What is Kale Extract?
Our Organic, Non-GMO kale extract is a dark green, leafy vegetable that is part of the cabbage family. In addition to dark green, kale is available in a variety of other colors such as purple, white, and even pink.
Kale is a natural source of calcium, iron, beta carotene, and vitamin C. Kale is part of the cruciferous group of vegetables; along with cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and others; which have been studied for their health promoting properties. Kale is also a good source of dietary fiber and a natural source of vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), vitamin K, and manganese.
The first origin of kale extract and collards is not really certain, but they were most likely descended from wild cabbage in Asia Minor and the countries around the Mediterranean where they were known to exist in prehistoric times. Kale extract was a valuable food for Stone Age hunter-gatherers because it could survive the severe winter cold. Vegetables of the Brassica group are now the most commonly grown and consumed on a global scale. Belonging to this group, the leaves of kale could be curly and quite ornamental. It is also known as a superfood thanks to its high nutritive value. Kale extract is rich in vitamins, minerals and also in phenolic compounds and was highly regarded for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In Asaba, Delta State of Nigeria, kale is nick-named “hospital too far” because of its health benefits.
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1. Fights Cancer
The chlorophyll in kale (and other green vegetables) helps prevent the body from absorbing compounds called heterocyclic amines. These are chemicals associated with cancer, which are produced while grilling animal-derived foods at high temperatures.
2. Promotes Heart Health
Kale extract contains compounds called bile acid sequestrants, which are known to lower blood cholesterol levels. kale powder bulk is also exceptionally rich in vitamins C and K (more than spinach) and contains omega-3 fatty acids as well. All of these nutrients are healthy for the heart. They even help lower bad cholesterol and elevate the levels of good cholesterol.
3. Aids In Diabetes Treatment
One cup of freshly chopped kale contains about 0.6 grams of fiber, a nutrient that lowers blood glucose levels in patients with type 1 diabetes. Even those with type 2 diabetes can see improved blood sugar levels. According to a Japanese study, intake of kale can suppress increase in postprandial (after a meal) blood glucose levels (5).
4. Fights Inflammation
This could be the most beneficial property of kale. We know the importance of a balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in our body (6). Kale extract promotes this balance. It contains both omega-3s and omega-6s at nearly a 1:1 ratio.
5. Offers Antioxidant Benefits
Kale extract could be an understatement when we say kale is packed with antioxidants. In fact, it overflows with ’em. The antioxidants in kale powder bulk include vitamin C, beta-carotene, and other flavonoids and polyphenols (9). Other important antioxidants in kale are quercetin and kaempferol. All of these antioxidants neutralize the harmful free radicals, which otherwise can accelerate aging and even lead to serious ailments like cancer and heart disease.
6. Aids In Detoxification
kale powder bulk can be attributed to the fiber in kale. It promotes regularity and helps the body detox. And not just kale, consumption of plants, in general, can aid in detoxification and improve liver health (11).
7. Improves Bone Health
Given that kale extract is rich in potassium, it preserves bone mineral density. Research also suggests a deficiency in vitamin K can be linked to a higher risk of fractures. Kale is wonderfully rich in vitamin K, with one serving offering about 684% of the daily value. The vitamin C in kale also improves bone health – it gives structure to the bones.
8. Promotes Digestion
Kale extract is high in fiber and water, and both are imperative to proper digestion. They also prevent constipation and enhance the health of the digestive tract. And the B vitamins and vitamin C in kale promote iron absorption – another nutrient that helps release energy from food.
But do consult your doctor before taking kale for treating digestive issues. Certain individuals reported indigestion post kale consumption, which was attributed to its high levels of fiber.
9. Promotes Vision Health
According to the Center for Disease Control, kale extract is one of the foods that can promote vision health (13). This is because of the presence of lutein and zeaxanthin, two powerful antioxidants for vision health (14). If the sad part is that these two antioxidants aren’t synthesized in the body, the good part is that kale is rich in them. These two antioxidants help prevent severe eye diseases like age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
10. Enhances Brain Health
This is self evident. We don't have to stress the importance of omega-3s for brain health, and they are present in kale. Also, omega-3s can help lower blood sugar, which otherwise ages the brain cells and deteriorates neuronal health.And then, we have vitamin K in kale. This nutrient is required for the production of sphingolipids, which are specialized fats responsible for the structure of brain cells.
11. Eliminates Fatigue
Fatigue sure doesn’t feel good. Never. And remember we spoke of a special protein called Nrf2? Well, that can take your fatigue issues by the horns. kale powder bulk and other cruciferous veggies contain isothiocyanates, which activate Nrf2. And Nrf2 generates mitochondria, a part of the cells that converts glucose into ATP (a compound in a cell that regulates its energy).
12. Boosts Immune Health
Good health boils down ultimately to your immune system. If your immune system is strong, your cells are gonna be okay. And if they are okay, you will be okay.The high levels of vitamin C are what we must look at when we want to boost our immunity levels. And the folate in kale is another immune booster.
13. Aids Weight Loss
It is but a matter of common sense that one needs to consume fewer calories than they expend to lose weight. And eating foods with low calorie density can help in this aspect – which is what kale extract is. One cup of kale contains just about 33 calories.
14. Promotes Healthy Pregnancy
The vitamin K keeps the blood vessels strong, and this is particularly important during pregnancy. The added blood flow to the uterine area is quite important, which becomes easier with stronger blood vessels.
15. Supports Urinary Health
As kale is rich in calcium, it can help prevent kidney stones and support your urinary health. The calcium binds to the oxalates in the digestive tract and prevents them from getting absorbed. This, otherwise, can lead to calcium oxalate stones.
16. Improves Health Of The Skin And Hair
The vitamin C content in kale powder bulk helps boost your skin health. The collagen fibers in your skin need vitamin C for strength. Low amounts of vitamin C can weaken your collagen fibers and affect skin health. And since vitamin C also offers antioxidant protection, it sure does save your skin from the harmful UV radiation.
Kale Extract Application:
1. Applied in Pharmaceutical health care products;
2. It is widely used in the fields of medicine and health products;
3. Medicine and health products, beverage and food additives.