Since NingXia Red® is one of our most popular products, I would like to discuss one of the exciting ingredients in its revolutionary formula: grape seed extract, or GSE. During the reformulation process, Young Living researchers discovered this powerful ingredient, which increases overall health benefits and allows for Halal/Kosher certification, two of their top goals.
Let’s start with the science: GSE is derived from whole grape seeds and is one of the largest natural depositories of polyphenols. In fact, two-thirds of a grape’s phenol count is found in the seed, as opposed to the skin. Unlike other GSEs on the market, NingXia Red’s premium GSE is standardized to a minimum 90 percent total polyphenols and is shown in studies to be superior at supporting against oxidation.
This structurally unique, water-soluble GSE has been selectively extracted to include a higher percentage of lower molecular weight polyphenols, which improves absorption and bioavailability. Its patented,water-based extraction process ensures the final ingredient remains chemical free.
By replacing grape pomace with a powerhouse GSE, we were able to boost NingXia Red’sORAC score, add additional lower molecular weight polyphenols, and allow for Kosher and Halal certification. When combined with essential oils and the wolfberry superfruit, GSE plays an important role in NingXia Red’s promise to deliver a delicious, whole-body nutrient infusion for everyone to enjoy.
—Ryan Seely, YL Product Marketing Manager