Why Choose The Restore Bundle*
Detoxification pathways play a role in the elimination of environmental toxins as well as those created by metabolic “wear and tear”. Our overall health is impacted by the quality of our detoxification pathways. To overcome both external cellular stressors and support optimal metabolic and neurologic health, it is important to provide the nutritional building blocks for healthy cell to cell communication.
THE RESTORE BUNDLE - INCLUDES SIX PRODUCTS
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Frequently Asked Questions*
Why was nutraMetrix Isotonix Multi-Mineral chosen for the Restore Bundle?
Virtually no nutritional benefit from the various vitamins would be possible without the assistance of one or more key minerals. There are a number of vital roles that minerals play in the body. It is their non-organic components that promote the metabolism of protein, carbohydrates and lipids. In addition to their assistance in the metabolic process, minerals aid the regulation of water and electrolyte balance. Minerals also help maintain healthy glucose levels as well as support the immune system. Minerals are absolutely essential for sustaining good health and life.
Why was nutraMetrix Isotonix Activated B-complex chosen for the Restore Bundle?
A lack of vitamin B in your regimen may impact your physical health in different ways. Hundreds of bodily biochemical reactions are supported by B-vitamins, and deficiencies in B-vitamins can lead to fatigue and lethargy. B vitamins are important and necessary for numerous metabolic processes within the body. As people age, the ability to absorb vitamins decreases and reduced levels of these vitamins have been associated with impaired cognitive performance, including vitamin B12. B12 plays a critical role in promoting normal energy production and nervous system function. A B-complex vitamin is a mixture of eight essential B-vitamins that are critical to metabolism at the cellular level. Isotonix Activated B-complex helps to maintain healthy levels of serotonin, increase energy and decrease stress as well as promote cardiovascular health.
Why was the nutraMetrix Complete Detoxification Kit chosen for the Restore Bundle?
The products contained in the Complete Detoxification Kit, especially for those who want to support normal liver detoxification activity, help maintain healthy glutathione levels and provide the body with strong antioxidant protection to fight the negative effects of free radicals.
What is glutathione, and why is it important in the detoxification process?
Glutathione performs two tasks in the detoxification process. First, it quenches free radicals created when the liver neutralizes toxins in Phase 1 of detoxification. Second, it combines with toxic chemicals in Phase 2 of detoxification so they can be safely excreted. Glutathione also detoxifies substances in the intestines before they can be absorbed into your bloodstream. High glutathione levels are good for the immune system, enabling the body to produce more white blood cells to fight off infection and rid the body of harmful toxins. The products contained in the Complete Detoxification Kit have been shown to help the body generate glutathione, which is necessary to the enzymatic reactions that must take place in order for proper filtration and elimination of bodily toxins. Glutathione is also known as a Phase II enzyme in that it bonds with separate Phase I enzymes in making the filtered toxins more soluble for elimination through the bile or the kidneys.
Many people hear “detox” and immediately think of “weight loss.” The Complete Detoxification Kit is meant to be used to support the body’s normal detoxification process and does not require the types of restrictions common with a periodic detox system. This includes scavenging free radicals on an ongoing basis to rid the body of toxins that build up, providing a strong, lasting antioxidant defense to keep toxins from accumulating, and maintaining your liver health, which helps cleanse the body on a regular basis and not just for a short period of time.
Why was nutraMetrix Ultimate Aloe Strawberry Kiwi chosen for the Restore Bundle?
Digestion is a complex process, which is controlled by several factors. The gastrointestinal tract is also a prominent part of the immune system. The low pH (ranging from 1 to 4) of the stomach is fatal for many microorganisms that enter it. Similarly, mucus neutralizes many of these microorganisms. Other factors in the GI tract help with immune function as well, including enzymes in the saliva and bile. Because the typical diet consist of many foods unintended for digestion, maintaining a healthy digestive tract is important to the overall health of the body. Ultimate Aloe contains over 200 nutrients needed for good nutrition. Studies have shown that aloe consumed orally promotes normal digestion and supports a healthy immune system.* Ultimate Aloe is one of the most concentrated aloe products on the market and can support a strong immune system.
Additional Bundles Offered*
Optimizing Your Genetic Environment – 5 Important Considerations
1. There isn’t one Superstar Gene – a healthy gene environment is not influenced by just one gene, but how all your genes interact with each other. Knowing your personal gene story will help provide the information needed to create an optimal gene environment.
2. Gene pathways – Your genetic expression may take one of three pathways:
- Optimal gene potential – pathways to “turn up” or optimize;
- Alternative – pathways needing a different combination/form of nutrient composition to support a unique gene environment or “turn down”;
- arrested or low/non-functioning – pathways to support or redirect.
3.One size does not fit all – because your gene story is unique, a health program should be personalized and tailored to the needs of your body. Your nutraMetrix Health Professional could help you by performing a Gene SNP DNA Analysis that will show gene variations and what components should be targeted.
4. Gene environment is influenced by more than nutrients – although nutrients are an essential component in optimizing your gene environment, maintaining an active lifestyle can significantly regulate gene environment. Sleep and stress management must be addressed to maximize your genetic potential. Nutrients and supplementation can help maximize your fitness, sleep, and stress/balance potential.
5. Combination is key – Because there is no one “master” promoter of health or optimized gene environment, it is vital to have a combination of different components, such as:
- Physical Fitness
- Optimized Sleep
- Stress Balance
- Select nutrients, fatty acids and antioxidants
Focusing on one component will not have a significant impact on your health. It takes a commitment to exercise, getting the proper amount of sleep, managing stress, as well as the nutrients you eat and supplements you take to create your optimal gene environment.
Key Ingredients Found In The Restore Bundle*
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Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene): 5000 IU
Vitamin A is an anti-aging micronutrient of the highest order, standing firmly alongside vitamins C, E and the mineral selenium in its ability to help maintain health. Studies conducted over several years indicate that beta-carotene may play a significant role in helping to maintain overall health. Beta-carotene acts as a precursor of vitamin A and is therefore called a pro-vitamin A compound. Foods or supplements containing beta-carotene are converted to vitamin A for the maintenance of healthy skin, good vision and a robust immune system.
Vitamin C: 200 mg
Also called ascorbic acid, vitamin C helps to maintain healthy collagen in the skin, promotes normal healing, promotes healthy teeth and bones, and boosts the immune system. Vitamin C is one of the more powerful and well-known antioxidants. Just as exposing a cut from an apple to air causes it to quickly turn brown, cells of the body can also suffer when exposed to oxygen, a process known as oxidation. Oxidation causes aging of the skin as well as all other organs and tissues of the body. Vitamin C, as a free-radical fighter, helps the body maintain its youthful qualities for longer periods of time.
Vitamin E: 30 IU
Vitamin E supports the respiratory system. It also promotes a healthy immune system. Vitamin E protects the body from oxidation, a normal aging process by which oxygen breaks down the body’s tissues. It works to neutralize free radicals, which are naturally occurring unstable molecules that can damage the body’s healthy molecules by taking electrons to balance themselves. When enough vitamin E is present in the body, unstable free radicals get their electrons from the vitamin E molecules and leave the healthy molecules alone, thus promoting the health of tissues.
Selenium: 200 mcg
Selenium is one of the most important micronutrients to include in a longevity-minded health regimen and is frequently cited by anti-aging specialists as an antioxidant that should be included on an anti-aging checklist. Selenium and vitamin E, another powerful antioxidant, are synergists, meaning they each improve the efficiency of the other. Moreover, selenium promotes the body’s production of glutathione peroxidase, the body's master antioxidant. Selenium is an essential trace mineral that works closely with vitamin E to provide the body with powerful antioxidant protection from free radicals. Selenium protects the body from free radicals in two ways: It is incorporated into proteins to make selenoproteins, which are important antioxidant enzymes, and it supports the body’s manufacture of its own natural antioxidant, glutathione.
Bilberry: 25 mg
Bilberry’s chief action as an antioxidant is its powerful synergy with vitamin E. On the most basic level, it supports the normal resistance of blood capillaries and promotes their impermeable nature. Bilberry anthocyanosides also supports the operation of crucial enzymes in the enzymes in the retinal cellular metabolism and function. It also supports a healthy heart. Bilberry promotes normal platelet activity.
Green Tea Extract: 300 mg
Green Tea Extract is a health-promoting antioxidant. It is rich in polyphenols that have been shown to promote health.
Ginkgo Biloba: 50 mg
Ginkgo Biloba helps to support memory, brain function, mood, cerebral and peripheral circulation, and oxygenation and blood flow.
Milk Thistle: 50 mg
Milk Thistle is used to promote liver health. Contains some of the most potent liver-supporting substances known. Protects against free radicals by acting as an antioxidant, protecting the liver. Supports the normal production of new liver cells.
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Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Around 90 percent of vitamin C in the average American diet is derived from fruits and vegetables. Peppers (sweet, green, red, hot red and green chili) are especially rich in vitamin C. Other good sources include citrus fruits and juices, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, collards, mustard greens, broccoli, spinach, guava, kiwi fruit, currants and strawberries. It is important to note that cooking destroys vitamin C activity.
Vitamin C is integral in strengthening the immune system, also acting as an antioxidant. In fact, ascorbic acid may be the most important water-soluble antioxidant in the body. It may also have enhancing effects in regards to the cardiovascular system, allergies, blood pressure, vision and respiratory functions. Vitamin C may aid in the detoxification of some heavy metals, such as lead and other toxic chemicals. It aids in the synthesis of collagen, wound healing and supports healthy cholesterol levels. The ascorbic acid form of vitamin C is involved in mediating iron absorption, transport and storage. It assists in the intestinal absorption of iron via reducing ferric iron to ferrous iron and may stimulate ferritin production to promote iron storage in cells. It is involved in the biosynthesis of corticosteroids, aldosterone and the conversion of cholesterol to bile acids.
Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)
Regular sunlight exposure is the main way that most people obtain vitamin D. Food sources of vitamin D include only a few such as vitamin D-fortified milk (100 IU per cup), cod liver oil, fatty fish such as salmon, and small amounts found in egg yolks and liver.
Vitamin D promotes the absorption of calcium and phosphorus and induces the production of several proteins involved in calcium absorption and storage. Vitamin D works with calcium to increase bone strength and harden the bones. It works to increase active transport of calcium out of the osteoblasts into the extra-cellular fluid and in the kidneys. It promotes calcium and phosphate re-uptake by renal tubules. Vitamin D also promotes the absorption of dietary calcium and phosphate uptake by the intestinal epithelium. It helps skin cells grow normally.
Calcium is found in dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt), Chinese cabbage, kale and broccoli.
Calcium is an essential mineral with a wide range of biological roles. Calcium exists in bone primarily in the form of hydroxyapatite (Ca10 (PO4) 6 (OH) 2). Hydroxyapatite comprises approximately 40 percent of the weight of bone. The skeleton has an obvious structural requisite for calcium. The skeleton also acts as a storehouse for calcium. Apart from being a major constituent of bones and teeth, calcium is crucial for muscle contraction, nerve conduction, the beating of the heart, blood coagulation, glandular secretion, the production of energy and the maintenance of immune function. It may also support healthy blood pressure and cholesterol.
Calcium is essential for healthy bones and teeth. A sufficient daily calcium intake is necessary for maintaining bone density. Calcium has been shown to reduce the symptoms of PMS in women. When you do not get enough calcium per day, your body draws calcium from your bones causing them to thin, which can lead to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is the age related thinning of the bones.
PTH (parathyroid hormone) regulates the amount of calcium in the blood. Some researchers believe that when the human body does not receive enough calcium, levels of PTH increase, causing the body to experience elevated blood pressure levels. High levels of calcium in the body have been associated with enhanced cardiovascular health in postmenopausal women and healthy cholesterol levels. One preliminary study also suggests that calcium may assist in weight loss.
Iron is mainly found in citrus fruits, tomatoes, beans, peas, fortified bread and grain products, such as cereal (non-heme iron sources). Beef, liver, organ meats and poultry comprise the heme iron sources. The heme iron sources are more easily absorbed than the non-heme type of iron.
Iron is an essential mineral. It is a component of hemoglobin, the protein that carries oxygen in the blood and myoglobin, a protein that carries oxygen in muscle tissue. Iron is required in red blood cell formation. Iron plays a part in many imperative biochemical pathways and enzyme systems including those involved with energy metabolism, neurotransmitter production (serotonin and dopamine), collagen formation and immune system function. Pregnant women who are subject to a greater loss of blood have the highest iron requirements. Iron has been found to be helpful for increasing oxygen transport, thus improving exercise capacity, stimulating the immune system, increasing energy levels, and neurotransmitter and collagen production.
Iodine (Potassium Iodide)
Iodine stimulates the thyroid gland to produce the thyroid hormones thyroxin and tri-iodothyronine, which regulate metabolic rate. The trace element is also present in more than a hundred enzyme systems such as energy production, nerve function and hair and skin growth.
Foods rich in magnesium include unpolished grains, nuts and green vegetables. Green, leafy vegetables are potent sources of magnesium because of their chlorophyll content. Meats, starches and milk contain lesser amounts of magnesium. Refined and processed foods are generally quite low in magnesium. The average daily magnesium intake in the U.S. for males nine years and older is estimated to be about 323 milligrams; for females nine years and older, it is estimated to be around 228 milligrams. Some surveys report lower intakes, and some believe that the dietary intake for many may be inadequate.
Magnesium is a component of the mineralized part of bone and is necessary for the metabolism of potassium and calcium in adults. It helps maintain normal levels of potassium, phosphorus, calcium, adrenaline and insulin. It's also important for the mobilization of calcium, transporting it inside the cell for further utilization, thus making it helpful in preventing osteoporosis. It plays a key role in the functioning of muscle and nervous tissue. Magnesium is necessary for the synthesis of all proteins, nucleic acids, nucleotides, cyclic adenosine monophosphate, lipids and carbohydrates. Further, magnesium helps indirectly in reversing the effects of oxidative stress and lipid peroxidation as involved with the aging process.
Magnesium is required for energy release, regulation of the body temperature, proper nerve function, helping the body handle stress, and regulating metabolism. Magnesium works together with calcium to support the heart. Importantly, magnesium is also required by the body to build healthy bones and teeth, and is required for proper muscle development. It works together with calcium and vitamin D to help keep bones strong and prevent osteoporosis. Magnesium helps to relax the heart muscles to maintain a regular heartbeat and, thus, promoting a healthy heart.
Zinc is largely found in fortified cereals, red meats, eggs, poultry and certain seafoods, including oysters.
It is a component of multiple enzymes and proteins. It is also involved in the regulation of gene expression. Zinc is an essential trace mineral that has functions in approximately 300 different enzyme reactions. Thus, zinc plays a part in almost all biochemical pathways and physiological processes. More than 90 percent of the body's zinc is stored in the bones (30 percent) and muscles (60 percent), but is also found in virtually all body tissues. It has been claimed that zinc plays a role in wound healing, immune system support, healthy prostate gland promotion and fertility enhancement by means of sperm production in males. Because zinc is involved in such a great number of enzymatic processes, it has been found to positively affect a large range of issues including digestion, energy production, growth, cellular repair, collagen synthesis, bone strength, cognitive function and carbohydrate metabolism (glucose utilization and insulin production).
The best dietary sources of selenium include nuts, unrefined grains, brown rice, wheat germ and seafood.
In the body, selenium functions as part of an antioxidant enzyme called glutathione peroxidase as well as being vital for normal growth and proper usage of iodine in thyroid functioning. Selenium also supports the antioxidant effect of vitamin E and is many times added to vitamin E supplements. Selenium enhances cardiovascular health, skin protection, male fertility, prostate support, and immune system support. As part of the antioxidant glutathione peroxidase system, selenium plays a direct role in the body's ability to protect cells from damage by free radicals.
The richest sources of dietary copper derive from organ meats, seafood, nuts, seeds, wheat bran cereal, whole grain products and cocoa products.
Copper has antioxidant properties and acts as a component of enzymes in iron metabolism. It is an essential trace mineral. Copper is needed in normal infant development, red and white blood cell maturation, iron transport, bone strength, cholesterol metabolism, myocardial contractility, glucose metabolism, brain development and immune function.
Manganese is a mineral found in large quantities in both plant and animal matter. The most valuable dietary sources of manganese include whole grains, nuts, leafy vegetables and teas. There are several forms of supplementary manganese including manganese gluconate, manganese sulfate, manganese ascorbate and manganese amino acid chelates.
Manganese is concentrated in the bran of grains, which is often removed during processing. Only trace amounts of this element can be found in human tissue. Manganese is predominantly stored in the bones, liver, kidney, and pancreas. It aids in the formation of connective tissue, bones, blood-clotting factors and sex hormones. It plays a role in fat and carbohydrate metabolism, calcium absorption and blood sugar regulation. Manganese is also necessary for normal brain and nerve function. Manganese is a component of the antioxidant-enzyme manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD). Antioxidants scavenge damaging particles in the body known as free radicals. These particles occur naturally in the body but can damage cell membranes, interact with genetic material and possibly contribute to the aging process, as well as the development of a number of health conditions. Antioxidants can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause. Manganese deficiencies are considered rare, however, since it is relatively easy to obtain adequate amounts of manganese through the diet. Interestingly, though, some experts estimate that as many as 37 percent of Americans do not get the recommended daily amounts of manganese in their diet. This may be due to the fact that whole grains are a major source of dietary manganese, and many Americans consume refined grains more often than whole grains. Refined grains provide half the amount of manganese as whole grains. Manganese supplementation, in combination with calcium, zinc and copper, has shown some efficacy in postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Chromium (amino nicotinate)
Chromium is found naturally in some cereals, meats, poultry, brewer's yeast, broccoli, prunes mushrooms, fish and beer.
Chromium is an essential trace mineral that plays an important role in glucose metabolism, regulation of insulin levels, and the maintenance of healthy blood levels of cholesterol and other fats. Chromium combines to form something in the body called glucose tolerance factor or GTF, which has an impact on the actions of insulin in promoting healthy blood sugar levels. It is claimed that chromium helps support healthy blood sugar levels, cholesterol and triglycerides, as it increases insulin sensitivity. It is also reported to help with weight control, hunger and suppress appetite. Many in the weight loss industry view chromium as an integral mineral in weight maintenance, as it may contribute to an increase in lean body and muscle mass.
Molybdenum (sodium molybdate)
The richest sources of molybdenum come from legumes, cereal grains, leafy vegetables, milk, beans, liver and kidney. It is required for the activity of some enzymes that are involved in catabolism. Deficiency in molybdenum is rare but can be very serious.
Molybdenum helps to regulate the pH balance in the body, aids in the metabolism of iron, helps eliminate toxic nitrogen, aids in carbohydrate metabolism, increases libido, enhances the effect of fluorine in tooth decay prevention, and inducing sleep.
To combat fatigue, athletes in sprint-type sports take a form of sodium bicarbonate. During very intense exercise, lactic acid accumulation in the muscle cells can lead to premature fatigue and may reduce athletic performance. Sodium bicarbonate also improves endurance performance.
Foods rich in potassium include fresh vegetables and fruits such as bananas, oranges, cantaloupe, avocado, raw spinach, cabbage and celery.
Potassium is stored in the muscles. Potassium is an essential macro mineral that helps to maintain fluid balance. It also plays a role in a wide variety of biochemical and physiological processes. Among other things, it is important in the transmission of nerve impulses, the contraction of cardiac, skeletal and smooth muscle, the production of energy, the synthesis of nucleic acids, the maintenance of intracellular tonicity and the maintenance of normal blood pressure. Potassium stimulates muscle relaxation and insulin release. It also promotes glycogen and protein synthesis. Potassium is an electrolyte that promotes proper heartbeat. Potassium is important in releasing energy from protein, fat and carbohydrates during metabolism. Potassium also regulates water balance and assists recuperative powers. Potassium is crucial for the elimination of wastes. Potassium is a natural pain desensitizer.
Foods rich in vanadium include black pepper, mushrooms, shellfish, parsley and dill seed. Studies have shown that vanadium supports healthy blood glucose levels.
Boron (sodium borate)
Boron is found in most tissues, but is found mostly in the bone, spleen and thyroid, indicating boron's functions in bone metabolism and suggesting a potential role for boron in hormone metabolism. Boron is found in rather high levels in plant foods such as dried fruits, nuts, dark green leafy vegetables, applesauce, grape juice, and cooked dried beans and peas.
Boron helps to build and maintain healthy bones. It helps retain adequate amounts of calcium and magnesium to prevent bone demineralization. It enhances the maintenance of healthy cell membranes, proper mental functioning and alertness. It elevates serum estrogen levels and ionized calcium.
Boron appears to affect some aspect of vitamin D3 metabolism or is synergistic with vitamin D3 in influencing growth. Research findings show that dietary boron modified the regulatory function of vitamin D3.
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Whole Leaf Aloe vera Linne Gel
Aloe vera is rich in polysaccharides, glycoproteins, urea nitrogen, creatine, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, iron, choline, sodium, alkaline phosphates, SGO transaminase, SGP transaminase, lactic dehydrogenase, amylase, lipase, mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids, amino acids, saponins, sterols and biogenic stimulators content.
Linne gel is named after the scientist Carl von Linne (Carl Linnaeus), who is given credit for categorizing plants and animals. Linnaeus deemed Aloe to be the genus and vera the species. The type of aloe in our product is Aloe barbadensis Miller. Miller is the person who described and categorized the plant we know as aloe vera. Chemical analysis shows that Aloe vera contains vitamins, minerals, triglycerides, carbohydrates, amino acids, enzymes and water. The vitamins found in Aloe include B1, B2, B3 and B12, choline, folic acid, vitamin C and beta-carotene (a precursor to Vitamin A), which are all vital to optimal health and the formation of certain key enzymes.
Aloe has been shown to contain as many as 13 of the 17 minerals needed for good nutrition. Minerals found in Aloe include calcium, magnesium, potassium, chloride, iron, zinc, manganese, copper, chromium, sulfur, aluminum, strontium, boron, silicon, lithium, phosphorus, nickel and sodium. These minerals are vital in the growth process and essential for the function of all body systems. Aloe vera also contains necessary triglycerides including fats, oil and waxes. They carry the fat-soluble vitamins, supply the fatty acids essential for growth and general health of all body tissue and help supply energy. Aloe vera contains twenty of the twenty-two amino acids needed for good nutrition; nine of these are essential and must be supplied from an outside source because the body cannot manufacture its own. Aloe has been shown to contain all of the essential nine amino acids. The complete list of amino acids known to exist in Aloe includes lysine, histidine, arginine, aspartic acid, asparagine, threonine, serine, glutamine, hydroproline, proline, glycine, alanine, cystine, valine, methionine, isoleucine, leucine, tyrosine, glutamic acid and phenylalanine.
Aloe vera also contains critical enzymes that trigger the chemical reaction of vitamins, minerals and hormones for normal functioning of the body. Enzymes also promote digestive health and have anti-inflammatory benefits. The enzymes present in aloe include alkaline phosphates, SGO transaminase, SGP transaminase, lactic dehydrogenase, amylase, lipase, oxidase, peroxidase, catalase, bradykinase, gamma transaminase, carboxypeptidase and cellulase. Aloe contains six or more biogenic agents to stimulate new cell growth. They include cinnaminic and salicylic acids.
Water is the major component of aloe vera gel (the clear inner part of the leaf). When the fiber or pulp is removed from the gel, what remains is approximately 99 percent water. Water is the universal solvent and is responsible for the transfer of nutrients throughout the body.
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Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B12) (120 mcg)
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is a bacterial product naturally found in animal products, especially organ meats, such as liver, with small amounts derived from peanuts and fermented soy products, such as miso and tempeh. It is essential that vegetarians consume a vitamin B12 supplement to maintain optimal health. Vitamin B12, when ingested, is stored in the liver and other tissues for later use. It supports the maintenance of cells, especially those of the nervous system, bone marrow and intestinal tract. Vitamin B12 is important in homocysteine metabolism (homocysteine is an amino acid that is formed within the body). Normal homocysteine levels are important for maintaining cardiovascular health. Deficiencies of the vitamins folic acid, pyridoxine (B6) or cobalamin (B12) can result in elevated levels of homocysteine. Folate and B12, in their active coenzyme form, are both necessary cofactors for the conversion of homocysteine to methionine, thus helping to maintain healthy blood levels of homocysteine.
Methylcobalamin is one of the naturally-occurring forms of vitamin B12 found in the human body. The liver must convert cyanocobalamin, the form of B12 most commonly used in supplements, into methylcobalamin, before it can be properly utilized by the body; methylcobalamin is more effective than non-active forms of vitamin B12. Methylcobalamin also assists in the formation of SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine), a nutrient that has powerful mood-elevating properties.
Folate [as (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid, glucosamine salt, Quatrefolic®] (432 mcg)
Folic acid plays a key role by boosting the benefits of B12 supplementation. These two B vitamins join forces and work together in maintaining normal red blood cells. Folic acid assists in the normal utilization of amino acids and proteins, as well as supporting the construction of the material for DNA and RNA synthesis, which is necessary for all bodily functions. Scientific studies have found that when working in tandem with folic acid, B12 is capable of promoting normal homocysteine levels. This works toward supporting a healthy cardiovascular and nervous system.
Folic acid must go through conversion into 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) – the active form of folate – before it becomes metabolically active for the body to use. The enzyme methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) assists in that process. However, some people have a genetic variation where their bodies do not adequately produce MTHFR.
Quatrefolic® is the glucosamine salt of (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate and is structurally analogous to the reduced and active form of folic acid. Because this form is naturally present in the body, it is much more bioavailable for its biological action without having to be metabolized in the body. This patented ingredient also provides greater sfont-style: italic;">Quatrefolic® is a registered trademark of Gnosis S.p.A. and is protected by U.S. patent No. 7,947,662.
Riboflavin-5-Phosphate (Vitamin B2) (3 mg)
Vitamin B2 is found in liver, dairy products, dark green vegetables and some types of seafood. Vitamin B2 serves as a coenzyme, working with other B vitamins. It promotes healthy red blood cell formation, supports the nervous system, respiration, antibody production and normal human growth. It supports healthy skin, nails, hair growth and promotes normal thyroid activity (a healthy thyroid is essential in maintaining a healthy weight, among other things). Vitamin B2 supports the body's ability to turn food into energy as a part of the electron transport chain, driving cellular energy on the micro-level. Riboflavin can be useful for pregnant or lactating women, as well as athletes due to their higher caloric needs. Vitamin B2 also promotes the normal breakdown of fats. Vitamin B2 is water-soluble and cannot be stored by the body except in insignificant amounts. It must be replenished daily.
Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (Vitamin B6) (6 mg)
Poultry, fish, whole grains and bananas are the main dietary sources of vitamin B6. B6 is a co-factor required for protein and amino acid metabolism, and helps maintain proper fluid balance. It also assists in the maintenance of healthy red and white blood cells, which keeps our body healthy. Vitamin B6 promotes normal hemoglobin synthesis (hemoglobin is the protein portion of red blood cells which carries oxygen throughout the body). Because vitamin B6 is involved in the synthesis of neurotransmitters in the brain and nerve cells, it has been recommended as a nutrient to support mental function, specifically mood. Athletic supplements often include vitamin B6 because it promotes the conversion of glycogen to glucose for energy in muscle tissue. Vitamin B6, when taken with folic acid, has been shown to help maintain normal plasma levels of homocysteine, which promotes optimal cardiovascular health. Vitamin B6 should be administered as a part of a complex of other B vitamins for best results.
Magnesium (Carbonate) (40 mg)
Foods rich in magnesium include unpolished grains, nuts and green vegetables. Green, leafy vegetables are potent sources of magnesium because of their chlorophyll content. Meats, starches, milk, refined and processed foods contain low amounts of magnesium. Recent research shows that many American diets are magnesium deficient.
Magnesium is a component of the mineralized part of bone, and promotes the normal metabolism of potassium and calcium in adults. It helps maintain normal levels of potassium, phosphorus, calcium, adrenaline and insulin. It also supports the transportation of calcium inside the cell for utilization. Magnesium promotes the normal functioning of muscle and nervous tissue, and the synthesis of all proteins, nucleic acids, nucleotides, fats and carbohydrates.
Magnesium supports the normal release of energy from food during metabolism, regulation of body temperature, proper nerve function and helping the body handle stress. Importantly, magnesium also promotes healthy bones, teeth and normal muscle development. It works together with calcium and vitamin D to promote strong bones. Magnesium, when combined with calcium, helps support the heart muscle in maintaining a regular heartbeat and promoting normal blood pressure.
Potassium (Bicarbonate) (94 mg)
Potassium is an electrolyte stored in the muscles. Foods rich in potassium include bananas, oranges, cantaloupe, avocado, raw spinach, cabbage and celery. Potassium is an essential macromineral that helps maintain fluid balance in the body. It also plays a role in a wide variety of biochemical and physiological processes. Among other things, potassium promotes the transmission of nerve impulses, the contraction of cardiac, skeletal and smooth muscle, the production of energy, the synthesis of nucleic acids and the maintenance of normal blood pressure.
In 1928, it was first suggested that high potassium intake could help maintain cardiovascular health. Potassium promotes normal muscle relaxation and helps maintain normal insulin release. It also promotes glycogen and protein synthesis. Potassium is an electrolyte that promotes normal heartbeat. Potassium promotes the normal release of energy from protein, fat and carbohydrates during metabolism. Potassium helps maintain normal water balance, supports recovery from exercise and the elimination of wastes. Sodium and potassium are two of the most important ions in maintaining the homeostatic equilibrium of the body fluids.
Thiamin HCl (Vitamin B1) (2 mg)
Thiamin promotes normal carbohydrate metabolism and nerve function. Thiamin is required for a healthy nervous system, and supports the production of certain neurotransmitters which have an important role in muscle function. It supports the digestive process, increases energy and helps promote mental clarity.
D-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5) (20 mg)
Pantothenic acid (B5) promotes proper neurotransmitter activity in the brain. Pantothenic acid is also known as the anti-stress vitamin because it helps relieve physical and emotional stress, and promotes the secretion of hormones essential for optimal health.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) (20 mg)
Niacin is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for many aspects of health, growth and reproduction. Niacin supports the proper functioning of the digestive system, skin and nerves. It promotes the conversion of food to energy. Niacin is found in dairy products, poultry, fish, lean meats, nuts, eggs, legumes, and enriched breads and cereals.
Biotin (Vitamin B7) (300 mcg)
Biotin can be found in food sources, such as egg yolks, peanuts, beef liver, milk, cereals, almonds and Brewer’s yeast. Biotin promotes healthy cell growth, the production of fatty acids, metabolism of fats and amino acids. It supports the citric acid cycle, which is the process in which energy is generated during exercise. Biotin is also helpful in maintaining steady blood sugar levels. Biotin is often recommended for maintaining strong hair and nails.
These 10 ingredients, combined with the superior delivery of Isotonix®, create a powerhouse B vitamin product superior to the rest on the market. Isotonix Activated B-Complex delivers all of the B vitamins along with select minerals and electrolytes to help boost energy, decrease stress, improve mood, and much more. The activated forms of select vitamins ensure maximal utilization by the body for optimal results.nutraMetrix NutriClean HepatoCleanse
Milk Thistle Seed (extract standardized to 80 % silymarin)
Milk thistle promotes liver and gallbladder health by providing free-radical scavenging activity, stimulation of liver cell regeneration and prevention of toxin uptake by the liver cells. It has been seen to demonstrate strong protective activity when liver cells are challenged by a variety of toxins. Milk thistle supports the regeneration of damaged liver tissue, supports healthy liver and bile cholesterol, and helps limit liver damage as a result of disrupted oxygen supply. Milk thistle contains a compound called silymarin, a potent antioxidant that scavenges harmful free radicals. It has been found to also have a renewing effect on the kidneys and may be beneficial for the prostate gland. The name silymarin is a general term for the active chemicals, known as flavonolignans, which are found only in the seeds of milk thistle plant. Silymarin, as well as an isolated form of flavonolignan called silybin, has a particular effect in the liver where it can support a healthy liver by reducing or preventing damage by toxins, such as alcohol, environmental and bacterial toxins, and poisons. There is preliminary evidence that silymarin may support healthy serum transaminase levels and liver health. There have been many studies that indicate silymarin's effectiveness in cleansing the liver.
N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) is derived from the sulfur-containing amino acid, cysteine. It is produced naturally in the body and is found in foods. NAC mediates (along with glutamic acid and glycine) the conversion of cysteine into glutathione. Glutiathione is one of the body's primary cellular antioxidants. NAC has been indicated to enhance the immune system, detoxify heavy metals, support a healthy heart, relieve hangover symptoms and reduce exercise fatigue. It is thought that NAC's suggested benefits come from either of its two primary actions in the body. First, NAC is quickly metabolized to intracellular glutathione. Glutathione (GTH), and the enzyme complexes that it forms, acts as reducing agents and antioxidants in the body. GTH also detoxifies chemicals into less harmful compounds, as well as detoxifying heavy metals such as mercury and lead. GTH is also known to aid in the transport of nutrients to lymphocytes and phagocytes, two major types of immune cells, and to protect cell membranes. NAC is thought to be the best source method of boosting cellular GTH levels. NAC cleaves disulfide bonds by converting them to two sulfhydryl groups. This results in the breakup of mucoproteins in lung mucus, reducing their chain lengths and thinning the mucus. Further, NAC has also been shown to support healthy platelet aggregation; and supports healthy lipoprotein levels.
Several studies have confirmed that NAC is converted to glutathione in the body. Reviews of these studies show that oral NAC supplementation was successful in enhancing the levels of glutathione in the liver, in plasma and in the bronchioles of the lungs. NAC has also been shown to help reduce levels of fatigue and improve ability for muscle contraction during exhaustive exercise (possibly due to reduced levels of oxidative stress).
The dandelion, the common stubborn plant of many front lawns, is an unusually nutritious food. Its leaves contain substantial amounts of vitamin A, as well as moderate amounts of vitamin D, vitamin C, various B vitamins, iron, silicon, magnesium, zinc and manganese. Dandelion takes its name from the French dent de lion, or lion's tooth - a reference to the toothed edges of its leaves. Dandelion root has been shown to support healthy liver, kidney, gallbladder and joints.
Dandelion root is regarded as a "liver tonic," a substance believed to support the liver in an unspecified way. The bitter properties of dandelion help to support healthy bile production in the gallbladder and bile flow from the liver. These compounds are unique to the dandelion plant and were previously referred to as taraxacin. These constituents are sesquiterpene lactones of the eudesmanolide and germacranolide classification. The bitters from dandelion are recommended to speed up slow liver function. The increase in bile flow may also help support healthy fat (including cholesterol) metabolism in the body. Dandelion root is also used like other bitter herbs to help support a healthy appetite and support a healthy digestive system.
Garlic was used in China as early as A.D. 510. Louis Pasteur studied the antibacterial action of garlic in 1858. These days it is largely used because it exerts a positive effect on the cardiovascular system. Garlic experts agree that the herb does support healthy cholesterol levels which, in turn, fights hardening of the arteries. It may also support healthy triglyceride levels. Garlic also has some antioxidant properties.
Hawthorn Berry Extract
Hawthorn, or Crataegus oxyacantha, grows as a thorny shrub with white or pink flowers, and berries that resemble miniature apples. This shrub is native to northern temperate climates in Asia, Europe and eastern North America. Hawthorn has been used in China for centuries for digestion and other ailments. As early as the Renaissance, Europeans have used this supplement for digestive ailments; beginning in the late 1800s, doctors in Europe began to use hawthorn to promote a healthy heart. More recently, hawthorn has been used as a cardiotonic (to strengthen the heart muscle and promote more forceful contractions). The main benefit of Hawthorn seems to be in heart health. Hawthorn contains a group of chemicals known as flavonoids, the main group of components in this plant, thought to work together to support the heart in several ways. First, hawthorn extract can support health vessels of the heart, improving blood flow. Hawthorn supports healthy blood pressure. As an antioxidant, hawthorn helps to maintain healthy collagen matrices of arterial walls so that the vessels maintain elasticity.
Schizandra Chinensis Fruit and Seed Extract
Schizandra has an extensive history in ancient Chinese medicine as an herb promoting general well-being and vitality. Schizandra originates from the red berries that grow on a vine-like plant belonging to the magnolia family. Approximately 25 species of schizandra exist, and all are indigenous to Asia except for a rare form of the vine that grows in wooded areas in North Carolina and surrounding states. In addition to its traditional uses for increasing energy and helping decrease stress-induced fatigue, schizandra has traditionally been taken to strengthen the sex organs, to promote mental function, to beautify the skin and to treat night sweats. It promotes liver and kidney health, enhances aerobic capacity and energy levels, helps with vision and supports mental functioning.
Schizandra is part of the adaptogen family made up of compounds believed to promote balance in the body. Schizandra contain lignans, which are a concentrated component of the seeds of the schisandra berry that may stimulate the immune system, protect the liver and increase the body's ability to cope with stress.
Burdock is a well-respected medicinal herb. It was used to support healthy joints and a healthy digestive system. Burdock root also contains high amounts of inulin and mucilage. This may explain its soothing effects on the gastrointestinal tract. Plus, burdock has been shown to support a healthy liver. Burdock is widely used in the treatment of scaly, dry skin conditions.
Licorice root has long been used in both foods and medicine. In Chinese medicine, licorice is an ingredient in nearly all herbal formulas. Among its most prominent uses are as a demulcent (soothing, coating agent) in the digestive and urinary tracts.
Herbalists have long used rosemary as an energy booster for the elderly and to help with indigestion. In China, it's used for head discomfort. Rosemary has been used to support a healthy appetite, healthy blood pressure, liver and gallbladder. Germany's Commission E has even approved rosemary leaf for support of dyspepsia (non-specific digestive distress). Some less than conclusive evidence hints that rosemary, or its constituents, may have antioxidant effects.
Gingeris a shoot-like plant with a single purple-green flower that contains a thick root from which uses for this plant originate. It is native to coastal India, but it now grows and is harvested in Jamaica, China, Africa and the West Indies. The root is the source of ginger's aroma and is also the source of the spice. Ginger has been used for years to support healthy gastrointestinal health and to support healthy bowel movements. Its health benefits include the alleviation of motion sickness and nausea. Ginger also supports a healthy cardiovascular system.
Green Tea Leaf Extract
Green tea has been used medicinally for centuries in India and China. A number of beneficial health effects are related to regular consumption of green tea and dried/powdered extracts are available as a part of dietary supplements. Green tea is prepared by picking, lightly steaming, and allowing the leaves to dry. The active components in green tea are a family of polyphenols (catechins) and flavonols which possess potent antioxidant activity. Tannins, large polyphenol molecules, form the bulk of the active compounds in green tea, with catechins comprising nearly 90 percent. Several catechins are present in major quantities: epicatechin (EC), epigallocatechin (EGC), epicatechin gallate (ECG), and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG makes up around 10-50 percent of the total catechin content and appears to be the most powerful of all the catechins - with antioxidant activity about 25-100 times more powerful than vitamins C and E. Green tea extract is reported to have positive effects including cardiovascular system support via supporting healthy cholesterol levels and triglycerides levels. It is a potent immune enhancer and has been found to be a potent energy promoter. Recent studies have suggested that catechins may be important in promoting weight loss. In some studies, green tea is associated with a mild increase in thermogenesis (increased caloric expenditure) - which is generally attributed to its caffeine content. At least one study has shown that green tea extract stimulates thermogenesis to an extent that is much greater than can be attributed to its caffeine content per se, meaning that the thermogenic properties of green tea may be due to an interaction between its high content of catechin-polyphenols along with caffeine. A probable theory for the thermogenic effect of green tea is an increase in levels of norepinephrine - because catechin-polyphenols are known to inhibit catechol-O-methyl-transferase (the enzyme that degrades norepinephrine).
Hyssop (aerial parts)
The herb hyssop, also known as Hyssop officinalis, has been used for ages in both the religious and medical arenas. A two-foot high evergreen shrub with dark blue flowers, Hyssop grows naturally throughout the Mediterranean region but is also cultivated elsewhere. Hyssop has been used to treat a wide spectrum of digestive problems. The volatile oils are believed to contribute to hyssop's carminative actions, and used for mild cramping and discomfort in the digestive tract, including stomach aches and intestinal gas.
Red Clover Flower
Red clover is a member of the legume (bean) family - the same class of plants as chickpeas and soybeans. Red clover was, and is, considered one of the premier purifying herbs for the blood. Red clover extracts are used as dietary supplements for their high content of isoflavone compounds. These compounds have proven to be of some benefit for women going through menopause due to their ability to mimic the activities of estrogen within the body. A double-blind trial found that red clover supported a healthy cardiovascular system in menopausal women.It is claimed that red clover can balance moods, support healthy sleeping patterns, reduce hot flashes, improve libido, support heart health and promote the maintenance of bone mass as well.
Turmeric Root Extract
Turmeric is part of the ginger family. Its stalk is used in both food and medicine, creating the common yellow ingredient that colors and adds flavor to curry. In traditional Indian Ayurveda, turmeric is thought to support general body strength, vision and stimulate milk secretion. Within dietary supplements, turmeric is found alone and in combination with products created to exert antioxidant activity and provide gastrointestinal protection and support. The primary active compounds in turmeric are the flavonoid, curcumin and related "curcuminoid" compounds, which deliver potent antioxidant properties. As a part of the Nutriclean system, turmeric exerts positive effects with regards to indigestion.
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Curcugreen™† (Curcuma longa rhizome standardized to 88% curcuminoids‡ and essential oils): 400 mg
Curcugreen™†is a branded curcumin ingredient made from turmeric extract which contains a proprietary blend of curcuminoids and turmeric oils. Though most curcumins have poor bioavailability, Curcugreen offers a high level of oral bioavailability in order for the body to reap the full spectrum of health benefits curcumin can provide.
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. Turmeric, used historically for health and cosmetic purposes, as well as a fabric dye and a culinary spice, comes from the Curcuma longa plant. Curcumin, in and of itself, has also been used to support health and for cooking. Presently the science community has shown an interest in learning more about curcumin and its possible benefits.
In studies, curcumin has shown evidence of being able to support immune, cognitive and liver health. It also appears to boast antioxidant properties and to protect the body from free radicals. Curcumin has been shown to support the production of enzymes for glutathione and its synthesis, as well as metabolism.2 Glutathione is produced naturally by the body and has antioxidant properties.
In addition to its immune-supporting activity, curcumin has been shown to support normal Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and NF-kappaB (NF-kB) levels in the body through multiple mechanisms. NF-kB is a transcription factor, meaning that it functions to support the normal formation of a specific protein encoded by a gene – specifically the COX-2 gene.3
Curcumin has been shown to help maintain neurological health and cognitive function. Curcumin may help by promoting healthy levels of amyloid-β protein (a protein fragment) in the brain. In recent studies, researchers have linked normal levels of amyloid-β protein to neurological and cognitive health, such as memory and mood. Another neuroprotective property of curcumin is its ability to promote normal levels of glutathione, superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase in the brain, which can help maintain the health of neurological tissues. SOD and catalase are enzymes that protect cells.
Curcumin supports liver health and its functions. In studies, curcumin has shown to support the normal production of phase II detoxification enzymes in the liver. These detoxification enzymes promote the body’s natural defense systems and function as powerful indirect antioxidants, helping to neutralize harmful heavy metals, toxins and pollutants. For example, curcumin’s support of glutathione synthesis supports the detoxification function of glutathione transferase. Curcumin also promotes normal liver tissue.
†Curcugreen™ is a trademark of Arjuna Natural Ltd.
‡Curcuminoids are compounds in the spice, turmeric. One of these compounds is curcumin, which is the main active ingredient.
Broccoli Seed Extract (4.5% Glucosinolates): 223 mg
The health benefits and protective properties of broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables are well known and supported. Broccoli seed extract is a powerful source of sulforaphane. Sulforaphane supports the normal production of phase II detoxification enzymes, which promotes the body’s normal metabolism of chemicals and toxins. Sulforaphane also promotes the body’s natural defense systems and functions as a powerful indirect antioxidant – meaning it supports the ability of antioxidants that directly protect the body from oxidative stress.
Sulforaphane works to maintain healthy levels of glutathione. Known by scientists as the master antioxidant, glutathione is one of the body’s key antioxidants, and serves as a protector from free radicals and other toxins. Glutathione is also capable of recycling other antioxidants, and supporting immune health and healthy detoxification among other things.
Indole-3-carbinol (I3C), a product of glucosinolates present in cruciferous vegetables, is known to support normal mast cell genesis. One important health benefit of I3C is its ability to induce apoptosis and suppress free-radical production. Numerous studies have indicated that I3C also has strong hepato-protective activity
Selenium (L-Selenomethionine): 100 mcg
L-Selenomethionine provides a bioavailable form of selenium. It uses the same active transport mechanism as for methionine, one of the 9 essential amino acids that can only be obtained from the diet, and this increases the efficiency of absorption of selenomethionine over inorganic forms of selenium. Selenium is an essential mineral that is important for the proper functioning of many body processes. This essential element is a required component of the selenoproteins, which includes those that are needed to convert thyroid hormones from the inactive to the active form, and several important antioxidants. As an antioxidant, it helps control free radicals and reduce oxidative stress. Selenium is a required cofactor for glutathione peroxidase (neutralizes hydrogen peroxide) and studies show it may help to increase levels of this antioxidant enzyme. In addition to promoting healthy levels of glutathione, selenium also promotes neurological health and a strong immune system.
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