The hottest buzz word in supplements today is SUPERFOODS. Everything from broccoli to carrots, from chlorella to bee pollen, from pomegranates to blueberries, is being called a SUPERFOOD. Some are organic. Some are NON-GMO. Most come from China.
Natural Biology decided in 2013 to develop a SUPERFOODS formula. The easiest part of the research was eliminating what we could not classify as a SUPERFOOD. Companies like Juice Plus and Texas Superfoods include everyday fruits and vegetables - calling them SUPERFOODS. We think of them as good foods to eat but certainly not SUPERFOODS. We highly recommend you eat daily as many servings of fruits and vegetables, fresh or frozen, to insure a balanced and healthier diet. Taking fruits and vegetables, drying them out, then grinding them into powders and calling this SUPERFOOD is not what we could call a SUPERFOOD.
Natural Biology defines a SUPERFOOD as a food that can completely sustain life. It provides a nutritional profile that if you had to you could live off the SUPERFOOD you could. SUPERFOODS are nutritionally dense, full of vitamins, minerals, amino acids (proteins), enzymes, antioxidants, and probiotics. We believe the top SUPERFOODS in the world are Chia seeds, Spirulina, Chlorella, Bee Pollen, Maca, and Wheat Grass juice. Chia even provides a complete Omega 3,6,9 complex.
This brings us to a good question. If these are the best why not stop here and develop a supplement with these ingredients only. We thought about it. There are a couple of issues. One, none of them taste good. The second problem is to realize the nutritional profile you need to eat them fresh. The third problem is some of them like Chia are difficult to put into a powder form without losing most of the nutritional profile.
The first conclusion we made was not to include Chia - our favorite SUPERFOOD. It is best eaten in seed form. You can make gels easily with Chia Seed and add it to salad dressings, toppings, or even make puddings and drinks from it. See Paul Diprozitto's book. Chia is also being added to bars, chips, and other foods by healthier food companies. Did you realize Inca Indians would run hundreds of miles a week between villages carrying only a bag of Chia Seeds.
The most dense SUPERFOODS for supplement purposes are Organic Chlorella, Organic Spirulina, Bee Pollen, Organic Maca, and Organic Wheat Grass Juice. With a couple of grams per day one can realize a significant increase in naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids, and probiotics. These SUPERFOODS are best in powder form. How you process them is critical to the nutritional purity and density and each requires a unique approach. Each has it's own part of the world where to best comes from. For example, the best Maca comes from Peru. The best spirulina from Hawaii. The best Wheat Grass Juice and Chlorella from the USA.
Natural Biology's VITA-TRATES provides you with Organic Chlorella, Organic Spirulina, Organic Wheat Grass Juice, Organic Maca, and Bee Pollen. Compare these SUPERFOODS alone to what so many other companies are doing. They are front loading their so-called SUPERFOODS with ground up vegetables and fruits, and for one reason, cost. It's cheaper to make a formula from dried up fruits and vegetables than real SUPERFOODS. By the way, they are not bad supplements just not great ones. Just looking at ingredient cost, we estimate it cost us at least 12 times more to make a bottle of VITA-TRATES than it cost to make one bottle of Juice Plus but the selling price is the essentially the same. Supplements should be about two things, quality and value.
more to come...and why Natural Biology did not stop with the best of the best SUPERFOODS....
Saturday, April 02, 2016
In 1992, after researchers showed that the French, despite their higher incidence of smoking, less exercise and a diet higher in fatty food than Americans, had a lower rate of heart disease, heart attack and stroke, the term “French Paradox” was introduced.
The French love for red wine was correlated to this health paradox. Further research confirmed and extended the benefits of wine. Researchers in Denmark looked at 25,000 people to investigate how alcohol consumption affects mortality and discovered that wine drinkers slash their overall risk of dying from any cause by about 40%.
In the years to follow, researchers took wine apart and realized that it contains a host of beneficial plant compounds called polyphenols, including proanthocyanidins (OPC), anthocyanins, and resveratrol.
Grape wine research brought perhaps the single most significant nutritional discovery of the 20th century, the grape natural antioxidant phenomena.
Grape polyphenols are one of nature’s most powerful antioxidant complexes preventing free radicals from causing damage to healthy cells, cellular mutations and even cellular death. Grape polyphenols give our body natural protection against the numerous free radical reactions caused by our environment. Without antioxidant protection, excess free radicals would impair the cellular functions, weaken the immunity, and accelerate the aging of our body tissues and organs. Premature aging would make us more susceptible to illnesses like heart disease, cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration and diabetes.
In the last decade, wine polyphenols were taken apart in numerous studies and resveratrol was pinpointed as the magic compound behind the “French paradox”. Researchers realized that the amount of resveratrol in wine might be the secret ingredient behind the antioxidant power and the health benefits attributed to wine.
Scientific evidence kept piling up and the pieces of the French puzzle came together to uncover the enormous potential of resveratrol: a powerful antioxidant “showing great promise for preventing cardiovascular disease”, “a remarkable inhibitor of the proliferation of variety of human cancers” ,and finally, “activator and stimulator of the longevity gene”. Dozens of studies were published in this past year alone. Research has uncovered a diverse range of activities that may make wine resveratrol one of the most helpful agents ever discovered for a wide range of human health problems.
Natural Biology's ® Advanced French Red Wine Extract with 5% Resveratrol is extracted from the red wine grape varieties Mourvedre, Grenache, Carignane, Cinsault, and Counoise grown in the Rhone Valley of Southern France. One reason for the extremely high content of resveratrol in this extract is the peculiar climate and conditions in that part of the Rhone valley which stimulate the production of increased amounts of resveratrol in the grape skin. Another reason is the exclusive manufacturing process which allows for the selective extraction and concentration of resveratrol in the final product. As a result, 100 mg provides the amount of trans-resveratrol equivalent to 5 glasses of red wine - and the VINTAGE RESVERATROL 100% version contains 400% more.
There are three constituents of grape polyphenols that are possibly responsible for the French paradox:
1. Trans-resveratrol- a phytoalexin, an antibiotic compound produced by the grapes in response to external invasion, infection and disease. In grapes, resveratrol is found only in the skins and its amount varies with the grape cultivar, geographic origin, and climate. Red wine contains more resveratrol than white and rose wines as red wines spend more time in contact with grape skins during processing.
Resveratrol content in wines varies from 0.05 - 1.8 mg/l in white wines to 1.98 - 7.13 mg/l in red wines.
Red wine resveratrol has made the headlines after studies indicated that it might promote longevity in
mice on a high-calorie diet as well as reduce obesity-related issues such as diabetes and heart disease. Resveratrol was first found to help promote healthy longevity in yeast and short-term vertebrates10, 11. In mice, the death rate of middle-aged animals on a high-calorie diet plus resveratrol was decreased by 31%5. As a potent antioxidant, resveratrol was also shown to inhibit low-density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation and platelet aggregation. In an animal model, resveratrol provided cardioprotection by reducing ischemia-reperfusion-induced arrhythmias and mortality. In endothelial cell cultures it increased nitric oxide synthase, the enzyme responsible for biosynthesis of Nitric Oxide synthesis. It also induced phase metabolizing enzymes involved in the detoxification of carcinogens and inhibited in vitro cancer cell proliferation.
2. Oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs)- also known as proanthocyanidins and procyanidins. OPCs are found in the seeds of grapes. OPCs are dimer-, trimer-, and tetramer-condensation products of the polyphenolic monomers (+)-catechin and (-)-epicatechin. OPCs are one of nature’s most powerful and readily bioavailable antioxidants. Plasma levels of total catechin and its metabolites in human volunteers increased about five times one hour after consumption of 120 ml of red wine or de-alcoholized red wine16. Serum full grape extract levels measured in human volunteers after 4 weeks of ingestion significantly increased. Serum levels later dropped by 18% after supplementation was discontinued for weeks, suggesting that grape phenols are quickly depleted when not supplemented.
Procyanidin dimers are considered the most beneficial to health and are the most prevalent in red wine4.
In their free radical scavenging capacity, grape procyanidin dimers were about 20 times stronger than Vitamin C . Procyanidin dimers are the correct size to be potent antioxidants and yet be immediately bioavailable. In addition, procyanidin dimers are the correct size for enzyme binding, which may account for the cardioprotective effects of red wine consumption. These enzymes are also critical in detoxifying carcinogens and repairing damaged DNA. Procyanidin dimers prevent oxidation of these enzymes and the decrease of their activity, leading to metabolic disorders and risk of chronic diseases.
3. Anthocyanins- from the grape skins. Anthocyanins have demonstrated in animal studies to be beneficial for cardioprotection, cholesterol lowering, vision improvement, and general free-radical
Protecting the body against oxidative stress
POTENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS
Cardiovascular support, including:
o Promotion of vasodilation by enhancing the production of Nitric Oxide
o Inhibition of inflammatory enzymes and supporting capillary elasticity and structure
o Inhibition of cholesterol oxidation promoting good health of the arteries
Enhancing the body DNA repair system against cell damage
Activating human Sirtuin (Sirt1) gene similar to the effect of calorific restriction which has been proven to extend lifespan. Sirt1 is involved in metabolism and healthy weight control.
Inhibition of the destruction of collagen by supporting collagen structures.
100 - 300 mg per day.
Viable research uses 300mg per day which is the minimum serving size of VITA-TRATES and VINTAGE RESVEATROL 100%.
Posted by Natural Biology Staff at 5:31 PM
Thursday, March 31, 2016
- Messy desk, car or house. Studies show your brain tires when forced to organized things that are disorganized, this steals energy. Your brain uses up more energy than any other organ i the human body. Oh yes. Stay organize for better energy. The key: Keep things simple. Organization is difficult for people who are never happy with what they have and always want more. Stay focused on your goals, your real needs, and your life's mission.
- Lack of healthy minerals and vitamins. Natural Biology has seen through the past 14 years two consistent things happen when people get enough vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, and probiotics. They have more energy and feel their best - and they tend to get sick less often than those who do not supplement with a comprehensive and complete supplement protocol. Try VITA-TRATES, Okinawa Coral Calcium, and Arctic Ocean Krill Oil - and notice the difference.
- Walking 45-60 minutes daily increases energy.
- Drinking half your body weight in ounces of water daily increases energy. Example: If you weight 160 pounds, divide this by 2, which equals 80. Drink 80 ounces of water daily.
- Over-exercise stresses the body just as no exercise can. Balance is the key.
- People in your inner circle either inspire and compliment you - or they steal your energy. Constantly evaluate and make the changes needed.
- Guzzling energy drinks like Red Bull steal your energy. They may boost your immediate energy but this is followed by a crash. 2-3 cups of coffee per day are adequate for a caffeine boost but more has a negative benefit.
Posted by Natural Biology Staff at 4:03 PM
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
As seen on CNN, FOX NEWS & 60 Minutes!
How to Activate Youth Genes
Inside our genes are blueprints of common characteristics and tendencies passed from generations. Genetics does play a role in how we age, but 70% of our aging process is determined by our lifestyle choices. New research shows certain nutrients can activate our genes in ways that benefit our health. If we eat right, exercise, live a healthy life-style and take pure and balanced supplements which include the right type of resveratrol, we can bring out the best of our genes to keep us younger.
Most of us want to eat more, not less, yet the only proven way to extend lifespan is by calorie restriction. Eating less triggers a normally dormant survival gene called SIRTUIN that has been proven to stall aging and its maladies. Convinced that some natural compound might activate the same gene, scientists tested tens of thousands of compounds and were shocked when they found a hit: an ingredient in red wine - Resveratrol MAY PLAY A ROLE IN ACTIVATING THE LONGEVITY GENE!
Signs of Aging Reversed
Scientists always suspected red wine had health benefits but now they knew why. Animal tests confirmed Resveratrol delays and even reverses signs of aging. The miracle molecule helps mice live longer. It increases their endurance, limits weight gain, protects the heart, joints, skin and neurons of the brain. It also increases production of energy. When mice, who ate an unhealthy high fat diet, were given Resveratrol, they gained less weight, ran like athletes on the treadmill, developed muscles, appeared younger, and lived 20% longer!
Not all Resveratrol is the same
Many supplement companies are getting Resveratrol from an inexpensive Asian herbal source, Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum Cuspidatum). The FDA has issued a statement concerned about the safety of long term use of this herb. Nature's Trade Group which includes Natural Biology always chooses the best source of ingredients, so you benefit from the purest source of Resveratrol in the world - Vintage Resveratrol 100% from French Red Wine Grape Extract. It is responsible for the natural deep color and delicious flavors of French Red Wine from the Rohone Valley. With Vintage Resveratrol and the EVEREST Protocol you can feel confident that you are getting the finest Resveratrol to help you live healthier longer!
Posted by Natural Biology Staff at 9:09 AM
Monday, March 14, 2016
Few herbs have the versatility for human use as does the common chili pepper, or Capsicum frutescens. The capsicum plant is a small, spreading shrub that originated in tropical America but is now widely cultivated throughout the world, including in the United States. The small red fruit owes its stinging pungency to a chemical called capsaicin, which comprises about 12 percent of the pepper and was isolated by chemists more than a century ago.
If the word capsaicin looks familiar, it’s likely because you’ve seen it advertised as an ingredient in many drugstore ointments used to relieve arthritis and muscle pains. Registered patent names such as Capsaizin P and Zostrix contain the chili pepper ingredient.
The Indians of the American tropics cultivated the chili pepper for centuries for both its culinary and medicinal uses.
The plant makes its first appearance in Western literature in 1494, when it captured the imagination and pen of a physician named Diego Alvarez Chanca, who accompanied Columbus on his second voyage to the West Indies. Today many world pharmacopoeias (official drug lists) include cayenne or capsicum, and the American Physicians Desk
Posted by Natural Biology Staff at 10:38 PM
Sunday, March 13, 2016
4 PART FORMULA ORGANIC SUPERFOODS DARK BERRY ANTIOXIDANTS RED WINE RESVERATROL 100% NATURAL OMEGA 3,6,9
Posted by Natural Biology Staff at 10:01 PM