ORAC, which stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, is a testing guideline which measures the total antioxidant power of foods.
Many studies—most notably one by the Agricultural Research Service’s Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging—have concluded that foods that score high in ORAC may protect cells from oxidative damage.
Oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) is an international standard method of measuring antioxidant capacities in biological samples in-vitro (laboratory).
ORAC results are a tool for manufacturers/formulators to make informed choices on the effectiveness, potency and active benefits of their products. High scoring samples such as Green Tea and Goji Berry are marketed as popular “industry standards”.
The USDA recommends Americans consume 3,000 to 5,000 units of ORAC daily; however, studies show that the average person consumes only 1,200 ORAC units daily.
Fountain anti-aging beauty drinks contain 10,000 ORAC and over.