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GANODERMA LUCIDUM:  a potent pharmacological macrofungus.  Ganoderma lucidum has been named the "King of Herbs" and the "Herb of Immortality".  It has been used in China  for over 2000 years.  Originally, it was considered sacred and was used only by the royal family.  Now its beneficial effects are used by millions of average, everyday people, not just royalty.  Loaded with about 200 antioxidants and well known for its free-radical-scavenging abilities, it has now become recognized as an alternative adjuvant in the treatment of leukemia, carcinoma, hepatitis and diabetes (directly sited from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health).  This organization further states that ganoderma's far-reaching health benefits include:

  • balancing the immune system
  • clearing the arteries
  • reducing inflammation and relieving pain
  • promoting sleep
  • antiulcer, antitumor, anticancer
  • antibacterial and antiviral, antiHIV and antiherpes
  • balancing blood sugar (too high or too low)
  • lung conditions including asthma and bronchitis 
  • heart conditions, high blood pressure and high cholesterol (WebMD)
  • weight loss/control
  • reducing stress and fatigue (WebMD)

If you would like more information, you can read more on Ganoderma studies here, and read a webMD article on use and side-effects here.

This incredible herb is an adaptogen, which means that it balances the body's systems.  For instance, when under stress, the stress hormone cortisol is produced, creating heightened awareness and energy (the well known fight-or-flight reaction).  This is a survival mechanism designed for short term stressful events only.  After all, the tiger is either going to have you for dinner or you'll out run it.  But when the stress is prolonged, the body undergoes negative effects, as most people can attest to.  Ganoderma balances the cortisol levels so as to bring the body back to a more normal state, while enhancing and balancing the immune system.   

Ganoderma can be used in conjunction with Western medicines, enhancing their effects without negating their medicinal benefits.  There has been no known or recorded negative side-effects. (Of course, talk to your doctor before using the herb when on medication or if you have a health condition for which you are being treated.  The herb is not intended to be used in place of medical treatment.)  

Ganoderma lucidum in its natural state is extremely bitter, and many brands of the herb are grown artificially.  However, there is a brand of ganoderma lucidum that is grown organically, in its natural state and environment. This brand has been de-bittered without losing its health-producing effects.  This ganoderma is the one that is used at CTWC.

YOUNGEVITY:  from 40 years of research and experience, Dr. Joel D. Wallach, BS, DVM, ND, has established that our physical bodies require specific raw materials to maintain healthy structure and function.  These vital raw materials can be difficult to get because the soils used to grow our food have been depleted of life-giving minerals by centuries of mining, farming, irrigation and acid rain. 

As Dr. Wallach points out, "One sentence has killed more people than all the wars in American history:  'You get all the nutrition you need from the four food groups'."  Obviously, this is impossible if our foods are deficient in essential nutrients.  Dr. Wallach explains, "The only way you can heal your body is to give it every day the 90 essential nutrients that it needs to rebuild and maintain itself over time.  "All YOUNGEVITY products are designed with this principle in mind.  They contain the finest plant-derived minerals available, which come from a significant deposit of prehistoric plants in Utah.

These 90 nutrients are known at YOUNGEVITY as the 'mighty 90'.  They include:

  • 60 organic, plant-sourced trace minerals
  • 16 vitamins
  • 12 minerals
  • 3 essential fatty acids with DHA and EPA

The 'mighty 90' nutrient products are formulated to supply daily acceptable amounts for a month.  Our bodies need all 90 of these nutrients every day to function normally. 

In the last 50 years, the incidence of cancer, heart disease and diabetes has greatly increased.  As Dr. Wallach's well documented research attests, lack of vital nutrients can cause degenerative diseases.  Supplementing the diet with the nutritional products that Dr. Wallach has formulated can help us avoid degenerative diseases. 

Because Dr. Wallach has discovered that nutrients in liquid are more bio-available than those processed into capsules or tablets, the essential Youngevity formulations are liquid.  Liquid formulations must contain a tiny amount of preservative to be stable.  He chose the least harmful ones, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate.  They are present in amounts so small that most people, even if they are highly sensitive to them, will have no reaction.  The challenges of sweetening liquids are complex.  Again, Dr. Wallach chose the least harmful option.  TINY amounts of sucralose (250 MICROgrams per CONTAINER) are present in the sweetened liquid formulations.  The improved functioning you body gains through vastly improved nutrition enables it to handle tiny amounts of sucralose and the two preservatives. 

A new technology now makes possible the bio-availablity of a liquid, without preservatives or sucralose.  One by one, Youngevity liquid formulations will be made available in the new crystal powder form.  The first product available in crystal powder is Beyond Tangy Tangerine (BTT).  The small amount of maltodextrin used to improve the texture of the powdered nutrients is made from rice and contains no gluten.  Mix the powder with water to drink.

If you have interest in flourishing health, three basic paroducts are designed to provide the foundation of 'Mighty 90' nutrients.  THESE THREE PRODUCTS SUPPORT HEALTHY  STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF ALL SYSTEMS AND ORGANS OF THE BODY:

  • Beyond Tangy Tangerine (BTT)
  • Osteo FX Plus
  • EFA Plus

Most people add to a glass of water, twice daily, 1 scoop of Tangy Tangerine and 1 tablespoon of Osteo FX Plus.  They drink it with 1-2 capsules of EFA Plus.  This is such powerful nutrition that sensitive people may only need one scoop in the morning.  if your digestion and nervous system are sensitive, start with less than half a scoop of BTT with a tablespoon of OSTEO FX Plus.  Gradually increase the amount until you find what works best for you.

PROFESSIONAL HEALTH PRODUCTS:  The finest health products available only to healthcare professionals.  Founded in 1990, PHP has lived by the philosophy of offering the finest quality nutritional products to the complimentary healthcare professional at a reasonable price.  Thus, these products can be offered to the public at a reasonable cost.  PHP uses only New Zealand freeze-dried glandular and tissue concentrates -- the cleanest and most biologically active source of material for nutritional supplement formulations.  Clients have clearly noticed the effects of these remarkable products in a relatively short period of time.