Forget Blueberries, A Spoon Full of Honey Is All You Need!
Israeli farmed honey food supplement has more than 994% (almost 10 times) more anti-oxidants than blueberries*
‘LifeMel has the potential to severely increase survival rates of Chemotherapy patients’ says Dr Andrea Pietro Sponghini
LifeMel honey is undergoing second stage clinical trial in Italy to prove it aids recovery for cancer patients
Third stage clinical trial to be held in the UK by University Hospital*
Researchers have previously suggested that eating a bowl of wild blueberries a day could help protect you from a range of health issues due to the amount of anti-oxidants the fruit contains. Now, experts have proven that there is a better super-food on the market with 10 times more antioxidants than wild blueberries…honey!
LifeMel is the result of over 30 years extensive research and is a unique beehive food supplement made by bees fed on a diet which has been prepared with a special mixture of natural herbs.
The product is one of many in the honey supplement range manufactured by Zuf Globus Laboratories in Israel, now being sold worldwide to help people with health issues and aid in general wellbeing.
Experts have recently tested the LifeMel product and proven that LifeMel contains 95.600 anti-oxidants in a 100 gram serving compared to 9.261 anti-oxidants in 100 grams of wild, raw blueberries. The research was carried out by Tor Vergata Rome University and showed that functional honey can be a perfect supplement for those wanting to increase their daily intake of anti-oxidants.
LifeMel is known for the positive effects it can have on the human body helping to naturally assist a range of consumer complaints such as anaemia, enhancing the immune system and alleviating side effects of chemotherapy and/ or radiotherapy.
One small study by doctors at the oncology unit of Sieff Hospital in Israel was published in the peer-reviewed journal Medical Oncology (vol 23, no 4, 2006)**, which reported that 12 out of 30 cancer patients given the LifeMel honey after chemotherapy did not suffer the usual dramatic dip in white blood-cell count (neutropenia), and eight patients reported improvement in quality of life.
This successful pilot study has now led to a further clinical trial in Italy with results scheduled to be released in 2014. Project Leader, Dr Andrea Pietro Sponghini will trial LifeMel on over 100 patients to see the benefits it has for those undergoing chemotherapy.
Dr Andrea Pietro Sponghini commented, “Whilst we are aware we can kill cancer cells with chemotherapy the side effects on the human body are frequently too much for the patient to bare, which leads to either one or a combination of issues derived primarily from the onset of neutropenia, anaemia or thrombocytopenia. This leads to a requirement for either a dose intensity reduction or delays of chemotherapy treatments.
“If LifeMel prevents the need to delay or reduce chemotherapy treatments as previous trials and studies have suggested it could be possible that LifeMel has the potential to severely increase survival rates of chemotherapy patients.”
The product is currently being distributed to UK independent health stores and sold online by Nu Vitality Products which is based in Staffordshire.
Doctors and Researchers in the UK are also keen to trial the LifeMel product if the second stage trial is successful.
Director of Nu Vitality, Rami Rosenzweig commented:
“Presently, a phase two study is being carried out in Italy. Should this study provide positive results, we then plan to run a phase three study not only in Italy but also in the UK. In fact, initial talks have already started with one University Hospital in the UK to be involved in such international phase three trial.”
LifeMel is made by bees processing the following herbs: Echinacea, Nettle/Stinging Nettle, Marigold, Lemon Balm, Swiss Chard, Siberian Ginseng, Cats Claw, Bilberry, Dandelion, Fig, Red Clover, White Mulberry, Chicory, Elecampane, Blackcurrant, Oat.
Once the bees digest the herbs, an amazing and unique process takes places and goes on inside the bee hive, creating a potent compound of active ingredients. The adding of the enzymes puts these actives into a pre-digested format, making it very easy for even a body under attack to absorb.
The recommended daily intake is two 5g spoonful’s a day; one in the morning on an empty stomach and one last thing at night.
Each 5g spoonful should be placed under the tongue and allowed to dissolve slowly in the mouth to ensure ample absorption.
For more information about LifeMel visit: http://www.nuvitalityproducts.com/
*100 Grams of Blueberry wild, raw contain approx. 9.261 anti-oxidants compared to 100 grams of Lifemel honey which contains 95.600 anti-oxidants. The ORAC values are reported by Tor Vergata Rome University http://www.oracvalues.com/blueberries-wild-raw
*initial talks have begun and confirmation of UK clinical trial will be announced after Italy stage two proves positive
**Zidan J., et al Prevention of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia by special honey intake. Med Oncol. 23: 549-552; 2006
Nu Vitality Products’ focus is on spreading word about the unique range of functional honey; the LifeMel product range. They supply a range of Specialist Health Food shops and pharmacies across the UK and give focused support to their chain of wholesales across the country.
The range currently consists of 11 unique food supplements from the Beehive and is constantly growing; these can be viewed on the online shop. This winter they are celebrating the launch of the new winter ranges which include BronchoMel, DefenseMel and LaryngoMel..
The focus at Nu is very much on what mother nature can give back to us and they believe that apitherapy is a key example of this.