REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS is among our premier Rejuvenate!™ superfoods. It is a berry-delicious, high-RNA, and high protein superfood that includes organic freeze-dried blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, and strawberries.
The formula provides astonishingly high levels of antioxidants (with an ORAC value of 14,270 per two-scoop serving!). It also includes a full complement of cell-protective herbs.
Therapeutic levels of vitamins and minerals round out this tasty formula making it among our most balanced, nutrient-dense, and popular Rejuvenate!™ superfoods!
REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS is an advanced nutritional formula providing significant amounts of dietary RNA and DNA, protein, essential fats, fiber, a coenzyme multivitamin, and enzymes.
REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS includes a complete cell-protective blend of organic and wildcrafted herbs and antioxidants. This formula does not contain any "green foods" (like chlorella or spirulina), yet provides therapeutically high levels of RNA (primarily from nutritional yeast and RNA extracts of nutritional yeast).
REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS contains more RNA/DNA (about 400 mg) than other REJUVENATE™ superfoods. It also includes many other ingredients that make it one of the most well-balanced, all-purpose superfoods available. These other ingredients include:
- 14.6 grams of protein from a variety of plant sources (including organic pea, organic rice, freeze-dried vegetable sprouts, and flaxseeds)
- Powerful antioxidants (ORAC of 14,270 units), a multivitamin sub-formula that includes a coenzyme B-complex, good-tasting nutrients from organic freeze-dried berries, powerful prebiotics
- Taste enhancers and prebiotics including d-ribose, malic acid, inulin, xylitol, mannitol, organic mixed berry and vanilla flavoring, and stevia
- An enzyme complex, sunflower lecithin (oil free, high phosphatide), and a standardized 200:1 organic aloe vera complex
DIRECTIONS: Consume four 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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"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."
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- Love the Taste and Goodness
- This product replaced all our previous superfood products, has an excellent fruity taste and smell with all the usual list of ingredients, vitamins and minerals that you need in one scoop. My pregnant wife used to drink Boku Greens but she always had a hard time gulping it down due to its taste and the greens smell. We also love the fact that Rejuvenate Berries & Herbs is the only superfood that clearly states this product is safe to take for even pregnant women, we have not seen others companies being so confident in saying this. Love the product and we are hooked on this now. I wish they can come up with a bulk offering like #10 can (4 lbs) so we can get it wholesale and at a good price.
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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 advanced 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 14.6 grams of protein from a variety of plant sources (including organic pea, organic rice, freeze-dried organic broccoli and alfalfa sprouts, and organic flax seeds), 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, functional 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.
REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS contains an powerful 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), 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, whole grape extract (seed, pulp, and ), Immune-Assist™ (synergistic blend of organic mushroom extracts including Agaricus blazei, Cordyceps sinensis hybrid, Lentinula edodes, Grifola frondosa, Ganoderma lucidum, and Coriolus versicolor), trans-resveratrol (from Polygonum cuspidatum), germanium and l-selenomethionine.
The nutrients in REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS set it apartfrom 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.
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, organic flax seed powder (instead of chia seeds to allow greater smoothness), rice bran solubles, Vitamin C, chlorella growth factor (CGF), magnesium, dulse, kelp, yeast RNA, folate as L-5-MTHF, 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!
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.
NUTRITIONAL 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 provides a minimum of 4,800 ORAC units. In addition, most of the ingredients in VitaBerry® Plus® are Nrf2 activators which stimulate the body's own enzyme systems to produce antioxidants. Because excessive exposure to free radicals may cause severe pain and inflammation, high-ORAC VitaBerry® Plus® can significantly 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 are Nrf2 activators and 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, 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, and serve as a powerful anti-inflammatory agents (useful against arthritis and other inflammatory conditions).
One measure of antioxidant power of foods is measured in ORAC units (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), which indicate 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 the heart. 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 healthy human breast tissue and lower the risk of both stomach ulcers and gum disease.
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, ANTIOXIDANTS, AND NRF2 ACTIVATORS
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.
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. Recognized Health Benefits of Rutin include 1) Rutin inhibits platelet aggregation and decreases capillary permeability, which thins blood and improves circulation, 2) Rutin exerts anti-inflammatory activity, 3) 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, 4) Rutin strengthens capillaries. It therefore can reduce symptoms of capillary- and circulatory-related health conditions, including hemophilia. 5) It also may help prevent common venous edemas of legs and feet, 6) Evidence indicates rutin can be used to treat hemorrhoids, varicosis, and microangiopathy, 7) 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, 8) Rutin provides essential support molecules for Vitamin C absorption and helps prevent breakdown of Vitamin C in the body before it is metabolized, 9) Rutin is believed to stabilize the collagen matrix by preventing free-radical damage, thereby helping to maintain the health of the body's collagen.
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 and Nrf2 activator 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.
VINCARE® Grape Seed, Skin, and Pulp Extract (>85% OPCs): The VINCARE® grape extract in REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS is extracted by ethanol and water and contains a high percentage of oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs). 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.
L-Selenomethionine: Seleniumis 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.
ORGANIC PEA PROTEIN (NON-GMO) (9,500 MG/SERVING)
Our Organic Pea Protein Powder is 80% protein and an excellent natural vegetable-based protein powder derived from yellow peas (Pisum sativum). We've chosen Organic Pea Protein because it is a plant-based, hypoallergenic protein that yields a high biological value (65.4%). The BV is an accurate indicator of the biological activity of protein. It measures the actual amount of protein deposited per gram of protein absorbed. High BV proteins are a better choice for increased nitrogen retention, possibly supporting a healthy immune system response and IGF-1 levels. They are superior for reducing lean tissue loss from various wasting states than proteins with a low BV score.
Organic Pea Protein contains over 5 times the amount of Arginine as compared to whey protein. Arginine, or L-arginine, is an amino acid that is needed to keep the keep the liver, skin, joints and muscles healthy. Arginine helps strengthen the body's immune system, regulates hormones and blood sugar and promotes male fertility. In addition, research has shown that this amino acid may improve circulation and combat impotence and heart disease. Large concentrations of arginine are found in the skin, and this amino acid plays a key role in the health of all the body's connective tissues, particularly the muscles. Arginine helps the body process both creatine, a natural substance that helps build muscle mass, and nitrogen, a chemical needed for muscle metabolism. Laboratory research suggests that arginine may help reduce body fat and speed up weight loss. Arginine has also been shown to help support the body’s ability to heal and repair damaged tissues, and thus may be beneficial to both athletes and those suffering from arthritis.
According to a new animal study from Canada, pea protein has shown promising results in supporting healthy blood pressure levels and improving kidney health. Scientists from the University of Manitoba, found that rats fed pea protein hydrolysate experienced a 20% drop in blood pressure when compared to rats on a normal diet. Contains 80% Protein.
ORGANIC BROWN RICE PROTEIN (NON-GMO) (4,000 MG/SERVING)
The rice protein in REJUVENATE!™ Berries&Herbs is extracted using a proprietary enzyme process starting from organic non-GMO 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 80%. That is substantially higher than other extraction methods 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 BROWN 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.
The organic brown flax seeds in REJUVENATE!™ Berries & Herbs contain oil amounts varying between 34-44%, with the oil offering a high percentage (>50%) of the omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and >15.5% 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 exhibit a favorable omega-3 to omega-6 ratio of about 3:1. Modern diets contain too few omega-3 fatty acids.
The flax seeds possess 16–23% protein (typically 20%).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, iron, zinc, and copper. They also have demonstrated antioxidant activity. The most important antioxidants they provide are phytoestrogens known as lignans.
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 4 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 BROCCOLI SPROUT POWDER CONCENTRATE (750 MG/SERVING)
Although broccoli is well recognized as a nutritious vegetable, in fact, broccoli sprouts pack 10 to 100 times more sulforaphane, a remarkable compound shown to promote detoxification, strengthen antioxidant power and combat carcinogens. Sulforaphane is a well known Nrf2 activator that can stimulate the body's endogenous production of protective enzymes such as superoxide dismutase.
The Broccoli Sprouts in Rejuvenate! Plus are harvested at the peak of the sprouting process to concentrate the important plant nutrients that can help support healthy lipid levels and cardiovascular health. This process has yielded as much as 4,000 ppm sulforaphane potential.
Research studies have shown that sulforaphane 1) inhibits Phase I enzymes that can activate pro-carcinogens, 2) induces Phase II enzymes that are responsible for eliminating chemicals that damage DNA, 3) changes gene activation/deactivation and causes demethylation, thereby restoring the activity of important tumor-suppressing and cell-cycle controlling genes 4) inhibits the NF-κB pathway, thus reducing inflammation, and 5) induces cell cycle arrest and can thereby inhibits harmful cell proliferation.
A MULTIVITAMIN WITH COENZYME B-COMPLEX
We have added the following vitamins to the formula: Vitamin C (180 mg), Vitamin E as d-alpha tocopheryl acetate (100 IU) and high gamma mixed tocopherols (15 mg), Vitamin D3 (250 IU), Vitamin K1 (0.12 mg), inositol (100 mg), choline (30 mg), calcium pantothenate (20 mg), niacinamide (40 mg), pyridoxal-5’-phosphate (6.7 mg), thiamin diphosphate (5 mg), riboflavin-5-phosphate (4 mg), calcium L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate (providing 500 mcg of 5-MTHF), biotin (600 mcg), and methylcobalamin (200 mcg), .
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 few 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, complex carbohydrates, and fats found in REJUVENATE!™ Berries & Herbs requires the combination of multiple enzymes to optimize digestion. These include amylase, neutral protease, and lipase. Each of the enzymes in REJUVENATE!™ Berries & Herbs has different abilities to break the chemical bonds found in the proteins, complex carbohydrates, and fats; thus, the combination shows the greatest rate of digestion.
In addition, we have added the additional enzyme Beta-D-Galactosidase to the formula. This prevents flatulence and/or bloating from a variety of grains, cereals, nuts, seeds, and vegetables that contain the sugars raffinose, stachyose and/or verbascose. This includes all or most legumes and all or most cruciferous vegetables.
Cellulase enzymes offer distinct advantages for individuals consuming large amounts of vegetables. These enzymes hydrolyze 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 xylitol (from organic hardwoods), mannitol (a powerful hydroxyl free-radical trapper), inulin (from chicory root), malic acid (a Krebs cycle intermediate), stevia leaf extract, organic ginger root, organic beet root juice powder, organic cherry flavoring, and organic vanilla flavoring in REJUVENATE!™ Berries&Herbs to provide prebiotics, enhanced taste, and other health benefits.
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 maintenance of good health. Lecithin has been used as a dietary supplement for the purpose of enhancing liver function, cardiovascular health, and 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 affect liver function. 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.
BIALOE® ORGANIC ALOE VERA EXTRACT(100 MG/SERVING)
We demand quality products containing the strongest, most biologically active and effective ingredients available. The aloe vera we have selected for REJUVENATE!™ Berries & Herbs meets our requirements. It combines ground breaking research and state-of-the-art manufacturing that preserves aloe vera's natural benefits in the form of BiAloe®, a standardized certified organic aloe vera with 20% total polysaccharides by weight. Furthermore, the product is aloin free. The purity and quality of BiAloe® is verified by scientific analysis. BiAloe® is guaranteed to retain biological activity to help deliver the healing properties of aloe vera.
In addition, BiAloe® has a total Acemannan content of 18%, approximately 37% more than its nearest competitor. Furthermore, BiAloe® has the highest immunomodulatory Acemannan < 400 KDa by a factor a nearly 4 compared to its nearest competitor. Smaller molecular weight molecules are usually preferred to higher molecular weight molecules due to bioavailability issues. Acemannan must be the correct size to be detected and engulfed by macrophages. Aloe polysaccharides larger than 400 KDa have only marginal immunomodulatory activity, while polysaccharides smaller than 400 KDa have potent immunomodulatory activity.
Also, BiAloe® has the highest bio-available Acemannan <50 KDa by a factor of 4.5 compared to its nearest competitor. Intestinal epithelial cells (IEC’s) form a monolayer covering the inside surface of the intestinal tract. These cells facilitate absorption. The mechanisms used are paracellular transport for small molecular compounds, transcellular passive diffusion and intracellular transcytosis for high molecular compounds. The villus epithelial of the small and large intestine readily absorb properly prepared substances with a molecular weight less than 50 KDa.
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.
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 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 (which Rejuvenate! provides through chlorella, nutritional yeast, spirulina, dulse, 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.
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.
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 maintenance of good health. Lecithin has been used as a dietary supplement for the purpose of enhancing liver function, cardiovascular health, and 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 affect liver function.
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 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). We have included about 100 mg of magnesium from magnesium malate and magnesium ascorbate in addition to what is in the foods.
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.
L-5-METHYLTETRAHYDROFOLATE (MTHF) (700 MCG)
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 (COENZYME VITAMIN B12) (200 MCG)
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).
INGREDIENTS: REJUVENATE! BERRIES & HERBS contains: pea protein*, rice protein*, flax seed powder*, rice bran solubles, d-ribose, cranberry powder*, blueberry powder*, raspberry powder*, strawberry powder*, nutritional yeast, sunflower lecithin, inulin (from chicory root), broccoli sprouts powder*, mannitol, xylitol* (from hardwood), magnesium malate, VitaBerry® Plus† (from freeze dried wild blueberry, cranberry, raspberry, strawberry, prune, cherry, wild bilberry, whole grape powders, resveratrol, and quercetin), l-lysine hydrochloride, mixed berry flavoring* (on gum acacia), vanilla flavoring* (on gum acacia), RNA (from yeast), magnesium ascorbate, chlorella growth factor (CGF), burdock root powder*, astragalus powder*, turmeric root powder*, ginger root powder*, digestive multienzyme complex, choline bitartrate, malic acid, dulse*, kelp*, aloe vera* (BiAloe® concentrate), n-acetyl-l-cysteine, rutin, milk thistle extract, green tea extract, licorice root powder*, dandelion root powder*, rhodolia extract, inositol, biotin, stevia leaf extract, alpha lipoic acid, d-alpha tocopheryl succinate, niacinamide (Vit. B3), whole grape extract, high-gamma mixed tocopherols, phylloquinone (Vit. K1), immune assist mushroom extract, pantothenic acid, resveratrol, methylcobalamin (Vit. B12), pyridoxal-5’-phospate (Vit. B6), thiamin diphosphate (Vit. B1), riboflavin-5’-phosphate (Vit. B2), l-selenomethionone, cholecalciferol (Vit. D3), and calcium L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate.
†VitaBerry Plus® is a registered trademark of VDF Futureceuticals, Inc
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