In response to the #1 killer in America today, Viosan’s doctors recommend the nutrients contained in our Heart & Cholesterol natural supplement.
The Journal of the American Medical Association (AMA) and the New England Journal of Medicine have reported studies showing immune system benefits linked to the consumption of nutritional supplements.
Care for your body at the cellular level to promote a long and healthy life. Viosan’s Longevity supplement contains powerful antioxidants that neutralize toxic free radicals.
Cognitive function relies on nurtured brain health. Our Memory formula promotes healthy concentration and mental alertness.
Joint comfort, health and flexibility are within reach. Viosan’s Joint Health formula includes Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM, Hyaluronic Acid, Boswellia and Vitamin D.
Viosan's Probiotic+ provides the body with “good bacteria” (live microorganisms), essential for promoting digestive health and immune system support.
Loss of bone density is associated with deficiencies of Calcium, Vitamin D and other essential nutrients. Our Bone Strength formula reintroduces these essential nutrients.
Viosan’s Energy Plus formula enhances performance and endurance, supporting the body’s natural ability to produce sustainable energy on a cellular level.
The National Sleep Foundation estimates that about 30-50% of the population is affected by insomnia. Viosan’s natural Sleep Comfort supplement provides melatonin and other ingredients that promote restful sleep.
Pronounced ah-sigh-EE, the Acai Berry is a small, round, black-purple drupe about 1 inch in diameter with a single large seed. It's nutritious value comes from the skin and pulp and not the seed. This fruit is found in the Amazon rainforests of South America. Despite being small, Acai is considered one of the most powerful antioxidants. It is available in many forms and sold as drinks and capsules. Acai is renowned for its weight loss properties as well as boosting energy levels, improving digestive function, helping with mental clarity, strengthening the immune system, and slowing the aging process, along with other benefits.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine ( ALC ) is a natural nutrient supplement recognized as a powerful cognition enhancer and life-extension agent. ALC is also considered to be an important anti-aging complex that has shown success in helping to combat depression in the elderly. Acetyl L-Carnitine is an amino acid-like compound related to choline. It may assist in the conversion of choline into acetylcholine, one of the body's key brain chemicals. Acetyl L-Carnitine (an acetylated ester of the amino acid L-carnitine) is used by the body to transport fats into the mitochondria where they can be metabolized to produce energy in the cells. Normal aging processes can severely impair this transport of L-carnitine from the liver to the bloodstream and other areas of the body. Supplemental ALC is more digestible than unesterified L-carnitine, and is able to rapidly enter the circulatory system and improve transport efficiency. The use of supplemental Acetyl L-Carnitine as an agent to enhance cognition and reduce problems associated with mental impairment and senile dementia is based on an impressive body of studies documenting ALC's benefits. ALC has been shown to increase neuronal metabolism and cerebral blood flow, increasing the activity of neurotransmitters and dopamine. Researchers have also found that ALC enhances energy metabolism at the cellular level, inhibiting damage caused by hypoxia (oxygen starvation) while aiding the heart, lungs, immune system and brain.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a fatty acid found naturally in the body and helps convert the food we eat into energy. It is a vitamin-like antioxidant, sometimes referred to as the "universal antioxidant," because it is soluble in both fat and water and is capable of regenerating several antioxidants such as Vitamin C, E, and Coenzyme Q10. Alpha Lipoic Acid has been shown in scientific studies to have a variety of benefits for those with Type 2 diabetes.
Beta Carotene, known as provitamin A, belongs to a group of chemicals known as carotenoids. Carotenes are highly pigmented (red, orange, yellow), fat-soluble compounds, naturally present in many fruits, grains, oils and vegetables (green plants, carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, etc.), and possess significant antioxidant properties. Beta Carotene, when mixed with other carotenoids, has been shown to be beneficial in protecting against cancer and heart disease, boosting one's immune system, slowing the progression of cataracts and other related eye disorders, and may decrease the progression of degenerative arthritis. Vitamin A deficiency may lead to abnormal bone development and disorders of the eye and reproductive system.
Beta-sitosterol is one of several phytosterols (plant compounds with chemical structures similar to that of cholesterol). Beta-Sitosterol is commonly found in foods such as wheat germ, soybeans, and corn oil. Over the past few years, concentrated extracts of this particular phytosterol have been tested for both cholesterol and prostate benefits.
This bacteria helps maintain a healthy balance of intestinal flora which promotes good digestion. These bacteria also inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria and fungi which may have more pathogenic qualities. Bifidobacterium longum promotes good digestion and boosts immunity. It produces lactic acid and acetic acid instead of gas (like E. coli) which helps decrease intestinal distress. Bifidobacterium breve may be beneficial in the overall treatment of patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and others with diarrheal illnesses. Bifidobacterium bacteria have also been used to reduce symptoms related to antibiotic associated diarrhea. Additional proposed uses of probiotics include prevention of urinary tract infections, asthma and allergies.
Biotin is a B-vitamin that aids in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and protein. It is found naturally in foods including: brewer's yeast, liver, cauliflower, salmon, bananas, carrots, egg yolk, sardines, legumes and mushrooms. Biotin, combined with Nicotinate Glycinate, may improve diabetic control. Several studies suggest biotin supplementation, with and without chromium, may enhance insulin's effectiveness and enhance the utilization of blood sugar throughout the body.
When researchers analyzed fruits and vegetables for their antioxidant capability, Blueberries came out on top, rating highest in their capacity to destroy free radicals. Most recently, scientists have discovered mechanisms to explain how Blueberries can promote memory and restore healthy neuronal function to aged brains. Blueberries also help maintain healthy blood flow.
Boron is a trace mineral that studies indicate improves calcium metabolism and utilization.
Boswellin (Boswellia serrata) was known in biblical times as Frankincense. The gummy resin of the boswellia tree has a long history of use in ancient Indian Ayurvedic medicine. Boswellia serrata has helped millions around the world keep their joints functioning properly for worry-free movement. Viosan's Joint Health formula contains Boswellia serrata extract standardized to 65% Boswellic acids for effective joint health support.
Calcium is an essential mineral with a wide range of biological activities. Calcium is a major constituent of bones and teeth and is also essential for muscle contraction, nerve conduction, cardiac contractions, blood coagulation, glandular secretion, the production of energy, and the maintenance of immune function. Inadequate Calcium intake results in reduced bone mass which may lead to osteopenia (bone thinning) and osteoporosis (porous bone). Calcium supplementation is combined with Vitamin D to enhance its absorption. A number of studies suggest that Calcium supplementation reduces the risk of colorectal cancer, colonic mucosal proliferation and systolic blood pressure. The primary deficiency of most forms of Calcium is inferior absorption. With absorption rates as high as 90%, one of the most bio-avilable forms of Calcium is Dicalcium Malate. This contrasts with typical OTC supplements (Calcium Carbonate) where Calcium is absorbed at rates approximating 30-35%. Calcium Citrate has been shown to have better (up to 2x) and more predictable absorption than Calcium Carbonate and is better tolerated by the digestive tract. Dicalcium Malate and Calcium Citrate are less affected by Proton Pump Inhibitors (Prilosec, Nexium, Protonix, Aciphex, Zegerid, and Prevacid) than Calcium Carbonate and Calcium Phosphates, which are minimally absorbed in the presence of these OTC and prescription medications.
Chondroitin is a natural component of the cartilage of most mammals and supports lubricated, cushioned joint ends, aiding comfortable, flexible movement.
Although chromium is only required in very small amounts, our modern day diet has left many people short of chromium on a daily basis, with the average American being chromium deficient. Natural chromium levels decline with age. Chromium is needed for energy, maintains stable blood sugar levels. In cooperation with other substances, it controls insulin as well as certain enzymes. A shortage of chromium may also lead to anxiety, fatigue, glucose intolerance (particularly in people with diabetes), inadequate metabolism of amino acids, and an increased risk of arteriosclerosis. Should you be suffering from overweight, high cholesterol, exercise heavily or have sugar cravings, you might benefit from a chromium supplement.
Cinnamon comes from the inner bark of the shoots of a tree (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum) that grows predominantly in India, China, and Ceylon. The inner rind, when dried and rolled into cylinders, forms the Cinnamon used commercially. The fruit and coarser pieces of bark, when boiled, yield a fragrant oil. Cinnamon is aromatic and one of the best-tasting spices. In recent years, scientists have discovered that Cinnamon extract possesses strong antioxidant activity and has the potential to help maintain healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Patients with diabetes may find Cinnamon to be a healthful addition to their diet.
Also known as ubiquinone, Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ10) is a powerful antioxidant and a natural substance found in every cell in the body. It plays a fundamental role in the mitochondria, the parts of the cell that produce energy from food. CoQ10 is essential for energy production in the body’s cells, especially the heart, which has extraordinary energy requirements. Levels of CoQ10 drop with age and are lower in people with heart disease. In fact, the more severe the heart disease, the lower the CoQ10 levels are thought to be. Moreover, some commonly prescribed medications, such as the Statin drugs, prescribed for high cholesterol and beta-blockers such as Propranalol for high blood pressure and angina, may reduce blood levels of CoQ10 in the body as well, making supplementation with CoQ10 even more essential.
Copper is an essential trace element present in the diet and in the human body. Zinc supplementation interferes with copper absorption; therefore, adding supplemental copper to the diet (this formula) prevents copper deficiency.
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) belongs to the class of nutrients called essential fatty acids. In the body, DHA is found mostly in the brain, retina, and in sperm and is vital to maintaining healthy vision. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid which plays a significant role in cerebral development, especially during the crucial period of fetal development and infancy. Pregnant mothers transfer DHA directly to the fetus to support rapid brain and retina development. DHA is supplied to the newborn via mother's breast milk. Some people have lower concentrations of DHA due to low-fat or vegetarian diets. Supplementation with DHA can help assure adequate amounts to support normal development of the brain and retina.
Although originally found in southeastern Europe and western Asia, Fenugreek currently grows in many parts of the world, including India, northern Africa, and the United States. Fenugreek supports glucose tolerance and is extremely high in fiber - its seeds are used medicinally. Present interest in Fenugreek focuses on its benefits for individuals with diabetes and/or high cholesterol.
Fish Oil contains vital EPA/DHA Omega-3 essential fatty acids that help maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels and promote heart (cardiovascular system) and joint health. Consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. FDA evaluated the data and determined that although there is scientific evidence supporting the claim, the evidence is not conclusive.
Also known as Vitamin B-3, Niacin supports healthy cholesterol levels and promotes energy through the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Because B vitamins are water-soluble, the body releases what it does not use through urine or perspiration Thus, it is extremely important to replenish the supply. “Regular” Niacin can cause an effect called ‘flushing’ which can turn your face and neck red and warm. Flush-free Niacin provides all the benefits of “regular” Niacin without the associated discomforts.
Folate (Folic Acid) is an essential B-Vitamin, necessary in several key biological processes including the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and proteins that help the body make new, healthy cells. Foods containing Folic Acid include green leafy vegetables, fruits, dried beans, peas, nuts, enriched breads and cereals, and other grain products. Folate supplementation by pregnant women reduces the risk of having children with birth defects from neural tube disorders by 50 to 80%. Folate supplementation, along with Vitamin B-6 and Vitamin B-12, effectively reduces blood levels of homocysteine, which in turn reduces a patient's risk of heart disease and stroke. Elevated homocysteine levels may double the risk of coronary heart disease. Interestingly, studies suggest that a deficiency in Folate predisposes individuals to develop cancer of the cervix, lung, colon, breast, and mouth.
Gingko biloba can aid many age-related concerns and has been featured in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association. Ginkgo is one of today's most popular and studied herbs for promoting memory and concentration. Ginkgo biloba Extract promotes healthy circulation to the brain, which helps nourish brain cells. The most impressive clinical trials on ginkgo have used an extract that has isolated the potency of two important natural compounds in the plant: 24% flavoglycosides and 6% terpene lactones. These two compounds are what scientists believe provide ginkgo's benefits.
Glucosamine is used extensively in Europe to treat joint conditions. Glucosamine is an amino sugar manufactured by the body and is a natural building block of cartilage. Supplementing your body with oral consumption of Glucosamine helps nourish and repair cartilage, which cushions bones and is essential to joint flexibility and comfort.
Green Tea is second only to water as the most consumed beverage in the world. There are large volumes of published scientific findings that validate Green Tea's multiple biological benefits. The most significant findings involve studies showing that Green Tea extract helps maintain cellular DNA and inhibits the development of undesirable cell colonies. The active constituents in Green Tea are powerful antioxidants called polyphenols (catechins) and flavonols. Several catechins are present in Green Tea and account for the bulk of favorable research reports. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the most powerful of these catechins. EGCG functions as an antioxidant that is approximately 25-100 times more potent than Vitamins C and E. Theoretically, the high antioxidant activity of Green Tea makes it beneficial for protecting the body from oxidative damage due to free radicals.
Gymnema Sylvestre, or "sugar destroyer" as this plant's Hindi name suggests, is a woody, vine-like plant that climbs on bushes and trees in Southern and Central India. It is said to reduce the body's ability to detect sweetness, thus decreasing desire for sugary, sweet foods. Gymnema is regarded as one of the most powerful herbs for blood-sugar control and is thought to boost insulin activity and enhance levels of enzymes that help cellular utilization of glucose.
The relaxing properties of Hops are known to all - think about sipping a beer after a hard day of work. This herb is the non-alcoholic means to the same tranquil end. Hops are effective when taken alone, but when combined with other herbs like Valerian, Chamomile and Passion Flower, it tends to heighten the benefit.
Huperzine A is the most exciting herbal memory aid scientists have unveiled since Ginkgo biloba. Derived from Chinese club moss, Huperzia serrata, Huperzine A is a powerful extract that was also featured in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association. Huperzine A helps maintain healthy levels of acetylcholine in the brain, which is the vital brain chemical involved in both memory and thought.
Hyaluronic Acid is the primary component of the synovial fluid in our joints, the natural substance that lubricates joint tissue surfaces, reducing friction to keep them gliding smoothly. Hyaluronic Acid does for joints what oil does for creaky door hinges; it helps them move freely. Hyaluronic Acid is also an excellent internal moisturizer for healthy skin, helping to keep it supple and resilient.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is the most widely used probiotic. This healthy bacteria inhabits the intestines and vagina and protects against the entrance of harmful organisms. The breakdown of food by L. acidophilus produces lactic acid, hydrogen peroxide, and other byproducts that make it difficult for undesired organisms to proliferate. L. acidophilus also produces lactase which helps break down milk sugar (lactose) to aid in digestion. This can be beneficial to patients with lactose intolerence. L. acidophilus has also been thought to improve gastrointestinal function, improve immunity and decrease vaginal yeast infections. Dietary sources include milk enriched with acidophilus, yogurt, miso, and tempeh. Preparations range from dried capsules, powders, and granules to liquid forms which must remain refridgerated. Recommended doses vary depending on the disease process being treated. Lactobacillus plantarium helps individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Diarrheal Syndromes, and possibly Colitis. It too has shown to benefit ones' immune system and aid in maintaining normal microflora of the intestines.
Taurine is a conditionally essential amino acid produced from cysteine by the body. In particular, it is found abundantly throughout the excitable tissues of the central nervous system, where it is thought to have a regulating influence. However, Taurine is deficient in many diets and may not be sufficiently produced by the body in certain disease states. Taurine helps maintain the body's electrolyte balance and promotes cardiovascular health and gastrointestinal function. It is known to play an important role in numerous physiological functions.
L-Theanine is a unique amino acid found in Green Tea that has been extensively researched and shown to promote relaxation. It works by enhancing endocrine function, stimulating specific brain waves without inhibiting others.
Lutein acts as a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes harmful free radicals which can damage cells, particularly the sensitive cells of the eyes. Lutein is the primary carotenoid found in the central area of the retina of the eye called the macula, which is the part used for sharp vision. Lutein is associated with protection for age-related macular degeneration (the leading cause of blindness in older adults).
Lycopene is an important member of the carotenoid family (a group of naturally occurring pigments found in fruits and vegetables). Lycopene is an antioxidant nutrient that gives tomatoes their rich red color. Lycopene supports healthy prostate and urinary tract function, and it may help make nighttime more comfortable for men bothered by frequent trips to the bathroom. It is one of the most talked about men’s nutrients among the scientific community and the press.
Magnesium deficiency is common in people with diabetes and this condition may worsen high blood sugar and insulin resistance. Supplementation with Magnesium may help improve insulin function and lower one's overall blood sugar.
Manganese is an essential trace mineral, necessary for normal growth, skeletal and muscle development. Manganese is involved in the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans which are crucial for healthy cartilage and bone.
Recent research confirms that sleepless nights can take a toll on health. Melatonin is a hormone that helps control the sleep/wake cycle. Supplementing with small amounts of this important substance may help restore normal sleep patterns while providing excellent antioxidant support. Melatonin helps maintain healthy sleep patterns and is an all-natural way to help you get a better night's rest.
MSM is a source of natural, organic sulfur found in all living things. MSM promotes healthy, flexible cells and is essential for healthy skin, joints, connective tissue, hair and nails.
Nettle (also known as stinging nettle) is indigenous to North America. Nettle is widely used in the treatment of BPH (or prostate enlargement) in Europe. Nettle Root appears to reduce the obstruction to urinary flow and decrease the need for nighttime urination.
Also known as Vitamin B-3, Niacin supports healthy cholesterol levels and promotes energy through the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Because B vitamins are water-soluble, the body releases what it does not use through urine or perspiration Thus, it is extremely important to replenish the supply. "Regular" Niacin can cause an effect called "flushing," which can turn your face and neck red and warm. Flush-free Niacin provides all the benefits of "regular" Niacin without the associated discomforts.
Nicotinate Glycinate is a trace mineral necessary for healthy glucose tolerance and triglyceride levels. Nicotinate Glycinate is recognized to play an important role in supporting healthy blood sugar levels and is essential for proper glucose (sugar) utilization in your cells. Additionally, supplemental Nicotinate Glycinate has been shown to promote a healthy cardiovascular system.
The health and therapeutic benefits of olive oil were first mentioned by Hippocrates, the father of medicine. For centuries, the nutritional, cosmetic and medicinal benefits of olive oil have been recognized by the people of the Mediterranean. Olive Oil was used to maintain skin and muscle suppleness, heal abrasions and soothe the burning and drying effects of sun and water. Olive Oil was administered both internally and externally – for health and beauty. Olive oil consumption is one of the important factors behind the health benefits of the "Mediterranean Diet." Recent research has now provided firm proof that a Mediterranean diet, which includes olive oil, is not only generally healthy, but that consuming olive oil can actually help with harmful LDL cholesterol and promote healthy cardiovascular and immune health.
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B-5) is a member of the B-Vitamin family and is an essential nutrient for human nutrition and growth. It is found in eggs, milk, fish, legumes, and cereals. Pantothenic Acid is involved in a number of biological reactions including healthy metabolism. Several studies have shown that Pantothenic Acid helps lower elevated levels of triglycerides.
Passion Flower is a climbing vine, renowned for its beautiful white flowers with purple, blue or pink calyx crown blooms. The historical use of Passion Flower is similar to its current use as a mild sedative. Medicinal use of the herb did not begin until the late 19th century in the United States. Passion Flower was used to treat nervous restlessness and gastrointestinal spasms. Passion Flower has a long tradition of use for its mildly sedative properties and has been approved in Germany as an over-the-counter drug for states of nervous unrest. For optimal benefit, Passion Flower is very often combined with other calmatives, including Chamomile, Scullcap, and Valerian.
Phyto-Sitosterol (phytostanols and beta-sitosterols) are plant derived compounds, similar in structure to cholesterol. Typical dietary intake of Phyto-Sitosterol is 100 mg. to 300 mg., higher in vegetarians. Beta-Sitosterol is the most abundant Phyto-Sitosterol in the diet. Beta-Sitosterol is widely found in Saw Palmetto, pumpkin seed, and pygeum. These three botanicals are used in the herbal management of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). Beta-Sitosterol is used as a prescriptive medicine in Europe. A review of 4 double-blind placebo controlled studies tested the efficacy of beta-sitosterol in men with benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). These studies concluded that Phyto-Sitosterol significantly improved urological symptoms and flow measure in those subjects.
Policosanol is manufactured from sugarcane. Numerous studies have reported that Policosanol can benefit cholesterol health to an extent that approximates the most well-known drugs used for this purpose. It has also been approved as a treatment for high cholesterol in about two dozen countries. NOTE: Policosanol contains NONE of the sugar found in sugar cane.
The pomegranate's yellowish-pink, seedy fruit has been a staple of Asian diets since ancient times. In ancient Greek myth, the pomegranate represents life and regeneration. Its herbal use dates back more than 3,000 years, but contemporary science has rediscovered the pomegranate's effectiveness in preventing a variety of potentially deadly diseases. Dozens of recent studies reveal pomegranate's surprising array of benefits. Pomegranates contain powerful antioxidants that promote heart and blood pressure health. In addition, Pomegranate Extract has demonstrated strong immune-benefiting properties. Pomegranate has also been shown to be effective in helping to alleviate mood issues associated with menopause. One of the active constituents in Pomegranate Extract is Ellagic acid. Ellagic acid is a detoxifying agent and has demonstrated DNA-protecting properties, including the ability to bind to and neutralize toxins.
Pumpkin Seed Extract (Pumpkins seeds) are native to North and Central America. Pumpkin seeds contain several major active constituents: essential fatty acids, amino acids, phytosterols (including beta-sitosterol), minerals, and vitamins. Pumpkin seed extract has been used for a variety of medical treatments including urinary tract problems, gastritis, and the treatment of intestinal disorders. Clinical studies have shown that pumpkin seed extract improves the function of the bladder and urethra. This may account for BPH symptom relief.
Pygeum (bark) is a tall evergreen, native to central and South Africa. Pygeum is used in France, Italy, and Germany to treat BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). Pygeum has been studied in numerous clinical trials and has been shown to provide significant improvements in residual urine flow, voided volume, urinary flow, nighttime urination, and day time frequency. Pygeum is thought to reduce the inflammation in the prostate by inhibiting prostate growth factors - substances that are implicated in prostate enlargement. Pygeum is primarily used in the treatment of BPH, but there is some evidence that Pygeum is also beneficial in treating prostatis, impotence, and male infertility.
Quercetin is a naturally occurring flavanoid that can be found in varying fruits and vegetables. It is most commonly found in apples, cherries, raspberries, red grapes, some citrus fruits, leafy vegetables, broccoli, onions, green and black teas, and red wine. Quercetin has demonstrated significant anti-inflammatory activities and may help patients with chronic prostatitis, heart disease, cataracts, allergies, asthma, and has also been described to possess positive effects in helping to prevent cancer. Individuals taking anti-coagulants or antibiotics in the fluoroquinolone family (examples include: Levaquin, Cipro, Avelox, and others) should be cautious when taking Quercetin and it is always prudent to contact your doctor for further advice.
Red Yeast Rice has been used in China for centuries as both a food and as a medicinal substance. It is made by naturally fermenting a type of yeast over red rice according to traditional methods. Produced in the US, the product is similar to red yeast rice that has been used in culinary applications in Asia since at least 800 A.D. In Chinese medicine, red yeast rice is used to promote blood circulation, soothe upset stomach and invigorate the function of the spleen, a body organ that destroys old blood cells and filters foreign substances. Recently, it has been discovered that red yeast rice contains substances that are similar to prescription medications that promote healthy cholesterol levels.
Resveratrol is a polyphenol compound found largely in the skins of red grapes, with high concentrations in red wine. It has been used for centuries in Asian medicine to treat diseases of the blood vessels, heart and liver and is a possible explanation for the "French Paradox" (i.e. a diet high in fat but low in heart disease). Other plants such as eucalyptus, spruce, and lily, and foods including mulberries and peanuts also contain Resveratrol. Resveratrol possesses anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory qualities and may provide anti-cancer benefits as well. Resveratrol may prolong life and helps fight age-related diseases. Research suggests that at high doses, Resveratrol appears to prolong the lifespan and health of mice. Human studies are currently being conducted.
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) is an essential nutrient for human nutrition and plays an important role in the production of energy. Dietary sources of Riboflavin include milk, eggs, cereals, meats, liver, and green vegetables. Deficiency of Riboflavin may result in weakness and fatigue, mouth and tongue sores/cracking, dermatitis and anemia. Riboflavin has been shown to be effective in the prophylaxis of migraine headaches and may be active against esophageal cancer, in addition to cardiovascular and anti-malarial protection.
Saw palmetto (sometimes referred to as sabal in Europe) is native to the southeastern United States; the berries of this plant are used medicinally. Saw Palmetto helps promote healthy urinary frequency and flow, allowing men to enjoy enhanced comfort and rest throughout the night. Saw Palmetto also helps support a healthy inflammatory response in the prostate.
Scullcap is considered the best general tonic of all the nervine herbs. Scullcap helps fight the effects of nervous tension and is found in many nighttime supplements to promote a peaceful night's sleep.
Selenium is an essential antioxidant trace mineral that helps protect cells from free radical damage. Selenium activates an antioxidant enzyme called glutathione peroxidase, which may help protect the body from many malignant conditions. Selenium promotes heart and prostate health and is an important immune system booster. Selenium is an important trace mineral, necessary to the body for good health.
Taurine is an amino acid that is a required building block of protein. Taurine is found in large amounts in the brain, retina, heart, and blood cells called platelets. Some people take taurine supplements as medicine to treat congestive heart failure (CHF), high blood pressure, liver disease (hepatitis), high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia), and cystic fibrosis. It is also used to improve mental performance and as an antioxidant. Antioxidants protect cells of the body from damage that results from certain chemical reactions involving oxygen (oxidation).
Theanine has shown an ability to cross the blood–brain barrier and has been shown to reduce mental and physical stress, improve cognition and mood.
Thiamin (Vitamin B-1 as Thiamin HCL) is a water-soluble vitamin. Dietary sources of Thiamin include beef, brewer's yeast, legumes, milk, oats, oranges, pork, rice, seeds, wheat, whole grains and cereals. Thiamin deficiency occurs in people with alcoholism, malnutrition, mal-absorption syndromes, acute infections, Folate deficiency and major catabolic and physiologic stress states. Lack of Thiamin is associated with negative cognitive and emotional changes, whereas severe chronic deficiency (Beriberi) can result in serious complications of the brain and nervous system, muscles, heart and gastrointestinal tract.
Widely used in Europe and South America to boost mental energy, Vinpocetine is a derivative of vincamine, a key component of the periwinkle plant. Research suggests Vinpocetine may improve cognitive performance and short-term memory loss that is sometimes experienced with stress or aging. Vinpocetine also plays a role in supporting cerebral circulation and cognitive function.
Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine HCL) is a water soluble vitamin that plays a significant role in the production of proteins, hormones, and neurotransmitters. It is required by your body to derive energy from the foods you eat, production of red blood cells and proper functioning of nerves. Evidence supports that supplementation of Vitamin B-6 can help prevent heart disease by reducing blood levels of homocysteine, a chemical that is linked to hardening of the arteries, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing the tendency of platelets in the blood to form clots. Dietary deficiency of Vitamin B-6 has been implicated in neuropathic pain disorders (particularly diabetic peripheral neuropathy) and may result from the use of certain prescription medications called MAO inhibitors (Hydralazine, Penicillamine, Theophylline, and Isoniazid).
Vitamin C (as Calcium Ascorbate) is an essential nutrient for humans and the most important water-soluble, biological antioxidant. Good sources of Vitamin C include most fruits and vegetables. Deficiency of Vitamin C (Scurvy) may result in slow wound healing, easy bruising, shortness of breath, fatigue, poor collagen repair/maintenance, infertility and other medical conditions. Vitamin C has many suspected benefits, which include: antioxidant activity, cardiovascular protection, lowering blood pressure, antiviral, allergic and immune support, and enhanced absorption of Iron. Vitamin C may help reduce the severity and duration of colds and flus, in addition to other respiratory infections. There is some evidence that Vitamin C may hasten recovery when treating patients with pneumonia and bronchitis. Recommended daily allowance (RDA) is 75mg to 90mg a day for adults, but higher dietary intake is under review. It is common practice to supplement at 250mg to 1000mg a day. To promote digestive tolerance, Vitamin C supplementation should be taken with food.
Vitamin D is necessary for proper utilization of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D is essential for bone growth and maintenance of bone density. A dietary deficiency of Vitamin D inhibits production of the protein that binds calcium in the intestines.. In this instance, calcium cannot be absorbed, even if there is adequate intake. Deficiencies of vitamin D are often found in the elderly and in women who have low intake of milk and/or receive inadequate exposure to sunlight. New research indicates that modern, indoor lifestyles may lead to a widespread increase in Vitamin D deficiency. Scientists are discovering that Vitamin D is an important hormone precursor that supports immune response and helps regulate the health of at least 20 different tissues, including those found in the nervous system and joints. It also plays an important role in regulating cell growth, insulin levels and bone formation. Based on this research, scientists recommend that individuals should consider a vitamin supplement to raise their intake to 1,000 IU's per day, adding that it was well within the safety guidelines established by the FDA. Caution: Large doses of Vitamin D (1400-2000 IU/day) may cause hypercalcemia (an excessive amount of calcium in the blood) and/or nephrocalcinosis ( a disorder involving deposits of calcium, oxalate or phosphate in the renal tubules), conditions that can cause a decrease in renal function. Monthly blood tests to monitor serum calcium and parathyroid hormone levels should be done to protect against vitamin D3 toxicity. Those with underlying kidney disease should avoid high doses of vitamin D3. Although some research indicates that dosages up to 10,000 IU/day are safe, healthy people should stay below 2,000 IU/day.
Vitamin D is necessary for proper utilization of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D is essential for bone growth and maintenance of bone density. A dietary deficiency of Vitamin D inhibits production of the protein that binds calcium in the intestines. In this instance, calcium cannot be absorbed, even if there is adequate intake. Vitamin D deficiency is often found in the elderly and in women who have low intake of milk and/or receive inadequate exposure to sunlight. New research indicates that modern, indoor lifestyles may lead to a widespread increase in Vitamin D deficiency. Scientists are discovering that Vitamin D is an important hormone precursor that supports immune response and helps regulate the health of at least 20 different tissues, including those found in the nervous system and joints. It also plays an important role in regulating cell growth, insulin levels and bone formation. Based on this research, scientists recommend that individuals should consider a vitamin supplement to raise their intake to 1,000 IU's per day, which is well within the safety guidelines established by the FDA.
?Caution: Large doses of Vitamin D (1400-2000 IU/day) may cause hypercalcemia (an excessive amount of calcium in the blood) and/or nephrocalcinosis (a disorder involving deposits of calcium, oxalate or phosphate in the renal tubules), conditions that can cause a decrease in renal function. Monthly blood tests to monitor serum calcium and parathyroid hormone levels should be done to protect against Vitamin D3 toxicity. Those with underlying kidney disease should avoid high doses of Vitamin D3, Although some research indicates that dosages up to 10,000 IU/day are safe, healthy people should stay below 2,000 IU/day.
Vitamin E has been getting a lot of attention in recent years, thanks to the valuable nutritional support it provides for a strong heart and cardiovascular system, but it’s more than just a heart-health vitamin. Vitamin E’s antioxidant properties help protect vital tissues throughout the body against the ravages of free radicals. Viosan’s Mediterranean Omegas+ formula provides 100 IU of Natural Vitamin E per serving.
This mineral boosts the body’s natural defense system, especially during the cold season. Zinc also promotes a healthy prostate and is important for healthy skin, nails, and hair.
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