El gran avance natural contra el cáncer

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Artículo escrito por el editor científico Robert Shifko, en el sitio de Internet “LiveStrong.org, el potencial ilimitado que tú posees”, de la Fundación del atleta norteamericano Lance Armstrong, dedicada al combate contra el cáncer.

 

Fucoidan es un polisacárido que se encuentra en muchas formas de algas pardas. Fucoidan se distribuye como un suplemento nutricional, debido a su alta concentración de antioxidantes. Un estudio publicado en abril de 2007 en el “Journal of Applied Phycology”, confirmó la actividad antioxidante de Fucoidan y otros polisacáridos obtenidos a partir de algas. Debido a la presencia de antioxidantes, la ingesta dietética regular de Fucoidan puede promover algunos beneficios de salud muy importantes.
PREVENCIÓN DEL CÁNCER

Las investigaciones han demostrado que el consumo regular de Fucoidan puede tener beneficios preventivos contra algunas formas de cáncer. Un estudio realizado por el Departamento de Ciencia de los Alimentos y Nutrición de la Universidad Hallym de Corea, y publicado en agosto de 2010 en “BMC Gastroenterology” reveló que la presencia de Fucoidan indujo el daño o la muerte de células de cáncer de colon en humanos. Los resultados de este estudio son muy alentadores para Fucoidan como parte de un protocolo para la prevención del cáncer de colon.

PREVENCIÓN DE COAGULOS

Varios estudios también han demostrado la eficacia de Fucoidan como un agente anti-coagulante y anti-trombosis. Estas propiedades son beneficiosas en la prevención de coágulos en general y de enfermedades cardiovasculares inducidas por coágulos en la sangre.

Un estudio realizado por el Departamento de Farmacología de la Universidad Capital Médica de China y publicado en mayo de 2010 en la revista “Thrombosis Research”, reveló que la presencia de Fucoidan fue eficaz en la inhibición de la agregación o agrupación de las plaquetas en la sangre. Los resultados de este estudio promueven la utilización de Fucoidan como un tratamiento contra la enfermedad cardio-vascular inducida por coágulos en la sangre.

TRATAMIENTO DE LA ÚLCERA GÁSTRICA

Se ha demostrado científicamente que el uso de Fucoidan es un tratamiento eficaz para las úlceras de estómago. Un estudio publicado en “Japanese Pharmacology & Therapeutics” en 2000, reveló que el nivel de infección por la bacteria Helicobacter pylori en los sujetos del estudio, se redujo significativamente ante la presencia de Fucoidan. Helicobacter pylori es una bacteria que se adhiere a la mucosa del estómago y causa la formación de úlceras gástricas. Este estudio demuestra la eficacia de Fucoidan para inhibir la acción de las bacterias Heliobacter pylori, y para reducir la aparición de las úlceras de estómago.

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A Beginners Guide to Protein Shakes

A Beginners Guide to Protein Shakes

Protein shakes aren’t just for weightlifters and aerobics instructors. If you’ve always wanted to get in on the protein shake takeover, but weren’t sure where to start, our guide is the kickstart you’ve been looking for.

What’s the big deal about protein shakes?

Some of the misconceptions about protein shakes probably come from the mass-marketed meal replacement shakes, so let’s get that out of the way first: we’re not talking about the kind of meal replacement shakes advertised on television. Those shakes are often full of chemicals and sugar and promise fast weight loss without any substantiation. The general rule is this: if it’s a protein shake that comes in a can, stay away.

The kind of shakes we’ll be talking about here are loaded with fresh, healthy ingredients. They have zero preservatives, no added sugar, no fake colors or flavorings, and no chemicals. The only downside is that you’ll have to make them yourself, but it’s much, much easier than you may imagine.

So why would you even bother making protein shakes? Because protein is the building block of life, and there’s a good chance you’re not getting enough of it. Most Americans rely on fatty red meats instead of lean protein, and it’s so much easier and cheaper to grab carbohydrates that many of us skip protein for our snacks (or meals) altogether.

According to the US National Library of Medicine, protein is so powerful that when men were put on a high-protein diet, their thoughts about food were lessened, they had less desire to eat at night, and they experienced increased fullness throughout the day. A separate study on high-protein diets found that protein was so effective at increasing feelings of fullness that the study participants consumed an average of 441 fewer calories than their low-protein counterparts.

On a metabolic level, protein takes much more work for your body to digest than other forms of food like simple carbohydrates, so you’ll use more calories digesting a piece of chicken than you would a bagel.  Protein also contains the amino acids your body needs to build lean muscle that will burn calories even when you’re at rest, unlike fat.

Interestingly enough, however, protein isn’t just for getting thin: if you’re trying to pack on muscle, plan on becoming fast friends with protein—it’s the only way to repair muscle and build new tissue. If you’re intent on building bulk, plan on making protein a key player in your new diet; specifically, shoot for at least 20-30 grams of protein in each of your main meals.

Protein is vital but depending on the source, may not be as portable or easy to prepare. It’s not very cheap, either: a cut of salmon can easily run you $10, while a Snickers candy bar is about $1 and doesn’t involve cooking. Cheap carbohydrates are everywhere while meaningful nutrition is difficult to grab on the go.

This is why protein shakes are a good solution: they’re portable, inexpensive, and delicious. They’ll help you reach your recommended level of protein (use this interactive protein calculator to find out how much is right for you). Oh, and did we mention that making a protein shake is much easier than figuring out how to grill the perfect steak?

Differences in Types of Protein

The most important component of your protein shake is, obviously, the protein powder. Though if you’ve ever looked for a protein powder, you know how overwhelming it can be. Walk into any health food store and you’ll find a dizzying amount of powdered protein, often in giant tubs that run anywhere from $10 to over $80.

Here’s the difference in types of protein:

Whey – Whey protein is derived from milk (remember Little Miss Muffet who was fond of her curds and whey?) and is a complete protein with all nine essential amino acids. Whey protein can be found in three forms: whey protein concentrate (low levels of fat and low levels of carbohydrates), whey protein isolate (processed to remove all fat and lactose; usually about 90% protein), and whey protein hydrolysate (easy to digest due to being “predigested” and has very low allergy potential).

If you are on a low-calorie diet but still want as much protein as you can get, go with whey protein isolate. If you’re working out, you’ll need both the fat and the carbohydrates found in whey protein concentrate. If you are vegan, avoid whey protein. If you are allergic to milk, avoid whey protein.

Plant Protein – Protein doesn’t just come from animals. You may find all sorts of plant-based protein powders in the supermarket—soy, pea, rice, hemp, and even pumpkin all contain protein. Plant protein is a solid choice if you’re vegan or allergic to milk or have a gluten intolerance. However, they tend to be supplemented with sugars and fillers to make them more palatable. Some, like hemp protein powders, are naturally higher in calories due to a higher fat content and don’t make a good choice if your goal is weight loss. Also important to note is that soy (if you’re considering a soy protein powder) can interfere with hormones (especially estrogen) if used in excess. If you choose a plant-based protein, choose one that isn’t laden with chemicals, carbs, and sugars.

Beef Protein – Beef protein does not actually come from the meat of the cow, but rather powdered bits of other parts (ligaments, ears, etc.). This means that most beef protein powders are actually gelatin and don’t contain the amino acids found in milk or beef meat; these are often added to the powder. Beef protein powder is fine for those sticking to a paleo diet and who are willing to pay the extra price, but don’t be fooled into believing that beef protein powder is just as nutritionally beneficial as a grass-fed steak. If you are allergic to milk and can’t find a plant-based protein powder you enjoy, beef protein powder is a viable option.

Egg Protein – If you’ve ever seen a bodybuilder crack a whole raw egg into his smoothie, it shouldn’t surprise you that egg protein powder exists. Egg protein is normally made from egg whites and has a very high amount of protein per scoop. However, since the yolk is not used, you do miss out on its nutrients and minerals. The other issue is that many people are allergic to eggs, especially children and young adults, so if you have an egg sensitivity, avoid egg protein. Egg protein is also a much pricier protein supplement. If you’re looking for a complete protein without the fats, sugar, or calories of other proteins and you don’t mind paying more for it, egg protein may be right for you.

What’s In That Shake?

Once you’ve found your perfect protein powder, it’s time to add in some other yummy ingredients.

All protein shakes need a liquid base, which means you’ll need to start with water or some type of milk. Here’s a breakdown of the effect your liquid base will have on your shake:

  • Water – Tasteless, helps “cut” the shake to make it runnier.
  • Ice – Will chill your shake without having to refrigerate it; adds some crunch.
  • Almond Milk – Great for those who are lactose intolerant. Has a smoother, creamier texture than regular milk and goes well with strawberries, bananas, and mangoes.
  • Rice Milk – Not as thick as almond milk. Great for those with nut allergies. Goes well with chocolate protein and denser fruits.
  • Coconut Milk – Doesn’t have an overwhelming coconut flavor, but adds a tropical feel to your protein shake. Goes well with pineapple and melons.
  • Hemp Milk – The heaviest of milks. Good for thick, desserty protein shakes.

In general, you’ll want to avoid fruit juices and stick primarily to milks and water in your shakes. For a treat, you can also try chocolate or strawberry milks.

Next, decide which solids you’d like to add in. Protein powder acts as a thickener and will take on the flavors of whatever fruits or other solids you add, so even though you may have more protein powder than strawberries, for instance, you’ll end up with a strawberry shake. If you don’t know where to start, here are the most often-used fruits: strawberries, blueberries, bananas, and mangoes. If you have fresh fruit, that’s fine, but it’s easier and cheaper to buy frozen fruit.

Take a look at this basic recipe for a strawberry protein shake:

  • 10 ice cubes
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 scoops protein powder
  • 1 cup strawberries

Pretty simple, right? Milk, ice, solids (the strawberries), and protein powder. You can take this basic recipe for a protein shake and do whatever you’d like with it—add some peanut butter, put in blueberries instead of strawberries, substitute sugar-free pudding mix for one scoop of the protein powder, or drop in a handful of chocolate chips (if you are looking for a sweet treat). The only rule with a protein shake is that it needs to contain protein; beyond that, you’re only limited by the size and power of your blender. Which brings us to…

Blender Tips

There’s a correct order for loading your ingredients into your blender, and it’s important to follow or else you’re likely to have a mess on your hands. Put your liquids in first. This acts as a lubricant so the blades can work through the rest of the ingredients. Next, put in softer, high-moisture foods like fresh fruits and vegetables. Last, put in the solids: frozen fruits, vegetables (if you are into that sort of thing) and ice.

If your protein shake is too thick (and/or the blades are having difficulty turning), add more liquid. If you notice that the shake is too watery, add in more protein powder or more solids.

This is basic, but bears repeating: never remove the lid of the blender while it is on. And never, ever reach your hand into a blender that is plugged in. If you wish to add ingredients to your smoothie, most blenders have a large clear plastic plug in the lid that can be twisted to allow for the easy addition of more ingredients while the blender is running.

Superfoods

Ready to take your smoothie to the next level? Here are ten superfoods that add flavor, texture, and a whole lot of goodness to your protein shake:

  1. Acai – This delicious Brazilian berry is loaded with antioxidants, fiber, and protein. It has a creamy consistency and tastes almost like chocolate. Add it to your shake, then top it with granola for a spectacular breakfast.
  2. Camu Powder – This powder has more vitamin C than an orange and has a delicious tartness that pairs well with many fruits.
  3. Avocado – The beloved creamy green gem is packed with healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals to give your smoothie an extra nutritional boost.
  4. Cacao Powder and Nibs – It’s chocolate. Do you need any more persuasion? Oh, and it’s loaded with antioxidants. Cacao nibs go well with Acai berries and are delicious sprinkled over any smoothie.
  5. Spirulina – Yes, it’s algae. However, it’s filled with protein and omega fatty acids and its flavor can be hidden in any protein shake.
  6. Flax seeds – Contain fatty acids and fiber. Flax seeds have been shown to help with bowel regularity and immune system health.
  7. Chia – These miraculous little seeds are full of health benefits. They contain iron, calcium, minerals, and antioxidants.

You can add one, two, or all of the above to your protein shake for a little extra boost.

Your New Routine

Now that you’re a protein shake champion, it’s time to incorporate shakes into your daily routine. After all, finding ways to get extra protein in your diet is a must if you’re trying to lose weight or bulk up. If you can’t bear the thought of having a shake for breakfast, then have one for a snack or for dessert. The timing isn’t as important as committing to your new healthy habit. And this is one healthy habit that’s just downright delicious.

 

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10 Surprising Reasons You Should Take a Daily Probiotic

 

Want to kickstart your daily health regimen? Why not be proactive with probiotics? An effective probiotic supplement increases beneficial microorganisms in your digestive tract. It doesn’t take much for the natural good bacteria in your digestive tract to be thrown out of balance with things like stress or an unhealthy diet. A balance of good and bad bacteria is necessary to maintain the normal functioning of our immune system and intestines, as well as to promote optimal health. Countless studies show there are many beneficial effects of taking probiotics.

That’s precisely why we recently enhanced our LIMU LEAN Protein Shake Mix formula to include clinically backed GanendenBC30® probiotics. Here’s what it means for you:

1. Increased Energy

Do you suffer from that low energy, groggy feeling no matter how much sleep you get or what you do? Believe it or not, probiotics can help! These are all likely indicators that your digestive system is stealing your energy. A person’s digestion is one of the biggest energy consumers in the body. When your gut is unbalanced, it is harder for you to digest foods, which causes your body to use more energy in the process. Sigue leyendo

The Why Behind LifeVantage Omega+

The Why Behind LifeVantage Omega+

A healthy body depends upon all its systems being in balance; interrupt any one of them and eventually there will be widespread disruption. The brain and heart are arguably two of the most important systems as they are at the center of many vital body functions. The heart acts as your body’s lifeline, sending oxygen and nutrients to every cell. Your brain acts much like a computer, processing information, controlling thoughts and feelings, as well as coordinating actions and reactions. With control over so many important functions, a glitch in either system can quickly lead to disruptions in overall body function.

Factors that can interfere with optimal heart and brain function include: a poor diet (think high fat, high sugar and low fiber), a sedentary lifestyle, elevated stress levels, frequent exposures to environmental toxins as well as a lack of sleep. Though you might not feel the immediate effects from any one of these things, their impact to systems like your heart and brain will eventually turn outward. An interruption might present itself as an elevated blood pressure, increased heart rate, absent-mindedness, brain-fog, decreased mood or lack of focus—all indications that body function is less than ideal.

Internally, the disruption happens at the cellular level. Each system is made up of specialized cells that work together to coordinate the many responsibilities of the heart and the brain. Interfere with cell function for too long and you end up with an imbalance that leads to the undesirable conditions listed above. To protect the health of your heart and brain, then, requires two things – 1) engaging in healthy lifestyle behaviors as much as possible and 2) finding ways to protect the health of your cells.

In an ideal world, we would all be eating a nutritious diet, exercising regularly, keeping our stress levels low, avoiding exposure to toxins and getting plenty of sleep. That’s in a perfect world; unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world. Temptations get the better of us and we indulge in the not-so-healthy foods more often than we should. Our busy lifestyles make it difficult to exercise daily and are often the reason for our elevated stress levels. We value productivity, which leaves many of us sleep deprived. We live in a world where it’s difficult to limit exposures to things like air pollution and pesticides. Therefore, we must find additional ways to protect our health; specifically, the health of our cells.

In the case of your heart and brain, research supports the use of omega-3 fatty acids to optimize cellular health. You’ve likely heard of omega-3s—they are the good fats you get from foods like fish and walnuts. But what makes them so special? Sigue leyendo

Moringa, LIMU and Protandim: Can these supplements really help you live a longer, stronger life?

Moringa, LIMU and Protandim: Can these supplements really help you live a longer, stronger life?

By Molly Kimball | NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
on September 09, 2013

 

There’s no shortage of supplements that promise to help us live longer, stronger and more vibrant lives. The campaigns that surround these products can be incredibly convincing, citing countless health benefits and scientific studies that make it a challenge to know if something is a legitimate product that we should use or if it’s just marketing hype.

Here’s an up-close look at three popular supplements — moringa oleifera, LIMU Original and Protandim — including the latest peer-reviewed research and whether there’s enough evidence to support the claims.

Moringa oleifera

The claims: Increase energy, cure diabetes, lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels and reduce inflammation. Advertisements and supplement labels also tout that moringa provides 15 times more potassium than bananas, 17 times more calcium than milk, and twice as much protein as an egg.

What it is: Moringa oleifera is a plant found in tropical and subtropical areas; the leaves are dried and sold in capsule form.

Cost: Approximately $25 per month.

Where you can buy it: Health food and supplement stores.

The facts: Moringa leaves are rich in potassium; calcium; iron; vitamins A, C and D; and beta carotene. But as for those claims that it has 15 times more potassium than bananas, 17 times more calcium than milk, and twice as much protein as an egg, that’s only if you compare it to these foods ounce for ounce. Simply supplementing with a capsule or two of moringa won’t come close to providing these levels of nutrients.

A few (small) human studies have shown that supplementing with moringa improved blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes (but it’s quite a stretch to say that it “cures diabetes”). Moringa also has been shown to reduce total cholesterol as well as “bad” LDL cholesterol, while increasing “good” HDL cholesterol levels. Again, however, these studies were very small.

Several animal studies have shown that moringa may help fight cancer and might help to regulate blood pressure and thyroid hormones.

The bottom line: The research so far on moringa has been promising, but preliminary. The Dynamic Health Moringa Complete uses the finest African moringa 10:1 extract combined with moringa leaf powder. Moringa is world-renowned as a “miracle plant.” Moringa is a natural source of antioxidant vitamins A, B and C, and the minerals iron and potassium. Moringa Complete can be considered a healthy addition to one’s diet and may contribute to general wellness. However, human studies not only have been small, they’ve also not been randomized, meaning that there could be researcher bias, even if unintentional. Plus, there’s not yet a standard set of guidelines for how moringa is grown, harvested and processed, and, as a result, there’s a lot of variation among brands.

There doesn’t seem to be a downside to supplementing with moringa, but there’s no guarantee that you’ll experience such a multitude of health benefits.

 

LIMU Original

The claims: According to LIMU’s website, by incorporating LIMU Original into your everyday routine, you may experience a strengthened immune system, improved joint mobility, more restful sleep, increased energy, and a greater sense of health and wellness.

What it is: Limu is the Hawaiian word for seaweed; LIMU Original is the brand name of a blend of seaweed (limu moui), fruit purees and fruit juice concentrates.

The purported benefits of LIMU Original are attributed to a compound called fucoidan that occurs naturally in certain types of seaweed.

Cost: $50 per 33.8-ounce bottle. The recommended dosage is 1 to 4 ounces, twice daily, which translates to approximately $100 to $375 per month.

Where you can buy it: LIMU Original is sold through independent distributors who make a commission from their sales.

The facts: A search of  the National Institutes of Health’s U.S. National Library of Medicine website turns up more than 1,000 peer-reviewed studies of fucoidan, including its potentially beneficial effects as a cancer-fighting compound, anticoagulant and immune-system booster.

Until recently, most of the research has been conducted in animals or in vitro (e.g. in test tubes and culture dishes), and most of the (relatively few) clinical studies that have been conducted in humans have been small.

While there is a plethora of research on fucoidan, there’s not a single peer-reviewed study that actually looked at whether drinking LIMU has any direct, measurable health benefits. It should be noted that, while the makers of LIMU Original tout their “proprietary extraction process” for isolating fucoidan from the seaweed, no universally standardized extraction or purification protocols exist.

The bottom line: LIMU Original may provide health benefits — and there’s certainly no shortage of testimonials from devoted consumers. There’s no apparent downside to taking the product, but there also is no guarantee that you’ll experience the many health benefits claimed by LIMU. At $100-plus per month, it’s a pretty pricey gamble.

 

Protandim

The claims: Protandim reduces oxidative stress in humans by an average of 40 percent in 30 days, and it delivers a biochemical wake-up call to your genes.

What it is: A blend of five herbal ingredients, including milk thistle, bacopa, ashwagandha, green tea and turmeric, sold in caplet form.

Cost: $50 for a one-month supply.

Where you can buy it: Protandim is sold through independent distributors who make a commission from their sales.

The facts: Unlike moringa and LIMU, there are multiple published studies in peer-reviewed journals that have targeted Protandim specifically, not just one or some of its key ingredients. It should be noted, however, that only two of these studies were conducted in humans; the rest were done with animals or in vitro. Of the 13 peer-reviewed studies listed on Protandim’s website, all but two were conducted by and/or funded by the company that makes Protandim, or by its employees.

It also is worth noting that the study Protandim uses as a basis for the claim that it reduces oxidative stress by 40 percent in 30 days was very small, with just 29 participants.

The bottom line: I’m always a bit leery when the researchers are so closely connected to the product, and also when the product is available only through sales agents working on commission.

But, like moringa and LIMU, Protandim just might have some health benefits. It’s up to you to decide if it’s worth $50 a month to find out. Plus, it’s tough to know if it really is effective, since “oxidative stress” is nearly impossible to quantify objectively.

The risk of taking any of the above supplements seems relatively low, while the potential benefit may be high. Keep in mind, however, that supplements aren’t regulated, meaning that there’s no guarantee that what’s on the label is actually in the bottle, nor that the claims have been proven, or approved by the FDA. And supplements are just that — supplements to an otherwise healthy lifestyle that includes balanced nutrition and regular physical activity — we shouldn’t rely on them as a cure-all.

And, as always, check with your physician or pharmacist before taking any supplement.

Seaweed extract fucoidan could be used to treat inflammation of the gut

Seaweed extract fucoidan could be used to treat inflammation of the gut, research finds

Tasmanian research has found a seaweed extract could be the key to combating inflammatory bowel disorders.

Bowel disorders such as ulcerative colitis can be debilitating and lead to a significantly decreased quality of life.

The breakthrough findings showed seaweed extract, taken orally, significantly reduced the symptoms of the disorders in animal testing.

The extract is called fucoidan, a polysaccharide extracted from the Fucus vesiculosus species of seaweed.

In the study conducted on mice suffering colitis – a disease in which the inner lining of the colon is inflamed – the undesirable side-effect of weight loss was reduced by more than 50 per cent.

University of Tasmania Associate Professor Nuri Guven said current treatments for ulcerative colitis may be associated with adverse effects.

He said he was surprised to see how effective fucoidans were.

“We fed these extracts to animals that have an inflamed colon and we were actually quite surprised to see to what extent these extracts were able to normalise the pathology in these animals,” he said.

“We observed that not only were the symptoms in these diseases significantly reduced, we also observed that a large number of bio-markers were normalised.”

Associate Professor Guven wanted to see the science tested on humans.

“These biomarkers then allow us to hopefully translate our findings from pre-clinical models to human patients,” he said.

“Overall, it’s a very exciting start.”

This is the first study to demonstrate that a commercially available fucoidan can be highly effective in ameliorating experimental colitis.

Associate Professor Guven said further research is needed.

“We’ll need to understand how this cloud of compounds works to suppress the inflammation of the gut,” he said.

“It’s not really clear at the moment.”

The full findings will be published in science journal Plos One to be released today.

 

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Natural Ingredients for Natural Skin Care: Why Our Blend Works

Natural Ingredients for Natural Skin Care: Why Our Blend Works

What’s in our TrueScience line of skin care products that makes it so special? If you read through the ingredient list, some things sound quite familiar. That’s because many of the ingredients are the same you find in Protandim! Ingredients like bacopa, milk thistle, green tea, black pepper, and turmeric, when ingested, help activate Nrf2 and protect cells from oxidative stress. But these ingredients have also been shown to help mitigate the visible effects of skin damage caused by oxidative stress when applied topically. We call it Nrf2 technology, and it’s part of the entire TrueScience line of products, created to support skin’s natural age-resisting functions, reduce visible signs of aging, and restore a youthful look to your skin.

The TrueScience Beauty System

The TrueScience system is the only skin care regimen scientifically formulated with Nrf2 technology to create healthier, more radiant-looking skin. This beauty system consists of four amazing products:

  • TrueScience Facial Cleanser
  • TrueScience Perfecting Lotion
  • TrueScience Eye Serum
  • TrueScience Anti-Aging Cream

In addition to Nrf2 technology, each TrueScience product contains other unique compounds that moisturize, improve skin tone, and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Here’s what you’ll find in each of the products –

TrueScience Facial Cleanser has a light fragrance but no soap, sulfates or parabens. The Nrf2 technology consists of a blend of bacopa, milk thistle, green tea, black pepper and turmeric. Other ingredients in the Facial Cleanser include:

  • Alpha-glucan oligosaccharide: This “prebiotic for the skin” protects and supports the bioflora that is naturally present on your skin. Rather than using harsh chemicals that strip these healthy bacteria away, this ingredient creates a balanced environment, where the good bacteria can discourage the growth of undesirable flora.
  • Surfactants (sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, sodium cocoyl isethionate): These gentle substances clean dirt and oil without stripping away the natural oils that your skin needs to protect itself. They help cleanse the skin but are mild enough for sensitive skin.

TrueScience Perfecting Lotion has a light fragrance but is paraben and alcohol free. The Nrf2 technology includes the blend of bacopa, milk thistle, green tea, black pepper and turmeric as well as a blend of brassica plant extracts plus wasabia japonica root extract. Other ingredients in the Perfecting Lotion include:

  • Astragalus membranaceus root extract, atractyloides macrocephala root extract & bupleurum falcatum root extract: This combination of moisturizing plant extracts is based in Traditional Chinese medicine, where it is used to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, even out skin tone, and bring the ying and yang to your skin. The plant extracts work to improve skin clarity and minimize the appearance of skin discoloration and dark spots. It leaves the skin hydrated and smoother looking.

TrueScience Eye Serum contains no paraben, alcohol or silicon. The Nrf2 technology includes the patented blend of bacopa, milk thistle, green tea, black pepper and turmeric as well as a patented blend of brassica plant extracts, wasabia japonica root extract and plantago lanceolate leaf extract. The Eye Serum also contains:

  • Alibizia julibrissin bark extract: This plant extract helps reduce the appearance of droopy eyes, which can make your eyes look bigger, brighter, fresher and more alive!
  • Acrylate crosspolymer: Keeps the delicate skin around your eyes moist and calm.
  • Alpha-glucan oligosaccharide: Gently protects and supports the microflora around your eyes to keep a healthy, natural balance.
  • Plantago lanceolata leaf extracts: Made from plant stem cells, this ingredient helps mitigate the visible effects of skin damage caused by oxidative stress. Plantago also helps give the skin a firmer, smoother appearance and visibly lightens age spots.

TrueScience Anti-Aging Cream has a light fragrance and provides the ultimate way to combat the effects of aging. Just like the Eye Serum, the Nrf2 technology in this product includes the patented blend of bacopa, milk thistle, green tea, black pepper and turmeric as well as a patented blend of brassica plant extracts, wasabia japonica root extract and plantago lanceolate leaf extract. The Anti-Aging Cream adds even more ammunition to fight aging with the following ingredients:

  • Palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tripeptide-7: Peptides in this unique combination reduce and minimize the appearance of wrinkles, visibly improve skin tone and smooth the skin.
  • Calcium hydroxymethionine, 3-aminopropane sulfonic acid: Calcium and amino acids work on many of the mechanisms that make skin look older; they work to visibly improve skin sagging as well as decrease the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Plantago lanceolata leaf extract: The plantain extract in this product works to make the skin look more smooth and firm as well as helps to reduce the appearance of age spots.
  • Carrageenan: This powerful moisturizer made from red algae doesn’t occlude the skin and hydrates faster than hyaluronic acid.

The TrueScience beauty system works for all skin types, including sensitive skin. It’s backed up by a clinical study that showed that after using these products for 8 weeks, women reported the following:

  • 87% said they had younger looking skin
  • 88% said their skin was brighter and more luminous
  • 94% said their skin felt smoother
  • 95% said their skin was more moisturized and hydrated

TrueScience is proven and patented. The longer you use it, the more benefits you’ll see because these products create healthier, more radiant-looking skin.

TrueScience®

Change the look and feel of your skin.

Publicado en LifeVantage el 30 de junio de 2017.