Anti aging, exercise, low calorie, AMPK, rose hips and Gynostemma

AMPK Activator is an oral formula that turns on AMPK (adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase), an enzyme that serves as the body’s master regulating switch. Increased AMPK activity helps to revitalize aging cells, promote mitochondrial production, and inhibit multiple damaging factors associated with aging. But despite all of the scientific research, supplemental support for youthful AMPK levels has been largely non-existent … until now. The clinically validated combination of ActivAMP® (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) and rose hip plant extracts, provides nutrient support for youthful AMPK levels.

Benefits at a Glance

  • Turns on master switch that revitalizes aging cells
  • Promotes mitochondrial production
  • Inhibits multiple damaging factors associated with aging
  • Optimizes cellular energy production

Revitalizing Aging Cells through AMPK Activation

Found in every cell,1,2 AMPK promotes longevity factors that have been shown to extend life span in numerous organisms.3,4 Increasing AMPK signaling “turns off” many damaging effects of aging, thus enabling cells to return to their youthful vitality.5

Life Extension® scientists have compiled years of research to create AMPK Activator, a specialized dual-extract formulation that supports AMPK activation for health optimization. This natural formula supports AMPK enzymatic activities required to safely support a more youthful cellular environment.

Importance of AMPK Activation

Greater AMPK activation has been shown to help target damaging factors of aging.5 Studies show increased AMPK activity supports reduced fat storage,6-8 new mitochondria production,9 and the promotion of healthy blood glucose and lipids already within normal range.4,10

Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Promotes Longevity and Fights Fat

An extract of the plant Gynostemma pentaphyllum was traditionally used in Asian medicine to promote longevity and scientists now know why — G. pentaphyllum promotes AMPK activation.10,11 In one of many studies showing a wide variety of benefits, researchers documented a 1-inch reduction in abdominal circumference on average in overweight individuals who took 450 mg daily of G. pentaphyllum extract for 12 weeks.8

Rose Hips Provides Metabolic Benefits

Trans-tiliroside, extracted from plants such as rose hips, also boosts AMPK activation, but triggers different downstream metabolic benefits than G. pentaphyllum.12-14 Among its many benefits, a low human equivalent dose of 56 mg daily trans-tiliroside has been shown by researchers in preclinical studies to promote healthy blood glucose levels and body weight already within normal range.15

Anti-Aging Discovery That Cannot be Overlooked

Scientists uncovered the cell-energizing effect of AMPK in the 1970s. Since then, an exponential volume of data (over 8,500 published studies) has documented the critical role that activated AMPK plays in maintaining life-sustaining cellular functions.

If you’d like to meaningfully extend your healthy life span, activating your cellular AMPK is critical. This is important because in response to aging, excess calorie consumption, and/or low levels of physical activity, AMPK activity markedly declines.

You can fight AMPK decline with regular exercise and avoiding excessive calories … but it may not be enough. Our AMPK Activator formula is a targeted way to reverse cellular depletion of the critical AMPK enzyme. Don’t waste another moment — try AMPK Activator today!

This supplement should be taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise program. Individual results are not guaranteed and results may vary.

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Seafood/plant-based omega-3 fatty acids lower heart disease incidence

Results  The 19 studies comprised 16 countries, 45 637 unique individuals, and 7973 total CHD, 2781 fatal CHD, and 7157 nonfatal MI events, with ω-3 measures in total plasma, phospholipids, cholesterol esters, and adipose tissue. Median age at baseline was 59 years (range, 18-97 years), and 28 660 (62.8%) were male.

In continuous (per 1-SD increase) multivariable-adjusted analyses, the ω-3 biomarkers ALA, DPA, and DHA were associated with a lower risk of fatal CHD, with relative risks (RRs) of 0.91 (95% CI, 0.84-0.98) for ALA, 0.90 (95% CI, 0.85-0.96) for DPA, and 0.90 (95% CI, 0.84-0.96) for DHA.

Although DPA was associated with a lower risk of total CHD (RR, 0.94; 95% CI, 0.90-0.99), ALA (RR, 1.00; 95% CI, 0.95-1.05), EPA (RR, 0.94; 95% CI, 0.87-1.02), and DHA (RR, 0.95; 95% CI, 0.91-1.00) were not.

Significant associations with nonfatal MI were not evident. Associations appeared generally stronger in phospholipids and total plasma. Restricted cubic splines did not identify evidence of nonlinearity in dose responses.

Conclusions and Relevance  On the basis of available studies of free-living populations globally, biomarker concentrations of seafood and plant-derived ω-3 fatty acids are associated with a modestly lower incidence of fatal CHD.


Yerba buena for head aches, fever and other ailments

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Botany Hierba buena is a prostrate, smooth , much-branched, usually purplish, strongly      aromatic herb, with stems growing up to 40 centimeters long, with ultimate ascending terminal      branches. Leaves are elliptic to oblong-ovate, 1.5 to 4 centimeters long,      short-stalked with toothed margins, and rounded or blunt tipped. Flowers are hairy and purplish to bluish, borne in axillary headlike whorls. Calyx teeth are triangular or lanceolate and hairy; the corolla is also hairy.

Distribution – Native of Europe.       –       Introduced by the Spaniards.       – Widely  cultivation to some extent in all parts of  the Philippines.       – Thrives well at high elevations; rarely flowers in lowlands.

Constituents                       – Plant yields a volatile oil (0.22%) containing pulegone, menthol, menthene,           menthenone and limonene.            – Study showed the shoot leaf gave the highest yield of oil, 0.62%; while the stems had negligible yield. Menthol was the major component of all the oils. Other oils identified were: B-caryophyllene oxide, a-phellandrene, terpinolene, limonene, menthone and pulegone.            – Phytochemical screening of powdered plant samples (root, stem, and leaves) yielded alkaloids, polyphenols, flavonoids, tannins, saponins, cardiac glycosides, and diterpenes.

Properties – Carminative, stimulant, stomachic,           aromatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, sudorific, emmenagogue.           – Oil is rubefacient and stimulant. – Tops and leaves are carminative.
Parts utilized
Leaves and stems.
Uses Nutritional– Cultivated as a spice                     for cooking.           – Leaves used for tea.           – Used in salads to provide flavor.           – Used as a flavoring in confections and dentrifices. Folkloric–           One of the oldest household                           remedies known.                           – In the Philippines, tops and leaves are considered carminative; when bruised used as antidote to stings of poisonous insects.           –  Mint is used in neuralgic affections, renal and vesical calculus.           – Used for stomach weakness and diarrhea.                     –           Decoction and infusion of leaves and stems used for fever, stomach aches,           dysmenorrhea, and diuresis.           – Pounded leaves for insect bites, fevers, toothaches, headaches.            – Crushed fresh plants or leaves are sniffed for dizziness.           – Powdered dried plant as dentrifice. Crushed leaves are applied on the forehead                             and temples for headaches.           – For toothaches: (1) Wet a small piece of cotton with juice                               expressed from crushed leaves; apply this impregnated cotton bud to                               the tooth. (2) Boil 6 tbsp. of leaves in two glasses of water for 15                               minutes; strain and cool. Divide the decoction into 2 parts and take                               every 3 to 4 hours.           – For flatulence: Boil 4 tbsp of chopped leaves in 1 cup water                                 for five minutes; strain. Drink the decoction while lukewarm. Facilitates                                 expulsion of flatus.                                 – Alcohol or ether extract used as local anesthetic for affections of the nose, pharynx, and larynx.                                 – Used for obstinate vomiting of pregnancy.                                 –  An alcoholic solution of menthol has been used as inhalation for asthma. Menthol is also used as local anesthesia for headache and facial neuralgia.                                 –           Decoction or vapor from menthol used with lemon grass as febrifuge. Also used in hiccups.           – Plant used as emmenagogue; also used in jaundice.           – Dried plant used as dentrifice.                                           – Leaves and stems used as carminative, antispasmodic, and sudorific.                                                                 – Infusion of leaves used for indigestion, rheumatic pans, arthritis and inflamed joints.                     – For coughs, boil 6 tbsp of chopped leaves in 2 glasses of water for                                   15 mins; cool and strain. Divide the decoction into three parts; take                                   1 part 3 times a day.                                   – Diluted essential oil used as wash for skin irritations, burns, pruritus, scabies, ringworm and as mosquito repellent.                                              – For arthritis, warm fresh leaves over low flame; then pound.                                     Apply pounded leaves while warm on the painful joints or muscles. – As mouthwash, soak 2 tbsp chopped leaves in 1 glass of                                       hot water for 30 minutes; strain. Use the infusion as mouthwash. Others – Peppermint oil is often used in pharmaceutical preparations to subdue                                           unpleasant medicinal smells.                                           – Menthol derived from the essential oil is used in pharmaceutical, perfumery and food industries.                                           Studies Radioprotective:           Study of mint extract on mice showed  benefit with pretreatment           of mice with reduction in the severity of symptoms of radiation sickness           and mortality. • Anti-candida:           A study of essential oils and ethanolic extracts of leaves/roots of           35 medicinal plants in Brazil screened for anti-Candida activity. Mentha           arvensis was one of 13 essential oils that showed anti-candidal activity.            • Anti-fertility / Male Contraceptive:            (1) A study of the ether extract of MA on male mice showed           reduction of number of offspring, with decrease in testes weight, sperm           count and motility, among others. Results suggest that the ether extract           of MA possess reversible antifertility properties. (2) Study of aqueous extract solution in male mice caused inhibition of fertility while maintaining normal sexual behavior. All induced effects returned to normalcy within 30 days of  withdrawal of 60-day treatment. Post-coital Antifertility Effect:           A study on the uterotonic fraction of MA caused significant interruption           in pregnancy in rats, pronounced in the post-implantation period. • Antibiotic Resistance-Modifying:           (1) A report on the ethanol extract of MA showed a potentiating effect of           the extract on gentamicin and presents a potential against bacterial           resistance to antibiotics. (2) Study showed extracts of M arvensis could be used as a source of plant-derived natural products with resistance-modifying activity, such as in the case of aminoglycosides – a new weapon against bacterial resistance to antibiotics, as with chlorpromazine. Anti-Gastric Ulcer:         Study of various extracts of Mentha arvensis showed a protective effect against acid secretion and gastric ulcers in ibuprofen plus pyloric ligation-induced and 90% ethanol-induced ulcer models. • Herbal Liniment / Analgesic:         M arvensis provides potent analgesic action and is used externally in rheumatism, neuralgia and headaches. In an herbal liniment where it was combined with four other medicinal plants, the liniment was found effective in ligament or muscle injury pain (sprains, strains, spasms, tennis elbow, etc), less so in osteoarthritis of the joint and periarthritis of the shoulder. No adverse reactions were reported. Efficacy was noted better in synergism with oral or parenteral analgesics. Volatile Constituents / Menthol:  Study showed the shoot leaf gave the highest yield of oil, 0.62%; while the stems had negligible yield. Menthol was the major component of all the oils. Other oils identified were: B-caryophyllene oxide, a-phellandrene, terpinolene, limonene, menthone and pulegone. Linarin / Anti-Acetylcholinesterase: Flowers extract of M arvensis yielded linarin (acacetin-7-0-b-D-rutinoside), with selective dose-dependent inhibitory effect on acetylcholinesterase. Anti-Allergic / Anti-Inflammatory: Study on anti-allergic activity using a histamine inhibitory assay showed the ethanol extracts of leaf and root markedly inhibited the release of histamine from mast cells. On anti-inflammatory testing using a histamine-induced paw edema model, all extracts showed anti-inflammatory effect suggesting the presence of compounds capable of inhibiting histamine release from the mast cells and/or block histamine receptors. Effect on Haloperidol-Induced Catalepsy: Study in mice suggested Mentha arvensis significantly reduced oxidative stress and cataleptic score induced by haloperidol. Results suggest it can be used to prevent the drug-induced pyramidal side effects.
Availability Wild-crafted.       Commercially: Analgesic tablets, tea.


When my mother was young and was having a high fever, my grandma Claudia would wet my mom’s body and head with extracts from the leaves of Yerba Buena. My grandma also cleaned my foot skin disease with leaves of guava and burned egg yolk. She would massage my armpit and thighs when I have high fever and taught me many things about making coconut oil and other healing herbs.