OREGANO is the Highest Known Source of Antioxidants
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture have determined that herbs are higher in antioxidant levels than fruits, vegetables and even spices such as garlic. Shiow Y. Wang, a biochemist at the USDA's Beltsville Agricultural Center in Beltsville, Maryland, stated in the November issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that the herb "oregano had 3 to 20 times higher antioxidant activity than the other herbs studied."(1) Additionally,oregano has 42 times more antioxidant activity than apples, 30 times more than potatoes, 12 times more than oranges and 4 times more than blueberries(2). This is an amazing discovery when considering the health benefits derived from consuming herbs like oregano. So what does this all mean for the general public? Antioxidants have become a synonym for good health in recent years. This is because antioxidants are a class of components that fight off the charged molecules known as free radicals that cause chemical damage in the human body. Free radicals are known to be produced by pesticides, smoking and exhaust fumes.
According to researchers at the USDA the destruction of free radicals "may help fight the occurrence of heart disease and stroke."(3) But the benefits of a diet rich in herbs does not end there. In addition, according to Dr. Wang, herbs are an "easy way to get a concentrated source of antioxidants-without all the extra calories of whole foods."(4) This is potentially crucial for people that have calorie-restricted diets or cannot eat many types of fruit due to the high natural sugar content (such as diabetics). Overall, it is increasingly emerging that the natural wonders of the herb oregano may be the answer to fighting off free radicals and helping everyone lead a healthier, and consequently happier, life.
North American Herb and Spice has introduced Oreganol P73 and OregaResp (earlier name Oregacyn P73) to the world the most concentrated and effective source of antioxidants, period. The proven abilities oforegano's antimicrobial properties have been extensively published. The recent discovery that oregano has the highest level of antioxidants further adds to its pre-eminence in the field of natural medicine.
These critical revelations have led Dr. Cass Ingram, Medical Researcher for NAHS, to the pose the question, "If Oreganol P73 and OregaResp can be proven by the U.S. Government to kill bacteria, fungi and viruses equally as well in humans as they have in laboratory studies, wouldn't this be a monumental accomplishment for mankind?"
These findings are supported by extensive research at the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington D.C., Cornell University,(5) the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee Food Safety Initiative, which is jointly funded by the U.S. Food and DrugAdministration and the University of Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station.(6)
Oregano Antioxidant Protocol
Oreganol P73 - 5 drops per day
Oregamax - 2 capsules twice a day
OregaResp (earlier name Oregacyn P73) - 1 capsule per day
Juice of Oregano - 1 ounce per day
This combination of products has proven more effective than larger doses of any single product. Of course, oregano has been proven to be the most effective antioxidant by itself; even more effective than vitamin E, garlic or any other source.
1 "Researchers call herbs rich source of healthy antioxidants: oregano ranks highest", American Chemical Society News Service, January 7, 2002, available from: http://acs.yellowbrix.com.
2 Jenny Thompson, "Secret ingredient has more antioxidants than fruits and vegetables", Health Sciences Institute E-Alert, January 16, 2002.
3 "Researchers call herbs rich source of healthy antioxidants: oregano ranks highest", January 7, 2002.
5 Jennifer Billing, and Paul W. Sherman, "Antimicrobial Functions of Spices: Why Some Like it Hot," The Quarterly Review of Biology, March 1998, Vol. 73, No. 1.
6 Gina Stafford, "A Serenade for Marinade: Food Safety Study Singing Praises of Spice Extracts," The Knoxville News-Sentinel,July 5, 1999.
Carvacrol is the Key
How to Select High Grade Oil of Oregano
Consumer Beware ? Do not Accept Counterfeit!!!
All oil of oreganos are not the same. Oil of oregano, as a safe, high mountain spice extract, was originated by North American Herb & Spice Co. The original research proved that among of 70-plus plants, only a few qualified as a high grade. The grade is dependent upon seven factors;
- is it a wild spice versus farm raised?
- is it a proven edible species of oregano; that is, the type used as a warm spice?
- is it a high carvacrol versus low carvacrol species?
- is it the type used in modern research at world renowned institutions like Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.?
- is it extracted in a natural process, i.e. steam distillation?
- is it free of all chemical/pesticide residues?
- is it relatively low in thymol, i.e. less than 5%?
Oil of Oregano by NAH&S Co., as well as the Super Strength variety, meets all seven criteria.
Carvacrol levels are guaranteed 62% or higher.
Here is the bonus: Oil of Oregano by NAH&S Co. has undergone scientific studies at Georgetown University.
The studies showed:
- the destruction of Candida albicans in both test tubes and in animals without harm to the tissues;
- the destruction of Staph;
- the destruction of yeast more effectively than common drugs.