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Parkinson’s is a neurological disease characterized by mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress in the dopaminergic neurons of the mid brain, causing them to die, resulting in motor dysfunction.

Parkinson’s (PD) has been positively associated with two groups of pesticides, those that impair mitochondrial function and those that increase oxidative stress.  Two such pesticides are paraquat, which causes oxidative stress, and rotenone, which inhibits mitochondrial complex I, both induce loss of nigral dopaminergic neurons and behavioral changes associated with human PD.

Epidemiological findings suggest that the consumption of berries rich in anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins may reduce PD risk.  Strathearn et al. (2014) demonstrated powerful protective effects of blueberry extract in protecting the neurons from the oxidative damage of the pesticides.  In their study, they investigated whether extracts rich in anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, or other polyphenols, suppress the neurotoxic effects of rotenone in a primary cell culture model of PD.

Extracts rich in anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins exhibited greater neuroprotective activity than extracts rich in other polyphenols, and a number of individual anthocyanins interfered with rotenone neurotoxicity.  The blueberry and grape seed extracts rescued rotenone-induced defects in mitochondrial respiration in a dopaminergic cell line.

Dr. Mary Ann Lila, one of the study’s team of scientists, and the director of North Carolina State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute stated:

Blueberries have both of these natural chemicals (anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins) in high concentrations, so they pack a more powerful, one-two punch.  They can have synergistic benefits that surpass many other fruits when it comes to protection against brain cell death, which in turn may reduce the risk of contracting Parkinson’s.(Moore, 2014)

A cup a day is a good routine for health, according to Lila, and it provides abundant amounts of vitamins A and C, fiber, manganese and phytonutrients, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  Blueberries are also a “brain food”, and have been shown to increase powers of concentration and slow cognitive degeneration.

Our  Blueberry Extract (1 capsule) has a cup and a quarter of blueberries, while the Phyto Power (2 capsules) has 200mg of four species of wild harvested blueberries plus 400 mg of rosehips with their powerful collection of flavonoids including proanthocyanidins.

We will focus on these cognitive benefits in our next Forward Thinking.

References

Moore, J. (2014). Blueberries reduce risk of Parkinson’s, boost brain function finds new study. Plants for human health institute, NC State. Article

Strathearn, K. E., Yousef, G. G., Grace, M. H., Roy, S. L., Tambe, M. A., Ferruzzi, M. G., … & Rochet, J. C. (2014). Neuroprotective effects of anthocyanin-and proanthocyanidin-rich extracts in cellular models of Parkinson׳ s disease. Brain research, 1555, 60-77. Article

Tanner, C. M., Kamel, F., Ross, G. W., Hoppin, J. A., Goldman, S. M., Korell, M., … & Comyns, K. (2011). Rotenone, paraquat, and Parkinson’s disease. Environmental health perspectives, 119(6), 866-872. Article

Best,

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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It is estimated that one million people suffer from Parkinson’s in the U.S., and although the disease itself is not fatal, complications arising from it can be, and the CDC states that these co-morbidities result in it being the 14th leading cause of death in the country (National Parkinson Foundation).

 

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Dear Friends

Senescence is the technical word for aging. It is the condition or process of deterioration with age- a loss of a cell’s power of division and growth. The question is, What does healthy ageing look like?

We certainly can see unhealthy ageing all around us- people ridden with chronic degenerative diseases.  Ageing is among the greatest known risk factors for most human diseases: of the roughly 150,000 people who die each day across the globe, about two thirds die from age-related causes (Dillin et al., 2014).

blueberry X 4So, what methods can be used today to support healthy ageing?  An ageing where our bodies may be slowing down but where our bodily systems are still functioning well.  How for example can we keep our brain sharp, even to the very end of our life?

Research suggests that the polyphenolic compounds found in fruits, such as blueberries, may exert protection against Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s diseases; that they do indeed provide benefits for cognitive health, protection, and restoration (Joseph et al., 2007).

Spencer’s (2010) research, Beyond antioxidants: the cellular and molecular interactions of flavonoids and how these underpin their actions on the brain, explores the potential inhibitory or stimulatory actions of flavonoids within three sytems:  The first, through their interactions with important neuronal and glial signaling cascades in the brain; second, through an ability to improve peripheral and cerebral blood flow and trigger angiogenesis and neurogenensis in the hippocampus; third, by their capacity to directly react with and scavenge neurotoxic species and pro-inflammatory agents produced in the brain as a result of both normal and abnormal brain senenscence.

Blueberry Extract is the most powerful blueberry extract on the market, our 100% North American blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) provides a comprehensive profile of anthocyanins.  Scientists describe blueberries as agents of neuro-regeneration. Research studies show that blueberry and blueberry extract offer a potent and effective brain food to support cognition, memory, and the general health of our nervous system.

  • Blueberry Extract- 1 capsule daily

Phyto Power Photo 10Phyto Power is formulated to support DNA and cellular integrity. A wildcrafted wonder from remote, pure, and fertile regions of Alaska, Phyto Power is filled with biologically high actives, creating a phenolic powerhouse. Blueberries, rose hip, and dandelion are shown in research to help maintain cellular integrity, suppressing or interfering with oncogenic transformation, bolstering antioxidant and anti-inflammatory defenses, and contributing significant re-generative health benefits.

  • Phyto Power- 2 capsules daily

References:

  • Dillin, A., Gottschling, D. E., & Nyström, T. (2014). The good and the bad of being connected: the integrons of aging. Current opinion in cell biology, 26, 107-112.
  • Joseph, J.A., Shukitt-Hale, B., & Lau, F.C. (2007). Fruit polyphenols and their effects on neuronal signaling and behavior in senescence . Ann NY Acd Sci, 1100, 470-85. DOI: 10.1196/annals.1395.052
  • Spencer, J. P. (2010). Beyond antioxidants: the cellular and molecular interactions of flavonoids and how these underpin their actions on the brain. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 69(2), 244-260 https://doi.org/10.1017/S0029665110000054

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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The Food Revolution Summit 2018(April 26 to May 6) is over but you can still tap into the wonderful information and all the great presenters.

 

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Dear Friends

Cognitive decline, including Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other neurological diseases are linked with old age, yet we see these brain/nerve issues in both young and old.

There is a large body of scientific evidence regarding blueberry and blueberry extract’s benefits for cognitive health, protection, and restoration. See Food Science and References below and visit Blueberry Extract and Phyto Power research tab on the product page.

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Blueberry Extract is the most powerful blueberry extract on the market, our 100% North American blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) provides a comprehensive profile of anthocyanins.  Scientists describe blueberries as agents of neuro-regeneration. Research studies show that blueberry and blueberry extract offer a potent and effective brain food to support cognition, memory, and the general health of our nervous system.

  • Blueberry Extract- 1 capsule daily

Phyto Power Photo 10Phyto Power is formulated to support DNA and cellular integrity. A wildcrafted wonder from remote, pure, and fertile regions of Alaska, Phyto Power is filled with biologically high actives, creating a phenolic powerhouse. Blueberries, rose hip, and dandelion are shown in research to help maintain cellular integrity, suppressing or interfering with oncogenic transformation, bolstering antioxidant and anti-inflammatory defenses, and contributing significant re-generative health benefits.

  • Phyto Power- 2 capsules daily

Food Science:

Esteemed research scientists demonstrate that blueberries and blueberry extract reverse and prevent brain aging (Shukitt-Hale et al., 2008; 2007), improve memory and motor skills  (Carey et al., 2014; Malin et al., 2011; Brewer et al., 2010), repair neuronal tissue and function (Joseph et al., 2003; Miller et al., 2012), and serve as a potent anti-aging food (Joseph et al., 1999; 2009; Shukitt-Hale et al., 2015; 2012).

References:

  • Shukitt-Hale, B., Lau, F.C., Joseph, J.A. (2008). Berry fruit supplementation and the aging brain. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 56, 636–641.
  • Shukitt-Hale, B., Carey, A.N., Jenkins, D., Rabin, B.M., Joseph, J.A. (2007). Beneficial effects of fruit extracts on neuronal function and behavior in a rodent model of accelerated aging. Neurobiol Aging, 28, 1187-1194. DOI: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2006.05.031
  • Carey, A.N., Gomes, S.M., & Shukitt-Hale, B. (2014). Blueberry supplementation improves memory in middle-aged mice fed a high-fat diet.J Agric Food Chem, 62, 3972-3978. DOI: 10.1021/jf404565s
  • Malin, D.H., Lee, D.R., Goyarzum P., Chang, Y.H., Ennis, L.J., Beckett, E., Shukitt-Hale, B., Joseph, J.A. (2011). Short-term blueberry-enriched diet prevents and reverses object recognition memory loss in aging rats.Nutrition, 27, 338-342. DOI: 10.1016/j.nut.2010.05.001  
  • Brewer, G.J., Torricelli, J.R., Lindsey, A.L., Kunz, E.Z., Neuman, A., Fisher, D.R., & Joseph, J.A. (2010). Age-related toxicity of amyloid-beta associated with increased pERK and pCREB in primary hippocampal neurons: reversal by blueberry extract. J Nutr Biochem, 21, 991-998. DOI: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2009.08.005
  • Joseph, J.A., Denisova, N.A., Arendash, G., Gordon, M., Diamond, D., Shukitt-Hale, B., Morgan, D. (2003). Blueberry supplementation enhances signaling and prevents behavioral deficits in an Alzheimer disease model. Nutr Neurosci, 6 (3), 153-162. DOI:10.1080/1028415031000111282
  • Joseph, J.A., Shukitt-Hale, B., & Lau, F.C. (2007). Fruit polyphenols and their effects on neuronal signaling and behavior in senescence . Ann NY Acd Sci, 1100, 470-85. DOI: 10.1196/annals.1395.052
  • Miller, M.G., Shukitt-Hale, B. (2012). Berry fruit enhances beneficial signaling in the brain. J. Agric. Food Chem,60(23), 5709–5715. DOI: 10.1021/jf2036033
  • Joseph, J.A., Shukitt-Hale, B., Denisova, N.A., Bielinski, D., Martin, A., McEwen, J.J., & Bickford, P.C. (1999). Reversals of age-related declines in neuronal signal transduction, cognitive, and motor behavioral deficits with blueberry, spinach, or strawberry dietary supplementation. J Neurosci, 19(18), 8114-21. . Article
  • Joseph, J., Cole, G., Head, E., Ingram, D. (2009). Nutrition, brain aging, and neurodegeneration. J. Neurosci.29(41), 12795–12801. DOI:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3520-09.2009
  • Shukitt-Hale, B., Bielinski, D. F., Lau, F. C., Willis, L. M., Carey, A. N., & Joseph, J. A. (2015). The beneficial effects of berries on cognition, motor behaviour and neuronal function in ageing. British Journal of Nutrition, 114(10), 1542-154.
  • Shukitt-Hale, B. (2012). Blueberries and neuronal aging. Gerontology, 58, 518-523. DOI: 10.1159/000341101DOI:10.1021/jf072505f

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 Food Revolution Summit 2018(April 26 to May 6) is over but you can still tap into the wonderful information and all the great presenters.

 

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Who proclaimed first that “All disease begins in the gut”? The first three that will answer correctly, or close enough, will receive the Original Synbiotic formula!

In this day and age medical science with its focus on the human GI tract microbiome and a whole food plant-based diet seems to be calling forth similar sentiments.

Dr. Francis Collins, director of NIH, in a talk entitled Supercharging Science for the Superorganism, said that we are a chimera-like creature, governed by our 10 trillion human cells and their 22,000 genes and the microbiome community in the GI tract — all 100 trillion of them with their 2 to 8 million genes (2015).

Possemier et al. (2010) has said it well when his team suggested we  consider the complex microbial ecosystem in our intestines as a separate organ within the body.

Martinez et al (2017) weighed in on this with their research paper entitled- Western diets, gut dysbiosis, and metabolic diseases: Are they linked? And indeed dysbiosis from Western diets is believed to be one of the reason obesity afflicts 36.5% of the US population and 600 million individuals world-wide.

The World Health Organization (WHO), Harvard Medical School, Kaiser Permantente, just to name a few, are all calling for a change of our dietary habits to one that focuses on a whole food plant based diet. Did you also know that probiotics love plants’ fiber and polyphenols? Plants are their most important source of food, and plants are also our most important source of foods.

See below in Green Facts the teaser on the new documentary by Cameron, The Game Changers.

At BioImmersions, we focus on probiotics,  plant polyphenols, fiber, and phytonutrients of eco-farmed or wildcrated whole foods. Our supplements are powerfully concentrated. We all recognize that it is difficult to change a diet that we are addicted to.  Here are two of our products that can make a big difference in the health of your gut microbiome, which translates to health in the whole body.

Phyto Power– 1 capsule daily
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  • Three species of Rosehip, wildcrafted, whole fruit and seeds (100% w/w), refractory dried, three Rosa species, 200mg per capsule.
  • Four species of Dandelion, wildcrafted, aerial parts (90% w/w), root (10% w/w) with flower, refractory dried, four Taraxacum species, 200mg per capsule.
  • Four species of Blueberry, wildcrafted, fruit (>90% w/w), leaves and stem (<5% w/w), refractory dried, four Vaccinium species, 100mg per capsule.

 

 

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20 billion cfu/tsp of certified strains of pedigreed probiotic with Therapeutic Foods in a synbiotic formula of L. acidophilus, B. longum, L. rhamnosus, L. plantarum, S. thermophilus and 4 grams of inulin derived from organic chicory fiber. Advanced freeze-drying technology. 120 grams/bottle. 4 grams/ tsp. Dairy free.  Soy free. Gluten free. No excipients.


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.

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

Did you know that polyphenols from berries and plants are the most favored foods for the probiotics genera Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium in the gut?

The berries and plants enhance the growth of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium inside the gut microbiome, while inhibiting many pathogenic organsims.

For example, Possemiers et al.’s (2011)  “The intestinal microbioime: a separate organ inside the body with the metabolic potential to influence the bioactivity of botanicals,” explains that rich polyphenolic molecules from berries and plants are broken down by probiotic organisms into many important sub-molecules that are more bioavailable yet still contain their classic polyphenolic structure to serve the body as antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, antimicrobials, anti cancer, anti diabetes and more  … no wonder berries and plants are the preferred prebiotics foods for the Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria!

 

Phyto Power– 1 capsule daily
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  • Three species of Rosehip, wildcrafted, whole fruit and seeds (100% w/w), refractory dried, three Rosa species, 200mg per capsule.
  • Four species of Dandelion, wildcrafted, aerial parts (90% w/w), root (10% w/w) with flower, refractory dried, four Taraxacum species, 200mg per capsule.
  • Four species of Blueberry, wildcrafted, fruit (>90% w/w), leaves and stem (<5% w/w), refractory dried, four Vaccinium species, 100mg per capsule.

 

 

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Contains:  20 billion cfu/tsp of certified strains of pedigreed probiotics (L. acidophilus,  B. longum, L. rhamnosus, L. plantarum and S. thermophilus) and 3.5 grams of inulin derived from organic chicory fiber.  Advanced freeze-drying technology.

120 grams/bottle. 4 grams/ tsp.  Dairy free.  Soy free. Gluten free. No excipients.

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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Globe_Home 3Phyto Power is indeed powerful. In fact, Dinstel et al. (2013) found the antioxidant levels of Alaska’s wild berries to be extremely high, ranging from 3 to 5 times higher in ORAC values than cultivated berries from 48 other states. For example, cultivated blueberries have an ORAC scale of 30. Alaska wild dwarf blueberries measure 85. When the berries were dehydrated, per gram the ORAC values increased.*
 

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