PR Log - Oct 18, 2012 - Manteo, North Carolina. The MotherVine Nutraceutical Company has introduced a new flagship dietary supplement known by the acrostic Our Royal Queen Elizabeth. “The legendary 427 year old living muscadine vine was the health food gift of native Americans to the first English colonists who were sponsored by Queen Elizabeth”, said President Amy Odom, “so it is fitting that the essential elements are remembered by her name – Resveratrol, Quercetin, and an Extract from whole grapes.”
Guided by research that shows resveratrol and quercetin are more effective in a whole grape muscadine base (the Muscadine Effect), MotherVine reached out to the world expert on the pharmacological uses of muscadines, Dr. Diane Hartle. Dr. Hartle recently retired as a professor of the University of Georgia’s School of Pharmacy and helped write the definitive books on the health benefits of muscadines including “Muscadine Medicine” and “Muscadine Health”, which includes an in-depth discussion of the Muscadine Effect.
An educational curriculum for pharmacists to educate consumers on the phytochemistry of muscadines is scheduled for release in November 2012. Specific applications for diabetes and heart health issues are addressed. Up to 2 credit hours towards the annual requirement for pharmacists' annual certification is expected. Communicating the health benefits of muscadines in a consistent, scientifically sound manner achieves an important part of the core mission of The MotherVine.
Consumers are embracing the whole food nutrition concept of native foods that aren’t genetically modified as has been the case with The MotherVine’s very successful “The Original” 100% Natural Whole Muscadine Grapes dietary supplement. However, consumers want to know with reasonable certainty how much they are getting of a particular phytonutrient. Most all companies in the muscadine industry bring up resveratrol, but the actual concentration of resveratrol in muscadines is very low. Having standardized amounts of reservatrol and quercetin, makes Muscadine Health RQE formulation stand apart.
Muscadine grapes are indigenous to the South-Eastern United States and their DNA is blessed with an extra set of chromosomes that produce abundant phytonutrients that protect the fruit and seed. Paradoxically, muscadines have about half the sugar content of regular grapes, but taste sweeter due to the complex phytonutrients. 88 distinct phytonutrients have been identified in muscadines and are an important farm crop in North Carolina. Resveratrol and Quercetin are only two of the 88 phytonutrients.
Muscadines are one of nature's richest sources of polyphenolic antioxidants, comparing higher than Acai, Noni, Goji, and Mangosteen in antioxidant testing. However, the antioxidant level is not as important as the broad specturm of phytonutrients including, but limited to Ellagic Acid, Myricetin, Quercetin, Kaempferol, Resveratrol, Gallic Acid, Catechin, Anthocyanins, Caffeic Acid, Proanthocyandins, (-) -Epicatechin and Cholorgenic Acid.
About The MotherVine: The MotherVine is America’s oldest living, native Muscadine Vine. Dating to 1584, on the island of the Lost Colony, the vine is symbolic of the blessings of America, when Native Americans (Croaton Tribe) offered the gift of good health to the first English settlers. Muscadines were used as natural medicines in extracts for topical and oral use. Muscadines are America’s native super fruit with 88 phytonutrients that love the summer heat of eastern North Carolina. The MotherVine Company tells the story of The MotherVine, educates people on muscadine health, and creates best in class, made in the USA, natural and organic products that promote heritage, health and family.