Okinoerabujima Island's Gift ISLAND MULBERRY POWDER
ISLAND MULBERRY POWDER is a powder type dietary supplement using mulberry leaves grown in the Okinoerabu Island in the northern part of the Amami islands. No bitter taste, easy to take.
Located in the Amami Islands of Kagoshima Prefecture, the Okinoerabujima Island has a mild climate and an annual average temperature of 22°C, which itself enjoys rich nature. The island is blessed with the natural landscape such as sparkling sea and coral reefs as well as a number of small and large caves as the island itself is made of coral. Accordingly, mulberry leaves grown in the island with mineral-rich red clay and worm climate are different from other origins. It is known that mulberry leaves contain the mulberry-specific composition, DNJ (Deoxynojirimycin), whose concentration is the highest in summer. Since the "Island mulberry” is grown in the mild climate throughout the year, the concentration of the DNJ should be higher than others. The mulberry leaves are regarded as a specialty of the Okinoerabujima Island, the local government promotes them together with Erabuyuri (local lily) and Sugarcane.
-Mulberry specific compositionDNJ "Deoxynojirimycin” disturbs the function of sugar-digesting enzymes to lessen sugar absorption from intestine, attenuating increase in postprandial blood glucose levels. This leads to the prevention and improvement of diabetes and weight loss. The island mulberry contains high DNJ concentration throughout the year.Mulberry leaves from other origins keep such level of DNJ only in summer.
-Pectin prevents rapid rise in blood sugar, lessens cholesterol absorption, and adsorbs harmful substances in intestines to excrete.
-The mulberry leaves are nutritious and contains rich vitamins and minerals as well as dietary fibers and polyphenol,which is ideal for your health, beauty, and constipation relief.