As I begin to write this newsletter, hail is streaming down outside. After a long hot summer it looks like the colder winter weather has finally set in across the country.
I believe in the saying "prevention is better than cure". So be one step ahead this winter and arm yourself with a little protection! Boost your immunity to help ward off winter ills with one of our naturopaths' favourite products, Immune Boost. For the months of June and July order one and we will add an extra bottle on us.
Every day we receive research material from companies carrying out scientific studies, on different compounds for treating a multitude of health problems. This research helps our naturopaths to select the products and information we provide you with.
One of our goals is to help you to "age well".
The two major causes of how we age are determined by our genetics and environmental factors. The latter covers a multitude of issues such as excessive UV light, lack of sleep, exercise levels, general wellness and poor nutrition.
Whatever the genes we have been blessed with, the lifestyle we choose to lead will have a direct effect on our skin and body and how fast we "age". The great thing is we can take control of this natural process and slow down or even reverse the ageing process. Of course none of us will live forever but we can, through our lifestyle choices and the "foods" we consume, help ourselves to "age well".
As Hippocrates stated "Let food be your medicine ..."
Today scientific research has shown that certain compounds can have a dramatic effect on our health. The problem is, for many of us, either we don't consume these compounds at all or we consume them in such small amounts that they do not have the desired therapeutic effect in our body.
We have previously brought to your attention Enzongenol, NZ Pine Bark Extract which is an anti-oxidant extracted from pine bark, right here in New Zealand. This product was recently featured on the program Seven Sharp.
AUT researchers, headed by Professor Valery Feigin, the director of AUT's National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neuroscience, and Dr Alice Theadom, found that by taking Pine Bark Extract, those people suffering with brain injuries were three times more likely to recover their everyday memory than those who took a placebo. Read more here.
Research has also shown that taking Enzongenol plus a DHA rich Omega 3 Oil gives your brain the best nutritional support to recover or improve your cognitive function.
Anti-oxidants provide youthfulness and longevity from the inside out.
Anti-oxidants are a group of vitamins, minerals and enzymes, which help shield the body from the formation of free-radicals. Various plant substances also contain these anti-oxidants. Free-radicals are atoms or groups of atoms that can cause harm to our cells, impairing our immune system, leading to infections and various degenerative diseases. The mechanism in which free-radicals are normally kept in check is by the action of “free-radical scavengers” that occur naturally in the body. These scavenger enzymes neutralise the free-radicals.
You will also find out what are our naturopaths favourite anti-oxidant product picks are.
The work of these scavenger enzymes can be enhanced by ensuring you are eating foods rich in anti-oxidants, such as those that contain vitamins A, C and E and the minerals zinc and selenium. Brightly coloured fruits and vegetables are great sources. The antioxidants in these are also scavengers, gobbling up the free-radical particles.
However if the food we eat is lacking the appropriate anti-oxidants, or if your body is overwhelmed by free-radicals, there are many natural products you can choose from, to aid the body in destroying these damaging free radicals. Astaxanthin is one of these substances.
If you haven’t heard about Astaxanthin before, let me tell you about the most powerful, natural anti-oxidant currently known.
More than 500 peer-reviewed articles support the extensive health benefits of Astaxanthin.
New Zealand Scientists leading the way with Astaxanthin Growth.
Supreme Biotech is a research company that specialise in the production of bioactive compounds derived from micro-algae. Based in Nelson New Zealand and set up four years ago, with their state of the art proprietary algae growing process, they are leading the way with their New Zealand grown astaxanthin, derived from the New Zealand strain of algae – H. Pluvialis.
AstaSupreme is their specialised Astaxanthin product and comes in two sizes.
Astaxanthin is a powerful but relatively unknown antioxidant that is produced by the microalgae H. Pluvialis. It is also found naturally in sea life that eat this algae such as krill and shrimp. The crimson colour of salmon is from the shrimp they eat, rich in Astaxanthin.
Science has shown that Astaxanthin is the most powerful antioxidant currently known. It has been described as a super nutrient, with benefits to both humans and animals.
Watch this Rural Delivery episode for information on Astaxanthin and it's production at Supreme Biotech, in Nelson. Impressive stuff!
Find out more about the many health benefits of Astaxanthin here.
In previous emails we have discussed how Resveratrol is not only a powerful anti-oxidant compound that may provide anti-oxidant protection for a myriad of degenerative disorders, but may also directly extend the life of cells in your body.
Studies have shown the many benefits of Resveratrol for fat loss, cardiovascular health, reduction of insulin resistance, alzheimers, anti-carcinogenic, and it's anti-inflammatory effect.
It has also been shown to extend the life span in mammals by as much as 15% (10 human years) by increasing the activity of sirtuins, which prolong the life span of living organisms.
60 minutes interviewed two American Scientists who believe they have found a way to slow the aging process down using an antioxidant found in red grape seed skins called Resveratrol. Can Resveratrol really extend life? Watch the 60 minutes video here and you decide.
Look at some Resveratrol studies here.
Resveratrol, in my opinion, was the top new supplement when it was introduced in 2010. The research behind it is very sound and it is one of the most important anti-ageing products we stock.
There have been some recent releases of new higher strength versions of this popular supplement such a the Go Resveratrol 250mg which is a customer favourite.
I personally take the Ethical Nutrients Age Defence Resveratrol. This potent once a day formula provides 300mg of Resveratrol plus added anti-oxidants such as gotu kola, quercetin, beta carotene and zinc.
Ethical Nutrients tells us this product supports a healthy cardiovascular system and healthy ageing.
Say "deer"! The first 20 orders placed online that use the referral code "deer" will get a pack of NZ deer velvet to try, on us. $25 value.
Immune Boost - Helps Support Immunity. Containing good amounts of the immune boosting minerals selenium & zinc, both missing in New Zealand soils. Get one for $30.95 and we will include one extra bottle, on us.
SystemWell - Each herb in this formula is well known for its ability to assist the natural healthy function of various body systems. Our favourite product for building up immunity. Now with 14 day ProB sample attached.
Ageless Beauty - Hydrate and rejuvenate your skin with this award winning Marine Collagen product for timelessly beautiful skin. Order one bottle and get a second bottle for 50% off.
Age Defence Resveratrol - Our strongest Resveratrol containing 300mg per tablet plus added antioxidants. Get a two month supply for $99.90.
Prostaid – Supports Prostate health with saw palmetto, pumpkin seed oil and zinc, all well researched and beneficial for prostate health.
Get one and we will include one more on us.
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