Proof of Quality
List of Organic Ingredients

Kenrico Sap Sheet has consecutively achieved the position of 'Number One Seller' 21 times in Japan since 1990. Invented after years of medical research by the inventor Suzuki, M.D (Pharmacologist, Kenrico) and Nurman S (Biophysical Scientist, Kenrico), our Sap Sheet is developed and manufactured based on the patented toxins cleansing technology (patent 8,317,762 - Sap Sheet or Detox Pads) with the finest, top grade ingredients available.


Organic ingredients are processed and manufactured by Kenrico utilizing patented extraction method of sporopollenin (exine and shell extraction derived from patent 7182965, 4485940, 03720506.09). The patented extraction method is the first and the only manufacturing method in this century that transforms the organic ingredients into active ingredients with potent toxin binding and curing properties in Sap Sheet.


The following is the complete list of first grade ingredients that undergoes processing with the patented extraction method. A varied combination of these active ingredients with toxin binding and curing properties is used to make our 18 different types of Kenrico Sap Sheet.


Quercus Phillyraeoides

Ubame Oak from Kyushu Island, Japan. The only oak that yields first grade vinegars.

WOOD VINEGAR

Source: Ubame Oak (Quercus Phillyraeoides)

Ubame Oak, Quercus phillyraeoides, is placed in the furnace and heated up to 250 degrees Celsius. The smoke is then condensed into the vinegar. The next step is to filter the vinegar at least 5 times, to obtain maximum purity. It is then stored for 6 months to mature. The middle layer of the vinegar is then filtered off and used in the finished product.


To obtain the powder, the vinegar is then again heated, condensed, and then dried with a special drying machine before our quality inspection is performed. This process yields a very high concentrate extract with an extremely high level of purity.


Wood vinegar is known to be able to improve our blood circulation. This improved circulation can lead to relief from fatigue, headache, double vision, blood pressure, arthritis, and many other similar symptoms.



Pseudosasa Japonica

Pseudosasa Japonica, native arrow bamboo from Shikoku Island, Japan.

BAMBOO VINEGAR

Source: Arrow Bamboo (Pseudosasa Japonica)

Arrow bamboo, Pseudosasa Japonica, is placed into the furnace and is heated up to 250 degrees Celsius. The smoke is then condensed into the vinegar. The next step is to filter the vinegar at least 5 times, to obtain purity. As with the wood vinegar it is then stored for 6 months to reach maturity. The middle layer of this vinegar is again used in the finished product.


To obtain the powder, the vinegar is then again heated, condensed, and then dried with a special drying machine before our quality inspection is performed. This process yields a very high concentrate extract with an extremely high level of purity.


Bamboo vinegar is said to have double the effect of the wood vinegar. This is due to its rarity. Bamboo vinegar costs almost twice as much as wood vinegar to manufacture.



Mushroom chitosan

Processed mushroom chitosan from Kikugawa, Shizuoka in Japan.

CHITOSAN

Source: Mushroom (From March 1st, 2009)

Chitosan is the result of the biomass research; in the old days it was extracted from the shell of a 'crab shrimp'. Kenrico Sap Sheet utilizes chitosan processed from organic mushroom in accordance to its organic standard. Chitosan products have been used now for over 30 years by water companies to trap toxins, grease, heavy metals, and oils. It is the second most plentiful fibre, after cellulose. Chitosan products are also used extensively by the medical profession due to their remarkable ability to promote wound healing to injuries such as burns and skin inflammation.


Extensive studies have also been carried out to determine its fat binding properties. The results found it to lower LDL, bad cholesterol by 6%, and enhance the HDL, good cholesterol by 10%. Mushroom chitosan has also been successfully marketed as a weight loss supplement.



Dokudami: Houttuynia Cordata

Dokudami leaves from the herbal garden in Kanaya, Shizuoka

DOKUDAMI

Source: Houttuynia cordata

This plant is native to Japan, Java and Nepal, and is found at altitudes of over 6200 feet. It has been proved to contain a variety of flavoids, flavonoid glycosides (afzerin, quercitrin, isoquercitrin) and pyridine alkaloids. Its essential oil was found to consist mainly of decanal (capry aldehyd), dodecanal (lauryl aldehyd) and 2-hendecanon (methyl nonyl ketone). It has been recognized for generations for its strong absorption properties.



Loquat leaf

Eriobotrya Japonica, selected from a local farm in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka.

LOQUAT LEAF

Source: Loquat leaf (Eriobotrya Japonica)

re is over 3000 years of history behind 'muxibustion therapies' and this leaf has been used extensively in Buddhist medicine for centuries. In India, it is widely used to treat many conditions, resulting in it being crowned the king of all herbal medicines.


The Loquat leaf contains malic acid, tartaric acid, citric acid, tannate, carotene, vitamins A, B and C. Its leaves and kernel contain amygdalin, otherwise known as vitamin B17, or laetrile. It is known because of its ability to promote the secretion of body fluids and it also has antitussive, expectorant, antiemetic properties.



Vitamin C

Fresh oranges from orange & grapefruit farm in Mikkabi, here in Shizuoka.

VITAMIN C

Source: Orange

It has long been known that human beings do not produce ascorbic acid (vitamin C). Therefore, we need to have a regular intake of this vitamin to maintain optimum health.


    Below is the action of Vitamin C:
  1. Increases HDL (high density lipoprotein) production. (HDL is able to help absorb fat located in plaque. In the process it changes from a disc shape to a globular form of HDL, and takes this fat to the liver to be burned.)
  2. Decreases the production of lipoprotein (a). Our liver knows that when there is plenty of ascorbate on board, there is no need for high levels of lipoprotein (a) which is, after all, a repair factor for the cracks in blood vessel walls which come up in the absence of sufficient ascorbate.)
  3. Down-regulates cholesterol and triglyceride production in the liver.
  4. Lowers blood sugar and insulin requirements.
  5. By relaxing the blood vessel walls, lowers blood pressure when hypertension is present.
  6. Inhibits inappropriate intravascular clot formation (the final and sometimes deadly event in cases of heart attacks and strokes).


Vegetable Fiber

Corn fiber from domestic corn.

VEGETABLE FIBER

Source: Corn (corn fiber)

Vegetable fibre is used to prolong the lifetime of the sap sheet. Its fibre prevents ingredients from hardening due to factors such as humidity.



Tourmaline

Tourmaline sourced from Hokkaido Island, Japan.

TOURMALINE

Source: Tourmaline (semi-precious stone)

Tourmaline is a very popular gemstone and collectors mineral. It exists in all colours, and the multicoloured stones are unsurpassed in splendour. Tourmaline is both pyroelectric and piezoelectric. If a specimen is put under pressure, or a temperature change, it will generate an electrical charge.


Tourmaline comes from the Sinhalese word Turamali, which was given to mixtures of unidentified gem gravels in Ceylon, now known Sri Lanka. Tourmaline exerts a cleansing and liberating energy upon our entire nervous system, promoting a clearing and stabilizing effect. Tourmaline is best known as one of the only minerals to emit far infrared heat and negative ions. For further reading on far infrared and negative ions, please visit here.



Amethyst

Amethyst sourced from Hokkaido Island, Japan.

AMETHYST

Source: Amethyst stone

Cool and relaxing, amethyst is a stone of psychic power. It helps promote meditation, peace, tranquillity and a oneness with your spirituality. It enhances and strengthens the powers of the bearer and helps to attune with the higher self, dispelling fears, heightening intuition and helping to embrace your own intuitive wisdom.


In ancient times it was said to be protection against poison. Amethyst, similar to Tourmaline, is a negative ion, which exerts a cleansing and liberating energy upon our entire nervous system, promoting a clearing and stabilizing effect. Amethyst is also said to be a stone of sobriety, and can help the user become free of addictive tendencies.



Zeolite

Our Zeolite is sourced from Hokkaido island, Japan.

ZEOLITE

Source: Processed Zeolite stone (patent 36508)

Processed Zeolite, ZEO, (patent 36508) is invented by Dr. Sato from Kenrico LTD in 2005 that has been proven to detoxify toxins (heavy metals) from human body. The processed Zeolite also has been tested in a laboratory environment to effectively reduced the speed of the oxidation on human cells and may offer some effectiveness for the anti-aging treatment.



Diatomaceousearth

Our Diatomaceous Earth is sourced from Okinawa island, Japan.

DIATOMACEOUS EARTH

Source: Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth is a powerful and natural absorbing agent. Diatomaceous earth can generally absorb up to 100% of its own weight in liquid and still exhibit the properties of dry powder. In fact, it's absorbent qualities make it useful for spill cleanup (the U.S. Center for Disease Control actually recommends it to clean up toxic liquid spills). Diatomaceous earth is a natural occurring siliceous sedimentary mineral compound, and has a soft, chalk-like feel to it.



Agaricus Blazei

Agaricus mushroom sourced from mountainous farm near the Oigawa river in Shizuoka, Japan.

AGARICUS

Source: Agaricus mushroom (Hime Matsutake)

Agaricus Blazei Murrill (Hime-matsutake) is a newly discovered species of mushroom that is attracting the attention of many scientists around the world. Artificial cultivation of this mushroom was achieved for the first time by the Iwaide Fungology Institute, by Dr. Inosuke Iwaide, a professor at Tokyo and Mie Universities, after much trial and error.


This mushroom was presented by professors Hitoshi Ito, Keishiro Shimura and Sensuke Naruse, of the mushroom research group at Mie University medical school, as the highlight at the " 39th General Meeting of Japanese Cancer Academy" in 1980, and is still attracting scientific attention today. Agaricus Blazei Murrill is known to have an anticancer effect and promotes homeostasis. It is also known to be able to relieve diabetes and allergic diseases.



Grapefruit

Fresh grapefruit from orange & grapefruit farm in Mikkabi, Shizuoka.

GRAPEFRUIT

Source: Grapefruit extract

Grapefruit contains pectin, a soluble fibre, which reduces the rate of entry of carbohydrates into your bloodstream, thereby, lowering insulin secretion. Grapefruit and other citrus fruits also protect against cancer. In Japanese studies, grapefruit extract stopped tumour growth after it was injected under the skin of mice. The researchers concluded that the humble grapefruit is a 'remarkable anti-mutagen', a substance that reverses cellular changes that eventually lead to the division and growth of cancer cells.


Grapefruit used in the sap sheet can also be used for aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is the use of scent items for the harmony and well-being of the body, mind, and spirit. It has both physical and psychological benefits and is used as a holistic treatment. The scent of grapefruit promotes feminine properties; soothes, cleanses and tones; benefits nervous system; uplifts the spirit and helps maintain self-confidence.



Raspberry

Fresh cut raspberries.

RASPBERRY

Source: Raspberry extract

The raspberry extract soothes, restores and uplifts human spirit; excellent for refreshing tired head and feet.



Lavender

High grade Lavender from our local herb garden.

LAVENDER

Source: Lavender extract

The Lavender extract relaxes, soothes, restores and balances the nervous system; excellent for refreshing tired muscles, feet and head and useful during the cold season.



Cayenne

Fresh cut and ground Cayenne. We use cayenne native to Shizuoka, here in Japan.

CAYENNE

Source: Chili peppers

Cayenne pepper, also called Capsicum frutescens, is a stimulating herb made from the dried pods of the chilli pepper and is well known for its pungent taste and smell. Cayenne is a popular spice used in many different regional styles of cooking, but it has also been used medicinally for thousands of years. Cayenne is often referred to as chilli, which is the Aztec name for cayenne pepper.


The main medicinal properties of cayenne are derived from a chemical called capsaicin. Capsaicin is the ingredient which gives peppers their HEAT. A pepper's capsaicin content ranges from 0-1.5%. Peppers are measured according to heat units. The degree of heat determines the peppers' usage and value. Generally, the hotter the pepper, the more capsaicin it contains. In addition to adding heat to the pepper, capsaicin acts to reduce platelet stickiness and relieve pain. Other constituents of cayenne are vitamins E, vitamin C and carotenoids.


Today, cayenne is used worldwide to treat a variety of health conditions, including poor circulation, weak digestion, heart disease, chronic pain, sore throats, headaches and toothache.



Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle sourced from the herb garden in Yaizu, in the Shizuoka province.

MILK THISTLE

Source: Milk Thistle (Silybum Marianum)

Milk thistle (Silybum Marianum) has been used as a tonic herb for the liver for over 2000 years. The plant itself can be found in Northern Japan, Europe and Northern Africa. Milk thistle is best known as a producer of liver protector known as silymarin; a group of milk thistle flavonoids - silybinin, silychristin, silydianin and isosilybinin.


Silymarin may prevent liver infection and dysfunction suitable for recovering alcoholics. It also reduces damage to liver cells caused by chronic use of certain prescription drugs. The silybin component of sillymarin has been related to cholesterol-lowering effects.


Sylimarin may also help prevent or alleviate gallstones and inflammatory conditions (psoriasis). German Commission E approved the use of milk thistle for liver damage, inflammatory liver disease, and cirrhosis.



Green Tea

Our high quality organic green tea from the Shizuoka green tea farm.

GREEN TEA

Source: Japanese Green Tea (Gyokuro)

Our organic Japanese green tea is directly harvested from the organic green tea farm here in the Shizuoka province.


The best, highest grade and most expensive of Japanese green tea, Gyokuro, is made only with the earliest leaf buds of the spring harvest. The tea is grown under shade cover (using reed or straw screens) for 20 days before harvesting begins. The tea was first discovered by Yamamotoyama's sixth owner, Yamamoto Kahei, in 1835 in Japan.


Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), found in the special edition patches (CCi), is at least 100 more times more effective than vitamin C, and 25 times more effective than vitamin E at protecting cells and DNA from damage believed to be linked to cancer, heart disease and other serious illnesses. This antioxidant has twice the benefits of resveratrol, which can be found in red wine.


Recent studies also suggest that the green tea catechins are also directly related to reductions in body fat. Weight is gained as excessive sugars and fats are stored in the body as 'fat' cells. Green tea catechins can help prevent obesity by inhibiting the movement of glucose within the fat cells. The Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), contained in the green tea, has been found to be especially effective in fighting this increasingly alarming battle against excessive weight gain.



Cinnamon

Freshest and highest grade cinnamon from herb graden in Shizuoka, Japan.

CINNAMON

Source: Cinnamon

Cinnamon, found in the hot pink edition WRX-2i, can improve glucose and cholesterol levels in the blood. The effect is highly beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes, and those fighting high cholesterol.


Researchers have shown that cinnamon extracts can improve both cholesterol and glucose, and in fact, further confirmed by the clinical studies. Clinical study conducted on 60 man and woman found that ALL the patients had better triglyceride levels in their 40-day tests -- between 23% to 30% reductions. Blood cholesterol levels also went down, ranging from 13% to 26% reductions. Whether we have diabetes or not, cinnamon should be part of our daily use.


    Further studies confirmed the positive effect of Cinnamon towards human health:
  1. Blood sugar reduction 1
  2. Blood sugar reduction 2
  3. Cure hypertension
  4. Tumor care
  5. Clinical study on WRX-2 patches (lifestyle & blood analysis)


Japanese Ginseng

Japanese Ginseng is sourced from the herb garden in Yaizu, in the Shizuoka province, Japan.

JAPANESE GINSENG

Source: Japanese Ginseng (Panax Japonicum)

anax japonicus are used as a folk medicine for treatment of life-style related diseases such as arteriosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus as a substitute for ginseng roots in Japan.

The present study clearly indicated that the saponin fractions of P. japonicus rhizomes had a significant anti-obesity action and supports the traditional usage as a substitute drug for ginseng roots.




Japanese Seaweed

Japanese Seaweed from Okinawa island, Japan.

JAPANESE SEAWEED

Source: Japanese Seaweed (Laminaria digitata and Undaria pinnatifida)

This may seem surprising - that such a humble and common class of plants could offer us very much in terms of health. A team at Saga University in Japan found that a chemical in seaweed was three times more effective than a conventional flu remedy. Japanese seaweed can lower cholesterol and improve blood flow and are showing very promising results in modern science. The people of Okinawa Island in Japan regularly live to 100 and are renowned for their healthy hearts and low cholesterol. Ever-popular in health spas, Japanese seaweed baths' therapeutic value in easing weary bodies has been acknowledged for hundreds of years.



Konjac-Mannan Glucomannan

Japanese Konjac from the herbal garden in Kanaya, Shizuoka.

JAPANESE KONJAC

Source: Japanese Konjac (Konjac-Mannan Glucomannan)

Glucomannan offers benefits for those seeking to lose weight. Studies show that Glucomannan enhances the weight-loss effects of a calorie-restricted diet. Glucomannan may promote weight loss in obese adults, even in the absence of a calorie-restricted diet. Glucomannan also reduces blood fats, discourages weight gain, helps to keep blood sugar levels normal, and relieves constipation.


Clinical studies confirm that glucomannan lowers cholesterol-both total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol-without affecting diastolic blood pressure. In one double-blind trial, ten days of treatment with Glucomannan returned the bowel habits of patients with chronic constipation to normal. Another study showed that patients given either 3 or 4 grams daily noted an average increase of three and six more bowel movements per week, respectively, without additional diarrhea or flatulence.



Peppermint

Sourced from the herbal garden in Kanaya, Shizuoka.

PEPPERMINT

Source: Peppermint (Mentha Piperita)

Peppermint is sometimes regarded as 'the world's oldest medicine', with archaeological evidence placing its use at least as far back as ten thousand years ago. Peppermint seems to be fairly effective at relieving irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a collection of symptoms that includes abdominal cramping and pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. Topical application of peppermint helps relieve tension headaches and can help with recurrent indigestion.



Dandelion

Fresh organic Dandelion ready for harvest. Planted in the herbal garden in Kanaya, Shizuoka.

DANDELION

Source: Dandelion (Taraxacum officinalis)

The medicinal and nutritional uses for the dandelion are the main reasons why there are so many dandelions today. Dandelions have been purposely cultivated and widely used throughout history. The Celts introduced it to the Roman legions when Caesar invaded the north. The Anglo-Saxons and the Normans used it to prevent scurvy (vitamin C deficiency) and monastery gardens used it for both food and medicine in the Middle Ages.


Dandelions are also thought to be effective in helping to ease the ailments of many other conditions including herpes, genital warts, and even obesity. Studies on both rats and humans that involved injecting them with dandelion have resulted in them losing up to 30% of their body weight.



Blackhaw

Organic Black Haw sourced from Okinawa island, Japan.

BLACK HAW

Source: Black haw (Viburnum prunifolium)

As an herbal remedy, the strong astringent and anti-spasmodic effects of the black haw are used specifically in the treatment of pain associated with the menstrual cycle in affected women. It has a long history of use by Native and pioneer women to prevent threaten miscarriage, relieve uterine cramps, painful periods or menstrual discomfort, ease symptoms of menopause. In addition, it has been used to lower blood pressure in hypertension and as an anti-spasmodic the treatment of asthma.



Fennel

Superb quality of organic Fennel harvested from the herbal garden in Kanaya, Shizuoka.

FENNEL

Source: Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

Fennel's medicinal uses include reducing gas discomfort, cramps, bloating and more -- and it can be a useful addition to the diet of those sufferings from stomach problems. It is recommended for numerous complaints related to excessive gas in the stomach and intestines, including indigestion, cramps, and bloating, as well as for colic in infants.



Licorice

The most popular herb, organic Licorice is grown in the herbal garden in Kanaya, Shizuoka.

LICORICE

Source: Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is a flavorful herb that has been used in food and medicinal remedies for thousands of years. Licorice root has been used in both Eastern and Western medicine to treat a variety of illnesses ranging from the common cold to liver disease. This herb has long been valued as a demulcent (soothing, coating agent) and expectorant (rids phlegm and mucous from the respiratory tract) and continues to be used by health care professionals today to relieve respiratory ailments (such as allergies, bronchitis, colds, sore throats, and tuberculosis), stomach problems (including heartburn from reflux), inflammatory disorders, skin diseases, stress relief, and liver problems.



Aloe Vera

Medicinal Aloe from Okinawa island, Japan during extraction process.

ALOE VERA

Source: Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera, also known as Medicinal Aloe is frequently used in herbal medicine due to its rejuvenating, healing and soothing properties. Aloe Vera is reputed to be effective in the treatment of wounds and has antibacterial and antifungal activities.



Ginger

Freshly cut ginger from our herbal garden in Kanaya, Shizuoka.

GINGER

Source: Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Health care professionals commonly recommend ginger to help prevent or treat nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness, pregnancy, and cancer chemotherapy. Ginger is also used as a digestive aid for mild stomach upset, as support in inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, and may even be used in heart disease or cancer.



Arnica

Our Arnica is sourced from the herb garden in Yaizu, in the Shizuoka province.

ARNICA

Source: Arnica

Arnica has been used medicinally for centuries. Arnica is used topically for a wide range of conditions, including bruises, sprains, muscle aches, wound healing, superficial phlebitis, rheumatic pain, inflammation from insect bites, and swelling due to fractures. Homeopathic preparations are also used to treat sore muscles, bruises, and other conditions caused by overexertion or trauma.



Corn Flour

Domestic corn and corn flour before undergoing further processing.

DEXTRIN

Source: Corn flour

Dextrin is a product of starch hydrolysis, a carbohydrate having the same general molecular structure as starch but with a smaller and less complex molecule with adhesive properties. Its presence is necessary in our Sap Sheets as a filler, and also to bind other ingredients together. Beware of claims for Sap Sheet made without dextrin, as this is misleading. Without dextrin, Sap Sheets will not work, like a car running without tyres. However, keeping the amount of dextrin low in the Sap Sheet is the best way to achieve optimum results.


Sap sheets with high amounts of dextrin, and with low amounts of vinegar, gives less benefit and poor results, although the smell of the vinegar is less pungent.