Extreme Health Benefits using Wasabia japonica
Here are a few of the Extreme Health Benefits of Wasabia japonica (Wasabi)
Cancer Prevention – Regular addition of wasabi to the diet can prevent certain types of cancer. The most notable and beneficial nutrients found in wasabi are the isothiocyanates. These form from glucosinolates after the plant is harvested or cut. The various isothiocyanate antioxidants are very beneficial in eliminating free radicals throughout the body’s systems. Studies have shown that one unique form of isothiocyanate in wasabi, 6-MITC, has been clearly shown to inhibit the expansion of leukemia and stomach cancer cells. It actually promotes apoptosis (cell death) within 24 hours of consumption. The use of wasabi may prevent the growth of tumors, even at a pre-clinical or pre-treatment size. The most attractive thing about this type of treatment is that isothiocyanates appear to kill cancer cells without damaging the healthy, surrounding cells.
The most attractive thing about this type of treatment is that isothiocyanates appear to kill cancer cells without damaging the healthy, surrounding cells.
Similar studies have found 6-MITC to be equally effective against breast cancer and melanoma cells, leading many researchers to support wasabi as a small preventative method against multiple types of cancer. Research regarding wasabi’s strength against other kinds of cancer is still ongoing, but this powerfully flavored plant has already proven itself in the oncological community.
Only genuine wasabi has the diverse isothiocyanates that can fight a wide range of cancerous conditions. Even other plants in the Brassica family pale in comparison, particularly because they are traditionally cooked before eating, which can reduce the nutritional content, and can degrade the enzymes that lead to isothiocyanate formation.
If you want to help prevent cancer through dietary change, only use true 100% wasabi!
Cardiovascular Health – Another popular reason for adding wasabi more regularly to your diet is to prevent cardiovascular issues. It has anti-hypercholesterolemic properties which help in lowering high cholesterol levels in the human body, strokes and heart attacks. The isothiocyanates in wasabi do more than prevent cancer. They also have inhibitory affects on platelet aggregation. Platelet aggregation is basically the grouping together or clumping of blood platelets into a thrombus, or blood clot. These clots are the main causes of strokes and other cardiovascular crises. By breaking down and inhibiting the formation of these clots throughout the body,
wasabi effectively reduces your risks for heart disease and stroke!
Arthritis and Inflammation – The pungent plant, wasabi, has also been shown to reduce cases of joint swelling, inflammation, and can even subdue the effects of arthritis. Again, the powerful antioxidant isothiocyanate compounds have been shown to reduce the inflammation of joints, ligaments, and muscles that may contribute to arthritis and joint pain. Studies suggest that wasabi helps in maintaining bone integrity in humans and can help in reducing the risk of osteoporosis. In the same way that isothiocyanates can reduce platelet aggregation to protect from heart disease, they also can reduce the aggregation at weak points on the body that cause pain or discomfort.
Add some wasabi to your diet and feel younger!
Antibacterial Effects – The powerful, natural components of wasabi have also been shown to fight off bacterial infections! In a recent study of the antibacterial properties of various foods and vegetables, wasabi ranked as the most successful antibacterial food against E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus (Staph infections). This means that food poisoning and other unfortunate conditions can be prevented by maintaining levels of isothiocyanates in the diet through the consumption of wasabi. Again, the isothiocyanates were proven to be the vital component that neutralized these potentially deadly bacteria within the body. Some companies have begun to include trace elements of wasabi extract in their antibacterial creams and gels to boost their strength and effectiveness!
Respiratory Conditions – Wasabi can be a strong line of defense against certain respiratory tract pathogens. The gaseous component of wasabi, which causes such a powerful reaction in the nasal passages and sinuses, is actually the gaseous release of allyl isothiocyanate, which can actively inhibit the proliferation of respiratory tract pathogens like those that cause influenza and pneumonia. The smell and the sensation in your nose after eating wasabi may be strong, but it can do a lot of good for your health and well-being.
Wasabi “clears the sinuses” when the gaseous component reaches the nasal passage. This can often help people who suffer from seasonal allergies, or even the common cold, to stimulate the sinuses and open the nasal passageways to increase airflow.
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Sawa® 100% Wasabia japonica Capsules
As tested by the Office of Consumer Affairs (Amt für Verbraucherschutz) in Aarau, Switzerland
These capsules are made from the most potent natural plant-based cancer fighter yet discovered.
The plant part used is the rhizome (swollen stem) of Wasabia japonica.
These Wasabia japonica are grown in running water under very controlled conditions. Only organic fertilisers are used to ensure that these rhizomes are the very best that can be produced.
After 18 to 24 months of careful nurturing, the plants are hand harvested and the rhizomes separated from the leaves, stems and roots.
The rhizome is then hand cleaned, inspected for quality and then immediately flash frozen and freeze-dried.
After the rhizome has been crushed, the powder is sent away to a couple of independent laboratories to test for the level of active compounds in the batch, and also for microbiological and pesticide contamination. Even though the grower does not use pesticides or herbicides and the processor works under clean area conditions each batch is independently tested to make sure no one has slipped up. This is to ensure that the end-user gets the very best product.
The Wasabia japonica is then vacuum packed to retain freshness and the high activity levels of the cancer killing compounds. These pouches are stored in the freezer until they are required to produce the Sawa® 100% Wasabia japonica capsules.
To be used in the Sawa® 100% Wasabia japonica capsules the minimum level of Glucosinolates (the active stable compounds) must exceed 24,000 ppm.
This powder is all natural, consists of only one part of the Wasabia japonica plant – the rhizome, and does not have anything else added. There are no preservatives, colouring, encapsulation aids or stabilisers added – nothing at all. The only thing in the capsule that is not Wasabia japonica rhizome is the gelatine capsule itself. 🙂
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If you want to make your own capsules then bulk SaWasabi® High Strength Glusosinolate Powder with a minimum tested level of Glucosinolates of 24,000 ppm is available in 50 gm jars and 1 Kg Resealable Vacuum Packs.
On 30th October 2013, Dr Oz on his syndicated TV program in the USA strongly endorsed the use of Wasabia japonica as a very effective health food and supplement.
Doing a bit of research on the TV program it looks as though Dr. Oz makes this endorsement every 6 months or so. That at least implies that he is genuine about this endorsement, as it is not linked to any specific product or manufacturer, just to the plant itself. It looks like the next time this will be mentioned by Dr. Oz on a nationwide TV show will be in May 2014.
In the program Dr. Oz mentioned the large number of extreme health benefits to the human body by consuming Wasabia japonica. These included;
Killing Cancer cells
Boosting Immune System
Lowering Blood Pressure
In addition to these a number of other benefits were mentioned irrespective of how you consumed the Wasabia japonica – in food or by supplement.
It was also mentioned that only 100% Pure Wasabia japonica has these extreme health benefits and it was important to make sure you only consumed True Wasabia japonica.
This is exactly what Sawa® 100% Wasabia japonica Capsules provide.