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Below is a portfolio of wellness nutritional supplements including vitamins, minerals, herbals, oils and more.

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid by Now Foods – “Alpha-lipoic acid is a vitamin-like chemical called an antioxidant. Yeast, liver, kidney, spinach, broccoli, and potatoes are good sources of alpha-lipoic acid. It is also made in the laboratory for use as medicine. Alpha-lipoic acid is used for diabetes and nerve-related symptoms of diabetes including burning, pain, and numbness in the legs and arms. High doses of alpha-lipoic acid are approved in Germany for the treatment of these symptoms. Some people use alpha-lipoic acid for memory loss, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), HIV/AIDS, cancer, liver disease, diseases of the heart and blood vessels (including a disorder called cardiac autonomic neuropathy) and Lyme disease. Alpha-lipoic acid is also used to treat eye-related disorders, such as damage to the retina, cataracts, glaucoma, and an eye disease called Wilson’s disease. Alpha-lipoic acid seems to help prevent certain kinds of cell damage in the body, and also restores vitamin levels such as vitamin E and vitamin C. There is also evidence that alpha-lipoic acid can improve the function and conduction of neurons in diabetes. Alpha-lipoic acid is used in the body to break down carbohydrates and to make energy for the other organs in the body. Alpha-lipoic acid seems to work as an antioxidant, which means that it might provide protection to the brain under conditions of damage or injury. The antioxidant effects might also be helpful in certain liver diseases.” (Source: WebMD)
  • Ceylon Cinnamon by Indus Organics – “Cinnamon, the dry bark and twig of Cinnamomum spp., is a rich botanical source of polyphenolics that has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine and has been shown to affect blood glucose and insulin signaling. Cinnamon’s effects on blood glucose have been the subject of many clinical and animal studies; however, the issue of cinnamon intake’s effect on fasting blood glucose (FBG) in people with type 2 diabetes and/or prediabetes still remains unclear. A meta-analysis of clinical studies of the effect of cinnamon intake on people with type 2 diabetes and/or prediabetes that included three new clinical trials along with five trials used in previous meta-analyses was done to assess cinnamon’s effectiveness in lowering FBG. The eight clinical studies were identified using a literature search (Pub Med and Biosis through May 2010) of randomized, placebo-controlled trials reporting data on cinnamon and/or cinnamon extract and FBG.” (Source: GreenMedInfo.com) “Cinnamon improves blood glucose, triglyceride, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and LDL cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes.” (Source: American Diabetes Association) “Much research has been devoted to cinnamon’s effect on blood platelets which contribute to clotting. It helps thin the blood and prevent unwanted clumping of platelets. It is so effective as an anti-coagulant that patients taking prescription blood thinners are warned not to take cinnamon in concentrated form such as supplements or extracts.” (Source: GreenMedInfo.com) “Ayurvedic medicine has long used cinnamon for it anti-microbial qualities to support the immune system and prevent colds and flu. It has been proven to help stop the growth of bacteria, fungus and the common yeast Candida.” (Source: GreenMedInfo.com) “Chewing cinnamon flavored gum or just smelling the sweet spice has been found to improve brain activity. Research led by Dr. P. Zoladz and presented at the 2004 meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences, in Sarasota, Florida concluded that cinnamon enhances cognitive processing and was found to improve test subjects scores related to attention, memory and visual-motor speed when working at a computer. A 2011 study suggested that it may have a role in reducing the kind of chronic inflammation that leads to various neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, brain tumor, and meningitis.” (Source: GreenMedInfo.com) “In traditional Chinese medicine, cinnamon has been used for flatulence, nausea and diarrhea. It is also believed to improve the body’s ability to digest fruit, milk and other dairy products. Both cassia and real cinnamon are often labeled the same in North America. The true Ceylon version will be more expensive, and it will be a lighter shade of brown, a finer powder and have a sweeter scent. When buying the sticks, known as “quills,” keep in mind that, generally, cassia will be thicker and the two ends will be rolled toward each other rather than being rolled in one direction only.” (Source: GreenMedInfo.com)
  • Collagen by YouTheory – “Collagen is your body’s key structural protein integrally involved in creating strong and healthy nails, hair, tendons, bones, muscle, and keeping your skin smooth. During our youth, collagen helps prevent wrinkles from forming, gives skin elasticity, helps create strong and thicker hair. In our early 20’s collagen diminishes by about 1% per year. By the age of 30, the signs of collagen reduction have started to become visible. And the reduction in bones and joints begins to be felt. Collagen 1 & 3 are the main collagen types in connective tissue. Vitamin C assists the body in the manufacture of collagen, the protein that binds cells together and is the building block of connective tissues throughout the body. Collagen is critical to the formation and on going health of the skin, cartilage, ligaments and other bodily tissues and structures. Collagen Type 2 is a significant part of your body’s cartilage with naturally occurring hyaluronic acid for joint cushioning and lubrication. Hyaluronic acid and collagen are vital structural components of the skin. Chondroitin sulfate, also naturally occurring, may provide anti-inflammatory support.” (Source: Amazon)
  • CoQ10 by Now Foods – “Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a substance similar to a vitamin. It is found in every cell of the body. Your body makes CoQ10, and your cells use it to produce energy your body needs for cell growth and maintenance. It also functions as an antioxidant, which protects the body from damage caused by harmful molecules. CoQ10 is naturally present in small amounts in a wide variety of foods, but levels are particularly high in organ meats such as heart, liver, and kidney, as well as beef, soy oil, sardines, mackerel, and peanuts.” (Source: WebMD)
  • Garlic, Super Odorless by Now Foods – “Garlic is an herb. It is best known as a flavoring for food. But over the years, garlic has been used as a medicine to prevent or treat a wide range of diseases and conditions. The fresh clove or supplements made from the clove are used for medicine. Garlic is used for many conditions related to the heart and blood system. These conditions include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary heart disease, heart attack, and “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis). Some of these uses are supported by science. Garlic actually may be effective in slowing the development of atherosclerosis and seems to be able to modestly reduce blood pressure. Some people use garlic to prevent colon cancer, rectal cancer, stomach cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer. It is also used to treat prostate cancer and bladder cancer. Garlic has been tried for treating an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia; BPH), diabetes, osteoarthritis, hayfever (allergic rhinitis), traveler’s diarrhea, high blood pressure late in pregnancy (pre-eclampsia), cold and flu. It is also used for building the immune system, preventing tick bites, and preventing and treating bacterial and fungal infections. Other uses include treatment of fever, coughs, headache, stomach ache, sinus congestion, gout, rheumatism, hemorrhoids, asthma, bronchitis, shortness of breath, low blood pressure, low blood sugar, high blood sugar, and snakebites. It is also used for fighting stress and fatigue, and maintaining healthy liver function.” (Source: WebMD)
  • Glucosamine & MSM by Now Foods – “Glucosamine helps keep the cartilage in joints healthy. But natural glucosamine levels drop as people age. This can lead to gradual deterioration of the joint. There’s some evidence that glucosamine sulfate supplements help counteract this effect, although experts aren’t sure exactly how they work. Specifically, glucosamine has been shown in some studies to help ease the pain of mild to moderate osteoarthritis of the knee. Glucosamine may also help with other joint pain caused by osteoarthritis. … MSM is a chemical found in plants, animals, and humans. It can also be made in a laboratory. People use it as a medicine. MSM is used for chronic pain, osteoarthritis, joint inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, bursitis, tendonitis, tenosynovitis, musculoskeletal pain, muscle cramps, scleroderma, scar tissue, stretch marks, hair loss, wrinkles, protection against sun/wind burn, eye inflammation, oral hygiene, periodontal disease, wounds, cuts, and abrasions/accelerated wound healing.” (Source: WebMD and WebMD)
  • Green Coffee Bean Extract by Liquid Supps – “Green coffee beans are coffee beans that have not yet been roasted. The roasting process of coffee beans reduces amounts of the chemical chlorogenic acid. Therefore, green coffee beans have a higher level of chlorogenic acid compared to regular, roasted coffee beans. Chlorogenic acid in green coffee is thought to have health benefits for heart disease, diabetes, weight loss, and others. Green coffee became popular for weight loss after it was mentioned on the Dr. Oz show in 2012. The Dr. Oz show referred to it as ‘The green coffee bean that burns fat fast’ and claims that no exercise or diet is needed.”
  • Hyaluronic Acid by Now Foods – “Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally present in the human body. It is found in the highest concentrations in fluids in the eyes and joints. The hyaluronic acid that is used as medicine is extracted from rooster combs or made by bacteria in the laboratory. People take hyaluronic acid for various joint disorders, including osteoarthritis. It can be taken by mouth or injected into the affected joint by a healthcare professional. The FDA has approved the use of hyaluronic acid during certain eye surgeries including cataract removal, corneal transplantation, and repair of a detached retina and other eye injuries. It is injected into the eye during the procedure to help replace natural fluids. Hyaluronic acid is also used as a lip filler in plastic surgery. Some people apply hyaluronic acid to the skin for healing wounds, burns, skin ulcers, and as a moisturizer.” (Source: WebMD)
  • Liquid Multi-Gels by Now Foods – “Multi Vitamin & Mineral High Potency – Fast Absorption Contains Natural Lutein & Lycopene Rich in Flax Seed Oil A Dietary Supplement. When choosing a quality multiple, there are many elements to consider including potency, profile balance and integrity, core ingredients, safety and synergistic potential. As one of the Natural Product Industry’s foremost leaders in quality, science-based multiples, we’re pleased to offer our NOW Liquid Multi Gels.” (Source: Amazon)
  • Saffron Liquid Extract by Liquid Supps – Saffron is considered to influence appetite by enhancing the feeling of being full, thus causing people to snack less throughout the day.
  • Saw Palmetto Extract and Pumpkin Seed Oil – “Saw palmetto is used in several forms of traditional herbal medicine. American Indians used the fruit for food and to treat a variety of urinary and reproductive system problems. The Mayans drank it as a tonic, and the Seminoles used the berries as an expectorant and antiseptic. Crude saw palmetto extract was used by European/American medical practitioners for at least 200 years for various conditions, including asthenia (weakness), recovery from major illness, and urogenital problems. The eclectic medicine practitioner H. W. Felter wrote of it, ‘Saw palmetto is a nerve sedative, expectorant, and a nutritive tonic, acting kindly upon the digestive tract…Its most direct action appears to be upon the reproductive organs when undergoing waste of tissue…'” (Source: Wikipedia) “Pumpkin is a plant. The seed and its oil are used to make medicine. Pumpkin is used for treating bladder irritation, kidney infections, intestinal worms, and trouble urinating due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Pumpkin is sometimes used in combination with herbs to treat symptoms of BPH. The roasted pumpkin seeds are considered a snack food. The chemicals in the pumpkin seed cause an increase in urination (diuretic effect), which helps relieve bladder discomfort. Pumpkin seed also contains a chemical that might kill intestinal worms.” (Source: WebMD)
  • Source of Life Energy Shake by Nature’s Plus – “Source of Life Energy Shake is a nutritionally complete, highly concentrated blend of complete protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, lipids, bioflavonoids, plant pigments, nucleic acids, herbs and energy-producing nutrients. This broad spectrum is then synergistically fortified with highly nutritious whole food concentrates, such as brown rice, spirulina, bee pollen, sunflower oil, black currant seeds, young barley leaves, citrus and other tropical fruits, to form the most powerful and delicious multi-vitamin and mineral protein shake ever developed – for a guaranteed ‘Burst of Energy!’ Source of Life Energy Shake now features our pioneering, patent-pending Tri-Part Protein Blend of non-GMO rice protein, pea protein, and both non-fermented and fermented soy.” (Source: NaturesPlus.com)
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