How Do Red Blood Cells Impact Health and Performance?

Are you trying to build your house with junk materials?  Are you a junk food junkie who eats processed foods and 2-3 meals a day from a drive-thru restaurant?  Maybe you’re the person who carefully tries to eat whole, organic, unprocessed foods and avoid preservatives, GMOs and chemical additives.  Perhaps you’re a athlete, runner or body builder.  Some of you may be struggling with some real health challenges such as chronic illness or disease, making intake of proper nutrition a real challenge.

RED BLOOD CELLSWhoever you are, red blood cells are vital to your body and perform a critical function.  A single drop of blood contains millions of red blood cells, which are constantly traveling through your body delivering oxygen and removing waste.  If they weren’t, your body would slowly die.

Red blood cells are red only because they contain a protein chemical called hemoglobin which is bright red in color.  Hemoglobin contains the element Iron, making it an excellent vehicle for transporting oxygen and carbon dioxide.  As blood passes through the lungs, oxygen molecules attach to the hemoglobin.  As the blood passes through the body’s tissue, the hemoglobin releases the oxygen to the cells.  The empty hemoglobin molecules then bond with the tissue’s carbon dioxide or other waste gases, transporting it away.

Over time, the red blood cells get worn out and eventually die.  The average life of a red blood cell is 120 days.  Your bones are continually producing new blood cells, replenishing your supply.  The blood itself, however, is re-circulated throughout your body, not being remade all of the time.

NEW red blood cells being created based on your overall health and nutritional status at the time they were being formed in your bone marrow.  Building a healthy body is a process!   Once you begin giving your body the nutrition is needs, it begins generating healthy new red blood cells.  In the absence of disease, 120 days or so from today, your body will be circulating those all new healthy red blood cells.  So you see, you really “are what you eat.”  

We hear that over and over in books and news articles that Americans are overfed and undernourished. There are many documentaries that depict our broken food chain and the decline in nutrients in our food due to over farming methods depleting the minerals that were once in our soil.  Obesity is prevalent even among teens.  The problem of obesity continue to soar, yet those trying to lose those extra pounds are sabotaged by their own cravings for more.

Why do we have so many food cravings?  Because our bodies are searching for nutrients we’re not getting from the foods we’re eating.  Imagine eating something to satisfy your hunger then shortly thereafter wanting something else…..and something else….and something else.   Your body didn’t get what it needed for “fuel” in that “pseudo-food” you ate.  That imaginary “switch” inside your brain never registered the tank full of fuel.  So the brain keeps sending the same message “I need fuel!”  And so you eat, and perhaps you feel stuffed, but you’re tired, lack the energy or even the mental clarity for peak performance. Peak performance requires the right fuel.  Building and rebuilding or repairing your body requires healthy red blood cells.

What whole food or plant have you read about that contains over 90 verifiable nutrients, 46 anti-oxidants, 36 anti-inflammatories, Omegas 3, 6 & 9, 20 amino acids (9 of which are essential and cannot be made by the body)?   The most nutrient dense plant on Earth got little recognition until Moringa Oleifera was featured on a Discovery Channel documentary.   Moringa Oleifera is referred to as “The Miracle Tree.”

The story begins with one man viewing that same Discovery Channel documentary on a plant grown in far away lands. As he watched, his interest piqued when he observed people literally being sustained by consuming small amounts of this miracle plant.  That video sparked his interest and he wondered why that plant was not being used.  He enlisted a team of Scientists to formulate a plant-based liquid nutritional that is 100% bio-available and absorbable within 15 minutes of drinking it.

Ken Brailsford had created two other Legacy companies, one in the 70′s and one in the 80′s. Both companies are still in business today.  The company that brought Moringa Oleifera to the world in 2006 was ZIJA INTERNATIONAL.  ZIJA is “The Moringa Company.”

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Pam Baker, RN




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