REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS
Delicious High Protein, High-RNA Superfood
With Organic Freeze Dried Strawberries and Peaches
Superior Antioxidant ORAC Value of 22,000!!
Rejuvenate!™ Strawberry-Peach Protein Plus $69.95
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REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS is a new addition to our family of superb high-RNA Rejuvenate!™ superfoods. It is truly delicious, high-protein, high-RNA superfood with organic freeze-dried strawberries and peaches.
This singular superfood provides high amounts of vegetable protein (16 grams per serving), therapeutic levels of nucleic acids (RNA, DNA) (307 mg per serving), and amazing antioxidant protection (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC value) of 22,000 units per 41.5 g serving)!
REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS doubles as a protein-based superfood and a high-RNA formula. Therapeutic levels of RNA provide you with energy from the cellular level on up. This means more energy (ATP) for all body functions, including rapid healing, repair and regeneration; greater vitality, faster recovery after exercise or exertion; greater energy to do things, better endurance, enhanced detoxification, and more. This formula is designed to meet the need for a synergistic protein supplement offering superior benefits for health, healing, longevity, and improved quality of life.
REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS is the only dedicated high-RNA protein superfood available today. As noted, it combines high levels of high-quality vegetable-based protein (16 grams per serving) with therapeutic levels of dietary nucleic acids (307 mg per serving) for superior health, healing, energy, and many other benefits (see more below). Plus, certified organic strawberries and peaches make it among the most flavorful Rejuvenate!™ superfoods, as well as the best tasting protein supplement anywhere!
REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS provides astonishing antioxidant protection in the body. It offers an ORAC (Oxidant Radical Absorbance Capacity) of 22,000 per serving (41.5 g), which gram-for-gram represents a free-radical quenching power among the greatest of all superfoods. It therefore is ideal for individuals seeking a protein formula that provides high levels of healing nucleic acids, unrivaled free-radical quenching capacity, and amazing strawberry-peach flavor.
The formula provides a syngergistic combination of high protein, RNA (dietary nucleic acids), antioxidant power, and great taste you will find nowhere else. Indeed, the powerful combination of nutrients in REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS—and the health benefits they confer—is found in no other single superfood or superfood line. In fact, even among Rejuvenate!™ superfoods, this formula is a uniquely dedicated protein formula (e.g., no greens, vitamin subformula, or herbal complex). Beyond its triple whammy of protein, RNA, & antioxidants...you've never tasted anything like it!!
REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS optimally suits the need for a tasty vegetarian superfood protein powder offering superior nutrition that can be used alone as a protein supplement, complements other superfoods, and mixes well in smoothies, shakes, juice, or plain water. Not only a great-tasting protein-based formula, but also versatile enough so you can use in a variety of ways to get more protein and antioxidants, and a steady supply of nucleic acids for health, healing, and energy.
Highlights of a World-Class Superfood
AMAZING TASTE – Rich strawberry-peach flavor courtesy of real organic strawberries and peaches! Unique taste unlike any superfood, protein powder, or smoothie product. Flavor is boosted by natural taste enhancers, including inulin, xylitol, stevia and a hint of organic vanilla.
Here's a quick smoothie recipe to discover this amazing taste: Use 3 scoops of Rejuvenate!™ Strawberry-Peach Protein Plus, 1/2–1 cup organic strawberries, 1/2–1 cup organic blueberries, 1/2 organic banana, 1 tablespoon organic cocoa (we like Rapunzel brand), and organic grade B maple syrup (optional). Put all of these ingredients in a blender with about 20 ounces of purified water and blend. Get ready to enjoy a unique taste sensation!
HIGH QUALITY PROTEINS – 16 grams of high-quality vegetarian protein per two scoop (41.5 g) serving. Protein sources include organic garden sprouts blend, brown rice, and free-form amino acids for greater balance. The organic garden sprouts blend includes protein from peas, quinoa sprouts, broccoli sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, daikon radish sprouts, and red clover sprouts.
THERAPEUTIC LEVELS OF REJUVENATING NUCLEIC ACIDS (RNA, DNA) (307 mg per serving) – Dietary nucleic acids (RNA and DNA) energize your cells giving your body the energy (via greater ATP production) it needs for all biological functions. Nucleic acids also greatly facilitate improved communications between cells (intercellular communication). Better intercellular communication means a greater capacity for your cells to fulfill your genetic potential.
High levels of RNA and other nucleic acids provided by REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS translate into greater energy, increased physical endurance, rapid healing, faster recovery (post-exercise, between workouts, after surgery, etc.), and greater functional strength. It also means easier breathing (increased tissue oxygenation), reduced sensitivity to temperature extremes (cold or heat), increased lean muscle mass and lean muscular development (ideal for athletes, but also for everyone, including individuals who don't workout), and greater exercise capacity (less exertion or exhaustion) for any task!
High nucleic acid intake means overall physical rejuvenation, regeneration, and restoration (to a more youthful state of being). The early nucleic acid researcher Benjamin S. Frank extensively studied these rejuvenating effects, and he later writes about them in his best-seller No-Aging Diet (1976). Proven benefits of dietary nucleic acids include smoother skin, thicker hair, and a more youthful appearance (even 10, 15, or more years younger according to Dr. Frank). Seeing is believing!
SUPER ANTIOXIDANT PROTECTION – An incredibly high ORAC Value of 22,000 per serving! As astonishing as that may be, it is made possible by the total combination of antioxidant ingredients that operate synergistically to bring truly super-antioxidant power to an already super-nutritious superfood! Antioxidant nutrients include: Vitamin C, rice bran solubles, VitaBerry® Plus, organic ginger root, n-acetyl-l-cysteine, l-taurine, standardized green tea extract (>90% catechins, >50% EGCG), organic kelp, trans-resveratrol, alpha lipoic acid, and l-selenomethionine. However, these antioxidants are not included quasi-randomly as part of a "shotgun" approach to free-radical protection. Instead, all ingredients are carefully considered in terms of how they will work together. That is why you will not find a superfood with greater antioxidant protection, much less one that provides high-quality protein and therapeutic levels of nucleic acids....in a single package.
Benefits you can Expect...Are You Ready for Super Health?
There are many benefits to gain from REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS. Some relate closely to its high-quality protein or to its blend of antioxidants. Others relate to the synergistic power of pure protein, dietary nucleic acids, and potent antioxidants working together. However, it is clear that dietary nucleic acids (RNA, DNA) provide special benefits by themselves. And when nucleic acids are combined with other important nutrients in the formula, their benefits are significantly enhanced. Benefits provided by the nuceic acids in REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS include:
GREATER ENERGY. You will feel energized! Starting from the cellular level, nucleic acids help produce more energy (as ATP) for all biological processes in your body. This translates into greater amounts of energy produced and more energy for you to do anything!
PHYSICAL REJUVENATION AND REGENERATION. More available cellular energy means your body will have more energy than it needs for basic needs and survival. This means the body will use the "extra" energy to rejuvenate and regenerate itself–that is, you!–from the inside out. You will start noticing within about 2–3 weeks (as you begin to build a "surplus" of critically needed nucleic acids). The benefits will build and accumulate, resulting in increasingly greater (and noticeable!) rejuvenation effects.
Another means by which dietary nucleic acids support biologicall processes is through improved intercellular communication. When communication between cells is optimal, your body can better express its genetic "blueprint." When nucleic acid status increases due to intake of dietary RNA, intercellular communication improves resulting in improved capacity to create health based upon accurate execution of your genetic code.
FASTER HEALING. When you have greater energy levels, you heal faster. You body can apply greater energy toward healing simply because it is producing more energy at the cellular level...and that means significanty faster healing!
GREATER FUNCTIONAL STRENGTH. You will become stronger. In fact, you will be stronger whether or not you exercise. However, for those individuals who exercise (no matter what the form of exercise) whether it's walking, running, lifting weights, yoga, pilates, tai chi, etc., the difference will be most noticeable to you. This is because nucleic acids accelerate your body's process of adapting to the stress of exercise...resulting in rapid improvements in strength, tone, recovery time (and even your aerobic capacity) as a consequence of exercise itself! This defines being "in shape" to perform a specific type of exercise.
EASIER BREATHING. Dietary nucleic acids provide the truly unique benefit of increased tissue oxygenation. This means more oxygen for your cells to carry out life processes. It also means you will breathe easier. That is, you will not be as "winded" as you might otherwise be for any given activity, exertion level, or exercise. This is especially valuable for those whose breathing may be compromised in any way (e.g., older individuals, those with reduced lung capacity, or simply people out-of-shape). It is also particularly valuable for athletes or any individual who exercises or plays a sport. You will notice significantly less need to "gasp" for air under conditions of aerobic stress (e.g., running, hiking, racquet sports, chasing children) and you will be pleasantly surprised to notice an apparent increase in lung capacity. This also benefits "weekend warriors" who may not exercise daily, but must on occasion put forth a worthy athletic effort, even on sudden notice.
INCREASED ENDURANCE. This partly relates to the benefit of easier breathing. However, it is also a function of greater cellular energy. As reserves of nucleic acids in the body accumulate, there is greater energy that allows increased expenditure of energy over a longer period of time. This means more energy, for a longer period of time. Depending on what you do, this could mean a greater ability to work longer (even at desk job) before depletion of energy. It could also mean improved endurance race times, or the capacity to play more sets of tennis or to teach another class.
FASTER RECOVERY. Just as nucleic acids speed healing, increase endurance, and rejuvenate the body, they also support faster recovery times. That is, you will recover faster from workouts or running events, but also from surgery or any type of physical stress. The key lies in how your cells harness dietary RNA to create more energy, which is then channeled into supporting optimal function of all biological processes in your body.
LOWER CHOLESTEROL LEVELS. Dietary nucleic acids reduce cholesterol. Yet they do it in a completely natural way that will not artificially deplete needed cholesterol (unlike cholesterol lowering drugs). Dr. Benjamin Frank states that the means by which his patients reduced their cholesterol using nucleic acids relates to energy production (No-Aging 61). That is, the electron-transport chain in the body gets its energy from the Krebs cycle. The chain requires plenty of energy in the form of ATP to operate effeciently. To produce ATP, the chain needs a full supply of its components (e.g., isoprene), thereby utilizing these components productively to build parts of the chain, and leaving less for cholesterol formation. Beyond the science of nucleic acid nutrition as pioneered by Dr. Frank, the fact remains that dietary RNA is highly effective in lowering cholesterol levels.
CARDIOVASCULAR BENEFITS. One benefit for the cardiovascular system is the reduction of cholesterol (see above). Reducing cholesterol effectively widens vessel walls and effectively decreases the harmul effects from oxidation of cholesterol deposits. Another benefit stems from the fact that the brain, heart and other muscles more effectively use smaller quantities of oxygen due to the fact that nucleic acids boost oxygen levels in tissues (see above). This is especially important because thickened and hardened arteries carry less blood and therefore less oxygen to organs and their cells. So, there is the immediate benefit of improved oxygenation of heart (and other organs) via improved oxygenation. Then, there is a longer term benefit of reduced cholesterol. Together, these benefits create better cardiovascular health, and often contribute to spectacular improvements in cardiovascular health. Dr. Frank reports excellent results from nucleic acid therapy for patients suffering from arteriosclerosis, angina pectoris, high cholesterol levels, and other related issues (No-Aging 62).
RESISTANCE TO TEMPERATURE EXTREMES (Heat or Cold). Greater energy production in cells means more energy available for all biological processes. This translates not only into the potential for increased heat production in the body, but also for more efficient temperature regulation overall. This means improved tolerance for the extremes of heat and cold. You will notice you are warmer under cold winter conditions. And in summer, your body's heat regulation mechanisms will function properly.
As noted, one way dietary nucleic acids support biological processes is via improved intercellular communication. Regulation of metabolism and maintaining homeostasis in the body require excellent communication between cells. High levels of dietary nucleic acids support proper metabolism, as well the function of other complex systems (e.g., endocrine) in the body dependent upon efficient intercellular communication.
Another way of looking at this same benefit is that the body can better handle external stressors (e.g., heat, cold, hypoxia (lack of oxygen), cell damage (e.g., injury) when nucleic acid status is high. The body can, and does, synthesize its own (endogenous) nucleic acids. However, the fact that we gain so much benefit from nucleic acids supplied through diet (exogenously) indicates that we cannot sufficiently supply our needs for nucleic acids without dietary sources. Dr. Frank points to fact that the benefits of nucleic acids are so visible in older people (whose greatest need is often energy) and athletes (such as boxers, who best succeed with a combination of strength and endurance) is the most profound evidence for the health benefits of nucleic acids for everyone. In fact, it was upon this observation that Dr. Frank based his assertion that nucleic acids are "essential nutrients" like vitamins and minerals (Nucleic Acid Nutrition and Therapy 116–117).
INCREASED LEAN MUSCLE MASS. For the same reasons that nucleic acids can produce greater functional strength, increased aerobic capacity (via tissue oxygenation), and greater endurance, they also can increase lean muscle mass (and consequently reduce body fat percentage). This is especially the case for individuals who exercise or workout, but it can also produce noticeable results for ordinary people doing nothing more than ordinary things. Now that's extraordinary!
SMOOTHER SKIN. It shows on your face within a few weeks! Indeed, your skin will be smoother, clearer, less dry, and softer to touch as nucleic acid reserves accumulate in your body. Say goodbye to excess wrinkles, deep lines, cracks, furrows, and crow's feet on your face, overly sagged skin on your neck, and excessively rough skin over elbows and other joints. In fact, your skin not only will be smoother, but considerably firmer. A standard "pinch test" of skin on the back the hand shows significantly greater "springiness" as skin moves back into place faster than before, indicating a more youthful state. Dr. Frank's studies showed a 30% to 40% improvement in the speed of pinched skin returning to "normal" condition (Nucleic Acid Nutrition and Therapy 26). This corresponds to a signficant increase in skin elasticity.
Other notable anti-aging effects observed on skin include reduced lentigos and keratoses, and decreased calluses on the feet. While smoothing effects are especially pronounced in older adults (who may need them more!), all individuals experience improvements in skin condition. For example, Dr. Frank notes significant improvements in the appearance of skin of younger adults suffering from acne (No-Aging 35). That is, dietary nucleic acids not only rejuvenate skin and effectively moisten older skin, they also dry excessively oily skin and simultaneously relieve acne.
MORE YOUTHFUL APPEARANCE. This benefit relates to the benefit of smoother skin (see above). Yet, it goes far beyond that! Your eyes may sparkle with new energy, your hair may regain its former color, and your distribution of muscle mass may start to resemble the "you" of years ago. Looking younger may be the most remarkable effect of nucleic acids in REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS. Yet, what you experience will be nothing short of extraordinary. Rejuvenating effects are noticeable within weeks and just keep getting better!
These are just a few benefits of therapeutic levels of nucleic acids provided in REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS. What other benefits can you expect from this amazing superfood that not only includes nucleic acids, but also provides high-quality protein, and ultra high levels of antioxidant protection, and more?
Well, the truth is...you can expect a whole lot more....
More Benefits from a Multidimensional Superfood
REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS is the only superfood available today that purposefully provides therapeutic levels of dietary nucleic acids and functions as a dedicated protein supplement. Indeed, it is just one of five Rejuvenate™ formulas that represent the only line of superfoods in the world intentionally designed by Dr. Hank Liers to provide nucleic acids as part of complete program of rejuvenation.
Within our line of high-RNA superfoods, only REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS is a dedicated protein formula. That is, other Rejuvenate!™ superfoods may provide protein, but also include other ingredients (e.g., greens, vitamins and minerals, herbal complexes, etc.) intended to serve other functions. Thus, REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS is unique in purely being a high-protein superfood supplement.
What are other benefits you can expect from REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS as a unique nucleic acid rich, high protein, and high antioxidant formula? Well, here are a few more benefits:
IMPROVED BRAIN FUNCTION. The combination of complete protein, nucleic acids, and antioxidants provides synergistic effects that exert a positive impact on brain function. For example, protein provides a full complement of amino acids required for optimal brain health. Nucleic acids reduce deposits in vessel walls and significantly increase brain oxygenation. Antioxidants preserve and protect vessels and brain structures from free-radical damage. Just by themselves, nucleic acids are known to improve mental acuity (Nucleic Acid Nutrition and Therapy 28).
WEIGHT LOSS. REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS is not designed in itself as a weight loss formula. However, the fact remains that when you build lean muscle mass, increase metabolic energy, improve cellular function, boost detoxification processes...then weight loss is often a natural consequence of a healthier body.
Another consequence of boosting nutrition with this unique formula is reduced hunger. The balanced nutrient profile of high protein, high RNA, complex carbohydrates, and antioxidants means that you will get a lot of nutrients you need to meet your body's need for quality food. When that happens, you are less hungry and have reduced cravings for empty calories or filler foods that fill you up, but do little or nothing to improve or maintain high nutritional status.
HIGHER QUALITY OF LIFE. This formula is designed to be part of a complete program of rejuvenation known as the Rejuvenation Program. This ultimate goal of the program is to help you create optimal health and rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul. However, REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS can itself get you started on the path to higher quality of life. Its unique combination of balanced nutrients and especially its nucleic acids will boost your health, but also are an integral part of a "Rejuvenation Lifestyle" intended to help you continuously improve your life, and to generate and support practices for lifelong rejuvenation.
GREATER LONGEVITY. Beyond boosting quality of life, the formula is designed to support longer life and even to extend healthy life. By teaming up full spectrum nucleic acids with high quality protein and super-antioxidant capabilities, this product offers an array of health benefits that can include life extension. The pioneer of nucleic acid research in the area of life extension, Dr. Frank asserted that nucleic acid nutrition and therapy are the keys not only to living better, but also essential to transcending limits to productive, healthy living. We believe that therapeutic levels of nucleic acids combined with high-quality protein and high levels of antioxidants can play a major role in boosting nutrition supporting long, healthy life. We also believe that when used consistently as an integral part of a complete Rejuvenation Program, REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS supports and contributes to greater longevity.
CUMULATIVE BENEFITS. As nucleic acid levels rise in your body, you experience all the healthy benefits. Better yet, there is a direct relationship between the length of time you take nucleic acids and the results you obtain. That is, the longer the period during which dietary nucleic acids accrue, the stronger the long-term effects become. That's because nucleic acids provide energy and improved intercelluar communications to cells that enable your body to rejuvenate itself continuously. This means support for ongoing processes of rejuvenation and regeneration that build on themselves and cumulative health benefits that add up to greater improvements in health.
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REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS Features:
• MOST INGREDIENTS ORGANIC, WILDCRAFTED, OR NON-GMO
• GLUTEN FREE
• NO SOY, CORN, WHEAT, EGG, OR DAIRY
• NO ADDED SUGARS (except d-ribose*)
• NO ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS
• NO PRESERVATIVES
• MIXES WELL WITH FOODS AND SUPERFOODS
(INCLUDING OTHER REJUVENATE!™ FORMULAS)
*d-ribose is a therapeutic monosaccharide supporting production & repair of RNA
Therapeutic Levels of Nucleic Acids (RNA, DNA)
Meet Your Body's Needs for These "Essential Nutrients"
Of course, nucleic acids (RNA, DNA) are superstars of genetic science. But also they are superheroes of nutrition. In fact, they are amazing "supernutrients" whose nutritional powers inspired development of the Rejuvenate!™ line of superfoods, including REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS.
It's no secret that modern nutritional science hardly acknowledges the health benefits of nucleic acids. Yet, the health benefits of dietary nucleic acids are well known, proven, and have been (and continue to be) extensively studied.
Just because mainstream nutrition fails to recognize or advocate our needs for dietary nucleic acids does not mean that you won't or can't benefit from taking them. Because of course you will benefit from a diet rich in nucleic acids, including a high-RNA superfood like REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS.
How important are nucleic acids for health? According to Dr. Frank, nucleic acids must be recognized as "essential nutrients" like vitamins and minerals. It is known that nucleic acids are important for health. Yet, many nutritionists assume humans synthesize sufficient nucleic acids to meet their needs. Dr. Frank asserts this assumption is merely an unsupported belief. The evidence points to a fundamental need for dietary nucleic acids in order to attain optimal health.
Because if humans could produce (and repair) nucleic acids in optimal quantities, then why do dietary nucleic acids provide so much benefit (even in relatively small amounts)? Based on his observation of thousands of patients, Dr. Frank proposes that nucleic acids are essential nutrients, no less than are vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, and fats (lipids). No need to wait for nutritional science to declare nucleic acids to be essential nutrients. Get started with REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS and see how essential these nutrients are for your excellent health!
As evidence supporting nucleic acids' status as essential nutrients, Dr. Frank points to the major benefits gained by both "normal" individuals consuming standard American diets (i.e., low in nucleic acids) and individuals suffering from various health conditions, all of whom received significant benefits from nucleic acids (Nucleic Acid Nutrition and Therapy 117). Regardless of your diet or current health status, you can begin reaping benefits from dietary nucleic acids today!
World's Only Dedicated High Protein, High-RNA Superfood
Satisfies Needs for Taste, Versatility, & Health-Building Power!
REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS is the only dedicated high-RNA protein superfood available today. HPDI was the first to create high-RNA superfoods. However, while some offer high protein levels, most also contain high levels of "greens" such as chlorella or spirulina, a built-in vitamin or mineral supplement, or an herbal complex. While each Rejuvenate!™ formula meets specific nutritional needs (and all provide dietary RNA), REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS is a protein supplement that includes RNA and powerful antioxidants. Thereby, it can be used very flexibly with exisiting diets or nutritional regimens, and mixes will with other superfoods, including all Rejuvenate!™ superfoods. In addition, it's amazingly tasty when used all by itself!
Where else will you find a vegetable-based protein supplement that provides all the healthy benefits of REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS? Well, nowhere else, to be exact. Because there simply does not exist another protein supplement that offers you so many benefits in a single package. Also, take advantage of super spectacular savings now! When you order 3–6 containers you save 10%. And when you order 7 containers or more, you save a total of 20%!
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Choice Ingredients for the Most Effective
Protein-Based Superfood In the World
The protein in REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS derives from a blend of non-GMO and organic rice proteins and stabilized rice bran, and organic freeze-dried vegetable sprouts with pea protein, as well as a blend of free-form amino acids. In addition it contains extremely powerful antioxidants, trace minerals, prebiotics, taste enhancers (including d-ribose; l-malic acid; inulin; xylitol; organic strawberry, peach, and vanilla flavoring; and stevia), and enzymes. This formula does not contain any "green foods" and gets its RNA mostly from RNA extracts of nutritional yeast and chlorella growth factor.
REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS is primarily intended to be a vegetarian protein food and mixes well with our other Rejuvenate!™ formulas. It is among the tastiest superfoods we've ever formulated, and mixes especially well in smoothies, fruit juices, fruit salads, cereal dishes, and plain water.
REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS contains about the same amount (300+ mg per serving) of RNA/DNA found in our four other Rejuvenate!™ superfoods along with many other ingredients that make it one of the most healthful superfoods available. These other ingredients per serving include 16 grams of protein including the free-form amino acids l-glutamine, glycine, l-lysine, l-taurine, and a-acetyl-l-cysteine, powerful antioxidants (ORAC of about 22,000 units), good-tasting and protective nutrients from organic freeze-dried strawberries and peaches, powerful prebiotics, an enzyme complex, trace minerals from seaweed and seawater, and fiber from stabilized rice bran and fruit (about 5 grams per serving).
REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS contains a blend of cell protective antioxidants including: Vitamin C, rice bran solubles, VitaBerry® Plus, organic ginger root, n-acetyl-l-cysteine, l-taurine, standardized green tea extract (>90% catechins, >50% EGCG), organic kelp, trans-resveratrol, alpha lipoic acid, and l-selenomethionine.
The nutrients in REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS set it apart from its predecessors. The carefully crafted blend of ingredients points to a superior design that places this unique superfood high among the leading superfoods available to consumers. Together with its good taste and easy palatability, REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS also takes a special position among the REJUVENATE!™ series of superfoods. It is the delicious creamy tasting superfood with an extraordinary blend of vegetarian protein sources and scrumptous fruity taste. The ingredients in REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS were selected to have a taste and mouth feel that allow it to blend and merge taste-wise delicately with a wide range of foods commonly used in smoothies (nut milks, fruits, nuts & seeds, vegetables).
REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS is designed to provide high levels of nucleic acids, including RNA, DNA, nucleotides, and nucleosides. Modern western diets can be deficient in nucleic acids, at least relative to many traditional diets. Food sources of nucleic acids include certain fish, organ meats, beans, yeast, and various food algae. In general, foods high in purines contain above average levels of nucleic acids. In comparison to most fish and organ meats, muscle meats (e.g., beef, chicken, pork, etc) are relatively deficient in nucleic acids. Moreover, while certain vegetables (beans, asparagus, spinach) and vegetable soups provide reasonably high levels of nucleic acids, most vegetables do not.
Because modern western diets typically depend heavily on muscle meats, processed foods, and foods produced via industrial agriculture, nucleic acid intake generally is quite low (relative to traditional diets), and continues to decline, except when certain foods or supplements are added to the diet. For example, the Japanese consume higher amounts of spirulina and chlorella; the British consume a yeast extract known as "Marmite" and the Australians consume "Vegemite," etc. Moreover, many fish-eating cultures are known for health and longevity. Many researchers have concluded that higher levels of health among fish-eating peoples not only relates to increased intake of essential fats, but also relates to higher intake of nucleic acids.
Nucleic acids are involved in many bodily processes, especially energy production and communication within cells (i.e., they enable cells to use energy effectively for greater health). In the cell nucleus, RNA carries out instructions coded in DNA—instructions containing information critical for cell structure and function—which are essential for the very lives of our cells, and thereby for our lives. When our cells receive proper directions and energy to carry them out, they keep us youthful.
In the 1960s and 1970s, the molecular biologist Dr. Benjamin S. Frank pioneered dietary nucleic acid therapy [through nutrition] using yeast extracts and fish, especially sardines. He wrote several books regarding his studies, including Dr. Frank's No-Aging Diet: Eat and Grow Younger (1976), a bestseller that popularized the so-called "fish diet." Dr. Frank's experiments with high-RNA diets showed that increased dietary intake of nucleic acids produced marked improvements in health both in specific conditions, as well as in general health and vitality.
Dr. Frank's animal experiments, and his experience with human subjects, showed many beneficial effects, indicating that dietary nucleic acids (i.e., nucleic acid in the diet and through dietary supplementation) can be useful adjuncts in protocols for a wide variety of conditions. Among the beneficial effects Dr. Frank recorded were increased growth (especially muscle growth), greater endurance; positive effects on the cardiovascular system; greater lung capacity and easier breathing (i.e., better oxygen utilization); higher tolerance for temperature extremes (cold and hot); smoother skin and a more youthful appearance; greater vitality and longevity (in experimental animals compared to controls).
Dr. Frank's human subjects also showed many positive effects, including increased energy levels, greater endurance, improved muscle strength, easier breathing, lowered cholesterol levels, diminishment of angina pains and other beneficial cardiovascular effects, blood sugar stabilization, improved vision, and a more youthful appearance.
In his books, Dr. Frank addresses how nucleic acids can dramatically increase cellular energy. Nucleic acids boost energy levels in the body is by significantly increasing production of the "high-energy" molecule ATP (adenosine triphosphate). The body requires the energy from ATP for many purposes, including for repairing, healing, metabolism, digestion, building a strong immune system, and other processes.
The pioneering work of Dr. Frank has provided a scientific and clinical basis for pursuing development of nutritional formulas that leverage the power of dietary nucleic acids for greater health and well-being.
Nutritional Considerations and Applications
REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING UNIQUE INGREDIENTS:
VitaBerry®Plus® (300 mg/serving)
VitaBerry®Plus® is a nutritious ingredient having extremely high ORAC value and is derived from freeze-dried Grape Seed, Wild Blueberry, Wild Bilberry, Cranberry, Tart Cherry, Prune, Raspberry Seed, Strawberry, Resveratrol, and Quercetin. In fact, this powder has an ORAC value in excess of 1.2 million units per 100 grams. Therefore at the 300 mg level that this material is found in REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS it provides a minimum of 3,600 ORAC units. Because excessive exposure to free radicals may cause severe pain and inflammation, high-ORAC VitaBerry® Plus® significantly can contribute to preventing oxidative damage in the body.
VitaBerry®Plus® functions in the following ways:
- • Superior source of natural antioxidants
- • Helps prevent the effects of premature aging
- • Promotes cardiovascular health
- • Promotes healthy brain function and mental acuity
- • Promotes healthy vision
- • Promotes healthy blood sugar levels
- • Excellent source of flavonoids and organic acids
- • Promotes urinary tract health
- • Promotes healthy skin
ORGANIC FREEZE-DRIED STRAWBERRY AND PEACH COMPLEX (7,000 MG)
The freeze-dried fruit complex in REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS is a proprietary blend of organic strawberries and peaches. Strawberries and peaches contain many powerful phytochemicals that can improve health. They are high in fiber and relatively low in sugar, and will not lead to surges to insulin when eaten in moderation.
Peaches – Peach is a fruit native to china, but cultivated in almost all the countries with a cool climate. They have an outer skin that is reddish-yellow in color, while the flesh is either white or yellow. Peaches that have a white flesh are usually very sweet and have very little acidity. A peach is extremely rich in vitamin A and potassium, apart from abounding in a number of other nutrients, making them rank very high in nutritional value and good for the health of an individual.
Peaches are a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, and Potassium. Historically peaches have been used to help make the skin healthy and add color to the complexion, in the removal of worms from the intestinal tract, as a good source of dietary fiber, used on a regular basis to keep bowel movements regular and even prevent straining, and as an excellent antioxidant with some antimicrobial activity that provides tumor growth inhibition activity.
Strawberries – Strawberries long have grown wild in the world's temperate regions. They have been cultivated for several thousand years and were prized among the ancient Romans. Most of the common varieties of strawberry derive from a hybrid (Fragaria x ananassa). Strawberries have an ORAC value of 1,540, which is very high among the fruits and vegetables tested by the USDA. They are a good source of vitamins C, K, B2, B5, B6, and folate. They also contain appreciable amounts of the minerals manganese, iodine, and potassium, as well as dietary fiber. Like other berries, the antioxidants contained in strawberries may be useful against diseases of the heart and arteries by preventing the oxidation of lipids. The phytonutrient phenols most abundant in strawberries are anthocyanins and ellagitannins. The anthocyanins help to prevent oxidative damage from free radicals in body. The unique phenol profile of the strawberry enables it not only to protect the heart, but also to fight inflammation. Studies have shown that strawberries also protect the brain from oxidative stress and may therefore reduce age-related cognitive decline in brain function.
CELL PROTECTIVE ANTIOXIDANTS
Vitamin C (500 mg) – Vitamin C is known to perform many critical functions within the body involving detoxification, tissue building, immune enhancement, pain control, and controlling or killing pathogenic organisms. It is known to be helpful for wound and bone healing, healthy skin and eyes, fighting infections, stress control, toxic exposure, and repairing damaged tissues. Taking adequate amounts of Vitamin C may help prevent a wide range of disease states.
Organic Ginger Root (200 mg) – Ginger rhizome (Zingiber officinale) is an incredibly active and effective gastrointestinal aid with the following properties: 1) Contains a digestive enzyme whose effectiveness even exceeds that of papain; 2) Stimulates the flow of saliva and increases the concentration of the digestive enzyme amylase in the saliva; and 3) Activates peristalsis and increases intestinal muscle tone. Ginger is also known to be helpful in cases of nausea.
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) (200 mg) – NAC is a powerful free radical scavenger. A majority of orally ingested NAC rapidly undergoes deacetylation to form L-cysteine, which is necessary for glutathione production. NAC, therefore, has powerful implications for immune function and increasing the body's free-radical trapping capacity. NAC's effectiveness in treating patients with acetaminophen overdose is well documented. NAC has been used with good results in treatment of respiratory illness and diseases such as chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Additionally, NAC has well-known antimucolytic properties, and has been shown to increase mucociliary transport in lungs.
Green Tea Extract (decaffeinated and standardized to >90% catechins, >50% EGCG) (200 mg) – Green tea extract is used primarily for its free radical fighting capabilities. Its key ingredient, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), protects against digestive and respiratory infections. It helps block the tumor-promoting actions of carcinogens, ultraviolet light, and metastasis from an original site in the skin, stomach, small intestine, liver or lung. EGCG also reduces platelet aggregation about as much as aspirin. Green tea is very effective in inhibiting pathogenic bacteria that cause food poisoning and increases levels of friendly intestinal bacteria. It also blocks the attachment of the bacteria associated with dental caries to the teeth.
Organic Icelandic Kelp (200 mg) and Trace Mineral Powder (100 mg) – The milled kelp (Laminaria digitata) in REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS grows deep in the cold subtidal waters of northwestern Iceland. This kelp is the only commercially available kelp that is sustainably harvested, dried, milled and bagged following the organic standards of Quality Assurance International. The kelp used in REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS is an excellent source of organic iodine and other trace minerals. We have added additional trace minerals powder from the ocean to further enhance the trace mineral content of REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS.
Trans-Resveratrol (100 mg) (from Polygonum cuspidatum) – Trans-resveratrol provides anti-oxidant protection, boosts cellular energy, and balances the immune system. It has been proven in studies to activate the SIRT1 longevity gene and enhance cellular productivity. Several research studies have shown that trans-resveratrol significantly modulates biomarkers of bone metabolism, inhibits pro-inflammatory enzymes such as COX-1 and COX-2, and exhibits chemopreventive agents, anticarcinogenic properties, cardioprotective effects, neuroprotective properties, and caloric restrictive behavior. Trans-resveratrol has shown the ability to increase the number of mitochondria thereby increasing total daily energy. Studies have shown that trans-resveratrol promotes an increase in mitochondrial function, that translates into an increase in energy availability, improved aerobic capacity, and enhanced sensorimotor function.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (25 mg) – Alpha lipoic acid is normally made in the human body, where it functions primarily as an important metabolic nutrient. As such, it plays a crucial role in the metabolism of both fats and carbohydrates into energy. In addition, lipoic acid functions as an extremely powerful antioxidant capable of trapping many different types of free radicals in the body. Because it is both water and fat soluble, lipoic acid is able to operate in a broader range of body tissues than most other antioxidants. Its small size allows lipoic acid to enter areas of the body not easily accessible to many other substances; this allows lipoic acid, for example, to enter the cell nucleus and prevent free-radical damage to DNA. Because it is such a powerful antioxidant and can easily function and exist in both a reduced and oxidized state, lipoic acid is able to protect other important antioxidants such as glutathione, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C. Lipoic acid is also able to chelate heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, mercury, free iron, and free copper out of the body.
L-Selenomethionine (25 mcg) – selenium is a trace mineral required in the body. Its primary function is carried out in the form of selenomethionine, which is incorporated into four active sites of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase. This enzyme protects the body against free-radical damage (especially when it occurs in cell membranes) caused by the oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids. Selenium historically has been linked to Vitamin E because Vitamin E blocks the production of oxidized fatty acids in cell membranes. Selenium also appears to exert antioxidant activity by itself. Selenium is involved in the production and utilization of thyroid hormone, and it is antagonistic to heavy metals, including lead, mercury, aluminum, and cadmium. According to a publication of the National Research Council (NRC), "One could reasonably suppose that selenium is involved [i.e., exerts a protective function] in such human medical problems as cataracts, diseases of the liver, cardiovascular or muscular diseases, and the aging process." Selenium in its vital role in glutathione peroxidase affects all components of the immune system, including the development and function of all white blood cells.
High Protein Organic Garden Sprout Blend (5,000 mg/serving)
For thousands of years individuals have been using the healing power of vegetable sprouts. When a dormant seed begins to sprout, it enters a stage of tremendous vitality. Antioxidants and enzymes are produced that protect the developing plant and enable rapid growth. Exciting new research has identified the role of glucosinolates and iosthiocyanates, classes of phytochemicals inherent in sprouts, that appear to positively influence metabolism in the human body. Studies have suggested that sprout phytonutrients can promote the maintenance of healthy organs, healthy anti-inflammatory conditions, reduce the effects of toxins, and help to fight the effects of age-related free-radical activity. The particular selection of sprouts used in Rejuvenate!™ Strawberry-Peach Protein Plus were chosen to provide all of the above benefits while also yielding a blend with greater than 65% protein. Included in this blend of organic ingredients are pea protein, quinoa sprouts, broccoli sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, daikon radish sprouts, red clover sprouts, and organic vanilla favoring.
Brown Rice Protein Blend (Organic and Non-GMO) (10,000 mg/serving). The rice protein in REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS is extracted using proprietary processes starting from organic and non-genetically modified rice. Our rice protein is processed without the use of acids, bases or other chemicals. We have chosen to include a blend of rice proteins, that combine the excellent taste of the California non-GMO rice protein with the creaminess of the organic Oryzatein Silk protein. The protein content of the blended product is 70%. The protein of our brown rice blend contains all of the essential amino acids, but it is somewhat low in the amino acid lysine. For this reason we have added supplemental lysine (400 mg/serving) to the formula.
FREE FORM AMINO ACIDS
The protein in REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS has an excellent protein profile and the enzymes and cofactors work to efficiently deliver amino acids to the body. The following amino acids have been added to provide additional support of major body functions.
L-Glutamine (600 mg) – L-glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the human body where it functions as a major fuel source. It is one of the few amino acids that contain 2 nitrogen atoms and, as such, it is important in DNA synthesis. L-glutamine is also important for the health and function of the intestinal wall. In glutamine deficiency states there can be diarrhea, villous atrophy, mucosal ulceration, increased intestinal permeability, and intestinal necrosis. Glutamine has been shown to protect against bacterial translocation, to promote healing, and to enhance the growth and absorptive capacity of the intestinal mucosa. Glutamine is stored in muscle tissue for subsequent need by other body tissues and inhibits muscle atrophy induced by stress hormones.
L-Lysine (400 mg) – As mentioned earlier, rice protein tends to be somewhat low in the amino acid lysine. Therefore as an assurance that REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS has adequate levels of lysine, we have added 400 mg of pharmaceutical grade l-lysine per meal replacement serving.
Lysine is an essential amino acid needed for growth and to help maintain nitrogen balance in the body. It is concentrated in muscle tissue and helps in the absorption of calcium from the intestinal tract, the promotion of bone growth, and the formation of collagen. Collagen is an important body protein that is the basic matrix of the connective tissues, skin, cartilage, and bone. Vitamin C is needed to convert lysine into hydroxylysine, which is then incorporated into collagen. A lysine deficiency may contribute to reduced growth and immunity along with an increase in urinary calcium. Lysine is also metabolized by transaminase enzymes in the liver where its metabolism depends on the vitamins B6, B3, B2, and C and on iron and glutamic acid. Furthermore, lysine interferes with the replication of herpes viruses and therefore often is prescribed by nutritionally oriented doctors to people with cold sores or genital herpes.
L-Taurine (400 mg) – L-taurine is one of the most abundant amino acids in the body. It is found in the central nervous system, skeletal muscle, and is very concentrated within the brain and heart. Taurine is synthesized from the amino acids methionine and cysteine, in conjunction with Vitamin B-6. Taurine affects cell membrane electrical excitability by normalizing potassium flow in and out of heart muscle cells. Taurine helps to maintain the correct composition of bile as well as the solubility of cholesterol. It has been found to have an effect on blood sugar levels similar to insulin. Furthermore, taurine helps to stabilize cell membranes and seems to have some antioxidant and detoxifying activity. It helps the movement of potassium, sodium, calcium, and magnesium in and out of cells, which helps generate nerve impulses. In addition, taurine is necessary for the chemical reactions that produce normal vision.
Glycine (400 mg) – Glycine is one of the sweet-tasting non-essential amino acids and is used to help create muscle tissue and convert glucose into energy. It is also essential to maintaining healthy central nervous and digestive systems. It is used in the body to help construct normal DNA and RNA strands—the genetic material needed for proper cellular function and formation. It helps prevent the breakdown of muscle by boosting the body's levels of creatine, a compound that helps build muscle mass. High concentrations of glycine are found not only in the muscles, but in the skin and other connective tissues as well. Almost 1/3 of collagen, which keeps the skin and connective tissue firm and flexible, is composed of glycine. Without glycine the body would not be able to repair damaged tissues; the skin would become slack as it succumbed to UV rays, oxidation, and free radical damage, and wounds would never heal.
Glycine is considered a glucogenic amino acid, which means it helps supply the body with glucose needed for energy. It helps regulate blood sugar levels, and thus glycine supplementation may be useful for treating symptoms characterized by low energy and fatigue. Glycine is essential for a healthy, normally functioning digestive system. It helps regulate the synthesis of the bile acid used to digest fats, and is included in many commercial gastric antacid agents. Glycine is necessary for central nervous system function. Research has shown that this amino acid can help inhibit the neurotransmitters that cause seizure activity, hyperactivity, and manic (bipolar) depression. Glycine can also be converted to another neurotransmitter, serine, as needed, and may be beneficial in the management of schizophrenia. Studies have shown that glycine also helps improve memory retrieval loss in those that suffer from a wide variety of sleep-depriving conditions. Glycine along with l-cysteine and glutamic acid are used by to body to produce glutathione.
ENZYMES TO ENHANCE NUTRIENT UTILIZATION
The complexity and significant amounts of proteins and peptides found in REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS requires the combination of multiple proteases to optimize digestion. Proteins are made up of over twenty different amino acids, with each combination presenting different characteristics. Each of the proteolytic enzymes in REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS has different abilities to break the chemical bonds found in the proteins; thus, the combination shows the greatest rate of hydrolysis. Peptidase breaks amino acids off the ends of the peptide chain. Our proprietary enzyme complex contains both amino-peptidase and carboxy-peptidase activities and thus is able to remove amino acids from both ends of the peptide chain. Protease 4.5 breaks bonds at points within the peptide chain dependent upon their bond specificities. Significant action of this enzyme has been seen both in the laboratory and in digestive product usage. Protease 4.5 has an optimal pH of 4.5 (pH range 2.0 to 6.0). Protease 6.0 has an optimal pH of 6.0 (pH range 4.0 to 11.0). Together these proteases provide proteolytic action throughout the human digestive system.
Because REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS contains a large amount of plant matter, we have added the enzyme cellulase to the formula. Cellulase offers distinct advantages for individuals consuming large amounts of vegetable matter. This enzyme hydrolyzes the bonds in various fibers. Cellulase hydrolyzes glucose-glucose bonds in cellulose. By disrupting the structure of the fiber matrices that envelop most of the nutrients in plants, cellulase increases the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables.
PREBIOTICS AND TASTE ENHANCERS
We have included inulin (long-chain fructooligosaccharides from chicory root), xylitol (from organic hardwoods), malic acid (a Krebs Cycle intermediate), organic strawberry and peach flavoring, organic vanilla flavoring, and stevia leaf extract in REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS to provide prebiotics, enhanced taste, and other health benefits.
REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING INGREDIENTS FOUND IN OUR ORIGINAL REJUVENATE!™ FORMULA:
Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) (150 mg/serving)
In the early 1950s, the Japanese researcher Fujimaki separated a previously undiscovered substance from a hot-water extract of chlorella that is now known as "Chlorella Growth Factor" (CGF). CGF is a nucleotide-peptide complex comprised mostly of nucleic acid derivatives. The sugars identified in the nucleotide include glucose, mannose, rhamnose, arabinose, galactose, and xylose. Amino acids found in the peptide include glutamine, alanine, serine, glycine, proline, asparagine, threonine, lysine, cysteine, tyrosine, and leucine.
It is known that CGF is produced during intense photosynthesis and enables chlorella to grow extremely rapidly. During this process, a single cell may multiply into four daughter cells as rapidly as every 20 hours. CGF not only promotes this rate of reproduction, but also is itself rapidly increased.
In Japan, Dr. Yoshiro Takechi showed that CGF stimulates lactobaccilus (the "good" bacteria) to grow at four times the usual rate. Experiments with microorganisms, young animals, and children have demonstrated that CGF promotes faster than normal growth. In adults and mature organisms, CGF appears to enhance the functions of nucleic acids at the cellular level that relate to the production of proteins, enzymes, and energy, as well as to stimulate tissue repair and offer protection against toxic substances at the cellular level.
RNA/DNA Extract of Yeast (300 mg)
This is the primary source of RNA in REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS.
D-Ribose (1,500 mg/serving)
D-Ribose (or ribose) is a sweet, crystalline, water-soluble powder. It is a naturally occurring 5-carbon sugar found in all living cells. Ribose is a component of RNA and therefore essential for living creatures. It is also a component of ATP, NADH, and other metabolism-related substances. The biological importance of ribose relates to the fact that it is the rate-limiting compound that regulates the activity of the purine nucleotide pathway of adenine nucleotide metabolism. As such, ribose plays a central role in the synthesis of ATP, coenzyme-A, flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD), nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), DNA, RNA, and other important cellular constituents. Ribose is the only known compound the body can use for performing this critical metabolic function. Specifically, ribose administration bypasses the slow and rate-limited pentose phosphate pathway to stimulate adenine nucleotide synthesis and salvage in vivo. In addition, it has been shown that de novo adenine nucleotide synthesis in skeletal muscle is rate limited by the availability of ribose.
D-ribose is commonly found in foods, especially foods high in RNA (ribonucleic acid), such as brewer's yeast. D-ribose is essential for life and can be made by the body (e.g., from glucose). However, d-ribose from food sources can significantly boost the amount of ribose available to the body, thereby enhancing processes that utilize it.
Ribose derivatives play a significant role in the body. Important ribose derivatives encompass those having phosphate groups attached at the 5 position, including mono-, di-, and triphosphate forms, and 3-5 cyclic monophosphates. Diphosphate dimers, known as coenzymes, form an essential class of compounds with ribose. When such purine and pyrimidine derivatives are coupled with ribose, they are known as nucleosides (bases attached to ribose). Phosphorylated nucleosides are known as nucleotides. When adenine (a purine derivative) is coupled to ribose it is known as adenosine. ATP is the 5'-triphosphate derivative of adenosine. [The adenine portion of ATP consists of ribose and adenine. The triphosphate portion of ATP consists of three phosphate molecules.]
Ribose therefore is found in many important biological molecules, including adenosine triphosphate (ATP), nucleotides and nucleotide enzymes, and in RNA. D-ribose (as ribonucleoside diphosphates) notably converts to deoxyribonucleoside diphosphates, precursor molecules for DNA.
Ribose generates adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the body. Supplemental ribose increases the rate at which ATP is generated, thereby improving exercise performance and enabling faster muscle growth. This is possible because supplemental ribose enables the body to bypass the conversion steps needed to create or re-create the adenosine nucleotide. Replacing adenine nucleotides normally takes time for the body to accomplish, and this process can reduce the rate of healing and repair (e.g., of muscle fibers). Basically, supplemental ribose can increase the speed at which adenosine nucleotides can be replaced by providing raw material for the creation of more ATP.
Ribose similarly has been shown to boost synthesis and salvage of other nucleotides in the body, including those found in heart and skeletal muscle. Supplemental ribose again bypasses the rate-limiting conversion processes (i.e., of the pentose phosphate pathway), thereby speeding syntheses of nucleotides that provide energy to these tissues.
Ribose as a Significant Component of Nucleic Acids
Nucleotides are the molecular building blocks of DNA and RNA. They are chemical compounds consisting of a heterocyclic base, a 5-carbon sugar (ribose or deoxyribose) and at least one phosphate group. They are the monomers of nucleic acids, and 3 or more can bond together to form a nucleic acid.
Nucleosides are glycosylamines consisting of a base (or nucleobase) to a ribose (or deoxyribose) ring. Some nucleosides are cytidine, adenosine, guanosine, and inosine. When nucleosides are phosphorylated in cells, they produce nucleotides (see above).
Given the importance of ribose as an essential part of nucleic acids, nucleotides, nucleosides, its role in the production of energy (as ATP), and its ability to increase synthesis and salvage of nucleotides in the body, the inclusion of ribose in a formula designed to provide high levels of nucleic acids appears especially appropriate.
Stabilized Brown Rice Bran (pesticide-free) (3,000 mg)
Our producer of the stabilized brown rice bran in REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS has created a process that reliably inactivates the lipase in rice bran while retaining the rest of the food's chemistry. This is done with a mechanical extrusion process that forces the grain to deform as it squeezes through small openings in a metal die. The high rate of deformation during extrusion causes just the right amount of internal heating for the precise amount of time needed to inactivate the lipase.
During the process a number of other variables have to be carefully controlled, and some of the processes involved are proprietary trade secrets. The result is a stabilized rice bran product that retains most of the vital nutrients of fresh rice bran, but has a shelf life measured in years rather than hours.
Analysis of the rice bran in REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS has shown the presence of over 75 nutrients. Some of the key nutritional elements are:
- • Gamma oryzanol, beta sitosteryl ferluate, and five other related compounds. These are potent antioxidants and trace nutrients that play a vital role in many aspects of human physiology. Gamma oryzanol is found only in rice bran and has been used successfully in dealing with female hormone imbalances.
- • Tocopherols and Tocotrienols - These include all of the eight known forms of Vitamin E including d-alpha tocopherol. The importance of the other forms is probably at least equal to that of the alpha form.
- • Polyphenols including ferulic acid, alpha-lipoic acid, and four others. Lipoic acid plays an important role in sugar metabolism at the cellular level and is a powerful antioxidant. Ferulic acid is a powerful antioxidant as well.
- • The important minerals magnesium, calcium, and phosphorous, as well as, manganese and other trace minerals. Minerals are involved in all of the enzyme functions of the body including those involved in energy production.
- • Phytosterols, including beta sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol, and at least eleven more. Phytosterols have been shown to prevent the absorption of cholesterol, support healthy prostate function, and help to build immune function.
- • Carotenoids, including beta-carotene, alpha carotene, lycopene, lutein, zeazanthin, and more. Although beta-carotene is commonly sold as a single-ingredient supplement, alpha-carotene may in fact be more important. Lycopene is responsible for some of the recent health claims relating to tomatoes and lutein and zeazanthin play key roles in retinal function.
- • Essential amino acids including tryptophan, histidine, methionine, cysteine, cystine, and arginine. Amino acids are the body's raw materials for building all of its enzymes, DNA, RNA, and connective tissue.
- • Nine B-vitamins supporting the body's metabolic machinery, polysaccharides known among other functions to support immunity, and phospholipids. Phospholipids are vital to maintaining healthy cell membranes.
- • Lecithin which contains the important phospholipids phosphatidyl choline and phosphatidyl serine.
- • Seven identified enzymes, including coenzyme Q10 (involved in energy production).
Rice Bran Solubles (2,000 mg/serving)
Rice bran solubles are one of the most nutrient-dense superfoods available today. They derive entirely from rice. Specifically, they are a highly concentrated soluble carbohydrate and lipid-rich component of stabilized rice bran (i.e., a non-chemically modified water-soluble fraction). They are also a complete, great-tasting, natural source of B-complex vitamins (i.e., thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6) and contain many other nutrients, including amino acids, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and phytonutrients, Rice bran solubles are one of the world's perfect whole foods, lacking only a few trace minerals (which Rejuvenate!™ Strawberry–Peach Protein Plus provides through kelp, trace minerals powder, and other superfoods).
In fact, our non-GMO rice bran solubles product offers at least 29 vitamins and minerals, and more than 90 antioxidants. Among these are lipoic acid (useful in blood glucose control), tocopherols, and tocotrienols (which may have a positive effect on cholesterol levels). Alpha tocotrienol has been shown to provide up to 50 times more antioxidant power than alpha tocopherol. Rice bran solubles also contain essential fatty acids, including phospholipids, gamma oryzanol, ferulic acid and phytosterols. Certain antioxidants in rice bran solubles are documented as supportive in retarding the aging process and combating fee radicals. They strengthen the body's ability to regenerate and increase energy and stamina. The key nutritional elements in our rice bran solubles are the same as those shown above for stabilized rice bran. The rice bran solubles has more of these nutritional elements than the stabilized rice bran, but the stabilized rice bran has a greater fiber content.
Magnesium is one of the most abundant, available metals on earth, and plays crucial roles in the sustenance of life and its chemical processes. The divalent nature of the magnesium cation makes it an ideal activator for enzyme systems. Estimates for its usage in human systems include over 50 different biochemical reactions and its necessary presence for the operation of over 300 enzymes. Magnesium is essential for energy production, maintenance of electrolyte balance, and neuromuscular function. Investigations into rates of magnesium deficiency show that individuals in developed countries are at remarkably high risk with the suspected primary cause being an inadequate, depleted diet high in processed foods (from which magnesium has been removed but not replaced).
There are several nutritional requirements in the body in order for mitochondria to manufacture ATP. These essential nutrients include oxygen, magnesium, food substrate, ADP, and inorganic phosphate, as well as Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6 in their phosphorylated coenzyme forms. The body also needs adequate stores of malate (an important Krebs cycle intermediate) in order for most of these nutrients to function effectively in the process of ATP production. When any of these nutrients are not present in adequate amounts within the mitochondria, a vicious cycle can occur in which ATP is not created in amounts sufficient for proper cellular functioning. Insufficient amounts of ATP mean that the B vitamins may not be adequately phosphorylated leading to improper metabolism and further reductions in ATP production. The much less efficient anaerobic production of ATP will be utilized to a greater extent in such cases. A balance point may be reached in which the body produces only a fraction of the optimal amount of ATP. Under these conditions muscle weakness and fatigue may occur. Abraham and Flechas reported that supplementing the diet with magnesium may reverse such conditions of low energy (Jrnl of Nutritional Medicine 3: 49-59).
For the above reasons, we have included magnesium in REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS from magnesium malate (providing both magnesium and malate) and magnesium ascorbate (providing additional magnesium as well as Vitamin C).
|Serving Size: 41.5 g (about 2 scoops or 6 rounded tbls)|
|Servings Per Container: 13|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 165||Calories from Fat 22|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2.4 g||3.7%|
|Saturated Fat 0.6 g||2.8%|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 62 mg||2.6%|
|Total Carbohydrates 20 g||6.6%|
|Dietary Fiber 5 g||20%|
|Sugars 5.4 g|
|Protein 16.0 g||32%|
|Vitamin A 0%||Vitamin C 948%|
|Calcium 7%||Iron 19%|
|Magnesium 44%||RNA 307 mg
|Potassium 7%||ORAC 21,900 units|
* Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
INGREDIENTS: REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS contains the following: Rice Protein (Organic 80%), Rice Protein (non-GMO 48%), freeze-dried Vegetable Sprouts Protein (65% protein), Peach Powder (organic freeze dried), Strawberry Powder (organic freeze dried), Stabilized Rice Bran, Rice Bran Solubles, D-Ribose, Inulin (chicory root), L-Glutamine - USP grade, Xylitol (organic hardwood), Magnesium Ascorbate, Organic Strawberry Flavoring, Glycine, L-Lysine - USP grade, L-Taurine - USP grade, Magnesium L-Malate, RNA Extract from Yeast, VitaBerry® Plus, Organic Peach Flavoring, Organic Ginger Root Powder, Green Tea Extract (>50% EGCG), N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, Organic Kelp Powder, Organic Vanilla Flavor, Protease/Cellulase/HemiCellulase, Chlorella Growth Factor, L-Malic Acid, Trans-Resveratrol, Trace Minerals Powder, Stevia Leaf Extract, Alpha-Lipoic Acid, Selenium (from l-Selenomethionine).
DIRECTIONS: Consume six (6) tablespoons (2 scoops) per day or more. Greater health benefits may be gained at higher intake levels. Gradually increasing consumption allows the body to adjust to higher intakes.
REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS is fantastic in water, juices, smoothies, nut or grain beverages, and blender drinks. It is also sensational when added to foods including other Rejuvenate!™ formulas, fruits, fruit/nut sandwiches, fruit salads, vegetable juices, cereals, etc. Use your imagination!
REJUVENATE!™ STRAWBERRY-PEACH PROTEIN PLUS does not contain: wheat, rye, oats, corn, barley, soy, gluten, egg, dairy, sugar (other than D-Ribose), yeast (other than RNA extracts from yeast), sulfates, chlorides, wax, preservatives, colorings, or artificial flavorings.