Santé Barley's Antioxidant Power

Santé Barley's Antioxidant Power
Powerful Antioxidants

ORAC - Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity

ORAC testing says "Santé Barley is Awesome!!!"
ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. ORAC provides us with a method of measuring the overall antioxidant power of foods and supplements. Antioxidants are essential to good health, especially with respect to aging and age related disorders. Scientists have learned that phytochemicals, including antioxidants, increase our resistance to disease and boost immunity. Hence the recommendation of 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

Simply put, the higher the ORAC value per equivalent weight of food the more antioxidant power it contains. The focus on "foods" is significant as scientists have found that antioxidants are most effective when received from a whole food. Santé Barley is an awesome whole food quite high in antioxidants.

The chart below shows the fruits and vegetables found to be highest in antioxidants. ORAC numbers shown are for 5 grams, the higher the ORAC number, the greater the amount of antioxidants in the food.

ORAC value for foods taken from the 2010 USDA Database for the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods, Release 2 

3,000 to 5,000 ORAC units per day are required 
Studies show that the average person gets only about 1200 ORAC units per day from 3 servings of fruits and vegetables. However 3,000 to 5,000 ORAC units per day are required to have a significant impact on plasma and tissue antioxidant capacity. The good news is that each sachet of Santé Barley powder contains about 1603 ORAC units! Two sachet a day about 3206, three sachet 4809 !! Scientists have determined that whole plant foods high in antioxidants are more effective for good health than isolated antioxidant supplements. Santé Barley's antioxidant potency is naturally occurring, NOT artificially inflated through the addition of isolated antioxidants. Another reason why Santé Barley is so good!

Background - For over 20 years scientists have demonstrated a probable link between various chronic diseases, such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and the actual aging process itself - to free radical damage. Antioxidants, on the other hand, are chemical compounds that have been shown to prevent, stop, or reduce oxidative damage.

What is an antioxidant?
An antioxidant is any substance that reduces oxidative damage (damage due to oxygen) such as that caused by free radicals. There are hundreds of different antioxidant compounds that include various vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and phytochemical antioxidants. Since scientists don't know every antioxidant in a plant, a test was developed that indicates the total antioxidant potential.

ORAC, what is that?
ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) is a standardized test adopted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to measure the Total Antioxidant Potency of foods and nutritional supplements. It provides a very precise way of establishing the Free Radical destroying or neutralizing power of a particular food supplement or compound. Whole foods that score high in an antioxidant assay called ORAC are recognized to protect cells and their components from damage by oxygen radicals. The ORAC standard is necessary because thousands of antioxidants exist in foods making it impossible to measure each individual antioxidant. TOTAL ORAC FN provides an excellent method of determining the overall antioxidant potency of foods.

Numerous government and private agencies are now recommending 5-9 servings of vegetables and fruit per day. Why? Scientists have learned that phytochemicals, including antioxidants, increase our resistance to disease and boost immunity. But scientists don't know why phytochemicals seem to lose their disease-fighting powers when they are isolated from the plant (as with antioxidant supplements). Bottom line is God didn't provide us with beta carotene plants, superoxide dismutase plants, vitamin E plants etc. He provided us with plants containing thousands of nutrients that work synergistically in our bodies providing optimum health. The most effective way of getting these powerful antioxidants into the body is from whole plant food sources.

Good news on Santé Barley ORAC test results.
Santé Barley ORAC and SORAC testing provides another way of saying that Santé Barley is good stuff! Daily use can put you well within the daily-recommended antioxidant intake. Add your daily fruits and veggies and you are at the top of the recommended intake of antioxidants. (Not to mention all the other tremendous nutrients and benefits of the barley juice.)

What antioxidants are known to be in Santé Barley?
Santé Barley contains numerous substances known to be antioxidants, too many to list here. Some of the largest contributors would be beta-carotene, chlorophyll, superoxide dismutase (SOD)*, catalase, Lutonarin (7-O-GIO), Saponarin (7-O-GIV), Polyphenol oxidase, vitamin E, Phosphorus, and Zinc. Note: These are not ingredients added to Santé Barley but they are naturally occurring nutrients found in Santé Barley.

ORAC Why is Santé Barley so High in Antioxidants?
Santé Barley State-of-the-Art Technology yielding the best barley juice powder ever. God made the barley leaf densely nutritious, full of antioxidants. Something man has no idea how to do - God is awesome! Harvesting at the right stage of growth and optimum weather conditions provides the highest antioxidant and overall nutrition content.

(* The Superoxide dimutase (SOD) enzyme, a powerful antixoidant, has been isolated and studied for years by scientists and is recognized as very important in human health. Scientists determined that their isolated SOD(separated from everything else in the plant), when used as a supplement, did not increase intercellular SOD. Because of this, general statements have been made that SOD only benefits the body when it is made by the body and that SOD from foods is not beneficial. 

These scientists were oblivious to the fact that antioxidants and other phytochemicals depend on the overall biological synergy that occurs in the body from whole foods (not extracted, isolated nutrients). Studies involving whole food supplements containing SOD showed increases in excess of 200% in body produced SOD. So we will continue to believe that God knew what he was doing when he put SOD in plants and one day scientists will have a better understanding as to how it all works.) 


Santé Barley: Fresh green juice from young organically grown barley leaves - available in powder or veggie capsules. Santé Barley is natures gift to us, a natural rejuvenator, densely nutritious green juice. Santé Barley contains not only vitamins and minerals but naturally occurring protein, enzymes, chlorophyll, antioxidants, and many phytochemicals. There are well over 180 known plant compounds in the barley plant. It is the type of nutrition our bodies crave but don't get enough of. Used daily the body cells respond enthusiastically. So much so that you will notice the difference! Reports of health benefits abound. Why take man-made vitamins hoping it will help? Take Santé Barley and experience the difference! I like to call it Nutrition that Works!