What is G3 ? G3 is a nutrient-rich juice from the prized gâc superfruit of southern Asia, whose nutritional benefits have been scientifically demonstrated to protect cells. Among gâc’s potent phytonutrients are a unique and highly-bioavailable form of carotenoids called lipocarotenes that provide powerful antioxidant protection while supporting healthy immune function.
Pharmanex® Scientists searched the world Evaluated hundreds of superfruits for: Extraordinary antioxidant efficacy (Scanner) Extraordinary nutritional contents Quality of scientific efficacy data Impeccable safety data History of traditional folklore usage Unique fruits to allow unique business opportunity Selection Process of G3 Superfruits
Only Four Fruits Met Criteria • Gâc fruit • Chinese Lycium • Cili fruit • Siberian Pineapple
What’s in a Name? = Gâc fruit + 3 superfruits= 3 years of Pharmanex research= 3 Pharmanex research labs
Gâc—Fruit from Heaven Momordica cochinchinensis
In Southern Asia, the gâc vine is often seen growing on lattices at the entrances of rural homes. Among its many uses, gâc is used to prepare a special rice dish known as Xoi Gâc or “Red Rice”, traditionally served at celebrations.
Antioxidants in Gâc Pulp • Extraordinarily rich in antioxidants, esp. lycopene, beta-carotene, vitamin E • Unique fatty acid delivery → Lipocarotenes™
Lipocarotenes™: Unique Delivery System • Gâc fruit & Siberian Pineapple: • contain fatty acids (unique among fruits) • carotenoids & vitamin E pre-dissolved in fatty acids • Lipocarotenes: a matrix of fatty acids with carotenoids • 40% greater plasma absorption* • 55 % greater scanner increase* *compared to ordinary carotenoids
Lipocarotenes™ in Gac Fruit are More Bioavailable μmol/L 40% Greater Absorption Vuong et al. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002 May;75(5):872-9.
Lipocarotenes™ in G3 are More Bioavailable 55% Greater Scanner increase Raman Intensity Counts (RICs)
Gâc -“Fruit From Heaven” • Indigenous to Southern Asia • Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam • Traditionally used internally and externally • Topical: wound healing • Internally: eye health, and to promote growth in children
Other G3 Superfruits Siberian Pineapple (sea buckthorn, Hippophae rhamnoides) • 2000-year history of traditional use in • Siberia, Tibet, China and Europe • rejuvenating tonic, for skin health, blood purifier • Over 130 modern research studies: • Cardiovascular health* • Healthy liver function* • Periodontal health* • Eye health* • Immunity* • High in vitamins A,C, E, B-vitamins and minerals, and 190 other actives! * Research conducted on Siberian pineapple fruit, not G3
Other G3 Superfruits Chinese Lycium (Wolfberry, Lycium chinense) • 2000 years TCM history in China • Longevity, wellness, vision* • Cellular rejuvenation: • protects DNA* • Immunity (polysaccharides)* • Eye health: (zeaxanthin)* * Research conducted on Chinese Lycium fruit, not G3
Other G3 Superfruits Cili Fruit (Rosa roxburghii) • Grown in China, esp. Guizhou mountains • Cardiovascular and antioxidant benefits: • Promotes Healthy Aging* • Unique Polyphenols • “King of C” * Research conducted on Cili fruit, not G3
G3 Protects All Areas of Cell β-carotene G3 provides abundant amounts of both water and fat soluble antioxidants to protect both water and fat soluble portions of the cells. Lycopene Vitamin E Vitamin C Cell membrane (fat soluble) Intracellular fluid (water soluble)
Peer-Review Scientific Paper Discusses the Benefits of the Superfruits Used in G3 Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research, November 2005
Clinical Comparison of the Effect of Three Juice Supplements on Scanner Scores View full clinical online at pharmanex.com
Results of Clinical G3 Increased Scanner Scores 4x More than Xango or Noni #,* #,* #,* Change in Scanner Score (RIC) * *p<0.05 compared to wk 0 #p<0.05 compared to other juices View full clinical online at pharmanex.com
Key Benefits • Helps support cellular rejuvenation • Skin benefits of carotenoids: Photoprotection; Improvements in elasticity; Decreased skin roughness • Slows the common effects of aging through DNA protection • Improves Skin Carotenoid Score with the Pharmanex® BioPhotonic Scanner • Fortifies antioxidant defenses against vascular and cellular free radical damage • Supports healthy immune function