Tired of the same old beverages? Try GacLife® packed with 90 different healing compounds, the refreshing functional wellness water is an all-natural drinkable beauty boost
It’s an amazing fruit you may not have heard of before: Say hello to gấc, the superfruit with superpowers. Known in Asia as the “fruit from heaven,” Gac is packed with 90 different healing compounds and GacLife® is your drinkable beauty boost! Supported by extensive science researches, GacLife® developed an all-natural gac-infused functional beverage that beautifies the body from the inside out. The drink can prevent wrinkles and anti-aging and protect your eyes from screen-light and UV rays. With no added sugar, no artificial sweeteners, flavors or preservatives and less than 26 calories. Let’s say the functional wellness water is like a fountain of youth in a bottle.
GacLife®, an emerging superfruit-infused beverage brand announced the world’s first line of gac-based wellness products. Gấc’s beauty is more than just skin deep. Gac fruit is a vibrantly-colored, rare superfruit found only in indigenous Southeast Asian regions. It is known as the most powerful fruit in the world because of its high concentration of carotenoids, antioxidants, and other nutrients. Carotenoids act as antioxidants within the body, protecting against cellular damage, the effects of aging, vision impairment, and even some chronic diseases. When coupled with vitamins A, E, and C, such as those found in GacLife®, carotenoids can help protect the collagen protein that strengthens the skin.
“GacLife® was created in direct response to severe skin irritants and eye troubles we experience daily due to digital burnout,” said GacLife® Founder, Yin Zou. “With the high nutrient potency of the rare superfruit gac, GacLife® is promoting the concept of natural preventative beauty by creating functional wellness water to share with the world – GacLife®is like a fountain of youth in your water bottle.”
Creating a drinkable skincare beverage using the high concentration of vitamins and nutrients in the wonder fruit, the gac-based product contains age-defying antioxidants including: 70x higher lycopene than tomatoes, 75x higher vitamin A than leafy greens, 10x higher beta-carotene than carrots, 4x higher vitamin E than avocados, vitamin C, polyphenols, and flavonoids.
Gac fruit (Momordica cochinchinensis), a strange and beautiful red fruit originating from Vietnam, where it is harvested in December and January. The fruit is cultivated throughout Southeast Asia and China, often as an ornamental plant due to its magnificent color. Also known as Chinese bitter cucumber, cundeamor and bhat karela, Gac fruit is rich in the antioxidants beta-carotene, lycopene (seventy times more than in tomatoes), and zeaxanthin. It contains the highest concentration of beta carotene of any known fruit or vegetable (ten times as much as carrots). Beta carotene is a reddish antioxidant that shows up in a host of fruits and vegetables, from apricots to pumpkins. It converts to vitamin A in the body, and has a variety of protective properties.
Gac fruit is traditionally cooked into glutinous rice to produce a brilliant orange rice dish known as xoi gac. The fruit and various preparations made from it are served as special dishes at New Year celebrations, and at weddings. As a traditional medicine, Gac fruit has been employed to treat conditions of the eyes, burns, skin problems and wounds. The juice of the fruit is consumed as a healthy beverage that is good for the eyes, immunity, reproduction, skin, heart health, and the prostate. Today Gac fruit extracts are making their way into supplement products in the US and abroad.
The various antioxidants in Gac fruit enhance heart health by specifically combating atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Additionally, both lycopene and beta-carotene show protective activity against the risk of heart attack.
Additionally, lycopene, which is super-abundant in Gac fruit, helps to reduce BPH, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, a five dollar term for enlargement of the prostate. There is also good evidence that lycopene can help to reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
Gac fruit grows on vines. As Gac fruit matures, it goes from a bright neon green to a lush, deep red. The fruit appears spikey and dangerous, and indeed the outer layer of the fruit (the pericarp) is toxic. But this is not the part that is eaten. Only the squiggley insides of Gac fruit (called the arils), which look strangely like red intestines, are consumed.
One Japanese study reported in the International Journal of Oncology suggested that Gac fruit may be a cancer-fighter. In this lab study, a water extract of the fruit inhibited the growth of certain tumor cells. This does not mean that Gac fruit is a cancer cure, but it almost surely will help to reduce the risk of some types of cancer. No doubt more science on the anti-cancer properties of Gac fruit will be conducted over time.
Because of its unusually high concentration of beta-carotene, Gac fruit is a valuable aid in preventing or treating vitamin A deficiency. One study of children conducted in Vietnam measured blood plasma levels of vitamin A before and after the consumption of a Gac fruit extract. The study showed that vitamin A levels increased with supplementation. In many developing countries, vitamin A deficiency is epidemic. Such deficiency can cause poor night vision, blindness, reduced ability to fight infections, higher rates of maternal mortality, poor embryonic growth, and reduced lactation. Supplementation with Gac fruit extract can alleviate chronic vitamin A deficiency, and help to reduce these health problems.
You are not likely to encounter a stack of cantaloupe-sized Gac fruits in your local supermarket any time soon. Likewise, you will not readily find Gac juice in the cold case at your corner store. But you will see this ingredient show up in more supplements, as health experts embrace the nutritious and healing virtues of this exotic fruit. And this is where GacLife® comes in.
One 12 oz. can of GacLife® flavored water includes 20mg of carotenoids, which is equal to consuming in combined total: 1 regular size head of cabbage, 5 large tomatoes, 15 large carrots, 30 bunches of spinach. Per bottle, GacLife® has the lowest amount of sugar (2 gm), the highest amount of antioxidant carotenoids (20 mg), and the second lowest calorie count (15 cal) compared to other mainstream sport and wellness beverage products.
GacLife® is available in six flavors: lemon, pineapple, peach, sparkling mango, sparkling lemon, and sparkling passion fruit. Each flavor comes in a six-pack of 12oz recyclable aluminum that are shelf-stable and offers an easy, on-the-go solution. GacLife® is available online for $22.00 ($3.60 per bottle) and is now available to ship both domestically and internationally. Beauty never tasted so good. Visit www.gaclife.com.
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