Mostly Blood Type O
Some Blood Type B
Peter D'Adamo, ND, MIFHI
Copyright 2009-2011. All rights reserved.
Portions excerpted from The GenoType Diet (Broadway Books, New York, NY)
Gatherer Activator is rich in herbs which minimize tissue glycation and healthy blood sugar control.
Gatherer Activator Supplement Strategy:
- Carnosine: Carnosine is a small molecule composed of the amino acids histidine and alanine. Carnosine is found in relatively high concentrations in several body tissues—most notably in skeletal muscle, heart muscle, nerve tissue and brain. Studies indicate that carnosine has antioxidant potential. Carnosine has been called a longevity nutrient since laboratory studies indicate that it can delay glycation damage and tissue senescence and provoke cellular rejuvenation.
- Yerba Mate: This Amazon herb contains theobromine, the mood-lifting
xanthine also present in chocolate, which helps to naturally enhance one's
mood. Yerba mate is in extensive use in South America where it is used as a
coffee substitute to enhance sustained energy, appetite control and mental
clarity. Yerba Mate is also one of the best herbs at keeping tissue glycation
at healthy levels.
- Salacia: The herb Salacia Oblogna Root has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of blood sugar imbalances. Salacia plays an important role in supporting natural carbohydrate metabolism and in maintaining the homeostasis of lipid metabolism. The inhibition of these substances is thought to decrease blood glucose levels.
- Quercetin: A powerful natural antioxidant, quercetin has beneficial effects on the proper processing of sugar, removing byproducts and enhancing tissue health.
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Gatherer Catalyst is a combination of Coleus Forskohlii Root Extract, Magnolia Bark (Houpu) and Salvia (Dan Shen). It is designed to provide: A broad spectrum of cell normalization support, help the body's ability to achieve relief from occasional stress and provide powerful anti-oxidant protection.
Gatherer Catalyst Strategy:
Magnolia Extract: Magnolia bark (Magnolia officinalis) is a traditional
Chinese medicine that has been used for thousands of years to treat "stagnation
of qi" (low energy), help ease digestion, and support emotional well-being. Our
Magnolia Extract is a standardized herbal extract made from the bark of the Magnolia
officinalis tree. Research has indicated that magnolia extract has a calming
effect and helps reduce occasional tension in part by binding to adenosine and
GABA receptors. In addition, animal studies suggest that magnolia extract may
promote positive mood and calm occasional physical and emotional stress. Because
of its cortisol modulating effects, Magnolia may help with controlling binge
eating when stressed.
Coleus forskohlii: Coleus forskohlii root extract causes a shift from a more fatty body mass to a more lean body mass, which improves overall health.
Lipoic Acid: Lipoic Acid is found inside every cell of the body, where it helps generate the energy that keeps us alive and functioning. Lipoic acid is a key part of the metabolic machinery that turns glucose (blood sugar) into energy for the body's needs. Lipoic acid is an antioxidant, which means that it neutralizes naturally occurring but harmful chemicals known as free radicals.
Methylcobalamin: This is the 'biologically active' form of vitamin B12.
Methylcobalamine helps promote proper nerve function, helps strengthen the blood,
and enhances DNA repair (methylation).
Iodine: Iodine from kelp (Fucus vesiculosis) helps normalize the thyroid
and enhance the metabolism. Many “kelp” and “bladder wrack” supplements are not
Fucus vesiculosis, and are not as effective. Fucus blocks many lectins from attaching
to the body's cells. Our Fucus product is the highest quality, organic, freeze
dried, and unlike the tinctures, high in fucose.
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CLA Formula (Gatherer Synergis)t
CLA Formula (Gatherer Synergist) was designed to offset their metabolic
thrifty tendencies by enhancing muscle growth and increasing insulin sensitivity.
The best lipid source for this activity is Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA).
CLA Formula (Gatherer Synergist) Supplement Strategy:
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) CLA reduces fat and preserves muscle tissue.
According to the research project manager, an average reduction of six pounds
of body fat was found in the group that took CLA, compared to a placebo group.
CLA has been shown to decrease abdominal fat and lowers insulin resistance. CLA
also enhances the immune system—many studies have shown that CLA seems
to possess significant cancer preventive effects.
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