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Fast Facts about Pro Vitality

Pro Vitality is Based in Nature and Backed By Science

Based in Nature—Whole Food, Human Food Chain Nutrients

GNLD Pro Vitality supplements provide the finest natural nutrients from whole grains, fruits and vegetables and fish to help you achieve optimal health.*

 

Backed by Science—Clinically Proven Formulas Assure Effectiveness

These nutrients are delivered in highly bio-efficient forms in exclusive, clinically proven formulas that maximize nutrient absorption, utilization and benefits by using the most advanced scientific methods and proprietary processes.*

 

TRE-EN-EN® GRAIN CONCENTRATES

Feed your cells—energize your life.*

Good nutrition begins at the cellular level. Tre-en-en is the world’s first and only whole grain lipids and sterols supplement proven to enhance energy and vitality by optimizing cell membrane function. It energizes your entire body by helping your cells function more efficiently.*

 

CAROTENOID COMPLEX

Protect your cells—optimize your immunity.*

With the protective power of carotenoids from carrots, tomatoes, spinach, red bell peppers, peaches, strawberries and apricots, this patented formula is the result of over 10 years of research and development. Carotenoid Complex is the world’s first and only whole food supplement clinically proven by USDA researchers to protect your heart, defend your cells, and boost your immune power.*

 

OMEGA-III SALMON OIL PLUS

Balance and regulate your cells—maximize your good health.*

The world’s first complete fish oil supplement with guaranteed potency of all eight members of the omega-3 family. Recent human clinical trials proved its bioavailability to support heart and cardiovascular health, as presented at Experimental Biology 2008. Plus, GNLD’s fish oil sources are screened for more than 160 potential contaminants with an allowable detection limit of zero, so they are guaranteed pure!*

 

 

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* This statement has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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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

 

TURN YOUR WELLNESS PYRAMID RIGHT SIDE UP!

• 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.

 

GNLD’S SOLUTION: PRO VITALITY

• Whole-food nutrition clinically proven to strengthen the perfect foundation for lifelong health and vitality

• In convenient on-the-go packets

• Includes three scientifically-proven products: Tre-en-en, Carotenoid Complex, and Omega-III Salmon Oil Plus, providing key nutrients from whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and fish.

• Each packet provides powerful nutrients that support*:

o Cellular health for abundant energy

o Powerful antioxidant protection

o Optimum immune strength

o Heart and brain health

o Flexible, healthy joints

o Youthful skin, hair and nails

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

 

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GNLD’s LDC™ stars in penguin cleanup operation!

In July 2000, an iron-ore carrier, the Treasure, sank outside Table Bay, Cape Town, South Africa sank off the coast of South Africa and leaked thousands of litres of crude oil into the sea. Approximately 25,000 African penguins were affected and faced certain death.

Huge undertaking
The cleanup operation was the largest wildlife rescue operation in history at the time. A huge contingent of international volunteers from as far as the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia assisted in the cleanup effort, and the feeling was definitely that this is an international crisis which affects the entire world.

GNLD’s LDC was the only detergent product that could successfully remove the thick crude oil from the tens of thousands of affected penguins from Dassen and Robben Islands.

Why LDC? LDC Light Duty Concentrate is a low-dose, low-burden, pH-neutral household detergent which is particularly effective in dispersing fats and oils. LDC did not yield harsh or negative side effects on the already distraught animals.

Saving lives
The birds were first sprayed with a light mixture of vegetable oil and ethanol alcohol to loosen the crude oil before being thoroughly washed at least seven or eight times in buckets of LDC and warm water. After repeated washings with LDC, the penguins were rinsed thoroughly until their feathers regained their natural waterproofing, allowing the birds to be released back into the ocean within a week or two. The thick crude oil affects the bird’s buoyancy and insulation, and if ingested, is toxic to the birds. A researcher at the University of Cape Town, who has conducted extensive research on the survival rate of cleaned penguins, said that the rescued birds will enjoy almost exactly the same lifespan as birds which have never been victims of an oil spill. Sarah Scarth, coordinator for the World-Wide Emergency Relief International Fund for Animal Welfare, said, “Without this incredible product, 25,000 penguins could have died. Thank you, GNLD, for your generous support during this environmental disaster!”

If these products can do this for penguins, imagine what it can do for you. GNLD products take the guess work out of nutrition, skin care, home care and personal care.

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Omega-III Salmon Oil Plus

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

Background: Not only are omega-3 fatty acids in general directly tied to heart health, but their individual abilities to lower triglycerides, increase HDL (good cholesterol), inhibit plaque formation, stabilize heart rhythm and maintain healthy veins and arteries have highlighted the huge importance of having all eight members of the omega-3 fatty acid family50. Researchers were aware of the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids before they were even publicized in the 1970s. In 1936, an epidemiologist studying the Inuit in Greenland observed a zero rate of incidence of heart disease in the population, and first drew connections between heart health and the presence of these fatty acids in the Inuit diet51,52. In 1980, Danish researchers documented the extent of the health protecting powers of omega-3 fatty acids by comparing the incidence of several diseases in Danish versus Greenland Inuit populations53. They showed the Danish population had 10 times more cases of heart attacks, 20 times more cases of Psoriasis, 25 times more cases of asthma, and 9 times more cases of diabetes than the Inuit.

GNLD Research: GNLD introduced Salmon Oil, derived from pure, natural Salmon, as the most biocompatible, whole food, human food chain source of omega-3 fatty acids. Throughout the 1980’s and 90’s the SAB followed scientific and technological developments in omega-3 supplementation. In the early 2000’s they directed the development of a unique technology called “molecular differentiation” which, for the first time, allowed consistent identification, quantification and delivery of all eight members of the omega-3 fatty acids family in a whole food supplement. Introduced in 2006, Omega-III Salmon Oil Plus set a new standard for excellence in omega-3 supplementation. Human clinical trials conducted under the direction of SAB member Dr. Arianna Carughi and presented at the Annual meeting of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, April 200854, and at the annual meeting of the American College of Nutrition in October 200855, displayed powerful performance across a wide range of benefits, including:56

• Rapid bioavailability and assimilation; resulting in increased anti-inflammatory balance in cell membranes.

• Triglyceride reduction; on average, 17% in just 8 weeks.

• Improved omega-3 to omega-6 ratio; lowering indicators of heart disease risk.

• Improved omega-3 index; a 38% increase in this cardio-protective measure.

• Lowered the inflammatory index by 68%; reducing the tendency toward inflammation and inflammatory conditions.

Latest Findings: As more is being discovered about their importance to health, many scientists and researchers have coined the term “master molecules” to describe the power of omega-3 fatty acids. They are fundamental to human biochemistry, and have been proven to have an important role in health, vitality and longevity.

Cardiovascular health: In 2005, daily supplementation of omega- 3 fatty acids was shown to reduce risk of fatal heart failures in high risk patients57. In 2006 researchers looked at data from more than 340,000 participants and reported a 35% reduction in the risk of cardiac death, and a 45% reduction in the risk of sudden death for those who consumed 850 mg of dietary omega-3’s each day58. A 2007 study from Japan reported that daily supplementation resulted in a 24% reduction in angina (heart pain) and a 19% reduction in non-fatal coronary events59. That same year researchers from the University of Athens reported that high dietary omega-3 status equated to healthier more stable heart rhythm60.

Cognitive health: In 2005 researchers at Louisiana State University (LSU) showed that fish derived omega-3 fatty acid are not only vital to brain tissue building but exerts a protective effect against neuro-degeneration and brain function decline associated with Alzheimer’s61. In 2007 researchers published data that showed that elderly with the highest dietary omega-3 intake had significantly less cognitive decline than those with the lowest62. That same year it was shown that high dietary omega-3 intake equated to less decline in verbal ability amongst the elderly63. A 2008 study from Taiwan showed that 1.8 grams of supplemental Omega-3 fatty acids may improve general clinical function in patients with mild or moderate Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment64.

Vision health: In addition to the impact of omega-3 fatty acids on reducing the risk of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) by 70 per cent65, omega-3 fatty acids, particularly DHA, have been shown play an important role in the layer of nerve cells in the retina.

Pregnancy and lactation: The importance of omega-3 dietary intake during pregnancy and lactation has been shown in several recent studies. One recent example from Canada reported that an increased intake of the omega-3 DHA during pregnancy could produce improved motor function in the offspring in later life66.

Bone and Joint health: Confirming previous studies that omega-3 fatty acids can reduce and even prevent inflammation, A study published in the April 2006 issue of the journal Surgical Neurology showed that omega-3 supplementation is effective against back and neck pain67. In 2007, Swedish researchers showed that young men with the highest dietary omega-3 fatty acid intake in general; and DHA in particular also amassed the strongest bones68.

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

In my previous posts, we looked at other GNLD products that can help solve this health crisis:

Tre-en-en Grain Concentrates – Feed your cells

Carotenoid Complex – Protect your cells

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References

50 Nettleton, J. A., 1995. Omega-3 Fatty Acids & Health, Chapter 3; Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Heart Disease; 77-137

51 Rabinovich, I. M. 1936, Clinical and other observation on Canadian Eskimos in the Eastern Arctic. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 34: 487-501

52 Urguhart, J. A.,1935. The most northerly practice in Canada. Canadian Medical Association Jouornal. 33:193-196

53 Kromann, N. and Green, A. 1980. Epidemiological studies in the Upernavrik district, Greenland. Acta Medica Scandanavia. 208:401-406.

54 Carughi, A. Effect of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation on Omega-3 Index and Red Blood Cell (RBC) Membrane Fatty Acid Composition. Annual meeting of Experimental Biology, April 2008

55 Carughi, A. Effect of Omega-3 fatty acids supplementation on markers of cardiovascular health and inflammation. Annual meeting of the American College of Nutrition; October 2008

56 Effect of GNLD Salmon Oil Plus on Markers of Cardiovascular Health and Inflammation. News You Can Use, Volume 21, 2008

57 Leaf, A. Prevention of Fatal Arrhythmias in High-Risk Subjects by Fish Oil n-3 Fatty Acid Intake. Circulation;112(18):2762-2768, November 1, 2005

58 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; Vol. 84, pp 5-17, July 2006

59 The Lancet; Vol.369, pp 1090 – 1098, March 2007

60 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; Vol. 85, pp 1385-1391, May 2007

61 Journal of Clinical Investigation; October 2005

62 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; “The Zutphen Elderly Study”, Vol. 85, pp 1142-1147, April 2007

63 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; Vol. 85; pp 1103-1111, April 2007

64 Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry Vol. 32, Issue 6, pp 1538-1544, August 2008

65 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; August 2008

66 The Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 152, pp. 356-364, March 2008

67 Surgical Neurology; Vol. 65, pp. 326-331, April 2006

68 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; March 2007

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

Great news from the leading edge of science!!!

We want to share with you the exciting news that GNLDs Omega-3 Salmon Oil Plus clinical trial, that proved beyond a doubt the power of this fabulous product, was accepted for oral presentation at the annual meeting of the American College of Nutrition (ACN).  This is a very prestigious event.  Anyone who has been around large scientific organizations such as the ACN will tell you that only a small portion of the scientific work done each year (as little as 1 in 10,000 pieces) is afforded such an opportunity. This is another great endorsement of the timeliness and validity of scientific work the GNLD Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is doing, and another sign of the respect GNLD, the SAB, our products, and our science are given throughout the scientific and academic communities.
 
The presentation, titled:  EFFECT OF OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS SUPPLEMENTATION ON MARKERS OF CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH AND INFLAMMATION was made by Dr. Carughi on October 3, 2008.  It should be published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition shortly. The session was not open to the public, but we will make sure to keep you posted on this exciting event and make the actual study available as soon as we can.

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