Nailing a completely balanced diet every day, one that contains the full spectrum of essential and non-essential vitamins and minerals alike, would be amazing. It would be even better if everyone did that. In that case, the often-quoted but little understood claim of many “gurus” that a vitamin supplement is unnecessary would be correct.
But that’s not the case, not at all. In fact, research shows that most people – yes, even you, the fit person reading this – do not eat a balanced diet. Many people lack critical nutrients from their diet, either by absence (not eating them at all) or by over- or under-consuming other trace minerals or vitamins necessary for the original vitamin’s homeostasis. The result, in either case, is a vitamin and mineral environment that could and can be optimized.
For that reason, we’ve formulated Core MULTI. Like the typical diet, when we looked around the industry at existing multi-vitamin offerings, we found critical defects: too much of this, too little of that, and so on. So, we set out to alter that arrangement and formulate a multi with ingredients included in specific proportions to maximize synergy and minimize redundancy.
The result is a formula not only with 100% (and often more) of almost all your essential vitamins and minerals, but also a broad-spectrum antioxidant blend antioxidant blend (Spectra™), berberine HCL, and numerous trademarked forms of vitamins and minerals. If you need a broad range of essential vitamins and minerals in sufficient amounts and in the most efficient forms, then Core MULTI is for you.
B Vitamins (Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, B6 [Pyridoxine], Folic Acid, B12, Biotin, and Pantothenic acid)
B vitamins are a group of eight essential vitamins with several critical functions in the body. Though both molecularly and physiologically distinct, they are also deeply interrelated in their effects, synthesis and metabolism. Among the B-complex’s many critical roles are energy (protein, carbohydrates, and fat) metabolism, supporting and maintaining the healthy function of the adrenal glands, skeletal muscle function, and digestion.
While rates of metabolism and clearance differ between each B vitamin, all B vitamins are water-soluble and are thus not stored in fat. As a result, the body simply excretes excess B vitamins in the urine and requires replenishment (from food or supplements) in order to maintain the cell functions to which B vitamins contribute.
Vitamin A (as Beta Carotene)
Beta carotene is itself not an essential vitamin but is rather the precursor to the fat-soluble and essential vitamin, vitamin A (Retinol). Like B vitamins, the term vitamin A refers to the compound class retinoids, comprised of retinol, retinal (also called retinaldehyde), retinoic acid, and provitamin A compounds such as beta carotene.
As their names suggest, retinoids are critical to the function of human eyes and therefore to the maintenance of circadian rhythms (our “biological clock”). Vitamin A combines with proteins in the eye to form light-sensing cells that both facilitate vision and regulate our sleep-wake cycles.
Beyond its role in sight, vitamin A is also essential for cellular growth and differentiation and the immune system.
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin C is perhaps historically best-known for the treatment and prevention of scurvy, though it has many other roles in the body. For example, vitamin C catalyzes or is a cofactor in eight enzymatic reactions involved in the synthesis of collagen, the nutrient carnitine, and several neurotransmitters necessary for the proper function of the brain.
In the contemporary context, vitamin C is best known as a potent antioxidant. In addition to its intrinsic activity as an antioxidant, vitamin C has been shown in in vitro trials to regenerate alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E). As an antioxidant, vitamin C combats the detrimental effects of a group of compounds called radical oxygen species that, when produced, degrade the lipid membrane of the cell and may cause internal damage. By “scavenging” these free radicals, vitamin C and other antioxidants form a defense against excess cellular damage.
Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol)
Vitamin D, in its various forms, is not an essential nutrient – as it is produced endogenously within the body, as a reaction to the skin’s exposure to the sun – and thus not commonly considered a vitamin. Despite its technical classification, vitamin D (a hormone), is nevertheless an import and biologically-active compound, necessary for the calcium homeostasis and metabolism, along with increasing the absorption of magnesium and phosphate.
Vitamin E (as Mixed Tocopherols)
Vitamin E is another technical misnomer, as the term refers to a group of compounds known as tocopherols with eight biologically-active constituents: alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherol and alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocotrienol. Alpha-tocopherol is the principal bioactive in humans, though the presence of other tocopherols has been linked to beneficial effects.
As a result of its robust antioxidant activity, vitamin E assists in the maintenance and support of several physiological processes, though most notably sight and the immune system. Emerging research also suggests that the alpha-tocopherol form of vitamin E inhibits an enzyme known as protein kinase C, and therefore contributes to the healthy regulation of smooth muscle cell growth and differentiation.
Critically, we have used the natural version of vitamin E (technically d-alpha tocopherol) and not the synthetic (dl-alpha tocopherol). The difference is a meaningful one: the single isomer of d-alpha tocopherol is easier and more efficiently absorbed and used in the body as compared to the eight isomers in the dl analog.
Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate)
While best-known as the main bioactive in milk, and a compound that contributes to strong bones, calcium has numerous physiological effects in the body – including mediating vascular contraction and vasodilatation, muscle function, nerve transmission, intracellular signaling, and hormonal secretion. Homeostatic regulation of calcium, which the body cannot produce, requires sufficient levels of vitamin D.
When present in sufficient amounts, calcium is necessary for the adequate formation, function, and remodeling of both bone and teeth. Insufficient levels of calcium are associated with degenerative bone and joint disorders such as osteoporosis, wherein bone accretion slows or stops; thereby reducing bone mass and density and decreasing bone strength.
Iodine (As Kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum))
Iodine is a trace element naturally present in certain foods, including kelp. Iodine is a critical component for fetal development, especially during early pregnancy, as maternal T4 (thyroxine) is the sole source of fetal thyroid hormone. After birth, especially if breast-feeding, iodine remains an important constituent of a balanced-diet to maintain adequate T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine) levels in the mother and for the proper cognitive development in the child.
As implied, however, the most important of iodine’s functions is assisting the body to produce and maintain healthy levels of both thyroid hormones and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone, released by the pituitary). The thyroid hormones, in turn, regulate several critical biochemical reactions, including protein synthesis, and, along with norepinephrine/epinephrine, largely determine the body’s metabolic rate.
Magnesium (as Albion® Di-Magnesium Malate)
It is difficult to overstate the biological necessity of magnesium. Magnesium is a co-factor in over 300 enzymatic reactions that regulate essential physiological functions such as protein synthesis, glucose homeostasis, muscle and nerve function, and the maintenance and support of healthy blood pressure levels.
Magnesium is also required for the use of the body’s energy currency, ATP. To become biologically active, ATP must be bound to magnesium to form Mg-ATP. In addition, magnesium is necessary for the proper function of cells with calcium and potassium gated ion channels such as heart and muscle cells.
In men, magnesium (along with zinc) is necessary for the maintenance of healthy levels of testosterone.
Zinc (as Zinc Aspartate)
As an essential mineral, like magnesium, zinc is also involved in a wide-range of essential biological functions in the human body – and a requirement in the catalytic activity of over 100 enzymes.
Most notably, zinc is vital for immune function, protein synthesis, cellular division, and DNA synthesis. For immune function, zinc is required for the function of a group of immune cells known as neutrophils and macrophages, which eliminate pathological cells and their products from the body.
With magnesium, sufficient levels of zinc are also necessary for the production and maintenance of healthy levels of testosterone.
Copper (as TRAACS® Copper Bisglycinate Chelate)
Copper is a trace element necessary for the production, function, and maintenance of a diverse range of compounds involved in physiological function.
The brain, the heart, bone, and connective tissue specifically require copper or the enzymes it catalyzes to properly grow and differentiate their various cell types. Like many of the ingredients in Core MULTI, copper is also required for the homeostasis of other minerals, specifically zinc.
Manganese (Manganese Citrate)
Manganese is a required element for not only humans, but all living organisms. Manganese primarily acts as an antioxidant, specifically scavenging a radical oxygen species known as superoxide.
Chromium (as Chromium Picolinate)
Chromium is an essential, though little understood, trace element found in certain foods and industrial compounds. Only one of chromium’s two forms, the form used in Core MULTI, chromium 3+, is biologically active.
While not as well-defined as other trace elements, chromium’s physiological actions nevertheless seem pivotal to the production and transmission of healthy levels of insulin. Emerging research also seems to suggest that chromium is directly involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates.
Molybdenum is an essential trace element, involved in at least four enzymatic reactions necessary for urea excretion and a number of other physiological functions.
There is extensive literature demonstrating that berberine is a potent AMPk agonist in skeletal muscle. Based on the pharmacological similarities between berberine and the anti-diabetic medicine metformin (with respect to AMPk activation), it is possible that berberine may promote an anti-catabolic state through increased expression of AMPk.
The human data – in both healthy and disease state populations – demonstrating berberine’s other physiological effects are numerous. A 2012 meta-analysis examined 14 randomized trials, containing 1068 patients, and assessed berberine’s efficacy in numerous biometrics, including resting plasma glucose levels, plasma insulin levels, body weight, body mass index, and reduction in fat mass and serum triglycerides and total cholesterol content. The aggregate data suggests that berberine performs at least as well as oral hypoglycemic agents (such as metformin) in these key metrics.
Boron is a mineral present in multiple fruits, vegetables, tubers, and drinking water, though it is not widely accepted as either an essential mineral or essential vitamin. Boron affects a few physiological functions in the body, particularly modulating hormonal homeostasis.
While still emerging, recent data suggest that boron may play a role in potentiating free testosterone levels in even healthy men. In one study, otherwise healthy men were provided an acute serving of boron and had their free and total levels of testosterone, alone with SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) and DHT (dihydrotestosterone) levels measured. In that study, total testosterone was unaltered, but free testosterone was enhanced by 14%, while SHBG was significantly (9%) reduced.
Choline (as Choline Bitartrate)
Choline is an essential nutrient involved in numerous metabolic pathways, including DNA regulation and repair, protein function, and metabolism. Perhaps most importantly, the critical neurotransmitter acetylcholine is produced directly from free choline via cholinergic neurons. Acetylcholine is then responsible for a number of functions itself, most crucially as the compound which induces muscular contraction, and as the neuromodulator partially responsible for modulating risk/reward, arousal, and enhancing memory.
Choline’s essential role as a substrate for acetylcholine, and therefore brain development, is well documented in animal models. These studies demonstrate that levels of free maternal choline have a direct and fundamental impact on prenatal brain development, with the enhancements or deficits lasting into adulthood. Choline’s enhancing effect is particularly prominent in the hippocampus. In humans, the hippocampus is primarily involved in the consolidation of memory (taking short, episodic memory and translating it into long-term memory) and the learning of new information. Acetylcholine is a critical component in these processes, as mentioned above, and choline may therefore play a potential role in these processes as well by providing the substrate for acetylcholine synthesis.
Spectra™ is the first scientifically validated formula of fruits, vegetables, and herbs shown to inhibit free radical production, optimize cellular metabolic activity, and increase nitric oxide levels within our bodies
Spectra™ represents the latest evolution in the fight against potentially-damaging free radicals. For the first time anywhere, the biological effects of a natural supplement on the changes of oxidative and nitrosative stress markers, as well as cellular metabolic activity, have been clinically observed in the human body. Spectra™ has been reported to decrease ROS, increase cellular oxygen consumption in blood and mitochondria, decrease extracellular H2O2, and reduce TNFα-induced inflammatory response in humans.
Need to unwind after a long, stressful day at the office? The thought of having a drink or two is intriguing, but you don’t want the inevitable hangover and sluggishness that inevitably results from a night of drinking.
There must be something that helps take the edge, but doesn’t come with a laundry list of drawbacks, and Blackstone Labs created it in Euphoria.
Euphoria is an all-natural, hangover free relaxation supplement that helps you unwind no matter how tightly you’ve been wound. Euphoria is ideal for a chill night at home or a night out partying with friends. It’s also ideal for the more introverted folks who have a hard time cutting loose in social settings. One serving of Euphoria and you’ll swear this stuff can’t be legal! It’s just that good!
How to use?
As a dietary supplement, take four to six (4-6) capsules on an empty stomach to assess tolerance. Do not use more than one (1) bottle per day.
Beta-Phenethylamine increases levels of several “happy hormones” in the body, including dopamine and serotonin. Phenylethylamine (PEA) can cross the blood-brain barrier and impart a quick and powerful boost in mood and wellbeing. CDP-Choline enhances production of acetylcholine (“the learning neurotransmitter”). With greater acetylcholine levels in the body, you’ll feel more focused and “with it” even after the most brain-draining day at the office.. 5-HTP is generated tryptophan and converted to serotonin. Since serotonin helps regulate behavior and mood, 5-HTP may positively affect mood, appetite, and sleep. Cymbidium Goeringii helps the body adapt to stressful challenges such as those during intense exercise or high pressure social situations. As an adaptogen, this herb reduces mental and physical fatigue brought on by stress and promotes a sense of calm. L-Theanine is a relaxing amino acid found prevalently in tea leaves. Theanine is renowned for its ability to reduce stress and induce relaxation without sedation. N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine reduces stress by enhancing production of dopamine, epinephrine, norepinephrine. These three neurotransmitters also improve focus and alertness.
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Nutrabio Methyl B-12 (2000mcg ) 120 veg cap
Benefits of NutraBio Methyl B-12 (2000mcg)
Promotes Healthy Homocysteine Levels*
Supports the health of the central nervous system.*
Improves daytime alertness and concentration.*
Promotes optimal sleep.*
Vitamin B-12 (cobalamin) is an essential nutrient vital for carbohydrate metabolism, energy production and protein formation.* Vitamin B-12 plays an important role in the formation of healthy red blood cells.*
Methylcobalamin (Methyl B-12) is better absorbed and retained than other forms of B-12 such as cyanocobalamin. Methylcobalamin is an active coenzyme of the vitamin B12 analogs, which are essential for cell growth and replication and is required for the formation of methionine from homocysteine.*
How to use?
As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule daily, preferably with meal, or as directed by your physician.
Allergens:Free of the most common allergens such as dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy, wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, barley, and lactose. No added sugars, salt, preservatives, salicylates, or artificial color, flavor or fragrance.
WARNING:NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. If you are pregnant or breast feeding, consult your health care professional before using this product. People with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician prior to taking
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The strongest over the counter alternative for those seeking intense focus. Feel the benefits of being able to hold off fatigue, increase productivity and remain calm in stressful situations. FOCUSED-AF is a mental support formula designed to help brain function, heighten the senses, sharpen the mind and encourage focus and mental clarity.
Q. How do I take Focused? A. 2 capsules when you need more focus and clarity. Do not exceed 2 doses per day. Doses should spread apart by least 6 hours. Q. Can I use Focused AF as a pre-workout? A. Focused is used for focus and clarity. Focused-AF is formulated to increase neurological performance more than gym performance. Q. Should I take a break from using Focused AF? A. Our bodies develop resistance to things over time. The human body is amazing at adapting. For maximum results we encourage customers to not use Focused every day; and every 3 months, take a 4 weeks off. Q. Can I combine Focused AF with other Steel Products? A. You cannot combine Focused-AF with Shredded, Charged or Amped. These stimulant products must be taken 6 hours apart. Focused can be combined with any other Steel products.
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Man Sports Woman's Multi 60 caps
Nutritox – Adult Female 2-A-Day Formula W/ Daily Detox Blend™
Nutritox – Adult Female 2-A-Day Formula w/ Daily Detox Blend is specifically designed to cover the basic nutritional needs for lightly to moderately active women that want the highest quality nutrients possible. In addition to our patented Daily Detox Blend™ to aid the body in ridding itself of toxins and rejuvenating the liver, we have included several other natural vitamins and herbs for increased vitality. Hormonal balance is optimized with 25mg of Chaste Tree Extract. Urinary tract health is aided by 25mg of Cranberry Extract. Bone strength is aided by 250mg of Calcium Carbonate and 400 IU of Vitamin D as natural D3. Free radical damage is stopped by 25mg of Green Tea Extract and natural sources of Vitamin C and Vitamin E as mixed tocopherols. Produced in a powder-filled capsule, they are easy to swallow and digest.
Breakdown Of The Nutritox™ Patented Daily Detox Blend™
Milk Thistle Extract (standardized to 80% silymarin) – Silymarin studies have shown to help reverse liver damage
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) – has the ability to recycle the body’s use of other antioxidants. It is fat and water soluble allowing it to work in more areas of the body and eliminate toxins.
Calcium D-Glucarate – Aids in elimination of toxins, chemicals and excess hormones and helps the body to not re-absorb toxins.
Turmeric Root Extract (Curcuma Longa) (containing 95% curcuminoids) is an anti-inflammatory herb, antioxidant and helps protect the liver.
N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) – helps promote healthy longs and the body’s ability to protect against environmental pollutants including cigarette smoke.
Inulin – feeds the good bacteria in your intestinal tract to aid in proper digestion and improve gut integrity.
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