AC-11® and The Science of Phytonutrients
Phytonutrients are the organic components of plants that promote health in humans and animals. Fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and teas are all rich in phytonutrients.
A source of powerful phytonutrients unknown to exist elsewhere in the world is found in the rainforests of Brazil and Peru, often called the “living pharmacy” for the depth, variety and complexity of the plant and animal life forms that have developed there over many thousands of years, and for the breakthrough discoveries that researchers in biochemistry and pharmacological medicine continue to make in studying the wondrous ecosystem of this region.
Safe, all natural and water soluble AC-11® is a patent-protected, bioactive rainforest plant extract that helps the body to repair sun and environmental stress-related damage to DNA, and slow down the process of skin aging. AC-11® is the perfect joining of the rainforest’s secrets with the miracle of today’s advancements in phytonutrient science.
The Discovery of AC-11®
The method by which AC-11® is formulated was discovered by Ronald W. Pero Ph.D., a widely published scientist, university professor emeritus and expert in the fields of human biochemistry and DNA research. Dr. Pero’s work involving AC-11® was based on more than 30 years of research, including extensive field research on indigenous plant life in the Amazon region of South America.
The AC-11® “Rainforest Connection”
AC-11® is derived naturally from Uncaria tomentosa, a vine that grows wild in the Amazon rainforest. We harvest the vine in an ethical manner under the authority of theBrazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA). This ensures future maintenance of a natural balance in the rainforest. Authorization is granted through an ongoing sustainable management project directed by the government and based upon existing local herb availability whereby the amount of inner bark approved for harvesting is set. The harvest is taken (cut) at a point on the plant approximately three feet above the ground; the plant is then capped to ensure integrity of the root structure and rapid regeneration of the vine. Additionally, new saplings of the Uncaria tomentosa vine are planted in a precise manner to ensure the continued viability in the harvesting area. Optigenex moreover works in cooperation with the Floravida Institutes (Brazil) guidelines for biodiversity conservation, environmental education and local community social inclusion.