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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Health and Longevity - What Makes VIVIX Different - Look 25 years Younger and Live 25 Years Longer


After last week's expose on the supposed claims of acai and mangosteen many of you asked me about the Vivix difference.

Some of you went so far as to ask whether one couldn't say exactly the same things about Vivix that were said about the acai and mangosteen products.

In response to your many requests, let me talk about what makes Vivix so special.

Let me start with the top two ingredients in Vivix - the resveratrol which is found in red wine and ellagic acid which comes from muscadine grapes.

These aren't the only beneficial ingredients in Vivix, but if I talked about all of the ingredients this letter would be several pages long.

Resveratrol and ellagic acid are both members of a naturally occurring class of compounds called polyphenols.

Polyphenols are found in fruits, green tea, coffee, chocolate and many other foods. They are excellent anti-oxidants and have a number of potential health benefits.

So it is perhaps no surprise that almost any food containing polyphenols has been turned into a supplement by someone. And most of these companies have a long list of supposed health benefits for their products.

So what is the Vivix difference? What makes Vivix different from all of these other polyphenol products?

#1: There are over 3000 published scientific studies on the top two ingredients in Vivix (1800 on resveratrol and 1200 on ellagic acid) compared to a handful for the other products on the market.

#2: Resveratrol is the only polyphenol that has been shown to delay the aging process and lead to a longer, healthier life span. This has been demonstrated in every organism tested - from yeast to worms to fruit flies to mice.

The anti-aging benefits of resveratrol have nothing to do with it's anti-oxidant potential. It is because it binds to a protein that turns on the body's anti-aging genes.

That is why you shouldn't pay any attention to the hype about the anti-oxidant potential of the other polyphenol products on the market. There is no proven link between anti-oxidants and longevity!

Of course, anti-oxidants do play many useful roles in the body, but Vivix has a higher ORAC
score (the standard measure of anti-oxidant potential) than most of those other products anyway.

So to the extent that anti-oxidant potential is important Vivix trumps the other products.

#3: The polyphenols in Shaklee's patent-pending polyphenol blend have all been shown to activate the same anti-aging genes as resveratrol.

That is not true of the polyphenols found in many of the other products on the market.

#4: The polyphenols in Shaklee's polyphenol blend are ten times more effective than resveratrol alone at preventing the formation of advanced glycation end particles (AGE particles) - a key mechanism of cellular aging.

With most of the other products on the market you don't know whether they affect any of the key mechanisms of cellular aging - because the companies simply haven't tested for them.

Of course, all of the studies I have referred to so far were done in cell culture or with animals. Here is where the biggest Vivix difference comes in:

#5: The are over 12 published clinical studies with resveratrol alone.

Of course, it will never be possible to do a clinical study on longevity - humans simply live too long.

However, the clinical studies have shown exactly the same beneficial effects as the animal studies. This means that resveratrol has the same effect in humans that it has in animals.

For example, resveratrol has been shown to turn on the same anti-aging genes, decrease the same markers of inflammation and oxidative stress, decrease cholesterol and triglyceride levels, improve insulin sensitivity, decrease platelet aggregation and increase the elasticity of the aorta in both humans and mice.

This tells us that resveratrol works in exactly the same way in humans that it does in animals.

We simply don't know whether that is true for most of the other products in the marketplace.

#6: Shaklee has done a clinical study proving that Vivix is effective.

Shaklee released the preliminary results this past August and the complete results will be available as soon as the study has been published.

I discussed those results in a previous "Tips From The Professor" health letter.

The study breaks new ground in that it shows how Vivix can reverse some of the detrimental effects of a bad diet.

However, the bottom line is that this study showed that Vivix has the effect on anti-aging genes in the human body that would be expected from all of the previous animal and human studies on resveratrol and ellagic acid.

And, of course, the real significance of this finding is that is shows that the amount of resvertrol and other polyphenols in Vivix is appropriate and that the polyphenols are bioavailable (That means that they get into your bloodstream in sufficient quantities to have a beneficial effect on your health).

Hopefully, this will help you understand why Vivix is light years ahead of the competition.

To Your Health! Dr. Stephen G Chaney

Dr Chaney has been a Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics in the Dept of Nutrition, UNC Chapel Hill for nearly three decades, teaching Medical Students & runs an active Cancer Research Program. Dr Chaney is published in 95 peer reviewed studies in respected medical journals.

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Products in harmony with nature! Sam & Bunny Sewell

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