A balanced, whole-food-based complex containing Tocopherols, Tocotrienols, O2 Factor®, L. Salivarius, L. Plantarum, and 22 naturally occuring essential amino acids and phytonutrients from garlic, tomato, barley, broccoli, alfalfa, cherry, pineapple, orange, beet, spinach, parsley, and carrot in a rice protein base.
Amino Acids: the building blocks of protein in the body - absolutely necessary to life, growth, and healing. Protein is composed of, and depends upon, the right supply of amino acids. There are 29 of them known, from which 1600 basic proteins are formed, comprising more than 75% of your body's solid weight of structural, muscle, and blood protein cells. Amino Acids are an important part of the body fluids, antibodies to fight infection, and hormone-enzyme systems responsible for the growth, maintenance, and repair of our bodies. Amino Acids are sources of energy with a vital role in brain function, acting as neurotransmitters for the central nervous system. They are critical to rapid healing, and to good acid-alkaline balance.
The Four Essential Amino Acids
Methionine: an essential amino acid; an antioxidant and free-radical deactivator. A major source of organic sulphur for healthy liver activity, lymph, and immune health. Protective against chemical allergic reactions. An effective "lipotropic" that keeps fats from accumulating in the liver and arteries, thus keeping high blood pressure and serum cholesterol under control. Effective against toxemia during pregnancy. An important part of treatment for rheumatic fever. Supports healthy skin and nails, and helps prevent hair loss.
Phenylalanine: an essential amino acid; a tyrosine precursor that works with vitamin B6 on the central nervous system as an antidepressant and mood elevator. Successful in treating manic, post-amphetamine, and schizophrentic-type depressions. Aids in learning and memory retention. Relieves menstrual, arthritic and migraine pain. A thyroid-stimulant that helps curb the appetite by increasing the body's production of CCK.
Tryptophan: an essential amino acid, a precursor of the neurotransmitter serotonin, involved in mood and metabolism regulation. It is a natural, non-addictive tranquilizer for restful sleep. Used successfully, through blood vessel dilation, to decrease hyperkinetic, aggressive behavior, migraine headaches, and schizophrenia. Helps counteract compulsive overeating, smoking and alcoholism. An effective anti-depressant, it raises abnormally low blood sugar, and aids in reducing seizures in petit mal epilepsy. Produces nicotinic acid (natural niacin).
Tyrosine: an essential amino acid and growth hormone stimulant formed from phenylalanine, tyrosine helps to build the body's natural store of adrenaline and thyroid hormones. It rapidly metabolizes as an antioxidant throughout the body, and is effective as a source of quick energy, especially for the brain. It converts to the amino acid L-dopa, making it safely helpful for depression, hypertension, and Parkinson's disease, helps control drug abuse, and aids in drug withdrawal. It appears to increase libido and low sex drive. It helps reduce appetite and body fat in a weight-loss diet. It produces melanin for skin and hair pigment.
You must have potein to heal. Next to water, protein is your body's most plentiful substance, it's a primary source of building material for muscles, blood, skin, hair, nails, and organs like the heart and brain. All body tissues depend on protein. Blood cannot clot without protein. Protein and its precursors, amino acids, work at hormonal levels to control basic functions like growth, sexual development, and metabolism. The enzymes for immune and antibody response are formed from protein.
The human body does not make protein, it must be obtained through diet.
In children, protein deficiency leads to growth abnormalities. In adults, protein deficiency means low stamina, mental depression, low immune resistance, and slow wound healing. Surgery, wounds, or prolonged illness are stresses that use up protein fast. At times of high stress, you will want to take in extra protein to rebuild worn-out tissues.
Avena's Tocotrienol Complex is a complete whole food, vitamin & mineral complex, with all 22 essential and non-essential amino acids, the building blocks for protein that is requiured for almost every function in your body.
Clearly, your diet is the basis for good health and optimum healing.
Recent research on nutraceuticals and phytonutrients in our foods shows a wealth of evidence to support the fact that our diets can heal as well as nourish us.
Diet improvement is a major weapon against disease, from the common cold to cancer. Whole food nutrition allows the body to use its built-in restorative andrepairing abilities. A healthy diet can intervene in the disease process at many stages, from its inception and also in its growth and spread.
Fresh Fruits are Nature's Smiles!
The more fruits and vegetables you eat, the more nutrition you obtain and the less your risk of disease. Fruits and vegetables are full of nutraceuticals, the natural chemicals in plants with pharmacologic action. Scientists are enthusiastically embracing the healing possibilities of plant nutrients in fresh foods. Green leafy vegetables, for example, have almost 20 times more essential nutrients, ounce for ounce, than any other food. What's more, the nutrients in greens make the nutrients in other foods work better for our health. The preventive medicine possibilities are astounding.
Toco™ - Important Dietary Supplement Drink
Toco™ is a great tasting, superior whole food supplement formulated to assure balanced nutrition. Mild and highly utilizable, this balanced formula provides a stable variety of essential nutrients necessary to properly fuel a healthy body. Tocoä provides highly concentrated antioxidant vitamins and pro-oxidant nutrients including Tocotrienols.
WHAT ARE TOCOTRIENOLS?
Tocotrienols are an exceptional natural source of Vitamin E found to be up to 6000 times more powerful than Alpha Tocopherols. The term "Vitamin E" refers to a class of fat-soluble antioxidants consisting of Tocotrienols and Tocopherols. It functions to protect DNA, low-density lipoproteins and polyunsaturated fatty acids from free-induced oxidation. Recent studies in clinical nutrition have confirmed that vitamin E, long considered
" a vitamin looking for disease", plays an essential role in maintaining the structure and function of the human nervous systems, as well as being a powerful antioxidant that prevents free radical damage and enhances the immune system. An antioxidant becomes incorporated in the cell membrane to scavenge free radicals that would weaken the most basic cellular defensive line, and in immune cells it strengthens and provides the membranes surrounding the lycosomes.
COMPLETE PROTEIN COMPLEX
Many disease conditions can be directly related to protein deficiency. Although protein is the most difficult dietary constituent to digest, it is the most important nutritional factor to consider. Proteins are vital to processes such as the transport of vitamin and minerals. They are also necessary for the production of metabolic enzymes and hormones. Proteins are critical to the immune system, and the key to maintaining proper blood glucose levels. Toco™ provides all 22 essential and non-essential amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. The importance of receiving a sufficient level of all the amino acids cannot be stressed enough. We must have a constant supply of amino acids to build the proteins that create our body tissues and influence our bodies' weight, shape, and tone. The liver, the largest organ, is the main site of, and the regulator of, amino acid metabolism. As the liver detoxifies our blood, it becomes the most abused organ in our body because of our exposure to toxins in our modern lifestyle. Among its vital functions are: metabolizing essential fats (and thus, preventing their accumulation in the bloodstream), synthesizing necessary blood proteins, breaking down and eliminating toxic substances, and secreting bile. The liver converts nutrients into a usable form for the cells in other parts of the body. Our cells depend on a healthy liver for their nutrients. Toco™ is very good in detoxifying the liver. When used on a regular basis, it helps to provide an increased level of protection against cellular damage. Coupled with its amino acids, it provides a dense, nutrient-rich source of vitamins and minerals that help to support body organ functions.
RICH IN ESSENTAIL LIPIDS
Essential fatty acids are vital for dietary integrity. Lipids are stored in the body as energy reserves and, in fact, 60 percent of the brain is made up of lipids. The modern diet offers processed and altered fats that cannot be utilized by the body. Toco™ supplies a full complex of all the essential fatty acids necessary to maintain proper organ function, as well as revitalizing the skin, hair, and restoring cellular efficiency.
The Most Powerful Vitamin E Available
Although Vitamin E was discovered more than 75 years ago, scientists and health experts continue to study its mysterious benefits. Vitamin E's reputation is legendary for reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer, making it one of the most highly purchased single vitamin supplement on the market. Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant and plays a role in the prevention of heart disease. As an antioxidant, it helps prevent low-density lipoproteins (LDL, or the "bad Cholesterol") from "oxidizing" and from contributing to fat deposits in the arteries. It also plays a role in preventing blood clots, a serious condition that can lead to strokes and heart attacks.
Vitamin E and Cancer
Antioxidants such as Vitamin E protect against the damaging effects of the free radicals that may contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer. Vitamin E also blocks the formation of nitrosamimes, which are carcinogens formed in the stomach from nitrates consumed in the diet. It also protects against the development of cancers by enhancing immune function.
Vitamin E and Cataracts
Cataracts are growths on the lens of the eyes that cloud vision. They increase the risk of disability and blindness in aging adults. Antioxidants are being studied to determine if they can help prevent or delay cataract growth. Studies have found that lens clarity, which is used to diagnose cataracts, was better in regular users of Vitamin E supplements and in persons with higher blood levels of Vitamin E.
Tocotrienol Complex provides you with a Natural source of Vitamin E. An excellent way to ensure a diet that is rich in antioxidants and plant nutrients