The Skin Deep Goodness of HARAI


If you look at the supplemental facts on HARAI’s label, you’ll see that this dietary supplement is largely comprised of two plant compounds, polyphenols and anthocyanins.  These micronutrients are both categorized as phytochemicals or phytocompounds; and both are bioactive agents with a multitude of demonstrated health benefits.

For instance, polyphenols are proven antioxidants that laboratory tests have shown are likely effective in fighting cancer, inflammation, bacteria, viruses, and even age-related diseases such as dementia.  The multiple benefits of these compounds are one of the chief reasons the American Institute for Cancer Research strongly recommends that we eat more fruits and vegetables – from five to nine servings each day.¹

But why does HARAI contain such high concentrations of phytocompounds?  There are several reasons, the most obvious being that HARAI is an extract of fruits and vegetables that are notably rich in these micronutrients.

For instance, polyphenols are particularly abundant in citrus, of which HARAI contains seven types – mandarin orange, lemon, amanatsu, iyokan, yuzu, hassaku and sudachi.   The typical polyphenols in these fruits are of a diverse family known as flavonoids, which include many sub-types, including flavanols and anthocyanins. ²

Yet anthocyanins are even more abundant in foods like dark purple berries, including blueberries, and in such purple-skinned vegetables as eggplant, both of which are also source materials in the fermented extracts contained in HARAI. 

However, it would be a mistake to attribute the high polyphenol counts in HARAI to the savory insides of these fruits and vegetables alone. In fact, that’s not where the highest concentrations of polyphenols are found.  Instead, look for these cancer-fighting compounds in the parts of the fruit or vegetable that we usually throw away – in the case of citrus, the flavedo (outer peel) and albedo (inner peel.) Many studies have shown that vitamins, minerals and nutrients of all kinds are much richer here than in the pulp of the fruit.³   The extracts used in HARAI are always produced from the entire fruit.

It must be noted that the skins of fruits and vegetables are also more likely to contain residue from chemicals used in commercial farming.  This is the reason HARAI uses only organic farm products, ensuring that no chemical agents or materials contaminate the end product. 

While the nutraceutical industry studies ways to make greater use of the nutrient-rich peels of fruits and vegetables, HARAI already uses them to extract high concentrations of health-giving phytocompounds, and deliver them in a certified-organic supplement entirely free from additives or excipients. 

If you’re not getting five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables daily, consider supplementing your diet with HARAI.  






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