Combat Candida

Candida Albicans is just another name for yeast, and this exists naturally in every healthy digestive system. Yeast is ok in it’s place but when it begins to take control of the digestive system, the likelihood is that nothing short of nutritional warfare will put it back where it belongs. For this reason it is best to seek the diagnosis and advise of a qualified nutritionist before you set out.

Canny stuff this Candida. Did you know, for instance, that left unchecked – a local infection of Candida Albicans can spread to a systemic invasion in which the Candida cells convert to an invasive fungal form sprouting roots and branches? Armed in this way it can penetrate the digestive tract causing more serious damage leading to an increased array of symptoms such as Chronic Fatigue, poor digestion, severe itching, poor concentration, feeling sick all over, headaches, reactions to strong aromas and depression. Not pleasant.

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About Colostrum

It’s no secret that the best food for newborns is their mother’s milk, but scientists are now finding that its nutrients could go a lot further. During the first couple of days after giving birth, all mammals produce colostrum, a nutrient-packed substance which has a long history of therapeutic use, especially in the ancient Indian tradition of Ayurvedic medicine. It was even used in the US as an early antibiotic until the discovery of penicillin. For a few decades now, scientists have been studying colostrum’s remarkable qualities and range of health-boosting components. They have found that Bovine colostrum contains immune and growth factors which are very similar to those in human colostrum.

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Basil Butter

Delicious basil flavored butter. Tastes great with hot pasta or on grilled veggies and corn on the cob. Or why not try it spread on freshly baked bread!

Ingredients:

Method

Place garlic, basil, and pepper in the bowl of a food processor. Process until the garlic is in small bits. Add the butter, and process just to mix together. Spoon into container, and refrigerate until firm.

30 Servings

Buzzworthy treatment for MS

Q: I came across an old magazine that had an article about using bee stings as a remedy for MS. I have a dear friend who has just been diagnosed, and I think she would be interested in learning about anything that might help. Should I mention this to her, or would I just be inviting false hope?

Dr Wright says: There are some real challenges and concerns about bee venom therapy, particularly as there is an underground of patients who are routinely practicing self-stinging to get relief. The high incidence of allergic reaction, including anaphylaxis, makes this particularly dangerous. The inability to control dosage also makes it clinically difficult to track and predict the effectiveness of the treatment. Many MS patients are passionate about their results, however, and it is clearly gaining more and more notice as a possible treatment option.

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All About the Goji Berry

Goji Berries have been used since ancient times in Chinese medicine. They come from the Himalayan mountains of Tibet and are so highly regarded by these people that they hold a 2 week festival in honour of this nutritious berry. Goji berries have only been recently introduced to the West and we are just now learning of its highly beneficial properties.

The Goji Berry is renowned for its high concentration of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids, all of which provide great benefits to your health.

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Bio-Xanthin helps beat colds, flu and winter infections

The highly potent and antioxidant-rich astaxanthin is known to be an immune system booster and powerful antioxidant that studies show to be 10 times stronger than beta carotene and up to 500 times stronger than Vitamin E.

Which all adds up to good news this winter to help boost your immune system ready to fend off the inevitable attack from cold and flu viruses and other winter infections.

What is Astaxanthin?

Astaxanthin is a bright red carotenoid that it is extracted from the green haematococcus pluvialis alga. This alga contains the highest known concentration of natural Astaxanthin. It is cultivated in shallow ponds at the point where it turns from green to red, like autumn leaves. Studies have shown that the bioavailability of Astaxanthin is significantly increased when mixed and heated in oils. The powerful new Microrganics Hawaiian Bio-Xanthin 40 capsules supplement is formulated with safflower oil to ensure its maximum potency and usability by the human body is achieved.

Astaxanthin and boosted immune system

Studies show that carotenoids are able to prevent infection. Given that astaxanthin is one of the most potent carotenoids, it follows that it is more active in enhancing the immune response in animals and humans than beta-carotene and this immune system enhancement occurs at dosages as low as 2mg per day.

Carotenoids stimulate the immune system. Furthermore, astaxanthin significantly increases the number of IgG and IgM antibody-secreting cells – the ‘good guys’ that spring into action to defend the body when an infection occurs. Interestingly, astaxanthin was the only carotenoid to significantly increase the number of IgG cells – others such as beta carotene didn’t have the same positive effect.

Importantly, astaxanthin can cross the blood/brain barrier and bond directly with body tissues. Thus its antioxidant benefits reach the brain and central nervous system directly and exert their effect deep into the body. Other antioxidants including beta carotene and lycopene do not have these bonding sites.

What is Bio-Xanthin?

Bio-Xanthin is a potent Astaxanthin supplement presented in a one-a-day capsule. Like its ‘sister’ alga MicrOrganics MicrOrganics Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina 200 tablets, Bio-Xanthin is a food not a synthetic supplement. It is created by sun, fresh water and photosynthesis – not in a laboratory. Thus it is not just the most effective anti-oxidant you can find, it is also in the most natural form that the body recognises and can use. It is cultivated in Hawaii in shallow ponds 20cm deep and 90 metres long and 35 metres wide. Paddlewheels keep the water moving and the Astaxanthin is collected as the haematococcus pluvialis microalgae turns from green to red. The strong sunlight and clear water of Hawaii result in a pure and potent product that is IS0 9001 certified, non-GM and environmentally friendly.

Sources and studies

  • 1.Miki, W. (1991) Biological functions and activities of animal carotenoids. Pure Appl. Chem., 63(1):141-146
  • Chew BP, Park JS, Carotenoid action on the immune response, J Nutr 2004 Jan; 134 (1): 2575
  • Jyonouhi, 1995a, 1996

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Astaxanthin antioxidant is unrivalled

The antioxidant activity of astaxanthin (asta-zan-thin) is the most potent and powerful nature can provide.

With an extraordinary capacity to interact with free radicals and singlet oxygen, Astaxanthin is also:

  1. far ahead of other antioxidants – including beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and synthetic astaxanthin
  2. 10 times stronger than beta carotene and up to 500 times stronger than vitamin E as an antioxidant.

What is Astaxanthin?

Astaxanthin is a bright red carotenoid that it is extracted from the green haematococcus pluvialis alga. This alga contains the highest known concentration of natural Astaxanthin. It is cultivated in shallow ponds at the point where it turns from green to red, like autumn leaves.

Studies have shown that the bio-availability of Astaxanthin is significantly increased when mixed and heated in oils. The powerful new Bio-Xanthin supplement is formulated with safflower oil to ensure its maximum potency and usability by the human body is achieved.

In nature, Astaxanthin is found in pink/red-fleshed animals including salmon, trout, shrimps and lobster – all these consume Astaxanthin that, in turn, colours them.

It is thought cold-water fish deposit Astaxanthin from their diet in their flesh to protect lipid tissues from peroxidation – harmful form of oxidation. But pink coloured fish are not good sources of this nutritious food – Astaxanthin cultivated from haematococcus pluvialis in ponds is many times stronger and more easily assimilated by the human body.

Why do we need antioxidants?

Antioxidants are needed to reduce the level of potentially damaging free radicals in our body.

Free radicals are highly reactive substances that, in excess, can damage cells and tissues. Free radicals present themselves as un-bonded (i.e ‘free’) atoms. Antioxidants track down or ‘scavenge’ free radicals in the body and are able to bond with them to ‘neutralise’ them and render them harmless. In so doing antioxidants help maintain cell and tissue integrity.

What makes Astaxanthin so special?

Astaxanthin doesn’t just scavenge free radicals, it also quenches the dangerous singlet oxygen. In scavenging, the free radicals are neutralised by antioxidants either by donating an atom to the free radical to make it paired or by incorporating the free radical into its own molecule. In quenching single oxygen, the antioxidant takes the energy from the charged oxygen molecule (the free radical) and de-charges it, making it harmless.

Vitamin E, for example, neutralises free radicals by donating a hydrogen atom to the volatile oxygen molecule. So, while it may be neutralised, this new molecule is still floating free. Astaxanthin, however, adds the free radical to its molecule and can actually take two per molecule – one either end. So not only does it ‘de-charge’ the singlet oxygen, it also incorporates it into its own structure thus making it more stable than those that are simply neutralised and left to float free.

Of key importance, the Astaxanthin molecule can cross the blood/brain barrier and bond directly with body tissues. Thus its antioxidant benefits reach the brain and central nervous system directly and exert their effect deep into the body. Other antioxidants including beta carotene and lycopene do not have these bonding sites.

What is Bio-Xanthin?

Bio-Xanthin is a potent Astaxanthin supplement presented in a one-a-day gel cap. It is cultivated in Hawaii in shallow ponds 20cm deep and 90 metres long and 35 metres wide. Paddlewheels keep the water moving and the Astaxanthin is collected as the haematococcus pluvialis microalgae turns from green to red. The strong sunlight and clear water of Hawaii result in a pure and potent product that is IS0 9001 certified, non-GM and environmentally friendly.

Astaxanthin has been shown in numerous trials and studies to be a supremely effective antioxidant. It has numerous health benefits for the human body. In nature, it is a super-food and by taking it in this form, drying and adding safflower oil, it’s bio-availability (it’s ability to be used by the body) is maximised.

Like it’s ‘sister’ alga spirulina, it is a food not a synthetic supplement. It is created by sun, fresh water and photosynthesis – not in a laboratory.

Thus it is not just the most effective anti-oxidant you can find, it is also in the most natural form that the body recognises and can use.

Bio-Xanthin is a new Astaxanthin supplement and is available in the UK from MicrOrganics UK Ltd.

You may have heard of this company in relation to its superior Hawaiian Spirulina tablets and powder.

Bio-Xanthin grows alongside spirulina on the farm. It is treated with the same respect and integrity and, thus can be trusted in the same way. If you are among the growing number of spirulina fans, you can take Bio-Xanthin alongside it as the two work in harmony in the body to give different health benefits.

Notes

Singlet oxygen is an ‘excited’ form of ground state (normal, harmless, triplet) oxygen that is typically formed during reactions induced by light, physiological stress and normal immune system functions. It is highly reactive, long-lived and destructive in that it breaks up healthy, stable cells in order to re-establish itself as triplet oxygen. Astaxanthin has a superb ability to absorb the excess energy from the ‘excited/charged’ singlet oxygen, release it as heat and return the oxygen back to ground state. This neutralisation is known as singlet oxygen quenching.

Miki, W. (1991) Biological functions and activities of animal carotenoids. Pure Appl. Chem., 63(1):141-146

Free radicals are highly reactive and unstable molecules that have unpaired or missing electrons. They are forced to rob electrons from other vital cellular molecules. In so doing they create more free radicals by destabilising the once-healthy cells. Even worse, free radicals tend to target the electron-rich unsaturated fatty acids, the principle component of cell membranes.

For details on trials and studies, contact:

Katherine Selby,
PR Workshop,
Tel: 020 8657 4422,
Email: Katherine@prworkshop.co.uk

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