Auckland, New Zealand (April 26, 2006):
The exotic tropical fruit Noni has properties that may be beneficial in
preventing cancer, according to recent studies by a leading cancer research
institute in Greece.
The Noni fruit has been consumed in
drink form for centuries by people in the Pacific Islands and Asia, who swear by
its ability to enhance overall health.
A preliminary report by the University
of Ioannina in Greece, commissioned by the German-based European distributor for
Noni Juice New Zealand (NCT Nord trading GmbH), appears to support those
The University's Dr John Toliopoulos,
who tested an extract of the plant Morinda Citrifolia, the scientific
name for Noni, concluded: The extract from the tropical plant Morinda
Citrifolia indicates some anti-cancer properties useful for the immune system.
Dr Toliopoulos linked properties in the
fruit with its ability to help the body's immune system activate Natural Killer
Cells, which home in on potential cancerous cells and can destroy them.
The results of Dr Toliopoulos research
is expected to be published in several medical journals and will be mentioned at
the European Society for Medical Oncology's Congress, which is being held in
Istanbul, Turkey from September 29 to October 3, 2006.
Noni, known as the Aspirin of the
Ancients, grows best in pollution-free volcanic soil, said Jeff Hopkins,
director of Natures Products, the Whangarei-based company that markets Noni
Juice and other Noni products online.
In the Cook Islands, the fruit has been
used medicinally for hundreds of years, said Jeff Hopkins, whose company uses
only Cook Islands fruits because of the totally organic horticulture methods
they use to grow Noni.
Today, when you travel to the Cook
Islands, you will often see local people picking some of the shrubs. When the
Cook Islanders do not feel well, whatever the cause, they tend to try the fruit
said his company has developed a unique process that produces better tasting,
100 per cent Noni juice without the need for additives or other fruit juices to
They are also able to supply a certified
organic product that adheres to USA, Australian, European and US
Unlike many companies, Jeff Hopkins T/A
Natures Products bypasses the multi-level marketing system and sells its products directly to
About Jeff Hopkins T/A Natures Products
Natures Products is based in
Whangarei, New Zealand. The company manufactures Noni Juice and other Noni-based
products and has been marketing these products online via its website, www.noninz.com for over 5 years. Bulk products are distributed in Europe by NCT
Nord trading GmbH.
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permission of Jeff Hopkins T/A Natures Products.