One of the Most Important Health Discoveries of the Decade!
Ellagic acid is one of the most exciting, promising, nutraceutical compounds to hit the cancer care field in years.
The Meeker red raspberry is the best source of ellagic acid followed by Chilliwack and Willamette. The Meeker variety is specific to the Pacific Northwest--grown primarily for commercial use in WashingtonState.
The avaliability to the body of ellagic acid from dietary sources has only been confirmed with red raspberries. Other foods such as strawberries, pomegranates, and walnuts contain far less amounts of ellagic acid yet the bioavalibility has not been confirmed.
How Does Ellagic Acid Work??
Ellagic Acid acts as a scavenger to "bind" cancer-causing chemicals, making them inactive. It inhibits the ability of other chemicals to cause mutations in bacteria. In addition, Ellagic Acid from red raspberries prevents binding of carcinogens to DNA, and reduces the incidence of cancer in cultured human cells exposed to carcinogens.
The American Cancer Society, The Hollings Cancer Institute, and many other health organizations recommend that you eat one cup of fresh Raspberries everyday.
Raspberries contain on of the most powerful antioxidants known; a series of ellagatannins which are converted into ellagic acid in the body. Many fruits contain ellagatannins. However, Raspberry ellagatannins are one of very few fruits that have been clinically shown to be transformed into benefcial levels of ellagic acid in the body.
The health benefits, including cancer prevention, are described inthe American Cancer Society's book; Complimentary and Alternative Cancer Methods.
The Highest levels of ellagatannins are found in the Meeker variety of Raspberry used in our products!
The Hollings Cancer Institute at the University of South Carolina is doing a double blind study on a large group of 500 cervical cancer patients.
They are excited because their past nine years of study have shown that a natural product called ellagic acid is causing G-arrest within 48 hours(inhibiting and stopping mitosis-cancer cell division), and apoptosis ( normal cell death) within 72 hours, for breast, pancreas, esophageal, skin, colon, and prostrate cancer cells.
Clinical tests also show that ellagic acid prevents the destruction of the p53 gene by cancer cells.
Additional studies suggest that one of the mechenisms by which ellagic acid inhibits mutagenesis and carcinogenesis is by forming adducts with DNA, thus masking binding sites to be occupied by the mutagen or carcinogen.
Ellagic acid can be found in different foods, but the clinic has identified the Red Raspberry as having the Highest content of the acid!
*This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.