Berries – the “Superfruit”
Who could have imagined?
While mom always recommended getting those extra servings of fruits and vegetables, she probably wasn’t aware of all the health benefits packed into those nutrient-dense pieces of produce. She might likewise be stunned at the impact delivered by the smallest of fruits—berries. With rich nutritional value, berries can be found in a range of dietary supplements, functional foods and beverages, and even cosmeceutical products.
Among their health benefits:
Antioxidant Effects: reduce brain aging, enhance memory and reduce oxidative stress
Cardiovascular Protection: enhance the strength of the blood vessels, prevent oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, reduce plaque formation and increase plasma’s antioxidant capacity
Eye Health: prevent the onset of cataracts via reduced oxidation, increase blood flow and blood vessel strength and regenerate rodopsin
Anti-Diabetic Effects: reduce diabetic angiopathy and improve starch digestion
Antiviral/Antimicrobial Properties: reduce the onset of colds, protect against infections from microbes such as Helicobacter pylori and those causing urinary tract infection (UTI)
Although the exact active ingredients responsible for all these health benefits in berries have yet to be fully determined, it has been speculated that anthocyanins are the key class of compounds acting singly or synergistically. These are present as glucoside monomers, responsible for the intense red and purple colors noted with berries, or combined (proanthocyanins), which are colorless and serve as copigments. Anthocyanins react with atmospheric oxygen or light, which can polymerize the compounds, losing their color and causing fruit to brown.
Botanically, berries are fruits, meaning they originate from mature ovaries of flowers that have been pollinated. Specifically, berries originate from single flowers with one superior ovary with one or more seeds that entirely ripens to an edible pericarp. A berry then can be described as a fleshy/pulpy fruit of specific origin with embedded seeds that remain undischarged (indehiscent). Berries have been used as drug preparations in Europe for treating various inflammatory and circulatory conditions associated with vascular health, specifically for treating venous inflammation (edemas and tiredness of lower limbs), treating capillary fragility of skin and soft tissue (gum and nose bleeding) and treating acute attack of piles and circulatory disorders of the retina. ………… Click here to read more!
Don’t forget about our two newest products!
Power Multi-V Vegi Capsules™:
This product is comparable to our Liquid V Power Multi Vitamin, but in a conveniently portable capsule form. It doesn’t need refrigeration, and the capsules are so easy to take along when traveling. Not only do you get your vitamins and minerals, it includes all the following great greens: spirulina, barley grass, chlorella, wheat grass, alfalfa juice concentrate, and green tea extract. For a full list of its ingredients see the Nutrition Facts on our website.
Absolute Goji Powder™:
A wonderfully easy way to get your Goji. This powder is easy to mix into a shake, smoothie or yogurt and can also be sprinkled on foods such as cereal and oatmeal. Travelers also find the powder form more convenient than juice. Priced affordably at just $24.99 for a 30-40 day supply.
Did you know. . . Aside from the many traditional and therapeutic uses of goji which we have listed on our website, we have also found that goji has been used to reduce sugar cravings! This can be useful to people with hypoglycemia and for hyperactive children.
We like adding the Absolute Goji Powder™ and Absolute Acai Powder™ to our cereal in the morning. And we even sprinkle it on our dogs’ dinners every night. They really love it – really!!!. In fact once a week we put a little Liquid V Power™ and Naked Noni Juice™ on their food too! They eat better than we do!!
Aerobic exercise stimulates release of appetite suppressing hormone. Vigorous aerobic exercise suppresses appetite by triggering the release of the appetite suppressing hormone peptide YY and lowering levels of the appetite stimulating hormone ghrelin, suggested in a recent study results.
David J. Stensel and colleagues from Britain’s Loughborough University and Sheffield Hallam University enrolled 11 male university students for their study of the effect of exercise on appetite and the appetite-regulating hormones peptide YY and ghrelin. Each participant was required to take part in three eight-hour sessions: one in which they ran for 60 minutes on a treadmill, and then rested for seven hours; another in which they did 90 minutes of weight lifting, and then rested for six hours and 30 minutes; and a third session during which the participants did no exercise.
Results showed that ghrelin levels dropped and peptide YY levels increased during the aerobic exercise session on the treadmill. Whilst ghrelin levels dropped but peptide YY levels did not change significantly during the weight-lifting session (resistance exercise). The participants also filled out hunger questionnaires after each exercise session. Results of the questionnaires showed that both aerobic and resistance exercise suppressed hunger, but aerobic exercise produced a greater suppression of hunger. However, appetite suppression was only short-lived – lasting for approximately two hours, including the time spent exercising.
“The finding that hunger is suppressed during and immediately after vigorous treadmill running is consistent with previous studies indicating that strenuous aerobic exercise transiently suppresses appetite,” Dr Stensel said in a news release. “The findings suggest a similar, although slightly attenuated response, for weight lifting exercise.”
Broom DR, Batterham RL, King JA, Stensel DJ. The influence of resistance and aerobic exercise on hunger, circulating levels of acylated ghrelin and peptide YY in healthy males. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. Published online November 5th 2008. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.90706.2008
News release: Exercise Suppresses Appetite by Affecting Appetite Hormones. American Physiological Society. December 11th 2008.
The point here is that exercise gets the body going. Not everyone can exercise vigorously 60 minutes a day but we all can take a 30 minute walk and get outside for a little bit. This does wonders for our well being, let alone our waist lines.
How can you get the supplements you need and still save money?
Like most people, you are probably looking for ways to cut costs. Here are some tips to save money on your orders from California Academy of Health:
Order in volume. Many of our products have graduated pricing, and you can save money by ordering more at once.
For example: A single bottle of Almost Naked Noni is $24.99, but is only $18.74 per 32 oz bottle if you order 12 at once. A single package of Absolute Acai is $39.99 per package, but if you order 4 at once the price is only $29.99 each. Order at least $75 worth so you can take advantage of free shipping, and don’t forget that you can choose a 10% discount instead!
Team up with friends and relatives and order wholesale. If you meet the minimum order volume for wholesale pricing you can buy wholesale even if you are not a reseller. Call us for details or look at the “wholesale” link on the website.
Always check the coupons page online or call us to find out if we are running a sale or special. Please check our website for further details, and don’t hesitate to give us a call at (800) 643-7188 between 9-5 Pacific Time if you have any questions.
There is a greens solution!
“The alarming fact is that foods (fruits, vegetables and grains), now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contains enough of certain minerals, are starving us – no matter how much we eat. No man of today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply his system with the minerals he requires for perfect health because his stomach isn’t big enough to hold them.”
“The truth is that our foods vary enormously in value, and some of them aren’t worth eating as food … Our physical well-being is more directly dependent upon the minerals we take into our system than upon calories or vitamins or upon the precise proportions of starch, protein or carbohydrates we consume.”
U.S. Senate Document No. 264 (1936).
An organically grown synergistic whole-food formulation, combining fruits, vegetables, sea vegetables, grains, grasses, herbs, and potent antioxidants. CAOH® Ultra Supreme Greens™ unique combination of ingredients will help to balance your body’s pH level, while adding a naturally balanced ratio of proteins, minerals, and vitamins. Everything your body needs for all of its cells to function properly.
Receiving the proper amount of vitamins and minerals is not as easy as it used to be. Plants absorb many different ingredients from the soil, yet farmers reintroduce only a few of these when replanting, resulting in the average diet being nutrient deficient. Ultra Supreme Greens™ helps counter this deficiency with each serving equal to the nutritional value of 2 lbs. of fresh vegetables – that’s 3 to 5 servings of vegetables .
Cell regeneration is vital to our bodies. It takes skin 30 days to regenerate and bodies take up to 120 days. Without the necessary vitamins, minerals, and nutrients our bodies fall into a degenerative state, also known as aging. Ultra Supreme Greens™ introduces the necessary amino acids, minerals, proteins, and vitamins to revitalize proper cell regeneration.
Sickness and disease occurs when the pH level of the cell and human body becomes acidic when the cell is normally alkaline. In an acidic environment disease producing levels are at their highest points. Ultra Supreme Greens™ will naturally alkaline your body to help combat against such disease and sickness, leaving you healthy and feeling young.
The Ultra Supreme Greens, taken in combination with our Liquid Power™, make an unbeatable nutrition team.
Not just another Mangosteen!
It couldn’t be easier to find Mangosteen juice these days. What sets us apart? For one thing, California Academy of Health is one of the only two sources of Certified Organic Mangosteen juice available on the market today in the United States. When you are considering buying Mangosteen, take a hard look to see if the juice you are considering is Certified Organic. Our juice is just that!
Our Mangosteen Elixir® is a wonderful blend of Mangosteen, Goji, Noni, and other juices that are dynamic and beneficial in their own right. In addition, we provide Absolute Mangosteen™, which is just 100% Organic Mangosteen. And what is even cooler is that Absolute Mangosteen™ is on sale right now for only $16.99 per bottle.
What Benefits may I see from Mangosteen?
Supports Healthy Weight Loss
Supports Health Cholesterol Levels
Supports Healthy Joints and Skin
Supports a Healthy Gastrointestinal Tract
Supports Healthy Connective Tissue
Supports Healthy Cognitive Function
Supports a Healthy Cardiovascular System
Supports a Healthy Immune System
“My own personal research has revealed that Mangosteen is being widely used by health practitioners worldwide for a variety of body ailments such as eczema, psoriasis, diabetes, weight loss, nerve pain, infections, arthritis, anxiety, depression, dementia, cancer and many others.” (Dr. E)
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