Taxifolin-Enriched Beverage

Water with taxifolin — key to long and healthy life

ARKHYZ, a new antioxidant enriched beverage (taxifolin content — 80 mg per liter) — is the first drinking water available to contain a natural vitamin and mineral complex with a pure plant extract of taxifolin (dihydroquercetin content ≥98%).

The major advantage of taxifolin, dissolved in beverages, is its rapid and complete absorption by human body (bioavailability), which promotes antioxidative activity of the substance. As demonstrated by ultrasonic dopplerography of capillary blood flow, within a few minutes of ingesting 150-200 ml of taxifolin water solution (80 m per liter), the capillary blood flow velocity doubles.

Our odorless and tasteless beverage has a saturated orange color. When boiled, taxifolin retains its antioxidant properties, making it suitable for cooking and hot drinks (tea, coffee, soups, second courses, etc).

Daily consumption of taxifolin helps to maintain the body’s physiological functions at high levels.

According to L. Polling, the Nobel prize winner, regular consumption of food products with a preparation of vitamin P properties (dihydroquercetin) added to them would prolong the life significantly.

The daily physiological need for bioflavonoids (natural antioxidants) equates to 150-250 mg for children over 7 years of age and 250 mg for adults (according to Guidelines MR −08 Physiological Needs for Energy and Nutrition of Different Population Groups within the Russian Federation).

Taxifolin — new possibilities in sports nutrition

Performance and endurance training, required in professional sports, is closely related to the training of one’s cardiovascular system in order to adapt it to exercise workload. This is especially important during the competition period, when physical demands are at their peak and athletes strive to push their limits.

An individual, undergoing intense physical training, utilizes oxygen at levels exceeding 75% of maximum values. The challenge here is that sustained physical exercise may result in an inadequate supply of oxygen to working muscles (known as tissue hypoxia), a result of insufficient blood supply to the tissues due to poor microcirculation.

Moreover, during maximal exercise, the metabolism of the tissue is violated. Muscles accumulate lactic acid, which causes fatigue and complicates recovery after training.

Studies show that the application of taxifolin is able to solve these problems very efficiently. Specifically, taxifolin is able to:

  • Improve intracardial hemodynaimcs and intensify blood flow to the myocardium
  • Help to return pathologic microcirculation to normal, thus, optimizing tissue blood flow
  • Contribute to the redistribution of blood flow within small arteries, thus, enhancing blood supply to ischemia-affected tissues
  • Enhance blood flow to muscles
  • Enhance pulmonary mechanics and improve lung ventilation and blood gas composition
  • Help to increase РО2 (oxygen partial pressure) and blood oxygenation

Studies of taxifolin were conducted during the training period of the Russian Olympic Team prior to the 2008 Olympic Games. The studies were supervised by S. A. Parastaev, M. D., a member of the medical commission of the Russian Olympic Committee, Professor of Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, and Physical Education of the Russian State Medical University.

The studies showed that taxifolin can be utilized by professional athletes in daily doses of up to 100-200 mg during the training period, which requires aerobic and anaerobic endurance, as well as during the competition period when the workload is at its maximum.