Gluco-Sugar-Balance™

Gluco-Sugar-Balance™

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Gluco-Sugar-Balance™ is a 100% vegan Food intended to help support a healthy balance of glucose in the body.

90 Capsules | $25.98

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 Gluco-Sugar-Balance™ contains minerals, such as chromium GTF and vanadium, as well as herbs to nutritionally support the body’s blood sugar systems.

Unlike many so-called “natural” vitamin formulas, Gluco-Sugar-Balance™ is 100% FOOD, it does not contain any synthetic USP nutrients, but only contains wildcrafted foods, food complexes, and food concentrates. Wildcrafted foods are foods such as found wild in nature or otherwise grown without the use of pesticides, preservatives, or herbicides.

Gluco-Sugar-Balance™ contains naturally occurring potassium, polysaccharides, CoQ10, glutathione, lipoic acid, trace minerals, enzymes, peptides, RNA/DNA, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins (including all ten essential amino acids), protein chaperones, and the antioxidant superoxide dismutase as found in enzymatically processed Saccharomyces cerevisiae and the other listed foods.

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

Food nutrients ARE better than isolated USP nutrients and MAY BE better absorbed, retained, and utilized than USP nutrients. Food nutrients are better because they contain important enzymes, peptides, and phytonutrients CRITICAL to the UTILIZATION of vitamins and minerals which are not in isolated USP nutrients (and the Nobel prize for medicine was once awarded for part of this discovery). MEDLINE published research has concluded that food vitamins and food minerals are SUPERIOR to synthetic ones.

Other ingredients: Enzymatically processed Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, Vegetarian Capsule.
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* This is a nutritional product and not a medication intended to prevent, treat, or cure any illness. None of these statements has been approved by the US FDA or similar agencies. Not all citations meet peer-reviewed status so the statements are not conclusive. Professionals can, and do, disagree, regarding efficacy of ingredients in nutritional formulas.

Disclaimer: Some of these studies (or citations) may not confom to peer review standards. Therefore, the results are not conclusive. Profressionals can, and often do, come to different conclusions when reviewing scientific data. None of these statements have been reviewed by the FDA.

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CoQ10-Cardio™

CoQ10-Cardio™

Product #250

Co-Q10 Cardio™ is a 100% vegan Food supplement that is intended to supply nutrients needed to maintain and support optimal cardio-muscle health.

90 Capsules | $23.98

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Co-Q10 Cardio™ supplies plant-source co-enzyme Q10, a nutrient that is important for healthy cardiovascular system function, along with other herbs. 

CoQ10-Cardio™ provides nutritional support for the heart, gums, and for overall circulation.  Current and historical references suggest that substances contained within the ingredients in CoQ10-Cardio™ can nutritionally help support the heart, increase endurance, aid with energy, aid with gum health, and promote better overall health. 

Since the cardiovascular system is too important to rely on a few incomplete isolated nutrients, CoQ10-Cardio™ is made up of the highest quality Foods to provide the nutrients that natural health professionals are looking for to support the cardiovascular system.  Although sometimes used by those with hypertension, It is also taken by athletes interested in better performance, and individuals who want more energy. 
 
It is also taken by athletes interested in better performance, and individuals who want more energy.

Other ingredients: Enzymatically processed Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, Vegetarian Capsule.
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* This is a nutritional product and not a medication intended to prevent, treat, or cure any illness. None of these statements has been approved by the US FDA or similar agencies. Not all citations meet peer-reviewed status so the statements are not conclusive. Professionals can, and do, disagree, regarding efficacy of ingredients in nutritional formulas.

Disclaimer: Some of these studies (or citations) may not confom to peer review standards. Therefore, the results are not conclusive. Profressionals can, and often do, come to different conclusions when reviewing scientific data. None of these statements have been reviewed by the FDA.

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For decades the ‘natural’ health industry has been touting thousands of vitamin supplements. The truth is that most vitamins in supplements are made or processed with petroleum derivatives or hydrogenated sugars. Even though they are often called natural, most non-food vitamins are isolated substances which are crystalline in structure.

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Nattokinase™

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Nattokinase is a 100% vegan Food supplement that is intended to supply nutrients needed to provide high quality vegan nattokinase. Nattokinase is considered to be a fibrinolytic enzyme.

100 Capsules | $44.98

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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 items distributed by Doctors’ Research, Inc. are nutritional and are not intended for the treatment or prevention of any medical condition.

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Digesti-Pan™

Digesti-Pan™

Product #295

Digesti-Pan™ is a 100% Food supplement that is intended to supply enzymes, glandulars, and herbs needed to maintain and support optimal digestive health. Digesti-Pan™ contains digestive enzymes, pancreatic tissue, betaine hydrochloride, okra, and other herbs.

90 Capsules | $26.98

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Digestive concerns? Think Digesti-Pan™. Why? Because enzymes are involved in every stage of the digestive process [1] and most of those are secreted by the pancreas.

Balance and harmony are important to the entire process because, remarkably, insufficient enzymes can contribute to constipation and insufficient enzymes can contribute to diarrhea [2-3].

Active enzyme levels often decrease with age [2] (complaints of indigestion tend to increase with age).

Oral consumption of digestive enzymes, digestive herbs, and fiber have all been shown to improve digestion [1-5].

Unlike many so-called “natural” formulas, Digesti-Pan™ is comprised of 100% Food, it does not contain any synthetic USP nutrients or isolated mineral salts, but only contains foods, food complexes, and food concentrates.

Other ingredients: Vegetarian Capsule. 
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Serving size or as recommended by your health care professional. Adjust usage according to nutritional lifestyle requirements.
References
[1] Dressler D and Potter H. Discovering Enzymes. Scientific American, New York, 1991
[2] Howell E. Enzyme Nutrition. Avery Publishing, Wayne (NJ), 1985
[3] Jenkins DJA, Wolever TMS, Jenkins AL. Diet factors affecting nutrient absorption and metabolism. In Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 8th ed. Lea & Febiger, Phil.:583-602, 1994
[4] Sheldon S, Rorvik D, editors. PDR for Nutritional Supplements. Medical Economics, Montvale (NJ), 2001
[5] Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C, editors. PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd ed. Medical Economics, Montvale (NJ), 2000

* This is a nutritional product and not a medication intended to prevent, treat, or cure any illness. None of these statements has been approved by the US FDA or similar agencies. Not all citations meet peer-reviewed status so the statements are not conclusive. Professionals can, and do, disagree, regarding efficacy of ingredients in nutritional formulas.

Disclaimer: Some of these studies (or citations) may not confom to peer review standards. Therefore, the results are not conclusive. Profressionals can, and often do, come to different conclusions when reviewing scientific data. None of these statements have been reviewed by the FDA.

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Wheat Germ Oil E™

Wheat Germ Oil E™

#870

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

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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

[5] Irmak S, Dunford NT. Policosanol contents and compositions of wheat varieties. J Agric Food Chem. 2005;53(14):5583-6

[6] Snider SR Octacosanol in Parkinsonism. Ann Neurol, 1984;16(6):723

[7] Oil, wheat germ. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 19, 2006

[8] Traber MG. Vitamin E. In Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 10th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Balt. 2006:396-411

[9] Farrel PM, Robert RJ. Vitamin E. In Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 8th ed. Lea & Febiger, Phil.;1994:326-341

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

[11] An Overview of Vitamin E Efficacy. VERIS Research Information Service, November 1998

[12] Burton GW, et al. Human plasma and tissue alpha-tocopherol concentrations in response to supplementation with deuterated natural and synthetic vitamin E. Am J Clin Nutr, 199867(4):669-684

[13] 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

[14] Schlagheck TG, et al. Olestra’s effect on vitamins D and E in humans can be offset by increasing dietary levels of these vitamins. J Nutr,1997;127(8):1666S-1685S

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.

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.

Other ingredients: Vegetarian Soft Gelcap.

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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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Some of the best natural health products contain glandular ingredients and many doctors have used glandulars for years with great success. Glandular organs, such as heart, aorta, and liver, have been a food source in the human diet for centuries. The consumption of glandulars is believed to provide nutritional support to the corresponding gland in the human body. Glandular therapy has alternative names such as: organotherapy, cell therapy where extracts are injected; and live cell therapy which normally uses extracts orally or intravenously.

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Evidence suggests that with oral consumption of glandular extracts, a small percentage (5-10%) of their peptides are not broken down into their constituent amino acids but are available for intact absorption in the small intestine [16-19]. A small amount of these absorbed peptides then circulate and some of them appear to assist the human body (especially for ill persons) in performing various anabolic and catabolic processes [15-19]. Howell and others have reported that the amount of enzymes that pass through the stomach is even higher (nearly 50% [20]). Howell has also reported that individuals with significant health problems have been found to have lower levels of enzymes than healthy individuals and that oral enzyme supplementation has been helpful for many such people [20]. Although this position is not universally accepted [21], a study in the Journal of Surgery showed that oral pancreatic supplementation resulted in improved enzyme and growth levels for children who had a pancreaticoduodenectomy [22]. Recent papers have suggested that bovine glandulars may be helpful for thyroid support [23], myoclonic seizures [23], and even CHARGE syndrome [24].

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It should be noted that when Harrower used the term “hormone” this probably should be interpreted to also include nutrients, both known and unknown, including enzymes, peptides, and hormone precursors. Harrower referred to vitamins (then newly discovered) as “plant hormones” and he called hormones the “active principles obtained from certain glands” [29].

“There is a lot of controversy about the activity of glandulars given orally…It appears the effectiveness of glandulars comes in a multi-facteted way. These facets may be grouped into three basic categories: A. Hormonal; B. Enzymatic; C. Nutritive…Any gland given for therapeutic use should contain the whole nondenatured gland…The hormones are at the same strength as those found in the natural organ, except that the water has been removed leaving only the dried concentrated tissue. These hormones fall into various categories and forms: 1. Steroids; 2. Peptides; 3. Catecholamines; 4. Amino Acids; 5. Prostaglandins; 6. Nucleotides. Their hormonal factors can be broken down into two categories: A. Lipid soluble hormones; B. Water soluble amino bases and acids…The problem with steroid or prostaglandin therapy is that the medical sciences have removed them from the naturally occurring matrix which has a fine balance of steroids and prostaglandins. There is a natural law which applies in the universe and even more so in biochemistry. For every biochemical reaction or mechanism, there is an opposing ‘feedback’ mechanism. For this reason the balance must be maintained and taking glandulars are both therapeutic and very safe since this balance is maintained. It is only when the hormones are isolated and given in large doses that side effects take place, such as ulcers in steroid therapy or liver destruction in synthetic testosterone therapy. The second class of hormones is more diverse, but just as effective and important. These are the polypeptides and phyiogenic amines such as neurotransmitters and catecholamines …And the incredible thing about these peptides is that they become more active upon digestion. They are normally secreted in long chain proteins which are then broken down into endorphins which are then digested by specific proteases into the active hormones …Therefore, most of the protein is assimilated in peptide form not amino acid form. What this means is that glandulars can actually be activated by digestion” [30]. It should be noted that bovine thyroid does not itself contain substantial amounts of thyroxin which is why it is appropriate to feed the human thyroid gland. Many raw glandular preparations contain substances that can facilitate the conversion of various susbtrates into hormones.

Cooking destroys enzymes [20]. The primary difference between raw and desiccated glandulars is the enzyme content [30]. “1. Processing is very important in maintaining enzyme activity; 2. Digestion is required to activate enzymes and peptides…how are they absorbed? …they are absorbed through standard biological processes. Up to a third of your food is absorbed through the lymph system. This is basically an open portal system which permeates through the entire digestive tract allowing large molecules such as fat micelles, enzymes, and other molecules to pass into the blood stream. Other routes of absorption are active transport mechanisms such as chemotaxis…another route is immune-absorption where the protein or molecule combines with another protein and is carried in piggy back…The third category for glandular therapy is as a food…They are rich in protein and minerals and B-complex” [30]. It should be noted that when, for example, an adrenal enzyme reaches the toes basically nothing happens as the adrenal enzymes (as well as others) are specific to, in this case, the adrenal glands. Once reaching the adrenal glands, they help the adrenal glands through various anabolic and catabolic reactions.

Animal glands have been consumed since the beginning of history [31], and even now scientific studies involving them are being published [e.g. 32]. “Glandular products have been produced and used in the U.S. for over 60 years with absolutely no reports of microbial contamination or resultant illness” [33]. They are consumed in many countries, including the U.S. as food [31,33]; they may even contain substances to reverse diseases associated with Western diets [31]. Regarding glandulars, it has been reported that, “overdosing is not a concern. Even when excess amounts have been ingested, the body can easily deaminize them” [31]. A search of the literature found one report (in a letter to the editor) of a single, temporary complaint; the glandular raised thyroid hormones levels which normalized when consumption was discontinued, from using a thyroid glandular product combined with lithium, but the daily consumption (45 tablets) was in excess of any reasonable consumption (daily quantity of thyroid hormones present: 0.5mg T4 and .09mg of T3) [34].

No long-term, negative side effects from taking glandular supplements are known [33].

Non-Heat Drying vs. Desiccation

Glandulars supplements can be made in several ways. The cheapest way is through desiccation, which essentially dries the glandular at high temperatures. The biggest problem with desiccation is that it destroys all the enzymes that are in the tissue. Desiccation may also destroy other active substances contained within the gland. Some companies use a salt-drying process, but this tends to result in glands with a high sodium content which can cause digestive complaints for adrenal-containing products. One of the most expensive ways to produce glandulars is through a non-heat, vacuum-drying process (which is how our glandulars are dried). This low temperature process helps preserve many of the naturally-present enzymes. Natural health doctors generally prefer non-heat drying methods to desiccation even though that does increase the cost of the product. Non-heat drying results in a glandular that is the closest to ‘whole food’.

New Zealand and Argentine Glandulars

New Zealand and Argentinean farmers tend to raise their cows and sheep naturally. The animals almost exclusively consume unfertilized natural grasses as are found in the pastures of those lands. Neither New Zealand nor Argentina has ever had a case of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) nor scrapie, a similar disease found in sheep [34-37].

Ovine and Bovine

Many of the pioneering glandular researchers [38] prefer bovine (cow) or ovine (sheep) source glandulars to glandulars from other animals for many reasons:

1) Doctors using them have a history of receiving positive results from people with a wide variety of disorders.

2) Bovine/ovine tissues are commercially available.

3) Bovine/ovine glandulars have a long history of being safe to consume.

4) Bovine/ovine tissues are considered to be dietary supplements under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) and as such are not considered to be food additives.

5) Earlier research has demonstrated that heterologous tissues (such as bovine/ovine for humans) do not produce the adverse and possibly toxic side effects that more homologous tissues can (such as simian for humans) [38].

6) Some earlier research suggested that immune response in humans was improved at a much greater rate with the use of substances from ruminant sources (bovine and ovine) as opposed to non-ruminant sources (simian and feline) [39]. At least one researcher reported long ago that rat tissue extracts also appear to cause a variety of problems when forced into some animals [38].

Clinically, ovine and bovine glandulars are also preferable to porcine (pork) glandulars as followers of many religious faiths (Islam, Judaism, Seventh Day Adventists, and various Churches of God) will not consume pork, but will consume meat extracts from sheep or cows.

Why Aren’t They Used More?

Since glandulars combined with herbs tend to work faster and sometimes better than herbs alone, why aren’t glandulars used more?

One reasons is that, generally speaking, glandular ingredients cost more money than herbal ingredients (though they cost much less than Food vitamins or Food minerals). Many companies simply will not use them for that reason. Another reason is many people believe that plants are always the answer. And although for some problems they are, they are not always the best choice as plants almost never contain identical glandular enzymes. Glandulars can help the health of many in ways herbs alone sometimes cannot.

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

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