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Celery Extract is Rising to the Top of the Health Industry

Category: Health  

Celery is a go-to vegetable for dieters due to its low-calorie count and excellent pairing with other low calorie diet foods.

it’s a great choice for weight loss it provides much more than that to the consumer. The benefits of celery are not well known in the Western world, but this doesn’t make them any less impressive. This vegetable has been used for thousands of years for its impressive medicinal purposes and is beginning to make headway in Western and alternative medicine.

Celery is such a versatile vegetable that it is found in just about every cuisine from American to Italian. It contains exceptional amounts of antioxidants, and unlike other vegetables, it retains most of its nutrients through the cooking process. Celery is known to lower cholesterol, reduce blood pressure, relieve arthritis pain, and boost the immune system, among others.

Benefits of celery

The benefits of celery extend beyond the plant itself into the seeds as well. While the taste and consistency of celery isn’t for everyone the goodness of the vegetable can still be obtained in supplement form through celery extract.

Cholesterol is a lipid found naturally occurring in the body as well as some foods. There are two primary forms of cholesterol, LDL (bad), and HDL (good). It is desirable for LDL cholesterol to be lower than 100mg/dL and HDL to be higher than 40mg/dL for men and 50mg/dL for women. When LDL cholesterol is too high it can clog arteries in the heart and increase a person’s risk of heart disease and stroke. Celery extract is exceptional in lowering LDL cholesterol by causing the body to excrete bile salts which cling to this sticky substance and excrete it out of the body.

High blood pressure is another condition that can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Phthalides, chemical compounds in celery, are effective in lowering stress hormones in the body which can cause a rise in blood pressure. Potassium acts as a vasodilator in the body, which causes the arteries to expand allowing blood to flow more freely and reduce blood pressure. Celery extract has a high concentration of potassium making it able to lower blood pressure when taken consistently.

An interesting fact about celery extract is its addition to deli meat. It is added as a preservative to increase the shelf life of this food produce in an attempt to avoid undesirable nitrates and nitrites that are usually added to foods. Nitrates and nitrites have become understandably undesirable in today’s health culture and exchanging them for the beneficial celery extract is a great move for the food industry.

Arthritis is a painful condition associated with inflammation of the joints. Celery extract contains 85 percent of a compound known as 3-n-butylphthalide (3nB) which is commonly used as treatment for inflammation and helps to reduce pain in arthritis and gout. 3nB is the compound that is responsible for the unique flavor and odor of celery. It is also the compound that is most responsible for all of the benefits found in this underrated vegetable.

There are 4 types of categories for polyphenols depending on the number of phenol rings they contain.  

More benefits:

Uric acid also causes pain as it builds up around the joints. Diuretics are often prescribed to rid the body of this element in arthritis and gout patient’s. Celery extract acts as a very effective diuretic and encourages the regrowth of tissues that were effected by inflammation of the joints.

Vitamin C has long been celebrated for its efficacy in boosting the immune system. Antioxidants are just as great in boosting immunity. They rid the body of free radicals which cause oxidative stress on the body leading to many acute and chronic conditions. Oxidative stress causes damage to cells and when those cells replicate it can lead to cancerous cell formation. Celery contains high amounts of vitamin C along with antioxidant properties.

Studies looking at the proper dose for celery extract have found that 5,000mg/kg seems to be the most effective without any unwanted side effects. One study looked at male and female rats taking this amount of extract and there were not significant adverse effects. It may be beneficial to slowly increase the dose being taken until desired outcomes are seen.

Polyphenols give fruits and vegetables their vibrant colors and help enhance the flavor and stability of the food.


Balance your microbiome

Codeage Polyphenols Broad Spectrum is a high-quality blend of 16 different polyphenol-rich berries and botanical extracts. Polyphenols are micronutrients offering antioxidants that we can get through certain plant-based foods.

Polyphenols.

Polyphenols are a type of micronutrient that contains health-promoting properties and can be found in a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Plant polyphenols are rich in antioxidants and are known to help fight off free radicals and prevent damage to cells.

Polyphenols are micronutrients with an antioxidant activity which is found mostly in dried spices, fruits, red wine, cocoa and vegetables. They play an important role in the body, protecting against free-radicals. Polyphenols also play an important role as a prebiotic for your health and wellness. There are over 8,000 polyphenols found in foods but sometimes we do not consume enough through our diet.

A great formulation & balance.

Perfect formulation and balance with these key ingredients: Pomegranate Extract, Quercetin Dihydrate, Turmeric Extract, Bitter Orange, Organic Decaf Green Tea, Grape Extract, Blueberry Extract, Apple Extract, Aronia Extract, Olive Extract, Açaí, Noni, Alfalfa, Hawthorn Berry Powder, Celery Extract.

 

The takeaway

The extract can be added to drinks or consumed directly. Many people find it beneficial to take them in through capsule form by adding the extract to capsules themselves. Celery is useful for greater purpose than storing peanut butter and raisins. It can lead to many health improvements in the body and could be an excellent addition to anyone’s general health regimen.