Our Science

We’re helping people discover the secret to better health!

We have a full-time, on-site food scientist to carefully check and test our products to ensure the highest quality standards when it comes to the growth and production of our premium Muscadine grapes and Mighty Muscadine® products. Mighty Muscadine® products are trusted by our loyal customers and backed by extensive scientific testing.  Each batch of  Mighty Muscadine® extract and supplements are tested to ensure total phenolic concentration and antioxidant capacity.

Our state-of-the-art, 135,000 square foot manufacturing facility located in Mocksville, NC,  boasts high end bottling, encapsulating, pressing, labeling, and packing equipment that spares no expense and takes no short cuts.

Free Radicals

and why you don’t want them!

Free radicals are unstable atoms with unpaired electrons, that can damage cells, causing illness and aging.  Free radicals can break down healthy human tissues in a process called oxidation. As the body ages, it loses its ability to fight the effects of free radicals resulting in more free radicals, more oxidative stress, and more damage to cells.

Studies have connected oxidative stress from free radical build up to a number of diseases and signs of aging.

The instability of free radicals can create damage right down to the DNA level. The cells become damaged, and negative effects manifest themselves. For example, if you’re out in the sun too much, you can get oxidative stress in your skin, and that can lead to sun spots or even skin cancer. High blood sugar can cause oxidative stress on the blood vessels, which can lead to heart disease and poor circulation. 


What is an Antioxidant?

As the name implies, antioxidants are molecules that counteract the damaging process of oxidation. Antioxidants can safely interact with free radicals and can help by terminating the chain reaction before vital molecules are damaged.

There are thousands of antioxidants that can be found in the fruits and vegetables we eat, some more than others, but no single antioxidant can combat the effects of every free radical. Different antioxidants help with different areas of the body to help repair or prevent cell damage. 

Muscadines have the most antioxidants of any grape or berry. The highest polyphenol content is found in their thick skins and seeds. There are so many, here are just a few:

Ellagic Acid, Resveratrol, Quercetin, Anthocyanidins, OPCs (oligomeric proanthocyanidins), Gallic Acid, Catechin, Epicatechin Gallate, Epigallocatechin, Gallate, Cinnamic Acid, Geraniol, Kaempferol, Myricetin, Tartaric Acid, Cyanidin, Peonidin, Delphinidin, Petunidin, Malvidin,  Ferulic Acid, Rutin, Vanillic Acid and many many more. 

The Muscadine Grape

North Carolina’s state fruit!

Native to the southeastern United States, Muscadine Grapes (vitis rotundifolia) aren’t the grapes you typically see at the grocery store.

Long before the first European settlers stepped foot into the New World, the Muscadine grape was growing wild in the wooded-areas of what would become known as the southeastern United States. These powerful little berries thrived in the harsh winters and blazing hot summers without the interference or aid of the outside world.

They are well noted for their thick skins and larger seeds, which are actually the two things that makes these grapes so healthy. Much of the nutrition is in the skin, the thicker the better, and the powerful seeds.

Muscadine grapes have 2 more chromosomes than wine/table grapes. This provides much greater genetic ability to help build your health. Unlike other fruits or berries, the Muscadine has the ability to resist mold, bacteria, and viruses without the use of harmful chemicals.

That is also why they grow so well in the hot, humid climate of the southeast. Due to their extra set of chromosomes, Muscadine grapes can flourish in locations where traditional grapes cannot.

Similar to our immune system, which produces more antibodies when under attack, the Muscadine grape produces more oxidative damage-fighting antioxidants when under the stress from the environment it grows in, leading to a host of health benefits.