Pumpkin, Ashwagandha and Quercetin, and What These PhytAlive Ingredients Do For You

PhytAlive!, is a comprehensive and very well-balanced liquid nutritional vitamin and mineral supplement, so here are 3 more out of the 61 super fruits, veggies and plants that it contains and what each one does for you and your health.

Because each ingredient has a large number of ways that it helps you, and there are over 60 ingredients in liquid form (the best absorption at the cellular level) in PhytAlive!, here are the next 3 out of 61. 

Click here for the previous batch (which is Goji, Hibiscus Flower and Tomato).  Or, Click here for the next batch (which is Sunflower, Banaba and CoQ10).

PumpkinPumpkin

from articles.mercola.com:
 

1. Heart Healthy – One-quarter cup of pumpkin seeds contains nearly half of the recommended daily amount of magnesium, which participates in a wide range of vitally important physiological functions, including the creation of ATP (adenosine triphosphate, the energy molecules of your body), the synthesis of RNA and DNA, the pumping of your heart, proper bone and tooth formation, relaxation of your blood vessels, and proper bowel function.

Click the play button below to watch this funny AND really cute TALKING porcupine eating a pumpkin.  Never knew so many difference sounds could come out of a porcupine!  Enjoy!
 

2. Immune Support – Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of zinc (one ounce contains more than 2 mg of this beneficial mineral), which is important for immunity, cell growth and division, sleep, mood, your senses of taste and smell, eye and skin health, insulin regulation, and male sexual function.

3. Omega 3 Fats – Raw nuts and seeds, including pumpkin seeds, are one of the best sources of plant-based omega-3s (alpha-linolenic acid or ALA). We all need ALA, however, ALA has to be converted by your body into the far more essential omega-3 fats EPA and DHA — by an enzyme in which the vast majority of us have impaired by high insulin levels. So, while pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of ALA, I believe it is essential to get some of your omega-3 fats from animal sources, such as krill oil, as well.

4. Prostate Health – Pumpkin seeds have long been valued as an important natural food for men’s health. This is in part because of their high zinc content, which is important for prostate health (where it is found in the highest concentrations in the body), and also because pumpkin seed extracts and oils may play a role in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, or enlarged prostate). Research suggests that both pumpkin seeds, and pumpkin seed oil used in combination with saw palmetto may be particularly beneficial in supporting prostate health.

5. Anti-Diabetic Effects – Animal studies suggest that pumpkin seeds may help improve insulin regulation and help prevent diabetic complications by decreasing oxidative stress.

6. Post-Menopausal Help – Pumpkin seed oil is rich in natural phytoestrogens and studies suggest it may lead to a significant increase in good “HDL” cholesterol along with decreases in blood pressure, hot flashes, headaches, joint pains and other menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women.

7. Liver and Heart Health – Pumpkin seeds, rich in healthy fats, antioxidants and fibers, may provide benefits for heart and liver health, particularly when mixed with flax seeds.

8. Restful Sleep – Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of tryptophan, an amino acid (protein building block) that your body converts into serotonin, which in turn is converted into melatonin, the “sleep hormone.” Eating pumpkin seeds a few hours before bed, along with a carbohydrate like a small piece of fruit, may be especially beneficial for providing your body the tryptophan needed for your melatonin and serotonin production to help promote a restful night’s sleep.

9. Anti-Inflammatory – Pumpkin seed oil has been found to exhibit anti-inflammatory effects. One animal study even found it worked as well as the anti-inflammatory drug indomethacin in treating arthritis, but without the side effects.

 

Ashwagandha

ashwagandha

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
from wholehealthchicago.com:
 

1. Reduce Stress and Increase Endurance – In one of several classic stress test experiments, a group of rats was given a saline solution and then tested for swimming times. A second group, given an ashwagandha solution, was able to swim twice as long. Studies on Army recruits in basic training have shown that adaptogens like ashwagandha prevent stress-induced exhaustion

2. Ease Arthritis Pain – Although the mechanism is not fully understood, ashwagandha has been quite effective in relieving the inflammation associated with arthritis. One clinical trial, again from India, supports this use. Forty-two patients with osteoarthritis were randomly placed in two groups–one receiving ashwagandha, the other a placebo. After three months, pain and disability were markedly reduced in the ashwagandha group.

3. Fight Depression and Mood Swings – A small study on patients with affective disorders found that ashwagandha supplementation may help to relieve depression and mood swings. The mechanism is likely to enhance levels of the brain chemical nor-epinephrine. Although no clinical study has been performed comparing ashwagandha to either herbal (St. John’s wort) or prescription anti-depressants, the adaptogenic effect of ashwagandha would suggest real potential use as an antidepressant ‘enhancer.’ However, if you are currently receiving any form of psychotropic medication (anti-depressant, mood stabilizer, etc.) do not discontinue it or replace it with ashwagandha without physician supervision. Clearly, more research is needed in this area.

4. Act as an Antioxidant – Scientists are now discovering that many conditions can be caused or exacerbated by free-radicals, highly reactive altered oxygen molecules that wreak havoc on virtually all cells of the body. One of the easiest ways to stave off this destruction is to ensure that your diet/supplement program includes adequate supplies of antioxidants which are found primarily in fruit and vegetables. Rat, rabbit, and frog studies have shown ashwagandha is a potent anti-oxidant.

5. Enhance Immune Function – In a small rat study, experimental inflammation was reduced by ashwagandha. Researchers also found that the herb increased white blood cell and platelet counts.

6. Boost Thyroid Function – Studies conducted on rats have demonstrated that ashwagandha stimulates thyroid activity. This might be of benefit for people who suffer from underactive thyroid but has not been tested clinically.

7. Boost Sexual Performance – In one study, 101 normal healthy male volunteers aged 50 to 59 took 3 grams of powdered ashwagandha daily for three months. 71% reported improved sexual performance. Although ashwagandha is not considered an aphrodisiac, this rejuvenating effect may be related to the improved endurance shown in animal stress tests.

8. Treat dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease – Although these studies have not yet progressed to human trials, researchers are excited about preliminary findings for the treatment of degenerative brain disorders with ashwagandha. Rat studies have shown that ashwagandha may induce neuronal growth, improve memory deficits, and induce brain cells to rebuild lost connections. Other early studies support these conclusions. Some researchers are even postulating that ashwagandha may be useful to help stroke victims who suffer from memory loss and physical disabilities. This research is in its early stages; more studies are needed to determine if ashwagandha can help preserve and restore brain function in humans.

 

 

QuercetinQuercetin

from caringdoc.com:
 

1. Allergies – According to recent research, quercetin appears to be helpful in combating the typical allergy symptoms such as a runny nose and sneezing. Researchers suspect quercetin controls the release of histamine and other chemicals that help trigger the allergic response in the first place. Patients who are prescribed quercetin are reported to no longer requiring pharmaceutical drugs to treat both fall and spring allergies.

2. Interstitial Cystisis – Quercetin is also an effective treatment for interstitial cystisis (IC), also known as bladder pain syndrome (BPS), a urinary bladder disease characterized by bladder pain along with pain during urination, urinary frequency and urgency, and pressure in the bladder or pelvis. Patients diagnosed with IC and treated with quercetin are reported to having experienced a reduction in the symptoms associated with the disease, particularly pain.

3. Heart Disease – Early studies have also suggested potential value for quercetin in heart disease and prostatitis (inflamed prostate). Further studies are needed before any recommendations can be made.

4. Prostatitis – Because quercetin has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it has been shown to be an effective treatment of prostatitis. Symptoms include pelvic pain, urinary urgency, and pain during urination or ejaculation. Studies have shown that a dosage of 500mg of quercetin twice daily can relieve prostatitis symptoms, with little to no side effects.

5. Cancer – But perhaps one of the most exciting health benefits of quercetin is its potential to fight cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), lab studies have shown that quercetin can help foster apoptosis, a form of natural cell death rare in most cancer cells. This may be due to its antioxidant or anti-inflammatory properties, or other mechanisms. Some studies in animals have shown that quercetin may help protect against certain types of cancer, particularly colon cancer.

6. Respiratory Health When your respiratory system is irritated, redness and swelling can result from the release of histamines, and quercetin has been reported to have an antihistamine effect. Lab tests have shown quercetin influences intracellular enzymes and may help inhibit histamine release. This can often provide relief for watery eyes, runny nose, and swelling in the face.

Another study compared the effectiveness of quercetin against contact dermatitis and photosensitivity, two conditions that do not respond well to a conventional approach. Researchers found that quercetin is effective at inhibiting redness and is easy to administer. What’s more, quercetin promoted significant improvement in both conditions.

7. Blood Pressure – In addition to supporting cardiovascular health, quercetin naturally promotes balanced blood pressure. A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, crossover study evaluated the effect of quercetin supplementation and reported that the participants experienced a stabilization in systolic, diastolic and average arterial pressure.

8. Stress – When your body is stressed, it produces cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone that produces that “fight or flight” response. Although this is normal, when your stress levels are high and ongoing, cortisol can damage muscle tissue, leading to protein breakdown in the body. Quercetin can fight these effects during times of extended stress as it suppresses the enzyme necessary for cortisol release.

To discover more about PhytAlive! that contains the 3 above super fruits and over 60 other super fruits, veggies and plants in liquid form, contact me now.

God Bless You!

Adrian Frank
206-261-7348
BeEmpoweredHere@Gmail.com
 

 
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