Ingredients Feature: Artichokes and Figs

ArtichokeTwo ingredients you’ll find in our Regulat formula – amongst 20 other whole ingredients of fruits, vegetables, and nuts – include artichokes and figs. Artichokes and figs are both recognized for their superfood nutritional qualities.

Ancient Artichokes
While artichokes in their whole form present a bit of a challenge to work with, they are worth the effort! Most often people choose to consume the heart of the artichoke, however the leaves actually have the most nutritional value.

The globe artichoke is part of the thistle plant, and it is one of the oldest vegetables known to mankind. It’s believed the artichokes originated from the Mediterranean region, although now California supplies nearly 100% of the U.S. artichoke supply.

Artichokes are packed with phytonutrients (i.e. a substance found in certain plants which is believed to be beneficial to human health and help prevent various diseases) such as quercetin, rutin, gallic acid, and cynarin, all working to protect against many health risks including cancer, heart disease, liver dysfunction, high cholesterol, and diabetes*. They are also packed with antioxidants; in 2004 they were identified as a top contender in a vastly comprehensive study on antioxidant value in commonly consumed foods (conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture).

Delicious Figs

FigsFigs are seasonal fruits originating from parts of Asia, however they are available year-round in dried form. They have a unique texture containing a soft, juicy center that is packed with seeds. They are a delicious fruit packed with minerals, vitamins and fiber, figs grow on small trees and are members of the mulberry family. Figs contain nutrients such as including vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, calcium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, sodium, potassium, and chlorine.

Their high amount of fiber (5g of fiber for every three figs consumed!) aids in weight loss as it contributes to improved bowel movements and promotes longer lasting feeling of fullness. Figs also contain a high amount of calcium, which aids in bone density.

*http://www.oceanmist.com/health/antioxidant.aspx
**http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2004-06/aas-lus061504.php

History of Fermentation and Cascade Fermentation Benefits

bread making fermentationFor thousands of years people around the world have found that fermenting certain foods in a controlled way increases digestibility of the raw food and adds health-giving effects.

Evidence of the use of controlled fermentation dates back to ancient China, South America, and ancient Egypt, and includes leavened breads, milk products and pickles.  “One of the earliest functional attributes of fermented foods was their ability to introduce a change in the microflora of the human digestive tract”, says Mark J Tallon, PhD, Founder of NutriSciences Ltd. “Because many fermented micro-organisms, such as probiotics, survive digestion, they can reach specific sites of benefit within the intestinal tract where they perform functions that may aid in host health,” adds Tallon.

Tallon recognizes the history of fermentation and that it has evolved into a natural, yet state-of the-art science that is an invaluable component of the human diet. Since the time Louis Pasteur proposed using microbial metabolism to produce fermented foods, “microbiologists have uncovered the interactions of bacteria and yeast as a means of producing many natural products,” says Tallon.

As important benefit of fermentation is that of increasing the effective nutritive value of foods by increasing the ability of the body to absorb vitamins and nutrients presented during digestion. Fermentation methods have evolved from traditional to modern techniques that allow for greater production of fermented products in a clean, controlled environment.

A modern contribution to the fermentation tradition is cascade fermentation, a methodology modeled on the human body’s natural digestion process. The cascade ensures that enzymes, as well as all other micronutrients with a large molecular weight, are broken down into smaller units. It is well known that only small molecules can be absorbed through the intestinal villi. A cascade-fermented supplement such as Regulat® – whose starting ingredients are whole foods (fruits, nuts and vegetables ) – holds a diversity of enzymes, di- and tri-pepides, etc. that are smaller and highly bio-available, even being able to be absorbed directly into the blood stream.

For more information please review The Health Benefits of Cascade Fermented Foods by Karl-Heinz Blank M.D, Ekkehard Scheller, Johannes Aaron Seidler, Thomas Ganswindt, and Axel Kohler M.D.

Ingredient Feature: Coconut and Dates Nutrition

Regulat is a whole food concentrate made of the finest, selected organic ingredients.

Unlike some products which are made from isolated active ingredients or certain specific nutrients that have been extracted, our products contain over 20 whole fruits, vegetables and nuts in a balanced form – full of nature’s intelligence™.

In this blog we’d like to feature two specific ingredients, coconut and dates, which have experienced an increase of “mainstream” attention for their particularly notable nutritional value.

The Power of Coconut
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Coconut meat is revered for its high nutritional value. While most plants aren’t high in saturated fat, coconut is. The fat content is high in medium chain fatty acids, which help to lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol levels.

Coconut meat is rich in fiber, which is an important component of your daily diet to add your bulk to the stool which helps to move food through the digestive tract. Fiber also diminishes appetite as it makes you feel full, which aids in helping to make wiser decisions in your nutrition!

Coconut is also high in the trace nutrient manganese, which aids in metabolization of both fat and protein, stabilizes blood sugar, and calms the immune and nervous systems.

Coconut contains high amounts of potassium, which plays an important role in regulating proper fluid balance in the cells. Copper promotes healthy red blood cell production as well as aids in the sense of taste.

Dates: Nature’s Candy

datesDates are a great source of carbohydrates. While carbohydrates seem to have a bad reputation, it’s important to remember they are an essential macronutrient that your body needs for energy. By making wise nutritional choices, such as with dates, to fill your nutritional needs, you’re helping to maximize your body’s functioning.

Just as with coconut, dates are very high in potassium and fiber.

Dates are also packed with magnesium. Magnesium aids protein synthesis, blood glucose control and muscle and nerve function in your body, and it helps regulate blood pressure. Pregnant mothers, in particular, need an especially high amount of magnesium in their diet, so dates are an excellent addition to their daily diet.

Diet and Disease – Broccoli may slow down cancer

121395-400x265-Broccoli_sproutsA recent clinical study done by Oregon State University examined the effect of the sulforaphane found in broccoli on breast tissue found in women diagnosed with breast cancer. Not only was the compound well tolerated by cells, but also it seems to slow down the growth rate of cancer cells, especially in early stages.

Sulforaphane is a compound found in cruciferous vegetables, such as cauliflower, kale, cabbage, brussel sprouts, and other leafy vegetables. When broken down (e.g. through chewing), the enzymes that aid in the digestive process are said to release anti-cancer and antimicrobial properties into the body.

The findings of this study are the first to directly suggest that diet plays a direct role in cancer management and prevention. Their original goal was to “determine if sulforaphane supplements would be well tolerated and might alter some of the epigenetic mechanisms involved in cancer,” said Emily Ho, one of the professors involved in the study. However, the results of the study revealed much more.

Ho continued by saying that they “were surprised to see a decrease in markers of cell growth, which means these compounds may help slow cancer cell growth…This is very encouraging. Dietary approaches have traditionally been thought to be limited to cancer prevention, but this demonstrated it could help slow the growth of existing tumors.”

The link between diet and disease makes sense. Providing the body with quality food sources allows it to receive naturally occurring vitamins and nutrients that enables it to function efficiently. The human body requires thousands of enzymes each day that aid a broad spectrum of functions, from digestion, to hormone regulation, fat breakdown, detoxification, and more. It can be difficult to obtain this many enzymes from your diet each day, so supplementing properly will help the body regulate the nutrition you give it.

Because of the cascade fermentation process, Regulat® is predigested, similar in bio-availability to the “food essence” produced by a perfectly functioning digestive system. It thus helps to balance and regulate many bodily systems and increases the body’s ability to manage the nutrients you’re giving it.

Our Food is Losing its Muscle – Do Supplements Work?

Supplements are used extensively by people aiming to get more balanced nutrients. As we know, there are many options on the market – vitamins, minerals or herbal products. As their name implies, these are to ‘supplement’ our daily food intake.

The problem with many supplements is that they cannot be absorbed by the body. If the digestive system is weak or not working efficiently, the full value of these supplements may not be absorbed.

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Furthermore, if the body is already suffering from low enzyme levels – which is very common today – then even high supplement doses may not be effective as the body doesn’t have the enzymes to metabolize the supplements. Plus, vitamins and trace elements may be sold in a form that is not easily absorbed by the body.

According to the book  ‘The Health Benefits of Cascade Fermented Food’, our food is losing its nutritional value. “Early harvests, long storage periods and additional processing through radiation, heating, sterilization and conservation in today’s food factories cause a huge loss of essential enzymes and other bio-active substances.

Enter Regulat – a concentrated, bioavailable form of unlocked enzymes, proteins, oligopeptides, and antioxidants that the body can use immediately. Regulat’s live cascade fermentation process is similar to the body’s own enzyme cascade process.

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YOU ARE WHAT YOU ABSORB

Regulat is a supplement that is a balanced, complete, liquid concentrate of valuable nutrients and ingredients, a concentrate full of ‘life force’. Most importantly, it is easily assimilated, and the body can begin using it immediately. 

Choosing to incorporate Regulat into your daily regimen thus helps create a balanced internal environment, allowing the body to perform its functions more efficiently and better absorb all that you consume. Many recognize the connection between supplements and health benefits; the key is to set up your body for success and help it to absorb those supplements!

 

Ailments and lack of energy

Energy is required for all essential processes that take place in the body. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) (produced in the mitochondria) is the cell’s energy currency.Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) energy transport molecule, chemical

The development of disease seems closely linked to cells no longer being able to produce enough energy or to efficiently manage their own metabolism. As we know, there are many ailments marked by a lack of energy, including chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, burnout and chronic stress. Generally speaking, most chronic conditions are associated with a noticeable shortage of energy in the cells. Inflammation, exaggerated immune responses and allergies virtually “gobble up” cellular energy.

Regulat users have reported more energy naturally, more vitality, better concentration and endurance, so studies were conducted to measure intracellular ATP of Regulat users. The test results were impressive and a larger study with 31 patients was conducted to verify the initial results. This later study showed the average value for intracellular ATP concentration after just three months of Regulat use, rose by a remarkable 54.7%. Some people even saw as much as a 183% increase.

??????????????????Lack of ATP energy leads to emergency responses – the body pumps more oxygen into the cells – often leading to oxidative and nitrosative stress being induced.  Studies with Regulat bio concentrate indicate that ATP concentrations rise, the enzyme system is assisted, and oxidative and nitrosative stress are decreased.

(Thanks to the  Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine (3:2012))

Regulat® at the IRONMAN. Got ATP?

Why did Regulat® have a booth at the Ironman® Championships in Kona, HI?  Because we wanted the world’s top athletes to know that there’s a legal way to increase ATP by up to 180%. Yes, a study has shown that after just 3 months, Regulat® can increase ATP by that amount. Former professional triathlete Imke Schiersch was at the booth and provided knowledge, expertise – and lots of enthusiasm.

Imke at Ironman 2014

Energy is needed for all essential processes that take place in the body. The “currency” here is adenosintriphosphate (ATP), which is produced in the mitochondria. It is now possible to determine intracellular ATP levels by means of lab testing, which allows one to draw conclusions about the functioning or dysfunctioning of the mitochondria and the state of the energy supplies within the body. Besides providing more ‘fuel’, as ATP concentrations rise, oxidative and nitrosative stress are reduced. This is certianly an extremely important effect for endurance athletes who push their bodies to the limit.

You may also want to read this article from the German Triathlon Magazine TRITIME.

Autumn (fall) is a great time for a cleanse

Even though some people notice quite immediate effects, it could take a few weeks or months until you really feel the benefits of Regulat®. Obviously each person’s system varies and it also depends on the level of toxicity etc.

Dr Byron Braid

Doing a twice-yearly cleanse with Regulat® is recommended by Dr. Byron Braid (watch the video from around the 2 minute mark.) He says its best to do this in early spring and again in fall, before the ‘flu season. The reason is that Regulat helps boost the immune system, especially important at this time of year.

 

More energy for Mind and Body

Many users report feeling much more energetic and having better mental focus after using Regulat®. They often feel invigorated, have perceptibly more physical energy, perform better, and are physically fitter but at the same time feel more relaxed with an inner calm.

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So although we usually talk about Regulat in terms of health improvements, there also seem to be mental improvements as well.  One study showed that the ability to manage mental stress increased significantly.

A management trainer who works with management leaders, has found impressive results. When participants take Regulat, seminars are more intensive, and participants have more stamina and greater powers of concentration.

A research study actually showed showed that powers of concentration increased by 59%, and the ability to cope with mental stress by 52%. Sleep disorders were reduced by 56%. Most participants felt more relaxed, calmer and more composed, but at the same time better able to do things.  Daytime lows and fatigue lessened. In general, people often seem to sleep deeper and longer and wake more refreshed.  Your family will appreciate this!
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The results are likely related to an increase in intracellular ATP, the mean “energy currency” of the cells. One study showed that when taking Regulat, ATP increased by up to 187%.

Enzyme Balance and Regulat®

Since almost all body functions are regulated by enzymes, the absence of healthy enzymes prevents important metabolic processes from taking place efficiently.  Regulat® contains vital building blocks foiStock_000013969302Sr enzyme synthesis and thus helps with enzyme absorption. The highly bio-available ingredients in Regulat® provide greater ability for our bodies to achieve a healthy state of homeostasis or balance.

Homeostasis can be defined as the tendency of an organism or cell to regulate its internal conditions so as to maintain health and functioning, regardless of outside conditions. The organism or cell maintains homeostasis by monitoring its internal conditions and responding appropriately when these conditions deviate from their optimal state. One of the keys to achieving and maintaining homeostasis is a healthy immune system.

In such a state the enzymatic processes involved in metabolism, detoxifying the body, immune system functions and repair are also more baWeighlanced.  When in balance, our body’s immune system is stronger too and research shows that taking Regulat® helps support a healthy immune system.
The body’s principle of life and health is based on regulation and equilibrium.