Monday, July 16, 2012

Geranium Flower/ Spirulina

The geranium variety Pelargonium odorantissimum contains essential oils that provide an array of health benefits. Extracted from the plant's stem and leaves, the oils are used as an astringent to improve skin and muscles, as a cytophylactic to promote healthy cell growth and as an antibacterial oil to prevent infection in cuts and wounds. Other uses for geranium essential oil are as a deodorant, tonic, diuretic and a cicatrisant to fade away scars and other spots on the skin.-E How MOM

Nutritionally, the natural element germanium has been known to aid in the prevention of cancer and AIDS. Certain compounds of germanium have toxic effects against certain bacteria. In its organic form, germanium is being hailed as one of the greatest new developments in the nutritional treatment of cancer.The estimated daily intake for germanium is 1 mg. Germanium has been reported to improve the immune system, boost the body's oxygen supply, make a person feel more energetic, and destroy damaging free radicals. Germanium also protects against radiation.Germanium facilitates the movement of oxygen across cellular membranes to deliver oxygen into the cells. Germanium has been used to treat depression, arthritis, vision problems, elevated blood pressure, heavy metal poisoning, and cancer.-Dr. Janet Starr Hull

In ACE- it is listed as 1,3 dimethylpentylamine HCI- defined as a weak stimulant first trademarked under the name of "forthane"as a nasal decongestant. The trademark has ended but the popularity of this product has maintained its popularity. 1,3-dimethylamylamine (dmaa) works by mimicking norepinephrine in the body. This means that it acts in a very similar way to caffeine with users feeling a boost in energy and focus. It seems to bring about most of the positives effects of caffeine without the negative side effects.
Funnily enough, it was originally developed as a nasal decongestant, until people obviously realised the stimulant qualities meant it had many other uses.

In ACE this is seen as a trace mineral complex.

The supplement called spirulina consists of one or more members of a family of blue-green algae.The plants are shaped in a spiral type way as they grow- hence the name. It contains B vitamins, beta carotene, calcium, iron, magnesium, maganese, potassium, and zinc. Spirulina is a rich source of protein. but you'd have to eat an awful lot of spirulina capsules to obtain a significant amount of protein this way.Researchers studying spirulina's effects on health have used a variety of doses, ranging from 1 to 8.4 g daily.One small double-blind trial did find evidence that a blue-green algae called Chlorella pyrenoidosa might be useful for fibromyalgia. Evidence from animal studies, preliminary human trials and one small double-blind, placebo-controlled study suggests that spirulina or other forms of algae might improve cholesterol profile.Very preliminary evidence hints that spirulina may help prevent cancer. Test tube and animal studies suggest that spirulina might have some activity against the HIV, but much more research needs to be done before we could say that spirulina is helpful against HIV infection. A blind study was done on weight loss and spirulina-However, while individuals taking 8.4 g of spirulina daily lost weight, the difference between the spirulina group and the placebo group was not statistically significant . Larger and longer studies are needed to establish whether spirulina is indeed an effective treatment for obesity.

Sources: E How Mom, Web MD, and life script.

( the amounts of these products are listed in ACE however the actual doseage amount is not specificly listed. ) Being the allowances are pretty vague I will say that the amounts of these two are very low doses in ACE.

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