OptiBerry Shows Antioxidant, Anti-Angiogenic Properties

September 15, 2003

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OptiBerry Shows Antioxidant, Anti-Angiogenic Properties

OptiBerry Shows Antioxidant, Anti-Angiogenic Properties

BENICIA, Calif.OptiBerry, a patent-pending, six-berry anthocyanin extract from InterHealth Nutraceuticals, was recently featured in an oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) study that indicated it is significantly more potent and safer than other antioxidant berry extracts. For the study, published in Research Communications in Pharmacology and Toxicology (8:25-36, 2003), researchers from Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus compared 20 different blends of wild blueberry, bilberry, cranberry, elderberry, raspberry seed and strawberry extracts for their antioxidant efficacy (as measured by ORAC) and safety (as measured by effects on cell viability). OptiBerry demonstrated the greatest ORAC activityits efficacy exceeded all other berry combinations tested, including grapeseed extractand the greatest margin of safety, according to InterHealth.

Our study shows that OptiBerry is a very safe and extremely potent antioxidant, said Chandan Sen, the studys principal investigator. Anthocyanins, like those found in OptiBerry, play a key role in maintaining health and lowering the risk of chronic degenerative diseases, including cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

Researchers at Ohio State University also recently studied OptiBerry for its potential effects against cancer (FEBS Lett, 544, 1-3:252-7, 2003). They learned OptiBerry possesses anti-angiogenic properties, meaning it prevents the formation of unwanted blood vessels that can lead to tumor formation.

The results of this study on OptiBerry, combined with the growing body of research that points to anti-angiogenesis as a potentially powerful weapon in the war against cancer, is truly exciting, said William Seroy, InterHealth president and chief executive officer. The anti-angiogenic benefits of OptiBerry, coupled with its potent antioxidant properties, make it an important natural supplement for todays health-conscious consumers.

For more information, visit www.interhealthusa.com or Booth #1640 at SupplySide West.

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