Thursday, September 27, 2007

Smart Tzerah Eye Serum

Do you want to reduce or even eliminate the wrinkles around your eye area?
And do it without surgery or injections, and without their huge costs?

The eye area is very important when it comes to loooking younger

In fact, it's where most people will be able to judge or tell your age, by looking at the skin around the eyes, which means that if you eliminate wrinkles in this area, you'll look many years younger than you are
So what you should do, is to use an eye wrinkle cream that works

Consider the Tzerah Eye Serum at

Friday, September 21, 2007

Omega 5 oil -- organic certification

Can you identify which of these symbols relates to your Omega 5 products?

Certification in India:- A major certification body in India is INDOCERT. INDOCERT is offering organic certification as per National Standards for Organic Production, rules equivalent to EEC regulation 2092/91 and USDA NOP.

In some countries, organic standards are formulated and overseen by the government. The United States, the European Union and Japan have comprehensive organic legislation, and the term "organic" may be used only by certified producers. In countries without organic laws, government guidelines may or may not exist, while certification is handled by non-profit organizations and private companies.

EU countries acquired comprehensive organic legislation with the implementation of the EU-Eco-regulation 1992. Supervision of certification bodies is handled on the national level.
In the United Kingdom, organic certification is handled by a number of organizations, of which the largest are the Soil Association and Organic Farmers and Growers

In Sweden, organic certification is handled by the private corporation KRAV.
In the US, the National Organic Program (NOP), was enacted as federal legislation in Oct. 2002. It restricts the use of the term "organic" to certified organic producers (excepting growers selling under $5,000 a year, who must still comply and submit to a records audit if requested, but do not have to formally apply). Certification is handled by state, non-profit and private agencies that have been approved by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
One of the first organizations to carry out organic certification in North America was the California Certified Organic Farmers, founded in 1973.

"a rider attached to the 2006 Agricultural Appropriations bill passed by the Senate on Sept 22, threatens to undermine the Harvey ruling. According to the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), a Minnesota-based industry watchdog group, the rider would allow more synthetic ingredients in foods labeled “organic” by the Department of Agriculture."[1]
In Canada, the government has published a national organic standard, but it is a guideline only; legislation is in process. Certification is provided by private sector organizations. In Quebec, provincial legislation provides government oversight of organic certification within the province, through the Quebec Accreditation Board (Conseil D'Accréditation Du Québec).
In Japan, the Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS) was fully implemented as law in April, 2001. This was revised in November of 2005 and all JAS certifiers were required to be re-accredited by the Ministry of Agriculture.

In Australia, the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) is the controlling body for organic certification because there are no domestic standards for organic produce within Australia. Currently the government only becomes involved with organic certification at export, meaning AQIS is the default certification agency. Although there is no system for monitoring the labeling of organic produce sold within Australia, this primarily effects the retail public. Commercial buyers for whom this is an issue have simply taken the export system as a de facto standard and are willing to pay premium prices for produce from growers certified under the National schemes. As of 2006, there are seven AQIS-approved certifying organisations authorised to issue Organic Produce Certifcates, and in 2004 there were 2345 certified operators. The largest importer of Australia's organic produce (by weight) is Japan (33.59%), followed by the UK (17.51%), France (10.51%), and New Zealand (10.21%). The largest certifier of organic products is Australian Certified Organic, which is a subsidiary of Biological Farmers Australia, the largest organic farmers' collective in the country.

Internationally, equivalency negotiations are underway, and some agreements are already in place, to harmonize certification between countries, facilitating international trade. There are also international certification bodies, including members of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), the Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA), and Ecocert. Where formal agreements do not exist between countries, organic product for export is often certified by agencies from the importing countries, who may establish permanent foreign offices for this purpose.
In China, the China Green Food Development Center awards two Standards: A and AA; while the former standard does permit some use of synthetic agricultural chemicals, the latter is more stringent.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Pomegranate Beauty finally made real -- try the new omega 5 products

Lovers of true green products are known to have been day dreaming
about great omega 5 oil products
for quite some time now...

Dreams sometimes come true
Tzerah and POMEGA are currently offering absolutely astonishing products
Do not rely on testimonials -- try the products yourself
make your own judgement
and more importantly
you need not travel to the Golden Globes in LA to purchase products

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Omega 5 Live appreances at Hollywood events -- our world series

Wish you were there to enjoy the Tzerah and Pomega 5 collections...

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Whether your skin is too dry, too oily or too sensitive, the cause is almost always improper cleaning. Either too much cleansing with harsh products and over-exfoliation, or too little cleansing with overloads of heavy creams and failure to remove enough.

The good news is that what is self-created can be self-corrected.No matter what your skin type, Pomega5 will work for you.

Try the Pomega5 Healing Cream®, Pomega's unique deep pore cleansing, mild daily exfoliation treatment. You will see and feel the difference the very first time you use it.

Try this system and you will never go back to your old routine. You will quickly see and feel firmer, younger-looking skin and you may even join the thousands of women who have stopped wearing foundation because they no longer need it.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Marin County craves for Omega 5 oil treats, shouldn't you...

Is what we put on our bodies as important as what we put in them? Mounting research does suggest that seemingly benign chemicals in lotions, lipsticks and shampoos could have harmful, even serious effects on health. Here are some local companies, chosen by Judi Shils of Search for the Cause, that sell safer cosmetics and creams.

As a nutritional healing practitioner, Tzeira Sofer knows the benefits of fresh fruits and natural products. After working with skin care experts in Israel, Sofer started the lines t’Zerah and Pomega5 in downtown San Anselmo. After only a few years, the products became available at Whole Foods, Mollie Stone’s and, if you were lucky enough to be ranked as a celebrity, the gift bags at the 2007 Golden Globe awards.
Graphic Designer Lisa Levin founded Pharmacopia after being diagnosed with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia. Levin researched natural products to help relieve her symptoms and as a result Pharmacopia was born. The company is now a million-dollar business, offering such products as ginger hand cream, sold at Nancy Koltes and Evo Spa. For a juice-based formula (rather than water based, as most beauty/body care products are), choose Juice Beauty, sold at Sephora and Whole Foods. The Marin-based organic skin-care line uses ingredients like honey, raw cane sugar and ylang ylang from Madagascar.

EO founders Susan and Brad Black started making products with sustainable and organic essential oils in their garage in 1992 and now fill a 15,000-square-foot operation space in Corte Madera.

EO neighbor Stellar Spa is tweaking its five-year-old product line, started by owner Dana Vande Weg, to be mineral based and paraben-free.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Monday, September 3, 2007

The new OMEGA 5 oil un-soap - a fantastic exfoliating treatment for a healthy look

The Pomegranate

The POMEGA5 Cleansing Bar

Beauty has no age, boundries or color
sense the pomegranates

Great Soaps use higher quality ingredients and certain additives to delivergentle but thorough cleansing, abundant lather and fragrance, a luxurious feel,and beneficial skin properties.

FragranceThe quality and complexity of the fragrance oils (a great fragrance may have 300 individual elements), the amount of oil used in each soap, and the compatibility of the oils with the soap base (Great Soaps undergo extensive testing for this) all impact how a soap smells.
Soap BaseSoaps use tallow oils (derived from animals) or vegetable oils as their primary base. Great Soaps use pure vegetable oils (such as Palm and Palm Kernal oils) for their exceptional cleansing characteristics, luxurious lather, and mildness. Glycerin is often added to Great Soaps for its natural moisturizing qualities. And vegetable bases are completely biodegradable. Many mass soaps use tallow as a base, producing bars that are harsher on skin (that squeeky clean feel often means that the outer layers of moisture have been stripped away!) and harder to lather and rinse.
AdditivesA Great Soap uses additives to do more than cleanse. Look for some of the following additives:
Exfoliating Additives scrape away dead skin cells and expose healthy skin. These additives include bran (wheat, rice), oatmeal, peel (orange, lemon), nut powder (avocado, walnut), seed powder (apricot, peach), glycolic acid, fruit acids, beads, pumice.
Moisturizing Additives increase a Soap's care characteristics. Be careful of claims here. Since Soap remains on the skin for a brief time in a high water environment there is limited opportunity for these ingredients to have the same impact as they would in a lotion. These additives include butter (shea, cocoa, avocado), nut oils (apricot kernel, almond), milk lipids, honey, soybean oil, glycerides (palm, palm kernal), glycerin, sodium PCA, sorbitol.
Antioxidizing Additives include many fruit extracts (green tea, grapefruit, grape seed

What would you choose -- a diet pill made of organic omega 5 oil or a genetically modified rapeseed oil mix?

The American Chemical Society reported in March 2007 that Japanese scientists tested whether genetically modified punicic acid of the type contained in Omega 5 oil can be an anti obesity elemet.

The team inlcuded: Kazunori Koba,* Jun Imamura, Asuka Akashoshi, Junko Kohno-Murase,# Shoko Nishizono, Mari Iwabuchi, Kazunari Tanaka, and Michihiro Sugano

The abstract states in the pertinent part that: Punicic acid, one of the conjugated linolenic acid (CLN) isomers, exerts a body-fat reducing effect. Although punicic acid is found in pomegranate and Tricosanthes kirilowii seeds, the amount of this fatty acid is very low in nature.

Having concluded that, the goal of this study was to produce a transgenic oil containing punicic acid.
A cDNA encoding conjugase that converts linoleic acid to punicic acid was isolated from T. kirilowii, and the plant expression vector, pKN-TkFac, was generated. The pKN-TkFac was introduced into Brassica napus by Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. As a result, a genetically modified rapeseed oil (GMRO) containing punicic acid was obtained, although its proportion to the total fatty acids was very low (approximately 2.5%). The effects of feeding GMRO in ICR CD-1 male mice were then examined. Wild-type rapeseed (B. napus) oil (RSO) containing no CLN was used as a control oil. For reference oils, RSO-based blended oils were prepared by mixing with different levels of pomegranate oil (PO), either 2.5% (RSO + PO) or 5.0% (RSO + 2PO) punicic acid.

Mice were fed purified diets containing 10% of either RSO, RSO + PO, RSO + 2PO, or GMRO for 4 weeks, and dietary PO dose-dependently reduced perirenal adipose tissue weight with a significant difference between the RSO group and the RSO + 2PO group.

GMRO, as compared to RSO, lowered the adipose tissue weight to the levels observed with RSO + 2PO.

The liver triglyceride level of the RSO + 2PO and GMRO groups but not that of the RSO + PO group was lower than that of the RSO group.

The RSO + 2PO and GMRO groups, but not the RSO + PO group, had increased carnitine-palmitoyltransferase activity in the liver and brown adipose tissue.

These results showed that dietary GMRO, even at a dietary punicic acid level as low as 0.25 wt % of diet, reduced body fat mass and altered liver lipid metabolism in mice and was more effective than an equal amount of punicic acid from Pomegrnate oil.

Faculty of Nursing and Nutrition, Siebold University of Nagasaki, Nagasaki 851-2195, Japan; Faculty of Agriculture, Tamagawa University, Tokyo 194-8610, Japan; Faculty of Environmental and Symbiotic Sciences, Prefectural University of Kumamoto, Kumamoto 862-8502, Japan; Mitsubishi Kagaku Bio-Clinical Laboratories Inc., Tokyo 174-8555, Japan; Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama 226-3501, Japan; and Professor Emeritus, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 813-0043, Japan

What is Rapeseed: Rapeseed is grown for the production of animal feed, vegetable oil for human consumption, and biodiesel; leading producers include the European Union, Canada, the United States, Australia, China and India. Rapeseed (Brassica napus), also known as Rape, Oilseed Rape, Rapa, Rapaseed and (one particular cultivar) Canola, is a bright yellow flowering member of the family Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage family). The name is derived through Old English from a term for turnip, rapum (see Brassica napobrassica, which may be considered a variety of Brassica napus). Some botanists include the closely related Brassica campestris within B. napus

Canola oil. Canola oil (or rapeseed oil) contains both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in a ratio of 2:1 and is only second to flax oil in omega-3 fatty acid. It is one of the most heart-healthy oils and has been reported to reduce cholesterol levels, lower serum tryglyceride levels, and keep platelets from sticking together. .

Side effects: Rapeseed has been linked with adverse effects in asthma and hay fever sufferers. Some suggest that oilseed pollen is the cause of increased breathing difficulties. This is unlikely however, as rapeseed is an entomophilous crop, with pollen transfer primarily by insects. Others suggest that it is the inhalation of oilseed rape dust that causes this[1], and that allergies to the pollen are relatively rare. There may also be another effect at work; since rapeseed in flower has a distinctive and pungent smell, hay fever sufferers may wrongly jump to the conclusion that it is the rapeseed that is to blame simply because they can smell it.[ An alternative explanation may be that it is simply the sheer volume of rapeseed pollen in the air around farmland which triggers an allergic reaction in hayfever sufferers on inhalation, or following prolonged exposure to high levels

Some legal battles that are noteworty: The Monsanto Company has genetically engineered new cultivars of rapeseed that are resistant to the effects of its herbicide Roundup. They have been vigorously prosecuting farmers found to have the Roundup Ready gene in Canola in their fields without paying a license fee. These farmers have claimed the Roundup Ready gene was blown into their fields and crossed with unaltered Canola. Other farmers claim that after spraying Roundup in non-Canola fields to kill weeds before planting, Roundup Ready volunteers are left behind, causing extra expense to rid their fields of the weeds. In a closely followed legal battle, the Supreme Court of Canada found in favor of Monsanto's patent infringement claim for illegal growing of Roundup Ready in its 2004 ruling on Monsanto Canada Inc. v. Schmeiser. The case garnered international controversy as a court-sanctioned legitimation for the global patent protection of genetically modified crops.

Query -- were the Japanese researchers really using organic pomegranates seed oil with high levels of punicic acid such as : or were they using some low level brands from India or China ? It has been established that pomegranates seed oil from certain parts of the world contain the highest level of punicic acid, why then try to use genetically modified canola oil?