2 fl. oz
Specialty Honokiol Supplement, Empower Natural Recovery Mechanisms, Limit Stress Damage, Balance Immune Defenses, Aid Detoxification, Elevate Outlook, Spark Recovery
- Organic Traditional Chinese Medicine extractions
- Organic hand-crafted food grade essential oils (copal’s)
- Organic natural nutrient delivery and chelation systems
Honokare is the outcome of their collaboration. It delivers therapeutic levels of twelve highly researched wellness-boosting ingredients. These include full-spectrum extracts of 5 organic and wild crafted roots and barks, 5 organic essential oils with synergistic cofactors all infused into a Humic and Fulvic acid solubilized solution (which increases absorption and bioavailability). As its name indicates, Honokare provides your body with an array of nutrients that are known to boost strength and support your body’s recovery mechanisms, especially when you need them most. This can be vitally important when your body systems are depleted or working overtime on the repair and recovery process. Current medical research focuses on the anti-cancer properties of many of the extracts within Honokare. These include Honokiol, Magnolol, Astragaloside, Gingerols, methoxyisoflavones, beta-lapachone, lapachol, taraxacin, saponins among others. It also works to balance and help keep your stress response and stress chemicals in check. This can be a great assistance when worry blocks relaxation and even sleep. This stress reduction can free up a lot of healing energy. Users report feeling “warm, physically and emotionally” within moments of use. These benefits can be tracked not only to the magnolia extracts but also to the high purity essential oil component, which brings with it the nurturing focus of tens of thousands of medicinal flowers.
Use in Cancer and Anxiety
Honokiol, a natural compound found in magnolia bark, is currently the subject of exciting cancer research. Other areas of study include use in treatment of anxiety and associated conditions. It is nontoxic, easily absorbed, and systematically available. Honokiol avoids immediate break-down by the liver (first pass effect) and crosses blood barriers that often exclude other compounds. Recent studies have explored honokiol and found validation for it as a treatment option for anxiety, cancer, peridontal disease, stroke, inflammation, and even weight loss.
Honokiol has been effective in vitro and in vivo against several types of cancers. It appears to turn off the division of some cancer cells while inducing others to kill themselves (apoptosis). It has antiangiogenesis properties (eliminating the blood supply to tumors) and some studies are recommending it as adjunct treatment with other types of chemotherapy.
Honokiol and Magnolol are capable of dispersing throughout the body. They remains in the body long enough to be effective. They are not quickly broken down by the liver or excreted. Both are small molecules, and they are able to penetrate lipid membranes of cells, increasing their ability to act on a cellular level.
Magnolia bark is generally used as an anti-stress and anti-anxiety agent. Medical research on two of its biphenol compounds (magnolol and honokiol), indicates that magnolia’s anti-stress benefits are linked to its ability to control levels of the body’s primary stress hormone, cortisol. Myriad health benefits are associated with normal cortisol levels versus elevated cortisol. Elevated cortisol levels are associated with conditions including obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, memory problems and suppressed immune function.
Research indicates that honokiol also selectively modulates GABA receptors. GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid) is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter for nervous tissue. Many sedatives work by targeting and attaching to GABA receptors in the brain. Honokiol has shown anti-anxiety effects while avoiding the side effects of many sedatives.
Japanese researchers have determined that the magnolol and honokiol components of Magnolia officinalis can be up to one thousand times more potent than alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) in their antioxidant activity, thereby offering a potential heart-health benefit and added free radical protection. Research has shown both magnolol and honokiol to possess powerful “brain-health” benefits via their actions in modulating the activity of various neurotransmitters and related enzymes in the brain (increased choline acetyltransferase activity, increased acetylcholine release and inhibition of acetylcholinesterase).
Medicinal Roots and Barks
Our proprietary extraction process has been used for the past 20 years to create custom extracts for practitioners of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). The process starts with whole roots and barks. This ensures complete active ingredient levels. The multi-stage extraction captures all the hot water and fat-soluble micronutrients from the five roots and barks chosen for Honokare. The focus is on Magnolia and Astragulus but includes a supportive complement of Dandelion root, Pau d’Arco bark and Ginger root. To deliver superior and untainted nutrients, no metal is used in the production process. All vessels and vats used are glass, and no solvents, additives or fillers are used.
Magnolia Bark Extracts
While magnolia bark has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 2000 years, only recently have researchers explored its components. Human, animal, and in vitro studies are confirming what traditional herbalists have already known about its safety and efficacy. A challenge with further exploration of simple molecules like honokiol is that it is easy to manufacture and already exists in nature. Thus there is little incentive for the pharmaceutical industry to invest in research. But there are several patents in process regarding modified honokiol molecules in the treatment of cancer and other conditions.
Astragulus root is one of the 50 fundamental Chinese medicinal herbs. It helps modulate the immune system and strengthens several organs while lowering blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Astragalus is an adaptogen, antipyretic, diuretic, tonic, uterine stimulant and vasodilator. Astragalus as an adjuvant therapy has been used in the treatment of cancer, prolapse of the uterus or anus, abscesses and chronic ulcers, chronic nephritis with oedema and proteinuria. Recent research has shown that the root can increase the production of interferon and macrophages and thus support normal immune function in cancer patients. Chinese studies show that patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy recover faster and live longer when given Astragulus root extract as an adjuvant therapy. The roots of 4 year old plants are harvested in the autumn and dried for use in the extraction process. Astragulus extracts are bactericidal, hypoglycaemic, hypotensive, cardiotonic and vasodilatory.
Dandelion root works by decongesting and restoring the liver. It does this by stimulating the flow of bile. Recent scientific investigation shows that dandelion root improves the body’s ability to eliminate cancer cells. Studies show possible anti-tumor activity and antioxidant action.
Wildcrafted Pau d’Arco Extract
Pau d’Arco is a natural herb retrieved from the inner bark of the Tabebuia Avellanedae or Tabebuia Impetiginosa, known as taheebo. The taheebo tree is grown predominantly in Central and South America, but may also be cultivated in southern Florida. Pau d’Arco, also known as ipe roxo or sometimes lapacho, has been used for centuries by the Indio tribes of South America, as well as the ancient Incas and Aztecs. Pau d’Arco tea or tinctures have had beneficial effects for cancer victims, anywhere from alleviation of chemotherapy symptoms to complete remission of tumors. An article published by Dr. Daniel B. Mowrey on Pau d’Arco stated that “Lapacho has produced clinical anti-cancer effects without side effects.” Candida Albicans, a fungus which causes yeast infections, has also been treated by the Pau d’Arco herb. Clinical studies also showed strong in vitro activity against various other bacteria, fungi and yeast, including: Aspergillus, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus, Helicobacter pylori (common cause of stomach ulcers), Brucella, tuberculosis, pneumonia, and dysentery. Antiviral properties have been displayed in vitro by Pau d’Arco against viruses such as: herpes I and II, influenza, polio virus and vesicular stomatitis virus. Pau d’Arco is also confirmed as being an anti-parasitic against various parasites, including: malaria, schistosoma, and trypanosome. Additionally, the herb has even demonstrated usefulness as an anti-inflammatory. Pau d’Arco bark has active principles, mainly lapachol, quercetin and other flavonoids. Once the Pau d’Arco inner bark is dried and shredded it can be made into a tea, which has a slight bitter or sour taste, and is brownish-colored. This herbal tea is used by many during the cold and flu season, and is a remedy for smoker’s cough.
Ginger Root Extract
Ginger can help with nausea, digestive problems, circulation and arthritis. Relief of nausea caused during pregnancy or by motion is one of the benefits of ginger root. Ginger is also known to have the ability to calm an upset stomach and to promote the flow of bile. Stomach cramps can be eased and circulation can also be improved. Ginger supports a healthy cardiovascular system by making platelets less sticky, which in turn reduces circulatory problems. Ginger oil used for massage can help relieve painful arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger is often included in many herbal decongestants and can help to minimize the symptoms of respiratory conditions, colds and allergies.
The Extraction Process
First, the oils within Magnolia bark, Astragulus root, Dandelion root, Pau d’Arco bark and Ginger root are concentrated without chemical solvents or heat stress. This oil is then recombined with a full-spectrum hydro-ethanolic (water and alcohol) extract of the same ingredients that assures full potency of all the active and cooperative fractions.
Our 12:1 extract involves a multi-stage extraction and concentration process using a time honored Traditional Chinese Medicine approach to give you the benefits of a standardized extract but with the added benefit of the coexisting compounds that may greatly enhance absorption and proper use in your body and provide your cells with balanced nutrition.
Compounds represented include Honokiol, Magnolol, Astragaloside, Gingerols, methoxyisoflavones, beta-lapachone, lapachol, taraxacin, saponins and isoflavonoids, sesquiterpene lactones (bitter substances), triterpenes, sterols (such as beta-sitosterol, beta-sitosterol-glucosides, taraxasterol, psi-taraxasterol, taraxerol, and taraxol), flavonoids (including apigenin-7-O-glucosides, luteolin-7-O-glucosides), mucilages, and inulin.
Our purpose is NOT to isolate out single ingredients, instead we rely on nature’s wisdom and provide the complete, complex full spectrum healing agents that these roots and herbs contain.
“Supercritical” means Super Purity, Super Potency, Broad Spectrum, and No Chemical Solvents. We don’t use synthesized additives or processing agents. In fact, the supercritical process is the gentlest way to extract these delicate plant compounds to best preserve their potency and stability. Our supercritical extraction process ensures that neither you nor the environment have to contend with chemical solvents.
The Essential Oil component
Essential oils concentrate the therapeutic properties of flowers and plants and can provide therapeutic benefits in very small amounts. Most have anti-bacterial and anti-pathogenic properties and have historically been used for stimulation, relaxation, pain-relief and healing. These are highly concentrated; it normally takes a few hundred kilos and sometimes a few tons of flowers to obtain a liter of essential oil. Thus pure organic and wildcrafted oils, undiluted, as ours are, can be very expensive and of course very effective. Another way to appreciate and understand the potency of essential oils is to look into their frequency. Everything in the universe vibrates at a specific frequency. Living creatures, plants, objects, everything has its own frequency, even disease. In 1992, Bruce Tainio of Tainio Technology, an independent division of Eastern State University in Cheney, Washington, built the first frequency monitor to determine the average frequency of the healthy human body. This was found to be is in the range of 62 to 72 Hz. When the frequency drops, the immune system is jeopardized. If it drops to 58 Hz, cold and flu symptoms start appearing, 55 Hz trigger diseases like Candida and at 52 Hz, it’s Epstein Bar. Cancer is at 42 Hz and below. The study of frequencies raises questions regarding the substances we ingest or absorb on a daily basis. Many pollutants lower our body frequency. Processed or canned foods can have a frequency of close to zero. Fresh produce has up to 15 Hz, dried herbs from 12 to 22 Hz, and fresh herbs from 20 to 27 Hz. Pure essential oils start at a frequency of 52 Hz and can go up as high as 320 Hz. Clinical research shows that essential oils have the highest frequency of any natural substance known to man. They create a condition where bacteria, virus, fungus and disease simply cannot survive.
Organic Black Cumin Oil
It has been reported that the Prophet Mohammed stated: “Black cumin heals every disease except for death.” Because of its complex chemical structure (more than one hundred active ingredients) it has positive effects on the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, immune, and urinary systems. Recent research has verified claims that it strengthens and stabilizes the immune system and is effective in the treatment of asthma, allergies, and other immune disorders as well as numerous skin conditions ranging from acne and Rosacea to psoriasis. Black cumin has helped with bronchial spasm, spasmodic coughs, muscle pain, osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, the accumulation of fluids or toxins, poor circulation, lymphatic congestion, mumps, glandular swelling, colic, dyspepsia, flatulence, colitis, colic, indigestion, constipation, frigidity, debility, migraine, tiredness, nervous exhaustion, insomnia and lethargy.
Organic Lemon Oil
Aids digestive problems, cleansing of the lymphatic system, soothes mouth ulcers, herpes, stimulating to the brain, clears thought, aids concentration, fever reduction, infectious diseases, colds, throat infection, asthma, anemia, heart-burn, varicose veins, tightens blood vessels, gout, rheumatism, uterine infections and intestinal parasites. Beneficial for an air disinfectant, the immune system (may stimulate red and white blood cell formation), acne, brittle nails, boils, corns, gland stimulation and purification, warts, arthritis, cellulitis, nervous conditions, high blood pressure, nosebleeds (stops bleeding), obesity (congestion), poor circulation, rheumatism, gallstones, bronchitis, dyspepsia and flu. Also relieves anxiety, astringent, antiseptic, anti-infectious, antibacterial, blood thinner, emotional clarity. Aromatic Influences: For detoxification related healing, physical energy and purification. Promotes spiritual and psychic awareness, promotes connection between spirit (consciousness) and soul, use for conflict in thoughts and intellect.
Organic Peppermint Oil
Benefits the respiratory system, opens the sensory system, for stimulation, strengthening, shock, fever, headache, migraine, antiseptic, throat infection, colds and flu. Beneficial for asthma, bronchitis, itchy skin, anti-spasmodic, inflammation, swelling, sinuses, anti-bacterial, jet lag, chronic fatigue syndrome, colic, cramp, fatigue, nervous stress, vertigo, toothache, acne, ringworm, heartburn, diarrhea, indigestion, motion sickness, nausea, halitosis, varicose veins, arthritis, menstrual regularity, hot flashes, liver problems, dispels pride, inferiority. It mixes well with almost all oils. Aromatic Influences: Boost mental energy, relieve mental fatigue, increases alertness, improve concentration, reduce fevers.
Humic Acid as a Delivery System
Humic acid, a complex plant-derived energy rich molecule, provides many nutritional benefits. It’s a foundational carbon complex with thousands of negatively charged ion exchange points. Think of it as a train with many cars. These cars are loaded with bio-available minerals and other plant-derived nutrients (and in this case it carries many of the minerals and active components from the roots and herbs) which are made available to the cells. Upon reaching the cell, the nutrients in the cars are selected as needed, and then, with numerous negatively charged cars empty, it loads itself with metallic, non-digestible minerals, and other toxins which it takes out to the trash. Fulvic acid molecules, also derived from plants, are known to condition the cell wall increasing its permeability. This automatically boosts nutrient absorption and cellular hydration. Whenever minerals come into contact with Fulvic acid, in a water medium, they are naturally dissolved into an ionic form. Once the minerals meld into the Fulvic acid complex they become bioactive and bioavailable. Unlike Humic acids, whose molecules are large and complex, Fulvic acid is composed of very small molecules which can access tiny deposits of toxicity that the Humic and Zeolite alone cannot reach.