The most physiologically complex and nutritionally complete super-food formula whose ingredients are sourced from where they thrive best on earth.Our propritary blend of Alfalfa, Barley Grass, Bee Pollen, Carrot Powder, Chlorella, Hesperidin, Oat Grass, Quercetin, Rose Hips, Rutin, Spirulina, Wheat Grass, Wheat Germ and Magnesium (many of these ingredients able to fully sustain life) provide maximum nutrient integrity with natural bio-availability. Nature is just better.
4 Capsules Daily
120 Capsules per Bottle
The power of any nutrient or combination of nutrients is found the highest concentration in a “whole food” state. Nutrients consumed in this way supply their vital life force energy and nutrient properties in the correct and natural proportions. It has been clinically proven that a small amount of any nutrient in its natural state is many times more effective than a large dose of any isolated or chelated chemical.
Propritary Nutrient Blends
After looking at all the nutrients available on earth we narrowed our studies to the most physiologically complex and nutritionally complete super-foods available. Our propritary nutrient blends allow each ingredient to work together for optimum synergy of nutrition. Please read below to learn someof the reasons we chose the specific ingredients for Foundation.
Origin & Source has set the standard of manufacturing quality of 100% whole food supplements. We employ strict controls from sourcing the best ingredients on earth to delivering the final product to you. Our facility is GMP Certified and every product ingredient in every formula is independently tested for potency, quality and safety to ensure results every time.
To be utilized by your body for health, everything you consume needs to be digested and assimilated. Consumed in their whole food form the nutrients found in food exist in relative amounts and specific proportions. In this state they contain all the synergistic co-factors necessary to metabolize and assimilate into every cell, tissue and organ as the body needs them. This is the essense of true nutrition, complete compounds a body can use. 100% whole foods are the only ingredients we use in our formulations, assuring gentle and safe bio-availability.
This protein-rich superfood contains eight essential amino acids, vitamins, macro and micro mineral as well as numerious trace elements. Interestingly, alfalfa is one of the few vegetable sources of natural vitamin D providing as much as 4740 IUs per pound. In some parts of the world where Alfalfa grows wild it's roots reach as far as 130 feet into the earth. Due to this incredible root depth this alfalfa is one of the most mineral rich foods known to man as it is able to seek out minerals and nutrients inaccessible to other shorter rooted plants. Ingested as a whole food the vitamins and minerals found in alfalfa are in a balanced in nutrient matrix allowing for superior nutrient absorption.
Scientists have shown that alfalfa can reduce itssue damage from radiotherapy. It helps to maintain healthy cells and reduce tissue damage from free radicals by neutralizing acidity in the body. Due to a specific fiber that is able to bind and neutralize various types of agents carcinogenic to the colon, alfalfa inactivates dietary chemical carcinogens in the liver and small intestine before they have a chance to do harm.
Also high in some lesser known but very important vitamins, alfalfa contains large amounts of vitamin K and U. These have been confirmed as essential for blood clotting, improvement of vascular fragility, and the lowering high blood pressure.
Alfalfas root saponins have been proven to inhibit increases in blood cholesterol by as much as 25% and are antifungal.
Due to the large amounts of vitamin K and the co-factor P strengthening the blood vessels as well as the impressive mineral content and active living enzymes contained in the whole food form of alfalfa, it has been proven to help heal and then prevent hemorrhoids.
Alfalfa contains large amounts of vitamin U, a healing agent for ulcers.
Barley grass is the leaf portion of the barley plant (Hordeum vulgare) that remains after the seeds have been removed.
Barley is one of the only foods on earth that can supply total and complete nutritional support from birth to old age. Rich in chlorophyll, which has antimutagenic and anticarcinogenic properties, as well as enzymes, which the body needs to perform a variety of important chemical reactions, barley grass provides potent antioxidant effects and energy at the cellular level. The juice from barley grass contains eleven times more calcium than cow's milk, five times more iron than spinach and seven times more vitamin C than oranges.
As a powerful antioxidant rich in essential nutrients, barley helps delay and reverse the effects of aging. Yasuo Hotta, a biologiest from the
Barley contains an optimum balance of nutrients and phytochemicals that work together to provide protection against free radicals. These include four special types of phytochemicals, carotenoids, flavonoids, GIV and chlorophyll. Barley grass is also extremely rich in tocotrienols and one super antioxidant called tricin.
Recent research has found barley grass to contain 18 of the 20 amino acids, including the 8 essentials, these amino acids must be ingested from whole foods in the diet as the body cannot produce them. The building blocks of proteins, amino acids are the major component of every cell and fluid in the body and are vital for energy production and cell regeneration. Additionally the newly discovered antioxidant GIV, present in barley grass has been observed helping the DNA of injured cells repair themselves with rapid speed.
Joint Pain and Inflammation Relief:
Barley is known to contain thousands of active enzymes, including superoxide dismutase (SOD), which helps to detoxify the body and maintain healthy joints.
Rich in chlorophyll barley grass is known to help cleanse the body, fight infection, heal wounds, and promote the health of the circulatory, digestive, immune, and detoxification systems.
Bee Pollen is the male seed of flowers and is required for the fertilization of all plants. The tiny particles formed at the free end of the stamen in the heart of the blossom of every flower on earth is the food of young bees, bee pollen.
Bee pollen contains more protein than beef and is the richest source of vitamins found in a single natural food source. Approximately 40% free form amino acids, bee pollen contains all known nutrients, micro and macro including high concentrations of naturally occouring B vitamin complex, vitamins A, C, D, and E, and interestingly cannot be synthesized in a laboratory. When researchers feed young bees man-made pollen, the baby bees died even though all the known nutrients were present in the synthesized laboratory produced pollen. Though thousands of chemical analyses of bee pollen have been made with the most scientifice diagnostic equipment, studies prove that there are elements present in bee pollen that cannot be identified or duplicated. These unidentifiable elements may be the reason bee pollen works so spectacularly against so many diverse conditions of ill health. The percentage of rejuvenating elements in bee pollen have been shown to correct the deficient or unbalanced nutrition, common in the customs of our present-day civilization of consuming incomplete foods, often with added chemical ingredients, which expose us to many severe physiological problems.
Anemia: Anti-bacterial: Breast Cancer: Cholesterol: Energy and Endurance: Fertility: Gastritis: Immune System Support: Menopause: Osteoperosis: Weight Control:
Studies have shown that the ingestion of bee pollen has a positive effect on the composition of blood. A considerable and simultaneous increase of both white and red blood cells was observed in direct proportion to ingestion. When bee pollen is given to anemic patients, their levels of hemoglobin [oxygen-carrying red blood cells] increase considerably.
Researchers have demonstrated that there is a substance in bee pollen that inhibits the development of numerous harmful bacteria. Studies have shown bee pollen contains an antibiotic factor effective against salmonella and some strains of bacteria.
One of the most important articles ever published on bee pollen comes from the United States Department of Agriculture. This article, entitled "Delay in the Appearance of Palpable Mammary Tumors in C3H Mice Following the Ingestion of Pollinized Food," is the work of William Robinson of the Bureau of Entomology, Agriculture Research Administration. Dr. Robinson started with mice that had been specially bred to develop and subsequently die from tumors. He explains, "The age at which mice of this strain developed tumors ranged from 18 to 57 weeks, with an average appearance at 33 weeks. Tumor incidence is 100 %." One group of mice was fed mice chow only; another group was fed mice chow with the addition of bee pollen at a ratio of 1 part bee pollen to 10,000 parts food. In his summary Dr. Robinson states, "In the untreated mice [the mice not given bee pollen], mammary tumors appeared as expected at an average of 31.3 weeks. Tumor incidence is 100%. In the postponement series, [the mice given bee pollen], the average [onset of tumors] was 41.1 weeks, a delay of 9.8 weeks being obtained. Seven mice in this series are still tumor-free at 56 to 62 weeks of age, when the tests were terminated. Please note that these mice were especially bred to die from cancerous tumors. Without the protection of bee pollen in their food, the mice developed tumors and died right on schedule. This study was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in October 1948.
It is reported that bee pollen in the diet acts to normalize cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Upon the regular ingestion of bee pollen, a reduction of cholesterol and triglycerides was observed. High-density lipoproteins (HDL) increased, while low-density lipoproteins (LDL) decreased. A normalization of blood serum cholesterol levels was also seen.
The British Sports Council recorded increases in strength of 40% to 50% in those taking bee pollen regularly. Even more astounding, the British Royal Society has reported height increases in adults who take pollen. Antii Lananaki, coach of the Finnish track team that swept the Olympics in 1972, revealed, "Most of our athletes take a bee pollen food supplements. Our studies show it (bee pollen) significantly improves our athletes performance. There have been no negative results since we have been supplying bee pollen to our athletes." Alex Woodly, then executive director of the prestigious Education Athletic Club in
Bee pollen has been shown to stimulate ovarian function. Frequency of ovulation increased with supplementation as slight as 2 parts per 100 of animal protein to bee pollen resulting in an increase in the percentage of eggs released in the control group taking the bee pollen.
On the clinical level, studies have shown bee pollen to have a regulatory effect on intestinal function. The high proportion of cellulose and fiber in pollen, as well as the existence of antibiotic factors, all contribute to an explanation for this efficacious effect.
A report from the Agronomic Institute, Faculty of Zootechnics,
Bee pollen is rich in essential amino acids, unsaturated fatty acids and also contains many vitamins, minerals and trace elements. The main active ingredients are primarily phytoestrogens including isoflavones and lignans, otherwise known as plant hormones, compounds with well-documented hormonal benefits for both men and women. A placebo-controlled randomized trial to evaluate the efficacy of bee pollen in women suffering from severe menopausal symptoms showed a significant decrease of menopausal symptoms including headache, urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness and decreasing vitality.
The effect of bee pollen on bone density and osteoporosis during the climacteric period of menopause in peri-menopausal women was also studied by Dr. Werner Salomon, a gynecologist in Hamburg, Germany, in an observational study in his practice over a three-year period from 1989-1993. After the period of observation, Dr. Salomon found that administration of bee pollen to peri-menopausal women not only blocked the beginnings of osteoporosis but also produced a significant increase in bone density.
Studies show that supplementing with bee pollen promotes weight-control and weight-stabilization by stabilizing the metabolic processes. It speeds caloric burn, contributing 15% lecithin by volume. Lecithin is a substance that helps dissolve and flush fat from the body and its phenylalanine component neutralizes your appestat, the control center that signals fullness and hunger, thus eliminating cravings. The active chemical in many common weight loss products is a laboratory created chemical counterfeit of phenylalanine called phenylpropanolamine, which chemically depresses the appetite. Bee pollen achieves the same effect with none of the dangers associated with medical weight loss drugs.
Energy and Endurance:
Immune System Support:
Ingredient: Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, and the richest vegetable source of pro-vitamin A carotenes. Carrots are by far one of the richest source of carotenoids-just one cup provides 16,679 IUs of beta-carotene and 3,432 REs (retinol equivalents), or roughly 686.3% the RDA for vitamin A. High carotenoid intake has been linked with a 20% decrease in postmenopausal breast cancer and an up to 50% decrease in the incidence of cancers of the bladder, cervix, prostate, colon, larynx, and esophagus. Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A. In addition, they are a very good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, dietary fiber and potassium.
The carrot (Daucus carota) is a root vegetable that belongs to the Apiaceae family.
Carrots' antioxidant compounds help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer and also promote good vision, especially night vision.
Intake of foods such as carrots that are rich in carotenoids may be beneficial to blood sugar regulation. Research has suggested that physiological levels, as well as dietary intake, of carotenoids may be inversely associated with insulin resistance and high blood sugar levels.
Although best known for their high content of beta carotene, carrots also contain a phytonutrient called falcarinol that may be responsible for the recognized epidemiological association between frequently eating carrots and a reduced risk of cancers. Falcarinol provides protection against colon cancer, suggests a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Three groups of laboratory animals in whom precancerous colon lesions (aberrant crypt foci) had been chemically-induced were fed a standard diet, one supplemented with freeze-dried carrots naturally containing falcarinol, or one supplemented with an extract of falcarinol. After 18 weeks, precancerous lesions in the animals given diets containing carrots or falcarinol were much smaller than those in the control animals, and far fewer of the lesions had grown in size or progressed to become tumors.
Carrots' antioxidant compounds help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer and also promote good vision, especially night vision. When six epidemiological studies that looked at the association of diets high in carotenoids and heart disease were reviewed, the research demonstrated that high-carotenoid diets are associated with a reduced risk of heart disease. In one study that examined the diets of 1,300 elderly persons in
If you or someone you love is a smoker, or if you are frequently exposed to secondhand smoke, then making vitamin A-rich foods, such as carrots, part of your healthy way of eating may save your life, suggests research conducted at
Carrots' antioxidant compounds help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer and also promote good vision, especially night vision. Beta-carotene helps to protect vision, especially night vision. After beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A in the liver, it travels to the retina where it is transformed into rhodopsin, a purple pigment that is necessary for night-vision. Plus beta-carotene's powerful antioxidant actions help provide protection against macular degeneration and the development of senile cataracts, the leading cause of blindness in the elderly.
Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, and the richest vegetable source of pro-vitamin A carotenes. Carrots are by far one of the richest source of carotenoids-just one cup provides 16,679 IUs of beta-carotene and 3,432 REs (retinol equivalents), or roughly 686.3% the RDA for vitamin A. High carotenoid intake has been linked with a 20% decrease in postmenopausal breast cancer and an up to 50% decrease in the incidence of cancers of the bladder, cervix, prostate, colon, larynx, and esophagus. Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A. In addition, they are a very good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, dietary fiber and potassium.
Chlorella Blood Builder:
Chlorella is a single-celled fresh water-grown green algae belonging to the genus phylum Chlorophyta. Emerging over 2 billion years ago it was the first plant with a well-defined nucleus. Chlorella derived its name from the Greek, "chloros" meaning green and "ella" meaning small. In fact chlorella contains the highest amount of chlorophyll of any known plant.
Chlorella helps build the immune system and detoxify heavy metals and other poisons in the body. It improves the digestive and elimination system, normalizes blood sugar and blood pressure levels, increases and clarifies focus and attention, improves energy level, balances body pH, and cleanses the breath. Chlorella contains the complete vitamin B complex with more B-12 than liver. It also has abundant amounts of vitamin C, vitamin E, a broad spectrum of enzymes including pepsin for digestion, beta-carotene, iron, zinc, macro minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, rare trace minerals, essential fatty acids including gamma linolenic acid (GLA), and polysaccharides. Chlorella is 18% chlorella growth factor, up to 10% RNA, and up to 3% DNA. Its chlorophyll content is higher than the other algae and grasses. The tough outer cell wall of chlorella, which we open in our unique processing technique allowing access vital nutrients, provides a fiber that eliminates toxins, pesticides and heavy metals by chemically binding them in digestive tract. It aids the body in the breakdown of hydrocarbons and metallic toxins such as DDT, PCB, mercury, cadmium and lead, while strengthening the immune system. This fibrous broken outer cell wall also provides material that greatly enhances digestion and health of the digestive tract. The chlorophyll in chlorella has a magnesium ion at its center, giving it remarkable red blood cell building ability. This makes it an excellent transporter of oxygen and bloodstream cleanser. Chlorella stimulates the activity of T-cells and macrophages by increasing interferon levels. This enhances the immune system's ability to combat foreign invaders such as bacteria, viruses, chemicals and foreign proteins. It is a power cancer fighter.
Hemoglobin is the protein in our red blood cells which binds with oxygen and gives blood its bright red color. Chlorophyll cells are nearly identical to hemoglobin, with one
exception: Chlorophyll has a magnesium molecule at its center while hemoglobin has an iron molecule at the center of it. This is important because magnesium is essential for the heart to function properly. Every time our heart beats, it is utilizing magnesium to do so. For this reason, chlorophyll is effective against anemia and stimulates the production of red blood cells in the body. It also helps carry oxygen around the body and to the brain. This is why chlorella is often called a 'Brain Food'. Several researchers have suggested the use of chlorophyll as a medical therapy for anemia.
Gastro-intestional detoxification and heavy metal removal using chlorella is supported by numerous research projects in the
Fibromyalgia and Hypertension:
Prevents damage to the body from toxic chemicals. A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial was recently organized to test chlorella's ability to improve quality of life and normalize body functions in people with chronic illnesses, specifically fibromyalgia, hypertension, and ulcerative colitis. This study was also designed to test the hypothesis that the consumption of natural "whole foods" rich in macronutrients has many healthful benefits for those who otherwise ingest a normal, nonvegetarian diet. Fifty-five subjects with fibromyalgia, 33 with hypertension, and 9 with ulcerative colitis consumed chlorella every day for 2 or 3 months. Daily dietary supplementation with chlorella was seen to reduce high blood pressure, lower serum cholesterol levels, accelerate wound healing and enhance immune functions. Researchers concluded that the potential of chlorella to relieve symptoms, improve quality of life, and normalize body functions in patients with fibromyalgia, hypertension, or ulcerative colitis warrant comprehensive clinical trials.
Interferon, one of the many components of chlorophyll, is one of our body's greatest natural defenses against viruses and cancer. One of the many ways the body fights is to use different naturally occouring chemical agents to stimulate macrophage production and activity. Interferon is a natural secretion of the body which stimulates macrophages. This stimulation activates macrophages and T-cells thus increasing interferon levels enhancing the immune system's ability to combat foreign invaders, strengthening you against viruses, bacteria, chemicals or foreign proteins.
Chlorella is Alkaline and Helps Balance Your Body's pH. It is critical that your body Ph is 7.2-7.4, which is neutral. Your digestive system should be acid and other systems of the body should be alkaline. However, because of the western diet of overcooked processed foods and soft drinks which have a pH of 2.7, most of us are not balanced. Proper Ph is important since most diseases start, live and thrive in an acid environment. Proof of this is in cancer rates which have risen steadily with our increasing acid Ph. At this time research suggestes that 1/3 of all people in the
Hesperidin Super-food: Allergies: Anti-oxidants and Diabeties:
Hesperidin is a flavanone glycoside consisting of the flavone hesperitin bound to the disaccharide rutinose. Also a phytochemical, hesperidin is mainly found in the pith of citrus fruits such as lemons and oranges and in green vegetables.
Hesperidin has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, hypolipidemic, vasoprotective, anticarcinogenic and cholesterol lowering actions. With its high vitamin C and P factors, hesperitin is uniquely qualified to help maintain healthy capillaries, help form collagen in connective tissue, help heal wounds, and support a healthy immune system. Vitamin P works synergistically with vitamin C and when low or un-available frequently result in predictable medical problems that include a greater risk for vascular degeneration, bruising, capillary fragility, nose bleeds, varicose veins, periodontal bleeding, hemorrhoids and aneurism. Few individuals exhibit optimal levels of this super nutrients even after mega-supplementation. Why? One reason is the chemical interaction of bioflavonoids (such as hesperidin) with other nutrients, which can have a negative synergistic or inhibiting effect on them. Various drugs are also able to restrict or inhibit bioflavonoids and affect their efficacy. The most common inhibitor is copper. This is the reason why high levels of copper create a greater risk for vascular degeneration, which in turn requires greater intake of sulfur, Vitamin C, chromium, or molybdenum to bind and flush Copper from the system. This makes the hesperidin more bioavailable. With out this change of tissue level copper, hesperidin levels will not go up, no matter how much is supplemented.
Hesperidin is used to reduce hay fever and other allergic conditions by inhibiting the release of histamine from mast cells. The possible anti-cancer activity of hesperidin could be explained by the inhibition of polyamine synthesis.
Amongst the numerous co-adjuvant therapies which could influence the incidence and progression of diabetic complications, antioxidants and flavonoids are currently being tested in several clinical trials. This study investigated the effects of Daflon 500, which is made up of the flavonoids diosmin (90%) and hesperidin (10%), in a group of 28 Type 1 diabetic patients in a double blind placebo-controlled study. Parameters of glycation and oxidative stress were measured before and after the intervention. Treatment with this flavonoid showed a decrease in HbA1c, from 8.85+/-1.57 to 8.47+/-1.40% (p=0.017). This decrease was more pronounced in the patients with higher initial HbA1c but was unrelated to glycaemic control as monitored by the mean and fluctuations of daily glycaemia. Decrease in HbA1c was accompanied by an increase in glutathione peroxidase activity, from 119+/-68 to 145+/-42 U/l haemolysate (p=0.015), a tendency for increase in plasma protein thiols and an increase in the lag time of the copper-induced in vitro oxidability of non-HDL lipoproteins, from 96+/-24 to 111+/-28 min (p=0.005). These parameters did not change significantly after receiving placebo. Other parameters of antioxidant capacity such as blood GSH, catalase and superoxide dismutase activities, as well as in vitro formation of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), were unaffected by either flavonoid or placebo. These results suggest that the flavonoid-induced decrease in glycation is associated with an increase in the antioxidant component dependent on the levels and activities of thiol-containing proteins such as glutathione peroxidase. One mechanism which could explain these effects is the protection of vitamin C and E from consumption by oxidative processes.
Anti-oxidants and Diabeties:
This common mineral is found naturally in white powder form in metamorphic rocks. Whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, bran, pumpkin and squash are good food sources of this important mineral.
Super-food: Magnesium is an essential nutritional element in trace amounts and is the central atom of chlorophyll, the green photosynthetic compound that gives plants their color. Every cell of the human body needs magnesium for energy metabolism and protein synthesis. Magnesium catalyses more than 300 enzymatic reactions, in particular those involving the fundamental energy molecule of the body, ATP. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady and bones strong. Most people understand how important calcium is for the strength of bones and teeth and the health of skin, but few realize that magnesium is also essential. About half of the total magnesium in the body is found intra-cellularly in soft tissues, and the other half is combined with calcium and phosphorus in bone. Blood levels of magnesium represent only 1% of the body's total magnesium store. The human body works very hard to keep blood levels of magnesium constant. Despite the importance of magnesium to myriad bodily functions, hypomagnesemia (magnesium deficiency) is surprisingly common in the general public and often remains undetected and overlooked. Magnesium deficiency may result in a condition known as hypocalcaemia (low calcium). In heart tissue, magnesium depletion can lead to an influx of sodium and calcium cations into the mitochondria (where energy for a cell is produced) and this may lead to myocardial cell death. Researchers conclude that magnesium deficiency may be a factor in a large number of common diseases.
Oat Grass Super-food: Cholesterol: Sexual Function: Nerve Function :
A perennial plants of the genera of grasses, Arrhenatherum and Danthonia (family Poaceae) and native to Europe and
Oat Grass is an excellent source of beta carotene, vitamin K, folic acid, calcium, iron, protein, fiber as well as vitamin C and B vitamins. Oat grass has a relaxing and stimulating action that nourishes and strengthens the nervous system. It may be valuable for arthritis, rheumatism, stress, depression, debility, exhaustion, nerve tremors, epilepsy, convalescence, palpitations, nervous headache, nervous stomach, nervous breakdown, cholesterol balance, herpes, and menopausal symptoms. It is also used for thyroid and estrogen deficiencies, degenerative diseases such as MS, and for colds, especially recurrent or persistent.
Like the other cereal grasses, oat grass contains beta-carotene, vitamins K and C, folic acid, calcium, iron, protein, fiber and B vitamins.
Blood Sugar Regulation:
Oat grass can increase acid excretion by the bodies natural chanels by working as an anti-oxidant and purifying agent. Ingesting oat grass with meals helps regulate a gentle rise in blood sugar. With a normal sugar curve instead of a spike, many issues pertaining to blood sugar regulation, hypoglycemia and diabetes can be helped.
Research now shows that it contains the anti-tumor compound b-sitosterol. This shows some suggestion that the chances of cancer in the bowel may be reduced by eating oat grass regularly, as well as cencers in general.
It has been purported to help with the lowering of cholesterol naturally. Ingesting oat grass regularly can help control cholesterol. Studies show a decrease in low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and the total amount of triglyceride restoring normal blood sugar.
The benefits of oat grass on hair growth is due to its restorative properties. Oat grass promotes hair regrowth by blocking dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT causes a tightening effect within the skin around your hair follicles that literally chokes the hair follicle. Oat grass prevents testosterone from turning into DHT, thus stopping hair loss. Other vital nutrients help to nourish and even re-grow hair that has already fallen out.
Oat grass is rich in linoleic acid. Linoleic acid is necessary in the maintainance of normal metabolic activities and a critical component of prostate health.
The oat seeds carry antispasmodic, cardia, diuretic, emollient, nervine and stimulant properties. Oat grass has been prescribed in the treatment of a wide range of nervous conditions. It has been shown to help with the exhaustion related to neurological pains specifically multiple sclerosis. This super grass has been used as a nerve stimulant when treating opium addiction and is a popular remedy for anxiety and ADHD.
Nerve Function :
Quercetin After testing at the Mayo clinic, quercitin was also shown to be useful in helping to treat or prevent prostate cancer. In the findings of the Mayo Clinic study about quercitin, Mayo Clinic researcher Nianzeng Xing, Ph.D stated that "Our laboratory results showed quercitin blocks the androgen activity in androgen-responsive human prostate cancer cell lines." He then followed this statement by asserting that "By blocking the androgen activity, the growth of prostate cancer cells can be prevented or stopped." While this research doesnt prove quercitin will actually truly benefit men with prostate cancer or those at risk, it definitely shows promise as a preliminary study. While there is not a recommended daily allowance, or RDA, of quercitin, studies have indicated that toxicity with quercitin is largely a non issue. However, a dosage of somewhere between 50 mgs and 150 mgs per day is a reasonable dose, and using mega-doses is not recommended. If you are pregnant or nursing, it would be a good idea to speak with your physician before beginning taking this supplement.
Quercitin, a bioflavonoid ( a type of nutrient that is found in some fruits and green, leafy vegetables, amongst other things such as teas and beans) can be a great asset to your health when taken as a supplement to a healthy diet. Bioflavoniods are the nutrients necessary to maintaining the health of your skin. This is because they help to create collagen, the substance that keeps our skin firm and healthy. Therefore, a lack of collagen can lead to wrinkles and sagginess.
Quercitin has also been shown to help the body improve the health of its capillaries and connective tissues. Due to this, quercitin has been linked to helping to alleve bruising, unsightly varicose veins, fragile cappilaries, and edema. Also, good news for allergies! Quercitin has been known to block the release of histamine, which may help aid conditions brought on by allergies.
After testing at the Mayo clinic, quercitin was also shown to be useful in helping to treat or prevent prostate cancer. In the findings of the Mayo Clinic study about quercitin, Mayo Clinic researcher Nianzeng Xing, Ph.D stated that "Our laboratory results showed quercitin blocks the androgen activity in androgen-responsive human prostate cancer cell lines." He then followed this statement by asserting that "By blocking the androgen activity, the growth of prostate cancer cells can be prevented or stopped." While this research doesnt prove quercitin will actually truly benefit men with prostate cancer or those at risk, it definitely shows promise as a preliminary study.
While there is not a recommended daily allowance, or RDA, of quercitin, studies have indicated that toxicity with quercitin is largely a non issue. However, a dosage of somewhere between 50 mgs and 150 mgs per day is a reasonable dose, and using mega-doses is not recommended. If you are pregnant or nursing, it would be a good idea to speak with your physician before beginning taking this supplement.
Rose Hips Super-food: Active Ingredients:
The fruit of dog rose,
This fruit is rich in Vitamin C and carotenoids and is used for the prevention and treatment of vitamin C and A deficiency and scurvy. The Rosaceae family contains many of the most important edible fruits grown in temperate areas including apple, pear, peach, plum, cherry, apricot, almond, nectarine, prune, hawthorn, loquat, quince, raspberry, blackberry and strawberry. The fleshy hips of roses are no less edible and nutritious than these more popular fruits. Rosehip tea was traditionally used for preventing and treating colds, chills and influenza-type infections, as well as for treating other infectious diseases. Rosehips were taken as a tonic and the juice or tea was taken to increase the body's resistance against disease, for treating gastric-juice deficiency, for bowel disorders and to aid digestion. The German Commission E also lists rosehips for treating biliary complaints and colic, urinary tract disorders, edema (water retention) and for strengthening the kidneys. The hip tea is also listed as a diuretic and as a treatment for bone and joint disorders and as an astringent and eyewash. The pectin in the hips makes them effective as a mild laxative, similar to apples for helping regularity. The seeds themselves are also listed by the German Commission E as a treatment for kidney and urinary tract disorders, for edema, as a diuretic and for bone and joint complaints, although it acknowledges that the efficacy of these indications has not been proven. Modern studies show that rosehips inhibit lipid oxidation in vitro and in clinical studies patients suffering from osteoarthritis reported that physical symptoms declined. Data from a randomised controlled trial indicate not only significantly less pain but also flexion of the hip improved in the active treatment group.
Rosehips contain: Up to 1.7% L-Ascorbic acid as the essential constituent; pectins; tannins; sugar, plant acids; red and yellow pigments, especially carotenoids, mainly different isomers of rubixanthin, lycopene, beta-carotene, beta-chryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin and lutein. Rosehips also contain many other flavonoid-type antioxidants such as anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins. Rosehip seeds contain: Up to 10% fixed oil; up to 0.3% essential oil; traces of vitamin C; and inorganic substances.
Rutin Rutin, a bioflavonoid, is a water-soluble antioxidant that is widely distributed in the plant kingdom. It is often found together with vitamin C in fruits and potentates vitamin C activity within the body. Super-food: Hemoroids:
In 1942, researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture postulated the important physiological effect of the bioflavonoid rutin on capillary blood vessels. Bioflavonoids, in general, are essential for the processing of vitamin C within the body, the maintenance of capillary walls and the fortification of collagen, the intercellular "cement" of the body. A deficiency of rutin in the diet has been linked with abnormal capillary leakiness as well as pain in the extremities causing aches, weakness and night leg cramps. Supplemental rutin has been shown to reduce edema or excess swelling in the legs due to fluid retention. Like other bioflavonoids, rutin works best when taken in its natural state along with naturally occouring vitamin C and other bioflavonoids. Rutin and other flavonoids are widely used for the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). In clinical trials, rutin has demonstrated its activity by improving venous tone and vein elasticity. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies have shown an improvement in signs and symptoms related to chronic venous insufficiency including heavy legs, edema, paresthesia and cramps. Additionally, a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study has shown that treatment with rutin for 2 weeks improved body temperature and was effective in controlling chronic venous hypertension, without side effect, and with good tolerability. Clinical research also shows that rutin can prevent the progression of micro-angiopathy to clinical stages and can prevent neuropathy. This is of particular importance for diabetic patients. Studies show that rutin is also effective treating hemorrhoids and reducing plasma free radicals both locally and systemically
The safety and efficacy of Trihydroxyethylrutosides (HR) in the treatment of 53 patients with 1st-2nd degree hemorrhoids of pregnancy (16th-34th week) was investigated in a double-blind randomised, placebo controlled trial. The dosage of Trihydroxyethylrutosides was 1 tablet of 300 milligrams twice daily for the first 2 weeks. If the treatment was successful, the treatment was stopped. If the clinical signs or symptoms still persisted, the treatment was continued for another two weeks using the same dosage and re-evaluated at the end of the fourth week after initial treatment. The parameters for efficacy were symptoms (pain, bleeding, exudation and pruritus) and the objective signs on proctoscopy (bleeding, inflammation and dilatation of the hemorrhoidal venous plexus). The study revealed improvement of symptoms in the study group which was better than in the control group after 2 weeks of treatment but the clinical signs were not different. After a further 2 weeks of treatment, the result showed improvement of both clinical signs and symptoms in this study. Only one mild transient side effect was reported in the HR group and there were no drug-related problems in the pregnancies, delivery or the babies.
Rutin, a bioflavonoid, is a water-soluble antioxidant that is widely distributed in the plant kingdom. It is often found together with vitamin C in fruits and potentates vitamin C activity within the body.
Spirulina Super-food: Spirulina has a history of use as actual food in AIDS: Anemia: Blood Pressure: Cholesterol: Immune Support: Liver Aid:
Spirulina, Spirulina pratensis [Phylum: Cyanophyta], is the nutrient-dense seaweed cyanobacteria.
Spirulina grows best in waters saturated with high concentrations of mineral deposits. The mineral content is in fact so high that no other plant can live in this severly alkaline environment. This nutrient incorporates and synthesizes many of these minerals and derivative compounds into its structure. It is an excellent source of potassium, calcium, zinc, magnesium, manganese, selenium, iron and phosphorus. Packed full of phytochemicals, spirulina has significant amounts of protein, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, chlorophyll, carotenoids including beta-carotene, vitamins, minerals, unique pigments and polysaccharides. Spirulina also has probiotic compounds that enhance health through preserving resident intestinal microflora, especially lactic acid bacilli and bifidobacteria, and decreasing the level of Candida albicans. Researchers also found that Spirulina produces an immunostimulating effect by enhancing the resistance of humans, mammals, chickens and fish to infections by stimulating the production of antibodies, cytokines, macrophages, T and B cells. Treatment of 60 patients with chronic diffuse liver disorders and seventy experimental animals with liver disease from toxins suggest clinical-and-laboratory effectiveness of Spirulina for preventing liver damage. Liver-protective properties of Spirulina are attributed to its antiinflammatory, antioxidant, membrane-stabilizing, and immunocorrecting actions. Spirulina sulfolipids have also proved to be active against HIV and whole Spirulina biomass against herpesvirus, cytomegalovirus, and influenza virus. Spirulina extracts have also been shown to reduce cholesterol, inhibit development of abnormal growths and prevent allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis.
The National Cancer Institute found sulfolipids in blue-green algae were 'remarkably active' against the AIDS virus in vitro. Spirulina contains 5-8% lipids, and 40% of these are glycolipids and sulfolipids. These compounds seem to prevent viruses from either attaching to or penetrating cells, preventing viral infection. Meanwhile, the virus can be eliminated by the body's defenses. Exciting new research in
It is a storehouse of chlorophyll, very similar in structure to the hemoglobin molecule found in human blood cells except it contains magnesium at its core which gives it a green color. When chlorophyll is ingested with naturally occouring iron, the magnesium can be displaced to yield a hemoglobin molecule, allowing spirulina to have positive effect on anemia.
Spirulina is 7 percent fat, and most of that is in the form of essential fatty acids, including linoleic, linolenic and arachidonic acid. These fats are used to produce prostaglandins, the hormonal regulators of blood pressure and capillary resilience, and to aid oxygen transport to the cells. They are vital to health and also have a positive effect on hair, nails and skin.
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Spirulina accelerates detoxification during fasting and cleansing. In
In 1994, a Russian Patent was awarded for spirulina as a medical food to reduce allergic reactions from radiation sickness. 270 Children of Chernobyl consuming 5 grams a day for 45 days (donated by Earthrise Farms), lowered radionucleides by 50%, and normalized allergic sensitivities.
Today we are subject to an onslaught of toxic chemicals in our air, water, food and drugs. Our bodies need to continually eliminate these accumulated toxins. Spirulina has a completely unique combination of phytonutrients - including chlorophyll, phycocyanin and polysaccharides, that can help cleanse our bodies.
Digestion and Elimination:
Spirulina is rich in pigments, without which the synthesis of many of the enzymes necessary for metabolism could not take place. Also high in chlorophyll, it increases peristaltic action relieving constipation, and normalizing secretion of digestive acids. By suppressing bacteria like e-coli and yeast such as Candida it simultaneously cleanses while stimulating beneficial flora like lactobacillus and bifidobacteria. Healthy flora is necessary absorption of nutrients and protecttion against infection
Spirulina improves immune system function. Medical scientists discovered it not only stimulates the immune system, it actually enhances the body's ability to generate new blood cells. Important parts of the immune system, bone marrow stem cells, macrophages, T-cells and natural killer cells, spleen and thymus glands - all show enhanced activity. Scientists observe it causes macrophages to increase in number, become activated and more effective killing germs. Because spirulina increases disease resistance in animals, even in very small doses, the animal feed industry is studying its use as an new probiotic to help replace overused antibiotic drugs in animal feeds. Scientists in
Chlorophyll appears to encourage regeneration of liver cells and dilates blood vessels to increase circulation to all organs. It aids in transmission of nerve impulses that control heart contraction. Phycocyanin, the bluish pigment, is important for healthy liver function and digestion of amino acids.
Spirulina has a history of use as actual food in
Wheat germ is the nutrient-rich embryo of the wheat kernel that is removed during the processing of whole wheat grains to white flour and only makes up about two to three percent of the entire wheat kernel . Although not technically a food, wheat germ is considered to be one of the top 10 healthiest foods because it is such a good source of so many essential vitamins and minerals and healthy fats and particularly high in vitamin E – an antioxidant which is good for the skin and has anti-aging properties. Wheat germ is also a good source of fiber which has many One of the beneifts includes improved bowel function that may reduce the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes and prevent weight gain.
Wheat germ has a phytosterol content which has been shown to lower cholesterol and blood pressure thus promoting a healthy heart. It is high amounts of vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect the body from damaging free radicals.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids:
In addition, wheat germ is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids helps to lower cholesterol and blood pressure as well as being important for nervous system functioning, and help elevate mood.
This grassis a balanced source of nutrition. It contains high levels of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, protein, enzymes, chlorophyll and mucopolysaccharides. Further, it's known to be highly alkalizing to the body and helps with detoxification.
People have been interested in the health benefits of green cereal grasses, the kind that will one day sprout into grains used to make cereal, since the 1930s. It was around this time when it was discovered that cows that didn't eat enough of these green grasses produced milk that was less nutritious, spurring scientists to look at these grasses' effects in humans.
Today, it's known that green cereal grasses contain beta-carotene, vitamins K and C, folic acid, calcium, iron, protein, fiber, chlorophyll and many of the B vitamins. Although the mechanisms by which it promotes health are not known at this time, they've been said to fight and prevent cancer, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, boost the immune system, speed wound healing, promote good digestion and healthy skin, detoxify pollutants from the body and protect against the damaging effects of radiation.