What Tikva Users Have To Say


I have been taking these ingredients for over 1 year now.  It has been great!

My blood pressure went from 160/101 to 115/75.  My total cholesterol went from over 300 to 201.  This all happened in less than 6 months after taking these ingredients.  

Carter R.


My husband and I wanted to let you know what our experience with these ingredients has been, even at this early stage. This Wednesday marks 4 weeks on the drink.

Daniel is 42. His health is good except for the high blood pressure. He's been on Lisinopril and Indapam for about two years. He became a living zombie. It was a struggle for him some days to get the dishes washed and unload the dishwasher. He had almost every side effect listed for these drugs. In looking back, we realized that he is someone that is extremely sensitive to medicine and responds very quickly to them (either way).

We received the shipment on Wednesday, March 16th, and he began taking it.
His energy began coming back the following Monday, and has remained (and gotten better).

On Friday, April 1 he had to
stop taking the diuretic medicine because his blood pressure was dropping too low. Once this diuretic was stopped, everything leveled out within the target range.

He began having another symptom of skin rash/eczema and I got on the Internet to find out more about ACE inhibitors. Once we found out it was based on the venom of a Brazilian pit viper snake, the symptoms he's been experiencing were completely understandable.

He's now cut his ACE inhibitor in half, and is still in the target range on the blood pressure. We feel like that with a bit more time on the formula, he will be off of these medicines.

These ingredients have given me my husband back.

Thank you so much!

Best regards,
Ann and Dan R .



I am 45 years old and have been diagnosed with having high blood pressure (150 over 93). Because of my medical plan changing I have seen several different doctors, over a 2 year period, all are family practitioners. Each doctor prescribed different blood pressure medicine which I took and followed there direction. I saw no difference in my blood pressure. My biggest problem was with the side effects of each drug.

Then my life changed when I started taking these ingredients. I have seen my blood pressure drop to 125 over 79 in 2.5 months. I no longer take blood pressure prescription medication and my doctor considers my blood pressure to be normal, I agree. Thank you.

Brent M.



My mom died of a stroke at age fifty... My oldest brother died of a congenital heart problem at football practice at 16. My dad died at seventy of heart problems after suffering with bad circulation that limited, for many years, his ability to walk.

At age sixty I am 5' 9" and 163 lbs. I had been working out at a gym for six months and had all but eliminated alcohol. At an annual physical in early March, I was disappointed to learn that my blood pressure, for which I had been taking metoprolol, was 168/98.My doctor, an internal medicine guy who was tired of seeing his patients going down with heart attacks and strokes, made it clear that he viewed me as a "walking time bomb." Given the family history that I have to work with, it was impossible to argue and I put up only modest resistance when he prescribed Lipitor. Soon after I began taking these ingredients my daily readings began to go steadily down and the most recent lab results show:

LDL at 72 or one half of what it was a month ago

HDL 49, up 6 from a month ago

Triglycerides 82, down from 102

Blood pressure at 123/68.

My doctor was delighted. Me too. If the trend continues, he has promised to review the need for Lipitor and maybe even metoprolol. I will be one happy man to see those things go.

Regards,
Steve


Selenium

Protect Against Cardiovascular Diseases, Atherogenesis, and the Metabolic Syndrome
Protect Against Heart Attack And Stroke
Antioxidant Power
Guard against cataracts and macular degeneration
 
Help Relieve Symptoms Of Athritis
 
Promote Healing Of Cold Sores





What Is It?

The trace Mineral selenium makes its way into our bodies because it is contained in certain foods. Over time, it becomes part of nearly every cell, with particularly high concentrations in the kidneys, liver, pancreas, spleen, and testes.

Only over the past two decades have scientists begun to understand just what a vital role selenium plays in numerous biological functions. Perhaps its most crucial job is to prevent disease.

Selenium has many tasks to perform in the body. It helps to boost the immune system and fight off infection, providing a general increase in the body's defense against dangerous bacteria, and viruses. On a basic cellular level, every cell in the body needs a particular Hormone from the thyroid gland that selenium helps to convert to an active form.

Perhaps the most famed use of selenium in supplement form is as an Antioxidant; it helps to mop up dangerous molecules known as Free radicals that can damage and alter healthy cells. It has also been recommended for staving off the effects of aging.

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Health Benefits

Cardiovascular Diseases, Atherogenesis, and the Metabolic Syndrome

The exciting evidence for selenium’s effectiveness in preventing inflammatory diseases has led scientists to explore its protective effects against other conditions involving oxidative damage. Many of these conditions were previously considered to be “natural” consequences of aging. With the discovery that atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity, and type II diabetes—components of the so-called “metabolic syndrome—are all caused or exacerbated by oxidant stress, selenium may prove to have a valuable preventive and therapeutic role in these conditions as well.

Patients with acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) have been shown to have lower levels of selenium in their plasma, red blood cells, and urine compared to control subjects. Selenium concentrations are also low in some patients with endothelial dysfunction, the inflammatory-mediated precursor to atherosclerosis and hypertension. Supplementation with selenium has been shown to reverse specific chemical markers of endothelial dysfunction. In addition, selenium may help protect against congestive heart failure.

Oxidative stress is both a cause and consequence of chronic renal failure. Patients who suffer form this condition experience exceptionally high levels of cardiovascular disease and death, as well as impaired immune function. Selenium levels are markedly reduced in these patients. Selenium deficiency is especially pronounced in patients on kidney dialysis, who lose considerable amounts of selenium during the dialysis process. This renders them even more vulnerable to further oxidative damage to their cardiovascular systems. Selenium supplementation in dialysis patients has been used successfully to reduce oxidative stress, and has actually been shown to improve immune function as well.

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Protect against heart attack and stroke

Selenium may decrease the "stickiness" of the blood, lessening its tendency to clot and thus reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke. In addition, the mineral may encourage healthy heart function by increasing the proportion of HDL ("good") cholesterol to LDL ("bad") cholesterol. People who have already had a heart attack or a stroke, or who smoke, appear to benefit the most from selenium.

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Antioxidant Power

Some population surveys have suggested an association between lower antioxidant intake and a greater incidence of heart disease. Evidence also suggests that oxidative stress from free radicals, which are natural by-products of oxygen metabolism, may promote heart disease. For example, it is the oxidized form of low-density lipoproteins (LDL, often called "bad" cholesterol) that promotes plaque build-up in coronary arteries. Selenium is one of a group of antioxidants that may help limit the oxidation of LDL cholesterol and thereby help to prevent coronary artery disease. Currently there is insufficient evidence available to recommend selenium supplements for the prevention of coronary heart disease; however, the SU.VI.MAX study mentioned earlier is looking at the effects of antioxidant nutrients such as selenium on heart disease.

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Guard against cataracts and macular degeneration.

Selenium may help prevent the two most common causes of impaired vision and blindness in older Americans--cataracts and macular degeneration--by providing antioxidant actions that fight free radicals. It's these free radicals, after all, that often damage the eye's lens (the site of cataracts) and the macula at the center of the eye's retina (the site of macular degeneration).

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Selenium and arthritis

Surveys indicate that individuals with rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and loss of function in joints, have reduced selenium levels in their blood. In addition, some individuals with arthritis have a low selenium intake.

The body's immune system naturally makes free radicals that can help destroy invading organisms and damaged tissue, but that can also harm healthy tissue. Selenium, as an antioxidant, may help to relieve symptoms of arthritis by controlling levels of free radicals. Current findings are considered preliminary, and further research is needed before selenium supplements can be recommended for individuals with arthritis.

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Promote healing of cold sores and shingles.

When the herpes virus erupts from a dormant state in the body, painful cold sores and shingles may appear. Selenium, an immune-system booster, may help suppress this kind of eruption. Interestingly, findings published in Agriculture Research indicate that mice with low levels of selenium or Vitamin E were particularly prone to herpes virus outbreaks.

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