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Experience the Health Benefits of Cinnamon

June 24, 2010


Cinnamon is becoming a popular supplement among diabetics for it’s components and their effect on blood glucose and cholesterol. Several studies suggest that cinnamon may have a regulatory effect on blood sugar, and an anti-clotting effect on the blood. Based on recent studies, cinnamon may lower blood glucose, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol in people with Type 2 diabetes.

The results of a study from 2003 in Pakistan showed lower levels of fasting glucose, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol after 40 days with levels continuing to drop for 20 days after that. The study was made up of 60 people with Type 2 diabetes divided into 6 groups of 10. Three groups received cinnamon in the form of capsules totaling 1, 3 or 6 grams of cinnamon a day. The other three groups received placebo capsules. The capsules were taken three times a day, after meals. All of the levels of cinnamon intake showed results, leading researchers to believe that as little as 1 gram a day of cinnamon may be especially beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes.

Cinnamon has many other health benefits in addition to supporting normal blood glucose and cholesterol. In Midevil times cinnamon was used to treat coughing, hoarseness and sore throats. This spice has also shown an amazing ability to stop medication-resistant yeast infections. In a study at Copenhagen University, patients given half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder combined with one tablespoon of honey every morning before breakfast had significant relief in arthritis pain after one week and could walk without pain within one month. When added to food, cinnamon inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative. One study found that smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory. Researchers at Kansas State University found that cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices. It is also a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.

New research is currently being developed on the amazing effects of cinnamon. All of this information proves that cinnamon is an extremely beneficial herb for promoting overall wellness.

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Sources:

Khan, MS, PHD, Alam, Safdar, MS, Mahpara, Ali Khan, MS, PHD, Mohammad Muzaffar, Khattak, MS, Khan Nawaz, and Anderson, PHD, Richard A.. “Cinnamon Improves Glucose and Lipids of People With Type 2 Diabetes.” Diabetes Care 26(2003): 3215-3218.

NEW! from ReserveAge Organics… Certified Organic Resveratrol 250mg 60 Veggie Capsules

March 2, 2010

ReserveAge Organics, producers of the only Certified Organic Resveratrol supplement, has taken extreme measures to ensure that our supplements provide you with the purest, freshest and most potent source of Resveratrol.

ReserveAge Organics red-wine grapes, the source of our superior Resveratrol, are produced on a seventh-generation family-held organic biodynamic vineyard in the heart of southern France. The vintner’s traditions, knowledge and commitment to the land have been passed down from father to son, inspiring the present generation to apply the highest organic standards to preserve his inheritance, the vineyards. In this delicate and vibrant growing environment, his heirloom vines, like his father’s, thrive.

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Experience the Health Benefits of Acai Berry

January 26, 2010

Acai BerryAcai 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 Acai 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.

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

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