FEATURED PRODUCT: Sytrinol by Prairie Naturals


Novel Nutrient Lowers Cholesterol by 30% in 30 days

By Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe

 

There is no substance as controversial as cholesterol, and no substance about which there is more confusion. The fact is, 900 out of 1,000 people can control their cholesterol levels with dietary changes and nutritional supplements alone. Cholesterol is essential to health, which means that our body has to manufacture it in order to keep us alive. Cholesterol is needed to make many of our hormones, vitamin D and bile acids which aid fat digestion and to keep our cell membranes intact.  For 70 percent of the population, an increase in the consumption of cholesterol-laden foods decreases production within the body by means of a protective, regulating feedback system. The other 20 percent may have to use dietary changes and nutritional supplements to keep cholesterol levels in check. Less than 10 percent of people with high cholesterol will require medication to keep levels in check. This is probably a shock to most people considering that cholesterol lowering statins are the number one prescribed drug in Canada today.  But while some healthy cholesterol is good for us, too much of it may clog your arteries and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.

 

Cardiovascular disease accounts for the death of more Canadians than any other disease.

32% of all male deaths in Canada in 2002 were due to cardiovascular disease. For women, rates are even higher – 34% of all female deaths were due to cardiovascular disease.

 

What’s Normal Cholesterol?

It is generally accepted that a total cholesterol level above 5.2 mmol/L (200 mg/dL) adds to the risk of heart disease. There are two main types of lipoprotein: called low-density lipoprotein (LDL) often referred to as “bad”cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or “good”cholesterol   LDL carries cholesterol from your liver to your cells and increased levels are associated with atherosclerosis. HDL takes cholesterol away from cells and back to your liver, where it is either broken down or excreted. That is why it is known as good cholesterol. Cholesterol becomes a problem if you have a high level of LDL combined with a low level of HDL. Your LDL should be kept at less than 2.5 mmol/L.

 

High Triglycerides Damage Arteries

Triglycerides also play a role in heart health; in fact, high triglycerides may be a better predictor of heart disease than high cholesterol. Excess triglycerides are highly destructive to artery walls and may promote hardening of the arteries. Normal triglyceride levels range from 140 to 160mg/dl and the ideal level is 140. Most people are not advised there are other options to lower cholesterol and cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins are often prescribed. Statins work by blocking the production of cholesterol, and although effective, have side effects including headache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea and muscle pain. They have also been found to deplete the body of co-enzyme Q10 an important heart-protective nutrient. Statin drugs also increase your need for the vitamins A, D, and E, and are implicated in increased risk of cataracts. And those using statins who have muscle pain must report it to their doctor immediately and stop taking statin medications. Lower cholesterol in 30 days. Thankfully nature provides us with Sytrinol, a safe, effective cholesterol and triglyceride lowering nutrient that works in 30 days. It is made up of a blend of powerful antioxidants including polymethoxylated flavones (PMFs) and a range of palm (alpha, delta andgamma) tocotrienols. Studies have revealed that Sytrinol is able to significantly lower total cholesterol, LDL, and triglyceride. Better still, the formula has also been shown to increase HDL levels.

 

Sytrinol lowers LDL and keeps your arteries clear

Polymethoxylated flavones (PMFs), one of the main active ingredients in Sytrinol, are a group of compounds derived from the peels of citrus fruits. The two most common are tangeretin and nobiletin, which are extremely potent bioflavonoids. More than 25 years of documented research provides evidence that these particular bioflavonoids deliver heart health benefits.

Nobiletin and tangeretin help lower levels of LDL by preventing the manufacture of its building blocks: apolipoprotein B and triglycerides. Apolipoprotein B is considered the primary building block, making up almost 90 per cent of LDL cholesterol. Interestingly, triglycerides the main kind of fat in your body are one of the key contributors to the formation of apolipoprotein B.

Sytrinol is also made up of palm tocotrienols, which, like tocopherols, are members of the vitamin E family and are extracted from the fruit of the palm tree. Like vitamin E, palm tocotrienols control anti-inflammatory responses and degrade HMG-CoA reductase a key enzyme in your body used by your liver to produce cholesterol. Besides reducing cholesterol, palm tocotrienols have also been shown to inhibit arterial plaque formation and reduce blood platelet aggregation (clumping).

Palm tocotrienols are also powerful antioxidants, known to possess antioxidant potential far greater than that shown by vitamin E itself. In human studies, it was observed that alpha tocotrienols decreased the oxidation of LDL. This action is important as raised LDL is a risk factor in cardiovascular disease. The antioxidant properties of tocotrienols can minimize the damage caused by these compounds while protecting cell membranes.

 

30%  improvement of LDL:HDL ratio

To date three main studies have been carried out to investigate Sytrinols effects on high cholesterol levels. The first study involved 60 participants with raised cholesterol levels. After taking 300mg of Sytrinol each day for four weeks, the researchers found that the treatment lowered total cholesterol by 25 per cent, the bad LDL cholesterol by 19 percent, and triglycerides by 24 per cent.

In the second, smaller study 10 subjects with elevated cholesterol levels benefited after four weeks of treatment with 300mg of Sytrinol per day. Sytrinol therapy lowered total cholesterol levels by 20 per cent, LDL cholesterol by 22 per cent, apolipoprotein B (a component of LDL) by 21 per cent, and triglycerides by 28 per cent. Participants also had a significant 5 percent increase in Apolipoprotein A1 an important structural protein of the good HDL cholesterol.

Researchers recently completed a third clinical trial, a 12-week placebo-controlled study involving 120 men and women with moderately elevated cholesterol levels. Compared to those in the placebo group, subjects taking Sytrinol had a 30 percent drop in total cholesterol, 27 percent in LDL cholesterol, and 34 per cent in triglycerides. In addition, HDL levels increased by 4 percent, resulting in a significant 29 percent improvement in the LDL:HDL ratio.

The recommended dosage for Sytrinol is 300mg per day. The best news Sytrinol worked independent of diet changes. Toxicity studies have shown that Sytrinol is well tolerated, with no toxic effects following consumption of up to 1 percent of total dietary intake, or the equivalent of a 150-pound person consuming almost 14 grams per day-that’s nearly 50 times the recommended daily dosage of 300mg/day.

Multiple clinical trials have demonstrated that Sytrinol reduced total cholesterol by 30%, LDL cholesterol was reduced by 27%, and triglycerides reduced by 34% when compared to placebo.

By combining a healthy diet with Sytrinol you can achieve optimal results. Follow the diet guidelines in the chart and walk every day. Drink plenty of water and eat lots of fiber. Fiber binds to excess cholesterol and removes it via daily bowel movements. You have now learned the safest, fastest method of lowering cholesterol in 30 days without the side effects of commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering medications. Adopt the recommendations mentioned in this article and high cholesterol will be a thing of the past.

Eat these foods for lowering cholesterol.

  • Vegetables, especially plenty of salads
  • Fruits
  • Whole grains like oatmeal, flax and chia seeds
  • Herbal teas, vegetable juices (low sodium)
  • Cold-pressed vegetable oils (extra virgin olive oil)
  • Wild fish, free-range/organic skinless, boneless chicken or turkey

 

Avoid These Foods

  • Margarine
  • Cakes, cookies, biscuits, and candy
  • White foods including bread, flour, sugar, rice, and pasta
  • Aspartame, fake fats, and fake coffee creamers

 

References:

  1. Quereshi A, Bradlow BA, Brace L, Manganello J, Elson CE, et al. Response of hypercholesterolemic subjects to administration of tocotrienols.  Lipid 1995;30:1171-1177.

2-4 Talbott SM, Roza J, Guthrie N. Effect of citrus flavonoids and tocotrienols on serum cholesterol levels in hypercholesterolemic subjects. Series of studies submitted to Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Boulder CO.

 

Creating Beautiful Hair…Naturally

Not all chemicals are “unnatural” and dangerous  to human or environmental health. There are many natural chemicals such as the ones found in grapefruit seeds and apple cider vinegar which are beneficial to our health and environment. Here’s a sample list of some of the health-endangering ingredients that Prairie Naturals never uses in any of our hair care products.

Prairie Naturals Hair Care formulas deliver the cleansing, conditioning & styling support your hair needs without the use of harmful ingredients. Prairie Naturals Hair Care products create beautiful, healthy hair without dangerous ingredients.

Beautiful Hair without Dangerous Ingredients

 

ULTRA-SIL™ 500 mg

  • Promotes beautifully healthy hair, skin and nails!
  • Supports the skeletal system
  • Provides superior source of organic silica
  • Aqueous extract of Spring Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)
  • Specially processed for best assimilation
  • Rich source of trace minerals
  • Strengthens bones

 

HAIR-FORCE™

  • Counteracts stress, illness, hormonal imbalances
  • Stimulates maximum growth of hair follicle
  • 22 natural nutrients restore, repair & nourish
  • Creates beautiful, healthy hair from within
  • Easy-to-absorb softgels
  • Minimizes hair loss
  • Love Your Hair!

 

 

Prairie Naturals award-winning hair care products are formulated with natural ingredients to give you beautiful, healthy looking hair without the questionable additives. Each Prairie Naturals Hair Care formula is carefully crafted using the rich, nourishing ingredients found in nature…moisturizing Jojoba oil and Shea butter, soothing Aloe Vera and stimulating Tea Tree oil are but a few of the precious ingredients that work to give you healthy, manageable, gorgeous hair. Our premium quality, award-winning shampoos, conditioners and styling aids deliver the results you demand with concentrated nutrients, botanical extracts and pure plant essential oils.

Here’s a sample list of some of the health-endangering ingredients that Prairie Naturals never uses in any of our hair care products. You’ll quickly see why.

 

  • most widely used, broad-spectrum preservatives worldwide Also known as methyl-, propyl, butyl- and ethyl- parabens or under the name Germaben, these toxic substances can be absorbed through the skin, are linked to developmental and reproductive toxicity as well as toxicity in wildlife. They are weakly estrogenic (may cause hormone dependent cancers) and can negatively impact the immune system.
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and its chemical cousins are standard ingredients in anything that foams. They are among the most irritating ingredients in personal care products causing dandruff-like scalp conditions, skin rashes, eye and lung irritations, and are also toxic to aquatic organisms. It is frequently disguised in semi-natural cosmetics with the explanation “comes from coconut”.
  • This chemical threesome: DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (monoethanolamine) and TEA (triethanolamine) and related compounds are used as foaming or emulsifying agents and can form cancer-causing compounds called nitrosamines when they come in contact with other nitrogen containing compounds found in cosmetics.
  • Propylene glycol, often used as an emulsifier/moisturizer, is a petrochemical also used in antifreeze and brake fluid. It is an inexpensive, synthetic humectant and emulsifier. Known as a primary irritant to skin, eyes and lungs, it penetrates the skin very quickly and may encourage liver and kidney issues.
  • A synthetic emollient, it’s the most extensively used ingredient in body care products and the single greatest cause of breakouts in women who use a new product. While covering the skin, it clogs pores and traps toxins and wastes inside the skin layers preventing the skins ability to respire.
  • Phthalates (pronounced tha-lates) are industrial plasticizers known to be one of the foremost dangers found in cosmetics and personal care products. Dozens of studies have shown that phthalates disrupt and inhibit normal hormonal functions, causing infertility and birth defects.
  • The chemical colours used in shampoos and scores of other products are labeled as FD&C or D&C followed by a color and a number. These synthetic colours are made from coal tar and contain heavy metal salts that can deposit toxins onto the skin and cause cancer.
  • Artificial fragrances can generate a variety of instant adverse reactions including headaches, dizziness, rash, redness, violent coughing and vomiting. These chemical fragrances often contain a toxic cocktail of more than 200 chemicals including endocrine disrupting phthalates.

NEW PRODUCT – VEGE-PRO Protein & Medicinal Mushroom Blend

Vege-Pro® is a vegan, plant-based protein powder blend comprised of organic sprouted brown rice, organic hemp and 8 different medicinal mushrooms. 

  • Contains 21 grams of plant-based protein per-serving.
  • Contains 6 digestive enzymes blended for better digestion, and 4 probiotic strains to stimulate growth of good bacteria in the intestine.
  • Source of fibre from inulin and calcium for the maintenance of good health.
  • Great for Celiacs and those who are lactose intolerant.

As an organic powder made from mushrooms, brown rice and hemp, Vege-Pro® provides 21 grams of complete protein per serving; more than 1/3 of your daily requirement*. Vege-Pro® delivers the probiotics, fibre and calcium that active men, women and developing children need to fuel a healthy, active lifestyle.

As a plant-based protein, Vege-Pro® is much easier to digest than whey, casein and other animal-based proteins. It’s no secret that plant-based diets in general are sustainable and environmentally friendly compared to animal-based diets.1

All Natural Skin Care Routine

Maintaining the health of our skin is essential and takes a holistic approach, which promotes radiance from the inside, out. “As a working mom I know it can be hard to find the time to read up on all the latest beauty products, pour through labels and go through a complicated skin care regime every night,” says Holistic Nutritionist, Michelle W. Book. “But you still want to make the right choices for healthy skin.” This month, we bring you Michelle’s simple, natural 3-step skin care routine, which works great for all skin types.

Step 1: Cleanse

Did you know that many soaps can actually dry out and irritate your skin? Watch the video to discover some natural alternatives that you can find at your CHFA health food store or even in your own pantry.

Step 2: Nourish

Our internal health plays just as important a role in our skin health as what we put on the surface. This is because skin grows really, really fast. This growth and re-growth puts a huge demand on the body. A balanced diet, consisting of certain key nutrients, is crucial for maintaining healthy skin. Here are Michelle’s tips for nourishing your skin from the inside.

Step 3: Moisturize
Natural oils give our skin a radiant glow and supple appearance. Complementing our body’s natural protection with oils like coconut oil, sea buckthorn oil, argan oil, and foods rich in omega-3s, can help protect our skin from drying out, and provide additional benefits. Watch the video to learn the specific benefits of each of these healthy oils.

 

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