ANAHEIM, CA, March 30, 2006--Support for a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to be effective in normalizing the rate at which uncontrolled cells divide and one that medical researchers have known about for years, IP6 (inositol hexaphosphate), appears to be gaining momentum. Work on IP6 by eminent researchers is proceeding in more than 100 laboratories all around the globe. Late last year, one quarter of the presentations at an international research conference in Corfu Greece featured IP6. In addition, a recent book about IP6 makes reference to some 27,000 scientific papers--more than 2,100 of them focused on inositol and its cell protecting capabilities--registered and published with PubMed at the National Institutes of Health, just in the last decade.
“When you consider the number of labs now doing research on IP6 you begin to get some perspective of how important this molecule is in helping to improve human health … and that recognition for it is growing,” says Dr. Kim Vanderlinden, who presented at the research symposium in Greece. “We’ve known about IP6 for a long time, but what’s happening now is that we’re discovering that the benefits of IP6 increase dramatically with the addition of other molecules.”
One of the newest of those consists of binding calcium and magnesium to IP6 to form Inositol & Cal-Mag IP6 (brand name InoCell™). In studies involving both humans and animals, Inositol & Cal-Mag IP6 has been shown to provide advanced cellular protection and immune support.
Dr. Vanderlinden is co-author of the book Too Good To Be True?, which takes a detailed look at the many benefits of Inositol & Cal-Mag IP6. His co-author is Dr. Ivana Vucenik, an associate professor in the Dept. of Medical & Research Technology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Dr. Vanderlinden is a doctor of naturopathic medicine (N.D.), a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine (D.T.C.M.), and an international lecturer on evidence-based natural medicines with a private practice in Vancouver BC. Here is how he describes how Inositol & Cal-Mag IP6 works to protect cells:
• It helps to slow or normalize the rate at which uncontrolled cells divide
• It helps to normalize the rate of cell division of uncontrolled cells, even though they have altered DNA
• It helps to enhance the activity of NK (Natural Killer) cells, which are immune or white blood cells that specifically target uncontrolled cells
• It inhibits inflammation, thus reducing the release of cytokines, which help uncontrolled cells grow
• It is a powerful antioxidant (oxidative damage to DNA leaves cells susceptible to mutation)
• It enhances apoptosis, which is a natural programmed cell death, and a normal part of growth and the maintenance of healthy tissue
• Its antiangiogenic effect inhibits new blood vessel growth; more blood vessels are required to deliver oxygen and nutrients to uncontrolled cells
There have been a sufficient number of studies done on IP6 to show that it has no known harmful side effects. It’s found in both plant and animal cells. In fact, it is present in virtually every cell in the human body. Among our food sources, corn has the highest levels of IP6 and it’s also found in rice, beans, peas, soy, oats and many other common foods. InoCell™ Natural Protection (Inositol & Cal-Mag IP6 ) is made from a rice bran extract.
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