Each 600 mg capsule contains:
1.300 mg mixed vegetable and cereal sprouts in powder form containing the complete range of micronutrients including minerals, vitamins, amino acids, anti-oxidants, sterols/sterolins and digestive enzymes in their natural organic state.
2.300 mg organic Sutherlandia.
Micronutrients are essential for the conversion of ingested foods into their nutritional components which can then easily be absorbed through the small intestine into the body. They are also vital in maintaining the integrity of the metabolic functions of the body.
Unfortunately these micronutrients are very unstable and modern farming methods and the processing of food to ensure adequate shelf life has rendered the content in the food we eat today virtually non-existent. It is also common practice to fortify a variety of foods with micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Invariably these micronutrients are of a chemical or inorganic nature and as such have to be converted into their organic state by the body with the resultant drop in their bio-availability by at least 70%.
Another disadvantage is that any formula will probably be of an arbitrary nature and will only be a fraction of the actual amount and ratios that occur in fresh food. Clearly the optimal way to ensure proper digestion and nourishment from the food we eat is by providing our bodies with micronutrients derived from fresh food itself.
The Producers has perfected a method of preserving all the micronutrients from fresh plant sprouts. This process ensures that none of the nutritional value of the sprouts are lost, thereby facilitating the proper function of the micronutrients.
In a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine the results are published of a two-year trial in Tanzania involving 1078 HIV+ pregnant women. The researchers found that “In addition to enhancing immunity, multivitamins may also reduce HIV replication, as indicated by a significant reduction in viral load.” They reported that women using multivitamins were “significantly less likely to progress to [Aids] or die of Aids-related diseases. …they were also less at risk for rashes, inflammation and fatigue.” The conclusion of the study is:
“Multivitamin supplements delay the progression of HIV disease and provide effective, low-cost means of delaying the initiation of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected women.”
Dr Leon Regensberg, Clinical Director of Aid for Aids, SA’s biggest managed treatment programme, commented in the Sunday Times (04-07-2004): “We had the view all along that micronutrients do have value but we have been waiting for scientific evidence to back this up.”
Sutherlandia is regarded as one of the most profound medical plants of Southern Africa with a lengthy history of usage by all cultures in the region. Common folk uses include: the treatment and prevention of wasting from Cancer; TB; Diabetes; Anxiety and Depression; Arthritis; Hypertension along with a host of other ailments. Recent experience has also confirmed the, at times startling, efficacy in HIV/Aids.
Four known compounds have been identified in Sutherlandia that contribute to the effectiveness of this medical plant:
1. L-Cananavine – that has well documented studies confirming its anti-cancer, anti-viral and anti-microbial activity.
2. Pinitol – a patented compound known for its anti-diabetic properties as well as for combating wasting in cancer, HIV/Aids and other chronic illnesses.
3. GABA – a well known inhibitory neurotransmitter used in the management of anxiety and depression.
4. Su-1 Glycosides – natural anti-viral compounds.
FEATURES OF Sterolandia 50
When considering the roles played by the various active ingredients in Sterolandia, the underlying philosophy of the formula as a nutritional supplement becomes clear.
The objectives are:
1. to provide high quality bio-available nutrition from the powdered sprouts;
2. immune stimulating/boosting properties from the high sterol/sterolin content in their correct ratios as found in fresh sprouts;
3. promoting the shifting of the body from a catabolic (wasting) to an anabolic (building) stage due to the compounds found in Sutherlandia;
4. reducung blood sugar levels and increasing insulin activity;
5. a natural anti-viral and anti-microbial action to help the body combat an underlying physical condition.
A. As such it contains all essential amino acids as well as the non-essential amino acids:
|B. Vitamins (all in complexed food form)|
|Beta Carotene||Vitamin B6|
|Vitamin B1||Vitamin C|
|Vitamin B2||Vitamin E|
|C. Minerals (in a natural complexed food form)|
D. Immune regulators and stimulators in the natural food ratio of 3.86:1
1. From the NUTRICARE component
2. From the Sutherlandia
E. Antioxidants – S.O.D (sodium oxide dimutase)
F. Digestive Enzymes (naturally found in all fresh plants)
G. Anti-viral agents
1. S U 1 Glycosides as naturally found in Sutherlandia
2. Active proteins from both the nutritional component and Sutherlandia
H. Anti-wasting and natural non-hormonal Anabolic agents
G. Mood regulators
1. GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid) as found in Sutherlandia.
It is essential to note that all these components are in their natural food form and are therefore in complexed chains and not isolated molecules as found in their inorganic chemical counterparts. As such they are completely bio-available and peptide labelled thereby allowing their complete utilisation by your body.
As a rule of thumb natural phytonutrients are reckoned to be between 10 and 100 times as potent as their inorganic (chemical) counterparts due to their compound complexed and peptide labeled form.
The net result of the combination of natural organic nutrients together with the Sutherlandia is to help change the body from a catabolic (wasting) to an anabolic (building) state.
Actual usage and experience has confirmed the effectiveness of Sterolandia 50 as a nutritional supplement in a host of chronic ailments. Recent experience in HIV-Aids has resulted in patients gaining weight, feeling healthy again and becoming productive within a few weeks. We cannot and do not claim that Sterolandia 50 is a cure for HIV/Aids but hundreds of anecdotal reports have demonstrated its usefulness and effectiveness in helping restore quality of health to HIV/Aids sufferers.
Research carried out by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, has clearly demonstrated that Sutherlandia reduced and stabilised blood sugar levels in diabetic rats within days.
The results were published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology No. 107, 121-127 (2007) The use of rats as clinical subjects was significant as the development of diabetes in these animals closely resembles that in human beings. The results of the trial has been peer reviewed in other countries and accepted as valid.
The salient features the researchers found were:
• blood sugar levels were reduced within days and remained constant.
• there was increased glucose uptake into the muscle and adipose tissues with a decreased glucose loss through the large intestine,
• thereby increasing insulin activity.
• even when used with insulin or other anti-diabetic agents, blood levels remained stable.
Sutherlandia has been tested by the Medical Research Council of SA (M.I.R.A.) and the National Research Foundation (N.R.F) and found to be safe and non-toxic in all dosages well above the recommended 300mg twice daily (one capsule morning and evening). It is however contrary indicated in pregnant woman or nursing mothers as well as children under the age of four.