Aside from being sweet and the source of our Bacolod sugar, sugarcane is more than that. It is rich in antioxidants that can now be found in Meganox.
In this day and age of a stressful lifestyle, wellness has become a mantra for many. Despite the demands of work, people need health and vitality to combat the stresses of a fast-paced lifestyle. This balance is needed so that we could still enjoy a full life with loved ones. We can surely balance this, even after a hectic day at work.
What You Need to be Healthy
This is where diet, exercise, and health supplements come in. And one thing that plays a big part of maintaining good health is the taking of antioxidants. Here in Bacolod City, Philippines, we have the product that is considered as the most powerful antioxidant in the world. It is aptly called Meganox–derived from what else?, but our very own sugarcane.
Meganox contains more than 1.2 million ORAC units, which is more than any other antioxidant.*
*”The Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) method to quantify the antioxidant property, as promulgated by USDA scientists, has been used to rank common foods (ORAC units/100 g).”
But first things first. Let us discuss the basics.
What is antioxidant?
According to wikipedia, “An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction involving the loss of electrons or an increase in oxidation state. Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals. In turn, these free radicals can start chain reactions. When the chain reaction occurs in a cell, it can cause damage or death to the cell. Antioxidants terminate these chain reactions by removing free radical intermediates, and inhibit other oxidation reactions. They do this by being oxidized themselves, so antioxidants are often reducing agents such as thiols, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), or polyphenols.”
The irony is that, the oxidation process is vital to life. However, too much can also be damaging and can lead to lifestyle diseases. That is where antioxidants come in.
What is MEGANOX™?
Meganox is by far the most powerful antioxidant in the market today. It is safe to say that Meganox is the best antioxidant by far. It has reportedly the highest Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) values, as it contains over 1 million ORAC units per 100 grams. Since it is very potent, you only need 1 capsule per day. It is derived from sugarcane, however, because of a special patented process in producing it, each capsule does not contain sugar at all.
Meganox is a proudly made in Negros Occidental, Philippines and is distributed by Forever Nutriliving Corp.–a subsidiary company of Sagay Central, Inc.. SCI manager Primitivo Rivera said that Meganox is the first antioxidant that comes from sugarcane extract. The production of the food supplement is done in their plant in Sagay City, Negros Occidental.
Health Benefits of MEGANOX™
1. Counters the damaging effects of free radicals in the body.
2. Improves digestion and prevents constipation.
3. Lowers bad cholesterol and prevents cardiovascular diseases.
4. Promotes resistance against infections.
5. Improves skin appearance and delays aging.
6. Prevents chronic degenerative ailments like diabetes, high-blood pressure, and cancer.
Common Antioxidant Foods**
These are the common antioxidant foods and their ORAC units / 100 grams of weight.
Prunes – 5,770
Blueberries – 2,400
Kale – 1,770
Spinach – 1,260
Green Tea – 1,253
Mangosteen Powder – 2,510
Garlic Powder – 6,665
Tarragon (fresh) – 15,542
Ginger (ground) – 28,811
Cocoa powder – 80,933
Acai Berry (freeze dried) – 102,700
Turmeric (ground) – 159,277
Cinnamon (ground) – 267,536
Sugarcane (dried solid) – 1,232,000
**Sources: 1. Saska & Chou, 2002. Laboratory tests done in Audobon, Sugar Institute, Louisiana State University, USA and South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China. 2. USDA Agricultural Research Services, 2010.
Meganox price and outlets
Meganox sells for P12/capsule and is retailed at all outlets of Negros Grace Pharmacy. You can buy them in blister packs or bottles of 30s. Recommended dosage is once a day, preferably before breakfast.
Thankfully, there are so many branches of Negros Grace Pharmacy all over the province of Negros Occidental, so you can be sure to find an outlet nearest you.
Maria Sigrid D. Lo is a multi-awarded Bacolod lifestyle blogger and social media advocate. It is her desire to make the city known to the world through her online presence. She promotes Bacolod restaurants, food tourism, social media etiquette, breastfeeding, and a greener Bacolod City in her blogs and talks. She loves taking photos, mostly of her children and of food. She is a proud member of the Negrense Blogging Society Inc. (NBSI) or the #NegrosBloggers.