Cold- and flu-fighting arsenal just got bigger

Alternativa Natural’s Pro-Energy Bar is first to contain Origanox™

Energy bars have been around for decades, with many receiving lackluster or at best mixed reviews for their nutritional value and flavor. Now for the first time, there is a good tasting bar that is not only high energy and high protein, but contains specially selected ingredients that may help improve the body’s immune system.

Alternativa Natural’s Pro-Energy Bar is the only product in the category to contain an anti-oxidant blend of green tea, CoQ10 and Origanox™. While much has been written about the health benefits of green tea and CoQ10, fewer people are aware of the value of Origanox™, which first became available earlier this year.

Origanox™ is a safe, natural-based high potency dietary supplement that may help lower the risk of some chronic diseases associated with aging. It is derived from rosmarinic acid, which is well known in the scientific community for attacking free radicals first, leaving vitamins C, E and others intact for the body to use later.

“Anti-oxidants are an essential part of the total nutrient regimen,” says Derrick M. DeSilva, Jr., M.D. “This becomes especially important during cold and flu season, when viruses can make people miserable. The ingredients in Pro-Energy Bars, through their anti-oxidant effects, may help boost the body’s ability to fight off infections. But if one does get a cold, or the flu, Origanox™ may possible help reduce the severity of your symptoms.”

Alternativa Natural’s Pro-Energy Bars are low in sugar, salt and carbohydrates, and are available in chocolate and blueberry. Their suggested retail price is $1.50. Alternativa Natural products are both kosher and vegetarian, and are available nationally at health food stores.


For more information about the Origanox™ compound, visit

Biography: Derrick M. DeSilva, Jr., M.D.

Dr. DeSilva is a practicing Internist and part of the Attending Staff at the Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, NJ. He has lectured on various topics in medicine, nationally and internationally, and is a published author of Coping with Lyme Disease, and Ask the Doctor.

“Ask the Doctor” is the name of his daily nationally syndicated radio talk show – which reaches millions of people via the talk America Radio Network. Besides radio, his national television exposure has been attained in hosting medical segments on CNN and appearing as a guest on numerous national television programs, including ABC Night Line.

Dr. DeSilva has been named by New York Magazine (June 2001) as One of the Best Doctors in New York Metro Area, and by New Jersey Monthly Magazine (Nov. 2001) as One of The Best Doctors in New Jersey. Beginning in November 1996 through August 2000, DeSilva was named by Castle Connolly publishing as one of the best Doctor’s in the NY Metropolitan area.

He is a member of The American Medical Association, The American Diabetes Association, The American Heart Association, and The Society of Internal Medicine. Additionally, he is President of the American Nutraceutical association, serves on the Advisory Board for Physician Desk Reference (PDR), and on the Editorial Board of Facts and Comparisons (The Natural Products Review)

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