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Why use Super Seed?

The Critical Role of Dietary Fiber

The recognition of the importance of dietary fiber, like that found in Super Seed, has grown in prominence since as early as 1860. The advent of the technology for refining sugar was soon followed by the development of improved milling methods which began removing the fiber from flour. Prosperous, more industrialized countries were predominantly the beneficiaries of these new wonder foods.

Simultaneously, the populations of these countries began suffering en masse with digestive and bowel disorders. In the last 50 years, the prevalence of these and multiple related disorders have reached a critical peak. Foodstuffs have become so de-natured that they are almost unrecognizable from their whole, original state. Current statistics raise concerns regarding a diet lacking in dietary fiber:

  • Up to 100 million Americans suffer from various forms of digestive diseases with an estimated total in lost wages and medical costs of over $50 billion per year. Approximately 200,000 people miss work every day due to these disorders.

  • Health statistics show that more Americans are hospitalized with digestive tract disorders than any other group of diseases. These medical costs tower at more than $20 billion per year.

  • The annual sales of prescription and over the counter drug products for digestion related maladies has grown to $2.5 billion per year, increasing at a steady rate of 10% over the last decade, contributing substantially to our overall health care costs. These include laxatives, antacids, anti-hemorrhoidal and anti-diarrheal preparations.

Why is Fiber Important?

Choosing to supply your body with adequate dietary fiber on a daily basis is an important co-factor in bowel and colon health and consequently overall health. The following are some of the many essential functions that dietary fiber performs in the body:

  • Reduces risk of colon cancer

  • Assists in the excretion of cholesterol and triglycerides out of the body

  • Stimulates pancreatic enzyme activity

  • Stabilizes blood glucose levels by slowing the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar thereby creating a physical barrier between carbohydrates and the digestive enzymes that break them down

  • Aids in weight loss by providing a feeling of fullness

  • Reduces calorie absorption

  • May ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Enhances the absorption of bile acids and salts

  • May aid in the prevention of some metabolic diseases

  • Acts to improve conditions like sluggish bowel and constipation

  • May lower blood pressure, help decrease allergic response, and provide relief in inflammatory conditions

  • Important for the respiration of vital organs in transporting oxygen into the blood stream, cells, tissue and organs

  • Helps to maintain resilience and lubrication of the cells by binding with protein and cholesterol to form living membranes that hold body cells together

Super Seed is an excellent source of dietary fiber and also provides essential fatty acids required to maintain optimal health.

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