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From the moment we’re born, a cruel war rages inside our bodies. A war where the enemy quietly kills us…one cell at a time.
So we don’t know they’re attacking until it’s too late. Their sneaky genius is in how they eat away at our organs and other tissues, causing havoc wherever they roam – but we don’t feel or notice it at first, so we do nothing to stop it.
These symptoms start off small, so most of us ignore them. Maybe a cold or two more each year…new allergies develop …or your energy levels sag.
What many don’t realize is these are signs you’re on your way to losing the war. Here’s why…
We’re conditioned to believe as we age, we deteriorate. But that doesn’t have to be true. Because we’re made up of cells – an estimated 100 trillion cells. And these cells dictate our quality of life and how long we live. When our cells weaken, we age and become vulnerable to disease. But when our cells are healthy, we could stay healthy and strong until our final days. That’s because inside each cell is a complex world of parts carrying out specific jobs to:
1. Protect 2. Repair 3. Regenerate
When your cells are strong, they do this without trouble and you feel at the peak of health, no matter what your age. But health issues surface when something prevents your cells from doing their job. This makes them weak. Then these weakened cells become vulnerable to mutating, damaging other cells, and dying off early. When this happens, you start seeing the signs of age like wrinkled skin and gray hair. Before long, other health issues sneak up on you. These are all signs your cells can’t defend themselves against the onslaught of attackers. Making it worse, it’s not just one enemy we need to defend ourselves against. There are two, working together attacking your 100 trillion cells at an alarming rate.These two deadly enemies are inflammation and oxidative stress. Let’s start by seeing how inflammation kills…
Our bodies create inflammation to protect us from damaged cells, pathogens (germs), and irritants. For example, when you get a small cut, catch a cold, or jam a finger, your immune system registers your body’s being threatened. It leaps into action, sending out the appropriate immune cells and chemicals to:
1. Destroy the threats 2. Remove the threats 3. Promote healing
This is called the inflammatory response. During the response, you experience the familiar signs we associate with inflammation: bruising, swelling, heat, redness, or pain. After the threat’s gone, the cells give an all clear signal, turns off the inflammatory response, then everything goes back to normal. That’s when everything’s working as it should. But when things go haywire, this life-saving process can turn on us. That’s…
As you saw from the examples above, the inflammatory response gets set off by a trigger or threat. Triggers used to be predictable like an infection or injury. But life isn’t that simple anymore. The conveniences and lifestyle of our modern, western world bombards us with more inflammatory triggers than our bodies can handle. Here’s a partial list:
A convenience diet – Processed foods, refined sugar, simple carbs, and refined grains. Simple sugars and starches elevate insulin levels. This triggers inflammation.
High omega-6 fatty acids intake – This comes from popular processed oils like vegetable, safflower, canola, corn oil, or margarine. Omega-6 sets off inflammatory precursors, which encourage your system to over-react to normal stimuli.
Smoking (or Inhaling other people’s smoke) – Smoking creates free radicals that lead to atherosclerosis. Free radicals also create more inflammation, which increases plaque formation in arteries.
Not enough or Too much exercise – Just as lack of exercise promotes low-grade inflammation, over-exercising increases inflammation too. Because you’re in a chronic state of inflammation when your tissues don’t properly rest and recover.
Feeling stressed or Lacking sleep – Both situations release the hormone cortisol, which releases inflammatory cytokines (chemical messengers). The longer you’re under stress or get fewer than 8 hours of sleep each night, the more inflammation you create.
Being overweight – Fat cells release cytokines.Excess fat cells create a constant, low grade inflammation throughout the body.
Pesticides, insecticides, and other chemical toxins – Use of household cleaners, chemicals in personal care products,many perfumes, chemicals in the foods we eat, and so on are all inflammatory triggers. Our bodies see them as foreign substances that threaten our cellular health.
Weak digestion – Constipation, chronic diarrhea, acid reflux, bloating, gas, and other symptoms of a weak digestion show your gut is overrun by bad bacteria. This bad bacteria, as in other infections, increases inflammation.
As you can see, we’re constantly subjecting our bodies to inflammatory triggers. And remember, this is just a partial list.
Then your inflammatory responses go haywire trying to keep up. So instead of shutting off once each threat’s gone, your body stays in red alert mode, sending out army after army of immune cells programmed to attack. These excess immune cells get confused and roam your body attacking healthy cells. Wherever the attacks occur is where you develop the health issue. If the excess immune cells circulate in your joints, you get arthritis. If they circulate in your pancreas, you develop diabetes. If they land in your gums, you have periodontal disease (gingivitis). If they move in your blood vessel linings, you develop atherosclerosis. And so on. This explains…
Inflammation is such a concern for medical researchers that at the time we wrote this, 387,510 studies were written on inflammation as it relates to disease. And more are published regularly. Modern medicine realizes inflammation isn’t an “old person’s problem” anymore. Inflammation is a life-threatening epidemic that starts damaging cells from the moment we’re born. It’s believed this is one reason why you see tumors, arthritis, fibromyalgia and other “old age” diseases so often in children now. One of the main indicators of inflammation is the marker called C-reactive protein (CRP). The liver produces this protein during an inflammatory response. Researchers verified the link between inflammation and disease by consistently finding CRP is higher in people with every known age-related disease including: Heart disease – An eight-year study involving 27, 939 women found inflammation showed a higher risk of heart disease than LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Patients with higher CRP levels were four times more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke, even when their LDL cholesterol was low. Cognitive decline – From brain fog, to dementia, to Alzheimer’s all levels of cognitive decline are pointing to inflammation. One of the most attention-grabbing studies was performed by the Mayo Clinic. Researchers gathered 1,883 people ages 70-89 categorized as having anywhere from normal cognition to dementia.The study showed a significant association between higher CRP levels to higher cognitive impairment. In fact, every Alzheimer’s patient had higher CRP levels than those with dementia. Malignant tumors – Leading researchers from Yale, Stanford and Harvard say inflammation encourages defective cells to clump and grow. Studies show inflammation increases blood vessel permeability and blood flow.They believe this contributes to all three levels of cancer: tumor initiation, proliferation, and progression. Macular degeneration – Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of legal blindness in people 55 and older, and it affects nearly 10 million adults in the U.S. People with ARMD have higher levels of CRP than those with healthy eyes.
It’s bad enough inflammation leads to nearly every known degenerative and chronic disease. The problem is, inflammation doesn’t stop at just one disease. It continues damaging and killing off cells to create other health issues, which ages our bodies faster. As was found in a UC San Francisco study following 3,049 diabetic patients for 10 years. Researchers found those with diabetes suffered greater cognitive decline than those without diabetes. There’s no doubt inflammation is a dangerous epidemic. But that doesn’t mean we’re defenseless. Because research shows the right nutrients can calm existing inflammation, help protect against future damage, and help reset your inflammatory response so it reacts normally again. We’ll share those nutrients in a moment. Before we do, remember we mentioned this silent killer came with a friend. The other threat killing off your cells one at a time is oxidative stress…
Every time we breathe in oxygen, it burns the fuel in our cells, which turns into energy. The necessary mixing of oxygen and fuel to create energy is called oxidation. During this oxidative process, it also creates dangerous byproducts called free radicals. Free radicals are extremely damaging because they’re like violent bullies tearing through playgrounds, beating up kids and stealing their lunches. What makes free radicals so violent is they are molecules missing an electron. Electrons usually come in pairs, so free radicals try to stabilize themselves by finding another electron. This sets them off on a rampage, attacking neighboring cells to steal their electrons. During the attack, they rip through a cell’s vital components causing extensive damage. This leaves behind a mutilated, unstable cell that’s now missing an electron. This newly unstable cell becomes a free radical, bullying other cells for electrons. And the destructive cycle continues. The crazy thing is, every time we breathe, we create oxidation and the whole free radical process starts all over again. Knowing this, it’s easy to wonder…
It seems odd how nature designed a process that damages us every time we take a breath to stay alive. But nature didn’t leave us in a lurch. Otherwise, mankind wouldn’t have existed this long. Nature counters this free radical process by providing antioxidants in our fruits and vegetables.“Anti” means against, so these nutrients help us fight against free radicals or oxidants. Antioxidants are loaded with electrons and have plenty to share. When you eat antioxidant-rich foods, the electrons roam your bloodstream donating electrons to unstable cells. This neutralizes free radicals before they can do any damage. And stops existing damage, so cells can repair. For extra protection, our bodies also produce two powerful antioxidant enzymes called catalase and superoxide dismutase (SOD). These antioxidants act as our body’s first line of defense, gobbling up free radicals before they can bully any neighboring cells. But trouble starts when your body becomes overrun by free radicals and can’t keep up with the destruction they’re causing. That’s when we suffer from oxidative stress, which is very dangerous because oxidative stress is linked to most chronic and degenerative diseases.
Much like inflammation, just living a modern, western life creates more free radicals than our bodies can fight off:
• Air pollution – Car exhaust, smog, and other toxic fumes • Smoking – Or inhaling second-hand smoke • Radiation – From the sun, sun lamps, medical x-rays, etc. • Environmental pollutants – Pesticides, petrochemicals, asbestos, and other chemicals • Household chemicals – Found in cleaners, personal care products, room deodorizers, and so on • Alcohol – Any amount of alcoholic beverage creates free radicals • Cured meats – Nitrates and other chemicals in cured meats • Food chemicals – Preservatives, artificial colorings and flavorings • Medications – Some pharmaceuticals, chemotherapy, radiation therapy • Stress – Both emotional and physical, such as over-exercising or injury • Inflammation – Causes oxidized cells to rupture and spread more damage
Now that we know what causes oxidative stress, let’s take a look at…
To see how oxidative stress breaks down our bodies, grab an apple and cut it in half. Leave it out on your counter with the cut side exposed. In a few minutes, you’ll start seeing it brown in some spots, then spread throughout the surface and darken. That’s oxidation. And it explains how we age. Aging is a slow progression of oxidative stress. But the foods we eat, the stress we feel, to the household cleaners we use…all speed up this aging process. For an idea of how much this speeds up aging,take that cut apple and place it out in the sun next to a busy road where the sun beats down on the apple and cars spew their toxic fumes on it all day long. It won’t take long before that apple shrivels, turns black, and rots down to its core. That’s what’s happening to our bodies now. Much like how inflammation damages where it lands, whichever part of your body receives the most free radical damage determines which illness or disease manifests. For instance, smoking produces an enormous amount of free radicals in the lungs. That’s why smokers are more likely to get asthma, COPD, or lung cancer. Unfortunately, even healthy people need to worry about oxidative stress. Because it’s estimated free radicals attack your cells every 10 seconds. That’s…
As if all those attacks aren’t enough, we also produce more free radicals as we age. Do you remember our first line of defense, catalase and SOD? We produce less as we age. Between more free radicals and fewer defenses, we’re frighteningly vulnerable. Eating more fruits and vegetables isn’t enough either. Modern farming produces beautiful-looking produce, but most contain half the nutrients they had back in our grandparent’s day. And they’re so full of pesticides and insecticides, they often add to your oxidative stress load. While we still encourage you to eat as many fruits and vegetables as you can, you simply can’t eat enough to provide the protection you need – not when your cells endure 600 quadrillion attacks a day.
Free radicals are more destructive to the brain than other organs in the body because the brain uses 20% of the body’s oxygen and contains trillions of lipid molecules. Just like how researchers link inflammation to nearly every known disease, recent studies confirm oxidative stress is linked to over 80 degenerative illnesses including Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, depression, diabetes, osteoporosis, liver disease, emphysema, and more. Recently, researchers found oxidative stress is a culprit in: Alzheimer’s –When inflammation develops in the brain, it generates high levels of free radicals that help create more of the amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Then the free radicals generate more inflammation, which in turn creates more free radicals and consequently, more amyloid plaques. This kills neurons faster and quickens the spread of the disease. Heart disease – New studies show cholesterol isn’t an indicator or heart disease risk – it’s oxidation and inflammation. Here’s why:
• Free radicals oxidize LDL (“bad”) cholesterol • Oxidized LDL is very reactive and attacks muscle cells in artery walls • The body responds to these attacks by sending out inflammation • This triggers a series of reactions leading to atherosclerotic plaque • This starts the free radical/inflammation cycle over again, building up more plaques • Plaques break off, leading to heart attacks and strokes.
Arthritis–Oxidative stress ages the cartilage faster and increases inflammation, which also spreads cell damage faster.Comparisons showed unhealthy joints had only half the antioxidants in them as healthy joints. Tumors–Numerous studies show oxidative stress affects a cell’s DNA to initiate and progress every stage of tumor growth:
• Tumor cell initiation • Tumor growth • Tumor spread • Resistance to chemotherapy
By now, you may have noticed how oxidative stress and inflammation feed off of each other. As one triggers more of the other, it creates a cruel cycle of destruction that doesn’t end until the organism – that’s us – dies. It’s time to stop this deadly cycle. By doing so, you can enjoy a higher quality of life, and add years to your life. And this is the easiest and most effective way to take back control…
As you saw earlier, inflammation and oxidative stress work together attacking your organs and tissues in a vicious cycle of destruction.This leads to health issues starting off innocently as fatigue, allergies, and brain fog…then advances to nearly every known disease including Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and deadly tumors. But there’s an easy way to break this destructive cycle and regain the upper hand. The most effective way to do this is by…
To illustrate, let’s say you want to go to a specific restaurant and the map shows several different roads that could take you there. Much like the many paths leading to the same destination on a map, inflammation and oxidative stress reach your cells from many different paths too. The problem is, there’s no telling which path it’ll take. That’s why a pain remedy may work well for one arthritis patient, but have little effect on another. Because of this, Live Gracefully’s Anti-inflammatory + Antioxidant formula attacks inflammatory triggers and oxidative stress from multiple paths. It’s like flooding your body with legions of warriors. Stationing them in front of every possible point of attack, annihilating threats before they can harm your cells. And stopping current invaders in their tracks before they create massive damage. For maximum protection, our formula…
Anti-inflammatory + Antioxidant is based on the world’s most potent and most thoroughly researched anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nutrients. Alone, each ingredient is proven to provide significant health benefits. But we wanted them to do better. We skillfully combined the nutrients in exacting ratios to work as a supercharged team. When these potent nutrients are aligned in the right proportions, you enjoy unmatched relief and protection, because the team amplifies select characteristics for ultimate health support. Your formula starts with…
Pycnogenol® (pronounced pic-gnaw-jen-all) is a super antioxidant and a potent anti-inflammatory. This nutrient comes from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, which make up Europe’s largest forest in southwestern France. The forest can be traced back to the times of Napoleon III, and its purity is protected by French law, so pesticides and herbicides have never and will never be used. You may see other supplements labeled pine bark extract, but don’t be fooled by those lesser extracts. Only Pycnogenol is backed by over 40 years of research, over 100 published clinical studies, and 300 scientific publications showing its safety and ability to protect you. Study after study shows Pynogenol reduces free radicals and oxidative stress damage associated with chronic inflammation. In fact, many believe Pycnogenol may be nature’s best antioxidant. It’s 50 times more potent than vitamin E and 20 times more potent than vitamin C. Plus Pycnogenol contains a superior concentration of proanthocyanidins (pronounced pro-an-though-sigh-a-nid-ins). This type of antioxidant is especially aggressive at seeking out free radicals in the bloodstream and neutralizing them before they can cause oxidative stress damage. And Pycnogenol contains a generous amount of bioflavonoids and organic acids. Together with the proanthocyanidins, it:
• Efficiently neutralizes free radicals • Stimulates cells to produce more antioxidants • Supportsyour immune system to regulate the inflammatory response and protect against pathogens (germs) • Improves blood circulation to organs by strengthening blood vessel walls and capillaries, and assisting in nitric oxide production
Unlike some nutrients that work great in a lab dish, but not in a person, Pycnogenol is extremely bioavailable. This means, it’s proven to stay fully potent and reach target tissue. This was clearly demonstrated in a study involving 45 healthy people who took Pycnogenol daily. By week 3, blood tests showed their antioxidant numbers increased by an impressive 40%. By week 4, they doubled their body’s antioxidant protection! 
As these studies demonstrate:
• Older mice fed Pycnogenol showed signs of younger mice as their blood cell production from bone marrow increased, immune system strengthened with an increase in infection and tumor-fighting cells, and cellular function improved.
• Pycnogenol helps you look younger too. One 6 week study showed women with dry skin increased hydration by 21%  and improved skin elasticity, which noticeably reduced their wrinkles. Another study showed the size of skin pigmentation (melasma) significantly reduced after just 30 days.
• Flavonoid-rich Pycnogenol helps you maintain normal blood sugar levels. A double-blind, placebo-controlled study gave type II diabetics Pycnogenol daily. After 12 weeks, fasting blood sugar levels dropped 4 times further than the placebo group. And LDL (“bad”) cholesterol dropped significantly too. Pycnogenol helped these patients improve their blood glucose control, and lowered their heart disease risk factors.
When most people think about improving cardiovascular health, they naturally think about their heart, arteries, or veins. Growing research shows your entire cardiovascular system starts with the health of your endothelial cells. These cells line your arteries and smaller blood vessels. The cells help regulate blood flow to normalize blood pressure and make sure enough oxygen and nutrient-rich blood reaches all of your organs. When endothelial cells become damaged, it leads to heart attacks and strokes. Endothelial cells also help keep your blood vessels and capillaries strong and healthy. This is especially important for maintaining eye, skin, and nerve health as we age. As you can see, if you want to maintain a healthy heart, arteries, and veins – you must maintain healthy endothelial cells. Yet these cells are extremely vulnerable to oxidative stress damage. Thankfully, this is where Pycnogenol shines again. Its antioxidant powers protect endothelial cells like a loyal guard dog actively protecting its master. Nothing gets by to harm them. What’s more, this hard-working antioxidant helps modulate nitric oxide production. Nitric oxide keeps blood vessels relaxed for normal blood flow. In turn, this aids in erectile dysfunction, maintaining capillary health, and keeping healthy blood pressure even in stressful conditions. Over 300 studies prove Pycnogenol’s ability to combat health issues caused by oxidative stress and inflammatory damage. Here are just a few:
• One test showed 3 out of 4 diabetics taking Pycnogenol® improved their vision by an average 21.4% in just 2 months.
• After 3 months of taking Pycnogenol daily, osteoarthritis sufferers reduced pain, stiffness, and functional limitations by over a half (56%).
• Smoking creates so many free radicals, smokers are at high risk of blood clots. Pycnogenol lowered their overactive platelet activity, thus reducing their risk.
• High blood pressure patients reduced their medication after taking Pycnogenol for just 12 weeks.
In addition to being flavonoid-packed, Pycnolgenol is one of few compounds that can cross the blood brain barrier. This barrier protects sensitive brain tissue by preventing most molecules from entering. Generally, that’s a good thing. But when the brain needs extra support, the blood brain barrier makes it difficult for vital nutrients to reach it. Pycnogenol easily crosses this difficult barrier. In fact, studies show Pycnogenol protects your delicate brain cells in two vital ways:
1. It increases natural antioxidant production in brain cells
2. It blocks oxidative stress damage in the brain
This keeps your neurons healthy and actively transporting messages throughout your brain. And this prevents plaque buildup from deteriorating your brain. As a result, it lowers your risk of neurodegenerative diseases including: Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and Parkinson’s disease. Young brains benefit too. When they take Pycnogenol, it feels like their brains enjoyed a thorough spring cleaning:
• Healthy students performed better on tests and improved focus, memory, and mood. • Women decreased menopausal symptoms by 46%, improving memory, focus, mood, and sleep patterns. • Slows cell death caused by Alzheimer’s proteins and other free radicals. • Improves working memory (remembering phone numbers, directions, etc.).
Pycnogenol is so effective, many of the research patients enjoyed their amazing results by taking as little as 50 mg per day. The Anti-inflammatory + Antioxidant formula provides 50 mg of Pycnogenol for significant protection. Backed by 40 years of impressive studies, we could easily make Pycnogenol the star ingredient in our formula, but we didn’t. Because nature provides another remarkable ingredient that offers significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. It’s derived from a 5,000 year-old spice that’s turning modern medicine on its head…
Longvida® is an optimized form of curcumin. Curcumin comes from the spice, turmeric. That’s the stuff that gives American mustard and Indian curries their distinct, bright yellow color. For years, modern medicine knew curcumin provided promising health benefits. But now, they’re learning how far-reaching and powerful curcumin really is. Part of curcumin’s health benefiting properties comes from its high concentration of antioxidants called polyphenols. Polyphenols roam your body neutralizing free radicals, warding off infections, and protecting your cells’ DNA from damage.
It’s shown to regulate inflammatory response by controlling the main inflammation drivers including: LOX, COX-2, and Nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappaB). This means curcumin stations inflammation-fighting warriors on many paths for more complete protection. For example, LOX and COX-2 are enzymes responsible for continuing the degenerative, inflammatory response. They create substances that break down tissues and cells, especially in joints and blood vessel walls. And NF-kappaB is the big guy running the whole inflammation show. This molecule sends out signals that keep the inflammatory process active. NF-kappaBis what wakes upCOX-2 and tells it how long to keep moving. As the inflammatory process continues, it produces more NF-kappaB, which activates more COX-2 and other inflammatory enzymes.
That’s generally how drugs like NSAIDs and certain steroids work. The only problem is the side-effects from these drugs. NF-kappaB production is activated by inflammation and by free radicals. That’s why you must control oxidative stress to control inflammation, and vice versa. And that’s partly why curcumin is so effective against the processes linked to degenerative issues. Its antioxidant properties seem to stop several inflammation markers activated by oxidative stress. This helps break the cycle, which minimizes damage and helps cells repair. As was observed in a study involving a random group of rheumatoid arthritis patients taking curcumin daily and another group taking an NSAID. After eight weeks, the curcumin group said their pain reduced by nearly a half (44%). The NSAID group felt a 42% pain reduction. The best part about this study is curcumin users enjoyed better results than drug users, without risking any dangerous side effects.
Curcumin affects 7 factors involved in abnormal cell growth and spread:
1. Blocks the big guy NF-kappaB to slash inflammation 2. Reduces super glycation products that trigger inflammation 3. Improves signaling for healthy cell replication 4. Promotes cell suicide (apoptosis) in mutated cells 5. Regulates tumor suppressor pathways to kill off tumor tissue 6. Blocks molecules that allow tumors to invade surrounding tissue 7. Starves tumors of their blood supply to prevent spreading.
Curcumin shows such promise in so many areas, a major university tried to corner the market by patenting curcumin as their own. Thankfully, the US patent office turned it down citing curcumin is an Indian discovery – not US – and knowledge of its medicinal uses are not patentable. This keeps curcumin affordable and available for people like you and me. There’s no doubt curcumin provides impressive health protection against inflammation and oxidative stress. But here’s the really exciting part: If curcumin provides this much healing power, imagine how you’ll benefit from a curcumin supplement that’s…
This brings us back to the Longvida in your formula. Longvida is optimized curcumin, developed by a group of elite neuroscientists at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). They developed Longvida after learning when you ingest typical curcumin supplements, most of it converts into an inactive form called curcuminglucuronide. Unfortunately, this inactive form just passes out of our bodies without ever reaching the blood or tissues for any health benefits. So if you want to enjoy similar results as seen by the curcumin studies mentioned earlier, you’ll have to take around 8,000 mg of curcumin a day! At that high dose, you’ll likely suffer stomach pains too. But that’s not the case with Longvida. The UCLA neuroscientists developed a patented delivery technology that keeps curcumin in its active form. This makes Longvida 65 times more bioavailable than typical curcumin supplements! You’re assured curcumin’s remarkable anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds reach your cells. And because Longvida stays in the active form (also known as free curcumin), it remains stable in the bloodstream for extended release. So you only need a small amount to enjoy significant health benefits. This is extremely advantageous in your battle against disease.
Alzheimer’s affects 1 in 8 people 65 and older. And victimizes half of our population over 85.Yet, it’s not an “old age” disease – because the damage starts decades before symptoms appear. As was confirmed by the world’s expert in applying brain imagery to clinical practice. The doctor and his team studied over 73,000 brain scans on patients spanning 90 countries. Their shocking discovery: Neurodegenerative diseases can start developing in your brain 30 years before you’re diagnosed! This includes: dementia, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. The takeaway here is: If you want a reliable, sharp brain later, start protecting it today. One of your best protectors is curcumin. Because it travels through the brain, grabbing hold of dangerous amyloid-beta proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Then curcumin escorts these proteins through the body for elimination. By clearing the proteins, curcumin prevents amyloid plaque buildup. That’s important because plaque buildup deteriorates the brain and kills neurons.
This helps delicate brain cells defend against and repair damage from inflammation and oxidative stress. And remember, the Longvida in your formula is 65 times more bioavailable than regular curcumin. Longvida may significantly aid in your quest for brain health as shown in these studies:
• In an open-label clinical trial, 80% of people with neurological issues reported improvement in various cognition factors. Mainly memory, thinking processes, and speech.
• Mice with high amyloid plaques (the plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease) were fed Longvida daily. After just 4 days, the amyloid began excreting out of their bodies. 
• Catalase production increased, which puts the brakes on cognitive decline.
With Pycnogenol and Longvida, your Anti-inflammatory + Antioxidant formula can easily end here and be more effective than many other formulas available today. But we didn’t stop here because we set out to create your best defense against inflammation and oxidative stress. Period. And let’s face it,our hectic, western lifestyles will most likely create more free radicals and inflammatory triggers every year.So we need every defense available to remain strong and healthy as we age. That’s why your comprehensive formula also includes a host of special ingredients specifically chosen for their unique fighting characteristics. When these ingredients are properly combined, magic happens. Along with their own health-rejuvenating arsenal, they also boost the protective power of the other ingredients. Let’s briefly run through the other ingredients and their benefits…
You’ve likely heard red wine is good for you, but it’s the grape seeds that contain the most powerful disease fighter. Grape seed extract contains an enormous amount of proanthocyanidins. As you may recall, this type of antioxidant goes after free radicals like a hungry dog after a steak bone – they’re aggressive. Research shows grape seed extract:
• Causes mutated cells to self-destruct while leaving healthy cells unharmed • Is high in linoleic acid, which prevents blood clots, thus reducing risk of heart attacks and strokes • Fights off infections like an antibiotic • Boosts HDL (“good”) cholesterol production and lowers triglycerides • Improves insulin sensitivity • Helps strengthen blood vessels • Slows brain aging • Men using grape seed supplements reduced prostate cancer risk by 41%  • Is 20 times more powerful than vitamin E and 50 times stronger than vitamin C.
Grape seed extract also does what few other nutrients can: It increases your glutathione (pronounced glue-ta-thigh-own) production. That’s like turning on your internal fountain of youth. Also called the “master antioxidant,” glutathione detoxifies your body and keeps your immune system strong. It does this by pulling toxins, infections, free radicals, and heavy metals out of your tissues, then transports them into your bile or stool where they’re eventually eliminated. But a poor diet, stress, chemicals, and age lower glutathione production. This makes us very susceptible to oxidative stress and inflammation damage. It may explain why people with chronic diseases from high blood pressure to leukemia, all have extremely low glutathione levels. And people with the highest levels all live past 100! Here’s even better news: Longvida increases glutathione synthesis.This helps raise your glutathione levels even higher.
You’ve probably heard how resveratrol is great for living longer, reducing heart attack risk, regulating blood sugar levels, and much more. Resveratrol is a polyphenol (type of flavonoid) found in red wine grape skins. Many think it explains why the wine-loving French can eat a fatty diet full of butter, sugar, and cheese, yet enjoy a low rate of cardiovascular disease. We don’t know if it’s the wine that keeps the French healthy. But we do know 5,500 studies show resveratrol contains formidable disease-fighting compounds. For instance, resveratrol:
• Prevents several types of inflammatory enzymes from activating • Increases cell energy to slow aging and reduce age-related diseases • Improves effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs on cancer cells while protecting healthy cells. • Keeps blood vessel walls healthy, and reduces risk of blood clots • Helps control and prevent type 2 diabetes • Reduces joint pain • Arrests all 3 levels of cancer: tumor initiation, promotion, and progression  • Inhibits LDL oxidation. LDL oxidation is shown to cause heart attacks and strokes • Increases glutathione production, the master antioxidant • Helps increase production of nitric oxide to regulate blood pressure • Prevents premature aging by regulating the SIRT2 “longevity” gene
Resveratrol can also protect brain health. It’s shown to activate an enzyme that stops amyloid plaque formation. One study showed resveratrol inhibited plaques by up to 90% on some areas. But before you stock up on red wine, please know wine is not a reliable source of resveratrol. Because most red wines contain less than 1 mg of resveratrol per glass. And the quantity varies depending on the type of grape used. At that rate, you’ll need to drink roughly 20 bottles of wine every day to equal the resveratrol in your formula. The resveratrol in your formula comes from the Japanese knotweed plant (Polygonumcuspidatum). For centuries, traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine used this plant root to treat a range of issues from skin inflammations to liver disease. Unlike the finicky grape, Japanese knotweed contains a consistent, and high concentration of the bioavailable form called trans-resveratrol. Making this a much more beneficial choice.
To boost the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of your formula, we added quercetin. This flavonoid is found in many plants including apples, onions, and beans. Although the supplement’s been around for a long time, researchers are just learning how potent this antioxidant is:
Anti-inflammatory – Quercetin blocks signals sent by inflammation ringleader, NF-kappaB.Without a signal to set off the process, inflammation doesn’t occur.
Blocks histamines – Quercetin also acts like nature’s Benedryl. It prevents histamines from releasing into your body, to help control allergic reactions.
Attacks viruses – Supports the immune system by killing off viruses before they take hold in the body. If virus takes hold, quercetin destroys it before it spreads.
Impairs fat cells – When combined with the resveratrol in your formula, quercetin helps prevent obesity by forcing fat cells to commit suicide (apoptosis) and/or preventing fat cells from forming.
Attacks defective cells – Many studies show flavonoids affect all 3 stages of cancer cells: initiation, progression, and proliferation. A recent study of patients with colonic polyps combined curcumin and quercetin (2 ingredients in your formula). Together, this reduced polyp size by a staggering 60% and the number of polyps by 51%.
Heart support – Quercetin is so effective, one double-blind study fed patients onion soup high in quercetin (69 mg) and saw it reduced blood clot risk by preventing platelets from clumping together.  Quercetin’s also linked to improving endothelial function, which keeps blood vessels healthy and the cardiovascular system strong. 
Longevity – Quercetin’s antioxidant effects help prevent oxidative stress damage from shortening life spans. Lab tests on yeast cells blasted with free radicals show quercetin increased the cells’ lifespan by 60%.
Green tea boasts a high concentration of catechins. Catechins are a type of flavonoid. Specifically, green tea contains the catechinepigallocatechin-3-gallate, which we see on drink labels as EGCG. EGCG is highly regarded for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. You’ll quickly see why after reviewing this partial listof known green tea benefits:
• Stops several types of inflammatory triggers from activating • Crosses the blood brain barrier to lower brain cell damage and cell death associated with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s diseases • Combats the skin aging effects of smoking, sunlight, and pollution • Destroys free radicals roving in your body • Aids in preventing and repairing cell damage • Counters inflammation from omega-6 fatty acids by thinning blood and helping prevent blood clots • Promotes fat loss, especially around the abdomen • Dramatically lowers heart disease, stroke, or heart attack risks • Stimulates osteoblast production to increase bone mineral density.
The benefits go on and on, showing how green tea provides intense cell protection against oxidative stress and inflammation. What’s more, green tea’s benefits are multiplied when combined with another warrior in your formula – quercetin. Major cancer studies show quercetin increases green tea’s antioxidant capacity up to 4 times. This effectively reduces risk of many common types of cancer. One study showed the combination increased EGCG absorption four times in lung cancer cells and two times in kidney cancer cells to help prevent tumor growth and spread.  So far, all of the ingredients in your Anti-inflammatory + Antioxidant formula focus on fighting off attacking inflammation and oxidative stress. But that’s just part of the scene. Because as you can imagine, wherever there’s a battle, there’s a mess left behind. That’s where your next ingredient comes in…
Serrapeptase is an enzyme that breaks down and digests proteins, without harming live tissue. Serrapeptase acts like your body’s janitor, dissolving and clearing away dead tissues caused by blockages and inflammation. For over 25 years, it’s been used in Europe and Asia to safely dissolve cycts, blood clots, and arterial plaques without any side effects. It’s also widely used to treat torn ligaments, calm inflammation post surgery, and treat sinus infections.In the U.S., it’s often used as an anti-clotting, anti-inflammatory, and pain-reliever supplement. Serrapeptase is believed to work 3 ways:
1. Reduces inflammatory triggers, which helps speed up tissue repair.
2. Blocks some of the compounds that cause pain.
3. Dissolves atherosclerotic plaques without harming live tissue.
We included serrapeptase in your formula because 30 years worth of international studies show when serrapeptase cleans up the debris and relieves pain caused by excess inflammation, the body starts repairing sooner. This leaves us to the final phase of your comprehensive formula…
If you build a house using the best materials possible, it may seem like you have a structure that will protect you for a lifetime. But what if you built that house on a crumbling cliff side? Then it wouldn’t matter what building materials you used because your foundation can’t support it properly, right? What many people don’t realize is, our bodies have a foundation too. And for many of us, it’s crumbling. This prevents us from utilizing nutrients fully to reach our health potential. That’s why we include our proprietary CoreFour™ in the Anti-inflammatory + Antioxidant formula. CoreFour™ is a proprietary blend of the world’s most widely-studied botanicals: Cordyceps, acai, blueberry, and cacao. You may have heard of these botanicals before, but they’re not like many others.Because your blend contains the most effective species and form of each botanical.For instance, the unique acai berry we use contains nearly 80% more antioxidants and double the anti-inflammatory compounds of typical acai. CoreFour™ builds your health foundation by supporting every system in your body to function at full strength and efficiency. Only with this rock-solid support, can your body fully accept and utilize the life-nourishing health advantages from your formula’s many powerhouse ingredients. Most of us need to strengthen our foundation. Especially if you’ve been juggling a hectic schedule, not eating as well as you like, not exercising enough, or already suffer from an illness. What’s more, each CoreFour™ ingredient is expertly blended in specific ratios to further support and enhance the ingredients in your Anti-inflammatory + Antioxidant formula. Knowing this…
There’s no question we unleashed all of the secret weapons when we promised to create your best defense against the two largest threats against your quality and length of your life. Your Anti-inflammatory + Antioxidant formula:
• Delivers forceful amounts of the 6 most powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant warriors known worldwide.
• Fights off threats from multiple paths. Preventing inflammation and oxidative stress from damaging your cells, no matter where they sneak up to attack.
• Floods your cells with nutrients to repair damage faster and prevent disease from developing.
• Builds a strong health foundation to optimize the fighting strength of each warrior. This helps you maintain a vigorous mind and body at any age.
As in all of Live Gracefully formulas, Anti-inflammatory + Antioxidant doesn’t fight the battle for you by forcing your body to react in a certain way. Instead, it helps restore your 100 trillion cells’ natural ability to do what they’re designed to do:
1. Protect against damage 2. Repair any damage 3. Regenerate healthy new cells
And as with our other products, your formula is backed by our unconditional Happiness Guarantee. There’s absolutely no risk to experiencing how Anti-inflammatory + Antioxidant can improve and maintain your health. The sad truth is, most people don’t realize they’re losing the war raging inside them. They’re misled to believe the aching joints, foggy mind, and worse – disease, is all an unavoidable part of aging. But not you. You know this comes from inflammation and oxidative stress damage. And you know their destruction won’t end until it wins. That is, until you succumb to one of the many diseases they cause. But you don’t have to be a helpless victim. Because now you know how to regain the upper hand and win this war. It’s time to start fighting back and dictating how grand your quality of life can be, and how long you’ll enjoy it. Take back control now by clicking the link below.
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