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Alpha Lipoic Acid - 5200
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Product Code : 5200
Regular name : Alpha Lipoic Acid
Common name : Alpha Lipoic Acid
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Description

Alpha-lipoic acid is an anti-oxidant that is made by the body and is found in every cell, where it helps turn glucose into energy.Anti-oxidants are substances that attack waste products created when the body food into energy. Free radicals cause harmful chemical reactions that can damage cells in the body, making it harder for the body to fight off infections. They also damage organs and tissues. Most other anti-oxidants work only in either water-soluble environments (such as vitamin C) or in fatty tissues (such as vitamin E). However, alpha-lipoic acid is both fat-and water-soluble.In addition, antioxidants are depleted as they attack free radicals,but evidence suggests alpha-lipoic acid may help regenerate these other anti-oxidants and make them active again. Alpha-lipoic acid helps to blood sugar levels, which is important for diabetics. Its ability to kill free radicals may help reduce pain, burning, itching, tingling, and numbness in people who have nerve damage caused (called peripheral neuropathy). Taking alpha-lipoic acid as a supplement appears to help another diabetes-related condition called autonomic neuropathy, which affects the nerves supplying the heart.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Acts as an anti-oxidant
Yerba Mate, 8% Xanthines - 7710
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Product Code : 7710
Regular name : Yerba Mate
Common name : Yerba Mate
Latin name : Ilex paraguariensis Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

Yerba mate is a South American shrub of the holly family. It is commonly used to create a “tea-like” infusion called “maté”. As a dietary supplement, the leaves are used. Yerba mate contains the xanthine alkaloids caffeine, theobromine, and theophylline—stimulants that are responsible for yerba mate’s positive effects on weight loss. Yerba mate can increase energy levels as well as mildly suppress appetite.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Used for weight loss and to increase energy levels.
Blood Sugar Regulation
Serratiopeptidase 2,200 U/mg - 6756
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Product Code : 6756
Regular name : Serratiopeptidase
Common name : Serratiopeptidase
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Description

Serratiopeptidase (also called “Serrapeptase”) is an enzyme that is classified as a dietary supplement in the United States. Specifically, it is a proteolytic enzyme (protease) produced by enterobacterium Serratia sp. E-15. Serrapeptase supports cardiovascular health and healthy levels of inflammation.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Serrapeptase supports cardiovascular health and healthy levels of inflammation.
Green-Lipped Mussel Powder - 4330
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Product Code : 4330
Regular name : Green-Lipped Mussel
Common name : Green-Lipped Mussel
Latin name : Perna canaliculus Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

Green-lipped mussel extract is made from New Zealand green-lipped mussels. It contains complex proteins, polypeptides, naturally-chelated minerals, long chain unsaturated fatty acids, enzymes, glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), vitamins, nucleic acids, chondroitin sulfates, glycoproteins, and polysaccharides. Studies have found that green-lipped mussel inhibits the 5-lipoxygenase pathway, which leads to the formation of leukotrienes (molecules of the immune system that contribute to inflammation in asthma and allergic rhinitis). Many of the products of these pathways have inflammation-supporting properties.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Green-lipped mussel helps promote joint mobility, cartilage maintenance, and general well being.
Stevia 90% P.E., 90% Steviosides - 7060
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Product Code : 7060
Regular name : Stevia
Common name : Stevia
Latin name : Stevia rebaudiana Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

Stevia rebaudiana is an herb in the Chrysanthemum family, which grows wild as a small shrub in parts of Paraguay and Brazil. The glycosides in its leaves, including steviosides, account for its incredible sweetness. The refined extracts of stevia, a white powder with 85%-95% steviosides, claims to be 200-300 times sweeter than table sugar. Stevia has no calories and does not raise blood sugar levels. The U.S. FDA’s position on stevia is somewhat ambiguous. In 1991, citing a preliminary mutagenicity study, the FDA issued an import alert that effectively blocked the importation and sale of stevia in this country. Ironically, this was the year that a follow-up study found flaws in the first study and seriously questioned its results. In September 1995, the FDA revised its import alert to allow stevia and its extracts to be imported as a food supplement but not as a sweetener. Yet, it defines stevia as an unapproved food additive, not affirmed as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) in the United States.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Per above information, no claims can be made.
Banaba Leaf, 1% Corsolic Acid - 1410
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Product Code : 1410
Regular name : Banaba
Common name : Banaba
Latin name : Lagerstroemia speciosa Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

Banaba leaf comes from a tree with thick, waxy leaves and striking purple flowers, typically found in Southeast Asia. Banaba leaf was a popular remedy for blood sugar control, kidney and liver health in traditional cultures there, particularly in the Philippines and in India. One of the active ingredients in banaba leaf is corosolic acid, which mimics the function of insulin by aiding the metabolism of glucose. Corosolic acid works like insulin to reduce blood sugar levels by transporting glucose into cells and out of the bloodstream. This can be beneficial to anyone who has trouble with high blood sugar, and especially to those with insulin resistance or diabetes.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Control of blood sugar level.
Cardiovascular Health
Flax Seed Oil Powder - 3465
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Product Code : 3465
Regular name : Flax Seed
Common name : Flax Seed, Linseed
Latin name : Linum usitatissimum Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

Flax seed oil powder is flax seed oil converted to powder using a special process. The powder has all of the health benefits of the oil form. Flax seed oil comes from the seeds of the flax plant and contains the essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and linoleic acid (LA). The body converts ALA into eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, and converts LA into Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an Omega-6 fatty acid.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Omega-3 fatty acids can increase energy level, reduce inflammation, promote joint health, provide lubrication to the skin, arteries, veins and intestinal tract, promote general cardiovascular health by maintaining healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and help improve concentration and mood. Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) can provide hormonal balance in women at various life stages, maintain healthy skin, and help the body have a healthy response to allergens.
Policosanol (Octa-50/Poli-99) - 8845
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Product Code : 8845
Regular name : Policosanol
Common name : Sugar Cane
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Description

Policosanol is a mixture of alcohols isolated and refined from sugar cane. While the main ingredient in Policosanol is octacosanol, Policosanol is actually a mixture of many (hence the prefix “poli”) alcohols, including hexacosanol, triacontanol and others. As a dietary supplement, Policosanol has been associated with lower levels of LDL or “bad” cholesterol. The level of LDL in a person’s blood is linked to atherosclerosis (narrowing of the blood vessels due to build up of lipids, sometimes known as “hardening of the arteries”). Having a high level of LDL cholesterol puts a person at risk of having coronary heart disease. Policosanol has also been shown to increase levels of high-density lipoprotein or HDL, the “good” cholesterol. HDL actually helps carry cholesterol away from the arteries to the liver, where it is processed and excreted from the body. A relatively high proportion of HDL in your total cholesterol level may be beneficial in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Decreases LDL cholesterol and increases HDL cholesterol.
Salmon Oil Powder 9EPA/6DHA - 3400
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Product Code : 3400
Regular name : Salmon Oil
Common name : Salmon Oil
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Description

Salmon oil powder is salmon oil converted to powder using a special process. The powder has all of the health benefits of the two Omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon oil: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Omega-3 fatty acids can increase energy level, reduce inflammation, promote joint health, provide lubrication to the skin, arteries, veins and intestinal tract, promote general cardiovascular health by maintaining healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and help improve concentration and mood.
Co-Q-10 (Chinese), Ubiquinone - 2411
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Product Code : 2411
Regular name : Coenzyme-Q-10
Common name : Ubiquinone, Ubidecarenone
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Description

Because it is a vitamin-like substance located in virtually every cell, Coenzyme Q10 (Co-Q-10) is also known as ubiquinone, from “ubiquitous”, to signify its widespread distribution in the human body, and “quinone”, a chemical structure with a unique ability to be oxidized and reduced. Coenzyme Q10 is a compound found naturally in the energy-producing center of the cell known as the mitochondria. Co-Q-10 is involved in making an important molecule known as adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP serves as the cell’s major energy source and drives a number of biological processes, including muscle contraction and the production of protein. Co-Q-10 also works as an anti-oxidant. Anti-oxidants are substances that scavenge free radicals, damaging compounds in the body that alter cell membranes, tamper with DNA, and even cause cell death. Free radicals occur naturally in the body, but environmental toxins (including ultraviolet light, radiation, cigarette smoking, and air pollution) can also increase the number of these damaging particles. Scientists believe free radicals contribute to the aging process, as well as the development of a number of health problems. Anti-oxidants can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause. Healthy humans who consume a well-balanced diet have the ability to synthesize Coenzyme Q10. Unhealthy individuals and those on an inadequate diet may not synthesize Co-Q-10 in sufficient quantities. Thus, the biosynthesis of Coenzyme Q10 in the human body requires a good diet, one that is high in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrient factors.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Co-Q-10 boosts production of energy in the cell, provides anti-oxidant protection and inhibits blood clot formation. Co-Q-10 supplementation is important for maintaining heart health. Taking Co-Q-10 supplements can correct the deficiency caused by statin medications without affecting the medication’s positive effects on cholesterol levels, and may decrease the muscle pain associated with statin treatment.
Astragalus P.E., 0.3% Astragaloside - 1210
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Product Code : 1210
Regular name : Astragalus
Common name : Huang Chi, Milk Vetch
Latin name : Astragalus membranaceus Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

Astragalus root is an herb that has been known for many years in Chinese medicine for its adaptogenic properties‚ as well as for its ability to tonify the body’s “vital force.” More recently‚ Astragulus root powder extract has been shown to support healthy immune function through numerous mechanisms. It stimulates the production of and increases the activity of specialized white blood cells‚ such as T-Cells and Natural Killer Cells. In addition, Astragalus extract supports healthy liver and vascular function. *
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Supports healthy function of the immune system, helps to protect the liver and increases stamina. * * 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.
Ginkgo Biloba P.E. 24%/6% - 3730
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Product Code : 3730
Regular name : Ginkgo
Common name : Ginkgo
Latin name : Ginkgo biloba Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

The leaves from the Ginkgo Biloba tree have been used in Chinese medicine for well over 1,000 years. Ginkgo improves cognitive function because it promotes good blood circulation in the brain and protects it from neuronal damage. Ginkgo powder extract supplements are often standardized to 24% flavone glycosides and 6% terpene lactones GCI’s Ginkgo Biloba 28%/8% is standardized to 28% flavone glycosides and 8% terpene lactones
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Improves blood circulation, including in the brain. May improve cognitive function. 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.
Cognitive Enhancement
LipoSerine(TM) Phosphatidylserine 20% Powder - 6010
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Product Code : 6010
Regular name : Phosphatidylserine
Common name : Phosphatidylserine
Latin name : None Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

Phosphatidylserine (PS) products from GCI Nutrients are phospholipid complexes that contain specified levels of phosphatidylserine, which is vital to brain structure and function. LipoSerine™ is an exclusive PS formulation that also contains an equal concentration of phosphatidic acid (PA), a stimulator of many cellular functions. Phosphatidylserine (PS) and phosphatidic acid (PA) are naturally-occurring phospholipids that are bio-chemically linked through the activity of the enzyme phospholipase D. PS has been thoroughly investigated with relation to neurological functions, and it is now well-documented that oral consumption of PS can rectify brain functions like poor memory, and is of clear beneficial effect in the aged. PA has been shown to act as an important activator of various cellular functions, and in this respect, may counteract tissue deterioration that takes place in aging. It may similarly support tissue building. The bio-chemical relationship between PS and PA strongly suggests that they are synergistic in their action. Liposerine™ has been tested in two clinical trials. The first was performed on memory retention, while the second was on Alzheimer’s disease. The results of the clinical trials with this formulation strongly suggest that this combination is superior to PS alone. LipoSerine™ has been shown to help alleviate mental dysfunctions (affecting memory, speed of thinking, verbal facility, etc.) and affective disorders (depression, sleeplessness, “flat mood”, etc.). Liposerine™ Phosphatidylserine is GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) affirmed for safety, making it suitable for use in foods and beverages, as well as in dietary supplements. Liposerine™ is manufactured using the preferred non-bacterial cabbage enzyme method, and does not infringe upon any patents. Liposerine™ is also Kosher-certified.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Phosphatidylserine improves memory and other cognitive functions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows the following claim that phosphatidylserine (PS) may reduce the risk of cognitive dysfunction in the elderly.
DHA Oil 35% from Algae - 2820
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Product Code : 2820
Regular name : Docosahexaenoic acid
Common name : Crypthecodinium cohnii
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Description
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid found throughout the body, and is most abundant in the brain, eyes and heart. It is a major structural fat in both the brain and retina. Numerous studies confirm that everyone, from infants to adults, benefits from an adequate supply of DHA. Most people have some DHA in their diet, but the average American’s diet is low in this nutrient. Low levels have been correlated with memory loss, mood swings and other mental and visual conditions. DHA can be obtained from fatty fish, such as salmon, or from microalgae. One difference between the DHA from these two sources is that the DHA from algae is vegetarian and DHA from fish is not vegetarian. Vegetarians usually rely on consumption of plants such as flaxseed, walnuts and soybeans for their omega-3 fatty acids (including DHA). However, these plants do not contain DHA; instead, they contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which must go through an extensive process in the body to be converted into DHA. In many cases, very little ALA is eventually converted into DHA, which means many vegetarians are not getting their daily requirement of DHA.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Supports the structure and proper function of the brain, eyes and the heart. .* * 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.
Yerba Mate, 8% Xanthines - 7710
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Product Code : 7710
Regular name : Yerba Mate
Common name : Yerba Mate
Latin name : Ilex paraguariensis Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

Yerba mate is a South American shrub of the holly family. It is commonly used to create a “tea-like” infusion called “maté”. As a dietary supplement, the leaves are used. Yerba mate contains the xanthine alkaloids caffeine, theobromine, and theophylline—stimulants that are responsible for yerba mate’s positive effects on weight loss. Yerba mate can increase energy levels as well as mildly suppress appetite.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Used for weight loss and to increase energy levels.
Ginkgo Biloba P.E. 24%/6% - 3730
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Product Code : 3730
Regular name : Ginkgo
Common name : Ginkgo
Latin name : Ginkgo biloba Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

The leaves from the Ginkgo Biloba tree have been used in Chinese medicine for well over 1,000 years. Ginkgo improves cognitive function because it promotes good blood circulation in the brain and protects it from neuronal damage. Ginkgo powder extract supplements are often standardized to 24% flavone glycosides and 6% terpene lactones GCI’s Ginkgo Biloba 28%/8% is standardized to 28% flavone glycosides and 8% terpene lactones
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Improves blood circulation, including in the brain. May improve cognitive function. 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.
Digestive Health
Cat's Claw P.E., 3% Alkaloids - 1990
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Product Code : 1990
Regular name : Cat’s Claw
Common name : Una de Gato
Latin name : Unicaria tomentosa Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

Cat’s Claw grows wild in many countries of Central and South America, especially in the Amazon rain forest. The medicinal use of this woody vine dates back to the Inca civilization. The “alkaloidsdior” in the plant root and bark are responsible for the health effects.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Cat’s Claw supports the immune system and acts as anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Energy
Cordyceps Sinensis Powder - 0800
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Product Code : 0800
 

Description

Traditionally, the Cordyceps Mushroom supplement came from an Asian mushroom known as Cordyceps sinesis (C. sinesis), which sprouts from the body of dead caterpillar in the wild in the mountainous regions above 11,000 feet in Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. Cordyceps fungus has been and still is used for medicinal purposes in China. It reportedly was also used by some Chinese athletes as a non-detectable performance-enhancing substance during the Olympics Games in 1993. Today, demand for the fungus is increasing and is used more for its energy-generating and libo-enhancing properties. GCI’s strategic manufacturing partner is the only producer in the world of the super potent Cordyceps sinensis Alohaensis hybrid strain. This strain is so unique that it has U.S. and International patents. This hybrid Cordyceps has the highest HEAA (Hydroxyethyl Adenosine Analogs) content of any Cordyceps in the world. Exactly replicating the analytical profile of wild Cordyceps, our ingredient is Full Spectrum, Organic and 100% made in the United States.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Increases energy, endurance, stamina, libido and oxygen capacity. 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.
Ginseng American P.E., 5% Ginsenosides (Prop 65) - 3760
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Product Code : 3760
Regular name : American Ginseng
Common name : American Ginseng
Latin name : Panax quinquefolium Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

Panax quinquefolium is a deciduous perennial shrub whose fleshy root requires 4 years of cultivation to reach maturity. Traditionally the wild root was consumed by American ginseng as a general tonic, as a natural restorative for weak and wounded, and to help the mind. American ginseng is now used as a natural preventive and restorative remedy and valued for its adaptive properties. American ginseng (Panax quinquefolium) is more sedative and relaxing and increases “Yin” energy while Korean ginseng is more stimulating and increases the “Yang” energy. American ginseng is suitable for females and young people as well as males and older people.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

The main active ingredients of ginseng are the more than 20 Saponin Triterpenoid. Glycosides called Ginsenosides whose names relate to their chromatographic position (RA, RB, etc.). American ginseng is rich in the RB1 group of Ginsenosides, which have more sedatives and metabolic effects on the central nervous systems, compared to the RG1 group of Ginsenosides which are more arousing and stimulating. RB1 Ginsenosides have CNS-depressing activity, have weak anti-inflammatory action, and increase digestive trace peristalsis. Laboratory animals given RB1 Ginsenosides have improved stamina and increased learning abilities. Other studies have shown that RB1 Ginsenosides also have anti-fatigue, anti-convulsant, anti-pyretic, anti-psychotic, analgesic, and ulcer protective effects. American ginseng has been used for stress and fatigue characterized by insomnia, poor appetite, nervousness, restlessness. The root has been used for conditions of weakness, convalescence, low resistance, poor immunity or debility due to chronic disease. Scientific support is now emerging for its use in the regulation of various metabolic disturbances including blood sugar and lipid levels.
Pyridoxal 5 Phosphate - 6350
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Product Code : 6350
Regular name : P5P
Common name : P5P
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Description

Pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P-5-P) is the most biologically active form of Pyridoxine (vitamin B6), which is a co-factor in many enzymatic pathways involved in amino acid metabolism. This water-soluble vitamin is involved in a number of metabolic reactions throughout the human body and functions as a coenzyme. The metabolism of sulfur-containing amino acids, such as the conversion of methionine to cysteine, is also dependent upon the vitamin. P-5-P is also involved in the conversion of tryptophan to 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT).
 

Nutriceutical Properties

P-5-P is involved in many metabolic reactions in the body.
Flax Seed Oil Powder - 3465
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Product Code : 3465
Regular name : Flax Seed
Common name : Flax Seed, Linseed
Latin name : Linum usitatissimum Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

Flax seed oil powder is flax seed oil converted to powder using a special process. The powder has all of the health benefits of the oil form. Flax seed oil comes from the seeds of the flax plant and contains the essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and linoleic acid (LA). The body converts ALA into eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, and converts LA into Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an Omega-6 fatty acid.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Omega-3 fatty acids can increase energy level, reduce inflammation, promote joint health, provide lubrication to the skin, arteries, veins and intestinal tract, promote general cardiovascular health by maintaining healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and help improve concentration and mood. Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) can provide hormonal balance in women at various life stages, maintain healthy skin, and help the body have a healthy response to allergens.
Yerba Mate, 8% Xanthines - 7710
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Product Code : 7710
Regular name : Yerba Mate
Common name : Yerba Mate
Latin name : Ilex paraguariensis Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

Yerba mate is a South American shrub of the holly family. It is commonly used to create a “tea-like” infusion called “maté”. As a dietary supplement, the leaves are used. Yerba mate contains the xanthine alkaloids caffeine, theobromine, and theophylline—stimulants that are responsible for yerba mate’s positive effects on weight loss. Yerba mate can increase energy levels as well as mildly suppress appetite.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Used for weight loss and to increase energy levels.
Royal Jelly 3:1 P.E., 6% HDA - 6460
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Product Code : 6460
Regular name : Royal Jelly
Common name : Royal Jelly
Latin name : Royal Jelly Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

Royal jelly is a thick, creamy fluid synthesized in nurse bees’ bodies during digestion of bee pollen and secreted from glands in their heads. All larvae are fed royal jelly for three days, but the queen bee eats royal jelly exclusively, which makes her fertile and able to live for five to seven years. In contrast, worker bees are sterile and live just seven to eight weeks. 10-hydroxy-2-decenoic acid (10-2 HDA) is thought to be the principle active substance in royal jelly. Our royal jelly is lyophilized (freeze-dried). Freeze-drying the royal jelly removes all the moisture content and still maintains the potency and nutritional value.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Royal jelly increases physical energy and stamina, boosts the immune system, acts as an anti-oxidant, helps the body maintain a healthy level of inflammation, and helps stabilize blood sugar level in the body.
Guarana 22% Water Soluble, 22% Alkaloids (Caffeine) - 4365
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Product Code : 4365
Regular name : Guarana
Common name : Guarana
Latin name : Paullinia cupana Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

Guarana is a creeping shrub found in Venezuela and northern Brazil in the Amazon rain forest. The fruit are small, bright-red, and contains black seeds. Guarana seeds are rich in caffeine and contain up to 4-8% caffeine (roughly three times more than coffee beans). The seeds are also rich in tannins and xanthine, alkaloids, theophylline, and theobromine. Guarana is reputed to be a stimulant, increases mental alertness, fights fatigue, and increases stamina and physical endurance. In addition to its stimulant properties, guarana is also a popular ingredient in herbal weight-loss pills. Some evidence indicates that guarana may suppress appetite and increase fat-burning. Guarana drinks and sodas are very popular in Brazil, where guarana is considered to be a health tonic, almost as popular as cola-based sodas. In North America, guarana has recently become a popular ingredient in energy drinks and teas. The water-soluble quality of our Guarana P.E. 22% makes it convenient to add it to beverages.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Guarana is used to increase mental alertness, fight fatigue, and lose weight.
Essential Fatty Acids
Evening Primrose Oil (E.P.O) Pwd, 4.5% GLA - 2982
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Product Code : 2982
Regular name : Evening Primrose Oil
Common name : Fever Plant, Evening Star
Latin name : Oenothera biennis Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

Evening primrose oil (E.P.O.) comes from the seeds of the Evening primrose (Oenothera biennis) that grows throughout eastern and central North America. The oil contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is an omega-6 essential fatty acid that is also found in the seeds of borage and black currant. The body can convert some of another omega-6 fatty acid, linoleic acid (which is found in nuts and vegetable oils), to GLA. In general, however, GLA itself is rarely found in the diet and most people’s bodies do not convert much linoleic acid to GLA. Evening primrose oil (and powder made from it) nourishes the skin, hair, nails and joints. The GLA it contains helps strengthen the skin barrier and reduces moisture loss. EPO has anti-inflammatory effects without the side effects of anti-inflammatory drugs. The body eventually converts GLA into prostaglandins – hormones necessary for a number of important functions. GLA is crucial for maintaining a joint’s cell structure and function.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Supports healthy skin, hair, nails and joints. * * 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.
Eye Health
Bilberry P.E. 25% - Chinese - 1601
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Product Code : 1601
Regular name : Chinese Bilberry
Latin name : Vaccinium uliginosum Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

Bilberries belong to the plant species Vaccinium, which also includes cranberries and blueberries.. During World War II, British pilots noted that Bilberry jam before a flight dramatically improved night vision. Modern research now supports these claims. *
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Bilberry contains anthocyanins, which are potent antioxidants which strengthen blood vessels (especially capillary walls in the eyes), improve red blood cells and stabilize collagen tissues such as tendons, ligaments and cartilage. They also increase retinal pigments that allow the eye to tolerate light. In addition, it helps maintain the flexibility of red blood cells, allowing them to pass through the capillaries and supply oxygen. Bilberry powder extract has been shown to be a vasodilator that opens blood vessels and lowers blood pressure. Since the eyes have a high concentration of capillaries, bilberry may be particularly helpful in improving eyesight, particularly at night. * * 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.
Green Foods
Spirulina - Organic - 6971
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Product Code : 6971
Regular name : Spirulina
Common name : Spirulina
Latin name : Arthrospira platensis Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

Spirulina is a blue-green algae. It is a simple, one-cell form of algae that thrives in warm, alkaline fresh-water bodies. Spirulina is blue-green in color due to the presence of both chlorophyll (green) and phycocyanin (blue) pigments in its cellular structure. Chlorophyll and phycocyanin are both helpful in helpful in natural body cleansing and detoxification of certain heavy metals and other toxins. In terms of carotenoids, spirulina contains as much as ten times the amount of beta carotene than carrots do. In addition, spirulina is a very good of another carotenoid, zeaxanthin, which is especially good for the eyes. Spirulina is a good source of protein and Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential Omega-6 fatty acid. Spirulina is 65-71% complete protein, with all of the essential amino acids in perfect balance. Spirulina also provides high concentrations of many other nutrients, including Vitamin B12 and the rest of the B complex, amino acids, chelated minerals, trace elements, and enzymes.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Spirulina supports the immune system and a healthy inflammatory response, acts as an anti-oxidant, helps the body to cleanse/detox, supports healthy cholesterol levels, and increases energy and stamina.
Chlorella Powder - Organic - 2169
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Product Code : 2169
Regular name : Chlorella
Common name : Chlorella
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Chlorella is a type of algae, which are one-celled plants. Having the highest chlorophyll content of any known plant gives Chlorella its characteristic deep green color. In addition, chlorella contains vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, nucleic acids, amino acids, enzymes, CGF (Chlorella Growth Factor) and other substances. Chlorella helps support healthy detoxification of heavy metals from the body* because it naturally binds to heavy metals which are carried out of the body through natural processes of elimination. In addition, chlorella helps to repair DNA damage, balances the body’s pH levels, supports a healthy digestive system, and supports a healthy immune system. * * 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.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Helps support healthy detoxification of heavy metals from the body; helps to repair DNA damage, balances the body’s pH levels, supports a healthy digestive system, and supports a healthy immune system. * * 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.
Alfalfa Grass Powder - Organic - 1121
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Product Code : 1121
Regular name : Alfalfa Grass Powder
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Chlorella Powder - Organic, Broken Cell - 2171
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Product Code : 2171
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Chlorella is a type of algae, which are one-celled plants. Having the highest chlorophyll content of any known plant gives Chlorella its characteristic deep green color. In addition, chlorella contains vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, nucleic acids, amino acids, enzymes, CGF (Chlorella Growth Factor) and other substances. Chlorella helps support healthy detoxification of heavy metals from the body* because it naturally binds to heavy metals which are carried out of the body through natural processes of elimination. In addition, chlorella helps to repair DNA damage, balances the body’s pH levels, supports a healthy digestive system, and supports a healthy immune system. Our broken cell wall chlorella releases the benefits of chlorella into your system rapidly. * * 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.
 

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Helps support healthy detoxification of heavy metals from the body; helps to repair DNA damage, balances the body’s pH levels, supports a healthy digestive system, and supports a healthy immune system. * * 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.
Immune Support
Garlic TAP 1200 P.E., 1% Total Allicin Potential - 3610
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Product Code : 3610
Regular name : Garlic
Common name : Garlic
Latin name : Allium sativum Download Spec-sheet
 

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Garlic has been used as both food and medicine for as long as humans have recorded history. It is interesting to note that the most important active compound, allicin, is not actually present in fresh garlic. Allicin is relatively unstable, and is produced by a cascade of chemical reactions that take place when fresh garlic is cut or crushed. Garlic contains the chemicals alliin and allinase. These two chemicals combine to produce allicin, the active ingredient in garlic that most scientists believe is responsible for providing this important support for cardiovascular health. Due to allicin’s instability, quality garlic products are those that preserve garlic’s potential to produce allicin in the body, more specifically in the small intestine. Therefore, the measure of a product’s “total allicin potential” (TAP) is the critical measure of quality. In the mid-1980s, GCI Nutrients solved the most intractable problems limiting the physiological effectiveness, consumer acceptance, and mass-market growth of supplements based on garlic: the inherent instability of its allicin-related compounds, their rapid destruction by gastric acids in the stomach that led to ineffective absorption of allicin into the bloodstream and thus, drastically reducing garlic’s health benefits, the strong odor and stomach upset they cause, and the need for targeted delivery of these compounds to the small intestine for optimal absorption and maximum benefit. GCI recommends that its Garlic TAP powder be encapsulated in GCI’s vegetarian Delayed Release (DR) capsules, which ensures safe passage of the volatile allicin-related compounds through the stomach for optimal absorption in the small intestine.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Garlic promotes cardiovascular health, supports the immune system, and improves overall energy level.
Nettle Leaf PE 1% Silica - 5680
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Product Code : 5680
Regular name : Stinging Nettle
Common name : Stinging Nettle, Common Nettle
Latin name : Urtica dioica Download Spec-sheet
 

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Echinacea Angustifolia P.E., 4% Echinacosides - 3040
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Product Code : 3040
Regular name : Echinacea
Common name : Narrow-Leaved Purple Coneflower, Blacksamson Echinacea
Latin name : Echinacea angustifolia Download Spec-sheet
 

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Echinacea Angustifolia is an herb commonly found in the rocky mountains of North America and the mid western states. In powder extracts, the root of Echinacea Angustifolia is usually standardized to 4% Echinacosides, an active substance which helps to support the immune system and help shorten the duration and intensity of a cold or the flu.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Supports the immune system; helps shorten the duration and intensity of a cold or the flu. * * 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.
Noni (Morinda Citrifolia) 5:1 P.E. - 5690
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Product Code : 5690
Regular name : Noni
Common name : Noni or Indian Mulberry
Latin name : Morinda Citrifolia Download Spec-sheet
 

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Morinda citrifolia commonly known as Indian Mulberry or Noni in Hawaiian, is a bush found in tropical regions such as Hawaii and parts of Southeast Asia. In India root, leaf, and fruit extracts have been traditionally used as a sedative, a remedy for diarrhea, a topical disinfectant, and as a gargle to relieve sore throat. The ripe noni fruit juice has been taken orally by the Polynesians to alleviate menstrual cramps, arthritis, diabetes, gastric ulcers, sprains, poor digestion, cancer, and problems associated with high blood pressure.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

It show following pharmacologically important activity . * anti-tumor activity in laboratory animals * increased the life span of laboratory animals with Lewis Lung Carcinoma * activates the immune system involving macrophages and /or lymphocytes * has promise as a supplement agent in cancer chemotherapy * anticancer activity * anti-bacterial action.
Cat's Claw P.E., 3% Alkaloids - 1990
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Product Code : 1990
Regular name : Cat’s Claw
Common name : Una de Gato
Latin name : Unicaria tomentosa Download Spec-sheet
 

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Cat’s Claw grows wild in many countries of Central and South America, especially in the Amazon rain forest. The medicinal use of this woody vine dates back to the Inca civilization. The “alkaloidsdior” in the plant root and bark are responsible for the health effects.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Cat’s Claw supports the immune system and acts as anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory.
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine - 5620
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Product Code : 5620
Regular name : N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine
Common name : N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine
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N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) naturally stimulates glutathione, an important antioxidant enzyme which is also involved in the immune system. NAC is a more stable form of the amino acid L-Cysteine and is the most effective way to boost Glutathione levels in the body. NAC has all the properties of L-Cysteine but is more water soluble and more bioavailable than L-Cysteine.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Increases glutathione levels, supports the immune system, neutralizes toxins.* 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.
Olivir Olive Leaf 15% P.E., 15% Oleuropein - 5805
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Product Code : 5805
Regular name : Olive Leaf
Common name : Olive Leaf
Latin name : Olea europaea Download Spec-sheet
 

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Olivir™ is a highly effective virucide and bactericide made by extracting certain active ingredients from the leaf of a specific type of Olive tree (Olea Europa) using a hydro-ethanolic process. It is a green gray greenish powder. In 1906, Olive leaf extracts were found to be superior to quinine for the treatment of malarial infections. In 1957, the active ingredient, Oleuropein, was isolated and studied as a treatment for high blood pressure. In 1970 and continuing to the present, the hydrolyzed form of Oleuropein (Calcium Elenolate) has been tested and found effective against dozens of different viruses and many strains of bacteria. Olivir™ kills viruses by interfering with certain amino acid production processes necessary for the vitality of the specific virus. In addition, Olivirt™ stimulates phagocytosis. Olivir™ has the ability to penetrate infected host cells and irreversibly inhibit viral replication.* * 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.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Supports the immune system and keeps microbes at healthy levels. 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.
GeOxy-132 Germanium Sesquioxide - 3640
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Product Code : 3640
Regular name : GeOxy-132
Common name : GeOxy-132
Latin name : Germanium sesquioxide Download Spec-sheet
 

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Germanium comes from inside the earth’s crust, but is also present in living matter and the human body. Plant foods, such as wheat, vegetables, bran, and leguminous seeds, are rich sources of germanium. Pure GeOxy-132 is a unique organic germanium compound, bis-carboxyethyl germanium sesquioxide, sometimes called just “germanium sesquioxide”. The high-purity organic complex is safe, with much lower toxicity than the inorganic form. Germanium dioxide is a form of inorganic germanium. Products contaminated with inorganic germanium can be seriously toxic. Inorganic germanium accumulates in the kidneys, and may cause renal failure. Central to organic germanium’s oxidizing and anti-oxidant properties is its structure, which is a crystalline lattice network, extensively oxygen bonded. Germanium has 4 electrons, three of which, in GeOy-132, are bonded to oxygen, the other being a free radical. Organic germanium acts at a fundamental level of life function. It can, at least partially, substitute for or supplement oxygenation in tissues. This is a critical contribution to the maintenance of health and prevention of disease. Its unique chemical structure may strongly attract and absorb (“de-localize”) electrons. In this manner, it may facilitate energy generation from high-energy electrons, analogous to the well-understood role of oxygen as an “electron sink” essential for energy-yielding electron transfer processes. The fact that organic germanium has immuno-stimulating effects is not surprising since it has a known efficacy as an oxygenation enhancer, and oxygen plays a pivotal role in immune functions.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Germanium sesquioxide supports the immune system, enriches the body’s oxygen supply, lowers the human body’s requirement for oxygen consumption, acts as an antioxidant, promotes cardiovascular health, and improves overall energy level.
Olivir Olive Leaf P.E., 6% Oleuropein - 5801
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Product Code : 5800
Regular name : Olive Leaf
Common name : Olive Leaf
Latin name : Olea europa Download Spec-sheet
 

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Olivir™ is a highly effective virucide and bactericide made by extracting certain active ingredients from the leaf of a specific type of Olive tree (Olea Europa) using a hydro-ethanolic process. It is a green gray greenish powder. In 1906, Olive leaf extracts were found to be superior to quinine for the treatment of malarial infections. In 1957, the active ingredient, Oleuropein, was isolated and studied as a treatment for high blood pressure. In 1970 and continuing to the present, the hydrolyzed form of Oleuropein (Calcium Elenolate) has been tested and found effective against dozens of different viruses and many strains of bacteria. Olivir™ kills viruses by interfering with certain amino acid production processes necessary for the vitality of the specific virus. In addition, Olivir™ stimulates phagocytosis. Olivir™ has the ability to penetrate infected host cells and irreversibly inhibit viral replication.* * 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.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Supports the immune system and keeps microbes at healthy levels. 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.
Astragalus P.E., 0.3% Astragaloside - 1210
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Product Code : 1210
Regular name : Astragalus
Common name : Huang Chi, Milk Vetch
Latin name : Astragalus membranaceus Download Spec-sheet
 

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Astragalus root is an herb that has been known for many years in Chinese medicine for its adaptogenic properties‚ as well as for its ability to tonify the body’s “vital force.” More recently‚ Astragulus root powder extract has been shown to support healthy immune function through numerous mechanisms. It stimulates the production of and increases the activity of specialized white blood cells‚ such as T-Cells and Natural Killer Cells. In addition, Astragalus extract supports healthy liver and vascular function. *
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Supports healthy function of the immune system, helps to protect the liver and increases stamina. * * 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.
Inflammation Control
Flax Seed Oil Powder - 3465
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Product Code : 3465
Regular name : Flax Seed
Common name : Flax Seed, Linseed
Latin name : Linum usitatissimum Download Spec-sheet
 

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Flax seed oil powder is flax seed oil converted to powder using a special process. The powder has all of the health benefits of the oil form. Flax seed oil comes from the seeds of the flax plant and contains the essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and linoleic acid (LA). The body converts ALA into eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, and converts LA into Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an Omega-6 fatty acid.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Omega-3 fatty acids can increase energy level, reduce inflammation, promote joint health, provide lubrication to the skin, arteries, veins and intestinal tract, promote general cardiovascular health by maintaining healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and help improve concentration and mood. Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) can provide hormonal balance in women at various life stages, maintain healthy skin, and help the body have a healthy response to allergens.
Joint/ Bone Health
Chondroitin Sulfate 90% (IBC), 90% by Integrated Biomolecular - 2230
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Product Code : 2230
Regular name : Chondroitin Sulfate
Common name : Chondroitin Sulfate
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Chondroitin sulfate consists of repeating chains of molecules called glycosaminoglycans. Chondroitin sulfate is a major constituent of cartilage, tendons and ligaments, providing structure, holding water and nutrients, and allowing other molecules to move through cartilage — an important property, as there is no blood supply to cartilage. This nutrient may work by acting as a building block for proteoglycan molecules, and may also support healthy levels of inflammation in the body. In our joints, it contributes to strength, flexibility and shock absorption. Current research indicates that supplemental Chondroitin Sulfate helps to maintain proper joint function. Note: IBC stands for Integrated Biomolecule Corporation/IBC Labs, which provides the most universally accepted assay test method for Chondoitin Sulfate.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Helps maintain proper joint function.
Flax Seed Oil Powder - 3465
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Product Code : 3465
Regular name : Flax Seed
Common name : Flax Seed, Linseed
Latin name : Linum usitatissimum Download Spec-sheet
 

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Flax seed oil powder is flax seed oil converted to powder using a special process. The powder has all of the health benefits of the oil form. Flax seed oil comes from the seeds of the flax plant and contains the essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and linoleic acid (LA). The body converts ALA into eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, and converts LA into Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an Omega-6 fatty acid.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Omega-3 fatty acids can increase energy level, reduce inflammation, promote joint health, provide lubrication to the skin, arteries, veins and intestinal tract, promote general cardiovascular health by maintaining healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and help improve concentration and mood. Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) can provide hormonal balance in women at various life stages, maintain healthy skin, and help the body have a healthy response to allergens.
Shark Cartilage - Pacific (200 mesh) - 6760
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Product Code : 6760
Regular name : Shark Cartilage
Common name : Shark Cartilage
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Shark cartilage (Pacific 200 mesh) is a dietary supplement made from the dried and powdered cartilage of sharks found in the Pacific Ocean. Proponents cite studies showing that shark cartilage has had some success in preventing angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels. While angiogenesis is often a normal function, it is also consistent with the growth of undesirable tissue. The prevention of angiogenesis is sometimes referred to as “anti-angiogenesis.” Chemical analysis shows that dry shark cartilage powder is approximately 41% ash, 39% protein, 12% carbohydrates, 7% water, less than 1% fiber, and less than 0.3% fat. The ash is 60% calcium and phosphorus at a ratio of two parts calcium to one part phosphorus. The protein component is the primary angiogenesis inhibitor. The mucopolysaccharides in the carbohydrates stimulate the immune system, and the organic calcium and phosphorus are used metabolically as nutrients. Particle size, which is dependent on how well pulverized the cartilage is, is another consideration. Shark cartilage must be absorbed into the system as quickly as possible to prevent the protein from being digested by proteolytic enzymes. If digested by these enzymes, the protein is broken down into its constituent amino acids, which are not effective in anti-angiogenesis. The preformed protein, rather, is what is effective as the angiogenesis inhibitor. Shark cartilage powder must therefore be pulverized finely enough to be quickly absorbed into the body system as a suspension of preformed protein. Experience has shown that at least 90% must pass through a 200-mesh screen for maximum effectiveness.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Shark cartilage can prevent the growth of new blood vessels that supply nutrients to undesirable tissues in the body.
Glucosamine Sulfate (KCI) - 3970
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Product Code : 3970
Regular name : Glucosamine
Common name : Glucosamine
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Glucosamine sulfate is a naturally occurring chemical found in the human body. It is in the fluid that is around joints. Glucosamine is also found in other places in nature. For example, the glucosamine sulfate that is put into dietary supplements is often harvested from the shells of shellfish. Glucosamine sulfate used in dietary supplements does not always come from natural sources. It can also be made in a laboratory. Pure Glucosamine Sulfate is very hygroscopic and degrades rapidly (goes from white to off-white to tan to brown) when exposed to moisture. To avoid this problem, Glucosamine sulfate is made from glucosamine HCl by adding either sodium or potassium sulfate. Glucosamine sulfate potassium chloride (KCl) is important for people on a sodium-restricted diet. Glucosamine sulfate is a chemical found in the human body. It is used by the body to produce a variety of other chemicals that are involved in building tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and the thick fluid that surrounds joints. Joints are cushioned by the fluid and cartilage that surround them. In some people, the cartilage breaks down and becomes thin. This results in more joint friction, pain, and stiffness. Researchers think that taking glucosamine supplements may either increase the cartilage and fluid surrounding joints or help prevent breakdown of these substances, or maybe both. Some researchers think the “sulfate” part of glucosamine sulfate is also important. Sulfate is needed by the body to produce cartilage. This is one reason why researchers believe that glucosamine sulfate might work better than other forms of glucosamine such as glucosamine hydrochloride or N-acetyl glucosamine. These other forms do not contain sulfate.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Supports joint health.* * 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.
Diehl's Own (R) 20% Powder, Cetyl Myristoleate 20% Pwd - 2394
Diehl
Product Code : 2394
Regular name : Cetyl Myristoleate
Common name : Cetyl Myristoleate
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Description

GCI Nutrients’ Cetyl Myristoleate (CM) is a fatty acid complex with a specified amount of cetyl myristoleate, along with several other fatty acids (including cetyl myristate, cetyl palmitate, cetyl laurate, cetyl palmitoleate, and cetyl oleate). CM is the cetyl ester of the fatty acid myristoleic acid (cis-9- tetradecenoic acid). It occurs in nature in whales’ sperm, in mice, and in the oil glands of male beavers. During the time he was a researcher at the National Institutes of Health, Harry Diehl isolated cetyl myristoleate from the Swiss albino mouse when looking for a treatment for arthritis. He received two U.S. Patents on cetyl myristoleate: U.S. Patent # 4049824: Cetyl Myristoleate (September 20, 1977) and U.S. Patent # 5569676: Method for the treatment of osteoarthritis (October 29, 1996). Diehl’s OwnTM CM is made by reacting fatty acids, including myristoleic acid derived from beef tallow, with cetyl alcohol. Diehl’s OwnTM CM 20% Powder is standardized to 20% CM.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Cetyl myristoleate acts as a surfactant to lubricate the joints and connective tissues, regulates prostaglandin and leukotriene production, and acts as an immuno-modulator.
Bovine Tracheal Cartilage - 1750
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Product Code : 1750
Regular name : Bovine Tracheal Cartilage (BTC)
Common name : Bovine Tracheal Cartilage (BTC)
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Description
Bovine tracheal cartilage is derived from a cow’s trachea. The cartilage is cleaned, dried and powdered before being used as a supplement. In bovine tracheal cartilage, there are glycosaminoglycans, including chondroitin sulfate. Bovine cartilage has been used medicinally since the 1950s, when early studies suggested that bovine tracheal cartilage could help promote wound healing. In-vitro studies have shown that bovine cartilage may help enhance the functioning of the immune system. Immunoregulatory effects are believed to enhance antibody responses to T-independent and T-dependent antigens, indicating that its activity is due in part to a direct effect on B cells or an indirect effect mediated by macrophages. It is believed to support the resynthesis of cartilage in osteoarthritis.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Bovine tracheal cartilage supports connective tissue and joint function and enhances functioning of the immune system.
Men's Health
Saw Palmetto 85-95% Oil - 6550
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Product Code : 6550
Regular name : Saw Palmetto
Common name : Saw Palmetto
Latin name : Serenoa repens, Sabal serrulata Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

Saw palmetto is a small palm tree native to the eastern United States. Its fruit was used medicinally by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Saw Palmetto extracts are complex mixtures of fatty acids typically standardized to contain 85-95% total fatty acids. This total includes a “free” fatty acid content in the 75-85% range and up to 20% free fatty acid esters. Saw palmetto is used mainly for urinary symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate gland (also called benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH). BPH is an overgrowth of cells in the prostate that may be due to changes in hormone levels that occur with age. It affects many men over age 40, and more than half of men over 60. BPH is not cancer, nor does it cause cancer. But an enlarged prostate that presses on the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder) can interfere with urination. It is important to remember that BPH is not cancer, and saw palmetto is not a treatment for cancer.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Relieves symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Skin/ Hair/ Nails
Flax Seed Oil Powder - 3465
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Product Code : 3465
Regular name : Flax Seed
Common name : Flax Seed, Linseed
Latin name : Linum usitatissimum Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

Flax seed oil powder is flax seed oil converted to powder using a special process. The powder has all of the health benefits of the oil form. Flax seed oil comes from the seeds of the flax plant and contains the essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and linoleic acid (LA). The body converts ALA into eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, and converts LA into Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an Omega-6 fatty acid.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Omega-3 fatty acids can increase energy level, reduce inflammation, promote joint health, provide lubrication to the skin, arteries, veins and intestinal tract, promote general cardiovascular health by maintaining healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and help improve concentration and mood. Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) can provide hormonal balance in women at various life stages, maintain healthy skin, and help the body have a healthy response to allergens.
Stress/ Mood/ Sleep Support
Valerian Root P.E., 0.8% Valerenic Acid - 7300
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Product Code : 7300
Regular name : Valerian Root
Common name : Garden Valerian, Garden Heliotrope
Latin name : Valeriana officinalis Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is a perennial plant native to Europe and parts of Asia. Its roots have been dried, ground and consumed in tea or supplement form to support calmness and restful sleep. Valerian Root powder extracts are often standardized to a certain content of valerenic acid, an active component.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Promotes calmness and deep, restful, restorative sleep. 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.
Weight Loss
Green Tea P.E. 95% Poly/45% EGCG - 4310
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Product Code : 4310
Regular name : Green Tea
Common name : Green Tea
Latin name : Camellia sinensis Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

All teas (green, black, and oolong) are derived from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. The difference is in how the plucked leaves are prepared. Green tea, unlike black and oolong tea, is not fermented, so the active constituents remain unaltered in the herb. In this Green Tea powder extract, the actives are concentrated and standardized to 95% polyphenols, 80% catechins and 50% epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is the most potent of the catechins found in green tea. This ingredient provides antioxidant protection, supports healthy immune function, helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system, and supports healthy metabolism and weight loss in conjunction with proper diet and exercise.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Provides antioxidant protection, supports healthy immune function, helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system, and supports healthy metabolism and weight loss in conjunction with proper diet and exercise. 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.
Garcinia Cambogia P.E., 50% Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA) - 3575
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Product Code : 3575
Regular name : Garcinia
Common name : Garcinia, Monkey Fruit
Latin name : Garcinia cambogia Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

Garcinia cambogia is a small fruit that is native to India and parts of Asia. In the fruit’s rind is a substance called hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which helps to suppress appetite and enhance fat-burning.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Supports healthy weight loss.* * 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.
Guarana 22% Water Soluble, 22% Alkaloids (Caffeine) - 4365
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Product Code : 4365
Regular name : Guarana
Common name : Guarana
Latin name : Paullinia cupana Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

Guarana is a creeping shrub found in Venezuela and northern Brazil in the Amazon rain forest. The fruit are small, bright-red, and contains black seeds. Guarana seeds are rich in caffeine and contain up to 4-8% caffeine (roughly three times more than coffee beans). The seeds are also rich in tannins and xanthine, alkaloids, theophylline, and theobromine. Guarana is reputed to be a stimulant, increases mental alertness, fights fatigue, and increases stamina and physical endurance. In addition to its stimulant properties, guarana is also a popular ingredient in herbal weight-loss pills. Some evidence indicates that guarana may suppress appetite and increase fat-burning. Guarana drinks and sodas are very popular in Brazil, where guarana is considered to be a health tonic, almost as popular as cola-based sodas. In North America, guarana has recently become a popular ingredient in energy drinks and teas. The water-soluble quality of our Guarana P.E. 22% makes it convenient to add it to beverages.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Guarana is used to increase mental alertness, fight fatigue, and lose weight.
Women's Health
Agnus Castus (Chasteberry) PE, 0.5% Agnuside - 1060
Agnus Castus (Chasteberry) PE, 0.5% Agnuside - 1060 Image
Product Code : 1060
Regular name : Agnus Castus
Common name : Chaste Berry, Monk’s Pepper
Latin name : Vitex agnus-castus Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

Agnus Castus, also known as chasteberry, is a flowering shrub that produces brown berries, native to Mediterranean Europe. Dating back to ancient Greece and Rome, the berries have been used for reproductive health purposes. The name “chaste” berry is said to have come from the mistaken belief that consuming the fruit reduces sexual desire or promotes chastity. More recently, extracts from the berry have been well studied for their ability to relieve discomforts associated with the menstrual cycle. The herb influences hormonal activity by stimulating the pituitary gland at the base of the brain to produce more luteinizing hormone (LH). This, in turn, signals the ovaries to produce more of the hormone progesterone. Chasteberry also acts to lower elevated levels of a second pituitary hormone, prolactin, which is involved in breast-milk production.* The berry contains natural plant compounds, including Agnuside. GCI’s Agnus Castus powder extract is standardized to 0.5% Agnuside.
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Helps to balance premenstrual and menstrual conditions, and supports overall feminine health.* * 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.
Uva Ursi P.E., 20% Arbutin - 7240
Uva Ursi P.E., 20% Arbutin - 7240 Image
Product Code : 7240
Regular name : Uva Ursi
Common name : Bearberry
Latin name : Arctostaphylos uva ursi Download Spec-sheet
 

Description

Uva ursi is a trailing evergreen shrub that produces red berries and flourishes in alpine forests in many regions, including North America, Europe, the Iberian Peninsula, Siberia, and the Himalayas. The berries are used in dietary supplements. Uva ursi is also known as “bearberry” because bears like eating the fruit. Native Americans used it as a remedy for urinary tract infections. Through modern day scientific research in test tubes and animals, researchers have discovered that Uva ursi’s antibacterial properties, which can fight infection, are due to several chemicals, including arbutin and hydroquinone. The herb also contains tannins that have astringent effects, helping to shrink and tighten mucous membranes in the body. That, in turn, helps reduce inflammation and fight infection. Today, Uva ursi is sometimes used to treat urinary tract infections and cystitis (bladder inflammation).
 

Nutriceutical Properties

Uva ursi is used to deal with urinary tract infections and cystitis (bladder inflammation).