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Nutri Maqui Unbiased Product Review

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The following is a paid product review for Nutri Maqui which is produced by Nutri Lifescience. When the company approached me to write a product review, I told them I would prepare an unbiased review of their product. Any and all scientific research references, are the sole view of Joseph who is the publisher and administrator of Living Fit, Healthy and Happy(SM). I maintain full editorial independence even when hosting paid product review content.

 

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Cancer, diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. These are but a few of the ailments which have affected the human race since the Fall of Creation. As modern science searches for medicines to alleviate the effects of these diseases, regular folks around the globe seek natural remedies.

Thus, when I was approached by Nutri Lifescience to write a product review for the Nutri Maqui health supplement which they would ship to me (they wanted me to try their product then write a product review), I accepted so as to offer my unbiased opinion to folks who are considering nutritional health supplements.

Nutri Lifescience has absolutely no inkling about what I'm about to say, such is Nutri Lifescience's confidence in their product.

 

What Makes Nutri Maqui Stand Apart From Other Brands On The Market?

Nutri Maqui is a blended health supplement. It combines maqui berries, acai berries, elderberries, blackberries, raspberries and pomegrantes in one supplement bottle.

Maqui berries are native to Chile. For many centuries, the native Indians have been consuming this berry because of its nutritious benefits.

 

Nutri Maqui Contains Antioxidants Which May Help Prevent Disease

Maqui is known for its antioxidant properties. Antioxidants facilitate repairing cellular damage that result from daily wear and tear and thus can be useful in alleviating the effects of diabetes, arthritis, cancer and heart disease.

A report published in Food Chemistry points to an in vivo animal study demonstrating that methanol extracted from maqui berries contained properties that prevented lipid oxidation of heart valves obtained from rats, thereby protecting the animals from life-threatening cardiovascular irregularities.

Research also suggests that maqui berries may have anti-diabetic effects. Scientists have demonstrated that maqui berries can improve glucose uptake in obese mice suffering from hyperglycemia similar to human diabetes.

The results of a small double-blind study also provide evidence of the benefits of maqui berries.  In a study published in Panminerva Medica, researchers demonstrated that maqui berry extract significantly lowered post-grandial glucose levels, compared to volunteers who took placebo.

Antioxidants may help prevent cancer. Cells reproduce through a process known as mitosis. Simply put, one cell divides in half to produce a parent cell and a daughter cell, producing DNA for the new cell. Over time this process causes the shortening of the telomere which is a protective cap at the ends of chromosomal DNA. If the telomere becomes too short, it can lead to cancer.

The results of a study published in Circulation Research points to the dangers that oxidation pose to cellular health. Researchers found that continuous division of endothelial cells led to increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and loss of telomerase activity and subsequent mitochondrial DNA damage.

Mitochondria is a cellular battery; when this battery runs down, the cell eventually dies. The scientists demonstrated that antioxidants reduced ROS formation and prevented damage to mitochondrial DNA.

In essence, the aforementioned studies demonstrate that antioxidants protect against various forms of stress, thereby extending the life of most cells.

 

What Does This Have To Do With Nutri Maqui?

Well, this health supplement is chock-full of antioxidants; not only from maqui berries but also acai berries, elderberries, blackberries, pomegranates and raspberries all of which may enhance your health.

Nutri Lifescience recommends that consumers drink 1 ounce per day; the specially designed 32 ounce bottle comes with a cap which is engineered to hold 1 ounce of Nutri Maqui, which means that you get a 32 day supply of this nutritious supplement.

For the past twenty days, I've added Nutri Maqui to my morning regimen. I get the Nutri Maqui from the fridge and pour an ounce into the cap and drink it. I enjoy the fruit taste and the fact that it helps boost my energy.

So head over to Nutri Lifescience and order your bottle of nutritious Nutri Maqui today.

US and Canadian customers can order Nutri Maqui directly from the company or through Amazon. Nutri Maqui can also be purchased at select stores located throughout Florida, Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas.

It's important to bear in mind that the antioxidant research I discussed above pertain to lab studies, and one human clinical investigation.

Moreover, the effects of drinking Nutri Maqui are different for each person, some folks begin to feel the benefits within a few days after regularly drinking Nutri Maqui whereas others may experience the benefits within a month or longer.

Buy a bottle of Nutri Maqui and see what this great tasting health product can do for you!

 

 

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Article References

Céspedes, C., El-Hafidi, M., Pavon, N., & Alarcon, J. (2008). Antioxidant and cardioprotective activities of phenolic extracts from fruits of Chilean blackberry Aristotelia chilensis (Elaeocarpaceae), Maqui Food Chemistry, 107 (2), 820-829 DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2007.08.092

Makino N, Maeda T, Oyama J, Sasaki M, Higuchi Y, Mimori K, & Shimizu T (2011). Antioxidant therapy attenuates myocardial telomerase activity reduction in superoxide dismutase-deficient mice. Journal of molecular and cellular cardiology, 50 (4), 670-7 PMID: 21195081

Haendeler J, Hoffmann J, Diehl JF, Vasa M, Spyridopoulos I, Zeiher AM, & Dimmeler S (2004). Antioxidants inhibit nuclear export of telomerase reverse transcriptase and delay replicative senescence of endothelial cells. Circulation research, 94 (6), 768-75 PMID: 14963003

Rojo, L., Ribnicky, D., Logendra, S., Poulev, A., Rojas-Silva, P., Kuhn, P., Dorn, R., Grace, M., Lila, M., & Raskin, I. (2012). In vitro and in vivo anti-diabetic effects of anthocyanins from Maqui Berry (Aristotelia chilensis) Food Chemistry, 131 (2), 387-396 DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2011.08.066

Conner, E., & Grisham, M. (1996). Inflammation, free radicals, and antioxidants Nutrition, 12 (4), 274-277 DOI: 10.1016/S0899-9007(96)00000-8

Hidalgo J, Flores C, Hidalgo MA, Perez M, Yañez A, Quiñones L, Caceres DD, & Burgos RA (2014). Delphinol® standardized maqui berry extract reduces postprandial blood glucose increase in individuals with impaired glucose regulation by novel mechanism of sodium glucose cotransporter inhibition. Panminerva medica, 56 (2 Suppl 3), 1-7 PMID: 24861886

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POMx Tea--the Antioxidant Super Tea Unbiased Product Review

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Yesterday I published Green Tea: Bad For Lowering Blood Sugar, Good For Easing Hunger. I'm a big believer in the health benefits of green tea, so that article was something I felt compelled to write. And for over two years, I've been a huge fan of POM Wonderful and its healthy beverages. But it came about in an interesting way. Because I write about health and wellness, back in 2009, a POM Wonderful representative emailed me with an invitation to try their 100% Pomegranate Juice. I accepted the offer and after drinking one bottle, I was impressed. So I wrote an unbiased and unsolicited (on the part of POM Wonderful) review of the pomegranate juice. The way I saw it, if there was a healthy and great tasting product on the market that my readers should know about, it was my obligation to tell them. And I did. As for the people at POM Wonderful, well they didn't have any idea of what I was going to say. I only told them that I was going to write a review of their 100% Pomegranate Juice. On the day the article was published, I sent an email to the company representative with a link to it. The fact that POM Wonderful accepted what I had to say impressed me even more.

Sometime later they offered to send samples of POMx Tea. Since this tea was made with pomegranate extract, I wondered how good it would be. I gave the company permission to send me samples of their new product. I was almost as impressed with this latest beverage as I had been with the pomegranate juice. So I wrote a post about it. And as with the POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice Review, the POMx Tea review was also unbiased and unsolicited. All of this took place in 2009.

As many of my long time readers know, in November 2009 I moved Living Fit, Healthy and Happy from blogger to TypePad. When I wrote about POM Wonderful's products, those articles were originally on blogger. Many of my new readers never had an opportunity to read about my opinions of the product. So what I'm doing today is re-posting my POMx Tea review with some new updates added in. 

And now for the review:

Anti-oxidants are essential to the health of the body ranging from prevention against certain cancers and other diseases to improved cardiovascular health. Pomegranate juice is high in anti-oxidants. Studies have shown that pomegranate juice can be effective in the prevention of certain cancers, cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases. Many of the therapeutic benefits of pomegranate juice were mentioned in my article POM Wonderful 100 % Pomegranate Juice Product Review. POMx Tea -- the Antioxidant Super Tea is also produced by California based POM Wonderful and contains a pomegranate extract (POMx) which distinguishes it from teas produced by other companies. The fact that this particular tea was made with POMx peaked my curiosity and I sought to learn more about the potential health benefits of the product. This led me to spend some time at the health library reviewing the literature on pomegranate extract.

 

There are over a dozen studies supporting that point to amazing therapeutic benefits that are provided by pomegranate extract. Because of the fact that this is a product review, I'll just briefly mention the findings of two separate studies. Pomegranate extract has been shown to inhibit the activity of mast cells and the production of pro-inflammatory chemicals (1) in cell cultures pre-treated with the extract. An animal model using arthritic mice indicate that ingestion of pomegranate extract delays the onset of arthritis (2). Even though neither of these studies involve human models, the results are quite intriguing. The use of pomegranate juice as a therapeutic and curative agent may revolutionize the treatment of asthma, arthritis, and other autoimmune and inflammatory diseases in humans. Because pomegranate is a natural product it maybe better tolerated than certain synthetic compounds that are currently used to treat the aforementioned diseases. From a scientific standpoint, this is very intriguing. These findings became even more interesting when I learned that POMx Tea -- the Antioxidant Super Tea produced by POM Wonderful contains pomegranate extract (POMx).

 

I like this product. POMx Tea -- the Antioxidant Super Tea comes in 5 flavors and is produced from whole-leaf, hand picked tea. POMx Tea -- the Antioxidant Super Tea comes in 16 oz bottles and only is available in light or regular. POMx Tea -- the Antioxidant Super Tea is a perishable item and should be refrigerated to preserve freshness. Another important thing to keep in mind is that POMx Tea -- the Antioxidant Super tea is sweetened with fructose. This can be a downside for people who avoid sugary foods and beverages. For those people I suggest that you weigh the benefits provided by the anti-oxidant polyphenols of POMx Tea -- the Antioxidant Super Tea against what is known about fructose. I'm also cutting back on sugar but I do like this product. I drink unsweetened and non flavored tea green tea because of its antioxidant properties, taste is just secondary to me. So when I had a glass of Pomegranate Hibiscus green tea, I was very surprised. It has a mild flavor from the hibiscus juice concentrate and is very refreshing. I've never tasted hibiscus so this was a new experience for me. I also had a glass of Pomegranate Peach Passion White Tea. This particular tea is flavored with peach juice and passionfruit juice from concentrate, the peach flavor was more distinctive and is what I enjoyed most about this beverage.

 

In my opinion, POMx Tea is better when it is cooled in the refrigerator; it brings out more flavor. And since it comes in a environmentally friendly plastic bottles, you can take it almost anywhere. You can be purchase this economical beverage at your local supermarket. So if you haven't yet had a glass of refreshing POMx tea, head on out to your local supermarket and buy some.

Update: To this day I continue drinking POMx Tea. I like it best before a morning workout in the gym.  It's a good alternative to soda pop and fruit juice drinks which are laden with sugar and don't provide much nutritional value.

You can read more about POMx Tea -- the Antioxidant Super Tea and other POM products by visiting POM Wonderful's official website.

 

 

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References

 

1. Rasheed et al: Polyphenol-rich pomegranate fruit extract (POMx) suppresses PMACI-induced expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines by inhibiting the activation of MAP Kinases and NF-κB in human KU812 cells. Journal of Inflammation 2009, 6:1.

 

2. Meenashki et al: Consumption of hydrolyzable tannins-rich pomegranate extract suppresses inflammation and joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis. Nutrition 24 (2008) 733-743.

 

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POM Wonderful 100 % Pomegranate Juice Product Review

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POM Wonderful 100 % Pomegranate Juice Product Review


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Have you got a taste for a refreshing fruit drink? Look no further than POM Wonderful's 100 % Pomegranate Juice! This product is one of the best tasting and nutritious natural juices on the market so I would like to share my opinions about it with my readers. Last year the folks at POM Wonderful sent me a sample of their pomegranate juice and asked my opinion of it. Because the mission of this website is to encourage people to lead a healthy lifestyle of proper nutrition, exercise and diet, I agreed to try some of their pomegranate juice. I have to say that I was quite impressed with the suggested health benefits of POM Wonderful's 100 % Pomegranate Juice and not only that, it tastes good, too. And I continue to drink it to this day. So I'm going to spend a little time discussing some of the potential health benefits of adding POM Wonderful's 100 % Pomegranate Juice to your list of healthy beverages.

Although the origins of pomegranates can be traced back to the Middle East, peninsular Malaysia, Africa, the Mediterranean and Caucasus(1), Western societies have only recently taken notice of the potential health benefits of this fruit. Why is pomegranate juice suddenly getting so much attention? It has a lot to do with the ongoing scientific investigations into the health benefits that pomegranate juice provides. POM Wonderful, the California based company which produces US grown 100 % pomegranate juice, is the only company to invest 25 million dollars toward the scientific investigation of the benefits of its pomegranate juice (2) thus making POM Wonderful 100 % Pomegranate Juice the only brand that has been clinically tested(2). I've taken a look at the list of scientific references that they sent to me and I was quite impressed. But I'm not a man who accepts anything at face value so I spent some time reviewing other literature looking for evidence of the potential benefits of pomegranate juice. And I found a lot of information about this fruit. Pomegranate juice is rich in nutrients that provide it with many potential health benefits including:

* anti-aging
* reproductive health
* Alzheimer's disease
* diabetes
* and more


But among the considerable data conducted in human and animal studies on the potential health benefits of pomegranate juice, one stood apart from all of the others, and I wanted to bring it to your attention. I'm going to tell you about one particular study that was presented in the journal Nitric Oxide. Many of you know that low density lipoprotein (LDL) is the bad cholesterol that is linked to artherosclerosis.

Researchers deNigris et al have studied how pomegranate juice may reverse damage caused by LDL (3). They exposed human endothelial cell cultures to oxidative low density lipoprotein (ox LDL) (3). Oxidation is harmful to living cells because of the release of free radicals that interfere with normal cellular metabolism. Endothelial cells (such as those that comprise blood vessels) naturally produce a molecule known as endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) that plays a role in dilation of blood vessels (3,4). When deNigris and the other researchers exposed the cell cultures to ox LDL they observed a detrimental affect on bioactivity of eNOS molecule (4). However, when those same cells were later exposed to pomegranate juice, their ability to function improved (4). Their research shows that the damaging effects of wear and tear on the blood vessels due to oxidative stress resulting from free radical exposure can be reversed by exposure to anti-oxidative molecules. Put another way, arthersclerosis maybe alleviated by exposing the cells to anti-oxidant chemicals that counter LDL. What is one of the best ways to "expose" the body to these chemicals? You guessed it: by regularly drinking pomegranate juice. When you consider the fact that cardiovascular disease is one of the major health care concerns facing an aging US population, it is very important that people have the availability of resources to help them remain as healthy as possible. Foods such as POM Wonderful's 100 % Pomegranate Juice, which is rich in anti-oxidants, is one such source that could provide many benefits to consumers.


Other research has provided evidence that pomegranate juice lowers systolic blood pressure (the top number in your blood pressure reading) through inhibition of vasoconstriction(5). Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) is a chemical catalyst necessary for the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II, the latter being a hormone that causes blood vessels to tighten up or constrict (6). The fact that pomegranate juice lowers systolic blood pressure could have profound implications for the treatment of patients with high blood pressure. I will point out, though, that because pomegranate juice is proven to lower blood pressure, persons who have naturally low blood pressure may want to consult their physician before adding this beverage to their regular diet. And by the way, because there is some evidence of a relationship between stress and artherosclerosis (7), pomegranate juice may also be useful in the alleviation of emotional stress.

Science aside, what about the taste? POM Wonderful's 100 % Pomegranate Juice is a relaxing beverage. I like its tangy flavor. And not only is it good as a beverage, this juice can be added to a number of different dishes. As a matter of fact POM Wonderful has compiled a huge list of nutritious 100 % Pomegranate Juice recipes that would be just right for any meal whether it be breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, smoothies, etc. I'm sure that salad lovers would like to learn how to make a tasty pomegranate autumn fruit salad. If you're in the mood for a smoothie, read about POM Wonderful's recipe for a nutritious Passion Smoothie. They even have a recipe for POM Velvet Cake! Just go to http://www.pomwonderful.com/recipes/pom-velvet-cupcakes-with-pom-cream-cheese-frosting/ where you can read tips for preparing these and many other dishes.

It's good to know that POM Wonderful is a company that is willing to put its reputation on the line by allowing for an unbiased product review which they are going to read along with the rest of you. It tells me that POM Wonderful believes in their product and are committed to bringing a nutritious and healthy beverage to the market. So I'm giving POM Wonderful a thumbs up. But don't just take my word for it! Get over to POM Wonderful http://www.pomwonderful.com/ where you can read more about their 100 % Pomegranate Juice. Then head out to your local supermarket and buy some great tasting and nutritious POM Wonderful 100 % Pomegranate Juice!


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Article Sources

1. Pomegranate. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomegranate

2. POM Wonderful.  http://www.wonderfulpomegranateresearch.com/

3. Pomegranate juice reduces oxidized low-density lipoprotein
downregulation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase in human coronary
endothelial cells
. Nitric Oxide 15 (2006) 259-263

4. Nitric Oxide Synthase. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitric_oxide_synthase

5. Aviram M, and Dornfeld L. Pomegranate juice consumption inhibits serum angiotensin converting enzyme activity and reduces systolic blood pressure. Atherosclerosis. 2001 Sep;158(1):195-8. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11500191

6. Angiotensin-converting enzyme. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angiotensin_converting_enzyme

7. Göran Bergström, MD, PhD. How can stress affect atherosclerosis? http://www.medicine.gu.se/digitalAssets/1120/1120543_WLabBergstomNOPIC.pdf

This article provides an unbiased product review of the nutritional benefits and taste of a non alcoholic fruit beverage.

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