Supplement your way… to 5-a-day! – Hellenia’s Polyphenol 5 - New product

We mentioned in December keeping your eyes peeled for new products launching in January, and we’re really excited to introduce our latest addition to the Hellenia catalogue of products…

Polyphenol 5 - Oxxynea® 5-a-day capsules.Polyphenol 5

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians, each capsule contains a highly concentrated blend based on the most consumed fruit and vegetables – tomato, apple, banana, orange and carrot, which gives you the antioxidant capacity equivalent of 5-a-day in just two capsules, and 5 different portions of fruits and vegetables for 40 pence per day.

With increasing media coverage and government advice, we’re sure you’re all aware of the benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables. This is to help you get your required antioxidants. The World Health Organisation recommends a minimum daily intake of 400g, but with the pressures of modern living and often the need for convenience many people can struggle to achieve this. Unhealthy eating habits creep in, and other daily factors such as stress, alcohol, smoking and environmental pollution can impair antiradical defence potential in the body.

Polyphenols are a group of phytochemicals which are micronutrients naturally occurring in plants and have antioxidant activity. Polyphenols are the main antioxidants present in fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants are so important because they help to protect cells against free radicals and the damage they can cause. Free radicals are unstable and highly reactive molecules that are produced by the body and may be the result of factors such as diet, stress, exercise or being exposed to things such as tobacco smoke, environmental, pollution, and radiation. Their accumulation can lead to oxidative stress, and damage to cells.

Fruit & vegetablesTo protect cells from free radical damage and oxidative stress we need to maintain antioxidant reserves through regular intake; to do this we need to increase our healthy eating habits and work towards achieving our 5-a-day and beyond – in fact some recent media advice has suggested we should aim for a minimum of 5 portions and work towards as many as 10-a-day to boost our health and live a longer life.

Oxxynea® had been developed to fill the nutritional gap between our diets and need for natural antioxidant polyphenols. If you struggle to get your 5-a-day for whatever reason then one 225mg capsule is the equivalent to 2.5 portions of fruit and vegetables, so is an effective solution to help you top up for the day with the antioxidants you need.

A double blind, randomised, placebo-controlled cross-over clinical study has been conducted on Oxxynea® demonstrating protection against oxidative stress, and improved antioxidant capacity. You can find out more on this study by clicking here

To hear more about Polyphenol 5 why not check out Stray FM’s radio interview with our head of sales Tom at the link below

Or visit our website product link

We are giving you the opportunity to get in early and pre-order your Polyphenol 5 capsules with us. It will be hot off the production line and ready for dispatch mid-February onwards.

Visit our website for product details, and to order yours now.