“(NaturalNews) The rice bran ingredient manufacturer NutraCea has entered an agreement with HerbalScience Singapore to create two joint ventures to expand research, development and marketing of products based on stabilized rice bran.
The two companies are forming a third company, Rice Science, to develop stabilized rice bran extracts for use as a nutraceutical ingredient in foods and beverages. Rice Science will be 80 percent owned by NutraCea.
According to NutraCea, stabilized rice bran contains a variety of ingredients that provide benefits for preventing or treating arthritis and diabetes and improving immune health. Among the reasons cited for rice bran’s nutraceutical value are its high content of the vitamin E complexes referred to as tocotrienols and gamaoryzanol; B vitamins; betacarotne; and fiber. Rice bran is also high in powerful antioxidants.
“We know that stabilized rice bran contains a rich bounty of natural compounds at therapeutic levels,” said NutraCea Chief Executive Officer Brad Edson. “We believe by isolating these specific elements, we can create quantifiable isolates that have the potential to be measurably effective in dealing with some of the most serious health threats that we face today.”
In white rice, the bran and germ are discarded from the rice seed, and much of the nutritional content along with it…”
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Rice bran contains a lipase enzyme that causes rancidity within hours after harvesting so traditionally it has been removed and discarded or used as animal feed.
Rice Bran is an amazing storehouse of health-enhancing nutrients and antioxidants, but until recently its nutritional power was not fully available because it became oxidized right after milling (making it rancid and unfit for human consumption) or it was treated with high heat or chemicals (which kills the nutrients). Now, with NutraCea®’spatented, proprietary technology, rice bran can be stabilized without high heat or chemicals, and we can finally enjoy the true power of rice bran.
NutraCea ® from USA Arizona-based is the only manufacturer in the world that has successfully
Stabilized rice bran by inactivating the lipase enzymes within seconds after harvesting
Performed the whole stabilisation process without using chemicals or high heat treatments that degrade the nutritional profile.
What is in Stabilized Rice Bran?
If it is stabilized WITHOUT high heat or chemicals, rice bran contains:
Protein — stabilized rice bran contains easily digested, hypoallergenic essential amino acids that are necessary for building human protein. These include Tryptophan, Histidine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Isoleucine, Lysine, Valine, and Leucine.
Complex Carbohydrates — unlike simple carbohydrates which can add to blood sugar and fat storage problems, healthy complex carbohydrates like those found in stabilized rice bran have a “low glycemic index” which means that they don’t cause spikes in your blood sugar. In fact, stabilized rice bran has been found to help normalise blood sugar.
Fibre — stabilized rice bran contains soluble and insoluble fibres necessary for optimum digestive health, blood sugar regulation, lowered cholesterol, and the prevention of diabetes and heart disease.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) — Omegas 3, 6 & 9 help to strengthen cellular membranes (so the bad stays out and the good stays inside cells). They also help with energy production (eliminating fatigue); transporting oxygen to the cells; removing waste from the cells; regulating hormones; reducing inflammation, pain and stiffness; reducing LDL “bad” cholesterol & increasing HDL “good” cholesterol, on top of improving your complexion, mood, memory & concentration!
Enzymes — including Glutathione Peroxidase, Methionine Reductase, Polyphenol Oxidase, energy enhancing, immune boosting CoQ10, Aspartate Amino Transferase Isozyme AAT-1 & AAT-2, Catalase, and Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), which is an exceptionally powerful antioxidant.
Tocotrienols & Tocopherols (Complete Vitamin E family) — Tocols as a complete group are much more powerful than regular vitamin E. They are great for your cardiovascular system, your immune system, and your complexion! Stablized rice bran contains a-Tocopherol, b-Tocopherol, g-Tocopherol, d-Tocopherol, a-Tocotrienol, ß-Tocotrienol, g-Tocotrienol, d-Tocotrienol, Desmethyl-tocotrienol, and Didesmethyl tocotrienol.
Phytosterols and Sterolins (phytosterols glucosides) — these are natural phytonutrients with healthful properties that range from helping to fight free radicals, prevent cancer, reduce blood sugar and blood lipid levels, lower cholesterol and ease menopausal symptoms. Stabilized rice bran contains ß-Sitosterol, Campesterol, Stigmasterol,?5-Avinasterol, ?7-Stigmastenol, Sterol glucoside, Acylsterol glucoside, Oligoglycosylsterol, Gramisterol,Monoglycosylsterol, Dimethylsterol, Cellotetraosylsitosterol, Branosterol, Isofucosterol, Obtusifoliol, Sitostenol,Methylsterol, 28-Homosteasteronicacids, ß-Amyrin, 28-Homotyphasterol, Citrostadienol, and 6-Deoxycastasterone,
Calcium — which helps build strong bones, teeth and muscles; promotes healthy nervous system; has a calming effect on the nervous system; helps with proper functioning of the heart, muscles, and nervous system; and plays a role in maintaining normal blood pressure, regulating blood clotting, preventing cancers of the digestive tract and decreasing mood swings, food cravings, and the pain, tenderness and bloating associated with premenstrual syndrome.
Magnesium — which is an essential element for proper functioning of the nervous, muscular and cardiovascular systems. It also helps with nerve and muscle functioning, helps relieve cramps and PMS, aids in bone formation, regulates heartbeat and helps to normalise blood pressure.
Potassium — which helps to regulate fluid balance, heart rhythms and blood pressure and helps with mental function by sending oxygen to the brain. It is required for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system.
Gamma Oryzanol Complex — this amazing anti-mutagenic group includes Campesterol Trans-ferulate, Cycloartenol Trans-ferulate, Cycloartenol Cis-ferulate, Cycloeucalenol Trans-ferulate, Cycloeucalenol Cis-ferulate, Stigmasterol Trans-ferulate, 24-Methylenecycloartanol Trans-ferulate, 24-Methylenecycloartanol Cis-ferulate, ß-Sitosterol Trans-ferulate, ß-Sitosterol Cis-ferulate, ß-Sitostenol Trans-ferulate,21 ß-Sitostenol Cis-ferulate, Stigmasterol Cis-ferulate, Stigmastenol Cis-ferulate, Campesterol Cis-ferulate, Cycloartanol Trans-ferulate, Cycloartanol Cis-ferulate, Stigmastenol Trans-ferulate, 24-Methylcholesterol Trans-ferulate, and 24-Methylcholesterol Cis-ferulate. These help boost immune response, reduce inflammation, increase energy, metabolise glucose, regulate blood sugar, and more!
Polyphenols — including Ferulic acid, a-Lipoic acid, Methyl ferulate, ?-Coumaric acid, ?-Sinapic acid, Isovitexin, Proanthocyanidins. These have been shown to assist the immune system and to reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Metal Chelators — including Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorous, Potassium and Inositol Hexaphosphate (IP6). Getting heavy metals helps to ensure that antioxidants don’t “turn to the dark side” and become pro-oxidised free radicals.
Carotenoids — very effective free radical scavengers including Lutein, a-Carotene, ß-Carotene, Lycopene, Zeaxanthine, and Crytocyanthine.
B-Vitamins & Vitamin-like substances — including Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, Pyridoxine, Betaine, Dimethyl glycine, Inositol, Biotin, Choline, Folic acid, and Phytates. These can help prevent cancer and prohibit cholesterol buildup, support adrenal function, calm and maintain the nervous system, and assist in key metabolic processes.
Polysaccharides — including Cycloartenol-ferulic acid glycoside, Diferulic acid complex, Diferulic acid-calcium complex, Hemicelluloses, Arabinogalactan, Arabinoxylan, Xyloglucan, Proteoglycan, Glycoprotein, Arabinofuranoside. These are known to help immune function lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and increase coronary artery capacity.
Phospholipids — including Phosphatidylserine, PhosphatidylCholine, Phosphatidylethanolamine, Lysophophatidylcholine, Lysophosphatidylethanolamine. Phospholipids help support the growth and renewal of cellular membranes, forming an important barrier to filter toxins out. They also act as cellular antioxidants when free radical “bullets” try to penetrate the cell. Phospholipids are also thought to prevent depletion of the neurotransmitter choline, improving mental focus, brain function, and both mental and physical stamina.
Nn Stabilized Rice Bran & ORAC
Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) measures the antioxidant levels of a substance. A high ORAC score means the substance is high in antioxidants.
Nn Stabilized Rice Bran’s ORAC value surpasses that of other antioxidant-rich fruits, including blueberries and pomegranates. .
Stabilized Rice Bran – One of the most bio-available SuperFoods on earth
Understanding Stablized Rice Bran
Brimming with Nutrients
Bursting with more than 110 Antioxidants and Cofactors
Rice bran contains over 65% of the nutrients found in whole rice
Contains lipase enzyme which causes rancidity within hours after harvesting.
Hence, previously the bran has always been removed and discarded or used as animal feed, NutraCea® (in Arizona, USA) The world leader in stabilized rice bran research and technology has successfully stabilized rice bran without added chemicals, or degrading its nutritional profile, so that the full goodness of rice bran can be harnessed
For more information on our Stabilized Rice Bran download the information booklet below or visitwww.nutracea.com
Stabilizing Rice Bran is A Major Breakthrough
Advanced & patented technology to stabilize rice bran without any use of chemicals
Maintains and enhances its nutritional profile
Makes Stabilized Rice Bran a SUPERFOOD – one of the most bio-available whole food on earth
7 Patents Awarded to NutraCea®
US Patent #5,985,344 – Nov, 1999 “Process for Obtaining Micronutrient Enriched Rice Bran Oil”
US Patent #6,126,943 – Oct, 2000 “Method for Treating Hypercholesterolemia, Hyperlipidemia, and Atherosclerosis“
US Patent #6,303,586 B1 – Oct, 2001 “Supportive Therapy for Diabetes, Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia“
US Patent #6,350,473 B1 – Feb, 2002 “Method for Controlling Serum Glucose“
US Patent #6,558,714 B2 – May, 2003 “Method for Treating Hypercholesterolemia, Hyperlipidemia, and Atherosclerosis“
US Patent #6,733,799 B2 – May, 2004 “Method for Treating Hypercholesterolemia, Hyperlipidemia, and Atherosclerosis“
US Patent #6,902,739 B2 – June, 2005 “Method for Treating Joint Inflammation, Pain, and Loss of Mobility”
Contains a Natural Concoction of over 110 Potent Antioxidants & Antioxidant Nutrients to protect the body against free radical damage.Including : Tocotrienols, Tocopherols, CoQ10, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Proanthocynidins, Carotenoids, Gamma Oryzanol, Gluthathione, Catalase, Aspartate Amino Transferase, Arabinogalactan, ß-Sitosterol, Campesterol, Stigmasterol, Niacin, Histidine, Cysteine, Inositol, Choline, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, DMG,….
Over 110 Antioxidants work Synergistically to Offer Better & More Complete Protection
Free Radicals What Are They?
Highly unstable molecules that wreak havoc in the body.
Formed daily in the body every moment when you breathe or your body uses oxygen. Impossible to avoid.
Other causes: stress, exposure to sunlight, air pollution, house-cleaning chemicals, cigarette smoke, a diet high in fat or sugar, processed food, medication, exercise, etc.
Each cell in the body suffers at least 10,000 HITS by free radicals each day.
And there are close to 100 trillion cells in the body. Imagine the number of HITS your body suffers daily
What do Free Radicals cause…
Elevated Blood Pressure
High Cholesterol Levels
Lowered Immune Function
Other Degenerative Diseases
What Combats Free Radicals? Antioxidants ! Over 110 Antioxidants & Cofactors in Stabilized Rice Bran work synergistically to offer More Effective & More Complete Protection.
Lowers the risk of heart attack, stroke and cancer
Regulates blood sugar — A safe food for diabetics and those with hypoglycemia (endorsed by the Diabetes Research Institute)
Lowers bad LDL cholesterol and Triglycerides. Increases good HDL cholesterol
Enhances immune function by promoting T-cell development
Reduces skin problems due to free radical damage eg. wrinkles, fine lines, skin sagging, pigmentation, age spots, dull-looking complexion.
Stabilized Rice Bran has the highest ORAC score compared to 28 types of other antioxidant-rich food.
What is ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity)?
ORAC measures the antioxidant levels of a substance. A high ORAC score means that a particular substance is high in antioxidants.
Stabilized Rice Bran has ORAC score of 2,447 per 12g serve! Equivalent to 5 servings of fresh fruits & vegetables!
Beyond ORAC Apart from Antioxidants that contribute to high ORAC score, Stabilized Rice Bran also contains Cofactors that work synergistically to offer More Effective & More Complete Protection.
Stabilized Rice Bran provides highest lipophilic (fat soluble) antioxidants compared to 28 types of other foods.
Lipophilic antioxidants have higher bio-availability and are preferred by cells.
Lipophilic antioxidant penetrates the cell membrane more easily and stay in the cell longer to fight free radical damage.
Impressive spectrum of both lipophilic (fat soluble) and hydrophilic(water soluble) antioxidants.
Protects the cell inside an out for a more complete protection against free radical damage.
Why Do You Need A Spectrum Of Antioxidants & Cofactors?
Even though Antioxidants can work independently but they work better as a team. Some Antioxidants can resuscitate one another when they get wiped out by free radical – this literally “recycles” the antioxidants. The best solution is to stick with eating foods that contain a broad spectrum of naturally occurring antioxidants and their cofactors.
Nn Stabilized Rice Bran is your solution!!
Stabilized Rice Bran Detoxifies The Body.
The high fibre content adds bulk to stools, ensuring timely elimination of toxins.
“Scrubs” the intestinal walls to rid putrefying waste that block nutrient absorption and poison the system
High Antioxidant content
Combats free radicals that produce toxins
Antioxidants such as Alpha Lipoic Acid is known to be able to chelate metal and eliminate them out of the body.