We are standing on the shoulders of giants. Raw sugarcane juice is a beverage that has been long enjoyed in several countries worldwide and there has been several scientific studies done to determine the health benefits of it. We spent several months doing research and digging up all the scientific research papers we can find on sugarcane juice. Below are some of the key research studies we found. Out of caution and respect for you, we do not make any health claims about our juices based on the research provided. Our intention is to share scientific research data that has been done on the health benefits of sugarcane juice. We do feel the scientific findings are very promising and definitely require further research. As we grow, we intend to pursue further scientific research on the health benefits of raw sugarcane juice and share our findings with the world.
A natural compound found in sugarcane juice (tricin‐7‐O‐β‐(6"‐methoxycinnamic)‐glucoside) was shown to reduce the growth of human cancer cells. This compound was most effective against colon cancer cells and multidrug resistant breast cancer.
Paper - Antioxidant Activities of a Tricin Acylated Glycoside from Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) Juice
Joaquim Mauricio Duarte-Almeidaa, Giuseppina Negrib, Antonio Salatinoc, João Ernesto de Carvalhod, Franco Maria Lajoloa
The aqueous extracts of three varieties of sugarcane were studied. These varieties showed good antioxidant properties and were also able to protect against radiation induced DNA damage in pBR322 plasmid DNA and Escherishia coli cultures. The study revealed that the ability of sugarcane juice to scavenge free radicals, reduce iron complex and inhibit lipid peroxidation, may explain possible mechanisms by which sugarcane juice exhibits its beneficial effects in relation to its reported health benefits.
Paper - Anti-oxidant activity in sugarcane juice and its protective role against radiation induced DNA damage
U.S. Kadam, S.B. Ghosh, S. De, P. Suprasanna, T.P.A. Devasagayam, and V.A. Bapat
Research on the antioxidant activity of sugarcane
Paper - Phenolic composition and antioxidant activity of culms and sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) products
Joaquim Maurício Duarte-Almeidaa, Antonio Salatinob, Maria Inés Genovesea, Franco M. Lajoloa
Sugarcane juice as an antioxidant: The phenolic extract obtained from sugar cane juice showed a protective effect against in vivo MeHgCl intoxication and potent inhibition of ex vivo lipoperoxidation of rat brain homogenates, indicating a potential use for beneficial health effects and/or therapeutic applications.
Paper - Antioxidant activity of phenolic compounds from sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) juice
Maurício Duarte-Almeida J, Novoa AV, Linares AF, Lajolo FM, Inés Genovese M.
Research on the health benefits of sugarcane. The research showed that sugarcane extracts had various useful functions and as such were effective for use in functional foods, health foods and functional animal feed.
Paper - Antioxidants and other functional extracts from sugarcane
Dr. Kenji Koge, Dr. Michael Saska, Dr. Chung Chi Chou
A natural compound found in sugarcane molasses (isoorientin 7,3'‐O‐dimethyl ether) has been shown to have an antibacterial effect against the bacteria (Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sobrinus) involved in tooth decay.
The antibacterial assay used was the broth dilution method and the lowest concentration of the natural compound that prevented the visible growth of the bacteria (the Minimum inhibitory concentration) was found to be 4.0 mg/mL
Paper - Phenolic Compounds from Sugarcane Molasses Possessing Antibacterial Activity against Cariogenic Bacteria
Takara K, Ushijima K, Wada K, Iwasaki H, Yamashita M.
Research on the athletic performance of athletes drinking sugarcane juice in comparison to a commercial sports drink and plain water. The results determined that sugarcane juice may be equally effective as the commercial sports drink and plain water during exercise in a comfortable environment (<30°C) and a more effective rehydration drink than the commercial sports drink and plain water in post exercise as it enhances muscle glycogen resynthesis.
Paper - The Effects of Ingestion of Sugarcane Juice and Commercial Sports Drinks on Cycling Performance of Athletes in Comparison to Plain Water
Kommi Kalpana, Priti Rishi Lal, Doddipalli Lakshmi Kusuma and Gulshan Lal Khanna
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