Plant Health 750mg Goldenberry Seed Extract Capsules – 30 Count 25mg Each
- Vitamin C: 21% of the RDI for women and 17% for men
- Thiamine: 14% of the RDI for women and 13% for men
- Riboflavin: 5% of the RDI
- Niacin: 28% of the RDI for women and 25% for men
- Vitamin A: 7% of the RDI for women and 6% for men
- Iron: 8% of the RDI for women and 18% for men
- Phosphorus: 8% of the RDI
Golden berries also have high amounts of beta-carotene and Vitamin K along with a little calcium. Golden berries contain several plant compounds that may positively impact your health.
High in Antioxidants
Golden berries are high in plant compounds called antioxidants. Antioxidants protect against and repair the damage caused by free radicals, which are molecules linked to aging and diseases, such as cancer. To date, studies have identified 34 unique compounds in golden berries that may have benefits for health. The phenol compounds in golden berries were shown to block the growth of breast and colon cancer cells in test-tube studies.
Has Anti-Inflammatory Benefits
Compounds in golden berries called withanolides may have anti-inflammatory effects in your body, potentially protecting against colon cancer. In one study, an extract from the husk of golden berries reduced inflammation in mice with inflammatory bowel disease. Additionally, mice treated with this extract had lower levels of inflammatory markers in their tissues.
May Boost Immunity
There are no human studies on golden berries and immune system function, but test-tube studies suggest several benefits. Studies in human cells note that golden berries may help regulate your immune system. The fruit contains multiple polyphenols which block the the release of certain inflammatory immune markers. Additionally, golden berries are a good source of vitamin C. One cup (140 grams) provides 15.4 mg of this vitamin — 21% of the RDI for women and 17% for men. Vitamin C plays several key roles in a healthy immune system response.
May Benefit Bone Health
Golden berries are high in Vitamin K, a fat-soluble vitamin involved in bone metabolism. This vitamin is a necessary component of bone and cartilage and is also involved in healthy bone turnover rates, which is how bones break down and reform. The most recent evidence suggests that vitamin K should be taken alongside vitamin D for optimal bone health.
May Improve Vision
Golden berries provide lutein and beta-carotene, along with several other carotenoids). A diet high in carotenoids from fruits and vegetables is linked to a lower risk of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness. Specifically, the carotenoid lutein is well known for preventing eye diseases. Lutein and other carotenoids, including zeaxanthin and lycopene, have also been shown to protect against vision loss from diabetes.
Potential Side Effects
Eating high amounts ( high dosages are 200 mg or higher / daily ) of golden berries may cause unwanted side effects like stomach ache or loose stools. If you experience any unwanted effects STOP taking the capsules. There are no long-term safety studies on golden berries in humans.
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