…and carry that health throughout GENERATIONS to come??? Well, thats actually more simple than you may think!! Read on!!
DNA contains the genetic code that allows the body to create new cells. When exposed to
oxidative stress, DNA can become damaged, potentially altering the instructions used for
cell replication. DNA damage is theorized to be a major reason why we age.
A recent study at the University of South Carolina found that Juice Plus+® protected the DNA of healthy adults, as had previously been observed by researchers at Brigham Young University in an elderly population and by researchers at the University of Florida in young adults.
Oxidative Stress Reduction:
Free radicals are everywhere in your body. Each one of your cells is bombarded by approximately 10,000 free radical “hits” per day. That’s a problem, since free radicals are proven contributors to premature aging and to chronic diseases including cancer, heart disease, and stroke. As long as the body has enough antioxidants (check out DR OZ, clink the link!) to neutralize these free radicals, everything is fine. However, when the body’s antioxidant capacity is overwhelmed by free radicals, it enters a state of oxidative stress. Because free radicals are generated constantly, regular daily intake of lots of antioxidants from a wide variety of fruits and vegetables is critical. Juice Plus+® contains antioxidants and other phytonutrients from a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
Multiple clinical studies have researched the effect of Juice Plus+® on various markers of oxidative stress. They have shown that Juice Plus+® significantly reduces the oxidation of proteins, fats, and DNA.
AND even more COOL:
Just because a nutritional product contains antioxidants doesn’t mean they will be utilized. In order to prove that a product provides antioxidant protection, antioxidants must be shown to actually be present in the bloodstream. (–I mean, think about it…I know for me I am always hearing from clients how thier urine is a different color when taking vitamins…this makes me question the absoption….not to mention, I have yet to find another company who will show the research on the absorption and bioavailability of thier supplement!!)
Multiple clinical studies have investigated the bioavailability of antioxidants contained in Juice Plus+®. They have documented significant increases in blood levels of various antioxidants and other phytonutrients including vitamin C, vitamin E, folate, and beta‐carotene.
Ok, what else you ask???
Immune Health:The immune system is responsible for keeping the body from harm – especially from germs
and pathogens. Unfortunately, the average adult is not immune to the cold, wet months of
winter. In fact, feeling under the weather is par for the course.
Clinical StudiesSeveral clinical studies have researched the effect of Juice Plus+® on immune health. All of
them found that Juice Plus+® supports several key measures of immune function. One recent study, conducted by researchers at Charité University Medical Centre in Berlin, studied healthcare professionals with direct patient contact during the cold winter season. Subjects taking Juice Plus+® had a significant 20 percent reduction in days with moderate to severe upper respiratory symptoms.
Cardiovascular Wellness:The cardiovascular system is made up of the heart and a network of blood vessels, (listen to Dr. Sears speak about healthy arteries on YouTube) whose job is to transport blood throughout the body. Blood vessels that carry blood to the heart are called veins. Those that carry it away from the heart are called arteries. The capillaries that connect the two are where nutrients and oxygen are dropped off and carbon dioxide and waste are picked up.
Clinical StudiesMultiple clinical studies have researched how Juice Plus+® affects various indicators of cardiovascular wellness. A recently published study on smokers at the University of Milan in Italy found a reduction in oxidized LDL cholesterol, an emerging marker for development of clogged blood vessels. Studies looking at homocysteine found that Juice Plus+® decreased blood levels of this potentially harmful amino acid. A study conducted by researchers at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine noted improvements in blood pressure after taking Juice Plus+®. Another study, performed by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, showed that Juice Plus+® helped maintain the elasticity of the arteries, even after a high‐fat meal.
Reduction of Systemic Inflammation:Inflammation is usually characterized by four phenomena: pain, heat, redness, and swelling. There are two types of inflammation: acute/localized, as in reaction to an injury or infection, and chronic/systemic, as is often observed in unhealthy circumstances such as obesity or smoking. Whereas acute/localized inflammation can be seen and felt, chronic/systemic inflammation is invisible and often painless. Emerging science suggests that systemic inflammation is associated with poor health outcomes.
Clinical StudiesResearchers at the University of South Carolina set out to discover if Juice Plus+® could help mitigate systemic inflammation. After only two months, Juice Plus+® significantly decreased levels of several key biomarkers of inflammation, while increasing an important marker for bodily self‐defense called superoxide dismutase.
Proper circulation is important for healthy skin, because it ensures the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to skin tissue, giving it a healthy glow.
In a study of healthy middle-aged women, researchers at the University ofWitten-Herdecke in Germany found that Juice Plus+® increased skin circulation in the capillaries by 39%. Juice Plus+® also boosted skin hydration, skin thickness, and skin density. Women who took a placebo, on the other hand, actually experienced decreased skin circulation by the end of the 12 week study.
Healthy gums are important to protect the tooth root and the underlying bone from destruction and, ultimately, tooth loss. Healthy gums also provide an important barrier between germs that live in the mouth and the rest of the body.
A study of nutritionally replete (i.e. not malnourished) adults with chronic periodontitis at the University of Birmingham, England found that Juice Plus+® – when added to standard “deep cleaning” treatment – reduced the depth of gum pockets and decreased gum bleeding and plaque accumulation above and beyond the effects of the cleaning alone.
So, what does all of this mean?? Whole food is the way to go!! And if you cannot eat one-two bowls of raw, fresh fruits and veg EVERYDAY…well, try Juice Plus! –watch for my upcoming vitamin blog: why man-made vitamins are not the way to go!
And as always, let me know what you think!!
—resources: Juice Plus+, www.fitandfabulousjuiceplus.com