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Resveratrol 20%

resveratrol-50g
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Resveratrol is a type of polyphenol that can be found naturally in a variety of sources including grapes, Japanese knotweed (giant knotweed), berries, peanuts, dark chocolate and tea.
 
The French Paradox: Resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, first gained publicity in the early nineties when the CBS television show, 60-Minutes, investigated why people living in France, despite eating diets high in saturated fats, had lower rates of coronary heart disease than people living in the United States. The report concluded that a higher consumption of red wine may play a role in lowering coronary heart disease. Since then, research has pointed to resveratrol, a substance contained in grape skins and many other plants, as the compound with the possibility of preventing or delaying coronary heart disease, in addition to various other health benefits.

Trans-Resveratrol boasts a long list of benefits including cardiovascular health, anti-inflammatory properties, the prevention of joint disease, improved athletic endurance, and the possibility of preventing and eliminating certain types of cancers.

Our resveratrol is made from knotweed & is a 35:1 extract & contains 20% trans-reservatrol.

By increasing blood flow, resveratrol may protect not only the heart and arteries, but also the brain. Studies in the United Kingdom suggest that resveratrol may help prevent or reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. [Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition].

A study by the University of South Florida suggests that resveratrol may not only prevent, but might even reverse the dangerous build-up of fat in the liver caused by alcohol abuse. According to a study published in "Molecular Vision" in 2010, resveratrol may prevent the formation of cataract, and is an effective therapeutic agent in neurodgenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis.

Although resveratrol does not lower cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar or promotes weight loss,  resveratrol's blood thinning properties may protect you from these conditions, by preventing  heart attacks and strokes.
Pure resveratrol refers to a product that contains only pure trans-resveratrol, the beneficial substance in resveratrol.

Various studies by both the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Harvard University in Boston, have found that a calorie restriction diet (CR) improves health and slows the aging process in animals and humans due to limiting dietary intake.

Previous research has confirmed that calorie restriction combined with exercise may increase maximum lifespan and protect against many chronic diseases including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer.

According to a Harvard University study, resveratrol has similar effects to a calorie restriction (CR) diet and may be used as a substitute to supplement a low calorie diet and exercise regimen. The implication of this is that while on a resveratrol regimen, an over weight individual, without losing weight, may be considered as a "healthy obese" person. According to the study, mice that were fed a high fat diet along with resveratrol performed better on a treadmill and lived longer than the thin mice that were fed a low calorie/low fat diet and no resveratrol. [Source: Harvard University Gazette/ Harvard medical school].

When it comes to maintaining optimal health, resveratrol may offer even better protection than taking aspirin. It is generally believed that high cholesterol is the main cause of heart disease. However, based on thousands of heart surgeries, many cardiologists believe that a large number of heart attacks are not necessarily caused by high cholesterol, but rather, they are the result of inflammation. Different foods may cause different levels of inflammation in our body, and even one "bad" meal can cause an instant heart attack.

Another factor to consider is not necessarily the total cholesterol count but rather the particle size. According to a recent report by Johns Hopkins University, the new way of measuring risks of heart disease and strokes is done by NMR LipoProfile test, which measures the particle size of LDL cholesterol.

Resveratrol's blood thinning and anti-inflammatory properties may prevent blood clotting and increase blood flow, both of which may decrease or even prevent heart attacks and strokes. One way to improve athletic endurance is through exercise. According to Johan Auwerx, from the Institute of Genetics, Molecular and Cell Biology in Illkirch, France, "Resveratrol boosts muscle endurance by increasing the energy-producing components within muscle cells". Auwerx says that "high-doses of trans-resveratrol are needed to trigger the pathway that gives cells more mitochondria. He goes on to say that, "at very low doses you don't activate the cell machinery to burn energy," thereby discounting the belief that, "one glass of wine might improve athletic prowess". The effects of resveratrol are so pronounced that endurance athletes may one day take it as a performance enhancer.

Trans-resveratrol in sufficient dosage improves athletic performance and benefits everyone by making any physical activity much easier. For example, individuals who have difficulty walking up flights of stairs are able to do so with much less effort when they take resveratrol.

 


MSM - 100% Ultra Pure Pharmaceutical Grade Methyl Sulfonyl Methane

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We are very happy to supply new ultra-purified Pharmaceutical Grade MSM at the best prices in NZ!

What is MSM?
MSM - an odourless, white crystalline molecule - is a natural form of organic sulfur found in all living organisms, and is present in low concentrations in our body fluids and in the connective tissues of the skin, nails, and hair. This sulfur is necessary for collagen synthesis. MSM is a natural component of many fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood and meat, and is also found in tea, coffee, chocolate and milk. In fact, one of the richest sources of MSM in the diet of mammals is milk. MSM is also commonly referred to as 'Nature's Beauty Mineral'!

MSM naturally scavenges free radicals, relieves allergies to foods and pollens, controls acidity in stomach and ulcers, and helps the vitamins and minerals we take in to nourish our bodies. It is an all-natural product derived from sulfonyl, an organic compound that grows naturally in plants, animals, and in soil. Its largest concentrations are found in pine trees. Unlike sulfur, MSM is completely water-soluble and non-toxic. Large concentrations have not been found to do any harm to the human body.

It is estimated that the human body uses up to about 1/8 teaspoon of MSM each day. This needs to be replaced on a regular basis. Unless your diet is comprised primarily of raw foods, it is unlikely that you are receiving enough MSM for proper health management. Although MSM is found in many fresh foods, modern agricultural methods, food processing, and cooking cause its depletion. When we process our foods with heat or drying, we lose most of the MSM that is vital to our wellbeing
 

MSM can:
    * Soften tissue
    * Relieve stress, asthma, arthritis, inflammation, constipation and candida
    * Control stomach acidity and soothe ulcers
    * Relieve allergies to foods and pollens
    * Enhance the body's ability to produce insulin
    * Improve metabolism of carbohydrates
    * Detoxify the body
    * Increase blood circulation and speed up wound healing
    * Reduce muscle cramping and back pain
    * Permit muscles to heal
    * Increase energy, mental calmness, and ability to concentrate.

When applied to the body topically, it will help to:
    * Rehydrate the skin
    * Repair damaged skin, and dissolve scar tissue and surface blemishes
    * Generate softer and more elastic skin
    * Soothe insect bites and stings
    * Eliminate the inflammation of carpal tunnel
    * Prevent blistering and remove pain from second degree burns
    * Attack exterior fungal and yeast infections

 

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