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What’s In A Label?

Everyone knows the importance of good nutrition and a safe environment. However, so many products today make so many claims that you need to exercise your mind before you make the right choices for your body, your home, and your family.

More than just juice — Tré

More than just juice — Tré

If you watch TV, listen to the radio, surf the Web, or read popular magazines, you’ve probably heard about super fruits and the powerful nutrients they contain. Perhaps you’ve heard of them on Oprah or some similar show and learned of the important roles they play in our health. You’ve probably even seen the explosion of products claiming to deliver that power and those important benefits. But do they? How do you know you’re getting those powerful nutrients and those important benefits?

At GNLD we believe in providing our customers with the assurance that they are getting what they’re paying for in each and every serving of our product. We do that by using our labels to convey important information about our product, its content, and its potency.

Tré is a perfect example. More than just juice, Tré is a state-of-the-art liquid nutritional essence, drawn from ten of the most powerful and super nutrient-dense wholefood sources known to science. Tré is built on a powerful foundation of Pomegranate, Acai berry, and Green Tea, along with Inflox, our proprietary blend of deep, dark, antioxidant-rich berries and enhanced with resveratrol and alpha-lipoic acid.

These powerful ingredients combined with our advanced process and manufacturing technologies, are guaranteed to provide you a “potent shot of wellness” in each and every serving. You don’t have to wonder or hope that Tré provides what it appears to, the evidence is right there on our label.

To make sure you’re getting what you need, here are some things you should look for on labels:

Standardized delivery!
Standardization is a sophisticated technology that assures a specific amount of an equally specific nutrient or group of nutrients is delivered in every serving. Polyphenols, for example, are the beneficial bioactive essences of the nutrient-rich sources of Tré. You’ll find “standardized polyphenol” content a repeated theme on our new Tré label. This confirms you’re getting a nutritionally significant amount in every serving.

Also, we know that specific polyphenols in Pomegranate, known as punicalagins, are the key to its amazing health-promoting power. That’s why you see “standardized punicalagins” included in our Tré label, as well. That means the real power of pomegranate is in every serving.

Quantified potency!
Providing a measured amount of key nutrients is another way we assure our customers of the power and value in each serving of Tré. For example, rather than just mention that Tré contains the powerful, anti-aging polyphenol known as resveratrol, we quantify exactly how much. The same is true for the antioxidant master-nutrient alpha-lipoic acid—our Tré label tells you exactly how much you’re getting in each serving.

Measured power!
Though it looks only at antioxidant power, ORAC values are another way of assuring you are getting what your body needs. For Tré, we cite the ORAC value right on our label, taking away any guesswork or concern about its antioxidant potency.

Though this information—and much more—is clear on every Tré label, that level of disclosure is not necessarily common practice in the marketplace. Here is a side-by-side comparison of “not just juice” Tré and a few typical juice products:

Criteria

Tré

MonaVie

XanGo®

Goji®

Standardized for polyphenol content

YES

NO

NO

NO

Standardized for punicalagin content

YES1

NO

NO

NO

Quantified for resveratrol potency

YES2

NO

NO

NO

Quantified for alpha-lipoic acid potency

YES3

NO

NO

NO

Measured for ORAC power

YES4

NO

NO

NO

 

You decide!
If you are looking to boost your diet by adding the health promoting power of “super-fruit” polyphenols that science has discovered—and people are talking about—we think labels are a great place to look. For GNLD, our labels are one way we showcase the power and value of our products, and Tré is a great example. Standardized delivery, quantified potency, and measured power are all there to help you make the best, most informed decision. When you look at the evidence, we think you’ll decide, Tré is the best choice for you.

www.BrewerNutrition.com

References: 1. Punicalagins standardized to 35%. 1 ounce of Tré equals 20 ounces of fresh pomegranate juice. 2. Resveratrol quantified to 500mcg. 1 ounce of Tré equals resveratrol content of 1-2 glasses of fine red wine. 3. Alpha-lipoic acid quantified to 20mg. 1 ounce of Tré equals the alpha-lipoic acid content of more than 6 cups of fresh spinach. 4. ORAC value calculated to more than 750 TE per ounce…more than 3.5X the power of antioxidant-rich orange juice.

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Pro Vitality Nutrition: The Evidence Continues to Build

Pro Vitality Nutrition: The Evidence Continues to Build

Scientific evidence reinforcing the importance of key whole food nutrients in maximizing health, vitality and longevity, continues to mount. The nutrients contained in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fish are so strongly connected to preserving health and wellness, that authorities worldwide urge us to increase our consumption of these foods as the primary tool in the battle against chronic disease.

Here are three recent studies from major research centers published in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals that affirm this message:

• Too much of the wrong foods sets a course for disease…

A study published in the August 15, 2007 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) calls attention to the severe health risks associated with our Western diet, grossly deficient in whole-food nutrients from fruits, vegetables, grains and fish, but excessive in processed fats, carbohydrates and calories. While evaluating colorectal cancer recurrence, researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston demonstrated that 80% of all colorectal cancer cases were both directly or indirectly attributable to the Western industrialized eating habit and preventable with dietary change. Their recommendations for reducing this risk: a prudent diet rich in fruits, vegetables, poultry and fish.1

• Getting an abundance of the right foods is the path to long-term health!

Published in the July 2007 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers from Monash University and the Cancer Council of Victoria, The University of Melbourne, the University of Cambridge and St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne report that, “This combination [of fruit, vegetable, and omega-3 dietary content] is believed to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-thrombotic properties that reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by 30%”. These nutrients have also been shown to lower the rate of incidence for obesity and various cancers.2 Evidence demonstrating the health benefits associated with these foods was also described by a study conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2007 suggesting that higher intakes of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory micronutrients are associated with lower reports of cough, respiratory infections and less severe asthma-related symptoms.3

• Much is lost to industrialized growing and processing!

According to a research from Wageningen University in Holland published in the November 2005 issue of the Journal of Food Chemistry, nearly every phase of processing from “farm-to-fork” reduced the level of the healthy phytonutrients in fruits and vegetables.4 Data presented by researchers from the Department of Soil Sciences at the University of Wisconsin – Madison confirms that while great advances in crop yield have occurred in the last 50 years, nutrient content has been under siege and declining5. A similar review of data published by the USDA’s ARS Nutrient Data Laboratory shows “a sharp decline in the minerals in foods since the last comprehensive survey [nearly 20 years ago]”

Modern industrialized diets are directly linked to disease.

The diet that has dominated the industrial world for the last few decades is directly related to the epidemic of chronic disease6. Foods consumed by the average human today are not only energy dense and nutrient-deficient, but also lack the nutritional diversity fundamental to healthy human biochemistry. Overflowing with processed fats, carbohydrates and chemicals alien to the human food chain, the modern-day diet leaves us overfed, under-nourished and needlessly exposed to vitality-robbing health problems.

Whole food supplementation: A strategy that works.

Changing our diets is not an easy or convenient transition for someone living in the quick pace of the modern industrialized world. But we know that nutritional supplementation that is well formulated and derived from whole-food sources actually found in the human food chain can fill in the gaps left by the modern industrialized diet. It supports our body in producing energy, and promoting vitality and long life.

Pro Vitality Nutrition – Whole Food Nutrition for Lifelong Health and Vitality… in convenient, on-the-go packets

Starting with my next post, we will look at three GNLD products that can help solve this health crisis:

Tre-en-en Grain Concentrates – Feed your cells

Carotenoid Complex – Protect your cells

Omega-III Salmon Oil Plus – Balance & Regulate your cells

References

1 The Journal of the American Medical Association; August 2007, Vol. 298, Number 7, pp 754 to 764

2 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; July 2007, Vol. 86, Number 1, pp 221-229

3 Burns, J. Low Dietary Nutrient Intakes and Respiratory Health in Adolescents. Chest. July 2007; 132:238-245

4 Journal of Food Chemistry; November 2005

5 Annual meeting of the Soil Science Society of America, November 2000. http://www.soils.wisc.edu/~barak

6 Popkin, B.; global nutrition dynamics: the world is shifting rapidly toward a diet linked with noncommunicable diseases. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; Vol. 84, pp 289-298, 2006