Vitamin B Complex
Vitamin B complex – contains vitamins B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B5 (Pantothenic Acid or Dexpathenol), B6 (Pyridoxine). Together these vitamins improve energy, metabolism, appetite by enhancing good digestion, antioxidant properties, improve skin and hair, immune system support, promotes cardiovascular health, mood booster, and overall mental function. Can decrease stress and anxiety while improving mental health and well being.
Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) – Helps with nerve and cell growth and blood cell formation.
Vitamin B12 or Hydroxycobalamin
Vitamin B12 or Hydroxycobalamin – essential for cell growth and cell reproduction, like your DNA and red blood cells. The body does not naturally make vitamin B12, usually we get it from animal-based foods or supplements. Diets that remove animal-based products can cause a deficiency and exacerbate conditions that effect the small intestine like Crohn’s disease or Celiac disease. Surgeries that have removed part of the stomach, conditions like Graves’ disease or Lupus. Heartburn medicines can also reduce the absorption of B12 in the stomach.
Amino Acid L-Arginine
Amino Acid [L-Arginine] – accelerates healing, improves glucose tolerance and helps make protein for the body. Assists in recovery after surgery and with heart and blood vessel conditions, such as chest pain and high blood pressure. This amino acid is converted in the body to Nitric oxide. Nitric oxide causes blood vessels to open wider for improved blood flow. L-Arginine also stimulates the release of growth hormone and insulin.
Amino Acid L-Carnitine
Amino Acid [L-Carnitine] – important in membrane transport, promotes energy production, assists with fatty acid metabolism, weight loss, and myocardial infarction protection, brain function. Diets restricting animal-based products can be deficient. Can help with muscle soreness and recovery from exercise. Prevents muscle damage, improves bone strength, boosts energy levels, Improves brain function and speeds up metabolism.
Amino Acid L-Taurine
Amino Acid [L-Taurine] – Most people can make L-Taurine in their bodies, some people can not. Diet or supplements can be used as sources. It is an antioxidant, which protects the cells of the body from damage that results from certain chemical reactions involving oxygen. Some conditions that benefit from Taurine supplements are congestive heart failure (CHF), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, epilepsy, autism, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), macular degeneration, psychosis and alcoholism. It is used to improve mental performance, to prevent side effects of chemo therapy and as an antioxidant.
Tri-amino Acid – [L-Arginine, L-Citruline, L-Ornithine] – These three are conditional, non-essential amino acids. Which means the body can make these amino acids but when the body is ill or under stress it may not be capable of producing enough of these amino acids to meet its needs. Supports cardiovascular health, vasodilation, helps with erectile dysfunction, general health and longevity, wound healing, prevent loss of lean muscle mass, and improves athletic performance.
Trace Elements: Essential Trace Elements
Trace Elements : Essential trace elements – Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Chromium and Selenium.
- Zinc– is one of the most important trace elements in the body. It is involved in homeostasis, immune responses, oxidative stress, aging and apoptosis. Zinc helps us stay healthy.
- Copper– is used in the function of many cellular enzymes. One of its jobs is as a free radical scavenger. It also helps maintain normal rates of red and white blood cell formation
- Manganese– activates numerous enzymes, helps utilize Thiamin, Vitamin E and Iron. Deficiencies can lead to heart disease, dermatitis, accelerated bone loss, reduced fertility, low blood sugar, and middle ear problems.
- Chromium– is associated with carbohydrate metabolism. Chromium helps maintain normal glucose metabolism and peripheral nerve function.
- Selenium- is required for appropriate thyroid hormone synthesis, activation and metabolism. Protects cell components from oxidative damage. Protect against harmful exposure to the heavy metal mercury, helps make vital antioxidant glutathione. Helps regulate male hormones, supports prostate function, works in concert with Vitamin E and enhances immune function. Deficiency can cause dry skin, dandruff, the development of cataracts, fatigue and affect the efficiency of Vitamin E utilization. In females, evidence suggests that it may reduce menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes.
Taurine – not an amino acid. Basically the “Wings” that Red Bull claims to give you. Important role in the brain and electrically excitable tissues. Helps with anxiety, fatty acid metabolism, and glucose tolerance. Some research suggest over time Taurine reduces blood pressure. Can help with diabetes, liver disease, seizures, macular degeneration, fatigue, mental performance, and athletic performance.
Magnesium Chloride – Very important for the normal functioning of cells, nerves, muscles, bones and the heart. Helps relieve headaches, promotes muscle relaxation, reduces anxiety, and reduces muscle spasms.
Calcium Gluconate – plays a very important role in the body. It is necessary for normal functioning of nerve cells, muscle and bone health. If there is not enough calcium in the blood, then the body will take calcium from bones, thereby weakening bones. Helps with muscle contraction and function.
MIC (Methionine/ Inositol/ Choline) – is a mixture of compounds that may aid in the reduction of adipose tissue (fat). Individually these compounds may be effective but together they may exhibit more lipotropic activity. This compound stimulates the liver to optimize the process of metabolism, elevate the movement and utilization of fat.
Toradol – is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory that helps decrease swelling, pain, and fever. (Contraindicated in patients with a blood Creatine level >1, Asthma, nasal polyps, rhinitis)
Zofran – anti-emetic that helps reduce nausea and vomiting.
Pepcid – antacid and mild antihistamine. Can help treat gastric re-flux (GERD), conditions that produce excessive stomach acid, and heartburn.
Orphenadrine Citrate – treats muscle spasms/pain.
Glycine is an amino acid. Powerful antioxidant, helps your body make glutathione, an important antioxidant that protects against cell damage. One of the three amino acids that help your body make Creatine. Creatine provides your muscles with energy to perform quick, short bursts of activity. Glycine is the main amino acid in collagen, and may improve sleep quality. May protect liver from alcohol induced damage, protect the heart, aid people with Type 2 Diabetes, bone health, brain function and protect against muscle loss.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Ascorbic Acid or Vitamin C – an essential nutrient involved in the repair of tissue and needed to maintain the health of skin, cartilage, teeth, bone, blood vessels, as well as perform as an antioxidant.
Glutathione – is a master antioxidant, lowers oxidative stress loads, and helps with anti-aging.