NCI Well Connect: March 7, 2016
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that quercetin lowers plasma uric acid, which is a blood test indicator of inflammation? In a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial in the January issue of British Journal of Nutrition, the authors remind us that elevated blood uric acid concentration is a risk factor for gout, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

Quercetin, a flavonoid found in high levels in onions, tea and apples, inhibits xanthine oxidoreductase in vitro, the final step in intracellular uric acid production. 

The researchers determined the effects of 4 weeks of 500 mg. of daily oral supplementation of quercetin or placebo on plasma uric acid, blood pressure and fasting glucose in healthy subjects with high normal uric acid.

After quercetin treatment, plasma uric acid concentrations were significantly lowered without affecting fasting glucose, urinary excretion of uric acid or blood pressure! No such effects were seen in placebo group.

Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
 
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Water: Public Health Officials Need to Act
Bonnie and Steve: A new study that examined the dietary habits of more than 18,300 U.S. adults found the majority of people who increased their consumption of plain water -- tap water or from a cooler, drinking fountain or bottle -- by just one percent reduced their total daily calorie intake as well as their consumption of saturated fat, sugar, sodium and cholesterol.

People who increased their consumption of water by one, two or three cups daily decreased their total energy intake by 68 to 205 calories daily and their sodium intake by 78 to 235 grams, according to a paper in Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. The adults also consumed 5 grams to nearly 18 grams less sugar and decreased their cholesterol consumption by 7 to 21 grams daily.

It seems so simple, does it not? Yet, according to a new CDC report, at least 30 percent of Americans still drink one or more sugary drinks daily, including regular soda, fruit drinks, sweetened coffee or tea, and sports or energy drinks.

In the study, on average, participants consumed about 4.2 cups of plain water on a daily basis, accounting for slightly more than 30 percent of their total dietary water intake. Consumption of that amount of water can so easily be achieved, public health officials should make this a major public relations campaign. It should be filtered water of course!
Genetics
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Bonnie and Steve: If one or more of these boxes are yellow or red, then you have genetic deficiencies that may impair your ability to break down and move toxins from your body. You can prevent impairment with diet, lifestyle, and nutrient modification.

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It is always the right time to experience Far Infrared Sauna Therapy.

 

Aside from the fact that you are taking one hour out of your busy lives to relax, Far Infrared Therapy offers numerous therapeutic benefits, most importantly enhanced detoxification. Many clients use it to relieve painful joints, rev up metabolism, and remove buildup of heavy metals.

 

Sweat samples reveal traces of a number of toxins, including mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, and some hormone-disrupting chemicals. Far Infrared draws from deep within the dermal tissue.

 

A recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that increased frequency of sauna bathing reduced the risk of sudden cardiac death, coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality.


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Twinlab Quercetin + C
Not Available Until at Least August
QuercetinPlusC
While this should not come as a surprise given the issues Twinlab has had keeping items in stock over the last 18 months, we have been notified by Twinlab that Quercetin + C in both sizes will not be available until August at the earliest. In addition, Twinlab Allergy C has been discontinued and will no longer be available.

To prevent these frequent occurrences, we are looking into the possibility of making our own Quercetin + C product, much like what we did with Alka Support. This process however, will take at least two to three months.

In the interim, we have individualized alternatives:

MOST ECONOMICAL OPTION:
Pure Encapsulations Ester-C & Flavanoids
-Contains quercetin and rutin, both wonderful antinflammatory flavanoids that also enhance the action of vitamin C. A bit less quercetin than what was in the Twinlab.
-One capsule for one capsule exchange
-If taking for allergies, you can add extra, separate Quercetin during the height of the season.
-If taking for severe inflammation, then you can add one or two more Quercetin capsules.
-Ester-C is well tolerated for mild to moderate corn intolerants.

IF SEVERELY CORN INTOLERANT:
Pure Encapsulations Quercetin AND Ecological Formulas Vitamin C-1000 (tapioca source)
One to two capsules Quercetin AND only one vitamin C is necessary.

FOR PURELY ALLERGY REASONS:
Metagenics Sinuplex
-Mirrors the old Twinlab Allergy Fighters the most.
-Cannot take if pineapple sensitive.
 
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