An Anthrax Antidote? Read the provocative clinical study and decide

Immune system disorders and deficiencies are legion, encompassing a vast array of disease and illness affecting people all over the world. Maladies resulting from primary and secondary immune deficiencies/disorders include:

Common health challenges where the immune system over or under reacts are:

From antibiotics and surgery to antioxidants and counseling, treatment choices are almost limitless.  The main treatment questions are:  How does it work? Has it been clinically studied? Does it tackle the underlying problem, or does it just mask symptoms?

The gastrointestinal system is crucial to immune function. Over 70% of the immune system is dictated by Gut Associated Lymphatic Tissue (GALT) and 80% of the plasma cells responsible for antibody production reside there. This tissue runs from the tonsils through the entire intestinal tract. GALT health equals good health because it’s the foundation and structure of a strong immune system.

Stress can wreak havoc in the GALT. Research funded by the National Research of Health confirmed that stress changes the balance of bacteria in the gut:

“These bacteria affect immune function, and may help explain why stress dysregulates the immune response,” said lead researcher Michael Bailey.

An amazing new product that stimulates healthy GALT and supports robust immunity is Isotonix® Immune.  The primary ingredient in Isotonix® Immune is a patented compound called Wellmune WGP®.

Wellmune WGP® is a natural yeast compound derived from the cell wall of a highly purified, proprietary strain of hypoallergenic baker’s yeast. This link has a series of videos illustrating how Wellmune boosts the ability of immune cells to locate and eliminate dangerous fungus, bacteria and viruses in the body. Dozens of clinical, preclinical and peer-reviewed research testifies to the power and safety of this incredible natural substance.

In a provocative study researchers exposed three groups of mice to a lethal dose of Anthrax in their drinking water. One group was given Wellmune WGP® for 2 days prior to the exposure. Another group had Wellmune WGP® for 8 days prior and the last group had no Wellmune WGP® .

All of the mice with no Wellmune died from Anthrax within 10 days. Fifty percent of the mice with 2 days of Wellmune WGP® survived, and those that died lived much longer. All of the mice that had 8 days of Wellmune WGP® lived. The Wellmune WGP® enabled their immune systems to destroy the deadly Anthrax bacteria in their bodies.

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Lap band? Gastric bypass? You’re going to love drinking Isotonix vitamins

Thousands of people have had lap band or gastric bypass surgery in an effort to reclaim their health and deal with excess weight. While effective, these procedures can also make it challenging to get adequate nutrition. Those who’ve had gastric bypass are especially at risk for malnourishment, making supplementation critically important.

When it comes to vitamins, “what you take” is of less importance than “what you absorb”. Bio-availability refers to the ability of the body to utilize a substance. Quality, potency, bio-availability, dosage standardization and efficacy are essential when choosing a supplement. Additional obstacles to efficient digestion (whether through surgical procedures, illness, antacids, medications, or age) elevates the importance of absorption.

It’s fairly well known that pills and tablets are only 10-20% absorbed and can take from 1-8 hours to digest. Digestion is affected by a wide variety of factors, not least of which is what you’re attempting to digest. The longer a vitamin takes to digest the less potent it becomes. Compromised digestion and inadequate absorption is largely why people sometimes feel like their vitamin supplements are not working.

Capsules and pills can be troublesome for those who have had lap band or gastric bypass because they can get stuck in the stomach “pouch“. The process of a pill dissolving in the stomach pouch can sometimes be quite painful and even cause tissue damage. Liquid vitamins can be an improvement. However many liquid vitamins taste awful, have dyes and preservatives, are costly per serving (most of what you’re paying for is water), have inadequate or low-quality nutrients and may still be difficult to digest.

After a serious procedure like lap band or gastric bypass, it’s lamentable that some people turn to inexpensive or mass marketed vitamins to assist them on their journey towards health. Vitamins like Centrum have binding agents, preservatives, dyes, talc and even hydrogenated oils. Not exactly ingredients that are associated with good health.

Fortunately there is a better option.

Isotonic is a scientific term that refers to a liquid that has the “same concentration” or osmotic pressure as another liquid. Isotonic solutions contain the correct amount of dissolved particles so the body can utilize them immediately. Intravenous solutions are isotonic.

Isotonix® is an exclusive brand of natural drinkable isotonic nutrients. Isotonix® are powders that mix quickly and easily into a specific amount of water (one serving is approximately 1 teaspoon mixed into 2 ounces of water). A serving of an Isotonix® nutraceutical is up to 95% absorbed in about 5 minutes. Isotonix® do not need to be digested like pills, capsules, or non-isotonic liquids do. A clinical study found that the Isotonix® product delivered more nutrients into the bloodstream in less time than tablets containing the same ingredients.

Isotonix® Multivitamins are drinkable, gentle, delicious, natural and are very cost effective. Most people need a broad spectrum antioxidant and calcium supplement along with a multivitamin for basic nutritional support. Isotonix OPC-3® is an exceptional antioxidant with anti-inflammatory and pain reducing benefits and Isotonix® Calcium Plus is an outstanding calcium and mineral supplement.

Aloe vera juice enhances chemotherapy while reducing side effects

In 2009 the International Institute of Anticancer Research published a fascinating study which documented how aloe vera juice used orally boosted the effectiveness and reduced the symptoms associated with a wide variety of chemotherapy drugs used on metastatic solid tumors.

Mestastic cancer is cancer that has spread from its original location via the bloodstream or lymphatic system.

The study was conducted on 240 people with a different types and stages of mestastic cancer, including lung, colorectal, pancreatic, and gastric. The participants were using an assortment of chemotherapy drugs and were separated into two groups. One group was given 10 ml (about a third of an ounce) twice daily of aloe vera juice in conjunction with their chemotherapy treatment.

The group using aloe vera juice use during chemotherapy was observed to have notably less of the following:

  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Paresthesa (the sensation of “pins & needles” or tingling)
  • Disease and tumor growth

Here is a summary quote from this randomized study:

“Results: The percentage of both objective tumor regressions and disease control was significantly higher in patients concomitantly treated with Aloe than with chemotherapy alone, as well as the percent of 3-year survival patients. Conclusion: This study seems to suggest that Aloe may be successfully associated with chemotherapy to increase its efficacy in terms of both tumor regression rate and survival time.”

This chart of various chemotherapy drugs also identifies the benefit of using aloe vera, as well as other some other supplements, in conjunction with commonly-used cancer treatments. It also recommends not using certain supplements with specific chemotherapy drugs.

Ultimate Aloe® Juice

Liquid aloe vera is much more bio-available than aloe vera in a capsule form, but frankly many aloe vera juices taste awful. Ultimate Aloe® Juice is absolutely delicious and has no added sugars.  My favorite flavor is the Cranberry-Apple, although the Strawberry-Kiwi and Pomegranate are also very popular.

Ultimate Aloe® Juice is a made from the whole aloe vera leaf and is certified for its content and purity by the International Aloe Science Council. However, independent lab analysis of Ultimate Aloe shows that it is virtually free of undesirable components like aloin (which can cause intestinal distress).

Ultimate Aloe® Juice contains three times more polymers than aloe vera gel and has 50% more active components than is required for maximum benefit when taken orally. Some studies have found that aloe vera polymers improved oxygen use in the blood and enhance healing.

… and that’s why your vitamins aren’t working!

The human body is comprised of roughly 10 trillion cells. Every cell is basically a highly sophisticated bio-chemical machine. Vitamins are small molecules that the cells need to perform specific functions. Our bodies can’t manufacture these vitamin and mineral molecules. Instead they must be provided via food or supplementation.

There are about 15 different essential vitamins and minerals that our bodies need. Some fat-soluble vitamins (like Vitamin A) can be stored in the body for long periods of time. Others, especially water-soluble vitamins, must be replenished frequently.

So, vitamins and minerals are essential. Our cells depend on them. Then why do so many people who take supplements regularly still feel lousy and continue to struggle with symptoms of poor cellular health?

The likely culprit? Poor absorption. The cells can’t get enough of the active compounds from the type of vitamin being taken.

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Is your medication robbing you of essential nutrients?

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Studies show that up to 65% of the elderly hospitalized in America are MALNOURISHED. Sadly being overfed and under-nourished impacts hundreds of thousands in the United States. When you combine poor nutrition along with the consumption of medications that exacerbate nutrient loss, supplementation becomes even more vital to support general health.

The Physician’s Desk Reference along with the “Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook” are the sources for the following  information on nutrients that are blocked or reduced by common medications.

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Frequently asked questions about Isotonix products

questionIsotonix® products are provided exclusively through SHOP.COM (powered by Market America) and have obtained a loyal following due to their effectiveness, ease of use, and science-based formulations.

Here are some frequently-asked questions about the Isotonix® brand of nutritional supplements:

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The Power of Isotonic Formulas Compared to Tablets

In 2009 a group of researchers in Italy conducted a study to see if an isotonic formula of a known highly effective Tablets vs liquidsantioxidant behaved differently on the body compared to the same antioxidant in tablet form.

Isotonix OPC-3® is a powdered antioxidant blend that when mixed with the appropriate amount of water becomes “isotonic“.  Isotonic means “same concentration” and is an ideal ratio between solid and liquids that our bodies convert what we ingest into before it can pass into the small intestine.

The four hour test compared Isotonix OPC-3® in a tablet form to Isotonix OPC-3® in its standard isotonic form.  The amount of water that was consumed with the tablet was equal to the amount of water used in the isotonic version.

Results of the test were startling. Levels of free radicals were measured in the blood plasma of test subjects.  The isotonic OPC-3® reduced free radicals six times more in just 10 minutes compared to the tablet version. The tablet form did eventually reduce free radicals substantially as well, but seriously lagged behind the isotonic form thorough out the four hour test .

Researchers concluded that “the findings demonstrate that the flavonoid mixture provided in isotonic OPC-3® is significantly more bio-available in humans, in terms of antioxidant activity than an equivalent mixture in tablet form.”  Overall the isotonic OPC-3® formulation resulted in a stronger antioxidative effect than an equivalent tablet form.

The results of this test highlight the importance of leveraging the advantage of isotonic formulas for established nutritional supplements like: Isotonix® Coenzyme Q10, Isotonix® Resveratrol, ORAC formulas, Isotonix® Vitamin D with K2, Isotonix® Calcium Plus, B Complex, Vitamin C, Acai, Probiotics, Isotonix® OPC-3 Beauty Blend, Multivitamins, Isotonix® Prenatal Multivitamin, Children’s vitamins, Digestive Enzymes, L-Tryptophan, Blood SugarVision formulas, Anti-aging and Joint Health Formulas. Reducing the amount of work the body needs to do in order to receive the nutritional benefits of these products provides significant “bottom line” results.

Absorbing Resveratrol is the Key

Michael J. Fox was recently on Oprah discussing the progress his Parkinson’s research foundation has made lock-and-keyseeking treatments for this degenerative disease. He referenced promising results Dr. Benjamin Wolozin discovered using the grape skin extract known as resveratrol.

In the grant abstract written for Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s Research Foundation, Dr. Wolozin discusses synthetic resveratrol formulas which are under production by the biotech-nology company Sirtris and states: “Despite its popular appeal, resveratrol suffers as a pharmacological compound because it is not absorbed by the body well”.

Fortunately another company has already tackled the absorption issues related to natural compounds like resveratrol and pycnogenol. The company is Isotonix® and they have addressed the human digestive process by providing nutrients in patented natural isotonic solutions. If a vitamin or antioxidant is delivered in an isotonic form, the body can receive maximum value in the shortest amount of time. Providing resveratrol, vitamins and other antioxidants by isotonic delivery is ideal for our digestive systems – natural, gentle, potent and effective.

Isotonix® Resveratrol is a combination of three patented ingredients combined in a synergistic formula.  They are Resveravine®, BioVin®, and VitaBlue®. A detailed description of this amazing combination is chronicled in my post “What makes Isotonix® Resveratrol Special“.

Check the Chart for the Amounts of Vitamin D that can Help Prevent Disease

woman-with-chart3Have you ever wondered exactly what a vitamin is? A vitamin is an organic compound which is needed by an organism for it’s life, growth, or metabolism and must be acquired via food or environmental sources.

Vitamin D is a very unique vitamin because it can be derived from food and sunlight. There is only one natural form of Vitamin D which is D3. However this naturally occurring form has three different names:

  • Cholecalciferol – the form of D3 produced when sunlight lingers on bare skin and also available in supplement form.
  • Calcidiol – a hormone precursor created in the blood from cholecalciferol. Vitamin D tests check calcidiol levels in the blood.
  • Calcitriol– a hormone created in the kidneys from calcidiol and cholecalciferol with significant cancer-fighting abilities.

Many people who have had their Vitamin D levels tested are then written prescriptions for Vitamin D2.  Vitamin D2 is called ergocalciferol or calciferol. Vitamin D2 is an inactive form created from fungus and, unlike D3,  is not naturally occurring to the human body. The reduced bioavailability of Vitamin D2 makes it much more difficult for the human body to utilize.

Adequate amounts of Vitamin D3 have been shown to dramatically reduce serious health risks.  The following chart provided by GrassRootsHealth.org shows specific correlations between measured levels of Vitamin D3 and deduced incidents of disease and cancer including:

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Do you have Serotonin Deficiency Syndrome?

If you’ve wondered whether an emotional behavior may be rooted more in chemistry than physiology, you may be right.  Serotonin has a powerful effect on our feelings and physical behavior. When serotonin levels are adequate we feel safe, happy, content, satiated, and have great impulse control.  Serotonin deficiency syndrome is when levels are low enough to cause or exacerbate the following:

These behaviors and emotional states are not necessarily produced by a physical dysfunction in the brain. Instead, it may be based on a biochemical condition that can be traced back to the brain’s serotonin neural circuits which are hampered due to inadequate amounts of serotonin in the nerve pathways. A serotonin precursor called l-tryptophan (or tryptophan) can restore these biochemical transmissions to the serotonin neural receptors. L-Tryptophan supplementation is a safe and natural way of increasing low serotonin levels.

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