Green Tea May Add to Protection Against UV Rays


Just in time to battle the sizzling summer time sun, new studies have shown that consuming or adding to with natural tea may help secure your epidermis from dangerous UV light.

Green tea is full of anti-oxidants that feed on dangerous free-radicals in the body and, as new analysis reports, on the epidermis. Scientists from the School of Witten-Herdecke in Malaysia discovered that “consumption of dietary flavonoids from tea may consult photoprotection and improve epidermis quality.”

Published in this month’s issue of the Publication of Nutrition, they discovered that, moreover to external application, consuming huge amounts of natural tea conferred similar safety benefits against UV light and visible wrinkles.

The researchers at random allocated 60 female volunteers between a natural tea and a sugar pill group. Each woman consumed one litre of either natural tea or a control drink designed with a essence flavor daily for 12 several weeks. The researchers calculated serum flavonoid content and performed epidermis tests at guideline, week 6, and again after 12 several weeks.

After 12 several weeks of tea intake, they discovered that moreover to reduces in the volume, roughness and climbing of epidermis, ladies epidermis solidity and epidermis water increased. Beyond appearance, they verified that consuming natural tea full of antioxidising polyphenols defends against dangerous UV light.

The researchers determined, “regular intake of a drink full of tea flavanols provided photoprotection against dangerous UV light and helped maintain epidermis framework and function.”

The framework of natural tea’s flavonoids may explain some of the noticed beneifts, the writers recommended. Often called anti-oxidants, these flavonoids may also process dangerous ultra-violet light before they can damage the skins surface. The researchers recommend that it is these anti-oxidants that  offer  defense for DNA, fats and necessary protein that are the primary affected individuals in sun burns.

The sun’s UV light are a continuous risk, particularly during summer time season season. Drinking natural tea full of flavonoids, adding to with natural tea ingredients, and using natural tea ingredients topically along with your sun block could afford you the greatest level of protection.

Not only can sun burns improve getting older, but recurring and unsecured exposure to UV light can damage cells and bargain your cells. This study shows that along with using a broad-spectrum sun block, consuming a diet full of plant polyphenols can prevent sun-induced wrinkles and secure you from the inside, out.

Source: Heinrich U et al. Teas Polyphenols Provide Photoprotection, Increase Microcirculation, and Regulate Skin Qualities of Women. J Nutr 2011; 141: 1202-8. doi: 10.3945/jn.110.136465


Easy Steps to Ease Joints

“Support your joints into old age with Isagenix.”

More than 30 percent of adults are in pain because of their joints, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1). It may come as no surprise that the knee took the uncomfortable cake with 18 percent of adults reporting pain in this hinge space.

The knee, a hinge joint that flexes and extends the leg, bears a heavy burden that gets heavier with more body weight. Older adults who are obese are three times more likely to have knee pain than their normal weight counterparts (2). However, researchers have found that weight loss can prevent nearly one-fifth of all new cases of severe knee pain in the elderly.

Many Americans (at least 30 percent) have a hard time imagining a life without physical discomfort. For those chronically affected by disaffected joints, pain is a part of life. Rather than accepting the fate of a breaking down body, perhaps defy it. Living long and living well require a very active effort—unfortunately time, toxins, and stress will not relent, and so neither should you. While some cases of joint pain require more to correct the condition, little steps and a little proactive thinking may take your joints a long way.

Know Your Joints

Joints are primary places for pain because they are complex, multi-functional, and used a great deal. Three types of joints exist in the body: fibrous, cartilaginous, and synovial. Synovial joints are the most mobile and most common joints in the body—they are also the most prone to injury and pain.

Synovial fluid is a viscous gel within a joint space that reduces friction. With a high content of hyaluronic acid to attract and trap water molecules, the fluid functions as a lubricant providing pain free movement. While synovial fluid is continually synthesized, levels decrease with age and activity.

The other majesty of movement within a synovial joint comes in the form of cartilage—the cushion that pads the ends of bones. A connective tissue with a soft spot, the function of cartilage is not particularly noticeable, until it is gone. Years of wear and tear on bones and joints will whittle away this protective covering, resulting in something synovial fluid can’t prevent: a bone-on-bone joint.

Stepping Out of Pain

While weight loss is an important preventative measure for managing joint pain in overweight and obese adults, there must be a strategy for people of all ages wearing all sizes. In the U.S. alone, young athletes incur more than three million knee injuries each year (3). Total relief and protection must come in many suits, and as you may have guessed, Isagenix has a solution to arrest your pain and promote lifelong joint health.

Ageless Pain Relief Cream provides a fast-acting topical solution for joint pain relief. Including key ingredients like menthol and methyl salicylates, this cream provides immediate comfort to joints and can help put you on the path to greater mobility. Over-the-counter pain killers can help reduce pain, but when taken too often they may also cause problems. Give your liver and stomach a break and instead go straight to the source; Ageless Pain Relief Cream does not have to be ingested and metabolized so you can choose where it goes and which body part reaps the benefits.

Lifelong Joint Support

Glucosamine is a foundational ingredient that supports cartilage from the ground up. Combined with proteins that form the base for cartilage, glucosamine supplementation helps give this rate-limiting step a step-up (4). Chondroitin pairs with glucosamine in the formation of cartilage, mostly noted for its promotion of a firm and flexible structure.

Synovial fluid is more readily rejuvenated than cartilage, but taking it for granted could take the spring out of your step. Hyaluronan, the water-grabbing molecule found in synovial fluid, may help increase the fluid in the joint space (5). Building on what we know to build up joints, Ageless Joint Support is a triple-action support for protecting, rejuvenating, and supporting the joint.

Complete with glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM (methyl-sulphonyl methane), and collagen, the major building blocks of cartilage, as well as hyaluronan to support synovial fluid, this supplement is part of the Isagenix solution to soothe and support.  Why take eight different supplements for your joints when one has everything you need?

Optimal joint support provides protection as well as relief. Isagenix provides a one-two punch to gain immediate relief while supporting your joints for a healthier tomorrow. Living with constant pain should not be the default. It’s time to get away from acceptance and move toward renewal.


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Children Can Fight Heart Disease with Fiber

“Eating more fiber can mean a healthier heart later in life, researchers find.”

Waiting until the Golden Years to worry about cardiovascular disease may be a thing of the past. An estimated 43 percent of US children and teens have at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control.

More than one-third of America’s youth are now overweight or obese—while these rates have leveled off over the past decade, disease risk has not. In the last 12 years, cases of prediabetes and diabetes in adolescence have jumped 14 percent (now at 23 percent, up from 9 percent in the year 2000).

Children with obesity are 24 percent more likely to display a risk factor for CVD than normal weight children. The most common risk factor for CVD in youth was elevated LDL cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterol that transports fat from the liver to the tissues). The other risk factors include: high total cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and inflammation. Formerly concerns for the aged, these warning signs are now causing concern for younger generations.

The progression as well as the prevention of cardiac risks starts in childhood. New research from Maastricht University in the Netherlands found that intake of fiber during childhood predicted artery stiffness—a cardiovascular risk factor—in adulthood.

“Lower lifetime intake of fiber during the course of young age is associated with carotid artery stiffness in adulthood,” the authors write. The average differences in fiber intake amounted to about 2 grams per day; however, with time these small quantities made a big impact on health qualities. The researchers explained that the difference in fiber intake amounted to one-half of a portion of broccoli or one apple each day.

A longitudinal cohort study followed the dietary habits of 373 children from the age of 13 to 36. Food frequency questionnaires were collected at eight different follow-ups over the course of the 24-year study and the authors measured arterial stiffness during the last session when the children were approximately 36 years old.

Not only did fiber intake mediate cardiovascular risk, this research provides further evidence that poor dietary habits in youth kick start the damage that may not be found until adulthood. ”The differences in fiber intake between individuals with stiffer compared with those with less stiff arteries were already present during adolescence,” the authors report.

Fruit, vegetables, and whole-grains are known to be high in fiber. While a lower total intake of fiber was associated with risk, these foods have a variety of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that may also deliver the brunt of the benefits. In addition to arterial stiffness, vegetable intake had an inverse relationship to blood pressure, central obesity, and blood lipids—all factors linked to cardiovascular health.

The authors explain that arterial stiffness is linked to higher blood pressure, higher stress on the heart and reduced cardiac function. Conditions in childhood, such as sedentary lifestyle, central body fatness, and higher blood pressure, are known to increase arterial stiffness in adulthood. Adding to the growing list, these authors report that low intake of fiber in childhood may be a precursor to arterial stiffness.

Coupled with the report published in journal Pediatrics, these results are novel and timely. The national survey data suggests that “U.S. adolescents carry a substantial burden of CVD risk factors, especially those who are overweight or obese.” Increasing fiber intake to reduce children’s risk provides a simple solution to improve the health trajectory of the nation.

For more information about this topic and other health and wealth related topics use the following websites:


May AL et al. Provalence of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Among US Adolescents, 1999-2008. Pediatrics 2012; 129(6):1035-41. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-1082

Van de Laar RJJ et al. Lower lifetime dietary fiber intake is associated with carotid artery stiffness: the Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Sutyd. Am J Clin Nutr 2012. DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.111.024703