Daiwa Pharmaceutical are a Japanese leading supplier of functional foods
Daiwa Pharmaceutical are a Japanese company that manufacturer some of the most effective functional foods such as Biobran MGN-3 Arabinoxylan and NKCP nattokinase. Daiwa also know the importance of research and clinical evaluation, which is why their products are researched to a degree not found with other natural health product manufacturers.
BioBran MGN-3 is a proprietary fractionated rice bran food supplement that helps the body maintain a healthy immune system.
Developed in Japan by Daiwa Pharmaceutical, BioBran is manufactured using a patented process to break down rice bran using enzymes from Shitake mushrooms. The resulting compound contains a unique blend of hemicellulose nutrients — including a specific arabinoxylan compound as well as other short chain polysaccharides. This is then combined with Vitamin D3 in the Biobran Plus, making BioBran ideal for healthy immune system support.
A lower strength version of BioBran called Biobran Plus which has 50mg of Biobran with added Vitamin D3 and inactive yeast has been developed for basic immune system maintenance.
How does BioBran MGN-3 support the immune system? Our immune system is comprised of an army of white blood cells — NK cells, T and B cells — which travel around destroying the millions of intruding microbes that penetrate our bodies every day, as well as the thousands of newly infected or abnormal body cells that develop. The BioBran MGN-3 food supplement gives our white blood cells the nutritional support to carry on with their vital role energetically and efficiently.
Another advantage of BioBran MGN-3 is that it retains its effectiveness in the body even after a prolonged period of use - in other words, there is none of the usual drop-off effect over time experienced with most other food supplements. BioBran is also highly absorbable, safe, GMO-free and contains no actual mushroom in the finished product, which means it can be taken by those with mushroom intolerances. (The only situation when one should avoid using this product is obviously in conjunction with immunosuppressants.)
Directions: For normal health maintenance, the recommended intake is 500mg per day with meals. Those who need optimum immune system support, take 3 grams per day for 8 weeks (1g with each meal), and then 1 gram per day thereafter. The powder is very palatable and can be dissolved in a small amount of water. Tablets should be taken with meals, whereas sachets should ideally be taken 20 minutes after a meal.
Available sizes: BioBran MGN-3 is available in 50 x 250mg tablet blister packs, 30 & 105 x 1000mg (1g) powder sachets and a low-dose 90 x 50mg tablet version. Gram for gram, there is no difference in effectiveness between the powder, tablets and capsules. Generally those taking smaller quantities prefer the convenience of tablets whilst those taking larger quantities prefer sachets.
Biobran tablet ingredients: Biobran Arabinoxylan compound (250mg per tablet), Microcystalline Cellulose (bulking agent ), Cornstarch (stabiliser), Cocoa Powder (colour), Glycerol Ester of Fatty Acids (emulsifier), Dextrin (stabilizer), Tricalcium Phosphate (anti-caking agent), Silicon Dioxide (anti-caking agent).
Biobran sachet ingredients (max strength): Biobran Arabinoxylan compound (1000mg per sachet), Microcrystaline Cellulose (bulking agent), Dextrin (stabiliser), Corn Starch (stabiliser), Tricalcium Phosphate (anti-caking agent).
Biobran Plus Tabs ingredients (for maintenance): Inactivated brewer's yeast, BioBran Arabinoxylan compound (50mg per tablet), dextrin, microcrystalline cellulose, shellac coating, cocoa powder, sucrose fatty acids ester, Vitamin D3 (4.9 IU per tablet).
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Natto NKCP contains an enzyme extracted from a Japanese delicacy called natto — fermented soybeans — renowned for over 2000 years for its nutrients.
The reason natto itself isn't more popular is fourfold: it has an unpleasant smell and taste; it contains high amounts of vitamin K2, which can interfere with medicines such as Warfarin; the nutrients (enzyme active components) can vary greatly between different natto brands; and it is difficult for Westerners to find.
The Japanese developers of natto NKCP have solved these problems by culturing the natto bacilli (good bacteria) that form during the fermentation process of natto and then extracting only the active enzymes — the nattokinase — before removing the Vitamin K2. The final product is presented in an easy-to-take odourless tablet, so that everyone can now enjoy the benefits of natto. And unlike competing nattokinase brands, the manufacturers of natto NKCP extract the nattokinase during the end of the fermentation cycle, making this brand the most effective and highest quality nattokinase supplement available. And what is more, Natto NKCP can be taken safely and effectively long-term.
Directions: For normal health maintenance, the recommended intake is 1 - 2 tablets (250mg in total) per day with water after the evening meal, or as directed by your health practitioner. (Tablets are small and easy to swallow.)
Ingredients: Proprietary extract of Natto Bacilli Culture (125mg), Microcrystalline Cellulose (bulking agent), Resistaqnt Dextrin (bulking agent), Sucrose Esters of Fatty Acids (emulsifier), Silicone Dioxide (anticaking agent), Shellac (coating). Contains no Vitamin K2.
Please note that if you are on blood thinners, you should still consult your doctor before taking supplements such as NKCP.
Bulk Discount: Buy 6+ of this product and the unit price will be reduced by 15%.
Pro-Knox is a natural low-molecular weight antioxidant complex that has a strong redox potential and more free radical quenching activity and efficiency than Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) alone.
Oxygen is vital to life, but a side-effect of oxygen metabolism can be cellular damage, which over time, can lead to deterioration of the body. Normally these side effects of oxygen metabolism, caused by very reactive intermediary molecules called free radicals, are neutralized by antioxidants -- substances that prevent reactive molecules burning or oxidising other molecules. Some of the antioxidants we need are naturally produced by our bodies, but the rest are sourced from our diets. This is why doctors and nutritionists recommend a diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruits as these can be good sources of antioxidants. However, chemicals in the environment, stress, poor diets and alcohol can create huge amounts of free radicals and also reduce the dietary antioxidant levels necessary to neutralize them, which can lead to dangerous levels of cellular oxidation.
Pro-Knox is a unique, powerful and natural antioxidant complex formulated with low molecular weight plant extracts to ensure high bioavailability and activity once absorbed in the body. Plant extracts used are rich in vitamins A, C, E, beta-carotene, quercetin, riboflavin, polyphenols, tannin, flavonoids, glutathion, catalase and superoxide dismutase (SOD).
Advantages of taking Pro-Knox over other antioxidant supplements:
The final compound of Pro-Knox is obtained through a low-heat process that utilizes far-infrared rays to extract the active, low-molecular weight antioxidants.
Directions: Take 2 or 3 sachets a day with main meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. This amount can be increased to 8 sachets in total a day for serious support.
|Ingredients per 3g sachet||Amount|
|Fermented soy beans||290 mg|
|Wheat germ||250 mg|
|Green tea||150 mg|
|Fermented brown rice||50 mg|
|Fermented adlay||50 mg|
|Wheat powder||35 mg|
|Vitamin C||23 mg|
|Yuzu citru junos||1 mg|
Bulk Discount: Buy 4+ of this product and the unit price will be reduced by 15%.