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Miracle Berry: The Super Antioxidant You Didn't Know You Needed

In a previous article, we told you about the importance of antioxidants for the body.

In a nutshell, our body experiences what we call oxidative stress all the time. This is when more free radicals are present inside our body which causes damage to the DNA, lipids and proteins that we have. Eventually, the more subjected our body is to this oxidative stress, the more we become vulnerable to acquiring diseases like diabetes, atherosclerosis (when your blood vessels are hardened), inflammatory conditions, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, brain disease and yes, even cancer2.

Oxidative stress also leads to aging. There go the fine lines beneath your eyes or the wrinkles on your skin. There will come a time when your youthful days will be behind you. But if we can delay the early signs, why not?


Inside Richberry: Meet The Phenols

You already know from our previous post how Miracle Berry contains the essential vitamins needed to boost your body’s antioxidant capacity. It is rich in Vitamins A, C and E.

But did you know that the fruit pulp of a Miracle Berry contains 15.8% phenolic compounds and 11.9% flavonoids? That is the pulp alone.
Its skin actually contains an even higher amount of phenols with 36.7% and flavonoids at 51.9%.

What does this mean?

Several studies have since shown that there exists a positive correlation between antioxidant activity, total phenolic content, and flavonoids. The higher the phenolic and flavonoid content, the higher the antioxidant activity. Miracle Berry’s skin alone has a higher antioxidant activity at 22.6% compared to but not too far to that of the pulp at 18.9%.

There are a plethora of polyphenols present from the extracts of the seed, flesh and leaves of the Miracle Berry, too! In fact, the flesh can contain as much as five times the phenol content and three times the flavonoid content of the seeds1. Together, these parts contain the following:

  • Epicatechin

  • Rutin

  • Quercetin

  • Myricetin

  • Kaempferol

  • Gallic

  • Ferulic

  • Syringic acid

  • Anthocyanins (delphinidin glucoside, cyanidin galactoside, and malvidin galactoside)

  • Tocopherols (a-tocotrienol and a- and c-tocopherol)

  • Lutein.

Meanwhile, water extracts from freeze-dried Miracle Berry leaves have also been shown to contain high amounts of bioactive phenolic components, including asp-hydroxybenzoic acid, vanillic acid, syringic acid, trans-p-coumaric acid, and veratric acid1.

Imagine this so much power inside our freeze-dried Richberry. It paints a picture of the strong antioxidant capacity of Miracle Berry as it also aids with preventing the formation of malignant cells inside the different organs of your body.

When you take Richberry and pair it with your favorite drink, smoothie or meal, you are helping to reduce your body’s level of oxidative stress. In turn, you are also protecting the normal cells from carcinogenic transformation.


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Reference:


Gómez de Cedrón, M., Wagner, S., Reguero, M., Menéndez-Rey, A., & Ramírez de Molina, A. (2020). Miracle Berry as a Potential Supplement in the Control of Metabolic Risk Factors in Cancer. Antioxidants, 9(12), 1282. https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox9121282


Oxidative Stress: Definition, Effects on the Body, and Prevention. Healthline. (2021). Retrieved 18 May 2021, from https://www.healthline.com/health/oxidative-stress#risk-factors.


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