Brain health is not something that most of us think about, and yet we live in an age of increasing brain deterioration. However there are simple steps we can take to restore optimum brain function, such as antioxidants and DHA.
The brain and nervous system is our body's information processing and control system that coordinates all our biological functions, and brings to us self-awareness as well as the ability to be rational. Our brain and nervous system is fundamental to health. In fact, when brain function deteriorates, such as in cases of dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases, life expectancy is significantly shortened. Therefore, keeping our brains healthy is vital for our health and wellbeing into old age.
Nutrients that are essential for optimum brain function are antioxidants, such as those found in berries and certain fruits, and omega-3 fatty acids, found in flaxseed oil, nuts (walnuts), green leafy vegetables and, if you are a meat eater, fish (although there are increasing concerns about toxic contamination of our lakes and oceans). The other factors that must be mentioned for maintaining brain health is regular exercise, reduced exposure to aluminium (in processed foods and medications) and moderate intake of alcohol and sugar.
AlphaGuard® Plus antioxidant complex is superior to most other full-spectrum antioxidant food supplements on the market.
Burning calories is a natural process of oxidation that releases energy in our bodies. However, oxidation can be destructive when it is excessive and uncontrolled, which can happen with stress (physical and mental), poor diet, toxins and environmental pollutants, too much sun, radiation and illness. When this happens, our cells can become damaged by reactive molecules called free radicals and our energy and vitality deteriorates. Long-term, this can lead to premature ageing and degenerative conditions.
Whilst the body produces some of its own antioxidants, the rest must be obtained through the diet, primarily from fruits and vegetables (especially their skins and pips). However, we live in a world where oxidative stress on our bodies is increasing due to rising pollution and stress loads, whilst dietary levels of antioxidants are decreasing, due to poor diets and the fact that our food is often grown in nutrient-depleted soils. The result can be compromised health.
AlphaGuard® Plus is one of the very best all-in-one antioxidant supplements on the market today, combining many of the most effective antioxidant nutrients and complexes, including Vitamin C, Grape Seed Extract, Curcumin Extract, Quercetin, Bilberry Extract, Vitamin E, Alpha lipoic acid, Green tea extract, N-Acetyl cysteine, Zinc, Leutein, Beta-carotene, Lycopene, Zeaxanthin and Selenium. The reason we put such a potent variety of antioxidants into our supplement is that antioxidants work synergistically in the body — their combined benefit far exceeding the benefit we would obtain from taking them separately. And not only that, many of them have their own unique and essential function, so they must all be present for optimum well-being.
This makes AlphaGuard® Plus the ideal food supplement for helping to prevent excessive oxidation in the body.
Directions: Take one or two capsules a day with a meal, or as advised by your healthcare practitioner.
|Ingredients per veg capsule||Amount|
|Contains no excipients such as fillers & anti-coagulants. Vegan product.|
|Vitamin C (magnesium ascorbate)||100 mg|
|Vegetable Cellulose (capsule)||100 mg|
|Grape Seed Extract (95% OPC)||60 mg|
(Klamath Blue Green Algae, Protease, Amylase, Lipase, Bioperine)
|Biocurcumax™ Curcumin Extract (BCM-95™)||40 mg|
|Bilberry Extract 4:1||30 mg|
|Vitamin E (natural - 24IU)||20 mg|
|Alpha Lipoic Acid||15 mg|
|Green Tea Extract (30% polyphenols)||15 mg|
|N-Acetyl Cysteine||15 mg|
|Zinc (citrate)||10 mg|
|Leutein (actual leutein)||6 mg|
|Beta-Carotene (natural)||2 mg|
|Lycopene (actual lycopene)||1.25 mg|
|Zeaxanthin (actual zeaxanthin)||500 µg|
|Selenium (methionine)||25 µg|
Bulk Discount: Buy 6+ of this product and the unit price will be reduced by 15%.
Klamath Blue Green Algae® is the most nutrient-dense greenfood available for those seeking optimum health with wild wholefoods.
Scientifically called Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA), this species of blue-green algae has received serious media attention: Newsweek magazine reported a few years ago that this wild wholefood from Upper Klamath Lake is one of the fastest growing items in the health food market; it has been described in the British press as the greenfood supplement of choice by various high-profile nutritionists and film actors.
The surge in popularity of AFA blue green algae bears testimony to the wide spectrum of health benefits that people have experienced when taking the algae. And while vitamin and mineral supplements have become heavily promoted for nearly a half-century, wild greenfoods such as Klamath blue green algae are now becoming important components of leading-edge nutritional regimes. Healthcare practitioners - including physicians, naturopaths, homeopaths, acupuncturists and chiropractors - are using The Really Healthy Company's algae as part of their patients' nutritional regimes.
AFA wild Klamath Blue Green Algae® is harvested from the highly mineralized Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon, USA, using a unique floating harvester, engineered with state-of-the-art screening and refrigeration systems. The algae then undergoes a gentle cool-drying process to not only retain nutrient integrity, but also to concentrate its goodness by up to 20 times. Every batch of the cool-dried algae is tested for purity by an independent laboratory, and the Oregon Department of Agriculture has a representative in the Klamath area that also conducts spontaneous sampling to further ensure all products meet the standards of food hygiene. In addition, the product has been examined here in the UK, and approved as a food.
|Ingredients per veg capsule||Amount|
|Contains no excipients such as fillers & anti-coagulants. Free from soy, wheat, gluten & yeast. Wild grown so composition can vary seasonally. Vegan product.|
|Organic Klamath Blue Green Algae||500 mg|
|Vegetable Cellulose (capsule)||100 mg|
|Protein - 703%|
Lipids - 4%
Carbohydrates - 20%
Minerals - 5%
Klamath Blue Green Algae® in CAPSULES: this is the most convenient way to take Klamath Blue Green algae. Each capsule contains 500mg of pure Klamath Blue Green Algae and can be taken with water or juice.
Klamath Blue Green algae® in POWDER: this form is perfect for adding to smoothies. While it can be an acquired taste mixed in just water, many also take it this way as it is more cost effective. (Better to start with capsules if new to the product.)
Directions: When first taking the product it is recommended to start with just one capsule or, if using powder, one third of a level teaspoon (½g), in a glass of water or juice on am empty stomach, preferably early in the day. Gradually build up to 2 capsules or more a day (two-thirds of a level teaspoon), or as advised by your healthcare practitioner.
130 veg caps - buy 6+ and the unit price will be reduced by 15%.
80g powder - buy 6+ and the unit price will be reduced by 15%.
Max B from Premier Research Labs is a naturally-sourced, whole food, probiotic cultured, end-chain liquid Vitamin B complex.
The B Vitamins, known collectively as Vitamin B-complex, are natural nutrients that are vital for healthy cell metabolism as well as many other functions in the body. At one time they were thought to be a single vitamin, until research showed that what had been designated as Vitamin B was in fact eight different substances, which were then labelled Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), Vitamin B7 (biotin), Vitamin B9 (folate or folic acid) and Vitamin B12 (cobalamins). These vitamins all have important functions in the body that include:
Premier Research Labs' Max B -ND is one of the very highest and most bio-available Vitamin B-complex food supplements available. It is manufactured in a unique way that involves predigesting food plants, herbs and spices in a proprietary probiotic culture that has been modelled on the human intestinal tract. This unique preparatory process and the fact that the product remains in liquid form makes the Max B-ND complex vitamins extremely bioavailable because they have been produced in a "food state", and the product includes methaylated forms of these vitamins, an important consideration for the large percentage of people who are not able to utilize (methylate) B vitamins properly, and therefore who can potentially have elevated homocysteine levels.
Max B contains all the B vitamins because research has shown that they work more effectively when they are delivered together, rather than individually. (See info section below for a breakdown of what each B vitamin is responsible for in the body.)
Directions: Take 2.5ml (a half teaspoon) in a small amount (60ml) of water per day.
Servings per bottle: approx. 21 for 54mL and 94 for the 235mL
|Ingredients per 2.5 mL serving||Amount|
|Thiamin (Vitamin B1 as Thiamine HCl)||1.0 mg|
|Riboflavin (Vitamin B2 including R-5-P)||1.6 mg|
|Niacin (Vitamin B3 as Niacinamide)||30 mg|
|Vitamin B6 (including pyridoxine HCl, P-5-P)||3 mg|
|Folate (Vitamin B9 as 5-formyltetrahydrofolate Calcium)||1000 µg|
|Vitamin B12 (including Adenosylcobalamin, Methylcobalamin, Hydroxycobalamin)||263 µg|
|Biotin (Vitamin B7)||334 µg|
|Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5 as Calcium-d-Pantothenate)||3.3 mg|
Purified Water, Organic Cane Alcohol, Organic Molasses, Sea Mineral Concentrate, Fermented Probiotic Media (fermented in a probiotic culture inactivated after fermentation and preserved with organic alcohol)
|*The indicated vitamins and cofactors are yielded from a probiotic culture (including Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Bifidobacterium breve, B. infantis, B. longum, Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. bulgaricus, L. casei, L. fermentum, L. helveticus, L. plantarum and Streptococcus thermophilus) into which a proprietary plant-based nutrient feed has been added. At a set point during the culture, organic alcohol is added to render inactive the probiotics and maintain the amounts and activity of the 'food matrix' nutrients.|
54 mL - buy 6+ and the unit price will be reduced by 15%.
235 mL - buy 6+ and the unit price will be reduced by 15%.