“We know that the ProVex line of products is one of Melaleuca’s most exciting products but we also realize it’s very hard to explain how PROVEX products work. Hopefully you will find the following discussion and explanation helpful in understanding this incredible group of products.
The PROVEX products start with a basic blend of super anti-oxidants made of grape seed extract (proanthocyanidin, cyan meaning the color of the grape) and citrus bioflavanoids. This blend strengthens collagen, a natural protein that diminishes with age. Collagen fortifies blood vessels and cartilage. Think of everything that is impacted by strong (or weak) blood vessels and cartilage! To name a few: acne, ADD/ADHD, speed of aging process/wrinkles, arthritis and joint function, asthma and allergies, cardiovascular disease, cataracts, circulation, diabetes, edema, fatigue, fibromyalgia, firm gums, glaucoma, gout, hemorrhoids, jumpy legs/leg tremors, LDL cholesterol, oxidation, liver spots (age spots), lupus, migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, scar tissues, skin elasticity, spider veins and varicose veins, stroke, tinnitus and visual acuity. This super anti-oxidant can also aid as a natural antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, disease and cancer preventative and free radical damage deterrent.
PROVEX: Contains the highest quality standardized grape seed extract that works in synergy with bioflavanoids. Flavanoids are known to fight free radicals. It is good for any “itis” (inflammation) and is a natural anti-inflammatory.
PROVEX PLUS: Everything we said about ProVex applies PLUS . . . contains: grape skin extract, ginkgo Biloba and bilberry. Grape skin contains an agent called Resveratrol, which, through dramatic research, has shown to reduce the formation of tumors. This form of ProVex is especially beneficial for migraine headache sufferers. Migraine research has also shown a link with vitamin deficiency and a mineral imbalance, so taking good vitamins (Vitality Pak) is just as important. Bilberry has the added benefit of improving visual acuity.
PROVEXCV: CV (standing for cardiovascular as this form of ProVex targets the arteries) has everything in ProVex Plus with an added blend of enzymes, quercitin and rice flour. Dr. John Folts developed this formula and it is important to take a dosage at night because blood tends to pool when we rest overnight. The research behind this form of ProVex is very impressive. Please take a moment to read through the following information.
Cardiovascular disease (including heart disease and stroke) is the leading cause of death for women (not just men!) in the United States. Almost one-third of these deaths occur before age 65. The risk factors are the same for men and women – high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and family history. The greatest predictor of coronary artery disease in women is a low HDL (high density lipoprotien) fraction of cholesterol. At menopause the HDL fraction decreases and total cholesterol levels approach those of an a
verage man. The goal is to keep total cholesterol below 200 mg/dl and HDL above 60.
Dr. John Folts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, developed the therapy of an aspirin a day and vitamin E for reducing the threat of heart disease. But this therapy has shown some negative side effects (gastrointestinal problems, glaucoma and the negation of aspirin’s benefit when adrenaline is introduced into the system). Dr. Folts looked into the positive effects of grape seed extract with heart disease. He chose Melaleuca’s product over several other companies as he proved through his research that the entire processing of the grapes is vital to the effectiveness of the product.
PROVEX CV lowers LDL cholesterol oxidation (two times more effective than Vitamin E) and is 50% more effective than aspirin in reducing blood platelet activity (sticky platelets). A microbiologist recently discussed PROVEX CV at a Melaleuca-sponsored event. She stated that it made the blood less “sludgy” and that anyone who saw this difference under a microscope would want to be taking PROVEX CV.
You may ask, ‘Why can’t people just go to the health food store and buy ginkgo biloba and grape seed extract?’ Do those products have the right combination of extracts to produce results significant enough to make them work taking?
PROVEX CV has a unique combination of extracts provided in specific amounts, harvested and extracted at specific times and includes an individual flavanoid called “quercetin,” and an exclusive enzyme blend that improves the body’s absorption of the flavanoids. Further, this combination has been tested, adjusted and tested again to show clear results. Other products may have only one extract of a haphazard combination of several that are thrown together simply by conjecture without the studies to show results. Most companies do not state these details because there are no regulations (from the FDA or anywhere) requiring a dietary supplement to be proven effective. Melaleuca has studies that show PROVEX CV is absorbed into the body and that it works.
Through Melaleuca’s vast research, they have found a more efficient method of extraction, the best variety of grapes to use, and the best timing for fermentation of the grapes. With the patent pending on PROVEX CV, a contract with a major wine and grape juice manufacturer and the only company in the United States that has the proper equipment for the process and exclusive rights with that company for the next 20 years and by contract, this company cannot sell their extracted grapes to any other company other than Melaleuca, Melaleuca has an incredible future!!
My father-in-law had high blood pressure and was taking medication until I introduced him to PROVEX CV. He went to the doctor a couple months after he started using it and his blood pressure was normal and his LDL cholesterol was 206. Not only that, but the doctor asked him what he had been doing, he told her about using PROVEX CV. The doctor (a general practitioner) told him she knew of PROVEX CV and to keep using it. PROVEX CV is what got my in-laws to enroll and my father-in-law feels great!! -- Lynne in Arizona
My Mom has rheumatoid arthritis. When the plan PROVEX was first introduced to Melaleuca she was having a very bad flare-up. I didn’t know very much about the grape seed extract but had read that it was an anti-inflammatory. Mom’s wrists, hands and feet were red, hot, swollen and very painful. We saturated her – 1 mg per pound of body weight. Also I increased her Vitality Pak and Cellwise to 3/day. It was amazing to me to see the results in 4 days. The heat, redness and swelling were subsiding. We have kept her on the 3/day Vitality Pak and Cell Wise and have changed her to PROVEX PLUS (because she also has Alzheimers) and she takes 4 of them each day. We were able to reduce her prednisone from 10 mg to 6 mg per day. We are so grateful for these products and to have Mom comfortable is worth everything. -- Ginger Minske
My daughter is 12 and always had a hard time staying focused on tasks, whether it was chores at home or paying attention at school. Every teacher she had (up until this year) suggested we have her tested for ADD/ADHD. (I refused to do this because of our bad experience with her older brother). At the beginning of this school year she started taking two PROVEX PLUS along with the VITABEARS (she is now taking the VITALITY PAK and PROVEX PLUS). It had made a world of difference! She rarely has homework and at our last parent/teacher conference not one teacher mentioned she wasn’t able to stay focused. It is very important for parents not to let the school or any doctor convince them that their child has ADD or ADHD and should be put on drugs, “no questions asked!” They should demand that the child have a total physical and neurological examination, including testing for allergies and possible toxins in their system. I believe the best thing you could do is find more information on ADD/ADHD. You could start by reading the article at www.ephca.com/pois_evn.htm. It is a real eye opener! -- Anonymous
I have a testimonial regarding my dog (he’s 11 years old) and the PROVEX PLUS had improved his “moods.” I am really finding it hard to believe this has happened so fast!! Before putting him on just one capsule a day (he is only 22 lbs.), he would have what I referred to as schizophrenic changes of personality. One minute he would be normal and sweet and the next he would attack you if you came near him. At first it was just me and then he started going at my husband. I started him on PROVEX PLUS and in just two days his moods had vanished and now only 6 days later they have gone completely and he is back wanting to play ball and all the fun stuff we had done before. Needless to say I am MOST impressed and shall recommend this to anyone who’s older dog seems to have undergone a personality change. IT WORKS!!! -- Myrna Casselman
I was introduced to Melaleuca in December, 1994. That year I was diagnosed as having two blocked arteries (one 65% and one 90%) which was the cause of the chest pains that were occurring with growing regularity. In 1995, I had 3 angioplasties. The first two (one for each artery) appeared successful until after a few months the pain came back, hence the third procedure. Again, the procedure appeared to be successful til the pain returned after a few months. At this point, I resorted to a strict low fat diet as a solution with nitroglycerin to deal with the pain. I was going through approximately 20-25 tablets of nitro a month (never more than one for any one incident). When Melaleuca came out with PROVEX CV in August of 1997, I was already using the Vitality Pak, Cellwise and Provex Plus. I switched from Plus to CV with the hope of preventing my condition from getting worse. The dose I used was as prescribed on the bottle. By the end of October 1997, I noticed that I was still on the same bottle of nitro (25 pills) from the time of the convention. I never finished the bottle and have not experienced any chest pains since that year. Two weeks ago, I had a thallium stress test which indicated no problem, good blood flow, strong heart muscle. Nothing that Melaleuca declared, regarding this product, prepared me for this apparent result, but I am very thankful, in any event. -- Chris