MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 6 Consumers are looking beyond Vitamin Cfor effective ways to stay healthy during cold and flu season. With thevariety of supplements available, it's increasingly important to understandthe science behind supplements in order to choose effective products.
Paul Addis, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of nutrition from the University ofMinnesota and Director of Nutrition Research, Botanic Oil Innovations,explains two important things to look for when choosing an effectivesupplement.
"First, look for a variety of nutrients. Omega-fatty acids, a broad rangeof antioxidants, and a variety of vitamins are going to provide greatersupport working together than they can independently. Additionally, othervaluable components such as plant sterols, polyphenols and specific anti-inflammatory components are useful in lowering cholesterol, augmentingresistance to free radical formation, and inhibiting inflammatory damage,respectively."
Our immune systems are complex and require many different supportmechanisms in order to function properly. Specific nutrients have specificfunctions, but using them independently fails to support the immune system asa whole. Supplements that offer broad support, through a high concentrationof antioxidants, Omega fatty acids, vitamins and other nutrients, bettersupport a healthy immune system.
Second, Addis recommends looking for natural sources. "Heat and chemicalscan compromise the integrity of the nutrients. And synthetic formulas oftenfall short of their natural counterparts."
Addis recommends products that use cold-pressed seed oils and flours. "Innature, seeds are packed with potent nutrients, antioxidants and othervaluable phytochemicals, in order to protect the seed and nourish new life.Supplements made from seed oils and flours have some of the broadest spectrumand highest levels of naturally available nutrients." Blueberries are greatbut cold-pressed blueberry oil possesses 20-times the level of overallantioxidant strength found in fresh blueberries.
Intelligent Nutrients offers Intellimune Oil in 4oz bottles for $60,available at http://www.intelligentnutrients.com and at Barny's NY.Intellimune Oil offers a blend of five seed oils. Intellimune Tablets providea blend of five seed flours and retails for $60 for 120 tablets.
Immuno-Viva offers Core oil in a 5.6oz bottle for $50, available atwww.immunoviva.com. Core offers a blend of seed oils, while Boost offers ablend of seed flours for $20 for 60 capsules. All Immuno-Viva products use apatented NatureFresh(TM) cold press technology to harvest the oils and floursfrom the seeds.
Contact: Matt Lukens of Botanic Oil Innovations, +1-612-327-8622
SOURCE Botanic Oil Innovations