Membrin

Membrin[i] is formulated for memory support. This Orthomolecular supplement provides optimal doses of three of the most well-studied ingredients for targeted, multidimensional cognitive support.

  • Ginkgo biloba extract is a botanical ingredient known to enhance cognitive function by increasing cerebral blood flow as well as protecting neurons from oxidative stress or low oxygen conditions.
  • Vinpocetine is an extract from the seeds of the West African plant Voacanga Africana.  It’s neuroprotective as an antioxidant as well as a vasodilator, which keeps blood vessels relaxed and open, allowing blood to easily deliver oxygen and needed nutrients.
  • Huperzine A is derived from Huperzia serrata, a Chinese club moss and is a potent protector of acetylcholine, essential to improved memory and optimal cognitive functioning.

Please note that the manufacturer of Cognitive Support formula will be discontinuing that product and we are pleased and satisfied that you will find Membrin to be an effective alternative.  Available in our office at TWIHW.

 

[i] 2017 Nutraceutical Catalog, Orthomolecularproducts.com

 

By |2018-10-05T14:36:14-05:00September 20th, 2018|General|

Cosmedix: Product of the Month

Cosmedix

Cosmedix is an array of essential vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients needed to support healthy skin, hair and nails. Research shows collagen production begins to decrease around age 18 and continues to decline at a rate of about 1% each year after age 40.  After menopause, skin thickness may decrease at a rate of about 1.13% annually. Betaine HCl supports optimal protein breakdown, allowing for more efficient manufacturing of collagen.  MSM is a source of bioavailable sulfur, which plays an integral role in regeneration of collagen in skin and hair.  Saw palmetto is added to support normal levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), as DHT can contribute to hair loss.  This formulation also includes key nutrients such as silica (from horsetail grass extract), biotin and vitamin A to provide a complete spectrum of support for healthy skin, hair and nails.  Cosmedix is available at TWIHW.

 

Information provided by OrthoMolecular Products, product descriptions. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

By |2018-02-24T11:11:46-06:00February 18th, 2018|Articles, General|

Liposomal Glutathione, by Quicksilver Scientific

Liposomal Glutathione, by Quicksilver Scientific

Glutathione is the master detoxifier and the main antioxidant produced in the body. * Toxins are linked to glutathione, which then carries them into the bile and the stool, and out of the body.  Glutathione protects our cells’ delicate chemical machinery, and helps energy metabolism run efficiently. * Glutathione is also integral to our immune system, especially for resistance to viruses.

Additionally, Scientific research at Baylor College of Medicine has confirmed that deficiency of the same molecule (glutathione) contributes to weight gain and even obesity. Deficiency of this same has been linked to poor health and disease. – Dr. Mac MD

* Typical oral delivery of glutathione is greatly inhibited by breakdown in the stomach.  Quicksilver Delivery Systems™ protects glutathione from breakdown in the digestive system that otherwise prevents absorption of oral glutathione supplementation. *  In addition to greatly improving bioavailability, the liposomal delivery format enables intracellular delivery of glutathione.  In cell cultures, liposomal glutathione has been demonstrated to be 100 times more efficient for intracellular delivery than non-liposomal glutathione. *  This supplement is delivered through two pumps sprayed into the mouth, held for 30 seconds and then swallowed. It can also be dispersed in water or other liquid if desired.  It has a pleasant lemon-mint taste and can also be applied topically to cold sores or viral lesions.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

By |2018-02-01T16:23:13-06:00January 18th, 2018|Articles, General|

7-Keto DHEA

Keto Weight Loss

One of the most important DHEA metabolites is 7-Keto DHEA (commonly referred to as 7-Keto).  Unlike DHEA, 7-Keto does not convert to estrogen and testosterone.  This provides increased utility that can be used for a myriad of adrenal and other health benefits without the same level of concern relative to feeding into the sex hormone pathways.

7-Keto is called 3-acetyl-7oxo-dehydroepiandrosterone, a naturally occurring metabolite primarily produced in the adrenal glands, skin and, to some degree, in the brain.  Just like DHEA, 7-Keto peaks in our early 20’s and declines over time to about 50% by age 50. [1]

7-Keto is known to have beneficial effects on immune function. A four-week study of 7-Keto supplementation improved immune function in elderly men and women.[2] In the study, the group given 100 mg of 7-Keto twice daily had a significant decrease in immune suppressor cells and a significant increase in immune helper cells.  There were also reductions in diastolic blood pressure and an increase in neutrophils.

It has also been used in clinical practice for its ability to support fat loss via thermogenesis.  These pathways also support healthy triglyceride levels.

Morning and mid-afternoon dosing with 25 mg twice a day, then increasing as needed to higher dosages supports the natural bio-rhythm of the body and allows for support of balancing cortisol levels that are high in the morning and decline throughout the day. It is also noteworthy that 7-Keto can also help with Raynaud’s Syndrome.[3]

[1] Marenich LP.Excretion of testosterone, epitestosterone, androstenedione and 7-ketohydroepiandrostenedione in healthy men of different ages. Probl Endodrinol (Mosk). 1979 Jul;25(4):28-31

[2] Zenk JL, Kuskowski MA. The use of 3-acetyl-7-oxo-dehydroepiandrosterone for augmenting immune response in the elderly. Presented at meeting of FASEB, April 17, 2004.

[3] Ihler G, Chami-Stemann H. 7-oxo-DHEA and Raynaud’s phenomenon. Med Hypotheses. 2003 Mar;60(3):391-7

*The product information provided is for educational purposes and is not intended as either diagnosis or treatment of any disease, nor does it replace professional medical advice.  (The FDA makes us say that)

*Warning: Please consult a health care professional before using this product.

By |2020-03-02T07:45:40-06:00October 19th, 2017|Articles, General|

Tyrosine

L-Tyrosine is an amino acid that is involved in the formation of thyroid hormones as well as a precursor for brain-stimulating catecholamines (dopamine, noradrenaline, and adrenaline). As a result, it supports your stress support mechanisms, supports your thyroid, and has a favorable effect on energy and mood. It can also help with appetite control.

 

 

 

 

By |2017-02-23T14:46:02-06:00February 23rd, 2017|Articles, General|

(R)-Lipoic Acid

Alpha-lipoic acid, or ALA, is one of the most thoroughly researched and highly regarded antioxidants in the body. As a supplement, the most biologically active form of ALA is (R)-Lipoic Acid, which provides maximum antioxidant activity at lower dosage levels.

 

Vital to cellular energy production, lipoic acid helps to neutralize the damage caused by free radicals, which are chemical by- products occurring from oxidation as the body converts nutrients to cellular energy. Lipoic acid serves to regenerate vitamins C and E and helps maintain levels of glutathione, a vital cellular antioxidant and liver protectant. As a supplement, (R)-Lipoic Acid appears to help increase insulin sensitivity, address metabolic syndrome, support vascular integrity, especially in the eye and nervous system, and support strong immune function.

 

Those undergoing chemotherapy and those with diabetes or taking anti-diabetes drugs should check with your health care provider before taking lipoic acid or any other supplement. Pregnant and lactating women are also advised to check with your healthcare provider before taking any supplement.

 

http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART03051/AlphaLipoic-Acid-ALA.html

 

Prothera/Klaire Labs/Complementary Prescriptions, 2015 Patient Catalog

By |2015-03-23T17:24:38-05:00March 23rd, 2015|Articles, General|

Supplement of the Month- Magnesium

Magnesium is the second most abundant element inside of human cells and serves literally hundreds of functions. It is a regulator of over 300 biochemical reactions and plays a vital role in generating energy within the cell. Magnesium is a macro-mineral, memagnesiumaning it is needed by the body in large amounts and it must be provided through diet and supplementation.

As it relates directly to blood pressure and the cardiovascular system, magnesium is a blood vessel dilator or relaxer. Magnesium often functions in the body along with calcium, sodium, and potassium to create homeostasis or a balance with in the body. These electrolytes, when out of balance, can have a negative impact on nerve impulses, muscle contractions, and heart rhythms.

It is estimated that 75% of Americans are magnesium deficient and a magnesium- poor diet is the norm. Processed and sugary diets, phosphoric acid in soft drinks, prescription and over the counter medications, calcium supplements, and soft water can all contribute to deficient intake and absorption of magnesium. Alcohol, aging, illness, stress, and digestive disorders can also increase vulnerability to deficiencies in magnesium.

Improving nutrition and supplementation are pivotal to achieve optimal health.

Ask your healthcare provider if you would benefit by supplementing with magnesium and your nutritionist how to increase your intake through diet. There are a number of supplemental forms of magnesium and one can be recommended that best meets your health challenges and needs. Some forms have more of a laxative effect and others have less of a laxative effect. There are also topical forms of magnesium that would not have any laxative effect.

*The product information provided is for educational purposes and is not intended as either diagnosis or treatment of any disease, nor does it replace professional medical advice.  (The FDA makes us say that)

*Warning: Please consult a health care professional before using these products.

Source: http://www.ancient-minerals.com/magnesium-benefits/

 

By |2015-03-09T21:40:18-05:00March 9th, 2015|Articles, General|

Digestive Aid

Digestive Aid for Acid Reflux and Other Ailments

Digestive Aid supports proper digestive function by supplying hydrochloric acid from betaine HCl and pepsin for enhanced protein digestion.  It also provides nutrient cofactors B1, B6 and zinc which support the body’s own production of HCl.  Additionally, Digestive Aid includes Gamma Oryzanol and Fucoidan which soothe, support and strengthen the protective stomach mucosa.

While counter intuitive, heartburn and reflux can be symptoms of depleted stomach acid, rather than too much.  Over the counter drugs and prescription drugs commonly used for heartburn and acid reflux actually can do more harm than good by blocking the production of acid in the stomach making it very difficult for foods to be properly broken down for digestion.  A healthy diet combined with probiotics, digestive enzymes, and when necessary, increasing Hydrochloric Acid with meals through the use of Digestive Aid can offer a four pronged approach to improve or resolve most digestive issues.

 

*The product information provided is for educational purposes and is not intended as either diagnosis or treatment of any disease, nor does it replace professional medical advice. 
 
*Warning: Please consult a health care professional before using this product.

 

 

 

 

 

By |2014-06-27T08:35:19-05:00June 27th, 2014|Articles, General|
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