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Mega Pro®

Proanthocyanidins The world's finest antioxidant

Suggested Retail Price:$29.95
Your Price:$22.46

New Spirit Naturals' Mega-Pro® contains the concentrated Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (also known as OPC) discovered, proven, patented and endorsed by French Professor Jack Masquelier. His startling research proving the ultra-powerful free radical scavenging effects of OPC won him a U.S. Patent in 1987. (U.S. Patent 4,698,360).

Free radicals are molecules that carry an unmatched electron with a strong impulse to attract another electron from a neighboring molecule. By snatching an electron, it can set off a chain reaction that wreaks widespread havoc on cells, eating away at their membranes and damaging their genetic material.

It is these free radical molecules, which crop up with every breath we take, that are implicated in some 60 age-related afflictions, including arthritis, cancer, heart disease and lung disease.

The body has an elaborate mechanism for controlling this corrosive process known as oxidation. It often fails to work effectively due to the countless stresses from smoking, alcohol consumption, environmental pollutants from chemicals and automobiles, excessive drugs and even aging itself, all of which accelerate oxidative damage.

This is where Antioxidants enter the picture. Biochemists & Epidemiologists have learned that certain vitamins (such as vitamins A, C & E & beta carotene) and other food based ingredients such as Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins have the ability to neutralize free radicals by binding their lonely electrons and rendering them harmless.

It was Dr. Masquelier, however, that brought Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins to the forefront of Antioxidant Research. His research indicates that these special Proanthocyanidins (naturally derived from grapes) are 50 times stronger in their
ability to fight free radicals than Vitamin E or Selenium and 20 times stronger than regular Vitamin C. These results do not suggest that one stop using Vitamin E, C or Beta Carotene. These vitamins have their own uniqueness, capturing
their own set of free radicals. Rather, it is suggested that they be used in combination with Mega-Pro® for the best protection possible.

Not all Antioxidant Formulas are the same!

New Spirit Naturals has strived to insure that our Mega-Pro® formula is superior!

• Mega-Pro® contains standardized Antioxidants from OPC. This standardized material guarantees that the OPC are never less than 95% (the highest concentration possible under current technology).

• Mega-Pro®'s OPC are water soluble. They disperse rapidly for quick assimilation.

• Mega-Pro®'s OPC are Hypoallergenic ( A sign of purity)

• Mega-Pro®'s OPC are mixed in a citrus base, adding the wellknown benefits of the bioflavonoids.

• Mega-Pro®'s ingredients come from a trusted name in Natural Life Enhancing Products - New Spirit Naturals.

• Mega-Pro® is concentrated. You can take less capsules than recommended by other brands (particularly those containing Pine Bark Extracts), making Mega-Pro® more economical.

Recommended usage
One capsule per 150 pounds of body weight on a regular daily basis (4 to 8 oz. of pure water is recommended).

For an intensive free radical cleansing program (recommended for chronic conditions), one can take 5 to 6 capsules per day for a week to 10 days. Then resume regular program. Plenty of pure water needs to be consumed to insure that toxins are flushed from the body as efficiently as possible.
Mega-Pro® 30 mg. 60 capsules per bottle Item #2051
New Spirit Naturals, Inc. 615 W. Allen Ave San Dims, CA. 91773 (800)922-2766 (909)592-4445
www.newspirit.com
The following is a brief summary of some of the research regarding antioxidants, particularly OPC. This information is not intended to diagnose or prescribe, but for use in working with your physician or health care professional.
Australian Family Physician Magazine, Cataracts, arthritis, heart disease, Parkenson's Disease & cancer can be caused by damaging free radicals.

Dr. Richard Passwater, a leading health researcher, Proanthocyanidins help Vitamin C to do it's job!

A Bulgarian Journal
Proanthocyanidins reduce edema and help stabilize capillary walls.

Russian Journal
Bronchial Asthma patients have large amounts of lipid peroxidation, therefore OPC are useful.

American Journal of Medicine
Oxidation of LDL enhances its heart disease causing factor, therefore raising the possibility that antioxidants which inhibit the oxidation of LDL could help reduce heart disease.

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

High blood antioxidant vitamins are increasingly being associated with reduced risk of coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death of women over 60 and men over 40.

Dr. Mathis Rath, a leading expert on Cardiovascular
disease and nutrition discussed the important role of OPC in his work.

He confirms that OPC work together with Vitamin C in the defense of free radical damage to the cardiovascular system and that OPC have a particular value in stabilizing blood vessel walls, including the capillaries. OPC are shown to bind to elastin, a major structural component, second in importance to collagen, and help protect the elastin from attacking enzymes. As such, OPC help reduce capillary bleeding and leakage such as edema.

Annals of Rheumatic Diseases

. . . confirms that free radical damage is the cause of tissue damage in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. . . therefore low antioxidant levels are a risk factor for Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Russian Journal of Dermatology
Reports that lipid peroxidation causes eczema. . .therefore the need for OPC to get rid of the oxidation.

New York Academy Annals of Science
Reports that the oxidation of lung tissue can be prevented by using antioxidants, thereby helping prevent Lung Disease, even in smokers, when used in high doses.

Clinical Chemistry
Antioxidants have a protective effect and can act as antipromoters of cancer.

American Journal of Medicine
. . . Antioxidants decrease cancer risk by preventing tissue damage through trapping free radicals and/or deactivating excited oxygen molecules.

Environmental Health Prospective
A number of nutritional factors such as antioxidants can act as anti-carcinogens and inhibit the process of cancer development and reduce cancer risk.

Diseases of the Colon & Rectum
Antioxidants are touted for the prevention of the recurrence of colo-rectal cancer. Antioxidants lower the lesion rate.

British Medical Bulletin
Free Radicals may be involved in cancer & cardiovascular diseases. Studies show poor levels of all antioxidants associated with increased risk.

Dr. Stewart Brown of the University of Nottingham
His studies show how OPC and antioxidants slow mutagenesis.

Hungarian Journal of Diabetes
Antioxidants can be helpful for diabetics.

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
. . .revealed that the cataract effect of free radicals can be stopped by antioxidants. . . these agents (antioxidants) may be useful for prevention and/or therapy.

Japanese Journal of Cancer & Chemotherapy
Inhibitions of the growth of pancreatic cancer cells was induced with flavonoids.

Journal of Steroid Biochemistry

Bioflavonoids & related compounds may influence prostatic function.

Experimental and Molecular Pathology
OPC cut the risk of blood vessel disease.

Russian Medical Archives Journal
There is a decline of antioxidant activity in patients with Lupus & Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Proceedings of the Society of Experimental Biology & Medicine
Proanthocyanidins reduce the risk of stroke.

French Medical Journal
OPC may be effective for relieving dementia because they readily cross the blood brain barrier.

Molecular Pharmacology
. . . Commonly occurring flavonoids (OPC) have estrogenic activity and may account for the fact that Asian Women don't suffer from PMS or menopausal symptoms.

Source: Excerpts from Dr. Betty Kamen's Cassette Tape on Proanthocyanidins
 
Information contained in this bulletin is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advise from your physician. This information should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. You should consult with a health care professional for treatment of any health issue.