Superfood is a highly innovative, exotic, one-of-a-kind blend of 18 berries, fruits, and vegetables. Nothing else like it exists. Nothing about it is "off the shelf." It's very potent and highly effective at delivering a gigantic profile of nutrients that would take decades to begin to understand and a book to fully describe – all naturally occurring from plants.
ORAC FACTOR (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity Factor) is a method of measuring antioxidant capacities of foods when exposed to a free-radical challenge. The method was developed by the National Institute on Aging, a division of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and measures the effects of both fat-soluble and water-soluble antioxidants. An ORAC value of 500 is approximately equivalent to the antioxidant capacity of one serving of fruit or vegetable.
Nutritionists think they've got it all figured out.
Nutritionists tell you to take this vitamin and that vitamin, and they tell you to make sure you take your antioxidants to sop up free radicals (usually without knowing what free radicals really are).
How do they know what you should take? How do they know how much you should take?
Simple! They feed various nutrients to cultured cells and see if they continue to multiply, or they conduct studies with animals or small numbers of humans. The trouble is, you and I are more than just cells in a dish. Biological systems are incredibly complex and figuring out which particular blends of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants would require controlled studies on hundreds if not thousands of humans (not lab animals) who were kept locked up for years and ate only what was fed to them.
It's hardly practical. Regardless, nutritionists make these blanket recommendations about nutrition and when some study comes out that indicates high doses of certain antioxidants like Vitamins A and E actually cause cancer instead of prevent it, they hem and haw, point to the door and say something like, "Hey, isn't that Bradgelina?" When you turn to look, they run out the door.
Come to think of it, the whole thing would make a pretty good commercial for Southwest Airlines "Wanna Get Away?" program.
Let me show you a quick example. Take a look at the following list of antioxidants:
4-Terpineol, alanine, anethole, apigenin, ascorbic acid, beta carotene, caffeic acid, camphene, carvacrol, chlorogenic acid, chrysoeriol, eriodictyol, eugenol, ferulic acid, gallic acid, gamma-terpinene isocholorgenic acid, isoeugenol, isothymonin, kaempferol, labiatic acid, lauric acid, linalyl acetate, luteolin, methionine, myrcene, myristic acid, naringenin, oleanolic acid, p-coumoric acid, p-hydroxy-benzoic acid, palmitic acid, rosmarinic acid, selenium, tannin, thymol, tryptophan, ursolic acid, vanillic acid.
That's not the label of the new vitamin from the One-A-Day people. Rather, they're the antioxidants found in a sprig of thyme, which is the spice your momma sprinkles on meatloaf.
Kinda' complex, huh?
Yet garden-variety nutritionists prefer to study only a select number of antioxidants and make blanket recommendations.
How do they know there aren't complex interactions between them and other chemicals or nutrients? How do they know the healthful benefits of any particular antioxidant don't depend on being simultaneously ingested with one, two, three, or thirty different antioxidants or phytochemicals?
They don't, bubba, they don't.
The Vitamin-Pill Fraud
I'll confess that we at Biotest wrestled with the issue for years. We knew that a good vitamin-mineral complex would sell well, but couldn't in good conscience invent anything we didn't want to use ourselves. Neither has anyone else in the entire world invented a powder, pill, tablet, or capsule we feel good about.
You might be surprised to hear this, but we're not aware of anyone in the Biotest family that takes a multivitamin. None of us believe in them. The science is too haphazard.
As such we've always preferred to get our vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and various phytochemicals from fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, you know as well as we do that it's hard to ingest anywhere near the proper amounts of fruits and vegetables every day. Who's got time to eat 4 servings of fruits and 4 servings of vegetables every single day?
Most people are lucky if they can choke down a serving of broccoli or spinach a week.
Furthermore, the quality of soil varies enormously from farm to farm, and so does, accordingly, the nutritional content of the fruit and vegetables that are grown in that soil.
We're incredibly proud to tell you that we've got it figured out.
Enter Biotest's Superfood.
We discarded the notion of coming out with a vitamin pill composed of conventional, lab manufactured vitamins and minerals. Instead, we've chosen the whole-food route.
The Perfect Superfood
What we've done is taken 18 incredibly potent, freeze-dried super extracts of WHOLE fruits and vegetables and combined them in what we believe is the perfect superfood. We chose each for their almost drug-like properties, and put them together in one incredibly potent, incredibly concentrated, incredibly easy-to-use powdered supplement.
No fillers, no extra flavoring agents, no sweeteners, nothing extra – just pure superfood.
Take a look at the ingredients first and then I'll tell you why we chose them and what exactly we did with them:
- Wild Blueberry (1.5% anthocyanin)
- Orange (40% vitamin C)
- Raspberry (20% allagic acid, 0.7% anthocyanins)
- Acai Berry (1.5% total phenolic acids, 1% anthocyanins)
- Coffee Berry (50% total phenolic acids)
- Goji Berry
- Pomegranate (40% ellagic acid)
- Broccoli Sprout (5000 ppm sulforophane)
- Spinach (700 ppm lutein)
- Wasabi (20% glucosinolates)
- Wild Yam (20% diosgenin)
- Green Tea (95% total polyphenols, 65% total catechins, 40% EGCG)
- Passion fruit
- Watermelon (1000 ppm lycopene)
While you're no doubt familiar with many of these fruits and vegetables, some might be a mystery. We based our choices on a number of factors:
- A broad spectrum of carotenoids and phytochemicals, including the prostate protective lycopene and the vision protective lutein.
- Vegetables that contain estrogen-fighting indoles.
- Vegetables that have potent cancer-fighting ability.
- The major factor in many of our choices, however, was their incredibly powerful antioxidant capabilities as measured by something called the ORAC scale.
ORAC Scale Measures Antioxidant Potency
The ORAC scale is a standardized test used by the USDA to measure the Total Antioxidant Potency of foods and nutritional supplements. The ORAC provides a precise way of measuring the power of specific foods or supplements to neutralize free radicals in the body. The term stands for "Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, and the measurement is expressed as ORAC units per 100 grams of a given compound.
For instance, the USDA determined an "average serving of fruits AND vegetables" has an ORAC rating of between 400 and 500.
As you might guess, all fruits and vegetables aren't created equal. Some, like coffee berry, acai berry, and goji berry, while not exactly household commodities, are off the chart on the ORAC scale.
So just what is the ORAC rating of just 5 grams (about 1 teaspoon) of Biotest's Superfood? Are you sitting down?
That means that just ONE TEASPOON of Biotest's Superfood is equivalent to eating between 10 and 12 average servings of fruits and vegetables!
Freeze Drying is the Key
I know, you're skeptical. How can one teaspoon be equivalent to that many servings of fruits and vegetables?
Actually, it's not implausible at all. Each of the ingredients in Biotest's Superfood is freeze dried.
Freeze drying is a process by which nothing but the water is removed from the fruits and vegetables. Each product is individually quick frozen so all water turns to solid ice. It's then subjected to warm temperature and a vacuum so that the water turns to vapor and is essentially sucked out of the fruit or vegetable, leaving everything intact.
That means the pigments and phytochemicals have been well preserved. The product retains the identical phytochemical content, enzymatic activity, and bioactivity of fresh products. Furthermore, freeze-dried products have the longest ambient shelf life of any known drying process.
But what's equally important is what Biotest's Superfood product doesn't contain:
- No added sweetener, natural or artificial
- No food coloring
- No added flavoring
- No allergy-inducing grasses
- No Testosterone-lowering herbs (ie, licorice and bilberry)
- No seaweed, algae, or other faddish ingredients
- No added chemicals of any kind.
In fact, you'll find nothing in Superfood but sweet, fresh, nutrient-laden fruits and vegetables!
The Mild Berry-Tea Flavor Mixes with Anything
Because we didn't add in flavoring or sweetening agents, maybe you're thinking that the product tastes like grass clippings. Relax. Superfood tastes like a mild berry tea; there's no need to mask the flavor.
In fact, many of us at Biotest just put a teaspoon of the product (about 5 grams) into a glass of water and drink it down. However, you can just as easily put it in a protein shake, glass of juice, or even on your food; it's that easy.
While Superfood is incredibly valuable all on its own in ensuring your health and longevity, we recommend throwing a teaspoon of it into your post-workout drink as that's likely the time when you need the most anti-oxidant protection.
Otherwise, use it as you might have once used those obsolete vitamin and mineral tablets: one teaspoon with breakfast or at bedtime.
Economics of Being Healthy
One more thing, just for you skeptics: you're probably wondering why someone hasn't done this before. Simple.
How much? Let's put it this way, if Biotest were to sell Superfood to retailers who'd then apply their own mark-up, a month's supply of Superfood would likely cost about a hundred dollars!
However, given that Superfood will be available only through the Testosterone and Biotest websites, we sell direct to you, the customer. That's why it's possible for us to sell Superfood for a much lower price!
Think about how much it would cost you to buy 10 to 12 servings of vegetables at the store every day. Think of the time it would take to prepare 10 to 12 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Think of the gas . . . gastric upset from ingesting 10 to 12 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
If you take all that into consideration, it's easy to see that the price of Superfood is a tremendous value.
Biotest® Superfood Changed My Life
On a personal note, this stuff has changed my life. The rest of my diet was spot on. I ate the proper amount of meals a day; I ate the proper amount of protein each day; I monitored my carbohydrate intake to match my particular goals, but I was woefully lacking in the "health" department.
I didn't like many vegetables. I found eating fruit a pain, not to mention messy. Beyond that, every time I did get the gumption to steam some vegetables, I limited myself to the two or three I found palatable. Despite my professed wisdom, I was no doubt woefully lacking in scores of vitamins, minerals, and specific phytonutrients. I was no doubt ravaged by free radicals. My muscle-building ability, not to mention my overall health, was no doubt compromised.
No more. We nailed the vitamin and mineral thing.
With Biotest's Superfood, we've figured out the last piece of the nutritional puzzle.