5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an intermediate in the natural synthesis of the essential amino acid, tryptophan, to serotonin. The enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase adds a hydroxyl group (OH) to tryptophan, forming the 5-HTP intermediate. In the body, it converts to serotonin with the removal of a carboxyl group (COOH) by a second enzyme. Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter involved in the regulation of endocrine and brain activity responsible for emotion, appetite and sleep/wake cycles. In clinical studies, administration of 5-HTP supported serotonin production. The 5-HTP supplied in this supplement is derived from the Griffonia simplicifolia plant.

Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme from the stem of the pineapple plant. Taken with food, bromelain aids in the healthy functioning of the digestive system. Taken between meals, bromelain maintains healthy kinin and fibrin production, supporting healthy musculoskeletal function.

Alpha lipoic acid is an exceptionally versatile nutrient; being both water and fat soluble, it is able to function in almost any part of the body. It is manufactured in the body, but often times not in the amounts necessary to perform its many functions. Alpha lipoic acid is a potent antioxidant which neutralizes harmful free radicals and enhances the activity of vitamins C and E. A key component of the metabolic process, alpha lipoic acid produces energy in muscles and directs calories into energy production. In addition, this powerful nutrient helps maintain healthy glucose metabolism, supports the nervous system and provides nutritional support for healthy liver function. In one study, alpha lipoic acid decreased serum lactate and pyruvate and promoted healthy glucose metabolism in lean and overweight individuals. Alpha lipoic acid supported nerve health in subjects who participated in a four-month, randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial. The ability of alpha lipoic acid to modulate nitric oxide metabolite activity and to promote healthy microcirculation accounted for its ability to promote nerve cell health in two separate studies.

This product contains BioCell Collagen™, a patented, hydrolyzed and denatured low molecular weight collagen. In addition to collagen, BioCell Collagen™ provides the combined benefits of hyaluronic acid (HA), depolymerized low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine sulfate, and amino acids including lysine, proline and hydroxyproline. These compounds promote cartilage synthesis and enhance synovial fluid, supporting the composition, integrity and motility of joints. A double blind placebo-controlled study involving 16 individuals supplementing with BioCell Collagen™ for 8 weeks, indicated statistically significant support for joint function and comfort. In a peak absorption study, serum levels of HA increased gradually and with statistical significance after BioCell Collagen™ supplementation, emphasizing the potential for this compound to provide important connective tissue support. The components of collagen also support the elasticity and firmness of skin. Furthermore, HA attracts water, promoting hydration and moisture retention within the dermal matrix. Case reports have suggested that BioCell Collagen™ may help rejuvenate skin and modulate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The essential nutrient Coenzyme Q10 is a necessary component of cellular energy production and respiration. It is a component of the mitochondrial electron transport system, which supplies the energy required for a variety of physiological functions. Co Q10 provides support to all cells of the body, and is especially supportive of tissues that require a lot of energy, such as the heart muscle, periodontal tissue, and the cells of the body's natural defense system.

DHEA, dehydroepiandrosterone, is the most abundant adrenal steroid hormone in the body. After it is made by the adrenal glands, it travels into cells throughout the body where it is converted into androgens and estrogens. These hormones regulate fat and mineral metabolism, endocrine and reproductive function, and energy levels. The amount of each hormone that DHEA converts to depends on an individual's biochemistry, age, and sex. DHEA levels peak around age 25 and then decline steadily. DHEA supplementation has been associated with increased emotional well-being and immune function.

Hyaluronic acid, or HA, is a naturally occurring polymer found in every tissue of the body. It is particularly concentrated in the skin and in synovial fluid but decreases with aging. Many sources of HA consist of large molecular weight compounds that are too large to be absorbed in the intestines. HyaMax®sodium hyaluronate provides a low molecular weight source of hyaluronic acid produced through fermentation. In a pharmacokinetic study, orally administered HyaMax® hyaluronic acid was incorporated into joints, connective tissue and skin, with a particular affinity for cartilaginous joints. HA functions include attracting and retaining water in the extracellular matrix of tissues. For skin cells, this is essential for proper cell-to-cell communication, hydration, nutrient delivery, and waste and toxin elimination. It also appears to support the skin by promoting healthy turnover and renewal of keratinocytes, moderating the appearance of fine lines and age spots. For joints, HA is especially supportive of healthy lubrication and shock absorption. Furthermore, in vitro studies indicate that HA modulates prostaglandin production, providing additional support forjoint function.

Lithium is an essential micronutrient with some chemical properties similar to calcium and magnesium. It is present in all organs and tissues in the body. Lithium has a long history of clinical use for supporting healthy mood and behavior. Mechanisms for this involve promoting dopamine and serotonin neurotransmitter activity. Lithium also plays a role in gene expression of natural detoxification enzymes in the brain, including glutathione-s-transferase (GST). This offers important neuron antioxidant protection, which may also contribute to healthy spatial memory. Lithium may support healthy brain receptor function and brain signaling cascades to maintain healthy mental function. N-acetyl-cysteine is a precursor to glutathione, the major antioxidant in the brain, and is added to this formula for enhanced protection of brain cell membranes.

Policosanol is a mixture of long-chain aliphatic alcohols that naturally occur in sugar cane. Over a decade of short-term and long-term clinical research involving thousands of subjects reveals the safety and tolerability of policosanol. The promising results of randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trials, including comparative studies, suggest that policosanol supports cardiovascular health. Though the mechanism for cardiovascular support of this substance remains unclear, policosanol may act in part by providing antioxidant protection, promoting healthy platelet function, and supporting healthy lipid metabolism. At the highest dosage recommended by Pure Encapsulations, policosanol may support healthy triglyceride metabolism in some individuals.

Niacitol is a form of niacin, a coenzyme, which assists in the breakdown and utilization of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Niacin also is involved in the synthesis of sex hormones and the formation of skin and digestive tissues.

Magnesium activates the enzymes necessary for a number of physiological functions, including neuromuscular contractions, cardiac function, and the regulation of the acid-alkaline balance in the body. It is necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids and fats; also for energy production, and the utilization of calcium, phosphorus, sodium, and potassium. This vital mineral also helps utilize B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, and vitamin E.

Zinc plays an important role in supporting the body's defense system, and is related to the normal absorption and actions of the B vitamins. It is a constituent of over two dozen enzymes involved in digestion and metabolism, including carbonic anhydrase which is vital to tissue respiration. Zinc is essential for the healthy storage and metabolism of carbohydrates. Zinc plays a fundamental role in collagen formation and healthy tissue development. This mineral is also essential for normal fetal and reproductive development, and it contributes to healthy prostatic function..

OmegaBrite is an extremely pure, pharmaceutical quality 90% Omega-3 essential fatty acid supplement scientifically formulated to promote:

  • -cardiac health, 

  • -emotional wellbeing, 

  • -joint health and

  • -cognitive clarity.

  • Nopal Cactus Vcaps vegetarian capsules, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, contain 600 mg of the cactus Nopal (Opuntia ficus-indica). Nopal, also called prickly pear, is a perennial cactus that grows in semi-tropical area throughout the world. Nopal's content of gums and mucilages is thought to reduce the absorption of sugars and fats from the gastrointestinal tract.

    Vinpocetine, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, supplies 10 mg of vinpocetine in a vegetarian capsule. Vinpocetine is a derivative of vincamine, from an extract of the periwinkle plant.

    C-Max®, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, supplies 1,500 mg of vitamin C in a time release (6 to 8 hours) tablet.

    Ester-C® Complex capsules, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, contain a non-acidic, calcium ascorbate form of vitamin C combined with a potent citrus bioflavonoid complex. Ester-C® is a unique form of vitamin C that is created through a patented, water-based process that combines vitamin C and calcium. Ester-C® is non-acidic and should be well-tolerated by those who are sensitive to the acidic nature of ascorbic acid.

    Pantethine is the stable‚ metabolically active form of pantothenic acid‚ or vitamin B5. Pantethine is a vital component of coenzyme A‚ a cofactor for dozens of enzymatic reactions‚ including those involved with fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Clinical trials suggest that‚ because its biochemical configuration is closer to coenzyme A than pantothenic acid‚ pantethine may have more benefit than pantothenic acid. Pantethine appears to help metabolize fatty acids by activation of coenzyme A‚ promotion of carnitine transport of fatty acids into the mitochondria‚ and subsequent intra-mitochondrial oxidation of fatty acids. All of these help improve energy production in every cell of the body.

    MediClear‚ by Thorne Research‚ is a detoxifying powder that you can mix with your favorite beverage‚ whether that be orange juice or water. It provides essential nutrient cofactors along with plant-based proteins that work together to promote healthy liver function. In addition‚ MediClear includes an array of essential nutrients and healing botanicals.

    Perfusia-SR by Thorne Research is a sustained-release form of L-arganine‚ a semi-essential amino acid that has been shown to promote cardiovascular health. Thorne Research designed this L-arginine supplement to support wound healing‚ immune function and heart health. Possibly the most important feature of this amino acid is that is serves as a precursor to nitric oxide.


    5-MTHF (5-Methyltetrahydrofolate) by Thorne Research is a natural folic acid supplement that contains the most biologically active form of folic acid.

    Viracid provides key nutrients, a synergistic blend of the botanical extracts, along with zinc to help keep the immune system functioning optimally.

    NK-Stim is a targeted formula specifically designed to support natural killer cell activity.

    Cardio B uses higher doses of folic acid, B12, B6 and betaine (TMG), all in just one capsule a day, to aggressively support the primary pathways of maintaining homocysteine balance.

    Methyl CpG provides targeted nutrients to maximize the methylation cycle.

    The Ocular Formula is a comprehensive blend of photo-protective nutrients that provide an effective defense against environmental assaults. Numerous clinical trials and articles in the scientific literature have confirmed the safety and efficacy of lutein, zeaxanthin, bilberry and citrus flavonoids. These nutrients provide structural support and protection for the retina and cornea, and the ocular connective tissue.


    Testost-Rx is a natural androgen support formula designed to promote healthy testosterone levels.* Clinical studies suggest that healthy levels of circulating testosterone are associated with increased physical energy and endurance, muscle growth, decreased body fat, mental acuity and peak functioning of the circulatory system.* Testost-Rx offers scientifically validated herbs and minerals that work synergistically to stimulate the entire endocrine system.


    LIQUI-D3 provides cholecalciferol, a highly bioavailable form of Vitamin D, in a nutritious, olive oil base. Vitamin D has been the subject of intensive research which has greatly increased our understanding of vitamin D deficiency. This research has also expanded the range of therapeutic applications available for cholecalciferol. Physiologic requirements for vitamin D may be as high as 4000 IU per day.

    Buffered C Polyascorbate Vitamin C


    DB-7 provides nutrients that help promote proper blood sugar regulation and carbohydrate metabolism. Standardized gymnema sylvestre stimulates the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas and increases sensitivity of insulin receptor cells. Chromium, zinc, vitamin C and vanadium are all involved in insulin and blood glucose functions.

    EndoTrim™ is a comprehensive endocrine-balancing formula which focuses on healthy insulin, leptin, and cortisol function in order to support safe fat metabolism and maintenance of lean body mass. The inclusion of Garcinia cambogia and EGCg may also help to maintain and improve lean body mass and support basal metabolic rate. This unique array of nutrients and botanicals is also useful for controlling food cravings and helping the body naturally manage blood sugar levels. 

    ​PaleoMeal® is a great-tasting, nutrient-rich powdered meal supplement designed to help promote an optimal intake of protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals needed for overall wellness. The ingredients make this formula ideal for patients needing support with weight control, GI health, detoxification, immune issues, heavy metals, and muscle gain. 

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    Fish oil is important for mental health, cardiovascular protection, and numerous other indications. Choosing the correct product is of utmost importance. All products are not created equal. i have selected Nordic Naturals professional line because it provides superior quality and effectiveness that is far better than provided by health food stores. Let me select the correct product for you.

    Alkalife is designed to reduce excess acid in the body by adding alkaline buffer (bicarbonate) to the blood.The foods that we eat give us energy by oxidizing. Afterwards they become acidic wastes. Since our body cannot get rid of all the wastes it produces, they get accumulated somewhere in our body. This accumulation of non-disposed acidic wastes is a root cause of aging. The best way to neutralize and get these wastes out of our body is to drink alkaline water.

    Lutein, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, is extracted from Marigold flower petals, a potent natural source. In addition, each softgel provides significant amounts of natural zeaxanthin which is a structurally and functionally similar carotenoid.

    Green Tea Extract Max-V, provided by Douglas Laboratories, contains 100 mg of green tea extract, standardized to 50% polyphenols in a vegetarian capsule.

    7-Keto™, provided by Douglas Laboratories, supplies 100 mg of 3-acetyl-7-oxo-dehydroepiandrosterone, (a naturally occurring metabolite of DHEA) in each capsule.

    Bilex, provided by Douglas Laboratories, is a synergistic dietary enzyme formula that is specially formulated for digestive support.