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Happy Earth Day 2018!

April 25, 2018

Dear Friends

Happy Earth Day everyone!!!

As you can see our new labels are starting to appear on our bottles.  In the next several month we should be fully transformed.

A few thoughts on Earth Day:

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There have been five Mass Extinctions of life on earth, the last occurring 65 million years ago with the extinction of dinosaurs.  The great fear now is that we are on the cusp of entering into the Sixth.  We are seeing species loss, habitats vanishing, ecosystems collapsing, atmospheric CO2 levels over 400 ppm- all precursor levels similar to those of life’s previous past calamities.  Ecologists, oceanographers, deep time paleontologists are saying that we may be approaching the tipping point- the point of no return.

In today’s world there are now over one billion people who are starving, and at the same time over one billion people who are overweight or obese.  We have a pandemic of chronic degenerative illnesses on a worldwide scale increasing affecting all ages—as a species Homo sapiens are in trouble.  Chronic illness is a hallmark of a species in decline.

Science today clearly recognizes that in order for us to reduce disease and gain back our health, we High ORAC Photo 3must  reduce pollution, manage pathogens differently, de-stress and  improve our dietary habits. Dramatic dietary changes are now being recommended by the most exalted bastions of medical research science, and that is to make our diet for the most part a whole food, plant-based diet,where animal foods, dairy and eggs are rarely if ever eaten.

The colonic microbiome is now considered as another organ: Our colon contains 100 trillion bacteria whose metabolic capacity is 100-fold that of our liver.  We are really a chimera of sorts- part human and part bacteria.  When we bring food into our body we are feeding both our human cells and the bacterial cells in our gut. Phyto Power Photo 6

The composition of the GI tract microbiome is largely dependent on the nature of our diet.  Our colon’s good bacteria, from species of the Bifidoand Lacto genera thrive on soluble carbohydrate fibers like inulin, pectin, beta glucans, and vegetable and fruit polyphenols.

When we eat fruits and vegetables our good bacteria break down carbohydrate fibers and berry polyphenols into a whole host of important health giving metabolites: SCFAs, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, antimicrobials, and beneficial cell signaling molecules, enabling our body to defend itself from pollution, pathogens, and chronic inflammation. Chlorella Photo 6

Dietary habits of daily meat, saturated fat, trans-fats, sugar, etc. have supported the growth of more toxic bacteria in our gut.  Add to that the overuse of antibiotics and we are dysbiotic. We simply don’t eat enough fresh fruits and vegetables, and enough seeds, grains and fermented food that support the growth of friendly bacteria.

We must change our worldwide farming practices that poisons our soil into one that embraces eco-friendly agriculture.  As we create more local farms to feed local communities, worldwide, people’s health will begin to thrive.

WL Photo 5Such an accomplishment will dramatically lower our green house gasses, and pollution levels.  This is what our bodies need, but obviously we are a long ways from achieving such a sea-change.  In the mean time we do the best we can and support our diet with high quality dietary supplements that are backed by science.

The BioImmersion area of expertise:  Our specialty is organic plant-based nutriceuticals with a special focus on plant polyphenols and probiotics.  Plants can be only as potent as the soil from which they come and the farming methods employed.  We ulitize biodynamic farming, eco-agricultural practices, wild-crafted sourcing and harvesting, to maximize high-active potentials. No excipients are used in our products.

Sincerely yours,

Seann

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

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Terrapin Bright Green’s Tapping into Nature showcases natural strategies in nine areas like carbon, water, materials, and more, as well as the bio-inspired products that have resulted.  It’s a fascinating look at the current state and future of bio-inspired technology. (from Biomimicry)

 

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Dear Friends
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High ORAC Synbiotic is back in and what a powerful formula it is.

With a potent mix of polyphenols and two pedigreed strains of colonizing Bifido and Lacto species.

  • The CFU per capsule of L. acidophilus and B. longum (50:50 mix) is over 25 billion.
  • 3000 ORAC value per capsule with grape seed extract, wild blueberry, quercetin, resveratrol, wild bilberry, cranberry, tart cherry, prune, raspberry and strawberry.
  • The organic chicory root inulin is 100mg.

We understand how upsetting back orders can be. One of our absolute commitments to you is creating the highest and most potent therapeutic foods, probiotics, and nutraceuticals. But to do so, at times, we have to reject batches of the raw materials. Plants and foods are unpredictable, with different moisture levels, potency, and consistency. The typical practice is to simply keep these batches and get a reduction in price to help profit margins. But this practice is not part of our sourcing, formulating, and manufacturing.

The BioImmersion’s products are truly special, and one of a kind in the supplement industry for multiple reasons. We make small batches of each product often to ensure therapeutic potency.  Our sourcing of raw materials is strict and thorough; plants are grown to produce very high actives.  We encapsulate without excipients, which means there are no flowing agents, fillers, or additives. We are currently the only company that fills every plant-based (vegan) capsule with only high active, powerful ingredients.  Our collaborating partners are holistic minded scientists, doctors,  farmers, and manufacturing experts — a network of thoughtful professionals who care greatly about your health.

It is very difficult, expensive, and time consuming to produce such fresh, pure, and powerful products in small batches. Please know that we have you in mind when we produce each and every batch of our products. Call us for suggestions on what to use as different foods and probiotics are multi-dimensional and can easily preform the same tasks.

To your health!

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Sincerely yours,

Seann

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

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We believe that alive, potent foods is real medicine. Consuming mostly a whole food, plant-base, organic diet is the medicine of the future for all humanity to truly thrive.

 

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Dear Friends

Reduce blood sugar levels with polyphenols!

Americans have a serious problem with chronic hyperglycemia.

Untreated hyperglycemia can cause long-term complications. These include:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Nerve damage (neuropathy)
  • Kidney damage (diabetic nephropathy) or kidney failure
  • Damage to the blood vessels of the retina (diabetic retinopathy), potentially leading to blindness
  • Clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye (cataract)
  • Feet problems caused by damaged nerves or poor blood flow that can lead to serious infections, and in some severe cases, amputation
  • Bone and joint problems
  • Skin problems, including bacterial infections, fungal infections and non-healing wounds
  • Teeth and gum infections

What are its causes?  There are multiple, and some may surprise you.

The diet for many Americans contains an overwhelming amount of carbohydrates, with a high proportion coming from added sugars.  To give you an idea, the annual added sugar intake has been reported to range from over 50 lb (median value) in the Dutch population to 142 lb in Americans (Wells & Buzby, 2008).

This means that almost every meal is followed by hyperglycemic conditions.  Recent studies indicate that hyperglycemia induces overproduction of Superoxide Anion (O2-) by the mitochondrial electron transport chain (Node & Inoue, 2009).  O2- is known as a primary free radical, because it converts either spontaneously or through enzymatic assistance into H2O2, peroxynitrite or hydroxyl radical (Gutowski & Kowalczyk, 2014).

Intervention aiming to reduce postprandial hyperglycemia are thus believed to benefit health through prevention of oxidative stress from glucose-overloaded mitochondria.

No. 4 Systemic Booster: Weight-less accomplishes this in two ways: WL Photo 2

  • It contains a powerful mix of wild crafted brown seaweed extracts of Ascophyllum nodosum (kelp) and Fucus vesiculosus (bladderwrack) along with 7-Keto DHEA.
  • These phlorotannin extracts are a class of polyphenols found exclusively in brown seaweed that act on amylase and glucosidase enzymes to optimize post-meal blood glucose and insulin responses.
  • Brown seaweed phlorotannins have a high Total ORAC and the extracts in Weight-less showed the highest antioxidant potency against superoxide anion of all antioxidants tested.
  • Dosage:  take one capsule 20 minutes before your meals.

Since post-meal glycemic fluctuations lead to oxidative stress, these results suggest that Weight-less could have a superior action against free radicals by preventing post-meal hyperglycemia as well as having a direct scavenging action.

References

  • Gutowski, M., & Kowalczyk, S. (2013). A study of free radical chemistry: their role and pathophysiological significance. Acta Biochimica Polonica, 60(1).
  • Node, K., & Inoue, T. (2009). Postprandial hyperglycemia as an etiological factor in vascular failure. Cardiovascular Diabetology, 8(1), 23.
  • Roy, M. C., Anguenot, R., Fillion, C., Beaulieu, M., Bérubé, J., & Richard, D. (2011). Effect of a commercially-available algal phlorotannins extract on digestive enzymes and carbohydrate absorption in vivo. Food research international, 44(9), 3026-3029.
  • Wells, H. F., & Buzby, J. C. (2008). Dietary assessment of major trends in US food consumption, 1970-2005. Washington: US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Sincerely yours,

Seann

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

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In our next Forward Thinking newsletter we will look at how fat causes insulin resistance and therefore hyperglycemia.

 

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Dear Friends

Viral infections? Don’t forget to add Chlorella to your protocol.
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Historically, Chlorella is known as a superfood with a wide range of phytochemicals such as carotenoids, vitamins, polysaccharides, and essential fatty acids. Since the 1950s, Chlorella has been found to have antimicrobial properties, akin to antibiotics (Borowitzka, 1986, 1995, respectively). A more recent study by Kwak and associates demonstrates Chlorella’s ability to boost several markers of the immune system.

An 8-week randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study of Chlorella (5g) was conducted to see the immune/inflammation response in healthy humans. Kwak et al. (2012) primarily measured the cytotoxic activities of Natural Killer (NK) cells and serum concentrations of interferon-y, interleukin-1ß and interleukin-12, and found significant increases.

These results suggest a beneficial immune-stimulatory effect of short-term supplementation of Chlorella which enhances the NK cell activity and produces interferon-γ and interleukin-12 as well as interleukin-1β, the Th-1 cell-induced cytokines in healthy people.

As a short-term supplementation for immune stimulatory effect: 8-10 tablets of Chlorella. For maintenance, 4-6 tablets.

References

Borowitzka, M. A. (1995). Microalgae as sources of pharmaceuticals and other biologically active compounds. Journal of Applied Phycology7(1), 3-15. Abstract

Borowitzka, M. A. (1986). Micro-algae as sources of fine chemicals. Microbiological sciences3(12), 372-375. Abstract

Kwak, J. H., Baek, S. H., Woo, Y., Han, J. K., Kim, B. G., Kim, O. Y., & Lee, J. H. (2012). Beneficial immunostimulatory effect of short-term Chlorella supplementation: enhancement of natural killer cell activity and early inflammatory response (randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial). Nutrition journal11(1), 53. https://doi.org/10.1186/1475-2891-11-53
Sincerely yours,

Seann

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

Green Facts:

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The Game Changers- a teaser for this documentary by James Cameron
(http://gamechangersmovie.com/)

“What I discovered was so revolutionary, with such profound implications for performance, health, and the future of the planet itself, that I had to share it with the world.”  Quote from James Wilks

 

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Dear Friends

Still dealing with the flu? Chest cold? Coughing?
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We suggest a second consideration of Weight-Less.

What possible food has powerful anti-microbial abilities against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, and of course, promotes weight-loss, contains antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, and antitumor properties? AND all this, plus, insanely high ORAC antioxidant?

Brown algae, from the fucaceae family!

Weight Less is composed of two brown algae from the Fucaceae family: Ascophyllum nodosum, known as kelp, and Fucus vesiculosus, or bladderwrack. Pholorotannins extracted from these algae show some of the highest and richest phenolic content, performing many biological activities (Catarino, Silva, & Cardoso, 2017).

Sandsdalen et al. (2003) has shown that a fucophlorethol derivative isolated from F. vesiculosus (bladderwrack) has a potent antimicrobial against Gram-positive bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureusStaphylococcus epidermidis, and Gram-negative bacteria, such as Escherichia coliProteus mirabilisPseudomonas aeruginosa, reducing their growth by 85% compared to controls.

A purified phlorotannin extract of A. nodosum is also shown to have potent anti-microbial properties against E. coli (Wang at al., 2009).

Together with 7 Keto, Weight-Less is a smart tool for immune boosting during the flu season. Boost treatment with Garlic and No 7.

References

Catarino, M. D., Silva, A., & Cardoso, S. M. (2017). Fucaceae: A source of bioactive phlorotannins. International journal of molecular sciences, 18(6), 1327. Article

Sandsdalen, E., Haug, T., Stensvåg, K., & Styrvold, O. B. (2003). The antibacterial effect of a polyhydroxylated fucophlorethol from the marine brown alga, Fucus vesiculosus. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology19(8), 777-782. Abstract

Wang, Y., Xu, Z., Bach, S. J., & McAllister, T. A. (2009). Sensitivity of Escherichia coli to seaweed (Ascophyllum nodosum) phlorotannins and terrestrial tannins. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences22(2), 238-245. Article

Sincerely yours,

Seann

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

Green Facts:

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The Game Changers- a teaser for this documentary by James Cameron
(http://gamechangersmovie.com/)

“What I discovered was so revolutionary, with such profound implications for performance, health, and the future of the planet itself, that I had to share it with the world.”  Quote from James Wilks

 

©2005 – 2018 BioImmersion Inc. All Rights Reserved