Belinal® is powerful natural free radical scavenger. It neutralizes free radicals before they can cause any damage by oxidative stress. As a super antioxidant Belinal® stimulates cells to increase antioxidant powers and it captures free radicals in the blood stream.
Antioxidant activity of Belinal® is one of the basic mechanisms that contribute to all other activities. There are several different tests available to measure antioxidant activity. Most of them measure the ability of tested substance to scavenge the free radicals. Artificial free radicals that are not found in the human body (e.g. DPPH; ABTS) are used in most tests, but in our investigations we used more relevant tests that measure scavenging of biologically relevant free radical hydroxyl radical.
Anti-oxidant activity of Belinal® was higher than anti-oxidant activity of resveratrol. It was double of that of a vitamin E and almost four times of the levels of the catechins from a green tea.
BELINAL® ORAC OXYGEN RADICAL ABSORBANCE CAPACITY
BELINAL® IS A COMPLEX OF 36 DIFFERENT ANTIOXIDANTS THAT PERFORM EVEN BETTER TOGETHER.
The development of various chronic and degenerative diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease may be attributed, in part, to oxidative stress. Oxidative stress has also been implicated in the process of aging.
Although the human body has developed a number of systems to eliminate free radicals such as reactive oxygen species from the body, it is not efficient.
Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (ORAC) assay measures the degree of inhibition of peroxy-radical-induced oxidation by the compounds of interest in a chemical milieu. It measures the value as Trolox equivalents and includes both inhibition time and the extent of inhibition of oxidation. The assay has been used to measure the antioxidant activity of foods.
ORAC VALUES EXPRESED IN μmol TE / 100 g
Belinal® – silver fir branch extract has significantly stronger antioxidant potential compared to TOP HIGH ORAC Value Antioxidant Foods published by USDA.
INSIDE CELL ANTI-OXIDANT ACTIVITY OF BELINAL®
Belinal® silver fir branch extract showed strong intracellular antioxidant effect in the yeast cells which were used as eukaryotic cell model. Samples from two consecutive batches had highly reproducible effects and in both batches the effect increased with concentration. Belinal® had greater activity than Vitamin C, Resveratrol, Vitamin E and BHT.
This way, we also obtained indirect evidence that the components of Belinal® successfully pass through the cell membrane.
Components of Belinal® break through cell membrane and act where they are needed.