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How Do the Ingredients in Prohemia Fight Anemia-Related Fatigue and Improve Stamina?

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How Do the Ingredients in Prohemia Fight Anemia-Related Fatigue and Improve Stamina?

The Prohemia formula contains a dozen different herbs, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components combined to accelerate natural red blood cell (RBC) production by increasing the body’s own production of erythropoietin (EPO). EPO is a hormone produced by the kidney that promotes the formation of new red blood cells by the bone marrow.

The active ingredients in patent-pending Prohemia address the four major limitations on red blood cell production: EPO levels, red blood cell nutrients, iron availability and inflammation.

  • HEALTHY BLOOD: Prohemia helps promote red blood cell and hemoglobin production as well as iron absorption to increase your energy and stamina.

  • IRON AVAILABILITY COMPLEX: Red blood cells use iron to carry oxygen in the bloodstream. Prohemia contains several sources of iron and iron transport factors that increase iron absorption from the diet.

  • POTENT ANTIOXIDANTS: Inflammation can block red blood cell production. Prohemia contains several potent antioxidants to reduce inflammation and promote healthy red cell formation.

  • VALIDATED BY SCIENCE. Certain nutrients are required for proper red blood cell formation. Clinical studies have shown that a deficiency in any red cell nutrient can cause anemia. Prohemia provides all of the nutrients that are essential for proper red blood cell production including folate (folic acid), iron, boron, inositol and three B vitamins (B3, B6 and B12).

    EPO Stimulation

    Prohemia increases natural erythropoietin (EPO) production, EPO is the hormone that controls the release of new red blood cells and hemoglobin into the bloodstream.

    Echinacea:We use a highly specialized extract of echinacea, which comes from the purple coneflower. (You won’t find it at any local health/nutrition store!)

    This specialized extract stimulates the body to increase EPO production. EPO is produced primarily in the kidneys and acts on the bone marrow to stimulate the release of new red blood cells into the bloodstream (erythropoiesis).

    Red Blood Cell Production

    To help your body produce more RBCs, it needs the raw materials to make them. That’s why our scientists developed a specific formula of vitamins and minerals that ensures additional EPO results in extra RBCs. Prohemia provides all of the raw materials needed to produce healthy red blood cells.

    Vitamin B-6 (pyrodixine):  A red blood cell is useless without hemoglobin. Oxygen binds to hemoglobin, which is part of the red blood cell. Research published in the Journal of Biological Chemistrydiscovered that vitamin B6 is essential for hemoglobin to form. In other words, if you don’t get enough vitamin B6, your red blood cells can’t carry the oxygen you need.

    B12 and folic acid: These nutrients make new red blood the hard-working oxygen carriers they are supposed to be. If you’re deficient in either vitamin B12 or folic acid, new red blood cells are “born” misshapen and malfunctioning. This can actually further impede oxygen transport. That’s why you need to get supplemental doses of both B12 and folic acid.

    Iron Availability Complex

    Prohemia contains several sources of iron and iron transport factors that increase iron absorption from the diet.

    Red blood cells use iron to carry oxygen in the bloodstream. The following sources of dietary iron are required to ensure sufficient oxygen-carrying capacity in red blood cells:

    Iron: Proper iron intake ensures that RBCs properly carry oxygen around the body. Over 4,000 research studies have shown that iron deficiency impairs oxygen transport.7 In fact, iron isn’t an ingredient that’s merely optimal for enhancing the delivery of oxygen to the cells of your body; it’s absolutely necessary.

    Dandelion and Yellow Dock roots: To get even more iron, it’s important to take these natural botanical extracts from two of the most iron-dense plants known to man: dandelion and yellow dock. These two extracts ensure that your body gets enough iron for its brand new RBCs.

    Vitamin C, Vitamin B3 and nickel: It’s one thing to take extra iron, but absorbing it from the gut is something else altogether. Believe it or not, your body only absorbs about 10% of the iron you consume. However, supplementing with Vitamin C, Vitamin B3 and nickel help your body absorb more iron.

    Vitamin B3: Here’s another vitamin that your body needs in order to pump out new, healthy red blood cells. A daily dose of Vitamin B3 helps your body produce new RBCs at a faster rate.

    Boron: Boron might not get a lot of press, but it’s emerging as a mineral that can help individuals maintain healthy blood levels. Boron can naturally help your body make more RBCs.

    Inositol: You may be making more RBCs, but that doesn’t mean that they’ll last. In fact, the lifespan of red blood cells is about 90 days. By taking inositol you’ll be creating stronger RBCs  that work longer for you.

    Anti-Inflammatory Complex

    Prohemia contains several potent antioxidants to reduce inflammation and promote healthy red cell formation. Inflammation and oxidation can be roadblocks to new red blood cell development. The following nutrients combat oxidation and inflammation — allowing you to get back on your feet and increase your RBC production:

    Alpha-lipoic acid: ALA does double duty for your body by fighting both inflammation and oxidation.

    Lutein: Lutein has been studied in an astounding 1,000 published research articles. That’s because it’s one of the most powerful antioxidants known to man. In study after study, lutein has been shown to effectively fight oxidation and inflammation throughout the body.

    Lycopene: Found in tomatoes, lycopene fights oxidation through a number of different pathways. This makes it a preferred antioxidant for people with anemia or other red blood cell deficiencies.

    Choline: Choline fights oxidative damage, but according to a study out of the University of Lisbon, it also actually improves blood flow.

    PABA: Along with its trademark antioxidant properties, PABA is able to make blood vessels more fluid so blood and oxygen can more easily travel to fatigued muscles.

    Although this cutting-edge research is astounding, until very recently it wasn’t the least bit practical. That is, until a team of biomedical engineers at Biomedical Research Laboratories designed Prohemia. Our natural supplement supports red blood cell production to help fight fatigue and improve stamina for people with anemia and other RBC deficiencies.

     

    Research studies:  

    EPO PRODUCTION

    Echinacea

    Whitehead, M. T., (2006). The effect of four weeks of Echinacea supplementation on erythropoietin and indices of erythropoietic status. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 38(5), Supplement abstract 2256.

    Whitehead M. T., Martin T. D., Webster M. J., & Scheett T. P. Improved running economy and maximal oxygen consumption after 4-weeks of oral Echinacea supplementation. ACSM Annual Meeting New Orleans (2007). Presentation Number, 908.

    RED BLOOD CELL NUTRIENTS

    Boron– Kurtoğlu F, Kurtoğlu V, Celik I, Keçeci T, Nizamlioğlu M. (2005). Effects of dietary boron supplementation on some biochemical parameters, peripheral blood lymphocytes, splenic plasma cells and bone characteristics of broiler chicks given diets with adequate or inadequate cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3) content. Br Poult Sci. 46(1):87-96.

    Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide) – Micheli V, Simmonds HA, Sestini S, Ricci C. (1990). Importance of nicotinamide as an NAD precursor in the human erythrocyte. Arch Biochem Biophys. Nov 15;283(1):40-5.

    Vitamin B6 – Ink SL, Mehansho H, Henderson LM. (1982). The binding of pyridoxal to hemoglobin. J Biol Chem.257(9):4753-7.

    Tarassoff PG, Woods M, Lessin LS. (1978). Inhibition of erythrocyte sickling in vitro by pyridoxal. J Clin Invest.62(4):888-91.

    Vitamin B12 – Moestrup SK (2006). New insights into carrier binding and epithelial uptake of the erythropoietic nutrients cobalamin and folate. Curr Opin Hematol.13(3):119-23.
    Koury MJ, Ponka P (2004). New insights into erythropoiesis: the roles of folate, vitamin B12, and iron. Annu Rev Nutr. 24:105-31.

    Folate– Koury MJ, Ponka P (2004). New insights into erythropoiesis: the roles of folate, vitamin B12, and iron. Annu Rev Nutr. 24:105-31.
    Casadevall N. (1995). Cellular mechanism of resistance to erythropoietin. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 10 Suppl 6:27-30.

    Inositol

    Strunecká A, el Desouki NI, Palecek J, Kmonícková E, Krpejsová L, Potter BV. (1991). The effect of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate and inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphorothioate on calcium release and membrane skeleton organization in the human red blood cell. Receptor. 1(3):141-54.

    Gersonde K, Nicolau C.  (1979). Improvement of the red blood cell O2 release capacity by lipid vesicle-mediated incorporation of inositol hexaphosphate. Blut. 39(1):1-7 

    IRON AVAILABILITY

    Iron

    Koury MJ, Ponka P (2004). New insights into erythropoiesis: the roles of folate, vitamin B12, and iron. Annu Rev Nutr. 24:105-31.

    Newhouse IJ, Clement DB. (1988). Iron status in athletes. An update. Sports Med. 5(6):337-52.

    Dandelion Root Extract – Rozycki VR, Baigorria CM, Freyre MR, Bernard CM, Zannier MS, Charpentier M. (1997). Nutrient content in vegetable species from the Argentine Chaco. Arch Latinoam Nutr. 47(3):265-70.

    Yellow Dock Root Extract – Reddy NS, Bhatt G. (2001). Contents of minerals in green leafy vegetables cultivated in soil fortified with different chemical fertilizers. Plant Foods Hum Nutr.56(1):1-6.

    Vitamin C

    Atanassova B.D., Tzatchev KN (2008). Ascorbic acid–important for iron metabolism. Folia Med (Plovdiv). Oct-Dec; 50(4):11-6.

    Teucher B, Olivares M, Cori H (2004). Enhancers of iron absorption: ascorbic acid and other organic acids . Int J Vitam Nutr Res. Nov; 74(6):403-19.

    Nickel – Cempel M. (2004). Effect of nickel(II) chloride on iron content in rat organs after oral administration. Biol Trace Elem Res. 102(1-3):189-98.