Nutritional Frontiers’ Pro Powders are all-natural fruit and vegetable-based juice powders, fortified with specific nutrients to target specific systems. Sometimes people find it difficult to attain the recommended 5-7 servings of produce a day, and that’s where Pro Oranges by Nutritional Frontiers come in.
Ingesting a variety of fruits and vegetables daily provides intake of phenols, vitamin C, proanthocyanidins, ellagic acid, bioflavonoids, and anthocyanins, all of which are powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants battle damage from free radicals, which are believed to play a role in numerous health conditions like aging, cancer, atherosclerosis, and more.
In addition to fruits and vegetables, Pro Oranges features added nutrients like riboflavin (vitamin B-2), vitamin C from acerola fruit, and added fiber as Fibersol®-2. Fibersol®-2 is a soluble fiber comprised of a digestion-resistant maltodextrin. Fiber serves many purposes, including binding toxins in the intestines to aid in detoxification, helping glucose and lipid control, and supporting proper bowel function, regularity, fecal volume, and beneficial intestinal micro flora. What makes Fibersol®-2 unique is that it is so soluble and less dense than other fibers that it mixes instantly and does not cause bloating or intestinal gas, like other fiber products. Fibersol®-2 is not only well-tolerated but also results in favorable fermentation characteristics in the large bowel, assisting production of the short chain fatty acid butyrate which is the preferred fuel source of colon cells.
Support for energy enhancement is provided in Pro Oranges as N,N-Dimethylglycine (DMG), green coffee bean extract, taurine, Asian ginseng, Sensoril® Ashwagandha, and CoQ10. Taurine is abundant in various organs in the human body and demonstrates many diverse biological functions including stabilizing cell membranes, transporting ions, and acting as a neurotransmitter. Taurine has been shown in research studies to increase antioxidative liver enzyme activity. Other research shows that taurine may help normalize cholesterol and triglyceride levels. The methyl donor DMG assists in the biosynthesis of vitamins, hormones, neurotransmitters, antibodies & nucleic acids. DMG was patented over three decades ago for treating systemic inflammatory disease, modulating immune response, and boasts in vitro evidence of antioxidant effects via free radical scavenging activity and enhancement of the endogenous antioxidant defense system. Green coffee bean has received attention for its potential use as a weight loss aid. Both animal and human research has been conducted, showing that green coffee bean extract may help some people with weight loss and reducing abdominal fat. CoQ10 is a free radical scavenger and a naturally occurring cofactor in cellular energy as part of the mitochondrial respiratory chain. It is vital to the production of ATP. Oral supplementation with CoQ10 is reported to improve fatigue and physical performance. CoQ10 levels decrease with aging.
Pro Oranges includes the herbs Asian ginseng and ashwagandha. Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng) has been in use since at least the 1st century C.E. Its many constituents, such as ginsenosides and panaxans, contribute to proposed effects such as supporting immune function, lowering blood sugar, improving libido and enhancing physical and intellectual performance.* Ashwagandha is a relaxing adaptogen utilized to ‘build up’ people who are debilitated from long term stress. Ashwagandha is thought to help in both acute and chronic stress conditions as well as those struggling w/insomnia, inflammatory diseases, anxiety. Sensoril® ashwagandha is a trademarked preparation of the herb standardized to contain 3 bioactive components of ashwagandha: Withanolide glycosides, Withaferin A, and Oligosaccharides). Sensoril® boasts research demonstrating improved upper body strength and favorable distribution of body mass in participants taking the supplement for 12 weeks.