Phytochemicals are trace substances that protect plants from disease,
injuries, insects, drought, excessive heat, ultraviolet
rays, and poisons or pollutants in the air or soil. They form the plant's
immune system. Current research is revealing how they impart their protective
actions to people. Scientists have found that phytochemicals boost our
immune systems, and deter and relieve a variety of ailments. The directors
of the National Cancer Institute have recently allocated $20 million for
new phytochemical research. The American Cancer Institute has already begun
a $6 million project to locate, isolate and
analyze these powerful medical weapons found in fruits and vegetables.
Just a few years ago scientists didn't even know
phytochemicals existed. Today they are the newest frontier in cancer-prevention
research. Newsweek, April 25, 1994
Medical research into these powerful plant extracts is uncovering a
wealth of health benefits, including the reduction of the risk of cancer,
arthritis, heart disease, and other conditions that rob us of quality of
life and lead to premature aging and death. Phytochemicals demonstrate
a wide range of important medicinal qualities, including antioxidant, anticarcinogen,
and antitumor activity, as well as the ability to help lower cholesterol,
maintain normal blood pressure, and lessen the risk of heart disease. Other
phytochemicals help protect the liver from toxins, and aid in reversing
memory and hearing loss, and are beneficial to those suffering from bronchial
problems and asthma.
Carl Ebnother, M.D.
Phytochemicals help lower cholesterol, reduce blood pressure, stimulate
regular heart beats, detoxify blood, rebuild the liver, heal ulcers and
skin sores, relieve allergies and arthritis, improve memory, reduce deafness
and ringing in the ears, alleviate depression and impotency, and are powerful
antioxidants. In the immune system, they help detect and deter tumors,
and even the flu.
Marcus Weller, Medical Science Editor
The latest buzz word in the health industry, phytochemicals, refers
to the natural chemicals found in plants (phyto = plant). These chemicals
have only been discovered over the last few years, but scientists believe
that they are the key to health, longevity and disease prevention. To date
over 100,000 different phytochemicals have been identified, but
researchers believe that there are many more yet to be uncovered."
"Phytochemicals are the biggest health discovery of the decade! For many
years, an apple a day has been "prescribed" to keep the doctor away. It
was thought that this was due to the 12 vitamins and 13 minerals that just
one apple contains, which is indeed partly true. The recent unearthing
of the rest of the story, however, points to the healing powers of the
386 phytochemicals also found in a single apple!" "Do these plant chemicals
deserve all the credit they're getting? Apparently so. Phytochemicals have
been shown to reduce the incidence of many different cancers, including
breast, prostate and esophageal cancers. They also help to lower cholesterol,
prevent and even reverse heart disease, reduce arthritis pain and heal
stomach ulcers. Some act as antioxidants that capture free
radicals and prevent them from damaging DNA and others are antibacterial,
antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anti-osteoporotic. Nina Turpin, M.S.S.,
on Our Modern Dietary Habits, Supporting the Immune System, and Phytochemicals.
Consider the importance of Mannatech's PhytaloeTM, a truly unique blend
There are over 200 human studies that show a diet in fresh fruit and
vegetables reduce the incidence of chronic disease. And it's not surprising
that this incidence is on the rise
because 91% of people don't get the recommended amount of 5 to 9 serving
a day. And kids are even worse. 99% don't get the recommended 5 food groups.
They get plenty of french fries, though. The American Institute for Cancer
Research state that Cancer is a preventable disease and part of their guidelines
for cancer prevention is to eat a diet rich in plant based foods that includes
plenty of fruits and vegetables. The American Heart Association also shows
that cardiovascular disease can also be prevented by lifestyle modification
and they encourage a diet with generous servings of fruits and vegetables.
The USDA recommendations are for at least 2-4 servings of fruits and
3-5 servings of vegetables a day and people who consume at least this have
been shown to have fewer health problems.
Phytaloe is a complex blend of 13 flashed dried fruits and vegetable
extracts processed to remove the water while concentrating their nutritional
content. It also contains Ambrotose complex, a patent-pending blend of
specific monosaccharides that are necessary for cell to cell communication.
The combination of fruits and vegetables and Ambrotose is designed
to support the immune system and help you achieve optimal health. Scientific
research now has demonstrated that
a daily intake of flashed dried fruit and vegetable extract for 80
days has shown a reduction in damage to your DNA by 66%.