Three Ways Neutraceuticals Help You Enjoy the Holidays

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healthy holidays with nutraceuticalsIt’s officially the holidays and that means lots of together time, which we’re big fans of. Heck, we’re brothers running a nutraceutical business. But, there are some adverse effects from hanging out with the family for more than a few hours. And we’re here to help you make the most of this together time with a few nutraceutical product recommendations to help you enjoy the holidays.

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Can We Trust Health Supplements?

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TrustHealth supplements have been around since the beginning of time. Originally sold by gypsies, peddlers and snake oil salesmen as cures for your ailments, today’s supplements are different. They actually have science to back them up. However, there are some questions that still come up around health supplements. In this article, we’ll discuss some of these questions and ultimately, the decision is yours. We’ve seen first-hand the difference health supplements can make in our own lives.

I’ll start this post off with a quick story about my brother, John. At age 39, John was diagnosed with occlusive cardiovascular disease and had to have stents put in the arteries of his heart in 2000. Just three years later, his arteries began to clog again. Open heart surgery (a double bypass) was the only option for him at this point. Soon after the surgery, John discovered the Linus Pauling Therapy for reversing cardiovascular disease with vitamin C and decided to follow it. He is doing great eight years later. Lypo Spheric Vitamin C changed his life.

After I saw my brother’s results with the Lypo Spheric vitamin C, I began supplementing with it as well. It’s improved my overall health and I’m a true believer. Here are some of the more common questions we asked before we opened our store and began using supplements to improve our health.

Aren’t prescription drugs safer than supplements?

It depends on who you ask. Dr. Linus Pauling, who developed the famous Pauling Therapy for Heart Disease, was not a physician, but a world-renowned chemist and researcher. He won four Nobel prizes for his research. He developed the Vitamin C therapy for heart disease because he based it on science. His therapy is more involved than taking large doses of vitamin C, but this super antioxidant is the foundation of his approach. His approach is not a prescription drug, but a supplemental therapy, which you can learn more about in the book How to Live Longer and Feel Better.

So, to answer the question, prescription drugs have their place, as do supplements. We encourage you to do your research and look at the science.

How do you know what’s in a supplement?

While the Federal Drug Administration is not required to “approve” a supplement’s ingredients, the manufacturers are responsible for providing information on what’s in the supplement, how to use it, its side effects, etc.

The FDA requires manufacturers to report adverse effects and gets involved when a product is considered unsafe. There’s a great guide from the FDA on how to make informed decisions about supplements available here.

The best source of information on what’s in a supplement is from the manufacturer. We work with manufacturers on the products we sell in our store and believe this is the best source for information. They are required to ensure safety.

Will supplements cure my health problems?

The answer to this question is that the question is broad. Health problems affect everyone, whether it’s a cold or a lifelong disease like my brother John. Your best move is to become an active member of your health care team. You need to understand what’s happening in your health and what treatment options you have available. Supplements can be part of an overall healthy lifestyle. Reading, questioning and participating in your healthcare  are the steps to take toward improving or curing your health problems.

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Dynamic Health Duo – Vitamin C & GSH

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Vitamin C and glutathione are considered a dynamic duo in warding off a number of conditions. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, has well-documented healing powers including reducing and eliminating cold and flu symptoms and reducing the impact of heart disease among other diseases and illnesses.

Vitamin C – Nature’s Secret Weapon?

In 1970, Dr. Linus Pauling, a chemist and four-time Nobel prize winner, published a book called Vitamin C and the Common Cold. It was a bestseller and is considered a potential influencer in the 30 to 40 percent decrease of heart disease-related deaths decreased between 30 and 40 percent around 1970. [1]

Jeffrey Dach – recently discussed the positive effects of naturally-occurring supplements such as vitamin C in his blog post on mega-dose vitamin therapy. He documented case after case of success stories with critically ill patients. One such case was from Dr. Aviram Giladi of Vanderbilt University. Giladi tested what Dach calls “a basket of antioxidants” delivered intravenously to 2,200 ICU trauma patients. The research team lead by Giladi reported a 28 percent increase in survival for the recipients of the antioxidant cocktail. Additionally, a second report of the same group of patients showed a “53 percent reduction in abdominal wall infections and 38 percent reduction in respiratory failure.”

How Glutathione Helps Reduce Chronic Illness

Glutathione comes into the picture as “the mother of all antioxidants” as deemed by Dr. Mark Hyman, a practicing physician and author of the bestselling book The Blood Sugar Solution. Glutathione, which is produced by the body, acts as a magnet for free radicals and other toxins in the body. But according to Hyman and other researchers, the antioxidant, which is normally “recycled in the body,” loses its power when the “toxic load becomes too great.”

The cause of the “toxic load” is a number of environmental factors including “poor diet, toxins, medications and stress.” The result of a glutathione deficiency, especially in chronically ill patients, is a worsening of symptoms. Hyman reports in a recent blog post that he has seen a link between a missing gene – GTHM1 – and the inability to recycle glutathione.

He writes that about “one-third of our population that suffers from chronic disease is missing the essential gene.”  And that’s the apparent cause of their continued struggle with chronic diseases and conditions.

You see, Hyman says that the glutathione has a “secret power” in the “sulfur (SH) group it contains.” He says that the sulfur “acts like fly paper and all the bad things in the body stick onto it, including free radicals and toxins like mercury and other heavy metals.”

According to Hyman, you can boost your glutathione levels by eating sulfur-rich foods including broccoli and garlic and you can supplement your diet with vitamin C and E.

Dynamic Duo Supplementation

You can also look into high dosage combinations of Vitamin C and glutathione (also known as GSH). Previously only available in intravenous injections, these high dosage combinations were not tolerable when taken via oral supplement and most of the vitamin C was not absorbed due to the digestive barrier.

Today, science has made the benefits of these super antioxidants possible with Liposomal Encapsulation Technology (LET). This nanotechnology traps the ascorbic acid inside a liposome and delivers virtually 100 percent of the vitamin C to the cells, tissues, glands and organs that require it. A typical “dose” of LET vitamin C has about 1,000 milligrams and helps you avoid side effects including diarrhea and gastric distress often associated with oral suspension of the antioxidant. GSH can be delivered in the same fashion.

We recommend the Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C and GSH Combo Pack to get the most benefit from this dynamic duo of antioxidants for better health and energy levels. Find them here.

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Making the Case for Eliminating the Flu with Lypo C

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In his book Curing the Incurable – Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases and Toxins, Dr. Thomas Levy explores the theory of “dosing” with Vitamin C to treat viral infections such as influenza and pneumonia. His second chapter gives accounts from (mostly) Frederick R. Kenner, a physician who documented the use of ascorbic acid to treat viral infections in his South Carolina practice in the late 1940s and beyond.

Kenner used an educated guess in treating viral pneumonia when a patient refused to be transported to a hospital for oxygen therapy. In order to help the patient breath better, he decided that Vitamin C may help increase the oxygen delivery in the body. So, he gave the patient 2,000 mg of ascorbic acid. Within half an hour, the patient’s condition had improved. Six hours later, the patient was eating and continuing to improve. Within 36 hours, the patient was on the mend. Kenner continued the therapy for three days.

According to the book, this is just one of many cases where pneumonia was treated with high doses of Vitamin C and healing occurred within a few days. The doses were delivered either intravenously or through an injection. Another note that relates to the flu virus is that in several cases the viral pneumonia was a result of an existing flu infection. Imagine the impact early Vitamin C treatment could have made for these patients.

Today, it’s not necessary to receive intravenous ascorbic acid or a shot to get the same results Keller did in potentially eliminating or preventing the flu virus. Lypospheric C allows patients to experience the benefits of high doses of Vitamin C without the needles. Because the abscorbic acid is suspended in liposomes (bubbles), it allows you to realize the benefits of the high level dose without the gastric discomfort often associated with oral Vitamin C therapy.

The dosing depends on catching the virus symptoms early to be most effective. The recommended dose for fighting the sometimes life-threatening influenza virus is 1 gram or more per hour at the onset of symptoms. Coupling this treatment with rest and extra fluids gives you a much higher chance in avoiding the flu and its resulting infections (sinus infection or even pneumonia). You should always consult a doctor if your symptoms worsen or your fever reaches 105 degrees Fahrenheit.

We recommend the Liv On Labs brand of Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C as the source of Vitamin C used in your flu treatment plan. Visit our store now to stock up before the flu season settles in.

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Eliminate the Mouth Breathing This Fall with Liposomal Vitamin C

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fluOctober is the beginning of the big push to get a flu shot and stock up on hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes. It’s also the beginning of mouth breathing. The common cold and influenza can mean clogged nasal passages and a dry mouth.

If you’ve ever had a cold or the flu, you know how miserable it can be to breathe through your mouth, especially at night. A stuffy nose is often the first sign of these infections and the perfect time to attack the virus with vitamin C.

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