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Stabilized Rice Bran
Rice bran was once considered too perishable and unable to be processed for human consumption. By using traditional milling methods, an enzyme called lipase turned d the bran rancid in a matter of hours, so regular milling provided a rice bran that had no shelf life. Only people with access to the fresh rice bran could use it. The bran and germ contain 65% of the rice kernel's nutrients. Rice bran has protein, vitamins, minerals and 107 known naturally-occurring antioxidants.
Dehusked, unpolished rice grains are covered by the nutrient-rich bran and aleurone layers. Because these layers are rich in lipids, they oxidize rapidly when exposed to air, hence the grains turn rancid during even short storage.
More than 60% of rice's natural nutrients are destroyed using these traditional milling processes, but through a patented process, we provide an all-natural ingredient for better health and nutrition. This patented rice bran processing technology is harvesting nutrition from one of the world's oldest and most available food sources. Rich in nutrients and low in cost, stabilized rice bran is a storehouse of nutrition.
Many nutrients in the rice bran were discarded that are necessary for optimal health:
Gamma Oryzanol, beta sitosteryl ferluate, and 5 other related compounds. These are potent antioxidants and trace nutrients that play a vital role in so many aspects of human physiology that they suggest a symbiotic relationship between fresh rice and humans. Gamma oryzanol is found only in rice bran.
Tocopherals and tocotrienols, at least 8 different varieties. These are all types of Vitamin E, although commercial vitamin E supplements are usually in the form of alpha-tocopheral. The importance of the others is probably at least equal to that of the alpha form.
Polyphenols including ferulic acit, alpha-lipoic acid, and 4 others. Lipoic acid is believed to play an important role in sugar metabolism at the cellular level.
The metal chelators magnesium, calcium, and phosphorous. Also manganese and other trace minerals,
Phytosterols, including beta sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol, and at least 11 more. These are the trace nutrients that help explain why fresh vegetables are so good for you.
Carotenoids, including beta-carotene, alpha carotene, lycopene, lutein, zeazanthin, and more. Although beta-carotene is commonly sold as a single-ingredient supplement, alpha-carotene may in fact be more important. Lycopene is responsible for some of the recent health claims relating to tomatoes.
Essential amino acids including tryptophan, histidine, methionine, cystein, cystine, and argenine.
9 B-vitamins, polysaccharides, and phospholipids. Phospholipids are vital to maintaining healthy cell membranes.
Lecithin (phosphatidyl choline and phosphatidyl serine).
7 identified enzymes, including COQ10 and superoxidase dismutase.
The lipase enzyme in rice bran is responsible for quickly turning the product rancid. But this enzyme is somewhat delicate, and can be destroyed by heat. But, too much heat destroys the nutrients and antioxidants in the bran. Stabilizing the rice bran at the right temperature makes it have a longer shelf-life.
The result is a stabilized rice bran product that retains most of the vital nutrients of fresh rice bran, but has a shelf life measured in years rather than hours. Stabilized rice bran has a pleasant, nutty taste, plus the safety of a food that's been used by humans for thousands of years.
Free radical oxidation in the human body is dangerous, because one oxidized molecule (free radical) can oxidize others, causing a chain reaction. The result can be damaged proteins, impaired cell function, and reduced immunity. Free radicals are believed to be the source of most cancers. Some antioxidants are specialized to combat particular types of oxidative damage, while others work in conjunction with other antioxidants. Substitutions have not always proven to work. It seems that we require the same complex mix found in natural and fresh whole foods.
Stabilized rice bran is one of the most potent and accessible sources of this complex mix of antioxidants and micronutrients. Some of the most promising uses of stabilized rice bran are against diabetes, arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. These chronic conditions have their indirect origins in oxidative damage. It is likely that the right antioxidant at the right time is what is really responsible for the broad-spectrum efficacy of stabilized rice bran.