LIFEXTEND

     
 
 
 
   
LifeXtend - The 100% All Natural Super Food
(Contains: Organic Spirulina, Selenium. Collagen and Beewax)
   
This complete supplement is a rich source of the vitamins A, K and B complex, with B-12 being the highest in percentage. The high mineral content, with iron, copper, manganese, chromium and zinc to top the list, empowers the immune system substantially.
   
LifeXtend has these and more health benefits:
Good for weight loss Prevents Unattractive Dandruff
Healthy eye
Effective in the treatment of pain
Helps with hay fever Reduces wrinkles
Prevents and manages diabetes reverses aging of skin
Lowers blood pressure Tightens skin
Improves digestion and bowel health Plumps up skin
Assists Thyroid Conditions Improves skin elasticity
Treats precancerous growths Relives Psoriasis and Eczema
Boosts the immune system Prevents and stops hair loss
Improves memory Anti-allergenic and anti-inflammatory
Increases energy and metabolism Natural Skin glow and moisturizer
Prevents heart disease Anti-germicidal
Improves rheumatoid arthritis and mobility
and flexibility in athletes
Heals minor skin cuts, abrasions, scrapes and wounds
Lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol and increases HDL (good) cholesterol
Protects the skin from environmental irritants and even the weather
Helps with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Prevents anxiety, stress, fatigue and depression
Helps in relieving swelling as well as stiffness
around joints
Effective in premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
and other women's health issues.
Reduce Asthma Symptoms    
       
 
 
   
Content of LifeXtend
 

Spirulina

 

Imagine a plant that can nourish your body by providing most of the protein you need to live, help prevent the annoying sniffling and sneezing of allergies, reinforce your immune system, help you control high blood pressure and cholesterol, and help protect you from cancer. Does such a "super food" exist? Yes. It's called spirulina.

 
     
 
 

What is Spirulina?









































































































































Unlike plants you may grow in your garden, this "miracle" plant is a form of blue-green algae that springs from warm, fresh water bodies. Blue-green algae are commonly found in tropical or subtropical waters that have high-salt content, but some types grow in large fresh water lakes. The natural color of these algae can give bodies of water a dark-green appearance. The altitude, temperature, and sun exposure where the blue-green algae are grown dramatically influence the types and mix of blue-green algae in the water. Spirulina is a natural "algae" (cyanbacteria) powder that is incredibly high in protein and nutrients. When harvested correctly from non-contaminated ponds and bodies of water, it is one of the most potent nutrient sources available. It is largely made up of protein and essential amino acids, and it is typically recommended for individuals who decide to remain vegetarian for its high natural iron content. It is often recommended for those who need vitamin B-12.

Algae have been described as a large and diverse group of simple, plant-like organisms found in salt water and some large fresh water lakes.

Algae products are used for many conditions. It is used as a source of dietary protein, B-vitamins, and iron. They are also used for weight loss, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), hay fever, diabetes, stress, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and other women's health issues.

Some people use blue-green algae for treating precancerous growths inside the mouth, boosting the immune system, improving memory, increasing energy and metabolism, lowering cholesterol, preventing heart disease, healing wounds, and improving digestion and bowel health.

Nature Hero Spirulina (blue-green algae) products are grown under controlled conditions. It is grown in such a way that it is not contaminated by bacteria, liver poisons (microcystins) produced by certain bacteria, and heavy metals. Our products have been tested and found free of these contaminants.

 
Health Properties

Spirulina has some great health-boosting qualities:

   
Spirulina is 65% protein and amino acids including the essential fatty acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA) which has gotten a lot of attention for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Spirulina contains Omega 3, 6 and 9 and is especially high in Omega-3s.
Spirulina is extremely high in Chlorophyll, which helps remove toxins from the blood and boost the immune system.
Spirulina has a very high concentration of bio-available iron and is excellent during pregnancy and for those with anemia and will not cause constipation.
Spirulina is a great source of other nutrients including (according to Wikipedia): "Spirulina contains vitamins B-1(thiamine), B-2 (riboflavin), B-3(nicotinamide), B-6 (pyridoxine), B-9 (folic acid), vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin A and vitamin E. It is also a source of potassium, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium and zinc. Spirulina contains many pigments which may be beneficial and bioavailable".
This Spirulina (LifeXtend) was tested by an independent laboratory and found to have an ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) of over 24,000 which is 4x the ORAC score of blueberries. The ORAC score is generally used to measure antioxidant ability and concentration in different foods.
Spirulina is also incredibly high in calcium with over 26 times the calcium in milk, making it excellent for children, the elderly and during pregnancy.
Some research has suggested that Spirulina may be helpful in allergies and allergic reactions.
Spirulina's phosphorus content makes it helpful as part of a tooth re-mineralization regimen.
Emerging evidence suggests that it binds with radioactive isotopes and may be useful for radioactivity exposure or radiation therapy.
Spirulina can bind with heavy metals in the body and help remove them.
Spirulina can increase fat burning during exercise.
   

New Studies

Spirulina - Balances Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a serious health concern that affects millions of Americans today. If you have high blood pressure, you are at increased risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke.

According to a study done by the Department of Biochemistry in Mexico, 4.5 grams of spirulina given each day was shown to regulate blood pressure among both women and men ages 18-65 years with no other dietary changes made during the six weeks the experiment was run.

 
Spirulina - Lowers Stroke Risk

Those with sickle-cell anemia or congenital heart defects are at greater risk for a condition called brain ischemia or cerebral ischemia. Brain ischemia refers to a lack of blood flow to your brain, which causes oxygen deprivation and can lead to a stroke. Just 10 seconds of interrupted blood flow to your brain can cause unconsciousness and lead to serious health consequences.

In a study done at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology in India, it was found that a dosage of 180mg/kg of spirulina had a protective effect on the brain and nervous system of rats exposed to high amounts of free radicals, compared to rats not given the spirulina before the experiment. This lab test shows the promising effect of spirulina on stroke prevention.

   

Spirulina can help with Cancer

Cancer is the leading killer of adult Americans under age 70 and in the case of this frightening disease; prevention is worth much more than a pound of cure. Studies indicated that it could help arrest the development of cancer progression, minimize the risk of cancer initiation and also boost the immune system. It could literally save your life.

But spirulina may have potential benefits here as well. According to a study done in China, selenium-infused spirulina inhibited the growth of MCF-7 breast cancer cells.

   
Spirulina - the top choice for hair growth

Instead of taking all the remedies and costly creams out on the market for hair growth you should know that there's an alternative that is actually all natural.  When consumed by humans the skin and hair growth benefits are amazing in their own right. This plant has had claims that have linked Spirulina to aiding such health problems such as eye health, Dental health, the treatment of ulcers and especially hair loss and managing AIDS.

With many of the plants vitamins, proteins and antimicrobial properties; perhaps the hair benefits in Spirulina maybe the best. The amino acids, vitamin A and beta-carotene treat hair loss while simultaneously promoting hair growth. If digested the plant can deter the autoimmune disease known as Alopecia.

   
Spirulina for a Healthy Skin
In today's world, beauty is one of the most important things apart from health, and as a result most companies are trying to develop beauty products that will produce the best results. Spirulina is one of the skin care products that have great effects when applied to the skin. It is recommended especially when it comes to treating acne spots on the skin. It contains all the nine non-essential as well as the eight amino acids that are required for maintaining a healthy skin. It also includes other substances which are obtained from algae, for instance chlorophyll, which are very vital when it comes to strengthening the tissues as well as purifying the skin. Apart from curing acne, spirulina also cures conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. People who always have dry skin can use it to moisturize and improve elasticity of the skin since it contains polysaccharides.
 

Spirulina and Diabetic

Spirulina is also very beneficial in diabetes. Research shows that taking it as a dietary supplement for about 12 weeks could result into a significant reduction in levels of fat in the blood. Diabetics can use it to decrease inflammation as well as blood pressure and cholesterol. It can be used as a great substitute for animal products since it contains a special form of proteins which assimilates well. It does not burden the body with waste products like many animal products too. 

 

Spirulina and Brain Function

Intake of Spirulina is also known to increase the brain or cognitive function. It is rich in folate as well as vitamin B-12 nutrients which play a very vital role when it comes to healthy functioning of both the brain and the nervous system. It protects the cognitive function when a person starts to age.
 

Selenium

What is it?

Selenium is one of the essential trace minerals in the human body. This nutrient is an important part of antioxidant enzymes that protect cells against the effects of free radicals that are produced during normal oxygen metabolism. The body has developed defenses such as antioxidants to control levels of free radicals because they can damage cells and contribute to the development of some chronic diseases. Selenium is also essential for normal functioning of the immune system and thyroid gland.

Selenium is a trace element found in soil and is required to maintain good health in trace amounts. In food, the mineral is found in Brazil nuts, poultry, seafood, and meats, while significant amounts are found in oats and brown rice.

A deficiency of selenium symptoms can include muscular weakness and fatigue. Conversely, too much selenium will result in depression, nausea, vomiting, nervousness, loss of hair, and a bad odor on your fingernails.
 
Selenium aids in many of the metabolic pathways and may help treat prostate cancer; ongoing research is exploring the relationship between low selenium levels and coronary heart disease.

Selenium also benefits the skin during healing following burn injuries. Shampoo with selenium may alleviate dandruff problems. For skin care, selenium's antioxidant properties regenerate vitamins E and C, thereby decreasing the aging of skin.
 

Major benefits of selenium have been found to improve the immune system against bacterial and viral infections, against cancer cells and herpes virus, cold sores, and shingles. One of the major nutritional benefits of selenium is increasing the HDL cholesterol and lower LDL cholesterol for a healthy heart.
   

How much selenium do we need?

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is the average daily dietary intake level that is sufficient to meet the nutrient requirements of nearly all (97-98%) individuals in each life-stage and gender group. The body needs selenium in very small quantity. The Nature Hero LifeXtend contains the right amount your body needs.
 

5 Health Benefits of Selenium

 

The health benefits of selenium are great for many conditions. Don't get overwhelmed the next time you want to improve your health with supplements, pick Nature Hero Selenium (LifeXtend) to help with some common health issues you may be experiencing.

1. Assists Thyroid Conditions: Your thyroid is a small gland located in your throat that has a huge impact on your body. This small gland regulates all the hormones within you and makes sure every hormone is going to the right organ. When this gland doesn't function properly, you might find yourself experiencing abnormal mood changes, excess weight gain, fatigue, and an increased or decreased appetite. Selenium is able to keep your thyroid working at its best, so you do not go through any of these symptoms.
   
2.
Reduced Asthma Symptoms: You've always wanted to run a marathon but couldn't even begin training because of your asthma. This is where the benefits of selenium come in. Selenium is known to help individuals that struggle with asthma by reducing the various symptoms. If you experience shortness of breath, problems breathing, and an increased susceptibility to lung related diseases due to your asthma, selenium will help make them less severe.
   
3. Prevents Unattractive Dandruff: If you suffer from dandruff caused by a dry scalp, selenium can help. This supplement will help restore moisture to your scalp and prevent unsightly dandruff from getting in the way of that second date.
   
4.
Lowers Blood Pressure: Many individuals struggle with the effects of high blood pressure. The benefits of selenium include the ability to lower blood pressure and make sure your heart isn't subject to a heart attack. Heart disease is a serious issue and can't always be prevented by a healthy diet and consistent exercise. If high blood pressure runs in your family, selenium can help lower it to a healthier level.
   
5.
Relives Psoriasis and Eczema: Selenium can assist recovery for internal issues like blood pressure and thyroid, and can also relieve external issues like psoriasis and eczema. While this supplement won't be able to completely clear your skin of these two problems, it can help relieve the symptoms. The constant itchiness and redness caused by eczema can be especially irritating. The many benefits of selenium also include the ability to help any itching and swelling become more manageable.
   

 

Other benefits of selenium: Healthy eyes and hair. The antioxidants of selenium help the body absorb Vitamin E, which assists in preventing cataracts from forming and plays an important role in the prevention of macular degeneration. Selenium also aids the body in processing and using proteins that are consumed. Hair is primarily composed of proteins so when the body is able to better process the proteins, hair growth will follow. Deficiencies in selenium (and zinc) often lead to hair loss.
   
 
What it'll do for you: "Selenium is an antioxidant," explains Lisa R. Young, Ph.D., R.D., author of The Portion Teller and adjunct professor of nutrition at New York University, "and helps protect cells from oxidation, which may be a contributing factor to cancer." With that in mind, selenium had been marketed in recent years as a means of preventing cancers - specifically, prostate cancer.
   

 

"Studies have found that people with heart disease and certain cancers often have low levels of selenium but that doesn't mean that high levels of the mineral will prevent it," Young says, pointing out that just because a correlation may work one way, doesn't mean the inverse is always true.

Doctors still suggest selenium for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and diseases of the heart and blood vessels, including stroke and hardening of the arteries and under-active thyroids. "The mineral activates your thyroid," says Young, "but, again, that doesn't mean healthy males need it in excess."
 
Collagen

Collagen is a substance that is naturally produced by the body. However, the production of this substance diminishes as people grow older. The results of the low production include wrinkles, thinning skin and brittle hair among others. Many individuals use our Collagen (LifeXtend) supplements to reduce lines or wrinkles.

What is Collagen?

Collagen is a protein found in connective tissues of the body. It is significant in making certain parts of the body such as nails strong and is also an important factor in joint health. Our Collagen (LifeXtend) supplements strengthen nails and hair. Individuals suffering from conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis often take LifeXtend supplements to replace collagen in the joints.
 

How Collagen Works

Collagen is a form of fibrous protein that is normally present in the bodies of humans and even mammals. It provides a supportive structure for various body tissues such as muscles, bones and ligaments and prevents them from falling apart. It works with another compound called Elastin to provide strength and firmness to the tissues. Collagen also works to keep the skin looking firm, tight, flexible and youthful looking. Young people naturally produce more collagen than older people. With age, the collagen in the body breaks down leading to wrinkles and folds around the mouth. As such, collagen stimulation leads to a more youthful looking skin. The substance has been used for a long time in combating signs of aging.
 
Collagen in Plastic Surgery

Collagen works to reduce the signs of aging by plumping up the skin, making it firm and flexible due to the fibrous and stable structure of the substance. Many plastic surgeons use the substance to give their clients a youthful appearance. In this case, the collagen is injected directly to the skin in the areas with depressions created by wrinkles. The collagen plumps up the wrinkles making them less noticeable. The collagen injections may last up to six months after which one has to go through the same procedure to refill wrinkles. The procedure may take a few hours or minutes depending on the extent of wrinkles.

Collagen has various other uses including artificial skin construction for burn victims.

 
Benefits of Collagen Supplements
Collagen for Arthritis: Various studies indicate that collagen supplements can be effective in the treatment of pain, swelling as well as stiffness around joints. This type of collagen is mostly used by people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Studies also indicate that collagen supplements used with protein and amino acids supplements found in LifeXtend help in improving mobility and flexibility in athletes.




 

Collagen in LifeXtend supplement offers a range of benefits, including:

Effective in the treatment of pain
Helps in relieving swelling as well as stiffness around joints
Improving rheumatoid arthritis and mobility and flexibility in athletes
Reducing wrinkles
Reversing age of skin
Tighter skin
Plumps up skin
Improves skin elasticity
 
Beeswax

Beeswax can be confused with bee pollen and honey; all are produced by bees and are similar in their structure. However, beeswax is a unique substance and has several benefits to the human body. Beeswax has no benefit when consumed directly because it is inert, but it can have other applications that are beneficial to your body.

 

Function

Beeswax is produced from glands in the abdomens of bees. The wax is produced by young bees and then scraped off their bodies, chewed and mixed with bee saliva as well as other enzymes. After the bee chews and processes the wax, it attaches it to the honeycomb, where pollen is stored and bees reside. The wax also helps safely store honey produced by the bees, and it can help protect the hive from infections and other unwanted contaminants.

   

Benefits

 

Beeswax has non-allergenic properties that can make it a useful skin protection from various airborne allergies. It can also help slow down the dispersal of medications into the body. According to North Carolina State University, it is a good electric insulator. Beeswax also provides slight anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities which can benefit the body.

The health benefits of beeswax for the skin are almost too many to count. Obviously, one of the best benefits of using beeswax on the skin is the moisturizing and the softening. Unlike the artificial and often petroleum based chemicals added to many moisturizers and skin care lotions to aid in absorption, beeswax contains Vitamin A and provides long-term moisturizing, actually locking moisture into the skin. Unlike petroleum based parabens, beeswax remains biologically "alive" even after it is processed!

 
   
Healing Properties of Beeswax  

Besides offering your skin a natural moisture and glow, the anti-allergenic and anti-inflammatory properties of bees wax can actually soothe easily irritated skin, making it one of the best skin care ingredients for those who suffer from allergies or other skin problems like rosacea or eczema.


Along with being a good alternative skin care ingredient for those with allergies, the anti-germicidal properties of beeswax have been found to help heal minor skin cuts, abrasions, scrapes and wounds. Beeswax also acts as a layer of protection when applied to the skin, protecting the skin from environmental irritants and even the weather.
Anti-allergenic and anti-inflammatory.
Natural Skin glow and moisturizer.
Anti-germicidal.
heal minor skin cuts, abrasions, scrapes and wounds.
protects the skin from environmental irritants and even the weather.
   

References:

Thursday, June 05, 2014 by: Michael Ravensthorpe
Tags: spirulina, pancreatic cancer, microalgae
Learn more:
http://www.naturalnews.com/045445_spirulina_pancreatic_cancer_microalgae.html#ixzz3KwLS3Q6j

   
Important Contraindications for Spirulina  

Even though spirulina is entirely natural and generally considered a healthful food, there are some contraindications you need to be aware of.  You should not take spirulina if you have a severe seafood or iodine allergy. And, if you are pregnant or nursing or have hyperthyroidism, consult your healthcare provider before taking LifeExtend.