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Purslane

Purslane was studied at POS Pilot Plant Laboratory located on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon (Dec. 2000 - Project #00-781A). The scientific results were that Purslane is high in fatty acids, including linoleic acid (omega 6), linolenic acid (omega 3), tocophenals (alpha, gamma, and delta), alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E), beta-carotene, vitamin C, and riboflavin.

It is high in minerals, including phosphorous, zinc, silicon, manganese, copper, calcium, and magnesium. Other active ingredients found in other studies were.

*Protein and Carbohydrates - ref. [7]
*Ascorbic Acid - recorded ten times higher than in any other weeds - ref. [2]
*Essential Amino Acid - body needs these to make protein - ref. [8]
*Pectin - known to lower cholesterol - ref. [1]
*Glutathione - antioxidant and detoxifying agent - ref. [2]
*Noradrenaline - supports adrenal glands - ref. [4]
*Dopa and Dopamine - known for muscle relaxant properties - ref. [3]
*Co-enzyme Q-10 - found in every cell of the body, known to supply our bodies with energy, discovered by Dr. Karl Folkers - ref. [9]. Analysis also confirmed by Enviro-Test Lab. #L57257-1 that Purslane contains Co-enzyme Q-10

References:
[1] Wenzel et al 1979: Studies concluded that pectin lowers LDL cholesterol.
[2] Jones et al 1936 and Flagg et al 1948: In their studies, found glutathione in Purslane. This antioxidant and detoxifier synthesized rapidly in the liver, kidneys, and other tissue, including the gastrointestinal tract.
[3] Okwuasaba et al 1986: Studies found Purslane effective as a muscle relaxant.
[4] Hegnauer, R. 1969: Studies showed that Purslane contains high amounts of noradrenaline, which is known to stimulate the adrenal glands, and dopa, which has been widely used to combat Parkinson's disease.
[5] Simopoulos, A.P., Norman, H.A., Gillappy, J.B., and Duke, J.A. 1992: Studies showed that it is a source of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants (j. of the Am. College of Nutr. 11(4):374).
[6] Rifici, V.A. and Khachadurian, A.K.: Dietary supplementation with vitamins C and E inhibits invitro oxidation of lipoprotiens (J. of the Am. College of Nutr. 1993).
[7] Kubular, D.T. and Tashbekow, I., Katafel, I., Ovoschi, 1979: Studies found Purslane rich in protein and carbohydrates.
[8] Miller, T.E., et al 1984: Studies found Purslane has the best balance and highest concentration of essential amino acids compared to his other studies.
[9] Folkers, K., Vadhanavikit, S., Mortenson, S., 1985: Biochemical rationale and myocardial tissue data on the effective therapy of cardiomyopathy with
Co-enzyme Q-10.

Past presentations on the health benefits and usage of PURSLANE are archived under TPH at http://www.gcnlive.com 
October 19, 2004 - 3rd Hour with Formulator Elsie Belcheff
May 21, 2004 - 3rd Hour with Distributor Clarence Eady

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