A link for the brave – extremely clinical document discussing enzymes, antioxidants, and a combination of both folk medicine and modern research reports on the use of Cycas circinalis, Morinda citrifolia (the noni plant), Bridelia penangiana, Tridax Procumbens, Hibiscus tiliaceus, and Hypericum papuanun…” showed antibacterial activity”.
This report states that scopoletin, a health promotor in Noni, inhibits the activity of E coli, commonly associated with recent outbreaks resulting in hundreds of serious infections and even death. Another section reports that a “compound isolated from Noni roots named 1-methoxy-2-formyl-3-hydroxyanthraquinone suppressed the cytopathic effect of HIV infected MT-4 cells, without inhibiting cell growth”.
About a thousand words later we read that “The synergistic effects of TNJ (Tahitian Noni Juice) with known anticancer drugs have been found”. This long section relates that specifically, Tahitian Noni Juice enhances anticancer drugs. (http://www.chinaphar.com/1671-4083/23/1127.htm)
Back to the “synergy” activity…..”No single food or food substances can protect you against cancer, but the right combination of foods a predominantly plant-based diet can. Evidence is mounting that the minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals in many plant foods interact to provide extra cancer protection. This concept is called synergy.” From the American Institute For Cancer Research home page.
“Both grapes and grape juice are rich sources of resveratrol, a specific type of natural plant chemical that belongs to a much larger group of plant chemicals called polyphenols. The skin of the grape contains the most resveratrol, and red and purple grapes contain significantly more resveratrol than green grapes. Grape jam and raisins contain much smaller amounts of this phytochemical. Wine also contains resveratrol, but alcohol has been consistently associated with increased risk for breast cancer and several other types of cancer, so wine is not a recommended source.
Several studies have found polyphenols in general and resveratrol in particular to possess potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Resveratrol has been able to prevent the kind of damage known to trigger the cancer process in cell, tissue and animal models.
Resveratrol has been shown to slow the growth of cancer cells and inhibit the formation of tumors in lymph, liver, stomach and breast cells. Resveratrol has also triggered the death of leukemic and colon cancer tumors.
In one series of studies, resveratrol blocked the development of skin, breast and leukemia cancers at all three stages of the disease (initiation, promotion and progression.)”
“Blueberries contain a family of phenolic compounds called anthocyanosides, which seem to be among the most potent antioxidants yet discovered.” – American Institute for Cancer Research
Tahitian Noni Juice is a combination of noni juice, blueberry juice and Concord grape juice.
A synergistic combination or what! Traditionally noni juice has been used for infections, broken bones, and many kinds of “wasting” diseases, in tropical folk medicine. It has now entered the modern world. Research has been led by Tahition Noni International, and I’m saying that because their research is sited on most of the competitors’ web sites.
A common criticism of Tahitian Noni Juice is that is it not “pure”, and that it is “diluted” with other fruit juices. Pure noni juice is available in other brands if you specifically do not want the synergy described above. I did notice several brands of noni juice that had undefined amounts of other unnamed fruit juices in them, and the content of noni was not specified. There are many brands to choose from – but, as I said, the definitive and ongoing research that I could find was done with Tahitian Noni Juice.
Other sources of antioxidants come in green chlorophyll-rich vegetables, beta-carotene rich fruits and vegetables, and many “green food” mixtures which can augment the daily diet.
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