Paradise Herbs ORAC-Energy Protein & Greens - 16 oz. (454g) (15 Servings)
ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) Energy Protein Greens is the next generation is Superfood technology. Just one super concentrated serving of Paradise Herbs ORAC-Energy Protein & Greens contains 22 grams of protein and 12,000 ORAC, the equivalent of 24 servings of fruits and vegetables in antioxidant capacity. Paradise Herbs ORAC-Energy Protein & Greens contains 100% natural non-GMO Kosher and Halal certified pea protein isolated without the use of chemical solvents and over 42 certified organic and pesticide free ingredients.
The essential amino acid profile of Paradise Herbs' pea protein is very close to that of the ideal protein. Other vegetarian sources such as rice or soy can lack in the percentage profile for certain essential amino acids. Paradise Herbs' pea protein digestibility of nitrogen has been measured at 97.6%, and has a sustained release transit time of approximately 8 hours, which means it has excellent digestibility and keeps working. Paradise Herbs has further enhanced this with the addition of the plant derived enzyme Aminogen. Research shows Aminogen to increase branched-chain amino acids by 250%, increase plasma amino acid levels over 100%, increase glutamine levels by 90%, increase arginine levels by 80%, increase nitrogen retention by 32%, promote lean body mass, aid in muscle recovery, and provide less gas, bloating and constipation.
Paradise Herbs ORAC-Energy Protein & Greens:
- 100% Vegan
- Contains No Animal Products
- No Common Allergens
- No Added Sweeteners
- No Flavored Fillers
- No Soy
- No Dairy
- No Casein
Frequently Asked Questions:
Paradise Herbs' ORAC products now say 40,000 ORAC. Is their formula different?
Label changes from 12,000 ORAC to 40,000 ORAC. Initially ORAC values were based on 1 oxide radical. But now with the new improved industry standard that can test total ORAC values (five oxide radicals), Paradise Herbs updated their label to reflect that versus their previous label. Their formula has not changed, but the testing protocol has been upgraded and Paradise Herbs' product demonstrated over 40,000 total ORAC which is what is now reflected in their updated label. Of course their product is still Lab Certified by Brunswick Labs whom are experts in ORAC testing.
Which Paradise Herbs products contain gluten?
Gluten concerns arise when wheat, barley and oat products are being used such as in Paradise Herbs' ORAC Energy Greens and Protein & Greens. The wheat and barley juice powders used in their product are harvested from young grasses before the gluten containing endosperms develop and are considered by the suppliers to be gluten free. However there is always a chance for some gluten with these ingredients and growers do not want to guarantee otherwise. Paradise Herbs has recently sent products out for gluten testing and they are still pending results. Previously they did this test and they came in with a result of 23ppm and in order to make a gluten free claim you have to be under 20ppm. It really also depends if a person is deathly allergic to gluten or just has a gluten sensitivity, in which the latter would not have any reaction to such a small level, but Paradise Herbs would not recommend the use of any wheat and barley grass for celiac as the risk factor is to great.
What are Paradise Herbs' vegetarian capsules made from?
The vcaps are made from vegetable cellulose.
Are any of Paradise Herbs' products made in China?
All Paradeise Herbs products are made in the USA, however they do source some herbs from pristine remote regions of China as these herbs are indigenous and provide the highest quality available.
How should I store the ORAC Energy Greens?
Because their product is hydroscopic (absorbs moisture from its surrounding environment), Paradise Herbs suggests storing it in a more dry area. The fridge has moisture and could possibly clump the product if not sealed tight enough. Clumping does not effect the potency but it does make it harder to mix.
What is the base/source of the vegetable cellulose in this product?
The vegetable cellulose is in regards to the capsules. The capsules are high-quality, high performance HPMC (hypromellose) capsules.
Does Paradise Herbs use a cotton insert for their vitamins?
Paradise Herbs uses a food grade cellophane (A thin, flexible, transparent cellulose material made from wood pulp used in food packaging and wrapping) with their liquid vcaps in place of cotton.
Does Paradise Herbs use fillers or binders in their products?
Paradise Herbs does not use any fillers or binders. Paradise Herbs prides themselves on the purity of their products and strive to deliver the greatest and purest products possible, just as nature intended.
Does Paradise Herbs add flavors or sweetners to their products?
Paradise Herbs' Orac Energy Greens contain 1 gram of sugar. It is very low and from the antioxidant fruit extracts and naturally occurring polysaccharides that are good for helping to build the immune system. Paradise Herbs does not add any flavors or sweetners.
Is it safe to give Paradise Herbs products to a child?
Paradise Herbs highly recommends you speak with a medical practitioner before giving their formula to children. On a side note, they are currently working on a children’s formula.
The capsules are colored instead of clear. Is this normal?
Yes it is normal. The color added in the capsule is a vegetable chlorophyll that acts as a light barrier to better protect the ingredients.
How long after opening a Paradeise Herbs product does the potency remain at 100%?
That would depend on a number of environmental factors, but generally if kept in a stable dry place it should be fine for a lot longer than the daily serving period.
Are Paradise Herbs products caffeine free?
Their green tea leaves are picked very young when the caffeine levels are low. The finished extract only contains between 3-5% which is considered decaffeinated. So per capsule there is only about 7-12 mg. Consider this: the avg cup of coffee today contains 100 mg to 200 mg.
I’m allergic to almonds, cashews, flax, soy, eggs & dairy. Can I still use Paradise Herbs products?
Yes you can.
Can I take Paradise Herbs products during pregnancy?
Paradise Herbs would not recommend using any herbs during pregnancy without consulting a licensed medical practitioner.
Does Paradise Herbs test their products for pesticides?
Their products are tested to be free of pesticides.
Does Paradise Herbs use any magnesium stearate in any of their products?
Paradise Herbs does not use any flow agents or fillers such as magnesium stearate. They pride themselves on delivering filler free products.
Are Paradise Herbs products free of solvents?
Paradise Herbs never says without solvents, just harsh solvents. The only things they use are purified water and grain alcohol. No hexane, acetane, methane….etc.
Can I still use Paradise Herbs products after the expiration date?
Probabilities are that it is fine, but Paradise Herbs stability testing does not go beyond the expiration date. Paradise Herbs recommends purchasing another bottle.
Are Paradise Herbs' herbalized concentrates standardized?
Many of Paradise Herbs' extracts do have standardized marker compounds, but their philosophy is in keeping with an herbs constituents and not fractionizing out a “deemed” active compound. Therefore they concentrate the herb down as a whole, similar to reduction cooking, but without the temperature. In the end they are only looking to remove the indigestible fiber and concentrate all of the other compounds.
I purchased a Paradise Herbs product a year ago, substance inside the caps now seem to be rock hard. Can I still take it?
Once the seal of a bottle is opened air and water in that air will get in. The herbal extracts can get hydroscopic from this water content (very small particles of air and water, much less than you take in a breath). This will only effect the product in appearance and not effectiveness.
Can I use hot water to mix Paradise Herbs' ORAC-Energy Greens?
It really depends on the temperature you’re using. Many of the ingredients used in Paradise Herbs' Greens are temperature controlled, so Paradise Herbs does not recommend using hot water to mix their powders.
Does Paradise Herbs Protein & Greens product contain calcium, and if so, how much per serving?
It only contains about 2% of the rda based on a 2000 calorie diet. That is approx. 20 mg of naturally occurring calcium.
The ORAC-Greens container I purchased was only half full. Is this intentional?
Paradise Herbs understands your concern; their ORAC-Energy Greens are made with a fluffy consistency and when the product settles through shipment and or settling on the shelf this is what happens. Although the container is half full you are still receiving the ORAC-Greens in weight. Which is what the guidelines are and Paradise Herbs follows strictly.
Are any of Paradise Herbs' products enteric coated?
None of their products are enteric coated.
About Paradise Herbs & Essentials
At Paradise Herbs, they have spent years developing and perfecting products that retain the true essence and natural balance of nature in a form that is safe and effective for even the most sensitive of individuals. Paradise Herbs' core philosophy is based on seven standards of excellence: Quality, Purity, Potency, Efficacy, Safety, Sustainability and Value. Their ongoing commitment and innovation for these standards is reflected in everything Paradise Herbs does. They are continually dedicated to sourcing and formulating premium, ultra pure products that meet the highest standards of excellence.
Unlike tablets that contain binders, fillers, magnesium stearate or stearic acid (which may inhibit absorption), Paradise Herbs' vegetarian caps dissolve quickly in the digestive tract. In addition Paradise Herbs provides the active, readily usable forms of vitamins B2, B6 & B12 while using the most soluble and absorbable mineral chelates as (Krebs) bound to citrate, aspartate-malate.
Paradise Herbs, Inc. was established in 1994 by founder and formulator Scott Bias. He has 27 years of training, experience and research in the natural foods industry. Scott has extensively researched and practiced Chinese, Ayurvedic and Euro-Native American herbalism. He received over ten years of apprentice hands-on training working directly under two Oriental medical doctors with a combined total experience of over sixty years in traditional Chinese medicine.
At Paradise Herbs, they know that the end product is only as good as your starting material. Paradise Herbs obtains their herbs from special alliances they have built all over the world. Their herbs are grown where they are indigenous; either ethically and ecologically wild crafted or naturally cultivated without the use of any chemical fertilizers, pesticides or preservatives.
For example: Paradise Herbs' Ayurvedic herbs Turmeric, Ashwagandha and Holy Basil are from an isolated and pristine environment at the base of the Himalayans, or they obtain their Ginger from the Ecuadorian rain forest where it is ethically wild crafted. It is this total combination of factors: climate, soil, pristine and natural growing environment that produce the outstanding quality of all Paradise Herbs' herbs. But Paradise Herbs doesn’t stop there.
Their end product after extraction is a True Full Spectrum extract, although Paradise Herbs measures standard marker compounds in most of their extracts, they never fractionate or isolate. Paradise Herbs believes in keeping all the synergistic components in the balanced ratios nature intended. They know that in many cases it is not evident which components are to be credited for the clinical effect, or if several components must act synergistically, therefore the whole root extract is always regarded as the active ingredient. It is a central philosophy of traditional herbalism to trust in the wisdom of nature to provide the most complete medicines for humans.
Unlike the conventional Pharmaceutical Industry that has sought to isolate compounds to create new drugs, Paradise Herbs believes the whole herb is the medicine and is supplying all the benefits. For example, studies have shown that a True Full Spectrum herbal extract of Panax Ginseng consistently outperforms an extract comprising only isolated ginsenosides. This illustrates that polysaccharides and other active constituents in Ginseng play an integral role in its clinical efficacy. Also, research analysis reveals a component in Panax Ginseng called panaxydol to inhibit cell cycle progression of human malignant tumor cells. Paradise Herbs believes this is scientific proof for True Full Spectrum preparations as compared to fractionated isolates only containing the ginsenosides and possibly lacking some of the benefits.
Paradise Herbs' production facility is designed and operated to pharmaceutical standards, with an OTC drug license and DEA/State Bureau of Narcotics registration. This is far beyond industry GMP standards. Advanced architectural and design features give the manufacturing environment the look and feel of a hospital operating room. All operations are carefully documented, including in-process quality assurance checks. Equipment use/cleaning logbooks, and standard operating procedures are followed scrupulously to avoid any form of contamination or non-compliance.
HEPA filters not only condition the air by removing moisture, they function at 95% efficiency down to 5 microns, eliminating microbial and cross-contamination. This system introduces clean air into the room creating a positive pressure which ensures that only the cleanest air contacts ingredients and finished goods.
Paradise Herbs never uses fillers or flow agents. Common fillers or flow agents like magnesium stearate, calcium stearate or stearic acid are hydrogenated oils. Not only are these oils unhealthy, they coat the capsule ingredients with a layer of saturated fat hindering nutrient absorption. Some studies Paradise Herbs has seen list this hindrance to be as high as 80%. Doing the math on this, that cuts down nutrient contents utilized to 20%, not very good to say the least.
All Paradise Herbs product labels conform to all applicable DSHEA labeling laws.
Paradise Herbs' standards of excellence will leave you with a finished product you can feel safe and confident consuming.