Science

Whole Supp Science Library #1

21.06.2022 2 minute read

Welcome to the first edition of the Whole Supp Science Library. One of our goals is to educate our consumer and be uber transparent while doing so. Within this section, you can nerd out on the scientific benefits of each of the ingredients within our Smart Food formulation.

Montmorency Tart Cherries

Key Papers

 

Paper Title: The Efficacy of Tart Cherry Juice in Aiding Recovery After Intermittent Exercise (2020) - https://journals.humankinetics.com/view/journals/ijspp/15/3/article-p368.xml

 

Topic: Exercise Recovery

 

Health Benefit: Tart cherries boost recovery following bouts of exercise.

 

 

Paper Title: Polyphenol-rich tart cherries (Prunus Cerasus, cv Montmorency) improve sustained attention, feelings of alertness and mental fatigue and influence the plasma metabolome in middle-aged adults: a randomised, placebo-controlled trial (2022) ( https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/polyphenolrich-tart-cherries-prunus-cerasus-cv-montmorency-improve-sustained-attention-feelings-of-alertness-and-mental-fatigue-and-influence-the-plasma-metabolome-in-middleaged-adults-a-randomised-placebocontrolled-trial/3641B76907626806BDAD38D0183B179C )

 

Topic: Brain Function

 

Health Benefit: Tart cherries improve attributes of your brain function, including improved attention, alertness and reduced mental fatigue.

 

 

Paper Title: Impact of tart cherry juice on systolic blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in older adults: a randomised controlled trial (2018)  (https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2018/fo/c8fo00468d )

 

Topic: Cardiovascular Health

 

Note: Tart cherry supplementation improves cardiovascular health, by lowering your systolic blood pressure & LDL cholesterol levels in your blood.

 

 

Paper Title: Effect of tart cherry juice ( Prunus cerasus) on melatonin levels and enhanced sleep quality (2012) ( https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00394-011-0263-7)

 

Topic: Improved Sleep

 

Note: Tart cherries improve sleep by regulating the sleep hormone melatonin, resulting in greater sleep quality & duration.

Spinach

 

Key Papers

 

Paper Title: Serum Antioxidant Capacity Is Increased by Consumption of Strawberries, Spinach, Red Wine or Vitamin C in Elderly Women

 

Topic: Antioxidant Capacity

 

Note: Spinach increases antioxidant capacity through the intake of flavonoids. ( https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/128/12/2383/4724248?login=true )

 

Paper Title: Flavonoid-rich apples and nitrate-rich spinach augment nitric oxide status and improve endothelial function in healthy men and women: a randomized controlled trial  ( https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0891584911006034?casa_token=1g3Zz18Urp4AAAAA:Gf5T6qlavF8jwANw1VBZ8UmVijrAqerALXB7x4m4R7U0SRrndIpby27ggiS4gDfe7HgnL2U )

 

Topic: Heart Health

 

Note: Spinach improves heart health, through decreasing both systolic blood pressure & pulse pressure.

 

Paper Title: Thylakoids promote release of the satiety hormone cholecystokinin while reducing insulin in healthy humans  ( https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00365520902803499 )

 

Topic: Hunger & Satiety

 

Note: Components of spinach cause the release of regulatory hormones which decrease feelings of hunger and increase satiety.

 

 

Paper Title: Effects of Lutein Supplementation on Macular Pigment Optical Density and Visual Acuity in Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration ( https://iovs.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2186933 )

 

Topic: Eye Health

 

Note: Spinach contains high amounts of lutein which improve eye health, by preventing age related degeneration function of the eyes.

 

Beetroot

Key Papers

 

Paper Title: Effect of beetroot juice on lowering blood pressure in free-living, disease-free adults: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial  ( https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/1475-2891-11-106 )

 

Topic: Cardiovascular Health

 

Note: Beetroot improves cardiovascular health by reducing systolic blood pressure.

 

Paper Title: Effect of Acute Beetroot Juice Supplementation on Bench Press Power, Velocity and Repetition Volume  ( https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31913252/ )

 

Topic: Resistance Exercise Performance

 

Note: Beetroot boosts resistance exercise performance, through increasing our ability to produce power, speed & total number of repetitions.

 

Paper Title: Acute Dietary Nitrate Supplementation Improves Cycling Time Trial Performance ( http://www.beetit.co.nz/uploads/3/0/9/9/3099302/lansley_et_al_2011_acute_dietary_nitrate_supplementation.pdf )

 

Topic: Aerobic Exercise Performance

 

Note: Beetroot juice improves aerobic exercise performance, by improving our power output and lowering time trial performance.

 

Paper Title: Acute effect of a high nitrate diet on brain perfusion in older adults ( https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1089860310004246?casa_token=uUpvqsZCwusAAAAA:lwx5CaGssQbIDi20XKdXJyEGz6j3kOMhJ2CHLGPeVwLhIh_W4F6lUHOwPZ1nyjlt00HQkaE )

 

Topic: Brain Function

 

Note: The nitrate content of beetroot boosts brain function, through increased blood flow to the region of the brain responsible for essential cognitive processes.