pH ADJUST Alkalinizing Formula is one of the few products from any company I take daily. I have taken it every day for at least three years. My pH balance is better than ever.
pH Adjust an alkalinizing product formulated to rapidly alkalinize and buffer acidity in the body. pH Adjust is a powder product formulated by my father (Dr. Hank Liers) using just four natural ingredients: potassium bicarbonate, magnesium carbonate, potassium glycinate, and sodium bicarbonate.
Adding pH Adjust to water is one of the fastest ways of creating alkaline water that also provides healthy minerals. It mixes well in water, juices, tea, coffee, or in foods.
Modern diets and lifestyles tend to produce acidic conditions (acidosis) in the body. Diets too low in fruits and vegetables, and too high in meats and carbohydrates result in pH levels lower than recommended for good health. A blood pH level of lower than 7.35 is considered to be acidic, according to the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC). Ideally, you should be slightly alkaline with a pH of about 7.35–7.45.
pH Adjust provides four main benefits: 1) ALKALINIZE, 2) BUFFER, 3) REMINERALIZE, 4) REPLENISH BICARBONATE RESERVES
Many alkalinizing supplements alkalinize effectively, but few offer all the additional benefits of buffering, remineralization, and support for bicarbonate reserves.
FOUR BENEFITS OF pH ADJUST ALKALINIZING FORMULA
We will discuss the four main benefits of pH ADJUST in a bit more detail:
• REPLENISH BICARBONATE RESERVES
1. ALKALINIZE: The main benefit of pH Adjust is its ability to rapidly increase pH levels in the body. pH Adjust will boost your pH levels within a short period of time—usually less than 30 minutes, and sometimes much faster. This is testable using pH paper, which HPDI recommends using as a means of measuring salivary or urinary pH.
2. BUFFER: Increasing your pH levels is good. But not to the point of alkalosis—that is, going too far the other way—creating conditions that are too alkaline. The wonderful thing about pH Adjust is that is carefully designed NOT to push the body into extreme alkalinity, or alkalosis.
Instead, pH Adjust tends to bring the body to a pH of about 7.4. This is true whether the body is imbalanced toward the acidic or the alkaline side of the pH scale. pH Adjust is all about pH balance. It helps “adjust” pH levels toward normal.
3. REMINERALIZE: As mentioned above, the body uses minerals to alkalinize the body, including the blood. When acidic conditions prevail, the body may rob bones of minerals important for health, as a means of buffering the acidity to maintain optimal pH levels (7.35–7.45). When this happens, bones, joints, and connective tissues may suffer losses of the minerals from which they are composed. This says nothing of the loss of minerals used by the body for critical everyday purposes, like enzyme reactions, muscle activity, or brain function. pH Adjust helps remineralize the body.
4. REPLENISH BICARBONATE RESERVES: Bicarbonate or alkaline reserves are maintained by the kidneys. The body actually produces bicarbonates for the purpose of maintaining normal pH levels (7.35–7.45) and kidneys control the release of bicarbonate ions. There are also bicarbonate reserves in the bloodstream that the body uses for neutralizing acids.
Bicarbonate reserves decline with age, and there is an increased tendency toward acidic conditions in aging, as well. Therefore, it can be seen that maintaining adequate or optimal bicarbonate reserves can be important for acid-alkaline balance throughout life.
pH Adjust is a water-soluble powder supplement that balances pH levels, as well as supports and maintains alkaline conditions. Because pH Adjust alkalinizes the body, it can help counteract overly acidic conditions (acidosis), including those in the digestive tract, blood, kidneys, and other organ systems. pH Adjust provides a simple, powerful means for achieving healthy acid-base balance in the body.
Alkalinize with Potassium and Sodium Bicarbonate and Magnesium Carbonate
Acts Rapidly to Balance pH Levels; Helps Maintain a Healthy pH of 7.35–7.45
Mixes Well in Water, Juices or Other Drinks, and Foods
Tastes Good; Easy-to-Use Powder; 250 Servings per Container
Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, Vegan/Vegetarian; No Artificial Ingredients; 250 Grams
pH Adjust mixes well in water, coffee, tea, juice, or any healthy beverage.
pH Adjust Alkalinizing Formula contains only potassium bicarbonate, magnesium carbonate, potassium glycinate, and sodium bicarbonate. It has no additional fillers. It is made in the USA (from domestic and imported source materials all of which are USP (United States Pharmacoepia) grade.
pH ADJUST BALANCES pH LEVELS
The main thing to remember is that keeping pH levels in the range of 7.34–7.45 supports an alkaline state in the body and prevents over-acidification. It is normal over the course of a day for pH levels to fluctuate (e.g., after meals), but most important is giving your body the foods and supplements that will help preserve a state of alkalinity.
Diet should your first line of defense. An adequate and steady dietary intake of fruits, vegetables, and purified water is vital to maintaining alkalinity. Unfortunately, this may not always be easy for everyone. As many studies show, average daily intake of fruits and vegetables is far lower than recommended for most people.
The processed food diets with a high protein and low vegetable content consumed by many people in the US and elsewhere often produce conditions in the body of acidity. This in turn leads to decreased oxygenation of cells and encourages a greater amount of anaerobic processes in metabolism. In addition, when the body is acidic calcium can be taken from bones and teeth in order to balance the acidity. This can lead to leaching of minerals from teeth and poor healing of bone fractures, for example.
Whether or not you fall into the category of consuming fewer than the recommended fruits and vegetables daily, you can still rely on a well-designed alkalinizing supplement like pH Adjust. pH Adjust contains only USP-grade (United States Pharmacoepia) ingredients. It is extremely easy to take (just mix with water or another suitable liquid, like coffee or tea), mix, and drink. It mixes easily in water with perhaps a few undissolved solids at the bottom of your cup. You can drink these, too.
Taking pH Adjust Alkalinizing Formula—and keeping a bottle of it ready for use—is an easy way of ensuring you maintain a pH level of about 7.4–7.6. This is especially true today when diet and lifestyle factors—including travel, eating out, insufficient fruit and vegetable intake, and the prevalence of acidifying foods like carbohydrates, sugars, and alcohol—don’t always predispose people to being alkaline, even most of the time.
As noted, your body strives to maintain a blood pH of 7.4 (slight alkalinity) at all costs. This means that when an individual—whether due to diet or lifestyle—falls into an acidic state, their body will rob minerals from bones in order to buffer acids to bring pH levels back to normal. This is where a formula like pH Adjust comes in handy, as it can help reduce stress on the body by providing the alkalinizing substances and minerals to maintain slight alkalinity.
pH Adjust mixes in water, juice, coffee, or your favorite beverage.
A NOTE ON ALKALINE WATER
Alkaline water is big business. You see it in most grocery stores in the bottled water section and many companies costly sell home water alkalinizer units. Alkaline water may be worth of cost for many people because of the many benefits it provides. For example, alkaline water offers proven benefits for people with high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and other issues.
A recent study found a significant difference in whole blood viscosity after consuming high-pH water compared to regular water after a strenuous workout. Viscosity is the direct measurement of how efficiently blood flows through the vessels, and it can increase oxygen delivery throughout out the body.
Additional benefits of alkaline water may include:
• Immune system support • Anti-aging properties (liquid antioxidants absorb more quickly) • Superior hydration • weight loss • Better sleep and reduced symptoms for those suffering from RLS (restless leg syndrome)
But you don’t need to purchase expensive waters to get these effects. In fact, alkalinizing water has never been easier, and you can do a better job of it on your own.
Adding pH Adjust to water is one of the fastest ways of creating alkaline water that also provides healthy minerals. It’s also far more economical! pH Adjust mixes well in water, juices, tea, coffee, or in foods. Many alkalinizing supplements alkalinize effectively, but pH Adjust provides the additional benefits of buffering, remineralization, and support for bicarbonate reserves.
pH Adjust is more cost effective than buying alkaline water—and provides additional benefits.
HOW TO USE
As a dietary supplement, take 1 gm (about 1/2 tsp) of pH Adjust in 4–8 ounces of purified water preferably away from food, or as directed by a health care professional. For extremely acidic conditions, try 4–10 doses per day, depending on acidity level. Use pH paper to ensure pH levels remain balanced.
TESTING pH LEVELS: The best way to test pH levels is to use litmus paper, which HPDI offers in rolls (Hydrion brand) for this purpose. You can test salivary or urinary pH. In order to test salivary pH, simply use a small strip of pH paper to dip into a small amount of saliva. Advantages of pH paper include rapid results, ease of use, and cost effectiveness.
• Try taking pH Adjust away from food first thing in the morning and wait at least 20 minutes before eating. You can take it at other times of the day 30 minutes before or 30 minutes after eating.
• Measure your salivary or urine pH first thing in the morning in order to determine the pH status of your system. Most people have an acid pH (less than 7.0). As you start to take pH Adjust you may see the pH of your urine increase. You can slowly increase your dose of pH ADJUST until your morning saliva or urine pH is in the range of pH 7.0–7.5.
Use litmus paper to measure pH levels before and after taking pH Adjust
Recently our friends at Quicksilver Scientific introduced a therapeutic “shot” formula called IMMUNE CHARGE+™. This unique product takes immune support to the next level. It is a potent, high-dose liposomal blend of foundational vitamins C, A, D, E, K1, K2, and Haschberg European black elderberry — all delivered in a single 12 ml (0.4 ounce) shot that supports your body’s first-line defenses against unexpected health challenges.
I am highly impressed with IMMUNE CHARGE+ shot formula. Most people, including myself, feel its effects almost instantly after taking a shot and holding it for 30 seconds in the mouth before swallowing it. This is due to the 1) amazing properties of liposomal delivery and 2) therapeutic levels of key ingredients.
If you’re looking for an immune boost that will take you through your day, I can’t think of a better product. Even if you’re already supporting yourself with supplements, I recommend IMMUNE CHARGE+ for those times when you need an extra boost to your immune system.
IMMUNE CHARGE+ supports respiratory health and function, powers healthy inflammatory response to unwanted invaders, and has unsurpassed bioavailability of both premium elderberry (without the sugar load in typical extract) and known immune-support vitamins.
BENEFITS & APPLICATIONS OF IMMUNE CHARGE+ SHOT
IMMUNE CHARGE+ is an intentional mix of six bioavailable vitamins that work synergistically to promote respiratory strength, cellular integrity, and year-round resiliency. Combined with Haschberg European elderberry, known for its immune system benefits — finally in a form your body can use — the result is a powerful liposomal “shot” for immune defenses.
• Activates a robust immune response • Boosts white blood cell production • Protects against respiratory pathogens • Enhances barrier integrity of lung, gut and skin epithelial cells • Supports cellular integrity • Quenches excessive pathogen induced inflammation • Optimizes cellular redox state to enhance defense against pathogens • Reduces cold duration and symptoms
One shot of IMMUNE CHARGE+ contains: Liposomal Vitamins C (2,000 mg), Vitamin D3 (10,000 IU), Vitamin A (7,500 mcg; 25,000 IU as palmitate), Vitamin E (40 mg Delta Gold Tocotrienols), Vitamins K1 & K2 (1,050 mcg), and Haschberg Elderberry Extract (200 mg) (ElderCraft®)†. Other ingredients include: water, glycerin, ethanol, phospholipids (from sunflower lecithin), Vitamin E (as tocofersolan), citric acid, and natural citrus oils).
IMMUNE CHARGE+ SHOT SUPERCHARGES IMMUNITY
IMMUNE CHARGE+ supercharges the immune system. It is in a class by itself when compared with other immune support formulas—offering rapid liposomal delivery—and thereby unparalleled bioavailability of its immune-bolstering ingredients. In addition to kicking off a robust immune response and up-regulating white blood cell production, Immune Charge+ formula protects cells from pathogen-induced harm and attenuates excessive inflammation.
Health Products Distributors, Inc. normally sells IMMUNE CHARGE+ in cases of 12 shots, but for a limited time we are selling it in smaller amounts (as little as one bottle) so customers like you can experience these powerful effects! Order a bottle or two (or more), and see how effectively it works for you.
IMMUNE CHARGE+ SHOT INGREDIENTS
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) offers multifaceted support to the immune system, supporting cellular integrity, antioxidant status, and respiratory function during viral infection.
SUPPORT BARRIER INTEGRITY
The epithelial cells of the skin, lungs, and gastrointestinal tract serve as a first-line of defense against microbial invaders, including viruses responsible for respiratory infections such as colds and the flu. Vitamin C supports epithelial barrier integrity, enhancing the function of these fundamental defense systems.
ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES Vitamin C is a potent reducing agent, meaning it readily donates electrons to electron-deficient recipient molecules (also referred to as free radicals), stabilizing their biochemical structure and inhibiting a chain reaction of oxidative stress. Vitamin C’s ability to terminate these harmful chain reactions makes it one of the body’s most crucial antioxidants. In fact, vitamin C is the body’s primary non-enzymatic, water- soluble antioxidant in blood plasma and tissues. The potent antioxidant properties of vitamin C make it a valuable ally for optimal immune function.
Bacterial and viral infections trigger the production of free radicals by immune cells. While these free radicals have an essential purpose — to activate the innate immune response and directly destroy invading pathogens such as RNA viruses — they also have the unintended consequence of damaging our own cells and organs, such as the lungs.Vitamin C attenuates pathogen-induced free radical damage, protecting cells from harm while the immune system is hard at work eradicating infection.
Vitamin C also boosts the activity of other antioxidants vital to the immune system. It recycles the fat-soluble antioxidant Vitamin E and increases endogenous levels of glutathione, the body’s premier antioxidant that also fine-tunes the innate immune response to viral infections.
Respiratory Health Vitamin C also protects the lungs during severe respiratory infections. Vitamin C increases the resistance of chicken tracheal cells to infection with the avian coronavirus. It also shortens the duration of convalescence from bacterial pneumonia, a common consequence of severe viral respiratory infections.
Inhibits Virus-Induced Inflammation
Viruses activate the NLRP3 inflammasome, a multiprotein complex that plays a crucial role in innate immunity and the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Excessive NLRP3 activation contributes to a phenomenon called a “cytokine storm,” an overproduction of immune cells and their activating products, cytokines. Cytokine storms occur in the end stages of severe infections, causing symptoms such as acute lung inflammation and fluid buildup in the lungs. The cytokine storm can thus severely sicken, and sometimes kill, patients. Attenuation of NLRP3 inflammasome activity may inhibit excessive inflammation in viral infections. Vitamin C inhibits the NLRP3 inflammasome and may thus help inhibit virus-induced inflammation.
Emerging research suggests that intravenous Vitamin C is useful for the treatment of severe viral infections. Unfortunately, vitamin C IVs may not be accessible to many infected patients. Liposomal vitamin C has been found to offer a greater degree of bioavailability as intravenous (IV) vitamin C in a more convenient and less invasive delivery system.
Antiviral Immune Response Finally, vitamin C is an essential factor in the antiviral immune response to viral respiratory infections, such as influenza H3N1, through increased production of interferon-α/β. It also stimulates phagocytosis, neutrophil chemotaxis, and T-cell development and maturation, crucial processes for fighting pathogenic bacteria and viruses.
Vitamin A maintains epithelial barriers in the human body, including the epithelial lining of the lungs and the gut mucosa, where a significant portion of the immune system resides. Vitamin A deficiency compromises immunity in the lungs, rendering them more susceptible to respiratory infections. Vitamin A deficiency also impairs the immune response to intranasal vaccination for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a human virus that causes respiratory infections, thus suggesting that this nutrient is crucial for the development of the host immune response to envelope viruses. Altered Vitamin A metabolism is also suspected to play a role in the pathogenesis of influenza.
Conversely, Vitamin A sufficiency, and supplementation reduce susceptibility and mortality in numerous preclinical and clinical models of viral infection. In preclinical research, animals fed Vitamin A-deficient diets suffer from more severe coronavirus infections than those fed vitamin A-sufficient diets. High-dose supplemental vitamin A also enhances the immunoglobulin response to influenza A virus.
Finally, Vitamin A supports immune homeostasis by activating immune cells when they are needed to combat infectious threats while attenuating excessive inflammation.
Vitamin D has pleiotropic benefits for immunity. Vitamin D receptors (VDR) are present on most immune cells, indicating their indispensability as components of the immune system.24 Vitamin D deficiency has repeatedly been independently associated with an increased risk of viral infections.
Vitamin D modulates both the innate and adaptive immune responses to respiratory viruses. In the presence of viral infection, lung epithelial cells convert inactive vitamin D into the active form, increasing the expression of a peptide called cathelicidin, which has antiviral effects. Vitamin D also modulates the immune response to respiratory viruses and protects the lungs from damage caused by pro-inflammatory LPS.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant that protects the polyunsaturated fatty acids in cell membranes from oxidative damage, which can be triggered by microbial infections. It increases white blood cell proliferation, immunoglobulin levels, natural killer cell activity, and antibody activity, thus supporting broad-spectrum immune function. In our formula, we use a special form of Vtamin E called DeltaGOLD® tocotrienols, which offer fifty times the antioxidant activity of tocopherols, the form of Vitamin E used in most competitors supplements.
VITAMINS K1 AND K2
Vitamins K1 and K1 are fat-soluble vitamins that work in synergy with Vitamins A, D, and E to support healthy immune function. Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) has anti-inflammatory properties through inhibition of the NF-κB pathway. Vitamin K2 modulates the immune system, decreasing immune reactivity and helping to manage the inflammatory response.
Elderberry is a small dark purple berry that has been used for centuries in traditional herbalism as an aid to the immune system. In this formula, we use Haschberg variety European black elderberry, known for its high potency in anthocyanin flavonoids.
Modern herbalists know that elderberry’s high-concentration anthocyanin flavonoids have vast potential to kickstart immunity, especially upper respiratory function. In this one-of-a-kind, highly bioavailable formulation, we’ve combined it with proven immunity supporting Vitamins A and C — without the added sugar normally found in elderberry products.
When unwanted invaders irritate the immune system and turn up inflammation, other star performers Vitamins A and D work with elderberry to strengthen and fortify your body by helping to balance inflammatory and immune responses. Highly bioavailable Vitamin E kicks in with 50 times the antioxidant activity of typical tocopherols, alongside Vitamins K1 and K2, which help manage the body’s positive inflammatory response.
ANTIVIRAL AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY
Elderberry has direct antiviral activities, demonstrating mild inhibitory effect at the early stage of viral infection and a considerably stronger response in the later stages of infection.Elderberry exerts antiviral effects by blocking the function of hemagglutinin (HA) glycoproteins present on the surface of viruses, such as the influenza virus and coronaviruses. When the binding of these spikes to host cells is inhibited, viruses cannot enter the host cell to replicate and cause infection. Elderberry also binds to neuraminidase (NA), an enzyme necessary for viral replication, as indicated by mass spectrometry and molecular docking studies.
The ability of Elderberry to target viruses through multiple pathways may make it unlikely to trigger antiviral resistance, a common problem with antiviral pharmaceutical drugs. Given these findings, it is no surprise that a meta-analysis of RCTs found elderberry supplementation effective for the treatment of upper respiratory symptoms, which are frequently caused by viruses. In fact, one study found that overseas travelers using elderberry for 10 days before traveling and up to five days after arriving experienced a two-day shorter duration of the cold (on average), along with noticing a reduction in symptom severity.
Elderberry’s antimicrobial activity is not limited to its effects on viruses. It also inhibits the growth of clinically relevant bacteria that can cause infections, such as pneumonia that are secondary to infection with a respiratory virus.
Elderberry is an immune modulator, enabling a robust immune response while inhibiting excessive inflammation. Elderberry also coordinates a more efficient immune response by mobilizing antiviral innate immune defenses, including the release of the cytokines IL-6 and IL-8. The antioxidant anthocyanins found in elderberry may quench excessive inflammation triggered by a viral infection and promote the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, many of which have immune-enhancing properties.
BENEFICIALLY ALTERS CELLULAR REDOX STATE
Finally, Elderberry also fine-tunes the cellular redox state, or the balance between reactive oxygen species (ROS), reactive nitrogen species (RNS), and their scavenging by antioxidant compounds. The cellular redox state plays a critical role in the immune defense against viral invaders. When ROS and RNS accumulate in viral infections and antioxidant systems are depleted, a severe inflammatory response called a “cytokine storm” can occur. The cytokine storm incites a massive release of inflammatory mediators called cytokines that damage vital tissues such as the heart and lungs. Elderberry phytochemicals called anthocyanins boost the cellular redox potential, enhancing cellular resilience against pathogens.
IMMUNE CHARGE+ SUPPLEMENT FACTS TABLE
Other Ingredients: water, glycerin, ethanol, phospholipids (from purified sunflower lecithin), Vitamin E (as tocofersolan), citric acid, and natural citrus oils.
SUGGESTED USE FOR IMMUNE CHARGE+ SHOT FORMULA
Occasional Use: If you normally take our foundational supplements consisting of a therapeutic multivitamin, essentials fats with vitamin E, a powerful Vitamin C /Antioxidant formula, Vitamin D, and Rejuvenate! PLUS or Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs, then take one (1) shot of IMMUNE CHARGE+ whenever you expect to be in a situation where you may be exposed to microbial attack.
Regular Use: Take one (1) shot of IMMUNE CHARGE+ daily for up to ten days. Thereafter, take up to four (4) shots per week, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Intensive Use: Take two (2) shots of IMMUNE CHARGE+ daily for up to five days. Thereafter, take up to four (4) shots per week, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Directions: Hold IMMUNE CHARGE+ shot in mouth 30 seconds or more before swallowing. Take on an empty stomach at least 10 minutes before meals. Use within 60 days of opening. If pregnant consult a physician. Store at room temperature. Refrigerate after opening.
Quicksilver Delivery Systems® utilizes modern science to unleash the curative power of nature. With the world’s most advanced phospholipid delivery systems, Quicksilver Scientific supplements can help to nourish your cells and fortify your body as they deliver their core effective ingredients faster and more efficiently.
The Phospholipid Encapsulation System brings the power of intravenous therapy into a convenient oral delivery. The Quicksilver delivery system improves upon liposomal technology providing smaller, more stable, single-layer spheres made from the highest-grade ingredients available.
In addition to exceptional absorption rates, Quicksilver’s nanospheres have the demonstrated ability to cross the blood-brain barrier, deposit their cargo intracellularly, and enter lymphatic circulation. Additionally, the phospholipids that compose the liposome shell (primarily phosphytidtylcholine) feed the cell membranes. This ensures proper function for absorption of nutrients, and excretion of cellular waste products and toxins.
† ElderCraft® is a registered trademark, exclusively licensed to Ipona AG/SPA
These days there’s a lot of attention being focused on natural ways to boost immunity. Today I want to introduce you to a new immune system support supplement called Immune Assist 24/7™.
You may already be familiar with Immune-Assist Daily Formula, a product providing significant amounts of organic polysaccharide mushroom extracts I designed a few years ago. The mushrooms included in my original Immune-Assist Daily Formula are Agaricus blazei, Cordyceps sinensis and Cordyceps miltitaris, Lentinula edodes (shiitake), Grifola frondosa (maitake), Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi), and Coriolus versicolor.
INTRODUCING IMMUNE ASSIST™ 24/7
Immune Assist 24/7™ contains the same ingredients as Immune-Assist Daily Formula, but with a few significant additions. The formula includes more than 200 polysaccharides including beta-glucans and hetero-polysaccharides which combine both alpha- and beta-bound monosaccharides into the same molecule. This is a major reason that it shows a massive range of immuno-modulation bioactivity. Included among the important substances are Arabinoxylane, Lentinan, Grifolan (Dr. Nanba’s original Maitake D-Fraction), PSK and PSP, and Active Hemicellulose Correlated Compound (AHCC).
Medicinal mushroom research has focused on discovering compounds that modulate, positively or negatively, the biological response of immune cells. Many mushroom-derived polysaccharides appear to fit the criteria for biological response modifier (BRM) compounds. They cause no harm and place no additional stress on the body, they assist the body in adapting to various environmental and psychological stresses, and they support the major systems, including nervous, hormonal, and immune systems, as well as regulatory functions.
In addition to the ingredients found in Immune-Assist Daily Formula, Immune Assist 24/7 contains the whole powder from organic Cordyceps sinensis and Cordyceps militaris that includes the mycelium, primordia, fruiting bodies, spores, and extracellular compounds. And here’s the bonus: each tablet contains 80 mg of the powerful antioxidant and Nrf2 activator epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) extracted from organic green tea leaf. This is a really smart upgrade!
BENEFITS OF ORGANIC MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS IN IMMUNE ASSIST 24/7
The benefits of Immune Assist 24/7 include powerful support for enhanced energy production, anti-aging, improved athletic performance, heart function, lung function, and blood formation. Human, animal, and in vitro studies confirm that the ingredients in this formula consistently and effectively boost immune system function in the following ways:
• Stimulates cytokine (IL-2, IL-12, TNF, and Interferon) production, which stimulates immune function • Increases Natural Killer (NK) cell activity • Increases the formation of explosive granules within NK cells • Increases the number and the activity of lymphocytes, specifically increasing T Cells • Increases Interferon levels and stimulates NK Cell activity • Increases the formation of TNF, a group of proteins that help destroy out-of-balance cells • It is rich in adenosine and amino acids necessary for the production of ATP. • Cordyceps has been shown to maintain healthy inflammation levels
IMMUNE ASSIST 24/7 INGREDIENTS
One tablet of Immune Assist 24/7 contains 960 mg of a proprietary organic blend of mushrooms, described above, and grown on organic white milo (growing substrate); organic green tea leaf extract; and an organic vegetarian base of FibregumBio™ (organic gum acacia) and organic carnauba wax. There are 45 servings per container of 90 tablets.
Health Products Distributors has been selling Immune-Assist Daily Formula for more than 10 years, and it remains one of our top-selling supplements. During this health crisis we have totally sold out of this product and are waiting for new inventory. Because regular Immune-Assist Daily Formula is out of stock, I recommend Immune Assist 24/7 in order to support our customers.
I am pleased to acknowledge Immune Assist 24/7 is a very powerful immune-boosting and health enhancing supplement. If there is an immune system support supplement as potent as Immune-Assist Daily Formula, it might just be this one!
Got energy? That’s a big question. Many people are low on energy. A major cause of low energy is magnesium deficiency. In fact, studies show 50%–90% of people are deficient, often highly deficient. Magnesium boosts energy levels by feeding the body’s energy production system or Krebs cycle.
Myo-Mag— HPDI’s magnesium and malic acid formula — is designed to supercharge your energy production system to support a high energy lifestyle. Are you ready for what Myo-Mag can do for your energy? Well, it boosts energy, but does a lot more, too!
Getting enough magnesium is critical, of course. But it is equally important to get readily assimilable forms of magnesium and the synergistic nutrients required for its uptake and utilization. Myo-Mag provides optimal forms of magnesium and synergistic nutrients required to create energy (as ATP) for higher energy living. Myo-Mag feeds the body’s energy production system (Krebs cycle), which maximizes cellular energy. That is why users of Myo-Mag report far greater energy levels.
⚡ MYO-MAG FOR ENERGY – AND MUCH MORE ⚡
Myo-Mag supplies critical nutrients for energy production (as ATP) in the body. But it offers benefits far beyond boosting energy levels. Being a super magnesium formula, Myo-Mag optimizes all other beneficial effects of magnesium. In addition to energy production, magnesium is essential for muscle health, cardiovascular health, balancing calcium levels (and ensuring proper calcium uptake), as well as for proper function of more than 800 enzyme systems in the body.
⚡ MYO-MAG BENEFITS ⚡
• ENERGY – Myo-Mag supplies your cellular energy system with raw materials it can use immediately to produce energy for high vitality living. Myo-Mag can help you create energy fast—and naturally!
• MENTAL ENERGY – Just as Myo-Mag boosts physical energy, it can also boost mental energy. The energizing forms of magnesium and synergistic nutrients it provides create cellular energy the body can use for all purposes requiring energy.
• MUSCLE RECOVERY – Myo-Mag supports muscle health, muscle use, and muscle recovery. You might call Myo-Mag a muscle formula, and indeed “Myo” means “muscle” in Greek. Muscles that are properly nourished function well and are loose, not contracted, overly tight, or cramped. Muscles can benefit from Myo-Mag!
• RELAXATION AND CALMING – In addition to being an “energy” production formula, Myo-Mag provides forms of magnesium and other nutrients that allow the body to relax. Muscle relaxation is a well known effect of magnesium. Also, the counterbalancing effect of magnesium on calcium in cells contributes to a relaxation effect. Too much calcium by itself (without being balanced) by magnesium can lead to muscle contraction and tension.
• GREATER SENSE OF WELL-BEING – Myo-Mag can provide an overall sense of well being. This is likely due both to the wide range of benefits and effects of magnesium (see list below) combined with the benefits of the synergistic nutrients it provides. For example, a combination of the known benefits of muscle relaxation, improved mood, and increased vitality can together contribute to an overall increased sense of well-being.
• CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH – The heart is a muscle and gain major benefits from the right forms of magnesium, like other muscles
• HEADACHES – The ingredients in Myo-Mag are known to help headaches, including migraine headaches
• MANY OTHER BENEFITS – Due to its status as an exceptional magnesium & malic acid formula, Myo-Mag provides all benefits associated with magnesium (see list below), but also supercharges these benefits due to the malic acid (malate), B vitamins, and other synergistic nutrients.
⚡ MYO-MAG OVERVIEW ⚡
Myo-Mag is an advanced magnesium formula that supports metabolism, energy production (ATP), and optimal cellular function. It allows for rapid uptake and absorption of easily assimilated forms of magnesium. It also provides critical nutrients supporting energy production in the body. Because Myo-Mag rapidly boosts magnesium levels, individuals usually notice greater physical and mental energy, reduced fatigue, and often a greater sense of overall well being.
⚡ MAGNESIUM, MALIC ACID (MALATE), B VITAMINS, AND MORE ⚡
Myo-Mag contains ingredients participating in the production of ATP. One vegetarian capsule contains 100 mg of magnesium and over 300 mg of malic acid. Vitamin B1 is included as Thiamin HCl and vitamin B2 is included as both Riboflavin and Riboflavin 5′-phosphate. Also included are vitamin B6 in its pyridoxal 5′-phosphated coenzyme form, manganese (because high levels of magnesium can deplete the body of it), magnesium carbonate (a malic acid buffer), and glycine as the carrier for a portion of the magnesium and for the manganese.
Supplementing the diet with magnesium and malic acid may reverse conditions of low energy. Suggested daily amounts include 300–600 mg of magnesium and 1200–2400 mg of malic acid.
⚡ MYO-MAG CONSIDERATIONS & APPLICATIONS ⚡
There are several key nutrients needed by mitochondria to manufacture ATP in the body. These include oxygen, magnesium, food substrate, ADP, and inorganic phosphate, as well as Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6 in their phosphorylated (coenzyme) forms.
The body also requires malate (an important Krebs cycle intermediate) in order for most of these nutrients to function effectively in the process of ATP production. When adequate amounts of any of these nutrients are not present in the mitochondria, a vicious cycle can occur in which ATP is not created in amounts sufficient for proper cell function.
Insufficient amounts of ATP means that some B vitamins may not be adequately phosphorylated leading to improper metabolism and further reductions in ATP production. The much less efficient anaerobic production of ATP may be utilized to a greater extent. A balance point may be reached wherein the body produces only a fraction of the optimal amount of ATP. Under these conditions muscle weakness and fatigue may occur.
Vitamin B6 in its coenzyme form (pyridoxal-5’-phosphate) and magnesium are required for normal activity of malate dehydrogenase enzymes involved in ATP production in the Krebs Cycle. In addition, the respiratory chain involved in ATP synthesis requires adequate amounts of the coenzyme forms of B vitamins B1 and B2, which are the precursors of NAD and FAD. These two B vitamins, like B6, require a magnesium-dependent phosphate transfer reaction to become biologically active. Magnesium deficiency would therefore create a sluggish respiratory chain and a decreased efficiency in the transfer of reducing equivalents from the cytosol to the mitochondria. Supplementing the diet with magnesium and malic acid boosts energy production and thereby can reverse conditions of low energy.
In “Management of Fibromyalgia: Rationale for the Use of Magnesium and Malic Acid,” Abraham and Flechas reported that supplementing the diet with magnesium and malic acid may reverse such conditions of low energy (Jrnl of Nutritional Medicine 1992 3: 49–59). The recommended daily amounts include 300–600 mg of magnesium and 1200–2400 mg of malic acid.
⚡ MAGNESIUM ⚡
Magnesium is a key ingredient in Myo-Mag which provides 100 mg per capsule in the form of magnesium malate. Magnesium plays a major role in energy production in the body. In particular, magnesium plays a critical role in key enzymatic reactions for both aerobic and anaerobic glycolysis, which is the oxygen-dependent metabolic pathway that coverts glucose in to energy at ATP and NADH.
In order to appreciate the many benefits Myo-Mag offers, it helps to understand the effects and benefits of magnesium. Magnesium levels influence many physiological processes and functions. These include:
• Increases energy by greater production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) in cells
• Supports production and function of over 800 enzyme systems in the body
• Relaxes muscles / reduces muscle tension
• Boosts vitality, endurance, and strength
• Improves cardiovascular / heart health (relaxes cardiac muscle)
• Relieves pain, including chronic pain
• Ideal for arthritis / fibromyalgia / joint pain
• Improves health of skin and mucous membranes
• Eases headaches and migraine headaches
• In sports medicine — replenishes Mg levels for energy (combats fatigue, and soothes pain and sore muscles)
• Improves mood and reduces stress
• Increases memory and cognitive functions
• Boosts immune system
• Improves assimilation of calcium / builds stronger bones
• Regulates blood sugar levels / needed for insulin production, transport, and function in cells
• Supports antioxidant systems
Given the wide range of benefits conferred by magnesium on the human body, it becomes apparent that no level of deficiency is acceptable. Magnesium is simply critical for life and for health. It is far better to have more magnesium than less.
MYO-MAG contains three types of magnesium: magnesium malate, magnesium carbonate, and magnesium diglycinate. As noted, the malate form of magnesium offers the unique benefit of feeding the energy production system in the body. The magnesium carbonate in the formula acts as a buffering agent while magnesium glycinate is absorbed into the bloodstream thereby increasing absorption beyond the gastrointestinal tract.
⚡ MALIC ACID / MALATE ⚡
Myo-Mag provides malic acid via magnesium malate, which breaks down in the body into about 80% malic acid and 15% magnesium. Malic acid is a compound (molecular formula C4H6O5) made by all living organisms. Malic acid contributes to the sour taste of fruits, and its name derives from the Latin word for apple. Esters and salts of malic acid are known as malates. The malate anion is an intermediate in the citric acid cycle, or Krebs cycle, which produced energy (ATP) in the body.
According to Abraham and Flechas (1992): “Malate is the only metabolite of the citric acid cycle which correlates positively with physical activity.” They add: “Following endurance training of athletes, muscles were characterized by a 50% increase in the malate-aspartate redox shuttle enzymes, where malate plays a key role…When there is increased demand for ATP, there is also an increased demand and utilization of malate.”
⚡ MANGANESE ⚡
Myo-Mag includes manganese because high levels of magnesium can deplete manganese. The classes of enzymes that have manganese cofactors is large and includes oxidoreductases, transferases, hydrolases, lyases, isomerases, ligases, lectins, and integrins. The reverse transcriptases of many retroviruses (though not lentiviruses such as HIV) contain manganese. The best-known manganese-containing polypeptides may be arginase and Mn-containing superoxide dismutase (Mn-SOD)
Manganese is an essential human dietary element. It is present as a coenzyme in several biological processes, which include macronutrient metabolism, bone formation, and free radical defense systems. It is a critical component in dozens of proteins and enzymes. The human body contains about 12 mg of manganese, mostly in the bones. The soft tissue remainder is concentrated in the liver and kidneys. In the human brain, the manganese is bound to manganese metalloproteins, most notably glutamine synthetase in astrocytes.
⚡ MYO-MAG USAGE ⚡
Taking 1–3+ Myo-Mag provide nutrients that help the body create energy. However, taking 3–6 (or more) Myo-Mag daily would meet the need for supplementing with 300–600 mg of magnesium and 1200–2400 mg of malic acid that is known to reverse conditions of low energy. We recommend starting low (1-2 capsules) and then gradually increasing the dosage. Myo-Mag is contained in a vegetarian capsule to ensure rapid assimilation.
COMPOSITION: One (1) vegetarian capsule of Myo-Mag provides the following percentages of the Daily Value:
% Daily Value
Magnesium (Mg malate, diglycinate, carbonate)
Malic Acid (Mg malate)
Manganese (Mn diglycinate)
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin HCl)
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin-5′-phosphate)
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal-5′-phosphate)
Glycine (Mg and Mn diglycinate)
* No established Daily Value
DIRECTIONS: As a dietary supplement take 1–3+ capsules daily, or as directed by a health care professional.
INGREDIENTS: MYO-MAG only contains the highest-quality USP grade magnesium malate, magnesium diglycinate, magnesium carbonate, manganese diglycinate, thiamin HCl, riboflavin, pyridoxal-5′-phosphate, riboflavin-5′-phosphate, vegetable cellulose (capsule), microcrystalline cellulose, and silica.
MYO-MAG does not contain wheat, rye, oats, corn, barley, gluten, soy, egg, dairy, yeast, sugar, GMOs, sulfates, chlorides, wax, preservatives, colorings, or artificial flavorings.
⚡ CONCLUSION ⚡
Energy is important for life and health. And whether you realize it or not, large numbers of factors—some of which are beyond your control—conspire daily to rob you of energy. These factors may include low magnesium levels, stress to EMF exposure (like Wi-Fi or cell phone radiation), adverse dietary influences (like glyphosate/RoundUp), other chemical and/or environmental exposures, and even just lack of exercise. One of the easiest things to do is to take Myo-Mag to get the magnesium, malic acid, and synergistic nutrients you need to build greater energy levels. Get ready to blast off! ⚡
The scientific evidence for Vitamin D3 continues piling up. It is abundantly clear a large percentage of the global population is deficient in Vitamin D3, and that supplements can make a huge difference for people to avoid and prevent deficiency of this critical nutrient.
During a period when people are self-isolating and mostly indoors—and there is an immediate coronavirus threat—it is time to act on the science supporting Vitamin D3.
It is now well known that Vitamin D plays critical roles in fighting viruses and building immunity. Many doctors now routinely advise patients to take high doses of Vitamin D3, especially in the winter when both Vitamin D levels and sun exposure are lowest.
“I have found the value of bolstering immune function with Vitamin D to be incredibly powerful.” – Dr. Jeffery Rutersbusch
William Grant, PhD, says: “Coronaviruses cause pneumonia as does influenza. A study of the case-fatality rate from the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic in the United States showed that most deaths were due to pneumonia. The SARS-coronavirus and the current China coronavirus were both most common in winter, when vitamin D status is lowest.” [1–5]
VITAMIN D3 PLUS
VITAMIN D3 PLUS is HPDI’s complete vitamin D3 formula. It was designed by Hank Liers, PhD to not only provide Vitamin D3, but also Vitamin K2 and Vitamin A both of which support the body’s uptake and use of Vitamin D3.
We have covered Vitamin D3 in previous posts such as Vitamin D3 Superstar! and Vitamin D3 for Health, and various other articles. In fact, Dr. Hank formulated Vitamin D3 PLUS 10 years ago, and it has become one of our best-selling products. As the general understanding that Vitamin D3 is critical for health increased, more people are taking action to supplement their diet with supplements like Vitamin D3 PLUS.
VITAMIN D3 PLUS is designed as an advanced Vitamin D formula providing high-dose Vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is the natural form of Vitamin D produced in the body from sunlight and is the form best used for therapeutic purposes.
One softgel capsule of Vitamin D3 Plus provides 125 mcg (5,000 IU) of Vitamin D3 derived from highly purified and molecularly distilled fish liver oils. In addition, the product contains 300 mcg (1,000 IU) of Vitamin A also derived from highly purified and molecularly distilled fish liver oils and 10 mcg of Vitamin K2 from menaquinone-7.
Vitamin D3 Plus includes synergistic nutrients known to enhance absorption and use of Vitamin D3 in the body. These nutrients include Vitamin K2 (menaquinone-7) (10 mcg), which which works together with Vitamin D to help boost bone density, improve cardiovascular health, and boost immunity.
Vitamin D3 Plus also provides 300 mcg (1,000 IU) of Vitamin A, a nutrient known to work powerfully with Vitamin D to help create optimal health. As dosages of Vitamin D increase, ideally your dosage of Vitamin A also will increase, and vice versa. The formula also includes natural Vitamin E as an antioxidant.
Vitamin D3 Plus incorporates advanced softgel encapsulation
IMPORTANT VITAMIN D FACTS
In a world of sun avoidance, sun blocks, working indoors, latitudinal effects, etc., nearly the entire population suffers in multiple ways from Vitamin D3 deficiency
Human beings optimally produce 10,000–20,000 IU of Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) when exposed to full sunlight on a significant portion of skin for about 30 minutes
The body starts to gain the full benefits of Vitamin D3 only after it produces (or intakes orally) about 5,000 IU Daily
Vitamin D3 is a prehormone with powerful effects and with few exceptions cannot be obtained in sufficient amounts from diet
VITAMIN D3 PLUS FORMULATED FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH
Vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin increasingly known as a nutrient essential for health and well-being. Recent studies show that almost all body systems benefit from adequate Vitamin D intake/production. Therefore, it is important that the body receive optimal amounts in order to build the best health. In fact, recent studies indicate that 5,000 IU of Vitamin D3 is an ideal amount for daily intake. What is notable about this amount is that the body does not gain the full benefits from Vitamin D until it reaches this “threshold” level of about 5,000 IU. While the body stores Vitamin D, it must first be given an adequate supply.
Because Vitamin D3 is important for all body systems, the benefits of adequate Vitamin D are numerous. Adequate Vitamin D not only helps to ensure good health, but also supports the body in preventing and combating a wide range of conditions. When taken in adequate dosages (one or two 5,000 IU capsules daily), Vitamin D3 can provide the following benefits: 1) stronger bones, 2) enhanced immunity, 3) protection from autoimmune diseases, 4) improved blood sugar control, 5) normalized blood pressure, 6) prevention of tumors, 7) protection against flu, 8) better balance, 9) prevention of autism, 10) improved mood, 11) reduction of chronic pain, 12) improved dental health, 13) improved muscle strength, 14) prevention of birth defects, 15) improved prostate health, 16) better bowel health, 17) supports individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, 18) reduced symptoms of PMS, and 19) many other benefits.
The oils in Vitamin D3 Plus are emulsified by the addition of a non-GMO sunflower lecithin that ensures excellent uptake by the body. Vitamin E as tocopherols and tocotrienols derived from Oryza rice bran oil are included to protect against oxidation in the product and in the body. In addition, the rice bran oil is used to enhance the absorption of the fat-soluble Vitamin D and Vitamin A.
Vitamin D deficiency currently is a worldwide epidemic with more than one billion people at risk for diseases associated with low Vitamin D status. Vitamin D is proven safe and effective for a wide range of health conditions (see above and below). There are various reasons for this epidemic, including a significant portion of the world’s population living in northerly latitudes (where sunlight is inadequate during many months of the year), sun avoidance, time spent indoors, etc.
VITAMIN D3 MORE EFFECTIVE THAN D2
Vitamin D3 Plus provides only the Vitamin D3 form of Vitamin D. We avoid the use of Vitamin D2. Vitamin D2 has greater potential for toxicity, poorer absorption, and reduced effectiveness. Vitamin D3 is the preferred form of Vitamin D…and the form that gives you the best health.
VITAMIN D3 PLUS FROM HIGHLY PURIFIED FISH LIVER OIL
Vitamin D3 Plus provides Vitamin D3 from purified fish (cod) liver oil. Our formula comes in a softgel (instead of a standard capsule) for greater purity. In a softgel, the oil does not contain other ingredients (like cornstarch) commonly used to microencapsulate Vitamin D oil into powders used in capsule forms. The softgel form allows us to avoid using undesirable fillers and excipients. This means you avoid undesirable additives.
VITAMIN D3 PLUS OFFERS SUPERIOR ABSORPTION
Vitamin D3 PLUS includes non-GMO sunflower lecithin to act as an emulsifier of Vitamin D thereby ensuring effective absorption. In addition, the use of rice bran oil further supports absorption of fat-soluble Vitamin D. Optimizing absorption of Vitamin D is critical especially in cases of Crohn’s disease, Celiac disease (gluten intolerance), and irritable bowel syndrome. In these conditions, individuals often suffer from osteoporosis, kidney disease, etc. Better absorption means greater effectiveness.
NATURAL FORMS OF VITAMIN E PREVENT OXIDATION
Vitamin D3 PLUS includes Orzya rice bran oil because the fish liver oils in the formula are susceptible to oxidation. Oryza rice bran oil provides significant amounts of Vitamin E in the form of mixed tocotrienols and tocopherols, which are powerful antioxidants. These forms of Vitamin protect the product and keep Vitamin D3 Plus fresh, and act as powerful antioxidants in the body.
VITAMIN D3 PLUS INCLUDES VITAMIN A
Vitamin D3 Plus includes 300 mcg (1,000 IU) of Vitamin A along with Vitamin D3. We include Vitamin A because it is known that Vitamin A and Vitamin D act synergistically. Normal bone remodeling requires both Vitamin A and Vitamin D. In addition, when Vitamin D levels are inadequate, high dose Vitamin A may cause bone loss. However, no observed bone loss occurs when there are adequate levels of Vitamin D (more than 2,000 IU daily). Chris Masterjohn discusses the topic in his seminal article “Vitamin A on Trial: Does Vitamin A Cause Osteoporosis?” (see Weston A. Price Foundation website). Masterjohn states that Vitamin A taken in conjunction with Vitamin D is required for proper bone remodeling in the body. Vitamin A and Vitamin D not only act synergistically in the body, but also when taken together ensure protection from the effects of taking either one alone in high doses.
VITAMIN K2 REQUIRED FOR VITAMIN D FUNCTION
Vitamin D3 Plus includes 10 mcg of Vitamin K2 (the menaquinone-7 or MK-7 form) per softgel in our formula. Vitamin K2 (especially as MK-7) is necessary for the proper activation of bone matrix proteins by conferring on them the physical ability to bind calcium (i.e., to build strong bones). Research also shows that Vitamin K2 can help remove calcium from soft tissues in the body and instead put the calcium into bony structures (i.e., where it serves to build a strong skeletal system). Vitamin D3 Plus can help put the health-building powers of Vitamin K2 (as menaquinone-7) to work for optimal health.
Chris Masterjohn elegantly discusses the role of Vitamin K2 in bone formation in his groundbreaking article “On the Trail of the Elusive X-Factor: A Sixty-Two-Year-Old Mystery Finally Solved” (see Weston A. Price Foundation website). Because Vitamin K2 is needed to facilitate the function of Vitamin D in proper bone formation (including tooth structure), Masterjohn states that Vitamin D toxicity is most likely a case of Vitamin K2 deficiency. It is clear that adequate Vitamin K2 both protects against Vitamin D toxicity and supports the effective use of Vitamin D in the body.
In Health Benefits of Vitamin K-2: A Revolutionary Natural Treatment for Heart Disease and Bone Loss (2006), Larry Howard and Anthony Payne, PhD, assert that as little as 6 mcg (micrograms) of Vitamin K2 (as MK-7) can be beneficial. The half-life of Vitamin K2 (as MK-7) is about three days in the body. This means that as few as 6 mcg of Vitamin K2 is beneficial because the levels increase by a factor of three when its taken regularly.
It is notable that Vitamin K2 is found naturally in fermented foods, including some cheeses, sauerkraut, natto (i.e., a traditional Japanese dish of fermented soybeans), and in dairy products, eggs, and certain meats. However, the vast majority of individuals in the world do not receive adequate amounts of Vitamin K2 from their diets. Now anyone can gain the important benefits of Vitamin K2 along with the benefits of Vitamin D and Vitamin A by taking Vitamin D3 Plus.
Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin.
VITAMIN D3 PLUS
NUTRITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS AND APPLICATIONS
Vitamin D, calciferol, is a fat-soluble vitamin. It is found naturally in some animal foods, but also can be made in the body after exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun. It is known that season, latitude, time of day, cloud cover, smog, and use of sunscreens affect UV ray exposure. For example, in northern areas of the US the average amount of sunlight from November through February is insufficient to produce significant Vitamin D synthesis in the skin. Sunscreens with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 8 or greater will block UV rays that produce Vitamin D even in regions of the US where sunlight is plentiful.
The liver and kidney help convert vitamin D to its active hormone form. The major biologic function of Vitamin D is maintaining normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium, helping to form and maintain strong bones. It promotes bone mineralization in conjunction with a number of other vitamins, minerals (especially magnesium), and hormones. While adequate sun exposure is an ideal means to obtain Vitamin D, most of the population cannot obtain sufficient sunlight during fall and winter months to maintain optimal Vitamin D levels. Vitamin D3 Plus offers a solution for keeping Vitamin D at optimal levels for health.
When there is insufficient Vitamin D in the body, bones can become thin, brittle, soft, or misshapen. Vitamin D prevents rickets (in children) and osteomalacia (softening of bones) (in adults). These skeletal diseases result in defects that can severely weaken bones. It is estimated that over 25 million adults in the United States either have developed osteoporosis or are at risk of developing it. Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by fragile bones. It results in increased risk of bone fractures. Vitamin D deficiency was recognized as the cause of rickets and osteomalacia 75 years ago. The prevention and cure of these diseases with fish liver oil was a triumph for nutritional science and since then the body’s requirement for Vitamin D has been linked to these conditions.
Vitamin D deficiency also has been associated with greater incidence of hip fractures. In older women, a higher Vitamin D intake from diet and supplements is associated with less bone loss. Vitamin D supplementation therefore may help prevent fractures resulting from osteoporosis and the loss of bone. Vitamin D supplements offer a significant means for strengthening bones and skeletal structures, and for preventing bone weakness or bone loss leading to osteomalacia, osteoporosis, and other conditions related to weak bones.
VITAMIN D SERVES MANY FUNCTIONS
Vitamin D affects major aspects of human health beyond its classical role in mineral metabolism. It is well established that the active form of Vitamin D acts an effective regulator of cell growth and differentiation in a number of different cell types. Laboratory, animal, and epidemiologic evidence strongly suggest that Vitamin D may be protective against some tumorigenesis. The active form of Vitamin D therefore plays a critical role in supporting good health.
Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with insulin deficiency and insulin resistance. It was shown recently that Vitamin D deficiency is likely a major factor for the development of type 1 diabetes in children. Insulin resistance is also one of the major factors leading not only to tumor formation, but also to heart disease—by far the leading cause of death in the USA. Northern countries have higher levels of heart disease and more heart attacks occur in the winter months.
Degenerative arthritis of the knee and hip progresses more rapidly in people who have lower concentrations of Vitamin D. Infertility is associated with low levels of Vitamin D, and PMS has been completely reversed by the addition of calcium, magnesium, and Vitamin D. Activated Vitamin D in the adrenal gland regulates tyrosine hydroxylase, the rate limiting enzyme necessary for the production of dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. Low Vitamin D levels also may contribute to chronic fatigue and depression. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) has been treated successfully with Vitamin D.
Multiple Sclerosis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroiditis and Crohn’s disease have all been linked with low Vitamin D levels. It has been shown that long term low-level exposure to sunlight normalizes immune function and enhances immune cell production. This reduces abnormal inflammatory responses, such as those found in autoimmune disorders, and reduces occurrences of infectious disease.
Vitamin D deficiency also has been linked with obesity. Vitamin D recently has been shown to lower leptin secretion. Leptin is a hormone produced by fat cells and is involved in weight regulation. Obesity itself lessens the bioavailability of Vitamin D from skin and dietary sources because it is deposited in body fat. Vitamin D deficiency, moreover, has been clearly linked with Syndrome X (also known as Metabolic Syndrome). Syndrome X refers to a cluster of health conditions that includes insulin resistance (the inability to effectively process dietary carbohydrates and sugars), abnormal blood fats (e.g., elevated cholesterol and triglycerides), high blood pressure, and obesity.
VITAMIN A BENEFITS
Vitamin A is useful for many health conditions, including vision problems, poor thyroid function, and weakened immunity. Vitamin A is highly effective against infections (especially those that involve the mucous membranes) largely because it is critical to the formation of tissues lining the digestive, respiratory, reproductive, and urinary tracts. It is also required for the digestion of protein, and for lactation, reproduction, healthy skin and eyes, and the formation of steroid hormones. Vitamin A deficiency can result in a number of health problems, including night blindness, dry eyes, eye infections, and skin conditions. Vitamin A works together with Vitamin D and Vitamin K2 to maintain healthy bones. Vitamin D has been shown to prevent Vitamin A toxicity.Vitamin D3 Plus includes Vitamin A because Vitamin A and Vitamin D work together to support health.
VITAMIN K2 BENEFITS
Vitamin K2 in the form of MK-7 has been shown in numerous studies to extract calcium from the blood and arteries and deposit calcium into growing or aging bones. In addition, MK-7 appears to have the potential to prevent or even reverse some forms of heart disease and, at the same time, do the same for bone loss. It is believed that patients would be able to be treated with doses of vitamin D that possess greater therapeutic value than those currently being used while avoiding the risk of adverse effects by administering Vitamin D together with Vitamins A and K2. Vitamin D3 Plus includes Vitamin K2 (as MK-7) because MK-7 provides unique benefits for health that complement the benefits offered by Vitamin D. They act synergistically to provide other benefits beyond the benefits each by itself can provide.
VITAMIN D3 PLUS INFORMATION
COMPOSITION: One softgel capsule of VITAMIN D3 PLUS provides the following percentages of the US Daily Value for adults:
RECOMMENDATIONS: Recent research on Vitamin D suggests that most people will benefit from 125 mcg (5,000 IU) of Vitamin D3 daily (unless there is some constraining lifestyle factor or medical reason). Due to its long half-life (about 30 days) in the body, Vitamin D can be taken effectively in smaller doses if needed (e.g., 5,000 IU taken fewer times per week). For example, taking one capsule once per week would give a daily equivalent dose of about 714 IU (i.e., 5,000 IU divided by seven days).
DIRECTIONS: As a dietary supplement take one capsule of Vitamin D3 Plus daily with food, or as directed by a health care professional. Note: when exposure to direct sunlight is adequate, your requirements for supplemental Vitamin D may be correspondingly lower.
INGREDIENTS: Fish liver oil (providing Vitamin D3), bovine source gelatin (shell), glycerin (shell), yellow beeswax (shell), purified water (shell), rice bran oil, non-GMO sunflower lecithin, Oryza oil, turmeric powder (shell), Vitamin K2 (menaquinone-7), and fish liver oil (providing Vitamin A).
VITAMIN D3 PLUS does not contain wheat, rye, oats, corn, barley, soy, gluten, sugar, wax, egg, yeast, dairy, GMOs, sulfates, chlorides, coloring agents, or artificial preservatives.
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