GNLD Tre-en-en lipid and sterol whole grain concentrates

What’s the connection between GNLD Tre-en-en grain concentrates and sliced bread?

If you’re old enough, you’ll remember bread didn’t come in a plastic bag, already sliced. Instead, you had to slice it yourself. And it was quite an art not to hack off wedge-shapes, but to get the slices nice and even like these…

slices of bread

And if it wasn’t eaten the day it was bought, the next day it was a bit hard and stale, and not long after that it grew a green fur.

Now bread stays spongy for weeks in its plastic bag. So what’s changed?

It all started when food scientists discovered the parts of wheat grains the green fuzz on bread loves.

And then they worked out how they could remove those components so the fuzz wouldn’t grow, which enabled bread and other processed grain products to have a much, much longer shelf life.

Great for the bottom line, but not so great for our health!

Modern flour is still made from wheat like this…

ear of wheat

ear of wheat

But fine milling and processing reduces 13 key nutrients, including vitamin E, and the lipids and sterols, by as much as 93%.

And the manufacturers replace only 5 of the 13 lost nutrients, even sometimes labelling their bread ‘enriched’!

Similar processes to prolong the shelf-life of rice and soya products removes valuable nutrients from them, as well.

The result of all this manipulation is a shortage of lipids and sterols in foods derived from grains. And that adversely impacts on our health.

Why do we need plant lipids and sterols?

Lipids and sterols from whole grains are important ingredients of the recipe our body uses to build every cell inside us. Lipids and sterols actually form part of the structure of cell walls (also called cell membranes).

It’s the cell wall itself that controls what passes through it, into the inside of the cell. And the cell wall also has the job of allowing out the waste products of cell metabolism.

Cell membrane permeability, which governs how well the cell walls do their jobs,  is therefore a very important aspect of overall health and vitality.

There’s a downloadable report about how and why health starts with our cells, here (pdf. 1.62MB)

The body makes cell walls with whatever fat we give it

When plant lipids and sterols are available in the diet, they’re incorporated into the cell membranes, and the membranes are supple and flexible, allowing in all the nutrients the cell needs to function at its best.

healthy cell with supple cell wall

healthy cell membrane, allowing nutrients in, and wastes out

In contrast, if the fat we eat is mainly saturated fat from things like hamburgers, our cell membranes are stiff and not very permeable.

The cell can’t get all the nutrients it needs, and it can’t get rid of the waste it produces. The cell is a sluggish, tired cell. And if all our cells are sluggish and tired, guess what?… we are sluggish and tired, too!

sluggish cell

stiff, reduced permeability of cell wall hinders proper nutrient inflow and waste outflow

GNLD to the rescue…

GNLD Tre-en-en is a unique blend of the lipids and sterols from whole wheat, rice, and soy beans that are missing from processed food. It’s cholesterol free, too.

GNLD Tre en en grain concentrates

Benefits of Tre-en-en

Energy levels

Inside us, there isn’t a central ‘furnace’ where all our energy is made. Instead, every cell is responsible for making its own energy. And to do that cells need a host of nutrients, all of which must pass through the cell walls into the tiny energy-producing furnaces inside each cell (called mitochondria).

Supplementing with GNLD Tre-en-en ensures we get the lipids and sterols missing from modern processed food.

Then, as our body makes new cells to replace the old ones, we’ll have more and more of the vibrant cells, and less and less of the old sluggish ones. So we’ll gradually feel energised and revitalised.

Of course it’s not going to happen as fast as a headache tablet gets rid of a headache. Old cells are being dismantled and new replacements being made all the time, so give your body a chance to incorporate the Tre-en-en lipids and sterols. Two or three months, most likely, depending on the state of your cells at the start.

Other reported health benefits

Cancer prevention

Medical researchers suggest there is a link between the incidence of colon, prostate, and breast cancers and the amount of phytosterols in the food eaten in the Western world.

In Asian countries, where more of the foods containing lipids and sterols are eaten, the incidence of these cancers is lower.

Shorter recovery times

Marathon athletes recover quicker if they take a supplement containing plant lipids and sterols. Inflammation is reduced, and the immune system remains depressed for a shorter time.

Lower risk of heart disease

Results from several large studies showed that those who ate whole grains on a regular basis had a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and heart attack.

Here’s a report from GNLD’s News You Can Use about the evidence for the benefits of whole grains (pdf 101KB)

Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease

A study at Wake Forest University with 149,000 participants found that as little as 2.5 servings of whole grains a day can provide a 21% reduction in cardiovascular disease risk.

Harvard School of Public Health

Harvard’s new food pyramid separates carbohydrates into whole grain foods and refined grain foods, with a special recommendation for adding plant oils (lipids and sterols) to the diet.

Unfortunately, people still aren’t getting the health message about the importance of whole grains (pdf. 143KB)

Studies at Texas A&M University

confirmed the following benefits with Tre-en-en supplementation…

* better use of nutrients

* improved cardiovascular development

* increased energy

* improved response to stress

Need more info?

If you’d like to read what’s in GNLD’s Tre-en-en, how it was developed, and interesting info about lipids and sterols from grains, here’s a downloadable GNLD Tre-en-en brochette (pdf. 240KB)

And here’s the Tre-en-en page in the Product Guide.

How to get your GNLD Tre-en-en

Click here to order your Tre-en-en easily and securely online