The True Science Behind Collagen

Submitted by NeoCell

Collagen is a protein, but it’s no ordinary protein. Collagen defines the structural integrity of our bodies and contributes greatly to the vitality that is typically associated with youth. As the body ages, collagen supplies and the ability to regenerate them decrease. This compromises our structural integrity, leading to overall degradation of cell form and function.

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and can be found in bones, skin, organs, muscles, eyes, nails, teeth, and hair. Best known for their ability to help connective tissue stay vibrant and flexible, collagen proteins serve two main functions in the body—structure and regeneration.

The Roles of Collagen in the Body

Collagen is a necessary component of skin, hair, joints, and bones. Seventy percent of the skin is made of collagen Type 1 and 3, one hundred percent of tendons are made of collagen Type 1 and 3, and over one third of healthy bone is composed of collagen.

Collagen proteins are also responsible for regenerating and forming new tissue. Worker cells in the body produce a collagen fiber matrix to form the structure of tissues. Over time, the collagen fibers naturally break down into disorganized collagen fragments known as peptides, which float loosely in the extracellular fluid.

True Science: Collagen Depletion

Although abundant in our youth, the body’s natural collagen production typically slows at a rate of 1.5% per year after the age of 25. As collagen production slows, collagen fibers in the body become brittle and begin to break down, resulting in many of the telltale signs of aging such as wrinkles, tendon injuries, and joint pain.

To compensate for lost collagen fibers as we age, worker cells have molecular receptors that detect the presence of loose peptides. Once the loose collagen peptides build up to a certain concentration in the extracellular fluid, the molecular receptors “turn on” the worker cells and new collagen fibers are produced.

However, this regeneration cycle of collagen fibers slows down as we age, resulting in fewer replacement collagen fibers and a weakened collagen matrix in the body’s tissues. This degrading matrix of collagen fibers results in many signs of aging, such as wrinkling skin, thinning hair, and less stable connective tissue. But, there is a solution.

By supplementing with NeoCell products, additional collagen peptides are introduced into the extracellular fluid. The molecular receptors of the worker cells are “turned on” more frequently, thus continuing the regeneration cycle at a healthy rate and rebuilding the collagen matrix more quickly.*

True Science: Natural Law of Regeneration

All natural systems exist in a fluid equilibrium of continuous replenishment, renewal, and decay that is regulated by equal and opposing forces. Imbalance in these forces leads either to adaptation or system decline and eventually failure. Sophisticated natural systems, biological or ecological, maintain a feedback loop that detects and responds to significant changes that would otherwise alter the harmony of the system, thus sustaining vitality and enabling adaptation. NeoCell Collagen is formulated to work with your body’s natural regenerative cycles.

Dosage is meaningless if absorption is minimal. At 400,000 daltons molecular weight, collagen is one of the biggest molecules in your body. Because of its size, it takes a long time to break down under conventional digestion, significantly reducing absorption. BioActive NeoCell Collagen is standardized to a very low molecular weight and enzymatically hydrolyzed for high absorption and bioactivity.

 NeoCell Collagen is Bioactive, Effective, and Safe

NeoCell adheres to the highest standards to ensure absolute safety and the utmost purity for every product it sells—every batch is tested by certified third-party labs. Each NeoCell product is designed specifically to support the collagen systems in our bodies such as those that maintain vibrant youth, radiant beauty, and total body wellness!

 †Based on 2014 NeoCell Collagen study.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

June 13, 2017 at 2:01 pm Leave a comment

New Research: Can Prebiotics Support Weight Loss?

By Jen Morganti, ND, NEEDS Education Director

Obesity rates in the United States have more than doubled over the past 40 years. With nearly two thirds of the population dealing with the physical and emotional health effects of being obese or overweight, America needs to get serious about solving the obesity epidemic. The fact is, very few treatments are truly successful. Solutions such as dietary stimulants and bariatric surgery can be prohibitively expensive and come with significant risks.

These factors make it very difficult for healthcare providers to help their patients lose weight, especially children. There is a serious need to research and develop safer, more effective weight loss treatments to enhance the effects of standard weight loss recommendations, such as exercise, calorie reduction, and healthy food choices.

 Prebiotics and Weight Loss

Prebiotics are plant-based fibers that nourish and help promote the growth of the good bacteria, called probiotics, which live in your gut. These bacteria are critical to good digestion and a healthy gastrointestinal system.

Although you can take a prebiotic supplement, you can also get prebiotics through your diet. Prebiotic foods are rich in inulin, which promotes healthy gut bacteria, reduces constipation, and helps break down fat. Inulin has even been shown to boost your immune system and improve metabolic health.

 10 Inulin-Rich Prebiotic Foods:

  • Chicory Root
  • Barley
  • Oats
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Asparagus
  • Onions
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Garlic
  • Leeks

 Some of the prebiotic fiber content may be altered during cooking, so it is best to try and consume them raw rather than cooked.

Prebiotics and Weight Loss for Children

Recently, a study was conducted to determine if prebiotics could be beneficial for weight loss in children. In this study, children with a high BMI (considered obese), aged 7-12, were split into 2 groups. One group took 8 grams of prebiotics daily and the other took a placebo. The two groups were monitored daily while eating breakfast and they were permitted to eat as much as they wanted. Over the course of 16 weeks, the group taking the prebiotics felt significantly fuller after eating and therefore ate less.

Two hormones related to weight and appetite were measured to track the progress throughout the study. Ghrelin, which signals a sense of fullness and adiponectin, related to insulin sensitivity, both increased overall in the group taking the prebiotics. This indicates the positive effects of prebiotics on weight loss.

This research suggests that foods or supplements rich in prebiotic fibers can be very beneficial in helping children win their battle against obesity. Best of all, because prebiotics are naturally occurring in foods, we know they are very safe for children to take without any serious side effects.

 Conclusions on Prebiotics

In general, increased prebiotic intake, whether through diet or supplementation, contributes to a balanced GI environment that ultimately leads to better overall health. Prebiotics are extremely safe and have the potential to help with weight loss, especially when combined with exercise and a healthy diet.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Reference:
Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Apr; 105(4): 790-799. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.140947. Epub 2017 Feb 22.

June 5, 2017 at 10:20 am Leave a comment

Nutrient Dense Green Drinks!

Green drink supplements offer a concentrated dose of nutrients in a quick and convenient powdered or liquid mix. Their shelf-life is much longer than that of fruits and vegetables, making them easy to keep at the office or bring along with you when you’re traveling. These supplements have very high levels of antioxidants, helping to prevent degenerative disease and perhaps even slowing the aging process. They also help to alkalize our bodies, promote proper cell function, and eliminate toxins.

Moringa is a green drink that has a long list of medicinal uses reaching back thousands of years. It has been used to treat intestinal parasites, infections, anemia, ulcers, wounds, hypertension, gastrointestinal discomfort, and has other beneficial purposes. In the late 90s, an African aid organization tested moringa leaf powder to see if it could help African women and the infants they were carrying during pregnancy. By supplementing with moringa powder, the women recovered from anemia faster post-pregnancy and the babies had higher birth weights as well as better overall health. It also helped with milk production for women who were breast feeding.

There have been some studies on the effects of moringa, but mainly in test tubes and on animals so far. Specific phytochemicals from moringa have been reported to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol and possess antibacterial characteristics.

One phytochemical identified in moringa is benzyl isothiocyanate, which has been shown to have beneficial antimicrobial properties. Studies have shown that it can be effective when applied topically for skin infections or taken internally as an antibiotic. It may also be useful to help eradicate H. pylori, the prevalent bacteria responsible for gastritis and ulcers. In small clinical trials, Isothiocyanates were shown to balance blood sugar levels and if paired with flavonoids and phenolic acids, they can help to decrease inflammation.

Moringa also lowered blood sugar levels in diabetics and was shown to have potent antioxidative properties in a study with postmenopausal women. In an animal study, moringa was shown to lower cholesterol as well as statin medications. By binding to toxins in the body, it can also help with detoxification.

Scientists have only investigated a fraction of the many reputed health benefits of moringa. So far, they have found that it is very rich in nutrients, healthy antioxidants, bioactive plant compounds, and has been shown to lower blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and cholesterol as well as decreasing inflammation. Get the nutrients you need with convenience and discover why moringa has been praised for its health benefits for millennia!

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

May 11, 2017 at 12:21 pm Leave a comment

Hemp: A New Look at a Traditional Plant

By Buddy Ojeda, CN

 The U.S. dietary supplement industry is projected to grow to over 36 billion dollars in 2017. That’s a 100% increase from 2001 when actual sales for that year totaled $18 billion. The industry’s popularity and commercial success is due, in large part, to its ability to continually satisfy retailer and consumer appetites for new, effective, and sometimes exotic products. For the past five years, one of its rising stars has been cannabinoids derived from the cannabis plant.

The History of Cannabis

Cannabis, one of the oldest domesticated crops dating back thousands of years, is the genus for the plant that grows as three species—sativa, indica, and ruderalis. The differences between them lie primarily in their appearance, traditional uses, and amounts of phytocompounds or cannabinoids contained within each plant. Since antiquity, cannabis has been selectively bred and revered for its versatility to be transformed into clothing, textiles, animal feed, pottery, paper, and biofuels. But, it is the area of human nutrition that has sparked the most interest recently. The earliest records referencing cannabis’ healing properties date back 10,000 years to Central Asia, where it was prized for its medicinal value. In ancient Greece, it was a treatment for inflammation and pain associated with earaches. In 600 BC India, it was utilized in their system of medicine called Ayurveda for lowering fevers and inducing sleep. In 1850, cannabis was added to the U.S. Pharmacopeia, which sets standards for all prescription and OTC medicines and was listed as a treatment for gout and excessive menstrual bleeding. By the 1930s, no less than two U.S. pharmaceutical companies sold standardized extracts of the plant as an analgesic and a sedative.

The Hemp Revival?

Hemp, also known as industrial hemp, and the plant commonly referred to as marijuana, are subspecies of Cannabis sativa, but differ in one important manner—their level of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. THC is a cannabinoid prevalent in marijuana and is responsible for the plant’s psychoactive properties. The plant is classified as a schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. While there are 28 states that have passed legislation allowing for medical or recreational use, it remains a federal offense to grow, import, buy, or use marijuana.

By contrast, hemp contains no more than 0.3% THC—a level not significant enough to produce a mood-altering effect. U.S. federal regulations allow for the legal import of hemp and as long as it’s not adulterated by selectively isolating specific cannabinoids to the exclusion of others, the Food and Drug Administration recognizes it as a dietary supplement.

Cannabinoids for Balance

Hemp is a rich source of a distinctive family of lipid-based compounds, including over 100 phytocannabinoids. Emerging research shows they have the potential to support human nutrition in ways that we are only beginning to understand. They include Cannabidiol (CBD), Cannabichromene (CBC), Cannabigerol (CBG), and Cannabinol (CBN), just to name a few.

In 1990, scientists at the National Institute of Mental Health in Rockville, MD discovered a unique family of receptors within the human body. They were located in the brain, nervous system, glands, gonads, connective tissue, and throughout the immune system. They found that phytocannabinoids and cannabinoid-like compounds (i.e. terpenes) produced a physiological response on this network of receptors, so they named it the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Subsequent investigations uncovered that the body makes its own versions of these phytochemicals and they were given the name Endocannabinoids.

More research is needed t o fully comprehend the ECS’s role in the body, but we do have good data that shows it promotes and maintains balance or homeostasis. This means the “master adaptogenic system” has a profound influence on energy balance, endocrine function, immune activity, inflammatory response, mood, perception of pain, sleep/wake cycles, stress responses, and other body processes. So in simple terms, phytocannabinoids help balance the system that balances the body.

Sources for Phytocannabinoids

Plant-based cannabinoids, along with cannabinoid mimics (compounds that exert a similar effect on the ECS) have been in our diet since we started to grow our own food. The richest source is cannabis (hemp), but you can also find them in foods, such as echinacea, Chinese rhododendron, flax seeds, cacao, black pepper, green tea, cruciferous vegetables, and polyphenol-rich foods like turmeric.

If you are looking to increase your intake of phytocannabinoids through supplementation, do your research! Be sure to purchase from a reputable company who uses strict testing standards in their manufacturing process. Also, the label should clearly identify and quantify all the active ingredients claimed to be delivered by the product. Most importantly, choose a formulation that delivers the “full spectrum” of phytocannabinoids and associated plant compounds. This will improve bioavailability and maximize utilization by the endocannabinoid system.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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April 19, 2017 at 11:24 am Leave a comment

Aged Garlic Extract and Hypertension

By Carmia Borek, Ph.D

 High blood pressure that is undetected or uncontrolled can lead to heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure, stroke, or death. The American Heart Association states that 1 in 3 U.S. adults suffer from hypertension, which can lead to 1 in 6 deaths a year. Age, obesity, family history, a sedentary lifestyle, smoking, stress, and lack of sleep also increase your risk. In addition, high salt intake, caffeine, and alcohol can worsen the condition, causing a further increase in blood pressure. People with hypertension who also have high cholesterol and difficulties keeping both under control can truly benefit from Kyolic aged garlic extract (AGE).

 Aged Garlic Extract and Hypertension

People seeking ways to control blood pressure have the option of taking antihypertensive drugs, but they may have unwelcomed side effects. Another course of action is to seek effective natural solutions. AGE is a natural supplement that clinical studies have shown to be a safe and effective remedy against hypertension.

 The Nature of AGE

Aged garlic extract is an odorless garlic product manufactured by Wakunaga of America. It’s made by the extraction and aging of fresh organic garlic at room temperature for as long as 20 months. AGE is standardized by S-allyl cysteine, a water-soluble organosulfur compound, with antioxidant activity that is the most prevalent component in AGE. Other organosulfur compounds include S-allyl mercaptocysteine. Also present are lipid-soluble organosulfur compounds, carbohydrates, and micronutrients, such as selenium and other antioxidants like fructosyl arginine and alexin. Featured in over 750 scientific and medical publications, the highly bioavailable AGE is the preferred form of garlic used in medical studies on the health effects of garlic.

AGE Reduces Multiple Cardiovascular Risk Factors

AGE is a modulator of a wide range of cardiovascular risk factors. In addition to reducing blood pressure, AGE has been shown to increase blood flow and prevent platelet aggregation and stickiness, which are underlying causes of blood clots. AGE lowers bad cholesterol (LDL), increases the good cholesterol (HDL), and reduces the progression of coronary heart atherosclerotic plaques that can lead to a heart attack. In addition, AGE was shown to reduce homocysteine (a risk factor for heart disease), protect endothelial cells that line blood vessels, and increase the levels of a regulator of blood pressure. AGE has high antioxidant action and helps prevent oxidative damage to blood vessels caused by stress factors, including smoking.

In a study at Brown University School of Medicine, taking AGE lowered cholesterol levels and blood pressure in men with high cholesterol levels. Men received AGE at a dose of 800 mg/day, for 6 months, followed by placebo for 4 months and their cholesterol levels and blood pressure were measured monthly. The results showed that their total cholesterol levels fell by an average of 6-7 percent and their systolic blood pressure decreased by 5.5 percent; there was also a smaller decrease in diastolic pressure.

Several clinical trials from the University of California in Los Angeles, by Dr. M. Budoff and his colleagues, found a dramatic reduction in coronary artery plaque formation in patients treated with AGE compared to placebo. They also found additional cardio-protective effects, such as reducing blood pressure, lowering LDL and triglycerides, increasing HDL, and lowering homocysteine.

 AGE Effective Where Anti-Hypertensive Drugs Failed

Investigators at the University of Adelaide in Australia showed for the first time that AGE may treat hypertension more effectively than medication. The study, published in 2010 in the journal Maturitas, was a randomized, double-blinded placebo-controlled trial of 50 hypertensive patients who did not respond to antihypertensive drugs and remained hypertensive.

The patients were adults with systolic blood pressure of 140 mm Hg or higher and diastolic pressure of 90 mm Hg or above. All patients continued with their medications during the trial—25 patients received 4 capsules a day, containing a total of 960 mg of AGE and 2.4 mg S-allyl cysteine, for 12 weeks (equivalent to 2.5 mg of fresh garlic). In addition, 25 patients served as controls and received a placebo of similar capsules that lacked AGE. Their blood pressures were monitored at baseline and at 4, 8, and 12 weeks.

The trial results showed a statistically significant difference between the blood pressure of patients who were taking AGE and those taking the placebo. In patients who had a systolic blood pressure of 140 mm Hg or higher, AGE lowered the systolic pressure by an average of 10.2 mm Hg, compared with placebo controls. This effect was comparable to the effect produced by common antihypertensive medications. In patients with a systolic blood pressure lower than 140 mm Hg, the differences in the lowering of the blood pressure between those who took AGE and those on placebo were not significant.

This trial shows that Kyolic AGE can serve as adjunct antihypertensive therapy. Previous studies found that a drop in systolic blood pressure by 5 mm Hg lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease by 8–20 percent. As shown here, the reduction in blood pressure of 10.2 mm Hg, by AGE, offers a desirable protection against cardiovascular disease.

 Mechanisms of Action

The antihypertensive effects of AGE are linked to the stimulation of intracellular nitric oxide (NO), a relaxing factor that is produced in the endothelial cells that line blood vessels and controls vascular tone and blood pressure. Taking AGE results in the relaxed elasticity of vascular smooth muscle and improved vasodilation and blood flow.

Several studies demonstrate that garlic lowers blood pressure and provides other health benefits, but it has the reputation of having an unpleasant odor and can cause some intestinal side effects. Odorless Kyolic aged garlic extract (AGE) enhances the nutritional value of the garlic, removes its pungent odor, and makes it gentle on the stomach, so you can take advantage of all the positive effects of garlic without experiencing the unpleasant side effects!

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

April 10, 2017 at 1:37 pm Leave a comment

Tips to Control Seasonal Allergies

For most people, the first hints of spring generate anticipation for warmer, sunnier days; but for millions of Americans it also conjures images of the dreaded allergy season. During this time, when the air is thick with microscopic plant particles, allergy sufferers experience immune imbalances from mast cells that cause excess histamine. This triggers symptoms such as itchy eyes, sneezing, and sniffling. Herbs and nutrients can offer relief without side effects and they tend to be most effective when started a few weeks before the allergy season hits.

Quercetin, found in Querciplex and BCQ, is especially effective for allergy symptom overload because it stabilizes mast cell membranes and prevents the release of histamine and other inflammatory agents. Due to its antioxidant effects, quercetin can inhibit inflammatory processes mediated by leukotrienes, hyaluronidase (collagen-destroying enzymes), and lyposomal enzymes (promoters of localized inflammation).

Quercetin works to strengthen the cell membrane of the mast cells; however, it does take time. One may need to take it for 3 to 6 weeks to notice its antihistamine effect and it’s more effective if taken preventively before the allergy season begins and continued throughout the season.

AllQlear by Integrative Therapeutics is a fast–acting seasonal support made from a proprietary blend of quail eggs, which contain ovomucoids that provide a unique mechanism to support healthy stabilization of mast cells.

Lab testing has identified the main bioactives in quail eggs and how it works. These studies suggest that protein fractions contained in quail eggs, specifically ovomucoids and ovoinhibitors, are the primary constituents to help support healthy respiratory function. The constituents also help stabilize mast cells, as shown in animal studies. Because of the two ways that quail egg bioactives work, they provide a more comprehensive approach to respiratory wellness than what is offered by other supplements. AllQlear is a chewable tablet with a light vanilla flavor.

 Natural D-Hist is a popular formula that is a targeted blend of flavonoids, antioxidants, proteolytic enzymes, and botanicals designed to provide complete support for seasonal challenges caused by common environmental allergens. The formula includes: quercetin, bromelain, stinging nettles leaf, and N-acetyl cysteine. This powerful combination actively promotes healthy nasal and sinus passages for individuals with elevated histamine and respiratory irritation.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

March 21, 2017 at 5:21 pm Leave a comment

Glyphosate: A Root Cause of Chronic Inflammation?

By Zach Bush, MD

 The weed killer Glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp®, was first patented and introduced by Monsanto for agricultural use in 1974. Later, it was marketed to consumers as a household herbicide. It is also sprayed in staggering quantities on most commercially-grown staple crops, including wheat, corn, soybeans, beets, cotton, canola, and alfalfa. Since last year, when the World Health Organization classified glyphosate as a “probable human carcinogen,” there has been a lot of media coverage on the potential health risks associated with the use of this herbicide.

 Glyphosate as a Desiccant

What many people do not know is that since 1992, glyphosate has been widely used as a “ripening agent” or desiccant on wheat and many other grains. This application stresses or kills the plants, which accelerates drying and speeds the ripening of the grain immediately before harvest.

 Safer than Salt? Not!

In 1996, New York’s attorney general sued Monsanto over the company’s use of “false and misleading advertising” about RoundUp®. That case resulted in Monsanto agreeing to stop calling Roundup “biodegradable” and to pull ads claiming that Roundup was “safer than table salt”, “practically nontoxic”, and “stayed where you put it”.

According to a recent report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the World Health Organization’s France-based cancer research arm, Glyphosate was “classified as probably carcinogenic to humans”. The state of California has also moved to classify the herbicide as a probable carcinogen. A growing body of research is documenting the detrimental effect of glyphosate as an endocrine disruptor. Glyphosate is dumped on us at the rate of 300 million pounds per year, almost one pound for every person in the US, according to an article in Newsweek. Estimates are that 75% of rainwater is contaminated by glyphosate, as reported by EcoWatch. The US Geological Service reports that more than 88,000 tons of glyphosate was used in the US in 2007, which is an enormous increase from the 11,000 tons used in 1992. Since the advent of “super weeds,” the use of glyphosate has risen significantly. Reuters reported that researchers found glyphosate residue in an astounding 41 out of 69 honey samples, 10 out of 28 samples of soy sauce, 3 out of 18 breast milk samples, and 6 out of 40 infant formula samples.

 Tight-Junction Damage

In the intestines, glyphosate is a profound zonulin stimulator. It damages the epithelial tight-junction tissue on contact, weakening the barriers that protect us on the inside from the barrage of other environmental toxins that we are exposed to. Injury to the tight-junction membrane in the gut can lead to intestinal permeability—also known as “leaky gut”.

The zonulin production initiated by glyphosate exposure quickly becomes systemic; injury to the tight-junction membrane in the brain can result in a breakdown of the blood-brain barrier and a host of neurological symptoms. With the collapse of the tight-junction firewalls, toxins leak out through the gut wall, the immune system breaks down, and the toxins can attack every organ in the body.

Just behind that microscopically thin layer of protection of the endothelial cells that separate you from the outside world is the gastrointestinal lymphatic tissue (GALT). The GALT is a layer of immune cells that are vigilantly standing guard to address any breach in your firewall. It is estimated that 60%-70% of the immune system and more than 80% of antibodies that the immune system produces originate in the GALT.

The acute inflammatory response becomes chronic inflammation as the system is overwhelmed with toxins from the outside world. The gliadin protein in gluten also stimulates release of zonulin. William Davis, MD, author of Wheat Belly, claims that, “When gliadin triggers zonulin release, intestinal tight junctions are disrupted, and unwanted proteins…gain entry to the bloodstream. Immune-activating lymphocytes, such as T-cells, are then triggered to begin an inflammatory process against various ‘self’ proteins, thus initiating…conditions such as celiac disease, thyroid disease, joint diseases, and asthma.”

 Glyphosate & GMOs

Genetically-engineered or genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) are live organisms whose genetic components have been artificially manipulated through creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and even viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.

In the US, 88% of the corn crop, 93% of the soybean crop, 90% of sugar beets (accounting for 54% of US sugar production), and 94% of cotton are genetically-engineered to be able to survive the application of glyphosate. Consequently, they can be sprayed heavily with glyphosate to control weeds and simplify harvest.

How to Best Avoid Glyphosate

Here are some recommendations I give to my patients for avoiding exposure to glyphosate:

  • Eat as low on the food chain as possible: This is good advice for a number of reasons; avoiding glyphosate is a big one!
  • Obviously, avoid all GMO foods: including processed and packaged foods containing non-organic corn, soybean, and sugar in all their myriad varieties. Organic means non-GMO. There are many non-organic packaged foods now bearing the non-GMO certification.
  • Choose vinegar as a home weed killer: Don’t use RoundUp®!

Restoring Tight-Junction Integrity

To counterbalance the consequences of glyphosate, Biomic Sciences has developed a product called Restore™, a liquid mineral supplement that supports tight-junction integrity. This scientifically-proven, plant-derived mineral supplement was designed to provide support and protection to the intestinal walls. We have been conducting a number of interesting studies on the effects of glyphosate. One of them, which will be published later this year in a peer-reviewed journal, shows that glyphosate and the gliadin protein found in gluten appear to have a synergistic negative effect.

Previously, our team had been thinking glyphosate had the same effect on epithelial tissue as gliadin, only more severe. It now appears that the combination of gliadin and glyphosate does much more damage than either one alone. Our lab results have shown that the synergy between gluten and glyphosate decrease the efficacy of the tight-junction barrier by an additional 52% versus either gluten or glyphosate alone.

Restore is a new generation, earth-derived supplement that promotes an optimal gut environment. It is not a probiotic or a prebiotic; rather, it is a carbon-rich, alkaline liquid, with lignite derived trace organics and essential trace amino acids. Prebiotics also provide support to the injured gut, but they do not work directly on the “tight junctions” in the gut wall that lead to leaking toxins. Restore™ actually strengthens the protective wall in the gut lining to ensure that damaging toxins do not leak through and harm the immune system. Restore has great potential to improve tight-junction integrity and has produced medically significant outcomes. Restore™ your gut and digestive health with Biomic Sciences!

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

March 8, 2017 at 10:33 am Leave a comment

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