There are many products already on the market that have mixes of fruits, vegetables, enzymes, etc. Most of these products appear to put everything that has ever gotten good press into one mix. Unfortunately, in clinical practice these seem to rarely work well with patients, often causing as many health issues as they “claim” to help. With this in mind, we weren’t sure we would be able to make a product to meet our criteria. We started by buying small amounts of most of the individual ingredients found in other products and doing blind evaluation on 50 patients, checking each sample individually for efficacy. We wanted to include only those ingredients that helped close to 100% of patients.
Using these criteria in our testing, we found whole categories of items that did not work with the vast majority of patients. These categories included the algaes (spirulina, chlorella, etc.), grass juices (wheatgrass, barleygrass, etc.), fungal derived enzymes, and pro-biotics. All of these have their place but again we wanted something that would benefit close to 100% of patients. Unfortunately, most of the above mentioned ingredients appear in most fruit/vegetable blends on the market. We also found the majority of patients did not benefit on alfalfa which is often found in these types products.
After much experimentation we settled on 7 ingredients (from an initial batch of 60) and then blended them in varying ratios to obtain optimum results. This is an interesting product because, as with each other Supreme Nutrition Products, every new batch must pass the same testing to be released on the market (this has not always been easy, especially with Morinda Supreme, as many samples had to be rejected). With 7 ingredients in TheraSupreme - we may find it necessary at times to make slight variations in the ingredient list due to possible unavailability of raw materials that pass our testing.
The first batch was given to 10 people who took it over a period of time so we could test it for tolerance, taste and effect. It passed our tests but by then some of the ingredients were no longer available so we had to wait for new harvests and evaluate. It is a fun but at times frustrating and lengthy process. We finally have a complete product that passed all our tests that is now available to you.
TheraSupreme has the following 7 ingredients: bilberry, blueberry, elderberry, pomegranate, asparagus, black radish, and cilantro (coriander). All have been tested to be free of pesticide residue (We actually like this better than most organic classifications as some organic food is grown on land with a long history of pesticide use and has had only a few years without pesticides).
What makes this product unique is a few things:
1) Each ingredient and batch must pass stringent Clinical and Applied Kinesiology testing
2) No added grass juices, algaes or fungal derived enzymes as they do not work well on the majority of patients in our tests
3) An all encompassing fruit/vegetable blend containing plants with many different nutrients, colors, phytochemicals, etc.
We feel for the sensitive patient this can act like taking a multi-vitamin and for everyone it can supply many phyto-nutrients that we do not get in our daily diet. It will also help boost our nutrient levels and over all immunity, health, and wellbeing.
In addition to increasing nutrient levels it also often helps detoxify chemicals and metals, is antimicrobial, and act as a very complete product that almost everyone will benefit from. Professional athletes have reported taking Thera Supreme during the season and not gotten a cold or the flu when everyone else in the locker room succumbed to them.
Many patients who suffer from nightshade (solanine) sensitivity report having symptomatic relief while taking Thera Supreme.
About the individual ingredients:
Bilberry- high in anthocyanin pigments, high in antioxidants, helps prevent atherosclerosis, reportedly helpful for night vision, macular degeneration and some heart conditions and other vascular disorders (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
Blueberry- recent studies suggest blueberries may be useful in reducing cancer risk, slowing the cognitive decline in Alzheimer, controlling blood pressure and prevention of urinary tract infections (6, 7, 8, 9). It can also be a good source of vitamin K as well as manganese (10).
Elderberry- another rich source of anti-oxidants and various phytonutrients - it has been shown to have anti-viral activity especially against certain strains of influenza (11, 12, 13). A good source of carotenoids and other nutrients.
Pomegranate- potent anti-oxidant with significant amounts of vitamins A, C, E, and folic acid (14, 15, 16). It also helps thin the blood and lower cholesterol (17).
Asparagus-supplies vitamins A,C,E, iodine, folic acid (18, 19, 20, 21). Traditionally it has been used to strengthen the genito-urinary system and more recently has been used to help in people with various forms of cancer (22, 23).
Black radish-one of the greatest detoxifiers and an activator of liver detoxification enzymes (24, 25).
Coriander/Cilantro -contains an antioxidant that helps prevent animal fats from turning rancid (26). It is also mildly anti-bacterial and anti-fungal and used by some to chelate mercury and other heavy metals (27, 28, 29, 30).
We recommend 2 caps 2 - 3 times daily.
1. Talavéra, S., Felgines, C., Texier, O., Besson, C., Mazur, A., Lamaison, J. L., & Rémésy, C. (2006). Bioavailability of a bilberry anthocyanin extract and its impact on plasma antioxidant capacity in rats. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 86(1), 90-97.
2. Mauray, A., Felgines, C., Morand, C., Mazur, A., Scalbert, A., & Milenkovic, D. (2012). Bilberry anthocyanin-rich extract alters expression of genes related to atherosclerosis development in aorta of apo E-deficient mice. Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, 22(1), 72-80.
3. Lee, J., Lee, H. K., Kim, C. Y., Hong, Y. J., Choe, C. M., You, T. W., & Seong, G. J. (2005). Purified high-dose anthocyanoside oligomer administration improves nocturnal vision and clinical symptoms in myopia subjects. British journal of nutrition, 93(06), 895-899.
4. Fursova, A., Gesarevich, O. G., Gonchar, A. M., Trofimova, N. A., & Kolosova, N. G. (2004). [Dietary supplementation with bilberry extract prevents macular degeneration and cataracts in senesce-accelerated OXYS rats]. Advances in gerontology= Uspekhi gerontologii/Rossiiskaia akademiia nauk, Gerontologicheskoe obshchestvo, 16, 76-79.
5. Žiberna, L., Lunder, M., Može, Š., Vanzo, A., & Drevenšek, G. (2009). Cardioprotective effects of bilberry extract on ischemia-reperfusion-induced injury in isolated rat heart. BMC Pharmacology, 9(Suppl 2), A55.
6. Neto, C. C. (2007). Cranberry and blueberry: evidence for protective effects against cancer and vascular diseases. Molecular nutrition & food research, 51(6), 652-664.
7. Joseph, J. A., Arendash, G., Gordon, M., Diamond, D., Shukitt-Hale, B., Morgan, D., & Denisova, N. A. (2003). Blueberry supplementation enhances signaling and prevents behavioral deficits in an Alzheimer disease model. Nutritional neuroscience, 6(3), 153-162.
8. Shaughnessy, K. S., Boswall, I. A., Scanlan, A. P., Gottschall-Pass, K. T., & Sweeney, M. I. (2009). Diets containing blueberry extract lower blood pressure in spontaneously hypertensive stroke-prone rats. Nutrition Research, 29(2), 130-138.
9. Lacombe, A., Wu, V. C., White, J., Tadepalli, S., & Andre, E. E. (2012). The antimicrobial properties of the lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) fractional components against foodborne pathogens and the conservation of probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus. Food microbiology, 30(1), 124-131.
10. Booth, S. L., Pennington, J. A., & Sadowski, J. A. (1996). Food Sources and Dietary Intakes of Vitamin K-1 (Phylloquinone) in the American Diet: Data From the PDA Total Diet Study. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 96(2), 149-154.
11. Netzel, M., Strass, G., Herbst, M., Dietrich, H., Bitsch, R., Bitsch, I., & Frank, T. (2005). The excretion and biological antioxidant activity of elderberry antioxidants in healthy humans. Food Research International, 38(8), 905-910.
12. Roschek Jr, B., & Alberte, R. S. (2008). Pharmacokinetics of cyanidin and anti-influenza phytonutrients in an elder berry extract determined by LC-MS and DART TOF-MS. Online Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics, 4, 1-17.
13. Zakay-Rones, Z., Thom, E., Wollan, T., & Wadstein, J. (2004). Randomized study of the efficacy and safety of oral elderberry extract in the treatment of influenza A and B virus infections. Journal of International Medical Research, 32(2), 132-140.
14. Gil, M. I., Tomás-Barberán, F. A., Hess-Pierce, B., Holcroft, D. M., & Kader, A. A. (2000). Antioxidant activity of pomegranate juice and its relationship with phenolic composition and processing. Journal of Agricultural and Food chemistry, 48(10), 4581-4589.
15. Opara, L. U., Al-Ani, M. R., & Al-Shuaibi, Y. S. (2009). Physico-chemical properties, vitamin C content, and antimicrobial properties of pomegranate fruit (Punica granatum L.). Food and Bioprocess Technology, 2(3), 315-321.
16. LI, Yun-feng, et al. “Study on the Extraction of Antioxidants in Pomegranite Peel and its antioxidant activities in vitro [J].” Acta Nutrimenta Sinica 2 (2004): 018.
17. Aviram, M., Rosenblat, M., Gaitini, D., Nitecki, S., Hoffman, A., Dornfeld, L., ... & Hayek, T. (2004). Pomegranate juice consumption for 3 years by patients with carotid artery stenosis reduces common carotid intima-media thickness, blood pressure and LDL oxidation. Clinical Nutrition, 23(3), 423-433.
18. Crist, J. W., & Dye, M. (1929). The Association of Vitamin A With Greenness in Plant Tissue II. The Vitamin A content of Asparagus. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 81(3), 525-532.
19. García-Closas, R., Berenguer, A., Tormo, M. J., Sánchez, M. J., Quiros, J. R., Navarro, C., ... & Gonzalez, C. A. (2004). Dietary sources of vitamin C, vitamin E and specific carotenoids in Spain. British Journal of Nutrition, 91(06), 1005-1011.
20. Dietz, C. (1938). Iodine Content of Some Ohio Vegetables. Journal of Food Science, 3(3), 359-365.
21. Bailey, L. B., Rampersaud, G. C., & Kauwell, G. P. (2003). Folic acid supplements and fortification affect the risk for neural tube defects, vascular disease and cancer: evolving science. The Journal of Nutrition, 133(6), 1961S-1968S.
22. Christina, A. J. M., Ashok, K., Packialakshmi, M., Tobin, G. C., Preethi, J., & Murugesh, N. (2005). Antilithiatic effect of Asparagus racemosus Willd on ethylene glycol-induced lithiasis in male albino Wistar rats. Methods and findings in experimental and clinical pharmacology, 27(9), 633-638.
23. Shao, Y., Chin, C. K., Ho, C. T., Ma, W., Garrison, S. A., & Huang, M. T. (1996). Anti-tumor activity of the crude saponins obtained from asparagus. Cancer letters, 104(1), 31-36.
24. Hanlon, P. R., Webber, D. M., & Barnes, D. M. (2007). Aqueous extract from Spanish black radish (Raphanus sativus L. Var. niger) induces detoxification enzymes in the HepG2 human hepatoma cell line. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 55(16), 6439-6446.
25. Scholl, C., Eshelman, B. D., Barnes, D. M., & Hanlon, P. R. (2011). Raphasatin is a more potent inducer of the detoxification enzymes than its degradation products. Journal of food science, 76(3), C504-C511.
26. Ertas, O. N., Guler, T., Ciftci, M., Dalkilic, B., & Yilmaz, O. (2005). The effect of a dietary supplement coriander seeds on the fatty acid composition of breast muscle in Japanese quail. Revue de médecine vétérinaire, 156(10), 514.
27. Kubo, I., Fujita, K. I., Kubo, A., Nihei, K. I., & Ogura, T. (2004). Antibacterial activity of coriander volatile compounds against Salmonella choleraesuis. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 52(11), 3329-3332.
28. Silva, F., Ferreira, S., Duarte, A., Mendonça, D. I., & Domingues, F. C. (2011). Antifungal activity of Coriandrum sativum essential oil, its mode of action against Candida species and potential synergism with amphotericin B. Phytomedicine, 19(1), 42-47.
29. Karunasagar, D., Krishna, M. B., Rao, S. V., & Arunachalam, J. (2005). Removal and preconcentration of inorganic and methyl mercury from aqueous media using a sorbent prepared from the plant Coriandrum sativum. Journal of hazardous materials, 118(1), 133-139.
30. Georgiou, G. J. (2005). The discovery of a unique natural heavy metal chelator. EXPLORE-MOUNT VERNON-, 14(4), 42.