Product Spotlight: Scienca
Bringing Ayurveda Into the Age of Epigenetics
Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo’s Scienca formula is a ground-breaking product that combines the ancient healing traditions of Ayurveda with the modern knowledge of epigenetic science. Scienca is a blend of curcumin, quercetin, and bromelain, which, when used in combination, enhance the body’s own ability to inhibit and repair the destructive effects of inflammation. Unlike pain-killers, which simply mask inflammation, Scienca is designed to target the source of the inflammation to effectively focus the body’s regenerative mechanisms.
Let Your Body Do The Healing
It is said that ‘giving a man a fish feeds him for one day, while teaching him how to fish feeds him forever.’ Anti-inflammatories and pain-killers have their place, but do they get to the real basis of the problem? Much better to address inflammation at the cause, and much better still to use strategies that enhance and strengthen the body’s own repair and regeneration mechanisms –rather than simply relying on the remedy to do the work.
The active ingredient in turmeric is the potent phytochemical curcumin, perhaps the best studied nutriceutical in modern science. Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant that also stimulates the body’s innate repair mechanisms through a process known as hormesis. Like a muscle that grows when exercised, the process of hormesis ‘exercises’ the body’s innate healing systems so that they become more robust and can better do the job on their own. In addition, turmeric lowers the levels of two enzymes in the body that cause inflammation. Curcumin has also been extensively studied for its role in regulating proper gene expression, a process known as epigenetics.
To enhance the efficacy of turmeric, Dr. D’Adamo blended in quercetin, known as the ‘queen of the antioxidants.’ Antioxidants scavenge molecules in the body known as free radicals, which damage cell membranes, tamper with DNA, and even cause cell death. Quercetin is found in many foods, including apples, onions, berries and brassica vegetables. To complete the formula, he added Bromelain, an enzyme derived from pineapple stems. Bromelain has been used since ancient times as an anti-inflammatory enzyme and research shows that when used in conjunction with turmeric, it increases its absorption and effectiveness.
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