Polysaccharide Peptide Blend (PEP) is a dietary supplement designed to improve both energy and mood. Added to a drink at the beginning of the day, PEP provides essential vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids to promote your body and mind’s optimal performance.
While PEP’s ingredients give your body a boost of energy in the short term, they also improve long term health by promoting circulation, lowering inflammation, and acting as antioxidants.
This article will discuss the key sciences of the Polysaccharide Peptide Blend:
PEP is composed of lignans, polysaccharides, polypeptides, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibers. These ingredients are responsible for giving the body extra energy and promoting better metabolism. The blend is also designed to maintain the health of the stomach and digestive tract.
Hesperidin is found naturally in citrus fruits like oranges. Hesperidin is a bioflavonoid, a type of natural compound that acts as an antioxidant and promotes blood flow. Hesperidin works together with vitamin C, another ingredient of PEP, to promote collagen growth.
Hesperidin is thought to improve blood flow, and thus has been used to treat related conditions like:
- Endometriosis, a condition in which uterine tissue is found elsewhere in the body, resulting in pelvic pain
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Fibroid tumors, which are usually benign and found in the uterus
Polysaccharides are macromolecules, or large molecules, composed of carbohydrates. Polysaccharide peptide is derived from the edible mushroom Coriolus versicolor.
It is being tested as an anti-tumor medication, but there is also some evidence that polysaccharide peptide may have other treatment benefits including:
- Promoting the health of the respiratory, urinary, and digestive tracts
- Providing anti-virus and anti-tumor properties
- Treating liver conditions like hepatitis B and chronic hepatitis
PEP includes three fatty acid: omega 3 and 6, which are essential, and omega 9, which is non-essential. The body has the ability to produce non-essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids, though no less necessary, are not made naturally in the body and must be derived from the diet. They serve a number of functions, including ensuring proper brain and cardiovascular functions while also promoting healthy skin and weight.
Omega 3 is found in fish like salmon, tuna, and halibut, as well as other marine life and certain plants and oils.
There are three forms of omega 3:
- Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)
- Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
- Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
When ALA is ingested, the body converts it into either EPA or DHA, which the body can metabolize.
Omega 3 fatty acids have been linked to a host of benefits in the body, including:
- Reduction of inflammation
- Prevention of chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, and arthritis
- Improved cognitive function including memory and performance
Omega 6 fatty acids are found in meats, nuts, and oils and come in several forms:
- Linoleic acid (LA), found in plant oils.
- Gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), found in plant oils like evening primrose oil, borage oil, and black currant seed oil.
- Arachidonic acid (AA), found in meat. AA can actually cause inflammation, but this is generally tempered by anti-inflammatory effects of GLA.
Omega 6 fatty acids promote:
- Skin and hair growth
- Bone health
- Maintaining good metabolism
- Reproductive health
To get the most beneficial results, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids must be used together. Omega 6 fatty acid tends to have pro-inflammatory effects in the body while omega 3 is anti-inflammatory. To balance one another, a safe ratio is two to four times more omega 6 than omega 3, as is common in many Mediterranean diets. The ratio can even be as low as 1:1. However, many North American diets include about a 16:1 ratio of omega 6 to omega 3, an imbalance that could potentially contribute to inflammatory diseases and other chronic conditions.
Omega 9 is a non-essential fatty acid since it is produced in the body. However, it is still helps the body to get additional omega 9 from dietary sources.
Most often found in nut oils like canola or olive oil, omega 9:
- Lowers bad cholesterol and raises good cholesterol, reducing cardiovascular disease.
- May be useful for regulating blood sugar levels.
Doctor Perricone‘s Polysaccharide Peptide Blend is an easy way to ensure the body gets off to the right start in the morning. Simply adding the powder to a drink supports your body and mind. The natural ingredients it contains work every day to improve your energy and health both when you take it and in the long term.