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REJUVENATE! LEMONADE – DELICIOUS & SATISFYING

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In the early 2000s, not long after I moved to southern Arizona, someone turned me on to a delicious drink we call “chlorella lemonade.” That person undoubtedly was my father, Dr. Hank Liers. At the time, he was into putting chlorella into different foods and drinks with an eye toward improving nutritional value. He still tinkers that way. In any event, that’s how I became enamored with chlorella lemonade. I’ve drunk it for more than a decade.

Fresh lemonade itself is a great thirst-quenching drink. Adding chlorella to lemonade improves its nutritional profile, adds significant detoxifying and healing characteristics, and makes it essentially a hydrating, alkalizing “green” drink. All without sacrificing taste. That is to say, it won’t be a deal breaker (for most people) when it comes to flavor, or texture for that matter.

While taste is a matter of opinion, the health-building characteristics of chlorella are indisputable. That doesn’t mean I never make straight-up lemonade. But I’m far more desirous of creating fresh, custom lemonade drinks using superfoods, including chlorella.

Indeed, one of my favorite drinks is a great-tasting chlorella lemonade made with fresh-squeezed organic lemons, organic grade B maple syrup, chlorella (1–3 teaspoons), and perhaps a pinch of cayenne. That’s a great basic recipe.

Over the years, we’ve created different versions of the basic recipe. Some ingredients include fresh limes, fresh hot peppers (including habanero and chiletepin peppers, blackstrap molasses, chia seeds, and chlorella, of course.

In fact, when I think of all the different versions of lemonade we’ve created, the single ingredient that sticks in my mind is chlorella. I simply love chlorella lemonade. It even tastes great to me without any maple syrup or cayenne pepper. Especially on hot summer days.

My days of drinking chlorella lemonade are far from over. But I’ve come to favor a unique kind of superfood lemonade. It’s called “Rejuvenate! Lemonade.”

THE ADVENT OF REJUVENATE! SUPERFOOD

About seven years ago (in 2007), HPDI launched its first Rejuvenate!™ high-RNA superfood (original greens). You might call it a “chlorella-based” superfood since it’s about 40% chlorella. But it’s got a lot more than chlorella going for it. I’ll talk more about that later.

I had sample versions of Rejuvenate!™ superfood in 2006. I was taste-testing it and experimenting with various drink and smoothie recipes. One day, I ran out of my supply of chlorella just as I was planning to make a batch of chlorella lemonade. Having no chlorella available, I reached for the new Rejuvenate! formula as the best alternative I could find. To my surprise, it tasted just as good. Maybe better!!

Now I make Rejuvenate! Lemonade on a regular basis. I make it year-round, but I tend to drink more of it in the spring and summer months. It provides high-level hydration and quenches thirst supremely well.

Because Rejuvenate! is so rich in dietary nucleic acids (i.e., the richest source per unit weight among our three Rejuvenate! superfoods), I find it easier to reach my daily goals for RNA intake. That is, I aim for at least 340 mg of dietary RNA daily, but I prefer to consume 1,000–1,500 mg. Just three scoops of original Rejuvenate! puts me over 1,000 mg. I may drink two quarts of Rejuvenate! lemonade (each with 2–3 scoops of Rejuvenate!), so I can easily meet my optimal daily intake.

I drink Rejuvenate! Lemonade frequently. But about once or twice per year (usually in the warmer months), I will drink it exclusively for one to weeks. That is, I will flush (or fast) using Rejuvenate! Lemonade alone. I greatly enjoy my Rejuvenate! lemonade flushes!! In fact, I look forward to them. I will talk more about lemonade flushes or diets later.

The Rejuvenate! Lemonade recipe is delicious and amazingly nutritious. After you taste it, you may wish to consume it frequently!! As we say, it is delicious, satisfying, and detoxifying!

LET’S MAKE REJUVENATE!™ LEMONADE

Basic Recipe for Rejuvenate! Lemonade. Mix Ingredients in a Quart Jar:

• 4–6 Tbsp Organic Lemon Juice (Fresh Squeezed Best)

• 3–6 Tbsp Organic Grade B Maple Syrup

• 1–2 scoops (2–4 Tbsps) of Rejuvenate! (Original). (I sometimes add a third scoop of Rejuvenate!™.)

• Pinch of Cayenne Pepper (Organic) (Fresh or Powder) (Optional)

• Ice Cubes (Optional) (great for warm days and for keeping Rejuvenate! Lemonade cold.)

DIRECTIONS

Fill the jar with purified water. Add all ingredients, i.e., lemon juice, maple syrup (grade B), Rejuvenate!™ original, cayenne pepper (optional) and ice (optional). The order in which you add ingredients doesn’t matter so much, but fill the jar with water first to prevent Rejuvenate! from sticking to the jar. We then prefer to add the lemon juice and maple syrup before adding the Rejuvenate! because it helps make measuring easier. Shake or stir well. Enjoy!!

I typically use a one-quart mason jar. That way I can easily put the lid on the jar and shake to mix. But any quart-sized or greater jar or pitcher will work, as long as you shake or stir well. The ingredients go into suspension reasonably well, but there may be some settling. Consider re-stirring if it sits for a while. A straw or long spoon works nicely for this purpose.

Even kids love Rejuvenate! Lemonade. This means it’s a great way for them to get concentrated nutrition that supports good health, proper growth, and ensures intake of nutritious greens!!

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Rejuvenate! Lemonade is satisfying & cooling on warm days in spring and summer.

CONSIDERATIONS FOR MAKING & USING REJUVENATE! LEMONADE

Rejuvenate! Lemonade is great for use daily or whenever you feel like it. But for those interested in taking advantage of therapeutic benefits of Rejuvenate! Lemonade, here are a few things to consider. Rejuvenate! Lemonade is an excellent kidney cleanser, supports processes of detoxification, and can helpful for weight loss,

Over the years, our recipes and therapeutic uses of lemonade have been informed and inspired by Stanley Burroughs’ The Master Cleanser and similar proven resources. Regular lemonade (e.g., our recipe minus Rejuvenate!™) actually exerts potent healing properties well beyond hydration. It can be the basis for an effective kidney cleanse or flush, especially when used in combination with certain kidney herbs (e.g., tinctures and teas), superfoods, and a complete program of juicing. That will be the subject of a forthcoming article on the HPDI blog (so look for it!!).

In The Master Cleanser, Burroughs recommends consuming regular homemade lemonade for at least 10 days and up to 40 days. If you’re interested, you should definitely check out his work because there are many considerations to take into account when doing a lemonade diet. As noted, these are somewhat different from those I might suggest for a complete kidney cleanse. But they are worth contemplating if you’re going on a lemonade diet.

Adding Rejuvenate! to lemonade boosts its therapeutic value both for every day use (e.g., to optimize intake of dietary RNA) and for therapeutic purposes like kidney cleaning. That doesn’t mean a program for cleansing kidneys (or a Master Cleanser type lemonade diet) necessarily includes Rejuvenate! superfood in every glass of lemonade. However, Rejuvenate! strongly supports detoxification which is useful when cleansing and purifying the body.

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Just as with a regular lemonade diet, you can drink 2–4 quarts of Rejuvenate! Lemonade daily as a rejuvenating, cleansing diet for a period of 1–3 weeks. I usually do a “Rejuvenate! Lemonade Diet” twice yearly for about two weeks. I will drink 2–3 quarts daily depending on my level of hunger. That is about 8–12 glasses (8 ounce) per day. Beyond that I will mostly only consume water (as per Burroughs).

However, I will sometimes add an extra scoop of Rejuvenate! to my lemonade recipe. And occasionally I drink four quarts of Rejuvenate! Lemonade in one day. The keys are flexibility, listening to your body, doing what you feel comfortable with, and what feels right to you.

Note: We at HPDI recommend taking foundational supplements, including a multivitamin, essential fats, an antioxidant / Vitamin C formula (like Ultimate Protector), and Rejuvenate! superfoods. Generally speaking this recommendation holds during times of cleansing and fasting. Maintaining intake of foundational supplements helps ensure good nutritional status during a fast, cleanse, or Rejuvenate! lemonade “diet.”

NUTRITIONALLY DENSE REJUVENATE! LEMONADE

Fresh-squeezed lemonade and “chlorella lemonade” provide significant levels of nutrients for good health. Rejuvenate! Lemonade provides even greater nutritional power.

That’s because Rejuvenate!™ high-RNA superfood was formulated by Dr. Hank Liers not only to provide therapeutic levels of dietary nucleic acids, but also to include nutrients supporting the metabolic pathways that allow the body to uptake, assimilate, and utilize dietary RNA.

Nutrients such as D-ribose, magnesium, folate, and vitamin B12 are all known to support the body’s use of dietary nucleic acids (i.e., RNA, DNA, nucleotides, and nucleosides). For example, D-ribose is actually the rate-limiting natural sugar (backbone) for the uptake of dietary RNA. That means if your body’s has a good supply of D-ribose, then it will use it to better assimilate dietary nucleic acids.

I include the Ingredients List and Nutrition Facts Table for Rejuvenate!™ superfood at the bottom of this article. You can also find these tables on the Rejuvenate!™ product page.

You’ll notice Rejuvenate! superfood also provides other nutrients like spirulina (blue-green algae), natural seaweeds (good source of natural iodine and other minerals), rice bran solubles (source of antioxidants like tocotrienols), and chia seeds (source of essential fats, fiber, and other nutrients).

Beyond chlorella, Rejuvenate! superfood includes other high-density sources of dietary nucleic acids like Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) (nucleic-acid rich extract from chlorella), nutritional yeast, and yeast RNA. All this adds up to a potent nucleic acid profile (i.e., better balanced than straight chlorella) and an overall nutritional content that supports optimal uptake and assimilation of dietary nucleic acids.

NOTES ON GRADE B MAPLE SYRUP, SQUEEZING LEMONS, ETC.

For individuals concerned about blood sugar issues, you can simply use less maple syrup. That is, start with maybe 1–3 Tbsp of maple syrup and adjust accordingly depending on blood glucose or glycemic symptoms. In fact, one of the reasons we recommend grade B maple syrup is because it is contains more minerals than grade A maple syrup.

Grade B maple syrup not only is visibly darker and richer than grade A, but also due to its higher nutrient content produces fewer glycemic effects. This is especially true when it’s combined with Rejuvenate!™ superfood, which includes fiber from chia seeds, rice bran solubles, etc.

Another option for improving glycemic effects is to replace maple syrup with organic blackstrap molasses. Molasses works extremely well in Rejuvenate! Lemonade. The taste is different and distinct, but typically it grows on you. For individuals who are sugar-sensitive, hypoglycemic, or tend toward low blood sugar, using molasses may be the best way to enjoy this recipe.

The maple syrup in this recipe also allows you to control calorie intake. Typically, lemonade diets are reducing diets. That is, they cleanse the body, give it a break from digesting solid foods, and support weight loss. Yet, by adjusting the amount of maple syrup in the recipe, you can encourage weight loss, maintain weight, or actually increase body weight.

Most people are not seeking to gain weight, but it’s something of which to be aware when using Rejuvenate! Lemonade for cleansing purposes. That is, don’t overdo maple syrup if you wish either to lose or just maintain weight.

Finally, we always recommend using fresh-squeezed lemons (or limes) to make Rejuvenate! Lemonade. I own a medium-size “Orange-X” citrus press, which is highly effective at making fast work of juicing lemons and limes (or other citrus fruits). I use it most during my semi-annual Rejuvenate! Lemonade flushes. Or when there’s company or I’m making larger quantities to share with friends.

For smaller amounts of lemon juice, a small hand juicer (ceramic, glass, or steel) works nicely. Or simply hand-squeeze lemons half-cut or wedged directly into your jar, glass, or pitcher.

If you are traveling or otherwise unable to squeeze fresh citrus for the recipe, then you can use an organic 100% lemon or lime juice, such as Santa Cruz brand lemon juice available in glass bottles. It won’t taste as fresh, and nutrients like enzymes and vitamins will be missing or lowered. But it is viable alternative when you have no other choice.

REJUVENATE! LEMONADE SUMMARY

Rejuvenate! Lemonade is excellent for kidney cleansing, weight loss, hydration, increased energy, mental clarity, and more. Rejuvenate! superfood provides high levels of dietary RNA and nutrient dense foods.

The winning combination of dietary nucleic acids and supporting nutrients results in a superb Rejuvenate! Lemonade providing exceptional nutritional potency. This nutritional power supports a broad range of health benefits.

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Even kids love Rejuvenate! Lemonade. It’s a tasty way for them to get greens!!

Our personal experience with Rejuvenate! Lemonade has been extremely satisfying. You will love the taste!! You will typically not be hungry (and when you are you drink more lemonade). You can lose weight rapidly (about one pound daily) for up to one or two weeks.

You may be pleasantly surprised by other benefits, too. These may include exceptional clarity of mind and significantly greater energy throughout the day.

Best of all, you can choose whether to try a Rejuvenate! Lemonade diet for a week or two, or just enjoy a single glass on a warm day!! However you make it for yourself, it will be delicious and satisfying!!

REJUVENATE!™ INGREDIENTS

Chlorella (Chlorella pyrenoidosa) . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000 mg

Nutritional Yeast (no added ingredients) . . . . . .1,500 mg

D-Ribose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,500 mg

Chia Seeds (Organically Grown) . . . . . . . . . . . .1,000 mg

Rice Bran Solubles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,000 mg

Spirulina Pacifica® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,000 mg

Magnesium Malate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 mg

Magnesium Ascorbate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290 mg

Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150 mg

Organic Dulse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 mg

Organic Kelp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 mg

Yeast Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 mg

Calcium Folinate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260 mcg

Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B12). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 mcg

REJUVENATE!™ NUTRITION FACTS

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SOURCES & RESOURCES

Rejuvenate!™ (product page)

Rejuvenate! Superfood – The Original, High-RNA Superfood

High-RNA Rejuvenate! Superfood

Rejuvenate! Superfoods Product Comparison

Foundational Supplements

RECIPES

Super-Tasty Rejuvenate Superfood Bars

Super-Tasty Morning Nutritional Drinks

The Summer Lemonade Diet

Liver Cleanse with Juices & Herbs

Fred’s Favorite Vegetable Juice Recipe: “The Doctor”

HPDI REJUVENATION PROGRAM

Rejuvenation Program – Part One (Attitude & Commitment)

Rejuvenation Program – Part Two (Detox & Prevent Toxicity)

Rejuvenation Program – Part Three (Nutrition & RNA)

Rejuvenation Program – Part Four (Foundational Supplements)

Rejuvenation Program – Part Five (Enhancement Formulas)

Rejuvenation Program – Part Six (Supporting Protocols 1)

Rejuvenation Program – Part Seven (SP 2: Magnesium)

Rejuvenation Program – Part Eight (SP 3: Massage)

Rejuvenation Program – Part Nine (SP 4: Acupuncture & TCM)

Rejuvenation Program (HPDI main website)

ADDITIONAL READING

The Master Cleanser. Stanley Burroughs. Reno, NV: Burroughs Books, rev. 2004 (19th edition). An introduction to the practice and theory of using lemonade for cleansing and health.

Dr. Schulze’s 5-Day Kidney Detox. Dr. Richard Schulze. Marina Del Rey, CA: Natural Healing Publications, 2009. A practical guide to Dr. Schulze’s methods for using lemon juice, herbs, and vegetable juice for kidney detoxification.

There are No Incurable Diseases: Dr. Richard Schulze’s 30-Day Intensive Cleansing and Detoxification Program. Natural Healing Publications, 1999. Overview of Dr. Schulze’s intensive approach to cleansing, detoxification, and natural healing.

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REJUVENATE! – THE ORIGINAL, HIGH-RNA SUPERFOOD

Fred Liers PhD Rejuvenate high-RNA superfood original greensLast fall, Dr. Hank wrote a short article about original Rejuvenate!™ superfood titled, “High-RNA Rejuvenate! Superfood.” In that article, he highlighted some of the history behind HPDI’s discovery of the health benefits of dietary nucleic acids. He also described the development of the first superfood formulated specifically to provide high levels of dietary nucleic acids (RNA, DNA, nucleotides, and nucleosides).

Since then, we have written several articles about dietary nucleic acids and our high-RNA Rejuvenate! superfoods, including Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs. Indeed, our most popular Rejuvenate! superfoods are the ones we developed after our original Rejuvenate! formula, which we often refer to as “Rejuvenate! original greens” as a testament to the high levels of greens (like chlorella) it provides.

HPDI’s bestselling superfoods are Rejuvenate! PLUS (our lighter, sweet greens formula) with greens at a less intense level and Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs with no greens (but still offering therapeutic levels of dietary RNA). We are pleased our customers love the two newest Rejuvenate! high-RNA formulas. Indeed, that is precisely the reason we developed them – for great taste – and to offer more choice by offering both a lighter green superfood and a berry superfood without any greens.

Given the choice of three unique Rejuvenate! superfoods, why choose Rejuvenate! (original greens)? What are its benefits? What advantages are afforded by this intensely green superfood compared with our lighter, sweeter green version and our delicious berry variant? I’ll attempt to answer these questions and offer insights into the unique benefits of our original high-RNA superfood formula.

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Rejuvenate! (original greens) is formulated by Hank Liers, PhD.

WHAT MAKES “ORIGINAL” REJUVENATE! DIFFERENT?

Rejuvenate! original sells well and remains quite popular. But its demographic is different. People who love original Rejuvenate! tend to be our most health conscious customers. They might be called “health foodies.” We love these folks. Some might even call them “health nuts” which I take to describe them in the best sense of the term. In fact, I count myself among them. Such persons don’t mind (or actually crave) intense greens. They create ways to make greens pleasingly palatable by mixing original Rejuvenate! into smoothies, blender drinks, and concoctions like “Rejuvenate! Lemonade.”

Rejuvenate! original might strike some individuals’ taste buds as “hard core” nutrition best suited for the “granola crunchy” or “wheatgrass” crowd. Or perhaps ideal for those high-minded about vegetable juices, or no-nonsense about having “therapeutic” nutrients in their superfoods. A mindset favoring high-purity, high-density, high-potency and/or high-RNA in superfoods. All this may be true.

What gets lost in any attempt to put Rejuvenate! original into “health food” cubbyhole is the true identity of a powerful healing elixir that can transform health in ways undreamed by the average superfoods aficionado. That in fact, could transform not only the health, but also the very being of anyone who regularly uses it. Not just so-called power users or superfood “snobs,” but ANYONE.

However, you must first understand it. A deeper grasp of the potential life-changing aspects of this über-potent, high-RNA superfood may be your game changer. Or maybe that’s what gets you past your jilted tastebuds to the next level of nutritional adventuresome-ness. Or has you getting creative in the kitchen making smoothies the way you like them.

Some people, of course, don’t want to “think different” or try new things, especially dark green superfoods like Rejuvenate!™. It’s just not in their genes, they say. One problem with such logic is that if you’re already using Rejuvenate! superfoods (like PLUS or Berries & Herbs), then already you’re thinking different. So you may as well give original Rejuvenate! a try.

But seriously. If you are truly interested in optimal health and haven’t yet come to acquire an appreciation for Rejuvenate! the original, best-ever, high-RNA superfood, then read on.

BENEFITS UNIQUE TO REJUVENATE!™ ORIGINAL HIGH-RNA SUPERFOOD

Some benefits up front. There are many elements unique to our original high-RNA superfood formula, and I will talk about them throughout this article. For now, a few important benefits compared to other Rejuvenate! superfoods include 1) greater amounts of dietary nucleic acids per unit weight (i.e., greater nucleic acid density), 2) smaller serving size (which relates to greater RNA density), 3) lower cost per serving, 4) more servings per container (actually 42!!), and 5) overall lower cost per serving (given the fact that all Rejuvenate! formulas provide approximately the same amount of dietary RNA per serving). That’s just for starters.

If these benefits don’t shiver your timbers, then read on. Many customers favor original Rejuvenate!™ for back-to-basics economic value, especially given that Rejuvenate! superfoods are sometimes considered high-end items (even if we don’t routinely think of them that way because they are foundational supplements).

In all fairness, Rejuvenate! original does NOT provide a built-in multivitamin or any added protein. Nor does it contain some of the fancier (if you will) vegetable-based antioxidant formulas and sub-formula ingredients that characterize (or even define) Rejuvenate! PLUS and especially Berries & Herbs with its truly one-of-a-kind cell-protective sub-formula offering both major cell protection and significant antioxidant power (i.e., high ORAC value).

Truly, HPDI formulated every Rejuvenate! high-RNA superfood to provide its own distinct benefits. That is, each formula has its own character and best uses. You can learn more about these differences by consulting our Rejuvenate! Product Comparison.

All Rejuvenate! superfoods provide therapeutic levels of dietary nucleic acids (i.e., that’s what makes them high-RNA formulas) and various levels of protein (from different sources like rice or chlorella). But the fundamental uniqueness of each formula makes each one quite distinct from the others. Of course, I will focus here on what makes Rejuvenate! original so special.

REDISCOVERING AN ORIGINAL REJUVENATE! WRITEUP

I recently came across a writeup about Rejuvenate!™ I posted on the HPDI website when we launched original Rejuvenate! superfood (about 2007). After re-reading it, I recall how excited we were to launch our original formula. Indeed, it was our first superfood product based on our new understanding of how high-RNA superfoods build, support, and maintain optimal health.

It was a heady time!! Since then we’ve launched those two other major Rejuvenate! superfoods, and witnessed the growth of the entire Rejuvenate! line. Since then, I have written extensively on the benefits of dietary nucleic acids, high-RNA foods and superfoods, and all Rejuvenate! superfoods themselves.

What strikes me about my original writeup was how much information it contained that I have not conveyed in the same in more recent posts. Also, it was a promotional writeup, which wasn’t exactly blog material. But I’m going present it here in hopes it sheds light on Rejuvenate! original greens, and on the entire Rejuvenate! line of high-RNA superfoods as they have since developed from the original formula.

I have revised the writeup and brought it up-to-date. It’s an edited version, but I’ve left it mostly as it was always. That is, informative, fact-based, and decidedly oriented toward presenting the many benefits of original Rejuvenate!™, the first high-RNA superfood formulated primarily for the purpose of providing dietary nucleic acids for optimal health, healing, recovery, performance, and overall well-being. My writeup also presents the benefits of consuming dietary nucleic acids in general, which means it’s educational in a broader sense. I hope you enjoy reading it!!

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DISCOVER THE ORIGINAL, HIGH-RNA SUPERFOOD!

NUTRITIOUS & DELICIOUS SUPERFOOD FORMULA!
LEVERAGES DIETARY NUCLEIC ACIDS FOR HEALTH!!

 A NUTRITION REVOLUTION IS HERE.

Legend has it that in 1531, the Spanish explorer Ponce de León searched the New World for the “fountain of youth.” Although he never found the mythical spring, such legends abound throughout history. Descriptions of plants or elixirs restoring youth and health trace back at least 4,000 years to the ancient Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh. The hero-king Gilgamesh retrieves the plant of everlasting life from the bottom of the sea. In the West, references to the water of life occur in 3rd-century romances celebrating the exploits of Alexander the Great. They all should’ve tried Rejuvenate!™.

REJUVENATE!™ HARNESSES NUCLEIC ACIDS FOR HEALING

While historical references and legends describing plants, foods, or elixirs that restore youth may seem outlandish, does any nutrient exist that could inspire such legends? Certainly, there are many foods that generate dietary accolades from everyone from nutritionists to Hollywood stars. Everything from carrot juice to cayenne pepper is described as having powerful healing abilities. Indeed, many natural foods and substances offer incredible healing potential. Rejuvenate!™ is different. This difference will transform you. No doubt about it.

If there were nutrients that could be said to provide the greatest of benefits for rejuvenating the body, then dietary nucleic acids and their subcomponent nucleotides and nucleosides are legitimate contenders for that title. Nucleic acid nutrition and therapy offers truly remarkable results. The most common dietary nucleic acids are DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and RNA (ribonucleic acid). Rejuvenate!™ is a one-of-a-kind high-RNA formula specially designed to maximize the restorative and rejuvenative powers of nucleic acids, especially RNA.

Imagine providing nutritional support to your body for combating the aging process, creating an abundance of energy, and feeling a resurgent zest for life. Rejuvenate!™ can do that for you, and much more. Increased energy and vitality, improved endurance, more lung power, smoother skin, brighter complexion, stronger muscles, and a greater sense of well-being. These are just some of the results reported in research studies and by individuals who consume the nucleic acids contained in Rejuvenate! superfood. We are so sure you’ll be pleased at the effectiveness of our new synergistic, high-RNA nucleic acid superfood. We guarantee it.

BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF DIETARY NUCLEIC ACIDS

• GREATER ENERGY AND VITALITY

• INCREASED STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE

• IMPROVED LUNG CAPACITY / EASIER BREATHING

• POSITIVE CARDIOVASCULAR EFFECTS

• SMOOTHER SKIN

• MORE YOUTHFUL APPEARANCE

• RAPID HEALING

• GREATER SENSE OF WELL BEING

• REGENERATION AND RESTORATION

(Source: Nucleic Acid Nutrition 116–117)

The beneficial effects of nucleic acids begin immediately and become increasingly noticeable within weeks. Continuous improvements generally are seen and felt thereafter over the course of weeks and months.

Rejuvenate! leverages the power of RNA and other nucleic acids to bring you these benefits in a radically different superfood formula. Rejuvenate! incorporates a variety of high-RNA superfoods, a broad spectrum of nucleic acids, and supporting nutrients. These ingredients act synergistically allowing the formula to maximize nucleic acids’ natural capacity to boost vitality and energy, as well as support processes of rejuvenation and regeneration in the body.

Rejuvenate!™ is formulated by Dr. Hank Liers of Health Products Distributors, Inc. (HPDI). HPDI leverages substantial scientific and technical expertise, and more than 20 years of supplement design experience in bringing you Rejuvenate! high-RNA superfood. You can trust that it’s the most effective nucleic acid supplement ever formulated!

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Dietary nucleic acids exert anti-anoxic effects, boosting oxygen levels in cells.

A HIGH-RNA SUPERFOOD MADE FROM SUPERFOODS

Rejuvenate!™ (original greens) is a high-RNA superfood made from superfoods. Because it contains carefully selected superfoods proven to provide nutrition and high levels of nucleic acids. Rejuvenate! includes chlorella, d-ribose, nutritional yeast, chia seeds, rice bran solubles, spirulina, Vitamin C, chlorella growth factor (CGF), magnesium, dulse, kelp, yeast RNA, folinic acid, and methylcobalamin (Vitamin B12). These high-RNA superfoods and supporting nutrients act synergistically supporting your body’s innate capacities to rejuvenate, restore, revitalize, energize, build, and heal. It also improves athletic performance.

Here are things to know about Rejuvenate!™ :

  • REJUVENATE!™ is a synergistic, high-RNA superfood supplying the important nucleic acids RNA and DNA, as well as key superfoods and nutrients that allow the body to build and utilize nucleic acids.
  • REJUVENATE!™ is remarkably effective because it is designed to provide nutrients that support regeneration, repair, growth, and healing processes in the body. It offers extremely high nutrient density; vitalizing nutrients (e.g., nucleic acids); and synergy afforded by combining these ingredients in a single formula.
  • High-RNA foods in REJUVENATE!™ include chlorella (Chlorella pyrenoidosa), chlorella growth factor (CGF), nutritional yeast, and RNA extracts of nutritional yeast (yeast RNA). These are simply the highest-quality, highest-density sources of nucleic acids available. We provide the purest nucleic acids.
  • Chlorella offers the highest levels of nucleic acids (RNA and DNA) among foods. Chlorella is a superfood all by itself. In addition, it also contains high levels of chlorophyll, a known cleanser, detoxifier, deodorizer, and healer.
  • REJUVENATE!™ provides the unique nucleotide-peptide complex known as Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) (approximately 5%), further boosting its nucleic acid content. CGF is the high-RNA, nucleic-acid-rich fraction of chlorella. There’s nothing else quite like it for boosting nucleic acid levels in the body.
  • Nutritional yeast contains a relatively high percentage of RNA (approximately 6%), as well as other nutrients. The RNA extracts of nutritional yeast in REJUVENATE!™ provide an additional source of high-quality RNA.
  • REJUVENATE!™ provides other nutritious foods, including spirulina, rice bran solubles, chia seeds, organic kelp, and organic dulse.
  • Chia seeds are an amazing superfood high in essential fats (balanced omega-3 and omega-6), protein, vitamins, minerals, soluble fiber, and antioxidants. Chia is an incredible food providing sustained energy for vibrant living.
  • Vitamins, minerals, and cofactors in REJUVENATE!™ include d-ribose, magnesium (malate and ascorbate), Vitamin C, calcium folinate, and Vitamin B12 (the coenzyme methylcobalamin form).
  • REJUVENATE™ is most effective when combined with a balanced diet, exercise, and intake of foundational supplements (a multivitaminessential fats, and an antioxidant / Vitamin C formula).
  • REJUVENATE!™ contains no additives, excipients, fillers, binders, flow agents, preservatives, colorings, or artificial flavorings.
  • REJUVENATE!™ is powdered for easy mixing with others powders, liquids, or foods. Packed in sturdy white plastic tubs. 100% recyclable.
  • REJUVENATE!™ is tasty in water, juices, smoothies, nut or grain beverages, and blender drinks. It is also wonderful when added to foods, including salads, fruits, soups, sandwiches, wraps, stir-fries, baked goods, etc. Use your imagination!!
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Rejuvenate!™ is the original high-RNA superfood.

HIGH-RNA, NUCLEIC ACID NUTRITION

The dietary nucleic acids in high-RNA original Rejuvenate! are natural (i.e., not synthetic or genetically engineered) and are naturally found in foods. Foods containing high levels of what are known to scientists as “purines” usually also contain high levels of nucleic acids. These foods include fish, organ meats (like liver), and certain vegetables (such as beans).

High-RNA foods include superfoods such as chlorella, spirulina, and nutritional yeast. Rejuvenate!™ is formulated to supplement a nutritious diet with high-quality nucleic acids from a variety of food sources, as well as provide nutrients supporting the body’s uptake, assimilation, and use of nucleic acids.

Studies prove the rejuvenating and restorative effects of dietary nucleic acids. Dr. Benjamin S. Frank’s bestselling Dr. Frank’s No-Aging Diet: Eat and Grow Younger (1976) documented his experience with thousands of patients, who experienced rejuvenated appearance (including smoother skin, brighter eyes), greater strength, increased lung power (and improved breathing), more endurance, and greater ability to tolerate temperature extremes (e.g., resistance to cold).

In Nucleic Acid Nutrition and Therapy (1977), Dr. Frank was the first scientist to propose that exogenous nucleic acids (i.e., nucleic acids provided through diet or nutritional supplements) are actually “essential nutrients” similar to vitamins and minerals. He based this proposal on his long-term observations that very great health benefits were obtained by patients consuming nucleic acids at higher levels than could readily be synthesized in the human body.

Dr. Frank found the benefits patients obtained at higher levels far exceeded the benefits he witnessed in controls or in individuals consuming typical “modern” diets. He observed that modern diets lack nucleic acids due to processing, increased intake of  “fast foods,” and declining consumption of traditional food sources of nucleic acids like organ meats and certain vegetables.

Dr. Frank based his dietary recommendations on fish consumption (especially sardines) which contain the highest levels of nucleic acids among animal foods, and to a lesser extent on beans and certain vegetables. In contrast, Dr. Bernard Jensen built upon Dr. Frank’s work on dietary nucleic acids by expanding our understanding of the single-cell aquatic plant chlorella, which contains the highest levels of nucleic acids among all foods.

Dr. Jensen’s Chlorella: Gem of the Orient (1987) firmly establishes the critical role of nucleic acids in nutrition, and represents his best effort to educate people regarding the primary role nucleic acids play in health, healing, rejuvenation, and longevity. Dr. Jensen investigated the dietary role of chlorella in Eastern cultures including Japan and China, where millions of individuals consume chlorella daily because it is revered as a vitalizing, healing superfood.

WHAT ARE NUCLEIC ACIDS?

INTRODUCING NUCLEIC ACIDS, NUCLEOTIDES, AND NUCLEOSIDES

Nucleic acids are complex, high-molecular-weight, biochemical macromolecules composed of nucleotide chains conveying genetic information. They are involved in many bodily processes, especially energy production and communication within cells (i.e., they enable cells to use energy effectively for greater health). In the cell nucleus, RNA carries out instructions coded in DNA—instructions containing information critical for cell structure and function—which are essential for the very lives of our cells, and thereby for our lives.

When cells receive proper directions and energy to carry them out, they keep us youthful. They truly are today’s “fountain of youth.” Dietary or “exogenous” nucleic acids enable you to increase nucleic acid intake to levels that provide therapeutic benefits. Dr. Frank proposed that nucleic acids are essential nutrients. If this is the case, then receiving and maintaining adequate levels of nucleic acids is very important for the body.

Biochemically, nucleic acids are constructed of three of more nucleotides, which are monomers consisting of three components: a heterocyclic base (either a purine or a pyrimidine), a pentose (i.e., five-carbon) sugar (either ribose or deoxyribose), and a phosphate group.

Nucleotides are the structural units of DNA and RNA, as well as the cofactors coenzyme A (CoA), flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD), flavin mononucleotide (FMN), nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP+). Many of these cofactors are used in glycolosis for generating ATP (as part of anaerobic respiration). They are also used in the Krebs cycle (or citric acid cycle), which in aerobic organisms (including humans) is part of a metabolic pathway involved in the conversion of nutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, and fats) into energy (ATP) through a process of cellular respiration. Other coenzymes are involved in the pentose phosphate pathway (HMP shunt) and required for the biosynthesis 5-carbon sugars (e.g., d-ribose) and nucleic acids.

Nucleosides are glycosylamines created by the attachment of a nucleobase to a ribose or deoxyribose ring. Some nucleotides are cytidine, uridine, adenosine, guanosine, thymidine, and inosine. Nucleosides may be phosphorylated by certain kinases within cells, producing nucleotides (i.e., the molecular building blocks of DNA and RNA, as described above). Enzymes known as nucleotidases break down nucleotides into nucleosides (and phosphate).

High-RNA Rejuvenate!™ incorporates the science behind nucleic acids and puts them to work for you. The healing and rejuvenating capabilities of nucleic acids largely derive from the essential role they play in the production of energy in the body, and other critical functions. When you obtain enough of the right kinds of nucleic acids, your body produces the energy required for its optimal function. Dr. Hank Liers specifically formulated high-RNA Rejuvenate!™ superfood to give you those nucleic acids, so you can function at your best.

Learn more about Rejuvenate! (original greens), HPDI’s original high-RNA superfood formulated by Dr. Hank Liers.

HIGH-RNA SUPERFOODS ARE THE FUTURE OF NUTRITION

Nucleic acids are involved in many bodily functions, including energy production and communication within cells (i.e., they enable cells to use energy effectively for greater health). In the cell nucleus, RNA carries out instructions coded in DNA—instructions containing information critical for cell structure and function—which are essential for the very lives of our cells, and thereby for our lives. When our cells receive proper directions and energy to carry them out, they keep us youthful. They truly are the body’s own “fountain of youth.” Rejuvenate!™ is designed to build upon current knowledge regarding nucleic acids in order to help support the body’s efforts in rebuilding, restoring, and revitalizing itself.

Many traditional foods contain nucleic acids, and dietary and other exogenous nucleic acids (e.g., RNA extracts) have been used therapeutically for more than 30 years. Now the therapeutic use of dietary nucleic acids is here to stay. And Rejuvenate! original is the formula that best leverages dietary nucleic acids into an ultra-functional superfood.

Rejuvenate! is designed to provide high levels of nucleic acids, including RNA, DNA, nucleotides, and nucleosides. Modern diets are deficient in nucleic acids. While food sources of nucleic acids include certain fish, organ meats, beans, yeast, and various food algae, dietary nucleic acid intake has dramatically declined in recent years.

Declines in dietary nucleic acid consumption relates to various factors and practices related to industrial agriculture, modern food processing, as well as fast food diets and diets that may be more subtly deficient in nutrients. Rejuvenate! high-RNA superfood provides therapeutic amounts of nucleic acids and other nutrients that help address deficiencies, and give the body nutrients necessary for creating health and vitality.

BACKGROUND TO NUCLEIC ACID NUTRITION & THERAPY

Dr. Benjamin S. Frank’s Dr. Frank’s No-Aging Diet: Eat and Grow Younger (1976) was a bestseller that sold millions of copies. Dr. Frank’s book increased scientific and popular interest in fish as a rich source of dietary nucleic acids. Current popularity of fish and seafood consumption reflects increased awareness of nucleic acids as demonstrated in Dr. Frank’s books and research studies.

Following Dr. Frank’s research studies, Dr. Bernard Jensen helped thousands of his patients recover their health using nucleic acid therapy. In particular, Dr. Jensen dramatically raised awareness of the healing powers of nucleic acids through his publications, including Chlorella: Gem of the Orient (1987).

Dr. Frank and Dr. Jensen were ahead of their time in advancing practical applications of nucleic acid nutrition and therapy. While they did not stand alone in their efforts to promote nucleic acids for health and healing, no one has since publicized these benefits as effectively as they did. They were pioneers who helped establish the importance of nucleic acids. Their messages about nucleic acids must be shared, disseminated, and broadly applied to human nutrition.

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Dr. Bernard Jensen’s 1987 classic on chlorella as a high-RNA therapeutic food.

The purveyors of high-RNA foods such as nutritional yeast (e.g., Red Star’s Vegetarian Support Formula) typically emphasize the presence of nutritional factors other than nucleic acids, such as the B vitamins (especially B12). For example, nutritional yeast contains approximately 6% RNA, which is relatively large amount. Certain high-RNA food products like Marmite (consumed extensively in England for a century) and the well-known Vegemite (popular in Australia) are marketed or promoted as rich in B vitamins, yet a great deal of their nutritional benefits derive from their nucleic acid content. (Note: B vitamins are valuable because they work powerfully with nucleic acids to make them more effective.)

MILESTONES IN NUCLEIC ACID NUTRITION AND THERAPY

• STANFORD RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOOD STUDY (1948)

• DISCOVERY OF CHLORELLA GROWTH FACTOR (c. 1950) 

• CRICK, WATSON, AND WILKINS WIN NOBEL PRIZE (1962)

• DR. BENJAMIN S. FRANK’S NO-AGING DIET (1976)

• DR. BERNARD JENSEN’S CHLORELLA: GEM OF THE ORIENT (1987)

• REJUVENATE!™ (original greens) (2007)

 • REJUVENATE!™ PLUS (2009) 

• REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS (2010)

Certainly it is easier to consume foods like fish, beans, nutritional yeast, and other high-RNA foods, as well as superfoods like chlorella than to comprehend the complex biochemistry of nucleic acids. The good news is that while it is desirable to be as informed as possible about nutrition, you don’t need a degree in molecular biology to experience for yourself the health benefits of nucleic acids. As described above, these outstanding benefits include greater vitality, increased strength and endurance, easier breathing, a more youthful appearance (e.g., smoother skin, fewer wrinkles), rejuvenating effects, and healing and regeneration.

Beyond eating foods high in nucleic acids, consuming Rejuvenate!™ high-RNA superfood allows you to boost your intake of nucleic acids by providing many of these foods in a single, synergistic superfood. Rejuvenate!™ brings powerful nutrition to you in a convenient, tasty powder that mixes easily into water, blender drinks, juices, smoothies, bars, nut buttters, salads, soups, teas, etc. Your use of it is limited only by your imagination!!

APPLIED NUCLEIC ACID NUTRITION

Dr. Frank pioneered the use of dietary nucleic acids in the 1960s and 1970s. Other scientists and nutritionists have grasped the significance of his work for human health and well-being. In 1962, Drs. Watson, Crick, and Wilkins won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for discoveries regarding the molecular structure of nucleic acids (and its significance for information transfer in living material), including determining the structure of DNA. Since then science has greatly expanded our knowledge about DNA, RNA, and other nucleic acids.

Yet, it is notable that in our era of amazing advances in the biological sciences, little has been done to integrate advances in genetic science with what Dr. Frank and others have shown to be true regarding nucleic acids (e.g., RNA and DNA) and high-RNA foods for nutrition and therapy. We now have the knowledge to integrate the theoretical understanding of dietary nucleic acids with their practical applications based on their proven benefits to human health. Rejuvenate!™ high-RNA superfood is designed for this purpose. That is, to help you create optimal health!

DIETARY NUCLEIC ACIDS ARE FOR EVERYONE, INCLUDING YOU!!

Which brings us back to Gilgamesh and legendary sources of youthfulness. Unlike the time of Gilgamesh, Alexander the Great, or even Ponce de León, there exists today the knowledge of nucleic acids (RNA, DNA, nucleotides, nucleosides, etc.) as powerful means for supporting rejuvenation, healing, vitality, and health. The knowledge that nucleic acids can be considered modern-day fountains of youth. That you can benefit from them today, not tomorrow, and you can do it more easily (and naturally) than you ever imagined! You will be amazed by the results.

Despite recent advances in nutritional science, few people truly comprehend the power of dietary nucleic acids and high-RNA superfoods for optimal health, healing, and things like athletic performance. But you can benefit starting now!

HPD leverages its considerable scientific expertise and more than 20 years of supplement design experience to bring you the power of dietary nucleic acids in a one-of-a-kind, high-RNA superfood. Rejuvenate!™ original represents the most effective RNA supplement formula ever designed!! Try our high-RNA superfood today to leverage the power of nucleic acids for your own health and well-being!!

DON’T MISS THE NUTRITION REVOLUTION. EXPERIENCE REJUVENATE!™.

HPDI offers you Rejuvenate!™ as the first and only dedicated, high-RNA superfood ever formulated. We applied the knowledge gleaned from the works of nucleic acid pioneers Dr. Benjamin S. Frank and Dr. Bernard Jensen. We now celebrate the launch of our Rejuvenate™ high-RNA superfood and make it available to health enthusiasts like you. This is the superfood for which you have been waiting!

We offer Rejuvenate!™ in 500 gram (1.1 lb) recyclable white plastic tubs. At 42 servings per tub (a full six week’s supply!!), there’s plenty in a single tub to see what it can do for you. Most people experience noticeable results in three weeks or less (and usually come back for more). See for yourself the benefits you can experience from our super, high-RNA formula. We guarantee it.

For fastest orders, order online. If you prefer, call toll-free 1-800-228-4265. We accept all credit cards, Paypal, personal checks, and money orders. Your order will be processed immediately.

We enjoy Rejuvenate™ and we’ve seen what it does for our health. We’re absolutely sure you’ll enjoy it and gain health benefits, too. Get started now to begin your journey into greater health!

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FINAL CONSIDERATIONS

Since I wrote the original writeup (above), we’ve launched two additional Rejuvenate! superfoods, Rejuvenate! PLUS and Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs. Everyone has a favorite Rejuvenate! superfood, and some people enjoy mixing them. For example, Rejuvenate!™ (original greens) mixed with Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs is a winning combination we often hear about from customers (and use ourselves!!). Mixing original Rejuvenate! with other Rejuvenate superfoods is a viable option because original provides the most RNA for the least cost and the offers the highest levels of greens, which support optimal health.

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Rejuvenate! superfoods offer high-RNA nutrition for optimal health.

Whatever your personal taste, consider keeping some Rejuvenate! original around to maximize your intake of dietary nucleic acids and greens. Mix and match with other Rejuvenate! superfoods and/or any other favorite ingredients. You’ll gain all the nutritional richness loaded into original Rejuvenate!™ and reap all the proven benefits from high levels of dietary nucleic acids.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Rejuvenate! (original greens) (product page)

Rejuvenate!™ PLUS (product page)

Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs (product page)

Rejuvenate!™ Superfoods Side-by-Side Comparison

FROM THE HPDI BLOG

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Super-Tasty Rejuvenate! Superfood Bars

Get Results with Rejuvenate!™ Superfoods

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9 Things to Know About Rejuvenate! Superfoods

Dietary Nucleic Acids – Dr. Benjamin S. Frank, Part 1

Dietary Nucleic Acids – Benjamin S. Frank, Part 2

Be Healthy with Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs

Super-Tasty Morning Nutritional Drinks

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT ULTIMATE PROTECTOR

Dr. Hank Liers formulated Ultimate Protector as an extremely powerful, triple-action antioxidant, vitamin C, and Nrf2 activator that provides an ORAC5.0 value of 486,000 units per serving. We are aware of no other Nrf2 activator formula offering this level of total antioxidant capacity against all major types of free radicals. The formulation of Ultimate Protector, containing 29 natural, phytochemical Nrf2 activators, represents a breakthrough in antioxidant formula technology.

Ultimate Protector is a complex and very precisely formulated product. As such, it has been generating a great deal of thoughtful inquiries from our customers. Whether or not you’ve tried Ultimate Protector, we invite your questions and comments for Dr. Hank Liers. We will use this page as an ongoing repository for Ultimate Protector Q&A.

  1. Have there been side effects when taking Ultimate Protector? What side effects are to be expected when taking this product?

    We are not aware of any side effects from taking Ultimate Protector. Everyone that we know who has taken the product has noted significant benefits.

  2. Does soybean hull extract contain soy/phytoestrogens?

    Black soybean hull extract contains a high percentage of polyphenols (greater than 60% and as high as 100%) including 10-45% anthocyanidins, 10-25% catechins, and 40-80% OPC. Due to the extraction processes, Ultimate Protector™ is unlikely to contain any soy protein or phytoestrogens. (see: http://www.google.com/patents/US8206764)

  3. Does CoffeeBerry contain caffeine?

    Ultimate Protector contains CoffeeBerry and a very small amount of caffeine

    A study done on CoffeeBerry extract shows a 0.44% caffeine content. Since each capsule contains 22.5 mg of the CoffeeBerry extract, the amount of caffeine per capsule is about 0.1 mg. (For more information see: http://www.nutritionaloutlook.com/news/study-compares-higher-antioxidant-coffee-fruit-extract-coffee-powder)

  4. I’ve read that corn is universally contaminated with aspergillus mold which produces the very toxic mycotoxin aflatoxin B1. There is lots of research on fungi and mycotoxins in yellow corn, but I do not know much about blue corn. Could mold be an issue?

    Ultimate Protector contains an extract of blue corn optimized for the anthocyanidin content. Due to the extraction process, it is unlikely that the final material contains any aspergillus. Also, since there is only a small amount of blue corn extract in the product (we estimate less than 5 mg per capsule), it is even more unlikely that aspergillus is a problem.

  5. Please explain how a Vitamin C molecule C6H8O6 from a NON-GMO source is different than a Vitamin C molecule from a GMO source.

    There is no DNA in a molecule of Vitamin C. The process of producing Vitamin C (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstein_process) involves using the starting material of d-glucose derived from plant materials such as corn, beets, potatoes, cassava, etc. Each of these starting materials will contain some protein that could be in part from genetically modified materials. In most cases, especially in the production of the USP grade materials used in Ultimate Protector, the protein will be completely removed. As a precaution against lingering genetically modified proteins, PCR testing is conducted (see: http://www.nongmoproject.org/product-verification/about-gmo-testing/guidelines/). The Vitamin C we use in Ultimate Protector ™ has been tested using this method and is certified by independent laboratories to contain no GMOs.

  6. What is the source of your Vitamin C / ascorbic acid ingredient?

    The USP grade Vitamin C (usually greater than 99.8% pure ascorbic acid) comes from China and is certified as non-GMO. Typical sources of Vitamin C are corn, potatoes, or beets, depending upon time of year. Sometimes tapioca is the source but it is rarely available.

  7. What are the sources for your ORAC ingredients?

    Ultimate Protector contains six high-ORAC sources. Three of these (AnthoComplete®, VitaBerry® Plus, and VitaVeggie®) are mixtures of extracts from a wide range of fruits and vegetables. Below each one is listed along with website & product information:

    AnthoComplete® from Futureceuticals (http://www.futureceuticals.com/products/anthocomplete™)
    CoffeeBerry® Forte from Futureceuticals (http://www.futureceuticals.com/products/coffee-fruit)
    VitaBerry® Plus from Futureceuticals (http://www.futureceuticals.com/products/vitaberry®)
    VitaVeggie® from Futureceuticals (http://www.futureceuticals.com/products/vitaveggie®)
    Resveratrol (98% min.) is derived from the Giant Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum)
    Curcumin (95% min. curcuminoids) from Sabinsa (http://www.sabinsa.com/products/standardized-phytoextracts/c3/)

  8. Are the ORAC sources organic or just non-GMO?

    Non-GMO ultimate protector ingredientsAll of our ORAC sources are non-GMO, but none claim organic, and this may be because they are extracts. More specifically, the extracting process may preclude the production of an organic result. Please consider that this is a nutritional supplement and not a food.

  9. Are the remaining ingredients organic and non-GMO?

    All Ultimate Protector ingredients are non-GMO, but not all are identified as organic.

  10. Is Ultimate Protector entirely food based?

    Yes, the entire product is food based.

  11. Are the foods in Ultimate Protector grown without chemicals?

    All of the ingredients are classified as non-GMO. All of the ingredients are in accordance with the most rigorous US Pharmacopeia (USP) standards (or equal). For most of the ingredients, our suppliers do not claim organic. This is due in part to processing. That means in certain cases, organic ingredients can no longer be claimed as organic when processed, or when mixed with other (i.e., non-organic) ingredients.

  12. From what countries are the ingredients sourced?

    The ingredients in Ultimate Protector come from many countries. For example, AnthoComplete ingredients are sourced as follows: Elderberry: Poland, Netherlands; VitaCurrant® Blackcurrant Extract: China; VitaBlue® Wild Blueberry Extract: China; VitaCherry® Sweet Cherry: Greece; Acai: Brazil; Blackberry: USA, Chile; Aronia: Poland; Raspberry: USA, Chile, Serbia, China; Black Soybean Hull Extract: China; Blue Corn Extract: China; Wild Bilberry Extract: China; Silica Dioxide: USA.VitaBerry Plus ingredients are sourced as follows: Grape Seed Extract: China; Wild Blueberry: USA, Canada, Russia; Quercetin: China; Resveratrol: China; Wild Bilberry: Sweden, Russia, Poland; Cranberry: USA, Canada; Tart Cherry: USA, Poland, Serbia; Prune: USA; Raspberry Seed: USA, Chile, China, Serbia; Strawberry: USA, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, China, Egypt, Serbia; Silica Dioxide: USA.

  13. What about the use of magnesium trisilicate? Is there any danger?

    Health Products Distributors, Inc., adheres to a strict policy regarding excipients allowed in our supplements. Please refer to the following on our main website: http://www.integratedhealth.com/excipients.html.

    Magnesium trisilicate (GRAS listed) is used in oral nutritional formulations and food products as a glidant, and is generally regarded as an essentially nontoxic and non-irritant material. The US Pharmacopeia (USP) describes Magnesium trisilicate as a compound of magnesium oxide and silicon dioxide with varying proportions of water. It contains not less than 20% of magnesium oxide and not less than 45% of silicon dioxide. Magnesium trisilicate occurs as an odorless and tasteless, fine, white-colored powder that is free from grittiness, and is practically insoluble in water.

    When administered orally, magnesium trisilicate is neutralized in the stomach to form magnesium chloride and silicon dioxide; some magnesium may be absorbed. Whenever possible we use magnesium trisilicate in combination with silica as a replacement for magnesium stearate. Magnesium trisilicate is generally used as a glidant in a concentration range of 0.1%–0.75%, and is typically used at the 0.5% level.It is important not to confuse the use of magnesium trisilicate as an antacid preparation with the use in the preparation of pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. For example, in Ultimate Protector™ there would be a maximum of about 2.5 mg per capsule. This amount is at least 25 times less than what is found in antacid formulations.

    Even at the much higher levels, material safety data sheets (MSDS) state that ingestion of small amounts is unlikely to cause any adverse effects. FDA lists this material as “Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS)”. We consider the small amounts of magnesium trisilicate found in Ultimate Protector™ to be very safe.

  14. I’ve never heard of Trans-Resveratrol, but I see it is an Ultimate Protector ingredient. What is the difference between Resveratrol and Trans-Resveratrol?

    There are 2 forms of resveratrol (cis and trans).  We use the term trans-resvertrol which is most often associated with grapes, but according to common usage we could have used the more general term resveratrol as well. In our formula we use Giant Knotweed (polygonom cuspidatum) with a typical purity of over 98% resveratrol.

  15. Has Ultimate Protector been tested for heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium?

    Yes, heavy metals testing has been conducted. The results show no detectable amounts of lead (<0.116 mcg), mercury (<0.0167 mcg), and arsenic (<0.116 mcg) and insignificant amounts of cadmium (0.093 mcg) per serving (2 capsules).

  16. Does Ultimate Protector contain gluten?

    No, there is not any gluten in Ultimate Protector.

We encourage you to submit questions and comments about Ultimate Protector™ for Dr. Hank Liers to answer! Preferably use our blog comment window below, or alternatively send us an email.

Ultimate Protector ORAC5.0 antioxidant

Ultimate Protector is the only Nrf2 activator formula with 486,000 ORAC5.0 units.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Ultimate Protector™ (product page)

Ultimate Protector Design Considerations

The Amazing Healing Potential of Natural Nrf2 Activators

Ultimate Protector™: First Impressions

Ultimate Protector™ Brunswick Labs ORAC5.0™ Test Results

Preventing Free-Radical Damage Using Ultimate Protector™

Description and Comparison of ORAC Tests for Well Known Plant Ingredients and Ultimate Protector™

Ultimate Protector and the Role of Foundational Supplements for Health

Natural Phytochemical Nrf2 Activators for Chemoprevention

New Directions for Preventing Free Radical Damage

Ultimate Protector flyer (.pdf)

ORAC Database (including ORAC5.0 test results)

 

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ULTIMATE PROTECTOR DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

Dr. Hank Liers, PhD ultimate protectorIn early 2012 a friend of mine told me about a new product he was taking from a company called LifeVantage. He informed me all he needed to take on a daily basis was one small tablet in order to be protected against free-radical damage of any sort. And that he didn’t even need to take Vitamin C!

I have formulated nutritional supplements for a long time, so I knew there was something not quite right about what I was hearing. When I learned he was buying from a multi-level marketing company his story became understandable, but not believable.

I decided I would investigate the product in order to better understand the logic behind it. I watched videos regarding the science underpinning this product, and I read the scientific literature for months.

What I learned was intriguing, so I decided I would formulate a product dealing with free-radical protection that would take the science and the art of formulation to new levels. I would name the product (drumroll please) “Ultimate Protector”!!

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BACKGROUND

According to Dr. Joe McCord, in the last 10 years or so there have been over 80,000 papers in peer reviewed publications that relate to Nrf2 activators. Many of these have clearly demonstrated that plant polyphenols are perhaps the best way to intake substances that will stimulate the endogenous production of protective enzymes. In fact, many reputable scientists believe the best way to prevent cancer is via the use of plant polyphenols.

There are also many papers in the scientific literature that have shown the consumption of fruits and vegetables (including herbs) that are inherently high in polyphenols to be one of the best ways to improve health and prevent conditions of poor health. Please see my blog article on this subject: “The Amazing Healing Potential of Natural Nrf2 Activators” (http://www.integratedhealthblog.com/amazing-healing-potential-natural-nrf2-activators/).

In the world of nutritional supplements it is not often that significant scientific/clinical studies are conducted on specific products. The reason for this is primarily economic. However, just as in the case of Nrf2 activators, hundreds of thousands of studies have been conducted by organizations around the world that show the benefits of specific ingredients or groups of ingredients, and these ingredients are used in the development of healthful nutritional supplements.

It is laudable that LifeVantage has had a few scientific/clinical studies done on their product containing five specific Nrf2 activators. This positively supports the huge amount of scientific papers on the subject. However, these few studies do not imply it is a better product than products developed using additional carefully-selected ingredients highlighted in the scientific literature. Progress is made continuously in the area of nutritional supplements allowing us to improve on existing products.

As an example of how being aware of the scientific literature on Nrf2 activators, as well as being experienced in the design of groundbreaking new nutritional products, I was recently delighted to observe that high ORAC5.0 values are associated with many of the best Nrf2 activators identified in the scientific literature. This is discussed in my blog article referenced above.

Indeed, this observation is in contrast to the statements by many (even the scientists) that taking antioxidants is unnecessary and perhaps harmful. It appears that these antioxidants may perform double duty by first operating as antioxidants in the body (including the gastrointestinal tract) and in the process become weak pro-oxidants that function as powerful Nrf2 activators. Of course, if you are not aware of ORAC5.0 testing, then it would not be possible to make such an observation.

ULTIMATE PROTECTOR GOALS

My goal when I formulated Ultimate Protector™ was to create a product with three basic functions. That is, 1) a source of non-GMO Vitamin C (1.5 gm/daily serving), 2) provide powerful antioxidant protection via proven high ORAC sources, and 3) a multiple ingredient source of many Nrf2 activators, thereby providing the body with means to produce a wide variety of protective enzymes endogenously.

VITAMIN C IN ULTIMATE PROTECTOR

It is important to realize Vitamin C is a vitamin that is a cofactor in at least eight enzymatic reactions, including several collagen syntheses reactions that when dysfunctional (usually because of lack of Vitamin C) cause the most severe symptoms of scurvy. In animals, these reactions are especially important in wound healing and in preventing bleeding from capillaries. It is important to understand that no other substance can provide these functions.

Vitamin C acts as an electron donor and/or hydrogen donor, and this ability makes it a potent antioxidant. It rapidly reduces superoxide and nitroxide radicals and scavenges hydroxyl, alkoxyl, and peroxyl radicals. It also reacts with non-radical species such as singlet oxygen and hypochlorous acid. It has been observed in in vitro experiments that Vitamin C acts as the first line of defense in the plasma. In order to learn more about the important role of Vitamin C, please see my blog article: “Vitamin C – An Amazing Nutrient” (www.integratedhealthblog.com/vitamin-c-an-amazing-nutrient/).

ORAC5.0 VALUES OF ULTIMATE PROTECTOR

The full spectrum of antioxidants derived from high ORAC fruits, vegetables, and herbs (as well as Vitamin C) provide extremely powerful exogenous sources of protection against oxidative stress. To obtain a quantitative measure of just how powerful these external sources are we elected to conduct ORAC testing.

The fact is that there are a variety of “free radicals” that operate in humans. The most important are the primary radicals hydroxyl, peroxyl, peroxynitrite, singlet oxygen, and superoxide anion. Recently, Brunswick Labs has introduced a new test called ORAC5.0™ (also known as ORACFN). This test expands the ORAC platform to measure the antioxidant capacity against each of the five primary reactive oxygen species mentioned above (not just against the peroxyl radical as ORAC does). ORAC5.0™ substantially improves broad-spectrum antioxidant analysis and gives evidence of the diverse antioxidant potential of natural products against radicals.

Brunswick Labs has tested Ultimate Protector™ using the new ORAC5.0™ tests. The results reveal an incredible overall ORAC5.0 value of 173,000 µmole TE/gram, an exceptionally high value. In addition, the results show that the formula offers excellent protection against all of the five major types of free radicals. Specifically, the results show values of 6,300 (µmole TE/gram) for peroxyl radicals, 5,900 (µmole TE/gram) for hydroxyl radicals, 2,500 (µmole TE/gram) for peroxynitrite, 106,000 (µmole TE/gram) for superoxide anion, and 52,000 (µmole TE/gram) for singlet oxygen.

The overall daily ORAC5.0™ value per serving obtained by adding the values for each free radical type is 486,000 units (173,000 units x 2.81 g)!! To the best of our knowledge there is no other product that even comes close to providing such complete protection both in terms of breadth of coverage and overall strength. The Brunswick Labs ORAC5.0™ test results for Ultimate Protector are posted on our website. View the test results.

Nrf2 CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING ULTIMATE PROTECTOR

In the development of Ultimate Protector™, I was fortunate to obtain a license regarding the use of four complex nutritional ingredients manufactured by Futureceuticals, Inc. (http://www.futureceuticals.com). FutureCeuticals uses target-specific acute clinical studies to create benefit-driven products. This type of testing is central to the company’s TargeTest™ research program.

The program focuses on a number of blood targets, including CETP, PON1, SIRT, Elastase, and ACE, among others. Acute clinical studies that show how dietary supplements affect these targets and can help product developers to identify what nutraceutical ingredients are best to include in blends designed to benefit specific health conditions.

For example, TargeTest measures an ingredient’s ability to help manage inflammation by analyzing activity of NF-κB in blood cells for two to three hours after ingestion of the ingredient. The results lead to two important conclusions. One is whether or not that ingredient is bioavailable, which is determined by measuring its effect in human blood. Second, the results can show whether or not the ingredient inhibits NF-κB. A positive result indicates that the tested ingredient could help regulate inflammation if used over a longer period of time.

The four products we have licensed are 1) AnthoComplete®, 2) CoffeeBerry®, 3) VitaBerry® Plus, and 4) VitaVeggie®. They contain a very broad variety of plant substances that have been optimized for their antioxidant value and support of human health.

The selection of these four products provides phytonutrients from 27 of the most healing fruits and vegetables, most of which are identified as Nrf2 activators in the scientific literature. These include: Wild Blueberry, Wild Bilberry, Acai, Black Currant Extract, Sweet Cherry, Raspberry, Elderberry, Blackberry, Aronia (Chokeberry), Black Soybean Hull Extract, Blue Corn, CoffeeBerry®, Grape Seed, Cranberry, Tart Cherry, Prune, Raspberry Seed, Strawberry, Quercetin, Broccoli, Broccoli Sprouts, Tomato, Kale, Carrot, Brussels Sprouts, Onion, and Spinach.

 

Ultimate Protector NRF2 Activator

 

We added curcumin (95% min. curcuminoids) and resveratrol (greater than 98%) to the formula because they are important in the Nrf2 literature, and were not adequately included in the Futureceuticals products we selected. The total amount of these plant ingredients per daily serving (six veggie caps) amounts to a total of 630 mg, which is consistent with the idea expressed in the scientific literature that only small amounts are necessary for powerful Nrf2 activation.

The total combination of freeze-dried and concentrated fruits, vegetables, and herbs in Ultimate Protector provides a wide range of choices to the body in terms of specific substances, including polyphenols, phenolic acids, anthocyandins, sulforaphane, glucosinolates, lutein, lycopene, beta carotene, chlorogenic acid, ellagic acid, quercetin, quinic acid, proanthocyanidins, resveratrol, ferulic acid, caffeic acid, and polysaccharides.

 

Ultimate Protector

 

After testing the final product for ORAC5.0 value we were truly amazed to find that a single serving (2.81 gm) of Ultimate Protector provides 486,000 ORAC5.0 units (see my blog article on Ultimate Protector ORAC5.0 test results at http://www.integratedhealthblog.com/orac5-0-and-ultimate-protector/). This value is more than 10 times greater than a serving size of any other product of which we are aware!! Our observation that high ORAC5.0 and effective Nrf2 activation appear to be correlated indicates that with Ultimate Protector we have made a major breakthrough in the development of nutritional supplements containing Nrf2 activators.

ULTIMATE PROTECTOR SUMMARY

Ultimate Protector has been on the market about two years. Our customers say they like it very much, including the fact that all ingredients are non-GMO and contained in a small veggie capsule with a minimal amount of excipients. Heavy metals testing indicates no detectable amounts of lead, mercury, and arsenic and insignificant amounts of cadmium per capsule. To date we have no complaints of any allergic reactions, possibly due to the purity of the ingredients. Below is a testimonial from one of our customers who posted on Amazon.com:

“This product is very powerful, after taking only one capsule I feel a tremendous balanced energy take over, and my thinking is razor sharp. This may not be everyone’s experience as I am super sensitive. This product is for real!!!!” – By Adam D Da Virro on April 10, 2014

We hear similar reports from many other customers, including a few enthusiastic ones who have written entire blog articles about Ultimate Protector. We often hear about increased energy levels, enhanced mental acuity, improved capacity to combat illness (e.g., colds and flu), and overall greater well-being. These are just a few benefits reported to us by customers using the formula.

I am especially pleased because I succeeded in formulating a product from which everyone can truly benefit, not only individuals seeking optimal mental or physical performance, such as athletes. And we see it happening every day.

We encourage you to learn the facts, and consider trying Ultimate Protector. While it is formulated as a foundational supplement designed for best results to be taken daily along with a high-potency multivitamin, essential fats, and Rejuvenate! superfoods, it’s also highly effective when used alone. Given the remarkable benefits Ultimate Protector provides, you’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Learn more about Ultimate Protector™.

 

Ultimate Protector Super Antioxidant Formula

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