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Sovereign Silver Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol is in a Class by Itself

Dr. Robert MacCuspieIn this interview we are going to discuss Sovereign Silver Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol manufactured by Natural Immunogenics. We have used liquid silver in my family for decades. I first learned about Sovereign Silver about 15 years ago and it has been my silver of choice since then. It is the only silver that I have recommended since that time. Let me be very clear: I recommend that you take no other liquid silver until you compare the difference.

There are a few natural dietary supplements that exist in a class by themselves. Sovereign Silver is very different than other competitive silver products in the marketplace. This interview is about how you can learn for yourself and see the difference between Sovereign Silver and every other product you can buy. That is a bold claim and it isn’t often that the distinctions are this clear. I think if you look closely at Sovereign Silver and listen to this interview you will begin to see the distinctions and why it makes an important difference.

There are many good reasons to consider using silver. In this interview we will be considering Sovereign Silver as a dietary supplement for the immune system*. As a dietary supplement we cannot discuss treating disease because that is a medical issue. As a dietary supplement we can discuss structure and function in the body. This is an important point. Nutrients are naturally occurring molecules that have a role in human health. Silver is one of those molecules. It is a mineral that is found in nature and in our bodies. Nutrients are not drugs and drugs are not nutrients. Don’t confuse the two.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA recognizes Sovereign Silver Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol to be a safe dietary supplement. FDA allows a claim for immune support*.
FDA does not allow medical claims for dietary silver. An example of a medical claim is “silver is anti-microbial”. This type of claim is not permitted for dietary supplements and Sovereign Silver does not make this claim. If a company is relying on medical claims to sell their products, this should be a caution flag. Good companies comply with federal regulations across the board including claims.

History of Silver
From the time of Hippocrates, silver’s health protective properties were well respected. Silver was used to help protect the purity and safety of drinking water throughout ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Known to be an effective antimicrobial, silver was used extensively to heal  wounds and treat infections from ancient times through the first World War. Silver nitrate is still used in the eyes of newborn infants to prevent infection, and NASA relies on silver ions to help purify water on the International Space Station. As people search out natural ways to support their health and well-being, silver is gaining more widespread recognition for immune support.*

When we consume the proper foods and nutrients we provide the building blocks for the human body. In modern times we have undervalued the benefits of natural compounds that have been around forever and we have over-hyped the value of man-made chemical molecules. Foundationally we need good nutrition to survive and hopefully thrive. Silver is one of those naturally occurring minerals that has unique benefits for human health and the immune system. There is so much to cover that I am providing links for further investigation. There is a lot to explore and learn at their website.

Product Comparison Tool
This is highly impactful in my estimation. With this tool you can compare every silver on the market examined under a 100,000 magnification electron microscope. Sovereign Silver is finely dispersed throughout the sample. The other sample shown was my preferred silver until I discovered Sovereign Silver. Virtually every other silver in the market today other than Sovereign Silver has this same problem. Too many big particles and or other contaminants. Here are two examples. Sovereign Silver is on the left. Go to the website and compare your silver to Sovereign Silver.

Sovereign Silver

Laboratory
A company can only produce the best products if they can scientifically validate all aspects of production and the final products. Natural Immunogenics has state of the art scientific equipment including the Phillips CM 12 Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) which can magnify particles up to 5,100,000 power magnification.

NSFCertifications
Natural Immunogenics is a GMP-Certified Facility, meaning its operations and procedures, plant and grounds, have all been audited by NSF International and determined to be in full compliance with the good manufacturing practices as defined by the US FDA. The certification confirms that products released to the market on a batch-to-batch basis are of the highest standards in terms of reproducible quality, purity, identity; and that their composition and strength are not misleading.

Frequently Asked Questions
48 Questions and Answers about silver. You are likely to find your questions and answer here.
Example: Why might the body need silver as a nutritional trace element?
Answer: “In human physiology, silver plays an important role. It is literally an essential trace element for the peripheral nervous system. Scientific peer-reviewed publications have identified that there are receptor sites for silver in myelin neural tissue. Receptor sites do not occur by accident; if you have them, they are there for a very specific reason. Scientists and doctors are speculating that this may be due to silver’s unique properties – including its electrical conductivity, inflammation modulation and regenerative properties.”

Myths and Facts about Silver
There is a lot of misinformation regarding silver. Getting the right silver will provide safe and effective benefits. Using the wrong silver can have serious side effects. Here you can learn answers to the most common myths.

Sovereign Silver for Kids and Pets
Natural Immunogenics also produces safe and effective products for both children and pets.

Silver Hydrosol Information Website
If you would like to review some of the science visit this website.

Professional Grade Silver
Natural Immunogenics also produces a professional grade silver called Argentyn 23. This is available through practitioners and is for use under supervision. It speaks to the high quality nature of their products. The quality required in the professional product is available in the consumer product. Same silver, different concentration.

About Dr. Robert MacCuspie
Dr. MacCuspie is the Chief Science Office for Natural Immunogenics. He joined the company in 2015 and was responsible for creating their new state of the art laboratory. Dr. MacCuspie is uniquely qualified. He worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology prior to joining Natural Immunogenics. There he researched nanotechnology and silver particle safety and applications. Dr. MacCuspie discusses a little of his work and how silver is being used in space to purify water. He has an interesting background.

This is a great of example of distinctions in the marketplace. How do you choose a good company and a good product? There are dozens of silver products available, how will you know which one to choose? In this day and age you must become informed and educated about companies and their products, you need to learn more about your own health and how to target the best products for you. As you learn more about a company like Natural Immunogenics, then you can compare any other company and any other product and see how they compare. Then make your choice.Sovereign Silver

 

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The science of nurturing your brain as you age.

Brain Support

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Neil E. LevinI remember being told that a brain is fixed and there is very little one can do to influence brain health. Of course this was at a time when good nutrition was considered quackery and foolishness. The average diet would provide more than enough nutrition for your body, brain included. That type of thinking seems quaint by today’s standards. Even though we have come a long way in our thinking about brain health and how nutrition influences brain structure, function and resiliency, most people don’t know what to do promote optimal brain health.

In this interview, Neil E. Levin discusses the current state of science and some of the current recommendations about how to support brain health. We spend a bit of time on the nutritional recommendation for foods from some of the country’s best medical resources. What everybody seems to agree on is that high quality, high nutrition foods are the foundation for better brain health. A lot of people miss that simple truth, that it starts with good food. Neil also makes the point that lifestyle factors are also very important. So managing stress, getting enough sleep, regular exercise and using your brain are important lifestyle factors that you must consider.

Foods are Foundational
Neil notes that foods are now being recommended by sources such as WebMD and Harvard Health Watch as being important to preserve brain function. Before you embark on a supplement program for brain health, you should make sure you are eating nutritious foods and avoiding certain other classes of foods. If you pause to think about it, foods provide all of the compounds that make up our body. There are tens of thousands of compounds found in foods. Refined foods have little of their original nutritional value.

The average American diet gets most of its calories from refined foods like flour and sugar, refined oils that are mostly pro-inflammatory oils and mostly processed foods. They simply don’t provide enough of the good stuff and too much of the bad stuff. Neil gives us an overview of the types of recommendations by some of the credible sources.

Brain Friendly Foods (excerpt from WebMD)
MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. The MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center.

You eat things from these 10 food groups:

  • Food GridGreen leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week
  • Other vegetables: At least one a day
  • Nuts: Five servings a week
  • Berries: Two or more servings a week
  • Beans: At least three servings a week
  • Whole grains: Three or more servings a day
  • Fish: Once a week
  • Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week
  • Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil.
  • Wine: One glass a day

You avoid:

  • Red meat: Less than four servings a week
  • Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily
  • Cheese: Less than one serving a week
  • Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week
  • Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week

This way of eating focuses on nutritious whole foods, so “it’s not just good for your brain. It’s good your heart and overall health, too,” says Majid Fotuhi, MD, PhD. He is the chairman and CEO of the Memosyn Neurology Institute. (end excerpt)

Recommendations like these are not a surprise if you have been interested in health as long as I have. I have been recommending these foods for 45 years. It’s wonderful to have the credible institutions now recognizing the foundational importance of foods. Food IS important to health. You have to eat better foods no matter what your state of health. So when you eat these foods, you are not treating disease. It does not work that way. Your body is very efficient and uses nutrients throughout the body. So foods nourish the body. The body does the work when it has the needed raw materials. Bottom line, you have to eat good amounts of the right foods to get the best results with brain health.

Supplements:
In this part 1, Neil discusses the importance of the following nutrients. Part 2 will focus on additional nutrients for brain support.

  • DHA: DHA is the important omega-3 fatty acid in the brain and eyes.* Most Americans are too low in omega-3 and way too high in omega-6. You must correct the fatty acid imbalance for best health.*
  • MCT Oil: This particular fat from coconut or palm oil provides efficient energy to the brain and does not tend to store as fat.*
  • Acetylcholine: Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that allows communication between cells in your brain. Acetylcholine is also the neurotransmitter that controls the contraction of skeletal muscle.
  • Magnesium: Neil makes the  important point that there are many forms of magnesium complexes and they are not the same. We discuss a form of magnesium that is shown to cross the blood/brain barrier – magnesium threonate.* Magtein™ is one of those patented trademarked raw materials with good clinical science.
  • Curcumin: Neil discusses a form of curcumin called Longvida®. This form of curcumin has been shown to result in significant levels of free curcumin with corresponding benefits.* Learn more about the science at Longvida’s® website. Different curcumin extracts are not made like Longvida® and do not provide the same benefits. Follow the science.

In Part 2
BrainWe will continue the exploration of nutrients for brain support. When you provide the nutrients that feed your brain, some of the benefits can be improved memory, mental acuity and concentration. Some nutrients support other brain functions such as mood and sleep as well.

As you explore your options remember the best product is the one that works best for you. Remember that each nutrient is unique and distinct from one another in providing benefits. This is your journey of discovery. With patient exploration of your options and gaining personal knowledge about yourself along the way you will be most likely to find success. Take quality forms of nutrients from trusted companies.

About Neil E. Levin, CCN, DANLA
Neil E. Levin is the Senior Nutrition Education Manager and a product formulator for NOW® . He is a board-certified clinical nutritionist with a diplomat in advanced nutritional laboratory assessment. The U.S. Natural Products Association (NPA) presented Neil its Industry Champion Award in 2008 for “people who have made notable individual contributions to the natural products industry above and beyond what is expected to achieve commercial success.” Neil’s interviews and articles are published in magazines and newspapers. He has been featured in many radio interviews and television news reports. Neil blogs at www.honestnutrition.com; is on Facebook (Honest Nutrition) and Twitter (neilelevin).

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274 – Endocannabinoid System Overview – My Interview with Chip Paul

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