Berberine for Cardiovascular Health – And More

Berberine for Cardiovascular Health – And More

Berberine comes from several different plants, most commonly in shrubs from the berberis family, thus the name. It has been used for thousands of years for general health, especially in Chinese medicine. It is good for helping with many ailments because it can affect change at the molecular level. It is one of the few supplements that has been proven in studies to be as effective as drugs. And it has so many benefits!

 

A placebo-controlled study provided the first evidence that berberine is a valuable supplement for diabetes and cardiovascular health. Berberine was shown to lower blood glucose, HbA1c (the best measure of long-term blood sugar and diabetes control), triglycerides, total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol significantly better than a placebo in people with type 2 diabetes.

 

When type 2 diabetics were given either berberine or the diabetes drug metformin, the berberine was equally effective for blood glucose, HbA1c and insulin. Berberine had an advantage over the drug, though, because it also lowered cholesterol and triglycerides. The study also found that adding the same dose of berberine to the treatment of people whose type 2 diabetes was not being adequately managed by drugs significantly lowered blood glucose, HbA1c, triglycerides, total cholesterol and the harmful LDL cholesterol. This means that overall, berberine was effective enough to help lower blood sugar levels all on its own.

 

There have been many studies done where Berberine’s effectiveness was similar to conventional drugs. It has been shown to significantly lower fasting blood glucose levels, insulin, triglycerides and HbA1c in type 2 diabetics. It can also help to reverse high blood sugar in people who are considered pre-diabetic. This means it can help adults who are found in blood tests to have high triglycerides or blood sugar at the warning stage. There is nothing more alarming than the doctor telling you the blood sugar levels are creeping up and warning that you need to take steps now or risk medical interventions. A pill or more a day, or worse, needles. And either way, blood sugar monitoring. Taking Preferred Nutrition Berberine may be able to help at this crucial ‘warning stage’.

 

Studies have not only shown that Berberine was as effective as drugs for diabetes, but also that it may be equal to drugs for lowering total and LDL cholesterol and superior to drugs for lowering triglycerides and raising the heart-healthy HDL cholesterol. It also found that berberine is superior to placebos for high blood pressure. Furthermore, Berberine has also been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of arrhythmias and heart failure. Adding Berberine to conventional treatment of congestive heart failure has been shown to significantly improve the results and help to turn things around, in conjunction with other lifestyle changes.

 

Preferred Nutrition Berberine has many benefits!

Protein Powders vs Collagen Supplements

Protein Powders vs Collagen Supplements

Collagen—despite all its amazing benefits—isn’t a source of dietary protein (the kind that balances your blood sugar and keeps you feeling full).

 

That’s because collagen contains a different spectrum of amino acids—and is lower in essential amino acids—especially tryptophan and leucine[1],[2], but higher in glycine, proline and hydroxyproline, amino acids that help the body build collagen.

 

The unique spectrum of amino acid peptides found in collagen provides plenty of benefits throughout the body that you can’t get from dietary protein!

 

  • Provides anti-aging benefits and makes your skin look great
  • Helps your joints feel great
  • Supports your active body
  • Helps improve bone mineral density
  • Helps improve cardiovascular function
  • Improves overall wellbeing

 

But there are lots of different collagen products on the market—how do you choose?

There are 3 BIG questions to ask:

  • Does it come from a clean, sustainable source?
  • Is it in an effective dose?
  • Is it highly absorbable?

Genuine Health made clean collagen and marine clean collagen to be all these things and more.

Clean Collagen

So you bought a collagen supplement with “protein” written on the label. This means you can skip picking up a whey or vegan protein powder, because collagen doubles up as a protein supplement — right? It’s true that collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, and supplementing with collagen provides plenty of benefits to the body, BUT collagen doesn’t behave in the same way in the body as a whey or multi-source vegan protein.

  1. We start with sustainably-sourced grass-fed cow hides and wild-caught fish skins from sustainable industries that would otherwise be unused.
  2. We made sure we provided a therapeutic dose. Each serving of clean collagen gives you 10 grams of easily absorbed collagen peptides.
  3. We wanted to make it simple for you to take clean collagen. So we created two collagen source options: marine and bovine in both unflavoured and lightly flavoured options. Whether you choose to take collagen from a marine or bovine source, you can reap all of the amazing benefits of collagen!

[1] Phillips SM. Current Concepts and Unresolved Questions in Dietary Protein Requirements and Supplements in Adults. Front Nutr. 2017 May 8;4:13

 

[2] Castellanos VH, et al. Modular protein supplements and their application to long-term care. Nutr Clin Pract 2006;21:485–504

 

 

Take Advantage of ALL the Phytonutrients in your Turmeric

Take Advantage of ALL the Phytonutrients in your Turmeric

Cultures from around the world have used herbs for countless therapeutic and culinary purposes—for seasoning, for inspiring, for enjoying, and for healing. Herbs contain some of the most amazing natural compounds that we know. When it comes to medicinal herbs for health, there are different ways of unlocking an herb’s unique profile of phytonutrients for our bodies’ benefit. Some compounds are water soluble (like those in tea leaves), others are best extracted using ethanol (alcohol). Still other compounds may be fats or oils that won’t dissolve well in water or alcohol.

Fortunately, New Chapter’s extraction technologies help us preserve a plant’s beneficial compounds, including its beneficial fats and oils. At New Chapter, we aim to deliver Nature’s whole wisdom in our supplements. To do so, we use full-spectrum methods that include traditional methods as well as supercritical CO2 extraction. What is supercritical extraction? It’s a proprietary process that uses natural carbon dioxide to gently extract delicate plant compounds, including beneficial oils. The method can also highly concentrate phytonutrients, so the constituents of the finest whole herbs can be delivered in just one or two capsules. Known as the “King of Herbs” in Ayurvedic medicine, Turmeric has been used and revered in traditional herbal systems for thousands of years. At New Chapter®, we truly believe that Turmeric is one of the world’s most important herbs. Have you ever experienced joint pain? Many people have inflammation in their joints, such as their elbows or knees. Joint inflammation is actually part of the natural healing process of the body, but it does tend to manifest as pain and discomfort. What’s more, if joint inflammation lasts for several weeks or longer, daily activities and overall mobility may become limited. Fortunately, the Wisdom of Nature provides effective botanicals that can help provide joint comfort. Turmeric, in particular, is used as an anti-inflammatory to help relieve joint pain. Turmeric Force from New Chapter delivers two types of Turmeric extract to provide you with the rhizome’s valuable phytonutrients. Turmeric Force is also used as a liver protectant.  New Chapters Turmeric Force uses all constituents if the Turmeric root.  Rather than extract Curcumin from the Turmeric root, New Chapter keeps all constituents intact and in its whole food form.

There are over 250 constituents that are all beneficial to your own bodies natural inflammation response. New Chapters Turmeric is kept in its whole food form so your body can recognize it as food, absorbing all of Its benefits as nature had intended.

Improve Your Congnitive Health with DPA

Improve Your Congnitive Health with DPA

High Potency Omega-3 Oil

  • A source of essential fatty acids
  • For cardiovascular and cognitive/cerebral health
  • Provides EPA, DHA, and DPA in the same ratio as found naturally in our bodies in a form easily absorbed into our bloodstream to be directly utilized by our bodies
  • Seal oil is found to contain minimal toxins or chemicals, so there is less risk of absorbing heavy metals such as mercury, lead, arsenic and cadmium
  • Provides balance to the body in a 1:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3

High Potency Omega-3 Oil provides the complete omega-3 fatty acids – EPA, DHA, and DPA in nature’s perfect balance.

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Imagine How Great You Would Feel if You Absorbed More

Imagine How Great You Would Feel if You Absorbed More

At Platinum Naturals they understand absorption. Through their award-winning Superior Nutrient Absorption delivery system, they’re able to deliver the results people are looking for when they take a supplement. Whether it is increased energy, improved bone density or relief from cold and flu, Superior Nutrient Absorption helps ensure you absorb the nutrients your body needs for improved health.

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