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Monday, July 21, 2014

Hair Renew Formula - EuroPharma - Terry Naturally



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Hair Renew Formula 
EuroPharma - Terry Naturally


Millet Seed Oil Extract with Biotin
Nourishes Thinning Hair
Sustains Healthy Hair Growth
May Reduce Age-Related Hair Loss*
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How does hair grow?
A: Hair is composed of keratin, a special protein that is also found in skin and nails. Each hair, contained in a follicle, goes through regular cycles of growth and rest. Scalp hair grows about ½ inch per month. The typical person loses about 50-100 hairs every day.

Most people do not associate hair and its growth as part of a living structure of the body. For hair to grow and have the outward appearance of thick, shiny and lustrous hair, it too needs nutrients that are critical for healthy hair. We have come to believe that to have beautiful hair we only have to treat our hair with shampoos, conditioners and cosmetic products to improve the quality of our hair. While certainly high quality hair products are important to improve the shine and look of our hair, they can never effectively nourish the hair root and shaft for new hair growth and quality.
Q: How much should I use?
A: That depends on your situation. For healthy hair, we recommend 2 softgels daily. For more advanced needs, you can boost that to 4 softgels daily, and for serious hair concerns, consider 6 softgels daily.
Recommendations: 2 softgels daily for healthy hair, 4 softgels daily for more advanced therapy, 6 softgels daily for severe hair concerns.
Unlike shampoos and conditioners, which may only temporarily improve the outward appearance of your hair, Hair Renew Formula™ provides a balance of nutrients to support hair from the inside.

Millet Seed Oil Extract – a unique, clinically studied botanical rich in minerals and amino acids that support production of keratin, the main hair building block.

Biotin – is essential in the renewal process of the follicles and roots of the hair that are already growing. Supporting healthy hair growth can result in thicker, more lustrous hair.

B Vitamins – supports energy production in the fast-growing cells in hair follicles that are required for structural support.

Zinc – shown to improve hair quality, especially dry, brittle hair.

These components, along with other key ingredients in Hair Renew Formula, combine to provide maximum nutrient support for healthy hair growth.*

SUPPLEMENT FACTS

Serving Size: 2 Softgels
Servings Per Container: 30Amount/ServingDaily Value
Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate)
4,000 IU80%
Vitamin E (natural mixed tocopherols)
45 IU150%
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
4 mg235%
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)
20 mg1,000%
Folic Acid400 mcg100%
Biotin
5,000 mcg1,667%
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)
  (as calcium pantothenate)
20 mg200%
Zinc (as zinc gluconate)
10 mg66%
L-Cysteine100 mg**
L-Methionine100 mg**
Millet (Panicum miliaceum) Seed
   Oil CO2 Extract
standardized to contain >4 mg of miliacin
400 mg**
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)
  Extract
standardized to deliver 7 mg of Silica
100 mg**
**Daily Value Not Established.
Other Ingredients: sunflower seed oil, lecithin, beeswax, gelatin, glycerol, purified water, titanium dioxide, iron oxide. Contains Soy (less than 5 parts per million)†
No: sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, dairy products, artificial coloring, artificial flavoring or preservatives.
† All EuroPharma products are actually free of soy. We list “contains soy” if a formula contains phospholipids, nattokinase and vitamin K2 which are extracted from soy.
The chance of these healthy ingredients causing a risk of allergies is extremely low or non-existent. They contain a possible soy content in parts per million. However, for the safety and comfort of our customers, we provide soy information.
If pregnant or nursing, consult a health care practitioner before using.
Product of Belgium

Additional Information:
Many factors have an impact on hair growth and quality, including stress, poor sleep, changes in hormone levels, and more. However, scientific research has also found that there are a number of nutrients that help promote beautiful shiny hair and sustain new hair growth.
Vitamin A retinyl palmitate
Vitamin A as retinyl palmitate is converted in the body to the active form, retinoic acid, which is important for hair follicles. Vitamin A also promotes healthy levels of sebum production, which is important for hair growth.
Vitamin E
natural mixed tocopherols Vitamin E is an important antioxidant which is particularly active in the outer layers of the skin, where it helps protect skin and hair cells from oxidative damage.
Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folic acid, Biotin, Pantothenic acid
The B vitamins aid in the absorption of L-methione and L-cysteine and provide energy for cell growth - important for fast growing cells such as the cells in hair follicles.
Zinc 
Zinc supplementation helps to improve hair quality, particularly for dry, brittle hair.
L-cysteine and L-methionine 
These amino acids are the essential buildings blocks for keratin formation. Keratin is the specialized protein that makes up hair and nails.
Millet (Panicum milaceum) 
Millet seed contains miliacin, a special plant compound that enhances the activity and growth of keratinocytes, the cells that produce keratin. In a clinical test, participants consuming millet seed oil had significantly better hair quality than those who did not receive the supplement.
Sunflower seed oil (Helianthus annus) and soy 
EFA are important for healthy skin and normal hair growth, and can help skin and hair retain moisture.
Silica (Equisetum arvense) 
Silica is a trace mineral found in bones and fast growing tissues such as hair, skin, and fingernails, which are especially dependent on silica for strength and resilience. It’s also a major building block of collagen, which is one of the constituents of hair and hair follicles.
*THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION.

THESE PRODUCTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT DISEASE.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

METHYL-MATE - New Beginnings Nutritionals





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METHYL-MATE  (1 Ounce)

New Beginnings Nutritionals

Methylcobalamin or Methyl B12 is a form of vitamin B12 that is considered to be more absorbable and effectively utilized than other forms of B12.  Adequate levels of Methyl B12 are needed to protect nerve tissue and maintain the myelin sheaths that cover the nerve endings.  Vitamin B-12 is required for proper digestion, absorption of foods, protein synthesis, and anemia prevention. Helping to metabolize fats and carbohydrates, it aids cell formulation and longevity. Vitamin B-12 promotes development of healthy red blood cells and maintenance of nerve tissue.  Adequate levels of this vitamin is important for the creation of glutathione and to assist the body in detoxification.

New Beginnings Nutritionals has formulated Methyl-Mate which provides an ultra concentrated (1 ml 5000 mcg) form of methylcobalamine which contains no flavorings or artificial preservatives.

Suggested Dosage:  As a dietary supplement, take 5 drops per day or as suggested by your physician. For best results, hold in the mouth, preferably under the tongue, for one minute before swallowing. For young children, a few drops at a time can be squirted under the tongue to allow for more effective absorption. Refrigerate after opening.


Each 5 drops contains:

Supplement Facts
Servings per container
108
%DV
Methylcobalamin
1385 mcg
23,083%
* Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients: Purified water and potassium sorbate and citric acid.

Contains no added starch, salt, wheat, gluten, coloring or dairy products. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Binding Cellular Impurities - Longevity Plus




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Binding Cellular Impurities

Longevity Plus

New Name and New Label, Same Great Ingredients: Binding Cellular Impurities (BCI)
Please review the Ingredients List below.


30 packets

Binding Cellular Impurities has the same vital ingredients as the BC-I, including Vitamin K-2, Resveratrol, and the purest available Omega 3 oils, EDTA and more.  This formula provides the finest multi-vitamin/mineral available.

Each container of Binding Cellular Impurities contains 30 packets. Each packet consists of three of the Beyond Any Multiple caplets, three Essential Daily Defense capsules, one Omega 3, one Primrose Oil and one Ginkgo capsule. 

Beyond Any MultipleThis new formula takes the proven product Beyond Longevity and improves it with many exciting nutrient changes. These include the addition of resveratrol and for the first time in any multiple anywhere, an all natural Vitamin K-2. At $10,000 per kilogram for Vitamin K-2, no other multiple has ever added this vital ingredient to protect bones and help prevent hardening of the arteries.

Essential Daily Defense
No other garlic-based product comes close to the powerful, synergistic combination of  this unique formula. 

Omega-3 Softgel  The American Heart Association reports that Omega-3 fatty acids reduce heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and sudden death! Omega-3 may also promote: healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels, normal heart rhythm, healthy brain and memory function, easy joint movement.  
Ginkgo Biloba  Ginkgo is believed to have a regulating effect on the entire vascular system of veins, arteries and capillaries. Ginkgo promotes blood flow in the brain by working with the body to improve the use of oxygen and glucose, enhancing mental performance. 

Primrose Oil is especially popular with women and active people seeking nutritional support for their personal health requirements.  These essential fatty acids are necessary components of all body cells, but not found in commonly consumed foods.


We have purposely left iron out of this supplement because recent research has linked the availability of iron to infectious organisms in arteries, which are now proven to be directly linked to blood clots that cause 85% of heart attacks and strokes.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size:  One packet
IngredientAmount Per Serving% Daily Value
Three Beyond Any Multiple yellow-orange capsules supply:
Vitamin A5,000 IU100
    Betatene4,000 IU
    Palmitate1,000 IU
Vitamin C (calcium, magnesium and potassium ascorbate)200 mg333
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)300 IU75
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl acid succinate)200 IU667
Vitamin K2 (menaquinone-7 from fermented Soy extract)22.5 mcg28
Vitamin B1 (thiamine mononitrate)50 mg3333
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin, riboflavin 5' phosphate)25 mg1471
Vitamin B3 (niacin, niacinamide)100 mg500
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCI)50 mg2500
Folic Acid400 mcg100
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin, methylcobalamin)50 mcg833
Biotin150 mcg50
Pantothenic Acid (d-calcium pantothenate)200 mg2000
Calcium (citrate, ascorbate, calcium pantothenate)250 mg25
Iodine (potassium iodide)75 mcg50
Magnesium (amino acid chelate, oxide, ascorbate, maleate)250 mg63
Zinc (amino acid chelate, picolinate)10 mg67
Selenium (amino acid complex, sodium selenite)150 mcg214
Copper (amino acid chelate)1 mg50
Manganese (manganese glycinate chelate)5 mg250
Chromium (nicotinate glycinate chelate)100 mcg83
Molybdenum (glycinate chelate)50 mcg67
Potassium (ascorbate, chloride)50 mg<2
Tocotrienols    (d-gamma, d-alpha, d-delta, d-beta)3 mg*
Choline (bitartrate)75 mg*
Vanadium (nicotinate glycinate chelate)19.5 mcg*
Boron (citrate)1.5 mg*
PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid)25 mg*
Inositol25 mg*
Citrus Bioflavonoids50 mg*
Grape Seed Extract    (95% proanthocyanidins)30 mg*
Alpha Lipoic Acid15 mg*
Trace Mineral Complex (as brine from the Great Salt Lake10 mg*
Polygonum Cuspidatum (50% Resveratrol)15 mg*
Beta Glucan (99% purity)5 mg*
Other Ingredients:
  Microcrystalline Cellulose, Colloidal Silica, Hydropropyl Cellulose, Croscamellose Sodium, Cholesterol Free Magnesium Stearate and Stearic Acid, Yellow Clear Coat Carboymethylcellulose Sodium.**

Three tan Essential Daily Defense™ capsules supply:
Niacin20 mg100
Vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine HCL)20 mg1000
Garlic Powder (organic high-Allicin)800 mg*
Calcium Disodium EDTA400 mg*
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)100 mg*
Malic Acid50 mg*
Betaine HCL50 mg*
Carrageenan (Red Algae)600 mg*
Papain100 mg*
Horsetail Extract (7% Silica)40 mg*
Red Yeast100 mg*
dl-Methionine50 mg*
Beta Sitosterol (soybean)100 mg*
Crataegus 6x (Hawthorne Leaf)10 mg*
*Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients:  Gelatin, Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate, and Maltodextrine.
Contains: Soy

One gold Primrose softgel supplies:
Calories13
     Calories from Fat12
Total Fat1.3 g4
     Saturated Fat100 mg1
     Monounsaturated Fat100 mg*
     Polyunsaturated Fat1.1 g*
100% Cold-Pressed Evening Primrose Oil1.3 g*
Seed:
A minimum of:
     Linoleic Acid 680 mg*
     Oleic Acid 100 mg*
     Gamma-Linolenic Acid 90 mg*
Other Ingredients:
     Gelatin, glycerin and water
One gold Omega-3 Marine Lipids softgel supplies: 
Calories10.6
     Calories from Fat9
Total Fat1 g2
Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols)10 IU33
Omega-3 Marine Lipid concentrate (from GMO free fish oil)1000 mg*
Contains: Engaulidae, Carangidae, Clupeidae, Osmeridae,Salmonidae and Scrombroidae.
Supplying a minimum of:
     Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)300 mg*
     Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)200 mg*
Other Ingredients:
     Gelatin, glycerin and water
One small tan-gray Phosphatidyl Gingko capsule supplies:
Phosphatidyl Choline concentrate100 mg*
Phosphatidyl Serine concentrate (LECI-PS)100 mg*
Supplying the following Phospholipids:
     Phosphatidyl Serine20 mg*
     Phosphatidyl Choline60 mg*
     Phosphatidyl Ethanolamine12 mg*
     Phosphatidyl Inositol10 mg*
     Gingko Biloba Extract30 mg*
         24% Ginkgo Flavonglycosides and
         6% terpene lactones
Other Ingredients:
     Gelatin, Hydroxyapatite, Soy Flour, Colloidal Silica, Magnesium Silicate, Cholesterol Free Magnesium Stearate and Stearic Acid
Contains: Soy
**
*Daily Value not established.

Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.

KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent disease.


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Friday, July 18, 2014

Boluoke - Canada RNA


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Boluoke
Canada RNA
Boluoke is an enzyme supplement known to benefit the circulation and characteristics of the blood. It is a promising new tool for those seeking to treat heart disease or proactively prevent it.  Boluoke contains the enzyme lumbrokinase, which has been shown to assist with the breakdown of fibrin, a protein involved in blood clotting. It has proven valuable in acute, sub-acute, and chronic conditions associated with clotting tendencies and poor circulation. 
Supplementing with Boluoke helps to maintain an optimal environment for healthy circulation. It is also recommended for people using hormone supplementation or birth control pills.
Boluoke® is the only lumbrokinase that has been thoroughly researched and its enzymatic strength is standardized. Other lumbrokinase products currently on the market often are citing Boluoke’s credentials and research, and are not disclosing the enzymatic strength of their lumbrokinase. On the raw material market, the price of lumbrokinase can vary by up to 15 folds, and the enzymatic strengths of various lumbrokinase also differ greatly.
In addition, lumbrokinase is a preparation containing multiple enzyme fractions, and the extraction and purification methods would determine the final compositions of the various enzyme fractions. Therefore, different products would have different lumbrokinase compositions and cannot be considered the same. This is also the reason why Boluoke does not significantly affect blood tests like prothrombin time (PT) or activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), while other lumbrokinase products may affect the test results. 
Boluoke (lumbrokinase) is the only fully researched oral enzyme on the market supporting a healthier blood state, and it shows great promise in supporting a healthy coagulation/fibrinolysis balance in the body.  Coagulation system is a complicated and highly regulated system. Modern lifestyles often tip the balance towards hypercoagulation and rarely towards hypocoagulation. 

For most people, Boluoke can support the body in keeping the system in a more balanced state. Some practitioners are also recommending Boluoke for those who choose to be on hormone replacement therapy or birth control pills, and for those who could not tolerate standard preventative pharmaceutical drugs.

Suggested Use:  


Take 1 capsule one to three times daily 30 minutes before meals.
If maximal fibrinolytic effect is desired, take 2 capsules three times daily 30 minutes before meals for 3 weeks or consult your physician for optimal dosage. 

Warning: Please consult your physician before taking this product or any other health supplement, especially if you are on any prescription medicine, are pregnant or have bleeding risks. People with known allergy to lumbrokinase should not take this product. 

SUPPLEMENT FACTS:
SERVING SIZE: 1 TABLET
IngredientAmount Per Serving% Daily Value
Lumbrokinase (Proprietary earthworm protein extract)20 mg*
*Daily Value not established. 
Other Ingredients:  Gelatin, starch

Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent disease. 

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

B12 HYDROXYCOBALAMIN - Intensive Nutrition


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B12 HYDROXYCOBALAMIN

Intensive Nutrition

Under-the-tongue/sublingual Vitamin B12, 1 mg, as hydroxycobalamin
Vitamin B-12 is involved in the functioning of the nervous system, in proper blood oxygenation and therefore energy support. B12 is also required for proper nerve cell functioning, DNA replication, production of SAMe. B12 works in conjunction with other B vitamins, specifically Folic Acid and B6.

This sublingual or "under-the-tongue" supplement (absorbed best bucally, or, in the side pocket of the mouth/cheek area) is a slow-dissolving formula (meant to be kept in the mouth until dissolved) derived from  hydroxycobalamin, superior in bioavailability to cyanocobalamin.  It has been complexed with beta-cyclodextrin to increase further oral bioavailability and maximum absorption. General tiredness is an accepted state of being in today's society. BE DIFFERENT!
Why is slow-dissolving better? 
Like our Folixor products, slow-dissolving sublingual and/or buccal formulations allow for the best absorption pattern possible as the nutrient is gradually absorbed into the bloodstream, allowing the body the most efficient processing possible, for the nutrient remains in the bloodstream for a longer period of time. Instant absorption or quick absorption results in an absorption "spike" which is a less efficient method of delivery (the body can not absorb well in one, instant, setting).
Who should consider this formula? 

Those who may be B12 deficient are the elderly. Individuals who are fatigued or would like extra energy. Those lacking "intrinsic factor" or who have pernicious anemia. B12, B6 and Folic acid play a role in controlling homocysteine levels and are good for those interested in heart health.
Ingredients:
Vitamin B12 1000 mcg as Hydroxycobalamin
Inert ingredients:
Sorbitol, beta-Cyclodextrin, Mannitol, Magnesium Stearate
Allergen Info:
This formula is free of yeast, soy, egg, gluten, corn, wheat, milk, starch, artificial colors or preservatives.
Suggested dosage:
3-6 tablets daily placed in the side of mouth (pouch) until dissolved or as directed by health professional















Ingredients:
Vitamin B12 1000 mcg as Hydroxycobalamin
Inert ingredients:
Sorbitol, beta-Cyclodextrin, Mannitol, Magnesium Stearate

Allergen Info:
This formula is free of yeast, soy, egg, gluten, corn, wheat, milk, starch, artificial colors or preservatives.
Suggested dosage:
3-6 tablets daily placed in the side of mouth (pouch) until dissolved or as directed by health professional

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Interactions/Precautions | Vitamin B12 | B12 deficiency causes lethargy & fatigue |
Consult a physician prior to adding Vitamin B12 to your regimen especially if you are taking medication,such as:
Ciprofloxacin, Doxycycline, Tetracycline, Methylestosterone, Fluoroquinolones (Systemic), Penicillamine, Risedronate, Tetracycline, Warfarin.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Calcium Citrate Plus - FoodScience of Vermont


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Calcium Citrate Plus 

FoodScience of Vermont

A dietary supplement to support bone, cardiovascular, and neurological functions.
Calcium Citrate is an easily digested and absorbed form of calcium. It is chelated with Citric Acid and combined with Boron and Vitamin D for enhanced bioavailability.


Serving Size:
Take 1 tablet, 3 times daily.


Each Tablet Contains:
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) . . . . . . .   100 IU
Calcium (as Calcium Citrate) . . . . . . . 300 mg
Boron (as Boron Amino Acid Chelate) . . . .0.5 mg

Other Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, vegetable stearate, silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Doctor's Best Acetyl L-Carnitine



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 Doctor's Best Acetyl L-Carnitine


Science-based nutrition
  • Dietary supplement
  • Beneficial antioxidant protection*
  • Enhances alertness and mental focus*
  • Supports energy metabolism in the brain*
  • Keeps nerves healthy and in repair*
  • Decreases free radical production in the brain*
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) is a naturally occurring form of L-Carnitine, a vitamin-like nutrient synthesized in the body from the amino acids lysine and methionine. ALC plays a key role in the production of acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter for brain and nerve cell function.


The Acetyl-L-Carnitine in this product is derived from a base of pharmaceutical grade L-Carnitine manufactured by patented, FDA-approved process that fully complies with the USP 25, FCC 4 and EU monographs. It is GMO-free, pesticide-free and BSE safe.


ALC serves as a transport molecule for “active acetate,” which is a source of fuel for metabolic processes that take place in cells. ALC carries active acetate (the “Acetyl” portion) directly into the mitochondrion, the cell’s energy-generating structure. Active acetate is used to produce cellular energy in the form of ATP. Both L-carnitine and ALC serve as fat carriers. Unlike L-carnitine, ALC readily crosses the blood-brain barrier, where it has specific benefits for brain neurons. When taken orally, ALC has been shown to promote healthy ALC levels in both blood and cerebrospinal fluid, demonstrating its uptake in the brain.


Best Acetyl-L-Carnitine contains Biosint™ Acetyl-L-Carnitine, which is manufactured in Italy by the reputable company Sigma-Tau. It is derived from a base of pharmaceutical grade Lcarnitine manufactured using an FDA approved process that fully complies with international monograph standards for carnitine production. Known as a global leader in L-carnitine research, Sigma-Tau holds numerous patents for production of L-carnitine, the derivatives of which are used in clinical trials.

Supports Cognitive Function
ALC has been studied for its effect on cognitive performance and emotional health in the elderly. In a single-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 481 elderly subjects taking 1500 mg of ALC per day were found to have improved scores on a memory test assessing cognitive abilities after 90 days of ALC supplementation. In addition to being known for its effects on recognition and memory, placebo-controlled ALC research has also shown better scores in scales measuring the mood of elderly people.

Supports Biosynthesis of Acetylcholine, a Key Neurotransmitter for Brain and Nerve Function
Brain function requires coordinated communication between brain cells. Neurons (brain & nerve cells) communicate across tiny cell-to-cell gaps called synapses. The passage of an electrical impulse from one neuron to the next requires a neurotransmitter to act as a messenger to pass signals to adjacent neurons. When an electrical signal arrives at the synaptic junction, the neuron releases a neurotransmitter into the synapse. The neuron on the other side of the synapse contains receptors for the neurotransmitter (that will bind it), triggering a series of chemical events to send a new electrical signal down the membrane of the receiving neuron. Neurotransmitters work together like an orchestra to transmit information throughout the brain and nervous system.

Acetylcholine is the most abundant neurotransmitter in the body, regulating activities of vital organs and blood vessels, and communication between nerves and muscles. In the brain, acetylcholine helps to facilitate memory and learning, as well as influencing emotions. ALC is structurally similar to acetylcholine— enough so that brain neurons stimulated by acetylcholine are receptive to stimulation by ALC.
  In an experimental animal model, it was shown that ALC can furnish acetyl groups to be utilized during the natural biosynthesis of acetylcholine. ALC’s structural similarity to acetylcholine has led researchers to investigate its effects on mental function and emotional health.


Helps Supply the Brain With Energy Through Mitochondrial Efficiency
The acetyl groups donated by ALC can be used to naturally synthesize acetyl-CoA, the key substrate for energy metabolism in the mitochondrion. Acetyl-CoA enters the Krebs cycle, the mitochondrial pathway that generates cellular energy in the form of ATP. Age-related decreases in mitochondrial oxidative capacity are a well-known cause of aging, as the organelles and organs in the body begin to operate less efficiently without ideal ATP production. The effects of decreased mitochondrial oxidative capacity are especially prevalent in organs that require high-energy inputs, such as the brain and heart. Recent clinical studies have shown that ALC helps to promote and maintain healthy mitochondrial function.


Helps Uphold the Integrity of Intracellular Membranes
Phospholipids are structural components of brain cell membranes that regulate neuronal function. ALC has been shown to promote healthy membrane phospholipid metabolism in research subjects. Additionally, the acetyl groups in ALC are naturally utilized by the body to modify the activity of proteins in neuronal membranes. Through these means, ALC promotes normal membrane function, stability, and structural integrity.


Supports Nerve Growth Factor Production
The body produces specialized proteins called growth factors that are essential to the growth and repair of tissue. Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) prolongs the survival of neurons in both the central and peripheral nervous systems. As we age, our central nervous system experiences a decrease in the binding of NGF to neuron membranes. ALC has shown the ability to promote the maintenance of normal interactions between NGF and neuron membranes. Given to aged rats, ALC demonstrated effectiveness in promoting normal levels of NGF, and it helped maintain utilization of the growth factor in the rats throughout the duration of the study. Maintaining ideal levels of NGF is essential for the health of cholinergic neurons (nerve cells stimulated by acetylcholine), as cholinergic neurons lose some functional capacity due to a lack of NGF. In aged rats, ALC is known to promote the health of cholinergic neurons. In sum, such results suggest that ALC positively influences the maintenance of healthy and normal NGF activity.


Supports Healthy Brain Neuron Function
Several animal studies have revealed that ALC contains many biochemical characteristics that help neurons face the aging process optimally. ALC has been shown to raise levels of glutathione, a key antioxidant, in isolated mouse brain tissue. ALC also reduces blood levels of MDA (malondialdehyde), a free radical byproduct. Furthermore, ALC is a chelator of iron: it acts as a molecule that can naturally sequester iron in the body to prevent iron-mediated oxidative damage to cells. As a whole, data from in vitro and animal studies suggest that ALC is effective towards the maintenance of healthy brain neurons and normal neuronal energetic processes. This hypothesis is supported by human studies that demonstrate the potential of ALC to promote healthy brain function in elderly persons.
Suggested Use: Take 1 to 4 capsules daily with or without food.
Supplement Facts
Serving size: 
1 Capsule
Servings Per Container:
 120 

Amount Per Serving        %DV
 
Acetyl-L-Carnitine                                                          500 mg            †
(from 588mg acetyl-l-carnitine HCl supplied by Sigma tau)
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† Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Stearic acid, cellulose, magnesium silicate, silicon dioxide, gelatin (capsule).
ALC is considered safe and well tolerated when consumed orally. Taken as directed by the label, the maximum daily dosage of this product is 4 capsules per day, well within the limits reported by human safety studies of ALC using the Observed Safety Level (OSL) method.
Contains nothing other than listed ingredients.

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