Salvestrol Shield
Salvestrol Shield
Brand: 1880 Life Salvestrol
Product Code: SAL003-2
Categories: Antioxidants, General Well-Being, Cancer
Price: £25.98

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Salvestrol Shield (350 Salvestrol Points) is one of the original formulations and is a popular product for maintenance use.

With food processing and preparation techniques often depriving the body of essential nutrients, many Practitioners are now recommending Salvestrols as a natural defence system for optimal health. The body would normally use Salvestrols as a self-protection mechanism.

Containing a blend of mandarin, blueberry and blackberry fruit extracts.

Salvestrol Shield (350 Salvestrol Points) is one of the original formulations and is a popular product for maintenance use.

What are Salvestrols?
Salvestrols are plant derived compounds (phytonutrients) essential for wellbeing that cannot be made in the body and must therefore be supplied through our diet. As a group, they are chemically unrelated substances except for the similar manner in which they confer their benefits, that is, as a result of their action with a particular enzyme. This enzyme is present only in malfunctioning cells and when it encounters a salvestrol it converts it into a form which is toxic to the sick cell. Because the enzyme is not present in healthy cells the Salvestrols exert no ill effects on them.

The Discovery of Salvestrols.
The scientists in the UK who discovered Salvestrols — led by Gerry Potter (Professor of Medicinal Chemistry) and Dan Burke (Emeritus Professor of Pharmaceutical Metabolism and former head of the School of Pharmacy) — were developing synthetic pharmaceutical products that use this method to combat disease when they realised that similarly structured compounds were naturally present at low concentrations in many foods. But on further investigation they were surprised to learn that foods which should have been rich in these essential compounds actually showed low concentrations or were in fact devoid of them. The researchers soon realised that this wasn't because the plants couldn't produce these compounds but that modern food selection and production methods were removing them from the diet.

The Effect of Food Processing.
One reason for the disappearance of salvestrols in the diet is that that they all have a bitter taste. As a result of the modern trend toward sweet flavours, plant sources that would normally be rich in salvestrols are shunned as sweeter tasting varieties are bred or selected to suit modern tastes. Furthermore, the trend towards producing foods without adding sugars or sweeteners is also causing salvestrols to be removed by manufacturing processes that filter out bitter substances so that the finished product will taste sweeter.

The Effect of Food Production.
But the most exciting discovery was the fact which led the scientists to unravel the true mysteries of salvestrols. The team has now shown that these important substances are produced by plants to protect themselves from pests and disease, in a similar way that mammals have evolved to use them. However, the use of many modern fungicides and crop protection chemicals means that plants which are not organically grown will not express high concentrations of salvestrols because they are never exposed to the attacks which cause the plant to produce them at such levels! About 100 years ago it is estimated that we would have consumed about 10 times the amount of salvestrols in our diet as we do now.

Caution: Do not exceed recommended daily use. Seek medical advice if pregnant or breastfeeding. Individuals taking any prescription medications or who are under medical supervision should consult a doctor before using any product. Keep out of reach & sight of children. Please always read the label.


Store at room temperature, away from heat, light & moisture.

Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied balanced diet & healthy lifestyle.
All information is for reference purposes only. Statements regarding dietary supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or health condition.

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