Tuesday February 7, 2017
We all have heard how noni is a powerful antibacterial agent. But how can noni accomplish this? Read on my friends! Let's go into depth regarding the wondrous properties of noni: a powerful antibacterial agent.
First of all what does antibacterial mean?
Antibacterial is anything that destroys bacteria or inhibits bacteria's ability to grow or reproduce. Sounds like our immune system doesn't it? Mother nature is so amazing!
How does noni support the body to accomplish this task?
One way is that noni contains phenolic compounds such as acubin, alizarin, and scopoletin. A study by Locher in 1995 showed these compounds can help inhibit the growth of certain bacteria.
Another way is that noni aids the body in producing nitric oxide. Nitric oxide can bind with certain types of bacteria (such as E. coli and Staphylococcus) and help destroy it. This is because these types of bacteria use sulfur and iron as transportation throughout the body. Nitric oxide acts as an antioxidant, binding itself to the transportation components ultimately destroying the bacteria.
What type of noni do I need to receive these benefits?
In two separate studies Bushnell (1950) and Dittmar (1993) noted the importance of the degree of ripeness for the fruit compounds to optimally work within the body. Their findings show that the highest antibacterial properties are found in ripe raw noni fruit. The process used to produce powders and juice include freeze drying and boiling which destroy the beneficial compounds. On the other hand, obtaining a reputable source of fresh fruit is hard to come by and can be very costly. Hawaiian Organic Noni has found a way to produce raw fruit leather that uses the entire pulp of the fruit on a low heat thus preserving all the natural benefits the fruit has to offer. Noni fruit leather also has a 2 year shelf life and is more cost effective and higher quality than most other noni products on the market. Research at an independent lab has shown Noni Fruit Leather to be 14 times more potent than Noni juice due to it's use of non-fermented noni fruit and a unique processing maintaining the potency of the raw pulp of Noni.