Your body requires a variety of trace minerals to support specific functions and systems. Many of us know we need calcium for strong bones, and sodium for fluid balance, but what about other essential minerals? One specific mineral which is vital to your health and should not be absent from your diet is selenium. Although it’s only required in small amounts, selenium delivers powerful benefits that are backed by science to support your overall health.
SERVES AS A DYNAMIC ANTIOXIDANT
The main function of selenium is to help combat free radical damage and inhibit oxidation of lipids. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause damage to healthy cells in your body. When there are too many free radicals present in your body, this causes oxidative stress, which has been linked to numerous diseases. The powerful antioxidant properties of selenium help to minimize the damage caused by free radicals and oxidative stress.
MAY REDUCE RISK OF CERTAIN CANCERS
There is still much that is being learned about cancer and its risk factors. However, one thing we do know, is that selenium may help prevent certain types of cancers. Research has found that low levels of selenium have been linked to certain cancers of the colon and rectum, prostate, lung, bladder, skin, esophagus, and stomach. Additionally, some studies have found that high levels of selenium from food products may help protect against certain cancers.
MAY HELP PREVENT HEART DISEASE
Heart disease is a reference to a variety of diseases pertaining to the heart. This includes coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, cardiac arrest, stroke, and many others. It’s currently the leading cause of death worldwide and includes many risk factors. From age to poor diet to stress, heart disease can be caused by many things which can make prevention complex.
Yet, research has found that low levels of selenium has also been linked to an increased risk of coronary artery disease. Likewise, another study found that taking selenium supplements helped decrease inflammation markers in individuals with coronary heart disease and increase levels of glutathione peroxidase; another powerful antioxidant. This makes selenium an important factor is helping to prevent heart disease.
SUPPORTS A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM
Perhaps the greatest overall benefit that selenium delivers to the body is the role it plays in your immune system. Your immune system is your defense system against harmful microorganisms. Selenium’s high antioxidant capacity helps to boost your immune system’s defense mechanisms especially when combined with vitamin E. They work synergistically to produce antibodies and to help maintain a healthy heart and liver. Selenium is an essential nutrient for a healthy immune system.
HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED?
The human body needs trace amounts of selenium to deliver benefits. The recommended intake for children 1 – 13 yrs is 20 – 40 mcg and adults 14 yrs and older is 55 mcg daily; and must be obtained through diet or supplements. Ultimate Selenium is an all-in-one solution, providing selenium and other trace minerals, vitamins, and nutrients known to support overall health, like vitamin E. Adding an antioxidant-rich supplement like Ultimate Selenium to your diet may deliver additional benefits to help you live a healthier, longer life. Always remember to talk to your health practitioner before adding any supplement to your diet.
Remember, prevention is key to optimal heath!
Our NEW HempFX™ products are unlike any other hemp-based products on the market. Each formula was developed using organically-grown hemp, Youngevity proprietary formulas, and patent-pending technology to deliver the best hemp-derived cannabinoid oil products to you.
Fast facts about hemp
Hemp is a significant resource that dates back more than 10,000 years. It is nutrient rich and used in a variety of applications, from paper, fiber, food, and skin care. The ancient use of hemp has been traced to many countries including China, Egypt, Russia, Greece, and Italy.
- 8,000 BC: Hemp cloth was used in Ancient Mesopotamia.
- 2,800 BC: Chinese hemp was cultivated for fiber.
- In 1619, it was illegal not to grow hemp in Virginia because it was such a valuable crop.
- In 1653, Nicholas Culpepper listed a variety of medical uses of cannabis sativa, including anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-parasitic treatment.
- Today, hemp is used in over 25,000 products.
The Difference Between Hemp & Marijuana
Hemp is an industrial product used in a variety of fields, from skin care to construction. With no psychoactive implications, there is no “high” as there is with marijuana plants because it doesn’t contain THC. Hemp plants are rich in cannabinoids, which carry amazing benefits to which our bodies respond well. It also has a variety of terpenes that have aromatic and physiological effects.
The Cannabis Sativa Family
Originating in Central Asia, this plant has been involved in mankind’s medicine and fiber applications since the beginning of time. More than 540 phytochemicals come from hemp, and their properties can help people with pain, inflammation, sleep, and mood disorders. This multi-purpose crop is harvested specifically to the desired use. Hemp describes a cannabis sativa plant with trace to no amount of THC while marijuana is a cannabis sativa plant harvested for its trichomes, which have high amounts of THC.
Common questions about Hemp-derived Cannabinoid Oil
What is Cannabidiol?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compounds from the cannabis plant, known as cannabinoids, with significant medical benefits and no psychoactive effect.
What are the health benefits of hemp-derived cannabinoid oil?
It helps support the relief of muscles and joints by enhancing a healthy immune response and reducing free radical stress in these areas. Hemp-derived cannabinoid oil also eases the mind and body to promote deep and restful sleep and can naturally boost your cognitive performance, providing sharpness and clarity to enhance your outlook.
How does it work?
It works by naturally triggering your body’s endocannabinoid system to desensitize pain and stress receptors, combat free radicals, and support circulation. It also interacts with your body’s hormones, such as serotonin, to bring positivity to your mood and mind.
Is hemp-derived cannabinoid oil legal?
Hemp-derived cannabinoid oil is legal in most U.S. states.
What is the difference between THC and cannabinoids?
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol are two types of cannabinoids found in cannabis sativa plants that interact with the body’s receptors. THC is the psychoactive component responsible for giving people the “high” or euphoric feeling associated with consumption and has medicinal qualities. Cannabidiol, as well as other cannabinoids, however, have no psychoactive component and are found primarily in extractions from the hemp plant. These components can be used in a variety of therapeutic applications.
How much should I take?
Please refer to the product instructions for proper dosage information.
Where does HempFX™ source its hemp-derived cannabinoid oil?
We source our hemp-derived cannabinoid oil in Colorado at registered industrial farms tested by the Colorado State Department of Agriculture for state and federal regulation compliance.
What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?
Oh, this is the good stuff! It is a biological system composed of three main components: cannabinoid receptors which communicate and respond to the body’s conditions, endocannabinoids, which are molecules that activate cannabinoid receptors, and metabolic enzymes that break down endocannabinoids after they are used. The ECS is responsible for homeostasis and keeping our body and brain balanced. This is the biological system that enables our bodies to absorb cannabinoids and derive certain health benefits.
Does it show up on a drug test?
Most drug tests look to find traces of THC, not other cannabinoids. Since our hemp-derived CBD oil does not have THC, you have nothing to worry about.
Is it safe for all ages? What about animals?
Because hemp-derived cannabinoid oil is non-psychoactive, it does not cause cognitive impairments. So far, CBD has proven to be safe for children and people of all ages. For the same reasons, CBD is considered safe for pets, however, check with your veterinarian about the safety of other additives in hemp-derived CBD products.
Hemp & Your Health
Hemp contains “phytocannabinoids,” which are plant-derived molecules that are capable of interacting with receptors in our body’s “endocannabinoid system.” Cannabinoids are the main active compound in hemp and, through the endocannabinoid system, creates a variety of physiological health effects. Especially when combined with our proprietary blend of herbs, botanicals and other natural ingredients, our phytocannabinoid rich full-spectrum hemp oil products support a variety of health concerns including pain relief, mood enhancement, and sleep support.
How it Helps
Cannabinoid receptors are found throughout the body in the endocannabinoid system. These receptors help to maintain a sense of homeostasis in the body. Cannabinoids interact with these receptors located in the brain, spinal cord, nervous system and immune system of mammals. These positive interactions help to support the natural pathways of the body needed for optimal health.
How Cannabinoids Support Your Natural Pathways
One of the reasons that Cannabinoids are so effective is because of the endocannabinoid system (ECS)– a biological system found in the brain, organs, connective tissue, glands and immune cells. The ECS is a network of cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) that help cells throughout the body maintain homeostasis – or biological balance. Our bodies are naturally inclined to perform as efficiently as possible. The better the body can maintain a sense of balance, the more efficiently our bodies can perform.
How it works
In order for the body to perform efficiently, it needs biological balance. Research has confirmed that cannabanoids interact with cells in the body and can create positive changes in neurotransmitter activity. These positive interactions have been found to improve sleep, mood, and pain.
The Youngevity Advantage
We understand that not all plants are created equal, so our proprietary hybrid hemp plants are grown in the best conditions.
Our proprietary hemp plant and production practice results in full spectrum hemp oil. It contains not only cannabinoids but also a rich source of terpenes and other phytonutrients in their natural matrix. Our formula also includes other botanicals and natural ingredients. All these ingredients work synergistically. Combine this with our patent-pending nanoemulsion technology and water soluble technology for higher absorption and bioavailabity, and the results are highly effective products. We call this the “Entourage FX.”
Our proprietary hemp plant is naturally low in THC. Our patent pending extraction process then completely removes THC to zero percent. There are absolutely no psychoactive effects associated with our products. They are completely safe and legal.
Our hemp is derived from a unique medicinal hemp variety – providing a higher level of effectiveness. There is oversight and quality control through every step of the farming and processing cycle. Our extraction process has 2 patents pending resulting in a final product that contains no trace of solvents, heavy metals, pesticides, or foreign materials.
Our non-GMO organically grown hemp plants are cultivated in U.S. soil. Our outdoor grown strain of hemp has extremely high levels of Cannabidiol for ultimate health benefits. Transportation time is cut to ensure optimal freshness and quality because the farm is located next to the processing facility.
Hemp and 90 For Life
90 For Life has always been about giving your body the comprehensive nutrients it needs for optimal performance. We believe in plant-based nutrition and after years of research, have found a way to do safety and consistency through hemp. We understand that hemp works with your body and have extracted the essential compounds that interact with a variety of ailments and conditions. Add hemp oil to your wellness regime.
There is More to Omega-3 than Heart Health
During the month of February, we’ve mostly discussed cardiovascular health for Heart Disease Awareness Month and thus we’ve touched on the benefits of incorporating Omega-3 in ones diet to promote cardiovascular health. However, more and more we are finding that consuming Omega-3 can benefit more than just the heart. Omega-3 has been known to also help with joint health, inflammation, mental, and prenatal health.
An article on Nutraingredients that talked about a study conducted on pregnant women who were given prenatal supplementation with the omega-3 fatty acid DHA. Although many studies have already found that consuming DHA during pregnancy can help with visual and neurological development in infants, this study found that DHA also has great benefits on the overall health of the pregnancy. Specifically, the study which was led by Professor Susan Carlson from the University of Kansas, found that mothers given 600 milligrams of DHA throughout the pregnancy had babies who were less likely to be low birth weight and/or born before 34 weeks of gestation.1 Delivering a healthy baby at full term has many benefits not only for the child but also the entire family, which can mean less delivery complications and shorter hospital stays.
What’s really great about this specific study is that it will follow the infants whose mothers were taking the prenatal DHA supplementation through their early childhood in order to truly determine the overall benefits of DHA on a child’s neurological development and general health. The mothers and infants who were given the DHA supplementation will continue to be assessed at regular intervals until the children are 6yrs old. Since previous studies have already determined that omega-3 helps with a newborns cognitive and intellectual development, this study could truly demonstrate the benefits of omega-3 on a child’s intelligence over the long run.
This study goes to show that it’s never too early to start thinking about the health of your children. Also, that continued consumption of vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids is vital to our health. To start getting your dose of essential fatty acids, such as Omega-3, try Ultimate Multi-EFA, a new, smaller and easy to swallow capsule ideal for children.
Remember it’s never too early to start a journey to optimal health!
Are supplements safe? When you see minerals like arsenic, lead, aluminum, listed in the Youngevity products does it make you wonder? Listen to what Dr. Wallach has to say.
Dr. Wallach on the Safety of supplements
Also; for a better understanding of why plant derived minerals are safe and metallic/elemental minerals are not go to Plant Derived Minerals.
There are 90 Essential Nutrients required for optimal health and longevity.
Dr. Wallach discusses the 90 essential nutrients
For optimal health we need:
– 60 Minerals
– 16 Vitamins
– 12 Amino Acids
– 2 – 3 EFA’s
“99% of American people are deficient in minerals, and a marked deficiency in any one of the more important minerals actually results in disease.”
– U.S. Senate Document #264
You must give your body all the raw materials it requires to maintain and rebuild itself. Raw materials are so vital to your health, but can be very hard to find. Centuries of mining, farming, irrigation, and acid rain have eroded life giving minerals from our soil. These mineral-deficient soils are then used to grow and cultivate our food. Because of this, our food is lacking in essential minerals. In fact Dr. Wallach has stated, “One sentence has killed more people than all the wars in American history… You get all the nutrition you need from the four basic food groups.”
All Youngevity products are formulated and designed with that in mind. Our products are packed with the finest plant derived minerals available. There are always imitations vying for your attention but when it comes to your health don’t accept any imitations. There are no quick-fixes, no silver bullets, and no shortcuts.
“The only way you can heal your body is to give it the 90 Essential Nutrients daily that it needs to rebuild and maintain itself over time.” – Dr. Joel Wallach
US Department of Agriculture Center for Policy and Promotion. Nutrition Insight 37, “Diet quality of Americans in 1994-96 and 2001-02. August 2008. Available at .)
Nutritional Deficiency Diseases
|Here are just a few examples of over 900 diseases that can result from nutritional deficiencies.|
Primary Nutrients Missing
|Acne:||Essential Fatty Acids, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B-6, Zinc|
|ADD/ADHD:||Enzymes, Chromium, Vanadium|
|Arthritis:||Calcium, Copper, Boron, Essential Fatty Acids, Germanium, Vitamin B-6, Glucosamine & Chondroitin Sulfates|
|Asthma:||EFA’s, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, Potassium|
|Birth Defects:||Folic Acid, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, Copper|
|Cancer:||Selenium, Germanium, Cesium, Antioxidants|
|Eczema:||Biotin, Boron, Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Lithium, Vitamin B Complex, Zinc|
|Infertility:||Chromium, Essential Fatty Acids, Lithium, Manganese, Selenium, Vanadium, Zinc, Cholesterol, Amino Acids|
|Memory Loss:||Folic Acid, Niacin, Vitamin B-1, Zinc|
|Nervousness:||Calcium, Boron, Iodine, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin D|
|Osteoporosis:||Calcium, Boron, Germanium, Vitamin K, Magnesium|
|Receding Gums:||Calcium, Magnesium , Boron|
|Sexual Dysfunction:||Selenium, Zinc, Manganese, Iodine, Cholesterol|
This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the missing essential nutrients. There are many other nutrients that are required to help in the absorption and utilization of these vitamins and minerals. It is intended as a reference of the primary missing nutrients only.
America’s Longevity – Where We Stand
Dr. Wallach on America’s Longevity
The age beating centurions
Dr. Wallach presents the Age Beating Centurions
In this interview Dr. Joel Wallach talks about the many conditions that stem from low salt levels in the body. You might be surprised to find out what those are!
In this interview Dr. Joel Wallach talks about a number of diseases he says are actually caused by physicians. He also talks about how the cures for these diseases are relatively simple.
– San Francisco Business Times
Prestigious Scientific Award Recognizes Discovery of Selenium-Cystic Fibrosis Link
SAN DIEGO, Jan 4. 2012
SAN DIEGO, Jan 4. 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Youngevity® Essential Life Sciences (www.youngevity.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of AL International (www.alintjcof.com) (JCOF-PK) and direct seller of lifestyle and nutritional products and gourmet healthy coffee, proudly announced that its founder,is the 2011 recipient of the Klaus Schwarz Commemorative Medal. This prestigious award, sponsored by the International Association of Bioinorganic Scientists, Inc. (IABS), recognizes the work of pioneers in the field of trace element research and is named after Klaus Schwarz (1914-1978), a leading trace element researcher best known for his discovery of the essentiality of selenium.
The IABS cited Wallach’s groundbreaking discovery of an animal model of cystic fibrosis, a disease that affects 70,000 people worldwide. In 1978, as a researcher at the Emory University Yerkes National Primate Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Wallach observed pancreatic lesions that were identical to those observed in human patients in the offspring of inadequately-fed rhesus monkeys. This suggested that cystic fibrosis—at the time believed to be a genetic disorder of humans only—could also be the result of selenium deficiency, and that some forms of cystic fibrosis might be preventable.
Selenium is an essential trace mineral that serves many functions in human physiology, including the synthesis of antioxidants (natural substances that neutralize free radical damage), and thyroid and immune function. It cannot be made by the human body but instead must be obtained through diet. Sources of selenium include nuts, cereals, meat, mushrooms, fish, eggs, and dietary supplements.
“Dr. Wallach is honored for a discovery that is already benefitting many,” said Dr. Gerhard N. Schrauzer, PhD, MS, FACN, CNS, and IABS Founder and President. “The broader significance of his discovery three decades ago is only now beginning to be recognized. From a historical perspective, Dr. Wallach is to be regarded as one of the first practitioners, if not founders, of epigenetics, a new scientific discipline that investigates heritable alterations in gene expression.”
A detailed article on this year’s award was published in the December 2011 edition of the peer-reviewed scientific journal
The 90 Essential Nutrients.
A common recommendation made by most medical doctors is that in order to get all the nutrients necessary to maintain health you must, on a daily basis, eat food from each of the four basic food groups (i.e., meats and proteins, fruits and vegetables, breads and grains and dairy products).
Dr. Joel Wallach challenges this belief when lecturing on health and highlights the reasons why it is practically impossible to get all the nutrients (especially the minerals) necessary to prevent disease by eating food from the four basic food groups. Dr. Wallach argues that an unfortunate consequence of the American public’s faith in the four basic food groups has been a huge increase in the incidence of chronic degenerative diseases such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc. over the past 40 years.
The key points of Dr. Wallach’s argument are:
There are 90 nutrients essential to human health.
- A deficiency in any one of these nutrients can lead to or cause, on average ten diseases. For example, a deficiency in copper can lead to premature gray hair, aneurism and stroke.
- The 90 essential nutrients fall into four broad categories: amino acids; fatty acids; vitamins; and minerals.
- If you eat a disciplined, well rounded diet you can get all the amino acids, fatty acids and vitamins you need.
- It is practically impossible to get all of the minerals you need regardless of what kind or what quantity of food you eat.
Why is this so?
Human beings ideally get minerals by eating foods such as vegetables, fruits and grains. However, such foods are grown in soils which are massively deficient in minerals, a fact which is documented by the findings reported at the 1993 World Eco Summit in Rio De Janeiro.Minerals serve as catalysts for the body’s ability to use amino acids, fatty acids and vitamins. Therefore, without the necessary mineral co-factors it is unlikely that we are getting the maximum benefit from these nutrients.
You must take mineral supplements to achieve optimal sustainable health! Many Americans already take mineral supplements but most do not realize that there are three different types of mineral supplements each varying greatly in their absorb-ability and their potential to become toxic:
Metallic minerals – These minerals are similar to the kind found in rocks and soils and are only 8% to 12% absorb-able. They can build to dangerous levels, accumulating in fat, liver and brain tissue. Most tablet-form minerals such as Centrum, Theragram and One-A-Day are of this type. A metallic mineral is not organic in nature. Consequently, the body has a very difficult time absorbing it, and eliminating what it can’t absorb.
Chelated minerals – These are metallic minerals which have been bound to a carrying agent (usually an amino acid or enzyme) which assists in the absorption of the mineral in the small intestine. This method, patented in the 1970’s, makes metallic minerals much more absorb-able (35 to 45%) and much less potentially toxic to the body.
Organic Colloidal Minerals – These minerals have been processed through a plant and have undergone a biochemical transformation which makes them extremely absorb-able (90% to 98%) and non toxic. Specifically, when a mineral is drawn from the soil into a plant via its roots, the process alters the mineral’s bio-electric charge, changing it from positive to negative.
Because the linings of our intestines carry an overall positive charge a natural magnetic gradient is created across which the mineral is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Metallic minerals, on the other hand, do not undergo this biochemical transformation and therefore remain positively charged. A positively charged metallic mineral can cause problems for the body.
The body is designed to recognize and use minerals in a organic colloidal form and will automatically rid itself of any excess. By contrast, the body has more difficulty recognizing positively charged minerals. As a consequence they tend to accumulate in the body to sometimes dangerous levels. This is why metallic arsenic, for example, has been found to be 65 times more toxic than is organically bound arsenic.
Buyer Beware: Don’t be fooled into buying mineral supplements that simply claim to be “colloidal.” The term “colloidal” refers only to the very small particle size of the minerals used in these products. A far more important determinant of both the absorb-ability and safety of a mineral is whether or not the mineral is “organic” (i.e., derived from plant sources). Organic colloidal minerals are up to 20 times more absorb-able and non-toxic when compared to inorganic colloidal minerals. It is a sad fact of the marketplace that many of the products being marketed as colloidal minerals are, in fact, inorganic colloidal minerals!
There are over 100 million copies of Dr. Wallach’s Dead Doctor Don’t Lie tapes and CDs presently in circulation worldwide. We’re including a copy of “The Best of Dead Doctors Don’t Lie” CD with the purchase of Dr. Wallach’s book “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie”.
The message it contains has generated intense public interest in colloidal mineral supplementation. Unfortunately, few products on the market measure up to either the spirit or the intent of what Dr. Wallach advises. Some companies, for example, get their product from inappropriate sources, from ancient sea beds or clay deposits rather than directly from plants.
Some companies water down their minerals or spike their product with metallic minerals to boost spectrographic readings. There is, however one company, one line of organic colloidal mineral supplements that towers above the rest. Not surprisingly it is Dr. Wallach’s very own line: the Majestic Earth line of mineral supplements. When it comes to your health and the health of your loved ones insist on the best:
Youngevity Majestic Earth!
- Majestic Earth Minerals come directly from plant sources.
- Majestic Earth Minerals are not watered down.
- Majestic Earth Minerals boast the highest quantity as well as the highest quality of organic colloidal miners on the market.
- Majestic Earth Minerals are uniquely formulated to maximize bio-availability.
- Majestic Earth Minerals are vegetarian friendly
- Those Majestic Earth Mineral products which are sweetened are sweetened using only those natural fruit concentrates lowest in sugar.
- Majestic Earth Minerals are sold with a full 30 day satisfaction guarantee.
- Majestic Earth Minerals are subjected to rigorous quality control measures before they are ever allowed to reach the public.
- Majestic Earth Minerals are of such high quality Dr. Wallach, himself, has staked his own good name and reputation on them.
- Majestic Earth Minerals are dependably consistent in terms of nutrient profile and concentration.
- Majestic Earth Minerals ARE SIMPLY THE BEST CHOICE when it comes to organic colloidal mineral supplementation!