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Researchers have found that
the ingredients in Active 8 are essential for converting blood
sugar into energy. The lack of these ingredients in modern
processed foods suggests that the body does not have all the
agents required to metabolize these sugars. In Health and
Healing , Dr. Julian Whitaker refers to recent tests in
which the ingredients used in Active 8 increase energy levels by
50% and speeded up the burning of fat.
Dr. Lawrence Resnick,
endocrinologist and cardiologist at Cornell University Medical
Center in New York has discovered that every individual with
high blood pressure has lower than normal levels of magnesium
inside their cells. The intracellular magnesium, called free
magnesium, differs from magnesium in the blood steam, which is
known as circulating magnesium. Furthermore, this low level of
magnesium inside the cells occurs not only in hypertensives, but
in people who are obese and in diabetics. Resnik’s discovery may
help explain why these three conditions are so often found in
the same individual.
Dr. Elson Haas, M.D. author
of Staying Healthy with Nutrition, states supplementing
magnesium has been shown to be very helpful in alleviating many
symptoms related to the menstrual period. Menstrual cramps,
irritability, fatigue, depression and water retention have been
lessened with magnesium, usually given along with calcium and
often with vitamin B-6.
Dr. Haas has also
stressed the importance of potassium. Potassium is a very
significant body mineral, important to both cellular and
electrical functions. It is one of the main blood minerals. Potassium is very important in the cellular biochemical
reactions and energy metabolism; it participates in the
synthesis of protein and amino acids in the cell. Potassium also
functions in carbohydrate metabolism; it is active in glycogen
and glucose metabolism, converting glucose to glycogen that can
be stored in the liver for future energy. Potassium is important
for normal growth and for building muscle.
Abbott (and others) -
shown to lower heart disease risk.
- Based on a 30 year study of
over 7000 men, researchers from the University of Virginia
School of Medicine concluded that "...the intake of dietary
magnesium is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart
disease.*" Their findings were reported in the American
Journal of Cardiology. Men with lower intake of magnesium had
a 50-100% greater likelihood of developing coronary heart
disease than those with the highest intake.
*Abbott, RD, et.al.
American Journal of Cardiology, Sep 2003; 92 (6):665-9.