Technical / White Paper
Obesity-related Inflammation and Oxidative Stress Mitigation by Phytochemicals and Nutrients in Milk, Gac Fruit, Black Rice and Blueberries
Obesity is commonly known as a widespread disease affecting Americans. Aside from the more commonly-known side effects such as heart disease and diabetes, risk factors lurking at a cellular level may also be negatively affecting the obese. Inflammation, oxidative stress and metabolic disorders may be present in an obese individual, taking their toll from the inside out. Certain phytochemicals and nutrients, such as nicotinamide riboside, lycopene, b-carotene, cyanidin-3-glucoside and pterostilbene have been shown to address these core dysfunctions. These can be found in milk, gac fruit, black rice and blueberries, respectively. This white paper presents some of the research surrounding these risk factors and why ingesting these nutrients should be considered to alleviate the ill-effects surrounding obesity.