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We are facing a global health crisis!

Health surveys show that the incidence of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes is higher than ever before. This can be attributed largely to the state of our diets that are woefully inadequate in nutrient-rich whole foods.


The reality is that most of us have turned the healthy food pyramid upside down—too much of the wrong stuff, not enough of the right stuff!

• 90% of us don’t eat the recommended 5-13 servings of fruits and vegetables

• 70% of us admit to eating foods that actually contribute to poor health

• Less than 1 serving of whole grains are consumed on a daily basis—many don’t even get that

• Protective lipids and sterols have been stripped from whole grains to increase their shelf life

• Many don’t eat fish due to concerns about the presence of heavy metals and contaminants



• Leading global health authorities like the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, and American Heart Association agree that good nutrition plays a critical role in lowering the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes.

 • Everyone should increase consumption of whole-grain foods, fruits and vegetables, and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids— and maintain a healthy weight.

 • But even those with good intentions to eat a healthy diet face challenges. Busy lifestyles, eating on-the-run, and the prevalence of processed foods all contribute towards nutritional gaps that would benefit from nutritional supplements.



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o Cellular health for abundant energy

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o Optimum immune strength

o Heart and brain health

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• Pro Vitality’s whole-food nutrition is the core supplement for healthy nutrition—no matter what your health goals!




Tre-en-en Grain Concentrates

Feed your cells – Tre-en-en Grain Concentrates

Background: We first discovered the important role lipids play as building blocks for our cell membranes in 192513. By the 1950’s researchers realized that the cell membrane not only served as a mechanism to separate the inside of the cell from the outside, but also functioned as a highly selective filter that facilitated transport systems controlling nutrient entry and waste removal14. From that point, we began to recognize the importance of specific lipids in membrane function, energy production and metabolite secretion (biochemicals manufactured in cells; i.e.; hormones, enzymes)15.

GNLD Research: In the mid-1950s, a group of Southern California doctors investigating the possible causes of patient-reported ‘chronic fatigue’ drew a connection between the absence of whole grain dietary lipids and reduced cellular energy production. This research led to the concept of lipid supplementation made from whole grain wheat, rice and soy, as a solution to ‘chronic fatigue’. This gave rise to GNLD’s Tre-en-en Grain Concentrates. In the years that followed, Tre-en-en’s beneficial effects on cell membrane structure and function were further confirmed. The most compelling demonstration of the positive effects of the lipids and sterols in Tre-en-en Grain Concentrates was in a study conducted at Texas A & M University in 1987. This study compared the effects of Tre-en-en use in the test group to a control group. The results were dramatic16.

Latest Findings: The significance of the key role whole grain lipids and sterols play in cellular structure and function, and in human health overall, continues to be supported by even more recent scientific publications and government-funded awareness campaigns. A 1998 study of 34,000 women showed whole grain nutrition had a strong cardio-protective effect17. A component of the 1999 Nurse’s Health Study (a survey of 75,000 nurses) showed regular whole grain consumption lowered the risk of heart disease by 25% and stroke by 36%18. Another study from 2000 published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed nearly a 50% reduction in ischemic stroke risk for people who normally consumed whole grain products19. Whole grain nutrients and the importance of lipids and sterols continue to be a strong focus point for nutritional research20.

Here are a few more examples: A May 2005 article in Human Nutrition & Metabolism identified whole grain oils, now nearly devoid from the average diet, as anticancer dietary components21. Two studies conducted in 200522,23 demonstrated the unique benefits of rice bran oil in cholesterol reduction. A 2007 meta-analysis study (a study of an accumulation of evidence)24 concluded that the need for whole grain nutrition is so acute in the population that government efforts to promote awareness should be doubled. The researchers further concluded that the process of refining grains removed many biologically active agents, including fiber, vitamins, minerals, lipids, sterols and other compounds. “These biological agents influence cardiovascular risk through effects on glucose metabolism, lipids, lipoproteins, endothelial function, and other mechanisms, potentially accounting for much of the observed benefit of high intake of whole grains” wrote lead author Phillip Mellen of Wake Forest University.

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

In my next posts, we will look at other GNLD products that can help solve this health crisis:

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

Carotenoid Complex – Protect your cells



13 Gorter, E.; Grendel, F. On bimolecular layers of lipoids on the chromocytes of the blood., Journal of Experimental Medicine 41: 439-443, 1925

14 Hodgkin, A.L.; Keynes, R.D., Active transport of cations in giant axons. – Journal of Physiology, 128:26-60, 1955

15 Chapman, D. Lipid dynamics in cell membranes. Cell membranes: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Pathology, pp 13-22, 1975

16 Kubena, K.S.; Fat and mineral metabolism as affected by source of fat and exercise in rats. Texas A&M University, 1987 (unpublished)

17 Whole grain intake may reduce the risk of ischemic heart disease in death in post-menopausal women: The Iowa Women’s Health Study, Am J Clin Nutr,

1998 68:248-257

18 Whole-grain consumption and risk of coronary heart disease: results from the Nurse’s Health Study, Am J Clin Nutr, 1999 70:412-419

19 Whole grain consumption and risk of ischemic stroke in women: A prospective study. JAMA 2000; 284:1534-1540

20 Consumption of a functional oil rich in phytosterols and medium chain triglycerides oil improves plasma lipid profile in men; Human Nutrition & Metabolism, May 2005: publ on-line

21 Phytosterols as anticancer dietary components: Evidence and Mechanism of Action; Human Nutrition & Metabolism, May 2005: publ on-line

22 Minhajuddin, M., University of Rochester: Food and Chemical Toxicology; May 2005

23 Rice bran oil and cholesterol, Am J Clin Nutr; March 2005

24 Whole grain intake and cardiovascular disease: A meta-analysis; Mellen, P.b., et al; Nutrition, Metabnolism & Cardiovascular Diseases; published on-line 10.1016