This astonishing treasure, the phytosubstances
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Secondary plant substances:
the “new phytamins”

Plants are physically unable to escape risks.  Imagine a tomato for example: hot sun during the day for weeks, more than one sudden drop in temperature at night, often covered by a moist film of dew, which fungi, viruses and bacteria thrive on. 

In response, they have developed various protective mechanisms over millions of years, and utilize special ‘secondary plant substances’ called phytoalexines – in the case of the tomato, lycopene, which gives it its color – to help them survive and flourish. The more extreme the environmental conditions, the greater the need for protection. Over the past 10,000 years, clever human observation has revealed that these protective plant substances can also benefit people.  

Some 40,000 secondary plant substances have been discovered so far, most of which have been researched and are well-understood. 

The same effects these substances have in grapes, green tea, broccoli, tomatoes, acai berries, wolfberries (which are identical to the goji plant native to China) and in countless other exotic fruits and vegetables, they can also have in our bodies. This is precisely why anti-aging medicine is so excited about these truly astonishing plant-based treasures.  

Some 40,000 secondary plant substances have been discovered so far, most of which have been researched and are well-understood. Volumes of data gathered from studies performed on large segments of the population – such as the 120,000 nurses from the famous “Nurses' Health Study” –  are being analyzed, with the findings serving as one of the pillars of anti-aging medicine.

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