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Health Benefits of Rice Bran

More than 180 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes. Over a million people a year will die from it. US Patent # 6,303,586 B1 2001 was issued for stabilized rice bran as a Supportive Therapy for Diabetes, Hyperglycemia, and Hypoglycemia and US Patent #6,350,473 B1. 2002 was issued for stabilized rice bran as a Method For Controlling Serum Glucose because it was shown to reduce blood glucose levels, glycosylated hemoglobin levels and improves insulin synthesis in Type I and Type II diabetic subjects. Taking 2 daily doses of stabilized rice bran for 8 weeks was shown to reduce fasting serum glucose by 10-33%. Other studies confirmed that stabilized rice bran positively controls and manages blood glucose levels in diabetes mellitus. B Complex Vitamins, Gamma Oryzanol, Protein, Complex Carbohydrates, Chromium, Polysaccharides, Hemicelluloses, Fat, Fiber, Tocopherols, Tocotrienols and Antioxidants are all found in stabilized rice bran and are known to play a significantly positive role in glucose metabolism. This is not only good news for diabetics, but for anyone struggling with Hypoglycemia, Hyperglycemia, Insulin Resistance or Syndrome X. Many people report that consuming stabilized rice bran reduces sugar cravings, and the mood swings that come from raising and lowering blood sugar through dietary habits. Lower Cholesterol & Prevent Heart Disease Hundreds of millions of people have high cholesterol, increasing their risk of developing cardiovascular diseases such as Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Stroke, and Heart Attack. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the U.S., Australia, India and Malaysia and it is rapidly increasing throughout Asia. More than 17 million people die each year from cardiovascular disease. People with fat around their waists have the greatest risk. Lowering your cholesterol can lower your chances of dying from heart disease and stroke, but the cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) that doctors prescribe can have dangerous side effects. A safer, more natural way to lower cholesterol is to modify your diet with products like stabilized rice bran. Studies have shown that fiber, fatty acids and nutrients in stabilized rice bran are effective at lowering serum cholesterol and triglycerides. 3 US patents (#6,126,943, #6,558,714 B2, & #6,733,799 B2) have been awarded for stabilized rice bran as an effective "Method for Treating Hypercholesterolemia, Hyperlipidemia, and Atherosclerosis."

Several of the nutrients found in stabilized rice bran, such as Fiber,, Carotenoids, Phytosterols, Omega 3 and Inositol Hexaphosphate (IP6), are known to play an important role in anti-platelet aggregating, and lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels. These and other synergistic mechanisms have been shown to: lower LDL and increase HDL; decrease fat and cholesterol absorption; increase excretion of fat, cholesterol and bile acids; reduce blood pressure; reduce triglycerides; inhibit platelet aggregation; inhibit formation of aortic streaks; increase competitive binding by plant sterols; inhibit HMG CoA reductase; and inhibit phopholipase A2, thromboxane B4 and prostacyclin production. CoQ10 has been shown to have positive effects on both blood pressure and cholesterol and to improve energy in the heart muscles. It also helps to stabilize palpitations. All of these functions work together to reduce your chances of becoming a stroke or heart attack victim. Boost Immunity to Prevent Degenerative Disease & Premature Aging Abnormal cells, bacteria, and viruses proliferate in our bodies all the time, but normally the immune system annihilates them before they have a chance to develop into illness, disease or cancer. The immune system is a complex network coordinating the activities that protect us from harmful microbial invaders (bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites) and stop abnormal cell proliferation. This system protects us from all types of illness and disease. But it can be weakened by nutritional deficiencies, prolonged illness and inflammation, and by the carcinogens, dangerous metals, poisons, toxins and stress we are exposed to every day. When a person has a weakened immune system, even a simple cold or flu can escalate and become a life-threatening illness. Having a strong immune system is the best defense against illness and disease. Nutritionally strengthening and supporting the immune system is essential, especially after the age of 50 because the bodys natural defenses decline with age. Sterols and Sterolins (found in plants) are great immune supporters. They help the immune system stop cancer, kill bacteria, destroy viruses and slow down the aging process. They have also been shown to keep patients infected with the HIV virus from developing AIDS. Stabilized rice bran has high concentrations of Sterolins and Phytosterols that have demonstrated potent antiviral and antibacterial effects. Stabilized rice bran also contains the following immune system helpers: Polysaccharides (known to improve immune function) Gamma Oryzanol and other phytonutrients that increase immune response and reduce pro-

inflammatory cytokines Omegas 3, 6 & 9 fatty acids and Tocopherols & Tocotrienols that have been shown to suppress auto anti-DNA antibodies CoQ10 which is a known immune booster routinely recommended as part of the treatment for people suffering from: Cardiovascular Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Cancer, Diabetes Mellitus, Infertility, AIDS, Asthma, Thyroid Disorders, and Periodontal Disease Alpha Lipoic Acid which is extremely effective against oxidative stress and free radical destruction. Lower Cancer Risk Cancer is now the leading cause of death globally. It is estimated that cancer will kill 84 million people in the next ten years. While the causes of cancer are complex, it is well known that certain things can lower the risk of getting it. The most important recommendations are to avoid toxins and eat healthy foods. Stabilized rice bran has many nutrients that are known to help protect against cancer. Studies have shown that Sterol/Sterolins and Omegas 3, 6 & 9 can increase natural killer (NK) cell activity and act as a potent immunomodulator for the treatment and restoration of immune dysfunction. Gamma Oryzanol (Ferulic acid) is known to be anti-mutagenic. Inositol, IP6, Polyphenols, Fiber, Tocotrienols and Antioxidants are all known to be anti-carcinogenic. Polyphenols and Tocotrienols have been shown to inhibit Phase 1 microsomal enzymes, and the lipoprotein fraction of stabilized rice bran has been shown to inhibit abnormal cell proliferation. Numerous epidemiologic studies reported an association between high fiber intake and reduced incidence of colon cancer and breast cancer. A 1992 study by researchers at Harvard Medical School found that men who consumed only 12 grams of fiber a day were twice as likely to develop precancerous colon changes as men whose daily fiber intake was about 30 grams. Scientists theorize that insoluble fiber adds bulk to stool, which in turn dilutes carcinogens and speeds their transit through the lower intestines and out of the body. 12 studies found a link between high fiber intake and reduced risk of breast cancer. In the early stages, some breast tumors are stimulated by estrogen circulating in the bloodstream. Scientists believe that fiber may hamper the growth of these tumors by binding with estrogen in the intestine, preventing it from being reabsorbed into the bloodstream. IP6 has been shown to exhibit significant anti-cancer activity and to inhibit tumor cell growth

in colon, intestinal, and liver cancers. Carotenoids (including the Alpha Carotene, Beta Carotene, Lutein, Lycopene, Zeaxanthin and Precryptoxanthin/Cryptoxanthin found in stabilized rice bran) offer powerful protection against many different types of cancer. Lycopene in particular has been associated with lower rates of prostate cancer. Pangamic Acid (B15) has shown to have a unique ability to release a type of cyanide only at cancer sites, thereby destroying cancer cells while at the same time, nourishing noncancerous tissue. Free radical damage accumulates and increases with age. It has been implicated as a causal factor in almost every health disorder and disease including: Acne, Alzheimers, Arthritis, Cancer, Chronic Inflammation, Heart Disease, Infertility, Parkinsons, Premature Aging, and Stroke.

Stabilized rice bran contains over 120 antioxidants cofactors and catalysts that can protect your cells from being damaged by free radicals. Antioxidants are like cellular bodyguards. They take the bullet when a cell is attacked so cellular damage is avoided. Vitamins C and E are well known defenders, but scientists have discovered even more potent antioxidants such as CoQ10, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPCs), SOD, Tocopherols & Tocotrienols (TOCOLS), IP6, Glutathione, Carotenoids, Selenium, Phytosterols, Gamma Oryzanol, Lutein and Lycopene. Stabilized rice bran contains all of these and more! Antioxidants act as cellular bodyguards Antioxidants can work independently, but they work better in teams. Having a broader spectrum offers more complete protection because each antioxidant works differently and joint effort creates synergy. Some antioxidants even resuscitate one another when they get wiped out by free radicals. Stabilized rice bran contains all of these synergistic battle buddies. According to antioxidant expert, Dr. Lester Packer, literally thousands of studies have confirmed that antioxidants can help prevent numerous diseases and will not only enhance life, but in all probability extend life. The research on antioxidants has actually yielded mixed results. If free radicals run amok, the result can be devastation and disease, but if all free radicals are wiped out, the immune system cant use their destructive force to wipe out foreign invaders. There needs to be an intelligent balance. Since we dont fully understand how antioxidants and free radicals dance together, the best solution, according to Barry Halliwell and other scientists, is to stick with eating healthy foods that contain a broad spectrum of naturally occurring antioxidants and their cofactors

because the body knows exactly what to do with them and how to discard them. Stabilized rice bran was recently found to have the highest ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity) when compared to 28 other well known high antioxidant fruits, nuts and vegetables. It was also shown to have the highest lipophilic to total ORAC value (even higher than avocado!). This is biologically significant because fat-soluble antioxidants (with a high lipophilic score) can stay in the body longer than water-soluble antioxidants and can penetrate cell membranes more easily. Stabilized rice bran has an impressive spectrum of both fat-soluble and water-soluble antioxidants so it protects your cells inside and out. All of its antioxidants come with their synergistic cofactors and catalysts, so it offers superior defense against cancer and other degenerative diseases. One of the most powerful antioxidants in stabilized rice bran is Alpha Lipoic Acid which is both water and fat soluble. It can penetrate and protect every cell of the body and it naturally boosts the bodys production of Glutathione a major cellular antioxidant. Studies have shown that Alpha Lipoic Acid definitely protects red blood cells and fatty acids from oxidative damage and protects cells from UVA damage. Improve Gastrointestinal Health Some people say you are what you eat. But everything you eat doesnt get digested, assimilated and utilized. You are what your cells can absorb! Intestinal health helps to ensure that the nutrition you consume actually has a chance to do its job in your body. If your colon is blocked, your pH balance is off, and your intestines are overrun by harmful bacteria, nutrients cant get where they need to go. Fiber is one of your digestive systems best allies. Numerous studies have found that diets high in fiber and low in saturated fat are associated with a reduced risk of certain cancers, diabetes, digestive disorders, and heart disease. Doctors and scientists recommend an increase in fiber for disease prevention and treatment of the following: Heart Disease, Constipation; Cancer (especially of the colon), Hemorrhoids, Diverticulitis, Hernia, Varicose Veins, Obesity, Diabetes, and Hyperlipidemia. But experts say that most adults only get about half the fiber they need to prevent type II diabetes, heart disease and other problems. The suggested minimum intake of fiber is about 14 grams for every 1000 calories consumed. Men need 30-38 grams per day and women need 25-30 grams per day preferably from whole foods. Most children today are only getting about 20% of the fiber they need each day. That, along with poor diet, helps to explain why there is an epidemic of children developing type II diabetes before they reach their teens.

There are two important types of consumable fiber. Soluble fiber forms a gel in the digestive tract and slows down the digestion of carbohydrates so that sugar is released and absorbed more slowly into the bloodstream. This is the type of fiber responsible for lowering cholesterol and regulating blood sugar. Insoluble fiber passes through the intestines intact. It attracts and absorbs water which can speed up bulk and promote regular bowel movements. It also helps to remove toxic wastes and maintain optimum the pH needed to maximize digestive function and help prevent colon cancer. Stabilized rice bran naturally contains both soluble and insoluble fibers. It can help to maintain overall health and keep bowel movements regular. It can offer welcomed relief and health support to people suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) and has been shown to naturally improve gut micro flora and to reduce colonic adenomas by 51%. Lose Weight-Burn Fat Obesity, which is strongly associated with higher health risk and increased death rate, is rising in every age group in every country and is considered by the World Health Organization to be a dangerous global epidemic putting tens of millions of people at risk. One of the reasons bodies hold onto fat is because of the starvation instinct. If you arent getting complete nutrition, your body thinks it is starving and increases your appetite while holding onto your fat. Stabilized rice bran gives you a wide spectrum of nutrition that can help calm this instinct. Stabilized rice bran also helps with weight management through mechanisms that regulate blood sugar, detoxify the colon and metabolize fat. Gamma Oryzanol has been shown to have a positive effect on blood lipids by burning fat, mobilizing stored fat and increasing lean body mass. Alpha Lipoic Acid is called the Metabolic Antioxidant because of its ability to assist in the metabolizing carbohydrates and fat. It is thought to decrease fat storage and aid fat loss through the natural elevation of glutathione levels and the mediation of insulin and leptin (a hormone that helps regulate body weight and fat deposition). Stabilized rice bran is also rich in natural magnesium which has been shown to protect against metabolic syndrome, and improve metabolism. Detoxify Environmental pollution has reached alarmingly epidemic proportions. The environment is thoroughly contaminated by dangerous chemicals and heavy metals. Billions of pounds of toxic chemicals are dumped into our air and water every year. Because the earth is a closed ecosystem, the worst effects can occur thousands of miles away from the source. Toxic particles can work their way into our bodies through food, air, and skin. When you eat, you ingest toxins from pesticides, artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. When you

breathe, you ingest toxins from pollution. When you touch things, chemical residue enters your pores. All of these can contribute to respiratory damage, heart disease and cancer. Most homes are toxic because clothing, cookware, carpets, furniture and fabrics are routinely coated with dangerous chemicals. Cleaning products, construction materials, dental fillings and medical vaccinations all contribute to toxic overload. Poisons and heavy metals in the environment dont necessarily pose an immediate threat (unless youre super-sensitive or heavily exposed). The hidden danger comes fromaccumulation. Its not one particular chemical or metal you need to worry about; its being constantly exposed to a myriad of toxins that can build up in the body. When this happens, your natural disposal systems become overloaded, your organs become affected, and your immune system can get overwhelmed. Since its virtually impossible to avoid toxins in todays modern world, its critical that we do everything we can to quickly remove them from our bodies and minimize the damage they can do. Stabilized rice bran can help in two ways. First of all, the high fiber content helps to remove toxins through safe and speedy elimination. It also scrubs the intestinal walls to get rid of putrefying waste that can block nutrient absorption and poison your system. Secondly, the potent antioxidants and nutraceuticals found in stabilized rice bran help to combat the damaging free radicals that toxins produce. Some of stabilized rice brans components are known to be particularly detoxifying. Research has shown that Alpha Lipoic Acid is good for cleansing the liver of chemical poisons. German Physicians have been using Alpha Lipoic Acid since the 1960s to treat Diabetic Polyneuropathy and Liver Cirrhosis. The treatment was later extended to heavy metal intoxication, toxic mushroom poisoning and oxygen related diseases. Alpha Lipoic Acid is believed to be a good metal chelator because of its easy absorption into the intracellular environment and its ability to complex metals that were previously bound to other sulfhydryl proteins. It is known to chelate (bind and remove) mercury, cadmium, and lead. Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorous and Inositol Hexaphosphate (IP6) are also known to act as heavy metal chelators. Improve Liver Function Besides being a general body detoxifier (which eases the burden on the liver) stabilized rice bran has nutrients that are specifically helpful to liver function. Inositols, Phosholipids & B Complex Vitamins are known to detoxify the liver, control liver cirrhosis and improve liver cell regeneration. Tocotrienols, Gamma Oryzanol, and other antioxidants also play a protective role in the liver.

Increase Energy One of the most common effects people report after taking stabilized rice bran for a few days or weeks, is increased energy. This is most likely due to its nutrient density and the presence of energy boosting phytonutrients like CoQ10, Alpha Lipoic Acid, and B vitamins including Pangamic Acid. CoQ10 is a compound found naturally in virtually every cell of the human body, but supplies dwindle as we age. It is a vital for energy metabolism and electron transport in the mitochondria and it serves as an effective intercellular antioxidant. CoQ10 improves energy in the heart muscles, It provides the body with the energy it needs to rebuild and repair, remove cellular waste and toxins, and defend itself from infections. Alpha Lipoic Acid is also crucial for energy production in the cells. It is routinely used by athletes to increase energy and improve glycogen storage in the muscles. Pangamic Acid (B15) has been found to increase oxygen in the cells and is used to increase the endurance, stamina and speed of Russian athletes. Reduce Headaches & Improve Mental Function Stabilized rice bran has a myriad of nutrients that can help to keep you pain free and performing at your best even under stress.CoQ10 has been shown to reduce migraine headaches by 50%, reduce fatigue, and alleviate mental tiredness. Alpha Lipoic Acid strengthens memory and helps prevent brain aging. The B vitamin family is known to reduce mental fatigue, calm the nervous system, and alleviate stress. Potassium helps mental function by sending oxygen to the brain. Phosphatidylserine has been shown to improve memory, concentration and focus. Detoxification helps with every aspect of health. When you get rid of toxins, everything works better including mental function. Stabilized rice bran offers a perfect combination of detoxifying agents and brain boosters. Reduce Symptoms of Menopause Gamma Oryzanol has been shown to reduce the occurrence of hot flashes, night sweats and other climacteric complaints of menopause by 85%! Tocotrienols, CoQ10, Omegas 3 & 6, and Phytosterols all help to ease menopausal symptoms.

Decrease Kidney Stones Kidney stones are one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract. They develop when crystals build up in the urine. Large stones can block urine flow and cause extreme pain! The most common kidney stones are made mostly of calcium, but the problem is not thought to be caused by calcium in the diet. In fact, two studies at Harvard University found that a diet high in calcium-rich foods actually lowered the risk of developing kidney stones in both men and women. Scientists now know that the problem isnt having calcium in the body, its having calcium that makes stones instead of bones! Vitamin K has been shown to play an important role in making sure that the calcium in your body does more good than harm. It moves calcium out of the bloodstream and gets it into your bones. Inositol Hexaphosphate (IP6) has been shown to inhibit urinary calcium oxalate crystallization. Build Bones & Reduce Osteoporosis Risk Stabilized rice bran contains naturally occurring calcium, magnesium and other trace minerals that are essential for building strong bones. Improve Eyesight Stabilized rice bran contains both Lutein and Zeaxanthin which have been associated with improved vision and a decreased risk of macular degeneration and cataracts. Some studies have also shown that in some cases, Lutein has even helped reverse the damage caused by the macular degeneration. Essential fatty acids Omegas 3, 6, & 9 and Folic Acid are also known to promote eye health. Enhance Natural Beauty The most beautiful bodies radiate from within. You literally ARE what you eat! If you want eyes that sparkle and youthful glowing skin, the best beauty enhancer is good water and good nutrition! Stabilized rice bran contains a full spectrum of beauty enhancing nutrients including CoQ10, E vitamins, and B vitamins including Biotin, which are well known for creating beauty from within. It also contains GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid) and Squalene which are also essential for shining skin and healthy hair growth. The high antioxidant profile and rich nutrient density of stabilized rice bran make it a great food for daily detoxification. When toxins are eliminated, your skin stays clear and vibrant rather than clogged, pimply, or dull.

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