Fountain of Life (FOL) – Questions & Answers
Below are the list of questions we have gathered and the responses from the FOL Scientists Team.
How are you? One of my friend is interested in FOL, though he wants to know what are the components/ingredients in it. Besides Picea Abies extract containing the major lignans, are there anything else we could share? Cause he wants to talk to his doctor first before using it. Though typically, do people really need to do that whether they’re on meds or not? How is it best to handle such objections based on your expertise?
The other ingredient in FOL is Trimethylene Glycol. It is a simple formulation. To be certain and specific, FOL contains the lignans hydroxymatairesinol, matairesinol. secoisolariciresorcinol diglucoside, lariciresinol and alpha-conidendrin.
This group of lignans is far more powerful an antioxidant than flaxseed. This should give your doctor a reference.
For people on meds, it is prudent to ensure that taking a powerful antioxidant will not impact the efficacy of their medication. I would also ask the doctor the timing of taking FOL ie should you wait a couple of hours before taking FOL if you are on any medication.
The importance of FOL is simple. This provides a person with the most powerful source of antioxidants from nature. It has all the benefits of the major lignans. If someone doubts the power of lignans, they should look up 7-HMR or SDG studies. The positive news is increasing daily and the efficacy and impact of lignans is rather incredible.
Remember that this is not a panacea and cure all but it will mitigate the impact of free radicals and reactive oxygen species that can create so many problems over time.
Lignans are showing incredible promise in medicine and FOL is just on the cusp of the promise that it holds. However, studies have to be conducted and verified before we can make any claims.
Will this be posted on the website?
Picea Abies extract containing the major lignans
A suggestion if not already in the process of formulation, scientific studies of the FOL, comparison to other antioxidants on the market, including other direct sales companies. Market America has OPC-3 and their main ingredient is pycnogenol and has a very high concentration of antioxidants.
Another suggestion, as a clinic has a machine Biophotonic Antioxidant Scanner from Nuskin and can test the levels of someones antioxidant level. This would be useful…”
FOL contains the following:
Picea abies extract (this contains the major lignans)
I would not list it as lignans hydroxyl as hydroxyl groups are part of the molecule in some lignans but not all.
We will have studies on lignans on the site. FOL contains the highest quality and complete group of lignans including 7-hydroxymatairesinol, secoisolariciresinol diglucoside and alpha conidendren.
Pycnogenol is a brand name with its extract from the French Pine. FOL has a more powerful, complete group of lignans.
The Biophonic Antioxidant Scanner Scanner is interesting but it is considered a scam. It measure the carotenoid skin levels but there is no evidence that carotenoid skin levels reflect the antioxidant levels within your body. It is a marketing tool from what I understand and is designed to sell antioxidant products.
We are working on providing more information on FERI Flawless which will be seen shortly. This will help you better position the Flawless line. There are so many anti-aging regimens, it will be difficult to really compare, however, we can certainly give the differentiators about Flawless.
I am across this gentlemen who started a health and wellness MLM and claims his antioxidant is better and gave me back the FOL promotion card.He claims if you google antioxidants, the top ingredients in this product are krill oil and Astaxanthin which are the best source of antioxidants in the world. Please advise
I think everyone in nutrition will claim to have a better supplement. But do not despair as FOL has incredible potential that is safe.People do not realize that Astaxanthin could have side effects. Some are not bad and I understand the mode of action. But remember, Astaxanthin is from krill that gives flamingoes that pink colour. The nutritional people will say that you want a nice pink colour but truthfully, we want to look healthy. I would be concerned about gynacomastia and decreased libido as side effects. As well, changes in the blood chemistry is cautionary. Having said this, as an antioxidant, it is good but we have something unique and something that anyone serious about nutrition and health should consider first.Here is a statement you should consider:If you’re taking an astaxanthin supplement, you should be aware that it might lower blood pressure (evidence comes from studies in rats); if you’re on medication for high blood pressure, tell your physician that you’re taking it. Other potential side effects include increased skin pigmentation (astaxanthin is the compound that gives flamingos, salmon, and shrimp their pink color) and hair growth, hormonal changes, lowered blood levels of calcium, decreased libido, breast enlargement in men, and changes in blood tests. Astaxanthin isn’t recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing.
Top of the day to you. I am AbdurRazaq, Lifestyle Advisor in Abuja, Nigeria. I have a question from a prospect who takes care of cancer patients. Her question verbatim:
“What does FOL do for cancer patients?”
Thank you so much.
Thank you for your e-mail. I hope that I am addressing your name properly. From a corporate standpoint, we cannot state Fountain of Life does anything for cancer patients other than providing them with a high quality source of lignan antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties.
Having said that, I can tell you how lignans are impacting cancer patients. Cancer is a very broad subject as there are unfortunately many types of cancers. However, lignans seem to have some impact on hormonal cancers.
Due to the physical shape of lignans, they have the ability to take up estrogen sites on certain organs. This can mitigate the chances of cancerous growth. There are other theories how lignans block the signals to the tumour site which leads to cell death. There are active studies on this right now to determine the mechanism that causes tumour cells to die when lignans are ingested. There is much effort to investigate lignans and cancer.
There are many studies on breast and prostate cancer that are showing promise. There is evidence that lignans improve the chances against colon cancer. There was a 30 year study that discovered that people taking a high lignan diet had a 30% less incidence of heat disease and cancer.
If we consider why there are so many modern diseases, researchers now believe that our diets along with pollution, pesticides and lifestyle choices are opening doors for free radicals that overwhelm our healthy cells and cause damage. We no longer have the same lignan content in our foodsources. This is one of the factors that may be addressed with Fountain of Life. It is the ideal natural supplement to replace the lignans that we lose during the processing of our foods. We will have studies on our website for reference.
It is important to know that the conversion of the plant lignan to mammalian lignan in our gut is an important step. For those with compromised intestinal bacteria needed for the conversion of the lignan, FOL should be taken under the tongue.
I hope that this information is of some help to you.
Hi David,Happy New Year and hope everything is well!I shared FOL with my friend Johnny Wong and he shared his insights and questions. Just forwarding it.1. The concentration of 5 drops = 900 cups of apples in lignans Antioxidants concentration. Would that be too much for the body as it needs both Antioxidant and free radicals to balance – too much of either is not good? Can someone have too much Antioxidants?2. He has too much Uric Acid (Gout), how would having Antioxidants supplement help since uric acid is already a form of Antioxidant?3. What does Antioxidants have to do with diabetics conditions, hormone balance, immune system ?
It is another late night working but I thought I would get back to you on your questions.There is no such thing as a good free radical. Free radicals cause cellular damage as they steal electrons from healthy cells. Over time, this activity can lead to serious disease states as the cells are altered. Therefore, it is important to eliminate free radicals in our system. There is no balance of free radicals in our bodies that are healthy.As for the apples comparison, I think there needs some clarification. Apples and many fruits are low on lignans. They may have other antioxidants in apples but on the lignan scale, it is very low. Having said that, it is possible to have antioxidant stress but further discussion must be considered. There are many vitamins on the market that are antioxidants and the over ingestion of these vitamins can cause this to happen. Vitamin A can cause cancer when used in high doses. It is speculated that perhaps it is the result of synthetic vitamins that are toxic to our body but there needs further investigation.Naturally derives food products does not seem to cause this problem as our bodies seem to have the pathway to remove excess naturally derived antioxidants.5 drops of FOL will not cause any issues as the toxicity level at the university has been studied and there has been no level indicated. There is a clinical reason for stating 5 drops as it is the minimal requirement for it to be effective. In other words,. FOL is completely safe and more importantly, it provides the lignans lost in our processed foods and the naturally occurring antioxidants that we require from our food stuffs.In regards to uric acid and gout, lignans are commonly used due its natural anti-inflammatory properties. Uric acid is an antioxidant but when inflammation is an issue, then a food (ie lignans) with anti-inflammatory properties should be considered. FOL is a high source of lignans.There are many reasons why lignans impact diabetes (type 1 and 2). It helps give some glycemic control as it certainly impacts the free radicals that cause issues. It is not a cure for diabetes but lignans have proven to improve the complications due to diabetes.As the lignans from the Spruce Tree are converted to enterolactone and enterodiol in human body, this conversion helps in the balance of hormones. The cleaving of the sugar component in secoisolariciresinol diglucoside is not needed in the 7-hydroxymatairesinol that immediately converted and absorbed in the body, making FOL a fast acting lignan source.I hope that this addresses your questions.David