Neat's Micronised Purple Rice Extract is an incredible antioxidant wholefood supplement, manufactured right here in New Zealand under strict MPI guidelines.
Ancient Chinese reserved 'Forbidden Rice' as it was known, for the Emporer and Royal Family, due to its nutritional profile and vast healing properties - and it was forbidden for others to consume, and if caught they would be executed. Also known as Black Rice, or Emporer's Rice - this highly nutritional food has been concentrated down into tiny particles leaving the nutritional and medicinal properties of the grain to be readily absorbed and utilised by the body.
Purple Rice contains high levels of the antioxidant anthocyanin - the same antioxidant found in blueberries, which is responsible for the bold purple colour of these foods. Antioxidants promote heart health, and may also lower the risk of developing other diseases such as cancer, as they help protect the body's cells from the harmful effects of free radicals.
(Free radicals are toxic molecules that damage cells by causing 'oxidative stress' - antioxidants are required to counteract and terminate the free-radical before it does damage to cells and tissue as it drifts through your system)
Aside from antioxidant benefits, the heart of the rice also contains polysaccharides your cells need for energy, and polypeptides that your cells need to create healthier new cells, and this is why many people report an immediate increase in energy, better sleep and healthier looking skin once including purple rice in their diet.
What's the difference between an extract in a capsule and a powder like other brands? This extract is a concentrated form of 10:1 strength, and a powder rice product is going to require a much higher dose to get anywhere near the same benefit of our concentrated extract. Many powdered varieties, you would need 10kg of to 1kg of our concentrated variety to get the same benefit. We have contained it in a vege capsule for super easy consumption no matter where you are or what you are doing, and no thick glue-like supplement to try and mix up and chug back...
What is the extract equivalent to? Each 500mg vege capsule contains a potent 10:1 extract equal to 5g rice per capsule
Are purple rice and white rice similar? No, purple rice contains antioxidants and medicinal properties not found in white rice.
Why can't I just eat Purple Rice? While it is made from the same plant you would eat, this has gone through a concentration process so you can consume 10x less and have the same benefits. So you can eat it, but without the same benefit. Cooking purple rice also dilutes or removes the beneficial properties of the grain.
How do I take this wholefood supplement? The standard dose is 2-4 capsules per day. They can be taken on an empty stomach with water.
How is this purple rice processed?
Our Purple rice extract is made by spray drying. Hydrolysis is not required for this product because we are not using it for its protein.
Spray drying is the usual way to make medicinal extracts from plants.
In the case of our Purple rice we have a full spectrum extract, so we extract everything leaving just fibre behind. The liquid extraction, is then spray dried either onto itself or onto cellulose. The Spray drying machine, will turn liquid spray into a microfine powder by evaporating the liquid while it's in a spray particle.
Are there any side effects?
No, there are no known side effects of taking purple rice (except the good kind, like more energy!). It is simply concentrated wholefood, not a pharmacy medicine. If you do have a reaction, stop taking it.
These capsules have given me so much energy and less pain in joints. I have tweaked my own dosage sometimes I take 2x daily depending on what my physical exertion has been. - Judy
This product is wonderful. I have noticed a significant change in alertness and fatigue. I will not go without it. - Tess
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by any medical authority, and are for educational purposes only. This product is not a medicine, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always read the label and take only as directed. If symptoms persist or you have side effects see you healthcare professional. If you are on medication or suffer any major health concerns, review the product with your doctor first.
Dietary Supplements are not a replacement for a healthy diet and active lifestyle. Any supplements should be taken alongside a healthy lifestyle, and any illness or injury should be discussed with your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.