Saturday, March 5, 2016

Izumio and Super Lutein for Heart Disease and Stroke

Nowadays, it's not uncommon to hear about so-and-so who never woke up from their sleep, due to a heart attack. A friend's sister died from heart attack in her sleep, jolting shock among family members. It's scary, unexpected and can happen to anyone.

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) top the chart as the number ONE cause of death globally; more people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause. In US alone, someone dies from a heart attack about every 90 seconds, while stroke kills someone about every 4 minutes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

So it is only wise that everyone should be well equipped to handle this in case of emergency as every minute counts. Quick medical help could prevent many of these deaths. Fast action can also limit permanent damage to the body. In order to be well prepared, get to know the signs and symptoms of these health threats.


Signs and Symptoms


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Many might know that the most common symptoms of heart attack are: sustained, crushing chest pain and difficulty in breathing. A heart attack might also cause cold sweats, a racing heart, pain down the left arm, jaw stiffness, or shoulder pain.

Interestingly, women often have different heart attack symptoms than men. For instance, instead of having chest pain during a heart attack, women may feel extremely exhausted and fatigued or have indigestion and nausea. Some may even experience anxiety up to a month or so before the heart attack. I would have suspect pregnancy symptom instead of a heart attack!

"Many women have a vague sense of gloom and doom, a sense of I just don't feel quite right and don't know why," says Dr. Patrice Desvigne-Nickens, an NIH expert in heart health.

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Where as the symptoms of stroke are more recognisable. This includes sudden difficulty in seeing, speaking or walking, and feelings of weakness, numbness, dizziness, and confusion. "Some people get a severe headache that's immediate and strong, different from any kind that you've ever had," says Dr. Salina Waddy, an NIH stroke expert.

Heart attack and stroke are caused by interruptions to the normal flow of blood to the heart or brain - 2 organs that are essential to life. If the heart is starved for blood for too long (generally more than 20 minutes), heart muscle can be irreversibly damaged. Heart and brain cells begin to malfunction and die, setting off a series of harmful effects throughout the body, which ultimately lead to the familiar symptoms of a heart or brain emergency.

With stroke, the longer you wait, the more brain cells are dying, and the greater the chance for permanent damage or disability. That's why we see some people's face got distorted after a stroke attack and took ages to recover.

Ischemic stroke is by far the most common kind of stroke, accounting for about 88 percent of all strokes. In ischemic stroke, a clot blocks blood flow to part of the brain, killing neurons in its wake. But the worst damage often happens after the clot dissolves and surviving brain cells revive. The cells release reactive oxygen species, molecules that damage and kill cells.

Treatment/Prevention

So these are the signs, symptoms and after effects of Heart Attack and Stroke. Can they be treated? Or best, prevented in the first place? Yes, of course. There are studies done where a simple drink of water laced with hydrogen gas might prevent some of the brain damage resulting from stokes, a new research conducted on mice suggests. The gas seems to act as an antioxidant, protecting brain cells from the toxic aftereffects of oxygen starvation that strokes can cause.


A. Therapeutic Effects of Hydrogen


There have been numerous papers on how molecular hydrogen exerted preventive or therapeutic effects on heart, brain and the neural systems. A recent experiment by pharmaceutical scientist Mami Noda of Kyushu University and neurologist Bruce Ransom of the University of Washington points to a solution. The mice in their study drank water enriched with hydrogen gas for 7 to 10 days. Afterward, the animals' optic nerves, which connect the eyes and brain, were removed and kept alive in a dish. To mimic the effects of a stroke, the nerve fibers were deprived of glucose and oxygen for 60 minutes. Normally, only 25 percent of the fibers survive, but the figure was 50 percent for the hydrogen-drinkers' fibers. Other signs of damage from reactive molecules were also reduced.

Other supporting papers on Hydrogen Therapy:

i. Potential application of hydrogen in traumatic and surgical brain injury, stroke and neonatal hypoxia-ischemia
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3353846/
This article summarized findings of current preclinical studies that implemented hydrogen administration, either in the gas or liquid form, as treatment application for neurological disorders including traumatic brain injury (TBI), surgically induced brain injury (SBI), stroke, and neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain insult (HI). Most reviewed studies demonstrated neuroprotective effects of hydrogen administration. Even though anti-oxidative potentials have been reported in several studies, further neuroprotective mechanisms of hydrogen therapy remain to be elucidated. Hydrogen may serve as an adjunct treatment for neurological disorders.

ii. Hydrogen Gas Reduced Acute hyperglycemia-Enhanced Hemorrhagic Transformation in a Focal Ischemia Rat Model
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2900515/
Hydrogen gas has been demonstrated to neutralize free radicals and reduce oxidative stress in heart and liver ischemia/reperfusion injuries (Fukuda et al., 2007; Hayashida et al., 2008). Hydrogen gas seemed selectively reduce hydroxyl radical and peroxynitrite in vitro and exerted antioxidant effect by decreasing 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE) (the specific marker for lipid peroxidation) and 8OHG (nucleic acid oxidation marker) in a rat MCAO model (Ohsawa et al., 2007). In this study, we examined whether hydrogen inhalation provided neuroprotective effects for acute hyperglycemia-induced hemorrhage after focal ischemia in rats.

iii. Hydrogen as a New Class of Radioprotective Agent
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3805896/
Irradiation of the heart can cause chronic impairment of cardiac pump function and cardiac disease 68. The most significant type of radiation-induced heart disease (RIHD) appears to be that of myocardial damage, which may result from loss of alkaline phosphatase activity of capillary endothelial cells 6-10 weeks after irradiation 69, 70. In addition to myocardial degeneration, perivascular and interstitial fibrosis are seen 71. Injury of heart by irradiation has been shown to be caused by the hydroxyl radical. Intervention to protect the heart from the damage of the hydroxyl radical by hydrogen has been proposed, suggested, and performed by our group. We investigated the cardioprotective properties of hydrogen by pretreating mice with hydrogen rich water prior to irradiation. The results were pleasing in the study, 90% of the mice without hydrogen rich water pretreatment died, while 80% of the mice with hydrogen treatment lived after 30 days post-radiation. When focusing on the myocardium, hydrogen pre-treatment proved to have cardioprotective properties by decreasing melanodialdehyde (MDA) and eight-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) levels as opposed to the non-treatment counterparts, which showed increased levels of those oxidative stress markers 16.

iv. Non-pharmaceutical therapies for stroke: Mechanisms and clinical implications
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3969942/
Emerging data support the hypothesis that hydrogen, which has the advantage of crossing the BBB easily, might act as a free radical scavenger of hydroxyl radicals, thus promoting neuroprotection. Hydrogen (2%) both reduced the amount of toxic hydroxyl radicals and significantly reduced infarct volume following transient MCAO in rats (Ohsawa et al., 2007). Studies using other rat models confirmed the effects of hydrogen on the improvement of neurological function (Cai et al., 2008; Chenet al., 2010; Matchett et al., 2009). A recent clinical study treated 13 cerebral ischemia patients with hydrogen inhalation and showed that 3–4% hydrogen inhalation over 30 mins was feasible and safe in stroke patients (Ono et al., 2012).
The researchers are not sure why hydrogen helps, but it may react with and disable the toxic oxygen species. Although hydrogen gas has not been systematically tested in people, there are no signs that it is toxic, suggesting that it could be given as a preventive medicine against strokes, one of neurology's long-held goals. 


B. Healthy Food for the Heart

Apart from that, maintaining a healthy diet of antioxidant rich superfood can keep your heart in check. 
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The antioxidants in blueberries for instance, work to reduce the buildup of bad LDL cholesterol in artery walls that help to reduce cardiovascular disease and heart stroke. The carotenoid lutein found in green vegetables like broccoli and spinach slows down or prevents the thickening of arteries in the human body, thus fighting against heart disease and stroke. Oily fish such as salmon contains omega-3s. Omega 3 fatty acids prevent blood clots making the heart less vulnerable to life-threatening irregular heart rates.  

Carrots are high in carotenoids which are associated with a lower risk of heart disease. They have not only beta-carotene, but also alpha-carotene and lutein. The regular consumption of carrots also reduces cholesterol levels because the soluble fibres in carrots bind with bile acids and lowers cholesterol.  


How Izumio and Super Lutein Come into the Picture

So this is where Izumio and Super Lutein come to the rescue. 

Why Izumio?



Izumio water is quite simply water with a very high concentration of Hydrogen pumped into it, making it a powerful antioxidant at 2.6ppm (ppm = parts per million).  Due to the fact that it is the smallest atom in the universe, it is able to penetrate cells at mitochondrial level and eliminate free radicals within our body at enormous rates. Our cell DNA is bonded with Hydrogen thus Hydrogen is already naturally occurring in our body. Without water, we die. But with hydrogen rich water, the toxins within our body, the damaged cells due to free radicals, get eliminated. With all the supporting papers and studies done on Hydrogen, Izumio is a good candidate to provide such high content of Hydrogen to maintain a healthy heart. 

Why Super Lutein?


Super Lutein Ingredients

Super Lutein is essentially the extract of vegetable essence encapsulated in a sealed soft gel capsule completely safe for babies and pregnant mothers. It has more than 11 ingredients from top quality Lutein (FLORAGLO best in the world) to other carotenoids from tons of fruit and vegetables that one could never eat in a day. 
Super Lutein has the most balanced combination of carotenoids 

The capsules can be swallowed or chewed and taste like a mixture of fish oil and dark leafy green vegetables. If the tip of the soft gel cap is snipped off with a scissors, the high potency liquid (vegetable essence) within appears black at first sight but if spread on a damp white tissue or napkin, will exhibit the colours of the rainbow, essentially the colourful vegetables that we all need in our daily diet. But how many of us are diligent enough to eat all colours of the rainbow and how much can we really eat?

How did Super Lutein come about?

Naturally Plus collaborated with Swiss Pharmaceutical Tillots (that originally started in London, but now owned by the Japanese pharmaceutical group, Zeria Pharmaceuticals) and Aliment Industry in Japan (largest provider of soft gel capsules in the world exporting to the USA). They are made using the highest pharmaceutical standards.

The ingredients in Super Lutein are excellent super food that nourish our heart and keep it functioning in tip-top condition. Lycopene, the red pigment with a strong antioxidant effect found in tomatoes, prevents oxidation in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and reduces the risk of developing coronary heart diseases. 
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Tomatoes resemble the heart more than any other fruit. Both the Heart and Tomatoes have 4 chambers and they are red.  They are loaded with lycopene which has been referred to as heart and blood food. And Super Lutein, contains lycopene.  


Testimonials:

Putting scientific studies aside, real life testimonials have shown how Izumio and Super Lutein have helped stroke and heart patients regain their life. 

1. Member recovered from Stroke
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- Member suffered a stroke
- Lost 80% of functions
- Took Izumio
- In 35 days, recovered majority of his functions
- Today he takes both Super Lutein and Izumio


2. Stroke Testimonial from Taiwan
2. Stroke testimonial from Taiwan
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3. Heart Disease, Tumour, Hypertension, Cholesterol & Prostate
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4. Heart Disease, Diabetes, Knee Pain - Super Lutein & Izumio Testimonial - 心脏疾病 - 识霸 活美水见证
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P/s: He is my leader and I've personally met him. Now he looks much healthier than in the picture

Well, I've also heard from a friend on how Izumio has saved her mom from a near stroke, TIA or Transient Ischemic Attack. Then, there's this dear friend of mine, whose mom got a stroke suddenly, but didn't get better even after discharged from the hospital. When I knew about it, I shared about Izumio to her, and she has been giving her mom a packet a day. Just 1 box, and she told me her mom has recovered. Of course she also took her mom for physio and some chinese massage, apart from a host of other things. To her, it doesn't matter which did the job, as long as her mom gets better. And I'm so glad today that her mom is back to her old self again, praise the Lord!

So, if you know of anyone suffering from Stroke or Heart Attack, do them a favour by sharing about these products with them. Who knows, you could save a life! Feel free to drop me a note at tylic@yahoo.com or whatsapp me at 012-4212010 if you're interested to know more about these life-saving supplements. Till then, have a great weekend ahead!

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Sources: 
1. https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/aug2014/feature1
2. http://thehearttruth.ca/know-your-risk/warning-signs/
3. http://discovermagazine.com/2013/march/6-water-cure-stroke
4. http://nricafe.com/2015/03/10-super-foods-to-keep-your-heart-healthy/




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