Health benefits – what is ORAC ?

*Maximol also supplements your antioxidant intake and supports your immune system through a combination of fruit concentrates and extracts with powerful antioxidant (ORAC) capabilities.

I have read this a  thousand times or more ! But never really stopped to understand what it meant.

Having read this article by Liz Lipski (Digestive Wellness), I thought I would share it with you, because although many of you will know what it means, there will be many, like me, who hadn’t really realised the significance !

ORAC or the oxygen radical absorbance capacity measures the free radical destroying potential of a particular food.

Based on a 100 gram (about 3 ounces) portion, here’s the ranking of the top 10 fruits, the top 10 vegetables, and two surprise foods:


Goji berries 25,300
Black raspberries 7,700                                                
Prunes 5,770
Bilberries 4,460
Pomegranates 3,307
Raisins 2,830
Blueberries 2,400
Red raspberries 2,400
Blackberries 2,026
Strawberries 1,540
Vegetables ORAC Score


Garlic 1,939
Spinach 1,770
Yellow squash 1,150
Brussels sprouts 980
Alfalfa sprouts 930
Steamed spinach 909
Broccoli 880
Beets 840
Avocado 782
Red bell pepper 710


Dark chocolate 13,120
Milk chocolate 6,740

Yes, I can hear the chocolate lovers of the world cheering! Chocolate does have some redeeming nutritional properties. And, you may ask what in the world are goji berries?

These pinkish-red berries native to Tibet and China are high in iron, protein, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E, and many other nutrients. They can be eaten fresh or dried, used in cooking, cereal, trail mixes, and smoothies. You can find them at many health food stores.

While these values are useful, they are not complete.

Here’s the larger picture. The ORAC scores actually measure only one type of antioxidant activity — the reactive oxygen species or ROS that functions in the water-based compartments of the body.

Along with many other water-soluble antioxidants, there are fat-soluble antioxidants as well. For example, the carotenoid family of antioxidants includes beta-carotene, lycopene, luctein, canthaxanthin, and zeaxanthin, but these fat-soluble substances are not measured in the ORAC test.

In addition, the ORAC measurements are done in a test tube which is very different from the complex, constantly changing biochemistry of a living body. Even though ORAC has shortcomings, it is still a useful tool.

Some experts have suggested that people should consume about 5,000 ORAC units a day for maximum health benefits.” Liz Lipski (Digestive Wellness)


*Maximol Solutions is the answer for everyone whose diet may not deliver all the minerals they need.     

Maximol supplements a regular diet with a nutrient-rich liquid formula featuring a unique blend of essential minerals (the Maximol Mineral MatrixTM) derived from the Great Salt Lake in Utah.The Maximol Mineral MatrixTMMacrominerals – including the three most important macro-minerals: calcium, magnesium and potassium.

Microminerals – including iodine, selenium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, chromium and molybdenum.Trace Minerals – the Great Salt Lake in Utah is rich in these trace minerals which include silicon, silver, lithium, phosphorous, boron, gold and vanadium.

Maximol also supplements your antioxidant intake and supports your immune system through a combination of fruit concentrates and extracts with powerful antioxidant (ORAC) capabilities. Plus it contains contains an exclusive amino acid blend sourced from non GMO ingredients to increase your intake of these essential components of healthy protein production.

The formulation features a number of elements that as well as enhancing the mineral absorption and stability of Maximol also provide nutritional support in ther own right, including Vitamins B2, B3, B6 and Biotin, anti-oxidant pigment Black Carrot Powder and a pre-biotic in the form of inulin to support bio-availability and growth of beneficial gut bacteria.

Maximol Solutions is manufactured using Max Flash Technology®,                         MaxFlash Technology

a state-of-the art cold aseptic process that ensures maximum freshness, flavour preservation and nutrient integrity.Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians


Maximol provides a wonderful support benefit to the Neways FitChoice weight management programme, ensuring a good  nutrient balance on your path to fitness & weight consciousness.

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Working together, we’re pioneering a mind and body approach to healthy sustainable fitness & weight consciousness.

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By analyzing your answers to 21 questions, FitChoice helps you pinpoint two key things about yourself:
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2. How comfortable you are with your fitness and weight objectives and adapting your habits.

With these two vital pieces of information, FitChoice recommends products and support tools for your individual needs.

Answer each question with the answer that most closely represents you.

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Your FitChoice self-assessment determines both your eating type and your comfort level.

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By helping enough people achieve what they want to achieve, you will achieve your goals !l My aim is to help people get what they want in life, to improve their health & life & have the same satisfaction by helping others.

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