REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS
Great Tasting High-RNA Superfood
With Cell Protective Blend of Herbs and Antioxidants
High ORAC Value Over 14,000 Per Serving
REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS is an amazing superfood in our family of high-RNA REJUVENATE!™ superfoods. It is a delicious, high-RNA and high-protein superfood that includes organic freeze-dried blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, and strawberries. It also includes a complete cell-protective blend of organic and wildcrafted herbs and antioxidants. This formula does not contain any “green foods” yet provides therapeutically high levels of RNA (primarily from nutritional yeast and RNA extracts of nutritional yeast).
REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS is a nutritionally complete formula that contains significant amounts of RNA/DNA, protein, essential fats, fiber, a coenzyme multivitamin, and enzymes. It is among the tastiest superfoods we have developed, and it mixes well in smoothies, fruit juices, fruit salads, cereal dishes, and with plain water.
REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS both contains more RNA/DNA than other REJUVENATE!™ products and includes many additional ingredients that make it one of the most well-balanced, all-purpose superfoods available. These other ingredients per serving include 12 grams of protein from a variety of plant sources (including non-gmo rice, organic hemp, freeze-dried vegetable sprouts, and organic sprouted flax powder), powerful antioxidants (ORAC of 14,270 units), a multivitamin subformula that includes a coenzyme B-complex, good-tasting nutrients from organic freeze-dried berries, powerful prebiotics, taste enhancers (including d-ribose, malic acid, inulin, xylitol, mannitol, organic mixed berry and vanilla flavoring, and stevia), an enzyme complex, lecithin (oil free, high phosphatide, non-GMO, from sunflower seeds), and a standardized 200:1 organic aloe vera complex.
DIRECTIONS: Consume six tablespoons (two 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! BERRIES & HERBS is fantastic in water, juices, smoothies, nut or grain beverages, and blender drinks. It is also sensational when added to foods including fruits, fruit/nut sandwiches, fruit salads, cereals, etc. Use your imagination!!
REJUVENATE! BERRIES & HERBS does not contain: wheat, rye, oats, corn, barley, gluten, egg, dairy, sugar (other than D-Ribose), sulfates, chlorides, wax, preservatives, colorings, or artificial flavorings.
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REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS contains a complete cell-protecting blend of organic/wildcrafted herbs and antioxidants including: organic astragalus, organic burdock root, organic turmeric root, organic ginger root, n-acetyl-l-cysteine (NAC), k-rutin™, standardized milk-thistle extract (>82% silymarin), standardized green tea extract (>95% polyphenols, >55% EGCG), organic licorice root, organic dandelion root, organic dulse, organic kelp, standardized Rhodiola rosea root (>3% rosavins), alpha-lipoic acid, BioVin™ grape seed, skin, and stem extract, Immune-Assist™ (synergistic blend of organic mushroom extracts including Agaricus blazei, Cordyceps sinensis hybrid, Lentinula edodes, Grifola frondosa, Ganoderma lucidum, and Coriolus versicolor), transresveratrol (from Polygonum cuspidatum), germanium sesquioxide, and l-selenomethionine.
The nutrients in REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS 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. The health benefits that may be achieved by consuming this formula therefore can be expected to be correspondingly greater, largely because of its high nutrient density and unique profile of nutrients. Together with its good taste and easy palatability, REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS holds a unique place among REJUVENATE!™ superfoods. It is the delicious, berry-tasting superfood that packs an extraordinary amount of well-balanced nutrition into every serving.
“Rejuvenate Berries & Herbs takes its place among the very best in the world....if you compare ingredients to ingredients, and you really look at what goes into these superfood products, you’ll agree that Rejuvenate Berries & Herbs is a serious contender for the ‘Best Superfood’ of 2010.”
“Berries & Herbs is awesome. 10 out of 10! I love it!”
- Mike Adams, the ‘Health Ranger’
Despite its uniqueness, a single serving of REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS still includes most of the basic ingredients of our original REJUVENATE!™. That is, it includes d-ribose, nutritional yeast, cold-milled flax seeds (instead of chia seeds to allow greater smoothness), rice bran solubles, Vitamin C, chlorella growth factor (CGF), magnesium, dulse, kelp, yeast RNA, folinic acid, and methylcobalamin (Vitamin B12). It may therefore be seen that REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS builds upon the foundation of original REJUVENATE!™ and takes it to a level that is new and different (and ‘better’ for certain purposes). Yet, REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS remains firmly rooted in the tradition of nucleic acid nutrition and therapy that inspires the design of HPDI’s entire line of superfoods.
Like our other superfood formulas, REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS is in powder form, and it tastes great by itself with water, fruit, or mixed in smoothies or blender drinks with fruits, nuts, berries, and/or grain or nut milks. Use your imagination!
BACKGROUND: REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS 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.
I would like to tell you about stunning progress that I have made using the Berries and Herbs product, along with the other supplements that comprise the protocol I have developed to address certain aspects of my health. I had also been waiting on the blood work test results to get the actual proof of the changes.
I am very happy to tell you that within months of using the Berries and Herbs product I have finally reversed the mild heart condition that I had had since I underwent a surgery at the age of 4 (I am 35 now) where the anaesthetics inflicted irregular heart beat rate and occasionally jumping blood pressure, from very low to moderately high (considering my age).
I have now got the evidence that all of that is gone (my triglycerides, LDL/HDL/VLDL cholesterol, homocysteine and vitamin D levels extend well beyond the point of being excellent, considering recent advances in the heart disease research). I attribute it to the Berries and Herbs product not because of that only but also due to the overall feeling of wellbeing that I have witnessed since I started taking it daily at the 3-4 daily servings.
I have already mentioned in the past how great all other Rejuvenate products have been working on me, but the Berries and Herbs has opened up a new dimension for me. I feel amazing every day, brimming with energy, being very productive and capable of doing a whole lot many more things than ever before.
On top of that, even though I always look fresh, recently I have been receiving lots of extra compliments lately (quite unexpectedly, I must admit) from my friends and colleagues on how even more fresh and great I look every day. I am genuinely overwhelmed with the great results I have achieved in the recent months....
I also thought I would share with you how amazingly the Berries and Herbs product tastes when added to a bowl of sprouted nuts (pine nuts, macadamias, brazil nuts and walnuts work particularly well) or when added to pure cranberry juice.
NUTRIONAL CONSIDERATIONS AND APPLICATIONS:
REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS Contains the Following Unique Ingredients:
VitaBerry® Plus® (400 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 400 mg level that this material is found in REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS it provides a minimum of 4,800 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® provides the following benefits:
- 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 Berry Complex (6,000 mg)
The freeze-dried berry complex in REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS is a proprietary blend of organic strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cranberries. Berries 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.
Blueberries: The berries of the blueberry plant (Vaccinium angustfolium) exhibit among the highest levels of antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetables. In particular, they contain the polyphenol anthocyanin (a pigment that gives fruits their red, purple and dark blue colors). Anthocyanins are powerful flavonoid antioxidants that help protect the body from free radical damage and diseases associated with aging. Blueberries contain not only 25-30 different types of anthocyanins, but also chlorogenic acid (believed to be a tumor inhibitor), and the pigment cyanidin (an anti-inflammatory). Blueberries contain silicon (an element believed to be helpful for the pancreas) and are considered to be helpful for diabetes.
Blueberries also have been effective for many health conditions, and may protect the body against age related declines in neural and cognitive functions, short-term memory loss, macular degeneration of the retina, and urinary tract infections (due to compounds that inhibit the adherence of bacteria to uroepithelial walls). Moreover, there is evidence that blueberries may improve glucose metabolism via the action of chlorogenic acid, serve as a powerful anti-inflammatory agents (useful against arthritis and other inflammatory conditions), and reduce the risk of tumorigenesis.
The antioxidant power of foods is measured in ORAC units (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), which indicate the total amount of a food's antioxidant capacity. High ORAC values indicate greater antioxidant capacity. High-ORAC foods may therefore protect cells from oxidative damage. Two studies have shown that eating high-ORAC fruits and vegetables (or doubling the intake of fruits and vegetables) elevates the antioxidant capacity of the blood 13-25% (see Jrnl of Clinical Nutrition 68: 1081-87). When ORAC values for 40 fruits and vegetables were measured by the USDA's Agricultural Research Service at its Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University, fresh blueberries scored the near the top, having 2,400 ORAC units per 100 grams (3.5 ounces). Serum levels of anthocyanins found in blueberries have been shown to rise significantly after ingestion of freeze-dried blueberry powder and correlate with an increase in serum antioxidant capacity as measured in ORAC units (Mazza et al., Jrnl of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 50 (26): 7731-37; 2002).
Cranberries: Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon) are native to the boggy regions of temperate and subalpine North America and Europe. Although Native Americans used them extensively, they were first cultivated in the U.S. in the early 19th century. Cranberries grow on viney plants belonging to the heath family Ericaceae that also includes blueberries, bilberries, huckleberries, and bearberries (Arctostaphylos uva ursi). Cranberries contain tannins, fiber, anthocyanins (and other flavonoids), and Vitamin C. Their tannins prevent bacteria from attaching to cells. Consequently, cranberries have been used against infections, including urinary tract infections. In addition, cranberries may be helpful in protecting against heart disease and stroke. Cranberries are an especially good source of antioxidant polyphenols. In animal studies, the polyphenols in cranberries have been found to decrease levels of total cholesterol and so-called “bad” cholesterol. Cranberries may also inhibit the growth of tumors in human breast tissue and lower the risk of both stomach ulcers and gum disease.
"My mom really likes the Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs she ordered from you. She's been mostly putting it in smoothies and says she feels a good energy boost."
- Lucinda W.
Raspberries: Raspberries (and blackberries) belong to the rose family (Rosaceae). The red raspberry was first cultivated in Europe about 400 years ago. There are several varieties native to North America, including a black raspberry native to southern states (that has been crossed with European varieties) and a red raspberry (Rubus idaeus) from which originate most commercially grown varieties. Raspberries contain anthocyanins, fiber (including the cholesterol lowering soluble form pectin), phytochemicals (ellagic acid, coumaric acid, ferulic acid), calcium, and vitamins A, C, and E. Ellagic acid is known to be antiviral, antibacterial, anticarcinogenic, and antimutagenic. It has been shown to inhibit the mutation of cells and to prevent the binding of carcinogens to DNA. Raspberries have 1,220 ORAC units per 100 grams (3.5 ounces), among the highest of the forty fruits and vegetables tested by the USDA.
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 (Frangaria 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 Organic / Wildcrafted Herbs and Antioxidants
Organic Astragalus Powder: Astragalus is derived from the root of a plant (Astragalus membranaceus) in the pea family. It is an adaptogen, meaning it has a balancing effect on bodily functions. Astragalus is often used to strengthen or tone the body's overall vitality, improve digestion, and support the spleen. Studies confirm it contains biologically active compounds, including a polysaccharide that stimulates the immune system.
Organic Burdock Root: Burdock root is one of the foremost cleansing herbs, providing nourishing support for the blood, the liver, and the natural defense system. It is rich in Vitamins B1, B6, B12, and E, plus manganese, copper, iron, zinc, sulfur, and more. Burdock Root is often found in tonic formulas and special blends designed for internal cleansing. In traditional herbal texts, Burdock Root is described as a “blood purifier” or “alterative” and was believed to clear the bloodstream of toxins. During the industrial revolution, Burdock was used as a medicine to help people cope with the increasing environmental pollution. Burdock Root has been used both internally and externally for eczema and psoriasis, as well as to treat painful joints and as a diuretic. In traditional Chinese medicine, burdock root, in combination with other herbs, is used to treat sore throats, tonsillitis, colds, and even measles. It is eaten as a vegetable in Japan and elsewhere. Burdock is a mild laxative. It also aids in the elimination of uric acid. The herb contains polyacetylenes that have both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Organic Turmeric Root Powder: Turmeric, a polyphenol, contains substances called curcuminoids that are powerful antioxidants, pain relievers, and anti-inflammatories. Curcuminoids have been shown to exhibit antibacterial activity.
Organic Ginger Root: 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): 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.
k-Rutin™: Rutin (quercetin-3-rutinoside) is a glycoside of the flavonoid quercetin. The chemical structure of rutin and quercetin consequently are very similar. Indeed, both rutin and quercetin are used in many countries as medications for blood vessel protection, and both are found as ingredients in numerous nutritional supplement preparations and herbal remedies. k-Rutin™ is an alkalinized form of rutin having greater solubility than the rutin included in traditional nutritional supplements. That is, based on laboratory studies, it is a more soluble anthocyanin moiety (functional group) than rutin.
Recognized Health Benefits of Rutin:
- Rutin inhibits platelet aggregation and decreases capillary permeability, which thins blood and improves circulation
- Rutin exerts anti-inflammatory activity
- Rutin inhibits aldose reductase activity. Aldose reductase is an enzyme normally present in the eye and elsewhere in the body. It helps change glucose into a sugar alcohol called sorbitol that is associated with cataract formation
- Rutin strengthens capillaries. It therefore can reduce symptoms of capillary- and circulatory-related health conditions, including hemophilia. It also may help prevent common venous edemas of legs and feet.
- Rutin can reduce cytotoxicity of oxidized LDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease
- Evidence indicates rutin can be used to treat hemorrhoids, varicosis, and microangiopathy
- Rutin acts as an antioxidant. A study of the superoxide anion scavenging activity of rutin and six other flavonoids (including quercetin, morin, acacetin, hispidulin, hesperidin, and naringin) showed rutin had the strongest scavenging activity.
- Rutin provides essential support molecules for Vitamin C absorption and helps prevent breakdown of Vitamin C in the body before it is metabolized
- Rutin is believed to stabilize the collagen matrix by preventing free-radical damage, thereby helping to maintain the health of the body's collagen
Rutin is a flavonoid (or bioflavonoid) within a class of flavonoids that includes hesperidin, quercetin, eriodictyl, and citron. Rutin is essential for the absorption of Vitamin C. While rutin in nature is found in many nutritious foods (e.g., citrus, red apples, teas, broccoli, onions), it is easily taken in supplement form. This is especially important because the body cannot produce flavonoids. They must be supplied through diet (and it is prudent to take them in supplemental form in order to maximize health). Flavonoids boost the effectiveness of Vitamin C, improve eye health, strengthen capillaries, reduce cholesterol, improve blood circulation, and act as antioxidants. Recent studies indicate flavonoids may be a significant factor in guarding the body against infections and major illnesses.
Beneficial Applications of Rutin:
Rutin provides essential support molecules for Vitamin C absorption (and ideally is taken at the same time to gain maximum benefits). Rutin supplementation prevents breakdown of Vitamin C in the body before it is metabolized and intensifies its beneficial immune-enhancing effects.
In regard to eye health, Rutin improves capillary integrity and believed to help lower ocular pressure when used in conjunction with conventional drugs. Bilberry extract is particularly rich in Rutin and can be beneficial in cases of diabetic retinopathy.
Rutin may help combat cataracts, macular degeneration (the most common cause of blindness), and free radical damage to the retina. Antioxidant activity that fights free-radical damage appears to play a role in preventing cataracts and other forms of visual impairment.
Because rutin improves capillary integrity (acting synergistically with Vitamin C) by protecting and preserving their structure (permeability) and strength, it is known to helpful for capillary fragility (easy bruising and bleeding) and venous insufficiency (varicose veins and spider veins). Due to the capacity of rutin to strengthen capillaries, it may be helpful in reducing the symptoms of haemophilia. In addition, rutin is used to lessen symptoms associated with prolonged bleeding and to help in cases of bleeding gums and hemorrhage.
Rutin is believed to stabilize collagen matrix by preventing free radical damage, thereby helping maintain the health collagen tissues (collagen acts as intercellular cement to connect other tissues). Collagen is a major structural protein, forming molecular cables that strengthen the tendons and the large, resilient sheets of tissue supporting skin and internal organs. Rutin supplements support collagen health, and therefore can help collagen perform its many critical functions in the body.
Rutin (like other bioflavonoids) is a good source of antioxidants that act as free radical scavengers to protect against tissue and cell damage caused by unstable molecules produced during the body's use of oxygen. In humans, rutin attaches to the iron ion (Fe2+), thereby preventing it from binding to hydrogen peroxide, which would otherwise create a highly reactive free radical. This activity may have beneficial effects in building immunity against invasive infection and malignant disease. Studies assert that ingesting supplemental flavonoids can play a role in combating harmful infectious attack.
Current research indicates that rutin supplements may promote healthy cholesterol levels in the blood, thereby promoting circulation and possibly reducing hypertension. Rutin is also believed to reduce cytotoxicity of oxidized LDL cholesterol and lower risk of heart disease. In addition, rutin may inhibit platelet aggregation, which also improves blood circulation.
Rutin is used extensively in the treatment of athletic injuries, because it (and other bioflavonoids) to relieve the pain of bumps and bruises. Bioflavonoids (including rutin) are reported to reduce pain located in the legs and/or across the back, and to ease pain related to carpal tunnel syndrome.
Rutin is listed in the US Pharmacopoeia (USP). It is extracted from fruits of the Fava D’Anta tree (Dimorphandra). This tree is native to savanna grassland areas of northeastern Brazil.
Bioflavonoids including rutin, quercetin, and qesperidin are vital to health in their capacities to increase the strength of the capillaries (blood vessels) and regulate capillary permeability. They are essential for the proper absorption and use of Vitamin C and can prevent Vitamin C from being destroyed in the body by oxidation. They are beneficial in hypertension. They are used effectively for hemorrhages and ruptures in capillaries and connective tissues. As noted above, bioflavonoids (including rutin) can provide a protective barrier against infections.
A study of the free radical (superoxide anion) scavenging activity and antioxidant capacity of seven flavonoids (quercetin, rutin, morin, acacetin, hispidulin, hesperidin, and naringin) ranked their respective antioxidant capacity. Rutin demonstrated the strongest free-radical quenching capacity. Quercetin and naringin followed with less scavenging activity. Morin and hispidulin were significantly weaker in their antioxidant capacities.
Milk Thistle Extract (standardized to >82% silymarin): Extensive research has shown that silymarin - the major component of milk thistle extract - exerts both a protective and restorative effect on the liver and is able to stimulate the growth of new liver cells to replace old damaged cells.
Green Tea Extract (standardized to >95% polyphenols, >55% EGCG): 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 Licorice Root: Licorice is a moist, soothing herb that is anti-inflammatory and expectorant, controls coughing and has hormonal and laxative effects. It is further used to prevent liver toxicity and to treat tuberculosis and adreno-corticoid insufficiency. It contains flavonoids, isoflavonoids, chalcones, and triterpene saponins, with the main being glycyrrhetinic acid with 24-hydroxyglycyrrhetinic acid (which is 100 times sweeter than sugar). Licorice is used internally for asthma, bronchitis, coughs, peptic ulcer, arthritis, allergic complaints and after steroid therapy. It is said to accelerate the healing of peptic ulcers and is used in cases of adreno-corticoid insufficiency. It is also used in Chinese medicine to revitalize the heart and treat palpitations, boosting the spleen, for coughing and wheezing, as well as detoxifying the body and digestive system.
Organic Dandelion Root Powder: Dandelion root enhances the flow of bile, improving such conditions as liver congestion, bile duct inflammation, hepatitis, gallstones, and jaundice.
Organic Nova Scotia Dulse: The dulse in REJUVENATE! BERRIES & HERBS is hand-harvested, low-temperature sun-dried, and immediately milled into a fine powder. The entire harvesting and handling process follows strict organic standards to eliminate possible processing contamination. Analytical testing shows that our dulse contains approximately 30% minerals including over 30 minerals (includes many trace minerals).
Organic Icelandic Kelp: The milled kelp (Laminaria digitata) in REJUVENATE! BERRIES & HERBS 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. It is also an excellent source of organic iodine.
Rhodiola Rosea Root (standardized to >3% rosavins): Rhodiola rosea (aka “Arctic root”) is categorized as an adaptogen due to its observed ability to increase resistance to a variety of chemical, biological, and physical stressors. It has a reputation for stimulating the nervous system, improving depression, enhancing work performance, improving sleep, eliminating fatigue, and preventing high altitude sickness. Rhodiola species contain a range of antioxidant compounds, including p-tyrosol, organic acids (gallic acid, caffeic acid, and chlorogenic acid), and flavonoids (catechins and proanthocyanidins). The adaptogenic properties, cardiopulmonary protective effects, and central nervous system activities of Rhodiola rosea have been attributed primarily to its ability to influence levels and activity of biogenic monoamines such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine in the cerebral cortex, brain stem, and hypothalamus.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid: 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.
BIOVIN™ Grape Seed, Skin, and Stem Extract (>85% OPCs): The BioVin™ grape extract in REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS is extracted by ethanol and water and contains the highest percentage of OPCs of any product on the market. OPCs, a class of bioflavonoids, are one of nature’s most powerful free-radical scavengers. As bioflavonoids, OPCs help to increase the effectiveness of Vitamin C. OPCs cross the blood-brain barrier to provide antioxidant protection to central nervous system tissue. Studies have clearly demonstrated that OPCs improve and normalize capillary activity, strengthening capillary walls. OPCs bind to collagen fibers, realigning them in the process to a more youthful, undamaged structure. Elasticity, flexibility, and strength are thereby restored to connective tissue.
IMMUNE-ASSIST™: A combination of more than 200 different polysaccharides, derived from the enzymatic breakdown of complex organic plant material from six different species of medicinal mushrooms. These include Agaricus blazei, Cordyceps sinensis hybrid, Lentinula edodes, Grifola frondosa, Ganoderma lucidum, and Coriolus versicolor. Immune-Assist™ is made in the US using only USDA Certified Organic materials. Immune-Assist is similar to other mushroom based polysaccharides in that it is formulated through an enzymatically activated process whereby complex cross-linked polysaccharides from vegetable sources are converted to biologically active immunomodulators composed of simpler sugars such as arabinose and xylose. Immune-Assist™ does contain simple polysaccharides, but it also contains much more complex polysaccharides, including cross-linked beta mannans and beta-glucans, and hetero-polysaccharides which combine both alpha- and beta-bound monosaccharides in the same molecule. These complex polysaccharide compounds are not found in earlier-generation bran-based supplements like AHCC. This is the reason that Immune-Assist™ shows such a greater range of immuno-modulation bioactivity than any other bran-based supplements. Immune-Assist™ not only contains arabinoxylane, but also lentinan, grifolan (Dr. Nanba's original Maitake D-Fraction), PSK and PSP, and active hemicellulose correlated compound (AHCC).
Trans-Resveratrol (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.
Germanium Sesquioxide: Germanium sesquioxide shows considerable promise in immune support by boosting levels of gamma interferon in a dose dependant fashion. Studies indicate that germanium sesquioxide may be effective in combating certain viral and malignant conditions. Other studies suggest benefits toward free radical damage, cataracts, hypertension, and osteoporosis.
L-Selenomethionine: 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 [e.g., 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 Garden Sprout Blend (3,000 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 specific blend of sprouts used in REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS was chosen to provide all of the above benefits while also yielding a blend with greater than 65% protein. Included in this blend are pea protein, quinoa sprouts, broccoli sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, daikon radish sprouts, red clover sprouts, and natural vanilla favor.
Brown Rice Protein (Non-GMO) (9,000 mg/serving)
The rice protein in REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS is extracted using a proprietary enzyme process starting from non-genetically modified rice. Our rice protein is processed without the use of acids, bases or other chemicals. In addition, the protein content of the extracted product is over 70%. That is substantially higher than other extraction methods (less than 53%) that leave a much higher percentage of carbohydrate in the end product. The protein of brown rice 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.
Organic Sprouted Flaxseed Powder (3,000 mg/serving)
Flax seeds (Linum usitatissimum L.) contain essential fatty acids (an excellent vegetarian source of omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid), protein, soluble fiber, insoluble fiber, antioxidant lignans, minerals, and vitamins. Lignans are a phytoestrogens considered to be antioxidants. Flax seeds contain among the highest levels of lignans among all plant foods.
While flax seeds are an excellent nutritional food. However, whole flax seeds can be difficult to digest and its nutrients typically are poorly absorbed. Flax seeds contain natural enzyme inhibitors that prevent digestion. This natural protective mechanism means that a seed may be eaten, pass through the body, and still grow into a plant (i.e., completely surviving the digestive process!). Milling or grinding the seeds does not decrease natural enzyme inhibitors that reduce the bioavailability of flax. Only sprouting decreases natural inhibitors that otherwise will prevent complete digestion, absorption, and assimilation of flax seeds.
Sprouted Flaxseed Powder provides an ideal solution to maximize health benefits of flax seeds. The process of germination fundamentally changes nutrient composition of the seed. Nutrients including enzymes, amino acids, and vitamins substantially increase and become more bioavailable. This allows for better availability and absorption of these nutrients in the body. For example, sprouting flaxseed doubles antioxidant (ORAC) value. In addition, “anti-nutrients” such as phytic acid, enzyme inhibitors, and insoluble fibers all decrease. This further increases bioavailability and nutrient absorption of flax, and thereby dramatically boosts the health benefits attainable from consuming it.
Unlike the conventional methods of milling and/or packaging milled flax, our supplier provides a unique Sprouted Flaxseed Powder created using a proprietary process for dehydration and milling. Dehydration ensures the highest-quality product with minimal loss in nutrients or taste. Then a “no heat” milling process is used that also ensures that there is no loss of nutrients or decreased product stability. Because the sprouting process increases relative levels of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, this special sprouted flaxseed powder is shelf stable and does not require refrigeration. These unique features distinguish this singular Sprouted Flaxseed Powder from all other flax products available.
Sprouted Flaxseed Powder is high in omega-3 essential fats, fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals (and it is low in calories). Sprouted Flaxseed Powder is described as a “predigested food” because of its high bioavailability, which allows the body to absorb astonishingly high levels of nutrients. For example, a 3-gram serving provides 690 mg of omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and nutrients to properly convert it to EPA and DHA.
The germinated flax seeds in Sprouted Flaxseed Powder provide many benefits:
- Vitamins increase 200% to 900%
- Mineral bioavailability increases as much as 100%
- Protein bioavailability increases as much as 50%
- Antioxidants increase 100%
- Coenzymes and cofactors are enhanced for better EPA and DHA conversion
- Lignans increase 14%
The unique properties of Sprouted Flaxseed Powder provides enormous advantages over whole flax seeds, ground flax powders, and other milled flax seed products. In particular, Sprouted Flaxseed Powder offer readily assimilated omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids because of special “no-heat” processing that protects these delicate oils and makes them available for uptake into the body.
The Sprouted Flaxseed Powder in REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS contain oil amounts varying between 38-45%, with the oil offering a high percentage (47–53%) of the omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and 15–18% omega-6 linoleic acid. Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is an essential fatty acid acting in the human body as a substratum for the transformation into EPA and DHA through the action of desaturation and elongation enzymes. The seeds also contain some omega-6 essential fatty acids and exhibit a favorable omega-3 to omega-6 ratio of 3:1. Modern diets contain too few omega-3 fatty acids.
Sprouted Flaxseed Powder possess 15–30% protein (typically 20%) and the amino acids of flax protein have no limiting factors in the adult diet (i.e., they are a complete protein source having all of the essential amino acids in an appropriate balance). Flax seeds are also a source of magnesium, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and copper. They also have demonstrated antioxidant activity. The most important antioxidants they provide are phytoestrogens known as lignans. Because the special “no-heat” processing of flax seeds significantly reduces oxidation, this exceptional sprouted flaxseed powder has great potential within the food industry when compared to other alpha-linolenic acid sources, particularly typical ground flaxseed powders, which can exhibit rapid decomposition due to a lack of antioxidant protection from oxidation.
The human body easily digests flax seeds. The seed’s outer layer is rich in mucilloid soluble fiber (flax seed possesses 10–15% soluble fiber) and absorbs at least four times its weight in water. When mixed with water or stomach juices, the seeds form a gel that creates a physical barrier between the carbohydrates and the digestive enzymes that break them down. The carbohydrates thereby are digested and converted into glucose (blood sugar) at a slow, uniform rate. There is no insulin surge or spike needed to lower the blood sugar level. The water-retaining capacity of the gel also maintains bodily hydration (i.e., helping level out water intake) and electrolyte balance.
Organic Hemp Protein Powder with Fiber (3,000 mg/serving)
We have chosen to include certified organic hemp protein with fiber in REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS. This raw whole food protein powder is rich in complete protein, branch chain amino acids, omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids and healthy dietary fiber. Our certified organic hemp protein powder is cold milled from certified organic hemp seed and contains contains 37% protein, 43% fiber and 10% fat. The product contains no genetically modified organisms, no additives or preservatives, no THC, and is kosher certified.
A Multivitamin with Coenzyme B-Complex
We have added the following vitamins to the formula: Vitamin C (250 mg), Vitamin E as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate (90 IU) and high gamma mixed tocopherols (25 mg), Vitamin D3 (1,000 IU), Vitamin K1 (0.5 mg), inositol (100 mg), choline (50 mg), calcium pantothenate (30 mg), niacinamide (60 mg), pantethine (13 mg), pyridoxal-5'-phosphate (10 mg), thiamin diphosphate (7.5 mg), riboflavin-5'-phosphate (6.8 mg), calcium folinate (1 mg), biotin (0.9 mg), and methylcobalamin (0.2 mg).
While coenzyme vitamins usually cost significantly more than the synthesized vitamins (up to 50 times more), they remain quite affordable because they are only required by the body in very small amounts. That is, the body only needs small amounts because there are no in vivo losses related to any conversion processes. We therefore include coenzyme form vitamins in REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS in quantities helpful to the body.
The inclusion of coenyzme forms of vitamins significantly contributes to making our supplement formulas more effective than if we used conventional (i.e., non-coenzyme form) vitamins. Moreover, it increases effectiveness without substantially raising our costs. Thus, the benefits considerably outweigh the costs, especially for individuals who consume our formulas, thereby reaping the benefits coenzyme vitamins offer for human health and well being.
Enzymes to Enhance Nutrient Utilization
The complexity and significant amounts of proteins and peptides found in REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS 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!™ BERRIES & HERBS offers different abilities to break the chemical bonds found in the proteins. However, the combination of enyzmes 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 therefore it can 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!™ BERRIES & HERBS contains a large amount of plant-based ingredients, 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
REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS includes inulin (from chicory root), xylitol (from organic hardwoods), mannitol (a powerful superoxide free-radical trapper), malic acid (a Krebs cycle intermediate), organic mixed berry flavoring, organic vanilla flavoring, and stevia leaf extract. We include these ingredients in order to provide prebiotics, enhanced taste, and various health benefits.
Organic Aloe Vera Extract
We demand high-quality source materials containing the most biologically active and effective ingredients available. The aloe vera selected for REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS meets our high standards. This aloe vera extract combines ground breaking research and state-of-the-art manufacturing to preserve and enhance aloe vera's natural benefits in the form of ACTIValoe™, a standardized certified organic Aloe vera with 10% total polysaccharides by weight. The purity and quality of ACTIValoe™ is verified by scientific analysis (i.e., Proton NMR Analysis, HPLC, SEC, etc.) and is certified by the International Aloe Science Council for its content and purity. Furthermore, ACTIValoe™ is guaranteed to retain biological activity to help deliver the healing properties of Aloe vera.
Biologically active aloe is believed to reduce severe joint and muscle pain associated with arthritis, as well as pain related to tendinitis and injuries. When applied directly to the area of pain, aloe vera penetrates the skin to soothe the pain. Studies have also found that ingestion of biologically active aloe on a daily basis can help prevent and cause a regression of adjutant arthritis. Aloe vera extract can relieve gastrointestinal problems and may be one of the plant's most ancient uses. Even today, people consume aloe vera to help relieve ulcerous, gastrointestinal and kidney problems. People have described improved regularity, greater intestinal comfort and enhanced energy levels after ingesting biologically active aloe vera. In addition, many who have suffered from indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, increased stomach acid, peptic and duodenal ulcers, and colitis report relief from these conditions following ingestion of aloe vera.
Coronary heart disease is one of the major causes of death in the US. However, studies suggest that the ingestion of aloe vera may have a beneficial effect on the accumulation of blood fat lipids associated with the disease. Test groups given aloe vera showed a decrease in total cholesterol, triglyceride, phospholipid, and nonesterified fatty acid levels, each of which, when elevated, seem to accelerate the accumulation of fatty material in large and medium-sized arteries, including the coronary arteries of the heart.
REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING INGREDIENTS FOUND IN OUR ORIGINAL REJUVENATE!™ FORMULA:
Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) (200 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.
D-Ribose (2,000 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.
Nutritional Yeast (1,500 mg/serving)
Nutritional yeast belongs to the same family of organisms as edible mushrooms. It may be considered man's oldest industrial micro-organism. For more than 50 years, our supplier has been manufacturing primary grown nutritional yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), grown specifically for its nutritional value. After the fermentation process is completed the yeast is harvested, thoroughly washed, pasteurized, and dried on roller drum dryers. The special growth medium and unique drying process are the secrets to the exceptional performance of the nutritional yeast in our product. The result is a high-quality non-GMO product containing protein (approximately 48%) composed of essential and non-essential amino acids, dietary fiber, B-complex vitamins, and minerals such as selenium, chromium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, copper, manganese, iron, and zinc.
Nutritional yeast is extraordinarily rich in nucleic acids. In fact, nutritional yeast contains approximately 6% RNA among the highest of known foods. In Dr. Frank’s protocols described in his book entitled Nucleic Acid Nutrition and Therapy he used both nutritional yeast and high RNA extracts of nutritional yeast to obtain spectacular healing and regeneration. Furthermore, nutritional yeast contains additional functional and beneficial components such as beta-1,3 glucan, trehalose, mannan and glutathione. Studies have show that these components have potential health benefits such as, improved immune response, normalization of cholesterol, and cellular normalization properties.
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.
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 fifty 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.
Our producer of the stabilized brown rice bran in REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS utilizes 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. 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.
Key nutritional elements in rice bran solubles:
- Gamma oryzanol, beta sitosteryl ferulate, 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 the alpha form.
- Polyphenols, including ferulic acid, alpha-lipoic acid, and four other polyphenols. Lipoic acid plays an important role in sugar metabolism at the cellular level and is a powerful antioxidant. Ferulic acid also is a powerful antioxidant.
- 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, zeaxanthin, 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 zeaxanthin play key roles in retinal function.
- Essential amino acids including tryptophan, histidine, methionine, cysteine, cystine, and arginine. Amino acids are the body's basic 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 provides the important phospholipids phosphatidyl choline and phosphatidyl serine.
- Seven identified enzymes, including coenzyme Q10 and superoxide dismutase (an important antioxidant).
High Phosphatide Lecithin (98% oil free, Non-GMO, from sunflower seeds) (1,500 mg/serving)
In recent years, there has been a renewed interest into the health benefits and dietary requirements of lecithin. Growing evidence now suggests that dietary lecithin is very important for the prevention of many pathologic conditions. Lecithin has been used as a dietary supplement for the purpose of treating or preventing several human diseases including cirrhosis of the liver, arteriosclerosis, and certain deficiencies of brain function and memory. In fact, the most recent research has shown that lecithin is an essential dietary component for ensuring optimal nutrition.
Lecithin and its component phosphatidyl choline are known to be essential for liver function. In fact, even a few weeks on a choline-deficient diet has been shown to cause abnormalities in liver function. Studies in primate models of alcohol-induced cirrhosis have shown that lecithin protects the body from alcohol liver damage. This is a particularly important finding because liver cirrhosis caused by excessive intake of alcohol is the fourth leading cause of death in people 25 to 64 years of age in the US.
Lecithin has also been shown to be essential for proper brain development in infants and children. In fact, supplementation of animal diets with lecithin at particular times of brain development has been shown permanently to increase cognitive function.
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 body systems include over fifty 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 for magnesium deficiency. The suspected primary cause of this risk for deficiency are inadequate, depleted diets that are high in processed foods (from which magnesium is 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 report 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!™ BERRIES & HERBS from magnesium malate (providing both magnesium and malate) and magnesium ascorbate (providing additional magnesium as well as Vitamin C).
Dulse is a sea vegetable (i.e., seaweed) that is a rich source of iron, potassium, iodine, Vitamin B6, riboflavin, and dietary fiber. It provides a wide range of minerals, trace elements, enzymes and phytochemicals, as well as some high-quality vegetable protein. Our certified organic raw dulse is sustainably harvested from well-protected coastal passages and low temperature dried.
Folinic acid, also known as 5-formyl tetrahydrofolate, is one active form in a group of vitamins known as folates. In contrast to folic acid, a synthetic form of folate, folinic acid is one of the forms of folate found naturally in foods. Folate deficiency is believed to be the most common vitamin deficiency in the world due to food processing, food selection, and intestinal disorders. In the body folinic acid may be converted into any of the other active forms of folate.
Folate coenzymes are responsible for the following important metabolic functions: 1) Formation of purines and pyrimidines which, in turn, are needed for synthesis of the nucleic acids DNA and RNA. 2) Formation of heme, the iron-containing protein in hemoglobin, 3) Interconversion of the 3-carbon amino acid serine from the 2-carbon amino acid glycine, 4) Formation of the amino acids tyrosine from phenylalanine and glutamic acid from histidine, 5) Formation of the amino acid methionine from homocysteine (Vitamin B12 as methylcobalamin also is needed for this conversion). Elevated levels of homocysteine have been implicated in a wide range of health disorders. In the reconversion of homocysteine to methionine the body uses the methionine to make the important amino acid s-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) which is known to be helpful in cases of depression, 6) Synthesis of choline from ethanolamine, 7) Formation and maturation of red and white blood cells, and 8) Conversion of nicotinamide to N'-methylnicotinamide.
Methylcobalamin (form of Vitamin B12)
Methylcobalamin is one of two coenzyme forms of B12 (along with adenosylcobalamin) and can be used directly by the body without metabolic conversion. Vitamin B12 is involved in numerous important body functions, including: 1) Red blood cell formation and control of pernicious anemia, 2) The synthesis and function of nerve tissue, such as myelin, 3) The metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins (Vitamin B12 is necessary for the conversion of methylmalonate to succinic acid, an important Krebs cycle intermediate in energy production), 4) The synthesis or transfer of single carbon units (e.g., allowing the interconversion of serine and glycine and the conversion of homocysteine to methionine), 5) Serving as a coenzyme in the biosynthesis of methyl groups, and 6) Involvement in reactions that convert disulfides (S-S) to the important sulfhydryl group (S-H).
|Serving Size: 38.9 g (about 2 scoops or 6 rounded tbsp)|
|Servings Per Container: 13|
Calories from Fat 40
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
|Total Fat 4 g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 0.5 g||3%|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 50 mg||2%|
|Total Carbohydrates 15 g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 6 g||25%|
|Sugars 5 g|
|Protein 12 g||24%|
|Vitamin A 0%||Vitamin C 433%|
|Calcium 8%||Iron 24%|
|Magnesium 42%||Folate 200%|
|Vitamin B12 3,333%||RNA 390 mg|
* Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
COMPOSITION: REJUVENATE! BERRIES & HERBS Contains:
Rice Protein, Vegetable Sprouts Protein (65% protein), Hemp Protein with fiber (37% protein), Sprouted Flaxseed Powder (Organic), Rice Bran Solubles, D-Ribose, Blueberry powder (organic freeze dried), Cranberry powder (organic freeze dried), Strawberry powder (organic freeze dried), Raspberry powder (organic freeze dried), Nutritional Yeast (brewers yeast), Lecithin (98% oil free, high phosphatide, non-GMO, from sunflower seeds), Xylitol (organic hardwood), Mannitol, Inulin (chicory root), VitaBerry Plus, L-Lysine (USP grade), Vanilla Flavoring (Organic), Organic Mixed Berry Flavoring, RNA from yeast, Vitamin C (from Mg ascorbate), Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF), Burdock Root (Organic), Astragalus (Organic), Turmeric (Organic), Proprietary Enzyme Blend (Protease, Peptidase, Cellulase), Ginger Root (Organic), L-Malic Acid, Rhodiola rosea (root) (3% rosavins), k-Rutin™, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, Milk Thistle Standardized Extract (82% silymarin), Licorice (root) (Organic), Kelp (Organic), Dulse (Organic), Inositol, Green Tea Extract (95% polyphenols), Dandelion Root (Organic), Aloe vera (ActivAloe 200:1), Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl succinate), Magnesium (from Mg malate), Stevia Leaf Extract, Lipoic Acid, Vitamin B3 (niacinamide), BioVin® Grape Extract, Choline (from bitartrate), Immune-Assist (organic medicinal mushrooms), Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin E (high-gamma mixed tocopherols), Vitamin B5 Pantethine, Germanium Sesquioxide, TransResveratrol (Polygonum cuspidatum), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal-5'-phosphate), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin-5'-phosphate), Vitamin B1 (thiamin diphosphate), Magnesium (from Mg ascorbate), Biotin, Folinic Acid (from calcium folinate), Vitamin K1 (as phylloquinone), Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin), Selenium (from l-Selenomethionine), and Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol).
REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS...FOR YOUR BEST HEALTH!
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