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It's a War! You have to Turbo-Charge Your Immune System!
Phytochemicals and Health / What's a Nutraceutical?
"Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food!" Hippocrates (460-377 BC)
Among the major anticancer components that fruits and vegetables contain, phytochemicals are emerging as the most imporant in the war on cancer. Scientific studies have shown that these plant compounds have an amazing ability to inhibit cancer growth. A daily intake of phytochemicals is vital to preventing cancer.
Phytochemicals are biologically active chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants (phyto means “plant” in Greek). Phytochemicals are much more than antioxidants and are the molecules responsible for the color and organoleptic properties (properties affecting the organs and the senses). For example, the deep purple color of blueberries and the smell of garlic. The term is generally used to refer to those chemicals that may affect health, but are not established as essential nutrients. Scientists estimate that their are about 10,000 different phytochemicals that are considered beneficial in the prevention of chronic diseases such as cancer, stroke, and heart disease.
Nutraceutical, a combinaion of the words “nutrition” and “pharmaceuticall”, is a food or food product in capsule form, such as Pure Encapsulations, that contains concentrated forms of phytochemicals and other nutrients that provides health and medical benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease. Health Canada defines the term as "a product isolated or purified from foods that is generally sold in professional brands forms not usually associated with food. A nutraceutical is demonstrated to have a physiological benefit or provide protection against chronic disease."
Such products may range from isolated nutrients, dietary supplements, and specific diets to genetically engineered foods, and herbal products. With recent developments in cellular-level nutraceutical agents, researchers, and professional brands companies in partnership medical practitioners are developing templates for integrating and assessing information from clinical studies on complementary and alternative therapies into responsible nutraceutical therapy. Brava Nutrition Professional Brands Nutraceuticals, such as Designs for Health, Pure Caps, Metagenics, and many others, are active partners in scientific research.
At Brava Nutrition, we provide our clients/patients access to professional brands nutraceuticals with its targeted phytochemicals that are analogous to those in the precisely designed drug molecules now being synthesized as anticancer treatments. But, nature's chemicals contained in Brava Nutrition Professional Brands Nutraceuticals, such as Designs for Health, Pure Caps, and Metagenics, are more powerful phytochemical compounds that fight cancer with less toxic effects.
For example: You would have to drink 66 bottles of red wine to get the equivalent Resveratrol as that found in one capsule of Pure Caps Resveratrol EXTRA or God only knows how many truckloads of broccoli you would have to eat to get the equivalent of that found in one capsule of DFH BroccoProtect! That's why they are called nutraceuticals as the phytochemicals you need from foods have been stuffed into the little capsules by the scientists as professional brands supplements and nutraceuticals available at Brava Nutrition, i.e., nature's cancer fighting phytochemicals in capsule form.
A diet based on regular intake of foods containing high levels of phytochemical compounds combined with Brava Nutrition's Professional Brands Nutraceuticals (capsulated phytochemicals), such as DFH, Pure Caps, and Metagenics represents very strong weapons currently at your disposal in the prevention of cancer, and if diagnosed as nutritional therapy to assist with nourishment to bring you back to health after standard medical treatment, such as chemotherapy.
It is a war, you have to turbo-charge your immune system with food phytochemicals and nutraceuticals to fight it with prevention techniques to WIN the war!