Two studies show that Juice Plus+® helps protect DNA´╗┐

A diet rich in nutrition from fruits and vegetables is vital to protect DNA from oxidative damage. Studies conducted have shown a reduction in DNA damage after taking Juice Plus+®

 

University of Florida

Nantz et al. Journal of Nutrition, 2006

Study summary and findings:

This research determined the effect of Juice Plus+® on phytonutrient status, on markers of immune function, and on lymphocyte (white blood cell) DNA structural integrity as measured by resistance to damage. Fifty-nine (59) healthy law school students participated in this study. Subjects consumed Juice Plus+® capsules daily for 77 days (eleven weeks). Blood for antioxidant analysis and to obtain lymphocytes was collected at baseline, day 35 and day 77. This study found an increase in a specific type of T cell (gamma delta) which plays a role in protecting the body from microbes associated with infectious illness. In addition, a significant decrease over baseline values in susceptibility to DNA damage after consumption of Juice Plus+®Juice Plus+ at both 35 and 77 days and a significant increase over baseline values for the phytonutrients beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and vitamin C were also observed.

Complete Article: Journal of Nutrition, 2006; 136: 2606-2610

 

Brigham Young University

Smith et al. Nutrition Research, 1999

Study summary and findings:

The daily use of Juice Plus+® reduced susceptibility of DNA to damage and improved carotenoid status in elderly subjects.

This research determined the effect of Juice Plus+® on phytonutrients status and on lymphocyte DNA structural integrity, as measured by resistance to in vitro damage. Twenty healthy men and women (over sixty years of age) participated in this study. Subjects consumed Juice Plus+® capsules daily for 80 days. Blood for antioxidant analysis and to obtain lymphocytes (white blood cells) was collected at baseline and day 80. This study used the comet assay, an in vitro technique used to measure DNA damage in nuclei of the lymphocytes, measured by the length of the tail moment. This study found a significant decrease (shorter tail moment) in susceptibility to DNA damage after consumption of Juice Plus+® for 80 days compared with baseline values. A significant increase over baseline value was observed for the phytonutrients beta-carotene and alpha-carotene.

Article abstract: Nutrition Research 1999; 19 (10): 1507-1518

 

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