Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
MonaVie Pulse™ delivers added heart health benefits derived from plant sterols* (which studies suggest play a key factor in lowering cholesterol) and resveratrol. Scientifically formulated with your heart in mind, this delicious formula offers key nutritional support to those watching their cholesterol.
- Boasts heart healthy levels of plant sterols to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
- Features resveratrol, which supports your cardiovascular system by helping protect healthy blood vessels.
- Delivers powerful antioxidant polyphenols to promote a healthy cardiovascular system.
The Fruits of MonaVie Pulse:
The fruits of Pulse include: acai, acerola, apple, aronia, bilberry, blackberry, camu camu, capuacu, cherry, concord grape, cranberry, elderberry, pineapple, pomengranate, prickly pear, raspberry, strawberry, yumberry.
With 15 times the antioxidants of grapes and twice the antioxidants of blueberries, the Brazilian Acai berry (AH-sci-EE) is considered to have the best nutritional value of any fruit on earth.
With the symmetry of a grape and the size of a giant blueberry, the Acai fruit tastes a bit like wild raspberry with a hint of grape. Most people have trouble putting their finger on the taste because it’s so different.
The Acai Berry is a dense source of a particular class of flavonoids called anthocyanins. Acai Berry’s ORAC value (a measure of its antioxidant properties), is higher than any other edible berry on the planet.
The Acai Palm is a tall slender South American (concentrated in Brazil, Guyana, Suriname) palm grown for its fruit as well as for the “cabbage” (the cluster of new leaves more commonly called the “heart of palm”). It prefers swampy areas, and grows quickly. The fronds were (and still are) used for thatching and weaving. Each Acai palm tree produces small deep purple, almost black, fruit (berries) in groups of 3-8 per bunch. The fruit is edible, and its pulp is used in wines, liqueurs, as flavoring, as colorant, and on its own as a juice.
Pomegranate fruit is native from Iran to the Himalayas in northern India and was cultivated and naturalized over the whole Mediterranean region since ancient times. It is widely cultivated throughout India and the drier parts of southeast Asia, Malaya, the East Indies and tropical Africa. The tree was introduced into California by Spanish settlers in 1769. In this country it is grown for its fruits mainly in the drier parts of California and Arizona.
The pomegranate is one of the oldest fruits as well as richest in history and folklore. Once you get past the multitude of seeds, its juice is tangy, sweet, rich and flavorful. This juice becomes the base for sauces and flavorings for drinks, savory dishes, and sweets, while the whole seeds are a simple delight eaten fresh or used as a colorful accent as a garnish. The fruit is about the size of an orange. The rind color can range from yellow-orange to deep reddish-purple.
Pomegranates contain polyphenols, tannins and anthocyanins.
Every pomegranate is composed of many seeds, each surrounded by a sac of sweet-tart juice contained by a thin skin. The seeds are compacted in a layer resembling honeycomb around the core. The layers of seeds are separated by paper-thin white membranes which are bitter to the tongue. The inner membranes and rind are not generally eaten due to high tannic acid content, but they are useful as a skin wash.
Bilberry is a shrubby perennial that grows mostly in the forests of Europe.
The active constituents that comprise this herbal extract are called anthocyanosides, which are flavonoids that harbor powerful antioxidant properties.
Blueberries are not only a powerful antioxidant but also high in compounds called anthocyanosides.
There are types of blueberries and the most potent ones are Bilberries, as they have the virtuous pigment in their flesh as well as in their skin, thus they pack a greater anthocyanin wallop.
Wild blueberries are also high on the list because they contain less water. All blueberries are very rich with antioxidants.
Cranberry is a relatively small, red berry, which grows on low-hanging vines in temperate zones in many regions of the United States and other parts of the world.
Cranberry can be taken as a juice or the whole berry or from an extract of these.
Sometimes referred to as a “pharmacy in a fruit,” cupuacu is an excellent source of vitamins C and A. Cupuacu is also rich in vitamins B1, B2 and B3 (Niacin), as well as fatty acids and amino acids.
In addition to excellent health benefits, cupuacu is considered a tasty treat by many, with a flavor often compared to chocolate, banana and melon.
Aronia is also known as the chokeberry.
Aronia juice contains very high levels of anthocyanins (source of red color) and flavonoids. Levels of anthocyanins and flavonoids are over five times greater than those found in cranberries. Aronia has also been reported to contain antioxidants, polyphenols, minerals and vitamins.
Aronia (Photinia melanocarpa), is a native American bush that has been successfully exported to Eastern Europe and is commercially grown in Denmark, Poland, Russia and elsewhere. It produces white to pinkish-white flowers in April through June (depends on location) and fruits in September through November. It has glossy, pea-sized, violet-black berries harvested in late summer. They have a strong, stable, staining natural color.
Camu-camu is a low-growing shrub found throughout the Amazon rainforest, mainly in swampy or flooded areas. It grows to a height of about 2-3 m and has large, feathery leaves. It produces round, light orange-colored fruits about the size of lemons, which contain a significant amount of vitamin C.
It’s high vitamin C content has created a demand for camu-camu fruit in the natural products market. Some groups are now beginning to study cultivation methods for this important new rainforest resource, which is still harvested wild throughout the Amazon region.
Acerola (Malphighia punicifolia L.) is a small tree or shrub that grows up to 5 m high in the dry, deciduous forest. It produces an abundance of bright red fruit 1-2 cm in diameter, with several small seeds that look similar to the European cherry. For this reason, acerola is also known as the Antilles, Barbados, Puerto Rican, or West Indian cherry tree.
The mature fruits are juicy and soft with a pleasant, tart flavor. Acerola can be found growing wild and under cultivation on the sandy soils throughout northeastern Brazil. It is native to northern South America, Central America, and Jamaica. Its cousin, M. punicifolia, is present as far north as Florida and Texas.
In North America, acerola is used for its high content of vitamin C. Dried acerola fruit extracts can now be found in tablet form and as an ingredient in many over-the-counter multivitamin products in the United States as a natural form of vitamin C.
Bananas Contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt.
The banana is full of proteins, and the sugar provided gives a lot of energy to those practicing sports requiring endurance. Moreover, it contains magnesium, selenium, iron, a lot of vitamins, and is recommended for salt-free diets because of its low contents in sodium chloridium.
The banana plant is not a tree, but a giant herb of the same family as lilies, orchids and palms. There are about 400 varieties of bananas. The rhizome is planted and gives a first shoot 3 or 4 weeks later. After 9 to 10 months the inflorescence from the foliated circlet has a diameter that can be as large as 7 meters. Three days after that, a bud hangs on the plant. On the fifth day, the bud turns red and starts opening. On the seventh day the leafs who covered it are falling down and finally two days later you can already see the first banana hands.The trunk of a banana plant is made of sheaths of overlapping leaves, tightly wrapped around each other like stalks in a celery bunch.
The word banana is derivated from the Arabic meaning ‘finger’.
Pears offer a good source of vitamin C, folate, and dietary fiber. One medium-sized Pear contains less than 100 calories. Most of the vitamin C in Pears is in the skin, so they should be eaten unpeeled. Pears provide some iron and potassium.
Our food ranking system also qualified pears as a good source of vitamin C and copper. Vitamin C functions as an antioxidant in all water-soluble areas of the body.