The technical name of the mulberry is Morus alba L. One of the things that separates the mulberry from other berries is its super high yield each season. Throughout the world, but especially in Asian regions, mulberry extract has had an extensive history as an edible therapeutic agent.
It isn’t just the high yield that makes the mulberry stand out. The mulberry (and its extract) happens to contain a plethora of nutrients and beneficial bioactive compounds.
In fact, you’ll find the following big nutritional players in mulberry extract:
- Fatty acids
- Amino acids
- Chlorogenic acid
- Polysaccharides 1
While mulberry extract is extremely popular in Asia, the plant also grows well in regions of North America, South America, Europe, and even in Africa. In Japan, Korea, and China, mulberry trees are cultivated so their leaves can be used as food for silkworms.
It’s not just the berry that makes the mulberry tree useful, either. Eastern medicinal traditions have included almost every piece of the tree right down to the root. 2
Mulberry trees have shown great potential over centuries when it comes to helping support the human body, supporting overall health (including heart and nerve health).3 But there’s even more mulberry extract can do.
Now, mulberry extract has a good number of bioactive compounds, not the least of which are flavonoids, anthocyanins, carotenoids, and other polyphenols. But the alkaloids, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, oleic acid, vitamins, and minerals make the extract truly special. Why? Because, when working together, these compounds show strong bioactivity to assist the body in the following tasks —
- Helping your body fight oxidative damage
- Supporting heart health
- Supporting healthy blood sugar levels already within a normal range
- Supporting liver health
- Supporting healthy blood pressure levels already within a normal range
- Helping the body eliminate sodium and water4†
For a more detailed look at the nutritional value of mulberry extract, check out the information below:
Nutritional Data (per 1 cup raw mulberries)*
Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
Omega-3 Fatty acids 1.4 mg
Omega-6 fatty acids 288 mg
Potassium 272 mg
Calcium 54.6 mg
Magnesium 25.2 mg
Iron 2.6 mg
Vitamin A 35 IU
Vitamin C 51 mg
Vitamin K 10.9 mg
Vitamin E 1.2 mg
Folate 8.4 mg5
All of those amazing compounds kick mulberry extract into the superfood hall of fame.
* Note: While the nutritional data above relates to raw mulberries and not mulberry extract itself, it is meant to illustrate the source’s nutritional value: mulberries.
Finally, when it comes to where to buy mulberry extract supplements, look to the Gundry MD Vital Reds page. There, you’ll find detailed information about mulberry extract and other bioactive ingredients, like ginger root and bitter melon extract. And you can also read useful product reviews.
Mulberry extract’s tart, tangy sweetness adds to the delightful flavor profile of Vital Reds. One scoop of powder added to some goat or sheep yogurt will knock your socks off. It’s breakfast reinvented to taste great and help make your body feel good.
FIND MULBERRY EXTRACT IN VITAL REDS