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Title: Focus on Immune Function

Focus on Immune Function
Matol Glucosamine
Biomune OSF Plus
  • EnzyDigest

Immune System
  • How are the powers of the immune system being
    harnessed to treat diseases?
  • The immune system has a remarkable ability to
    defend itself - but scientists have realized
    immunotherapy can increase natural defenses

Km is immunotherapeutic
  • Immunotherapy - internal or external strategies
    to boost immune response
  • 14 unique botanicals contribute over 100 specific
    antioxidant rich plant chemicals
  • Natural biological substances
  • Antioxidants in Km increase bodies natural

Supporting Cellular Structure
  • Plant chemicals from herbs in Km keep cellular
    membranes sturdy and injury free
  • As antioxidants, Km plant chemicals, resist free
    radical damage from every day living
  • Are they better than simply eating fruits and
    vegetables or chewing licorice root?

From the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on
Aging at Tufts University
  • Liquid plant extracts were MORE effective in
    elevating blood plasma antioxidant levels than
    solid foods
  • In the study, regular meals containing fruits and
    vegetables elevated antioxidant levels in the
    blood by 10
  • Liquid strawberry and spinach extract, equivalent
    to 8-10 oz of produce, boosted antioxidant levels
    an additional 20

The Immune System is complicated
  • We need to protect our own systems
  • 1. Food eaten and the nutrients in those foods
    act protectively
  • 2. Sleep matters - it is protective and
  • 3. Stress matters - it negatively influences
    immune function
  • 4. Exercise matters - it is protective and
    counters stress
  • 5. Km Supplementation

Km Acts Like A
Protective Preventive Proactive
Km Prevents and Protects
  • Specific Plant Chemicals or Antioxidants -
    different from vitamins and minerals
  • To fight oxygen
  • producing free
  • radicals
  • Minerals
  • To support blood building and nerve transmission
  • Potassium
  • Iron

Km balances cellular pH
  • Our body water and blood is balanced with acid
    and alkaline substances
  • Food, beverages, stress, disease, medication can
    alter pH balance
  • Balanced pH of 7 indicates optimal health
  • Km regulates pH balance through oxygenation of

Examples of everyday substances that alter pH
  • Low pH more acid vs. High pH more alkaline
  • Coffee - lowers pH
  • Baking soda - raises pH
  • Lemon and tomato juice - lowers pH
  • Household ammonia or oven cleaner - have high pH

Enzymes and pH levels
  • Body processes can work only under delicately
    balanced conditions when the pH level is just
  • An enzyme that works at one pH level will be
    deactivated at a pH level other than this perfect
  • Km (plant chemicals) are buffers to regulate the
    delicate pH balance

Km regulates bodys internal environment
  • Cant feel it
  • Cant see it
  • Maintains the balance between highs and lows of
    acid and alkaline substances

Immune Booster Biomune OSF Plus

Bacterial Resistant Drugs Force us to Focus on
  • Dietary Supplements improve immune function
  • Herbal therapies rich in antioxidants boost cell
    membrane integrity resisting bacterial or viral
  • Plant chemicals NOT FOUND in food can act as
    immune modulators to stimulate natural killer
    cell activity to fight foreign microbes


Astragalus - another protective substance
  • Active ingredients in Astragalus
  • Choline - protective of nerve endings
  • Bioflavinoids - antioxidant properties
  • Astragalan B - a complex carbohydrate shown to
    protect the body from toxins that control
    bacterial infections

Astragalus Increases Interferon Production
  • Interferons act on immune system by stimulating
    both T cells and macrophages
  • T cells are a type of white blood cell that binds
    to the macrophages and together produce chemical
    substances called interleukins to help protect us

Biomune OSF Plus An Obvious Choice
  • Active ingredients
  • Whey extracts
  • Astragalus
  • Whey originates from cows milk but is an extract
    therefore no dairy fats remain
  • Whey contains nano-molecular info-tides
    that support and normalizes immune activity

Matol GlucosamineLiquid Formulawith MSM,
Collagen Hydrolysate and Devils Claw
  • For Joint Health

Joint Disease A Significant Problem
  • 20.7 million Americans have osteoarthritis (OA)
    making it the most common musculoskeletal
  • OA is the 4th most frequently predicted cause of
    health problems in women and 8th in men worldwide
  • 70 million Americans suffer from chronic pain
    associated with bone joint conditions

  • Millions of people worldwide are afflicted with
    the disabling joint pain of osteoarthritis
  • As joints become swollen and painful, physical
    activity decreases
  • Decreased physical activity reduces joint
    flexibility and more discomfort
  • Decreased physical activity leads to overweight
    and obesity
  • Overweight and obesity put additional stress on
    painful joints

A Unique Building Material
  • 5 specialized cartilage cells (chondrocytes)
  • 95 water extracellular matrix
  • No blood, lymph vessels
  • No nerve fibers

Type II Collagen Proteoglycans
Evolution of Joint Pain
Factors Affecting Joint Health
Physical activity
Dietary habits
Obesity Increases Risk
  • Overweight people display OA by age 40
  • Some physicians have identified overweight 20-30
    year olds with asymptomatic changes in joints
  • Most typical sites of OA
  • Hips
  • Lower spine
  • Knees
  • Joints that fulfill a weight-bearing function
  • Obesity is a risk factor for OA of the knee

Osteoarthritis Most Common Joint Disease
  • Risk factors
  • Heredity runs in the family
  • Gender occurs twice as often in women vs men
  • Age risk increases with age
  • Obesity and overweight
  • Injuries from overuse or poor use of joints
  • Post-traumatic change following surgery, fracture
    or injury
  • Inflammatory joint disease
  • Congenital deformity
  • Immobility or physical inactivity

There Is No Cure for OA
  • Most frequent symptom of OA is pain upon movement
    with excess weight as a joint stressor
  • Current treatments focus on reducing pain and
  • Goals
  • Keep patient mobile
  • Avoid unnecessary stress to painful joint area
  • Treatment is typically non-steroidal
    anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce joint
    pain, stiffness, swelling

NSAIDs and Analgesics
  • Suppress inflammation but do not improve the
    natural history of the disease
  • Side effects
  • Epigastric discomfort
  • Gastric or duodenal ulcers
  • Gastro-intestinal bleeding
  • Exacerbate degenerative process of OA by
    decreasing production of glycosaminoglycan (GAG)
  • Brandt, K. Should nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
    drugs be used to treat osteoarthritis? Rheum Dis
    Clin N Am, 19931929-44.

Preventing Osteoarthritis
  • There are no medical cures for osteoarthritis
  • The goal is to prevent it
  • Maintain ideal body weight
  • Eat proper amounts of vitamins and minerals that
    support optimal bone and joint health (calcium,
    magnesium, vitamin C and D)
  • Take supplements that can help repair cartilage

Glucosamine What is it?
  • Natural compound found in healthy cartilage not
    found in foods
  • Studies show glucosamine, taken regularly for 4-6
    weeks can reduce the joint discomfort of

  • An amino-monosaccharide (protein and
  • Derived from chitin in crustacean shells
  • May stimulate the formation of proteoglycans
  • May have anti-inflammatory activity
  • No known toxicity at doses far exceeding those
    used in human clinical trials

Glucosamine is safe and natural
  • Many products used to reduce discomfort caused by
    osteoarthritis are non-steroidal
    anti-inflammatory medicines
  • Over time and with consistent use these products
    can damage stomach lining
  • Glucosamine has no negative side effects and is
    safe for people of all ages to take

Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM)
  • 500 mg Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM)
  • Derived from plants, MSM supports healthy
    connective tissues like tendons, ligaments, and
  • Sulfur found in MSM helps form essential amino
    acids methionine and cysteine involved in
    reconstruction of cartilage
  • Sulfur levels are low in people with

MSM Methyl-sulfonyl-methane
  • OA patients have lower than normal levels of
    serum and synovial sulfur
  • Sulfur stimulates proteoglycan synthesis and
    promotes cartilage formation
  • Studies
  • claim to reduce pain, stiffness, and swelling
    along with increasing flexibility and circulation

Additional ingredients
  • 150 mg of Devils Claw
  • As an herb, used to reduce low back and neck pain
    due to its anti-inflammatory properties

Additional ingredients
  • 100 mg Collagen hydrolysate
  • Collagen hydrolysate is an exciting ingredient
    that has been shown by itself to reduce
    discomfort caused by osteoarthritis
  • Studies have shown that regular use can improve
    joint strength in the knee
  • Collagen is the fibrous substance found in skin,
    cartilage, bone, and other tissues
  • Collagen hydrolysate glucosamine have been
    found to regenerate cartilage in joints

Collagen Hydrolysate
  • Derived from fish
  • A pure protein
  • FDA granted status Generally Recognized as Safe
    (GRAS) as a dietary supplement (same as sugar and
  • 10 g/day results in optimal cartilage
  • Studies by Oesser, et al, demonstrated
    preferential uptake of intact peptide in joint
  • Collagen hydrolysate appears to stimulate type II
    collagen synthesis
  • Oesser, S, et al. J. of Nutrition, 129189-195,
  • Moskowitz, RW. Seminars in Arthritis and
    Rheumatism, 3087-99, 2000.
  • Oesser, S, et al. Cell Tissue Research,
    311393-399, 2003

Collagen HydrolysateStimulates Collagen Synthesis
CH significantly increases type II collagen
synthesis in chondrocyte cell culture
Matol Glucosamine Liquid Formula
  • Large pills or capsules of glucosamine are
    traditional delivery routes
  • Swallowing is difficult
  • Matols new liquid formula makes taking this
    daily joint health supplement easy to use

A Wise Decision
  • Good nutrition involves selecting foods that
    contain rich sources of vitamins, minerals,
    proteins, carbohydrates and fats
  • Good nutrition involves eating the correct amount
    of calories to achieve and maintain ideal body
  • No amount of appropriate foods can offer you
    glucosamine, MSM, devils claw, and collagen
    hydrolysate - it has to be a supplement

  • Natural enzymes to aid digestion of food
  • Alpha-amylase - digests starchy carbohydrates
  • Proteases - digests proteins
  • Bromelain - digests proteins
  • Lipase
  • Lactase

Enzymes Made in the Body are Easily Destroyed
  • When food is eaten, enzymes are naturally
    secreted by a variety of organs to break the food
    into tiny particles
  • Types of foods or beverages consumed alters pH of
    body water and blood
  • pH levels can destroy enzyme action
  • Food poorly digested, causing GI upset

Enzymes Helper Hatchets
  • By taking EnzyDigest you assure yourself of
    adequate digestive enzymes to break food down
  • Improved digestion decreased physical stress on
    the body