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  • PRO-C™ AND ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™ – COMPARISON

    Dr. Hank Liers, PhDI have written extensively regarding the benefits HPDI's PRO-C™ and Ultimate Protector™ formulas. Based upon my experience with these formulas they are among the most effective antioxidant formulas available. Both of them are included in HPDI's system of foundational supplements and work most effectively when used with multivitamins, essential fats, and superfoods. However, they also are excellent standalone formulas that can rapidly provide the body with extremely-high protection against free radicals.

    PRO-C

    We are often asked the question "which formula should I take?" My answer usually is both and I personally do this on a daily basis. Below I will briefly show why this its my answer. Below is information that shows the relationship, in terms of ingredients of the two formulas (per serving of 3 capsules daily of PRO-C and 6 capsules daily of Ultimate Protector).

    Ultimate Protector

    INGREDIENTS OF EACH FORMULA

    PRO-C™ (per serving of 3 "00" veggie caps)
    • Buffered non-GMO Vitamin C (1,500 mg)  buffered with Ca/Mg/Zn
    • Grape Extract (seed, skin, and pulp) (90 mg)
    • Green Tea Extract 95% polyphenols 40% min. EGCG (90 mg)
    • Glutathione - reduced (60 mg)
    • N-Acetyl-l-Cysteine (NAC) (45 mg)
    • R-Lipoic Acid (15 mg)
    • Coenzyme B2/R5P (3 mg)
    • Coenzyme B6/P5P (3 mg)
    • Selenium from l-selenomethionine (30 mcg)
    • Calcium (70 mg)
    • Magnesium (70 mg)
    • Zinc (6 mg)

    Ultimate Protector™ (per serving of 6 "0" veggie caps)
    • Vitamin C as non-GMO Ascorbic acid (1500 mg)
    • Anthocomplete™ (135 mg)  Wild Blueberry, Wild Bilberry, Acai, Black Currant Extract, Sweet Cherry, Raspberry, Elderberry, Blackberry, Aronia, Black Soybean Hull Extract, and Blue Corn
    • CoffeeBerry®Forte (135 mg)
    • Vitaberry® Plus (90 mg) freeze-dried Grape Seed, Wild Blueberry, Wild Bilberry, Cranberry, Tart Cherry, Prune, Raspberry Seed, Strawberry, Trans-Resveratrol, and Quercetin
    • VitaVeggie® (90 mg)  Broccoli, Broccoli Sprouts, Tomato, Kale, Carrot, Brussels Sprouts, Onion and Spinach
    • Curcumin 95%  (90 mg)
    • Trans-Resveratrol 98% (90 mg)
    • Malic Acid (500 mg)
    • Calcium (60 mg)
    • Magnesium (60 mg)
    • BioPerine® (7.5 mg)

    The products contain 9 unique PRO-C™ ingredients, 8 unique Ultimate Protector™ ingredients, and 3 overlapping ingredients.

    DISCUSSION

    PRO-C™

    When PRO-C™ was first released in 1997 there were few publications available regarding Nrf2 ingredients and their benefits. The product design was based on the work of Dr. Lester Packer and his work done on the "Antioxidant Network" that shows how nutrients such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Glutathione, and Lipoic acid worked in a redox network to regenerate key nutrients in the body (see Figure 1 below)

    At that time the powerful antioxidant benefits of Grape Seed Extract and Green Tea Extract were well known, but their powerful Nrf2 effects were not discovered until later. These ingredients are able to trap free radicals and conserve on the body's store of network Antioxidants. Additionally, the Nrf2 effects of NAC and Lipoic acid were not known at the time, but their powerful effects on the body were known to support the production of glutathione. Additionally, the super powerful glutathione (reduced) was included with supporting coenzymes B2 (from riboflavin 5'-phosphate) and B6 (from pyridoxal 5'-phosphate) that allow the enzymes glutathione reductase and transferase to function at a higher level.

    A long list of abstracts from scientific journals shown here further support the original design of PRO-C™.

    ULTIMATE PROTECTOR™

    From the beginning of the design process Ultimate Protector™ was focussed on creating a highly effective Nrf2 activator formula with outstanding antioxidant effects. Our understanding was that a very broad spectrum of plant polyphenols including flavonoids, anthocyandins, oligoproanthocyanidins (OPCs), etc. would give the best results. We selected Futureceuticals Anthocomplete™, CoffeeBerry® Forte, Vitaberry® Plus, and VitaVeggie® in order to accomplish this and added Curcumin 95%, and Trans-Resveratrol 98% because of the powerful scientific findings regarding Nrf2 activation for these two ingredients. We found out later from testing that this combination of ingredients gives very high ORAC5.0 values (486,000 units/serving of 6 capsules) and works effectively against all of the primary free-radical types in the body.

    WHY TAKE BOTH PRO-C and
    ULTIMATE PROTECTOR?

    Ultimate Protector vs. PRO-C Venn diagram showing unique and overlapping ingredients in PRO-C and Ultimate Protector.

    Their are 29 unique NrF2 activator ingredients in Ultimate Protector and 4 non-overlapping NrF2 activator ingredients in PRO-C. Thus by taking both formulas you are able to take in 33 identifiable NrF2 activator ingredients (870 mg). The amount of unique  NrF2 ingredients is probably significantly more than this because most of the identifiable ingredients consist of a range of plant polyphenols.

    Other unique ingredients of each formula include glutathione - reduced (60 mg), malic acid (500 mcg), zinc (6 mg), selenium (30 mcg), B2 (3 mg) and B6 (3 mg) from coenzyme forms, and Bioperine (7.5 mg) (for enhanced absorption of nutrients). These are important ingredients to have the formulas work more effectively together.

    The overlapping ingredients in the formula include Vitamin C (3 gm - 1.5 gm from each formula), calcium (130 mg - 70 mg from PRO-C & 60 mg from U.P.), magnesium (130 mg - 70 mg from PRO-C & 60 mg from U.P.), and a little grape seed extract (~10 mg). We view this to be very positive especially because we believe that most people should take in at least 3 grams daily of Vitamin C. Equal amounts of calcium and magnesium balance each other in the body and have many important functions such as being part of critical enzymes.

    SOURCES & RESOURCES

    BOOKS

    The Antioxidant Miracle. Lester Packer, PhD, and Carol Coleman. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1999.

    ARTICLES

     Questions & Answers about Ultimate Protector

    The Amazing Healing Potential of Natural Nrf2 Activators

    Ultimate Protector™ and the Role of Foundational Supplements for Health

    New Directions For Preventing Free-Radical Damage

    Natural Phytochemical Nrf2 Activators for Chemoprevention

    Ultimate Protector™ Brunswick Labs ORAC5.0™ Test Results

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

    Ultimate Protector™: First Impressions

    Ultimate Protector™ ORAC5.0™ Test Results

    Preventing Free-Radical Damage Using Ultimate Protector™

    New Directions for Preventing Free-Radical Damage

    Natural Phytochemical Nrf2 Activators for Chemoprevention

    Ultimate Protector flyer (.pdf)

    "Review of Scientific Research on Oligomeric  Proanthocyanidins (OPC)" by Dr. Hank Liers

    "Vitamin C - An Amazing Nutrient" by Dr. Hank Liers

    "Antioxidant Cocktail Update: Part 1: The Take Home Message is to Use Antioxidant Supplements"
    (An interview of Dr. Lester Packer by Richard A. Passwater, PhD, Whole Foods Magazine 1999)

     

  • AMENDING THE HPDI FOUNDATIONAL PROGRAM

    Dr. Hank Liers, PhDYears ago in the late 1980s, I found from experience that people's health improved significantly when they used a foundational nutritional supplements program.

    The reasons behind people's need for foundational supplements: 1) Nutritionally deficient diets, 2) Excessive exposure to toxic chemicals, and 3) High levels of stress.

    These reasons remain true today. But the three categories have become greater factors than previously. They seem to have gotten dramatically worse over time.

    Due to these factors, and in light of new understandings based on scientific and clinical research, I have decided to amend the HPDI Foundational Program.

    Consequently, in this article, I am introducing two new categories to the HPDI Foundational Program. These are: 1) Gut Health/Microbiome products and 2) Hydrogen products. The complete amended program is illustrated by the diagram below.

    six piece-foundation blog graphic 1.1. Diagram of the newly amended HPDI Foundational Supplements Program

    HISTORY OF HPDI FOUNDATIONAL SUPPLEMENTS PROGRAM

    The original HPDI foundational program was initially called the "Core Program" and consisted of a therapeutic multivitamin, a vitamin C/antioxidant  formula, and an essential fatty acid product. The essence of the foundation was based upon over 70 years of research during which the basic elements of nutrition were elucidated.

    ADDING RNA TO THE CORE PROGRAM

    When we became aware of the work of Dr. Benjamin S. Frank regarding ribonucleic acids (RNA) and the powerful affects RNA had on the body independently of the other nutritional components of the "Core Program", it was clear that a new element was necessary and we developed and added High-RNA superfoods to our program.

    At that time (circa 2005) we called it our HPDI Foundational  Program. For more information on RNA see our blog articles entitled "DIETARY NUCLEIC ACIDS – DR. BENJAMIN S. FRANK, PART 1" and "DIETARY NUCLEIC ACIDS – DR. BENJAMIN S. FRANK, PART 2."

    2b7571a88da0229849f5d110.L Dr. Frank's No-Aging Diet.

    Amending the HPDI Foundational Program was a necessity based upon important new research and clinical studies. Even today many people do not understand the importance of RNA and its role in implementing the basic DNA structures of the body.

    One reason that RNA has become so much more important than it was 40–50 years ago is that diets have basically become devoid of RNA. Muscle meats and processed foods have little RNA and the population is no longer eating sufficient high-RNA foods such as organ meats, fresh fish, and certain vegetables.

    To learn more about the HPDI Foundational Supplements click here to read our booklet "THE NEED FOR FOUNDATION SUPPLEMENTS."

    The Need for Foundtional Supplements What are foundational supplements? This booklet offers suggestions for improving intake of essential nutrients.

    ADDING GUT HEALTH / MICROBIOME TO THE FOUNDATIONAL PROGRAM

    More recently, the scientific community has discovered the importance of the human microbiome to our health. It is known there are about 10 times more bacterial cells living on and in the human body than the number of cells in our body. The amount of DNA carried by these bacterial cells is about 100 times the amount in our cells!! Many of these bacterial cells reside in the human gut. It is proven that these gut bacteria play a major role in keeping us healthy.

    The issue of of how to create a healthy human microbiome is very complex. The problems start with how we grow our food. Beneficial, natural soil bacteria play an important role in helping to create healthy gut bacteria.

    Yet, farming methods over the last 50-60 years have been oriented to the use of herbicides, pesticides, and synthetic fertilizers. These methods have basically destroyed much of the healthy bacteria in our soils. This means these bacteria cannot be passed on to the human gut.

    In addition, the overuse of antibiotics in both animals and humans has further destroyed more of the healthy bacteria available to us.

    According to Dr. Zachary Bush, healthy gut bacteria protect us from conditions of leaky gut. Without the healthy gut bacteria humans develop conditions of leaky gut, which leads to toxicity in the body from a variety of sources including pesticides (especially Roundup/glyphosate), antibiotics, medications, gluten, anti-inflammatories (such as ibuprofen), etc.

    The story of how this all happens is clearly described by Dr. Bush in the following video (How to Fix Leaky Gut - CHTV 110).

    Recent findings regarding the human microbiome clearly indicate the absolute necessity of finding ways to build a strong human microbiome. There are multiple ways a person can do this including healthy diets, avoidance of toxic chemicals and drugs, and with the use of certain supplements.

    Dr. Bush has discovered a supplement using redox molecules found in lignite. These molecules were deposited in the lignite material millions of years ago by a broad range of healthy soil bacteria.

    By extracting and activating these molecules and putting them into a liquid product called RESTORE™ he found that when people consumed this liquid they could regenerate a broad range of good bacteria in the gut (20,000–30,000 species). He also found they could simultaneously repair conditions of leaky gut. RESTORE™ also significantly helps with dehydration issues, which is another key factor in achieving good health.

    Based on the importance of having a broad range of healthy gut bacteria and a robust microbiome—and RESTORE's ability to cause this to happen—we have chosen to add RESTORE™ to  our amended HPDI Foundational program. HPDI is now carrying this product in 8 oz and 32 oz sizes. This product should be taken daily at an appropriate dose for you (up to 3 tablespoons daily).

    ADDING HYDROGEN TO THE HPDI FOUNDATIONAL PROGRAM

    Hydrogen is among the most fundamental elements in the universe and makes up a large percentage of all molecules. It is known that hydrogen and oxygen are key ingredients in the mitochondria used to make ATP, the principal energy molecule of the human body.

    What was not known about hydrogen until recently was its powerful ability to safely trap free radicals and to stimulate the production of ATP.

    We have written several blog articles recently that document the tremendous power of hydrogen to heal many conditions in the human body including:  "The Science Behind Megahydrate", "Molecular Hydrogen at the Forefront of Health Research" and "Wonders of Molecular Hydrogen".

    Many studies have been conducted over the past 20 years showing the power of hydrogen in either the molecular hydrogen form or the hydride form.

    More recently, a number of hydrogen products have become available. These include molecular hydrogen tablets, silica hydride capsules, molecular hydrogen drinks, water ionizers producing molecular hydrogen, molecular hydrogen water purifiers, etc.

    Based upon the research and product availability, we are amending the HPDI Foundation Supplement program to include silica hydride capsules (Megahydrate) and molecular hydrogen tablets (Active H2) under the category of hydrogen.

    Megahydrate™also plays a major role in hydrating the cells of the body. It is now feasible for people to take hydrogen products on a daily basis at reasonable cost. The benefits can be immense!

    SUMMARY

    six element foundational supplements program

    Based on current research—and the availability of breakthrough products—we have amended the HPDI Foundation Supplement Program. The recommended program now includes:

    multivitamin-pie-small 1. Therapeutic Multivitamin, including Hank & Brian's Mighty Multi-Vite! or Multi Two
    vitamin-c-pie-small2. Vitamin C/Antioxidant formula like PRO-C or Ultimate Protector™
    fats-pie-small3. Essential Fatty Acids formula like Hank & Brian's Essential Fats plus E
    rna-pie-small4. High-RNA Superfoods from our Rejuvenate!™ product line
    gut-pie-small5. Gut Health/Microbiome products, including RESTORE™
    hydrogen-pie-small6. Hydrogen products, including Megahydrate™ and Active H2

     

    We believe that to achieve optimal health these six types of supplements ideally need to be taken on a daily basis.

    Over the next several months, we will update our websites to document more fully the amendments we have introduced to the HPDI Foundational Supplements Program.

    ADDITIONAL REFERENCES

    1. The following link of an interview by Dr. Pompa of Dr. Stephanie Seneff provides extremely important information regarding how GMOs are destroying the health of so many people, especially our children.

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