Here is a summary of who is talking about Acai berries and, more importantly, what they are saying:–
Brad Pitt– used acai berry to help weight loss when he needed to get fit and reduce body fat to star in the recent movie “Burn After Reading”. Sure he exercised as well, acai berry products gave him the energy to train, and helped him slim down.
Angelina Jolie– used acai berry to slim down after the birth of her babies.
Dr Nicholas Perricone – introduced acai berries to Oprah and the world. He has called acai berries the number one superfood.
Sumner Redstone – the 85 year old media mogul behind Viacom and CBS called acai berries like “a miracle drug” (* just for the record it’s totally natural, not a drug). He says, he’s never felt better. “I know I look a lot younger than I am,” he says. “I feel like I’m 40 years old.”
Rachel Ray– Featured acai on her show.
Lailina Wisoff, a Kaiser Permanente dietician says – “Whether they drink it as a juice, or whether they use it in a smoothie or take it as a supplement, it will boost the antioxidants in their diet. It has been recommended by the USDA to increase our antioxidants. High antioxidants in the blood have an inverse reaction to disease”
Keri Glassman, dietician who reported on “The Early Show” – “Acai berries are among the most nutritious foods of the Amazon, rich in B vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Acai berries also contain oleic acid (omega-9), a beneficial fatty acid (often mistakenly referred to as essential).”
Wall Street Journal “Acai Replaces Wheatgrass At Juice Bars” – “At juice bars and health stores around the country, the hip new taste is açaí, (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) a grape-size, deep-purple berry that grows atop palm trees in the Brazilian jungle.”
ABC News– Chicago “Superfoods For The New Year” – January 7, 2007 – “Let’s move from the beautiful rolling hills of Tuscany to the vast, dark regions of the Brazilian rain forest where we discover the new superstar of super foods, acai (ah-sigh-ee). You’ll be hearing a lot more about this rain forest fruit going forward. Acai is the off the chart for almost everything that kale is, in addition to naturally occurring Omega-3, 6 and 9 oils.”
“It’s not only good for you, but many world class athletes drink it while training because it’s so loaded with nutrition and protein it can be a complete meal. But you don’t have to be an athlete, maybe just a busy mom or kid.”
NBC Today Show “Five Life Changing Foods” November 26, 2007 – “Studies show that the acai berry is one of the most nutritious foods in the world. The high-energy berry of as Amazonian palm tree, acai is harvested in the rainforests of Brazil and tastes like a vibrant blend of berries and chocolate.” “Acai pulp contains 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine; a synergy of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols to help promote cardiovascular and digestive health; and an almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration.”
I’ve always felt that, if I found information which can help others achieve better health, I had a duty to share it.
Thanks to technology it’s now easier than ever to share such information. So, try to get over “information overload” and take some time to read things which really matter to you.
On Tuesday October 28, 2008 a good friend passed away from cancer. I’m not going to relate any details, I respect the privacy of the person and his family. The only reason I bring his untimely death to your attention is to highlight that we should not take our health, or the health of our friends’ and family, for granted. Ever.
So it’s my duty to share any important information I find.
Please take some time to click the following links, which I hope will guide you to needed information.
(NaturalNews) If you are interested in reducing body fat, getting your cholesterol level under control and staying clear of diabetes, chlorella may be just the perfect superfood. Researchers have recently investigated the effects of Chlorella on people with high-risk factors for lifestyle diseases and found that chlorella affects a positive outcome by controlling gene expression. Other new findings have also added to chlorella’s impressive credentials.
Findings from the study
As reported in the September edition of the Journal of Medicinal Food, researchers in Kyoto, Japan fed chlorella to 17 subjects with high-risk factors for lifestyle-related diseases and 17 healthy subjects over a 16 week period,. They conducted blood biochemical tests and gene profile expression analysis before and after the chlorella administration. They confirmed that in both groups, chlorella intake resulted in noticeable reductions in body fat percentages, total serum cholesterol, and fasting blood glucose levels.
Through gene expression analysis, they found that gene expression profiles varied with chlorella intake. They identified many genes affected by chlorella ingestion that returned to their pre-ingestion state when chlorella ingestion was discontinued. Among these were genes related to metabolic enzymes, signaling, receptors, transporters, and cytokines.
A difference in genetic expression level was found between the two studied groups at the start of the tests, and the researchers were able to identify genes with noticeable variance in expression levels resulting from chlorella intake in the high-risk factor group. These included genes involved in fat metabolism and insulin signaling pathways, which suggest that these pathways are physiologically affected by chlorella intake. There were clear variations in the expression profiles of genes directly related to the uptake of glucose following chlorella intake, indicating that the activation of insulin signaling pathways could be the reason for the blood sugar lowering effects of chlorella.
Chlorella reduces UVB degradation of the skin
The May-June edition of the European Journal of Dermatology reports that solar UV radiation damages human skin, affects skin tone and resiliency, and leads to premature aging. Skin damage by oxidants leads to activation of protein kinase C, increasing collagen degradation. Ingestion of chlorella has been shown to inhibit this activity. This degradation was evaluated following UVB irradiation in the presence of an aquaeous extract fraction of chlorella, in human skin fibroblasts. Expression levels of activity on elastin protein and pro-collagen mRNA were also investigated. The researchers found that premature aging-induced collagen degradation and gene expression were suppressed in the presence of the chlorella fraction. The fraction also appeared to counteract the negative effects of UVB exposure on elastin protein and increased pro-collagen mRNA expression following UVB exposure.
Chlorella decreases dioxin and increases immunoglobulin concentration in breast milk
One of the big sales pitches for the use of infant formula in place of breast milk has been that breast milk contains dangerous levels of dioxin. A study reported in the March, 2007 edition of the Journal of Medicinal Food analyzed dioxin levels in breast milk and maternal blood samples from 35 pregnant women in Japan. They measured immunoglobulin A (IgA) concentrations in breast milk and investigated correlations with dioxin concentrations. In addition, 18 of the 35 women took chlorella supplements during pregnancy, and its effects on dioxin and IgA concentrations in breast milk were investigated.
The researchers found that toxic equivalents were significantly lower in the breast milk of the women taking chlorella tablets than in the control group. These results suggest that chlorella supplementation by the mother may reduce transfer of dioxins to the child through the breast milk. No significant correlation was identified between dioxin and IgA concentrations in the breast milk of the control group. IgA concentrations in breast milk in the chlorella group were significantly higher than in the control group. Increasing IgA levels in breast milk are considered to be effective for reducing the risk of infection in nursing infants.
New studies also document the powerful chelating properties of chlorella
Also reported in the September Journal of Medicinal Food is a study in which 40 rats were divided into one control group and three groups that were treated with cadmium. One cadmium group received no chlorella, one received 5% chlorella, and one received 10% chlorella. After 8 weeks, the relative liver weight was significantly lower in the group receiving no chlorella compared with both groups receiving chlorella, indicating severe liver damage in the no-chlorella group. This group also displayed significantly higher hepatic concentrations of cadmium than the groups receiving chlorella. Hepatic RNA had a higher expression in the chlorella treated groups than in the no-chlorella group. Researchers concluded that chlorella has a protective effect against cadmium induced lever damage by reducing cadmium accumulation and stimulating the expression of RNA in the liver.
The July edition of Food Chemistry Toxicology reports another study in which the chelating ability of chlorella was assessed. Levels of interleukin -6, an important stimulator of red blood cell production, were assessed along with investigation of the number of adherent and non-adherent cells. Mice that had been drinking water containing 1300ppm of lead acetate were treated with chlorella daily for 10 days. The researchers found that chlorella improved cellular function, increased the ability of cells to produce interleukin-6, and restored the reduced the number of non-adherent cells. Monitoring of lead poisoning demonstrated that chlorella treatment significantly reduced lead levels in blood and tissues, completely restored the normal levels of ALA in the liver, and decreased the abnormally high plasma levels of ALA.
The findings of these two studies underscore the powerful chelating ability of chlorella and suggest that chlorella would be useful for pre-treating before consuming any food or drink in which the presence of heavy metals is suspected, such as fish. Chlorella has also been shown in previous studies to be an effective chelator of mercury and is an excellent supplement for anyone with dental fillings containing mercury, as well as anyone undergoing the removal of fillings.
What is chlorella?
Chlorella is tiny, single-celled water-grown green algae that contain a nucleus and an enormous amount of readily available chlorophyll. It is composed of about 58% highly digestible protein, and carbohydrates. It is a good dietary choice for people who do not eat meat. It contains all of the B vitamins, vitamins C and E, amino acids, beta-carotene, iron, zinc, macro-minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, rare trace minerals, essential fatty acids including GLA, and polysaccharides. One teaspoon of chlorella contains 90 mg of RNA and 8 mg of DNA. Chlorella has more vitamin B-12 than liver. It is virtually a complete food and considered one of the superfoods, delivering a wind fall of nutrition to the body.
Chlorella contains thousands of phytochemicals, most of which have not yet been identified.
Chlorella is nature’s answer to the multi-vitamin pill concept, offering a broad array of nutrients in highly bio-available form with perfect synergy. It has shown to be effective at reversing degenerative diseases such as all types of cancers, diabetes, liver disorders, high blood pressure, and obesity. People with poor digestion are able to easily digest chlorella.
Chlorella is perfect for body detoxification. Its fibrous outer cell wall binds with heavy metals and pesticides that accumulate in the body and ushers them out. It’s high content of chlorophyll makes it an ideal cleanser for the blood stream and the elimination channels, insuring that metabolic wastes are carried away from the tissues. It cleanses the breath and reduces body odor.
Chlorella has been shown to accelerate healing, protect against radiation, help in the treatment of Candida albicans and relieve arthritis pain. It is effective against anemia and its stimulation of red blood cells assures proper transport of oxygen to the brain and body.
Chlorella is a potent cancer fighter
Chlorella stimulates the immune system and the production of interferon, one of the body’s greatest natural defenses against cancer. Increased interferon production is thought to stimulate macrophages, T-cells and tumor necrosis factor. This results in the immune system being able to combat foreign invaders whether they are viruses, bacteria, chemicals or foreign proteins. Chlorella’s DNA repair mechanism has been documented.
Numerous animal studies have documented chlorella’s effectiveness against cancer. One such study involved mice given chlorella prior to being transplanted with breast tumors. The results indicated a 70 percent survival rate in the chlorella fed group and a control group survival rate of zero.
In another study, fifteen glioblastoma patients were treated with high levels of chlorella, in some cases combined with chemotherapy and radiation. Glioblastoma is the type of deadly brain tumor recently diagnosed in Senator Kennedy. Their health and immune status increased immediately, and they experienced a 40 percent two-year survival rate, compared to the normal two year survival rate of 10 percent for this type of cancer.
Chlorella helps balance the body’s pH
It is believed by many that disease starts and thrives in an acidic body environment. Any diet that is deficient in fruits and vegetables will be acidic in nature. The consumption of soft drinks and processed fruit drinks are particularly acid forming as are diets high in meat and uncultured dairy products.
Proper pH balance is critical for health, and the body goes to great lengths to maintain the proper pH of its blood, by increasing respiration and by pulling alkaline minerals out of the bones to use to buffer any excess acidity. This is why consumption of soft drinks is linked to osteoporosis.
Chlorella is an alkaline food, which means it counters acidity. This promotes increased bone mass since the body is not sacrificing minerals from the bones to create proper acid/alkaline balance. Metabolic function is therefore improved. The consumption of alkaline foods has been linked to improved immune function, kidney function, higher energy levels, and lower allergic response levels.
Chlorella’s strong outer cell wall needs to be broken to make its nutrients accessible. Any package of chlorella you buy should tell you that the cell wall has been broken. Some lower quality manufacturers of supplements sell chlorella that has not had the cell walls broken. These products are virtually worthless.
Yaeyama Chlorella is of high quality, with a broken cell wall. Yaeyama Chlorella is available HERE
Chlorella combined with spirulina, another green algae, creates a whooping powerhouse of nutrition. Add a spoon full of each to your smoothie or juice.
How many diet products have you heard about? How many have you tried for yourself? If you are like the average person who wants to lose a little weight, you have probably tried quite a few. So what is the best?
This summary comparison will focus on two broad categories. Chemical and Natural.
Chemical based products, which has two sub-categories, prescription only and “over the counter”, include:-
Dermal patches which pass chemicals through your skin to change your thyroid activity.
Pills which claim to block your body’s absorption of carbohydrates by changing the way you digest them.
Pills which block your body from absorbing fat and oil, allowing it to pass through your digestive system.
Pills which use caffeine to boost your metabolism.
Pills which claim to imitate your brain’s signals to make your brain think your stomach is full.
People often turn to chemical based diet products looking for a “quick fix”, however as you can see from the summary above, these products interfere in some way or another with your body’s natural processes. In addition, by definition, they involve adding chemicals to your body.
We are all individuals and have our own particular metabolism and chemistry, so the effects of these chemical based diet products can be unpredictable. Unpleasant and even dangerous side effects have been reported by many people.
Chemical based diet products do not aim to provide you with any nutritional benefit, in fact they often aim to interrupt your body’s absorption of nutrients.
Natural diet products do not require any prescription. They are food. Natural diet products include:-
Wu Yi Tea. Green tea’s health benefits are undisputed. Hundreds of years of usage have proven the benefits which have now been backed by scientific studies. Green tea adds nutrition to your diet, with high levels of antioxidants, catechins, flavonoids, vitamins and minerals. The natural ingredients in green tea promotes thermogenesis and naturally boost your metabolic rate causing you burn calories faster.
Hoodia Gordonii a cactus plant from Africa which is proven to suppress appetite. So you simply eat less.
Acai Berries (euterpe oleraceae) -a dark purple berry from an Amazonian palm tree which is now known as one of the top ten superfoods. Acai berries are proven to be rich in minerals, vitamins, including natural vitamin E, fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, oleic (omega-9) fatty acids, antioxidants (including anthocyanidins), phytosterols and polyphenols. Acai berries, available as a juice product or in convenient capsule form, help you lose weight by detoxifying your system, eliminating built up waste and reducing water retention.
Maqui Berries (aristotelia chilensis) – a new superfood discovery from Patagonia. Maqui (pronounced mah-key) berries are like Acai berries on steroids. They have more than twice the antioxidant ORAC score of Acai berries. ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity)is a measure of a foods ability to neutralize damaging free radicals.
Chlorella – is a microscopic dark green algae superfood nutrient source. Is 60% protein with all 8 essential amino acids, has 23 vitamins and minerals and a special ingredient called Chlorella Growth Factor which supplies RNA and DNA. It’s superior nutritional qualities reduce food cravings which can cause over-eating. Additionally, chlorella’s fibrous cell wall has the ability to remove heavy metals from your system. Read all about Chlorella HERE
Spirulina – a blue-green algae which is considered to be a whole food. Spirulina provides total nutrition, so like chlorella, it nourishes your body so you don’t feel the need to eat junk foods or overeat. Read all about Spirulina HERE
This summary comparison clearly shows which group is the most beneficial to your body. The products you select to help you lose weight will be your individual choice. Do your self a favor – choose wisely.
This is not my review, it’s a review of someone far more knowledgeable than me, please read it now.
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What makes this book so superbly useful is that Ty gives you the complete explanation of the background of the treatment — who discovered it, exactly how it works, what type of cancer it should be used for — and then tells you how to order the substance or contact the clinic or medical professional who can administer it.
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— Bill Henderson, North Carolina, USA, Author of Cure Your Cancer & Cancer Free,
The Perfect Marriage of Two Wonderful Superfoods – White Tea and Acai
White tea is made from leaves of the tea plant Camellia sinensis. The leaves are harvested while very young, and the buds covered in very fine, white hairs. These hairs are what give white tea its name.
The acai berry is known to have the highest nutritional value of any fruit in the world, which makes it one of the most important superfoods.
White tea undergoes less processing than other teas. Tea leaves destined to be sold as white tea undergo even less processing than green tea leaves. Instead of air-drying, the unwithered leaves are merely steamed.
The result? A pale tea with a sweet, silky flavor. People who have tried both note that white tea lacks the “grassy” aftertaste so often associated with green tea. Furthermore, studies indicate that white tea is better for you. Leaving tea leaves so close to their natural state means that white tea contains more polyphenols, the powerful anti-oxidant that fights and kills cancer-causing cells, than any other type of tea.
Acai Berry– If you haven’t heard of this Amazonian berry you have been missing out. Acai berries are produced by a palm tree known scientifically as Euterpe oleracea, common in floodplain areas of the Amazon River. When ripe, the berries are dark purple and about the size of a blueberry. They contain a thin layer of edible pulp surrounding a large seed. Acai berries, said to taste like a comination of berries and chocolate have been proven to be a fruit with one of the highest levels of antioxidants.
Wow, what a powerful combination! So, what can it do for you?
Do you need another reason to drink the tea being made famous by TV and movie celebrities? Keep reading below for more benefits apart from it’s proven weight loss properties.
Wu Yi Tea (being a type of Oolong tea) Reverses Signs of Aging
Free radicals in your body are the damaging substances caused by ultra-violet rays, chemical food additives, pollution and stress. As you grow older these free radical accumulate and increase. The damaging effect of these substances lead to many signs of aging, including wrinkles, dark spots and certain diseases. In one 2004 study by Dr. Kenichi Yanagimoto and colleagues from the University of California, Davis, people who drank the tea daily experienced a remarkable 50 percent reduction in free radicals within just 15 days! Reference
Wu Yi Tea Clarifies Skin – Marked Improvement To Your Face a Clear, Healthy Glow
In a clinical study on patients ranging form 16-58 years of age, published in the academic journal Archives of Dermatology, researchers from Japan’s Shiga University of Medical Science found that drinking the tea daily dramatically clears up skin within just one month. Reference
Wu Yi Tea Strengthens Your Immune System
According to a 2004 study published in the scientific journal Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, test subjects who consumed Wu Yi Tea were found to have a stronger immune system and a significantly lower risk for infections such as the common cold.
Polyphenols which are considered the ‘backbone’ for most of the antioxidants found in plants are about 25-100 times stronger than vitamin C or E. One cup of Wu Yi tea has about 10-40 mg of polyphenol which is more than a serving of broccoli or spinach, both of which are considered high in antioxidants. Reference AReference B
More and more reinforcement of the health benfits of Wu Yi Tea! Try it for yourself.
Browsing through my local newspaper this morning I noticed the word “Google” and anything about Google usually gets my attention.
The article (from Manly Daily Sat Oct 18 2008) was about recent research by a team of scientists from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and published in the latest edition of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
The study found that searching the internet stimulates brain activity in the elderly and middle-aged and helps to keep their minds sharp. The UCLA scientists found that searching the web triggers key centers in the brain that control decision making and complex reasoning and may help stimulate and possibly improve brain function.
Dr Gary Small, the principal investigator of the study, said “The study results suggest that computer technologies may have physiological effects and potential benefits for middle-aged and older adults”.
The study’s authors noted that their findings are the latest to suggest that complex activity that keeps the mind engaged, such as crossword puzzles, may keep the brain healthy.
Why not try out some specially designed brain games?
I just had to share this article with you. It’s important to know these studies have been done.
Written by Jenny Hope
Source – www.dailymail.co.uk
“A cup of green tea a day could help keep your heart healthy, a study shows. The drink was found to widen the artery, which runs from the shoulder to the elbow by 4 per cent within 30 minutes – reducing the risk of blood clots. This is a good indicator of improved blood flow around the body, says a report in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation.
Dr Nikolaos Alexopoulos and colleagues at the 1st Cardiology Department, Athens Medical School, used ultrasound scanning to measure the performance of the brachial artery – which runs from the shoulder to the elbow, and is a good indicator of blood flow around the body. A team of healthy volunteers were given green tea, caffeine or hot water to drink on three separate occasions. Measurements of the brachial artery were taken at three stages after they drank their beverage.
The researchers found the artery expanded by four per cent 30 minutes after volunteers drank green tea. Caffeine or hot water had no effect. Dilation of the artery shows better functioning of the endothelium, the layer of cells lining blood arteries that stops clots forming. Previous research suggests black tea improves short and long-term endothelial performance, but this is the first time green tea has been shown to have a short-term beneficial effect on the large arteries.
Green tea is traditionally consumed in China and Japan and differs from black tea in that it is not fermented before drying. This fermentation process appears to reduce the content of flavonoids – beneficial antioxidants – by up to 90 per cent, which is why green tea is believed to offer different health benefits to black tea.
Recent studies have also shown potent anticarcinogenic effects of green tea, attributed to its antioxidant properties. Other research shows drinking green tea lowers ‘bad’ cholesterol and blood pressure, and reduces harmful liver enzymes. Evidence is now suggesting that drinking around 3 to 4 cups of tea a day may help reduce the risk of developing heart disease.”
In conculsion, including green tea in your diet just makes sense. I have written about the “other health benefits” of Wu Yi Tea before, as you may be aware Wu Yi Tea has been shown to be more effective than other green teas. Get more information on Wu Yi Tea
The corporate weight loss industry doesn’t really want you to lose weight. They just want you to buy their chemical pills and potions, over and over again.
Don’t do it.
There is a healthy alternative. A natural, time tested product with proven weight loss and other health benefits. Simple and easy to incorporate into your daily life. Enjoyable to consume and cost effective.
What is it? A secret of Asian women, known to them for hundreds of years – Wu Yi Tea. This secret tea is no ordinary green tea – scientific studies have proved it. It’s being used by Hollywood celebrities who owe their shapely bodies and good health to Wu Yi Tea.
So why not find out how Wu Yi Tea can help you? ClickHERE.
Hollywood celebrities use Wu Yi Tea as their secret weapon, so why not you?
Forget about chemical so-called weight loss pills or other fad diet products, they’re not good for your health or sustainable in your diet.
Despite being as easy as boiling a kettle of water, Wu-Yi Tea delivers fast and effective weight loss with just two servings a day along with our system. The results have been scientifically proven.
The Wu-Yi Weight Loss System truly is the next generation of weight loss and it’s changing the way women across the world lose weight and get in shape. In fact, there are nearly 1,000 women per day choosing Wu-Yi Tea as their new weight loss aid of choice. Plus, you can drink your Wu-Yi tea whenever it’s convenient for you. You can drink one cup of delicious Wu-Yi in the morning with breakfast, and one in the afternoon to relax – no more handfuls of embarrassing pills, and no more inconvenient dosing schedules! You can take Wu-Yi Tea with you anywhere you would take a thermos of coffee, so it’s easy to use and transport. Nothing could be more convenient! And it’s good for your overall health, totally unlike those chemical products.
There is also a surprise product – with the combined benefits of green tea, acai berry and other natural extracts – which will boost your fat burning potential. Find out moreHERE.
The Unique Combination Of Ingredients Proven To Lose Up To 4.5 Times The Weight Than Diet & Exercise Alone
The results are in. Wu Yi Tea has been proven to be more effective than other green tea in burning calories (Japan University study).
How can you boost the benefits further? Add other superfood ingredients and create WU Yi Burn. Take Wu Yi Burn with your Wu Yi Tea – together they can help you blast away fat faster than you ever dreamed possible.
There is no need for exaggerated claims. Simply, the irrefutable evidence is here, the unique combination of superfood ingredients (including garcinia cambogia extract (an Asian fruit), gymnema sylvestre extract (an Asian herb), chromium polynicotinate (a trace mineral), Green Tea extract and the amazing Acai Berry has been proven to help people burn up to four and a half times more weight than relying on diet and exercise alone
The following is an extract from an article published on NaturalNews.com
There’s a new reason, and a big one, to think that we benefit from free-radical-inhibiting antioxidants. We’ve long thought that by reducing free radicals, antioxidants can help prevent cancer, of course. But a recent experiment at Johns Hopkins and published in the March 14 issue of Science shows how antioxidants may be doing much more: interfering with the growth of cancers that are already established, and potentially, even reversing them once established, by knocking out communications signals between cancer cells that encourage cells to grow and divide. Those communications signals turn out to be… free radicals, which the cancer cells often produce in abundance.
Aging, dieting, stress, travel and certain medications can disrupt the natural balance of intestinal microflora in our digestive system. Probiotics are “friendly” bacteria that promote healthy digestive flora, to support healthy digestion. In fact, the word probiotic means “for life”.
Not only is a healthy digestive system important to help you get the nutrients you need from food, but it also helps the body stay healthy. Maintaining a healthy digestive system can help us avoid the occasional symptoms of intestinal discomfort and keep us enjoying overall health and wellness.
Intestinal Probiotic enhancers are designed to improve gastrointestinal function and intestinal good bacterial microbial balance. Lactospore increases enzymes for improving digestion and enhances the bioavailability of nutrients from the food. Unlike many probiotics, Lactospore does not cause gas or bloating.
Bowtrol Probiotic contains 9 Billion live probiotic cells, more than 5 times the live active cultures typically found in yogurt, but without the sugar and calories. Unlike many other probiotics, the Bowtrol Probiotic is specially designed to survive the acidic stomach environment and be delivered to the intestines.
Antioxidants are health-giving molecules found in abundance in many fruits and vegetables. Throughout the ages, cultures from around the world have been consuming red wine and deep colored berries which have been recognized as sources of concentrated nutrients beneficial for longevity and healthy living.
Emerging science suggests that unstable molecules called free radicals may be linked to health imbalances, and is a leading cause of aging and poor health. Antioxidants contain an extra oxygen molecule and are able to neutralize the free radical before it does any harm. The normal aging process and the various environmental and life-style stressors we face every day create more free radicals than our bodies can naturally fight off.
The USDA, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, National Academy of Sciences and American Diabetes Association recommend 5 to 15 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. The average American gets less than 1 serving of dark, leafy greens per day, far less than the recommended antioxidant intake.
The patent pending Maqui SuperberryTM is jam-packed with antioxidant, delivers highest potency of anthocyanins and polyphenols to help prevent free radicals from doing their damage, and leading you to healthy living with the breakthrough antioxidants!
Link to Original http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/abstract.cgi/jafcau/2008/56/i03/abs/jf071988k.html
Berry Fruits: Compositional Elements, Biochemical Activities, and the Impact of Their Intake on Human Health, Performance, and Disease
Navindra P. Seeram#
Center for Human Nutrition, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095
Received July 3, 2007
An overwhelming body of research has now firmly established that the dietary intake of berry fruits has a positive and profound impact on human health, performance, and disease. Berry fruits, which are commercially cultivated and commonly consumed in fresh and processed forms in North America, include blackberry (Rubus spp.), black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis), blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum), cranberry (i.e., the American cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon, distinct from the European cranberry, V. oxycoccus), red raspberry (Rubus idaeus) and strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa). Other berry fruits, which are lesser known but consumed in the traditional diets of North American tribal communities, include chokecherry (Prunus virginiana), highbush cranberry (Viburnum trilobum), serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia), and silver buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea). In addition, berry fruits such as arctic bramble (Rubus articus), bilberries (Vaccinuim myrtillus; also known as bog whortleberries), black currant (Ribes nigrum), boysenberries (Rubus spp.), cloudberries (Rubus chamaemorus), crowberries (Empetrum nigrum, E. hermaphroditum), elderberries (Sambucus spp.), gooseberry (Ribes uva-crispa), lingonberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea), loganberry (Rubus loganobaccus), marionberries (Rubus spp.), Rowan berries (Sorbus spp.), and sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides), are also popularly consumed in other parts of the world. Recently, there has also been a surge in the consumption of exotic “berry-type” fruits such as the pomegranate (Punica granatum), goji berries (Lycium barbarum; also known as wolfberry), mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana), the Brazilian açaí berry (Euterpe oleraceae), and the Chilean maqui berry (Aristotelia chilensis).
Given the wide consumption of berry fruits and their potential impact on human health and disease, conferences and symposia that target the latest scientific research (and, of equal importance, the dissemination of this information to the general public), on the chemistry and biological and physiological functions of these “superfoods” are necessary”