XShot – what is it?

How many cups of coffee do you drink a day?

Is your energy level usually low?

Do you suffer from tiredness, fatigue?

Are you sleepy and weak even though you seem to have enough sleep?

If those problems seem quite familiar to you, welcome in my world!  One might say this is due to spring or summer solstice – I keep explaining this to myself in this way. But hey, we still need to function somehow during the day, right? So how do you help yourself survive that? Do you drink coffee, like I do? Do you take naps, like I do? Do you take it easy, go to bed early enough and sleep long enough (well… I definitely need to work on that part still…).

So here. Colway International has come up with this brilliant idea to help us a bit in a natural way. Instead of drinking gallons of coffee or some kind of energy boosting drinks full of artificial sweeteners and very often also some unhealthy stuff… we have now that “XShot” which is a natural substitute for energy drinks.

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And guess what? I just bought mine and it arrived YESTERDAY! I’m sooo happy 😀 I’m gonna try it when I feel low.

It comes in a nice pack of 10 little bottles.

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And each bottle is a cherry flavoured liquid which contains a combination of vitamins, minerals and plant extracts selected to reduce tiredness and fatigue, as well as to support normal energy metabolism (vitamin B12). It is composed of 16 ingredients supporting the body’s own natural energy production mechanism.

WHO IS XShot FOR?

• Anyone who needs a burst of energy
• Anyone with an active lifestyle, practising sports and controlling their weight
• Regular gym members – as an alternative to synthetic glucose shots
• Frequent travellers on business trips by car, or anyone spending long hours behind the wheel
• Anyone working or studying for long hours – when an extra dose of energy and concentration is required
• As a healthy substitute for people drinking large amounts of coffee, which is well known for its acidifying effect

The list of ingredients is quite impressive. Have a look:

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You can find detailed description of those active ingredients HERE.

It is recommended to drink one shot a day with a meal. I think it’s a perfect product for days like this, when you feel drained of energy but you need to maintain life somehow. It sounds like a perfect solution for me personally cause I exercise a lot a have quite a busy lifestyle. I’m gonna give it a go! 🙂

Of course please remember that it’s always worth to have some tests done. Constant lack of energy might be a signal that something is not right in our organism so it’s good to consult your health condition with a specialist.

Would you try it? How do you help yourself  when your energy level drops down? What do you do? Coffee? Energy drinks? hmm… Let me know in a comment below.

Amygdalin – cancer cure or poison?

amigdalina-2What is it?

Amygdalin is a compound of natural origin, which is classified as glycoside. Quite significant amounts of it are found in seeds of almonds, quinces, peaches, apricots and cherries. It is this particular substance that is responsible for their bitter taste.

As a result of different processes taking place in the human body, it breaks down into glucose, benzaldehyde and hydrogen cyanide.

Some history behind it.

This compound was isolated by French chemists in the middle of the 19th century.

The widespread interest in amygdalin has its roots back in the 1920s, when Dr. Ernst Theodore Krebs described it as a panacea for cancer. At the same time, he emphasized that this glycoside had toxic properties, which prevented it from being used. According to Krebs, the lack of amygdalin, or not enough of this compound in the body, is the cause of cancer. On the other hand, when introduced to the body, and as a result of its breakdown through the cyanogenic glycoside beta glycosidase into hydrogen cyanide, it was expected to destroy the tumour cells.

Research on this organic compound was continued by Ernest’s son. He managed to develop a derivative of amygdalin, which toxicity was to be significantly smaller. He called it Laetrile, and its main compound was also amygdalin, its derivative – to be exact, the so-called almond acid nitrile glucuronide. However, due to the intervention of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Laetrile was withdrawn from the market. Their decision was due to the fact that this preparation had, in spite of all, a high probability of cyanide poisoning. The favourable conditions for this effect resulted in vitamin C supplementation. Moreover, the FDA justified its decision by the lack of scientific evidence on the suitability of this preparation.

In the next step, vitamin B17 was born, which is the latest form of amygdalin.

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Amygdalin nowadays.

How do researchers refer to amygdalin now? Do they confirm Krebs’s hypothesis?

As advocates emphasize, the hydrogen cyanide, commonly regarded as poisonous, is being released only in tumour cells. At the same time they add that healthy cells of the body are not affected during this therapy, which results from the fact that the body’s cells are equipped with a special enzyme, which is called rhodanase. It is thanks to this enzyme that it is impossible for the hydrocyanic acid to be released. On the contrary, tumour cells are not equipped with this enzyme. Proponents of amygdalin therapy emphasize the ability of destroying “diseased” cells, with the result of reducing tumours and preventing metastasis. In addition, they also observe the ability to ease pain, which is interpreted by the penetration of cancerous benzaldehyde molecules released from cancer cells. They reach the “healthy” cells where they are oxidized to benzoic acid, which has an analgesic effect.

In Mexico amygdalin is not only regarded as a drug of this type, but as a highly effective anti-cancer prophylaxis. Moreover, to this day, this compound can be purchased in many herbal stores. It can be bought in the form of bitter almonds or apricot kernels.

Opponents often emphasize that the results of research that prove that the level of beta glucosidase found in cancer cells is insufficient. What is more, amygdalin is one of the compounds that is not easily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, thus leading to the hypothesis that the chances of reaching the cancer cells are very low.

In summary, it is worth emphasizing that so far, many independent studies have been carried out towards the effectiveness of amygdalin. However, there are no existing scientific circles that would justify its use in the fight against cancer. This does not reduce the interest in this glycoside. Is that why it was called “vitamin” at the time, and many people keep going back to Krebs’s discovery? Perhaps that is why still many people, especially critics of chemo and radiotherapy – consider amygdalin as unconventional panacea for cancer.

The real medical facts are that apricot kernel oil extracted in supercritical state with carbon dioxide, attains saturation with laetril (vitamin B17) at a level that American legislation recognizes as being poisonous at a dose of 10 mg, in such oil. At the same time, prominent American oncologists duplicating the methods of the world-famous Oasis of Hope Hospital (see http://www.oasisofhope.com/cancer-treatments-therapies/laetrile/) are opening another treatment facilities in Mexico where cancer is being treated with this oil.

The therapeutic evidence of Mexican hospitals is more than promising. It seems that there is an increasing awareness of the fact that for a certain group of patients the laetril therapy may be less risky than chemotherapy.

In Europe, you can still easily buy both apricot kernels and apricot kernel oil. Extracted in supercritical state, it is available only in one product currently available on the market. How long will it still be available? We do not know…

*source: Colway Newsletter

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NEW! Natural vitamin C with collagen !

Hot news! Colway International has just introduced a new product which is:

100% NATURAL VITAMIN C GEL WITH NATURAL COLLAGEN

This product contains 1000mg of highly bioavailable natural vitamin C in one dose. The tube contains 30 doses. It is already available for all EU countries in our online shop.

Vitamin C-olway with collagen is an uncompromising product. It contains pure collagen in a biologically active form, two plant extracts as well as trace amounts of synephrine and xanthan gum, also of natural origin. There is no added sugar (which was replaced by xylitol), mineral ascorbates, or any other forms of additional vitamin C or bioflavonoid complexes, because such combinations do not occur in nature. Green buckwheat and citruses contain enough natural flavonoids in natural complexes with vitamin C.

What it contains:

Bitter orange (Citrus aurantium L.) – is not an edible fruit, yet it acts as a great source of levorotatory vitamin C. The amount of vitamin C in the standardised extract may be as high as 42%. Bitter oranges are much richer in vitamin C than the edible ones. Additionally, they are also rich in polyphenols, anthocyanins and other powerful antioxidants such as bioflavonoids (for example, hesperidin and narirutin), thiamine, vegetable acids (such as folic, hydroxycinnamic, caffeic, coumaric, sinapic and ferulic acids) and also beta-carotene, provitamins, vitamins B1, B2 and B6, and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, sodium, selenium and potassium.

Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) – is a plant known for thousands of years in Eastern medicine which has been used to fight problems such as high blood pressure, poor circulation, allergies, varicose veins, chilblains, capillary dysfunction as well as a whole spectrum of symptoms of premature ageing. It serves as a rich source of bioflavonoids, enzymes and other substances which are known to be beneficial for health. Extract of germinating buckwheat is a source of levorotatory vitamin C with the highest absorption by the human body. The plant accumulates and utilises all vitamin C potency when germinating. The extract of germinating seeds can contain up to 41% of levorotatory vitamin C, which is the best form of the vitamin for our bodies. Lyophilisates and extracts of green buckwheat are highly valued components of food additives because of the high concentration of flavonoids (up to 46,000 ppm) in their sprouts.

Collagen – contained in this supplement has the strongest biological activity and highest bioavailability of its constituent amino acids. It is sourced using a patented method. The need to supplement collagen emerges already at 26 years of age. Regular supplementation of collagen inhibits tissue ageing processes, which lead to numerous problems, including brittle and matte hair, loss of skin firmness and elasticity as well as joint and back pains.

In the opinion of many experts, this product is currently the best vitamin C product in Europe, enhanced with collagen of the highest anabolicity.

Why does your organism need amino-acid supplementation?

Diet supplementation will not replace our balanced diet, however it will enrich it with valuable nutrients which our food have lost.

Why does your organism need amino-acid supplementation?

Amino-acids are the building blocks of all proteins in our body. Substances which have physiological activities, crucial for proper function of our organism, are also formed from amino-acids. They have anabolic and anti-catabolic properties and they strongly stimulate our hormonal system. After physical exercises amino-acids accelerate muscle regeneration, and on certain occasions they become energetic materials. Some of them play an important role in fat tissue breakdown processes and also in strengthening our immune system.
COLVITA® is a dietary supplement introduced by Colway, which is a rich source of amino-acids, such as:

ColvitaGlycine – crucial for the growth hormone, it stimulates the production of red blood cells and keratin (which affects the condition and appearance of our skin). It also improves the condition of our muscles and plays a key role in the optimisation of bile acids production. Glycine also has anti-stress properties.

Proline – improves the condition of collagen and elastin fibres, ligaments, cartilage and cardiac muscle. It also speeds up the wound healing process and tissue regeneration.

Lysine – improves immune system, plays an important role in the formation of tissues, cartilage, hormones and enzymes, facilitates calcium absorption in bones and protects against viruses.

Alanine – regulates glucose metabolism in muscles.

Tyrosine – produces thyroid hormone, aids in pituitary and adrenal glands function; works as an antidepressant and supports the treatment of insomnia.

Arginine – widens blood vessels, stimulates tissue growth (including muscle tissue), increases the level of insulin and testosterone and strengthens our vital force.

Methionine – detoxifies blood during pregnancy, degreases liver and cleanses kidneys, helps in treatment of rheumatism and osteoporosis and lowers the level of bad cholesterol.

Glutamine – improves memory and concentration and supports our nervous system functions.

Histidine – is important in the process of red blood cells production and formation of muscle tissue, especially important as a nutritious ingredient of teenagers’ diet.

You can get it from our ONLINE SHOP

*source: Colway Newsletter

Juice or natural supplement?

How often do you get advise to drink plenty of orange juice when you’ve got a cold? Eat fruit, remember about vit C etc…
That means doctors DO believe in natural methods to help your immune system, right? Why is there so much disbelief in natural supplements though?

There is about 50-100mg of vit C in one orange (depending on how big the orange is). But remember that you’d have to eat them freshly picked from the tree which for obvious reasons is not gonna happen if you live in Ireland. Fruit loose loads of nutricional values in transit.

How many oranges would you be able to eat a day?
How many glasses of orange juice are you able to drink a day?

If you’re not sure, but you want to know how much vitamin C you are actually taking a day, consider trying the capsules.

One capsule of our vitamin C contains 200mg of vitamin C. It is nothing else than powdered bitter orange (inedible as a fruit) and germinating buckwheat seeds. Nothing artificial, nothing synthetic and no sugars. It is 100% natural levorotatory vitamin C rich in naturally occuring flavonoids – highly absorbable by our organism.
You can take a capsule and then eat your orange or drink your juice if you want to.

Find out more about our vitamin C-olway