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Green Tea for Cardiovascular Protection and Longevity Extension

Green tea is enjoyed by millions worldwide, with Asia leading the way in consumption. As the health benefits of green tea have become better known, the use of green tea as a dietary supplement in the U.S. is on the increase. Science has learned a great deal about how green tea works. Green tea has a high content of “polyphenols”, naturally occurring compounds that exhibit an ability to protect the cardiovascular system, largely by functioning as antioxidants. But do these protective effects, as discovered in animal studies and “in vitro” (test-tube) experiments, translate to demonstrable health benefits? A large-scale population-based study was undertaken in Japan to find out.

The Ohsaki National Health Insurance Cohort Study followed 40,530 adults from 1995 to 2005. As reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the findings revealed that “green tea consumption was inversely associated with mortality due to all causes and due to cardiovascular disease.” In plain language, the statistics on green tea drinking showed that death rates decreased proportionally with the frequency of consumption. While overall mortality and cardiovascular mortality was lower, death due to cancer was unaffected. “Green tea consumption is associated with reduced mortality due to all causes and due to cardiovascular disease but not with reduced mortality due to cancer,” the report concludes.

Extracts of green tea are available in dietary supplements that contain concentrated amounts of polyphenols. Green tea supplements provide a convenient and practical alternative to drinking copious amounts of green tea on a daily basis.

References:
Hsieh SR, et al. Molecular targets for anti-oxidative protection of green tea polyphenols against myocardial ischemic injury. Biomedicine 2014;4:23 Epub 2014 Nov 20.

Kuriyama S. et al. Green tea consumption and mortality due to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and all causes in Japan: the Ohsaki study. JAMA 2006 Sep 13;296:1255-65.

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Nutrim Daily, New from Purity Products

Nutrim® was developed by a USDA Agricultural Research Service Hall of Fame scientist to make it easier to get the benefits of oats to help promote a healthy cholesterol level. The patented process optimizes Nutrim®’s viscosity, which is believed to be the key to Nutrim®’s success. For over 40 years, clinical research has shown oats and oat bran can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

Nutrim is made from 100% oat bran. Unlike oats from the grocery store, Nutrim concentrates the most powerful part of oat bran and beta-glucans. Beta-glucans are the soluble (water-friendly) portion of oat bran. Because beta-glucans mix so well in solution, they can be added to all types of foods and beverages, like juices or sauces.

  • USDA Developed
  • Maintains normal blood cholesterol levels with 4 mechanisms of action*
  • Supports healthy blood sugar, normal appetite and promotes digestive function*
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MuffinStop, New from Purity Products

MuffinStop™ – Stop the Top!™

While the world waits for the elusive weight loss miracle pill, for now consider Purity’s new MuffinStop™. MuffinStop™ was shown in two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies to be an effective part of a responsible weight management program*. MuffinStop™ is a combination of two traditionally used botanical ingredients, Sphaeranthus indicus and Garcinia mangostana, now fused together to create one of the most innovative weight loss products the supplement industry has to offer.

Real Results
Research shows that MuffinStop™ may start helping people reach their weight-management goals in as little as two weeks. The research also showed that participants receiving MuffinStop™ instead of the placebo experienced interesting results in the hips and waist, two target areas where fat is often stored.

Two human clinical studies that included a 2,000 calorie diet, exercise, and supplementation with MuffinStop™ showed:

  • Supports weight-loss with results showing in as little as 2 weeks*
  • Supports reduction in waist size*
  • Supports reduction in hip size*
  • May help the body burn fat*
  • Supports a healthy adiponectin level*
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Try our Certified Organic Juice Cleanse!

Our Organic Juice Cleanse has become a customer favorite!

It’s juicing without the hassle! Or expense! If you have trouble getting the recommended 5-9 servings of fruit and veggies everyday then, Organic Juice Cleanse™ can provide your body with a quick and potent shot of healthy phytonutrients, antioxidants, and dietary fiber.

Try our Certified Organic Juice Cleanse for FREE for a limited time by visiting:
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Inspiring News from Purity Products Champion

We are working with true winners! Check out this inspiring story on how new Purity Products Champion, and celebrity trainer, Jay Cardiello helped a St. Jude survivor overcome adversity and participate in a 5K.

Jay heard the story about Hillary Husband, a St. Jude patient who wanted to participate in the recent St. Jude Memphis Marathon’s 5K. He opened his heart and lent his training expertise to get Hillary ready of her run. An unfortunate injury almost derailed her plans. Jay sprang into action once again and helped her complete the 5K!

We find this story truly inspiring and motivating. We are delighted to be teamed up with Jay!

Check out the news story here:
http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/story/27553500/st-jude-patient-fights-obstacles-to-run-marathon

GO Jay GO!!!

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Creatine Improves Muscular Performance, Even in Your 60s!

You heard that right.

A recent study conducted on women aged 58-71 found that short-term creatine supplementation resulted in an increase in strength, power, and lower-body motor functional performance in older women without any adverse side effects.

The study compared strength and performance tasks from subjects who supplemented with creatine for 7 days vs. those who were given a placebo.

There is some proof that creatine isn’t only good for only young athletes!

Here is a link to the abstract of the study:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17943308

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Creatine Plus Protein – The Winning Combo for Fitness in Older Men

Creatine is a standout dietary supplement for building muscle and boosting athletic performance. More importantly, the benefits of creatine are supported by hundreds of scientific studies; establishing creatine as the most extensively researched products for fitness, muscle strength and maintenance of lean body mass. As shown in a recent study, creatine can be even more powerful when taken with a protein supplement.

A randomized double-blind clinical trial, published in the scientific Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, looked to see if supplementing protein combined with creatine would improve strength and muscle mass in a group of men aged 55 to 77 who engaged in a resistance training program. Measurements were taken of lean tissue mass and muscle size before and after starting the program. Leg strength and arm bench press strength was also measured. Study subjects taking creatine plus protein realized increases in body mass, muscle size and arm bench press strength. At the same time, muscle protein breakdown decreased as indicated by a reduction in levels of “3-MH” a urinary marker of muscle fiber degradation.

Reference:
Candow DG, et al. Low dose creatine combined with protein during resistance training in older men. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Sep;40(9):1645-52. ineral content and density in older men. J Nutr Health Aging. 2005 Sep-Oct;9(5):352-3.

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Protect Your Skin from the Sun with Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin is a natural pigment belonging to the class of nutrients known as carotenes. Similar to beta-carotene, the more familiar carotene that makes carrots orange, astaxanthin produces the reddish-orange color of salmon. (Ocean-growing salmon get their astaxanthin by eating Krill, a tiny shrimp-like crustacean.) Like beta carotene and other members of the carotene family, astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant—this biological property works at the cell level to protect a diverse range of tissues from “oxidative stress”, an ongoing metabolic process in the body that can be damaging if not kept under control. Astaxanthin is now one of the most popular ingredients in dietary supplements—thanks to a wealth of research exploring its many health benefits.

Carotenes are good for skin, and astaxanthin is no exception. As the body’s most external tissue, the skin is vulnerable to rogue molecules called “free radicals” that can accumulate in tissues on the heels of a surge in oxidative stress. Ultraviolet light (UV) exposure subjects the skin to oxidative stress and accumulation of free radicals that contributes to skin damage and aging. In view of this, a study was undertaken to investigate the ability of astaxanthin and other carotenes to mitigate the effects of UVA light on fibroblasts in the dermis. Fibroblasts, cells that are abundant in connective tissues like skin, build collagen and other structural components. The experiments, published in the scientific journal Experimental Dermatology, demonstrated a “photoprotective effect” of carotenes on dermal fibroblasts. Astaxathin was a stand-out: as stated in the report, “The data indicated that the oxo-carotenoid astaxanthin has a superior preventative effects towards photo-oxidative changes in cells culture.”

Reference:
Emanuela C, et al. Astaxanthin, canthaxanthin and ß-carotene differently affect UVA-induced oxidative damage and expression of oxidative stress-response enzymes. Exp Dermatol 2009;18:222-31.

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Fundamentals of Healthy Aging – What about in the Mediterranean?

In those areas where the Mediterranean dietary lifestyle is traditional, the people with the greatest health and longevity eat abundant amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, whole grain breads, beans, nuts, seeds, olives and olive oil, cheeses made from the milks of species other than cows and the occasional glass or two of red wine, a rich source of antioxidant compounds from grapes such as resveratrol, with a meal. Concentrated sugars, processed flour products, eggs, cheeses made from cow’s milk, lean red meats and dairy products are considered rare treats.

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