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Nutri-West (*) Food Research International Food Research Int’l Vegetarian
Adreno-Lyph-160 Simply Adrenal Vegetarian Adrenal
Adreno-Lyph-Para High Stress Adrenal Vegetarian Adrenal
Adreno-Lyph-Sym Anxie-Tone Vegetarian Adrenal
Allerhale Aller-Lung Support Aller-Lung Support
Amino All Intracellular Cough Vitamin-Mineral Shake
Anxiolix Anxie-Tone Vegetarian Tryptophan
Aspartic Chrom Gluco-Sugar-Balance Gluco-Sugar-Balance
Aspartic Mag Magnesium Complex Magnesium Complex
Aspartic Multi-Min Vitamin-Mineral Vitamin-Mineral
B Complex B Stress Complex B Stress Complex
Beta-C-TR C Complex C Complex
Biostress-B Anxie-Tone B Stress Complex
Black Currant Seed Oil Le Feminine Advantage Wheat Germ Oil E
Black Walnut Para-Dysbio-Zyme Para-Dysbio-Zyme
Brain Plus Serious Brain Enhancer Vegetarian Tyrosine
C-1000-TR C Complex C Complex
CAL-MAG 1:1 Calcium Complex and Magnesium Complex Calcium Complex and Magnesium Complex
Calcium Lactate Cal-Mag Complex Cal-Mag Complex
Cand-Ex Probio-Zyme-Yst Probio-Zyme-Yst
Carbo-Met Gluco-Sugar-Balance Gluco-Sugar-Balance
Cardioplex Cardio-Power CoQ10-Cardio
Chewable C-500 C Complex C Complex
China West #6 Xanthium Formula Vira-Chron Vira-Chron
Chloroplex Green Vegetable Alkalizer Green Vegetable Alkalizer
CLM-NRV Anxie-Tone Vegetarian Tryptophan
Con-Lyph Conga-Immune Vira-Bac-Yst
Co Q 10-Plus CoQ10-Cardio CoQ10-Cardio
Complete Brain Charge Serious Brain Enhancer Vegetarian Tyrosine
Complete Child DHA/EPA Omega 3 EPA/DHA Wheat Germ Oil E
Complete Neuro Anxie-Tone Vegetarian Tryptophan
Core Level Adrenal High Stress Adrenal Vegetarian Adrenal
Core Level Bile GB Support Pro-Enzymes
Core Level Bone Matrix Cal-Mag Complex Cal-Mag Complex
Core Level C-TR Herbal Antioxidant C Complex
Core Level D-Tox Detox-N-Cleanse Detox-N-Cleanse
Core Level Health Reserve Vitamin-Mineral Vitamin-Mineral
Core Level Heart Cardio-Power CoQ10-Cardio
Core Level Kidney. Uro-Kid Support Green Vegetable Alkalizer
Core Level Liver Liva-Detox & Support Detox-N-Cleanse
Core Level Lung Simply Lung, plus Aller-Lung Support Aller-Lung Support
Core Level Magnesium Magnesium Complex Magnesium Complex
Core Level Manganese Cal-Mag Complex Cal-Mag Complex
Core Level Orchic Prosta-Power or Simply Orchic Libida-Life, plus Zinc Complex
Core Level Ovary Le Feminine Advantage or Simply Ovary Libida-Life
Core Level Pancreas Digesti-Pan or Simply Pancreas Pro-Enzymes
Core Level Pituitary Migratrol Vegetarian Thyro
Core Level Potassium Uro-Kid Support or Green Vegetable Alkalizer Green Vegetable Alkalizer
Core Level Prostate Prosta-Power Libida-Life, plus Zinc Complex
Core Level RNA Serious Brain Enhancer Vegetarian Tryptophan
Core Level Thymus Thymo-Immune Vira-Bac-Yst
Core Level Thyro Metabolic Thyro or Vegetarian Thyro Vegetarian Thyro
Core Level Uterus Le Feminine Advantage or Simply Uterus Libida-Life
Core Level Zinc Herbal Antioxidant or Zinc Complex Herbal Antioxidant or Zinc Complex
DHEA-25 High Stress Adrenal or Simply Adrenal Vegetarian Adrenal
Digest Plus Digesti-Pan Pro-Enzymes
Disc-Zyme Inflam-Enzymes Inflam-Enzymes
DIU-Plus Arginase Bladder or Uro-Kid Support Green Vegetable Alkalizer
DSF Formula Anxie-Tone Vegetarian Adrenal
E-Tocotrienols Selenium E Selenium E
Echinacea Conga-Immune Vira-Bac-Yst and Zinc Complex
Enzyme Forte Simply Pancreas Pro-Enzymes
Exspore Probio-Zyme-Yst Probio-Zyme-Yst
Eyebright Plus Complete Eye Health Herbal Antioxidant
F-Complex Omega 3 EPA/DHA Wheat Germ Oil E
Fem-Plus Le Feminine Advantage Libida-Life
Ferrous-Fumaro Hematic Formula Hematic Formula
Flualgia Thymo-Immune Vira-Bac-Yst
#3 GB-LIV GB Support Pro-Enzymes
GB-Plus GB Support Pro-Enzymes
GH-Choline Choline Complex Choline Complex
Glan-Plus-F Le Feminine Advantage Libida-Life
Glyco-Lyph Gluco-Sugar-Balance Gluco-Sugar-Balance
Greens Renew Powder Vitamin-Mineral Shake Vitamin-Mineral Shake
Hemo-Lyph Hematic Formula Hematic Formula
Homocysteine Redux Vitamin B-6, B-12, & Folate Vitamin B-6, B-12, & Folate
HPZ Vira-Chron Vira-Chron
Hyper-D Pro-Enzymes, plus Simply Pancreas Pro-Enzymes
Hypo-D Digesti-Pan Pro-Enzymes
Immu-Bac Thymo-Immune Vira-Bac-Yst
Immuno-Plus Thymo-Immune Vira-Bac-Yst
Iodine Rescue Vegetarian Thyro Vegetarian Thyro
ISB Formula Thymo-Immune or Intracellular Cough Vira-Bac-Yst, plus Vitamin-Mineral
Liga-PN Inflam-Enzymes or Advanced Joint Complex Inflam-Enzymes or Cal-Mag Complex
Lipotrophic Plus Cholester-Right Cholester-Right
Liva-Lyph Simply Liver Pro-Enzymes
LNG RESP Simply Lung, plus Aller-Lung Support Aller-Lung Support
LIV-GB Plus GB Support Pro-Enzymes
L-Tyrosine-S Vegetarian Tyrosine Vegetarian Tyrosine
Lyso-Lyph-Forte Inflam-Enzymes Inflam-Enzymes
Magnesium Chelate Magnesium Complex Magnesium Complex
Menopause Le Feminine Advantage Libida-Life
Multibalance Vitamin-Mineral Vitamin-Mineral
Multi-Gland Complex Intracellular Cough Vitamin-Mineral Shake
Ovary-Lyph-F Simply Ovary Libida-Life
Pan-Lyph Simply Pancreas Pro-Enzymes
Pan-Lyph Chelate Simply Pancreas, plus Zinc Complex Pro-Enzymes
Parazym-A Para-Dysbio-Zyme Para-Dysbio-Zyme
Parotid-Lyph Complete Smell & Taste Zinc Complex, plus Magnesium Complex
Pineal Lyph Restful Mind Support Vegetarian Tryptophan
Pit-Lyph-Anterior Migratrol Vegetarian Thyro
Pit-Lyph-Whole Migratrol Vegetarian Thyro
Pre/Post Natal Vitamin-Mineral Vitamin-Mineral
Pro-Cortisol Balance Anxie-Tone or Restful Mind Support Vegetarian Tryptophan
Prosta-Plus Prosta-Power Libida-Life, plus Zinc Complex
Prostate Support Prosta-Power Libida-Life, plus Zinc Complex
RNA-DNA-Plus Serious Brain Enhancer Vegetarian Tryptophan, plus Selenium E
Rutin Plus Herbal Antioxidant or Vira-Bac-Yst Herbal Antioxidant or Vira-Bac-Yst
Sago-C-500 C Complex C Complex
Selenium Chelate Selenium E Selenium E
Sino-Lung Formula Vira-Bac-Yst or Aller-Lung Support Vira-Bac-Yst or Aller-Lung Support
Spleeno-Lyph Simply Spleen Detox-N-Cleanse
T-Lyph Simply Thyroid Vegetarian Thyro
Thymo-Lyph Simply Thymus Vira-Bac-Yst
Thyro-Plus Vegetarian Thyro Vegetarian Thyro
Tillandsia B12 Complete Ear Health Vitamin B-6, B-12, & Folate
Total 5-HTP Restful Mind Support Vegetarian Tryptophan
Total Enzymes Pro-Enzyme Pro-Enzymes
Total Eyebright C Complete Ear Health Herbal Antioxidant
Total Eyebright M Complete Eye Health Herbal Antioxidant
Total Fem-Bal Le Feminine Advantage Libida-Life
Total Flu-Cdl #1 Thymo-Immune Vira-Bac-Yst
Total Green Green Vegetable Alkalizer or Vitamin-Mineral Shake Green Vegetable Alkalizer or Vitamin-Mineral Shake
Total Heart Cardio-Power CoQ10-Cardio
Total Leaky Gut Probio-Zyme-Yst Probio-Zyme-Yst
Total Lipotrophic Cholester-Right Cholester-Right
Total Liver D-Tox Liva-Detox & Support Detox-N-Cleanse
Total Male Prosta-Power Libida-Life, plus Zinc Complex
Total Multimmune Thymo-Immune Vira-Bac-Yst
Total Probiotics Probio-Zyme-Yst Probio-Zyme-Yst
Total Systemic D-tox Detox-N-Cleanse Detox-N-Cleanse
Total Thyroid #2 Metabolic Thyro Vegetarian Thyro
Total VR-X Vira-Chron Vira-Chron
Total Yst Redux Probio-Zyme-Yst Probio-Zyme-Yst
Trace Min Plus Vitamin-Mineral Vitamin-Mineral
#12 UR-Kid Arginase Bladder Green Vegetable Alkalizer
Uro-Bac Uro-Kid Support Green Vegetable Alkalizer
Vana-Chrom Gluco-Sugar-Balance Gluco-Sugar-Balance
Vermafuge-AG Para-Dysbio-Zyme Para-Dysbio-Zyme
Virex Vira-Chron Vira-Chron
Vitamin D3-400 D Complex D Complex
Whole System Fem-H Le Feminine Advantage Libida-Life
Whole System Histo-Zym Aller-Lung Support Aller-Lung Support
Whole System Intra-Bac Intracellular Cough Vira-Bac-Yst
Whole System Kidney Uro-Kid Support Green Vegetable Alkalizer
Whole System Liver Liva-Detox & Support Detox-N-Cleanse
Whole System Thymus Complex Thymo-Immune Vira-Bac-Yst
Whole System Yst GB Support Probio-Zyme-Yst
Yst-Dysbio-Cleans Probio-Zyme-Yst Probio-Zyme-Yst
Zinc Chelate Zinc Complex Zinc Complex
Medi-Herb (*) Food Research International Food Research Int’l Vegetarian
Adrenal Complex Vegetarian Adrenal Vegetarian Adrenal
Albizia Complex Aller-Lung Support Aller-Lung Support
Bacopa Complex Serious Brain Enhancer Vegetarian Tyrosine
Bilberry Complete Eye Health Herbal Antioxidant
Bone Complex Cal-Mag Complex Cal-Mag Complex
Boswellia Complex Uro-Kid Support Herbal Antioxidant
Broncafect Intracellular Cough Aller-Lung Support
Broncafect Phytosynergist Intracellular Cough Aller-Lung Support
Burdock Complex Para-Dysbio-Zyme Para-Dysbio-Zyme
Capsella Complex Phytosynergist Vegetarian Thyro and Simply Uterus Vegetarian Thyro and Magnesium Complex
Cat’s Claw Forte Aller-Lung Support Aller-Lung Support or Green Vegetable Alkalizer
Chaste Tree Le Feminine Advantage Vegetarian Thyro
ChelaCo Detox-N-Cleanse Detox-N-Cleanse
Colax GB Support Green Vegetable Alkalizer
Coleus Forte Metabolic Thyro Vegetarian Thyro
Cramplex Simply Thyroid Magnesium Complex
Cranberry Complex Arginase Bladder Vira-Bac-Yst
DermaCo Liva-DeTox & Support Detox-N-Cleanse
DiGest Digesti-Pan Pro-Enzymes
DiGest Phytosynergist Digesti-Pan Pro-Enzymes
Echinacea Premium Conga-Immune Vira-Bac-Yst and Zinc Complex
Eleuthero Anxie-Tone Vegetarian Tryptophan
Euphrasia Complex Thymo-Immune or Complete Eye Health Aller-Lung Support
Evening Primrose Oil Le Feminine Advantage Wheat Germ Oil E
Fe-Max Iron Tonic Phytosyn. Hematic Formula Hematic Formula
FemCo Le Feminine Advantage Libida-Life
Ganoderma & Shiitake Conga-Immune Vira-Bac-Yst and Zinc Complex
Garlic Forte Cholester-Right Cholester-Right
Ginkgo Forte Serious Brain Enhancer Vegetarian Tyrosine
Golden Seal Thymo-Immune Aller-Lung Support
Gotu Kola Complex Advanced Joint Complex Libida-Life
Gut Flora Complex Probio-Zyme-Yst Probio-Zyme-Yst
Gymnema Gluco-Sugar-Balance Gluco-Sugar-Balance
Hawthorn Co-Q10 Cardio Co-Q10 Cardio
Herbal Throat Spray Phytosyn. Conga-Immune Aller-Lung Support and Zinc Complex
HerbaVital Herbal Antioxidant or Libida-Life Herbal Antioxidant or Libida-Life
HiPep Digesti-Pan Pro-Enzymes
Horsechestnut Complex Metabolic Thyro Herbal Antioxidant
Kava Forte Restful Mind Support Vegetarian Tryptophan
LivCo Liva-DeTox & Support Pro-Enzymes, plus Green Vegetable Alkalizer
Livton Complex Liva-DeTox & Support Pro-Enzymes, plus Green Vegetable Alkalizer
Nervagenic Anxie-Tone or Restful Mind Support Vegetarian Tryptophan
Nevaton Anxie-Tone or Restful Mind Support Vegetarian Tryptophan
ProstaCo Prosta-Power Libida-Life
PulmaCo Aller-Lung Support or Simply Lung Aller-Lung Support
ResCo Intracellular Cough or Aller-Lung Sup. Aller-Lung Support
ResCo Phytosynergist Intracellular Cough or Aller-Lung Sup. Aller-Lung Support
Rhodiola & Ginseng Complex High Stress Adrenal Vegetarian Adrenal
Saligesic Inflam-Enzymes Inflam-Enzymes
Silymarin Liva-Detox & Support Herbal Antioxidant or Detox-N-Cleanse
St. John’s Wort Serious Brain Enhancer Vegetarian Tyrosine and/or Vegetarian Tryptophan
Thyroid Complex Metabolic Thyro or Migratrol Vegetarian Thyro
Tribulus Prosta-Power or Simply Ovary Libida-Life
UriCo Phytosynergist Arginase Bladder Vira-Bac-Yst
Valerian Complex Anxie-Tone or Restful Mind Support Vegetarian Tryptophan
Vitanox Herbal Antioxidant Herbal Antioxidant
Wild Yam Complex Le Feminine Advantage Libida-Life
Withania Complex Anxie-Tone or Restful Mind Support Vegetarian Tryptophan
Wormwood Complex Para-Dysbio-Zyme Para-Dysbio-Zyme
(*) Most of the product names are trademarks of the respective companies. ** Product contains 4x more wheat germ oil per capsule than SP’s version.
Standard Process (*) Food Research International Food Research Int’l Vegetarian
AC Carbamide Uro-Kid Support Green Vegetable Alkalizer
Adrenal, Desiccated Simply Adrenal Vegetarian Adrenal
AF Betafood Beetafood, GB Support Pro-Enzymes
Albaplex Uro-Kid Support Green Vegetable Alkalizer
Allerplex Aller-Lung Support Aller-Lung Support
Antronex Aller-Lung Support, Simply Liver Aller-Lung Support
Arginex Arginase Bladder Green Vegetable Alkalizer
B-6 - Niacinamide B Stress Complex B Stress Complex
Betacol GB Support Pro-Enzymes
Betaine Hydrochloride Digesti-Pan Pro-Enzymes
Biodent 1Cal-Mag Complex Cal-Mag Complex
Biost 1Cal-Mag Complex, Conga-Immune Cal-Mag Complex
Calcifood 2Cal-Mag Complex Cal-Mag Complex
Calcium Lactate 3Calcium Complex Calcium Complex
Cal-Ma Plus Parathyroid Plus Cal-Mag Complex
Calsol Cal-Mag Complex Cal-Mag Complex
Cardio-Plus Cardio-Power CoQ10-Cardio
Cardiotrophin PMG Simply Cardio CoQ10-Cardio
Catalyn Catalyst Complex or Vitamin-Mineral  Vitamin-Mineral 
Catalyn Chewable Vitamin-Mineral Shake Vitamin-Mineral Shake
Cataplex A-C-P A-C-P Complex C Complex, plus Vira-Bac-YST
Cataplex B Complex B B Stress Complex
Cataplex B-12 Vitamin B-6, B-12 & Folate Vitamin B-6, B-12 & Folate
Cataplex C C Complex C Complex
Cataplex D D Complex D Complex
Cataplex E Selenium E, plus Simply Liver Selenium E
Cataplex E2 Selenium E, plus Simply Liver Selenium E
Cataplex F Omega 3/EPA/DHA Wheat Germ Oil E
Cataplex G G Complex B Stress Complex
Cataplex GTF Gluco-Sugar-Balance Gluco-Sugar-Balance
Cayenne Pepper Advanced Joint Complex Detox-N-Cleanse
Chezyn Zinc Complex, plus Simply Liver Zinc Complex
Chlorophyl Complex Green Vegetable Alkalizer Green Vegetable Alkalizer
Cholachol GB Support Pro-Enzymes
Cholachol II GB Support, plus Aller-Lung Support Pro-Enzymes, plus Aller-Lung Support
Cholaplex GB Support or Nattokinase Cholester-Right or Nattokinase
Choline Choline Complex Choline Complex
Circuplex Anxie-Tone Vegetarian Adrenal
Congaplex Conga-Immune Vira-Chron, plus C Complex
Collagen C C Complex, plus Advanced Joint Complex C Complex
Collinsonia Root GB Support Pro-Enzymes, plus Magnesium Complex
Cruciferous Complete Green Vegetable Alkalizer Green Vegetable Alkalizer
Cyrofood Simply Liver, plus Vitamin-Mineral Shake Vitamin-Mineral Shake
Cyro-Yeast Probio-Zyme-YST Probio-Zyme-YST
Cyruta Vira-Bac-YST, plus Nattokinase Vira-Bac-YST, plus Nattokinase
Cyruta Plus Vira-Bac-YST Vira-Bac-YST
Dermatrophin PMG Advanced Joint Complex Herbal Antioxidant
Diaplex Digesti-Pan plus Gluco-Sugar-Balance Pro-Enzymes plus Gluco-Sugar-Balance
Disodium Phosphate GB Support Pro-Enzymes plus Gluco-Sugar-Balance
Drenamin High Stress Adrenal Vegetarian Adrenal
Drenatropin PMG Simply Adrenal Vegetarian Adrenal
Echinacea-C Thymo-Immune C Complex, plus Vira-Bac-YST
e-Manganese Migratrol plus Selenium E Vegetarian Thyro
Emphaplex Intracellular Cough plus Simply Lung Aller-Lung Support
e-Poise Vitamin-Mineral Shake Vitamin-Mineral Shake
Fen-Cho GB Support Pro-Enzymes
Fen-Gre Aller-Lung Support Aller-Lung Support
Ferrofood Hematic Formula Hematic Formula
Folic Acid B12 Vitamin B-6, B-12, & Folate Vitamin B-6, B-12, & Folate
For-Til B12 Complete Ear Health Vitamin B-6, B-12, & Folate
Garlic Cholester-Right Cholester-Right
Gastrex Digesti-Pan Pro-Enzymes
Ginko Synergy Serious Brain Enhancer Vegetarian Tyrosine plus Herbal Antioxidant
Glucosamine Synergy Advanced Joint Complex Inflam-Enzymes
Hepatrophin PMG Simply Liver Pro-Enzyme plus Green Vegetable Alkalizer
Hypothalamus PMG Hypothalamus EMG or Simply Hypothalamus B Stress Complex plus Vegetarian Adrenal
Hypothalamex Restful Mind Support Vegetarian Tryptophan, B Stress Complex
Immuplex Thymo-Immune Vira-Chron
Inositol Inositol Complex Inositol Complex
Iodomere Metabolic Thyro Vegetarian Thyro
Iplex Complete Eye Health Herbal Antioxidant, Vitamin-Mineral
Lact-Enz Probio-Zyme-Yst Probio-Zyme-Yst or Pro-Enzymes (vegan)
Lactic Acid Yeast Probio-Zyme-Yst Probio-Zyme-Yst or Pro-Enzymes (vegan)
Ligaplex I Cal-Mag Complex plus Inflam-Enzymes Cal-Mag Complex plus Inflam-Enzymes
Ligaplex II Advanced Joint Complex, plus Inflam-Enzymes Inflam-Enzymes
Linum B-6 Omega 3/EPA/DHA, plus Vitamin B-6, B-12, & Folate Wheat Germ Oil E, plus Vitamin B-6, B-12, & Folate
Livaplex Liva DeTox & Support Detox-N-Cleanse
Magnesium Lactate Magnesium Complex Magnesium Complex
Mammary PMG Simply Mammary Libida-Life
Manganese B-12 Cal-Mag Complex plus Vitamin B6, B-12 & Folate Cal-Mag Complex plus Vitamin B6, B-12 & Folate
Min-Chex Nerve Chex Cal-Mag Complex plus Vegetarian Thyro
Min-Tran Mineral Tran Cal-Mag Complex plus Vitamin B-6, B-12, & Folate and Vegetarian Tryptophan
Multi-Zyme Digesti-Pan Pro-Enzymes plus Para-Dysbio-Zyme
Myo-Plus Cardio-Power Co-Q10 Cardio
Myotrophin PMG Simply Cardio Co-Q10 Cardio
Neuroplex Serious Brain Enhancer Vegetarian Tyrosine, Vegetarian Adrenal
Neurotrophin PMG Serious Brain Enhancer Vegetarian Tryptophan, Vegetarian Adrenal
Niacinamide B-6 B Stress Complex B Stress Complex
Nutrimere Metabolic Thyro Vegetarian Thyro
Oculotrophin PMG Complete Eye Health Herbal Antioxidant
Okra Pepsin Digesti-Pan Pro-Enzymes
OPC Synergy Herbal Antioxidant Herbal Antioxidant
Orchex Simply Orchic Libida-Life
Orchic PMG Simply Orchic Libida-Life
Organically Bound Minerals Land and Sea Minerals Vitamin-Mineral Shake
Organic Iodine Vegetarian Thyro Vegetarian Thyro
Ostarplex Cal-Mag Complex Cal-Mag Complex
Ostrophin PMG Cal-Mag Complex Cal-Mag Complex
Ovatrophin PMG Simply Ovary or Le Feminine Advantage Libida-Life
Ovex or Ovex-P Simply Ovary or Le Feminine Advantage Libida-Life
Palmettoplex Prosta-Power Libida-Life
Pancreatrophin PMG Simply Pancreas Pro-Enzymes
Paraplex Simply Pancreas plus Migratrol Pro-Enzymes plus Magnesium Complex
Parotid PMG Complete Smell & Taste Zinc Complex plus Magnesium Complex
Phytolyn Green Vegetable Alkalizer Green Vegetable Alkalizer
Pituitrophin PGM Pituitary EMG Vegetarian Thyro
Pneumotrophin PMG Simply Lung Aller-Lung Support
Prolamine Iodine Vegetarian Thyro Vegetarian Thyro
Prost-X Prosta-Power Libida-Life plus Zinc Complex
Prostate PMG Prosta-Power Libida-Life plus Zinc Complex
Proteofood Digesti-Pan plus Para-Dysbio-Zyme Pro-Enzymes plus Para-Dysbio-Zyme
Renafood Arginase Bladder Vegetarian Adrenal plus Vitamin-Mineral Shake
Renatrophin PMG Uro-Kid Support Vegetarian Adrenal plus Vitamin-Mineral Shake
Ribonucleic Acid Serious Brain Enhancer Vegetarian Tyrosine, Vegetarian Adrenal
Rumaplex Advanced Joint Complex Cal-Mag Complex
Senaplex Restful Mind Support plus Vitamin-Mineral Vegetarian Tryptophan plus Vitamin-Mineral
Sesame Seed Oil Omega 3/EPA/DHA plus Green Vegetable Alkalizer Green Vegetable Alkalizer plus Wheat Germ Oil E
SP Cleanse Detox- N-Cleanse Detox- N-Cleanse
SP Complete Vitamin-Mineral Shake Vitamin-Mineral Shake
SP Green Food Green Vegetable Alkalizer or Vitamin-Mineral Shake Green Vegetable Alkalizer or Vitamin-Mineral Shake
Spanish Black Radish GB Support Probio-Zyme-Yst
Spleen Desiccated Simply Spleen Detox-N-Cleanse
Spleen PMG Spleen EMG Detox-N-Cleanse
St. John's Wort Anxie-Tone or Serious Brain Enhancer Vegetarian Tryptophan
Super EFF Omega 3/EPA/DHA Wheat Germ Oil E
Symplex F Le Feminine Advantage Libida-Life
Symplex M Prosta-Power Libida-Life
Thymex Simply Thymus Vira-Bac-YST
Thymus PMG Thymus EMG Vira-Bac-YST
Thytrophin PMG Thymus EMG Vegetarian Thyro
Trace Minerals- B12 Vitamin-Mineral Shake or Land and Sea Minerals Vitamin-Mineral Shake or Land and Sea Minerals
Tuna Omega-3 Oil Omega 3/EPA/DHA Wheat Germ Oil E
Utrophin PMG Simply Uterus Libida-Life
Vasculin Cardio-Power Vitamin B-6, B12, & Folate, plus Co-Q10 Cardio
Wheat Germ Oil Wheat Germ Oil Wheat Germ Oil
Wheat Germ Oil Fortified Wheat Germ Oil ** Wheat Germ Oil
Whey Pro-Complete Vitamin-Mineral Shake Vitamin-Mineral Shake
Whole Food Fiber Vitamin-Mineral Shake Vitamin-Mineral Shake
Zinc Liver Chelate Simply Liver plus Zinc Complex Zinc Complex plus Pro-Enzymes
Zymex Probio-Zyme-Yst Probio-Zyme-Yst
Zymex II Para-Dysbio-Zyme Para-Dysbio-Zyme
Zypan Digesti-Pan Pro-Enzymes
1 Dento-Gums is more equivalent. 2 Calci-Chew is more equivalent. 3 Calcium Lactate + is more equivalent. All of these are available from Bioscience Formulas. (*) Most of the product names are trademarks of the respective companies. ** Product contains 4x more wheat germ oil per capsule than SP’s version.
Nutri-West (*) Food Research International Food Research Int’l Vegetarian
Adreno-Lyph-160 Simply Adrenal Vegetarian Adrenal
Adreno-Lyph-Para High Stress Adrenal Vegetarian Adrenal
Adreno-Lyph-Sym Anxie-Tone Vegetarian Adrenal
Allerhale Aller-Lung Support Aller-Lung Support
Amino All Intracellular Cough Vitamin-Mineral Shake
Anxiolix Anxie-Tone Vegetarian Tryptophan
Aspartic Chrom Gluco-Sugar-Balance Gluco-Sugar-Balance
Aspartic Mag Magnesium Complex Magnesium Complex
Aspartic Multi-Min Vitamin-Mineral Vitamin-Mineral
B Complex B Stress Complex B Stress Complex
Beta-C-TR C Complex C Complex
Biostress-B Anxie-Tone B Stress Complex
Black Currant Seed Oil Le Feminine Advantage Wheat Germ Oil E
Black Walnut Para-Dysbio-Zyme Para-Dysbio-Zyme
Brain Plus Serious Brain Enhancer Vegetarian Tyrosine
C-1000-TR C Complex C Complex
CAL-MAG 1:1 Calcium Complex and Magnesium Complex Calcium Complex and Magnesium Complex
Calcium Lactate Cal-Mag Complex Cal-Mag Complex
Cand-Ex Probio-Zyme-Yst Probio-Zyme-Yst
Carbo-Met Gluco-Sugar-Balance Gluco-Sugar-Balance
Cardioplex Cardio-Power CoQ10-Cardio
Chewable C-500 C Complex C Complex
China West #6 Xanthium Formula Vira-Chron Vira-Chron
Chloroplex Green Vegetable Alkalizer Green Vegetable Alkalizer
CLM-NRV Anxie-Tone Vegetarian Tryptophan
Con-Lyph Conga-Immune Vira-Bac-Yst
Co Q 10-Plus CoQ10-Cardio CoQ10-Cardio
Complete Brain Charge Serious Brain Enhancer Vegetarian Tyrosine
Complete Child DHA/EPA Omega 3 EPA/DHA Wheat Germ Oil E
Complete Neuro Anxie-Tone Vegetarian Tryptophan
Core Level Adrenal High Stress Adrenal Vegetarian Adrenal
Core Level Bile GB Support Pro-Enzymes
Core Level Bone Matrix Cal-Mag Complex Cal-Mag Complex
Core Level C-TR Herbal Antioxidant C Complex
Core Level D-Tox Detox-N-Cleanse Detox-N-Cleanse
Core Level Health Reserve Vitamin-Mineral Vitamin-Mineral
Core Level Heart Cardio-Power CoQ10-Cardio
Core Level Kidney. Uro-Kid Support Green Vegetable Alkalizer
Core Level Liver Liva-Detox & Support Detox-N-Cleanse
Core Level Lung Simply Lung, plus Aller-Lung Support Aller-Lung Support
Core Level Magnesium Magnesium Complex Magnesium Complex
Core Level Manganese Cal-Mag Complex Cal-Mag Complex
Core Level Orchic Prosta-Power or Simply Orchic Libida-Life, plus Zinc Complex
Core Level Ovary Le Feminine Advantage or Simply Ovary Libida-Life
Core Level Pancreas Digesti-Pan or Simply Pancreas Pro-Enzymes
Core Level Pituitary Migratrol Vegetarian Thyro
Core Level Potassium Uro-Kid Support or Green Vegetable Alkalizer Green Vegetable Alkalizer
Core Level Prostate Prosta-Power Libida-Life, plus Zinc Complex
Core Level RNA Serious Brain Enhancer Vegetarian Tryptophan
Core Level Thymus Thymo-Immune Vira-Bac-Yst
Core Level Thyro Metabolic Thyro or Vegetarian Thyro Vegetarian Thyro
Core Level Uterus Le Feminine Advantage or Simply Uterus Libida-Life
Core Level Zinc Herbal Antioxidant or Zinc Complex Herbal Antioxidant or Zinc Complex
DHEA-25 High Stress Adrenal or Simply Adrenal Vegetarian Adrenal
Digest Plus Digesti-Pan Pro-Enzymes
Disc-Zyme Inflam-Enzymes Inflam-Enzymes
DIU-Plus Arginase Bladder or Uro-Kid Support Green Vegetable Alkalizer
DSF Formula Anxie-Tone Vegetarian Adrenal
E-Tocotrienols Selenium E Selenium E
Echinacea Conga-Immune Vira-Bac-Yst and Zinc Complex
Enzyme Forte Simply Pancreas Pro-Enzymes
Exspore Probio-Zyme-Yst Probio-Zyme-Yst
Eyebright Plus Complete Eye Health Herbal Antioxidant
F-Complex Omega 3 EPA/DHA Wheat Germ Oil E
Fem-Plus Le Feminine Advantage Libida-Life
Ferrous-Fumaro Hematic Formula Hematic Formula
Flualgia Thymo-Immune Vira-Bac-Yst
#3 GB-LIV GB Support Pro-Enzymes
GB-Plus GB Support Pro-Enzymes
GH-Choline Choline Complex Choline Complex
Glan-Plus-F Le Feminine Advantage Libida-Life
Glyco-Lyph Gluco-Sugar-Balance Gluco-Sugar-Balance
Greens Renew Powder Vitamin-Mineral Shake Vitamin-Mineral Shake
Hemo-Lyph Hematic Formula Hematic Formula
Homocysteine Redux Vitamin B-6, B-12, & Folate Vitamin B-6, B-12, & Folate
HPZ Vira-Chron Vira-Chron
Hyper-D Pro-Enzymes, plus Simply Pancreas Pro-Enzymes
Hypo-D Digesti-Pan Pro-Enzymes
Immu-Bac Thymo-Immune Vira-Bac-Yst
Immuno-Plus Thymo-Immune Vira-Bac-Yst
Iodine Rescue Vegetarian Thyro Vegetarian Thyro
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Dr. Fauci Takes Isolated Vitamin D and Synthetic Vitamin C

Dr. Fauci takes isolated vitamin D and synthetic vitamin C

By Dr. Robert Thiel

Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a key member of the Coronavirus Task Force, was interviewed:

September 13, 2020

As the world waits for a coronavirus vaccine, many Americans are taking whatever they can to “boost their immunity” against COVID-19. That’s why two actresses, when they had a chance to interview Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and key member of the Coronavirus Task Force, asked him about just that.

Fauci Takes These Two Vitamins Himself

In an interview that was fairly kid-focused, Jennifer Garner asked Fauci, “Now, should moms be doing something just to boost our kids’ immune system? You know, do you need more vitamin C? Do they need more spinach? Is there anything we should be doing? Elderberry?”

Said Fauci: “The answer is to the dismay of many: No. So if a child is deficient…there are two vitamins that you should consider. For example, if you are deficient in vitamin D, that does have an impact on your susceptibility to infection. So I would not mind recommending, and I do it myself taking vitamin D supplements. The other vitamin that people take is vitamin C because it’s a good antioxidant. So if people want to take a gram or two at the most vitamin C, that would be fine. So vitamin C and vitamin D. Okay. Any of the other concoctions and herbs I would not do.” https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/dr-fauci-takes-two-vitamins-105900209.html

Let’s go over some of this.

First, yes, vitamin D can be quite helpful. Notice the following:  Vitamin D deficiency increases a person’s risk for catching COVID-19 by 77% compared to those with sufficient levels of the nutrient, a study published Thursday by JAMA Network Open found. https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2020/09/03/Vitamin-D-deficiency-raises-COVID-19-infection-risk-by-77-study-finds/7001599139929/

The human body, with the aid of sunlight, converts cholesterol into vitamin D. And vitamin D can help the immune system. It also looks to reduce the severity of COVID-19 symptoms in some  (see COVID-19: Ghana pushing exercise, Germany reports about Vitamin D). Isolated vitamin D, such as what Dr. Fauci presumably takes, is not as natural as food source vitamin D, but normally does assist in elevating vitamin D levels.

Second, yes, vitamin C can be helpful. But, Dr. Fauci is not an expert on nutrition or natural interventions for COVID-19. Synthetic vitamin C, normally listed as ascorbic acid, is NOT “a good antioxidant” for human beings as Dr. Fauci claimed. At best, ascorbic acid is a “weak antioxidant” in vivo (in the human body). Here is some information from my book The Truth About Vitamins and Minerals in Supplements:

Vitamin C 

Ascorbic acid (AA) is not a synonym for vitamin C, though it certainly has vitamin C (antiscorbutic) properties; dehydroascorbic acid, DHAA, is the other biologically active form [1-3].  As will be shown later in this chapter, this does not mean that isolated ascorbic acid has the same beneficial properties that vitamin C has in food. Foods generally contain two biologically active forms of vitamin C [1,4,5], yet most synthetic vitamin C only contains isolated ascorbic acid [6,7].  In foods that contain ascorbate, it never exists as an isolate [1,4]. In foods, vitamin C is complexed with carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and other components of food [1,4].

Ascorbate complexed in food is not the same as isolated ascorbic acid [8]. Under an electron microscope ascorbic acid appears to be crystalline, whereas vitamin C complexed in food appears rounded [9]. The body does not retain isolated ascorbic acid as well as vitamin C from foods [10-12]; this is probably why many who advocate isolated ascorbic acid tell people they need to take it throughout the day.

It is of interest to note that even Albert Szent Gyorgyi, while accepting the Nobel prize for isolating ascorbic acid, told scientists that isolated ascorbic acid did not work by itself, that vitamin C worked best with the factors that are naturally found with it in foods such as citrus.  It has been correctly written that “it was not honest to use the term ‘vitamin C’ for ascorbic acid.  That term should be reserved for the vitamin C COMPLEX.”  “As recently as 1993, to differentiate articles sold as drugs from nutritional supplements, the US Pharmacopoeia referred to ‘ascorbic acid’ as a recognized drug name and ‘vitamin C’ as a recognized food name” [11].   That is a good way even today to think of the difference: Food vitamin C is a real food, while regular ‘natural’ ascorbic acid is pharmaceutically manufactured.   JUST BECAUSE A LABEL CLAIMS THAT IT IS NATURAL, IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT IT DOES NOT CONTAIN AN UNNATURAL SUBSTANCE SUCH AS ISOLATED ASCORBIC ACID, WHICH IS ALWAYS SYNTHETICALLY PRODUCED.

In a limited sense, isolated ascorbic acid is natural.  It originates from corn, but by the time it is processed and sold it bears no resemblance to any natural food [11].  Specifically, non-food, ‘natural’ ascorbic acid is made by fermenting corn sugar into sorbitol, then hydrogenating it until it turns into sorbose.  Then acetone is added to break the molecular bonds, which creates isolated, crystalline, ascorbic acid.  Ascorbic acid does not contain both forms of vitamin C nor bioflavonoids, thus is too incomplete to properly be called vitamin C.  Isolated ascorbic acid is not considered to be natural vitamin C and should not be called vitamin C.

Also, the various patented ‘vitamin C’ compounds that are touted as less acidic than ascorbic acid also are not food.  It is not possible to get a US patent on naturally occurring vitamins as found in food.  For the record, it should be noted that Food vitamin C (as found in tablets) is about ten times less acidic than ascorbic acid.

Bioavailability of Vitamin C

Jacob has written, “The bioavailability of vitamin C in food and ‘natural form’ supplements is not significantly different from that of pure synthetic AA” [4].  For proof he cites two papers.  The first citation is a paper by Mangels (et al) [7]. It is a study that concludes since serum ascorbic acid levels were at similar levels after various vitamin C containing foods and synthetic ascorbic acid were consumed, that the bioavailability is similar.  The study itself appears to be an excellent one, but its conclusions ignore the fact that it may be possible that DHAA or other food constituents associated with natural vitamin C may have positive effects other than raising serum ascorbate levels.  The second citation is a study done by Johnson and Luo [13].  This particular study should not have been cited as it never compared vitamin C as complexed in food versus synthetic ascorbic acid.  It is an excellent paper which compared synthetic ascorbic acid to Ester-C (a commercial blend of ascorbic acid and select metabolites) and to synthetic ascorbic acid mixed with some bioflavonoids.  The data in this study showed that absorption was minimally better with the product with added bioflavonoids, though the authors concluded the differences were not significant [13].

Also Levine (et al) has written, that “There are no data for true bioavailability of vitamin C administered with foods or with compounds in foods,” yet the same chapter also states, “Diets with high vitamin C content from fruits and vegetables are associated with lower cancer risk, especially for cancers of the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, colon, and lung.  In contrast, consumption of vitamin C as a supplement in experimental trials had no effect on development of colorectal adenoma and stomach cancer” [2]. In other words, whether it is vitamin C or other components of food, foods which are naturally high in vitamin C are better than isolated ascorbic acid.

Although “the bioavailability of vitamin C in humans and… our current understanding of that process and factors that influence it are incomplete” [14], it appears that slower disintegration times improve the bioavailability of vitamin C [15], and that is what foods have.

Other reports seem to give a reasonable hint about the comparison of vitamin C in foods compared to isolated ascorbic acid [11,16-23]; they suggest that foods are superior.

A human study found that a food complex containing 500mg of vitamin C was 2.16 times more effective in reducing sorbitol in diabetics than was isolated ascorbic acid [24]. One study by Vinson and Howard showed an average decrease of 46.8% in protein glycation after four weeks using 1000mg per day of vitamin C complexed in food [25], while a study by Davie, Gould, and Yudkin only had a 33% reduction in three months using 1000mg of isolated ascorbic acid per day [22]. An animal study found that after one month of feeding, vitamin C complexed with food (it was not a simple mixture) induced a significant reduction of 77%, 66%, and 40% in plasma total cholesterol, LDL + VLDL, and triglycerides respectively and that USP ascorbic acid or bioflavonoids alone were ineffective (though isolated USP ascorbic acid did raise HDL); this same study also found that the natural food complex vitamin C strongly inhibited atherosclerosis [26]. Another animal study found that vitamin C complexed in food was 41% more effective than isolated ascorbic acid in decreasing galactitol when cataracts were present [27]. These studies suggest that there may be multiple benefits associated with natural vitamin C that are not always apparent when only serum ascorbic acid levels are measured. Some studies have found much more vitamin C in the blood after 4 hours after ingesting a food vs. a non-food form [e.g. 28-29]. That could be almost infinitely better, depending on what is going on in the body at that time or have basically no benefit at all. It would seem that the body having sufficient vitamin C to deal with free radicals, support the immune system, etc. than to possibly have less than an optimal amount is not the best.

Antioxidant Properties 

Although ascorbic acid is a powerful antioxidant in vitro, it does not have proven significant antioxidant effects in vivo.  How substances react in biological systems and in tests tubes is not always the same. “Despite epidemiological and some experimental studies, it has not been possible to show conclusively that higher than anti-scorbutic intake of” ascorbic acid  “has antioxidant clinical benefit” as ascorbic acid “may be a weak antioxidant in vivo, or its antioxidant actions may have no physiological role, or its role may be small.  The oxidative hypothesis is unproven” [30].  On the other hand, high vitamin C containing foods do have proven in vitro and in vivo antioxidant effects [31].

De-emphasizing vitamin C containing foods by attempting to consume higher quantities of isolated ascorbic acid simply will not have the effects on plasma vitamin C levels, ORP, ORAC, or other health aspects that many consumers of isolated ascorbic acid hope it will.

Oxidative Redux Potential

An in vitro study (see Table 1) found that Food vitamin C tablets have negative ORP (oxidative reductive potential), yet the Merck Index shows that so-called ‘natural’ ascorbic acid has positive ORP.  Negative ORP is much better as it helps ‘clean up’ oxidative damage whereas items with positive ORP do not.  Since it takes negative ORP to clean up oxidative damage, it is logical that only vitamin C in food would be chosen by any interested in dealing with the consequences of free radical damage.

Table 1

USP Ascorbic Acid vs. Food Vitamin C

Nutrient                                                                        pH       Oxidative Reduction Potential 

USP ascorbic acid                                                       3.3                              129 mV

Buffered USP ascorbic acid                                    4.8                                27  mV

Food vitamin C                                                            4.8                              -78  mV

While this study was done in vitro, since Food vitamin C has proven antioxidant effects in vivo [30] and isolated ascorbic acid does not [23], it seems reasonable to conclude that food vitamin C both prevents oxidative damage and ‘cleans up’ damage much better than isolated ascorbic acid.

ORAC

ORAC is an abbreviation for oxygen radical absorbance capacity and is considered one of the best current ways to determine the free-radical fighting abilities of foods/nutrients.

One study found that a specially-grown orange C complex was proven to have 492 micro moles per gram T.E. (Trolox equivalents) of hydrophilic ORAC [19]—ORAC is essentially a measurement of the ability to quench free radicals (antioxidant ability)—while blueberries (one of the highest ORAC sources [20]) only had 195 micro moles per gram T.E. [19]—thus specially-grown orange C complex has 2.52 times the ORAC ability of blueberries.  Vitamin C containing food has over 15.6 times the ORAC of isolated ascorbic acid [20].

Bioflavonoids

Bioflavonoids are normally yellowish substances that are derivatives of flavones. Some have called them vitamin H. They help to maintain capillary walls, which helps to prevent the likelihood of hemorrhaging and bruising. They are also believed to enhance the effectiveness of vitamin C. And while some ascorbic acid formulas contain some bioflavonoids, they normally do not have the full complement of them that nature provides.  Citrus fruits, for example, contain a variety of truly organic bioflavonoids including flavanone glycosides, naringin, neorioctrin, neohesperidin, hesperiden, flavone glycosides, rhoifolin, luteolin, neodiosnin, flavon aglycones, tetra-o-methylisoscutellaren, sinensetin, isosinensetin, tangeretin, nobiletin, 5-0-desmethyl-nobiletin.

Conclusions

The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for vitamin C is currently 60mg per day.  Many feel that the RDA for vitamin C should be 200mg per day [2]. Consuming five servings of fruits and vegetables per day will result in an intake of least 210mg per day of natural vitamin C [2]. There may be more in fresh organic produce; a recent study found that organically grown tomatoes have more vitamin C than “conventionally” grown ones [31].  Although there have been many studies involving isolated ascorbic acid that show it has benefits to human health, studies that have compared it to vitamin C complexed in food tend to show more benefits for the vitamin C in food.

REFERENCES

[1] Ross AC, et al, editors. Modern Nutrition in Health & Disease, 11th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Balt., 2014
[2] Levine, M, et al.  Vitamin C.  In Present Knowledge in Nutrition, 7th ed.  ILSI Press, Washington, 1996:146-159
[3] Burr-Madsen A.  Gateways College of Natural Health, Module 1.  Gateways College, Shingle Springs (CA), 1996
[4] Jacob RA. Vitamin C. In Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 9th ed.  William & Wilkins, Balt.,1999:467-483
[5] Vanderslice JT, Higgs DJ.  Vitamin C content of foods: sample variability.  Am J Clin Nutr, 1991;54(Supp 6):1323S-1327S
[6] The United States Pharmacopeial Convention.  USAN and USP Dictionary of Drug Names.  Mack Printing, Easton (PA), 1986
[7] Mangels AR, et al.  The bioavailability to humans of ascorbic acid from oranges, orange juice and cooked broccoli is similar to that of synthetic ascorbic acid.  J Nutr, 1993;123(6):1054-1061
[8] Turner G.  Spectral Data Services, Tests conducted Feb. 1993
[9]  Thiel R.  Vitamins are naturally found in food complexes.  ANMA Monitor, 1999; 3(1):5-9
[10] Curto TM, Giovannucci EL, McKinlay JB, Maserejian NN. Associations between supplemental or dietary intake of vitamin C and severity of lower urinary tract symptoms. BJU Int. 2015 Jan;115(1):134-42
[11] DeCava J.  Of foods and supplements.  Nutrition News and Views, 1999;3(3):1-10
[12] Summary of bioavailability study results.  Technical Bulletin #s-13.  IntraCell Nutrition, Fort Lee (NJ), 1993
[13] Johnson C, Luo B.  Comparison of the absorption and excretion of three commercially available sources of vitamin C.  J Am Diet Assoc, 1994;94:779-781
[14] Mayersohn M.  Vitamin C bioavailability.  J Nutr Sci Vitaminol,1992;Spec:446-449
[15] Bhagavan HN, Wolkoff BI.  Correlation between the disintegration time and the bioavailability of vitamin C tablets. Pharm Res,1993;10(2):239-242
[16] Mack A.  All vitamin supplements not created equal.  Med Trib, May 21, 1998:17
[17] Thiel R.J, Fowkes S.W.  Can cognitive deterioration associated with Down syndrome be reduced?  Med Hypo. 2005; 64(3):524-532
[18] Thiel R.J.  Natural vitamins may be superior to synthetic ones.  Med Hypo. 2000; 55(6):461-469
[19] ORAC Test by Brunswick Laboratories, Wareham (MA), February 2006
[20] Williams D. ORAC values for fruits and vegetables. Alternatives, 1999;7(22):171
[21] Weisburger JH.  Vitamin C and disease prevention.  J Am Coll Nutr, 1995;14(2):109-111
[22] Davie SJ, Gould BJ, Yudkin JS.  Effect of vitamin C on glycation of proteins.  Diabetes, 1992;41:161-173 D.C.,1995
[23] Sebastian J, et al. Vitamin C as an antioxidant: evaluation of its role in disease prevention. J Am Coll Nutr. 2003;22(1):18-35
[24] Vinson JA, et al. In vitro and in vivo reduction of erythrocyte sorbitol by ascorbic acid. Diabetes, 1989;38:1036-1041
[25] Vinson JA, Howard TB. Inhibition of protein glycation and advanced glycation end products by ascorbic acid and other vitamins and nutrients. Nutr Bioch, 1996;7:659-663
[26] Vinson JA, Hu S, Jung S. A citrus extract plus ascorbic acid decreases lipids, lipid peroxides, lipoprotein oxidative susceptibility, and atherosclerosis in hypercholesterolemic hamsters. J Agric Food Chem, 1998;46:1453-1469
[27] Vinson JA, Courey JM, Maro NP. Comparison of two forms of vitamin C on galactose cataracts. In Nutrition Research, Vol 12. Pergamon Press, 1992:915-922
[28] Vinson JA, Bose P. Comparative bioavailabililty of humans to ascorbic acid alone or in a citrus extract. Am J Clin Nutr, 1988;48:601-406
[29] Vinson JA, Bose P. Bioavailability of synthetic ascorbic acid and a citrus extract. Ann NY Acad Sci, 1987, vol. 498: 525-526
[30] Proteggente AR, et al. The antioxidant effect activity of regularly consumed fruit and vegetables reflect their phenolic and vitamin C composition. Free Radic Res. 2002;36(2):217-233
[31] Organic tomatoes, vitamin C, and calcium.  Nutr Week, 1998;45(1):7

Not only does Dr. Fauci not understand the truth about ascorbic acid supplements (which he and most others take as “vitamin C” supplements), he also is not an expert when it comes to herbal interventions to support the immune systems of those with COVIV-19.  I have successfully treated four people with medical tests that stated that they had COVID-19 using nutrients and herbs–all did well. Public health officials, like Dr. Fauci, do not normally get trained in the clinical use of herbs and normally have no experience treating patients with them clinically. Thus, I do not consider most public health to be experts on most clinical issues.  While government actions have been focused on masks, social distancing, and quarantining those not known to have COVID, a personally helpful approach would be encouraging people to:

        1. Avoid biblically unclean meats,
        2. Eat more fruits and vegetables high in vitamin C,
        3. Fast regularly for those who can,
        4. Consume foods high in zinc like pumpkin seeds or 100% food nutrient supplements which provide Zinc,
        5. Get proper sunlight exposure for vitamin D,
        6. Exercise regularly, and
        7. Lose weight for those who are overweight.

All the above help support one’s innate immune system, which helps the body fight many types of pathogens–not just one.

Instead of doing the above, in places like the USA, more junk food has been consumed, many gyms have been shut down, many beaches and parks have been closed or limited, and many have gained weight during the lockdowns.

The idea of ‘herd immunity’ presumes that the ‘herd’ will have many with strong immune systems–something that mask-wearing does not truly promote, but that healthy living does.

We all should take care to attempt to improve our health during a time with multiple strains of the coronavirus is something all should do.

But, it is best to use real vitamin C in foods or in supplements whose nutrients are 100% food.

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Arginase Bladder™– Nutritional Support for Urine Metabolism and Bladder

Arginase Bladder™– Nutritional Support for Urine Metabolism and Bladder

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Urination is something many people think little about unless something goes wrong.  From excessive urination to nocturnal enuresis to urinary tract infections to urinary incontinence, urinary issues are problems for many.

Most people do not realize that in order to produce urine, the body processes liquids into an intermediate stage which is high in the amino acid called arginine. Normally the liver produces enough of the enzyme arginase to convert and concentrate this liquid into urea (urine) [1]. When it does not, however, in some people this seems to cause the body to try to expel this high arginine liquid excessively, both day and night.

Decades ago a nutrition-based biological process was developed to assist the body with this aspect of urine metabolism . And now, there is actually one and only one 100% food product that utilizes this special biological process without any USP “nutrients” called Arginase Bladder. Arginase bladder is a 100% Food supplement that is intended to supply nutrients to support healthy kidney and bladder function. The kidneys process proteins and liquids and are the primary organs involved in eliminating metabolic waste products from the blood. Arginase Bladder is intended to support the cleansing ability of the kidneys.  It has been written that this type of product is indicated sometimes when there is “[p]ain in area of kidneys or bladder (may radiate through dorsal region to liver area) burning on urination; uremia, uriniferous odor of breath, itching of skin from “salty” (residue) perspiration; edema; ascites, dropsy, etc.; toxemia, body odor, pasty skin, biliousness; liver disease, enlargement, diminished urination, veinous congestion, etc”.a valuable adjunct in all problems involving the liver and kidneys, particularly where this is evidenced by systemic manifestations involving the detoxification mechanisms and fluid balance” [2].

It is a scientific fact that, “Arginase hydrolyzes arginine to urea”. In addition to raising serum arginine levels, arginase deficiency can lead to raised ammonia levels [3]. Arginase is produced in the liver [1,3].

Arginase Bladder contains ingredients which have been used to nutritionally support the bladder and various aspects of urine metabolism. 

Acerola Cherry is one of the most vitamin C dense foods [4]. Arginase is activated by vitamin C [5]. One study found that vitamin C taken prophylactically by pregnant and nursing mothers could reduce the incidence of urinary tract infections [6]. 

Beet and rice specially processed with Rhizopus oryzae and Tillandsia usneoides has long been used to support, “Intermediate processes involving urea metabolism which support liver and kidney function where toxic overload places stress on these organs” [2]. Many decades ago, Royal Lee, Bill Hansen, and David Roderick worked together. A special type of biological process for urinary support was developed around that time that David”s son Steven Roderick uses for Arginase Bladder. Beets themselves have long been used for kidney and bladder disorders [7].

Bovine kidney supplies kidney tissue. Kidney tissue naturally contains kidney enzymes, proteins, and other peptides needed for proper renal function. “The kidneys perform their most important functions by filtering the plasma and removing substances from the filtrate at a variable rate, depending upon the needs of the body. Ultimately, the kidneys “clear” unwanted substances from the filtrate (and therefore from the blood) by excreting them in the urine while returning substances that are needed back to the blood”Urine formation begins with filtration of large amounts of fluid through the glomerular capillaries into Bowman”s capsule”The kidney conserves water by excreting a concentrated urine” [8]. Helping concentrate urine also reduces the possibility of urinary tract infections, and reduces extra trips to the restroom. Kidney tissue is recommended for urinary tract infections and to strengthen the kidneys [9]. 

Bovine liver supplies liver tissue. Bovine liver tissue contains the substances naturally found in the liver, like arginase [1]. In order to convert the high arginine intermediate substrate into urea and orthinine, the body uses the enzyme arginase. “The liver has the greatest amount of this enzyme, and accounts for the majority of urea synthesis”[a] small amount is carried out by the kidney and brain”the hydrolysis of arginine to urea and orthinine makes possible the urea cycle” [1]. An excess accumulation of arginine (due to insufficient arginase) contributes to excessively frequent urination (as the body tries to flush this diluted semi-urine out) and increases in urinary tract infections (as this less concentrated semi-urine is a less hostile environment for pathogens than concentrated urine is). “The liver is well known for its ability to detoxify or excrete”many drugs”hormones” and other substances” [8]. The liver tissue found in Uro-Kid Supportis from New Zealand.

Buckwheat juice and seed has long been used as part of nutrition to support the intermediate processes involving urea metabolism and “support liver and kidney function where toxic overload places stress on these organs” [2]. “A 20% drop in systolic level is not unusual in the initial stages, progressively lowering under long term use. Importance of protracted treatment should be stressed” [10]. Though most often recommended for capillary and venous health (i.e. bruising, varicose veins) [10,11], naturopaths, chiropractors, and holistic doctors have long recommended its leaves or its immune supporting components in products to fight viral and bacterial infections [9,12,13]. In addition to containing chlorophyll, presumably active components include rutin, quercitin, and hyperoside [11] (it also contains other semi-unique Food substances that may be actively needed). It should be noted that, despite its name, buckwheat is not taxonomically related to wheat, and is often used in gluten-free, wheat-free diets [14]. 

Carrots are probably the highest concentrated Food source of the vitamin A precursor beta carotene. “Scientists in India have discovered that carrots afford significant protection for the liver” as carrots contain substances which “increase the activity of several enzymes that speed up detoxification of the liver and other organs” [15]. Carrots appear to have some bladder protection benefits [16].

Goat bladder supplies bladder tissue. Bladder tissue naturally contains the peptides and enzymes that the bladder needs for nutritional support. “The urinary bladder”is a smooth muscle chamber composed of two main parts: (1) the body, which is the major part of the bladder in which urine collects, and (2) the neck, which is a funnel-shaped extension of the body”connecting with the urethra”sensory fibers detect the degree of stretch in the bladder wall. Stretch signals from the posterior urethra are especially strong and are mainly responsible for bladder emptying” [8]. 

Peas have been shown to contain a substance that has “arginine decarboxylase (ADC) activity” [17]. This means that it can help break carbon away from arginine [1,8]. Peas have long been part of arginase related products [i.e. 2]. 

People simply take 100% Food Arginase Bladder to feel better.

References

[1] Bondy PK, Rosenberg LE. Duncan”s Diseases of Metabolism, 7th ed. W.B. Saunders Co., Phil., 1974
[2] Lee R. Arginex. In Product Bulletins, circa 1950
[3] Iyer R, Jenkinson CP, Vockley JG, Kern RM, Grody WW, Cederbaum S. The human arginases and arginase deficiency. J Inherit Metab Dis. 1998;21 Suppl 1:86-100
[4] Hendler SS, Rorvik D, eds. PDR for Nutritional Supplements. Medical Economics, Montvale (NJ), 2001
[5] Ruskin SL High Dosage Vitamin C in Allergy. Am J Dig Dis. 1945;12(9):281-313
[6] Ochoa-Brust GJ, Fern”ndez AR, Villanueva-Ruiz GJ, Velasco R, Trujillo-Hern”ndez B, V”squez C. Daily intake of 100 mg ascorbic acid as urinary tract infection prophylactic agent during pregnancy. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2007;86(7):783-787
[7] Ingram C. Super-Market Remedies. Knowledge House, Buffalo Grove (IL), 1998, p. 82
[8] Guyton AC, Hall JE. Textbook of Medical Physiology, 9th ed. WB Saunders, Phil., 1996
[9] Balch JF, Balch PA. Prescription for a Nutritional Healing, 2nd ed. Avery Publishing, Garden City Park (NJ), 1997
[10] Lee R. Cyruta. In Product Bulletins, circa 1950
[11] Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C, eds. PDR for Herbal Medicine, 4th ed. Thompson PDR, Montvale (NJ), 2007
[12] Thiel R. Serious Nutrition for Health Care Professionals, 2n ed. Center for Natural Health Research, Arroyo Grande (CA), 1996
[13] Versendaal DA. Contract Reflex Assessment and Applied Trophology. Dr. D.A. Versendaal, Holland (MI), 1990
[14] Hafstrom I, Ringertz B, Spangberg A, et al, A Vegan Diet Free of Gluten Improves the Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Effects on Arthritis Correlate With a Reduction in Antibodies to Food Antigens. Rheumatology, 2001;40:1175-1179
[15] Duke JA. The Green Pharmacy. Rodale Press, Emmaus (PA), 1997
[16] Mettlin C, Graham S. Dietary risk factors in human bladder cancer. Am J Epidemiol. 1979;110(3):255-263
[17] Perez-Amador MA, Carbonell J. Arginine Decarboxylase and Putrescine Oxidase in Ovaries of Pisum sativum L. Changes during Ovary Senescence and Early Stages of Fruit Development). Plant Physiol. 1995 Mar;107(3):865-872

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Biofilm Detox naturally contains potassium, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins (including all ten essential amino acids), and protein chaperones as found in the listed foods—all the nutrients shown to the left are contained in these foods.

This product has been tested free of pesticides, herbicides, gluten, dairy, and soy.

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Catalyn VS Vitamin-Mineral

Catalyn®

Standard Process Laboratories produces a popular product called Catalyn®. Catalyn® Contains Six Chemical Vitamin Additives and Three Processed Rocks (Catalyn®, Product Bulletins, 1953) and three processed rocks (mineral salts).

Standard Process claims in their catalog that Catalyn® “Supplies multiple vitamins and minerals for complete, complex nutritional supplementation.”

A careful reading of the label shows that Catalyn® contains vitamin isolates as the primary source of each of the claimed nutrients.

While Catalyn® does contain carrots, that is not the source of the 1200 IU of vitamin A. The label shows that Catalyn® contains the USP isolate vitamin A palmitate, which is presumably where most, if not all, the 1200 of vitamin A comes from (carrots provide betacarotene, not palmitate).

Catalyn® contains USP ascorbic acid, which is presumably the source of the 4 mg of vitamin C. It may be of interest to note that the original founder of Standard Process, Dr. Royal Lee, did not want people to call ascorbic acid vitamin C:

Dr. Lee felt it was not honest to use the name ‘vitamin C’ for ascorbic acid. That term ‘should be reserved for the vitamin C COMPLEX’ (DeCava, J. The Lee Philosophy-Part II. Nutrition News and Views 2003;7(1):1-6).

Catalyn® contains USP cholocaliferol which is presumably the source of its vitamin D. Dr. Royal Lee once opined:

“The synthetic forms of vitamin D have been found to be toxic” (Lee R. Vitamin D Complex. Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research, Milwaukee, circa 1950).

Catalyn® contains USP thiamine hydrochloride which is presumably the source of its thiamine.

This seems strange as Dr. Royal Lee specifically wrote against isolated and synthetic forms of vitamins, but they are in Catalyn® (Lee R. How and Why are Synthetic Poisons Sold as Iimitations of Natural Foods and Drugs, 1948).

Thiamine hydrochloride is not what is naturally found in food and it is not a food, but a USP isolate.

Thiamine hydrochloride in products like Catalyn®, is a crystalline salt:

Thiamine in food products, like Vitamin-Mineral™ looks like the following:

(Note: Both photos were made using electro microscopy at the same magnification.)

Catalyn® contains riboflavin as an isolated ingredient. Riboflavin does not exist in foods so isolated.

Catalyn® contains USP pyridoxine hydrochloride which is presumably the source of its vitamin B6. Pyridoxine hydrochloride is crystalline in structure and is generally made from petroleum and hydrochloric acid and processed with formaldehyde (Hui JH. Encyclopedia of Food Science and Technology. John Wiley, New York, 1992).

ALL THE CLAIMED NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT FACTS FOR CATALYN® ARE FOR ISOLATED SUBSTANCES THAT HUMANS WOULD NOT NATURALLY EAT.

Now, while it is claimed that Catalyn® is a source of minerals, no mineral claims are on the Supplement Facts section of its label. Hence, we would not categorize it as a complete source of minerals. And since it only lists six vitamins, we would not categorize it as a complete source of vitamins. Catalyn®’s supplement label simply does not have all the vitamins or all the minerals that are essential for human beings.

As far as minerals go, further research on the label reveals that it contains magnesium citrate, which is, in essence, an industrially-processed rock mineral salt. It is therapeutically used as a cathartic (The Merck Index, 12th edition, 1996, p, 5707). A cathartic is a purgative substance.

Catalyn® also contains calcium lactate, which is also used as “a preservative in foods” (The Merck Index, 12th edition, 1996, p, 1716).

Food nutrients, such as are in Vitamin-Mineral™ are superior.

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Vitamin-Mineral™ contains nutrients and foods, no chemical additives and no rocks. Food Research claims in their catalog that Vitamin-Mineral™ “is a 100% vegetarian Food supplement that is the best multi-vitamin, multi-mineral product available anywhere.” Vitamin-Mineral™ is qualitatively and quantitatively superior;

1) Vitamin-Mineral™ is much more complete as it contains all vitamins considered essential for humans and is a source of 11 essential minerals.

2) All Vitamin-Mineral™ nutrients are in the same chemical forms as food which makes them better absorbed, utilized and retained by the human body (Medical Hypotheses, 2000; 55(6):461-469).

3) Vitamin-Mineral™ is not a combination of foods and USP isolates, as in Catalyn®.

* These studies may not conform to peer review standards. Therefore the results are not conclusive. Published research has concluded that food vitamins are superior to USP ones.

Vitamin-Mineral™ is superior to Catalyn®.

While Catalyn® is a fine product for those who want what looks like USP isolates mixed in with foods, for optimal health, we recommend Vitamin-Mineral™.

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Food Vitamins and Minerals ARE Better! Most multi-vitamin formulas are primarily synthetic (e.g. petroleum-derived) vitamins plus crushed industrial rocks, yet even peer reviewed medical research has concluded that food vitamins are superior to synthetics [1]. Numerous scientific papers have concluded that Food vitamins and minerals are better than USP isolated ‘nutrients’ because they contain important enzymes, peptides and phytonutrients which are critical to the utilization of vitamins and minerals and are lacking in isolated USP nutrients [e.g. 1,2].

Vegetarian Food NutrientCompared to USP/Mineral Salt
Vitamin AMore complete, as scientists teach that vitamin A is not an isolate [3]
Vitamin B ComplexMore effective in maintaining good health and liver function [4,5]
Vitamin B-9More utilizable above 266mcg (Recommended Daily Intake is 400mcg) [6]
Vitamin COver 15.6 times antioxidant effect [7]
Vitamin DOver 10 times the antirachitic effect [8]
Vitamin EUp to 4.0 times the free radical scavenging strength [9]
Vitamin HUp to 100 times more biotin effect [10]
Vitamin KSafer for children [11]
Calcium7 times as effective in raising serum ionic calcium levels [12]
ChromiumUp to 25 times more bioavailable [13]
CopperContains substances that reduce potential toxicity [14,15]
IronNon-constipating, better absorbed [16]
MagnesiumBetter absorbed and retained [17]
ManganeseNot as likely to contribute to toxicity as mined forms [18,19]
PhosphorusLess likely to cause diarrhea or electrolyte disorders [20]
SeleniumNearly 2 times better retained [21]
VanadiumSafer and 50% more effective [22]
ZincBetter absorption, better form [23,24]

The Difference is More than Quantitative

Some have felt that if they take, for example, twice as much of a synthetic vitamin or industrial rock (called a mineral salt) than a Food vitamin or mineral, then it will be just as effective in the body. That is not true. An analogy might be appropriate here. Let’s say two people want to build a computer. One has 100% of all the parts (like in Food nutrients) and the other has 97% of all the parts, but the parts are a lot bigger (like in USP rocks), which computer will work correctly? The one with all the parts! Shouldn’t your body have all the nutritional parts it needs? USP vitamins and minerals are cheap (or not so cheap) industrial imitations of Food vitamins and minerals–they are not Food! Synthetic vitamins and rocks can have some positive nutritional effects (as well as unnatural residues), yet SYNTHETIC VITAMINS & OTHER ROCKS CANNOT REPLACE ALL THE FUNCTIONS OF FOOD VITAMINS & MINERALS! USP vitamins and minerals are not structurally the same, nor in most cases chemically the same, as Food nutrients. As the aim of supplementation is to provide nutrients which may be missing from the diet (for optimal health), it is logical that Food vitamins and minerals can accomplish this much better than synthetic vitamins or crushed industrial rocks.

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Food Vitamins and Minerals Do Not Even Look the Same as USP–SEE THE DIFFERENCE!

The microscope photos below reveal that isolated USP form vitamins and mineral salts have a crystalline appearance whereas Food nutrients have more detailed appearance (nutrients in Foods are not crystalline):

1 2

Food Vitamin B-1  USP Vitamin B-1

3 4

Food Vitamin C      USP Vitamin C

There Are Also Quality of Life Differences! [2]

An in vitro study found that Food Vitamin C has negative oxidative reductive potential (ORP [25], yet the Merck Index reveals that ascorbic acid has positive redox potential [10]. This means that no quantity of USP ascorbic acid can ever match the ability of Food Vitamin C to clean up damage caused by free radicals (“negative ORPs indicate active reducing power, which is immediately capable of antioxidant activity whereas items with positive ORPs are not” [26]). While it is true that both Food and USP vitamin E can reduce some lipids to the same level, this is where the similarity ends. The liver has a specific transport protein for natural vitamin E, which it does not have for synthetic vitamin E [9]. Published research suggests that Food vitamin E is up to 4 times better than synthetic vitamin E [9] and that the body apparently tries to rid itself of synthetic vitamin E as fast as it can [27]! In addition, mineral-rich Foods often have specific protein chaperones which aid in mineral absorption and utilization [28]; this may be why minerals in Foods do not have the types of toxicities associated with industrial metals (called mineral salts) [29].

Frankly, there have not been enough long-term studies to show all the benefits of Food nutrients over the rocks and synthetics commonly used in most research studies (and contained in most supplements). Some studies have found that while consuming a diet high in antioxidant nutrient-containing foods has been shown to reduce cancer risk or Alzheimer’s, attempts by scientists to replicate those results with USP antioxidant vitamins & minerals do not get the same results [2,26,30]. Food nutrition, or as close to Food as possible, seems to be the logical choice. Why take anything else?

References

[1] Thiel R. Natural vitamins may be superior to synthetic ones. Med Hypo.2000;55(6):461-469

[2] Franceschi S, et al. Role of different types of vegetables and fruit in the prevention of cancer of the colon, rectum, and breast. Epidemiol, 1998;9(3):338-341

[3] Ross A.C. Vitamin A and Carotenoids. In Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 10th ed. Lippincott William & Wilkins, Phil, 2005: 351-375

[4] Ha SW. Rabbit study comparing yeast and isolated B vitamins (as described in Murray RP. Natural vs. Synthetic. Mark R. Anderson, 1995:A3). Ann Rev Physiol, 1941;3:259-282

[5] Elvehjem C. Chick study comparing Goldberg diet (as described in Murray RP. Natural vs. Synthetic. Mark R. Anderson, 1995:A4). J Am Diet Assoc, 1940;16(7):654

[6] Lucock M. Is folic acid the ultimate functional food component for disease prevention? BMJ, 2004;328:211-214

[7] Williams D. ORAC values for fruits and vegetables. Alternatives, 1999;7(22):171

[8] Thiel R. Vitamin D, rickets, and mainstream experts. Int J Naturopathy, 2003; 2(1)

[9] Traber MG. Vitamin E. In Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 9th ed. Williams & Wilkins, 1999:347-362

[10] Budavari S ed. The Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals, 12th ed. Merck & Co, Whitehouse Station (NJ), 1997

[11] Olson R.E. Vitamin K. In Modern Nutrition in Health and Nutrition, 9th ed. Williams & Wilkins, Balt., 1999: 363-380

[12] Hamet P, et al. The evaluation of the scientific evidence for a relationship between calcium and hypertension. J Nutr, 1995;125:311S-400S

[13] Ensminger AH, Ensminger ME, Konlade JE, Robson JRK. Food & Nutrition Encyclopedia, 2nd ed. CRC Press, New York, 1993

[14] Avery SV, Howlett NG, Radice S. Copper toxicity towards Saccharomyces cerevisiae: dependence on plasma fatty acid composition. Appl Environ Microbiol 1996;62(11):3960-3966

[15] Himelblau E, et al. Identification of a functional homolog of the yeast copper homeostasis gene ATX1 from Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 1998;117(4):1227-1234

[16] Wood R.J., Ronnenberg A.G. Iron. In Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 10th ed. Lippincott William & Wilkins, Phil, 2005: 248-270

[17] Rude R.K., Shils M.E. Magnesium. In Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 10th ed. Lippincott William & Wilkins, Phil, 2005: 223-247

[18] Buchman A. Manganese. In Modern Nutrition in Health & Disease, 10th ed. Lippincott William & Wilkins, Phil, 2006:326-331

[19] Lapinskas PJ, Lin SJ, Culotta VC. The role of Saccharomyces cerevisiae CCC1 gene in the homeostasis of manganese ions. Mol Microbiol 1996;21(3):519-528

[20] Beloosesky Y, Grinblat J, Weiss A, Grosman B, Gafter U, Chagnac A. Electrolyte disorders following oral sodium phosphate administration for bowel cleansing in elderly patients. Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(7):803-808

[21] Biotechnology in the Feed Industry. Nottingham Press, UK, 1995: 257-267

[22] Badmaev V, Prakash S, Majeed M. Vanadium: a review of its potential role in the fight against diabetes. J Altern Complement Med. 1999;5(3):273-291

[23] Andlid TA, Veide J, Sandberg AS. Metabolism of extracellular inositol hexaphosphate (phytate) by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Int J. Food Microbiology. 2004;97(2):157-169

[24] King JC, Cousins RJ. Zinc. In Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 10th ed. Lipponcott Williams & Wilkins, Phil., 2005:271-285

[25] Thiel R. ORP Study on Durham-produced Food Vitamin C for Food Research LLC. Doctors’ Research Inc., Arroyo Grande (CA), February 17, 2006

[26] Thiel R.J, Fowkes S.W. Can cognitive deterioration associated with Down syndrome be reduced? Medical Hypotheses, 2005; 64(3):524-532

[27] Traber MG, Elsner A, Brigelius-Flohe R. Synthetic as compared with natural vitamin E is preferentially excreted as alpha-CEHC in human urine: studies using deuterated alpha-tocopherol acetates. FEBS Letters, 1998;437:145-148

[28] Rouhi AM. Escorting metal ions: protein chaperone protects, guides, copper ions in transit. Chem Eng News, 1999;11:34-35

[29] Craig EA, Vsosine C, Shilke B. Mitochondrial iron metabolism in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biol Chem 1999;380(10):1167-1173

[30] Rottcamp CA, Nunomura A, Raina AK, et al. Oxidative stress, antioxidants, and Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord, 2000;14(S1):S62-S66

 

 

 

Some of these studies (or citations) may not conform to peer review standards (though most do). Therefore, the results are not conclusive. Professionals can, and often do, come to different conclusions when reviewing scientific data. None of these statements have been reviewed by the FDA. All products distributed by Doctors’ Research, Inc. are nutritional and are not intended for the treatment or prevention of any medical condition.

The foods in Vitamin-Mineral Shake naturally supply Calcium, Choline, Inositol Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Vitamin K, as well as Carbohydrates, Lipids, Monosaccharides (including all considered essential) Proteins (including all ten essential amino acids), Superoxide Dismutase, and Trace Minerals as found in enzymatically processed Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Acerola Cherries, Whole Oranges, Carrots, Broccoli, Cabbage, and Rice—all vitamins and minerals shown above are contained in these foods.

Food Wildcrafted and Organic Vitamin-Mineral is a food multi-vitamin, multi-mineral formula (and not a synthetic isolate) contains no synthetic USP nutrients, but only contains foods, food complexes, and food concentrates. Studies indicate that Food nutrients ARE better than isolated USP nutrients and MAY BE better absorbed, retained, and utilized than USP nutrients.

Suggested use: Serving size or as recommended by your health care professional. Adjust usage according to nutritional lifestyle requirements.

Directions: For children: Sprinkle 1/2 scoop into breakfast cereal or blend into a 4 ounce beverage. For adults: Stir one to three level scoops (included) into 8 fluid ounces of water, juice, goat’s or other milk, or milk substitute. With 16 ounces of goat’s milk, one serving (two scoops) contains over 20 grams of protein (40% of RDI).

100% Food, No Synthetics, No Rocks: While almost all children’s vitamins and protein shakes contain synthetic vitamins, inorganic mineral salts (commonly known are rocks), and/or fractionated proteins (and can sometimes still even call themselves organic), Vitamin & Mineral Shake is 100% Food! all the vitamins, minerals, and proteins are contained within its whole foods.

Protein, Amino Acids, and Omegas: Organic hemp protein naturally contains the amino acids alanine, arginine, aspartic acid, cystine, glutamic acid, glycine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, proline, serine, threonine, tryptophan, tyrosine, and valine. It also supplies omega 3, 6, and 9 oils. Organic rice bran naturally supplies tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, cystine, phenylalanine, tyrosine, valine, arginine, histidine, alanine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, glycine, proline, and serine.

Low Glycemic Blood Sugar and Weight Management Support: Provides Glucose Tolerance Factor chromium and fiber to help maintain normal blood sugar levels.

Digestive Systems: Contains probiotics included for repopulating the flora of the digestive tract, as well as potent digestive enzymes.

Organic and/or Wildcrafted Fruits and Vegetables for Anti-Aging Support: The special foods in Vitamin & Mineral Shake provide the physical and mental anti-aging and mental anti-aging that even high ORAC supplements cannot provide.

Detoxification: Easy to digest Vitamin & Mineral Shake provides soluble fiber, insoluble fiber, organic chlorophyll-containing greens for detoxifying support.

Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Support: The 8 grams of fiber per serving helps maintain cholesterol levels already within a normal range. Cardio-protective support is provided by the omega oils contained within the organic raw hemp powder.

Food Research Guarantee: The ingredients in Vitamin & Mineral Shake are certified organic and/or are grown purely and not chemically. Guaranteed to contain NO gluten, corn, soy, dairy, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, inorganic minerals, or synthetic vitamins.

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Zinc Complex™

Zinc Complex™

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Zinc Complex is a 100% vegetarian Food supplement that is intended to supply nutrients needed to provide high quality 100% organic FOOD zinc (as opposed to inorganic mineral salt forms).

90 Capsules | $19.98

Product Details

Food Zinc Complex is an excellent 100% Food source of organic zinc. Most researchers acknowledge that organic zinc is better absorbed than inorganic zinc [1]. Zinc itself is generally found in the human body attached to a peptide [1,2]; it is often attached with albumin [1,2] or alpha2-macroglobulin [1] or exists as part of one of the many zinc metalloenzymes [1,2]. Zinc, as found Food Zinc Complex, is in a complex matrix of peptides, carbohydrates and lipids. Zinc is not naturally found in the body as zinc citrate, zinc chloride, zinc picolinate, etc. Zinc deficiency in humans can cause alopecia, impotence, skin problems, immune deficiencies, increased susceptibility to infection/sore throats, night blindness, impaired taste, delayed wound healing, impaired appetite, photophobia (hypersensitivity to light), difficulty in dark adaptation, growth retardation, male infertility (low sperm counts), liver enlargement, and spleen enlargement [1,2].

Nutritional yeast is an excellent source of zinc because, “fermenting organisms produce phytases that break down phytate and increase the amount of absorbable zinc” [3]. Nutritional yeast also contains certain amino acids [4] that enhance the absorption of zinc [3]. Since diabetics seem to need zinc, but there deficiencies are refractory to zinc salts [5], food forms of zinc should also be a better choice for absorption for this population.

Electron microscopy reveals that USP zinc compounds (the most common form in supplements) have a crystalline appearance whereas Food Zinc Complex has more of a rounded appearance (see below). Food Zinc Complex also appears to be smaller than USP zinc compounds (see below). Nutrition scientists understand that smaller particle size improves bioavailability (the main point of digestion is to create food particles small enough to be absorbed by intestinal villi) [1,6].

Is Your Form of Zinc Food or an Industrial Chemical?

Zinc Form Actually Is / Commonly Used As
Food Zinc Zinc naturally complexed within a plant or other food/ used only as a food.
Zinc Acetate A mineral salt (rock) made from zinc nitrate and acetic anhydride/ induces vomiting [8].
Zinc Carbonate Rock known as smithsonite or zincspar/ used to manufacture rubber [8].
Zinc Chloride A mineral salt (rock) consisting of zinc and chloride/ an embalming material [8].
Zinc Citrate Rock (smithsonite) processed with citric acid/ used in manufacture of some toothpaste[8].
Zinc Gluconate Rock processed with gluconic acid/ gluconic acid is used in many cleaning compounds [8].
Zinc Lactate Rock (smithsonite) processed with lactic acid/ lactic acid lactate is used as a solvent [8].
Zinc Orotate Rock processed with orotic acid/ orotic acid is a uricosuric (promotes uric acid excretion) [8].
Zinc Oxide Rock known as zincite/ used as a pigment for white paint and as part of quick-drying cement [8].
Zinc Phosphate Rock known as hopeite/ used in dental cements[8].
Zinc Picolinate Rock processed with picolinic acid [9]/ Picolinic acid is used in some herbicides.
Zinc Sulfate Not absorbed as well as food zinc [3,9]/ used as a corrosive in calico-printing; preserves wood [8].

The addition of “citric acid and picolinic acid do not appear to enhance zinc absorption” [9]. Plants have roots or hyphae which aid in the absorption of minerals. Plants actually have the ability to decrease the toxicity of compounds by changing their biochemical forms [10]. Plants are intended to ingest rocks, humans are not.

“The commonest means of inducing zinc deficiency in the rat is to feed it a semisynthetic diet” [2]. With today’s semi-synthetic refined and genetically-modified foods, probably all of your clients could benefit from 100% Food Zinc Complex. Since “In humans, zinc deficiency does not usually occur in the absence of some degree of protein depletion” [2], does it make sense to supplement with an isolated mineral salt? All the of the essential amino acids (arginine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine [1]) naturally occur in Food Zinc Complex (plus other amino acids including alanine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamic acid, glycine, proline, serine, and tyrosine. Amino acids are necessary for the production of most of the tissues in the body [1,6].

Interestingly in 1999, the Nobel prize in medicine was awarded for the finding that humans need protein chaperones in order for minerals like zinc to be absorbed into the cell. Zinc mineral salts do not contain protein chaperones, yet 100% Food Zinc Complex naturally contains protein chaperones such as ceruloplasmin and ATX1 [11,12].

Superoxide dismutase (S.O.D.) is one of the most important enzymes that function as cellular antioxidants…The absence of this enzyme is lethal” [1]. “It protects intracellular components from oxidative damage, converting the superoxide ion to hydrogen peroxide” [1]. S.O.D. appears to be able to prevent activation of “phospholipase A2 and proanoid synthesis by scavenging free radicals, thereby reducing lipid peroxidation products” [13]. It is a powerful free radical scavenger which has been clinically shown to protect the brain, heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, skin, muscles, penis, nerves, and spinal cord from ischemic injury [9]. S.O.D. has been shown to inhibit articular tissue damage associated with osteoarthritis, decreases lipid peroxidation in damaged skin cells, protect against late radiation-induced tissue injury, improves clinical symptoms associated with Bechet’s syndrome, helps protect the retina, helps protect against iron toxicity, inhibits vasogenic brain edema after brain injury, increases flu survival rates in mice, plays a role in bacterial defense, helps normalize blood pressure, helpful for cardiovascular problems, reduces LDL oxidation involved in atherosclerosis, is reduced in Alzheimer’s patients, improves sperm motility, and even helped patients with TMJ who did not respond to traditional therapy [14]. High levels of S.O.D. have been associated with reduced growth of Candida albicans [15]. S.O.D. is often sold in a “purified” version (from animal products) as an antiaging product [6]; S.O.D. seems to have “antiaging” properties [14]. Ingestion of polyethylene glycol-conjugated superoxide dismutase (an isolated form) is not as effective as Food CuZn (copper/zinc) superoxide dismutase [16-17]. CuZn superoxide dismutase, along with Mn superoxide dismutase [18], exists naturally, in vegetarian 100% Food, Zinc Complex.

Rice bran is another Food source of zinc, silicon, and B vitamins [6,19], while kelp is an excellent Food source of trace minerals [20]–both are found in Food Zinc Complex.

Since Food Zinc Complex is a Food and not an industrial mineral salt, 100% Food Zinc Complex is the scientifically preferred source of zinc supplementation, whether for long-term or short-term use.

References

[1] Shils ME, Olson JA, Shike M. Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 8th ed. Lea & Febiger, Phil.,1994

[2] Cunnane SC. Zinc: Clinical and Biochemical Significance. CRC Press, Boca Raton (FL),1988

[3] Shils ME, et al. Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 10th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Balt., 2006:273

[4] Leavening agents, yeast, baker’s, compressed. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 18 (2005)

[5] Cunningham JJ. Micronutrients as nutriceutical interventions in diabetes mellitus. J Am Coll Nutr. 1998;17(1):7-10

[6] Whitney EN, Hamilton EMN. Understanding Nutrition, 4th ed. West Publishing, NY, 1987

[7] Turner G. Spectral Data Services. Tests conducted February 1993

[8] Budavari, S editor. The Merck Index, 12th ed. Merck & Co., Rahway (NJ), 1997

[9] King JC, Keen CL. Zinc. In Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 9th ed. Williams & Wilkins, Balt., 1999:223-239

[10] Huang Y, Chen Y, Tao S. Effect of rhizospheric environment of VA-mycorrhizal plants on forms of Cu, Zn, PB and Cd in polluted soil. Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xye Bao 2000;11(3):431-434

[11] Rouhi AM. Escorting metal ions: protein chaperone protects, guides, copper ions in transit. Chem Eng News, 1999;11:34-35

[12] Himelblau E, et al. Identification of a functional homolog of the yeast copper homeostasis gene ATX1 from Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 1998;117(4):1227-1234

[13] Targarona EM, et al. Transplantation Proceedings,1992;24(1):9-10

[14] Null G. Superoxide Dismutase. In The Clinician’s Handbook of Natural Healing. Kensington Books, New York, 1997:137-144

[15] Romandini P, Bonotto C, Bertoloni G, Beltramini M, Salvato B. Superoxide dismutase, catalase and cell dimorphism in Candida albicans cells exposed to methanol and different temperature. Comp Biochem Physiol Pharm Toxicol Endocrinol,1994;108(1):53-57

[16] Haun SE, Kirsch JR, Helfaer MA, Kubos KL, Traystman RJ. Polyethylene glycol-conjugated superoxide dismutase fails to augment brain superoxide dismutase activity in piglets. Stroke,1991;22(5):655-659

[17] Tibell L, Aasa R, Marklund SL. Spectral and physical properties of human extracellular superoxide dismutase: a comparison with CuZn superoxide dismutase. Arch Biochem Biophys, 1993;304(2):429-433

[18] Turi TG, Kalb VF, Loper JC. Cytochrome P450 lanosterol 14 alpha-demethylase (ERG11) and manganese superoxide dismutase (SOD1) are adjacent genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Yeast,1991;7(6):627-630

[19] Jensen B. The Chemistry of Man. Bernard Jensen, Escondido, 1983

[20] Seaweed, kelp, raw. USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 11-1, August 1997.

Some of these studies (or citations) may not conform to peer review standards (though most do). Therefore, the results are not conclusive. Professionals can, and often do, come to different conclusions when reviewing scientific dataNone of these statements have been reviewed by the FDA. All products distributed by Doctors’ Research, Inc. are nutritional and are not intended for the treatment or prevention of any medical condition.

Contains naturally occurring carbohydrates, lipids, proteins (including all ten essential amino acids), superoxide dismutase, and truly organic bioflavonoids as found in enzymatically processed Saccharomyces cervisiae and organic pumpkin seeds Cucurbita pepo all the nutrients shown above are contained in these foods. Unlike many so-called “natural” zinc formulas, this Zinc Complex is a food zinc (not a mineral salt) contains no synthetic USP nutrients or mineral salts, but only contains foods, food complexes, and food concentrates.

Numerous university studies have concluded that supplements containing food nutrients are better than USP isolates. Food nutrients are better because they contain important enzymes, peptides, and phytonutrients CRITICAL to the UTILIZATION of vitamins and minerals which are not present in isolated USP nutrients. Published research has concluded that food vitamins are superior synthetic/USP vitamins.

Suggested use: Serving size or as recommended by your health care professional. Adjust usage according to nutritional lifestyle requirements.

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Wheat Germ Oil E™

Wheat Germ Oil E™

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Wheat Germ Oil E is a 100% Food supplement that is intended to supply nutrients needed to provide high quality 100% Food vitamin E.

90 Capsules | $47.98

Product Details

Wheat germ oil is one of the most naturally concentrated food forms of vitamin E. Wheat germ oil naturally also contains octacosonal and has been used by some intertested in better athletic performance and mood support.

Wheat has been called the staff of life, and the oil from the germ of the wheat has long been used by people with a variety of health concerns.

The PDR states, “Wheat germ oil protects and nurtures the skin, is a laxative and reduces lipids. It is a valuable dietetic because of the high level of polyunsaturated acids and vitamin E” [1]. Chinese medicine uses it for night sweats, whereas “Flatulence, constipation, itching, and menorrhagia are indications for use in Indian medicine” [1].

Royal Lee advised its use for those who bruise easily (capillary fragility), have lowered metabolism, have anoxia-like symptoms (frequent sighing/yawning, tachycardia, hyperirritability), have tissue concerns (bleeding gums), have low stamina, are obese and/or have cramps brought on by exertion [2]. He also wrote, “Wheat germ oil is about 75% unsaturated fatty acids and as such is believed to have an effect on iodine metabolism, acting to increase thyroid activity in this respect. This may account for the relief of fatigue often expressed by patients using wheat germ oil in the diet” [2].

Some doctors also report that they use wheat germ oil for those with depression.

Recent research confirms that wheat germ oil can help reduce oxidative stress [3]. Wheat germ oil also contains policosanol (a substance that can be helpful in lowering raised blood sugar and/or cholesterol levels [4,5]), as well as octacosonal (a substance reported to improve human fitness [4,5]).

One study reported, “Policosanol (PC) is the common name for a mixture of high molecular weight (20-36 carbon) aliphatic primary alcohols, which are constituents of plant epicuticular waxes. Wheat germ oil has been reported to improve human physical fitness, and this effect is attributed to its high PC, specifically its high octacosanol (OC) content” [5].

Octacosanol is a component of wheat germ oil and is sometimes advised for Parkinson’s [4,6]. “There is limited evidence that octacosanol itself may lower cholesterol levels…There are claims that octacosanol is useful in building muscle strength and endurance, and these claims have made the supplement popular with some body builders. There is preliminary evidence, limited to animal experiments, that octacosanol may increase voluntary exercise in the animals [4].

Wheat germ oil naturally is high in the steroidal esters betasitosterol and campersterol. “Beta-sisterol itself is used as a medicine in Europe for BPH” (benign prostate hypotrophy) [4]. Interestingly, while three studies using non-purified beta-sisterols found that it tends to improve urinary output (and at the same time reducing mean residual urinary volume for males with prostate problems), one study suggested that using purified beta-sisterol “did not help flow volume” [4]. Of course, Wheat Germ Oil E TM does not contain “purified” betasitosterol, but the naturally-occurring non-purified form.

Vitamin E

Wheat germ oil is one of the most concentrated natural sources of vitamin E. According to the US Department of Agriculture, wheat germ oil contains vitamin E in the form of alpha-tocopherol [7]. According to the 10 th edition of Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease [8], alpha-tocopherol is an active form of Vitamin E.

Most vitamin E sold is not Food. Natural vitamin E “as found in Foods is [d]-alpha tocopherol, whereas chemical synthesis produces a mixture of eight epimers” [9] (natural vitamin E has recently been renamed to be called RRR-alpha-tocopherol whereas the synthetic has now been renamed to all-rac-alpha-tocopherol, though supplement labels rarely make this clear; on supplement labels d-alpha-tocopherol is generally ‘natural’, whereas dl-alpha-tocopherol is synthetic [10]). Natural RRR-alpha-tocopherol has 1.7 – 4.0 times the free radical scavenging strength of the other tocopherols, RRR-alpha tocopherol has 3 times the biological activity of the alpha-tocotrienol form, and synthetic vitamin E simply does not have the same biologic activity of natural vitamin E (some synthetic forms have only 2% of the biological activity of RRR-alpha-tocopherol) [10]. The biologic activity of vitamin E is based on its ability to reverse specific vitamin E-deficiency symptoms [10], therefore it is a scientific fact that, overall, synthetic vitamin E has less ability to correct vitamin E deficiencies than Food vitamin E. There is an interesting reason for this, which is that the body regulates plasma vitamin E through a specific liver alpha-tocopherol transfer protein, whereas it has no such protein for other vitamin E forms [10]. Or in other words, the liver produces a protein to handle vitamin E found in Food (like Wheat Germ Oil E TM), but not for the synthetic forms!

Even mainstream researchers teach, “Vitamin E is the exception to the paradigm that synthetic and natural vitamins are the equivalent because their molecular structures are identical…Synthetic vitamin E is produced by commercially coupling trimethylhydroquinone (TMHQ) with isophytol. This chemical reaction produces a difficult-to-separate mixture of eight isomers” [11] (vitamin E, of course, is not the only exception–all nutrients are better if they are Food). Isolated natural vitamin E has been found to have twice the bioavailability as synthetic vitamin E [12]. The form of vitamin E found in Food has been found to be 2.7 times more retained in the body than a synthetic form [13]—this appears to be because the body attempts to rid itself of synthetic forms as quickly as possible [13]. Vitamin E-containing wheat germ oil been shown to quench free radicals (antioxidant ability) [3] yet so-called “natural” vitamin E forms (like succinate) do not–Even the PDR notes, “d-Alpha-Tocopherol succinate itself has no antioxidant activity” [4], so why would anyone want that for their vitamin E supplement?

Vitamin E is necessary for the optimal development and maintenance of the nervous system as well as skeletal muscle [8,11]. Vitamin E deficiency can lead to certain anemias, nutritional muscular dystrophy, reproductive problems, and hyperlipidemia [9]. Vitamin E has been shown to reduce the risk of various cancers, coronary heart disease, cataract formation, and even air pollution [10,11]. It also is believed it may slow the aging process and decrease exercise-induced oxidative stress [10,11]. Artificial fats seem to increase the need for vitamin E [14]. “RRR-α-tocopherol is especially high in wheat germ oil” [8]. “Probably the most important source of α-tocopherol in the United States is the supplement pill” [8]—that being the case, shouldn’t Food vitamin E be the preferred form?

Wheat Germ Oil E TM naturally has antioxidant abilities, octacosanol, polyunsaturated fatty acids, and a variety of substances shown to be beneficial for health. Wheat Germ Oil E TM) is the product to consider when looking for the benefits these substances provide.

References

[1] Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicine, 3 rd ed. Thompson PDR, Montvale (NJ), 2004

[2] Lee R. Wheat Germ Oil Perles. Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research, Milwaukee, circa 1950

[3] Alessandri C, Pignatelli P, Loffredo L, Lenti L, Del Ben M, Carnevale R, Perrone A, Ferro D, Angelico F, Violi F. Alpha-linolenic acid-rich wheat germ oil decreases oxidative stress and CD40 ligand in patients with mild hypercholesterolemia. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2006;26(11):2577-8

[4] Sheldon S, Rorvik D, eds. PDR for Nutritional Supplements. Medical Economics, Montvale (NJ), 2001

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Note: This FOOD brand product contains wheat. Those with wheat sensitivities should be cautious about taking this product (although since it has no significant amount of wheat proteins or carbohydrates [1], it may be tolerable for those who are sensitive to those components). The PDR states, “No health hazards are known in conjunction with the proper administration of designated therapeutic doses” [1]. Note: For constipation, the PDR advises doses up to 80 g per day (taken with meals and plenty of liquids) [1], but this amount is rarely needed.

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Vitamin B-6, B-12 & Folate™

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Vitamin B6, B12, & Folate is a 100% vegan Food supplement that is intended to supply nutrients needed to provide high quality 100% Foods vitamins B6, B12 and B9 (folate).

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Unlike other so-called “whole food” formulas, it does not contain USP folic acid as that form is not what is found in natural foods.  Vitamins B6, B12, and B9 support healthy blood. B12 is essential for myelin synthesis and central nervous system function.

Note: Unlike most so-called “natural” supplements, this product does not contain any folic acid, which is a sythetic from of vitamin B-9 and is dangerous (for more details, please check out the article on Folic Acid Dangers)

Contains naturally occurring carbohydrates, lipids, proteins (including all ten essential amino acids), superoxide dismutase, and truly organic bioflavonoids as found in enzymatically processed Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Rice bran Oryza sativa, Alfalfa sprouts Medicago sativa, and Mixed vegetable fiber Cellula vegetabalis all the nutrients shown above are contained in these foods. Unlike many so-called “natural” vitamin formulas, Food Vitamin B6, B12 & Folate is a food vitamin formula (and not a synthetic isolate) contains no synthetic USP nutrients, but only contains foods, food complexes, and food concentrates.

Numerous university studies have concluded that supplements containing food nutrients are better than USP isolates. Food nutrients are better because they contain important enzymes, peptides, and phytonutrients CRITICAL to the UTILIZATION of vitamins and minerals which are not present in isolated USP nutrients. Published research has concluded that food vitamins are superior synthetic/USP vitamins.

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