't eat a lot of berries. Berries can contain a lot of fructose, something we try to avoid for good health and long life. However, berries also contain some amazing nutrients, so removing all berries from the diet is probably not the greatest plan.
The aim of this product, a superfruit extract, is to optimize the postive impact from berries without the bad. The best berries were selected, Acai and Goji are two, as the title indicates, but also the lesser appreciated Mangosteen and Pomegranate extracts.
Acai and Goji have risen to popularity over the last few years, but in reality there are plenty of good options. When choosing the best berries, one should take into account growing practices (are chemicals ever used?), availability, and price.
The focus on this superfruit extract was firstly on Ellagic acid, one of the most important factors from berries.* A study done on Ellagic acid and mentioning pomegranates showed a remarkable support of Metabolic Health and antiglycative processes. The evidence suggests the people will find it easier to stay slim and maintain ideal weight using Ellagic acid, and reduce glycation.*
The research, which is still in its infancy, contains many exciting finds. It describes ellagic acid as "epigenetic effector" and also "a modulator of the gut microbiome." *
The study describes how ellagic acid is converted into Urolithins, but there is an essential role of gut mirobiota in this process. Urolithins were found to be much more bioavailable than Ellagic acid. (Similar to how Pterostilbene is to Resveratrol.)
Urolithins are not common in nature, but ellagitannins are. The thing is that ellagitannins cannot always be metabolized properly, and in some cases consumption is associated with hepatotoxicity and nephrotoxicity. This is a reason why some wild berries are toxic. Studies on rats proved that pomegranate ellagitannins in particular are extensively metabolized to urolithins.
In supplements it is common to see ellagic acid derived from pomegranate. This research supports the use of pomegranate extracts for ellagic acid.
Another key benefit in this formula comes from Mangostin, a Xanthone extracted from Mangosteen. It has been regarded as one of the most important natural xanthone derivative.
A study on this compound showed that it binds to the main protein in plasma involved in iron transport, and exhibits a special anti-oxidative effect.
While there are many antioxidants, not all of them work in the same way. With Mangostin we can harness one of the most powerful and safe types of antioxidant activity.*
In conclusion, this product will be a wonderful addition to anyone's longevity plan. From Acai's resveratrol, and Goji's polysaccharides (immune system support), to Pomegranate's ellagic acid and Mangosteen's xanthones-- this product is sure to be a winner.
[1-3] We cannot link to this research since it also theorizes on disease claims.