Properties of the components contained in PraëCell®

Soy extract – fermented multiple times

The soybeans that are used to make PraëCell are cultivated in an altitude of 1,600 meters and mature for an additional two months to ensure that their high nutritional value is maintained and guaranteed. The soy extract used in PraëCell goes through a unique atented fermentation procedure that ensures it is used in its optimal bioavailable form. Soybeans contain essential components including isoflavones as well as protease inhibitors, saponines, and more. These substances are considered “phytonutrients” and contain strong antioxidant and anti-cancerous properties. Numerous epidemiologic studies have revealed that certain cancers and cardiovascular diseases are rare in parts of Asia compared to Western countries, due to a soy-based diet. Numerous studies have attributed these positive effects to soy:

+ Positive impact on bone metabolism
+ Helps to reduce cholesterol
+ Supports health of cardiovascular system
+ Supports activities of our immune system
Natural prevention against cancer

Organic acerola extract

Acerola originates in South- and Central America and is also known as the “West Indian cherry.” It is a red fruit with a sour taste that is extremely rich in natural vitamin C. Vitamin C is not naturally produced by the body and needs to be regularly supplied to the body through nutritious food intake. Organic acerola provides 30 times more vitamin C than a lemon, and its organic extract differs greatly from synthetically produced ascorbic acid or vitamin C supplements as it contains many other natural plant substances that simultaneously aid the body’s function. Vitamin C supports the following processes:

+ Normalization of cholesterol levels
+ Healthy production of energy and lipid metabolism
+ Collagen cultivation
+ Important for the body’s own produced defense system
+ A balanced nervous system

Beta-glucan

Glucans made from yeast are especially vital essentials. These glucans are a reliable and effective supplement to aid optimal immune system function and help maintain a healthy cholesterol level. Glucans activate macrophages* that protect the body from antigens and diseases. The body’s immune system processes roughly one million genetic manipulations per second in order to continually monitor the body’s cells and presence of foreign cells. It is crucial to maintain balance in the immune system. This includes avoiding unnecessarily boosting the system, so that it is not able to attack its own cells (an important regenerative function), which can also lead to autoimmune diseases such as diabetes and rheumatism. Glucans are vital to the body as they optimize the immune system without unnecessary over-stimulation. Glucans provide:

+ Optimization of the immune system
+ Decrease cholesterol levels
+ Blood sugar control
+ Reduction of cardiac disease risk (coronary circulation)

*Macrophages (a certain type of white blood cells) are immune modulators that exist everywhere in the human body. They recognize foreign organisms (bacteria- or parasite-infected cells as well as abnormal cells and tumor cells). Their specific function is to recognize and kill infected and abnormal cells.

Selenium – cell protection – immune system – thyroid

The best available biological form of selenium is selenium yeast (selenomethionine). Selenium is a vitally important microelement that derives its name from the moon goddess “Selene”. Organically bound selenium is a central component of aliments such as yeast, garlic, mushrooms, offal, and fish. A sufficient supply of selenium ensures the body can carry out important tasks, and since it does not need to be metabolized by the body, the presence of Selenomethionine is immediate upon intake. Western farmland is a region that experiences a shortage of naturally present selenium. This is due to an increased content of heavy metal pollutants in the soil that prohibits plants from absorbing sufficient amounts of selenium. A selenium shortage in the human body is more widespread than generally recognized, especially for people in high pressure situations. High pressure situations imply people involved in heavy manual work, under stress, experiencing chronic indigestion as well as alcoholics. It can also however affect vegetarians and vegans. Recent research has proven direct connections between selenium shortage and specific diseases. The main functions of selenium are:

+ It protects body cell components as well as DNA from oxidative damage
+ It optimizes normal thyroid function
+ It supports the immune system

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an extremely important nutrient for our bones. It often takes the form of vitamin D3 (or cholecalciferol) that aids the differentiation of bone stem cells, the regulation of calcium levels, and metabolism of minerals such as calcium and phosphate that  contribute to the body’s regeneration as well as bone structure. Vitamin D is crucial to the differentiation and maturation of cells, including the T cell*,in the immune system. The body or organism produces less vitamin D with age. This, in addition to older people generally being exposed to less natural sunlight, means that increasing attention needs to be paid to ensure sufficient vitamin D intake. During menopause, women often susceptible to vitamin D deficiency, this can lead to osteomalacia as well as osteoporosis. Recent research relates vitamin D deficiency to a number of diseases including high blood pressure, infections, cancer, arthropathy, and diabetes. The major functions of vitamin D include:

+ Support of bone health
+ Support of the immune system

*T-cells are immune cells. The intensity of immune cells must continually maintained in order to, on the one hand  destroy cancerous cells and pathogens, and on the other repress autoimmunity responses against normal tissue. As a  result, the postproduction and maturation of T cells must be kept constant.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a liposoluble vitamin that is important for blood clotting, for a healthy cardiovascular system, and directly contributes to the body’s structure, its regeneration processes, as well as bone health. Scientists from Heidelberg observed nearly 25,000 participants between the ages of 35 and 64 years over a period of 10 years and found that a high intake of vitamin K2 decreased the risk of early death (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition). Vitamin K aids:

+ bone health
+ a healthy cardiovascular system
+ prevention of carcinosis

Zinc

Zinco is one of the indispensable (essential) trace elements. It plays a key role in metabolizing sugar, lipids, and proteins. Zinc is also equally important for cell growth and the development of genetic material, aiding crucial functions in our immune system as well as in our hormone metabolism. A metaanalysis of 15 published studies showed an alleviating and shortening effect on the common colds as well as flu. Zinc is not stored in the body and thus needs to be supplied to the body on a regular basis. Zinc:

+ is indispensable to many of the body’s enzymes
+ plays a central role in metabolism
+ functions as an active antioxidant
+ is important for the metabolism, e.g. in zinc-insulin complex