Before I get into Noni–great news for you Canadians: If you’re interested in any of the superfoods or products from Elements for Life–the company just started shipping to Canada! Awesome :)
Now onto the deep-dive on info on unpasteurized, live, Noni Juice (and give you a fun recipe!). I collected most of this from past calls we’ve had with David Wolfe…
David Wolfe on Island Fire Noni Elixir
Island Fire is a proprietary Noni juice product from Elements for Life. It is a raw, unpasteurized, Noni elixir with no added fruit juices or fruit sugars. Considered by health experts such as David Wolfe and Steve Adler to be the best Noni product on the market, it consists of Tahitian Noni, Ginger, Hawaiian Turmeric, Cayenne, Lemon, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Trace Minerals (both from colloidal, and plant and ocean-sourced ionic minerals). A shot or two in the morning will really get your metabolism and taste buds going! This is a daily health tonic focused on rejuvenation, detoxification, superior energy, good mood, and overall health.
David Wolfe has referred to Noni as his favorites food and fruit of all time. The fruit is found all over the island of Hawaii and other tropical environments. For 15 years now, various companies have been trying to get Noni products out to people. But unfortunately, almost all Noni juices have been pasteurized and have added fruit juices and this undoes most, if not all, of the benefits of Noni.
Noni has been traditionally used in Polynesian culture for thousands of years. It is known in Polynesian lore as a “cure-all” food. It contains a tremendous amount sulfur, which benefits our hair, skin and nails. It is also considered the highest natural concentrate of polysaccharides in the natural world. Polysaccharides are a type of complex sugar that stimulates the immune system to be more resistant to immune system disorders. The future of nutrition may be focused more and more on polysaccharides because of this.
Noni has powerful anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties. It can boost your immune system. There is no sugar stimulation with just a shot of Island Fire but a long-term energy that supports the immune system (there is just 1 gram of sugar per ounce serving). And because it’s unpasteurized, or never been cooked, it is loaded with enzymes–140+bio active enzymes. Enzymes are the workers that turn food into energy and unlock the energy for use in the body. They are essential to cellular function and health, they are what make our five senses happen, and they are what break down the food into nutrients and waste. They are vital for our health and energy levels.
Turmeric and Ginger are what make this Island Fire Noni Elixir stand out even more above the rest as a powerful superfood. Turmeric is a wonderful antioxidant (it is bright orange in color) as well as the greatest anti-inflammatory in the Ayurvedic system. This means it can help reduce joint inflammation if you’re injured or perhaps after an intense workout. The added ginger is also great for muscle recovery because of its sulfur and sulfur-bearing proteins. Because of ginger’s ability as a plant to collect large amounts of sulfur, when we ingest it, it helps protect us from the sun, free radical damage, and wrinkling. It also helps rejuvenate our skin.
Island Fire is a wonderful tonic you can take everyday to support your overall health and immune system. You can sip it like a cocktail alone or like ice, or you could take a shot or two of it in the morning to wake you up and get you going. The taste and smell can be interesting to say the least (think ripe cheese) but if you’ve ever taken a shot of hard alcohol before, Noni juice is nothing. Elements for Life has really come up with a healthy way to make Noni taste good with all of the ingredients mentioned above. The bitter elements are really toned down because of them. You can also try mixing Island Fire with coconut water or with some soaked and blended Goji Berries for a fun superfood cocktail (recipe below). No alcohol stimulation here though!
What Noni fruit looks like…
(I made a large batch of this for a superfood party last month. Here is the recipe for one serving)
Handful of Soaked Goji (soaked in the water of 1 young coconut)
1-2 ounces Island Fire Noni Juice
Blend, strain throught a nutmilk bag and serve in a fun glass!
Here’s the review I did a few months back on Island Fire too.
Question: what do you guys think of Noni and Noni Juice? Has anyone tried eating the actual fruit?