So you think that the ORAC test is a bit old-fashioned now?
Well it is old-fashioned in the sense that it is applicable to laboratory conditions but not what actually happens in you body. When we created our antioxidants we did what we were supposed to do and tested each one in human beings. We did a serum ORAC test ourselves and duplicated the test at the Center for Complementary Medicine where they used a group of smokers and a group of non-smokers to distinguish if there was any difference in the blood-serum activity. There wasn’t. By contrast, there is a lot of green tea being sold which has no antioxidant activity, yet it is being sold on the basis that green tea is a reliable source of antioxidants. We asked the merchant why they would be selling green tea without any antioxidant activity (in other words, the tea had been oxidized). He said that this is the cheapest green tea he had for sale! Customers are buying what they think contain antioxidants, yet are actually getting nothing. There are no checks and balances. When I started in our company in 1994 I was making pharmaceutical products for the agricultural industry. We saw this incredible movement going on in the marketplace. People are not getting the quality of life they seek through the present health care system. Health care today is really sick care. To achieve real health care you have to be pro-active. Unfortunately, however, there is little information available to people that is meaningful.
About Mannatech, Incorporated
Mannatech, based in Coppell, Texas, is a wellness solutions provider that sells its products through a global network-marketing system throughout the United States and the international markets of Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Taiwan and Denmark. For additional information about Mannatech, please visit its corporate Web site: www.mannatech.com