What is CellQuest?
CellQuest is the brand name for products derived from musaceae plants (plantains and bananas). The derived products exclude the fruit (berries), and include the plants themselves (stems, stalks, rhizomes). It is a natural liquid derived from specially selected and cultivated “musa” plants. This liquid contains many defense compounds (phytoalexins) generated within the stalks and stems of the plant to ward off external attackers such as microbes, fungi and parasites. These defense compounds are reported to assist the human immune system in maintaining a natural physiological balance and a clean division of cells.
Although the musa plants produce edible “fruits” comprising primary foods in tropical regions of the world, they are not “trees” but are specifically categorized as herbs. In this context the fruit is more correctly classified as a berry. In the sub-tropical climate of Florida, these plants are continually subject to growth stress, consequently producing less than commercial “fruit” quality. CellQuest takes advantage of both the environmental stress and soil chemistry impacts to optimize the generation of phytoalexins not readily or economically available in other regions of the world. The company plans to continue applying optimized processes related to the unique conditions of musa cultivation, solely in Florida.
The defense compounds generated within the pseudostems of these giant herbs are inherently created on demand when attacking agents are present either environmentally of added to the surrounding soil. They are referenced generally as “phytalexins”.
CellQuest Wellness Philosophy
Prior to the advent of pharmaceutical medicines, the only means of defense against disease and disorders of the body was the “inherent immune system”, comprising cellular components. In response to attack by microbes such as viruses and bacteria a sequence of specific cells provide a defensive means of halting the progress of such invaders. Each successive cell type either succeeds or fails to ward off the attack. A failed occurrence is backed up with repeated cellular activity and still further sequential responses to the point of demise or recovery by the sick person. The effectiveness of the immune system depends on sustenance provided by organically grown plants, herbs generally and optimum cultivation practices in particular. Following decades of less than adequate progress in beneficial cultivation methods, particularly when productivity eclipsed quality, optimum functioning of the immune system has apparently suffered. Such a perceived view of the inherent immune system to conquer disease, led to modern pharmaceutical pathway remedies being promoted as the exclusive approved method of treating disease. After decades of this intransigent approach to medicinal remedies, recent development and promotion of immuno-therapeutic drugs indicates a preferential acceptance of the immune system as the primary means of combatting disease. This “back to the future” recognition of the immune system as the natural order for fighting disease, confirms the principles of the “CellQuest Philosophy”.
The task of maintaining the effectiveness of a functioning immune system may be achieved in two potential ways:
- By improvement in agricultural methods supporting optimum quality organic food products together with healthy dietary practices.
- By immuno-therapeutic drugs, which are claimed to boost immune system performance?
The downside of pharmaceutical drugs relates primarily to side effects and contra-indications with certain foods, whereas natural supplemental support of the immune system compensates to some extent for the down-side of current food quality. Essentially, the choice becomes one of dependence on immune-therapeutic drugs or alternatively, the availability of truly organic produce and dietary wellness practice.
CellQuest Wellness believes firmly in the philosophy of natural solutions for a long- term healthy existence. CellQuest Wellness also recognizes that the wisest approach is to apply both natural and pharmaceutical medicines judiciously. Should immune-therapeutic drugs be applied for the purpose, then the cure for disease becomes exclusively that of the immune system. Both immuno-therapeutic drugs and natural supplement products will perform as adjunct treatments but not direct “cures” themselves. Perhaps this could be recognized in regulatory disclaimer statements.
CellQuest natural products provide a unique approach to participation in the philosophy of complementary and adjunct medicines whereby both legally prescribed drugs and natural products may contribute to overall health and wellness.
“CellQuest Lifestyle” parameters have been established to aid customers in the quest to minimize production of free radicals and potential damage to DNA, resulting in premature aging and a potentially weakened immune system.
CellQuest Research and Development
Laboratory research carried out at Moffit Cancer Center on CellQuest purified liquid indicates support in maintaining the healthy division of cells necessary for a functioning immune system. (Note: Laboratory tests are not sufficient for FDA approval, consequently no claims for cure or treatment can be made based on such results.)
Cardio Vascular health and the risks associated with lifestyle activities may be improved by recommended courses of action.
Modifying diets to control calorie intake as distinct from the selection or rejection of specific foods constitutes a basic principle for promoting a healthy lifestyle. Although the general guidelines of Recommended Daily Allowances (%RDA) help to avoid both deficiencies and excesses, it is the ratios between the essential macro elements that control balance (homeostasis) in the human physiological complex. For example, Loyola University researchers concluded that urine analyses of sodium/potassium ratios postulated lower cardio disease risk when such ratios are low. Clearly and logically the interaction between macro elements such as potassium and sodium, calcium and magnesium relate more directly to biochemical reactions than to the single action of any one of them.
The low sodium/potassium ratio in the CellQuest product may assist in Cardio support. Additionally, the inclusion of punica granatum may reduce the accumulation of arterial plaque or possibly reverse it. These latter postulates have not yet been approved as functional food claims.
Several women have reported that CellQuest has reduced excessive yeast in cases of candidiasis (yeast infections), and helped in restoring bacterial balance.