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?

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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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dr Slon’s Elixir

New arrival everyone! Spray with nanosilver. Sounds familiar? Well…

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This product is a brand new introduction in Colway and you know what I love most about it? It has only 3 (THREE) ingredients (INCI)! : Aqua, Oxygen, Silver (nano). That’s all! And it is an extremely powerful product for treating skin prone to irritations, being very gentle and safe to use at the same time.

Silver has been known since the Middle Ages, not only as desirable precious metal but also for its strong bactericidal effect. Silver compounds are toxic to bacteria, viruses and fungi. They had been used to prevent infection, long before antibiotics were invented. Silver (axonnite) used in this product is manufactured in accordance with strict ISO 13485, intended for medical products.

A few words from dr Slon – the creator of this product:

This elixir has been studied in microbiological laboratories. Due to its biocidal effectiveness incomparable with other products based on silver, tests have been repeated two or three times on own initiative of the people who investigated the substance and could not believe in its huge effectiveness.

The study was conducted in relation to five types of “popular” bacteria and two types of fungi. In all cases the results were identical: 100% of bacteria and fungi colonies have been destroyed. The glass dish on which the bacteria were grown was completely free of microorganisms.

You can use it not only on your face, but also on the whole body, even on gentle membranes, spray into your mouth or nose, when you have a bacterial or fungal infection. I have tried it on myself, my husband and my 7-year old daughter and they are all fine, so I confirm it’s safe to use.

Application method: Spray the Elixir directly onto irritated skin and leave to dry. If necessary, repeat the treatment several times a day.

Available to buy from our Irish online shop Active Natural Collagen.

For Polish language speakers – you can watch an interview with dr Krzysztof Slon, talking about this preparation HERE.

Ozone baths

Ozone (O3) is a pale blue gas with a characteristic sharp smell. It is formed from dioxygen thanks to ultraviolet light but also during atmospheric electrical discharges; you can actually smell it in the air after a thunder storm. It is a natural component of our atmosphere.

It has been known and used in medicine since the last century due to its scientifically proven bactericidal, fungicidal and vericidal properties. It is administered either intravenously or by ozone steam baths.

“Over a period of 20-30 minutes, ozone breaks down into two atoms of regular oxygen by giving up one atom of singlet oxygen (O). This singlet oxygen is a powerful oxidizing agent. When ozone enters the bloodstream and separates into O2 and O, the healthy cells, armed with antioxidants, absorb the O2 and repel the O, which zeroes in on the diseased cells and neutralizes them. At one shot then, ozone nourishes healthy cells and destroys malfunctioning ones. Ozone therapy, thus, provides all the benefits of oxygen therapy—which is believed to have anti-aging properties, improves body functioning and promotes longevity by preventing cell death.” – /’Ozone Therapy – Healing with love and fresh ozone by Suma Varughese‘/

Pearl ozone baths are extremely beneficial for our skin because ozone:

  • Detoxifies the body
  • Boosts circulation in peripheral blood vessels, relieving pain and speeding healing

Three ozone baths a week would be enough to revitalise your skin and significantly improve its condition.

Ozone baths are also extremely helpful for muscle pains – they relax and loosen muscles and oxidize lactic acid, which is produced during physical activities, preventing soreness the next day.

It has been noticed that pearl ozone baths work very well with Natural Collagen increasing its absorption through the skin. It is advised to use 30-50ml of Natural Collagen Silver or Graphite per bathtub  of warm water (preferably 30°C). It may seem a lot for just one bath, however only one such luxurious relaxing treatment would give your whole body results similar to over a dozen of regular daily applications on the skin (especially if you use a gentle peeling before).

Causes of Dry Skin

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Image courtesy of posterize / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Most of us has had this problem before. Unfortunately some of us suffer from it all the time. Dry skin may be an occasional seasonal nuisance, but sometimes it may indicate a health condition too. It is good to know what causes dry skin, so here is a list of the most common reasons:

1. Cold weather

When the temperature drops, so does the level of humidity which of course has a big influence on our skin. We tend to complain more about our skin in winter time, when it’s often dry and itchy. Central heating is no help either as it strips the humidity from the air which leaves our skin dry too.

Take extra care of your skin – use a good moisturiser and cover yourself well when your going out. Keep yourself warm. When inside spray some termal water onto your face occasionally.

2. Over-washing and irritants

Washing your hands too often and using irritating soaps will strip your natural protective hydro-lipid barrier off your skin. Use mild natural soaps and avoid antibactrial products. Apply a good hand cream preferably after every time you wash your hands and wear gloves when in contact with chemical detergents. If your creams don’t help try Natural Collagen Graphite which wil speed up the healing process of your skin and restore it’s proper hydration level making is smooth and elastic again.

For face avoid products which contain alcohol, try to look for delicate cleansers and remember to put a moisturiser every day. Don’t wash your face too often, twice a day is just enough.

3. Ageing

Collagen and elastin are responsible for maintaining proper hydration in your skin. Research shows that when we turn 25 our collagen production begins to slow down gradually, which causes not only wrinkles but also dryness of our skin. Look at elderly people; their skin is parched and they are more prone to dehydration.

Try anti-aging products boosting your collagen prodution, like our Natural Collagen Serum for face, body or hair & nails. This way you can significantly slow down your ageing process.

4. Poor diet and lack of sleep

Healthy diet is very important because your skin needs lots of valuable nutrients and vitamins. Make sure your diet is rich in fruit and vegetables, avoid fast food, processed, ready-packed food and always remember to drink at least 5 glasses of water every day.

Sleep is a very powerful beauty treatment especially due to the growth hormone (triggered only during sleep) which is responsible for cells reproduction and regeneration. It also directly stimulates division and multiplication of chondrocytes – cells responsible for collagen production in cartilage.

5. Health

Certain health conditions such as atopic dermatitis or psoriasis may be a reason for your dry skin, especially if it is scaly and red too. Dry skin may also be a symptom of diabetes or an underactive thyroid gland condition. In such cases you should always consult your doctor who will prescribe proper medications. Additionally you may try Natural Collagen Platinum or Colvita. We’ve had cases of preople suffering from psoriasis whose symptoms lessened after Natural Collagen.

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