By using a
groundbreaking extraction method to isolate the 'holy grail' of
disease-fighting molecules an Australian scientist has created a potent new
new technique pioneered by Dr Vincent Candrawinata, a scientist at the
University of Newcastle, extracts phenolic antioxidants from apples using
just water, a method that until now has been unsuccessfully attempted for
nearly eight decades.
‘Antioxidants boost protection against 'free radicals', which are naturally occurring chemical compounds that attack the body's healthy cells.’
was we were able to extract the natural extract [from apples] without chemical
solvent and produce it at a commercial level," Dr Candrawinata, said.
protection against 'free radicals', which are naturally occurring chemical
compounds that attack the body's healthy cells. The harmful compounds can
cause deterioration in eyesight, inflammation of joints, damage to nerve cells
said phenolics were the 'holy grail' of dietary antioxidant and have numerous
They naturally occur
in all plants, such as apples, tea and citrus fruits. However, the reason why
we chose apples is because they are really nature's super fruits,' he said,
adding apples have eight different phenolic types.
company established by Dr Candrawinata, with support from the University
of Newcastle, the NSW state government and Horticulture Australia, uses apples
grown in Orange to produce a phenolics powder and tablet that can be taken
once a day.
"Customers have been
very, very happy about their energy level, their immune systems and the quality
of their digestive system," he said.