Considered the most pure form of the Noni plant juice, Tahitian Noni juice provides a variety of benefits, according to its proponents. Mistaking this beverage as a curative is common, but in truth Tahitian Noni juice is more a catalyst for making good things happen in the body when consumed. The worth of the ingredients in Tahitian Noni juice comes from the nutritional value they provide, not the curative.
Dr. R. M. Heinicke, spokesperson and consultant for Tahitian Noni International, identified and named the alkaloid xeronine in Noni juice in 1972. Believing xeronine enhances enzyme activity and protein structure in cells in the body, Dr. Heinike theorizes this alkaloid makes a person drinking Noni feel good by converting specific brain receptor proteins to absorb endorphin--the well being hormones.
Ongoing research by chemical scientists of the School of Life Science, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China and School of Life and Environment Science, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, China, proposes the polysaccharides (glucuronic acid, galactose, arabinose, rhamose, glycosides and trisaccharide fatty acid ester) compounds found in Noni juice are anti-bacterial, anti-tumor and anti-cancer agents.
Vitamins and Minerals
Considered an excellent source of vitamin C, a 1-oz. serving of Noni juice contains 2 percent of this health enhancer. Noni juice also contains the minerals magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, and sulfur. Though minerals have different effects on the human body, their basic function provides water balance, maintains body metabolism, and makes for healthy bones.
Drinking Noni juice provides the body with an amalgam called anthraqiniones (damanacanthal). Proponents of the health benefits of Noni juice refer to anthraqinones laxative effect on the human body to clear the digestive tract of harmful microscopic bacteria such as salmonella, which causes food poisoning.
Ingesting favonol glycose in Noni juice provides stored energy in muscles and liver to maintain blood sugar levels. As the body requires, this glycocide serves as a natural and time released tool turning the stored energy into insulin. Specifically, this insulin feeds red blood cells and the brain.