What are Phytonutrients?
Phytonutrients are chemical compounds that naturally occur in plants and have protective, therapeutic properties. A variety of these beneficial compounds have been identified by researchers in helping the body to obtain and maintain peak health. Phytonutrients are natural anti oxidants and fight free radicals, thus reducing oxidation within the body so that degenerative diseases and inflammatory conditions are much less likely to occur. They help cells repair and support the body’s natural detoxifying abilities. In summary phytonutrients help to: Boost antioxidant defense to protect your body on a cellular level and prevent the oxidative damage that can lead to disease Anti-inflammatory—the pungent constituents of ginger and ‘curcumin’ in turmeric are good examples Modulate and enhance immune function, maintaining your body’s healing and detoxification system while keeping inflammation subdued Prevent damage by carcinogens, such as ultraviolet radiation, tobacco smoke, and environmental pollutants All of our herbal formulas contain large amounts of phytonutrients as they are active and in their natural state, rather than being dried or processed.