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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Patents for Tahitian Noni Juice

What Noni contains has good benefits for health and beauty.
Tahitian Noni International has received 27 patents for its benefits.

Here they are:

Morinda Citrifolia and Methylsulfonymethane
Formula and methods in treating breast cancer.
Australia Patent, may 2007, no. 2004272108

Garcinia Mangostana L.
Increase animal food quality
US Patent, July 2007, no. 7,244,463

Morinda Citrifolia Leaf Extract Compositions and Methods of Obtaining the Same
US Patent, September 2007, no. 7,264,829

Fertilizer Containing Yaeyama Aoki Extract
US Patent, December 2006, no. 7,144,439

Morinda Citrifolia (noni) Enhanced Cosmetic Skin Care Toner
US Patent, October 2006, no. 7,122,211

Preventative and Treatment Effects of Morinda Citrifolia as a Colon Cancer Growth Inhibitor
US Patent, July 2006, no. 7,070,813

Antifungal Effects of Morinda Citrifolia
US Patent, may 2006, no. 7,048,952

Palliative Effects of Morinda Citrifolia Oil and Juice
US Patent, March 2006, no. 7,018,662

Method and Formulation for Treating Candidiasis Using Morinda Citrifolia
US Patent, March 2006, no. 7,014,873

Preventative and Treatment Effects of Morinda Citrifolia on Osteoarthritis
US Patent, April 2006, no. 7,033,624

Preventative and Treatment Effects of Morinda Citrifolia on Diabetes
US Patent, February 2005, no. 6,855,345 and No. 7,186,422 March 2007

Freeze Concentration Process for Morinda Citrifolia
US Patent No. 6,855,354 February 2005

Morinda Citrifolia (noni) Enhanced Animal Food Product
US Patent No. 6,737,089 May 2004

Morinda Citrifolia (noni) Enhanced Cosmetic Intensive Repair Serum
US Patent No. 6,589,514 July 2003

Morinda Citrifolia Dietary Fiber
US Patents No. 6,254,913 July 2001 and No. 6,528,106 March 2003

Morinda Citrifolia Oil
US Patents No. 6,214,351 April 2001 and No. 6,417,157 July 2002

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mineral Make Up

I was blogwalking sometimes ago at Multiply.Com and stumbled on a page where this lady from Philippines who's selling mineral make up online.
I said to myself that this was new to me, and I had to find more information about what mineral make up is.

Now, for you, I read this article below from iVillage.Com, by Eileen Sutton (Why Everyone Loves Mineral Makeup)

Mineral makeup is the latest addition to an emerging beauty culture dedicated to better living. Unlike traditional products, mineral makeup, which is based on a hypoallergenic loose powder that naturally nourishes the skin, contains no perfumes, talc, alcohol, dyes, mineral oil or preservatives. Not surprisingly, dermatologists are pleased.

We asked two mineral makeup producers — Diane Ranger, who created Colorescience, and Dianne York-Goldman of the La Jolla Spa MD, who created DYG Mineral Makeup — why makeup artists say it's the best kind of makeup for your skin.

  • Good for sensitive skin. "Lots of women struggle with acne, allergies, dryness and clogged pores from unfriendly commercial makeup," Ranger says. "Mineral makeup lets you enhance skin care with positive beauty choices, not create more problems."
  • Doesn't feel like a mask. For some women, traditional makeup, often heavier, can feel like a mask. Mineral makeup's texture is lighter and different. Even with more coverage, experts say you'll see a natural, translucent radiance and more of your skin, which can breathe.
  • Contains ingredients that are good for skin. "For women who can't get to a spa, triple-milled minerals like titanium, gold, zinc, magnesium and aluminum naturally relax, refresh and rejuvenate the skin, and offer a genuine beauty solution in the comfort of home," York-Goldman says.
  • Does not enhance wrinkles like traditional powders. "If you have fine lines or crow's-feet, traditional makeup can cake in those places, often creating an illusion of deeper lines," York-Goldman notes. "Minerals create real health and a glow like we had in our teens and 20s through essential vitamins, antioxidants and ingredients that actually hydrate the skin and conceal wrinkles."
  • Helps protect skin from sun. The sun is said to be the number-one aging agent. Mineral makeup's zinc oxide offers natural UVA-UVB protection. "I have 6 to 10 percent zinc in much of the line, and many of our products offer an SPF of 20 and 30," Ranger points out. "Forty products are now rated [for protection factor], and eventually 95 percent of the line could be rated."
  • Can be used after peels. Skin procedures such as lasers and peels are common. "Minerals are the natural choice to calm and soothe red, bruised, itchy, inflamed and flaking skin," Ranger says. "This product hides imperfections, then camouflages with minerals that actually block the sun, which is crucial after aggressive treatments. In fact, after certain treatments, you shouldn't use sunscreens. Minerals cool the skin and encourage faster healing," she adds.
  • You can sleep in it! "I can actually sleep with my makeup on if I need to," York-Goldman points out. "If I have to be up early, I apply it the night before. Plus, I know that if I work out or have a long night, my mineral makeup, which lasts longer than traditional makeup, is absolutely going to be there."
  • Makes skin look better. The old makeup phrase "putting on your face" may soon be obsolete. "I love when people tell me my skin looks great, because the makeup is obviously invisible," York-Goldman reflects. "It can look and feel like you're wearing nothing at all, like a silky top layer of your very own skin," Ranger adds.

Isn't it a nice make up? Later on I'll post some product reviews.
If you want to find brands of mineral make up, just go to Mineral Makeup Blog. It belongs to the Philippine lady I told you about.

Have fun!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

TAHITIAN NONI® Juice Supports a Healthy Cardiovascular System

TAHITIAN NONI® Juice Supports a Healthy Cardiovascular System

Heart health is key to the overall well-being of your body. TAHITIAN NONI® Juice has been shown to support a healthy cardiovascular system and helps maintain a healthy heart.


1. Palu, ‘AK, Santiago, RA, West, BJ, et al. The Effects of Morinda citrifolia L. Noni on High Blood Pressure: A Mechanistic Investigation and Case Study. American Chemical Society Symposia Series (In press).

2. Wang, M-Y, Nowicki, D, Anderson, G. The Heart Protection Study: Improvement of Lipoprotein Profiles in Current Smokers Receiving Morinda citrifolia (Noni) Fruit Juice. 2004. Circulation, J Am Heart Assoc, 109: 71–144 (Abs #P93). Available online at

3. West BJ, Jensen CJ, Westendorf J, and White LD. A Safety Review of Noni Fruit Juice. Journal of Food Science 2006 October; 71(8): R100-R106. Available online at

4. Kamiya K, Tanaka Y, Endang H, Umar M, Satake T. Chemical constituents of Morinda citrifolia fruits inhibit copper-induced low-density lipoprotein oxidation. J Agric Food Chem. 2004 Sep 22; 52(19): 5843-8.

5. Ayanbule F, Wang MY, Peng L, Nowicki J, Anderson G, Nowicki D. Antithrombotic Effect of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) Fruit Juice on the Jugular Vein Thrombosis Induced by Ferric Chloride in Male Adult SD Rats. Arterioscler. Thromb. Vasc. Biol. 2006; 26; e104.


TAHITIAN NONI® Juice is a Super-Antioxidant

tTAHITIAN NONI® Juice is a Super-Antioxidant

Antioxidants are vital to a healthy life—they scavenge and help eliminate cell-damaging free radicals. With its combination of antioxidant-rich fruit juices, TAHITIAN NONI Juice is one of the world's great super-antioxidants.


1. Wang, M.Y., C. SU, “Cancer Preventive Effect of Morinda citrifolia (Noni).” Annals New York Academy of Sciences.

2. Su, Bao-Ning, Alison d. Pawlus, Hyun-Ah Jung, William J. Keller, Jerry L. McLaughlin, A. Douglas Kinghorn. “Chemical Constituents of the Fruits of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) and Their Antioxidant Activity.” J. Nat. Prod., 68, 592-595 (2005).

3. Kamiya, Kohei, Toyei Tanaka, Hanani Endang, Mansur Umar, Toshiko Satake. “Chemical Constituents of Morinda citrifolia Fruits Inhibit Copper-Induced Low-Density Lipoprotein Oxidation.” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2004.

4. Poster Abstracts. Subsection: Wang, M.Y., S. Su, A.D. Nowicki, J.Jensen, and G. Anderson. Morinda citrifolia and Cancer Prevention.” Available online at (p. A23).

5. Wang, M. Y., A. Cheerva, C. Su, J. Jensen, D. Nowicki, G. Anderson, S. Jensen, J. W. Fritz. “Protective Effects of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) on Plasma SAR and LPO in Current Smokers.” XI Biennial Meeting of the Society for Free Radical Research International, 2002. A summary of this study is available online at (p. 1136).

6. Zin, Z. Mohd, A. Abdul Hamid, A. Osman, N. Saari, “Antioxidative activities of chromatographic fractions obtained from root, fruit, and leaf of Mengkudu (Morinda citrafolia L.).” Food Chemistry 94, 169-178 (2006).

7. Ying-Mian, Wang, Brett J. West, C. Jarakae Jensen, Diane Nowicki, Su Chen, Afa K. Palu, Gary Anderson, “Morinda citrifolia (Noni): A literature review and recent advances in Noni research.” Acta Pharmacologica Sinica, 1135-1136 (2002).

8. Wang, Mian-Ying, Eric Henley, Lin Peng, Vicki Weidenbacher-Hoper, Joella Warner, Nawal Lutfiyya, Gary Anderson. Morinda citrifolia Reduces Cancer Risk in Current Smokers.” AACR-JCA Joint International Conference (January 21-25, 2007). Available online here.

9. Zin, Z. Mohd. “Isolation and Identification of Antioxidative Compound from Fruit of Mengkudu (Morinda citrifolia).” International Journal of Food Properties, Vol. 10, 363-373 (2007).

10. S. Vimala & Mohd. Illham Adenan. “Malaysian Tropical Forest Medicinal Plants: A Source of Natural Antioxidants.” Journal of Tropical Forest Products 5(1): 32-38 (1999).

11. Park, YK, E. Park, Kim JS, Kang MH. “Daily grape juice consumption reduces oxidative DNA damage and plasma free radical levels in healthy Koreans.” Mutat. Res. 529 (1-2): 103 (Feb 2004).

12. O’Byrne, Dawn J., Sridevi Devaraj, Scott M. Grundy, and Ishwarlal Jialal. “Comparison of the antioxidant effects of Concord grape juice favonoids and a-tocopherol on markers of oxidative stress in healthy adults.” Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 76: 1367-74 (2002).

13. Prior, R.L., Gu L., Wu X., Jacob R. A., Sotoudeh G., Kader A.A., Cook, R. A. “Plasma antioxidant capacity changes following a meal as a measure of the ability of a food to alter in vivo antioxidant status.” J. Am. Coll. Nutr. 26(2): 170-81 (2007).

14. Harada, Shinichi. Wakako Harnabe, Kohei Kamiya, Toshiko Stake, Shogo Tokuyama. “The preventive effect of the juice of Morinda citrifolia against the ischemic brain injury.” Journal of Pharmacological Sciences, Vol. 103, Supp. 1:228P (2007).

15. Palu, Afa Kehaati. “Tahitian Noni Juice: Its Antioxidant Capacity is Only a Part of the Repertoires of its Scientifically Proven Health Benefits.” Tahitian Noni International Research Center, American Fork, Utah 2004.


TAHITIAN NONI® Juice Increases Energy

Everybody wants to do more, to achieve more. But where do you get the energy to pursue life the way you want? Studies show that TAHITIAN NONI Juice increases energy when consumed consistently over time.


1. Ma, De-lu, Chen X. Su, Jian-hua Gao, Tin-zhong Liu, Brett J. West. “Evaluation of the Ergogenic Potential of Noni Juice.” Phytother. Res. (in press) (2007).

2. Issell, Brian F., Carolyn C. Gotay, Ian Pagano. “Quality of Life (QOL) Assessment in a Phase I Trial of Noni.” Official Journal of the International Society for Quality of Life Research, Vol. 14, No. 9 (Nov. 2005). Available online at

3. Thaman, R.R. “Kiribati Agroforestry: Trees, People and the Atoll Environment.” Atoll Research Bulletin, No. 333 (1990).

4. Zhongguo Linchuang Shiyong Tixue Zazhi. “Studies on Effects of Tahitian Noni Juice on Postponable Senility.” China Journal of Clinical Practical Medicine, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Feb. 2007).

5. Letter to the Editor. “Effects of Morinda Citrifolia on Quality of Life and Auditory Function in Postmenopausal Women.” The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Vol. 10, No. 5, 737-724 (2004). .

6. Palu, ‘Afa K., Chen Su, Bin-Nan Zhou, Brett West, Shixin Deng, Jarakae Jensen. “The Inhibitory Effects of Morinda citrifolia L. noni on Phosphodiesterase Enzymes: The Possible Mechanisms for Increasing Energy and Improving Diabetic Conditions.” IV International Conference on Aromatic and Medicinal Plants from French Overseas Regions. Tahiti. July 10-13, 2006.

7. Ying-Mian, Wang, Brett J West, C. Jarakae Jensen, Diane Nowicki, Su Chen, Afa K. Palu, Gary Anderson, “Morinda citrifolia (Noni): A literature review and recent advances in Noni research.” Act a Pharmacologica Sinica, 1135-1136 (2002).


Monday, May 19, 2008

TAHITIAN NONI® Juice Supports the Immune System

Stress, environmental pollutants, and other complications of everyday life take a serious toll on your immune system. Research has shown that TAHITIAN NONI® Juice actually supports and helps maintain your immune system, allowing it to more freely fulfill its role.


1. Hirazumi, A., E. Furusawa, S. C. Chou, Y. Hokama. “Anticancer Activity of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) on Intraperitoneally Implanted Lewis Lung Carcinoma in Syngeneic Mice.” Proc. West. Pharmocol. Soc. 37: 145-146 (1994).

2. Hirazumi, Anne, Eiichi Furusawa. “An Immunomodulatory Polysaccharaide-Rich Substance from the Fruit Juice of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) with Antitumour Activity.” Phytotherapy Research 13, 380-387 (1999).

3. Furusawa, Eiichi, Anne Hirazumi, Stephen Story, Jarakae Jensen. “Antitumour Potential of a Polysaccharaide-rich Substance from the Fruit Juice of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) on Sarcoma 180 Ascites Tumour in Mice.” Phytother, Res. 17, 1158-1164 (2003).

4. Wong, Desmond K.W., MD. “Are Immune Responses Pivotal to Cancer Patient’s long term survival? Two Clinical Case-Study Reports on the Effects of Morinda citrifolia (Noni).” Hawaii Medical Journal, Vol. 63, (June 2004).

5. Liu, Guangming. Ann Bode, Wei-Ya Ma, Shengmin Sang, Chi-Tang Ho, Zigang Dong. “Two Novel Glycosides from the Fruits of Morinda Citrifolia (Noni) Inhibit AP-1 Transactivation and Cell Transformation in the Mouse Epidermal JB6 Cell Line.” Cancer Research 61, 5749-5756 (2001).

6. Hirazumi, A. E. Furusawa, S.C. Chou, Y. Hokama. “Immunomodulation Contributes to the Anticancer Activity of Morinda citrifolia (noni) Fruit Juice.” Proc. West. Pharmacol. Soc. 39: 7-9 (3996).

7. Arpornsuwan, Teerakul and Tadsanee Punjanon. “Tumor Cell-Selective Antiproliferative Effect of the Extract from Morinda citrifolia Fruits.” Phytother. Res. 20:515-517 (2006).

8. Brooks, V.J. J. Xu, J. Cai, S.F. Peek, T. Schriver, R.G. Godbee, R.D Schultz, B.J. Darien. “Enhanced Mononuclear Phagocytic Activity of Gram-Negative Bacteria in Calves Fed Morinda Cintrifolia (Tahitian Noni) Puree.”

9. Chjen-Cheng Chen, Dong-Bor Yeh, Shih-Ying Chen. “Study on the extracts of Morinda citrifolia protection against oxidative damage to human blood cells.” Dept. of Biotechnology and Dept. of Health and Nutrition, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Taiwan.

10. J. Xu, A.C. McSloy, B.K. Anderson, R.G. Godbee, S.F. Peek, B.J. Darien. “Tahitian Noni Equine Essentials: A Novel and Anti-Inflammatory and a COX-2 Inhibitor which Regulates LPS-Induced Inflammatory Mediator Expression in Equine Neonatal Monocytes.”


TAHITIAN NONI® Juice is Cholesterol-Friendly

One of the keys to a healthy cardiovascular system is to keep your cholesterol in check. Studies show that drinking three to four ounces of TAHITIAN NONI® Juice each day helps maintain cholesterol at existing normal levels.


1. Wang, Mian-Ying, Eric Henlye, Jeanette Nolting, Alexandra Cheerva, Jarakae Jensen, Gary Anderson, Diane Nowicki, Stephen Story. “The Effects of Morinda Citrifolia (Noni) Fruit Juice on Serum Cholesterol and Triglyceride in Current Smokers.” Circulation 113, 301-381 (2006). Available online at

2. Wang, Mian-Ying, Diane Nowicki, Gary Anderson, Alexandra Cheerva, Jarakae Jensen. “The heart protection study: improvement of lipoprotein profiles in current smokers receiving Morinda citrifolia (Noni) fruit juice.” Circulation 109, 71-144 (2004). Available online at

3. Palu, 'Afa Kehaati, Brett Justin West, Jarakae Jensen, Bing-Nan Zhou. “Morinda citrifolia L. Noni has Cholesterol Lowering Potential. Folk Botanical Wisdom: Towards Global Markets. June 5-9, 2006.

4. West, B.J., C.J. Jensen, L. Westendorf, L.D. White. “A Safety Review of Noni Juice.” J. Food Sci. 2006. 71:R100-R106. Available online at

5. Wang, Mian-Ying, Gary Anderson, Diane Nowicki, Jarakae Jensen. “Cardiovascular Disease Prevention with Morinda Citrifolia (Noni) by Improving Lipoprotein Profiles in a Chronic Liver Injury Model Induced by Carbon Tetrachloride in Female SD Rats.” Circulation Vol. 111, 40-88 (2005). Available online at


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tahitian Noni Juice dan Diabetes

Kenali Tanda-tanda Diabetes
Diabetes Melitus sebagian besar menyerang hampir seluruh penduduk dunia, baik muda maupun tua. Banyak faktor yang dapat menyebabkan terjadinya diabetes, seperti : pola hidup yang tidak sehat, faktor usia dan stres, dll. Mengenal gejala diabetes sejak dini merupakan langkah antisipasi yang baik. Biasanya orang yang berpotensi mengalami diabetes akan mudah lesu, sering haus, sering merasa lapar, sering buang air seni dan mudah terkena infeksi. Jika terkena infeksi maka infeksi tersebut akan sulit disembuhkan. Banyak cara untuk mengatasi diabetes yaitu dengan pola hidup sehat dan rajin berolahraga.

Kandungan Tahitian Noni Juice (TNJ) untuk Diabetes

Pertanyaan :
Apakah TNJ bisa membantu penderita diabetes melitus?
Kandungan apa saja yang teradapat pada TNJ yang mampu menurunkan gula darah?

Jawaban :
Diabetes Melitus (DM) atau kencing manis adalah penyakit dimana kadar glukosa di dalam darah, tinggi. Karena tubuh tidak dapat melepaskan atau menggunakan insulin secara cukup. Insulin adalah hormon yang dilepaskan oleh pankreas, yang bertanggungjawab dalam mempertahankan kadar gula darah yang normal. DM merupakan penyakit yang memiliki komplikasi yang paling banyak. Hal ini berkaitan dengan kadar gula darah tang tinggi terus menerus, sehingga berakibat rusaknya pembuluh darah besar (makro) bisa melukai otak, jantung dan pembuluh darah kami (makroangiopati), sedangkan pembuluh darah kecil (mikro) bisa melukai mata, ginjal, saraf dan kulit serta memperlambat penyembuhan luka. Untuk mencegah diabetes dan menormalkan kadar gula darah, kandungan TNJ mampu membantu penderita DM. Karena bahan utama TNJ (mengkudu), memiliki kandungan bioaktif seperti Prokseronin, Xeronin, Acubin dan kandungan lainnya. Prokseronin dalam tubuh diubah menjadi alkaloid xeronin yang mempunyai khasiat menurunkan tekanan darah, artritis, tukak lambung dan gangguan pencernaan. Xeronin mempengaruhi protein spesifik dan memperbaiki jaringan yang rusak, serta Acubin sebagai anti bakteri. Selain itu ekstrak akar noni memiliki khasiat penurun tekanan darah. Sementara ekstrak alkohol buah noni, menginhibisi tumor necrosis faktor alpha, menstimulasi sel T dan bersifat antioksidan.

sumber : Ia’Orana edisi Januari 2008 (TNI Indonesia)

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