Spotlight on: Longevity

I have been using YL products for 6 years, and over the last few years I have noticed that YL corporate educators (doctors, nurses, chemists, etc) all include Longevity in their daily regimen. Once I researched this product I knew why!

Spotlight on Young Living Longevity Capsules

Longevity softgels are a potent, proprietary blend of fat-soluble antioxidants. Longevity blend should be taken daily to strengthen the body’s systems to prevent the damaging effects of aging, diet, and the environment. Enriched with the pure essential oils thyme, orange, and now frankincense, Longevity protects DHA levels, a nutrient that supports brain function and cardiovascular health, promotes healthy cell regeneration, and supports liver and immune function. Longevity also contains clove oil, nature’s strongest antioxidant, for ultra antioxidant support.

ORAC values are something to pay attention to, but what are they??? ORAC tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. This was developed by the USDA researchers at Tufts University in Boston. This is the only test that measures the degree of free-radical inhibition of a food item!

Most of us think that berries such as blueberries and strawberries have high antioxidant values; however, most essential oils knock the food values out of the ballpark!

For instance here are some common values for food items:

Ningxia Wolfberries = 30,300 µTE/100g
Blueberries = 2,400 µTE/100g
Spinach = 1,400 µTE/100g
Carrots = 210 µTE/100g

Not bad. Now, look at the values of these oils:

Longevity Essential Oil = 1,500,000 µTE/100g
Clove Essential Oil = 1,078,700 µTE/100g
Myrrh Essential Oil = 379,800 µTE/100g
Fennel Essential Oil = 238,400 µTE/100g

Why are Antioxidants so Important? Antioxidants may protect the skin by attaching themselves to free radicals, which minimizes the potential harmful effects and is important for youthful-looking skin.

What is in Longevity Essential Oil? There are four therapeutic grade essential oils in Longevity essential oil. They are listed below along with a brief description of each oil.

Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia carteri) is high in sesquiterpenes which stimulates and oxygenates the limbic system of the brain which helps to elevate our mood and helps us relax.

Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis) is rich in the d-limonene and may support cellular function. Also has calming effects and may be used for feelings of peace.

Clove Essential Oil (Syzygium aromaticum) promotes a healthy immune response, and may support overall wellness An important ingredient in Young Living's Thieves blend, its principal constituent is eugenol.

Thyme Essential Oil (Thymus vulgaris CT thymol) as a dietary supplement, it is one of the strongest antioxidants known to man. Thyme supports the immune, respiratory, digestive, nervous, and other body systems. Known since ancient times as a medicinal herb, thyme contains large amounts of thymol.

Sources: www.youngliving.com, http://www.experience-essential-oils.com/longevity-essentia…

For further research go to www.ylsearch.com or even Google and look up: sesquiterpenes, boswellia carteri, d-limonene, eugenol, thymol

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