Nutrients A – M

    • Included for its neurological effects.Happy Egg
    • 5-HTP is naturally derived from the seeds of Griffonia simplicifolia, a West African medicinal plant. 5-HTP is used by the body to make serotonin, an important substance for normal nerve and brain function.
    • The human body manufactures 5-HTP from L-tryptophan, a natural amino acid found in most dietary proteins. However, eating food that contains L-tryptophan does not significantly increase 5-HTP levels.
    • Serotonin is naturally produced by 5-HTP and plays a significant role in sleep, emotional moods, pain control, inflammation, intestinal peristalsis, and other body functions.
    • 5-hydroxytryptophan is made by the body from Serotonin, and then is made into tryptophan. Good sources of tryptophan are proteins such as turkey, eggs, beans and fatty fish such as salmon.

A

    • Included due to its anti-aging and neurological effects.Filet Mignon and Asparagus
    • Plays a critical role in maintaining youthful cellular energy metabolism and blood flow. Two major factors involved with brain aging are diminished brain cell metabolism and reduced cerebral circulation.
    • Thought by researchers to prevent the neural impairment that normally occurs in oxygen deprivation.
    • Helps prevent amyloidal plaques that build up in the brain causing cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s dementia.
    • Aids in the synthesis of acetylcholine in the brain.
    • Supports the liver, which is essential to detoxification.
    • Research suggests that the protective effect of acetyl-L-Carnitine maintains the energy-producing capabilities (mitochondrial respiration) of the central nervous system and emphasized its value for people with diseases that elevate ammonia levels in the blood, such as cirrhosis.
    • Daily supplementation may have a protective effect on the Central Nervous System (CNS), and may benefit the heart.
    • Meats are a good source of carnitine, but so are: nuts, seeds, artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts,collard greens, garlic, mustard greens, okra, parsley, kale, apricots, bananas, bee pollen, brewer’s yeast, buckwheat,corn, oatmeal, rice bran, rye, and whole.
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    • Positive metabolic effects; critical for glucose and blood sugar management.
    • Alanine is an amino acid involved in metabolism of tryptophan and pyridoxine.
    • Widely used in protein construction.
    • Can support intensive training and muscle growth.
    • Transfers nitrogen from peripheral tissue to the liver.
    • Protects against hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and insulin shock.
    • Guards against buildup of toxic substances when muscle proteins are broken down to meet energy needs in aerobic exercise.
    • Protects against kidney stones.
    • Boosts immune.

    Alanine can be found in:

    • Seaweed
    • Lean meats and fish like turkey, cod, pike and tuna
    • Eggs
    • Watercress. 
    • An enzyme that helps break down complex carbohydrates.Colorful cauliflower
    • Carbohydrates not broken down appropriately within the gut, they might produce carbon dioxide and hydrogen because of the bacteria fermentation process.
    • When people age the enzyme stops growing and the chances to accumulate food that is not properly digested increase.
    • Aids the breaks down of oligosaccharides and polysaccharides present in food items that are more difficult to digest.
    • Beans,greens (especially cruciferous vegetables like broccolicabbage, and cauliflower)
    • Enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of starch into sugars.malted barley
    • Present in the saliva of humans and some other mammals, where it begins the chemical process of digestion.
    • Made in the pancreas and the glands that make saliva.
    • When the pancreas is diseased or inflamed,too much amylase gets released into the blood.
    • Microbes are preferred to plants as sources of enzymes. However, amylase can be found in brewed malted barley, and in fungi and bacteria that aid digestion, eg. Bacillus and aspergillus.
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    • Included as an amino acid (building block of protein), for its circulatory and regulatory properties.
    • Converted in the body into a chemical called nitric oxide.
    • Nitric oxide causes blood vessels to open wider for improved blood flow.
    • Stimulates the release of growth hormone, insulin, and other substances in the body.
    • Improves recovery after surgery.
    • Helps prevent nitrate tolerance, and maintain effectiveness of nitroglycerin, in people with angina.
    • Relieves cramping and inflammation related to blocked arteries or peripheral artery disease.
    • Taken daily, seems to improve erectile dysfunction in men with ED.
    • Some evidence that l-arginine reduces high blood pressure (with or without diabetes), and may assist in lowering blood pressure in women with pre-eclampsia during pregnancy.
    • Some of the best plant-based sources of arginine are soybeans, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, peanuts and walnuts. You’ll also get it from sweet green peppers and the seaweed spirulina. Grains such as quinoa, oats and wheat germ deliver arginine
    • Included due to its neurological effects.asparagus
    • Asparagine is one of twenty primary amino acids that occur naturally in proteins. Derived from asparagus, its main function is to release energy that the brain and nervous system use for metabolism.
    • Created from another amino acid, aspartic acid, which is needed to maintain balance in the central nervous system. It helps prevent you from being either overly nervous or overly calm.
    • Promotes the process by which amino acids are transformed into one another in the liver.
    • Serves as a diuretic.

B

    • Included for its vision and vascular effects.bilberries
    • A small shrub that grows in northern Europe, western Asia, and the Rockies of western North America. It contains potent antioxidants that assist in maintaining the collagen structure integrity of the retinal capillaries of the eye which helps reduce blood leakage.
    • Helps produce visual purple -– an important chemical that helps convert light into electrical signals for the brain.
    • Aids in reducing general eyestrain which makes it beneficial for computer operators or anyone that must use their eyes for long periods without rest.
    • Utilized for its astringent, tonic, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic qualities.
    • Studies have shown it to have anti-diabetic activity and it has been used in various herbal combinations as a treatment for diabetes. The leaves contain a component (glucoquinine) which has been shown to lower blood sugar levels.
  • Happy EggAs Vitamin B-7.  An important B vitamin, but is often neglected by health professionals and some of vitamin supplement makers.

    • Involved in the metabolism of protein, fats, and carbohydrates.
    • Plays a crucial role in energy production, by facilitating the use of glucose.
    • Some evidence that it can help diabetics due to its ability to keep glucose (blood sugar) levels low.
    • Important for healthy hair and nails and can help prevent hair loss.
    • Helps calm and maintain and healthy nervous system.
    • Egg yolks are one of the highest sources of biotin. Biotin can also be found in fish like salmon and sardines, as well as soybeans, bananas, nut butters and mushrooms.
    • A rare trace mineral that helps boost testosterone levels in men and women.avocados
    • Found naturally in Kale and Spinach.
    • Needed for healthy bone and muscle growth.
    • Necessary for the metabolism of calcium, phosphorous, and magnesium.
    • Enhances brain function, promotes alertness
    • Plays a role in how the body utilizes energy from fats and carbohydrates.
    • Helps maintain calcium balance, keeping bones healthy and preventing osteoporosis.
    • Almonds, walnuts, avocados, broccoli, potatoes, pears, prunes, honey, oranges, onions, chick peas, carrots, beans, bananas, red grapes, red apples and raisins are all healthy sources of boron.

C

  • crushed_cow_bonesThere are several forms of calcium.  Calcium Hydroxyapetite is the most human bio-identical form and incorporates into the bone matrix very readily.

    • Protects against osteoporosis.
    • Essential role in the formation of bones and teeth.
    • Integral to the transmission of nerve messages.
    • Integral in the proper function of muscles including the heart.
    • Involved in the activation of certain enzymes for digestion, the nourishment of cells, and the release of energy.
    • Animal bones are the only natural source of calcium hydroxyapatite.
  • Happy EggAs Vitamin B-5

    • Synthesis of cholesterol (needed for vitamin D and hormone synthesis) depends on Pantothenic acid.
    • Pantothenic acid activates the adrenal glands to produce anti-stress hormones.
    • Involved in the Kreb’s cycle of energy production and is needed to make the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
    • Essential in producing, transporting, and releasing energy from fats and carbohydrates.
    • Vital for healthy skin.
    • Eggs, clean yogurt and natural cheese contain calcium pantothenate.
    • Included due to its wide range of anti-aging effects.chicken breast
    • Helps block oxidation and glycation; reactions that negatively impact body proteins.
      • The body is composed mostly of amino acid chains that we know as proteins.
      • Carbonylation is a biochemical name for serious protein damage that occurs when the carbonyl group (actually carbon monoxide (CO)), blocks oxygen use and transport.
      • Carbonylated proteins lose their elasticity and resist the body’s attempts to break them down.
      • Later in life, about one-third of the body’s proteins become carbonylated in this way, causing major damage and contributing to aging.
      • Long-lived cells, such as neurons and muscle cells, contain high levels of L-Carnosine which help to block the above from occurring.
      • By preventing this reaction from occurring, L-Carnosine helps the body to thrive and diminish cell death.
    • Helps prevent glycation, which is a process where sugars are irreversibly cross-linked to proteins, similar to what happens when a chicken browns in the oven.
    • Protects brain cells from toxic metal ion reactions that lead to dementia.
    • Thought to prevent glycation from occurring in the lens of the eye -– thus helping to prevent cataract formation and in some cases reversing their formation.
    • Thought to help prevent DNA chromosomal damage and glycation cross-linking of skin collagen which causes wrinkles.
    • Chicken breast is a good choice as a source of carnosine, as well as lean beef and yellowfin tuna.
    • Breaks down cellulose into beta-glucose. Cellulose being a carbohydrate and a key part of the outer cellular structure of vascular plants.
    • Turns cellulose into beta-glucose.
    • Aiding in the hydrolysis of cellulose into energy-sustaining blood sugar that may help maintain optimal blood sugar levels
    • Helps keep cholesterol in the blood stream at optimal levels
    • Supporting cell membranes to keep them healthy from free radicals, toxic chemicals, and other entities that are harmful to cell membranes.
    • Aid in mediation of biofilm formation from cellulose produced by many types of pathogens.
    • Breaking down the polysaccharides of microbial biofilms.
    • Cellulase is produced naturally by symbiotic fungi, bacteria and protozoa.
    • An essential micro-nutrientshellfish
    • Helps keep cell membranes, the gates through which nutrients enter and wastes leave your cells, functioning properly.
    • Allows your nerves to communicate with your muscles.
    • Helps prevent the build-up of homocysteine in the blood; elevated homocysteine levels are associated with heart attack and stroke.
    • Aids in hormone production as well as fat and cholesterol metabolism—which decreases fatty deposits in the liver and throughout the body.
    • Eggs, spinach, beets, and shellfish are all good sources of choline.
    • Included for its positive joint/musculoskeletal effects.chondroitin
    • Recent studies have shown very good results from long-term treatment with chondroitin sulfate in reducing pain and increasing range of motion. Glucosamine in combination with chondroitin sulfate has the ability to repair and improve joint function in addition to providing pain relief.
    • Provides the structural components of joint cartilage.
    • Inhibits free radical enzymes that degrade joint cartilage and collagen.
    • Facilitates the entry of glucosamine into inflamed joints.
    • Attracts water into the cartilage matrix and stimulates the production of cartilage cells.
    • Helps prevent enzymes from dissolving cartilage.
    • Chondroitin sources mainly from cartilage, and is best taken as a supplement as opposed to natural sources.
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    • An essential mineral to optimal health. The average American diet is Chromium deficient. Also, high quantities of refined sugar in the diet cause chromium loss from the body.
    • Involved in glucose metabolism and energy production.
    • Critical to good health due to its role in supporting the insulin sensitivity of the body’s tissues. Insulin is vital for the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. When Chromium levels drop, insulin resistance occurs and a wide range of negative health consequences can ensue.
    • Shown to lead to gains in lean body mass and decreases in body fat.
    • Chromium Picolinate is a highly bioactive form of Chromium.
    • Broccoli, grape juice and garlic all contain chromium picolinate.
    • Included for its anti-aging and cardiovascular support.Colorful cauliflower
    • Known as ubiquinone, a fat-soluble molecule essential to the production of energy at the cellular (mitochondrial level). About 95% of cellular energy is produced from structures called mitochondria. The mitochondria have been described as the cells’ energy powerhouses and the disease of aging has been referred to as a mitochondrial disorder. A growing body of scientific research links a deficiency of Co-Q10 to brain diseases (Parkinson’s disease) which may be related to mitochondrial dysfunction.
    • Incorporated into the mitochondria of cells throughout the body where it facilitates and regulates the oxidation of fats and sugars into energy.
    • Aging humans produce only 50% of the Co-Q10 that young adults do, which makes Co-Q10 one of the most important nutrients for people over age 30 to take as a supplement.
    • Maintaining sufficient levels of CoQ10 helps guard against heart failure, high blood pressure and chest pain.
    • Sardines, maceral, spinach, broccoli and cauliflower are all rich sources of Coenzyme Q10.
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    • Aids in the formation of red blood cells and elastin – an important skin protein that promotes healthy connective tissue (hair, nails, tendons, ligaments).
    • Involved in wound healing and the pigmenting of skin and hair.
    • Contributes to taste sensitivity.
    • Influences the healthy function of the heart and arteries.
    • Helps prevent osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
    • Oysters, kale, shitake mushrooms, sesame seeds, cashew nuts, chickpeas, prunes, avocados, soft goat cheese and fermented soy foods are top sources of copper.
    • Included due to their detoxification and skin effects.soy
    • Closely related to Cystine, Cysteine is very unstable and is easily converted to L-Cystine. However, each form is capable of converting into the other as needed. Both are sulfur-containing amino acids that aid in the formation of skin and are important in detoxification.
    • Helps detoxify the body and protect from radiation damage.
    • One of the best free radical destroyers.
    • Precursor to glutathione, a substance that detoxifies the liver by binding with potentially harmful substances in the liver.
    • Helps protect the liver and brain from damage due to alcohol, drugs, and toxic compounds in cigarette smoke.
    • Recommended in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, hardening of the arteries and mutogenic disorders such as cancer.
    • Promotes healing after surgery and severe burns.
    • Chelate heavy metals and binds with soluble iron, aiding in iron absorption.
    • Promote the burning of fat and the building of muscle.
    • Beneficial in the treatment of bronchitis, emphysema and tuberculosis — promoting healing.
    • Play an important role in the activity of white blood cells which fight disease.
    • High cysteine foods include soybeans, beef, lamb, sunflowers seeds, chicken, oats, pork, fish, cheese, eggs, legumes, and kamut.
  • broccoli

    • Naturally occurring amino acid that helps relieve mucus and improve respiratory function, and boost healthy immune.
    • Plays an important role in restoring intracellular levels of one of the body’s most powerful antioxidant defenses,glutathione (GSH).
    • Research suggests that taking NAC daily may act as an effective intervention against a constellation of chronic, degenerative diseases, including impaired glucose control and cancer.
    • Helps reverse acetaminophen poisoning, which overwhelms the body’s glutathione reserves, creating widespread and irreversible liver damage. NAC quickly restores protective levels of glutathione, averting catastrophe.
    • May help improve quality of life for people with HIV-infection or COPD.
    • Effective in counteracting Acetomenophen (Tylenol) poisoning.
    • Chicken breast and pork are good animal sources of protein. Vegetables like broccoli, red pepper and onion are significant sources of cysteine. Other plant sources include bananas, garlic, soy beans, linseed and wheat germ. 

D

    • Highest source of antioxidants, and the highest source of magnesium of all foods.cocoa
    • Dutch-processed cocoa powder (dark cocoa) is cocoa powder that has been processed with an alkalized solution, making it less acidic and much richer in taste.
    • raw cacao powder will give us a good night’s sleep. Sulfur present in it helps build strong nails, beautiful skin, detoxifies the liver and helps optimal functioning of the pancreas.

F

    • Also known as B-9asparagus
    • Essential for RNA and DNA synthesis as well as energy production.
    • Needed to make SAMe (S-adenosyl-L-methionine), which affects and may improve mood.
    • Encourages normal nerve and proper brain functioning.
    • Lowers homocysteine; amino acid that, at elevated levels, contributes to heart attack, stroke, and blood clots.
    • Needed for proper red blood cell and white blood cell function/ production.
    • Dark leafy greens, asparagus, citrus fruits, avocados, Brussel sprouts, beans, peas, lentils, and okra are all rich in Folate.
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    • Natural simple sugar, a monosaccharide, found in fruits, honey, and vegetables. 
    • Used as a sweetener since the mid 1850s
    • Not to be confused with High Fructose Corn Syrup, a combination of fructose and glucose.

G

    • Included for its anti-oxidant, neurological, vascular, and visual effects.
    • Today’s scientGinkgo Bilobaists have found the leaf extract from this ancient tree to have a multitude of beneficial effects on the human body, from memory improvement to regained sexual potency.
    • The brain depends on a steady supply of oxygen and glucose for proper functioning. It uses 20% of all the oxygen taken in through the lungs. Without enough oxygen, brain cells are damaged.
    • Researchers are showing that damage to retinal tissues can be somewhat reversed with ginkgo and that the increased blood supply to the eye helps lower the intraocular (the interior of the eye) pressure — thus helping glaucoma.
    • Helps dilate the vasculature of the brain which increases blood supply protecting brain cells from free radical damage. It helps short term recall of memory and attention.
    • Helpful in post stroke (multi-infarct dementia) patients as well as helping to prevent strokes.
    • Restores elasticity to vessels in the brain and eye reducing the likelihood of rupture.
    • Helps reduce anxiety, while improving memory and mental function. May improve Alzheimer’s symptoms.
  • potatoes

    • A specific type of amylase that helps to break down starch that occurs naturally in most vegetables.
    • Removes free glucose molecules from the end of the starchy chains rather than simply breaking these longer chains simply into smaller chains.
    • Part of an extremely important group of enzymes that allow us to absorb nutrients and create energy from some of the most common plant foods that we eat.
    • High amounts of glucoamylase is found in corn, potato, wheat and rice.
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    • Placed in the formula due to its joint and musculoskeletal support.
    • Daily dosing with glucosamine in combination with chondroitin sulfate may help replace falling levels in the body associated with aging process and osteoarthritis.
    • Naturally occurring amino sugar found in glycosaminoglycans — integral components of the proteoglycans found in joint cartilage. Proteoglycans are large carbohydrate rich structures that provide resiliency, load distribution, shock absorbing, compressive, and lubricating properties to joints and connective tissues.
    • Integral part of the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans that are necessary during the constant remodeling that aging cartilage undergoes.
    • Maintenance of healthy aging cartilage may be improved with enhanced deposition of glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans.
    • Glucosamine HCl is found in cartilage, and is best takin in supplement form.
  • soy

    • A dipeptide with a glutamine amino group joined to an Alanyl residue. It has excellent stability and is readily soluble in aqueous solution.
    • Improves intestinal health and enhances the immune system. Without sufficient glutamine, the intestines atrophy, and the immune system breaks down.
    • Placed in the formula due to its increased energy effects. less fatigue and better moods.
    • Utilized as a source of energy and for nucleotide synthesis by all rapidly dividing cells, such as the cells of the intestinal lining and certain immune cells (thymocytes, lymphocytes and macrophages). * In the brain, L-Glutamine is a subs¬trate for the production of both excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters (glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid).
    • Source of energy for the nervous system. If the brain is not receiving enough glucose, it compensates by increasing glutamine metabolism for energy — hence the popular perception of glutamine as “brain food” and its use as a pick-me-up.
    • Nourishes colonic epithelial cells allowing them to carry out their absorptive functions at an optimal level.
    • Cabbage, lentils, peas and bean are all good plant-based sources of glutamine, which is also found abundantly in animal proteins.
    • Included for its anti-aging, detoxification and immune boosting effects.asparagus
    • Glutathione is a compound classified as a tripeptide. It is found in every cell of the human body. The body produces it from the amino acids Cysteine, glutamic acid and Glycine. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that is produced in the liver. The largest stores of glutathione are found in the liver.
    • Detoxifies harmful compounds so that they can be excreted through the bile.
    • Is released from the liver directly into the bloodstream where it helps to maintain the integrity of red blood cells and protects white blood cells.
    • Needed for carbohydrate metabolism and appears to exert anti-aging effects, aiding in the breakdown of oxidized fats that may contribute to arteriosclerosis.
    • Mitigates some of the damage caused by tobacco smoke because it modifies the harmful effects of aldehydes (chemicals present in cigarette smoke) that damage cells. It also helps protect the liver from alcohol-induced damage.
    • Asparagus, spinach,garlic, avocado, squash, zucchini, potatoes, melons, grapefruit, strawberries, and peaches are all great sources of glutathione.
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    • Included as an amino acid and neuro transmitter for its joint, musculoskeletal, and healing effects, as well as its nervous system support function.
    • Glycine, the simplest of the amino acids, helps release oxygen required for cell production and the biosynthesis of hormones.
    • Slows down muscle degeneration by supplying additional Creatine, a compound that is present in muscle tissue and is utilized in the construction of DNA and RNA.
    • Improves glycogen storage, thus freeing up glucose for energy needs.
    • Essential for the syntheses of nucleic acids, bile acids, and other amino acids.
    • Useful for repairing damage tissues and promoting healing.
    • Helps counter the harmful effects of alcohol.
    • Necessary for central nervous system function and a healthy prostate.
    • Functions as an inhibitory neurotransmitter and can help prevent epileptic seizures.
    • Used in the treatment of manic (bipolar) depression and can be effective for hyperactivity.
    • Protein rich foods like fish and meat are high in glycine, but you can also find glycine in these vegetables and fruits: soybeans, spinach, kale,cauliflower, cabbage, pumpkin, banana, kiwifruit, cucumber and beans.
    • Included for its circulatory and anti-oxidant effects.grape seed
    • Contains oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPCs), well known for their antioxidant activity, which means, at the very least, grape seed may help to destroy free radicals in your body, which in turn may help you avoid premature aging and certain chronic diseases.
    • Found to inhibit lipid peroxidation, platelet aggregation, capillary permeability and fragility, and to affect enzyme systems.
    • Play a role in cancer prevention. Research published in the journal Prostate found OPCs helped stop the spread of prostate cancer cells and also caused apoptosis (cell death) among prostate cancer cells.
    • Grape seed extract also contains high levels of compounds (procyanidin dimers) that act as aromatase inhibitors. This is likely another way grape seeds may help prevent and treat cancer, specifically hormone-dependent breast cancer.

H

    • Included for its musculoskeletal and neurological effects.Salted mixed almond and cashew nuts on cutting board
    • This essential amino acid is biochemically metabolized into the neurotransmitter histamine which is essential to the allergic response.
    • Significant in the growth and repair of tissues.
    • Important for the maintenance of the myelin sheaths, which protect nerve cells.
    • Needed for the production of both red and white blood cells, and is sometimes used to assist with anemia due to kidney failure or kidney dialysis.
    • Protects the body from radiation damage, helps lower blood pressure, and helps prevent AIDS contraction when (if ever) exposed to the virus.
    • Foods high in histidine include: beef, lamb, cheese,pork, chicken, turkey, soy, fish, nuts, seeds, eggs, beans, and whole grains
    • Included due to its neurological/brain effects.Lycopodium Herb
    • Since the 1980s, researchers have been studying Huperzine-A as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Huperzine-A is thought to boost the performance of the aging brain to that of a much younger and healthier brain.
    • Derived from the plant, Chinese Club Moss.
    • Increases acetylcholine in the brain by inhibiting the acetylcholinesterase enzyme.
    • Increases norepinephine and dopamine in the brain.

I

  • potatoes

    • Essential in maintaining the function of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, which in turn regulates all key metabolic functions, including blood cell production and nerve and muscle function.
    • Essential to thyroxine production—a hormone associated with the thyroid gland.
    • Promotes general growth and development within the body as well as aiding in metabolism.
    • Because of its role in metabolism, it helps to burn off excess fat.
    • Some detoxification properties.
    • Helps regulate body temperature.
    • Sea vegetables, cranberries, navy beans, strawberries, raw organic cheese, and potatoes are good natural sources of iodine.
  • Apricot

    • A carbohydrate-digesting enzyme that splits sucrose (common table sugar) into its component parts, glucose and fructose.
    • Breaks down (hydrolyzes) the bond between fructose and glucose makes it a vital part of the digestion of complex sugars into blood sugar (glucose) which can be used as a ready fuel source by the body.
    • An essential enzyme nature uses to help us digest sugars.
    • Plays a key role not only in digestive processes, but also in overall human disease prevention, physical rejuvenation and anti-ageing processes.
    • As we age, we have less access to this natural enzyme, resulting in a reduced ability to extract the vital nutrients from the food we eat.
    • Slows our digestive process. Some forms of sugar and carbohydrates are good for the body, but they cannot be absorbed or digested well without the help of the invertase enzyme.
    • Pink apricots are an excellent source of Invertase.
  • inosine

    • Included as a precursor for adenosine, and important energy molecule, for its muscle recovery effects.
    • Inosine is an amino acid that belongs to a chemical family known as purine nucleotides. It penetrates cell walls of both cardiac and skeletal muscle and once inside, it promotes the manufacture of ATP — the substance in the body that allows muscles to contract.
    • Athletes wishing to exercise longer without experiencing muscle fatigue often use inosine.
    • Promotes the production of a substance known as 2, 3-DPG that is necessary for the transport of oxygen molecules from the red blood cells to the body’s cells for energy.
    • Provides cardiovascular support to help the heart thrive.
    • Studies suggest Inosine may block the impact of a destructive free-radical (peroxynitrite) that play a role in multiple sclerosis.
    • Inosine is best taken in supplement form.
    • Plays an lemons and limesimportant part in the health of cell membranes, especially for the specialized cells of the brain, bone marrow, eye, and intestines.
    • Assists with mood; all major brain neurotransmitters rely on Inositol to transmit messages to relieve anxiety, PMS, binge eating and more.
    • Promotes and is vital to hair growth.
    • Needed for the metabolism of fat and cholesterol.
    • Helps prevent hardening of the arteries.
    • Controls estrogen levels helping to possibly prevent breast lumps.
    • May help impede male pattern baldness.
    • Inositol can be found in lecithin granules, wheat germ, lecithin oil, liver, brown rice, citrus fruits, nuts, molasses, green leaf vegetables, whole grain bread and soy flour.
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    • Carbohydrate belonging to a class of compounds known as fructans and is closely related to fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS).
    • Since inulin is not absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, it is considered to be a fiber.
    • Has a slightly sweet taste and is very low on the glycemic index making it suitable for diabetics.
    • A pre-biotic, it feeds the good bacteria in the gut (bifidobacteria) – improving digestion and health overall.
    • Included for its contribution to energy creation in the body.Salted mixed almond and cashew nuts on cutting board
    • Isoleucine is an amino acid that is found principally in the interior of proteins and enzymes. It is incorporated into proteins and enzymes, where it is needed for hemoglobin formation and also stabilizes and regulates blood sugar and energy levels.
    • One of 3 branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), along with Leucine and Valine, Isoleucine is metabolized in muscle tissue; valuable for athletes because it enhances energy production, increases endurance, and aids in the healing and repair of muscle tissue.
    • Significantly increases glucose uptake and glucose usage during exercise.
    • Great sources of Isoleucine include: almonds,cashews, chicken,chickpeas, eggs, fish, lentils, liver, meat, rye, most seeds, and soy protein.

L

    • An enzyme used to help people who have trouble digesting milk and other dairy products.lactose free - food with background
    • Hydrolyzes milk sugar (lactose) into its component parts, glucose and galactose.
    • Helps digest dairy and dairy products, while addressing lactose intolerance.
    • Reduces gas and bloating.
    • May reduce IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
    • Lactase is taken as a supplement.
  • lemons and limes

    • Phytonutrients vital for proper absorption of Vitamin C; they also enhance and prolong the action of Vitamin C
    • Powerful anti-inflammatory, reduces swelling, venous backup and edema, and improves respiratory function.
    • Helps by oxygenating tissues and maintaining blood pressure
    • Helps prevent extremity pain and leg cramps.
    • Improves capillary permeability.
    • Aids in wound healing.
    • Included as an essential amino acid for its anti-aging and healing effects.soy
    • Acts to protect muscle from catabolism (being broken down), and are burned by muscles as a fuel source.
    • Promotes the healing of bones, skin and muscle tissue and is recommended for those recovering from surgery to promote protein synthesis.
    • Lowers elevated blood sugar levels and aids in increasing growth hormone production.
    • Studies have shown that groups consuming high leucine diets had greater weight loss, greater fat loss, better body composition, and better preservation of lean body mass.
    • High leucine foods includecheese, soybeans, beef, chicken, pork, nuts, seeds, fish, seafood, and beans.
  • avocados

    • An essential enzyme for the digestion of fatty (lipid) substances either in the diet or as a part of normal human
    • Responsible for breaking down (hydrolyzing) fats into smaller components that can readily be absorbed through the intestines.
    • Acts as a catalyst during hydrolysis in which solid fats and oils are disassembled into their components, yielding monoglycerides, diglycerides, glycerol, and free fatty acids.
    • Produced mainly in the pancreas except in the case of disease and digestive imbalance.
    • Great natural sources of lipase include: Raw, unheated, unrefined fats and oils (egg yolk,cream, whole coconut, whole
    • Also known as Monk Fruit, is a Chinese fruit used for its medicinal properties.
    • Contains non-sugar natural sweetener – the triterpenoid glycosides, and a group of compounds known as mogrosides.
    • More than 300 times sweeter than cane sugar.
    • Contains no calories.
    • Zero effect on blood sugar levels, in fact, it has an anti-hyperglycemic effect that could make it useful in regulating blood sugar levels of diabetics.
    • Traditional Chinese medicine has long used luo han guo to treat obesity.
    • Studies have shown that it has antioxidant properties.
    • It also has an anti-histaminic effect and has been used to treat heat stroke, chronic cough and sore throats.
    • Laboratory studies suggest that some of the compounds in the fruit like cucurbitane glycosides have a potential for fighting cancer cells. The mogrosides may also inhibit the growth of the Epstein Barr virus.
    • Included due to its eye support effects.Happy Egg
    • One of 600 naturally occurring fat-soluble antioxidant carotenoids that are found in green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, collard greens, romaine lettuce, leeks, and peas. The central area of the retina in humans is called the macula and contains lutein as the primary carotenoid.
    • Acts to filter and shields harmful blue light from the eye and protect against age-related macular degeneration — the leading cause of blindness in people over 65.
    • One study indicated that adults with the highest dietary intake of lutein had a 57 percent decreased risk of macular degeneration compared to those with the lowest intake.
    • Lutein can be found in eggs, leafy greens like spinach, kale, turnip greens, collard greens, and romaine lettuce, broccoli, zucchini, garden peas and Brussels sprouts.
    • Included specifically for its eye support effects.asparagus
    • One of approximately 600 known carotenoids — chemicals that are responsible for the red, orange and yellow color in fruits and vegetables. In the body, lycopene is deposited in the liver, lungs, prostate gland, colon, and skin. Its concentration in body tissues tends to be higher than all other carotenoids. The adrenal glands store higher levels of lycopene than most other organ tissues.
    • A proven antioxidant. It is deposited in the liver, lungs, prostate gland, colon, and skin.
    • Ongoing research suggests that lycopene is associated with reduced risk of macular degenerative disease, serum lipid oxidation and cancers of the lung, bladder, cervix and skin.
    • Sun-dried tomatoes, guavas, watermelon, papaya, grapefruit, sweet red peppers, asparagus, red cabbage, and mango all contain good amounts of lycopene.
    • An essential amino acid that provides positive joint and musculoskeletal effects.Colorful cauliflower
    • Necessary building block for all protein.
    • Helps convert fatty acids to energy, aiding in weight reduction.
    • Helps with calcium absorption, collagen formation, and maintains nitrogen balance.
    • Aids in the production of antibodies, hormones, enzymes, collagen formation and tissue repair. Because it helps to build muscle protein, it is good for those recovering from surgery and sports injuries.
    • Lowers high serum triglyceride levels.
    • Capacity for fighting cold sores and herpes viruses.
    • Thought to decrease acute alcohol intoxication.
    • Thought to help prevent glycosylation — the combining of a sugar and protein molecule accelerated by elevated blood sugar levels, which causes aging, diabetes, stroke and heart disease.
    • Helps in muscle building, when taken with other amino acids like arginine
    • Promotes bone health by increasing calcium absorption; prevents osteoporosis or weak bones by reducing bone loss
    • Helps lower bad cholesterol levels, thus reducing the risk for heart disease
    • May be used to treat viral infections like herpes simplex, cold sores, shingles, human papilloma virus (HPV) infection such as genital warts, and genital herpes
    • Can relieve migraines and other types of pain and inflammation
    • When taken with other nutrients like vitamin C, it can reduce chest pains (angina) related to heart disease
    • Promotes skin health through increased collagen formation
    • Most fruits and vegetables contain lysine, as do animal proteins.

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    • A vital catalyst to enzymes involved in energy production.KaleBunchtied3
    • Helps maintain proper body ph and body temperature.
    • Helps prevent the calcification of body tissues.
    • Protects the arterial lining from sudden stress related to blood pressure changes.
    • Helps regulate blood sugar, thereby protecting against metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and heart disease.
    • Helps dissolve calcium thus helping to prevent calcium oxalate kidney stones.
    • Helps prevent osteoporosis and cardiac dysrhythmias.
    • Deficiencies in this mineral make nearly every disease worse.
    • Magnesium can be found naturally in darkleafy greens, nuts, seeds, fish, beans, whole grains, avocados, yogurt, bananas, dried fruit, and dark
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    • A mineral compound of magnesium carbonate and citric acid, and is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body.
    • Required for efficient body function, and has a laxative effect in this form in large doses.
    • Half of the body’s magnesium is in bones and teeth, while the other half resides in the cells of body tissues and organs.
    • Magnesium plays a role in your body’s detoxification processes and is important for helping to prevent damage from environmental chemicals, heavy metals and other toxins.
    • Glutathione, “the master antioxidant,” requires magnesium for its synthesis.
    • Half of the body’s magnesium is in bones and teeth, while the other half resides in the cells of body tissues and organs.
    • Plays a part in protein synthesis and energy metabolism and helps regulate blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
    • As reported by GreenMedInfo1, researchers have now detected 3,751 magnesium binding sites on human proteins, indicating that its role in human health and disease may have been vastly underestimated.
    • Sufficiency or deficiency may alter the expression and behavior of the proteins in our body, and ultimately the course of both health and disease.
    • Benefits your blood pressure and help prevent sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, and stroke.
    • Positive impact on Fibromyalgia, Type 2 Diabetes, Atrial Fibrillation, Premenstrual Syndrome, Migraine, and Aging.
    • Eases nighttime leg cramps.
    • Has bowel cleansing properties.
    • Darkleafy greens, nuts, seeds, fish, beans, whole grains, avocados, yogurt, bananas, dried fruit, and dark chocolate are all great sources of Magnesium Citrate.
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    • Trace mineral that plays a very important role as part of the natural antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD), which helps to fight free radicals.
    • Needed for body fat and protein metabolism.
    • Used in energy production.
    • Essential for a healthy immune system, healthy nerves, normal bone growth, blood sugar regulation, and reproduction.
    • Works in unison with the B vitamins to promote overall wellbeing.
    • Key element in the production of enzymes to metabolize fats and purines.
    • Kelp is a great source of Manganese. Other excellent sources of manganese are: hazelnuts, pine nuts, pecans, mussels, oysters, clams, cocoa powder and dark chocolate, pumpkin seeds, and chili powder.
    • Hormone produced in the pineal glandmalted barley
    • An effective natural sleep aid,
    • Potent antioxidant and anti-aging therapy that has been shown to help prevent or treat multiple medical conditions.
    • Helpful for disturbed sleep-wake cycles in children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities, autism, and other central nervous system disorders.
    • Some melatonin boosting foods are: Pineapples, bananas, oranges, sweet corn, and oats.
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    • Included for its metabolic effects.
    • Methionine is an important amino acid that helps to initiate translation of messenger RNA by being the first amino acid incorporated into the N-terminal position of all proteins. This sulfur-containing amino acid is also the source of sulfur for cysteine in the body.
    • Assists in the breakdown of fats, thus helping to prevent a buildup of fat in the liver and arteries that might obstruct blood flow to the brain, heart, and kidneys.
    • Helps the digestive system to detoxify harmful agents such as lead and other heavy metals.
    • Aids in diminishing muscle weakness.
    • Prevents brittle hair and protects against radiation.
    • Is beneficial for people with osteoporosis or chemical allergies.
    • Good source of sulfur which helps to prevent skin and nail problems.
    • Effective in counteracting Acetomenophen (Tylenol) poisoning.
    • Brazil nuts, lean beef and lamb, parmesan cheese, chicken breast, tuna, shellfish, and snapper are all great natural sources of methionine.
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    • Organic sulfur naturally found in land and sea plants, thus included in the diet of humans and virtually all other vertebrates.
    • Included in its bioavailable form for its effects on joints and musculoskeletal health.
    • Important building block for production and repair of skin, hair, nails, ligaments and tendons.
    • Utilized worldwide for relief from arthritis, muscle pain, joint pain, and inflammation.
    • A nutritional mineral that can help to normalize the immune system.
    • Anti-inflammatory and pain reducing properties blocking pain responses in nerve fibers.
    • Helps reduce scar tissue by altering the cross linking process in collagen to allow tissue repair and healing to take place.
    • MSM is found naturally in coffee, tomatoes, tea, Swiss chard, beer, alfalfa sprouts and corn. It also is found in fruits such as apples and raspberries, vegetables, whole grains and legumes.
    • Detoxes and protects the liver.Thistle
    • Contains silymarin, which is largely responsible for its beneficial functions.
    • Helps protect the cells of the liver by blocking the entrance of harmful toxins and helping remove these toxins from the liver cells.
    • Helps regenerate injured liver cells.
    • Used to address mushroom poisoning, alcoholic cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis, drug and alcohol-induced liver damage and acute viral hepatitis.
    • Available as a stand alone supplement, and sometimes included with other natural supplements in healing combination.  Silymarin is also found naturally in wild artichoke, turmeric, and coriander.  And in trace amounts in: dark-skinned grapes, beet greens, black cohosh, peanuts, brewer’s yeast and most berries.
    • Essential metal that is required for nitrogen metabolism and functions as a cofactor for a number of enzymes.
    • Necessary for metabolism of sulphur amino acids, the production of uric acid, and the oxidation of aldehydes.
    • Oysters,salmon, pinto beans, lentils, fermented soy products, barley, beets, mixed nuts, pecans, radishes, raisin, cherries, cocoa, legumes, whole grains, seeds, peas, artichokes, avocados, radishes, garlic, mushrooms, potato, tomato, banana, prune and leafy vegetables are all good sources of molybdenum.