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Deal of the Week: 15% off TerraCeutics Joint Savior Formula

December 6, 2010

Joint Savior is a comprehensive formula designed to help with joint mobility, inflammation, and pain. Joint Savior™ contains the popular Glucosamine, Chondroitin & MSM formula with 2 other effective ingredients CMO (Cetyl Myristoleate) and Hyaluronic Acid.

Glucosamine & Chondroitin

Glucosamin & Chondroitin have been a popular combination for joint support for the past 10 years. Glucosamine comes from the exoskeletons of crabs, shrimp & other shellfish. Glucosamine Sulfate has been used clinically in Europe since 1960’s and became popular in the US during the mid-1990’s after the release of the book “The Arthritis Cure” by Jason Theodosakis. Today Glucosamine is the most popular nutritional supplement with annual sales of more than $200 million a year.

The largest clinical trial on Glucosamine Sulfate & Chondroitin is being conducted by the National Institute of Health (NIH) with over 1,500 people involved. The studies found positive results with a 25% improvement as the placebo group. The positive results of the clinical trial not only showed a reduction in pain and swelling but also when combined with Chondroitin it slowed the progression of the disease and helped rebuild damaged cartilage.

Methyl-Sulfonyl-Methane (MSM)

MSM came from the research that was done on DMSO by Dr. Stanley W. Jacobs at the Oregon Health Science University. He learned that MSM was a stable metabolite of DMSO which was very stable and odorless.

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted. Fifty men and women, 40-76 years of age with knee OA pain were enrolled in an outpatient medical center. MSM produced significant decreases in WOMAC (Western Ontario and McMaster University Osteoarthritis Index visual analogue scale) pain and physical function impairment (P<0.05).¹

Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO)

Harry Diehl, a research chemist at the NIH, discovered Cetyl Myristoleate after spending 2 years trying to isolate the substance that protected Swiss albino mice from getting arthritis. Harry Diehl proved that cetyl myristoleate circulates in the blood of mice that made them immune to arthritis. Harry Diehl was so ecstatic about his discovery he approached many large pharmaceutical companies to conduct human clinical trials on CMO. None of the companies were interested, however, because CMO was a natural substance and they would not be able to patent it.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid (also called Hyaluronan) occurs in large amounts in many of the places that people with connective tissue disorders have problems such as the joints, the eyes, the skin, and heart valves. Hyaluronic acid is needed to cushion and lubricate joints, eyes, skin, and heart valves.

A study published in the February 2007 issue of food and Chemical Toxicology has confirmed the safety of oral hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a dietary supplement that supports connect tissue health in joints and skin. The research was comprised of two oral toxicity studies involving acute and subchronic tests. Test subjects exhibited no toxicity, even at 33 times the recommended dose, as observed by a review of a variety of biomarkers and histopathological examinations.²

¹National Institutes of Health 2006 Mar, 14(3):286-94. Epub 2005 Nov 23

²Schauss, A.G., Merkel, D.J., Glaza, S.M., Sorenset, S.R. et al. (2007). Acute and subchronic oral toxicity studies in rats of a hyrolyzed chicken sternal cartilage preparation. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 45 (2), 315-321.

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Winter is Coming… Give Your Immune System a Boost!

November 9, 2010

Flavonoids are potent antioxidants that protect the body and fight silent inflammation – the leading cause of many chronic diseases, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, dementia and others. Flavonoid-rich foods include vegetables, tea, red wine and dark chocolate.

There are more than 5,000 flavonoids, but one of the most powerful is Quercetin. It’s one of nature’s best immune boosters and antihistamines – and among the most abundant flavonoids found in food.

Quercetin fights free radicals that can damage cells. But what really makes quercetin unique is that it protects you in three ways. It’s contains antioxidant, antihistamine and anti-inflammatory power. It stops your body from boosting histamine levels when you get sick, which can reduce symptoms like a stuffy nose, congestion and more.

One recent study by The American Journal of Physiology found that quercetin can protect against the flu for immune systems under stress. Another study put Quercetin’s healing powers to the test against the common cold, when University of Michigan researchers tested Quercetin on cells infected with the rhinovirus. Quercetin stopped the virus from replicating and prevented excess inflammation.

In a study to test the strength of Quercetin and vitamin C for fighting free radicals, Quercetin was a more effective antioxidant than vitamin C. So the next time you come down with a bug, treat it with 10 mg of quercetin daily.

The easiest way to get enough Quercetin is to eat dark, leafy, greens, or other dark-colored vegetables like red onions, scallions and kale. Even capers have Quercetin. But, what you may not know is that if you cook those veggies, they lose Quercetin. So it’s best to eat them washed and raw. A good way to remember which fruits have the most Quercetin is that they have it in the skin. That means blueberries, blackberries, cherries, grapes, and, of course, apples.

You can also try supplementing. American Nutrition carries a variety of dosages of Quercetin – along with several other rare and naturalimmune-boosting herbs and nutrients.


Natural Remedies for Hair Loss (Balding)

October 6, 2010

Baldness is a condition in which a person experiences partial or complete hair loss on the scalp. Most common hair loss causes are connected with an imbalance of hormones. Increased levels of the hormone dihydrotestosterone, can decrease the productive function of hair follicles. Over time hair becomes thinner and eventually falls out, baldness occurs when the rate at which hair falls is greater than the rate of hair growth.

Hair loss (Balding), is much more common in men than in women. It usually begins on the sides, near the front, or on the top of the head toward the back. Hair loss can begin at any age, even in the middle teen years. Some people lose only some hair and develop a bald spot in the back or a receding hairline, others may go completely bald. Hair loss can result from genetic factors, aging, local skin conditions, stress and diseases that affect the body generally (systemic diseases). Some medications, such as those used to treat cancer, also cause hair loss.

More than 50% of women over the age of 40 experience significant hair loss (Androgenetic alopecia ) or thinning hair. The Hair loss can be temporary or long lasting, patchy or all over the scalp.

Causes of Hair Loss in Women:

  • Genetics (from Mother or Father)
  • Inadequate nutrition (insufficient protein and iron intake)
  • Physical and emotional stress
  • Unbalanced thyroid levels
  • DHT buildup in follicles
  • Side effects of prescription medications; including retinoids, blood pressure medicine, anti-depressants and certain types of birth control pills.
  • Discontinuing birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy
  • Extremely High Fevers
  • Diseases such as diabetes and lupus
  • Chemotherapy or radiation therapy

Most types of hair loss have no cure. A person with male-pattern or female-pattern baldness may undergo hair transplantation, in which hair follicles are removed from one part of the body and transplanted. Some medications or hair loss products, such as topical minoxidil, may promote hair growth in a small percentage of people. The oral drug finasteride may also promote hair growth, but both have a number of possible side effects, including sexual side effects.

Hair transplants are a surgical procedure in which the surgeon removes a plug of hair from an area where hair has not yet thinned, and transplants it in an area where hair has been lost. If choosing this route, carefully research the surgeon as nothing looks as bad as a poorly done hair transplant.

One of the more increasingly popular balding remedies is laser therapy hair loss treatment. Laser therapy is a non-surgical procedure that uses a device that directs light energy from 30 rotating positions, hitting 600 places on your head. The laser light is meant to stimulate cell metabolism and repair damaged cells. Treatment by lasers for hair and regrowth often has to be repeated, sometimes as often as once every month.

A natural hair loss remedy may be helpful for healthy hair growth.

Nutrients are vitally important in creating the proper environment for healthy hair growth. A diet that includes a lot of junk food could promote inflammation and be harmful to hair growth, whereas a healthy diet, that includes soy products, vegetables, fish or fish oil may help to reduce hair loss over time. Hair is made of protein, so it is important to have a natural balance of protein intake in your diet. This can help with healthy hair growth and regrowth of any lost hair. Hair also needs certain vitamins, such as B vitamins, in order to grow properly. Taking a daily vitamin and mineral supplement is a good way to keep your hair healthy. Scientific studies indicate the combination of Saw Palmetto, Pygeum, Melatonin and Beta Sitosterol could be helpful in reducing or slowing the effects of hair loss by balancing levels of dihydrotestosterone. In addition to the well-known hormonal influences of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone on the hair cycle, melatonin has been reported to have a beneficial effect on hair growth in animals.

In order to avoid the side effects and inconvenience of medical treatment methods, more and more people are looking for natural alternative balding remedies. These natural treatments often carry other health benefits, as well.

Hair Loss Studies:

“…60% of (6/10) study subjects dosed with the active study formulation of beta sitosterol and Saw-Palmetto were rated as improved at the final visit.” ~ Clinical Research and Development Network, Aurora, CO, USA.

“Melatonin increases anagen hair rate in women with androgenetic alopecia or diffuse alopecia: results of a pilot randomized controlled trial.” ~ Br J Dermatol. 2004 Feb;150(2):341-5.

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Super Foods that Provide Superior Health Benefits

June 1, 2010

Nature has provided super foods that outperform even the most powerful fruits and vegetables.

They’re stronger than popular health foods like broccoli, spinach, blueberries, and pomegranate.

They change the way you feel… the way you heal… and they may even increase your longevity.

Super foods
provide these 3 essential benefits for superior strength and survival:

• Detoxify

• Energize

• Modulate

Super foods are a must for modern living. For one, you’ve been building up and storing toxins every day since you were in the womb. Two, these toxins put a severe burden on your immune system and your cell’s ability to create energy. Three, the systemic stress you’re coping with around the clock throws off the production of hormones throughout your body.

Super foods heal and restore balance. They detoxify your internal systems by binding to toxins and dragging them out of your body. They energize by providing specific nutrients that support cellular energy production. They modulate by influencing and “resetting” the flow of hormones.

Super foods may be the best, and easiest, way to cleanse and heal your body. They’re simple to use, and go to work fast.

There are 5 super foods that are believed to be the most effective. Spirulina and chlorella may be the oldest foods on earth, arriving on this planet over 3.5 billion years ago. They are microscopic plants and the world’s richest source of vitamins, minerals, iron, protein, and dozens of energizing and detoxifying nutrients. Spirulina is so powerful; scientists at NASA consider it the perfect food for astronauts when they travel into space. In fact, one pound of Spirulina has the nutritional power of 1,000 pounds of assorted vegetables.

Barley grass is well balanced; it has the exact blend of amino acids, proteins, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals that you need for strength and vigor. Its track record goes back so far, its health-promoting powers are mentioned in the Bible. Barley grass is also one of the best natural sources of your body’s “master guardian,” SOD (superoxide dismutase). This powerful antioxidant is 3,000 times stronger than vitamin E and protects your cells from free radical attacks.

Another super food from Brazil is sold on the side of the road at small fruit stands. “Acerola fruit drink” is more popular in Brazil than orange juice is here in the U.S. Acerola is a type of cherry, and it’s a powerful antioxidant. The acerola cherry is a pure, natural source of vitamin C. And it’s far more potent than the synthetic kind you find at your local vitamin store. In fact, acerola cherry has 30 times more vitamin C than oranges. Real vitamin C from a natural source is a complex of different factors. This  means your standard, synthetic dime-store vitamin C probably isn’t supporting your immune system, fighting free radicals, or helping to eliminate toxins like the real thing.

Bee pollen is mostly overlooked today, but it has a long history of extending life and fighting the effects of aging. Almost 5,000 years ago, the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung compiled a medical encyclopedia highlighting the power of bee pollen. Pollen is the “seed” of flowering plants that allows them to reproduce. But it’s also full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, unsaturated fats, enzymes, and more.  Taken in combination, these super foods are more than just the sum of their parts. They have a cumulative effect over time.

These super foods invigorate every cell, every tissue, and every organ in your body. Over time, their rejuvenating power can help balance and reset all your major systems – creating a brand-new body, and a whole new outlook on life.

It’s like pushing a button and releasing the buildup of sludge, toxins, and heavy metals that have been collecting for decades. At the same time, your body starts to re-energize and rejuvenate. The feeling you get is both uplifting and inspiring. 

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Your Body Could use a Spring Cleaning!

May 10, 2010

The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the foods we eat are becoming increasingly toxic. The need for body cleansing is vital for maintaining optimum health.

The beginning of the warm season is a great time for a natural cleanse. Cleansing diets help to detoxify your body and get rid of unwanted toxins including pollutants, pesticides, and toxic waste from the environment that has been building up in your system all year. Body Cleansing can boost immune system health, help to maintain normal regular bowel movements, and increase your energy levels. Some people claim that cleansing can be a natural memory enhancement, energy booster, and even help to reduce stress.

American Nutrition has plenty of Digestive & Body Cleansing Supplements to help you maintain regularity and good health:

Quality Detoxification Products

Digestive Enzymes

Fiber

Intestinal Cleansers

Liver Cleansers

Kidney Cleansers

Probiotics & Acidophilus

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New! from TerraCeutics: TerraVin Natural Anti-aging Supplement with Resveratrol

March 30, 2010

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TerraCeutics™ TerraVin contains High Potency ingredients including the latest breakthrough in anti-aging supplements, Resveratrol!

TerraVin Natural Anti-aging formula contains powerful antioxidants, giving benefits to the cardiovascular system and the the immune system. Researchers believe that antioxidants, such as flavonoids or a substance called Resveratrol, found in red wine grapes, have promising heart-healthy benefits. Most bottles of wine on the market contain less than 1mg of Resveratrol in each bottle. The sure way to get the higher dosages of Resveratrol is through high quality nutritional supplements.

Resveratrol
The secret to anti-aging lies with Trans-Resveratrol, active form of resveratrol polyphenols found in the skins, seeds, and stems of red wine grapes. Trans-Resveratrol remains active only when sheltered from the sun, light, and oxygen. In this pure, ultra beneficial form, Trans-Resveratrol has been proven in studies to activate the SIRT1 longevity gene and enhance cellular productivity. Trans-Resveratrol is found here and available to you at its peak of potency.

Activin® Grape Seed Extract
The ActiPureTM is a patented (patent #5,912,363) natural extraction process. This process involves a hot water extraction of polyphenolic compounds (OPCs) from dry grape seeds. Extracted OPCs are selectively purified using food grade membrane filters and adsorption resins. Active compounds adsorbed on the resin are reversibly removed using an ethanol/water solution. Food grade membrane filters are employed to concentrate the OPCs before drying. The finished product consists of a red powder containing over 85 percent polyphenolics (measured as Gallic acid equivalents) and a potency of greater than 250 Porter units. For more information on Activin® visit www.Activin.com

Pine Bark Extract
Pine bark Extract (Pycnogenol®) has proven to be one of the most potent antioxidants, a property that may explain why pine bark has been used in folk medicine around the world. Pine bark contains complex polyphenols that are among the most potent of any plant. Pine polyphenols are powerful antioxidants, giving benefits to the cardiovascular system and the immune system. They are well known for supporting capillary health. Polyphenols are vigorous free radical scavengers that help the body reduce oxidative stress.

Pycnogenol® is a combination of some 40 chemicals extracted from the bark of the French maritime pine, Pinus pinaster, which grows in many areas along the Atlantic coast of France and into North Africa. Extracts and teas of pine were commonly used by early Europeans and native Americans, and reportedly are used in Asian medicine as well.

Scientific studies have also found that Pycnogenol® extends the lifetime of vitamin C in the body, prolonging its beneficial effects as an antioxidant.

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Rhodiola Rosea: Herbal Adaptogen to Reduce Stress

March 22, 2010

Rhodiola Rosea or “Golden Root” can help our bodies adapt to stress. It has been used in the traditional medicine of Russia, Scandinavia, and other countries. Between 1748 and 1961 various medicinal applications of Rhodiola Rosea appeared in the scientific literature of Sweden, Norway, France, Germany, the Soviet Union, and Iceland. Since 1961, more than 180 pharmacological, phytochemical and clinical studies have been published.

Although Rhodiola Rosea has been extensively studied as an adaptogen with various health-promoting effects, it’s properties remain largely unknown in the West. This may be partially due to the fact that the bulk of research has been published in Slavic and Scandinavian languages.

Traditional folk medicine used Rhodiola Rosea to increase physical endurance, work productivity, longevity, resistance to high altitude sickness, and to treat fatigue, depression, anemia, impotence, gastrointestinal ailments, infections, and nervous system disorders. In mountain villages of the Republic of Georgia, a bouquet of roots is still given to couples prior to marriage to enhance fertility and assure the birth of healthy children. In Middle Asia, Rhodiola Rosea tea was the most effective treatment for cold and flu during severe Asian winters. Mongolian doctors prescribed it for tuberculosis and cancer. For centuries, only family members knew where to harvest the wild “golden roots” and the methods of extraction. Siberians secretly transported the herb down ancient trails to the Caucasian Mountains where it was traded for Georgian wines, fruits, garlic, and honey. Chinese emperors sent expeditions to Siberia to bring back the “golden root” for medicinal preparations.

Rhodiola Rosea has also been used as an astringent and for the treatment of hernia, leucorrhoea (vaginal discharge), hysteria, and headache. In 1755 Rhodiola Rosea was included in the first Swedish Pharmacopoeia. Vikings used the herb to enhance their physical strength and endurance. German researchers described the benefits of Rhodiola Rosea for pain, headache, scurvy, hemorrhoids, as a stimulant, and as an anti-inflammatory.

There are still more scientific studies being held in which scientists are exploring its diverse physiological effects. Future medical applications are being developed including medicines to treat diseases such as cancer and radiation sickness, and enhancing physical and mental performance.

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