About Auradagex ™
What is Auradagex?
Auradagex is an all-natural extract from a very unique and potent native species of the goldenrod plant. Many properties of this species have never before been identified at this level of potency and effectiveness. While developing Auradagex, we screened over 1,000 native plants. Out of all of the examined specimens, it was this exceptional species we selected to create our patent-pending proprietary extract. In addition to the inherent potency of the species, the biotechnology that was engineered for the extraction process is a trade secret, and this extraction process is essential in identifying and harnessing Auradagex's powerful properties.
Historically, goldenrod has been used topically to support skin healing, internally to support the body’s fluid balance and as a mouth rinse to support and maintain mouth, gum and throat health. The Auradagex extract has been found to not only possess the standard benefits of goldenrod, but it is also effective in supporting a host of internal organs and body functions in addition to several other beneficial uses.
Numerous studies have shown Auradagex to be effective for antioxidant support, gastrointestinal, brain, nervous system and immune support, as well as lung, cardiovascular, joint and connective tissue support. Auradagex also offers UV protection.
Research & Studies
Auradagex is one of the most powerful antioxidants ever tested. In vitro, Auradagex achieved one of the highest ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) scores on record in a study conducted by an independent laboratory (Brunswick Laboratories). Auradagex's ORAC score compared favorably to the highest number recorded in the 2007 USDA ORAC database. In other antioxidant assessments, Auradagex consistently scored at very high levels of antioxidant activity and free radical scavenging activity on multiple scales including the TEAC (Trolox equivalent antioxidant activities) scale (Brunswick Laboratories).
Specific animal studies indicate Auradagex acts as a powerful free radical scavenger and antioxidant, particularly beneficial in supporting animal and human gastrointestinal health. Studies have also shown that Auradagex supports a healthy response to ultraviolet radiation because of its powerful effect as a free radical scavenger.
In a well-characterized mammalian small animal model of gastrointestinal tract inflammation, feeding with Auradagex was shown to substantially support the amelioration of the principal hallmarks of inflammatory damage. In particular, mice fed Auradagex lost much less weight than control mice, indicating significantly less colonic inflammation and an improved ability to absorb nutrients.
In addition, cytokine inflammatory mediators typically produced in severe inflammation were measured at significantly lower levels in the mice fed Auradagex. Visual inspection of inflammatory damage via colonoscopy showed far fewer lesions and less overall structural damage to the lower GI tract than in control subjects.
In summary, feeding with Auradagex was found to significantly support the reduction of gut inflammation as evidenced through biochemical markers, gastrointestinal integrity and reduced weight loss. Because Auradagex has been shown to be completely safe in amounts far above those used in this study, this proprietary natural food component shows potential for use in a wide variety of formulations in situations where well-being and performance are tied directly to gut health.
Uses & Applications
Uckele Health & Nutrition can provide Auradagex as a single ingredient or custom build a formula that combines Auradagex with other vitamins, minerals or nutraceuticals targeted for a specific or combination health benefit.
Auradagex has been found to be particularly effective for:
- Antioxidant support
- Gastrointestinal support
- Brain support
- Nervous system support
- Immune system support
- Lung support
- Cardiovascular support
- Joint support
- Connective tissue support
- Nutritional support in humans and animals
- Digestive health in animals
- UV protection
The biotechnology used to create the Auradagex extract was engineered to find novel, natural products by accessing the complexity of a plant's genome. Plant species have evolved highly complex metabolites over the last three billion years in order to protect themselves against environmental threats like microbes and herbivorous insects. Natural products like Auradagex are of great potential value to humans and animals because we require many of the same protective chemicals and biological activities as plants, but unlike plants, we do not produce these on our own.
Current methods of pharmacognosy and traditional medicine are unsuited to deal with the vast variety of plant species and the complexity of their metabolomes. Thus a world of natural remedies has been untapped because we simply could not identify them, until now.
The biotechnology used to create Auradagex identifies the power of various plant metabolisms by subjecting native and engineered plant extracts to high-throughput pharmacological screening, thus discovering novel, patentable structures and activities that can be extracted and used in various products and medications for humans and animals.
Plants naturally produce active compounds/extracts for both positive uses and protective uses, and Auradagex was developed to also possess these two usage types. Positive use describes compounds/extracts with qualities that address health and well-being, such as Auradagex supporting a host of bodily systems. Protective uses would be, for example, Auradagex as UV protection.