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GOT POTASSIUM?

Fred Liers PhD potassium minerals pH AdjustGot potassium? You heard me right. Po-tass-i-um.

Well, no—you probably don’t get enough—and you’re not alone. Fewer than 2% of people do.

Experts say 4,700 milligrams (4.7 grams) of potassium is the minimum daily intake required for health and to reduce risk of chronic disease.

Yet, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) reports the average potassium intake for Americans is 2,640 milligrams (2.6 g) daily. This low intake remains unchanged over decades! Most people get less than half the amount of potassium needed to meet “adequate” or minimum levels.

Given essential roles played by potassium in the body, and the known health benefits it confers, almost everyone — including you — can benefit from additional potassium. From where will it come?

That is to say, will the average person really meet recommended potassium intake from diet alone? I’m a huge advocate for increasing intake of dietary potassium, but long-term evidence suggests the answer is “no.” Supplementing with certain forms of potassium can be an effective adjunct to dietary intake.

It therefore can be highly beneficial to take a potassium-containing formula like pH Adjust, which provides potassium bicarbonate that boosts potassium levels and powerfully alkalinizes the body.

Bananas provide potassium (400–800 mg), but not if you don’t eat them!

THE “NEGLECTED” MINERAL?

For years, a parade of minerals—calcium, magnesium, zinc, iodine, and yes, sodium—have drawn attention from health professionals, consumers, and the media. Whither potassium?

Yet despite compelling scientific studies, articles, and books, potassium has not “caught on” among doctors, consumers, or health aficionados. Nevertheless, knowledgeable health professionals and a small number of health-consious individuals have known of its importance for decades and longer.

Potassium has become known as the “forgotten” or “neglected” mineral. It’s time to revisit what we thought we knew…or never knew. It’s time to recognize potassium as “first among equals” in the pantheon of macrominerals.

If you think you know potassium, prepare to think again.

POTASSIUM FACTS

A review from Nutrition 101…and some things you may not know:

The symbol for potassium is “K” in the periodic table. It is one of seven essential macrominerals including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, chloride, and sulfur.

POTASSIUM BASICS:

• Regulates fluid balance in the body by means of the sodium-potassium pump (Na+/K+ pump)

• Controls electrical activity of cardiac muscle (heart) and other muscles

• Counters the effects of sodium and thereby maintains proper blood pressure

• Maintains proper acid-base balance in the body

BENEFITS OF HIGH (ADEQUATE) POTASSIUM:

• Decreases risk of dying from all causes (20%)

• Reduces risk of stroke

• Lowers blood pressure

• Protects against loss of muscle mass

• Preserves bone mineral density

• Reduces formation of kidney stones

POTASSIUM – NEEDED MORE THAN EVER?

Beyond the benefits you may take for granted that are provided by the mineral you don’t get enough of…there are many reasons why potassium is more important than ever.

One major reason potassium is needed more than ever: sodium.

Sodium is the essential macromineral no one seems to be lacking. Just the opposite! When people talk about sodium, it is usually about how to avoid it. Sodium is blamed for hypertension and adverse cardiovascular health. What is the connection between sodium and potassium?

It all starts at the level of the cell with the “sodium-potassium pump” (or N+/K+ pump). The sodium-potassium pump is responsible for keeping sodium out of cells and keeping potassium in. But it also a carrier for nutrients going into cells, and it is involved in the energy production.

The typical modern diet —low in potassium and high in sodium (and sugar)—is a major problem for cells because it compromises the function of the sodium-potassium pump. Optimal function of the sodium-potassium pump requires not only increasing potassium intake, but also reducing sodium intake.

Potassium Sodium Pump cell

The sodium-potassium pump expels 3 sodium ions and brings in 2 potassium ions per cycle

SODIUM – POTASSIUM RELATIONSHIP:

• Humans once consumed high levels of potassium (12 g or higher) and low levels of sodium (<2 g) daily. That 6:1 ratio in favor of potassium has radically shifted to a 2:1 or even 4:1 ratio in favor of sodium. Salt is everywhere in the food supply. The potassium to sodium ratio (K/Na ratio) is called the “K Factor.”

• High “K Factor”: During evolutionary history, humans consumed 5–10+ times more potassium than sodium. Because the prehistoric diet contained little sodium, the body developed means for conserving it through resorption. Conversely, our potassium supplies were higher, and therefore the body developed no system for conserving it—it is absorbed, filtered by the kidneys, and eliminated.

• Cellular imbalance between potassium and sodium can cause strokes and other damage without increasing blood pressure (K Factor xxix). An exclusive focus on decreasing blood pressure (whether through diet or drugs) that fails to take potassium into consideration may not produce desired results.

• The sodium-potassium (Na+/K+) pump is an important pump that exists in cells. Its job is to keep sodium levels low in cells (pump out sodium and wastes) and pump in potassium, glucose, and other nutrients. Sufficient potassium is critical for this all-important pump that keeps us healthy.

• When sodium (salt) levels are high and potassium levels are low, the pump does not function efficiently. Cells cannot prevent sodium from entering, causing them to swell from osmotic pressure, and causing metabolic blockage.

• The sodium-potassium pump uses sodium as a “carrier” to bring in potassium, glucose, and other nutrients. For every glucose molecule, two sodium molecules are pumped into a cell. With high sodium intakes, cells become overloaded with sodium, and the pump works far less efficiently.

• Low potassium creates greater imbalance preventing the pump from excreting sodium, and also preventing nutrients from entering cells. The cell produces less energy and enters a type of metabolic stasis.

• Studies show the greatest decreases in blood pressure occur not only when sodium intake decreases, but when potassium intake simultaneously increases.

The role of potassium in the sodium-potassium pump has implications for nearly every function in the human body. And potassium does a lot more.

MANY HEALTH BENEFITS

Potassium provides many benefits. These include known benefits for reducing hypertension, stroke, osteoporosis, and kidney stones, as well as supporting cardiovascular health, and stabilizing blood glucose. Many of potassium’s benefits relate to its role in the sodium-potassium pump. Other benefits relate to different aspects of potassium.

POTASSIUM ALKALINIZES YOUR BODY

Among the most significant features of potassium is its ability to alkalinize the body. Potassium neutralizes acids by itself and especially when combined with minerals such as bicarbonates.

I have recently posted several articles that discuss potassium’s role in keeping the body alkaline. Specifically, how consuming more potassium-rich fruits and vegetables remains the most important means for maintaining alkaline conditions in the body.

Potassium contributes mightily to acid-alkaline balance essential for health by boosting alkalinity. pH levels in the range of 7.35–7.45 provide many benefits. Because modern diets and lifestyles tend to produce acidic conditions (acidosis) in the body, it is important to recognize potassium’s role as “ultimate alkalinizer.”

Known benefits of ideal pH levels (slightly alkaline) include:

• Optimal function of enzymes
• Proper mineral retention, including electrolyte reserves
• Better tissue oxygenation
• Beneficial effects on microbiome

fruits vegetables potassium alkalinization

Consuming more potassium-rich fruits and vegetables can help maintain proper pH in the body.

The alkaline-forming minerals include potassium, magnesium, calcium, and sodium. They work together to keep you alkaline—all are important. Yet, in terms of what in your diet most drives alkalinity, potassium is the king. In fact, certain measures of pH indicate that alkalinity is a function of potassium intake. This means potassium intake most effectively creates alkaline conditions.

High dietary intake of potassium-rich, alkaline-forming fruits and vegetables (especially leafy green vegetables) and vegetable juices is the best way of supporting proper pH. This is a proven means for balancing the effects of acid-forming foods like meats, and most grains and starches (simple carbohydrates).

Known factors producing overly acidic conditions in the body include consuming meats, sugar, processed foods, and simple carbohydrates like wheat, corn, rice, and most pastas and breads.

IT’S REALLY ABOUT DIET?

TOO LITTLE POTASSIUM…TOO MUCH SODIUM

The human story behind potassium begins with dietary intake. Once upon a time, we “got plenty” of potassium in our diets. Now, not so much.

Indeed, humans have a long history of high potassium intake from foods. Our paleolithic ancestors ate a lot of vegetables, fruits, and nuts—all of which are high in potassium. This helped balance their intake of nutrients from animal foods, which are typically lower in potassium.

During the rise of agriculture (20,000–30,000 years ago) and settled communities, grains became a significant portion of our diet. Yet, grains contain relatively low levels of potassium.

In addition, salt was added to foods in larger quantities as a preservative and taste enhancer. A long, slow slide toward decreasing potassium levels— and simultaneously increasing sodium levels—was set in motion.

Sodium is an essential mineral for health—it is one of the alkalinizing minerals. But historically, humans obtained 5–10+ times as much potassium as sodium. We have now “successfully” reversed potassium preponderance by consuming 2–4 times as much sodium as potassium. This causes lots of problems, and is one of the major elements creating dysfunction in sodium-potassium pumps in cells (see above).

In our modern age, and especially since the later decades of the the 20th century, intake of fresh vegetables and fruits has fallen dramatically. And so has the dietary intake of potassium.

The 20th century witnessed an unprecedented and dramatic rise in consumption of processed, packaged, and “fast” foods — most of which are low in potassium and high in sodium.

Beyond the rise of processed foods, there are declines in nutrients (including potassium) in foods due to steadily poorer soil quality on farmland. And adverse impacts on nutrients in food crops relating to the rise of industrial agriculture—with its dependency on chemicals—and failure to replenish soils.

DIET REMAINS BEST TO INCREASE POTASSIUM INTAKE

Potassium remains high in vegetables and fruits, including dried fruits. And vegetable broths. The best solution to low intake of potassium in the diet is simply consuming higher levels of vegetables and fruits, especially those that are fresh and organic.

spinach leafy greens potassium alkalinity

Got spinach? It provides 800 mg potassium per cup!

Leafy greens (raw or cooked) are among the very best sources. Beet greens contain 1,300 mg of potassium per cup and spinach about 800 mg per cup.

Fresh carrot juice is my favorite providing nearly 700 mg per cup. Even comfort foods like baked potatoes (or sweet potatoes) provide high levels (1,000 mg) with skin. Avocado lovers rejoice, as there are 400–500 mg per avocado.

Beans and nuts are good sources, too. Fruits like bananas (400 mg), cantaloupe (350 mg), and even fruit juices like orange juice (650 mg) are significant sources. Among animal foods, fish, chicken, and pork are highest in potassium.

Nutritionists frequently suggest a 80–20 rule: simply consume 80% alkaline-forming foods to 20% acid-forming foods.

With this simple 80–20 formula, nearly everyone can achieve high—or at least adequate—potassium intake through their dietary choices.

The question is: Will people CHOOSE high-potassium foods? Do you?

SOLUTIONS FOR INCREASING POTASSIUM AND REDUCING SODIUM

You can point a person to high-potassium foods, but you can’t make them eat them. Despite exhortations from all sides for greater consumption of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and other high-potassium foods, “potassium sufficiency” isn’t the reality for most people. Potassium intake has been steady for decades.

Regarding sodium, it is just as easy (and important) for most people to decrease sodium in the diet as it is to increase potassium intake. Reduce use of salt. Choose low-sodium options when possible. Sodium is now on the radar as a mineral that promotes hypertension, so low-sodium options are increasingly available.

But like eating more fruits and vegetables, getting more exercise—and other things we know we “should” do—reducing sodium requires a conscious effort. The first part is awareness on the part of the individual. That leads to greater responsibility.

sodium salt shaker potassium

Too much sodium and insufficient potassium in the diet describes modern life.

I also believe manufacturers, restaurants, and the food industry in general should voluntarily limit the amount of sodium they put in foods. That would go a long way toward making it easier to reduce salt.

Coming back to potassium, an interesting fact is that based on US research, Finland in the 1990s replaced their salt shakers with potassium shakers. It’s true. And among other benefits, the incidence of strokes and heart attacks decreased by 60%.

Much can be done by individuals to improve their lives by increasing their potassium intake. Unless and until people eat enough high-potassium foods (and/or the US replaces its salt shakers with potassium shakers—which actually would help solve two problems), another viable option is potassium supplements.

POTASSIUM SUPPLEMENTS

For individuals who do not (or will not) consume sufficient potassium in their diets—this includes the vast majority of people—potassium supplementation can be beneficial.

Even for those who often consume adequate potassium, but sometimes fall short, supplementation is a useful option because it allows for increased potassium intake during times when they need more of it. And who doesn’t?

There are various potassium supplements, typically either capsules or alternate “salts” comprised partly or wholly of potassium bicarbonate. This form of potassium found naturally in fruits and vegetables (versus potassium chloride), and therefore is considered safe. Even when taken in amounts beyond normal recommended daily values, excesses will typically be excreted.

A few caveats. Most nutritional supplements only provide small amounts (100 mg) due to government rules created to avert “hyperalkemia,” defined as too much potassium in the blood. Hyperalkemia can be caused by acute or chronic kidney failure, so if you suffer from kidney failure, please leave potassium supplements alone.

Hyperalkemia can also be caused by medications, such as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (taken for lowering high blood pressure, ironically), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), and blood thinners like heparin. It may also relate to alcoholism, diabetes (type 1), or excessive use of potassium supplements.

The “normal” range of potassium in blood is 3.6–4.8 milliequivalents per liter (mEq/L).

On the reverse side: while most people get less than ideal amounts of potassium in their diets, deficiencies that would qualify as too little potassium (“hypoalkemia”) are not common. (Symptoms of hypoalkemia can include irregular heartbeat, muscle weakness, cramping, mood changes, nausea, and vomiting. Severe deficiencies may lead to muscle paralysis and abnormal heart rhythms.)

Given that most people do not obtain sufficient potassium, eating more fruits and vegetables and perhaps taking a high-quality potassium supplement will help the average person. That is, most people benefit from more potassium—not less—which they can get from diet and/or supplements.

pH ADJUST & POTASSIUM

HPDI recently launched pH Adjust, which is probably the world’s most sophisticated alkalinizing formula. pH Adjust is not a potassium supplement, per se. Yet, it provides easily assimilated potassium as part of a synergistic formula (including other important macrominerals) that is exceptionally well designed for increasing pH levels in the body.

pH Adjust potassium bicarbonate magnesium carbonate

pH ADJUST provides potassium and sodium bicarbonates and magnesium carbonate for alkalinity.

pH Adjust is already popular because many people are overly acidic due to dietary and lifestyle choices, including—but not limited to—not consuming enough vegetables and fruits and over-consuming meats, grains, and other acid-forming foods.

pH Adjust is an excellent formula for those interested in safely and rapidly increasing their pH to overcome acidosis, and creating alkaline conditions in the body.

One gram (1/4 teaspoon) of pH Adjust provides 141.7 mg of potassium from potassium bicarbonate and potassium glycinate. This means that one teaspoon — which is the amount I take daily — gives me 567 mg (.567 g) of potassium. That is not a huge amount of potassium, perhaps as much as you would obtain from mid-sized banana. However, if you consider that pH Adjust is a dietary supplement, which in conjunction with improved diet (i.e., consuming more potassium-rich foods) can make a difference in your potassium intake.

And for the many individuals whose potassium intake is less than 2.6 g — recall that 2.6 g is the AVERAGE intake — a 1/2 gram increase in potassium can make a big difference (a 20% boost!) in terms of improving total intake.

Then consider the “healthy” person whose potassium intake may hover around 4 g, which is above average, but less than the suggested 4.7 g intake level. One teaspoon of pH Adjust will move them into the range where they will meet— or get much closer to—the recommended daily intake.

pH ADJUST: MINERALS FOR ALKALINITY

Taking one teaspoon of pH Adjust daily not only helps boost potassium intake, but represents a HUGE move toward being alkaline, which is a major benefit for health, as I wrote in my last blog article.

Equally important in terms of alkalinizing the body, the bicarbonate form of potassium in pH Adjust is hugely alkaline-forming. That is, while potassium itself neutralizes acids in the body, potassium bicarbonate is substantially more alkalizing because of the tremendous alkaline-forming power of bicarbonate.

That is why HPDI created pH Adjust—to rapidly and effectively create alkaline conditions in the body.

Other significant facts: pH Adjust contains magnesium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate. Magnesium carbonate helps neutralizes stomach acids (hydrochloric acid) and then after it is absorbed (as magnesium ions) it continues to neutralize acids throughout the body. The sodium bicarbonate similarly splits: sodium neutralizes acids and bicarbonates alkalinize the body.

Moreover, it is known that without sufficient magnesium, cells cannot retain potassium. pH Adjust provides a significant amount (105 mg) of magnesium (from carbonate) per 1/4 teaspoon. Think about it—pH Adjust supplies more than 400 mg of easily assimilated magnesium in a single teaspoon! (This means you can reduce or drop your other magnesium supplements.)

pH Adjust provides a 3:1 ratio of potassium to sodium. This ratio is known to be ideal for optimal uptake of potassium.

supplement facts pH Adjust potassium magnesium sodium

pH Adjust provides 141.7 mg potassium and 105 mg magnesium per 1/4 teaspoon serving.

FINAL WORDS

Potassium powers sodium-potassium pumps in your cells and keeps you alkaline. It supports proper blood pressure and cardiovascular function. It balances the effects of sodium and works synergistically with other macrominerals keeping you healthy.

Potassium loves you. Yet, you hardly know potassium—or how deficient you are.

Love potassium like it loves you. Eat more potassium-rich fruits, vegetables, and fresh juices. Take a potassium-containing formula like pH Adjust. Not only will it supply you with easily assimilated potassium, but also powerfully boost your alkalinity.

Eat less salt. For God’s sake, eat less salt. Do all these things. Then it’s likely your poor sodium-potassium pumps will revive themselves. I promise, you will feel it!

 

RESOURCES

BLOG ARTICLES

Alkalinize Rapidly Using pH Adjust

pH Adjust Alkalinizing Formula – New Product!

BOOKS & SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

The High Blood Pressure Solution by Richard D. Moore, MD, PhD

The K Factor: Reversing and Preventing High Blood Pressure without Drugs by Richard D. Moore, MD, PhD

The XXL Syndrome by Max Rombi, MD

Acid & Alkaline by Herman Aihara

Acid-alkaline balance: role in chronic disease and detoxification
(Altern Ther Health Med, 13(4):62-5)

Potassium Intake of the US Population (PDF)
(NHANES Food Surveys Research Group, USDA)

LIST OF HIGH-POTASSIUM FOODS

Potassium: Health Benefits, Recommended Intake

 

This article is dedicated to the memory of our friend Dr. Victor A. Galunic, who provided HPDI with information, resources, and technical assistance.

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ALKALINIZE RAPIDLY USING pH ADJUST

Fred Liers PhD alkalinize rapidly using pH AdjustYou’ve heard it before. Eat more fruits and vegetables to be alkaline. Consume more alkaline-forming foods. Eat fewer acid-forming foods to avoid acidosis. Balance your pH levels.

Maybe you’ve even studied lists or charts of acid- and alkaline-forming foods to encourage dietary choices for creating proper acid-alkaline balance.

It’s no secret that acid-alkaline balance is important for health. In fact, it is well established that pH levels in the range of 7.35–7.45 provide many benefits. The facts are the facts, and the science is sound.

ph value foods acid alkaline ph adjust

Consuming more alkaline-forming fruits and vegetables can help maintain proper pH in the body.

Yet, if creating alkalinity were that simple, then why are most individual’s pH levels acidic instead of alkaline? What can be done to remedy the endemic (and epidemic!) levels of acidosis we see today?

Consuming potassium-rich fruits and vegetables remains the most important means for maintaining alkaline conditions in the body. However, taking pH Adjust powder supplement is an effective adjunct not only for helping balance pH levels, but rapidly producing an alkaline state conducive to optimal health.

pH BALANCE BASICS

A pH of 7 is considered neutral. A slightly alkaline pH level – like 7.4 – is best for health, of course.

Known benefits of ideal pH levels (slightly alkaline) include:

• Optimal function of enzymes
• Proper mineral retention, including electrolyte reserves
• Better tissue oxygenation
• Beneficial effects on microbiome

Dietary intake of alkaline-forming foods is the most obvious way of supporting proper pH. Consuming a diet rich in alkaline forming foods, such as fruits and vegetables (particularly leafy green vegetables) and vegetable juices are proven means for successfully balancing the effects of acid-forming foods like meats, and most grains and starches (simple carbohydrates).

Vegetables and fruits contain potassium. Evidence shows that potassium is critical for producing alkaline conditions in the body.

Known factors producing overly acidic conditions in the body include consuming meats, sugar, processed foods, and simple carbohydrates like wheat, corn, rice, and most pastas and breads.

pH BALANCE ESSENTIAL FOR HEALTH

Despite the certain knowledge that consuming vegetables, vegetable juices, and certain fruits helps balance pH, most people’s pH levels are overly acidic. I personally know many people, often vegetarians, whose pH levels are perfectly within the range suggested for optimal health.

Yet, I also see that most people do not consume sufficient alkaline-forming foods (specifically vegetables and vegetable juices), and therefore I am not surprised that the pH levels of most people are overly acidic.

What people in the thick of life may not realize is the degree to which acidosis—chronic or otherwise—is taking a toll of their health. And how maintaining alkalinity can improve health, longevity and quality of life. Or how easy it can be to create and sustain alkaline conditions using diet and dietary supplements.

MODERN TIMES: CHRONIC ACIDOSIS FOR MOST

Government statistics show that individuals by far do not consume recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables. It makes me wonder what foods the average individual or family consumes daily. Fast foods, fried foods, GMO foods, sugar-laden foods, and processed foods, as well as artificial additives, pesticides and agricultural chemicals are not conducive to alkaline conditions.

Neither are high-nitrogen foods, like red meats and most high-protein animal foods, especially when over-consumed—and not balanced by potassium-rich plant foods.

It seems the diet and lifestyle of most people are such that they are overly acidic. This may be considered a symptom of “modern” life. Yet, while the acid-alkaline balance of ancient diets—and even the diets of Westerners into the 20th century may have been fundamentally better (i.e., more alkaline-forming), the principles of pH balance remain the same. The pH levels of individuals subsisting on grains in any historical period would be relatively acidic.

Beyond low potassium intake from vegetables and fruits, other factors associated with over acidity include alcohol and most pharmaceuticals, antibiotics, artificial sweeteners, preservatives and artificial colorings, low nutrient intake, chemical exposure, pollution, lack of exercise, shallow breathing, and chronic stress.

Given the prevalence of these factors, is it any wonder that maintaining alkaline conditions in the body has become difficult for the average person?

Some effects of acidosis:

• Fatigue
• Being “out of breath” easily and asthmatic symptoms
• Muscle cramping or pain—even with little exertion
• Feeling like can’t get sufficient air (low tissue oxygenation)
• Skin problems
• Allergies
• Headaches
• Weight gain

Importantly, studies indicate that long-term acidosis is linked to certain health conditions, including arthritis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, heart disease, osteoporosis, stroke, and other adverse conditions.

HOW TO BE ALKALINE: DIET AND pH ADJUST

The answer for maintaining alkalinity is to consume plenty of potassium-rich fruits and vegetables. Most people know that it is important to eat 4–6 servings of vegetables daily. Yet, how many actually do? And why is that?

Not unlike taking daily multivitamins and sufficient quantities of basic dietary supplements, maintaining proper pH levels is easier said than done for most people. It just is.

For example, what if you normally consume sufficient amounts of fruits and vegetables, but you are traveling? Or find yourself on a given day not maintaining sufficient intake to maintain optimal pH balance? Or inadvertently become exposed to “factors” that create acidosis?

If you regularly consume sufficient levels of vegetables, vegetable juices, and certain fruits, you will most likely be slightly alkaline most of the time. If you do not, then you will either need to increase your intake of these potassium-rich foods, or try something else, or both.

How do I know this? Because despite my rather large intake of vegetables, vegetable juices, and fruits, I discovered that I am myself not always sufficiently alkaline. When I recently used litmus paper to test my pH levels, I found to my surprise that I am not *always* as alkaline as I should be.

Fortunately, my father Hank Liers, who is our company’s formulator and founder, had something brewing in his mind the last few years.

Just as I was deeply wondering how to squeeze more vegetable juices into my busy schedule…he develops a formula that forever changes my perspective on acid-alkaline balance, not to mention keeping me alkaline — like all the time.

It is amazing and it is “something else.” He calls it pH Adjust. And that is what it does—adjust your pH—and fast!

pH Adjust

pH ADJUST can safely and effective alkalinize the body.

WHAT TO EXPECT: pH ADJUST BENEFITS

After taking a single dose of pH Adjust, my pH “litmus” paper turned from light-ish green to deep purple.

After taking a dose every day for 10 days, my litmus test paper is dark blue to purple nearly all the time.

In addition, my father, Dr. Hank, has noticed that by taking a single large dose (a rounded teaspoon) every morning upon arising and measuring his urinary pH levels shortly before taking the dose, his morning pH levels are consistently in the 6.8 to 8.0 range. Before initiating this practice his morning urinary pH range was 6.2 to 6.6. Using this same protocol, my mother has experienced the same pattern of morning urinary pH values.

Of course, urinary (and salivary) pH measurements over the day will show significant variations depending upon your dietary habits. However, it was noticed that the trend was to have the pH increase over time as the protocol was rigorously followed.

What changed? Well, our pH levels have changed—toward alkalinity—for one thing. For another thing, I notice I have greater stamina, breathe easier, and just “feel” better.

Another unexpected benefit: my teeth feel stronger. Go figure! I thought about it and I see that my body must be retaining minerals better.

When the body is acidic, minerals are required to “buffer” the acidity. The body will even pull minerals from bones or teeth to buffer acidity because it tries to balance acidity any way it can.

Does this mean you can stop eating vegetables—and just take pH Adjust? Absolutely “no” because your diet remains the single most important factor in keeping your body slightly alkaline. If anything, your intake of potassium-rich fruits and vegetables (like kale and other leafy greens) should increase or at least be maintained, if it is already sufficiently abundant in these foods.

The arrival of pH Adjust just means there is a highly effective tool (supplement) to help maintain proper acid-alkaline balance beyond your diet alone. It means that whenever your pH levels dip into an acidic zone, you can rapidly and effectively return yourself to an alkaline state independently of your immediate dietary circumstances. From this perspective, pH Adjust is like an insurance policy: a useful means to attain alkalinity if and when diet alone is not enough. That’s why pH Adjust is a dietary “supplement.”

I cannot guarantee you will get the exact results I obtained. Your results will depend on your diet, level of acidity, and exposure to other factors known to determine pH levels. Nevertheless, the science behind the development of pH Adjust is based on the fact that certain key forms of minerals like potassium and sodium bicarbonate and magnesium carbonate create alkaline conditions in the body.

TELL ME MORE ABOUT pH ADJUST

pH Adjust is a fluffy, mild-tasting power formula you add to water, juice, or other liquid drinks in small amounts (about 1/4 teaspoon) that rapidly “adjusts” your pH levels toward alkaline.

pH Adjust contains potassium bicarbonate, magnesium carbonate, potassium glycinate, and sodium bicarbonate. A one gram serving (about a rounded ¼ tsp) contains about 300 mg of bicarbonate, 260 mg of carbonate, 142 mg of potassium, 105 mg of magnesium, 48 mg of sodium, and 100 mg of glycine.

Potassium, sodium, and magnesium are key minerals involved in many important functions in the body. When combined in bicarbonates (potassium & sodium), carbonates (magnesium), and glycinate (potassium) they help to adjust and balance pH levels essential to optimal body function.

You can read more in depth about pH Adjust on our product page.

pH ADJUST VERSUS SODIUM BICARBONATE (BAKING SODA)

For years, health professionals have advocated the use of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) for its alkalinizing effects and the benefits associated with balanced pH levels.

Baking soda is cheap and effective, but consuming it has drawbacks. Its key flaw is sodium. Sodium bicarbonate provides relatively too much sodium (salt), and as such, its consumption must be monitored so as to avoid elevated sodium levels. Too high sodium levels create known risks for high blood pressure (hypertension) and cardiovascular health.

pH Adjust is formulated to avoid high sodium levels. One key to the formula is its 3:1 ratio of potassium to sodium. These are balanced amounts, as well as levels the body itself favors in terms of absorption and retention. Moreover, these levels maintain a balance known to be heart-healthy and that keep the formula low in sodium, when used as directed.

Most individuals already consume sufficient (or more than sufficient) sodium, and therefore require other minerals to balance that intake. pH Adjust not only contains low levels of sodium, but also provides minerals (potassium, magnesium) needed to balance sodium levels in the body.

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A refreshing glass of water with pH Adjust. Can alkalinizing get any simpler?

TASTE

Taste is another advantage of pH Adjust. Baking soda literally tastes “salty” because it is full of sodium. For a long while, I used baking soda to balance my pH levels toward greater alkalinity.

I stopped taking baking soda not only because my dietary intake of alkaline-forming foods is usually sufficient (relative to the average person), but also because I no longer could stomach the salty taste. I continue to “slug” down baking soda every now and then, but I have to suppress my overriding desire to spit it out—it’s simply too salty!

Imagine me now: happily drinking my pH Adjust in water every morning (and sometimes afternoon) which tastes good! I cannot actually say it tastes like a dessert because it is more like neutral to slightly sweet in taste (partly due to its glycine content). It goes down smoothly with no detectable “salty” taste.

EVERYTHING TO LOVE IN AN ALKALINIZING FORMULA

I would say pH Adjust has everything I would ask for in an alkalinizing, pH balancing formula. It alkalinizes me–FAST! It provides critical minerals required for health in balanced amounts, including potassium and magnesium in easily assimilated forms. It is low in sodium. It tastes good. What more can you ask for?

pH Adjust probably is the most sophisticated alkalinizing formula available. Certainly it is better than calcium- and chemical-laden antacids, which I would never take anyway. pH Adjust’s elegant design makes baking soda seem plain and salty by comparison not to mention highly imbalanced in terms of its mineral content.

TRY pH ADJUST AND MEASURE YOUR pH

No one can really know the effects of such an excellent pH balancing formula as pH Adjust without accurately measuring their pH levels. That is the reason HPDI offers Hydrion litmus paper, which is simply a litmus paper for measuring pH.

Whether you use Hydrion brand papers won’t make a difference. Any good-quality litmus paper should work just fine. Use a small, one- or two-inch strip of pH paper to quickly dip into a saliva or urine sample (i.e., to test salivary or urinary pH). Hint: urinary pH tends to be more accurate because saliva tends to be affected by foods. Test salivary pH well away from meals.

hydrion litmus paper ph Adjust

Order a container or two of pH Adjust, which we’ve purposefully kept low cost so both health professionals and individuals can make it a regular part of their pH balancing regimes. At $19.95 for retail customers (and less for HPDI resellers/wholesale customers), you will see that there is significant value for the price of pH Adjust.

As for serving size, one container provides 250 one-gram servings (about a rounded 1/4 teaspoon). Even if you were to take larger amounts (like I do), say up to one teaspoon daily, there would be nearly 63 servings per container. That’s enough for two full months of servings assuming daily usage.

NOTHING TO LOSE, JUST pH BALANCE TO GAIN

For every person I know whose pH levels lean toward acidic end of the spectrum, there is a container of pH Adjust waiting to be opened. Seriously though, if you’re not getting quite enough potassium-rich vegetables in your diet (or think you are but actually are not), then please consider pH Adjust your supplemental “friend-in-need.”

And if you (or your clients) suffer from long-term, chronic acidosis due to a potential variety of causes, then you have much more to gain. Stop the spiral of acidity from keeping you from attaining much better balanced pH levels—and thereby improved health—by trying our simple blend of minerals in bicarbonate, carbonate, and glycinate forms, called pH Adjust.

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After using pH Adjust and measuring your results with litmus paper, then decide for yourself. Is pH Adjust worth its name? Does it effectively help you balance your pH? We think your answer will be “yes.” We believe you will love pH Adjust as much as we love it.

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RESOURCES

pH ADJUST

PH ADJUST ALKALINIZING FORMULA – NEW PRODUCT! (Blog)

List of acid-forming and alkaline forming foods

Hydrion Litmus Paper

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EFFECTIVE PAIN RELIEF STRATEGIES WITH WARRIOR MIST

Fred Liers PhD warrior mist effective pain reliefI am excited this month to talk about Warrior Mist, which is an all-natural skin, muscle, and joint support formula. Warrior Mist is a topical formula that is my go-to-product for effective pain relief.

Warrior Mist is highly effective for pain. Indeed, my father Dr. Hank Liers formulated it for rapid pain relief, naturally. Many health care professionals find it useful for their clients.

Being applied topically on skin, Warrior Mist acts quickly at the pain source to stop it. Topical application is an advantage when it comes to rapid relief.

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Warrior Mist comes in a pump-spray glass bottle.

NATURAL INGREDIENTS FOR EFFECTIVE PAIN RELIEF

Beyond its effectiveness against pain, what I like about Warrior Mist is that it contains all-natural ingredients. What does that mean? Most of its ingredients are herbal like peppermint oil, lavender oil, and organic coconut and olive oils.

Warrior Mist contains: DMSO (99.999% pure), peppermint oil (the source of menthol in the product), organic olive oil, distilled water, MSM, magnesium chloride, lemon oil, lavender oil, and organic coconut oil.

Warrior Mist contains no harsh chemicals or synthetic preservatives (like parabens, dimethicone, or phenoxyethanol). What else would you expect from a formulator like Dr. Hank Liers or a company like Health Products Distributors?

For anyone who cares about NOT putting toxic chemicals on their skin, Warrior Mist is a high-purity formula worthy of consideration. It is a pure, simple, and effective formula.

Warrior Mist comes in a spray bottle made of glass, not plastic. Shake it, then spray it. Gently massage the area of application to assist absorption. That’s all there is to it.

WARRIOR MIST APPLICATIONS FOR PAIN

Warrior Mist is effective for many applications, including pain relief for joints (wrists, elbows, knees, ankles), bruises and scratches, as well as insect bites and skin irritations. I occasionally I spray it directly into my mouth for throat relief, especially in winter or during allergy season (although technically it is not for internal use).

AIKIDO

I practice aikido, which can stress joints, especially wrists. Most aikido techniques involve grips that can become throws. There are also strikes, counterstrikes, blocks, falls, rolls, wrist breaks (escapes), and other movements.

Aikido is safe when practiced carefully. Yet, many techniques can lead to bumps, bruises, strains, sprains, and soreness. Warrior Mist helps me (and others) a lot. In fact, I donated a bottle of Warrior Mist to the dojo, so it’s there for anyone who needs it.

I am not sure what I would do for routine aches and pains without Warrior Mist. Sometimes just having relief after an aikido workout makes a big difference in my day.

My eight-year-old son also practices aikido in the same dojo. I feel confident using Warrior Mist on him because it is a safe, natural product that works.

I also practice yoga. Yoga rarely results in the types of minor injuries I experience from aikido. Yet, for times when I overstretch a muscle or overdo a pose, I reach for Warrior Mist for rapid, effective pain relief.

HIKING

I enjoy hiking. We live on the edge of a desert wilderness north of Tucson, Arizona. There are cactus, thick brush, thorny bushes, and biting insects like ants and scorpions. Many hikes involve at least a few thorns, scrapes, or mild soreness. Warrior Mist helps with these.

I have used Warrior Mist for bee and scorpion stings, ant bites, scrapes, cuts, small puncture wounds (e.g., from cactus spines), as well as skin irritations of various kinds.

In fact, there are few types of pain I have found Warrior Mist doesn’t mitigate. I use it for shoulder pain, neck pain, and lower back pain when it occurs. I notice the sooner I get Warrior Mist on the affected area, the faster I experience relief.

I don’t personally suffer from headaches, but friends who do tell me Warrior Mist helps them a lot. One of the ingredients is magnesium chloride, which is known to help ease headaches, including migraine headaches. Gently rub Warrior Mist around temples, forehead, or base of the neck.

Pain relief is not always immediate when using Warrior Mist. Yet, I know from experience how much it helps. The ingredients it contains support healing, too. Be patient, give it time, and allow it to work. That is exactly what I do sometimes.

AROUND HOUSE, YARD, AND GARDEN

Warrior Mist is ideal to keep in the house for everyday bumps and bruises like stubbed toes, bruised shins, or skinned knees. We find it useful after yardwork or gardening. You can spray it directly on an area, or else spray it into your hand first (after shaking the bottle), and then rub it into an affected area.

I know of two people who use Warrior Mist for pain in the tailbone (coccyx), the final segment of the vertebral column. Tailbone pain for them was originally caused by falling. One person fell from a horse and the other off a skateboard. While these injuries are structural, Warrior Mist provides significant relief. The reduction in pain helps daily function and facilitates sleep.

WARRIOR MIST FOR PETS

Warrior Mist is safe for use with pets. In fact, it was originally formulated for pets with the help of a veterinarian. You can feel confident using Warrior Mist on pets, large and small. It is ideal for use on dogs, cats, horses, and farm animals. Many veterinarians use Warrior Mist in their clinics for effective pain relief.

If you are a veterinarian, consider using Warrior Mist for your pet patients.

PROFESSIONAL USES

My wife Stefanie is a practicing acupuncturist. She uses and recommends Warrior Mist for her clients.

She frequently uses Warrior Mist in her practice for knee pain, shoulder pain, and back pain. What she often does is mix about five sprays (pumps) of Warrior Mist with about ten sprays of Magnesium Oil along with a dime-sized amount of carrier oil (like organic jojoba oil or coconut oil) in her palm.

She mixes the liquids in her palm (for amounts up to one tablespoon), but it can be mixed and stored a small container. For greater amounts, the ratios remain the same – about 2:1 Magnesium Oil to Warrior Mist – with correspondingly higher amounts of carrier oil. This is an excellent mixture because it combines the benefits of Warrior Mist and Magnesium Oil.

There is a slight chemical reaction that occurs when Warrior Mist mixes with Magnesium Oil. It is actually a warming effect. Stefanie likes it because the mixture is then applied warm, which relaxes muscles and opens pores for better absorption. No “warm up” is necessary and clients seem to appreciate the mixture’s warmth.

The mixture (of Warrior Mist, Magnesium Oil, and carrier oil) may be applied directly on affected areas with high rates of success. Clients themselves can obtain Warrior Mist and Magnesium Oil to make this mixture at home. Using a carrier oil is helpful, but not required because Warrior Mist contains organic coconut and olive oils.

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Warrior Mist works well mixed with Ancient Minerals magnesium oil.

Stefanie also finds Warrior Mist useful for clients suffering from headaches. In addition, she will apply straight Warrior Mist to the throat, lymph nodes, or upper chest area for clients dealing with respiratory issues. Indeed, she applies it to these areas on herself when she feels she may be fighting or coming down with something.

Use Warrior Mist on clean, dry, lotion-free skin. The DMSO in the formula acts as a solvent carrying substances on skin into the body. This allows natural ingredients in the formula to penetrate into painful areas. Wash hands and the application area (or wipe with a damp cloth) before treatment. Avoid using carrier oils with toxic ingredients (like synthetic preservatives) that could be pulled into the body.

Stefanie tells her clients not to put anything on their skin that they would not eat. That is, use only natural oils and products containing ingredients that are natural and organic. A useful resource to determine what products are most natural is the Skin Deep Database on the Environmental Working Group website (www.ewg.org).

If you are a health care professional who deals with clients requiring pain relief, please contact HPDI to request a sample bottle of Warrior Mist. See how well this effective pain relief formula works for your clients.

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Wash hands, shake bottle, then spray on clean, dry skin. Massage area to assist absorption.

WARRIOR MIST FOR ATHLETES AND SPORTS

One group of people who love Warrior Mist is athletes, especially runners, triathletes, and other endurance athletes. Warrior Mist is useful for nearly all sports, including contact sports.

HPDI’s sponsored athlete, pro cyclist Irena Ossola, uses Warrior Mist regularly, especially during races and high-intensity training. She incorporates it into the sports massage she receives with reportedly good effects. She also states that it helps her with recovery.

Irena occasionally crashes her bicycle. This remains a hazard in her sport, she says. However, Warrior Mist has done much to help her joints, road rash and other abrasions, sore muscles, and to speed her recovery.

For purposes of athletes, the magnesium chloride in Warrior Mist can help support muscle health and recovery, and provide effective pain relief.

WARRIOR MIST SUMMARY

Dr. Hank Liers designed Warrior Mist as a natural formula containing ingredients known for providing effective pain relief. Given its wide applicability, topical application, natural ingredients, and proven history of use, Warrior Mist is ideal for personal use by consumers and in clinical settings for clients who require effective pain relief.

Warrior Mist is one of the most natural, effective pain relief products available to heath care professionals and consumers alike.

Warrior Mist comes in a 30 ml (1 oz) spray bottle which provides hundreds of applications. A single bottle typically lasts about two months.

Directions: Shake bottle before applying. Wash hands before and after use. Apply in a thin layer to a clean, dry, and lotion-free area needing support. Shave thick hair that may prevent absorption by the skin. Gently massage the area of application to assist absorption. Re-apply as needed 3–4 times daily. (Contains DMSO, a known solvent.)

BEYOND WARRIOR MIST: WARRIOR SLEEP & WARRIOR ENERGY

Warrior Mist is one of three Warrior Health products offered by Health Products Distributors. Dr. Hank Liers formulated these Warrior products, all of which are topicals requiring ultra-low doses (ULD) by design: Warrior Mist, Warrior Sleep, and Warrior Energy.

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Warrior Mist, Warrior Sleep, and Warrior Roll-On Energy are topical formulas.

Warrior Sleep (9 ml) is an effective, natural sleep and relaxation formula having no drug-like side effects (compared to conventional sleep aids). Like Warrior Mist, you apply Warrior Sleep directly to skin (transdermal application) for rapid absorption. Warrior Sleep incorporates four natural ingredients for sleep: lavender oil, roman chamomile, magnesium, and melatonin. It uses DMSO and natural oils to carry these rest promoters into the body. Warrior Sleep contains: DMSO (99.999% pure), olive oil, distilled water, MSM, magnesium oil, lavender oil, lecithin, roman chamomile oil, coconut oil, and melatonin.

Warrior Sleep

Warrior Sleep is an effective topical relaxation and sleep formula.

Warrior Roll-On Energy (9 ml) is a unique topical roll-on energy product. It is formulated to provide five hours of mental and physical enhancement. One bottle will last 30 days when used twice daily. Warrior Roll-On Energy contains: DMSO (99.999% pure), organic aloe vera gel (inner fillet), distilled water, organic extra virgin olive oil, peppermint oil, magnesium chloride with trace ocean minerals, MSM, organic coconut oil, caffeine (80% from green tea), soy lecithin (high phosphatide and 98% oil free), glutathione (reduced), Vitamin B6 (from pyridoxal-5’-phosphate), Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin), and Folinic Acid (from calcium folinate).

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Warrior Sleep and Warrior Roll-On Energy contain built-in roll-on applicators.

I use all three Warrior products depending on daily needs. Warrior Sleep is an effective sleep aid, but is also effective for relaxation or applied before bedtime to prepare for sleep. I apply to the neck base, upper throat, and temples. We have noticed it nourishes and smooths facial skin. This is due to its synergistic blend of ingredients, including melatonin, MSM, and organic carriers oils.

Warrior Roll-On Energy is uniquely energizing. It differs dramatically from most energy products, or coffee, tea, or chocolate. The formula utilizes ultra-low dose (ULD) technology to carry energizing ingredients (including caffeine from green tea) rapidly into the body. Yet, unlike caffeinated drinks, users typically experience no let down or rapid drop in energy after using it. Warrior Roll-On Energy provides non-jarring, sustained energy during the day (up to six hours).

Health Care Professionals: Please contact HPDI (1-800-228-4265) to request sample(s) of Warrior Mist, Warrior Sleep, Warrior Roll-On Energy, or other products in which you are interested.

RESOURCES

HPDI BLOG ARTICLES

Warrior Mist: Creating an Effective Pain Relief Formula

Super Remedies for Stings and Bites

PRODUCTS

Warrior Mist

Warrior Sleep

Warrior Roll-On Energy

Warrior Products

Magnesium Oil

CONTACT US:

You can reach HPDI by calling 1-800-228-4265, email support(at)IntegratedHealth.com, or visit the retail website: IntegratedHealth.com

Health care professionals and resellers can apply for wholesale account, which includes access to the HPDI reseller website: HealthProductsDistributors.com. Support(at)HealthProductsDistributors.com.

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D-RIBOSE: ENERGIZING SMART SUGAR

Fred Liers PhD riboseAvoiding excess dietary sugars is one of the healthiest things. But there is one sugar that really is good for you. That sugar is D-ribose.

In fact, D-ribose is so healthy for you, it may be the one sugar you won’t want to live without. A little background to this amazing sugar.

D-ribose is a 5-carbon monosaccharide occurring naturally in living cells. D-ribose importantly forms the carbohydrate parts of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA). That means d-ribose is the sugar essential for the biological function of all living creatures, including humans.

Supplemental D-ribose is associated with many benefits. These benefits include greater energy, less fatigue, and faster muscle recovery. These benefits relate to the capacities of D-ribose as a total body energizer because it boosts energy production (as ATP) in the body.

For individuals suffering low energy levels associated with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), low energy levels, and other problems related to low energy (ATP) production, D-ribose can mean a significantly higher level of energy. In cases of extremely low energy, it can mean the capacity to function more normally.

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D-ribose energizes every cell in our bodies.

Athletes and bodybuilders were among the earliest to recognize D-ribose for purposes of improving performance and recovery times. D-Ribose also exerts anti-anxiety, stress reduction, and potential anti-depressant properties. There is additional evidence suggesting that supraphysiological amounts of ribose may have cardioprotective effects, especially for the ischemic heart.

Supplemental D-ribose usually comes in the form of a sweet, crystalline, water-soluble powder. It is also available in capsules or tablets, including chewable tablets.

Humans synthesize d-ribose from foods, including glucose and various dietary sugars. But there are benefits to supplemental D-ribose. One of the major reasons is the important role of D-ribose in the production of energy (ATP) in human cells.

D-RIBOSE BENEFITS

• GREATER ENERGY (ATP) PRODUCTION

• FASTER RECOVERY

• REDUCED FATIGUE

• IMPROVES ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

• SUPPORTS MITOCHONDRIAL FUNCTION

• AIDS CHRONIC FATIGUE AND FIBROMYALGIA

• SUSTAINS CARDIAC AND SKELETAL MUSCLE

• BETTERS PHYSIOLOGICAL FUNCTION UNDER ANAEROBIC CONDITIONS

• SUPPORTS LONGEVITY OF BLOOD CELLS

• ANTI-ANXIETY EFFECTS

• STRESS REDUCTION

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D-ribose is heart healthy unlike most dietary sugars (e.g., sucrose).

RIBOSE FOR ENERGY (ATP) PRODUCTION

The body uses D-ribose to generate adenosine triphosphate (ATP).  ATP provides energy for all bodily movements and every chemical reaction in cells. ATP is the source of all energy in the body and it’s constantly broken down and recreated due to the processes of life.

The adenine portion of ATP consists of one molecule of adenine and ribose (i.e., five-carbon sugar). The triphosphate portion of ATP consists of three phosphate molecules. When a phosphate breaks off from ATP, then energy is released. The compound then becomes adenosine diphosphate (ADP), which consists of adenosine and two phosphate molecules. When another phosphate molecule breaks off, it becomes adenosine monophosphate (AMP).

It is well established that ratios of ATP, ADP, and AMP are essential for regulating energy in cells. Under extreme physiological stress (e.g., high-intensity exercise), our cells cannot recreate ATP rapidly enough to supply cells with required energy. Concentrations of ADP and AMP rise causing a reduction in cellular energy. When the body’s rate of ATP use continues exceeding the rate at which it can be generated, cells “lose” nucleotides in order to restore the ratio between ATP, ADP, and AMP.

During anaerobic metabolism, AMP levels can rise within cells, thereby disturbing the ratios of ATP to ADP and AMP. The body can reduce AMP concentrations by degrading AMP to simpler end products resulting in a significant decrease in the adenine nucleotide pool. Under extreme conditions (e.g., prolonged high-intensity exercise or the diminished blood flow to tissues witnessed in ischemia), the adenine nucleotide pool may decrease by 30–50%. These effects can significantly compromise physical performance.

Here is where D-ribose supplementation works to support energy production. Supplemental D-ribose allows the body to bypass relatively slow conversion steps required for recreating the adenosine nucleotide providing critical material for ATP production. That is, D-ribose can increase the speed of nucleotide replacement. This has implications not only for sports performance, but also for general health. D-ribose is especially useful in situations where greater energy may be required, as in low energy, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, or combating the effects of aging.

D-RIBOSE RATE-LIMITING SUGAR FOR NUCLEOTIDE SYNTHESIS

One of the most important aspects of D-ribose for health relates to the fact that it is the rate-limiting compound that regulates the activity of the purine nucleotide pathway of adenine nucleotide metabolism. As such, ribose plays a central role not only in the synthesis of ATP, but also of coenzyme-A, flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD), nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), DNA, RNA, and other important cellular constituents.

In fact, D-ribose is the only known compound the body can use for performing this critical metabolic function. Specifically, ribose administration bypasses the slow and rate-limited pentose phosphate pathway to stimulate adenine nucleotide synthesis and salvage in vivo. In addition, it has been shown that de novo adenine nucleotide synthesis in skeletal muscle is rate limited by the availability of ribose.

Specifically, human muscle cells (e.g., heart and skeletal muscle cells) do not rapidly replace lost nucleotides because of the lack of two rate-limiting enzymes in the pentose phosphate pathway metabolizing glucose to ribose-5-phosphate. Ribose itself forms 5-phosphoribosyl-1-pyrophosphate, a rate-limiting compound in nucleotide synthesis. As noted, supplemental D-ribose allow the body to bypass the rate-limited steps of the pentose phosphate pathway, thereby accelerating nucleotide synthesis (and salvage).

STOPPING THE VICIOUS CYCLE OF ENERGY DEPLETION

It should not take a genius to figure out that when energy production is optimized, overall health will improve. Yet, the same principle also applies in reverse. That is, there are many instances in which low energy levels can fuel lower energy levels. For example, when illness, stressors, or other factors deplete large amounts of the body’s supply of energy, they can gradually (or not so gradually) lessen the body’s capacity to produce more by overtaxing the energy production system.

This cascade of reduced energy production can become a vicious cycle in which there are few reserves left to support the body’s need for greater energy. D-Ribose is one of the only nutrients that can reverse the downward spiral in ATP production when demands exceed supply. By feeding the body’s own system for producing energy, and thereby supplying the raw material required to produce it, supplemental D-ribose can helps break the cycle of low energy levels.

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Chronic low energy? D-ribose is required for creating energy for all biological functions.

A ROLE FOR SUPPLEMENTAL D-RIBOSE

To recap the importance of supplemental D-ribose: D-ribose increases the rate at which ATP is generated. This improves exercise performance and allows for faster muscle growth. All this is possible because supplemental ribose helps the body bypass the conversion steps needed to create or re-create adenosine nucleotides.

Because replacing adenine nucleotides normally requires a certain amount of time, providing the body with D-ribose supplementally via diet can reduce rates of healing and repair in muscle cells. That is, supplemental D-ribose can increase the speed at which adenosine nucleotides are replaced by providing raw material for the creation of more ATP. That is how D-ribose improves athletic performance and supports optimal energy production, as well as optimal muscle health.

The significance of the science behind ATP production is that almost everyone can benefit from supplemental D-ribose. Whether you are an athlete requiring rapid repletion of energy, a person suffering from low energy levels or chronic fatigue, or anyone who wishes to improve energy production supporting optimal health.

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Fatigued to fantastic: a plentiful supply of D-ribose helps ensure an abundance of energy.

REJUVENATE! SUPERFOODS INCLUDE D-RIBOSE

We at HPDI have focused our efforts on formulating the most effective nutritional supplements and superfoods. When Dr. Hank Liers formulated our original high-RNA Rejuvenate! superfood, he put D-ribose into it. In fact, all of our Rejuvenate! superfoods provide significant amounts of D-ribose.

Rejuvenate! (original greens) provides 1,500 mg D-ribose per serving (one small scoop). Rejuvenate! PLUS provides 1,800 mg per serving (two scoops). Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs provides 2,000 mg per serving (two scoops).

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All Rejuvenate! superfoods provide high levels of D-Ribose.

A major reason HPDI includes D-ribose in its superfoods–and perhaps the most obvious one–is simply that we formulate unique, high-RNA superfoods to support optimal energy production in the body. D-ribose supports that goal by various means.

D-ribose is the rate-limiting sugar for the uptake and assimilation of dietary nucleic acids (RNA, DNA, nucleotides, and nucleosides). This is because D-ribose is actually the sugar backbone of these nutrients. As such, the body requires D-ribose in order to utilize and create (or recreate) dietary nucleic acids.

For example, nucleotides are the molecular building blocks of DNA and RNA. They are chemical compounds consisting of a heterocyclic base, a 5-carbon sugar (ribose or deoxyribose) and at least one phosphate group. They are the monomers of nucleic acids, and 3 or more can bond together to form a nucleic acid.

Nucleosides are glycosylamines consisting of a base (or nucleobase) to a ribose (or deoxyribose) ring. Some nucleosides are cytidine, adenosine, guanosine, and inosine. When nucleosides are phosphorylated in cells, they produce nucleotides (see above).

Thus, D-ribose plays important roles as an essential part of nucleic acids, nucleotides, and nucleosides; in the production of energy (as ATP); and the synthesis and salvage of nucleotides in the body.

Rejuvenate! superfoods are formulated to provide high levels of nucleic acids. D-ribose helps the body optimize its use of nucleic acids and their constituent components. Having D-ribose in our superfoods not only supports energy production directly, but also allows maximum use of the dietary RNA they are formulated to provide.

Rejuvenate! superfoods provide nutrients that boost energy levels significantly and consistently for optimal health, healing, and wellness. The inclusion of D-ribose importantly supports the powerful nucleic acid nutrition these superfoods offer, as well as supplements the body’s intake and synthesis of D-ribose.

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REJUVENATE! PLUS provides 1,800 mg of D-ribose per serving.

SUMMARY

D-Ribose of one of the most important natural sugars for life and health. It is one of the few nutrients that can boost energy levels naturally. When taken with other important biological nutrients, including dietary RNA, DNA, nucleotides, and nucleosides, D-ribose is truly a nutritional powerhouse that can support good health and the energy levels required to live life to its fullest. We believe the best way to obtain supplemental D-ribose is to consume Rejuvenate! superfoods.

SOURCES & RESOURCES

REJUVENATE! SUPERFOODS

REJUVENATE! PLUS

REJUVENATE! BERRIES & HERBS

REJUVENATE! ORIGINAL (GREENS)

REJUVENATE! COMPARISON GUIDE

HPDI BLOG ARTICLES

GET RESULTS WITH REJUVENATE SUPERFOODS

9 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT REJUVENATE! SUPERFOODS

DIETARY RNA FOR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Pentose-Phosphate Pathway: Elsevier’s Review of Biochemistry

From Fatigued to Fantastic (excerpt) by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

D-Ribose technical information (Vista Chemicals)

Enhancing Cardiac Energy with Ribose (LEF)

SCIENTIFIC STUDIES

The Use of D-Ribose in Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia (J Altern Complement Med.)

D-Ribose Aids Advanced Ischemic Heart Failure Patients (Int J Cardiol.)

D-Ribose, a Metabolic Substrate for Congestive Heart Failure (Prog Cardiovasc Nurs.)

D-Ribose as a Supplement for Cardiac Energy Metabolism (J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther.)

Ribose Accelerates the Repletion of the ATP Pool During Recovery from Reversible Ischemia of the Rat Myocardium (J Mol Cell Cardiol.)

Significance of the 5-phosphoribosyl-1-pyrophosphate pool for cardiac purine and pyrimidine nucleotide synthesis: studies with ribose, adenine, inosine, and orotic acid in rats (Cardiovasc Drugs Ther.)

Stimulation of Myocardial Adenine Nucleotide Biosynthesis by Pentoses and Pentitols (Pflugers Arch.)

The Role of Ribose on Oxidative Stress During Hypoxic Exercise (J. Med. Food)

D-Ribose Benefits Restless Legs Syndrome (J Altern Complement Med.)

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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)

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