Dear Friends

Chronic Disease is the new norm.  We see it all around us:  obesity, metabolic syndrome, fatty liver, diabetes, CVD, cancer, COPD, asthma, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism, IBD, IBS,  auto immune disease, arthritis, UTI, and many more.

Doctors, you are our heroes on the frontline in the battle for your patients’ health, and for helping them to prevent their occurrence in the first place.

Key finding in research for the root cause of these chronic illnesses: a continual low-grade inflammation (LGI), termed by scientists as “inflammageing” (Franceschi & Campisi, 2014).

Therapeutic Food Supplements were designed with powerful plant polyphenols, pedigreed probiotic strains  (with their metabolites and microRNAs), and key nutraceuticals to supports the reduction of LGI.  The results are easily measured:  lowering inflammatory markers.

Summary of the Therapeutic Food Offering:

Polyphenol products:  Garlic (antimicrobial, blood pressure regulation), Blueberry Extract (brain and nerve regeneration), Glucosinolates & Sulforaphanes (liver support), Chlorella (absorption of heavy metals and toxins), Be Regular (fiber from ancient seeds – a must have), and Phyto Power (DNA integrity).

Probiotic Products: Supernatant Synbiotic, and Original Synbiotic. Both powerfully effective for GI health

Probiotic + Polyphenols: High ORAC Synbiotic (post antibiotic therapy), Beta Glucan Synbiotic (Cardiovascular and GI support), No. 7 Systemic Booster (designed to combat the root cause of chronic illnesses), and Cranberry Pomegranate Synbiotic (UTI, and prostate support).

Nutraceuticals:  Fructo Borate Complex (bone and joints), Chromium (blood sugar control), Energy (plant ultra minerals), No. 7 (B12, Folate, chromium, D3, and Fructo Borate), Weight-Less (7 keto).

Nutraceuticals + Polyphenols:  Energy (increase ATP levels), Weight-less (weight loss and blood sugar control), and Chromium with high active Beet Root (blood sugar control, increase circulation), No 7 Systemic Booster.

All of our plant materials are eco-farmed, or wild-crafted, selected for their exceptional high-actives, many of which we standardize.  There are no excipients in our Therapeutic Food Supplement (e.g. flowing agents, sweeteners, natural flavors, emulsifiers, etc.).  We are purists in this regard, wanting to give you absolutely the strongest possible natural product for you restoring health.

References:

  • Boivin et al. (2009). Antiproliferative and antioxidant activities of common vegetables: A comparative Study. Food Chemistry; 112(20): 374-380. Article
  • Calder, P. C., Bosco, N., Bourdet-Sicard, R., Capuron, L., Delzenne, N., Doré, J., … & Visioli, F. (2017). Health relevance of the modification of low grade inflammation in ageing (inflammageing) and the role of nutrition. Ageing research reviews40, 95-119. Article
  • Franceschi, C., & Campisi, J. (2014). Chronic inflammation (inflammaging) and its potential contribution to age-associated diseases. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biomedical Sciences and Medical Sciences69(Suppl_1), S4-S9. Article

To your health,

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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BioImmersion Therapeutic Food Supplements are certainly a strong tool to facilitate the healing of our bodies; a healthy diet and a clean environment are its necessary partners.  How do we create a healthy environment? A healthy biosphere?  Biomimicry Institute provides some enlightened answers.

 

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Dear Friends

Longevity research teaches us that when we turn to a whole food plant-based diet, with less meat, dairy, and eggs (and refined, processed foods), we lower inflammation in every cell of our body. As we have discussed in our recent emails on the longevity field of study, inflammation is the root causative factor for most all of our chronic diseases.

Breakfast is a major meal, and hence our notoriously delicious breakfast drink that indeed lowers inflammation with a host of major nutrients that deeply nourish and energize your body. And the breakfast drink does so much more: it lubricates the bowels with fiber and polyphenols, lower cholesterol to benefits the heart, supports the liver, kidneys, immune system, brain, aids in blood sugar regulation, and fortifies bones and joints. It is an amazingly healthy drink.

Here is BioImmersion’s famous morning drink: a breakfast meal all by itself.

In a blender add: (for one person)

  • Be Regular:  Optimal Bowel Health-  1 heaping tbls.
  • Add Flax seed 1 tbls.
  • Bee Pollen- 1 tsp.
  • Fresh or frozen berries (depending on the season)- 1 cup
  • Banana or other fruit like melon, papaya, mango
  • Organic Apple juice, or pineapple, berry, or a juice of your choice- 1 cup.
  • Filtered water- 1 to 2 cups.

 

Dohrea Famous Drink

 

Further notes on Be Regular, Beta Glucan and No. 7 Systemic Booster

Be Regular

Be Regular is a gluten free, global blend of indigenous organic seeds, originating in ancient cultures from all around the world. The five organic seeds provide gentle yet effective fiber for everyday regularity.  One scoop of Be Regular offers over 7 grams of fiber towards your 25 to 35 grams a day.

We have formulated Be Regular with organic seeds from:  Amaranth, Buckwheat, Chia, Millet and Quinoa.  These seeds are ancient! They have been with us for thousands of years and globally used as foundational foods. Rich in both soluble and insoluble fibers, they contain essential nutrients such as amino acids, vitamins, minerals, complex carbohydrates with an overall low glycemic index.  Besides being organic and gluten free these seed are vegan, kosher, non GMO,

Beta Glucan

Beta Glucan is a great product for seeding the gut with good pedigreed bacteria, Supernatant and ORNs (microRNAs), along with prebiotic fibers that strongly support the integrity of the GI tract membrane, support the reduction of GI tract inflammation, support the strengthening and balancing of the immune system.

One heaping tablespoon provides 65 billion strong probiotic organisms, and our famous beta glucans with red beet root to lower cholesterol and support liver function, open and relax blood vessels, and energize the body. The beta glucans also are shown to support  prevention of variety of cancers.

No. 7 Systemic Booster

The No 7 contains:  Potent Phytonutrients– Organic berries, fruits, hardy vegetables, and green leafy vegetables: strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, tart cherry, elderberry, cranberry, apple extract, pineapple, beet, broccoli florets, kale leaves, spinach leaves. BioImmersion Super Blend: ProbioticsBifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, and Steptococcus thermophilus. Supernatant– probiotic metabolites, and ORNs. PrebioticsInulin from Chicory Root along with Fibers- from organic veggies, greens, fruits, and berries. VitalNutriceuticals– Fructo Borate, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D3, Folate, and Chromium.

To your health,

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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David Granet MD and Rob Knight PhD converse regarding the Microbiome. Some points by Knight:  Avoid fries and certain carbohydrates; but not all for fibers both soluble and insoluble are very important for microbiome health.  Also eat a rainbow of colored vegetables and fermented foods.

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Be Regular is back

June 12, 2019

Dear Doctor

We are excited for our Be Regular is back in.  Thank you so much for your patience.  We all have missed it!!!

For those of you new to this product, the Be Regular is a gluten free, global blend of indigenous organic seeds, originating in ancient cultures from all around the world. The five organic seeds provide gentle yet effective fiber for everyday regularity.*

One scoop of Be Regular offers over 7 grams of fiber towards your 25 to 35 grams a day.*  It is organic, vegan, kosher, non GMO, and gluten free.

Therapeutic Food Support:

Be Regular is comprised of organic whole seeds: Amaranth, Quinoa, Buckwheat, Chia and Millet (which some think of as also a grain). The Aztec people developed amaranth; the Incas raised Quinoa, while buckwheat was native in Asia, parts of Europe and the USA. Chia is a revered seed that is native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. Millets are a group of indigenous small-seeded grasses, especially known in Africa and Asia but are cultivated and enjoyed all over the world.

Adding a tablespoon or two of Be Regular to your morning shakes, cereals, baked goods, and even soups adds dietary fiber and nutrients for daily regular bowel movements (American Dietetic Association, 2008; Seal & Brownlee, 2015), and contributes positively to a host of health benefits such as cardiovascular health, reduction of fatty liver (van Gijssel et al., 2016; Georgoulis et al., 2014; Grooms et al., 2013, respectively), lasting energy, weight management and much more (de Vries et al., 2016; Albertson et al., 2016; Lambeau et al., 2017).*

References:

  • American Dietetic Association (2008). Position of the American Dietetic Association: Health implications of Dietary Fiber. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 108(10), 1716-1731. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jada.2008.08.007
  • van Gijssel, R.M., Braun, K.V., Kiefte-de Jong, J.C., Jaddoe, V.W., Franco, O.H., Voortman, T.(2016). Associations between Dietary Fiber Intake in Infancy and Cardiometabolic Health at School Age: The Generation R Study. Nutrients. 8(9). DOI: 10.3390/nu8090531
  • Georgoulis, M., Kontogianni, M.D., Tileli, N., Margaritie, A., Fragopoulou, E., Tiniakos, D., Zafiropoulou, R., & Papatheodoridis, G. (2014). The impact of cereal grain consumption on the development and severity of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Eur J Nutr, 53(8), 1727-35. DOI: 10.1007/s00394-014-0679-y
  • Grooms, K. N., Ommerborn, M. J., Pham, D. Q., Djoussé, L., & Clark, C. R. (2013). Dietary fiber intake and cardiometabolic risks among US adults, NHANES 1999-2010. The American journal of medicine, 126(12), 1059-1067. DOI: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2013.07.023
  • de Vries, J., Birkett, A., Hulshof, T., Verbeke, K., Gibes, K. (2016). Effects of Cereal, Fruit and Vegetable Fibers on Human Fecal Weight and Transit Time: A Comprehensive Review of Intervention Trials.Nutrients, 8(3), 130. DOI: 10.3390/nu8030130
  • Albertson, A.M., Reicks, M., Joshi, N., Gugger, C.K.(2016). Whole grain consumption trends and associations with body weight measures in the United States: results from the cross sectional National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001-2012. Nutr J. 15, 8. DOI: 10.1016/j.jada.2006.06.003
  • Lambeau, K.V., McRorie, J.W. Jr.(2017). Fiber supplements and clinically proven health benefits: How to recognize and recommend an effective fiber therapy. J Am Assoc Nurse Pract, 29(4), 216-223. DOI: 10.1002/2327-6924.12447

To your health,

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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Kaiser Permantente has published a remarkable nutritional update for their 15,000 physicians who care for their 10 million members.  Kaiser is now telling doctors that healthy eating may best be achieved with a plant-based diet, defined as a regiment that “encourages whole, plant-based foods and discourages meats, dairy and eggs as well as all refined and processed junk food (Tuso, 2013).”

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Dear Doctor

Over the next week or two we will focus on Heart Disease, still the No. 1 killer in the developed world. (WHO, 2016).

No.1 Cause of Death

The No. 1 killer in the industrial world is Heart Disease.  How can Therapeutic Food help to prevent HD?

In industrialized countries isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) increases steeply with age. Many Americans over the age of 60 have ISH, which is increasingly recognized as a cardiovascular risk. Several studies have shown the strong association between ISH and stroke, kidney failure, cardiovascular morbidity and mortality (Gasowski et al, 2002; Vaccarino et al, 2001).
Reversing or stabilizing the increased arterial stiffness associated with age and disease by targeting any or all of its causes provides of a number of promising new approaches to treatment of systolic hypertension and its sequel, the main causes of mortality and morbidity (Greenwald SE, 2007).

Therapeutic Food supplements magnify the protective benefits of key phytonutrients that support the reduction of ISH.

Therapeutic Food protocol to support protection from ISH:

  • Phyto Power, wild crafted– 2 capsules BID.
  • Be Regular– 2 heaping tbl taken as a meal replacement three times weekly.
  • No. 7 Systemic Booster– 1 tsp at breakfast
  • Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic– 1 heaping tbl BID before 2 largest meals.
  • Chromium, Bio-organic with Beet– 1 capsule BID.

Food Science:  In this email we’ll focus on the Phyto Power

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Research has shown that the catechin family of flavonoids provide protective phytonutrients particularily from catechin, epicatechins and epigallocatechin gallate.

Endothelial dysfunction, a prognostically relevant key event in atherosclerosis, is characterized by a decreased bioactivity of nitric oxide (NO) and impaired flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD).  Schroeter et al., (2006) showed in healthy male adults that the ingestion of flavanol-rich cocoa was associated with acute elevations in levels of circulating NO species, an enhanced FMD response of conduit arteries, and an augmented microcirculation.

Nagao et al., (2007) observed, in a protocol sample of 240 subjects, that green tea extract high in catechins reduces body fat and cardiovascular risks including a decrease in systolic blood pressure. Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol was also decreased to a greater extent in the catechin group.

Lorenz et al., (2007) investigated the effect of milk in preventing the beneficial effects of tea relative to vascular protection, and found that casein in milk binds to catechins inhibiting their beneficial functioning as antioxidants.  Their conclusion was that milk counteracts the favourable health effects of tea on vascular function.

The wilds of Alaska provide an amazing environment for powerful plants and berries— fertile volcanic ash soil, and a harsh environment that challenges plants to put out high levels of phenols (e.g. flavonoids) to protect themselves.

Notice the different between an Alaskan rosehip and the typical Europe rosehip (dog-rose) in terms of their phytonutrient load.

Flavonoids

  • Quercetin- 10.50 (Alaskan rosehip) verses 1.05 (European rosehip) in mg/g.
  • Hyperoside- 3.03 verses 4.30
  • Kaempferol- 1.62 verses 0.00
  • Isoquercitin- 0.78 verses 3.51
  • Naringenin- 0.26 verses 0.15
  • Rutin- 0.16 verses 0.67
  • Nothofagrin- 0.26 verses 0.07
  • Luteolin- 0.02 verses 0.01
  • Biochanin A- 0.02 verses 0.00

Catechins

  • Catechin- 72.5 verses 35.70
  • Epicatechin- 67.50 verses 33.70
  • gallocatechin- 0.93 verses 0.86
  • epicatechin gallate- 0.45 verses 0.15
  • catechin gallate- 0.25 verses 0.02.

Organic Acids

  • Ellagic acid- 48.30 verses 5.25
  • Gallic acid- 7.85 verses 0.14
  • p- Coumaric acid- 1.54 verses 0.16
  • Protocatachuic acid- 0.97 verses 0.18
  • Caffeic acid- 0.38 verses 0.00
  • Chlorogenic acid- 0.30 verses 0.05.
  • Salicylic acid- 0.22 verses 0.14
  • Fefulic acid- 0.06 verses 0.09

Vitamins

  • Vitamin C- 25.00 verses 10.00
  • Vitamin B3- 1.09 verses 0.19
  • Vitamin B2- 0.08 verses 0.11
  • Vitamin B1- 0.03 verses 0.01
  • Vitamin B6- 0.01 verses 0.00.

Carotenoids

  • Lycopene- 4.89 verses 2.98
  • b-Carotene- 1.15 verses1.53
  • Lutein- 0.21 verses 0.00
  • Zeaxanthin- 0.17 verses 0.19.

Phyto Power’s Alakan Rosehip provides high amount of catechins.  Two capsules gives one the equivalent of two squares of dark chocolate in catechins without the sugar.

References:

  • Dower et al. (2015). Effects of the pure flavonoids epicatechin and quercetin on vascular function and cardiometabolic health: a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial. Am J Clin Nutr; 101(5): 914-21.
  • Engler at al. (2004). Flavonoid-rich dark chocolate improves endothelial function and increases plasma epicatechin concentrations in healthy adults. J Am Coll Nutr; 23:197-204.
  • Greenwald SE. (2007). Ageing of the conduit arteries. J Pathol; 211(2): 157-172.
  • Lorenz et al. 2007. Addition of milk prevents vascular protective effects of tea. European Heart Journal; 28(2): 2219-2223.
  • Nagao et al. (2007). A green tea extract high in catechins reduces body fat and cardiovascular risks in humans. Obesity; 15: 1473-1483.
  • Schroeter et al. (2006). Epicatechin mediates beneficial effects of flavanol-rich cocoa on vascular function in humans. PNAS; 103:1024-1029.
  • Tuso et al. (2013) Nutritional Update for Physicians: Plant-Based Diets.
  • WHO (World Health Organization) Cancer Statistics, Sept. (2016).

To your health,

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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Kaiser Permantente has published a remarkable nutritional update for their 15,000 physicians who care for their 10 million members.  Kaiser is now telling doctors that healthy eating may best be achieved with a plant-based diet, defined as a regiment that “encourages whole, plant-based foods and discourages meats, dairy and eggs as well as all refined and processed junk food (Tuso, 2013).”

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©2005 – 2019 BioImmersion Inc. All Rights Reserved

Be Regular … be happy

August 17, 2017

Dear Friends
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A daily regular bowel movement is a difficult subject to discuss and hence remains a mystery: How do we achieve optimal bowel regularity?

Eating adequate amounts of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber is shown in research to increase bowel movement frequency and confer preventative support to chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular, fatty liver, diabetes and more.*

Be Regular is a gluten free, global blend of indigenous organic seeds, originating in ancient cultures from all around the world. The five organic seeds provide gentle yet effective fiber for everyday regularity.*

One scoop of Be Regular offers over 7 grams of fiber towards your 25 to 35 grams a day.*

Be Regular is Organic, Vegan, Kosher, Non GMO, and Gluten Free.

Food Science

Daily fiber intake is shown in research as one of the most important health requirements. However, optimum levels are rarely achieved, most Americans only consume about 15 g of fiber instead of the recommended 25 grams of fiber for adult women and 38 grams of fiber for adult men (American Dietetic Association, 2008; Kranz et al., 2017). Eating enough fiber is important for our physical health but also our financial health. A Canadian research team discovered that eating enough dietary fiber enhances health and reduces costs for health care (Abdula et al., 2015). This conclusion aligned with the research of Schmier et al. in 2014. The position of the American Dietetic is based on epidemiologic studies showing fiber offers protection against several chronic diseases such as cardiovascular, including blood pressure, lipid levels, and inflammation (p. 1719-20; Gabrial et al., 2016; Cooper et al., 2017). Data also show a correlating relationship between dietary fiber and cancer with studies supporting the theory that dietary fibers offer protection against cancer (ADA, 2008, p. 1723).*

Be Regular is a global blend of dietary fiber that is comprised of indigenous organic whole seeds: Amaranth, Quinoa, Buckwheat, Chia and Millet (which some think of as also a grain). The Aztec people developed amaranth; the Incas raised Quinoa, while buckwheat was native in Asia, parts of Europe and the USA. Chia is a revered seed that is native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. Millets are a group of indigenous small-seeded grasses, especially known in Africa and Asia but are cultivated and enjoyed all over the world.

These ancient seeds have been with us for thousands of years. The Be Regular five seeds are grown organically in the USA, and through a patented high pressure, heat-shearing process, the soluble fiber and nutrients of the five seeds are released to offer an ideal amount of plant-based protein, complex carbohydrates with low glycemic index, gentle dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals, all easily digested.

Adding a tablespoon or two of Be Regular to your morning shakes, cereals, baked goods, and even soups adds dietary fiber and nutrients for daily regular bowel movements (American Dietetic Association, 2008; Seal & Brownlee, 2015), and contributes positively to a host of health benefits such as cardiovascular health, reduction of fatty liver (van Gijssel et al., 2016; Georgoulis et al., 2014; Grooms et al., 2013, respectively), lasting energy, weight management and much more (de Vries et al., 2016; Albertson et al., 2016; Lambeau et al., 2017).*

Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) was revered as sacred by the Incas, and rightly so as it is considered to be a super food. The quinoa plant was cultivated along the Andes for the last 7000 in challenging environments developing into highly nutrient seed (Vega-Gálvez  et al., 2010). Uniquely balanced in all nine essential amino acids needed for tissue development in humans, it is one of the best plant sources of proteins, with protein content of 15%, dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, vitamin e, and omega oils (Abugoch, 2009; Graf et al., 2015; Nowak et al., 2016). Quinoa is higher in calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron, copper, manganese, and zinc than wheat, barley, or corn. Quinoa is one of nature’s most complete foods. It’s glycemic load is 18. Since Quinoa is gluten free, it is a healthy dietary fiber for those who suffer celiac disease (Filho et al., 2017; Alvarez-Jubete et al., 2009). Because of its low glycemic index, quinoa and buckwheat offer an important nutritious food and dietary fiber to improve insulin resistance and offer glycemic control for type 2-diabetes (Gabrial et al., 2016). Quinoa and amaranth are also shown to have high amounts of antioxidant activity, phenolic and flavonoids power, and hence believed to offer anti-inflammatory and antioxidant potential (Nsima et al., 2008; Tang et al., 2016, 2015).*

Amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) was used by the Aztecs both for food and in their religious ceremonies. It has 12% protein and is high in lycine and methionine (amino acids), fiber (three times the fiber of wheat), iron (five times that of wheat), K, P and Ca (two times more than milk), Vitamin A and C. It is 90% digestible. Amaranth’s glycemic load is 21 (Mota et al., 2016; Nascimento et al., 2014). Amaranth is shown to have high dietary fiber for daily regularity (Lamothe et al., 2015), and is an excellent fiber for celiac disease (Ballabio et al., 2011). Amaranth confers many other health benefits, including decreasing plasma cholesterol levels and stimulating the immune system (Caselato-Sousa et al., 2015; Soares  et al., 2015; Czerwiński et al., 2004), and antioxidants and phenols to protect and support the liver (López et al., 2011). Amaranth is also found in research to contain phytochemical compounds as rutin, nicotiflorin, and peptides that offer antihypertensive and anticarcinogenic activities (Maldonado-Cervantes et al., 2010; Silva-Sánchez et al., 2008).*

Buckwheat ( Fagopyrum esculentum) is over 8000 years old as a human staple. The Yi people of China consume a diet high in Buckwheat. When researchers tested blood lipids of 805 Yi Chinese, they found that buckwheat intake was associated with lower total serum cholesterol, lower LDL, and high HDL (Kumar et al., 2015). Buckwheat is an excellent source of lysine, threonine, tryptophan and sulfur amino acids. Buckwheat’s glycemic load is 44, with high content of flavonoid (Quettier-Deleu et al., 2001), high rutin content in the bran (Gabrial et al., 2016; Bai et al., 2015, respectively), and even higher antioxidant activity of catechins (Watanabe, 1998). The buckwheat amino acid composition is contributed to its cholesterol lowering power, antihypertension effects, and dietary fiber for regularly (Li, 2001).*

Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) is a magical whole seed. It’s use as energy, life sustaining food dates back 5, 500 years. It is 20% protein, 25% dietary fiber, has an unusually high level of omega-3 and omega-6, vitamins, minerals and high source of antioxidants (Marchinek & Kreipcio, 2017; Chicco et al., 2009; Ulah et al., 2016). Aztec warriors subsisted primarily on Chia. It is called the running food: Native Americans running from the Colorado to the California coast to trade turquoise for seas shells would only bring Chia seeds for their nourishment (Sreeremya, 2017; Kreiter, 2005). Chia’s glycemic load is 1. Chia is shown in research to have good protein quality, improves lipid profiles and supports the liver (da Silva et al., 2016; Jin et al., 2012; Mohd Ali et al., 2012). The ancient seed of Chia is a great source of dietary fiber, a benefit for the whole digestive system (Ullah et al., 2016).*

Millet (Panicum Miliaceum) is an ancient seed that is over 10,000 old, a major source of food for energy (Habiyaremye et al., 2016; Saleh et al., 2013). A non-acid forming food, millet is easy to digest and considered to be one of the least allergenic seeds (Gupta et al., 2014). Proso Millet (panicum Miliaceum) contains significant amounts of amino acids, especially methionine and cysteine, demonstrating a protein quality of 51% higher than wheat. Millet is also found to contain dietary fiber, B Complex, vitamins (including niacin, thiamin, folic acid and riboflavin), minerals (Ca, Fe, K, Mg, Zn, P), and a significant amount of amino acids (especially methionine and cysteine), and lecithin (Amadou & Gounga, 2013; Gupta et al., 2014). Millet confers many health benefits due to its high nutrients quality and phytochemical profile (Pathak, 2013), including prevention of cancer (Zhang et al., 2014; Shahidi & Chandrasekara, 2013; Chandrasekara & Shahidi, 2011), diabetes (Kam et al., 2016), liver support (Nishizawa et al., 2002), and protection against degenerative diseases (Pathak, 2013). Millet is a staple food of the Hunzas, a society renowned for robust longevity. Millet’s glycemic load is 21.*

Be Regular can be mixed with Beta Glucan for the added benefit of oat beta glucan (99.98% gluten free) and red beet root for added dietary fiber and probiotics or taken with the Original Synbiotic Formula (100% gluten free) to add inulin fiber from chicory root and our excellent probiotics for daily regularity.

References:

Abdullah, M.M., Gyles, C.L., Marinangeli, C.P., Carlberg, J.G., Jones, P.J. (2015). Dietary fibre intakes and reduction in functional constipation rates among Canadian adults: a cost-of-illness analysis. Food Nutr Res, 59, 28646. Article

Abugoch James, L.E. (2009). Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.): composition, chemistry, nutritional, and functional properties. Adv Food Nutr Res, 58, 1-31. DOI: 10.1016/S1043-4526(09)58001-1

Albertson, A.M., Reicks, M., Joshi, N., Gugger, C.K. (2016). Whole grain consumption trends and associations with body weight measures in the United States: results from the cross sectional National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001-2012. Nutr J. 15, 8. DOI:10.1016/j.jada.2006.06.003

American Dietetic Association (2008). Position of the American Dietetic Association: Health implications of Dietary Fiber. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 108(10), 1716-1731. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jada.2008.08.007

Bai, C.Z., Feng, M.L., Hao, X.L., Zhong, Q.M., Tong, L.G., Wang, Z.H. (2015). Rutin, quercetin, and free amino acid analysis in buckwheat (Fagopyrum) seeds from different locations. Genet Mol Res, 14(4), 19040-8. DOI:10.4238/2015.December.29.11

Ballabio, C., Uberti, F., Di Lorenzo, C., Brandolini, A., Penas, E., Restani, P. (2011). Biochemical and immunochemical characterization of different varieties of amaranth (Amaranthus L. ssp.) as a safe ingredient for gluten-free products. J Agric Food Chem. 59(24):12969-74. DOI: 10.1021/jf2041824

Caselato-Sousa VM, Amaya-Farfán J. (2012). State of knowledge on amaranth grain: a comprehensive review. J Food Sci, 77(4), R93-104. DOI:10.1111/j.1750-3841.2012.02645X

Chicco, A.G., D’Alessandro, M.E., Hein, G.J., Oliva, M.E., Lombardo, Y.B. (2009). Dietary chia seed (Salvia hispanica L.) rich in alpha-linolenic acid improves adiposity and normalises hypertriacylglycerolaemia and insulin resistance in dyslipaemic rats. Br J Nutr, 101(1), 41-50. DOI:10.1017/S000711450899053X

Cooper, D.N., Kable, M.E., Marco, M.L., De Leon, A., Rust, B., Baker, J.E. … Keim, N.L. (2017). The Effects of Moderate Whole Grain Consumption on Fasting Glucose and Lipids, Gastrointestinal Symptoms, and Microbiota. Nutrients, 9(2). DOI:10.3390/nu9020173

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