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Organic Springtime Horsetail

Silica in its chelated form, is an essential nutrient for normal growth and development, and must be supplied continuously from food sources. In the human body, it is found in the collagen of skin, hair and nails, and in the connective tissue of the joints and bones.

The average human body holds approximately seven grams of silica (a quantity far exceeding the figure for iron). Silica plays an important role in many bodily functions, and it has a direct relationship to mineral absorption.

It is responsible for cross-linking collagen strands, which is critical for the strength of the l connective tissue matrix of the body.
With increasing age and/or a silica deficient diet, the human body requires larger amounts of silica to assist prevention.

Lack of silica has a direct influence on the degenerative process, and will show up as lowered elasticity and strength of the skin, less shiny hair and splitting nails. Supplementation with organic vegetal silica extract as in Original® Silica helps to reverse this process and strengthen the matrix of the skin and the bone’s structure, as well as hair and nails. Any excess silica is readily eliminated through the kidneys.

PRODUCT HISTORY
Produced from springtime Horsetail plants, in which the silica is chelated with water soluble bioflavonoids, and it can therefore be utilized to almost 100% by the body. It is furthermore processed according to the French professor Louis Kervran’s patented formula for extraction, using water only, no solvents.

The water extraction method neutralizes harmful enzymes in the silica, such as thiaminase, and it eliminates the risk of solvent residue contamination in the silica extract.

NOTE: some silica formulations on the market, both extracts and powdered whole plants, are of the non-organic type, described earlier, with little or no content of organic water soluble silica.

MINERAL FACTS
Silicon, in the form of silica, is one of the most abundant elements on earth, making up 40% of the earth’s crust, and is an essential mineral for all living organisms. Silica plays an important part in the metabolism of many plants.

A rich supply of natural, organic silicates can be found in Equisetum arvense, the Horsetail plant. In the springtime this plant “transforms” most of its mineral silica into an organic form, through chelation with water soluble bioflavonoids. Only this form can be assimilated by man.

Good food sources of silica are unprocessed whole grains, such as barley, rye, wheat, oats and millet. Other sources are potatoes, corn, beets, asparagus and artichokes.

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OceanFormula™ for Healthy Joints and Cartilage – The benefits of taking glucosamine

Glucosamine chondroitin sulfate complex, also called the “OCEAN FORMULA”, offers the synergistic effect of a number of substances from the sea, all known for their anti-inflammatory properties.

All the active ingredients of this product are of marine origin. Glucosamine sulfate is normally manufactured by the human body. Its function is to stimulate the production of glycosaminoglycans, which are key structural components of cartilage, and to promote the incorporation of sulfur into cartilage.

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As some people age, they lose the ability to manufacture sufficient levels of glucosamine and the result is cartilage destruction with pain, deformity and limitation of movement. There are no natural food sources of glucosamine.

Commercially available sources of glucosamine are derived from the exo-skeleton of shrimp, lobster and crabs. Glucosamine comes in three different forms, glucosamine sulphate, glucosamine hydrochloride and N-acetyl-glucosamine.

The glucosamine sulfate is proven in human studies to be the preferred form, both in regards to absorption, distribution and elimination, and in regards to its clinical effect.
Glucosamine sulfate’s beneficial effects have been proven in many clinical studies.

It stimulates the production of substances necessary for proper joint function and is responsible for joint repair. Chondroitin sulfate is found in most animal tissues, especially around the joints.

For supplementation it is usually derived from shark cartilage. It works synergistically with glucosamine to protect cartilage from premature breakdown, and to stimulate the production of glucosaminoglycans and collagen needed for healthy new cartilage.

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Sea cucumber extract is another compound from the sea, that is commonly used in the treatment of arthritis. In Australia it is an approved over-the-counter arthritis remedy, and several clinical studies, conducted in Australia, have shown its effectiveness.

OceanFormula™ is a scientifically advanced combination of anti-inflammatory agents, working together synergistically, and relieving pain, reducing stiffness and repairing damaged cartilage in a natural way.

It is a true nutriceutical with outstanding safety. Results are generally experienced within 3 to 6 weeks of use.

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The Shark Oil Story

Shark liver oil has been used for centuries in the Scandinavian countries, particularly by fishermen, who used it as a remedy for slow healing wounds and against irritation of the respiratory organs.

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In the 19th century the use of shark liver oil almost died out, surviving only in a few fishing communities. It was to take more than a century before the use of the shark liver oil was revived, following the publications of scientific documentation regarding its beneficial effects.

In 1952, a young Swedish doctor, Astrid Brohult, M.D., discovered that the marrow from fresh calf bones given to children with leukemia stimulated their white cell production.

It was later shown that the stimulating factor was a group of substances known as Alkylglycerols, that had first been identified by two Japanese researchers in 1922 – in liver oil from sharks. The distribution of Alkylglycerols in nature has since been found to be widespread.

They occur in the lipids of various animal organs, for example in bone marrow fat, in the fat of the spleen and the liver, in erythrocytes and in milk (ten times more in human mother’s milk than in cow’s milk).

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The highest source of Alkylglycerols was found to be in the liver of the Greenland shark, Somniosus microcephalus. The healing effects of Alkylglycerols on the tissues of the body have been confirmed over the last 40 years by extensive clinical and laboratory research, mainly conducted by Swedish physicians and scientists.

Besides the above-mentioned biological effects of the Alkylglycerols, it has been shown that patients with cancer of the uterine cervix, who were treated with Alkylglycerols before and during irradiation treatment, had 9% higher survival rate after five years, as compared to the control group.