"37 Strawberries a Day Keeps the Doctor Away"
You know how the old adage goes … Apples contain beneficial phytonutrients
called "flavonoids", and thousands of studies from decades of scientific
research on flavonoids prove the traditional wisdom correct. Now, based on a
landmark new study, scientists are touting the power of strawberries for healthy
aging. Like all berries, strawberries are rich in flavonoids, too. Thanks to one
flavonoid in particular called "Fisetin", strawberries deserve center stage as
part of a health promoting diet. Unlike apples, however, just one strawberry a
day is not enough. It turns out that we need to eat 37 a day to enjoy the
benefits highlighted in a recent study conducted by the prestigious Salk
Institute for Biological Studies.
In this study, mice were fed Fisetin; the amount of Fisetin contained in 37
average strawberries, to be exact. The results were startling: the mice
performed significantly better on a computerized test of mental function that
measured their ability to recognize objects first seen 24 hours earlier and
displayed clear evidence of healthier brain cells. Not surprisingly, prior
animal studies have shown that strawberries and other fruits counteract the
effects of aging on the brain.
One Capsule a Day is All It Takes
Of course, thirty seven is a lot of strawberries to eat every day, even if
you really love strawberries! Fortunately, we don’t need to gorge ourselves; 37
Strawberries provides the Fisetin equivalent of 37 strawberries, in only one
And there’s a lot more than thirty seven strawberries in 37 Strawberries.
This innovative nutraceutical supplement also features two power-packed
ingredients loaded with phytonutrients: Spectra™ and OptiBerry®. See below for
37 Strawberries™ Benefits
- Patented Ingredient Supports Neurological Health and Cellular Integrity*
- Helps Keep Brain Cells Healthy*
- Supports Healthy Aging*
Published studies on the ingredients in 37 Strawberries show a variety of
effects leading to maintenance of healthy brain cell function and protection
against oxidative stress in the brain. These positive effects on the physiology
of brain cells help support healthy aging.*
Fisetin is a flavonoid found in strawberries and other plants that is the
subject of intriguing new research. Though it hasn’t been tested in humans yet,
Fisetin has demonstrated a number of biological effects in animal studies that
suggest it helps preserve the health of both nerve cells and blood vessel cells
in the brain.* Among these findings, Fisetin increases glutathione, a key
cellular antioxidant.* In tandem with that, it shows the ability to protect
cells from oxidative stress through other key mechanisms.* Added together, these
finding suggest Fisetin may help maintain healthy brain function, especially as
Findings from the Salk Institute study mentioned earlier indicate Fisetin
activates brain signaling pathways in the hippocampus, the part of the brain
that regulates long term memory.* In one experiment, mice administered Fisetin
showed greater ability to recognize familiar objects than control mice.
Additional research has revealed that Fisetin acts to slow formation of
substances that form in the system called advanced glycation end products or
AGEs.* These byproducts of metabolism form when sugars in the blood attach to
proteins in unusual ways. Protein glycation tends to speed up during aging, so
nutrients that can help keep in check may be of benefit to health as we age.
OptiBerry® is a proprietary blend of berry extracts that delivers a
standardized amount of anthocyanins, compounds believed to account for
many of the health benefits of berries and other fruits. Anthocyanins function
as antioxidants in the system to help neutralize free-radicals.* Studies on
OptiBerry® show this specific combination of fruits directly benefits cellular
Spectra™ is another proprietary blend containing specially-selected
vegetable extracts, fruit extracts and other ingredients that neutralize free
radicals. Nutraceutical ingredients have been tested using the well-known ORAC
test, which measures activity of a substance against one group of free radicals.
Along with ORAC, four other tests are available which show the effect on other
types of free radicals that can form in the body: NORAC, SORAC, HORAC and SOAC.
Spectra™ demonstrates effective free-radical scavenging power in all five of
these scientific assays.*
Maher P, Akaishi T, Abe K. Flavonoid Fisetin promotes ERK-dependent long term potentiation and enhances memory. PNAS 2006; 103(44): 16568-73.
Maher P, et al. Fisetin lowers methylglycoxal dependent protein glycation. PLoS ONE; 2011 6(6):e21226.
Tahanian E, et al. Flavnoids targeting of phosphorylation in human brain endothelial cells. Drug Des Devel Ther 2011;5:299-309.