For many, on hearing that name African Potato they immediately think of sweet or Irish Potato. But Swissgarde’s African potato has nothing to do with the two mentioned above and the plant African Potato has proven to be one of the most important herbal plant for a key product named after it. African Potato comes from African Hypoxis plant or “African Potato.” Its nomenclature derived because of the potato-like appearance of the Hypoxis plant.
*STEROLS AND STEROLINS*
Sterols (a chief component of the hypoxis plant) just like cholesterol, are in the same large classification family of steroids, but they do not have the negative effects that often are associated with steroids. Sterolins are glucosides, which are molecular structures joined to the sterol. Sterolin is easily destroyed, and without it, the sterol does not have the same immune-enhancing benefits. In nature, plants never contain sterols only. The sterols are always associated with their glucoside, sterolin.
*HOW IT HELPS OUT IN AUTOIMMUNE SITUATIONS:*
Your body’s immune system protects you from diseases and Infection. But if you have an autoimmune disese, your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake. Autoimmune diseases can affect many parts of the body. No one is sure about what confuses the immune system to be confused to the extent of attacking the body cells. They do tend to run in families. Women, especially of African descent, tend to suffer from such situations more.
Sterols and Sterolin balances the immune system. Sterols and sterolins allow the immune system to regulate itself: “upregulating” or boosting an underactive response and “downregulating” an overactive one. Thus, its ability to play decisive roles in autoimmune conditionsa. Sterols and sterolins ellicit immune regulating effects. Sterols/sterolins are adaptogenic in that they modulate the immune and stress response. This makes them extremely valuable adjuncts to the prevention and treatment of a wide range of stress-mediated disorders, as well as immune deregulation and inflammatory diseases. Addison’s disease, Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Type I Diabetes, Grave’s Disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Lupus, Myasthenia Gravis, Polymyalgia rheumatica, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, and Sjogren’s syndrome are autoimmune conditions that could benefit from sterol/sterolin supplementation.
Note that in orthodox medical practice, autoimmune conditions are mostly handled with corticosteroids or other drugs that reduce the body’s immune response. But in steroids and sterolins you have an alternative that balances the immune system without the down side of suppressing its response. Little wonder, our African potato which contains Sterols and sterolins is a product you don’t toy with.
*WHO SHOULD AVOID STEROL/STEROLIN SUPPLEMENTATION LIKE AFRICAN POTATO?*
Recipients of foreign organ and tissue transplants, including bone marrow and corneal transplants, are cautioned not to take any immune regulating nutritional supplements. Therefore, sterols and sterolins are NOT recommended for transplant patients. People with synthetic replacement/reconstruction will not be affected, such as in hip replacement, knee replacement, breast reconstruction and pacemaker implant.
People with multiple sclerosis should take plant sterols and sterolins only under the guidance of their health care practitioner.
Diabetics should monitor their blood sugar closely as many have experienced a reduction in insulin requirements.
*WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STEROL/STEROLIN SUPPLEMENTS AND HERBS THAT BOOST IMMUNE RESPONSE, SUCH AS ECHINACEA?*
The key difference between echinacea and sterol/sterolin supplements is that echinacea only stimulates the immune system, while sterol/sterolin balances it. Echinacea is not recommended for prolonged use, or for people with autoimmune conditions like the ones mentioned above. Sterols and sterolins allow the immune system to regulate itself: “upregulating” or boosting an underactive response and “downregulating” an overactive one.
*AFRICAN POTATO contains*
HYPOXIS STEROLS And STEROLINS.
HEALTH BENEFITS ARE:
ANTI_MALARIA, ANTI_TYPHOID AND ANTI_FEVER.
GOOD FOR TUBERCULOSIS AND COUGH.
GOOD FOR HIV/AIDS PATIENTS.
GOOD FOR ALLERGIES, CERTAIN CANCER, HEART DISEASES.
AND ALOT MORE