L-glutamine is an amino acid that has a broad range of uses. It is the primary fuel for cells of the small intestine, making it essential for addressing leaky gut, SIBO, and other intestinal issues. It is also in cancer therapy for the treatment of chemotherapy-related neuropathies. L-glutamine is required for the functioning of white blood cells, so it is indicated in any conditions of low immunity including colds, flu, or other infections. It can help build muscle mass and improve energy overall, and is a one of the three amino acids necessary in building the master antioxidant called glutathione.
L-carnitine is an amino acid that plays a central role in energy production within cells. It is a necessary cofactor for cells to be able to burn fat as a fuel. The acetylated form of L-carnitine is more specific for the brain because this form passes across the blood-brain barrier. It is indicated for improved mental performance, brain fog, and is an excellent therapy to address "chemo brain," the brain fog that is notoriously associated with conventional chemotherapy.
The essential amino acids are called that for a reason: they cannot be produced internally, so they must be obtained through the diet or supplementation. These amino acids are critical for building and maintaining muscle mass, for energy production, detoxification in the liver, connective tissue integrity, immune health, and virtually every vital process in the body. This formula is optimized for utilization, and is appropriate for athletes, as well as those who are chronically ill and at risk of weight loss or suffering from fatigue and/or anemia.
Zinc is a trace mineral essential in the body’s immune and detoxification process. It may be used to help with the following: reproductive health, maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, thyroid receptor sensitivity, improve mood, wound healing, regulating the immune system, healthy sperm production, and connective tissue formation. Zinc may also help prevent the rhinovirus (a common cold virus) from replicating in the upper respiratory system. Zinc is especially beneficial for seniors, patients with digestive health disorders, and those on multiple prescription medications. Zinc bisglycinate is a chelated version providing superior bioavailability and absorption of the mineral.
L-Arginine is an amino acid that helps the body make protein. It also acts as a vasodilator (i.e. widening of the blood vessels) and may be used to treat heart and blood vessel conditions such as high blood pressure and coronary artery disease, erectile dysfunction, and male infertility.
This combination formula brings together several nutrients and herbal extracts that all act to support the healthy function of the NOS (nitric oxide synthase) set of enzymes. It includes ATP (as adenosine 5'-triphosphate disodium) Xanthinol Nicotinate N-Acetyl L-Carnitine (as N-acetyl L-carnitine hydrochloride) Alpha-GPC (L-alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine). Consider this formula for support of energy production and athletic performance, for enhancement of mental clarity, immune support, and also for optimization of sulfate production in the body.
This is a blend of olive oil polyphenols, essential fatty acids, and curcumin. These are all well documented in their benefits for cardiovascular health, cancer prevention, joint health, hormone regulation, and much more. It is also a very good anti-inflammatory formula and should be considered in any situation of chronic inflammatory pain such as arthritic pain or inflammatory bowel disease.
Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin that has a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system via the synthesis of myelin, and the formation of red blood cells. It is one of eight B vitamins. It is involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body, especially affecting DNA synthesis, fatty acid and amino acid metabolism. No fungi, plants, or animals are capable of producing vitamin B₁₂. Only bacteria and archaea have the enzymes needed for its synthesis. Some substantial sources of B12 include animal products, fortified foods, and dietary supplements. B12 is the largest and most structurally complicated vitamin and is produced industrially only through bacterial fermentation. This B12 is used for fortified foods and supplements. It has also been produced synthetically via vitamin B12 total synthesis.
Spirulina is a blue-green alga that has a wide range of health benefits. It contains nearly all the essential and non-essential amino acids, as well as anti-inflammatory essential fatty acids. Studies have demonstrated that spirulina can help control blood sugar in those with diabetes, and will also lower cholesterol levels. It is an important nutrient for general detoxification, specifically related to detoxification of the herbicide glyphosate. Spirulina can also reduce the toxic effects of some chemotherapies and heavy metals. It has both antiviral and antibacterial properties as well, so is a valuable addition to any general immune fortification program.