Vemma—an acronym for Vitamins Essential Minerals Mangosteen and Aloe—boasts a wide range of health properties, backed by double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials conducted by Brunswick Laboratories in Norton, MA. The liquid vitamin and mineral supplement carries a high ORAC value, which stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. Ronald Prior, the scientist who helped create the ORAC test, recommends you consume at least 3,500 ORAC units daily for optimum health. Vemma contains 115,000 ORAC units.
An independent, double blind placebo controlled study conducted by Brunswick Labs in Norton, Mass., showed that subjects drinking Vemma showed a significant improvement in immune function. An active compound in aloe, called Acemannan, is an immune stimulant.
According to the National Cancer Institute, oxidative stress throughout your body can lead to free radical damage that causes cancer. Vemma contains 12 full spectrum vitamins, including beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin D3, and B vitamins 1, 2, 3, 6 and 12, and enough antioxidant power to minimize oxidation in your body. Some ingredients include mangosteen, aloe vera and organic green tea blend. The term full spectrum refers to providing your body with all of the essential nutrients it needs in the right amounts.
According to the Brunswick Labs study, and reported in the August 2009 issue of the Journal of Medicinal Food, inflammation inside your body can be very dangerous. When your blood vessels and tissues become inflamed, blood pressure rises and your risk of heart attack and disease is increased. Inflammation in your joints can also result in painful arthritis. A protein called c-reactive protein is present when inflammation is present and this particular protein is reduced with consumption of Vemma.
Bioavailabilty refers to the rate and extent to which the active ingredient in a particular formula is absorbed into your body. Brunswick Labs conducted a 24-hour test to see how bioavailable Vemma really is. Blood samples were taken, then subjects were given either a Vemma drink, or placebo. After 24 hours blood samples were taken again, and showed the high bioavailability of Vemma. Twelve full spectrum vitamins and 65 essential minerals found in Vemma were absorbed into the subjects' bloodstreams within that 24-hour period.
Xanthones are a biologically active plant phenol found in highest abundance in the mangosteen fruit. Consumption of xanthones can help you with allergies, infections, skin problems, inflammation, cholesterol and fatigue, according to xanthonesresearch.com.