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NanoGreens & Heart Disease, Blood Pressure, Colostrum
April 17th 2007
Published by Timothy Long
Topics of the week: Research Study Shows Nano-Greens Greatly Decreases Heart Disease, Blood Pressure and Stroke; Quantum Colostrum Powder Speeds Healing.
IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH WITH NANO-GREENS
This study not only shows what a wonderful product NanoGreens is, it once again clarifies the difference between taking concentrated whole-food nutrition VS isolated vitamin supplements, diet alone, etc. This study concentrates on heart disease, though the same goes for all issues of health. I continue to highly recommend everyone to supplement a healthy diet with concentrated whole-food and herbal complexes, and to advise against synthetic and isolated vitamin supplements, fad diets, etc.
Introduction to Logan Study:
A Logan Chiropractic College research study designed to study the effects of NanoGreens¹º on blood pressure was presented at the Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) meeting in Phoenix, AZ, March 17th, 2007. The study was done on forty subjects, of which half were controls.
After taking the supplement for 90 days, (two scoops daily) both the systolic and diastolic blood pressure decreased significantly. On average, the systolic blood pressure decreased 12.4 mm Kg and the diastolic blood pressure decreased 7.1 mm Hg. No significant blood pressure decrease was observed in the control group.
These pilot study results are greater than those reported for the DASH diet, low sodium diet and exercise combined!
Logan Chiropractic College Study: Hypertension and Green Phytonutrient-Rich Fruit & Vegetable Supplementation
John H Maher, DC, DCCN, FAAIM
Daniel 1:12, 15. “Please test your servants for 10 days. Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink.”… At the end of 10 days they looked healthier and better nourished than the young men who ate the royal food.
High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer High blood pressure, the third leading cause of disability, has reached epidemic status globally. To quote the American Heart Association, high blood pressure is a "silent killer" that "directly increases the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke". Indeed, high blood pressure may be causing 50 percent of all strokes and heart attacks!
Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension: The Journal of the American Dietary Association announced in 2004 that, "the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet substantially lowers blood pressure and reduces blood lipid levels... When compared with the control diet, the DASH diet is higher in flavonols, flavanones, flavan-3-ols, betacarotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and phytosterols...It therefore is possible that the health benefits of the DASH diet are partially attributable to the phytochemicals and might extend beyond cardiovascular disease risk reduction." The DASH study had established that a diet emphasizing fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry, fish and low-fat dairy products can reduce systolic blood pressure by an average of 5.5 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure by 3 mm Hg.
It had generally been thought that the effectiveness of the DASH diet was related to the high fiber, magnesium, potassium, folic acid and vitamin C content in this fruit and vegetable rich diet. Recent studies further suggest it may be that the plethora of phytonutrients in plant foods that bare a larger percent of the credit. For example, researchers in Israel found that a daily dose of tomato extract, standardized for 10% lycopene content, helped lower blood pressure in 31 men and women with moderately elevated blood pressure.
The nitrates found in many vegetables may also help lower blood pressure and keep blood vessels healthy. According to a December 2006 research study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, nitric oxide, generated by nitric oxide synthase, is a key regulator of vascular integrity. Each participant took a daily dose of nitrate supplement equivalent to the amount normally found in 150 to 250 grams of a nitraterich vegetable, such as spinach, lettuce or beetroot. The study found that average diastolic blood pressure was 3.7 mm Hg lower after three days of nitrate supplementation. This result is similar to those found among healthy participants in the DASH trials.
In an editorial commentary on a peer reviewed paper on the prevention of high blood pressure and nutraceuticals, Brent M. Egan, MD Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, writes, "In the summary and conclusions, which promises to become a classic reference source, no fewer than 20 naturally-occurring foods and specific compounds have angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) activity. Some of these substances appear to have ACEI activity comparable to that of commercially marketed pharmaceutical products. Moreover, 11 naturally-occurring substances are noted to have calcium channel blocker activity, 11 diuretic activity, and 11 enhance nitric oxide. Nine naturally-occurring compounds have angiotensin receptor-blocking properties, 16 direct vasodilator properties, and 14 improve insulin sensitivity. This summary provides a foundation for a rational, ‘steppedcare’ or multi-dimensional nutritional and nutraceutical approach to the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease."
Professor Egan notes further, "To his credit, Dr. Houston repeatedly and correctly points out that the evidence for benefit is much stronger when multiple foods and nutraceuticals are considered together rather than as isolated components."
The Logan Chiropractic College Study: The Logan Chiropractic research was designed to study the effects of a green phytonutrient-rich fruit and vegetable powder mix on cardiovascular health, including blood pressure, in forty subjects, half of which were controls. This green fruit and vegetable powder consisted of micro algae (spirulina, chlorella, Dunaliella salina), barley grass juice powder, multiple fruit and vegetable powders of all the colors, lecithin, acerola cherry, fermented cabbage, milk thistle, plant enzymes, quinoa sprout, lemon peel, oat beta glucan, soluble rice bran, concentrated extracts of green and white tea, resveratrol, lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene, cinnamon, raspberry, iso quercitin-rutin 50/50 and aloe vera. The product was formulated with a liposomal nanotechnology to enhance the bioavailability of the lipophilic phytonutrients and naturally flavored to enhance compliance.
One serving of a 12 g scoop mixed in 6-8 ounces of water supplied 50 calories, 1.5 g fat, 24 mg NA, 152 mg K, 8 g carbohydrates, less than 1 g fiber, 2 g protein, providing 50 % RDV of Vitamin A as betacarotene and 50% Vitamin C from acerola cherry. All other measured vitamins and minerals were under 4% RDV per 12 g serving. The product had an oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) capacity of 583 per gram, or 6,996 ORAC units per serving. Subjects were given 2 scoops a day.
After taking the supplement for 90 days, both the systolic and diastolic blood pressure decreased significantly. On average, the systolic blood pressure decreased 12.4 mm HG (140.4±17.7 mm Hg to 128±14.2 mm Hg) and the diastolic blood pressure decreased 7.1 mm Hg (90.2±7.7 mm Hg to 83.1±7.4 mm Hg). No significant blood pressure decrease was observed in the control group. It was observed that taking the green phytonutrient-rich fruit and vegetable drink for 90 days significantly reduced blood pressure.
This study strongly supports the hypothesis that it is the phytonutrients in fruits and vegetables that are the major factor in the proven efficacy of the DASH diet in reducing blood pressure rather than the DASH diet’s high levels of fiber, magnesium, potassium, folic acid and vitamin C. The study showed significant decreases in both systolic pressure (225 % greater) and diastolic blood pressure (237 % greater) than the DASH diet results reported by the JADA. While the green fruit and vegetable powder tested replicates much of the phytonutrition density one might ingest while following the DASH diet, it does not supply nutrition levels comparable to the DASH diet for nutrients such as fiber, potassium, magnesium, folic acid, vitamin A or vitamin C.
This study also reinforces the hypothesis that the benefit is much stronger when the phytonutrition of multiple fruits and vegetables are considered together rather than when consumed as isolated nutrients. It should be noted that the size of the study was small and further testing on a larger base is warranted to confirm results.
Although a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables has no peer in overall benefits, compliance hurdles in strict dietary regimes is a familiar obstacle to all clinicians. Therefore green phytonutrient-rich fruit and vegetable powders similar in formula and dosage to the one in the Logan Study may indeed be worthy of further clinical investigation in practice.
John H Maher, DC, DCCN, FAAIM
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QUANTUM COLOSTRUM POWDER SPEEDS HEALING IN PEOPLE AND DOGS!
"Hi, I put my dog BooBoo on the colostrum after his wound surgery last week. The vet yesterday was astonished at how quickly and completely the wound had healed. It looked as if nothing ever happened. I also gave him a daily energy treatment!! ~Penny"
Quantum Colostrum Powder raises the body's ability to heal. It is great for raising immunity, healthy skin, speeds wound healing, over-all energy and health.
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