The ellagitannins content of raspberry seeds varies dramatically with the variety of the berry.
The highest levels of ellagitannins are found in the Meeker variety of raspberry.

SMDI has selected a processor who guarantees us greater than 90% Meeker and are willing
to actively control their raw material stream to satisfy our strict nutraceutical requirements.

SMDI processes the seed into a maximum bio-available flour which frees the ellagitannins for
immediate adsorption and
transformation into ellagic acid.  

It can be mixed with fruit juice, smoothie's yogurt, puddings or on top of salads.

1#  Raspberry Seed Powder - $40.95

240 Raspberry Capsules      - $35.95


Rub this cream on pre-cancerous spots or even skin cancer. No pain. No Scarring.

The Raspex Skin Cream contains ellagitannins from Raspberry Extract, is an excellent sun
protection lotion having an SPF of 30 and will repair sun burns if applied within 4 hours.

Shows excellent results for burns, age spots, moles, warts, rosacea, rashes etc. Boosts the
skins immune system, maintains skin suppleness, reduces wrinkles, promotes
healing, reduces scaring and improves fine capillary blood flow.

Cost - $30.95    2oz

History of the Research

Influential scientists such, as Dr. Daniel Nixon of the Hollings Cancer
Institute (Medical University of South Carolina, USA), have been
working with certain micro-nutrients and their impact on human health.  
Dr. Nixon’s most recent work has been with raspberries and specifically
the micronutrient ellagic acid contained in the pulp and seeds.  His
work with tissue cultures has shown that cancer cells (of many types)
exposed to ellagic acid levels corresponding to specific amounts of
eating fresh raspberries underwent a natural cell death.  This is
incredibly important news, because the amount of raspberries needed
to develop this level of ellagic acid was only one cup!

Dr. Nixon has also shown that human cervical cells infected with human
papilloma virus (HPV, warts) are also killed by the same concentration
of ellagic acid.  This is important because human papilloma viruses are
considered to be the main cause of cervical cancer.

Other scientist have found positive responses using ellagic acid in
researching many other conditions and disease:

Periodontal disease

Protection of the liver from toxic injury

Faster would healing

Radiation induced chromosomal damage

Slowing the spread of the HIV virus in the human body

Slowing the degenerative process of aging

Prevention of neural tube birth defects Neurodegenerative diseases

Diabetic retinopathy

I would like to call your attention to one of the most exciting new
discoveries in the treatment and cure for cancer.  It is not new.  These
are the ellagitannins contained in the Meeker variety of raspberry.  
The following article “Berry Good Health” written by Doctor Susan
Thorpe-Vargas explains what cancer is and how ellagitannins can be
an effective treatment for this disease.

Dr. Vargas has written more than 70 feature articles in leading
magazines dealing with pesticides, genetics, nutrition, vaccines,
therapies, preservatives, arthritis, nutraceuticals, and poisoning.  
These articles have been reprinted nationally and internationally and
have been translated into at least three languages.  Dr. Vargas has a
PhD in immunology from Oregon Health Sciences and a Masters of
Science in Biochemistry from Washington State University.

Berry Good Health
Susan Thorpe-Vargas Ph.D.

Multiple studies have discovered that phytonutrients found in
raspberries can protect us from cancer and can even shrink some
types of cancer tumors.  These substances can also act as an
antibacterial and as an antiviral agent.  Does this sound too good to
be true?  One particular substance found in this natural “medicine
chest”, is a series of compounds called ellagitannins.  The highest
levels are found in raspberries,
but the ellagitannins are also in certain types of grapes, strawberries,
blackberries, blueberries and some nuts too.  Recent work (2001),
published by Dr. Gary Stoner at Ohio State University, showed that
components in the seeds and berry, but particularly ellagitannins,
inhibited the initiation and promotion/progression stages of
esophageal cancer.  This is an extremely important finding,
considering the potential benefits.  In addition, edible berries, including
raspberries also inhibit angiogenesis.  This is a term used to describe
the development of blood vessels needed for tumor growth.

We do not as yet know all of the functions of the ellagitannins in terms
of cancer.  A study at Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of
South Carolina has shown one of the ways they work is to “turn on” a
normal cellular process called apoptosis.  Apoptosis is “science speak”
for something called programmed cell death.  This natural cell death is
just one of several ways our body protects us from cancer.  As we age,
cellular replication mistakes can occur.  Cancer cells somehow become
immune to the signals that cause cells to self-destruct, so they become
virtually immortal and reproduce indefinitely.

The disease with a thousand faces

Cancer is not just one disease but is the general name for more than
200 different types of malignancies.  Cancers are classified by the
tissue type from which they arise.  To illustrate:

osteosarcoma-bone cancer

melanoma-skin cancer

lymphoma-cancer of lymph nodes

leukemia-blood cancer

Every cellular type has its own form of cancer.  The one thing all
cancers share in common is uncontrolled growth.  Cancer occurs when
cells lose control over critical checkpoints during the process of one
cell splitting and becoming two cells.  This control over cellular replication
is in the hands of several specific types of genes.

Two classes of genes are suspected of being associated with the
occurrence of cancer.  A mutation in a tumor suppressor gene is like
having faulty brakes in your car.  Just as their name implies, tumor
suppressor genes function by making sure there are no mistakes in
the genes that are replicated prior to one cell becoming two.  In this
“quality control” process, if errors are detected, the cell is instructed
not to divide.  Thus, tumor suppressor genes put the brakes of cellular
division.  The other class of genes thought to be involved with
preventing cancer is called proto-oncogenes.  Researchers have
found that these genes “code” for proteins involved in mechanisms
that regulate the social behavior of cells.  Signals from those cells in
the immediate environment induce their neighbors to divide,
differentiate and even undergo apoptosis.  So this type of gene is
involved in promoting the normal growth and division of cells and could
be likened to your car’s accelerator.  A change in the genetic message
– a mutation, can turn the proto-

Oncogene into an oncogene and cause your accelerator to become
stuck, thus initiating “runaway” cellular replication.  Nevertheless, there
seems to be no pattern to these mutations.  What is so frustrating for
both researchers and clinicians alike is that different combinations of
mutations are found in different types of cancer and even in cancers of
supposedly the same type in different patients.  What is most important
to remember is that cancer begins as a single abnormal cell that
begins to multiply out of control.

So, what causes most mutations?

We live is a polluted environment.  For instance, the out gassing from
asphalt on a hot summer day produces the deadly carcinogen benzo(a)
pyrene, the same chemical found on meat that has been charcoal
broiled.  This is just but one example.  Exposure to such chemicals in
the environment can cause the mutations in our genetic material that
leads to cancer.  Even normal metabolic processes like breathing and
exercise produce free radicals that can wreak havoc on our cellular
DNA.  We can protect ourselves from mutations caused by
environmental toxins and free radicals by taking antioxidants.  Guess
what?  Ellagitannins are also very good antioxidants and
chemoprotective agents.  Researchers at Wayne State University have
a theory about how ellagitannins might work.  The liver produces
enzymes that rid the body of toxins.  These enzymes break down or
chemically change toxic substances we ingest or inhale so that they
can be excreted.  During this detox process, the breakdown products,
called metabolites, are frequently more damaging than the original
substance.  It appears that ellagitannins are able to safeguard the liver
from damage caused be these breakdown products.  Another theory
held by some investigators is that ellagitannins are able to protect our
genetic material from certain types of chemical reactions that lead to
misreading of damaged DNA.

Why does chemotherapy and radiation eventually stop working?

It is becoming clear that normal therapeutic cancer treatment works by
turning on apoptosis.  We used to think that chemotherapy and
radiation killed rapidly dividing cells, which is why these procedures
were able to shrink tumors.  However, at some point these treatments
begin to lose their effectiveness.  Why is that?  Scott Lowe, a research
scientist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory may have found the
answer.  Instead of killing these cells, chemotherapy and radiation
damage their cellular DNA.  This alerts the cell watchdogs that control
the cell cycle that something is wrong and tells the cell to stop dividing
or to commit suicide.  Therefore, chemotherapy and radiation act
somewhat like a “vaccination” that works by helping the body help
itself.  The evidence for Dr. Lowe’s theory is pretty convincing,
because when these treatments start to fail, researchers have found
that the genes that control apoptosis are no longer functioning.

Why don’t ellagitannins induce normal cells to commit suicide?

As we know, cancer cells become immortal; this means that they are
able to replicate themselves after something called the Hayflick limit
has been reached.  The Hayflick limit is the number of “allowed”
cellular replications.  Each cell type has its own limit.  Human cancer
studies show that mutations in the tumor suppressor gene called p53
account for many of the tumors found.  One of the functions of this
gene is that it normally prevents cells with damaged DNA from
proceeding through the cell cycle.  The presence of the protein
product encoded by p 53 turns on the waf-1 gene.  The waf-1 gene
produces a protein that normally inhibits the activity of several similar
cellular proteins called kinases.  These proteins are involved in
stopping cell cycle progression.  A mutation in either the p53 or waf-1
gene can cause the loss of that “emergency brake” function and allow
uncontrolled growth.  However, only “damaged” cells are induced   to
commit suicide and so normal cells are not affected.

An Antibacterial and an Antiviral agent

Ellagitannins can act as antibacterial agents and as antiviral agents
too, and now we know how.  Think of the genetic material of bacteria
as a rubber band that is all twisted up.  In order to replicate, the DNA
must untwist itself through a process requiring the enzyme gyrase.  
Ellagitannins inhibit gyrase activity so replication of the bacterial DNA
is restricted.  Importantly, bacteria cannot easily become resistant to
this type of antibacterial action.  Resistance to antibiotics has become
a real concern to the international medical community.  A federal
government task force noted that antibiotic resistance was “a growing
menace to all people” but children, the elderly and those with
weakened immune systems are especially at risk.  Besides its
antibacterial action, ellagitannins have antiviral activity also.  Viruses
do not have the ability to replicate themselves.  Instead that must
“hijack” the host cell and insert their own DNA into the host cell
genome.  This requires an enzyme called integrase and the
ellagitannins inhibit this enzyme also.

Citizen: Heal Thyself.  (With apologies to Mr. Hippocrates)

People are turning to alternative forms of medical treatment and
prevention.  Not only is the medical delivery system failing but, our
costs for heath services are rising at an astronomical rate.  What this
means for the medical consumer is that we need to be more
responsible for our own health.  We need to look at prevention instead
of always looking to health care providers to “fix” what exposure to a
toxic environment and/or years of unhealthy lifestyle practices have
wrought.  The quality of medical care is uneven at best.  Too often, our
insurance providers do not cover necessary tests and procedures,
especially those of a preventative nature.  However, we can become
involved in our own health care.  A diet rich in fresh fruits and
vegetables is a good start towards preventing disease.  Unfortunately,
current test show that our soil is severely lacking in many minerals or
electrolytes and other components that are essential for proper
nutrition.  It is necessary to sometimes take supplements as it may not
be physically or economically
possible to eat enough food to get the proper nutrition.  In addition, the
cost of fresh fruits and vegetables can be prohibitive.  For instance,
unless you grow your own raspberries, the cost of the American
Cancer Institute’s recommended daily bowl of the whole berries could
run as high as $300 a month.  Not only that, but research has shown
that the ellagitannin content is much higher in the seeds then in the
fruit.  In addition, the powdered seed may be much more bioavailable
then the whole fruit, especially so for the short carnivorous gut of the
cat or dog.  So nutraceutical supplements appear to be the answer.  
Raspberry seeds contain many more times the ellagitannins than the
fruit at one-tenth the cost.  It’s your choice, whatever form you may
decide to use – the take home message is: “Eat your ellagitannins!”

Remu International has established itself as one of the leading
suppliers of Meeker Raspberry Capsules, Meeker Raspberry Powder
and Meeker Raspberry Skin Cream to consumers, web suppliers, pet
owners, health food stores and cancer clinics worldwide.  Raspberries
contain one of the most powerful antioxidants known – a series of
ellagitannins that are converted into ellagic acid in the body.  
Raspberry ellagitannins are one of very few fruits that have been
clinically shown to be transformed into beneficial levels of ellagic acid
in the body.

The ellagitannin content of red raspberry seeds varies dramatically
with the variety of the berry.  The highest levels of ellagitannins are
found in the Meeker variety of raspberry.  Remu has selected a
processor who guarantees us greater than 85% Meeker raspberry
content and is willing to actively control their raw material stream to
satisfy our strict nutraceutical requirements. Remu processes the seed
into maximum bioavailable flour which frees the ellagitannis for
immediate adsorption and transformation into ellagic acid in the body.  
Remu’s Meeker Variety Raspberry Seed products contain the highest
amount of ellagitannins available in nature per dollar spent.  There has
been much research into ellagic acid, its value as a potential anti
oxidant and its value in fighting cancer is widely accepted.  Ellagic acid
has been found to inhibit the promotion and progression of
esophageal, breast and prostate cancer and we are collecting many
testimonials that show that it is equally effective with many other types
of cancer including skin cancer.

This information is not intended to take place of medical advice.  You are advised
to consult your medical doctor or other qualified health care professional
regarding treatment of your medical conditions.