Supplements-Chlorofresh Chlorophyll Concentrate
Freshen Up Your Digestive Tract
We all do it. In fact, the average person passes gas as many as two dozen times a day.
It may be a natural function of your body - but it's still awfully embarrassing. What if you could basically clear unwanted smells from your intestines instead of clearing the room?
Chlorofresh from Nature's Way is a supplement intended to potentially lessen digestive tract odors.
- May reduce digestive tract odors
- Softgel capsules contain Chlorophyll concentrate
Having bad gas doesn't necessarily mean you are unhealthy. But it can be a personal problem that leads to uncomfortable situations. Decreasing the amount of protein in your diet may help, as can adding more leafy greens to what you eat. That's because those greens contain chlorophyll.
Chlorophyll is concentrated in this product. You're probably familiar with it as the pigment that makes plants green and helps them with photosynthesis. It can act as an antioxidant, potentially neutralizing and deodorizing your intestines and colon.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a potent antioxidant and free radical scavenger that has been proven to regenerate vitamin C and vitamin E; restore levels of intracellular glutathione, an important antioxidant that declines with age; and increase excretion of toxic heavy metals such as mercury. However, ALAs most interesting property may be its ability to counter diabetic symptoms and combat hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).
However, ALAs most interesting property may be its ability to counter diabetic symptoms and combat hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). There have literally been hundreds of studies concluding that ALA significantly improves insulin stimulated glucose uptake in patients with type II diabetes. Not only does it help lower blood sugar levels by reducing the secretion of insulin, it also increases insulin sensitivity at the cell level and thus, even LESS insulin is required.
Can you get alpha-lipoic acid naturally from foods?
Many foods contain alpha-lipoic acid in very low amounts. They include spinach, broccoli, yams, potatoes, yeast, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, carrots, beets, and rice bran. Red meat -- and particularly organ meat -- is also a source of alpha-lipoic acid.
ALA has earned this name because of its central role in the body. ALA is located in the mitochondria of our cells, which is like their engine. ALA is different from other antioxidants because it's both water and fat soluble, which means it can be used throughout the entire cell, producing a wider range of health benefits. ALA prevents damage from free radicals and boosts the immune system.
Right now, ALA is growing in popularity for its ability to help in the following areas:
- ALA for Weight Loss:
The reason this antioxidant is recommended for weight loss is its role in energy production. Taking an ALA supplement increases our body's ability to metabolize food to create energy. Specifically, ALA helps to convert carbohydrates into energy. When more food is converted into energy, it can't collect elsewhere in the body as fat cells. On the May 11 episode of "The Dr. Oz Show," Dr. Mehmet Oz recommended 300 mg daily of ALA to help boost your metabolism to burn more fat.
- ALA for Skin:
When you're shopping for an anti-aging treatment, dermatologist Nicolas Perricone, MD, recommends keeping an eye out for ALA. According to Dr. Perricone, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of ALA can work wonders when it comes to reversing the visible signs of aging. In fact, ALA is an amazing 400 times stronger as an antioxidant than vitamins C and E. When applied topically, ALA reduces puffiness and dark circles under the eyes, swelling of the entire face and redness or blotchiness. Over time, skin looks more even by increasing production of nitric oxide, pores appear smaller and lines and wrinkles are less noticeable.
- ALA for Nerves:
ALA has shown positive effects on nerve-related symptoms like numbness, tingling, burning and pain in the arms and legs. These symptoms are commonly associated with peripheral neuropathy, which can be brought on by chemotherapy treatment for different cancers, diabetes (it has also been shown to regulate blood sugar) due to poor circulation and cardiac autonomic neuropathy involving the heart. Studies are ongoing to see if ALA can be regularly used to prevent or relieve these symptoms. Patients have taken ALA orally or intravenously and have seen results take up to five weeks to become noticeable, according to WebMD.