Adrenal Cortex– Our Adrenal Cortex Supplement contains 250mg of glandular to support healthy adrenal function and energy. This glandular concentrate contains the outer cortex section of bovine adrenal gland obtained from countries recognized to be BSE-free. the extract is freeze dried to preserve biological activity.
Adrenal cortex extracts are used to replenish and eventually normalize adrenal function. An advantage over cortisol hormone replacement is adrenal cortical extracts can be discontinued once they have done their job of repairing adrenal function.
The adrenal cortex produces corticosteroids which help to maintain balance for many body functions. Adrenal Cortex supports healthy cortisol levels, which helps relieve fatigue, muscle and joint pain, helps maintain the body’s normal immune and stress responses, provides instant energy and is great for those who are tired or fatigued in the afternoon.
Melatonin P.R.– Melatonin P.R., provided by Douglas Laboratories, contains 3mg of the purest pharmaceutical grade melatonin, in a prolonged-release, bisected tablet, formulated to slowly breakdown and release in the small intestine over approximately a 6 hour period.
Melatonin is a natural hormone nutrient that is synthesized from the amino acid tryptophan by the pineal gland in the back of the brain. Melatonin also occurs in small amounts in a variety of foods. In the body, melatonin appears to regulate sleep/wake cycles, support normal immune function and protect cells from free0radical damage. Most of the research on melatonin has focused on its role in maintaining normal sleep/wake rhythms. The perception of daylight in the eyes is a signal for the pineal glad to inhibit melatonin synthesis and release. At night or in the dark, the body’s melatonin production rises. The rise in plasma melatonin is thought to be responsible for bringing on sleep. Nocturnal melatonin productions is highest in children and begins to decline from adolescence on until it is virtually absent in the elderly.
Melatonin supports normal immune function by helping maintain the activity of circulating natural killer cells. It also has been found to function as an antagonist for stress-induced immune-suppression. Melatonin is considered a potent antioxidant that enters all body cells to help prevent free radical damage. In the brain, melatonin is perhaps the most important physiological antioxidant. Due to its lipid an water-soluble properties, it can freely cross the blood-brain barrier. In vitro studeis show that melatonin is more effective than glutathione in scavenging toxic hydroxyl radicals, and also more efficient than vitamin E in neutralizing peroxyl radicals which can induce DNA damage. Furthermore, melatonin stimulates the main antioxidant enzyme of the brain, glutathione peroxidase.
GI Digest Support– GI Digest is a comprehensive digestive enzyme formula containing all the necessary digestive enzymes including DPP-IV, lactase, and alpha-galactosidase that assist in the proper digestion of proteins, fats, starch, dairy, and gluten. Formulated with multiple proteases, lipases, and carbohydrases from non-animal sources. GI Digest provides enzymatic activity across a broad pH range that ensures the enzymes are active throughout the stomach and through the small intestine.
Some individuals require enzymes in supplemental form to assist in proper food digestion and absorption. GI Digest provides active enzymes from non-animal derived sources that are specific for fats, carbohydrates and proteins, similar in effectiveness to pancreas-derived digestive enzymes. The enzymes in GI Digest are made through a microbial fermentation process with Aspergillus and Rhzopus species.
Multi-Probiotic 15 Billion– The Multi-Probiotic 15 Billion contains over 15 Billion beneficial organisms from lactobacillus and bifidobacterium genera with additional benefits of prebiotic fructooligosaccharides for immune health and gastrointestinal support.
Oral supplements of live beneficial intestinal micro-organisms for nutritional health and well-being are known as probiotics. Probiotic dietary lacto bacilli colonies have an advantage over transient bacteria. If harmful microorganisms proliferate, the equilibrium is disturbed, and it becomes difficult even for indigenous bacteria to maintain their necessary territory to colonize the intestine. Antibiotics tend to kill off both beneficial and harmful bacteria, and thus may also disturb the normal, healthy balance of intestinal microorganisms.
Various intestinal conditions can compromise the immune system and lower the amount of healthy intestinal microflora. When potent probiotic supplements, such as Multi-Probiotic 15 Billion, are supplied regularly, changes are greatly increased for establishing and maintaining a health population of beneficial intestinal microorganisms. Once established, a normal intestinal microflora rich in lactobacilli creates acidic conditions that are unfavorable for the settlement of pathogenic microorganisms.
Rehab Support Multivitamin– Rehab Support Multivitamin is a synergistic and comprehensive combination of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, herbals and other nutrients, carefully formulated and specifically designed to support optimal tissue healing that follows injury.
Studies show that a high percentage of adults in North America and other developed countries eat less than the minimum daily allowance of 10 or more essential nutrients. Adequate amounts and proper balance of these nutrients are needed not only for maintaining good health, but also for the dietary management of the body’s structure as well as the optimum functioning of its various processes, including healing.
Proteolytic enzymes, also called proteases, are continuously active in reshaping the tissues throughout the body. Trypsin and chymotrypsin also participate in the normal wound healing process. They help removed cellular debris, blood clots and scar tissue, thus facilitating the regrowth of healthy tissue. In addition to proteolytic enzymes. Rehab Support Multivitamin provides several nutritional cofactors that have important biochemical roles in normal wound healing.
Sereniten Plus– Sereniten Plus is a combination of Lactium casein decapeptide, L-Theanine and Vitamin D to support the HPA Axis and feedback loop for stress management and cortisol regulation. Lactium and L-Theanine have been sown to provide a calming effect and may support normal sleep that is effected by stress. This supplement will decrease cortisol production from the hypothalamus and reset the natural feedback loop, when taken regularly it provides a more permanent solution to cortisol reduction.
Lactium is a bioactive casein decapeptide isolated from cow’s milk and is effective in not only decreasing glucocorticoid secretion but will assist in re-balancing the HPA pathway. Studies in humans using alpha-S1-casein decapeptide have resulted in calming effects, without side effects. Results showed a significant decrease in plasma cortisol throughout the combined stress tests and stable heart rate in the treatment group but not in the placebo group. Another study showed after 30 days of supplementation a reduction in stress related issues including digestive, cardiovascular, intellectual, emotional, and social.
L-Theanine is a unique amino acid found naturally in green tea, providing relaxation support without drowsiness. L-Theanine has been shown to increase alpha-wave production, an observed pattern considered to be an index of relaxation.
Vitamin D has been included for additional support of immune function that may be compromised during stress. Vitamin D has many functional roles in the body, including modulation of cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function, bone health and inflammatory support.