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Vitamin Facts

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Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)

ALA is an antioxidant made by the body and found in every cell where it helps turn glucose into energy. ALA is changed into dihydrolipoic acid by the cells within the body. ALA is both fat and water soluble and can work throughout the body. Studies have found that ALA may help regenerate other antioxidants making them active again. ALA can help reduce blood sugar levels, improve insulin sensitivity, and may help with diabetic peripheral neuropathy as well as protect the brain and nerve tissue.

B 12 - KING of the B’s

B12 is a water-soluble vitamin which is difficult to absorb.. B12’s assists in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and in the formation of blood. It is one of the eight B vitamins. B12 boosts energy and metabolism while supporting cognition, memory, and mood. B12 also assists in diminishing the effect of neuropathies.

 

Indication: pernicious anemia, allergies, asthma, canker sores, atopic dermatitis, diabetic neuropathies, sciatica, fatigue, depression, insomnia, herpes zoster (shingles), psoriasis

B-Complex Vitamins

Complex B vitamins help the body to convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose) which the body uses to produce energy. B-complex vitamins also help the body metabolize fat and protein. These B vitamins are necessary for healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver. They also help the nervous system function properly. All B vitamins are water soluble. The body does not store them.

B9 - Folate

Essential vitamin in tissue growth and cellular function. Works in conjunction with B12 and Vitamin C to help the body breakdown, use, and create new proteins. B9 also helps with red blood cell formation and helps produce DNA. B9 is a critical nutrient during pregnancy.

Glutathione

Glutathione is considered a tripeptide composed of three amino acids (cysteine, glutamic acid, glycine) and is considered a master antioxidant because of its ability to detoxify every cell in the body preventing cellular damage caused by free radicals and peroxides. This master antioxidant boosts the immune system by helping to repair damaged cells caused by stress and infection all while fighting chronic fatigue syndrome.

Vitamin D- Fat Soluble Vitamin

The sunshine hormone! Ideal range for optimal benefit should be 50-80. Vitamin D supports bone health, enhances the immune system, decreases cancer risk, decreases clot formation, decreases inflammation, improves sleep quality and decreases anxiety/depression.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin not produced or stored by the body but is critical for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. Vitamin C is one of many antioxidants. Antioxidants are nutrients that block some of the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are made when your body breaks down food or when you are exposed to environmental toxins such as tobacco smoke, and radiation. The buildup of free radicals over time is largely responsible for the aging process. Free radicals may play a role in cancer, heart disease, and conditions like arthritis. Vitamin C has a lot of uses including; antiviral, antibacterial, adrenal fatigue, wound healing, cancer, immune support, and improvement of vein integrity.

Taurine

Taurine is an amino acid found naturally in the body used for energy production. Overtime, our supply of taurine decreases making supplementation important. Taurine supports nerve growth and has been found to be beneficial in the lowering of blood pressure, heart function, exercise endurance, metabolism, reducing inflammation and more.

Zinc

Zinc is involved in numerous aspects of cellular metabolism and plays a role in immune function, blood clotting, thyroid function, wound healing, protein and DNA synthesis, and cell division. Zinc also supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence and is required for proper sense of taste and smell. Zinc is beneficial for those needing immune support, assistance with wound healing, individuals with colitis, herpes, anorexia, diabetes, macular degeneration, and/or low sperm count.

B1 - Thiamine

Assists immune function. Improves ability to fight off stressful situations. B1 plays a crucial role in certain metabolic reactions and is needed to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which is used by our cells for energy.

B2 - Riboflavin

In addition to producing energy, B2 works as an antioxidant fighting free radicals (damaged particles in the body). Free radicals can damage cells and DNA contributing to aging and chronic health issues such as heart disease and cancer.

B3 - Niacin

(nicotinic acid and two other forms; nicotinamide and inositol)

Assists the body make various sex and stress related hormones in the adrenal glands. B3 also helps improve circulation and decrease inflammation.

B 5 - Pantothenic Acid 

Essential in the manufacture of red blood cells as well as sex and stress related hormones produced in the adrenal glands. B5 is also aids in a healthy GI tract and is used in the synthesis of cholesterol.

B6 - Pyridoxine

Assists the body in making several neurotransmitters (chemicals that carry signals from one nerve cell to another). B6 is needed for normal brain development and function, and helps the body make the hormones serotonin and norepinephrine, which influence mood, and melatonin, which helps regulate the body clock. Along with vitamins B12 and B9 (folic acid), B6 helps control levels of homocysteine in the blood. Homocysteine is an amino acid that may be associated with heart disease. Your body needs B6 in order to absorb vitamin B12 and to make red blood cells and cells of the immune system.

B7 - Biotin

Essential in the strengthening of hair, skin, and nails. Important for embryonic growth and therefore, a critical nutrient during pregnancy.

Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral essential to every organ in the body, especially the heart, muscles, and kidneys. Magnesium activates enzymes, contributes to energy production, and helps regulate levels of calcium, cooper, zinc, potassium, vitamin D and other nutrients. Most individuals do not get enough Magnesium through food sources and supplementation can help improve many conditions such as anxiety, depression, cardiac arrhythmia, fibromyalgia, muscle cramps, migraine headaches, asthma diabetes, and more.

MIC B12

MIC B12 is a combination of Amino Acids (Methionine, Inositol, and Choline) and B12 and aids in the breakdown of fat in the use of food for energy. This combination has been credited with increasing energy levels, suppressing appetite, boosting metabolism, removal of fat from the liver, improvement of mood, lowering cholesterol, and more. 

 

Amino Acids are molecules that combine to form proteins and are the building blocks of life. When proteins are broken down, amino acids are the result. The body then uses amino acids to make proteins to help the body break down food, grow, repair tissue and perform other body functions. Amino acids are an energy source for our bodies. There are three different categories of amino acids; essential, nonessential, and conditionally essential amino acids.

Essential amino acids can not be made by the body and must come from food. These include; histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.

Nonessential amino acids can be produced by the body even if we do not get them from the food we eat. These include: alanine, arginine, asparagine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamic acid, glutamine, glycine, proline, serine, and tyrosine. 

Conditionally essential amino acids are usually not essential, except in times of illness and stress. These include; arginine, cysteine, glutamine, tyrosine, glycine, proline, and serine.

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