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Mega Antioxidants

MEGANOXTM is sugarcane extract with mega antioxidants found naturally in sugarcane.

Recent research has demonstrated the relationship between the aging process, the damaging effects of free radicals on tissue cells and the beneficial impact on blood plasma antioxidant capacity of the increased daily intake of antioxidant-rich foods. Two Japanese studies, published in the 2001 and 2002 Sugar Industry Technologists (SIT) Technical Proceedings, have presented the physiological effects of sugarcane extracts, viz. promotion of resistance against viral and bacterial infections, stimulation of the immune response, protection against liver injuries and promotion of growth in chickens.

The Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) method to quantify the antioxidant property, as promulgated by USDA scientists, has been used to rank common foods (ORAC units/100 g). Prunes (5,770) and blueberries (2,400) top the list, trailed by such health food industry favourites as kale (1,770) and spinach (1,260). ORAC values of various sugarcane products, as reported by Dr. Saska (Saska and Chou, 2002) of Louisiana State University, range from some 5000 (ORAC units/100g dried solid) to over 35,000, and antioxidants in concentrated sugarcane extracts obtained from cane juice were found to contain over one million ORAC units (µmole TE/100 g dry solids).

Laboratory tests were undertaken at the Audubon Sugar Institute of Louisiana State University, USA and the South China University of Technology of China to establish the basic elements of a realistic recovery/extraction process and to confirm the antioxidant properties of the products.

Under the direction of Dr. Chou, the President and Principal Engineer of Dr. Chou Technologies, Inc. (eSugarTech), pilot plant sugarcane extraction tests were conducted at the Taiwan Sugar Corporation in Taiwan and the Parry Sugar Company in India.

The design parameters derived from the pilot tests were scaled up for commercial production in a 4000 ton per day sugarcane factory. The sugarcane extract with mega antioxidant activities from the commercial production has a trademark of "MEGANOX™". A patent was also granted in China, the largest potential market for antioxidants in the future.

Antioxidant Activities

Antioxidants act to counter oxygen radicals which have been linked to a long list of life threatening diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis and degenerative diseases suggesting potential health benefits. (1,2)

Potential Replacement for Synthetic Antioxidants as a Preservative

Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydorxytoluene (BHT) have been widely used in food application despite their suspected carcinogenic effect. (3,4) Sugarcane extract is a potential replacement for these compounds.

Cosmetic Applications

Compounds in the extract exhibit Tyrosinase inhibitory activities and play an important part in the cosmetic industry as they are incorporated in skin whitening creams. (5)

Literature Cited:

(1) Chung, Y. M., Wang, H. C., et al., Antioxidant and Tyrosinase Inhibitory Constituents from a Desugared Sugar Cane Extract, a By-Product of Sugar Production. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, American Chemical Society Publication, USA, 2011, 59, 9219 – 9225.

(2) Stohs, S. J., Bagchi, D. Oxidative Mechanisms in the Toxicity of Metal Ions. Free Radical Biol. Med. 1995, 18, 321 – 336.

(3) Whysner, J., Wang, C. X., et al., Dose Response of Promotion of Butylated Hydroxyanisole in Chemically Initiated Tumors of the Rat Forestomach. Food Chem. Toxicol. 1994, 32, 215 – 222.

(4) Williams, G. M., Latropoulos, M. J. et al., Safety Assessment of Butylated Hydroxyanisole and Butylated Hydroxytoluene as Antioxidant Food Additives. Food Chem. Toxicol. 1999, 37, 1027 - 1038.

(5) Kobayashi, T., Vieira W. D., et al., Modulation of Melanogenic Protein Expression During the Switch from Eu to Pheomelanogenesis. J. Cell Sci. 1995, 108, 2301 – 2309.

Need more antioxidants in your diet?
Try one or more of these: Nutri Brown Sugar, Sugar Cane Extract, and Mega Natural Colorant.


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Sugar Industry Technologists

Sixty-Eighth Annual Technical Conference, May 2009, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Characteristics of Refined Sugarcane Molasses (MEGANOX™)
Items Contents
Concentration of extract (Brix) 67.53
pH 6.43
Conductivity (µs/cm) 1880
Color (IU) 833,137
Polyphenolic content on dried weight (%) 27.64
ORAC (µmole TE/g dried solid) 6,900
TEAC (µmole TE /g dry solid) 3279
DPPH (%) 94.6
SOD (U/g) 3332.1
Acute oral toxicity : LD50 > 15g/kg body weight Passed
Molasses color (IU) 95,000

Microorganism Analysis on Refined Sugarcane Molasses (MEGANOX™)
Microbe (CFU/g)
Staphylococcus aureus ND (not detected)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa ND
Mold ND
Yeast ND

Polyphenol Content of Various Antioxidant Extracts
Extract Concentration (%) Polyphenol Content on Dry Weight (%)
Sugarcane Extract 70.95 23.67
Grape Extract 4.22 0.84
Red Wine Extract 1.31 8.34
Oleuropein Extract 6.03 1.35
Green Tea Extract 1.43 4.39

Comparison of Anti-Oxidative Capacities
The inhibitions (%) of all the extract samples were all less than half of that of sugarcane extract. The antioxidant capacity of the extract from sugarcane was the highest of all the samples.

Dietary supplements rich in antioxidants are widely available and they vary greatly in their antioxidant properties. Using the standard ORAC method for comparison, MEGANOX™ has one of the highest ORAC values to help counter the effects of excessive free radicals. It contains over one million ORAC units per 100 grams. Wild blueberry is around 14,000 ORAC per 100 grams. Raw cocoa bean is around 28,000 ORAC per 100 grams.

MEGANOX™, rich in antioxidants, is an excellent phytochemical functional food and contains no sugar. In addition to the well-publicized role of dietary antioxidants in protecting tissues and cells against harmful effects of free radicals, studies (e.g. Nagai, Mizutani and Iwabe, 2002 Sugar Industry Technologists Conference) have shown many beneficial physiological effects from sugarcane extracts.

MEGANOX™ is extracted and produced from fresh, all natural sugar cane grown in sun-drenched tropical Pacific islands. The extraction is done via a patented process with technologies by Dr. Chou Technologies, Inc. of New York, USA (eSugarTech), and is distributed by Forever Nutriliving Corporation in the Philippines, along with its partner in Taiwan.

Need more antioxidants in your diet?

Try one or more of these:

  • ♦ Nutri Brown Sugar, antioxidant enriched soft brown sugar
  • ♦ Sugar Cane Extract, antioxidant supplement capsules/pills
  • ♦ Mega Natural Colorant, antioxidant-rich natural colorant

All contain Meganox™ extract from natural pure sugarcane.

It is well publicized that antioxidants fight free radicals which have been linked to heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and many chronic conditions. Free radicals are natural by-products of oxidation and other metabolic processes. Though free radicals are known to play a part in the body's defenses, they are also known as unstable molecules that damage cells and cause DNA mutation. Scientists agree that too many free radicals are harmful and that pollutants, alcohol, cigarette smoke, stress, unhealthy diet and sun overexposure can generate excessive free radicals that overwhelm your normal antioxidant defenses.

Source: Antioxidants and Free Radicals

"We're learning that antioxidants should be consumed with every meal," says Prior. "And if you routinely skip antioxidants in your diet, over time, the excess number of free radicals being produced may begin damaging cellular components, ultimately leading to atherosclerosis, cancer, and other diseases."

Source: Agricultural Research/March 2008

Sugarcane extract has been found to have the following physiological functions:

  • ♦ Counter free radicals with its high antioxidative properties
  • ♦ Promote resistance against viral and bacterial infections
  • ♦ Stimulate immune response and boost effectiveness of vaccines
  • ♦ Provide protection effects on liver injuries

Source: eSugarTech


Refined sugarcane molasses, a type of fine molasses with mega colorants and antioxidant activities.

Available in Bulk Quantity

  • ♦ MEGANOX™ dried powder
  • Material Safety Data Sheet
    Product Identification
    Name of Product MEGANOX™ D
    Description Dried refined sugarcane molasses
    Physical Characteristics
    Appearance Dark brown, dried powder
    Hazards Identification
    Eyes Slight stimulus to eyes
    Skin No hazard
    Inhalation No hazard - avoid dust, if any
    Ingestion No hazard
    First Aid Measures
    Eyes Rinse with water for at least five (5) minutes

  • ♦ MEGANOX™ liquid at 65% solid
  • Material Safety Data Sheet
    Product Identification
    Name of Product MEGANOX™ L
    Description Liquid refined sugarcane molasses
    Physical Characteristics
    Appearance Dark brown, viscous liquid
    Specific Gravity 1.2 to 1.3
    Hazards Identification
    Eyes Slight stimulus to eyes
    Skin No hazard
    Inhalation No hazard
    Ingestion No hazard
    First Aid Measures
    Eyes Rinse with water for at least five (5) minutes

      Serving Size: 1 Capsule
      Serving per Container: 30

      Each capsule contains Sugar cane extract – 220 mg
      Other material – Vegetable Capsule

      Serving Size: 1 Capsule
      Serving per Container: 30

      Each capsule contains Sugar cane extract – 350 mg
      Other material – Vegetable Capsule

Product Applications

  • ♦ Cola-type beverages, rich in antioxidants with no caramel

  • ♦ Carbonated soda type, rich in antioxidants with no caramel

  • ♦ Non-carbonated drink, rich in antioxidants with no caramel

  • ♦ Natural mega colorants for food preparation with no caramel

  • ♦ Natural mega antioxidants as food preservatives

  • ♦ Cosmetic applications in facial and skin creams

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