Mangosteen Xanthones in Mangosteen Elixir

Q: I have a question about the amount of xanthones in your products.

A: Nancy,

E-mail me here with your questions. Did you check out your blog? I have many posts about mangosteen and it’s xanthones.

https://caoh.info/index.php?s=xanthones

https://caoh.info/category/mangosteen-garcinia-mangostana/

Dr. Marcus Ettinger, B.Sc., D.C.

Nancy: Yes, I have checked out both blogs and appreciate the information. However, the list of xanthones refers to what’s in mangosteen in general. It does not specifically name how many of these xanthones your Absolute Mangosteen TM contains.  Does a third independent party test for xanthone content and quantity in Absolute Mangosteen and how often do they test for this? Is it done before and after bottling? With every batch? Obviously, the xanthone content would vary somewhat from batch to batch, but one would hope you stay within a certain range. I believe you have a superior product but would like to know the specifics before purchasing.  Thank you!   Sincerely, Nancy

100% Organic Mangosteen Juice

Dr. Ettinger: Nancy,

Thank you for the question. We do not measure for exact xanthone content (mg’s/mcg’s), as our product is a juice and not a xanthone supplement (I don’t know of any such product). Apples and oranges, in juice products, are not measured for their phytonutrient content either. We use 100% organic, whole mangosteen. That’s whole fruit – pericarp and seed included, in our juices. That is what I require and look for.

No supplement company I know of tests for mg’s or mcg’s of the 20 or so xanthones present in their juice or caps. It is just assumed that it’s in there because of the inclusion of the pericarp and seeds. The total mg’s of the mangosteen is listed with a statement that, “this product contains a full complement of xanthones” or some such statement. Also, we are one of the only companies to use “flash pasteurization” (related posts on flash pasteurization), which helps to protect the phytonutrient profile of the juice.

I hope we can keep you as a customer and I do know you are getting more of a response here than you will get from any other manufacturer. If you do get a more detailed response, I would very much like you to forward it to me.

I hope this helps and satisfies your inquiry.

Sincerely,

Dr. Marcus Ettinger B.Sc., D.C.

CAOH’s Liquid Power Multi-V® vs Amways NUTRILITE® DOUBLE X®

We are asked regularly how CAOH’s Liquid Power Multi-V® compares to Amway’s NUTRILITE® DOUBLE X®.

If you simply review the ingredients and compare it seems so obvious! Amway’s Nutrilite® Double X® has 46 ingredients.  CAOH’s Liquid Power Multi-V® has over 340 vitamins, nutrients, minerals, fruits, berries, sea vegetables, green foods, phyto-nutrients, enzymes, amino acids, fatty acids and herbs.  That is 87% more nutrition!

NUTRILITE® DOUBLE X® costs $76.89 for a 31 day supply

 vs.

Liquid Power Multi-V® $44.99 for a 32 day supply!

Comparison  Liquid Power Multi-V® Nutrilite Double X Supplement Centrum Tablets GNC Solotron Multivitamin
Number of Ingredients! 340 46 34 36

Do we need to say more?

Over 340 Reasons Why Power Multi-V™
Is the Most Comprehensive and Cost
Effective Daily Multiple Available:

100% Vegetarian

• Hypoallergenic (No soy, wheat, egg, shellfish, corn, or milk)

• Low Glycemic Index* – L.P. has a glycemic index of 25

• 150 Phytonutrients

• 63 Whole Food Derived Minerals and Trace Minerals

• 29 Fruits (including standardized extracts and concentrates)

• 26 Herbs (including standardized extracts and concentrates)

• 13 Vegetables (including standardized extracts and concentrates)

• 10 Unique Cultivated and Wild Harvested Sea Vegetables

• 13 Vitamins

• 17 Plant Derived Amino Acids

• 3 Essential Fatty Acids

• 7 Organic Plant Derived Enzymes

• 7 Proprietary and Trademarked Nutrient Complexes:

 

1. (ActivAloe®) Aloe Vera Juice

2. Xanomax® Mangosteen

3. Tamat-O-Red® Lycopene, Phytoene, Phytofluene, Beta-Carotene & Tocopherols

4. Lyc-O-Mato® Lycopene, Phytoene, Phytofluene, Beta-Carotene & Tocopherols

5. NutraFlora® ScFOS Prebiotic Blend

6. GreenGrown® Vegetatian Glucosamine

7. Pure Way-C®

*The Glycemic Index is a numerical Index that ranks carbohydrates based on their rate of glycemic response (i.e. their conversion to glucose within the human body). Glycemic Index uses a scale of 0 to 100, with higher values given to foods that cause the most rapid rise in blood sugar. Pure glucose serves as a reference point, and is given a Glycemic Index (GI) of 100.

For more detailed information regarding Liquid Power Multi-V® please click here.

Trademarks: Nutrilite Double X (Amway, Ada, Michigan); Centrum (Pfizer Inc., New York, N.Y.); GNC and Solotron (General Nutrition Centers, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa.).

I wonder what do you offer to treat hair loss?

Dr. Ettinger,

I wonder what do you offer to treat hair loss. Do you have a specific line of products or just products to enhance general well being ?

Your advice will be greatly appreciated .

Viva

Viva,

I have personally researched this area for years and there is no effective, natural substance for hair loss. Propecia (medication) and Minoxidil (topical) is the still the gold-standard. I wish there was a natural product to offer but there isn’t one, as I would be using it too. Also, please don’t buy into any natural product scams that claim they can reverse or stop hair loss, as they are just scams.

One thing I would recommend is Liquid Power Multi-V. The best approach to hair loss prevention, and disease prevention for that matter, is to make sure that you’re getting all of your needed vitamins, minerals and antioxidant, daily. Liquid Power Multi-V will make sure you get it.

Sincerely,

Marcus Ettinger BS, DC

Is it okay to mix Goji, Acai and Multi-Vitamins?

Q: Dr. Ettinger

I have been mixing your Liquid Power Multi V with your Goji Fusion – at a ratio of 1:2 respectively.  Is it OK to mix these and take them together?  If so, could I also add in liquid Acai Max?  Would it be OK to mix the three items?

Thanks

Robert Griffin

A: Robert,

Yes, it is perfectly okay. Enjoy!

Sincerely,

Marcus Ettinger BSc, DC

Later the same day: P.S. I definitely sense there’s something about your products (the one’s I’ve tried) which sets them apart from other similar products. Whatever you’re doing, keep doing it. Please don’t fall into the trap of compromising to make more money. So many companies turn greedy and ruin themselves in the long run that it’s become an epidemic. Keep up the great quality!

Take care

RKG

Our 100% Non-GMO Lecithin

Dear Dr. Ettinger:

What are the ingredients in your lecithin?100% Non-GMO Soy Lecithin Granules
Does your lecithin contain any liquid lecithin or any soy flour? –  No Other Ingredients

What is the percentage of Phosphatidylcholine, Phosphatidylinositol, Phosphatidylethanolamine, Phosphorus and Potassium per serving: (below are approximate values)
Phosphatidylcholine (2,300 mg)
Phosphatidylinositol (1,400 mg)
Phosphatidylethanolamine (2,100mg)
Phosphorus (300mg)
Potassium (120mg)

Phosphatidyleanolamine (The spelling is wrong here and on Ferns Lecithin ingredient page.  Above is correct spelling). Based on this, I am assuming you are comparing ours to theirs.  Ferns is not a “Non-GMO” product.  As far as I am concerned, this is the main point in picking a lecithin.  Genetically Modified Organisms, crops and the products made from them contain herbicide (RoundUp) and pesticide residues and other nasty ingredients.  I would never ingest it or give it to my patients or family.

Do they contain any triglycerides, protein or calcium? –  No

Helen K.

I hope this helps.

Sincerely,

Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc

Dear Dr. Ettinger,

Thank you so much for the previous info on the lecithin granules from CAOH.  My husband and I are now taking your product.

Q: I am wondering if soy isoflavones are naturally in lecithin granules, as I have been taking them for awhile and do not want to double up.

Thank you very much.

Helen,

You are welcome.

A: Lecithin does not contain isoflavones so please continue with the product you were previously taking.

E-mail me any time.

Sincerely,

Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc

100% Non-GMO lecithin – a vegan product.

Don’t Let The Winter Blues Get You Down!

How To Combat SAD, or the Winter Blues

The “winter blues” is something that affects many of us and sometimes we aren’t even aware of it.  Symptoms like tiredness, lethargy and stress are often attributed to ‘the weather’, or ‘having an off day’, but winter depression is a recognized condition.  This is also known as the ‘winter blues’, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and it is caused by a lack of sunlight during the winter.  The condition is very common in the northern hemisphere.

Good Nutrition Breaks Through Depression

A good diet and nutritional routine is important all year round, but fighting off the winter blues requires a little bit of extra nutritional attention.  First of all, never skip meals.  Breakfast is essential if the brain is to work correctly; it cannot do so without fuel.  Having lunch gets you through the afternoon sleepiness and can reduce dinnertime over-eating.

A whole food diet which includes fruits and vegetables of all colors, nuts and fish, will supply B vitamins and amino acids which keep the body and brain in good working order during winter.  Fast food, although comforting and convenient at times, often contains far too much fat, carbohydrates and sugar, and will not give the body that ‘feel good’ factor for very long, and will in most cases leave behind an even worse feeling of lethargy and poor nutritional fullness.

Vitamins Can Fight Depression

Stress and depression use up huge quantities of vitamin C within the body.  Many animals make their own supply of this vitamin, but humans cannot.  For example, the goat can alter its rate of vitamin C production according to the amount of stress it is under, or its general health.  Humans need to increase vitamin C intake during times when the body is under stress.

Vitamin C can also stop viruses from dividing inside cells, so it helps the fight against things like the common cold and ‘flu’.  These viruses tend to attack when resistance is low, so it is essential to replenish vitamin C supplies daily.  Fresh fruits and vegetables and supplements are beneficial here.

B vitamins are also depression fighters.  Scientists found that people with depression do better when they had high levels of vitamin B12 in their blood.  B-complex vitamins are essential to mental and emotional well-being.  They cannot be stored in our bodies, so we depend entirely on our daily diet to supply them.  B vitamins are destroyed by alcohol, refined sugars, nicotine, and caffeine so it is no surprise that many people may be deficient in these.

Sunlight is something the body needs.  It helps our bodies generate Vitamin D.   And studies show that Vitamin D deficiency provides a compelling explanation for seasonal variations in mood.  Make sure and supplement your Vitamin D if you are not getting much sun.

Tips for Lifting The Winter Blues

Apart from attention to diet, there are a number of other ways that can help to relieve the winter blues.  Keeping a good sense of humor and try to have a little fun, (not always easy to do!), and rest and relaxation also play a big part in combating the blues.  An active mind and body, usually results in a health mind and body!

Time should be made available for hobbies and talking to friends, and simplifying daily life as much as possible to stop things from mounting up and adding to the pressure and stress.  We know it’s tough but, just taking the time to look around and see your surroundings can be spiritually lifting.

Alcohol, nicotine, or other non-prescription and even over use of prescription drugs, may seem to give some relief, but this is only temporary and cannot stop depression.  In addition, these can rob your body of important vitamins. In addition, caffeine can have the same effect on the body as high levels of stress, so it is advisable to lower intake of caffeine products.

Most importantly, if the sun comes out from behind the clouds in that wintry sky, go outside. Tests have shown that just twenty minutes of winter sunshine can help lift the moods and alleviate the symptoms associated with he winter blues.

So do your best to get regular exercise and nutritional supplements.  I know when I stick with my vitamin routine and exercise even 30 minutes – I do in fact feel better about everything.

We hope this helps,

CAOH

Why buy oragnic fruits and vegetables!

Why are organic products higher in antioxidants?

“Selecting organic produce and organic processed fruits and vegetables will increase antioxidant levels by about 30 percent, compared to produce grown on otherwise similar conventional farms.”

Organic fruits are more antioxidant rich!There are two reasons why organic fruits and vegetables are higher in antioxidant compounds. The first reason is linked to what is called “pest pressure.”  Plants under stress from pests have to engage their natural defense mechanisms, called secondary plant metabolites or SPMs.  Most SPMs tend to be antioxidants and they’re also responsible for giving plants their bright colors and distinctive flavors.  When organically grown plants have to engage their defense mechanisms, they yield fruits and vegetables that are higher in SPMs and therefore higher in antioxidants.  This also explains why you can actually taste the difference between organic and conventionally grown produce.  Organic produce tends to have a much richer and fuller flavor in part because of those antioxidant rich SPMs.

The second reason has to do with using the natural growing methods on organic farms. Conventional farms speed up plant growth by heavily fertilizing plants and spraying pesticides to get plants to grow as quickly as possible. This actually shortens the growth cycle for plants and yields fruits and vegetables that are lower in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Organic farms, on the other hand, rely on slower/natural growth cycle to allow fruits and vegetables to mature naturally.  This leads to better tasting and far more nutritious produce.

Obviously this is good and good for you!

Foods with the most antioxidants per serving:

Maqui berries Acai berries
Blueberries Elderberries
Pomegranates Citrus Fruits
Cranberries Kidney beans
Blackberries Pinto beans
Raspberries Asparagus
Strawberries Yellow pepper
Apples Black-eyed peas
Plums Cooked tomatoes
Sweet cherries Cooked artichoke
Prunes Red cabbage
Grapefruit Red grapes
Peaches Broccoli raab
Potatoes Beets

Acai and Maqui berries offer some of the highest antioxidant levels of all super fruits and berries.

Elderberries are also high in antioxidants and are related to blueberries and cranberries. Studies have also shown elderberries can be effective in boosting the immune system and helping reduce your risk of colds, flu and coughs. For more on elderberries and the benefits of elderberry juice in boosting your immune system naturally, click here.

But remember, a person can not live on just one fruit alone!  Variety is the spice of life, and that’s why it’s so great we have all these wonderful organic products to choose from.  Click here to see more great antioxidant rich fruit and berry products.

Holistic Medicine – An Outline of What It Is!

Herbal Holistic MedicineWhat is Holistic Medicine?

Holistic medicine is the art and science of healing that addresses the whole person – body, mind, and spirit.  The practice of holistic medicine integrates conventional and alternative therapies to prevent and treat disease, and most importantly, to promote optimal health.  This condition of holistic health is defined as the unlimited and unimpeded free flow of life force energy through body, mind, and spirit.

Holistic medicine encompasses all safe and appropriate modalities of diagnosis and treatment. It includes analysis of physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional, spiritual and lifestyle elements.  Holistic medicine focuses upon patient education and participation in the healing process.

The Principles of Holistic Medical Practice

Holistic physicians embrace a variety of safe, effective options in the diagnosis and treatment, including:

  1. Education for lifestyle changes and self-care.
  2. Complementary alternatives; and
  3. Conventional drugs and surgery.
  • Searching for the underlying causes of disease is preferable to treating symptoms alone.

  • Holistic physicians expend as much effort in establishing what kind of patient has a disease as they do in establishing what kind of disease a patient has.

  • Prevention is preferable to treatment and is usually more cost-effective. The most cost-effective approach evokes the patient’s own innate healing capabilities.

  • Illness is viewed as a manifestation of a dysfunction of the whole person, not as an isolated event.

  • A major determinant of healing outcomes is the quality of the relationship established between physician and patient, in which patient autonomy is encouraged.

  • The ideal physician-patient relationship considers the needs, desires, awareness and insight of the patient as well as those of the physician.

  • Physicians significantly influence patients by their example.

  • Illness, pain, and the dying process can be learning opportunities for patients and physicians.

  • Holistic physicians encourage patients to evoke the healing power of love, hope, humor and enthusiasm, and to release the toxic consequences of hostility, shame, greed, depression, and prolonged fear, anger, and grief.

  • Unconditional love is life’s most powerful medicine. Physicians strive to adopt an attitude of unconditional love for patients, themselves, and other practitioners.

  • Optimal health is much more than the absence of sickness. It is the conscious pursuit of the highest qualities of the physical, environmental, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of the human experience.

This is from the American Holistic Health Association (AHHA).

Over 340 Reasons Why Power Multi-V™

Power Multi-V

Over 340 Reasons Why Power Multi-V™ Is the Most Comprehensive and Cost Effective Daily Multiple Available:

  • 100% Vegetarian • Hypoallergenic (No soy, wheat, egg, shellfish, corn, or milk)
  • Low Glycemic Index* – Power Multi-V™ has a glycemic index of 25
  • 150 Phytonutrients
  • 63 Whole Food Derived Minerals and Trace Minerals
  • 29 Fruits (including standardized extracts and concentrates)
  • 26 Herbs (including standardized extracts and concentrates)
  • 13 Vegetables (including standardized extracts and concentrates)
  • 10 Unique Cultivated and Wild Harvested Sea Vegetables
  • 13 Vitamins
  • 17 Plant Derived Amino Acids
  • 3 Essential Fatty Acids
  • 7 Organic Plant Derived Enzymes
  • 7 Proprietary and Trademarked Nutrient Complexes:
    1. (ActivAloe®) Aloe Vera Juice
    2. Xanomax® Mangosteen
    3. Tamat-O-Red® Lycopene, Phytoene, Phytofluene, Beta-Carotene & Tocopherols
    4. Lyc-O-Mato® Lycopene, Phytoene, Phytofluene, Beta-Carotene & Tocopherols
    5. NutraFlora® ScFOS Prebiotic Blend
    6. GreenGrown® Vegetatian Glucosamine
    7. Pure Way-C®

fruits_and_vegetables*The Glycemic Index is a numerical Index that ranks carbohydrates based on their rate of glycemic response (i.e. their conversion to glucose within the human body). Glycemic Index uses a scale of 0 to 100, with higher values given to foods that cause the most rapid rise in blood sugar. Pure glucose serves as a reference point, and is given a Glycemic Index (GI) of 100.

Liquid Power Multi-V

Power Multi-V and ORAC

Power Multi-V

Power Multi-V

Question: In your Power Multi-V, could you please tell me what the ORAC levels for antioxidants are in that product? Just curious what my Return on Investment and delivery to my cells would be.

Thank You,

Dr. Scott S. Jones

Answer: Dr. Jones,

Here are some blog posts with my thoughts on ORAC.

Can you tell me what Liquid Power’s ORAC Value is?
Here’s More On – ORAC
Can you give me some information on your Acai Max please.
ORAC value of Absolute Acai
Need Some Orac Values Please

Very quickly, because a complete discussion is in the above posts: ORAC (the way it is used on the net) is total media hype and an internet phenomenon! I can simply add grape seed extract, pycnogenol, and ascorbic acid to any formula/product/juice and blow-up the ORAC score through the roof. In reality it’s the variety of natural products we ingest that gives the benefit not one product w/a high ORAC. Would you want an apple or celery salad or a mixed fruit or vegetable salad? Which would give you a better return on your investment?

Power Multi-V was never intended to compete with or be a HIGH ORAC WONDER PRODUCT (that internet hype). Power Multi-V is a 100% vegetarian compete vitamin, mineral and antioxidant, daily supplement – Fortified with an amazing array of sea vegetables.

Read through my posts and let me know what you think of them and ORAC. Please don’t buy into the hype and if you have any additional questions, please e-mail me anytime.

Sincerely,

Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc

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