You can go a long time without giving your blood a second thought. Everyday your heart propels your blood through more than 60,000 miles of blood vessels carrying essential oxygen and nutrients to every part of your body and lugging away carbon dioxide and other waste.
A narrowing or blockage in any one of your body’s arteries or veins can create a traffic jam of catastrophic proportions—the nutrition and oxygen your body needs to survive is slowed or even stopped altogether. If the blockage happens in an artery leading to your heart, you suffer a heart attack. If the artery leads to your brain, you suffer stroke.
You may not die, but the quality of your life can change forever. Interestingly, the vast majority of survivors of heart attack, stroke, or aneurysm would have characterized themselves as in good health the day before. It’s hard to determine if you have a life-threatening blockage often until it’s too late.
Keeping your cardiovascular system free of the debris—commonly referred to as “plaque”—that can build up and narrow or close your arteries is crucial.
Unicity’s Cellular Essentials: Proven to Reduce Plaque Buildup in Arteries
Dr. Peter Verdegem, Unicity’s Chief Science Officer, conducted a clinical study of patients suffering from carotid artery disease. Carotid artery disease occurs when the major arteries in your neck become narrowed or blocked. These arteries, called the carotid arteries, supply your brain with blood. Your carotid arteries extend from your aorta in your chest to the brain inside your skull. Carotid artery disease is a serious health problem because it can cause a stroke.
Twenty-four carotid artery disease patients were monitored for a 12-month time period. Fourteen of the patients were given Cellular Essentials and ten patients were not given Cellular Essentials.
The 24 patients were evaluated at the start of the study using carotid ultrasonography. In this painless test, a small ultrasound probe is held to the neck. The probe emits high-frequency sound waves that bounce off of blood cells and blood vessels to show blood flow and problems with the structure of blood vessels. This test determines how open carotid arteries are and how quickly blood flows through them. Carotid ultrasonography detects most cases of carotid artery disease.
The change in the plaque buildup between the two groups of patients was significant. Those patients who supplemented with Cellular Essentials over the study period actually experienced an 18.2% reduction in plaque buildup, while non-users saw an increase of 5.5%
At the end of the 12-month time period the patients were once again evaluated by carotid ultrasonography.
The change in the plaque buildup between the two groups of patients was significant.
Those patients who supplemented with Cellular Essentials over the study period actually experienced an 18.2% reduction in plaque buildup, while non-users saw an increase of 5.5%.
Atheroma: Plaque in the Arteries
The inflammatory accumulation of atheroma, commonly referred to as “plaque,” in the arterial walls begins very early in age. Accumulation during the first five years of life is considered “normal,” though certainly unhealthy. “Fatty streaks” begin building in children between the ages of five and nine.
The buildup of plaque progresses silently in the arteries, year after year, undetectable in living persons. Over time, the additional accumulation of collagen and smooth muscle tissue forms a fibrous cap over the atheroma. As many as 10 types of tissues (e.g. dead cells, fibrous tissues, calcified cholesterol crystals, even ossified bone tissues) comprise a single strand of advanced atheroma.
As strands of atheroma expand, the arteries gradually stretch to compensate for the passage of blood. As blood forces its way past these lesions, ruptures occur and the fibrous caps detach, causing the spread of noxious debris into the bloodstream and a rapid clotting process over the inflamed lesion creating a blockage. These two effects are the primary mechanisms of heart attack or stroke.
Dr. Verdegem was invited to present the results of the study to the scientific and medical community at the 6th Annual Conference on
Coenzyme Q-10: Naturally produced in the body, this nutrient helps the body convert food into energy and is necessary for the health of all tissues and organs. As we age, levels of this nutrient in our bodies decline.
Folic Acid: A vitamin in the B family that helps nutritionally in maintaining cardiovascular function and a healthy circulatory system by maintaining healthy levels of homocysteine in your blood.*
L-Arginine, L-Carnitine, and L-Cysteine: Amino acids that support cell function and are also necessary for protein formation and healthy body systems.*
Pycnogenol®: A natural plant extract from the bark of the maritime pine tree which grows exclusively along the coast of southwest France. The extract has four basic properties – it’s a powerful antioxidant, acts as a natural anti-inflammatory, selectively binds to collagen and elastin, and finally, it aids in the production of endothelial nitric oxide which helps to vasodilate blood vessels.
Other Ingredients: Phosphate, Potassium, Selenium, and Vitamin E.
Ascorbyl Palmitate: A fat-soluble form of vitamin C shown to have a better storage capacity in the cells.
Calcium Ascorbate: A vitamin C salt of calcium that is a source of both calcium and vitamin C.
Citrus Bioflavonoids: Naturally derived from oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes, these nutrients promote absorption of vitamin C.
Magnesium Ascorbate: A vitamin C salt that supports the absorption and use of vitamin C.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid): Vital to the production of collagen molecules that provide the stability necessary for proper cardiovascular function.
What Makes Cellular Essentials so Effective?
Cellular Essentials combines two Unicity products Bio-C™ and Cardio-Basics® to produce these amazing results. Dr. Verdegem writes, “Cellular Essentials consists of a high dose of both water- and fat-soluble vitamin C, combined with amino acids, antioxidants, and vitamins and minerals. The vitamin C is essential to allow the body to repair weak spots in the vascular walls, because vitamin C serves as a prerequisite for collagen synthesis. Without this repair mechanism, the body produces a plaque to thicken the weak spot itself.
“The amino acids in Cellular Essentials serve as building blocks for the proteins that are needed to keep the vascular walls strong. In addition, antioxidants in Cellular Essentials prevent LDL cholesterol oxidation, which would speed up the atherosclerotic process.”
Cellular Essentials Effective on Coronary Arteries Also!
Dr. Wayne Moss Conducted Study of Cellular Essentials—on Himself!
Dr. Wayne Moss, Denver, CO. is a retired general, chest, and trauma surgeon, also spent part of his early medical career as a vascular surgeon and has witnessed firsthand the destruction that plaque buildup in arteries can cause.
When Dr. Moss became aware of the benefits of Cellular Essentials, he decided to put it to the test—on himself. Dr. Moss started his test by first taking an ultrafast cat scan (the ultrafast CT is also known as electron-beam tomography or EBT) at the Colorado Heart Imaging in July 1997.
Then, after one year of taking Cellular Essentials he took another ultrafast CT at the same institution using the same machine.
The final report on the results of the second test was signed by the medical director of the Colorado Heart Imaging Institution and dated August 10, 1998.
“Very strikingly, you have achieved what can be considered a reversal of heart disease over the past year. Specifically, you now have much fewer lesions since last year and an improvement in the calcium volume score. As described in the accompanying notice to our radiologist, this finding most assuredly means an important stabilization and improvement in your coronary health. Congratulations on your encouraging progress. Whatever you’re doing, keep up the good work.”
Then in December 2000, 29 months after the second ultrafast CT, Dr. Moss had the opportunity to be tested again. The results of his test, signed by the same physician who is now the medical director for the Colorado Heart Imaging institution, medical co-director of the Heart Scan in Houston, TX, and medical co-director of the Heart Scan in Washington, D.C.
“Dr. Wayne Moss has undergone three electron beam ultrafast CT scans on his coronary arteries at the Colorado Heart Imaging in Denver, Colorado. “Medical literature shows that individuals left untreated experience a worsening of his or her calcium volume score of about 35 percent per year. Treated appropriately, many people will generally show either regression of plaque or a slowing of progression, so the average worsening is about 14 percent per year.
“In July of 1997, Dr. Moss had a total calcium volume score of 368. This score significantly improved to a score of 308 one year later, representing true reversal of heart disease.
“Gratifyingly, a full 29 months later, December 2000, his coronary calcium volume score is essentially unchanged from his improved 1998 exam. Given the fact that the typical individual doubles his score in that time frame, we are very pleased that Dr. Moss has achieved such coronary stabilization. Again, we encourage Dr. Moss to continue the ‘heart healthy’ lifestyle, which obviously is providing such a proven benefit.”
Dr. Moss writes:
“I encourage everyone to include Cellular Essentials in your daily regimen and to share the news about the need for early prevention with everyone! Let’s share the benefits of these incredible products.”