How Noni Juice Works

Written by Webster Kehr, Independent Cancer Research Foundation, Inc. | Last updated on | Filed under: Cancer Articles

Dr. Ralph Heinicke, a noted American biochemist, had a potentially ground-breaking revelation while studying pineapple enzymes. He realized that a certain alkaloid he called Xeronine may play a key role in encouraging proper cell function and growth in the human body. Xeronine is formed in the large intestine, where a chemical reaction occurs between Proxeronine and Proxeronase. Dr. Heinicke realized that these two substances exist in abundance in the Noni fruit.

Benefits:

Morinda Citrifolia fruit grows larger and more lush in Tahiti than in other location in the world.

Noni juice may boost the immune system, helping promote wellness.

Xeronine, which is formed in the large intestines, may encourage proper cell function and growth in the human body.

According to Dr. Heinicke’s research, Xeronine may help enlarge the pores in the walls of human cells and enable nutrients to enter the cells more easily. TAHITIAN NONI® may improve the body’s ability to make use of the nutrients.

While Proxeronine and Proxeronaise are generally regarded as the key effective ingredients in Noni, there are actually dozens of other neutraceuticals (natural properties) found in Noni fruit. Following is a list of some of the better known ones along with their function and how they react with the body.

This information is in no way intended to replace any medical advice or medications or to act as a prescription. It is designed for education purposes only. Noni is a natural fruit which supports the body’s natural functions.

Anthraquinones
Some of the biological activity of anthraquinones includes fighting inflammation, bacteria, parasites and tumors. Some of these compounds are also considered analgesic (pain relievers).

Anthraquinones are also used to fight fungal infections in addition to improving the immunity of the body. These compounds aid in metabolism, cellular respiration and growth. Damnacanthal, one of these groups of compounds, inhibits the formation of tumors by interfering with the growth of RAS cells. It is believed that some anthraquinones cut off the blood supply to tumors, depriving them of their nutrients slowing the growth of tumors by inhibiting important enzymes needed to form them.

Alizarin, another anthraquinone, also slows tumor growth as well as fighting leukemia and inhibits the human immunodeficiency virus as found in (HIV).

Some also were found to significantly “tie-up” the mineral calcium and reduce the growth rate of urinary crystals, which benefits those afflicted with gout and kidney stones.

Glycosides
These substances, once called “glucosides” are found in abundance in the plant kingdom. These simple sugars are glucose, xylose, fructose, or any other sugar. Some glycosides are valuable heart treatments, and include derivatives of digitalis for the treatment of heart ailments.

One important glycoside found in Noni juice is Asperuloside, and used for the treatment of diuresis (reducing water retention), inflammation, varicose veins and phlebitis. It also helps in preventing chromosome breakage and mutation.

Sterols
Sterols include cholesterol found in animals and ergosterol found in plants. The plant sterols, called phytosterols alleviate problems associated with high levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) in our bodies, and can cause cardiovascular disease. Noni slows down the intestinal absorption of cholesterol and lowers total plasma and LDL cholesterol levels.

Noni juice is an important source of (beta-) sitosterols, stigmasterol and campesterol—the three most nutritionally important phytosterols. These are also high in dietary fiber, and contribute to the healthy function of the prostrate.

Beta sitosterols has been shown to be anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and lowers fever, helping to balance the immune system. A balanced immune system will help improve rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, cancer, auto-immune diseases, and chronic viral infections.

Stigmasterol and sitosterols are anti-inflammatory when applied topically.

These compounds also reduces the tendency of blood clotting conditions (thrombosis) and helps to repair slightly damaged blood vessels.

Terpenes
Terpenes are the major components in the oils of citrus fruits and they include the bioflavanoids and carotenoids. These substances combat fungal and bacterial infections, and are helpful in the treatment of glaucoma, spastic symptoms of multiple sclerosis, spinal lesions and in reducing the severity and side effects of chemotherapy.

Eugenol, a terpene, acts as an active germicide as well as induces anesthesia of the trigeminal nerve associated with Trigeminal Neuralgia or Tic Doulureax. Eugenol relaxes smooth muscle by interfering with the muscle’s contraction, and is found in a variety of aromatherapy oils, which are used for their soothing, calming and comforting effect.

Beta-carotene, another terpene, is associated with a reduced rate of cancers of the cells of the lung, skin, cervix, respiratory tract and the gastrointestinal tract. This is attributed to the compound’s ability to “mop up” free radicals, thus reducing the oxidative damage.

The thymus gland, which helps distribute T cells that destroy invading microbes, gradually deteriorates with age and stress, mostly from oxidative damage. Supplementing the diet with beta-carotene will offer anti-oxidizing benefits to the immune system and offers protection to the large bacteria-eating immune cells called phagocytes and other immune cells.

It also significantly reduces cholesterol levels, and supplies about two-thirds of the vitamin A needed for our bodies. Vitamin A helps our night sight and contributes to healthy skin and mucous membranes—the body’s first defense against infection and injury. This important vitamin also cares for our gastro-intestinal tract, respiratory system and the genito-urinary tract. Daily intake of Noni juice is a good source of this vitamin.

Limonene, another terpene, has been found to limit tumor formation and antimicrobial activity and is involved in Alzheimer studies.

Ursolic Acid, also known as urson and prunol, has medicinal value when applied topically or taken internally for relieving symptoms of inflammatory and fungal infections of the skin. Taken internally it inhibits the formation and growth of tumors of the skin and acts as an anti-inflammatory. It also has alopecia-(loss of hair) and dandruff-preventing properties.

Other Components

Pectin
This fiber is a non-cellulose complex sugar and performs important functions within the gastrointestinal tract. It absorbs water and slows the emptying of the stomach contents into the small intestine. It also binds bile acids and cholesterol and regulates glucose absorption through the gut wall, helping those with blood sugar conditions.

Pectin in the diet will increase the volume of material moving through the bowel, reducing concentration of feces and carcinogenic substances in the bowel.

Scopoletin

Scopoletin belongs to a group of compounds called coumarins, which cares for the liver, inhibits the growth of E. coli in the gut and is antibacterial against many other agents that cause viruses. It has also shown to be five times more effective as aspirin as an anti-inflammatory effect for bronchial illnesses and asthma.

Xeronine
Xeronine is a small alkaloid that is required in picrogram (trillionth of gram) amounts and is essential to the correct functioning of the body. Large amounts are used in times of physical or mental stress. xeronine is produced in the body from proxeronine and the enzyme proxeronase in the small intestine. All healthy cells require xeronine to function correctly.

Xeronine and protein
Xeronine is required to regulate the shape and rigidity of certain proteins. Noni juice, the richest source of this nutrient, appears to improve the function and structure of hormones, antibodies, connective tissue, enzymes and neurotransmitters.

Conditions directly involved with proteins may include PMT, menopausal symptoms, acne, arthritis, lupus, sleeplessness, depression, digestive disorders, poor liver metabolism as well as poor immune function.

Xeronine and burns
Xeronine stimulates the production of a specific protease (an enzyme which dissolves protein) and quickly removes dead tissue from burns and promotes quick healing.

Xeronine and addiction
Other proteins in the central nervous system become potential receptor sites and bind with endorphins that allow the individual to have the normal feeling of well-being. Once xeronine floods the body’s systems then the xeronine displaces the chemicals and addictions to these other alkaloids is overcome with no physical withdrawal symptoms.

Xeronine and nutritional supplements and medications
Vitamins also require xeronine to properly function within the body. It allows the formation of pores through membranes in blood vessels, body organs and in the gastrointestinal tract. This facilitates digestion and improves the action of other medicines and herbs.

Amino Acids
Of the twenty amino acids, including the nine essential for our health, seventeen are found in Noni juice. If an individual does not get a complete protein balance, then production and maintenance of muscles, connective tissue, blood-clotting factors, blood transport systems, visual pigments and the protein matrix inside bones would be at risk.

Alanine
Alanine carries ammonia (a poisonous by-product of amino acid breakdown in the muscles) in a non-toxic to the liver to be removed from the body as urea. It is also glucogenic amino acid and is necessary in the formation of blood glucose of liver glycogen—without which our bodies would starve. Alanine also contributes to thymus growth and increases lymphocyte division, a vital component of the nucleic acids in defense against disease.

Arginine
Arginine is made by the liver as a step in producing urea in order to rid the body of the toxic build up of ammonia in the muscles.

Arginine and high energy requirements
A high-energy compound called creatine phosphate is important in keeping energy stores high in the muscle, brain and nerve. Arginine and Methionine are both required to make this compound. arginine is also involved in immune system processes and the synthesis of collagen, insulin, elastin, glucagon and hemoglobin.

Arginine and reproduction
Sperm count and motility improve when taking arginine as a food supplement.

Aspartate
This amino acid is a neurotransmitter involved in brain metabolism. It also acts like arginine and alanine in urea production and glucose synthesis, and helps potassium and magnesium be more easily absorbed by the body.

Cystine
Cystine aids in the production of insulin and antibodies, and is an important antioxidant. It acts as an agent to bring up phlegm and can help with cystic fibrosis, chronic bronchitis and bronchiecstasis. It is also an important detoxifying agent and aids in glucose manufacture.

Glycine
This amino acid is involved in the formation of nucleic acids, which is the basis of our genetic makeup. It is also a component of collagen, bile acids and many hormones, and is involved in liver detoxification.

Glycine and gout
Glycine increases growth hormone and aids in the excretion of uric acid from the body, which can cause painful bouts of gout.

Histidine
Histidine and the brain

This amino acid is required for the manufacture of histamine, which is concentrated in the pituitary gland in the brain and in some brain nerves. This promotes resistance to stress and anxiety. A histamine imbalance is associated with anxiety, schizophrenia, lethargy, poor appetite and nausea.

Histidine and the nerves
Histidine is involved in making collagen and the myelin sheath that surrounds the nerves. The destruction of this sheath is the major cause of multiple sclerosis. It also aids in the manufacture of hemoglobin (the red substance in our blood that carries oxygen around the body), and in the dilation of blood vessels to lower blood pressure.

Histidine and acidity
Histidine maintains the pH levels in the blood and body fluids, preventing excessive acidity in those fluids.

Histidine and rheumatoid arthritis
Therapeutic levels of histidine have shown to relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

Isoleucine
Isoleucine is involved in glucose production, and is used in treatment of liver disease or kidney failure.

Leucine
This amino acid plays a role in energy production, muscle metabolism and stress management. When there is starvation or physical trauma, this amino acid are required in higher amounts

Leucine and Olivoponto Parkinson’s Disease
5% of the Parkinson’s patients respond well to high doses of leucine, which lowers the brain levels of dopamine. The 95% who require an increase in dopamine levels, taking Noni juice shows an improvement in ease of movement and speech as well as other symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Leucine also aids growing children and for wound healing.

Lysine
Lysine is a major amino acid required for production of elastin and collagen, connective tissue. It is also a component of hormones and acts as a link for vitamin B_ on enzymes, and is an important component of genetic material in the cell. It can help with cold sores and other herpes infections.

Methionine
Methionine and liver detoxification

Methionine supports detoxification of the liver, and is often used in liver support therapies. It is required for nucleic acid, protein, collagen, lecithin and antibody manufacture within the body, Methionine is an antioxidant agent and is significant in the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and the hormone adrenalin.

Acetylcholine is the substance that the nerves use to transmit impulses to one another. Adrenalin is the most potent stimulant of the body and acts to increase heart rate, respiration and a number of other body functions in response to sudden stress.

Phenylalnine
Phenylalanine and hormones
Phenylalanine is required to make dopamine, noradrenalin, thyroxine and melanin. With decreased levels of noradrenaline in the brain, then depression and fatigue will be the result. Melanin is a pigment produced by the body to help screen out harmful ultra-violet rays.

Phenylalanine and pain
Phenylalanine is known as an analgesic, which is a pain reliever, and digestion is greatly enhanced by gastric acid secretions.

Proline
This major amino acid aids it the production of connective tissue. Connective tissue makes up the dermis of the skin, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bone matrix.

Serine
Serine is a neurotransmitter, which reduces the excitability of the nerves of the spine and is a major component of important brain substances.

Serine and cell membranes
Serine encloses and protects the contents of the cell, and is important to cell membrane structure. It regulates the entry and exit of the various chemicals the cell needs or excretes. It allows the cell membrane’s structure, flexibility and integrity to be intact.

Threonine
This amino acid acts as a building block for Glycine and Serine., and is required to keep the immune system functioning normally.

Tryptophan
Tryptophan and depression

This amino acid is commonly used for treating depression, particularly where insomnia is a factor.

Tryptophan and sleep
Tryptophan is required to manufacture vitamin B_ and the hormones melatonin and serotonin, as well as stimulating protein synthesis. Serotonin regulates appetites and sleep. A deficiency of this neurotransmitter is associated with aggression, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Melatonin regulates our sleep cycles.

Tyrosine
Like Tryptophan and pheylalanine, tyrosine is used to control depression. It makes thyroid hormones, adrenal hormones, dopamine, noradrenalin and melanin. It helps with the pigmentation of the skin, regulating blood pressure and aiding concentration.

Valine
This amino acid helps maintain the myelin sheath around the nerves and is one of the amino acids vital to energy production and repair in the muscles.

Acids
Many important fatty acids found in Noni are important to the overall complex metabolic processes of the body.

Acetic acid is the main acid that all fatty acids are made from.

Caprylic acid another fatty acid, inhibits yeast and fungal overgrowth in the body.

Linoleic acid which cannot be manufactured in the body, serves these important functions:

Strengthens capillary and cell membranes and increases skin strength Combines with cholesterol to form important compounds Helps lower serum cholesterol levels, and aids in the transport and metabolism of cholesterol Builds essential compounds that regulate bodily function

Other Acids

  • Benzoic Acid
  • Butanoic Acid
  • Decanoic Acid
  • Elaidic Acid
  • Heptanoic Acid
  • Hexanedioic Acid
  • Hexanoic Acid
  • Isobutyric Acid
  • Isocaproic Acid
  • Isolavenic Acid
  • Lauric Acid
  • Linoleic Acid
  • Mystiric Acid
  • n-butyric Acid
  • Nonanoic Acid
  • Octaduenoic Acid
  • Oleic Acid
  • Palmitic Acid
  • Ricinoleic Acid
  • Stearic Acid
  • Undecanoic Acid
  • Unolic Acid
  • Valeric Acid

Vitamins and Minerals

  • A,
  • C,
  • E,
  • B1,
  • B2,
  • B6,
  • B12,
  • Niacin
  • Biotin,
  • Pantothenic Acid (B5),
  • Folic Acid,
  • Calcium,
  • Iron,
  • Phosphorus,
  • Magnesium,
  • Zinc,
  • Copper,
  • Chromium,
  • Manganese,
  • Molybdenum,
  • Sodium Potassium.

Sugars

  • Fructose,
  • Glucose,
  • Hexose,
  • Rhamnose,
  • Pentose