We take a look at four top health nutrients that are making waves in the world of health.

Here we will be taking a look at some less common but very exciting supplements that are making waves in the health industry. These four supplements have the highest ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) and polyphenol levels compared to any food or supplement. ORAC testing is a way of measuring the level of antioxidant protection capacity of a product or food.

CURCUMIN

Curcumin is extracted from turmeric, which is commonly used in Indian cooking to add flavour, and provides the yellow colour associated with some curries. Curcumin has been found to slow or stop enzymes that cause inflammation1 and decreasing inflammation is essential to good health. It also has powerful antioxidant properties that can prevent free radical damage to cells.

The problem in the past with curcumin has been its poor absorbency in the digestive tract, but a new process of binding the curcumin molecules to phytosomes enables at least 23 times better absorption, giving vastly improved results when compared to ordinary curcumin.

The antioxidant benefits that curcumin delivers can be stronger than vitamin C, up to eight times more powerful than vitamin E and three times as powerful as grape seeds. Due to its powerful anti- inflammatory and antioxidant properties curcumin is able to assist in treating a wide range of conditions. This is because inflammation and free radical damage are factors in many health conditions.

Here are some conditions that curcumin can help with:

  • Cancer (cell growth)
  • Skin cancer/conditions of the skin
  • Arthritis
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Digestive system disorders
  • Lung disease
  • Bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites
  • Heart disease
  • Liver damage

SERRAPEPTASE

Numerous studies are being carried out into the effectiveness of the enzyme serrapeptase and its wide variety of health benefits. Enzymes are the driving force behind many of the chemical reactions inside the body that are crucial for survival. They’re like tiny little cellular workers that help behind the scenes with all the processes in your body. This is why problems arise when we don’t have enough enzymes.

A common cause behind many modern-day ailments is inflammation. Everything from joint problems, to memory issues and heart disease have been linked to excessive inflammation in the body. Controlling inflammation is one of the secrets to increased
health and longevity. Serrapeptase is showing promise as a great natural anti- inflammatory agent3 therefore being able to benefit a wide variety of conditions such as atherosclerosis, arthritis, fibrocystic breast disease and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Due to its unique properties it literally dissolves blood clots and can reduce varicose veins. Other studies have found that serrapeptase could effectively remove atherosclerotic plaque without hurting any of the healthy cells along the arterial wall.

ECKLONIA CAVA EXTRACT

A staple health food for centuries for people throughout Asia but largely unknown in the west, Ecklonia Cava is extracted from a species of edible brown algae and is more powerful than any other known antioxidant.

Studies are showing tremendous health benefits for a range of conditions from allergies4 to atherosclerosis, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, fibromyalgia, poor circulation, declining memory and much more.

As the cells in our body function they release waste products and accumulation of these waste products is harmful to
our health. They are referred to as free radicals. Antioxidants neutralize many of the harmful effects of free radicals and Ecklonia Cava extract derives many of its health benefits from its potent antioxidant effects.

VITAMIN D3

This is definitely a vitamin you want to become familiar with. It’s one of the most useful nutritional tools we have at our disposal for improving overall health. Vitamin D3 is the only vitamin the body can manufacture from sunlight but due to modern indoor living and extensive use of sunscreen many of us are missing out on the health benefits of this vitamin.

One of the most important roles vitamin D3 influences in the body is bone health5. There are growing concerns about bone density, osteoporosis and fractures as we age. Ensuring adequate vitamin D3 is one way to keep your bones healthy and strong.
So, to summarise, these four powerful supplements may not be commonly known but they provide some fantastic health benefits. Make sure they are part of your health plans.

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Serranol
This unique formula combines Serrapeptase, curcuminx4000, ecklonia cava extract and vitamin D3. curcuminx4000 is up to 23 times better absorbed than ordinary curcumin.