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Purslane Liquid Concentrate

$20.00

Purslane Liquid Concentrate

$20.00
SKU:
AC-040
Weight:
0.50 LBS
Maximum Purchase:
1 unit(s)
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Product Description

We are pleased to introduce our new super-nutrient Purslane extract, naturally packed with omega 3 oils, Vitamin B12, Glutathione, Melatonin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and many minerals including lithium, and neurotransmitters that are frequently deficient in individuals within the autism spectrum.

Amongst its many amazing phyto-chemicals properties, Purslane:

  • is the richest source of omega-3 fatty acids of any vegetable yet examined (Simopoulos et al., 1992).
  • is a great source of beta-carotene, essential amino acids, and omega 6 (alpha-linolenic acid), (Liu, L., Howe, P., Zhou, Y., Xu, Z.,  Hocart, C. and Zhang, R., 2000; Simopoulos et al., 1992).
  • contains seven times higher levels of Vitamin E, ascorbic acid and glutathione than leaves of spinach (Simopoulos, A., Norman, H., Gillaspy, J., Duke, J., 1992).
  • is a rich source of vitamins and minerals with vitamins A, B, C, and E, along with iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, folate, and lithium (Chevallier, 1996; Bremness, L., 1994).
  • is high in minerals including phosphorous, zinc, silicon, manganese, chromium, and selenium (Project #00781A, 2000).
  • is high in tocophenals (alpha, gamma, and delta), and riboflavin, and that it contains two times higher levels of antioxidants than equal serving sizes of commercial cranberry and grape seed extract (Project #00781A, 2000).
  • is one of the few vegetables to contain the neurotransmitters dopamine, dopa, epinephrine,and norepinephrine as well as flavonoids (Ehab, S., Sabrin, R., Mohamed, A., 2008; Hagnauer, 1969).

Autism Coach is pleased to exclusively offer this high quality concentration of purslane in a highly absorbable, tasty liquid.  Purslane is in many ways a perfect nutritional food/supplement for autism as it contains so many of the vitamins, oils, and neurotransmitters that individuals within the autism spectrum are deficient in. It will also be of benefit to people of all ages, and especially the elderly who often have many of the same nutritional deficiencies as those within the autism spectrum.  Purslane is also anecdotally reported to be remarkably effective at expelling parasites and is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral.*

Why Autism Coach Purslane is Better

The nutrients in our purslane are put into a patented absorbable glycerine base using a cold extraction process that preserves the nutritive and bioactive characteristic of the purslane.  The patented glycerine renders the nutrients highly absorbable, even to those with maldigestion issues.  It also happens to be quite tasty with a slightly cinnamony/spicy taste (at least to me).  It is also potent and competitively priced compared, with 1400 mg of purslane per teaspoon dose.

Purslane Helps Gluathione Supplements and B Vitamins Supplements Work Better

Adding Purslane into an existing nutritional protocol may help all the other vitamins and nutrients be better assimilated because purslane provides so many of these in a more absorbable whole food form.  There is a body of anecdotal reports that when taken consistently, purslane is effective in expelling parasites, which are often present but undetected in individuals within the autism spectrum. It should also be taken with lemon juice (or Liquid Carnosine Plus which contains lemon juice), and possibly also with parsley - either in a food or supplement form, to support the kidneys.  Because Purslane as a whole food works synergistically to help other supplements be absorbed and used by the body better including: Glutathione, B12, and other active B Vitamins (B-12, B6, folate).

A Brief History of Purslane

Contemporary purslane research has been pioneered by Canadian herbalist Elsie Belcheff, who uses it  as a centerpiece of her treatment protocols for autism, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions.   It grows wild on virtually every continent around the world (it even grows as a weed in my backyard) and is used as a food source in many cultures including populations in Crete, India, Mexico, and was used by the ancient Egyptians.

Anti-Aging Properties

Research indicates purslane prevents the shortening of the telomeres at the ends of our DNA that determine our lifespan and may even increase their length. Inhabitants of the island of Crete, who are amongst the healthiest and long lived people, include purslane in their regular diet.  Research in purslane indicates that it extends the life of telomeres at the end of our chromosomes and may even lengthen them.  (Telomeres are a region of repetitive sequences at the end of chromosomes that prevent the degradation of genes during cell replication by allowing the chromosome ends to shorten which occurs during DNA replication that takes place when cells divide.  One theory of aging is that when cells divide, the telomeres shorten and our lifespan is determined by the length of our telomeres we are born with and how quickly deplete them.  People who exercise and do not overeat tend to may extend the life of their telomeres, reducing the rate at which they shorten, and live longer).  For a link to an article about anti-aging research, please click here.

Anti- Fungal, Viral, and Bacterial

It also has strong anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.  We are pleased to offer this pure version exclusively in a tasty, potent, highly absorbable patented glycerine base.  Because it is a natural whole food it is better absorbed can help promote absorption of glutathione and B-Vitamins. 

Anti-Parasitic

Anecdotally, it is reported that purslane is remarkably effective at expelling parasites when used consistently.  There is a current trend in autism treatment to focus on the removal of parasites.  Anecdotally many parents report significant improvements in their children when parasites are expelled.  It is likely that the majority of individuals on the spectrum have some form of intestinal dysbiosis which is likely to include parasites.  The more healthy the intestintal tract, the better food is digested, and the nutrients needed for optimal neurological development are available to the brain.  Purslane provides a gentle and humane approach to add to anti-parasitic protocols.  Purslane is used traditionally in some cultures to expel worms and other parasites (Ethnophysiology and herbal treatments of intestinal worms in Dominica, West Indies. Quinlan MB, Quinlan RJ, Nolan JM. J Ethnopharmacol. 2002 Apr;80(1):75-83.) and is also used in anti-parasitic protocols developed by herbalist Elsie Belcheff.

Studies indicating Potential Benefits of Purslane

Research indicates purslane:

  • fights MRSA (anti-biotic resistant staph) infections (Chan BC, Han XQ, Lui SL, Wong CW, Wang TB, Cheung DW, Cheng SW, Ip M, Han SQ, Yang XS, Jolivalt C, Lau CB, Leung PC, Fung KP. J Pharm Pharmacol. 2014 Sep 11).
  • protects against radition damage (Synergestic effect of aqueous purslane (Portulaca oleracea L.) extract and fish oil on radiation-induced damage in rats. Abd El-Azime AS, Hussein EM, Ashry OM. Int J Radiat Biol. 2014 Jun 18:1-7.)
  • is neuroprotectant (The neuroprotective effects of purslane (Portulaca oleracea) on rotenone-induced biochemical changes and apoptosis in brain of rat. Abdel Moneim AE. CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2013 Sep;12(6):830-41.)
  • has anti-glycation, pancreatic protective properties, lowering blood sugar (Improved glycemic control, pancreas protective and hepatoprotective effect by traditional poly-herbal formulation "Qurs Tabasheer" in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats. Ahmed D, Sharma M, Mukerjee A, Ramteke PW, Kumar V. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2013 Jan 10;13:10. doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-13-10.)
  • helps  to protect the intestinal tract ([Protective effect of purslane in a rat model of ulcerative colitis]. Huang Y, Dong L. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2011 Oct;36(19):2727-30. Chinese.)
  • helps protect the liver and kidneys
  • is an antiseptic (infection reducing), febrifuge (fever reducing), antispasmodic (suppresses spasms), diuretic (increases urination), vermifuge (expels parasitic worms) (Radhakrishnan, R., Zakaria, M., Islam, M., Chen, H., Kamil, M., Chan, K., Al-Attas, A., 2001; Xiang, L., Xing, D., Wang, W., Wang, R., Ding, Y., Du, L., 2005; Malek, F., Boskabady, M., Borushaki, M., Tohidi, M., 2004), anti-scorbutic, bronchodilator (Malek et al, 2004), anti-ascorbic, antipyretic (fever reducing), anti-asthmatic, and antitussive (cough suppressant) (Xiang et al, 2005; Malek et al, 2004; Islam, M., Zakaria, M., Radhakrishnan, R., Habibullah, M., Chan, K., 1998). Research has also revealed that purslane has an antifungal effect (Chang,K., Hwang, K., Mar, W., 2000; Oh, K., Chang, I., Hwang, K., 2000).
  • exhibits a wide range of pharmacological effects, including antibacterial (Zhang, X., Ji, Y., Qu, Z., Xia, J., Wang L., 2002), analgesic (pain reliever), anti-inflammatory (Chan, K., Islam, M., Kamil, M., Radhakrishnan, R., Zakaria, M., Habibullah, M., Attas, A., 2000), skeletal muscle- relaxant (Parry, O., Marks, J., Okwuasaba, F., 1993) and wound healing activities (Rashed, A., Afifi, F., Disi, A., 2003). One study indicated that Purslane accelerates the wound healing process by decreasing the surface area of the wound and increasing the tensile strength (Rashed et al, 2002). It has also been used on the treatment of dysentery, cancer and heart disease (Xu, X., Yu, L., Chen, G., 2006). As previously noted, purslane is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial in treating congenital heart disease (CHD) and certain cancers (Low, T., Rodd, T., 1994; Ezekwe, M., Omara-Alwala, T., Membrahtu, T., 1999; Liu et al, 2000). Another study showed purslane has a bioactive ingredient that has tumoricidal activity (William, G., 1991). Purslane may also be used to treat Parkinson’s disease because of its dopa content (Hegnauer, 1969).

Usage

As a dietary supplement, 1 teaspoon 3 times per day or as directed by your health care practitioner. 

Autism Coach recommended protocol:  Purslane does contain oxalic acid (as does spinach), which can be problematic for individuals with kidney stones.  Protocols using purslane often recommend taking Purslane also adding in to the daily diet natural ingredients that help to prevent and eliminate kidney stone formation. Natural ingredients that help to prevent and eliminate kidney stones include: lemon juice, parsley, watermelon (which makes a terrific juice), pomegranite, blueberries, and cranberries (the less sweet, the better - wouldn't recommend Ocean Spray, for example). Also helpful as support are supplementes containing dandelion root, milk thistle, and stinging nettle.  We hypothesize that the active ingredients in purslane, by helping the metabolic processes to work better, and eliminating intestinal pathogens that contribute to higher levels of oxalates, will actually lower levels of oxalates in the body over time.

 

* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.  This product is not intended to prevent, diagnose, cure or treat any disease.

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