We all know big corporate pharmaceutical companies like to dismiss the value of superfoods, particularly naturally occurring vitamins like those found in nutrient dense Spirulina, and the popular Acai berry.
So you might be surprised to know that one of our most common drugs, used daily throughout the world, Aspirin, was originally derived from a phytochemical.
Now produced synthetically, Aspirin was created from Salicin, a phytochemical extracted from the bark of the white willow tree.
Our ancestors have known of the anti-inflammatory properties of Salicin for at least 2,500 years. Even today, Salicin is quietly considered a better option than Aspirin, which causes gastric bleeding. Salicin does not.
Another example: Taxol, an important cancer drug, is a phytochemical, extracted from the Pacific Yew tree. That is just one example. Intravenous Vitamin C has been shown to eliminate cancer cells, and alkalising reduces more disease symptoms than any medicine by reducing the effects of acidosis on the body.
So big pharma knows all about Superfoods, phytonutrients and their natural health benefits - they just prefer that you don't!