Need a healthy source of sustained energy? Then try Baseline Nutritionals'® Accelerator™. Unlike many natural body-fuel supplements, it gives you both smooth energy and nutrition for hours at a time, throughout the day.
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Natural High-Energy Fuel:
Natural High-Energy Fuel
A pleasant tasting shake whose primary virtue is sustained energy, making it perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up or to sustain an athlete on a long-distance run or when climbing a mountain. But by very virtue of its ability to sustain you for hours, it will help you lose weight by killing the need for between-meal snacks to keep you going throughout the day.*
Note: Each metabolized calorie of Activated Barley produces 400% more energy for the body than a standard fixed calorie.*
Suggested Use: 1 scoop (2 tbs) Accelerator™ in juice or blend as part of a smoothie and drink as a meal replacement shake. Use for 1 or 2 meals per day as desired. Eat sensibly at other meals.
Blend into a complete meal replacement shake, or take with juice or water. Here's a sample recipe:
Creamy Piña Colada
Put all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
*An alternative to the young coconut would be 1 1/2 T. of organic freeze dried coconut powder (Navitas Naturals is a good brand available online or in natural food stores), 1 1/2 cup water, and 1 1/2 oz. of organic creamed coconut (available in well stocked grocery stores and natural food stores.)
Amount Per Serving
|Calories from Fat:||15|
|% Daily Value||% Daily Value|
|Vitamin D 0mcg||0%||Calcium 52mg||0%|
|Iron 3mg||8%||Vitamin A||0%|
* Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|contains less than 1g||0%|
This product contains over 100 naturally occurring antioxidants, including:
Cycloartenol, Cycloartanol, Cycloeucalenol, 24-Methylenecycloartanol, ß-Sitosterol, 24-Methylcholesterol, ß-Sitostenol, Stigmasterol, Stigmastenol, Campesterol, a-Tocopherol, ß-Tocopherol, g-Tocopherol, d-Tocopherol, a-Tocotrienol, ß-Tocotrienol g-Tocotrienol, d-Tocotrienol, Ferulic acid, a-Lipoic acid, Methyl ferulate, Coumaric acid, Sinapic acid, Isovitexin, a-Carotene ß-Carotene, Lycopene, Lutein, Metal Chelators, Zeaxanthine, Proanthocyanidins, Campesterol, Stigmasterol, Avinasterol, Acylsterol glucoside, Oligoglycosylsterol, Monoglycosylsterol, and Methylsterol
Stabilized rice bran is one of the world's great superfoods. It's high in fiber, obviously, but also high in protein and is one of the premier sources of antioxidants. Major health components of stabilized rice bran include:
Before we actually get into the details of Activated Barley, we need to look briefly at barley in general.
Research conducted in Canada, the United States, and Australia has shown that barley can play a significant role in lowering blood cholesterol in hypercholesterolemic subjects. Other studies have shown that non-insulin dependent diabetics (Type II) had improved blood sugar levels as a result of including barley in their diet. It should be noted that barley rates an astoundingly low 27 on the glycemic index. That's 22 percent less than skim milk! And yet which one is banned from the low carb no grain diets?
In addition, barley has high concentrations of tocotrienols, antioxidant compounds that work to suppress the activity of the first rate-limiting enzyme (HMG-CoA Reductase) in the liver, thus reducing cholesterol synthesis. And barley is one of the highest known sources of beta-glucans, carbohydrates (there's that word again) that also provides remarkable system support properties and has been shown to improve blood sugar levels and lipid levels among diabetics in clinical trials.
Historically, barley has been used for thousands of years. The Roman army marched on it. It was the primary staple of their diet. They picked up that trick from the Greek gladiators who trained on it and were known as "barley eaters." (So much for meat being the food of choice for macho men.)
In ancient Rome, a food made from sprouted barley, honey, and colostrum was used to sustain infants whose mother's died in childbirth. In more recent years, the same formula has been used by the UN to prevent starvation in 3rd world countries.
The problem with barley is that it's extremely gelatinous. All attempts to dry it and package it for commercial distribution failed until a company in Sweden figured out a way to use low-temperature steam (produced in a partial vacuum) to take the barley just up to the point of sprouting -- before it turns gelatinous, but after the point where all the proteins and carbohydrates have been converted, and at a temperature low enough so that no enzymes are damaged.
This turns out to be a remarkably interesting point for food. It's like the food is placed in a state of suspended animation at the point where all of the energy of the grain has been marshaled to sprout the pearl and not yet expended in the act of sprouting, hence the name “Activated Barley.”
And in fact, this Activated Barley superfood produces some astounding numbers on the Bovis Scale.
If you are not familiar with the Bovis Scale, it was developed by a French physicist and quantifies or measures how positively or negatively charged a substance is. For living organisms, the key reference point on the scale is found at 6,500 Bovis Energy Units. From 0 to 6,500, the charge is in the negative range, or life-detracting, while above the 6,500 point the energy gradually becomes more positive, or life-enhancing.
The desired minimal energy level for humans is found between 8,000 to 10,000 Bovis Energy Units, or slightly positive. The Earth itself creates energy in the 7,000 to 18,000 range. This energy is also referred to as "Biophotons", which are light particles invisible to our eyes. This positive radiation is necessary to the maintenance of life on Earth.
A simple way of describing Bovis Energy Units would be to call them "Bio-Photon-Activating" Energy Units.
Bottom line: This new pre-sprouted ultra-long-chain carbohydrate found in pre-sprouted/Activated barley registers between 100,000 to 320,000 on the Bovis Scale. That is unheard of for food. The only thing I've ever seen higher than that is specially treated water.
Note: While the concept of the Bovis scale is based on sound theory, and the results on the body of the ingestion of high Bovis foods and water is clearly observable, accurate methods for measuring substances on the Bovis scale are in short supply. At this point in time, it is probably best to consider Bovis ratings as general indicators, rather than as accurately verifiable numbers.
The Properties of Activated Barley:
Revered as the "father of all foods," alfalfa leaf has been eaten for centuries by people seeking a rich source of essential minerals and vitamins. Alfalfa Leaf helps the body assimilate protein, calcium and other nutrients. It is a rich source of chlorophyll, and is the richest land source of trace minerals. Alfalfa leaf also offers a rich supply of Beta Carotene, Vitamins K and D. It is high in Calcium and contains Phosphorus, Iron, Potassium and eight essential enzymes.
In addition, alfalfa leaf is a rich source of protein, vitamin A, D, E, B-6, and K and may be beneficial for cholesterol levels, reducing tissue damage from radiotherapy, jaundice, fistulas in the bile duct, cleansing the body, natural deodorizing, water retention, urinary and digestion problems.
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And, due to its ability to release bound testosterone, green oats has a profound sexual enhancing ability.
The active ingredient in guarana (guaranine) is chemically identical to caffeine -- but with one huge difference. In its natural form, it is bound to the fiber of the guarana seeds. That means guarana's stimulating component is released gently, giving you up to 5 hours of refreshing vitality.
So, unlike coffee which is harsh, quick acting, short lasting, and can increase headaches, water weight gain, and exhaustion; the energy boost from guarana is:
The blood sugar regulating properties of banaba leaf have been demonstrated in cell culture, animal and human studies. In isolated cells, the active ingredient in banaba leaf, corosolic acid, is known to stimulate glucose metabolism. In diabetic mice, rats and rabbits, banaba feeding reduces elevated insulin and blood sugar levels to normal. In humans with type II diabetes, banaba extract, at a dose of 16-48mg per day for 4-8 weeks, has been shown to be effective in reducing blood sugar levels (5%-30% reduction) and maintaining tighter control of blood sugar fluctuations. An interesting "side-effect" of tighter control of insulin and blood sugar levels is a significant tendency of banaba leaf to promote weight loss (an average of 2-4 lbs. per month) - without significant dietary alterations. It is likely that modulation of glucose metabolism and insulin levels reduces total caloric intake somewhat and encourages moderate weight loss.
Blueberry leaf contains significant pharmaceutical amounts of both chlorogenic and caffeic acids (20%). New studies have shown that taken together, the unique compounds in blueberry leaf help to simultaneously reduce glucose absorption in the intestines, decrease glucose synthesis in the liver, and speed up the rate of glucose metabolism — making Blueberry Leaf a powerful ingredient in a healthy meal replacement shake. Residents of the Caucasia region of the former Soviet Union have traditionally taken medicinal teas infused with leaves of the blueberry plant, as a self treatment for imbalanced blood sugar levels, diabetes and hypoglycemia. Blueberry leaf extract is also proven to reduce total cholesterol an LDL levels and is beneficial as a food for the pancreas, while helping the problems associated with kidneys and gallbladder.
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