Fructo Borate

Dear Friends

The Fructo Borate Complex is back!!!

FB old BtlHere are some of the reasons why Fructo Borate is important:

Fructo Borate Complex is a plant form of the mineral boron that is based on how boron is found in plants— a covalently bound boron to plant carbohydrate.  When boron is not tightly bound, it can become toxic in our gut as it forms boric acid.

In the Fructo Borate, each boron ion is strongly bound to two plant – fructose molecules.  Therefore it passed into the systemic circulation without disassociating with its carbohydrate bond.  Preventing it from turning into boric acid in the gut.

Boron is considered to be a master mineral and is a co-factor in many metabolic functions.  Each capsule provides 6 mg of elemental boron.  In areas of the world where boron dietary intakes usually were 1mg or less/day, the estimated incidence of arthritis ranged from 20% to 70%.  On the other hand, in areas of the world where boron dietary intakes were usually 3mg to 10mg, the estimated incidence of arthritis ranged from 0% to 10% (Newnham, R.E., 1994).

In Nothing boring about boron, Pizzorno (2015) nicely summarizes some of boron’s many benefits: (1) is essential for the growth and maintenance of bone; (2) greatly improves wound healing; (3) beneficially impacts the body’s use of estrogen, testosterone, and vitamin D; (4) boosts magnesium absorption; (5) reduces levels of inflammatory biomarkers, such as high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and TNF alpha; (6) raises levels of antioxidant enzymes, such as SOD, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase; (7) protects against pesticide-induced oxidative stress and heavy-metal toxicity; (8) improves the brains electrical activity, cognitive performance, and short-term memory for elders; (9) influences the formation and activity of key biomolescules, such as SAM-e and NAD+; (10) has demonstrated preventive and therapeutic effects in a number of cancers, such as prostate, cervical, and lung cancers, and multiple and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; and (11) may help ameliorate the adverse effects of traditional chemotherapeutic agents.

References:


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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Boron is one of the most important minerals in our diet.  How are your boron levels?

The average American’s boron levels are 1 mg/day; and, many studies have shown that the benefits to be derived from boron intake don’t occur until levels of 3 mg/day and above are achieved (Price et al., 2012).

 

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Dear Friends

Boron is one of the most important minerals in our diet.  How are your boron levels?

The average American’s boron levels are 1 mg/day; and, many studies have shown that the benefits to be derived from boron intake don’t occur until levels of 3 mg/day and above are achieved (Price et al., 2012).
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BioImmersion’s Fructo Borate Complex is a new form of boron supplementation that duplicates the exact nature of the molecular structure of dietary boron found in fruits and vegetables— that is, boron in the food chain is always found bound to carbohydrate (US Patent #5,902,049).

Fructo Borate Complex contains 240 mg of Fructo Borate along with 260 mg of calcium ascorbate to provides 6 mg of elemental boron.  There is 500 mg per vegetarian capsule with 60 capsules per bottle.  There are no excipients of any kind.

Boron is found to be a missing mineral in our daily nutrition as industrialized farming has depleted boron from our soil. Fructo Borate Complex is a complex of calcium, natural fructose, and boron; exactly as it is found in fresh and dried fruits, vegetables, herbs and wine (Miljkovic et al., 2009; Price et al., 2012).  This form of boron is not only safe but also bioavailable compared with most commercial forms of boron (Scorei et al., 2011).

(See the references to the above concluding bullet points in the 2015 paper by Lara Pizzorno entitled, Nothing Boring About Boron)

What are possible benefits from adequate boron intake?

  • Is essential for the growth and maintenance of bone.
  • Greatly improves wound healing.
  • Beneficially impacts the body’s use of estrogen, testosterone, and vitamin D.
  • Boosts magnesium absorption.
  • Reduces levels of inflammatory biomakers, such as hs-CRP and TNF-alpha.
  • Raises levels of antioxidant enzymes, such as SOD, catalase and glutathione peroxidase.
  • Protects against pesticide-induced oxidative stress and heavy-metal toxicity.
  • Improves brain electical activity, cognitive performance, and short-term memory in elders.
  • Influences the formation and activity of key biomolecules, such as SAM-e and NAD.
  • Has demonstrated preventive and therapeutic effects in a number of cancers, such as prostate, cervical, and lung cancers and multiple and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
  • May help ameliorate the adverse effects of traditional chemotherapeutic agents.

References:

  • Miljkovic et al. (2009). Calcium Fructoborate:  plant-based dietary boron for human nutrition. J Diet Suppl;6:211-226.
  • Pizzorno, L. (2015). Nothing Boring About Boron. Integr Med (Encinitas); 14(4): 35-48.
  • Price et al. (2012). Essential Nutrients of Bone Health and a Review of their Availability in the Average North American Diet. Orthop J;6:143-149.
  • Scorei et al. (2011). A Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study to Evaluate the Effect of Calcium Fructoborate on Systemic Inflammation and Dyslipidemia Markers for Middle-Ased People with Primary Osteoarthritis. Biol Trace Elem Res;144:253-263.
  • Scorei et al. (2011). Calcium Fructoborate—potential anti-inflammatory agent. Biol Trace Elem. Res; doi:10.1007/s12011-011-8972-6.

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 following link is a fabulous and totally inspiring TED talk given by farmer Gabe Brown presenting us with an absolute solution on how we can feed the world if we start farming with nature as he has impressively demonstrated in North Dakota on his massive farm.  The Febuary 2016 talk is called: Regeneration of our Lands: A Producer’s Perspective.

 

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Dear Friends

Osteoporosis on the Rise: What’s missing?

10 million Americans have osteoporosis; and the numbers are predicted to reach 14 million by 2020 (Burge, 2007).

What is missing in our diets and supplementation to have such an increase in the number of people suffering with osteoporosis?

Many studies show that it is our lack of adequate intake of polyphenols from fruits and vegetables, green teas, and some seeds. Berry polyphenols are found to reduce the risk of age related bone loss.

In fact, Hubert et al. (2014) find a positive association of high berry intake and higher bone mass. The researchers recommend the addition of berries to supplement our daily diet.

Their meta-analysis study, Dietary Polyphenols, Berries, and Age Related Bone Loss: A Review Based on Human, Animal and Cell Studies, evaluated human and animal studies and found strong associations between polyphenol intake, reduced fracture risk, increased bone formation markers, and increased BMD (Hubert et al., 2014). For similar studies, see also Welsh, 2012; Hardcastel, 2011; Hooshmand, 2011; Langsetmo, 2011; Arjmandi, 2010; Burge, 2007; Garrett, 1990.

A protocol for added phenols and boron:

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Strengthen your phenol dietary intake with our High ORAC Synbiotic Formula. The High ORAC includes a collection of berries and fruits with their extracts. High ORAC contains two strong probiotic organisms which in research are shown to tighten the cell junctions in the gut, reducing gut generated chronic inflammation (Ulluwishewa et al., 2011). Chronic inflammation is shown to cause an increase in osteoclast activity resulting in the de-mineralization of the bone (Weitzmann, 2013; Garrett et al., 1990).

Add Fructo Borate Complex to the phenolic and probiotic rich High ORAC to create a highly effective protocol. The Fructo Borate contains carbohydrate bound boron as found in nature. It is highly absorbable and instrumental in enhanving the re-mineralization of the bone (Miljkovic et al., 2004).

Bibliography

  • Arjmandi, B.H.; Johnson, C.D.; Campbell, S.C.; Hooshmand, S.; Chai, S.C.; Akhter, M.P. (2010). Combining fructooligosaccharide and dried plum has the greatest effect on restoring bone mineral density among select functional foods and bioactive compounds. J. Med. Food; 13: 312–319.
  • Burge, R.; Dawson-Hughes, B.; Solomon, D.H.; Wong, J.B.; King, A.; Tosteson, A. (2007). Incidence and economic burden of osteoporosis-related fractures in the United States, 2005–2025. J. Bone Miner. Res.22: 465–475.
  • Garrett, I.R.; Boyce, B.F.; Oreffo, R.O.; Bonewald, L.; Poser, J.; Mundy, G.R. (1990). Oxygen-derived free radicals stimulate osteoclastic bone resorption in rodent bone in vitro and in vivoJ. Clin. Investig; 85: 632–639.
  • Hardcastle, A.C.; Aucott, L.; Reid, D.M.; Macdonald, H.M. (2011). Associations between dietary flavonoid intakes and bone health in a Scottish population. J. Bone Miner. Res: 26: 941–947.
  • Hooshmand, S.; Chai, S.C.; Saadat, R.L.; Payton, M.E.; Brummel-Smith, K.; Arjmandi, B.H. (2011). Comparative effects of dried plum and dried apple on bone in postmenopausal women. Br. J. Nutr; 106: 923–930
  • Hubert, P.A.; Lee, G.L.; Lee, S.K.; Chun, O.K. (2014). Dietary Polyphenols, Berries, and Age-related Bone loss:  A review Based on Human, Animal, and Cell Studies. Antioxidants; 3(1): 144-158.
  • Langsetmo, L.; Hanley, D.A.; Prior, J.C.; Barr, S.I.; Anastassiades, T.; Towheed, T.; Goltzman, D.; Morin, S.; Poliquin, S.; Kreiger, N. (2011). Dietary patterns and incident low-trauma fractures in postmenopausal women and men aged ≥50 y: A population-based cohort study. Am. J. Clin. Nutr; 93: 192–199.
  • Miljkovic D.; Miljkovic N.; McCary M.F. (2004). Up-regulatory impact of boron on Vitamin D function—does it reflect inhibition of 24-hydroxylase?; Medical Hypteses; 63: 1054-1056.
  • New, S.A.; Robins, S.P.; Campbell, M.K.; Martin, J.C.; Garton, M.J.; Bolton-Smith, C.; Grubb, D.A.; Lee, S.J.; Reid, D.M. (2000) Dietary influences on bone mass and bone metabolism: Further evidence of a positive link between fruit and vegetable consumption and bone health? Am J Clin Nutr; 71, 142–151.
  • Ulluwishewa, D; Anderson, R.C.; McNabb W.C.; Moughan, P.J.; Wells, J.M.; Roy, N.C. (2011). Regulation of Tight Junction Permeability by Intestinal Bacteria and Dietary Components. J Nutr; 141(5): 769-776.
  • Weitzmann, M.N. (2013). The Role of Inflammatory Cytokines, the RANKL/OPG Axis, and the Immunoskeletal Interface in Physiological Bone Turnover and Osteoporosis. Scientifica; 2013: 29 pages.
  • Welch, A.; MacGregor, A.; Jennings, A.; Fairweather-Tait, S.; Spector, T.; Cassidy, A. (2012). Habitual flavonoid intakes are positively associated with bone mineral density in women. J. Bone Miner. Res; 27: 1872–1878.

Sincerely yours,

Seann Bardell

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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Dear Friends,

“After the age of 50 years, a woman’s risk of dying from a hip fracture is equal to her lifetime risk of dying from breast cancer” (Devirian T., & Volpe S., 2003).

Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis are of major concern for our aging as well as young population (Newnham RE.,1994; Devirian T., Volpe S., 2003). Osteoarthiritis results from lack of sufficient Boron in our diets (Devirian T., Volpe S., 2003; Helliwell et al., 1996).

Fructo Borate Complex and its natural bioavailable boron supports bone strength and joint integrity (Miljkovic et al., 2009; Scorei et al. (2011).

Boron is found to be a missing mineral in our daily nutrition as industrialized farming has depleted boron from our soil. Fructo Borate Complex is a complex of calcium, natural fructose, and boron; exactly as it is found in fresh and dried fruits, vegetables, herbs and wine (Miljkovic et al., 2009; Price et al., 2012).  This form of boron is not only safe but also bioavailable compared with most commercial forms of boron (Scorei et al., 2011).

1-2 capsules of the Fructo Borate Complex  provides 6-12 mg, which is the researched amount of boron to support healthy strong bone (between 3-10 mg). It also has the ability to reduce inflammation and pain in arthritic joints (Scorei et al., 2011).

References:

  • Newnham RE. (1994). Essentiality of boron for healthy bones and joints. Environ Health Perspect.;102 Suppl 7:83-5
  • Price et al. (2012). Essential Nutrients of Bone Health and a Review of their Availability in the Average North American Diet. Orthop J;6:143-149.
  • Newnham RE. (2003). Boron: Major Cause and Cure for Arthritis. Nutrition; issue 92.
  • Scorei et al. (2011). A Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study to Evaluate the Effect of Calcium Fructoborate on Systemic Inflammation and Dyslipidemia Markers for Middle-Ased People with Primary Osteoarthritis. Biol Trace Elem Res;144:253-263.
  • Helliwell et al. (1996). Elemental analysis of femoral bone from patients with fractured neck of femur or osteoarthritis. Bone;18:151-157.
  • Miljkovic et al. (2009). Calcium Fructoborate:  plant-based dietary boron for human nutrition. J Diet Suppl;6:211-226.
  • Scorei et al. (2011). Calcium Fructoborate—potential anti-inflammatory agent. Biol Trace Elem. Res; doi:10.1007/s12011-011-8972-6.
  • Nielsen F. (1990). Studies on the relationship between boron and magnesium which possibly affects the formation and maintenance of bones. Magnes Trace Elm.;9(2):61-9.
  • Devirian T. & Volpe S. (2003). The Physiological Effects of Dietary Boron. Critical Reveiws in Food Science and Nturition; 43(2):210-231.

See Clinical Notes for more.

Yours,

Seann Bardell

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.

Clinical Notes

Osteoarthritis:

Fructo Borate provides 6mg of elemental boron per capsule.  Each boron ion is bound to two fructose molecules.  All food derived boron molecules are bound to carbohydrates.

Take 1 to 2 capsules twice daily depending on the severity of the arthritis.

Osteoporosis:

Surgeons have observed that the bones of patients using boron supplements are much harder to cut than those of patients who had not used boron supplements.  Approximately half the population in the US consumes less than 1mg of boron per day.  Supplementation with 3 mg of boron per day for post menopausal women has demonstrated improved calcium and magnesium retention by the kidneys.

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Dear Friends

Osteoarthritis is a disease condition associated with the aging process; an inability tophytopower-04 copy final 2 successfully manage inflammation in our body. And it is on the rise worldwide (see Nguyen et. al., 2011).

Utilize the Phyto Power for its three varities of wildcrafted Potent Alaskan Rosehip to support the reduction of pain, swelling, and inflammation. See the Therapeutic Foods protocol in Clinical notes below!

Research by Winther et al. (2005) studied 94 patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee to ascertain the effectiveness of rosehip (Rosa canina or dog rose). They conclude rosehip helps to reduce pain, swelling and suffering; alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis and reduce the consumption of rescue medication.  The dosing was 5 capsules (500 mg per capsule) BID for 3 months. (note that dog rose is not a strong rosehip, hence the large dosage).

Cohen M. (2012) conducted a meta-analysis of three randomized controlled trials involving 287 osteoarthritic patients with a median treatment period of 3 months with a standardized rosehip powder.

References:

  • Nguyen et al. (2011) Increasing prevalence of knee pain and symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: survey and cohort data. Ann Intern Med;155(11):725-32.
  • Winther K et al. (2005) A powder made from seeds and shells of a rosehip subspecies (Rosa canina) rduces symptoms of knee and hip osteoarthritis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controled clinical trial. Scnd J Rheumatol; 34(4):302-8.
  • Cohen M. (2012) Rosehip- an evidence based herbal medicine for inflammation and arthritis. Aust Fam Physician; 41(7): 495-8

See in clinical note three strong Therapeutic Food supplements that help with osteoarthritis:(1) Phyto Power, (2) Fructo Borate and (3) No. 7 Systemic Booster.

Yours,

Seann Bardell

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.

Clinical Notes

(1)  Phyto Power: Detox . Activate . Regenerate

Each capsule of Phyto Power contains three ingredients- 200 mgs of three species of wild-crafted Alaskan rosehips, 200 mgs of four species of wild-crafted Alaskan dandelion, and 100 mgs of wild-crafted Alaskan blueberry.  As with all our whole plants selected we analyze for their actives and our rosehip serves as a powerful example of the high actives in all our Therapeutic Food supplements.Rosehip Nutrient Comparison 3

In this bar graph you can see the quantitative difference in the polyphenolic/flavonoid concentration of the Alaskan rosehip compared to the Europeon dog rose. The darker red represents the Alaskan rosehip and the more pink color the European dog rose.

For a more detail analysis click here and scroll down to the newsletter: Phyto Power’s Wildcrafted Alaskan Rosehip.

Take 2 capsules daily.

(2) Fructo Borate: Boron Complex

The Fructo Borate is one of our very first products specifically researched to help with osteoporosis and osteoarthritic type conditions.  See Fructo Borate.

Take 1 to 2 capsules BID depending on the severity of the arthritis.

(3)  No. 7 Systemic Booster:  Multi System Support

No. 7 boosts a high potency blend of our Bulgarian probiotic and its supernatant, plus an important fusion of organic whole fruits and extracts (including tart cherry, cranberry, pomegranate and pineapple) known for their anti-inflammatory effect. We added selected complimentary nutriceuticals including Fructo Borate. It is a foundational product support for multiple sytems within the body.

Take one teaspon daily.  It tastes good too.

Your,

Seann Bardell

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