NARINE KOMENUKA (Rice Bran)

An ideal health supplement made by blending Narine Probiotic with processed rice bran known as Komenuka. The domestic, natural Komenuka, is said to be a treasure trove of nutrients and is combined with Narine using patented “Ambient Temperature Enzyme (A・T・E) technology”.

The A・T・E technology was developed and patented by Dr. Satoru Takahashi, known as the “Hermit of Enzyme”, who serves as Chief Technology Officer at Takahashi Enzyme Research Laboratory Co. Ltd. (http://www.tkouken.co.jp).

World-class super health supplement made in Japan!

Narine probiotic, king of probiotics, is blended with Japan’s nutrient-rich Komenuka (rice bran), processed by a patented enzyme technology

What is Komenuka?

Komenuka, or rice bran, is the hard-outer layers of rice grain. It is a byproduct of the rice milling process converting brown rice to white rice.
In Japan, Komenuka has traditionally been a very familiar dietary food. Even today, it is very popular in our daily life.
Komenuka is extremely rich in nutrients and contains more than 95% of nutrients of unpolished rice. The table indicates that among many nutrients, Komenuka contains 10 to 40 times greater amounts of nutrition than polished rice.
In addition, Komenuka also contains various nutrients such as γ-oryzanol, minerals, vitamins, gaba (amino butyric acid), moreover, and dietary fiber etc. It is well known that γ-oryzanol or inositol is good for metabolism enhancement and mind stability, while gaba, vitamins and vitamin-E are effective for blood circulation of the brain and reducing blood pressure.

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Phytic Acid

  • Anti-cancer and anti-tumor effects can be expected.
  • It is effective in preventing urethral stones and kidney stones.
  • It is expected to have a preventive effect on heart and vascular diseases.
  • It is expected to have effects such as suppressing plaque formation.

Inositol

  • It is called an anti-fatty liver vitamin and improves fat trade metabolism to prevent fatty liver.
  • It has an effective role in maintaining normal neurological dysfunction such as depression, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Ferulic Acid

  • It is a type of polyphenol peculiar to rice bran that suppresses melanin production, absorbs ultraviolet rays, and has antioxidant functions.
  • It is expected to have a preventive effect on colorectal cancer.
  • It is expected to be effective in preventing Alzheimer’s disease.
  • It is effective in preventing high blood pressure.

γ-Oryzanol (Gamma-Oryzanol)

  • It is a unique ingredient peculiar to rice bran that is not found in other food stuffs and is also used as a Therapeutic remedy.
  • It has an effect of adjusting the autonomic nerves and improves symptoms such as stiff shoulders, low back pain, and eyestrain.
  • It is expected to improve the symptoms of menopause and indefinite complaints.
  • It can be expected to have an effect of skin conditioning and preventing skin oxidation.
  • It is expected the effect of blocking ultraviolet rays and suppressing the production of melanin.
  • It can be expected to work to lower cholesterol.

Dietary Fiber

  • It is abundant in grain exodermis, legumes, and leafy vegetables.
  • It is expected to have the effects of intestinal regulation and waste discharge.
  • It works to prevent the absorption of cholesterol and lower the blood cholesterol level.
  • It can be expected to prevent diabetes and have a dieting effect by inhibiting the absorption of excess sugar.

Plant Sterols

  • It is a type of phytochemical and is called phytosterol.
  • It is hardly absorbed in the body and suppresses the absorption of cholesterol.
  • It works to reduce the proportion of bad cholesterol in the blood.
  • It is expected to prevent and improve lifestyle-related diseases.
  • It is expected to improve urinary disorders.
  • It can be expected to have an effect of enhancing immunity, since it activates natural killer cells (NK cells), a type of immune cells.

Message from Dr. Masako Inoue

M.D., certified dietitian
Chairwoman, Japan Clinical and Public Nutrition Study Group
Managing director, Japan Medical Nutrition Center

Dr. Masako Inoue

Komenuka (rice bran)” is a treasure trove of nutrients. By comparison, “Komenuka” contains nutrients 3 to 8 times that of brown rice and 4 to 120 times that of polished rice. Countless health benefits are widely recognized such as cancer prevention, bowel movement improvement and bowel regulation, dementia prevention, arteriosclerosis prevention, diabetes prevention, brain-function improvement, hypertension improvement, skin beautification, anemia prevention, positive diet effect, thinning hair prevention and the list goes on. By adding probiotic, a beneficial bacterium for our body, to rice bran that is considered a natural supplement, we are combining the positive effects probiotic effectively improving our intestinal environment in order to prevent the growth and colonization of bad bacteria. Recent studies have shown that probiotic improves the immune function (system) and reduces triglyceride and blood cholesterol levels. Thanks to its numerous benefits, “Narine” has long been treated as a “national treasure” in the Republic of Armenia. It is reported that “Narine” possesses higher acid-resistance properties than most other probiotics allowing it to reach the intestines alive. Moreover, recent research reports that its antibacterial activity is also remarkable.
These days, due to our busy and stressful lives, people tend to have less than ideal eating habits and lifestyles. Let’s improve your lifestyle by developing a well-balanced diet, and take “Narine+Komenuka” packed with nutrients to obtain a bright “healthy longevity”.These days, due to our busy and stressful lives, people tend to have less than ideal eating habits and lifestyles. Let’s improve your lifestyle by developing a well-balanced diet, and take “Narine+Komenuka” packed with nutrients to obtain a bright “healthy longevity”.

Nutrition Comparison: Komenuka, Brown Rice and Polished Rice (100g)
Unit Komenuka
(Rice Bran)
Brown Rice Polished Rice
Vitamin E mg 12.2 1.4 0.1
Vitamin B1 mg 3.12 0.41 0.08
Vitamin B2 mg 0.21 0.04 0.02
Niacin mg 34.6 6.3 1.2
Vitamin B6 mg 3.27 0.45 0.12
Folic Acid μg 180 27 12
Pantothenate mg 4.43 1.37 0.66
Potassium μg 1500 230 89
Calcium mg 35 9 5
Magnesium mg 850 110 23
Phosphorus mg 2000 290 95
Iron mg 7.6 2.1 0.8
Zinc mg 5.9 1.8 1.4
manganese mg 14.97 2.06 0.81
Fiber g 20.5 3.0 0.5

Source: Standard tables of food composition in Japan 2015 (7th revision).

What is A.T.E. Enzyme Technology?

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Takahashi Enzyme Research Laboratory Co. Ltd. CTO

Dr. Satoru Takahashi

Komenuka is widely known as a super nutritional food. But due to its dry taste and poor digestion, it has long been avoided to eat on a daily basis. This difficulty was brilliantly solved by employing a cutting-edge enzyme technology, invented by Dr. Satoru Takahashi, who has been recognized as the “hermit of enzyme”. This enzyme technology is a technology to make full use of useful ingredients at room temperature by using enzymes.
In particular, Ambient Temperature Enzyme (A・T・E) technology under Takahashi Enzyme Research Laboratory Co. Ltd. (http://www.tkouken.co.jp)was adopted to dissolve Komenuka. This A.T.E. technology is a technology to make full use of ingredients at room temperature by using enzymes. The results of this technology are a delicious, natural taste as well as easy digestion and absorption.
In addition, this technology proves to enhance dietary effects, particularly IP6 and “phytic acid”, which are effective for anti-cancer and anti-tumor effects as well as boosting the immune system, treating anemia, and preventing heart disease and kidney stones.

In 2015, Dr. Takahashi was honored with the “Higashi-Kuninomiya International Culture Award” for his longtime enzyme research.


NARINE KOMENUKA (Rice Bran)

Directions

Take recommended dosage. You can enjoy it as is, or sprinkle it on yogurt and ice cream. Add it to a variety of juice for added enjoyment.

Warning

Avoid this product if you are allergic to dairy products. Discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur.

Supplement Facts per piece (2.5g)

Energy 9.63kcal
Protein 0.19g
Lipid 0.10g
Carbohydrate 2.00g
Salt equivalent 0.002g
Calcium 0.88mg
Vitamin E 0.31mg
Folic acid 4.50μg

Estimated values

Ingredients Rice bran enzyme decomposition powder (rice bran enzyme decomposition product, indigestible dextrin) (domestic production), reduced maltose starch syrup, Narine Lactic acid bacteria powder (includes dairy products)/ fine silicon dioxide
Content 75 g (2.5 g x 30 packets)
Recommended Dosage Adults : 1 packet daily