The amazing power of bioflavonoids

(NaturalHealth365)Bioflavonoids deliver what medicine can’t; vital nutrition with the ability to assist your body in detoxifying, tone all organ systems, promotes cardiovascular health, regulate immune systems and reduce oxidative stress.

Luteolin

The bioflavonoid Luteolin is a supper nutrient; it is a natural and potent antioxidant. Luteolin neutralizes free radicals, helps reduce inflammation, and promotes nerve and muscle function. It is found in parsley, artichoke leaves, celery, peppers, olive oil, rosemary, lemons, peppermint, sage, thyme and other foods.

Since luteolin has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anticancer properties it may be a healing miracle. The bottom line is it provides quality nutrition for every cell, every organ and every system in your body.

Benefits

Luteolin is a hypoglycemic agent and improves insulin sensitivity. By promoting healthy glucose levels it is good for type 2 diabetics. At the same time it is thought to help with weight management which also would dramatically improve health.

Researchers at the University of Illinois reported that this compound found in abundance in celery and green peppers disrupt a inflammatory response in the brain. This would cover both Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis.

Inflammation plays a major role in neurodegenerative diseases and is implicated in cognitive and behavioral impairments seen in the aged. This study looked at luteolin a plant flavonoid known for its ability to impede the inflammatory response in different cells outside the central nervous system. The principal investigator was Rodney Johnson an animal sciences professor.

“One of the questions we were interested in is whether something like luteolin, or other bioactive food components, can be used to mitigate age-associated inflammation and therefore improve cognitive function and avoid some of the cognitive deficits that occur in aging,” Johnson said.

Dr. Johnson explains that the neurons live because the luteolin prevented the manufacturing of neurotoxic inflammatory mediators.
According to Dr. Johnson, past studies have shown that compounds from plants such as luteolin can get into the brain. The researchers believe that luteolin access the brain and stops or decreases stimulation of microglial cells along with the inflammatory cytokines.

The information from this study advocates that a healthy diet does hold the possibility to decrease age related linked inflammation in the brain, which will produce better cognitive health.

Cancer

New research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Gastroenterology shows that luteolin is able to inhibit the activity of cell signaling pathways important for the growth of colon cancer cells.
Researches from Korea showed that luteolin was able to block IGF-11, colon cancer cells have elevated levels of this. Within two hours it decreased the amount of this, while inhibiting the growth stimulatory effect of IGF-1. Professor Jung Park said , “Our study, showing that luteolin interferes with cell signaling in colon cancer cells, is a step forward in understanding how this flavonoid works. A fuller understanding of the in vitro results is essential to determine how it might be developed into an effective chemopreventive agent.”
We can all take advantage of this now by enjoying a healthy diet without waiting for more studies.

About the author Blanche has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.


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