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Irena Ossola

  • REJUVENATE! LEMONADE – VIDEO

    Fred Liers PhD rejuvenate original superfood lemonadeLooking for a natural energy boost? Or a super-power-up, pick-me-up drink? Look no further than Rejuvenate! Lemonade. Rejuvenate! Lemonade offers all the deliciousness of fresh lemonade with the energizing and health-boosting effects of Rejuvenate!™ (Original Greens), the first superfood formulated to provide high levels of dietary nucleic acids (RNA, DNA).

    In fact, Rejuvenate Lemonade is among the best—and tastiest—ways to take Rejuvenate! Original Greens. I make 12–32 ounces of Rejuvenate! Lemonade daily. It is especially refreshing in the summer, but it easy to make and drink year-round. Not only does it taste amazingly good, but delivers the all important therapeutic levels of dietary nucleic acids you need daily for good health.

    All three Rejuvenate! superfoods offer major energizing effects by providing therapeutic levels of dietary nucleic acids (RNA, DNA). Rejuvenate! superfoods are the only superfoods dedicated to supplying high levels of dietary nucleic acids. Yet, Rejuvenate!™ (Original Greens) is the most densely packed with dietary RNA, providing 340 mg per serving (one small scoop)!! A single container provides 42 servings—sufficient for six weeks of daily use.

    MAKE REJUVENATE!™ LEMONADE

    Make Rejuvenate! Lemonade with fresh lemons or limes, maple syrup (or other natural sweeteners), purified water, cayenne pepper (optional), and Rejuvenate!™ superfood. If you don't have fresh lemons or limes, substitute bottled lemon juice (like the Santa Cruz brand organic 100% lemon or 100% lime juice).

    REJUVENATE!™ LEMONADE RECIPE

    Fresh Lemons or Limes (1–2)
    Purified Water (8–32 ounces)
    Grade B Maple Syrup (1–2 tbsp)
    Cayenne Pepper (1/4 tsp or pinch)
    Rejuvenate!™ (Original Greens) (1–4 scoops)

    Squeeze the lemons (using a citrus juicer or press). Aim to squeeze 2–4 tbsp juice. Mix lemon juice into your container of water. Add 1–2 tbsp maple syrup or to taste. You can also try using stevia, xylitol, or other natural sweeteners. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper (optional). Mix 1–4 scoops of Rejuvenate! (Original Greens) superfood. In hot weather, try adding a few ice cubes. Stir and enjoy!

    Rejuvenate! Lemonade is excellent when modified to include small amounts of other juices (e.g., blueberry or pomegranate) of your choice, or other Rejuvenate! superfoods (Rejuvenate! Plus or Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs).

    Rejuvenate!™ Original Greens is the most nutrient-dense, and darkest-green superfood in HPDI's Rejuvenate! line.

    MAJOR BENEFITS OF DIETARY NUCLEIC ACIDS

    Dietary nucleic acids offer significant benefits, including:

    • Greater Energy (via increased ATP production in cells)
    • Improved Endurance
    • Greater Muscle Mass and Functional Strength
    • Cardiovascular Benefits
    • Increased Tissue Oxygenation & Anti-Anoxic Effects (easier breathing)
    • Lower cholesterol levels
    • Smoother Skin & More Youthful Appearance (Anti-Aging Effect)
    • Detoxification Support
    • Temperature tolerance (to cold/heat)
    • Quality of Life and Longevity Effects
    • Greater Subjective Well-Being

    (Sources: Nucleic Acid Nutrition & Therapy, and Chlorella: Gem of the Orient)

    SOURCES OF DIETARY NUCLEIC ACIDS
    IN REJUVENATE! SUPERFOOD (ORIGINAL GREENS)

    • Chlorella
    • Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF)
    • Nutritional Yeast
    • Yeast RNA Extract

    Other nutrients included known to support the uptake, assimilation, and use of dietary nucleic acids:

    • D-Ribose
    • Calcium Folinate
    • Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B12)

    These nutrients ensure the body effectively utilizes the dietary nucleic acids in Rejuvenate! Original Greens. They also help this unique high-RNA superfood support your health beyond what might be expected of the collection of individual nutrients—a process known as "synergy" that leverages the benefits of all ingredients in Original Greens into something more than the sum of its parts.

    FINAL WORDS: WHY REJUVENATE! LEMONADE?

    Rejuvenate!™ Original Greens was the first in the Rejuvenate! line of superfoods. More than the others, it is nutrient-dense in terms providing the richest amount of dietary nucleic acids per unit weight. It also remains the most cost-effective per serving.

    While it does not contain a built-in multivitamin (like Rejuvenate! PLUS and Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs) or a comprehensive herbal sub-formula (like Berries & Herbs), Rejuvenate!™ Original Greens remains most popular among "hard core" nutrition customers and healthy food purists, as well as individuals seeking the most rapid detoxification and cleansing effects. Does this sounds like you or your clients? Then start with "Original Greens," make healthy RNA-rich lemonade, and enjoy all the tasty benefits!

    The combination of fresh lemonade and Rejuvenate! Original Greens will help hydrate, cleanse, purify, and detox...and simply is a tasty and energy-boosting, power-up drink like no other!

    Lemonade made with Rejuvenate! Original Greens packs a potent, high-RNA punch.

    RESOURCES

    Rejuvenate! — The Original High-RNA Superfood

    Rejuvenate! Superfoods Comparison

    Rejuvenate! (Original Greens)

    ARTICLES

    High-RNA Rejuvenate! Superfood

    “9 Things to Know About Rejuvenate!™ Superfoods”

    DIETARY NUCLEIC ACIDS – DR. BENJAMIN S. FRANK, PART 1

    DIETARY NUCLEIC ACIDS – DR. BENJAMIN S. FRANK, PART 2

    Super-Tasty Morning Nutritional Drinks

    BOOKS

    Chlorella: Jewel of Far East, Bernard Jensen, PhD.

    Chlorella: Gem of the Orient: The Dynamic Food Discovery for Health and Healing, Bernard Jensen, PhD

    Dr. Frank's No-Aging Diet, Dr. Benjamin Frank.

    Nucleic Acid Nutrition & Therapy, Benjamin S. Frank, MD

    Nucleic Acid Therapy in Aging and Degenerative Disease: A Metabolic Approach with DNA, RNA, and Related Metabolites, Benjamin S. Frank (3rd ed)

    A New Approach to Degenerative Disease and Aging: Effects of RNA, DNA with Other Metabolites. Dr. Benjamin S. Frank

    Dr. Frank's No-Aging Diet Cookbook, Barbara Friedlander Meyer, Marilyn Peterson, and Benjamin S. Frank, MD

    Food Healing for Man (vol. 1), Bernard Jensen, PhD

  • RACING AND RECOVERY WITH pH ADJUST ALKALINIZING FORMULA

    Irena Ossola bike racing recovery pH Adjust alkalinizing formulaEditor's note: HPDI's sponsored pro cyclist Irena Ossola is a frequent contributor to our blog. Today she writes about her experience with adjusting and monitoring her pH levels using pH Adjust and pH test strips. ~

    I have used HPDI's pH Adjust alkalinizing formula for about two months, and my experience has been quite interesting. I can see how my body reacts on a chemical level to different stresses—such as racing, travel, training, rest, and different foods I eat. I consistently use pH paper to test my pH first thing when I wake up in order to have a more controlled test.

    My primary finding is that after a race my body is quite acidic (pH of 6.3). While in contrast after a day of rest and/or dinner consisting of lots of vegetables and spinach my body is quite alkaline (pH of 7.5 to 8).

    TESTING MY pH LEVELS FOR ALKALINITY

    While in France and racing very hard, I noticed that taking pH Adjust every morning helped my body feel more balanced and avoid spikes of energy or tiredness. I could rest and sleep more deeply, and train with both greater quality and frequency.

    Irena Ossola ph test pH Adjust Wearing my HPDI gear. Products like pH Adjust and Rejuvenate! superfoods keep in me in top condition.

    After a month in France of hard racing and training, I began experiencing leg cramping due to the fatigue and travel. I remained consistent in my testing and taking pH Adjust through this difficult period. Initially, my tests were very acidic when the cramps began. Then as my diet consisted of just soup and salad (to hydrate and ease the burden on my digestion/kidneys) the pH test strips showed my pH to be more alkaline.

    Also, I read that bicarbonate could help with cramping as it acts as a buffer in the body. So I continued to take the pH Adjust consistently and even increased my doses by adding an evening dose as well, if my afternoon/evening pH test showed my body was acidic (below pH 7).

    DIET AND pH ADJUST KEEP ME ALKALINE

    During the period of cramping I know pH Adjust helped to reestablish an alkaline environment in my body. This is important in order to heal from the cramping which creates a lot of lactic acid and fatigue in my muscles. I noticed the symptoms were reduced. During the cramping stage, I usually have cramping even when walking, but this time it was limited primarily to the bike. I recovered faster and felt better sooner, which I think is a result of the pH Adjust and the correct diet.

    test pH paper Testing pH levels with litmus paper guides my diet and use of pH Adjust.

    Even after travel and during my return to harder training I will continue to take pH Adjust as part of my normal routine. There is nothing else available or on the market that acts so specifically to balance the pH within the body. This is so important as we introduce and put many stresses on our body that take it out of balance. Whether it is environmental or nutritional, these stresses can lead to further problems. So simply taking pH Adjust every morning can help protect against these variables. I feel the difference when I am consistent in taking it, and my body is under constant stresses due to my work as a professional cyclist.

    pH Adjust pH Adjust helps me maintain optimal pH levels—there's nothing else like it.

    JUICE CLEANSE AND RECOVERY

    Last month I returned from Europe where I was suffering from some leg cramping, so I decided to do a body cleanup. I was still taking pH Adjust in the morning and my normal supplements, but I also wanted to do a 3–5 day juice cleanse. This helped the recovery as it cleans out my kidneys and gives my digestion a rest. Whenever I return from travel or racing I try to do a juice cleanse to reboot my system.

    Irena Ossola ph test ph adjust Me and my bike!

    The three day juice cleanse ended up being a great flush, and my legs were recovering very well after all the travel, racing, cramping, and stress.

    I did notice some feelings of fogginess in my head during the cleanse. But I was told that this is not uncommon to feel as it could be either from the reduced amount of protein entering the body, or because the toxins are being cleaned out of the system, so the mind is also readjusting to this as well.

    I have noticed that the more juice cleanses I do, the faster and easier my body adjusts to the fluid diet. I don’t feel hunger, but just craving for the juice and energy. As long as I have enough juice made and on hand, I don’t feel worried about my ability to nourish my body. Without intense training I really enjoy the cleanse and don’t feel the need or cravings for sugar or certain foods. It simplifies life, and allows me to focus on important things like training and my work as a pro cyclist.

    Pro Tip: When going through lots of stress on the body like exercise, illness, surgery, polluted environments, etc., increase the amount of Rejuvenate! superfoods in your diet and eat sardines. Both of these nutritional components will help speed up recovery time, and battle any incoming hazards and risk factors to your body.

    irena ossola rejuvenate superfoods Pro Tip: Rejuvenate! superfoods support recovery after training and racing.

    SOURCES & RESOURCES

    OssolaSport.com
    (Official website)

    Irena Ossola page
    (HPDI Reseller site)

    BLOG ARTICLES

    Power Juice & Super Smoothie of Pro Cyclist Irena Ossola

    Racing on Rejuvenate! Superfoods

    Juice Journey of Cyclist Irena Ossola

    All About the Balance – Mind, Body, and Nutrition

    Resolving 2014 – Cyclist Irena Ossola on Training

    Pro Cyclist Irena Ossola's Rejuvenate! Smoothie

    Get Results with Rejuvenate! Superfoods

    Introducing Professional Racing Cyclist, Irena Ossola

    PRODUCTS

    pH Adjust Alkalining Formula

    pH paper
    (litmus test paper)

    Rejuvenate! superfoods
    (comparison chart)

  • EFFECTIVE PAIN RELIEF STRATEGIES WITH WARRIOR MIST

    Fred Liers PhD warrior mist pain relief formulaI 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 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 rapidly at the pain source to stop it. Topical application is an advantage when it comes to fast relief.

    Warrior Mist topical pain relief Warrior Mist comes in a spray pump glass bottle.


    WARRIOR MIST – NATURAL INGREDIENTS

    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 actually we do not recommend it 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 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.

    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.

    Warrior Mist Magnesium oil bottles 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 likes to 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 effective this topical pain formula is for yourself and your clients.

    Warrior_Mist_Usage 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, as well as provide pain relief.

    WARRIOR MIST SUMMARY

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

    Warrior Mist is one of the most effective natural 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.

    Warrior Mist Warrior Sleep Warrior Roll-On Energy 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).

    Warrior Roll-On Energy 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 Amazing Pain Relief Formula

    Super Remedies for Stings and Bites

    PRODUCTS

    Warrior Mist

    Warrior Sleep

    Warrior Roll-On Energy

    Warrior Products

    Magnesium Oil

    HPDI Products: Pain Management

  • REJUVENATE! BERRIES & HERBS: INGREDIENTS FOR OPTIMAL NUTRITION

    Fred Liers PhD rejuvenate berries herbs superfoodI write a lot about superfood ingredients, and especially those in HPDI's Rejuvenate! superfoods. One superfood I write about less often is Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs.

    This may relate to the fact that Rejuvenate! Original and Rejuvenate! PLUS provide plenty of greens like chlorella and spirulina. Greens make these superfoods popular, and it is easy educating health care professionals and consumers alike on their benefits.

    Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs is different. It provides ultra-high ORAC value (14,200+) per serving. It also provides more dietary nucleic acids (390 mg) per serving than other Rejuvenate! superfoods. It tastes so good it may the HPDI's best-tasting superfood. Even Health Ranger Mike Adams loves it, and stocks it in his online store.

    Rejuvenate Berries and Herbs Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs is one of three HPDI superfoods providing dietary nucleic acids.

    REJUVENATE! BERRIES & HERBS IS DIFFERENT: IT LACKS GREENS

    But it lacks greens. And greens are what almost everyone wants. As noted, Rejuvenate! Original and PLUS formulas provide high levels of greens like chlorella and spirulina. Berries & Herbs provides none.

    For some people, no greens is just great. We developed Berries & Herbs because we want to offer one superfood with high levels of dietary nucleic acids that does NOT contain greens.

    Formulating a high-RNA superfood without greens is an admirable goal. Most of the dietary nucleic acids in Rejuvenate! superfoods (and dietary RNA is what makes HPDI superfoods unique) come from greens. For example, chlorella contains amazingly high levels of nucleic acids, more than any other ingredient.

    THE VERSATILE, NON-GREEN SUPERFOOD WITH NUCLEIC ACIDS

    Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs was created as superfood lacking greens. It suits its purpose because: 1) certain individuals cannot stomach greens like chlorella; 2) many people enjoy greens, but also desire variety; 3) many prefer a fruity, berry-flavored superfood for reasons of taste--and Berries & Herbs tastes delicious.

    While the lack of greens could be perceived as a liability, it is one of the greatest benefits of Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs.

    rejuvenate berries herbs greens continuum Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs is the HPDI superfood without greens.

    In this article, I want to recap the benefits of Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs and present some new information on ingredients, characteristics, and qualities of this unique, non-green superfood.

    GREENS ARE GREAT, BUT I ALSO LOVE "BERRIES & HERBS"

    First, I haven't penned a full article on the product since February 2014 when I published "Be Healthy with Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs." That was an in-depth piece. And the information is still 100% true: I still favor greens, as in greens provided by Rejuvenate! Original (greens) and Rejuvenate! PLUS (sweet greens).

    One major difference now: while I obtain plenty of greens from the green Rejuvenate! superfoods, there is actually more room in my diet for non-green superfoods. That especially means Berries & Herbs.

    That is, I now take 5–10 servings per day of Rejuvenate! Original. That may sound like a lot, but correspondingly reduce my food intake to accommodate higher levels of superfoods. I feel satisfied with reduced food intake when consuming higher levels of superfoods.

    As a result, my dietary nucleic acid intake is quite high. High levels of dietary nucleic acids are part of what make Rejuvenate! superfoods unique. High-purity and nutrient density are other major benefits.

    So, I'm not sure I need more dietary nucleic acids (unlike athletes like pro cyclist Irena Ossola whose training and performance benefit from higher levels of dietary RNA).

    There are many reasons for consuming Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs:

     Berries & Herbs can be more filling than Rejuvenate! Original. Therefore it makes a nutritious breakfast drink, or after breakfast power booster.

    • Contains a full-spectrum multivitamin. It doesn't replace my daily multivitamin (Hank & Brian's Mighty Multi-Vite), but it does give me an extra boost of vitamins/minerals in liquid form (smoothie, blender drink, or plain in almond milk, juice, or water).

    • Tastes amazingly good. That means it makes a delicious and healthy "refresher"  or "snack" between meals. It also makes a great after dinner "dessert" drink.

    • Makes yummy shakes of whatever consistency you like. You can use less liquid (or more Berries & Herbs) for a thicker shake. Add a drop or two of stevia if you desire a sweeter taste.

    • Tasty replacement for drinks like hot cocoa, tea, or coffee.

    • Blends well with milks, yogurt/kefir, nut milks, and herbal teas.

    • Great addition to foods, including fruit, berries, granola, and grains.

    • Nutritious when used as an ingredient in homemade bars (see bar recipes).

    • Delicious in plain water and without added sweeteners.

    • Kids love Berries & Herbs. It can be added to drinks and foods as a healthy booster. Since my son loves Berries & Herbs, I use it in his drinks and foods.

    These are just a few of the advantages of Berries & Herbs that I know from personal experience, and from talking to many people who use it regularly.

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    MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE: EIGHT BENEFITS OF BERRIES & HERBS

    There's a lot more to Rejuvenate! Berries and Herbs that you might guess. I identified eight key benefits of Berries & Herbs in my previous post. Here they are (below). While a few of these key benefits are identical or similar to those I mention above as reasons for consuming it, they deserve repeating:

    1) TASTES GREAT

    2) HIGHER RNA LEVELS THAN OTHER REJUVENATE!™ SUPERFOODS

    3) CELL-SUPPORTING HERBS FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH

    4) SLOWER DETOXIFICATION FOR A GENTLER DETOX EXPERIENCE

    5) HIGH PROTEIN (ALL VEGETARIAN)

    6) MULTIVITAMIN WITH COENZYME B COMPLEX FOR ADDITIONAL NUTRIENTS

    7) HIGH ANTIOXIDANT VALUE (14,200+ ORAC) FOR REJUVENATING POWER

    8) NRF2 ACTIVATORS SUPPORT ANTIOXIDANT PRODUCTION IN CELLS

    These benefits create a profile of advantages that are unique for Berries & Herbs. I will discuss most of these benefits below.

    HIGH LEVELS OF DIETARY NUCLEIC ACIDS (RNA, DNA)

    Before I talk about how good Berries & Herbs tastes (and did I mention it tastes really good?), I want to present information about dietary nucleic acids.

    Dietary nucleic acids are so important for health that Dr. Benjamin S. Frank devoted his entire life to studying them. He declared them to be "essential nutrients" for health like vitamins and minerals.

    One way dietary nucleic acids (RNA, DNA) support health is by boosting production of energy (ATP) in the body. When ATP production is high, the body has sufficient energy to support many of the biological functions required for keeping you healthy.

    Read more about health benefits of dietary nucleic acids in my article, "9 Things to Know About Rejuvenate! Superfoods" and other blog articles.

    Inspired by Dr. Frank's scientific writings, my father Dr. Hank Liers formulated the series of Rejuvenate! superfoods specifically with the idea of providing high levels of dietary nucleic acids (RNA, DNA) to support optimal health. All three Rejuvenate! superfoods provide at least 340 mg of dietary nucleic acids.

    To be exact, Rejuvenate! (Original) and Rejuvenate! PLUS both provide 340 mg of dietary nucleic acids per serving. Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs provides a whopping 390 mg of dietary nucleic acids!

    That's 50 mg more dietary nucleic acids per serving. As I noted, an extra 50 mg of dietary nucleic acids (Rejuvenate Berries & Herbs compared to other Rejuvenate! superfoods) may not seem like much, yet those servings add up.

    At one serving daily, in a single week you will consume an "extra" 350 mg of dietary RNA (at 50 mg more per day). That is a full extra serving weekly. If you take two servings daily, that's 700 mg additional dietary nucleic acids.

    Dr. Frank tells us that a small amount dietary RNA goes a long way in terms of health benefits. He states that relatively small amounts of RNA (e.g., 100 mg daily) can provide noticeable health benefits.

    Yet, larger amounts provide more benefits and create a stronger foundation for health (Frank 117). For example, individuals who benefit from larger amounts of RNA include athletes, individuals experiencing stress, and those seeking to recover from injuries.

    An extra 350–700 mg dietary nucleic acids weekly can make a difference for health. It also means that a container Berries & Herbs can last longer than a container of Rejuvenate! PLUS in terms of providing more RNA per serving.

    How much RNA do you need? That depends. 1,000 mg is a solid goal to aim for. That's just two and one half (2.5) servings of Berries & Herbs or about five scoops.

    HOW MUCH RNA DO WE NEED?

    Dr. Benjamin S. Frank and other experts suggest an "optimal" intake in the range of 1,000–1,500 mg. This means 2.5 to 4 servings per day, or five to eight small scoops of Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs. This amount can reasonably be attained by consuming, for example, a morning smoothie and an afternoon shake with three scoops of Berries & Herbs each.

    After reaching a daily intake of about 1,500 mg, the benefits obtained by increased RNA consumption begin leveling. Greater intake of nucleic acids beyond this amount seems to provide fewer benefits.

    An Olympic athlete in training might benefit from a daily RNA intake of 2,500 or 3,000 mg. Yet, most of us don't have these high requirements because we aren't pushing our bodies to such a level of activity and intensity.

    That doesn't mean you can't gain similar benefits as those that might be conferred to an Olympian by optimizing your daily intake at a level that gives you sufficient dietary nucleic acids for rejuvenation, energy, and vitality.

    Begin with a serving or two per day, and work up to 1,000–1,500 mg daily.

    GIVE IT TIME

    It takes the body a few weeks to become saturated with nucleic acids. For me, it seems to be about 12 days.

    Thus it can initially take two to four weeks after starting a high-RNA diet to see the benefits of nucleic acids. You may immediately notice greater energy or body warmth. (Likewise, when you stop taking nucleic acids, the benefits will still last several weeks.)

    By consuming Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs regularly after the body is saturated with RNA, you easily maintain your body's supply of dietary nucleic acids. Maintaining your daily intake of dietary RNA helps sustain health.

    INCLUDES HIGH-POTENCY MULTIVITAMIN WITH COENZYME B COMPLEX

    A major benefit of Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs is that it contains a high-potency multivitamin. Why is this important? While many people take a multivitamin, most multivitamins provide inadequate amounts of essential nutrients required for health.

    In fact, many multivitamins provide the "Daily Value" established by the US government for critical nutrients. Daily values have replaced what was formerly known as "recommended daily allowances," yet typically remain at or barely above levels required to prevent diseases of deficiency. These are not levels optimal for human health.

    That is, daily values are not designed to create optimal health. They are minimum values based upon levels required for to avoid deficiencies. There is a huge difference between minimum levels needed for survival or prevent deficiencies. Indeed, the body assimilates and utilizes far higher levels to build and maintain robust health.

    Still, the majority of multivitamins are formulated to provide minimum daily values. Thus, the majority of persons taking multivitamins obtain minimal values that do not create optimal health.

    We at HPDI know the importance of a high-potency multivitamin for providing nutrients at levels that fall into ranges necessary for creating, supporting, and maintaining excellent health. After all, HPDI's founder-formulator Dr. Hank Liers specializes in designing effective, high-potency multivitamins. He has done this for more than 25 years.

    HPDI offer several excellent standalone multivitamins. But until the advent of Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs, only HPDI's Rejuvenate!™ PLUS superfood included a built-in multivitamin.

    Dr. Liers wanted to confer the same nutritional advantages to consumers of Berries & Herbs. The vitamins added to HPDI's superfoods like Berries & Herbs may not in every case completely replace the need for a standalone multivitamin. However, they do make the formula far more nutritious and more effective, partly helping the body better utilize dietary nucleic acids.

    When it came to formulating Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs, Dr. Liers not only incorporated a high-potency multivitamin, but also made sure the forms of these vitamins would be only the ones best used by the body.

    Many of the vitamins (including the B complex vitamins) in Berries & Herbs are coenyzme-form vitamins or other forms best-recognized and/or utilized in the body. Best recognized almost always means natural. For example, Berries & Herbs does not include folic acid, which is a synthetic form of folate, but instead use calcium folinate (folinic acid), the natural co-enzyme form of folate.

    Here are the vitamins in one serving that make up the multivitamin complex in Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs:

    • VITAMIN C (250 MG) (417% OF DAILY VALUE)

    • VITAMIN E AS D-ALPHA TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE (90 IU) AND HIGH GAMMA MIXED TOCOPHEROLS (25 MG) (300% OF DAILY VALUE)

    • VITAMIN D3 (1,000 IU) (250% OF DAILY VALUE)

    • VITAMIN K1 (0.5 MG) (625% OF DAILY VALUE)

    • VITAMIN (100 MG)

    • CHOLINE (50 MG)

    • VITAMIN B1 FROM THIAMIN DIPHOSPHATE (7.5 MG) (500% OF DAILY VALUE)

    • VITAMIN B2 FROM RIBOFLAVIN-5'-PHOSPHATE (6.8 MG) (400% OF DAILY VALUE)

    • VITAMIN B3 AS NIACINAMIDE (60 MG) (300% OF DAILY VALUE)

    • VITAMIN B5 AS PANTOTHENIC ACID (30 MG) (300% OF DAILY VALUE)

    • VITAMIN B5 FROM COENZYME PANTETHINE (13 MG) (130% OF DAILY VALUE)

    • VITAMIN B6 FROM PYRIDOXAL-5'-PHOSPHATE (10 MG) (500% OF DAILY VALUE)

    • FOLATE AS FOLINIC ACID (1 MG) (250% OF DAILY VALUE)

    • BIOTIN (0.9 MG) (300% OF DAILY VALUE)

    • VITAMIN B12 AS METHYLCOBALAMIN (0.2 MG) (3,333% OF DAILY VALUE)

    This list of course does not include other vitamins in Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs' ingredients, such as nutrients found in vegetable sprout powders, vegetable protein powders, stabilized rice bran, or in many of the herbal ingredients like burdock, ginger, or turmeric.

    Another advantage of coenzyme vitamins is the body needs less of any given coenzyme vitamin because it does not need to convert non-coenzyme vitamins into usable forms. Therefore, the body requires less of a coenzyme-form vitamin.

    That is a good thing because it does not cause the body to waste energy using enzymes to convert synthetic vitamins into their coenzyme forms. While coenzyme vitamins are relatively expensive to source, they are often very affordable to consumers because the body only needs tiny amounts of them.

    Unlike many conventional B vitamins typically used in multivitamins, there are no losses of coenzyme B vitamins in vivo (in the body) due to conversion processes because they are immediately recognized by the body. This represents a powerful boost in effectiveness for minimal rise in cost.

    HPDI uses coenzyme vitamins in many of their products because of their high value in terms of health and well being. The future of vitamin supplements lies in coenzyme-form vitamins because they are the most natural and most effective, and the most easily assimilated by the body.

    In fact, HPDI was among the first companies to incorporate coenzyme form vitamins into its formulas. Dr. Hank Liers understands their value for human health. We will continue formulating products with coenzyme vitamins like Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs.

    VITAMINS INCREASE EFFECTIVENESS OF DIETARY NUCLEIC ACIDS

    The vitamins (including coenzyme-form vitamins) in Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs provide a significant benefit. They boost the effectiveness of the dietary nucleic acids.

    Dr. Benjamin S. Frank certainly was clear about the effects of vitamins on the human body, including its capacity for using dietary RNA for therapeutic purposes. In his regimen for using nucleic acids for health as documented in Dr. Frank’s No-Aging Diet, he recommends taking a “therapeutic-strength” multivitamin daily (76).

    Dr. Frank performed many human and animal studies using dietary nucleic acids. He nearly always included vitamins in his regimens. Very often he placed subjects on separate B-complex supplements.

    Dr. Frank specifically states that the addition vitamin B-complex to the RNA regimen enhances the effects of dietary RNA. For example, he mentions how the B-complex support the rejuvenating effects of RNA on facial skin (Nucleic Acid Nutrition and Therapy 27).

    Dr. Frank often specifies additional vitamins for dealing with certain conditions. For example, in his chapter on how his no-aging diet can help with osteoarthritis, he recommends patients take an additional 250 mg of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) and 500 mg of vitamin C.

    In his writings on dietary recommendations, Dr. Frank not only recommends B-complex vitamins, but also vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin D. He also incorporates a wide range of minerals in his formulas for patients.

    Minerals he recommends include magnesium, zinc, and potassium. He also mentions other nutrients, such as coenzyme Q (ubiquinone/ubiquinol), enzymes, amino acids (e.g., carnosine, glutathione), and natural sugars (e.g., ribose and deoxyribose).

    The inclusion of a complete multivitamin complex in Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs helps make dietary nucleic acids more effective.

    Click here to learn more about our complete line of multivitamins.

    HIGH-ORAC NUTRITION & ANTIOXIDANT PROTECTION

    Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs is an excellent, well-balanced superfood. Few superfoods stack up against it when you consider all the nutrition it provides.

    Which brings us to another benefit: High antioxidant values. Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs falls into a class by itself when it comes to providing antioxidant power: its power to quench free radicals.

    One measure of the antioxidant values of foods and nutrients is ORAC value. ORAC stands for "oxygen radical absorbance capacity." An ORAC test measures antioxidant capacities in vitro (test tube).

    ORAC by itself is not the only or necessarily the best measure of antioxidant value because the oxygen radicals are not the only oxidants. A more comprehensive test would be the ORAC5.0 test, which measures the free-radical quenching powers of a sample against five different types of oxidants.

    Nevertheless, ORAC remains a useful guide to the oxidant quenching powers of a superfood. Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs provides an ORAC value of greater than 14,270 units per 38.9 gram serving.

    There exist few individual foods, for example, that exhibit an ORAC value anywhere close to this figure. Even the highest-ORAC foods (like prunes or blueberries) fall short, being at most one-third as effective.

    Most individual berries provide ORAC values in the range of 5,000–7,000 units per 100 gram serving (usually one cup or eight ounces), which translates into about 50–70 ORAC units per gram. Berries & Herbs tops such figures by providing 367 ORAC units per gram.

    This means the ORAC value provided by Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs in a single two-scoop serving (about 5 tablespoons) equals the ORAC the average high-ORAC berry (about 60 ORAC units/gram) provides in about six one-cup servings (48 tablespoons).

    Serving-for-serving, Berries & Herbs is greater than six times more potent as an antioxidant substance than most foods considered high-ORAC. It also means you'll need to consume far less Berries & Herbs to gain the antioxidant benefits you would from a much larger quantity of high-ORAC foods.

    Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs offers 367 ORAC units per gram! One serving is about 39 grams, so there is a huge amount of free-radical quenching power in just a single serving.

    How huge is that? Since Berries & Herbs provides 14,276 ORAC units per serving (38.9 grams), then for a typical 100 gram ORAC equivalency, it provides an ORAC value of 36,684. Most ORAC food charts stop at about 14,500 units per 100 g (and average high-ORAC foods hover at 5,000 units per 100 g) to put those values in perspective.

    Gram for gram, Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs offers more than twice the ORAC value of the highest ORAC foods. And at least five to seven times more ORAC value than "average" high-ORAC foods (strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries) providing 5,000–7,000 ORAC units per 100 grams).

    Antioxidant power is a unique benefit for Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs, and one that is hard to be matched by any superfood, anywhere.

    HIGH-ORAC BERRIES & POLYPHENOLS

    I will talk more about about antioxidant nutrients in Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs when discussing its cell-protecting herb and nutrient blend.

    The major free-radical quenching power Berries & Herbs actually lies in its berry and polyphenol content. The extraordinary free radical-quenching capacities of Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs relate directly to the fact that berries, as well as plant-based polyphenols (like those found in grapes and grape extract) contain relatively large quantities of antioxidants.

    Also, the berries and polyphenols in in the formula come in highly concentrated forms. For example, we include potent berry blends like VitaBerry® Plus® and a carefully selected organic freeze-dried berry complex. The blends provide many types of berries, polyphenols, and other antioxidant nutrients acting synergistically to create higher ORAC values than a formula with fewer types of these berries or polyphenols.

    NRF2 ACTIVATORS

    Many plant-based antioxidants also act as Nrf2 activators. Nrf2 is a transcription factor encoded in human genes and whose antioxidant response pathway is our primary cellular defense against oxidative stresses. Nrf2 increases expression of important antioxidant enzymes in cells.

    What this means is that Nrf2 activators are substances that activate the cells' own production of antioxidant defenses. Because there is significant overlap between the food-based (i.e., exogenous) antioxidants and Nrf2 activators stimulating the body's production of its own antioxidant enzymes, the berry complexes and polyphenols in Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs serve double-duty as externally supplied antioxidants and stimulators of the body's own antioxidant production.

    The study of Nrf2 activator nutrients is an exciting area of research due to the potential for Nrf2 activators to significantly boost human health by enabling the body to unlock its potential for creating antioxidants.

    The body already produces its own antioxidant defenses, but Nrf2 activators significantly enhance this process, thereby allowing far greater production of antioxidants for cell protection.

    Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs was not formulated as a Nrf2 activator formula. Yet, research shows there is significant overlap among the antioxidant substances in Berries & Herbs and nutrients known for activating Nrf2 transcription factor.

    Known Nrf2 activators in Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs include vegetable sprouts powder, blueberry powder, cranberry powder, strawberry powder, raspberry powder, vitaberry plus, burdock root, astragalus, turmeric, ginger root, rhodiola rosea (root), rutin, n-acetyl-l-cysteine, milk thistle extract, licorice (root), green tea extract, dandelion root, vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol), lipoic acid, grape extract, and transresveratrol.

    To learn more about Nrf2 activators, please see Natural Phytochemical Nrf2 Activators for Chemoprevention and other Nrf2-related articles on HPDI blog.

    HPDI also offers Ultimate Protector™, an antioxidant, vitamin C, and Nrf2 activator in a capsule formula. Ultimate Protector is not a high-RNA superfood, but a standalone foundational supplement. The two formulas can be combined, and in fact are formulated so they can be taken together in the HPDI system. Six small capsules of Ultimate Protector™ provide 486,000 ORAC5.0 units per serving. When taken together, the two formulas product more than 500,000 ORAC5.0 units per serving.

    As noted Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs is not formulated as an antioxidant or Nrf2 activator formula per se. Yet, it provides significant antioxidant and Nrf2 activation.

    When combined with Ultimate Protector (or another vitamin C and antioxidant formula), multivitamin (like Multi Two), and essential fats (like Essential Fats Plus E), all four foundational formulas will work together to support optimal health. Read more about how HPDI's foundational supplements system works to support optimal health.

    CELL-SUPPORTING HERBAL COMPLEX ("SUBFORMULA")

    One of the top features provided by Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs is a blend of foods, herbs, and nutrients that collectively constitute a "subformula" created to support cell function and optimal cellular health.

    Because this cell-protecting subformula contains many proven ingredients, it may appear to be more nutrient-dense substances heaped on top of an already densely packed Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs superfood.

    But the cell-protecting blend is something totally different. It's not related to nucleic acid content, or to the built-in coenzyme B vitamin complex, or the high-quality protein content. It is a groundbreaking, game-changing set of ingredients that sets Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs apart from nearly every superfood, including other Rejuvenate! superfoods,

    The truth is that today our cells are under constant attack by thousands of different stresses. They are bombarded by toxic chemicals in the air, water, and soil. These chemicals include everything from pesticides and herbicides to household cleaning chemicals and industrial contaminants.

    Our cells are also attacked by radiation. For example, elevated levels due to nuclear accidents like Fukushima and high background levels remaining from nuclear tests. Not to mention exposures from medical and dental x-rays. All these exposures lead to cumulative damage.

    Other cellular toxins include daily exposures to chlorine, fluoride, bromine, and other halogens. And of course, exposures to heavy metals like lead, mercury, and cadmium from numerous other sources like dental amalgams, old paint, contaminated fish, and many other sources.

    There are many other toxins our cells must deal with daily. Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs is formulated to help cells deal with this assault by providing nutrients that support optimal function. This includes supporting your antioxidant defenses, immune system, energy production system, detoxification, and other important functions.

    Dr. Hank Liers initially created this subformula of ingredients at the request of veterinarian Randy Aronson, VMD, who is Dr. Liers partner in the development of the 2Docs line of animal wellness formulas (www.IntegratedHealth.com/2docs-pet-supplements.html).

    Dr. Randy was looking for a potent combination of ingredients that could optimally support the health and vigor, as well as recovery from illness of many of his pet patients suffering from degenerative diseases. Dr. Hank's formula worked for Dr. Randy's animal patients.

    Dr. Hank saw its potential benefits for people. He began thinking about what a human version of the formula might look like, and how it could be incorporated into a product. At the time, HPDI was developing it's latest Rejuvenate!™ superfood. While formulating the superfood, Dr. Hank realized that these "herbs" and other nutrients could perfectly complement the "berries" he put in the formula. "Berries & Herbs" was born.

    Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs thus contains a cell-protecting blend of organic and/or wildcrafted herbs and antioxidants. The cell-protecting subformula includes the following ingredients:

    Organic astragalus, organic burdock root, organic turmeric root, organic ginger root, n-acetyl-l-cysteine (NAC), k-rutin™, standardized milk-thistle extract (>82% silymarin), standardized green tea extract (>95% polyphenols, >55% EGCG), organic licorice root, organic dandelion root, organic dulse, organic kelp, standardized Rhodiola rosea root (>3% rosavins), alpha-lipoic acid, BioVin™ grape seed, skin, and pulp extract, Immune-Assist™ (synergistic blend of organic mushroom extracts including Agaricus blazei, Cordyceps sinensis hybrid, Lentinula edodes, Grifola frondosa, Ganoderma lucidum, and Coriolus versicolor), transresveratrol (from Polygonum cuspidatum), germanium sesquioxide, and l-selenomethionine.

    This subformula of ingredients makes a Berries & Herbs almost a "stealth" superfood. That is, many of the other benefits are more directly evident. Like high level of vegetarian-friendly protein or a built-in multivitamin.

    The inclusion of dietary nucleic acids may be more obviously beneficial than cell-protective nutrients. But the subformula of cell-protective nutrients and herbs offers major benefits.

    A nutritionist might read the label and realize the immune-building power of the cell-protective subformula. An acupuncturist might see its capacity for increasing energy or "chi." A naturopath may identify potential for detoxification. In fact, most health professionals recognize value in the subformula's ingredients.

    The cell-supporting subformula is effective for supporting immunity, energy production, and detoxification, and other healthy benefits. The herbs and nutrients in the cell-supporting subformula make Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs unique, and distinguishes it from other superfoods.

    BERRIES & HERBS IS A HIGH-PROTEIN SUPERFOOD

    Beyond the advantages of Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs discussed, you might think the benefits stop there. But here is another one: Berries & Herbs is a high-protein powerhouse.

    Dr. Hank Liers designed Berries & Herbs not only as a great-tasting, well-rounded superfood with dietary nucleic acids, multivitamins and minerals, but also as a high protein formula.

    Higher protein (12 g per serving) means more complete nutritional support for people using Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs as a food, snack, or nutritious drink.

    The 12 grams of protein in a single two-scoop serving of Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs is about six rounded tablespoons of it.

    It's easy to consume two scoops at a time because it tastes so good. Whether you choose to mix it in a smoothie, shake it up in jar, drink it plain in water, or add to fresh juice, you can count on its protein to help sustain you.

    Adult females require about 46 grams of protein per day. Two servings of Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs provides a woman with more than half (52%) of her daily recommended intake of protein.

    Adult males require more protein (about 56 grams daily) than females. But even for men, two servings of Berries & Herbs provide almost 43% of their recommended daily protein intake.

    PROTEIN SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS

    The high-quality protein in Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs comes from non-GMO brown rice, organic sprouted flaxseed (powder), organic hemp protein (powder), and a blend of garden sprouts. Here is the breakdown of the major protein sources in Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs:

    • High Protein Organic Garden Sprout Blend (3,000 mg/serving). Included in this blend are pea protein, quinoa sprouts, broccoli sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, daikon radish sprouts, red clover sprouts, and natural vanilla favor. Greater than 65% protein.

    • Brown Rice Protein (Non-GMO) (9,000 mg/serving)

    • Flaxseed Powder (3,000 mg/serving) (15–30% protein)

    • Organic Hemp Protein Powder with Fiber (3,000 mg/serving)

    I will present more information (below) regarding specific nutritional information for each of these superior vegetable-based protein sources. Selenium (from l-Selenomethionine), and Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol).

    FINAL WORDS: TASTE, TASTE & TASTE!!

    I rarely save best things for last. But while delicious taste may not be a health benefit, it qualifies as one of the outstanding features of Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs.

    Berries & Herbs has a beautiful aroma and flavor that tickles taste buds with intense berry flavors and lingering fruity notes. Its taste is like a blast of berries in the mouth probably because that's exactly what it is.

    Most people like it. I myself was astonished that a superfood could taste so good.  If you haven't tried it before, you're likely to be pleasantly surprised.

    Below I include detailed information about Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs. Here is a superfood you can rely on for solid nutrition, great taste, and high levels of dietary nucleic acids supporting optimal health. ~

    rejuvenate berries herbs RNA Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs is a Dr. Hank Liers "original" formula.

    DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS

    REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING UNIQUE INGREDIENTS

    VitaBerry® Plus® (400 mg/serving)

    VitaBerry® Plus® is a nutritious ingredient having extremely high ORAC value and is derived from freeze-dried Grape Seed, Wild Blueberry, Wild Bilberry, Cranberry, Tart Cherry, Prune, Raspberry Seed, Strawberry, Resveratrol, and Quercetin. In fact, this powder has an ORAC value in excess of 1.2 million units per 100 grams. Therefore at the 400 mg level that this material is found in REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS it provides a minimum of 4,800 ORAC units. Because excessive exposure to free radicals may cause severe pain and inflammation, high-ORAC VitaBerry® Plus® significantly can contribute to preventing oxidative damage in the body.

    VitaBerry® Plus® provides the following benefits:

    • Superior source of natural antioxidants

    • Helps prevent the effects of premature aging

    • Promotes cardiovascular health

    • Promotes healthy brain function and mental acuity

    • Promotes healthy vision

    • Promotes healthy blood sugar levels

    • Excellent source of flavonoids and organic acids

    • Promotes urinary tract health

    • Promotes healthy skin

    ORGANIC FREEZE-DRIED BERRY COMPLEX (6,000 mg)

    The freeze-dried berry complex in REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS is a proprietary blend of organic strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cranberries. Berries contain many powerful phytochemicals that can improve health. They are high in fiber and relatively low in sugar, and will not lead to surges to insulin when eaten in moderation.

    BLUEBERRIES

    The berries of the blueberry plant (Vaccinium angustfolium) exhibit among the highest levels of antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetables. In particular, they contain the polyphenol anthocyanin (a pigment that gives fruits their red, purple and dark blue colors).

    Anthocyanins are powerful flavonoid antioxidants that help protect the body from free radical damage and diseases associated with aging. Blueberries contain not only 25-30 different types of anthocyanins, but also chlorogenic acid (believed to be a tumor inhibitor), and the pigment cyanidin (an anti-inflammatory).

    Blueberries contain silicon (an element believed to be helpful for the pancreas) and are considered to be helpful for diabetes.

    Blueberries also have been effective for many health conditions, and may protect the body against age related declines in neural and cognitive functions, short-term memory loss, macular degeneration of the retina, and urinary tract infections (due to compounds that inhibit the adherence of bacteria to uroepithelial walls).

    There is evidence that blueberries may improve glucose metabolism via the action of chlorogenic acid, serve as a powerful anti-inflammatory agents (useful against arthritis and other inflammatory conditions), and reduce the risk of tumorigenesis.

    The antioxidant power of foods is measured in ORAC units (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), which indicate the total amount of a food’s antioxidant capacity. High ORAC values indicate greater antioxidant capacity. High-ORAC foods may therefore protect cells from oxidative damage.

    Two studies have shown that eating high-ORAC fruits and vegetables (or doubling the intake of fruits and vegetables) elevates the antioxidant capacity of the blood 13-25% (see Jrnl of Clinical Nutrition 68: 1081-87).

    When ORAC values for 40 fruits and vegetables were measured by the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service at its Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University, fresh blueberries scored the near the top, having 2,400 ORAC units per 100 grams (3.5 ounces).

    Serum levels of anthocyanins found in blueberries have been shown to rise significantly after ingestion of freeze-dried blueberry powder and correlate with an increase in serum antioxidant capacity as measured in ORAC units (Mazza et al., Jrnl of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 50 (26): 7731-37; 2002)

    CRANBERRIES

    Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon) are native to the boggy regions of temperate and subalpine North America and Europe. Although Native Americans used them extensively, they were first cultivated in the U.S. in the early 19th century. Cranberries grow on viney plants belonging to the heath family Ericaceae that also includes blueberries, bilberries, huckleberries, and bearberries (Arctostaphylos uva ursi).

    Cranberries contain tannins, fiber, anthocyanins (and other flavonoids), and Vitamin C. Their tannins prevent bacteria from attaching to cells. Consequently, cranberries have been used against infections, including urinary tract infections. In addition, cranberries may be helpful in protecting against heart disease and stroke.

    Cranberries are an especially good source of antioxidant polyphenols. In animal studies, the polyphenols in cranberries have been found to decrease levels of total cholesterol and so-called “bad” cholesterol. Cranberries may also inhibit the growth of tumors in human breast tissue and lower the risk of both stomach ulcers and gum disease.

    RASPBERRIES

    Raspberries (and blackberries) belong to the rose family (Rosaceae). The red raspberry was first cultivated in Europe about 400 years ago. There are several varieties native to North America, including a black raspberry native to southern states (that has been crossed with European varieties) and a red raspberry (Rubus idaeus) from which originate most commercially grown varieties.

    Raspberries contain anthocyanins, fiber (including the cholesterol lowering soluble form pectin), phytochemicals (ellagic acid, coumaric acid, ferulic acid), calcium, and vitamins A, C, and E. Ellagic acid is known to be antiviral, antibacterial, anticarcinogenic, and antimutagenic. It has been shown to inhibit the mutation of cells and to prevent the binding of carcinogens to DNA.

    Raspberries have 1,220 ORAC units per 100 grams (3.5 ounces), among the highest of the forty fruits and vegetables tested by the USDA.

    STRAWBERRIES

    Strawberries long have grown wild in the world’s temperate regions. They have been cultivated for several thousand years and were prized among the ancient Romans. Most of the common varieties of strawberry derive from a hybrid (Frangaria x ananassa).

    Strawberries have an ORAC value of 1,540, which is very high among the fruits and vegetables tested by the USDA. They are a good source of vitamins C, K, B2, B5, B6, and folate. They also contain appreciable amounts of the minerals manganese, iodine, and potassium, as well as dietary fiber. Like other berries, the antioxidants contained in strawberries may be useful against diseases of the heart and arteries by preventing the oxidation of lipids.

    The phytonutrient phenols most abundant in strawberries are anthocyanins and ellagitannins. The anthocyanins help to prevent oxidative damage from free radicals in body. The unique phenol profile of the strawberry enables it not only to protect the heart, but also to fight inflammation.

    Studies have shown strawberries protect the brain from oxidative stress and may therefore reduce age-related cognitive decline in brain function.

    CELL PROTECTIVE ORGANIC & WILDCRAFTED HERBS AND ANTIOXIDANTS

    ORGANIC ASTRAGALUS POWDER (200 mg)

    Astragalus is derived from the root of a plant (Astragalus membranaceus) in the pea family. It is an adaptogen, meaning it has a balancing effect on bodily functions. Astragalus is often used to strengthen or tone the body’s overall vitality, improve digestion, and support the spleen. Studies confirm it contains biologically active compounds, including a polysaccharide that stimulates the immune system.

    ORGANIC BURDOCK ROOT (200 mg per serving)

    Burdock root is one of the foremost cleansing herbs, providing nourishing support for the blood, the liver, and the natural defense system. It is rich in Vitamins B1, B6, B12, and E, as well as manganese, copper, iron, zinc, sulfur, and more. Burdock root is often found in tonic formulas and special blends designed for internal cleansing.

    In traditional herbal texts, Burdock root is described as a “blood purifier” or “alterative” and was believed to clear the bloodstream of toxins. During the industrial revolution, Burdock was used as a medicine to help people cope with the increasing environmental pollution.

    Burdock root has been used both internally and externally for eczema and psoriasis, as well as to treat painful joints and as a diuretic. In traditional Chinese medicine, burdock root, in combination with other herbs, is used to treat sore throats, tonsillitis, colds, and even measles. It is eaten as a vegetable in Japan and elsewhere. Burdock is a mild laxative. It also aids in the elimination of uric acid. The herb contains polyacetylenes that have both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

    ORGANIC TURMERIC ROOT POWDER (150 mg per serving)

    Turmeric, a polyphenol, contains substances called curcuminoids that are powerful antioxidants, pain relievers, and anti-inflammatories. Curcuminoids have been shown to exhibit antibacterial activity.

    ORGANIC GINGER ROOT (150 mg per serving)

    Ginger rhizome (Zingiber officinale) is an incredibly active and effective gastrointestinal aid with the following properties: 1) Contains a digestive enzyme whose effectiveness even exceeds that of papain; 2) Stimulates the flow of saliva and increases the concentration of the digestive enzyme amylase in the saliva; and 3) Activates peristalsis and increases intestinal muscle tone. Ginger is also known to be helpful in cases of nausea.

    N-ACETYL-L-CYSTEINE (NAC) (100 mg per serving)

    NAC is a powerful free radical scavenger. A majority of orally ingested NAC rapidly undergoes deacetylation to form L-cysteine, which is necessary for glutathione production. NAC, therefore, has powerful implications for immune function and increasing the body’s free-radical trapping capacity.

    NAC’s effectiveness in treating patients with acetaminophen overdose is well documented. NAC has been used with good results in treatment of respiratory illness and diseases such as chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Additionally, NAC has well-known antimucolytic properties, and has been shown to increase mucociliary transport in lungs.

    k-RUTIN™ (100 mg per serving)

    Rutin (quercetin-3-rutinoside) is a glycoside of the flavonoid quercetin. The chemical structure of rutin and quercetin consequently are very similar. Indeed, both rutin and quercetin are used in many countries as medications for blood vessel protection, and both are found as ingredients in numerous nutritional supplement preparations and herbal remedies.

    k-Rutin™ is an alkalinized form of rutin having greater solubility than the rutin included in traditional nutritional supplements. That is, based on laboratory studies, it is a more soluble anthocyanin moiety (functional group) than rutin.

    RECOGNIZED HEALTH BENEFITS OF RUTIN

    • Rutin inhibits platelet aggregation and decreases capillary permeability, which thins blood and improves circulation

    • Rutin exerts anti-inflammatory activity

    • Rutin inhibits aldose reductase activity. Aldose reductase is an enzyme normally present in the eye and elsewhere in the body. It helps change glucose into a sugar alcohol called sorbitol that is associated with cataract formation

    • Rutin strengthens capillaries. It therefore can reduce symptoms of capillary- and circulatory-related health conditions, including hemophilia. It also may help prevent common venous edemas of legs and feet.

    • Rutin can reduce cytotoxicity of oxidized LDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease

    • Evidence indicates rutin can be used to treat hemorrhoids, varicosis, and microangiopathy

    • Rutin acts as an antioxidant. A study of the superoxide anion scavenging activity of rutin and six other flavonoids (including quercetin, morin, acacetin, hispidulin, hesperidin, and naringin) showed rutin had the strongest scavenging activity.

    • Rutin provides essential support molecules for Vitamin C absorption and helps prevent breakdown of Vitamin C in the body before it is metabolized

    • Rutin is believed to stabilize the collagen matrix by preventing free-radical damage, thereby helping to maintain the health of the body’s collagen

    Rutin is a flavonoid (or bioflavonoid) within a class of flavonoids that includes hesperidin, quercetin, eriodictyl, and citron. Rutin is essential for the absorption of Vitamin C.

    While rutin in nature is found in many nutritious foods (e.g., citrus, red apples, teas, broccoli, onions), it is easily taken in supplement form. This is especially important because the body cannot produce flavonoids. They must be supplied through diet (and it is prudent to take them in supplemental form in order to maximize health).

    Flavonoids boost the effectiveness of Vitamin C, improve eye health, strengthen capillaries, reduce cholesterol, improve blood circulation, and act as antioxidants. Recent studies indicate flavonoids may be a significant factor in guarding the body against infections and major illnesses.

    MILK THISTLE EXTRACT (STANDARDIZED TO GREATER THAN 82% SILYMARIN) (100 mg per serving)

    Extensive research has shown that silymarin – the major component of milk thistle extract – exerts both a protective and restorative effect on the liver and is able to stimulate the growth of new liver cells to replace old damaged cells.

    GREEN TEA EXTRACT (STANDARDIZED TO GREATER THAN 95% POLYPHENOLS & GREATER THAN 55% EGCG) (100 mg per serving)

    Green tea extract is used primarily for its free radical fighting capabilities. Its key ingredient, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), protects against digestive and respiratory infections. It helps block the tumor-promoting actions of carcinogens, ultraviolet light, and metastasis from an original site in the skin, stomach, small intestine, liver or lung. EGCG also reduces platelet aggregation about as much as aspirin.

    Green tea is very effective in inhibiting pathogenic bacteria that cause food poisoning and increases levels of friendly intestinal bacteria. It also blocks the attachment of the bacteria associated with dental caries to the teeth.

    ORGANIC LICORICE ROOT (100 mg per serving)

    Licorice is a moist, soothing herb that is anti-inflammatory and expectorant, controls coughing and has hormonal and laxative effects. It is further used to prevent liver toxicity and to treat tuberculosis and adreno-corticoid insufficiency.

    Licorice contains flavonoids, isoflavonoids, chalcones, and triterpene saponins, with the main being glycyrrhetinic acid with 24-hydroxyglycyrrhetinic acid (which is 100 times sweeter than sugar).

    Licorice is used internally for asthma, bronchitis, coughs, peptic ulcer, arthritis, allergic complaints and after steroid therapy. It is said to accelerate the healing of peptic ulcers and is used in cases of adreno-corticoid insufficiency. It is also used in Chinese medicine to revitalize the heart and treat palpitations, boosting the spleen, for coughing and wheezing, as well as detoxifying the body and digestive system.

    ORGANIC DANDELION ROOT POWDER (100 mg per serving)

    Dandelion root enhances the flow of bile, improving such conditions as liver congestion, bile duct inflammation, hepatitis, gallstones, and jaundice.

    ORGANIC NOVA SCOTIA DULSE (100 mg per serving)

    The dulse in Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs is hand-harvested, low-temperature sun-dried, and immediately milled into a fine powder. The entire harvesting and handling process follows strict organic standards to eliminate possible processing contamination. Analytical testing shows that our dulse contains approximately 30% minerals including over 30 minerals (includes many trace minerals).

    ORGANIC ICELANDIC KELP (100 mg per serving)

    The milled kelp (Laminaria digitata) in Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs grows deep in the cold subtidal waters of northwestern Iceland. This kelp is the only commercially available kelp that is sustainably harvested, dried, milled and bagged following the organic standards of Quality Assurance International. It is also an excellent source of organic iodine.

    RHODIOLA ROSEA ROOT (STANDARDIZED TO GREATER THAN 3% ROSAVINS) (100 mg per serving)

    Rhodiola rosea (aka “Arctic root”) is categorized as an adaptogen due to its observed ability to increase resistance to a variety of chemical, biological, and physical stressors. It has a reputation for stimulating the nervous system, improving depression, enhancing work performance, improving sleep, eliminating fatigue, and preventing high altitude sickness.

    Rhodiola species contain a range of antioxidant compounds, including p-tyrosol, organic acids (gallic acid, caffeic acid, and chlorogenic acid), and flavonoids (catechins and proanthocyanidins).

    The adaptogenic properties, cardiopulmonary protective effects, and central nervous system activities of Rhodiola rosea have been attributed primarily to its ability to influence levels and activity of biogenic monoamines such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine in the cerebral cortex, brain stem, and hypothalamus.

    ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID (75 mg per serving)

    Alpha lipoic acid is normally made in the human body, where it functions primarily as an important metabolic nutrient. As such, it plays a crucial role in the metabolism of both fats and carbohydrates into energy. In addition, lipoic acid functions as an extremely powerful antioxidant capable of trapping many different types of free radicals in the body.

    Because it is both water and fat soluble, lipoic acid can operate in a broader range of body tissues than most other antioxidants. Its small size allows lipoic acid to enter areas of the body not easily accessible to many other substances; this allows lipoic acid, for example, to enter the cell nucleus and prevent free-radical damage to DNA.

    Because it is such a powerful antioxidant and can easily function and exist in both a reduced and oxidized state, lipoic acid can protect other important antioxidants such as glutathione, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C. Lipoic acid is also able to chelate heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, mercury, free iron, and free copper out of the body.

    BIOVIN™ HIGH OPC GRAPE EXTRACT (PULP, SKIN, AND SEED) (50 mg per serving)

    The BioVin™ grape extract in Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs is extracted by ethanol and water and contains the highest percentage of OPCs of any product on the market. OPCs, a class of bioflavonoids, are one of nature’s most powerful free-radical scavengers.

    As bioflavonoids, OPCs help to increase the effectiveness of Vitamin C. OPCs cross the blood-brain barrier to provide antioxidant protection to central nervous system tissue.

    Studies have clearly demonstrated that OPCs improve and normalize capillary activity, strengthening capillary walls. OPCs bind to collagen fibers, realigning them in the process to a more youthful, undamaged structure. Elasticity, flexibility, and strength are thereby restored to connective tissue.

    IMMUNE-ASSIST™ (40 mg per serving)

    A combination of more than 200 different polysaccharides, derived from the enzymatic breakdown of complex organic plant material from six different species of medicinal mushrooms.

    These mushrooms include Agaricus blazei, Cordyceps sinensis hybrid, Lentinula edodes, Grifola frondosa, Ganoderma lucidum, andCoriolus versicolor. Immune-Assist™ is made in the US using only USDA Certified Organic materials.

    Immune-Assist is similar to other mushroom based polysaccharides in that it is formulated through an enzymatically activated process whereby complex cross-linked polysaccharides from vegetable sources are converted to biologically active immunomodulators composed of simpler sugars such as arabinose and xylose.

    Immune-Assist™ does contain simple polysaccharides, but it also contains much more complex polysaccharides, including cross-linked beta mannans and beta-glucans, and hetero-polysaccharides which combine both alpha- and beta-bound monosaccharides in the same molecule. These complex polysaccharide compounds are not found in earlier-generation bran-based supplements like AHCC. This is the reason that Immune-Assist™shows such a greater range of immuno-modulation bioactivity than any other bran-based supplements.

    Immune-Assist™ not only contains arabinoxylane, but also lentinan, grifolan (Dr. Nanba’s original Maitake D-Fraction), PSK and PSP, and active hemicellulose correlated compound (AHCC).

    TRANS-RESVERATROL (FROM POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM) (10 mg per serving)

    Trans-resveratrol provides anti-oxidant protection, boosts cellular energy, and balances the immune system. It has been proven in studies to activate the SIRT1 longevity gene and enhance cellular productivity. Several research studies have shown that trans-resveratrol significantly modulates biomarkers of bone metabolism, inhibits pro-inflammatory enzymes such as COX-1 and COX-2, and exhibits chemopreventive agents, anticarcinogenic properties, cardioprotective effects, neuroprotective properties, and caloric restrictive behavior. Trans-resveratrol has shown the ability to increase the number of mitochondria thereby increasing total daily energy.

    Studies have shown that trans-resveratrol promotes an increase in mitochondrial function, that translates into an increase in energy availability, improved aerobic capacity, and enhanced sensorimotor function.

    GERMANIUM SESQUIOXIDE (15 mg per serving)

    Germanium sesquioxide shows considerable promise in immune support by boosting levels of gamma interferon in a dose dependant fashion. Studies indicate that germanium sesquioxide may be effective in combating certain viral and malignant conditions. Other studies suggest benefits toward free radical damage, cataracts, hypertension, and osteoporosis.

    SELENIUM (from L-SELENOMETHIONINE) (25 mcg per serving)

    Selenium is a trace mineral required in the body. Its primary function is carried out in the form of selenomethionine, which is incorporated into four active sites of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase. This enzyme protects the body against free-radical damage (especially when it occurs in cell membranes) caused by the oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids.

    Selenium historically has been linked to Vitamin E because Vitamin E blocks the production of oxidized fatty acids in cell membranes. Selenium also appears to exert antioxidant activity by itself. Selenium is involved in the production and utilization of thyroid hormone, and it is antagonistic to heavy metals, including lead, mercury, aluminum, and cadmium.

    According to a publication of the National Research Council (NRC), “One could reasonably suppose that selenium is involved [e.g., exerts a protective function] in such human medical problems as cataracts, diseases of the liver, cardiovascular or muscular diseases, and the aging process.” Selenium in its vital role in glutathione peroxidase affects all components of the immune system, including the development and function of all white blood cells.

    HIGH PROTEIN GARDEN SPROUT BLEND (3,000 MG PER SERVING)

    For thousands of years individuals have been using the healing power of vegetable sprouts. When a dormant seed begins to sprout, it enters a stage of tremendous vitality. Antioxidants and enzymes are produced that protect the developing plant and enable rapid growth.

    Exciting new research has identified the role of glucosinolates and iosthiocyanates (classes of phytochemicals inherent in sprouts) that appear to positively influence metabolism in the human body.

    Studies have suggested that sprout phytonutrients can promote the maintenance of healthy organs, healthy anti-inflammatory conditions, reduce the effects of toxins, and help to fight the effects of age-related free-radical activity.

    The specific blend of sprouts used in Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs was chosen to provide all of the above benefits while also yielding a blend with greater than 65% protein. Included in this blend are pea protein, quinoa sprouts, broccoli sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, daikon radish sprouts, red clover sprouts, and natural vanilla favor.

    BROWN RICE PROTEIN (NON-GMO) (9,000 MG PER SERVING)

    The rice protein in Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs is extracted using a proprietary enzyme process starting from non-genetically modified rice. Our rice protein is processed without the use of acids, bases or other chemicals. In addition, the protein content of the extracted product is over 70%. That is substantially higher than other extraction methods (less than 53%) that leave a much higher percentage of carbohydrate in the end product. The protein of brown rice contains all of the essential amino acids, but it is somewhat low in the amino acid lysine. For this reason we have added supplemental lysine (400 mg/serving) to the formula.

    FLAXSEED POWDER (3,000 MG PER SERVING)

    Flax seeds (Linum usitatissimum L.) contain essential fatty acids (an excellent vegetarian source of omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid), protein, soluble fiber, insoluble fiber, antioxidant lignans, minerals, and vitamins. Lignans are a phytoestrogens considered to be antioxidants. Flax seeds contain among the highest levels of lignans among all plant foods.

    Whole flax seeds are an excellent nutritional food. However, whole flax seeds can be difficult to digest and its nutrients typically are poorly absorbed. Flax seeds contain natural enzyme inhibitors that prevent digestion. This natural protective mechanism means that a seed may be eaten, pass through the body, and still grow into a plant (i.e., completely surviving the digestive process!).

    Milling or grinding the seeds does not decrease natural enzyme inhibitors that reduce the bioavailability of flax. Only sprouting decreases natural inhibitors that otherwise will prevent complete digestion, absorption, and assimilation of flax seeds.

    Flaxseed Powder provides an ideal solution to maximize health benefits of flax seeds. The process of germination fundamentally changes nutrient composition of the seed.

    Nutrients including enzymes, amino acids, and vitamins substantially increase and become more bioavailable. This allows for better availability and absorption of these nutrients in the body. For example, sprouting flaxseed doubles antioxidant (ORAC) value. In addition, “anti-nutrients” such as phytic acid, enzyme inhibitors, and insoluble fibers all decrease. This further increases bioavailability and nutrient absorption of flax, and thereby boosting the health benefits attainable from consuming it.

    The flaxseed powder in Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs contain oil amounts varying between 38–45%, with the oil offering a high percentage (47–53%) of the omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and 15–18% omega-6 linoleic acid.

    Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is an essential fatty acid acting in the human body as a substratum for the transformation into EPA and DHA through the action of desaturation and elongation enzymes. The seeds also contain some omega-6 essential fatty acids and exhibit a favorable omega-3 to omega-6 ratio of 3:1. Modern diets contain too few omega-3 fatty acids.

    Flaxseed Powder possess 15–30% protein (typically 20%) and the amino acids of flax protein have no limiting factors in the adult diet (i.e., they are a complete protein source having all of the essential amino acids in an appropriate balance). Flax seeds are also a source of magnesium, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and copper. They also have demonstrated antioxidant activity. The most important antioxidants they provide are phytoestrogens known as lignans.

    The human body easily digests flax seeds. The seed’s outer layer is rich in mucilloid soluble fiber (flax seed possesses 10–15% soluble fiber) and absorbs at least four times its weight in water. When mixed with water or stomach juices, the seeds form a gel that creates a physical barrier between the carbohydrates and the digestive enzymes that break them down. The carbohydrates thereby are digested and converted into glucose (blood sugar) at a slow, uniform rate. There is no insulin surge or spike needed to lower the blood sugar level. The water-retaining capacity of the gel also maintains bodily hydration (i.e., helping level out water intake) and electrolyte balance.

    ORGANIC HEMP PROTEIN POWDER WITH FIBER (3,000 MG PER SERVING)

    We have chosen to include certified organic hemp protein with fiber in Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs. This raw whole food protein powder is rich in complete protein, branch chain amino acids, omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids and healthy dietary fiber. Our certified organic hemp protein powder is cold milled from certified organic hemp seed and contains contains 37% protein, 43% fiber and 10% fat. The product contains no genetically modified organisms, no additives or preservatives, no THC, and is kosher certified.

    A MULTIVITAMIN WITH COENZYME B-COMPLEX

    We have added the following vitamins to the formula: Vitamin C (250 mg), Vitamin E as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate (90 IU) and high gamma mixed tocopherols (25 mg), Vitamin D3 (1,000 IU), Vitamin K1 (0.5 mg), inositol (100 mg), choline (50 mg), calcium pantothenate (30 mg), niacinamide (60 mg), pantethine (13 mg), pyridoxal-5′-phosphate (10 mg), thiamin diphosphate (7.5 mg), riboflavin-5′-phosphate (6.8 mg), calcium folinate (1 mg), biotin (0.9 mg), and methylcobalamin (0.2 mg).

    While coenzyme vitamins usually cost significantly more than the synthesized vitamins (up to 50 times more), they remain quite affordable because they are only required by the body in very small amounts. That is, the body only needs small amounts because there are no in vivo losses related to any conversion processes. We therefore include coenzyme form vitamins inRejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs in quantities helpful to the body.

    The inclusion of coenyzme forms of vitamins significantly contributes to making our supplement formulas more effective than if we used conventional (i.e., non-coenzyme form) vitamins. Moreover, it increases effectiveness without substantially raising our costs. Thus, the benefits considerably outweigh the costs, especially for individuals who consume our formulas, thereby reaping the benefits coenzyme vitamins offer for human health and well being.

    ENZYMES TO ENHANCE NUTRIENT UTILIZATION

    The complexity and significant amounts of proteins and peptides found in Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs requires the combination of multiple proteases to optimize digestion. Proteins are made up of over twenty different amino acids, with each combination presenting different characteristics. Each of the proteolytic enzymes in Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs offers different abilities to break the chemical bonds found in the proteins. However, the combination of enyzmes shows the greatest rate of hydrolysis.

    Peptidase breaks amino acids off the ends of the peptide chain. Our proprietary enzyme complex contains both amino-peptidase and carboxy-peptidase activities, and therefore it can remove amino acids from both ends of the peptide chain. Protease 4.5 breaks bonds at points within the peptide chain dependent upon their bond specificities. Significant action of this enzyme has been seen both in the laboratory and in digestive product usage. Protease 4.5 has an optimal pH of 4.5 (pH range 2.0 to 6.0). Protease 6.0 has an optimal pH of 6.0 (pH range 4.0 to 11.0). Together these proteases provide proteolytic action throughout the human digestive system.

    Because Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs contains a large amount of plant-based ingredients, we have added the enzyme cellulase to the formula. Cellulase offers distinct advantages for individuals consuming large amounts of vegetable matter. This enzyme hydrolyzes the bonds in various fibers. Cellulase hydrolyzes glucose-glucose bonds in cellulose. By disrupting the structure of the fiber matrices that envelop most of the nutrients in plants, cellulase increases the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables.

    PREBIOTICS AND TASTE ENHANCERS

    Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs includes inulin (from chicory root), xylitol (from organic hardwoods), mannitol (a powerful superoxide free-radical trapper), malic acid (a Krebs cycle intermediate), organic mixed berry flavoring, organic vanilla flavoring, and stevia leaf extract. We include these ingredients in order to provide prebiotics, enhanced taste, and various health benefits.

    ORGANIC ALOE VERA EXTRACT

    We demand high-quality source materials containing the most biologically active and effective ingredients available. The aloe vera selected for Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs meets our high standards. This aloe vera extract combines ground breaking research and state-of-the-art manufacturing to preserve and enhance aloe vera’s natural benefits in the form of ACTIValoe™, a standardized certified organic Aloe vera with 10% total polysaccharides by weight.

    The purity and quality of ACTIValoe™ is verified by scientific analysis (i.e., Proton NMR Analysis, HPLC, SEC, etc.) and is certified by the International Aloe Science Council for its content and purity. Furthermore, ACTIValoe™ is guaranteed to retain biological activity to help deliver the healing properties of Aloe vera.

    Biologically active aloe is believed to reduce severe joint and muscle pain associated with arthritis, as well as pain related to tendinitis and injuries. When applied directly to the area of pain, aloe vera penetrates the skin to soothe the pain. Studies have also found that ingestion of biologically active aloe on a daily basis can help prevent and cause a regression of adjutant arthritis.

    Aloe vera extract can relieve gastrointestinal problems and may be one of the plant’s most ancient uses. Even today, people consume aloe vera to help relieve ulcerous, gastrointestinal and kidney problems. People have described improved regularity, greater intestinal comfort and enhanced energy levels after ingesting biologically active aloe vera. In addition, many who have suffered from indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, increased stomach acid, peptic and duodenal ulcers, and colitis report relief from these conditions following ingestion of aloe vera.

    Coronary heart disease is one of the major causes of death in the US. However, studies suggest that the ingestion of aloe vera may have a beneficial effect on the accumulation of blood fat lipids associated with the disease.

    Test groups given aloe vera showed a decrease in total cholesterol, triglyceride, phospholipid, and nonesterified fatty acid levels, each of which, when elevated, seem to accelerate the accumulation of fatty material in large and medium-sized arteries, including the coronary arteries of the heart.

    REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS CONTAINS THESE INGREDIENTS FOUND IN HPDI'S REJUVENATE! (ORIGINAL) FORMULA

    CHLORELLA GROWTH FACTOR (CGF) (200 MG PER SERVING)

    In the early 1950s, the Japanese researcher Fujimaki separated a previously undiscovered substance from a hot-water extract of chlorella that is now known as “Chlorella Growth Factor” (CGF). CGF is a nucleotide-peptide complex comprised mostly of nucleic acid derivatives.

    The sugars identified in the nucleotide include glucose, mannose, rhamnose, arabinose, galactose, and xylose. Amino acids found in the peptide include glutamine, alanine, serine, glycine, proline, asparagine, threonine, lysine, cysteine, tyrosine, and leucine.

    It is known that CGF is produced during intense photosynthesis and enables chlorella to grow extremely rapidly. During this process, a single cell may multiply into four daughter cells as rapidly as every 20 hours. CGF not only promotes this rate of reproduction, but also is itself rapidly increased.

    In Japan, Dr. Yoshiro Takechi showed that CGF stimulates lactobaccilus (the “good” bacteria) to grow at four times the usual rate. Experiments with microorganisms, young animals, and children have demonstrated that CGF promotes faster than normal growth. In adults and mature organisms, CGF appears to enhance the functions of nucleic acids at the cellular level that relate to the production of proteins, enzymes, and energy, as well as to stimulate tissue repair and offer protection against toxic substances at the cellular level.

    D-RIBOSE (2,000 MG PER SERVING)

    D-Ribose (ribose) is a sweet, crystalline, water-soluble powder. It is a naturally occurring 5-carbon sugar found in all living cells. Ribose is a component of RNA and therefore essential for living creatures. It is also a component of ATP, NADH, and other metabolism-related substances.

    The biological importance of ribose 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 in the synthesis of ATP, coenzyme-A, flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD), nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), DNA, RNA, and other important cellular constituents.

    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.

    D-ribose is commonly found in foods, especially foods high in RNA (ribonucleic acid), such as brewer’s yeast. D-ribose is essential for life and can be made by the body (e.g., from glucose). However, d-ribose from food sources can significantly boost the amount of ribose available to the body, thereby enhancing processes that utilize it.

    Ribose derivatives play a significant role in the body. Important ribose derivatives encompass those having phosphate groups attached at the 5 position, including mono-, di-, and triphosphate forms, and 3-5 cyclic monophosphates. Diphosphate dimers, known as coenzymes, form an essential class of compounds with ribose. When such purine and pyrimidine derivatives are coupled with ribose, they are known as nucleosides(bases attached to ribose). Phosphorylated nucleosides are known as nucleotides. When adenine (a purine derivative) is coupled to ribose it is known as adenosine. ATP is the 5′-triphosphate derivative of adenosine. (The adenine portion of ATP consists of ribose and adenine. The triphosphate portion of ATP consists of three phosphate molecules.)

    Ribose therefore is found in many important biological molecules, including adenosine triphosphate (ATP), nucleotides and nucleotide enzymes, and in RNA. D-ribose (as ribonucleoside diphosphates) notably converts to deoxyribonucleoside diphosphates, precursor molecules for DNA.

    Ribose generates adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the body. Supplemental ribose increases the rate at which ATP is generated, thereby improving exercise performance and enabling faster muscle growth. This is possible because supplemental ribose enables the body to bypass the conversion steps needed to create or re-create the adenosine nucleotide. Replacing adenine nucleotides normally takes time for the body to accomplish, and this process can reduce the rate of healing and repair (e.g., of muscle fibers). Supplemental ribose essentially increases the speed at which adenosine nucleotides can be replaced by providing raw material for the creation of more ATP.

    Ribose similarly has been shown to boost synthesis and salvage of other nucleotides in the body, including those found in heart and skeletal muscle. Supplemental ribose again bypasses the rate-limiting conversion processes (i.e., of the pentose phosphate pathway), thereby speeding syntheses of nucleotides that provide energy to these tissues.

    RIBOSE AS A SIGNIFICANT COMPONENT OF NUCLEIC ACIDS

    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).

    Given the importance of ribose as an essential part of nucleic acids, nucleotides, nucleosides, its role in the production of energy (as ATP), and its ability to increase synthesis and salvage of nucleotides in the body, the inclusion of ribose in a formula designed to provide high levels of nucleic acids appears especially appropriate.

    NUTRITIONAL YEAST (1,500 MG PER SERVING)

    Nutritional yeast belongs to the same family of organisms as edible mushrooms. It may be considered man’s oldest industrial micro-organism. For more than 50 years, our supplier has been manufacturing primary grown nutritional yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), grown specifically for its nutritional value. After the fermentation process is completed the yeast is harvested, thoroughly washed, pasteurized, and dried on roller drum dryers. The special growth medium and unique drying process are the secrets to the exceptional performance of the nutritional yeast in our product.

    The result is a high-quality non-GMO product containing protein (approximately 48%) composed of essential and non-essential amino acids, dietary fiber, B-complex vitamins, and minerals such as selenium, chromium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, copper, manganese, iron, and zinc.

    Nutritional yeast is extraordinarily rich in nucleic acids. In fact, nutritional yeast contains approximately 6% RNA among the highest of known foods.

    In Dr. Frank’s protocols described in his book Nucleic Acid Nutrition and Therapy he used both nutritional yeast and high RNA extracts of nutritional yeast to obtain healing and regeneration.

    Furthermore, nutritional yeast contains additional functional and beneficial components such as beta-1,3 glucan, trehalose, mannan and glutathione. Studies have show that these components have potential health benefits such as, improved immune response, normalization of cholesterol, and cellular normalization properties.

    RICE BRAN SOLUBLES (2,000 MG PER SERVING)

    Rice bran solubles are one of the most nutrient-dense superfoods available today. They derive entirely from rice. Specifically, they are a highly concentrated soluble carbohydrate and lipid-rich component of stabilized rice bran (i.e., a non-chemically modified water-soluble fraction). They are also a complete, great-tasting, natural source of B-complex vitamins (i.e., thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6) and contain many other nutrients, including amino acids, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and phytonutrients, rice bran solubles are one of the world’s perfect whole foods, lacking only a few trace minerals.

    In fact, our non-GMO rice bran solubles product offers at least 29 vitamins and minerals, and more than 90 antioxidants. Among these are lipoic acid (useful in blood glucose control), tocopherols, and tocotrienols (which may have a positive effect on cholesterol levels).

    Alpha tocotrienol has been shown to provide up to fifty times more antioxidant power than alpha tocopherol. Rice bran solubles also contain essential fatty acids, including phospholipids, gamma oryzanol, ferulic acid, and phytosterols.

    Certain antioxidants in rice bran solubles are documented as supportive in retarding the aging process and combating fee radicals. They strengthen the body’s ability to regenerate and increase energy and stamina.

    Our producer of the stabilized brown rice bran in Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs utilizes a process that reliably inactivates the lipase in rice bran while retaining the rest of the food’s chemistry. This is done with a mechanical extrusion process that forces the grain to deform as it squeezes through small openings in a metal die. The high rate of deformation during extrusion causes just the right amount of internal heating for the precise amount of time needed to inactivate the lipase. The result is a stabilized rice bran product that retains most of the vital nutrients of fresh rice bran, but has a shelf life measured in years rather than hours.

    KEY NUTRITIONAL ELEMENTS IN RICE BRAN SOLUBLES

    • Gamma oryzanol, beta sitosteryl ferulate, and five other related compounds. These are potent antioxidants and trace nutrients that play a vital role in many aspects of human physiology. Gamma oryzanol is found only in rice bran and has been used successfully in dealing with female hormone imbalances.
 Tocopherols and Tocotrienols – These include all of the eight known forms of Vitamin E including d-alpha tocopherol. The importance of the other forms is probably at least equal to the alpha form.

    • Polyphenols, including ferulic acid, alpha-lipoic acid, and four other polyphenols. Lipoic acid plays an important role in sugar metabolism at the cellular level and is a powerful antioxidant. Ferulic acid also is a powerful antioxidant.

    • Important minerals magnesium, calcium, and phosphorous, as well as manganese and other trace minerals. Minerals are involved in all of the enzyme functions of the body including those involved in energy production.

    • Phytosterols, including beta sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol, and at least eleven more. Phytosterols have been shown to prevent the absorption of cholesterol, support healthy prostate function, and help to build immune function.

    • Carotenoids, including beta-carotene, alpha carotene, lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and more. Although beta-carotene is commonly sold as a single-ingredient supplement, alpha-carotene may in fact be more important. Lycopene is responsible for some of the recent health claims relating to tomatoes, and lutein and zeaxanthin play key roles in retinal function.

    • Essential amino acids including tryptophan, histidine, methionine, cysteine, cystine, and arginine. Amino acids are the body’s basic materials for building all of its enzymes, DNA, RNA, and connective tissue.

    • Nine B vitamins supporting the body’s metabolic machinery, polysaccharides (known among other functions to support immunity), and phospholipids. Phospholipids are vital to maintaining healthy cell membranes.

    • Lecithin, which provides the important phospholipids phosphatidyl choline and phosphatidyl serine.

    • Seven identified enzymes, including coenzyme Q10 and superoxide dismutase (an important antioxidant).

    HIGH PHOSPHATIDE LECITHIN (98%OIL FREE, NON-GMO, FROM SUNFLOWER SEEDS) (1,500 MG PER SERVING)

    In recent years, there is renewed interest in the health benefits and dietary requirements of lecithin. Growing evidence now suggests that dietary lecithin is important preventing many pathologic conditions. Lecithin is used as a dietary supplement for purpose of treating or preventing several human diseases, including cirrhosis of the liver, arteriosclerosis, and certain deficiencies of brain function and memory. In fact, the most recent research has shown that lecithin is an essential dietary component for ensuring optimal nutrition.

    Lecithin and its component phosphatidyl choline are known to be essential for liver function. In fact, even a few weeks on a choline-deficient diet has been shown to cause abnormalities in liver function. Studies in primate models of alcohol-induced cirrhosis have shown that lecithin protects the body from alcohol liver damage. This is a particularly important finding because liver cirrhosis caused by excessive intake of alcohol is the fourth leading cause of death in people 25–64 years of age in the US.

    Lecithin has also been shown to be essential for proper brain development in infants and children. Supplementing animal diets with lecithin at during specific times of brain development has been shown permanently to increase cognitive function.

    MAGNESIUM

    Magnesium is one of the most abundant, available metals on earth, and plays crucial roles in the sustenance of life and its chemical processes. The divalent nature of the magnesium cation makes it an ideal activator for enzyme systems. Estimates for its usage in human body systems include over fifty different biochemical reactions and its necessary presence for the operation of over 300 enzymes.

    Magnesium is essential for energy production, maintenance of electrolyte balance, and neuromuscular function. Investigations into rates of magnesium deficiency show that individuals in developed countries are at remarkably high risk for magnesium deficiency.

    The suspected primary cause of this risk for deficiency are inadequate, depleted diets that are high in processed foods (from which magnesium is removed but not replaced).

    There are several nutritional requirements in the body in order for mitochondria to manufacture ATP. These essential nutrients include oxygen, magnesium, food substrate, ADP, and inorganic phosphate, as well as Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6 in their phosphorylated coenzyme forms.

    The body also needs adequate stores of malate (an important Krebs cycle intermediate) in order for most of these nutrients to function effectively in the process of ATP production. When any of these nutrients are not present in adequate amounts within the mitochondria, a vicious cycle can occur in which ATP is not created in amounts sufficient for proper cellular functioning.

    Insufficient amounts of ATP mean that the B vitamins may not be adequately phosphorylated leading to improper metabolism and further reductions in ATP production. The much less efficient anaerobic production of ATP will be utilized to a greater extent in such cases.

    A balance point may be reached in which the body produces only a fraction of the optimal amount of ATP. Under these conditions muscle weakness and fatigue may occur.

    Abraham and Flechas report that supplementing the diet with magnesium may reverse such conditions of low energy (Jrnl of Nutritional Medicine 3: 49-59).

    For the above reasons, we have included magnesium in Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs from magnesium malate (providing both magnesium and malate) and magnesium ascorbate (providing additional magnesium as well as Vitamin C).

    DULSE

    Dulse is a sea vegetable (i.e., seaweed) that is a rich source of iron, potassium, iodine, Vitamin B6, riboflavin, and dietary fiber. It provides a wide range of minerals, trace elements, enzymes and phytochemicals, as well as some high-quality vegetable protein. Our certified organic raw dulse is sustainably harvested from well-protected coastal passages and low temperature dried.

    FOLINIC ACID

    Folinic acid, also known as 5-formyl tetrahydrofolate, is one active form in a group of vitamins known as folates. In contrast to folic acid, a synthetic form of folate, folinic acid is one of the forms of folate found naturally in foods. Folate deficiency is believed to be the most common vitamin deficiency in the world due to food processing, food selection, and intestinal disorders. In the body folinic acid may be converted into any of the other active forms of folate.

    Folate coenzymes are responsible for the following important metabolic functions: 1) Formation of purines and pyrimidines which, in turn, are needed for synthesis of the nucleic acids DNA and RNA. 2) Formation of heme, the iron-containing protein in hemoglobin, 3) Interconversion of the 3-carbon amino acid serine from the 2-carbon amino acid glycine, 4) Formation of the amino acids tyrosine from phenylalanine and glutamic acid from histidine, 5) Formation of the amino acid methionine from homocysteine (Vitamin B12 as methylcobalamin also is needed for this conversion). Elevated levels of homocysteine have been implicated in a wide range of health disorders. In the reconversion of homocysteine to methionine the body uses the methionine to make the important amino acid s-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) which is known to be helpful in cases of depression, 6) Synthesis of choline from ethanolamine, 7) Formation and maturation of red and white blood cells, and 8) Conversion of nicotinamide to N’-methylnicotinamide.

    METHYLCOBALAMIN (COENZYME FORM OF VITAMIN B12)

    Methylcobalamin is one of two coenzyme forms of B12 (along with adenosylcobalamin) and can be used directly by the body without metabolic conversion.

    Vitamin B12 is involved in numerous important body functions, including: 1) Red blood cell formation and control of pernicious anemia, 2) The synthesis and function of nerve tissue, such as myelin, 3) The metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins (Vitamin B12 is necessary for the conversion of methylmalonate to succinic acid, an important Krebs cycle intermediate in energy production), 4) The synthesis or transfer of single carbon units (e.g., allowing the interconversion of serine and glycine and the conversion of homocysteine to methionine), 5) Serving as a coenzyme in the biosynthesis of methyl groups, and 6) Involvement in reactions that convert disulfides (S-S) to the important sulfhydryl group (S-H).

    COMPOSITION

    REJUVENATE!™ BERRIES & HERBS CONTAINS:

    Rice Protein, Vegetable Sprouts Protein (65% protein – Organic), Hemp Protein with fiber (37% protein – Organic), Flaxseed Powder, Rice Bran Solubles, D-Ribose, Blueberry powder (Organic freeze dried), Cranberry powder (freeze dried), Strawberry powder (Organic freeze dried), Raspberry powder (Organic freeze dried), Nutritional Yeast (brewers yeast), Lecithin (98% oil free, high phosphatide, non-GMO, from sunflower seeds), Xylitol (from Organic hardwood), Mannitol, Inulin/fructooligosaccharides (chicory root), VitaBerry Plus, L-Lysine (USP grade), Vanilla Flavoring (Organic), Organic Mixed Berry Flavoring, RNA from yeast, Vitamin C (from Mg ascorbate), Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF), Burdock Root (Organic), Astragalus Root (Organic), Turmeric (Organic), Proprietary Enzyme Blend (Protease, Peptidase, Cellulase), Ginger Root (Organic), L-Malic Acid, Rhodiola rosea (root) (3% rosavins), k-Rutin™, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, Milk Thistle Standardized Extract (82% silymarin), Licorice (root) (Organic), Kelp (Organic), Dulse (Organic), Inositol, Green Tea Extract (95% polyphenols), Dandelion Root (Organic), Aloe vera (ActivAloe 200:1 – Organic), Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl succinate), Magnesium (from Mg malate), Stevia Leaf Extract, Lipoic Acid, Vitamin B3 (niacinamide), BioVin® Grape Extract, Choline (from bitartrate), Immune-Assist (organic medicinal mushrooms), Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin E (high-gamma mixed tocopherols), Vitamin B5 Pantethine, Germanium Sesquioxide, Resveratrol (from Polygonum cuspidatum), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal-5′-phosphate), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin-5′-phosphate), Vitamin B1 (thiamin diphosphate), Magnesium (from Mg ascorbate), Biotin, Folinic Acid (from calcium folinate), Vitamin K1 (as phylloquinone), Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin), Selenium (from l-Selenomethionine), and Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol).

    BERRIES & HERBS IS ONE OF THREE REJUVENATE! SUPERFOODS

    There are three unique superfoods in the Rejuvenate! line. They are Rejuvenate! (Original), Rejuvenate!™ PLUS, and Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs. A complete side-by-side comparison of these superfoods is available.

    SOURCES & RESOURCES

    REVIEWS

    “Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs is Rich in RNA, Plant Proteins” (by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger)

    “Rejuvenate!™ PLUS Superfood is High in DNA and RA with Sprouts, Chlorella and More” (by Mike Adams)

    “Superfood for Cellular Survival” (by Dr. Mark Sircus)

    HPDI BLOG ARTICLES

    “9 Things to Know About Rejuvenate!™ Superfoods”

    “High-RNA Rejuvenate!™ Superfood”

    “Natural Phytochemical NRF2 Activators for Chemoprevention”

    Review of Scientific Research on Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPC)

    DIETARY NUCLEIC ACIDS – DR. BENJAMIN S. FRANK, PART 1

    DIETARY NUCLEIC ACIDS – DR. BENJAMIN S. FRANK, PART 2

    Super-Tasty Morning Nutritional Drinks

    BOOKS & JOURNAL ARTICLES

    Dr. Frank's No-Aging Diet: Eat and Grow Younger. Dial Press, 1976.

    Nucleic Acid Nutrition and Therapy. Rainstone Publishing, 1977

    Nucleic Acid and Anti Oxidant Therapy of Aging and Degeneration. Royal Health Books, 1977.

    Nucleic Acid Therapy in Aging and Degenerative Disease–A Metabolic Approach with DNA, RNA, and Related Metabolites. Psychological Library, 1968.

    The Problem of Age, Growth and Death. C.S. Minot. Putnam’s Sons, 1908.

    "On the influence of nucleic acids of various origin upon the growth and longevity of the white mouse. " T. Brailsford Robertson. Australian J. Exp Biol Med Sci, 1928, 5: 47–67.

    "The effect of yeast nucleic acid on the survival time of 600 day old albino mice." Thomas Gardner. J Gerontol, 1946, 1: 445–456

    "Prolongation of the life span in rats." Max Odens. J. American Geriatrics Soc., 1973, XXI: 450–451.

    INTERVIEWS

    Interview with Dr. Hank Liers, Part 1: Nutritional supplements and cellular energy

    Interview with Dr. Hank Liers Part 2: High-RNA superfoods

    Interview with Dr. Hank Liers Part 3: Chemical sensitivities and chlorella detoxification

    Interview with Dr. Hank Liers Part 4: Reversing mass chemical contamination

    Interview with Dr. Hank Liers Part 5: Superior nutrition for pet health

    PRODUCTS

    Rejuvenate!™ Berries & Herbs

    Rejuvenate!™ PLUS

    Rejuvenate!™ (Original)

    Rejuvenate! Superfoods: Side-by-Side Comparison

    Ultimate Protector™ Nrf2 Activator

    HPDI FOUNDATIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

     

  • Power Juice & Super Smoothie of Pro Cyclist Irena Ossola

    Irena Ossola pro cyclist juice cleanseJust the words “juice cleanse” can bring thoughts of hunger, struggle, and lack of energy. Yet, in my experience I have found juice cleansing simplifies life and gives a boost to my days.

    I make enough juice each day and drink as much as I want or need. I notice some tired moments where the lack of protein affects my energy, but I also attribute that to my training.

    As a professional athlete, I’ve learned a juice cleanse is all about timing. Outside of high-volume training, the juice cleanse is more just a mater of sticking to it. But during the season I recently learned my body fatigues more easily and lacks long-term energy for endurance during training.

    Irena Ossola juice cleanse superfoods Juice cleansing is not easy, but nicely supports my training, racing, and recovery.

    This past week I have gone through a pretty tough round of cleansing. I did five days total in which three days were juice only.

    I have done cleanses before and even for long amounts of time, but this was by far the most difficult I have ever done. Not because of juice quantity, or hunger, but because of training and energy.

    The last time I did a cleanse was before my wrist surgery last fall. I was still training, but not as heavily or intense as right now since the racing season is underway. So when I recently had two hard days of four-hour rides/workouts, my body felt the effects of having no solid substance.

    I admit I did "cheat" a little and eat grapefruits alongside the juice. It helped fill my stomach and give me a little more fiber and sugars for my workouts.

    Other than raw grapefruit, I followed my cleanse routine: lemonade first thing in the morning, followed by herbal tea, and then fresh juice during the day. As usual, I added Rejuvenate! superfoods to my juices to help with energy, recovery, and needed vitamins.

    Irena Ossola juice cleanse superfoods Juice with superfoods is a nutritious combination.

    From my past experience it takes about three days for my body to adjust to the diet. Considering my current training and focus on preparing for races, I don't think it would be beneficial for me to do more than three days cleansing, especially on juice alone.

    The purpose of this cleanse was to replenish my body with hydration and nutrients, whereas solid food is not as efficient. So despite some reduced energy and power, my body feels replenished and recharged. This makes it worthwhile!

    As a professional athlete, it is important to tune into how my body feels and what it needs. I was not able to commit to a long cleanse, but as with so many things, every bit helps.

    If you are thinking about doing a cleanse, this short 3–5 day cleanse could be a good stepping stone to see how your body reacts. One key component that I include with my juice is Rejuvenate! superfoods. This gives me the vitamins my body needs to recover after hard workouts, so that I can get back out and train hard again the next day.

    POWER JUICE RECIPE

    I use one-quart glass bottles that I reuse from store bought juice (lemon from my cleanse). I fill it about halfway with juice to leave room for supplements and shaking.

    Juice:
    Carrots
    Beets
    Celery
    Cucumber
    Apples
    Watermelon
    Lime
    Ginger
    Garlic (optional)

    Supplements:
    Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs (pink) - 1 scoop
    Rejuvenate! (green) - 1 scoop
    Rejuvenate! original greens (blue label) - ½ scoop
    Chia Seeds - 1 scoop (2 tbsp)
    Glutamine - 1 scoop (5 gm)

    SUPER REJUVENATE! SMOOTHIE RECIPE

    This is the recipe for the smoothie I drink after my workouts and even just during the day when I am not training. It helps fuel me and gives me energy to last the whole day. It's packed with vitamins and healthy ingredients. The taste is a bit interesting. I love the mix of lime, ginger, and chocolate that is like no other smoothie I’ve ever tasted.

    Fruits
    Spinach - about 2 cups
    Frozen Berries - about ½ cup
    Lime - 1 peeled
    Ginger - about 1–2 cm piece
    Shredded Coconut - 1 scoop
    Banana or Orange - optional

    Supplements
    Rejuvenate! Berries and Herbs (pink) - 1 scoop
    Rejuvenate! (green) - 1 scoop
    Rejuvenate! Original (blue label) - ½ scoop
    Chia Seeds - 1 scoop (2 tbsp)
    Glutamine - 1 scoop
    BCAA - 1 scoop (most protein powder contains some BCAAs, but this gives me added recovery)
    Chocolate protein powder - about 1–2 scoops (I use egg white protein powder or Vega Protein)
    Bee pollen - 1 tbsp
    Flaxseeds - 1 scoop
    Hemp Hearts - 1 scoop

    Irena Ossola juice cleanse superfoods recipes My power smoothie is tasty after workouts or anytime.
  • JUICE JOURNEY OF CYCLIST IRENA OSSOLA

    Fred Liers PhD juice cleanse kidneys Irena OssolaBack in July, HPDI's sponsored athlete Irena Ossola was up in Canada training for and winning bike races. After months on the road of training, racing, and travel—and toward the end of the season—she experienced an episode of cramping. Blood tests showed a condition of rhabdomyolysis.

    In rhabdomyolosis, damaged skeletal striated muscle rapidly breaks down. Consequently, the breakdown products of the damaged muscle cells are released into the bloodstream. Some of the products, including the protein myoglobin, can harm the kidneys.

    Irena Ossola and Fred Liers Cyclist Irena Ossola and Fred Liers discuss HPDI supplements as part of peak-performance health.

    Extreme or strenuous physical exercise is among the known risk factors for rhabdomyolosis. This is particularly the case when a person is dehydrated. Being an elite athlete who endures training, racing, and traveling for months, it is no surprise that Irena experienced this condition.

    Fortunately, Irena's cramping ended after a few days of rest, hydration, and electrolyte intake as directed by her doctor.

    Having time available after her recovery, she then decided to embark upon a juice cleanse.

    Irena would start with a kidney flush. That made sense to her not only because she had the time available, but also because while she had resumed normal activities, she hoped to cleanse her system so she could return to training in an optimal condition of readiness.

    After careful consideration, Irena plans and prepares for a five-day juice cleanse. She obtains a high-quality Breville juicer, kidney-specific herbal teas and tinctures, Rejuvenate! superfoods, and lots of fresh organic produce.

    Her plan includes consuming raw foods on the first and last days, and just freshly made vegetable and fruit juices (along with teas, tinctures, and Rejuvenate! superfoods) on the middle days. She will consume up to one gallon of fresh juice daily.

    She will not stop her training altogether, but not having to travel or train intensely for races means she can match her training level to her physical capacity during the cleanse.

    Irena documents her daily progress in her blog. She ends up completing a full week (seven days) on her juice cleanse. At the end of her journey, she writes: "My body feels so good I am happy to have completed this journey."

    Read Irena's daily entries for her juice cleanse on her blog (OssolaSport.com) titled, "Cyclist Kidney Juice Cleanse."
    (URL: http://www.ossolasport.com/blogirena/juice-journey-cyclist-kidney-juice-cleanse/)

    Below we include Irena's full article complete with all entries and some of her photos. ~~~

    "CYCLIST KIDNEY JUICE CLEANSE"

    by Irena Ossola
    (originally published July 2015)

    PREPARATION

    I have researched, discussed, and read so much about juice cleanses and think I am to tackle it for five days of rebooting my system.

    After months of training, racing, travel, and other life stresses I decided I need to cleanse my body of all the toxins and get a fresh start for my kidneys. I returned from a long few months on the road and am just getting over an episode of cramping where blood tests showed rhybdomyolysis in my kidneys.

    The doctor had me get an IV of 2L of fluid to help hydrate and flush my kidneys. After a couple more days of rest and looooots of pedialite and hydration the cramping stopped and I felt back to normal, at least with walking and everyday activity.

    Training will take a little longer to rebuild however, so it is the perfect time for a juice cleanse. Without the big intensity workouts that require a lot of energy, and good recovery, I am able to stick with just juice and let my body recover.

    Discussing a plan and information with Fred Liers, and Dr. Hank Liers of Health Products Distributors, Inc., we have put together the best program and technique for me as a professional cyclist to tackle this cleanse.

    Over the next few days I will be posting daily updates about my journey. I will also include advice, recipes, pictures, and discussion of how I feel while still training and going through this cleanse/diet.

    Let the juice journey begin!

    irena ossola kidney cleanse Rejuvenate! Plus superfood, detox tea, and other supplies.

    PROGRAM: 5-DAY KIDNEY JUICE CLEANSE

    Day 1 and 5: Raw Foods – Eating just fruits and vegetables to ease my body into the more restricted and intense cleanse of just juice

    Day 2, 3, 4: Just Juice – Drinking as much and as often as I feel. But only juices with a combo of fruits and vegetables to give me enough vitamins, minerals, and energy to keep my day going and keep training (even with no solid food).

    Mornings: Start out with a Lemonade drink first off to get my system going. Then 15–30 min later I drink 8–16 oz of Detox Tea. Then about 1 hr later I’m getting hungry and it’s juice time.

    Lemonade Recipe: 8 oz purified water, 4 oz lemon/lime juice (about 3 lemons and 1 lime), cayenne pepper (to taste as things get spicy), small amount of maple syrup or stevia to sweeten ( I have also just been toughing it out and doing without).

    Irena Ossola juice cleanse lemonade Making lemonade in the kitchen.

    Detox Tea: I’m in a crunch for time and money so I just bought the Yogi Brand Peach Detox tea and put 2 bags into 3 quarts of water. 1 quart I drink for my morning tea routine, and the rest I drink throughout the day. The kidney cleanse also calls for taking tictures with the tea. These are reduced down herbal liquids that you can find at whole foods or ordered online.

    Fred Liers of Health Products Distributors, Inc., recommended getting a couple different ones since I was in a crunch on time and not able to order the correct ones. I found the Uva Ursi at Whole Foods, but they didn’t have the Parsley or Juniper Berry. I took 2 shot glasses almost full of tea and put in a dropper of the tincture, then took them like a shot before drinking my 8–16 oz of tea.

    Irena Ossola urva ursi for kidneys Uva Ursi tincture.

    DAY 1: RAW FOOD AND PREP

    Today I started the cleanse with the Lemonade and Detox Tea but was happy to not jump in head first to the strictly juice just yet.

    I ate an apple, banana, baby carrots, and a salad for lunch and dinner which included an avocado to get some protein and fats (you can also include nuts since that is considered raw food). I also threw in some watermelon and strawberries into the salad which made it extra good.

    Since I got my juicer and wanted to get it for a spin and have some fun experimenting I did make some juices and drank those during the day also.

    This first day wasn’t too hard since I am already used to eating a lot of salad and fruits. Just not having any meat or protein was tougher and felt a bit hungrier and meals didn’t hold over as long

    I also noticed I was peeing A LOT more just from the tea and juices. This will probably be an indication of the bathroom usage to come in the upcoming days, haha.

    Training: 1’20″ ride easy just to feel out legs and get some exercise on the bike. Swam about 30″ total, going back and forth between hot tub and pool to get contrast and circulation in muscles.

    Irena Ossola salad juice cleanse I consumed raw foods the day before my cleanse.

    DAY 2: LET THE JUICE CLEANSE BEGIN

    Started off with my Lemonade, the sourness is already a tough chug but beware of that cayenne. Added too much this morning and it definitely woke me up.

    After drinking the tea (20 min after the lemonade) I was surprisingly not very hungry during the morning. I had my first juice at 9:30ish and usually if I don’t eat soon after waking up I’m starving. This was a surprisingly common feeling all day. I kept drinking throughout the day but even when I was riding or swimming I didn’t feel weak or tired at all. Throughout the day I’ve felt pretty good overall.

    I am enjoying the lack of thinking in this. I don’t have to think about what I’ll have post ride, or for lunch, or for dinner, because it’s already decided for me...JUICE! No dealing with cravings or suppressing hunger or getting snacks to hold off till meals. I like just being able to drink whenever and as much juice as I want. I feel lighter and no stomach issues.

    Irena Ossola Breville Juicer I use a Breville juicer.
    irena ossola kidney cleanse juice bottles Yummy juice!

    Today’s Flavors:

    1 -    Kale, chard, cucumber, celery, beets, carrots, few strawberries, lime rind, about 1/2 scoop Rejuvenate!

    2 -    More Fruit (base from #1) - + Apple, orange, banana, more strawberries, watermelon, lemon/lime rind, ginger

    3 -    Garlic (base from #1) - + Garlic clove, parsley, ginger

    Review of Juices:

    #2 - Definitely sweeter and lighter on flavor

    #3 - The garlic juice had a funky aftertaste from the garlic and needed the parsley to cut the strong flavor, but probably put too much because the juice came out a bit spicy. Added more Rejuvenate to this one and helped bring down the intensity from the garlic.

    Training: 2’ 10″ ride relaxed and feeling good. Not feeling hungry in the ride, but had to stop for a pee break (that seems to be a common theme today). Hungry at end of the ride and juice was great for recovery. Swam 40″ total, with some back and forth to the hot tub for more circulation.

    Felt good and never got hungry since I had juice before and after exercise. That is one thing that was important today with exercising, is to keep juice and hydration available at all times. Pre and post is so important for training and on a cleanse you can’t neglect your body's needed nutrients.

    irena ossola juicer

    irena ossola juice bowl

    DAY 3: START STRONG, THEN A LITTLE TIRED

    I didn’t even wake up very hungry, and once I had my Lemonade and Tea I felt full already before even having any juice. My routine has gotten pretty on point also; I get up and right away put on water for tea, then I start squeezing the lemons/lime for lemonade.

    Once I’m done making the lemonade I sip on it while the tea steeps and I prep for juice. Washing all the produce and getting bottles ready. As I drink down the tea it’s juicing time. Lay out the spread and juice out 3 or 4 quarts. I am having a lot of fun with different recipes and playing with the flavors where each bottle is different.

    Today’s Flavors:

    1 -    The BASE - Kale, chard, cucumber, celery, beets, carrots, few strawberries, lime rind, about 1/2 scoop Rejuvenate!

    2 -    More Fruit (base from #1) - + Apple, orange, banana, more strawberries, watermelon, lemon/lime rind, ginger but no carrots

    3 -    Garlic (base from #1) - + Garlic clove, parsley, ginger

    4 -    Base but added ginger and parsley

    Review of Juices:

    #2 -    Is probably my favorite, sweeter and lighter without any harder flavors like with the garlic

    #3 -    This one makes me feel like I’m being healthy, cause it doesn’t taste so great, haha.

    #4 -    This one had a little kick with the parsley and ginger, definitely tasty!

    Juicing Tips: As you can see from the pictures juicing can get messy. I recommend getting all the ingredients and bottles ready and layed out so you can juice out more smoothly. Lay out newspaper under the juicer so and splattering or spilling is a lot easier to clean up.

    Beware of beets!! They stain and any platters in the way or cabinets needs to be wiped immediately, or it’ll leave a mark. The juicer is easy to wash, without oils it makes a simple rinse quick and simple.

    Overall today was a little tougher, and I’m only 3 days in!! How the heck do people do this for months?! The morning and all day was pretty good in not feeling very hungry, but my energy level was definitely lower.

    I got about halfway through my ride and started feeling my muscles getting tired even though I wasn’t even going very hard. My mind wasn’t focusing as well (bonktown USA) and wanted to finish the ride, but I stuck it out and finished the training.

    Same thing when I went swimming, just feeling like a nap and not high on energy at all. My body is feeling great, clean and light. It’s just that since I am so used to having constant protein and other nutrition inputs this change has come with a little getting used to.

    DAY 4: TRAINING A LITTLE TOUGHER

    One thing I noticed today is that waking up and getting out of bed was easier and I was ready to get the day going. I don’t feel hungry or sluggish in the morning but found my juicing routine has been pretty nice in the morning. What did hit hard to day was feeling tired in training and then in the evening before bed.

    This cleanse is definitely not for the high volume athlete or intense training season. I am glad to be doing light riding and swimming, but I still feel my body tired about 1 hr into a ride and just want to pull over for a nap. I make sure to drink plenty of juice before and after my training for energy, and lots of water during for hydration.

    Tip: Make sure you do the cleanse when you can exercise but don’t have intense, high volume, or super-focused training. This will drain some of your energy, but you will feel so much better through and after the process is complete.

    Today’s Flavors:

    1 -    The Base - But no red beets, plus squash, no watermelon + Rejuvenate! mix

    2 -    Fruit - + Raspberries and watermelon + Rejuvenate! mix

    3 -    Garlic, parsley, squash, no strawberries + Rejuvenate! mix

    4 -    Mix assorted + Rejuvenate! mix

    Rejuvenate! Mix - 1/2 scoop of Rejuvenate! Plus, 1/3 scoop of Rejuvenate! Berries and Herbs, 1/4 scoop of Rejuvenate Original (Greens).

    By adding this Rejuvenate! mix to my juices it has given me more energy and adds more vitamins and minerals so I am not just drinking the juice alone but also getting other benefits and nutrients that my body needs. There is also extra protein that adds some more substance to the juice to hold my appetite over.

    Irena Ossola bicycle training Training in New Mexico.

    DAY 5: DON'T HOLD BACK, GOING THE DISTANCE

    Today should be the last day and the raw food day, but I’ve decided to go for a whole week of cleansing. So I will make it five days of just juice and two days of raw food on either end. I am feeling good with the juice and something in me doesn’t want to stop before complete a full week.

    My biggest tip for today when doing the cleanse is to not hold back on the amount of juice you make or drink. It doesn’t matter how much you drank the first day because as the days go on your body will need more nutrients as it burns through stores.

    I found that I am losing a lot of weight, not intentionally but just because of the cleanse and exercise. So if that is your goal then don’t think you have to stick to just a certain volume everyday.

    Each day I have increased my juice intake by at least two cups. Today I am at four 32 oz bottles (not completely full), and the first day I only had three. Listen to your body and give it what it needs.

    Today’s Flavors:

    1 -    The Base - + Garlic, parsley, banana, squash, no red beets

    2 -    Fruit- The Base - +  Watermelon, strawberries, raspberries, ginger, apple, banana

    3 -    Garlic - Garlic, parsley, ginger, red beets, watermelon, no apple

    4 -    What was left -  Ginger, apples, kale, beets

    I’ve upped the garlic and banana; since garlic is so good for vitamin C and cleansing and banana has some extra calories and energy to run on.

    DAY 6: HOME STRETCH

    So everyone has said “wow, only juice, you must be so hungry”…But I’m really not, and I haven’t really had big cravings for anything either. Getting my body into the routine, it has settled and is happy with the nutrients of the juice.

    I am happy to start eating real food again tomorrow, but definitely very happy I did this and went through the experience of cleansing. Not just for my physical health but also mental. It was great to refocus on what is important for my training and life beyond just meals and satiating hunger through the day. This helped me rebalance and feel my body in a state of renewal.

    One concern for most people when doing something like this is time and money.  For time, if you think about the time you take to either make and eat meals or get food at a store or restaurant it takes up about 2–3 hours per day, give or take.  I have been getting up each morning and it takes me about 1.5 hrs for prep, juicing, and cleanup. And I drink throughout the day so I am not having to sit down with a plate or meal. It really is a great on-the-go kind of plan.

    For money, I have saved all my receipts from the grocery store, so after tomorrow is over I will calculate all of my expenses for this experience. But it has cost me roughly $15 – $20 per day. And that is completely organic produce. I have gotten a couple things from my dad’s garden (which is obviously ideal), but most was store bought.

    Thinking about what people spend on meals and eating out, that can get well over $20 per day. And getting juice at a shop or store, can run $5 just for a quart, and I am drinking well over four quarts per day. This is definitely an economical diet if done correctly.

    Today’s Flavors:

    Basically the same, but today I threw in peaches and more berries…I also strategically put in a banana into my first and second juices, so that before my ride and after I would have the extra sugar and potassium.

    irena ossola rejuvenate superfood mix My superfood mix uses all three Rejuvenate! superfoods.

    DAY 7: ALL JUICED UP

    Today was the final day of official cleansing and a day of raw food. I think my body knew it was the day because I woke up hungry for the first time all week.  I still did my lemonade/tea and juicing for the day as I wanted to keep my hydration up and keep the routine.

    It was nice to think about what I would eat for my first food back, and I went for a banana this morning. Seemed appropriate since bananas are the common cure for cramps, and that’s why I did the cleanse. It was so great tasting and funny thing is, the chewing sensation was weird to get used to again.

    The rest of the day was pretty normal and not any huge cravings, but I had half an avocado before my workout and the other half after.

    I was surprised to not eat more but just didn’t feel like it, my appetite was pretty slim. But I was definitely satisfied and could say full after just eating a little bit.

    In the evening for dinner I went out and had an amazing salad. My body feels so good I am happy to have completed this journey.

    irena ossola kidney cleanse juice My first solid food in a week!

    I did not do this cleanse for weight loss, but to clean out my body and help my kidneys and system recover after the fatigue of cramping. But considering I was in a down time with training it was the perfect time to do it and also shed a couple pounds before harder training again.

    So I will say it was incredible to see my weight change as each day passed. I started out at 148 pounds which is pretty normal for me and what I have been racing at this season, today I weighed myself in the morning and was 143.

    I am pretty shocked by how much I lost in this short time. And I wasn’t even holding back or feeling the pains someone usually feels in dieting or losing weight, I drank as much as I wanted and never felt hungry or strong urges to eat.

    I would really recommend this cleanse to anyone looking to clean up their system and/or to shed some unwanted weight.

    It is so important to take on things like this with a smart and prepared approach with the intent of health and well being, not just to get skinny or for looks. If that is the drive then it’s more likely the weight will be put right back on, because it’s about a lifestyle and making good choices for the benefit of your body.

    To eat well and be happy with your body is the most important thing.

    So I hope this blog post has helped anyone looking to start or research doing a kidney cleanse. Or even just reading along as I go though along my road as a professional cyclist.

    It has been an amazing experience and I plan to do it again before my season of hard training starts in the fall/winter.

    HAPPY JUICING!

    Irena Ossola stationary bicycle training

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    Read Irena's juice cleanse article on her blog (OssolaSport.com):

    http://www.ossolasport.com/blogirena/juice-journey-cyclist-kidney-juice-cleanse/

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