Phyte-Back is a very potent and powerful phyto-antioxidant nutrient formula, containing high levels of flavonoids and carotenoids.
Each capsule has an ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) score of 5,000 units. This shows exceptionally high antioxidant activity, when you consider that 5 portions of fruit and vegetables (in the average British diet) yield only 1,500 ORAC units.
Flavonoids come in a variety of different colour pigments. Phyte-Back contains flavonoids from the full colour spectrum and 12 the most potent of each group.
Most people ingest on average 140mg flavonoids per day, against a recommended level of 600mg for optimum health; likewise with carotenoids, the average intake is 5mg daily, against recommendations of 20mg.
Phyte-Back supplies 650mg mixed flavonoids and 15mg mixed carotenoids.
Best Natural Sources
Flavonoids and carotenoids are contained in all fruit and vegetables. The levels are much higher in organic produce, as the nutrients serve as protection against pests and other external threats in the plants. If a plant is protected by herbicides and pesticides, it has less need to produce its own protection in the form of flavonoids and carotenoids, and hence the levels are significantly lower in non-organically farmed produce.
This is the main reason for many of us being short of these protective nutrients in our diets, and for those of us in this category or those who need extra antioxidant protection, Phyte-Back serves as a valuable addition to any supplement programme.