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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.


NEW! Fruit of the Spirit Blend ~ Antioxidant Supplement

October 15, 2010

Rich in Antioxidants & Vitamins!
Fruit of the Spirit Antioxidant Juice Supplement

  • Naturally Increases Energy
  • Reduces Negative Effects of Stress
  • Protects Against Premature Aging
  • Natural Anti-Inflammatory
  • Promotes Healthy Sleep Patterns
  • Supports Cardiovascular Health
  • Boosts the Immune System
  • Fruit of the Spirit is a whole fruit puree which contains Super-Fruits that are rich in Anti-Oxidants, plus 10 Alkalizing Minerals from the Dead Sea. A concentrated amount of Resveratrol was added for its’ tremendous benefits of restoring cells in the body and helping to prevent illness and premature aging. 1-2 ounces a day of Fruit of the Spirit Blend supplies the body with energizing and healing nutrients required for human health and vitality. This highly concentrated liquid is a unique blend of super-fruits native to the Galilean (Mediterranean) region, and the Biblical herbs Frankincense and Myrrh also known as anti-Inflammatory herbs.

    No other Wellness Health Product on the Market is quite as unique as our Fruit of the Spirit Blend. This combination produces a powerful formula that cannot be found anywhere else, and offers the body minerals to help support Ph balance and fight off free radicals which can cause premature aging and disease. Fruit of the Spirit’s Unique blend of carefully selected ingredients are rich in Anti-Oxidant nutrients to protect the body, provide energy and support daily wellness.

    Fruit of the Spirit is low in Calories with No Added Sugars, No Preservatives & No Artificial Sweeteners.

    Fruit of the Spirit’s exceptional ingredients include:

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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:

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    Acai Berries “Superfood” is Super Rich in Antioxidants

    April 19, 2010

    Açaí is a super fruit from the Amazon Rainforest where it has been consumed as a food and juice for many years. Acai is the only super berry on the market that has everything that you need, naturally from only the berry itself. It packs B, C, and E vitamins, Phosphorus, Calcium, Potassium, Fiber, Proteins, omegas, and essential fatty acids to help you fight cholesterol problems and more.

    Acai’s Anti-Oxidant factors play a large role in maintenance of cardiovascular system, which is important for better blood circulation.

    Antocianine, one of the main substances in the acai berry, is high in antioxidants like Vitamins C and E and helps the body fight of free radicals in the environment. Harmful substances in the air like smog, cigarette smoke, and even the damaging effects of the sun can be significantly reduced by taking acai.

    While there are a number of other fruits that fight off antioxidants, none of them come close to the acai. Acai berries are up to six times more potent than noni or mangosteen, so a daily intake of acai could protect you from contracting colds or the flu, as well as give your skin a healthy glow.

    Acai has a significant amount of calcium, which can help prevent osteoporosis, especially in women. Calcium helps to strengthen the bones and prevent fractures, especially in the hip, spine, and wrist, and in addition with the right diet filled with other calcium-rich foods and Vitamin D, osteoporosis can also be effectively treated.

    In addition to osteoporosis prevention, women with extreme menstrual pain can also benefit from acai . Calcium-rich foods tend to coat the lining of the stomach and uterus, and reduce the pain that comes from cramps and bloating.

    Acai berries can help to lower cholesterol levels due to their high fiber content. The high fiber in content can also help to prevent colon cancer, since the fiber in the acai berry helps to move substances through the digestive track and arteries. The berries contain Omega-3 fatty acids as well, another substance that lowers cholesterol. Omega-3 fatty acids can also improve the health of your skin because it improves circulation and increase the level of protein in the body.

    A recent report using a standardized oxygen radical absorbance capacity or ORAC analysis on a freeze-dried açaí powder found that this powder showed a high antioxidant effect against peroxyl radical (1027 micromol TE/g). This is approximately 10% more than lowbush, blueberry, or cranberry on a dry weight basis. The ORAC value for this freeze-dried powder was significantly higher than when other methods of drying the fruit were tested.

    Açai was recently featured on the Oprah Winfrey daytime television show as being the top super food for age-defying beauty.

    In addition to it’s beauty boosting properties, some other commonly reported benefits of Açai include:

    • Improves mental function
    • High antioxidant activity
    • Fights premature aging
    • Helps increase energy levels
    • Helps to boost the immune system

    In a study of three traditional Caboclo populations in the Amazon region of Brazil, açaí palm was described as the most important plant species because the fruit makes up such a major component of diet (up to 42% of the total food intake by weight) and is economically valuable in the region. The juice and pulp of açaí fruits (Euterpe oleracea) are frequently used in various juice blends, smoothies, sodas, and other beverages. In northern Brazil, açaí (or jussara, which is one of the fruit’s common folk names) is traditionally served in gourds called “cuias” with tapioca and, depending on the local preference, can be consumed either salty or sweet (sugar, rapadura and honey are known to be used in the mix). Açaí has become popular in southern Brazil where it is consumed cold as açaí na tigela (“açaí in the bowl”), mostly mixed with granola – a fad where açai is considered as an energizer. Açaí is also widely consumed in Brazil as an ice cream flavor or juice.

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

    March 30, 2010

    Maximum Antioxidant Protection

    Improves & Restores Cardiovascular Function

    Triggers the Longevity Gene

    Made with High Quality Ingredients for Optimized Potency

    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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    • Maximum Antioxidant Protection
    • Improves & Restores Cardiovascular Function
    • Triggers the Longevity Gene
    • Made with High Quality Ingredients for Optimized Potency

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