DNA — which carries your genetic blueprint — is very fragile and under constant attack from free radicals. Every day, thousands upon thousands of your DNA strands are damaged by oxidation. The only way to truly reverse common signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles, is to promote DNA repair. And breakthroughs in modern science and clinical research confirm herbs can help the body eliminate free radicals that cause cellular damage.
Anti-aging pioneer, Dr. Al Sears, has made it his life’s work to research skin rejuvenation on a cellular level with all-natural ingredients. So when he heard about an indigenous tribe living in the Amazon rainforest who are historically known for herbal healing practices, he did what any normal doctor would do…
He traveled to one of the most remote parts of the world to research, record and preserve the ancient holistic medicinal practices of the Ashaninka.
About the Ashaninka Indian
Biodiversity is the Ashaninka Indian way of life and their tribe is mostly dependent on subsistence agriculture. They live on ancestral forest lands in Peru and possess an astonishing capacity to reconcile traditional customs and values with ideas and practices from the western world.
Ashaninkas have a long history of resistance against overwhelming obstacles – standing up to Inca empire invaders, the rubber boom, and logger encroachment – all to preserve their socio-environmental sustainability. In fact, the logging period is regarded by the Ashaninka as the period of most illness and deaths. Although there are no data that allow an exact assessment of the impact of these diseases on the indigenous population, the Ashaninka affirm that they became endemic, leading to various deaths, affecting above all the children and decimating many families.
Nevertheless, while the indians refer to this as a period of great difficulty, they also emphasize this is what lead to the organization of the community and their fight for demarcation of the reserve. And rightfully so. The Amazon Rainforest is the world’s richest and most-varied biological reservoir, containing several million species of insects, plants, birds and other forms of life, many still unrecorded by science.
Ashaninka Discover “Sacred Herb” in the Amazon
While Dr. Sears was living with the native Ashaninka Indians along the Amazon River, he discovered one of the most powerful plants loaded with anti-aging antioxidants. Cat’s Claw is an antiviral woody vine that the Ashaninka have been using to heal for centuries. It contains over 30 known constituents, including at least 17 alkaloids, along with glycosides, tannins, flavonoids, sterol fractions and other compounds. It has the ability to control inflammation, heal wounds, alleviate pain, and it is full of beneficial plant chemicals. All of it’s phytonutrients can do amazing things in the body.
But the most impressive effects of Cat’s Claw is its scientifically proven ability to repair DNA. This plant contains powerful antioxidants in its extract. Most antioxidants can only block damage. However, studies show Cat’s Claw has regenerative capabilities to help revitalize damaged DNA and preventative properties to protect Telomeres from shortening.
Telomeres are at the end of each DNA strand of every cell and they control the aging process. Every time your cells divide, your telomeres get shorter and aging is accelerated. But Cat’s Claw has been proven to slow down this countdown clock and reverse skin aging indicators, like fine lines and wrinkles, making it extremely beneficial to anti-aging beauty regimens.
Most common forms of Cat’s Claw:
- Liquid extract
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Dr. Sears’ Favorite Cat’s Claw Tea Recipe to Reverse Skin Aging
I learned how to make this tea from the indigenous people of Peru. I traveled there to record and preserve as much of the Ashaninka’s local herbal healing knowledge and plant lore as I could before it was lost forever.
- Place 2 cups of water in a pot and bring to a boil.
- Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of ground cat’s claw bark. Return to a boil.
- Squeeze in a few drops of fresh lemon juice. This will help release the tannins from the tea.
- Strain, pour in a cup and enjoy. I usually add a little organic honey to my tea.