The Shepherd's Harvest
"We Share The Harvest"
Nutrition World Store & The Shepherd’s Harvest is dedicated to bringing the blessing of good health to our customers. We accomplish this through providing products developed from the natural goodness of our earth inspired by its heavenly creator. Founder David Grissett knows he was divinely inspired to establish The Shepherd’s Harvest. His search for quality natural healthcare supplements as a caregiver to his wife, Judy, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, led him to producing the quality products you can purchase here.
The Nutrition World Store is solely owned and operated by The Shepherd’s Harvest. Based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, we take pride in being a company committed to offering only quality natural products that we personally and expertly oversee all aspects of development, production, packaging and release into the marketplace. We are the developer, manufacturer and wholesale/retail distributor of any product with The Shepherd’s Harvest brand name. Look for our products to be at a pharmacy or nutrition store near you as we continue to expand its availability into the hands of health-conscious, quality-conscious individuals like you.
Our products are made from Moringa and Muscadine grapes.
What is Moringa?
Moringa is an important food source in many countries because it is a multipurpose plant, as the leaves, pods, fruits, flowers, roots and bark of the tree can be utilized. It is a natural source of numerous vitamins and minerals. Moringa has approximately 46 antioxidants and is one of the most powerful sources of natural anti-oxidants. Moringa leaves are also rich in Flavonoids, a class of anti-oxidants.
Vitamins present in Moringa include: Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene); Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin); Vitamin B3 (Niacin); Vitamin B6; Vitamin B7 (Biotin); Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid); Vitamin D; Vitamin E; Vitamin K; and Vitamin A.
Minerals present in Moringa include: Calcium; Copper; Iron; Potassium; Magnesium; Manganese; and Zinc. Moringa is the richest source of Calcium from a plant material and Moringa has 14 times more Calcium than that of milk. Moringa also contains 9 times the Iron of spinach and 4 times the Potassium in a banana.
THE MUSCADINE GRAPE IS VERY UNIQUE!
Muscadine (Vitis Rotundifolia) grapes are native to the Southeastern United States found growing wild and in the back yards of many southern homes.
The muscadines are different in several ways. First, the most notable difference is the thick skin of the grape. This thick skin (which accounts for 40% of the weight of the grape) gives muscadine grapes a natural resistance to fungi, disease, and insects, and is where much of the antioxidant power of the muscadine grape is stored.
Second, the muscadine grape has significantly more antioxidant power than other grapes. The muscadine grape skins alone have about 6-8 times as much antioxidant capacity as whole blueberries. Muscadine grapes have been measured as high as 6,800 per 100 grams, compared to 739 for red grapes based on the ORAC standard measurement.
Third, muscadine grapes have an extra set of chromosomes which causes them to produce a unique balance of phytonutrients that are virtually absent in other grapes.
The last difference we want to point out in muscadine grapes and other grapes is the amount of natural resveratrol and ellagic acid. These phytonutrients have been studied as powerful antioxidants with potent anti-cancer properties.
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF THE MUSCADINE GRAPE
Antioxidants and Anti-inflammatory Agents?
Many of the phytonutrients present in the muscadine grape have been recognized as powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents – the most powerful of these are concentrated in the skins and seeds.
Why are Antioxidants are important? Because they rid the body of free radicals that damage our cells. Free radicals are caused by everyday exposure to radiation, tobacco smoke, pollutants, solvents and even intense exercise. They can even cause damage to DNA, which can cause cell mutations resulting in cancer. Free radicals are of interest to the scientific and medical community because there is strong evidence relating them to aging and disease processes, e.g. atherosclerosis, cancer, immune system decline, brain dysfunction, cataracts, rheumatoid arthritis, birth defects and inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Free radical production is controlled by several factors including antioxidants consumed as part of the diet. The muscadine grape has over twice the antioxidant power as the blueberry based on the USDA and Tufts University’s Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) standard measurement.
Antioxidants can help prevent the initiation, propagation and termination of free radicals. Some of the most notable phytonutrients studied as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents found in the muscadine grape include but are not limited to: Resveratrol, Piceatannol, Ellagic Acid, Catechin, Epicatechin, Quercetin, Myricetin, Pterostilbene, Gallic Acid, Pectin (a dietary fiber), Kaempferol, Vitamin C, Caffeic Acid, Anthocyanidins, OPCs Oligomeric Procyanidins.
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