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Men's Health

Men's Health becomes an increasing consideration as we get older and our hormone systems naturally deteriorate. Fortunately, there are nutrients that we can take that help to support our hormone systems.

Our diets can have a significant effect on our hormone balance and the health and well-being of our endocrine systems. This is not only due to the effect of various nutrients in our bodies, both positive and negative, but also due to the effect of toxins that are increasingly found in the foods that we eat, toxins that can unbalance the endocrine system.

As we get older, our hormone systems naturally deteriorate (although some believe that this is due primarily to our accumulating toxic load), and it can become useful for us to take nutritional supplements that provide our bodies with protective and balancing nutrients. These can be helpful, especially when combined with a detoxification program.

AlphaCurcumin Plus: Super-Bioavailable Longvida Curcumin

It’s back, and this time our free-radical “Terminator” is even more efficient.AlphaCurcumin® Plus is a leading curcumin extract, far more potent than standard curcumin supplements. It has now been relaunched using a proprietary curcumin extract significantly more effective than even the phytosomal curcumin in our previous batch.The best has just got better!*     *     *Turmeric is ground from the root of the Curcuma Longa L. plant (see picture below), a member of the ginger family, which grows wild in the Himalayas and across South Asia. This yellow/orange spice plays a central role in the cuisine in those areas, giving the traditional dishes of these regions their characteristic yellow colour. This spice has been a component of the Ayurvedic Medicinal Systems of India, China, Tibet and the Middle East for over 2000 years, and recently has come under intense scrutiny by medical researchers astonished by the healing properties of some of its constituent compounds.Curcumin is the primary curcuminoid class found in turmeric and gives it its characteristic orange-yellow colour. Only around 2-6% of raw turmeric contains these curcuminoids which are concentrated in the rhizome, with the three primary ones being curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bis-demethoxycurcumin. These polyphenolic compounds (especially the curcumin)have powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory (through the down-regulation of NF-kB and COX-2) and anti-pathogenic properties, which give turmeric its health-giving properties. These protective compounds are so effective that they are currently the focus of a huge amount of scientific research.The main problem with curcumin is that it has very poor oral absorption due to its low water solubility and sensitivity to stomach acids. And the tiny amount that is absorbed is quickly metabolised in a process called glucuronidation which makes it water-soluble and therefore easily for the body to eliminate through the kidneys and bile. As a result, the full benefits of curcumin are not realised — too little is absorbed and it stays in the body too short a time.A solution to this problem has been found by finely mixing the curcumin with lipids, as curcumin is fat-soluble. This vastly increases absorption by having the lipids carry the curcumin into the body, increasing bioavailability. There are several such methods and technologies, and they vary considerably in their effectiveness.In the last two generations of our superlative AlphaCurcumin(R) complex, we were using such methods to ensure that our customers always had access to the most bioavailable curcumin. The first generation used a powerful curcumin extract mixed with curcuminoid oils that claimed an increased absorption of 7x or 700%. The second used a proprietary phytosomal phospholipid-curcumin complex with claims of increased absorption by 29x (2900%) or more. We thought this was the ultimate at the time, and then we found Longvida® Optimized Curcumin that blew everything else out of the water. Not only does it have even higher absorption including to the brain, it also stays in the system longer whilst effectively distributing its potency throughout the body.When we discovered this new turmeric extract, we just knew we had to update our formula so that AlphaCurcumin Plus could remain the best of the best.*     *     *In our new launch AlphaCurcumin® upgrade, we have swapped out the 2nd generation phytosomal curcumin with a new cutting-edge extract that is significantly more effective — Longvida® Optimized Curcumin.What is so special about Longvida® Optimized Curcumin?Normal curcumin extracts rapidly degrade in the stomach and intestines in processes called glucuronidation, a process which makes the curcumin inactive and easier for the body to eliminate through the kidneys and bile. This means that even the highest quality curcumin extracts are inefficiently absorbed into the body and rapidly eliminated — on average half of what is absorbed is gone within 2 or 3 hours. This means less protection over less time.Longvida® Optimized Curcumin was developed by neuroscientists at UCLA using a patented* delivery technology called Solid Lipid Curcumin Particle (SLCP) Technology. SLCP™ Technology gently coats the curcumin with a specific combination of lipids to form nano-scale lipid capsules or micelles. These micelles are like tiny solid diving bells that protects the curcumin in its journey into our bodies, allowing it to efficiently pass through cell barriers, including the blood-brain and blood-retinal barriers, bringing the benefits of curcumin throughout the body. (In fact, this curcumin was specifically developed by the neuroscientists to bring the full benefits of curcumin to the brain.)This unique structure of the SLCP curcumin means that it is transported through the lymph and not the blood, allowing it to largely bypass liver metabolism and stay in its free unglucuronidated form (unlike its inactive metabolised form). This ability for Longvida® curcumin to stay in the body has been measured at 2.5 to 3.75 times longer than standard curcumin. In other words, Longvida® curcumin is stronger for longer, but also in more places such as the brain.The SLCP Technology used for this product means that the curcumin stays in its active (unglucuronidated) free-form and this is especially important because it is this lipophilic “free curcumin” that has the ability to pass through the blood-brain and blood-retinal barriers, bringing the benefits of curcumin to where it is often needed the most. But once the curcumin is metabolised or glucuronidated, that ability is unfortunately lost. So other curcumin brands that do not use SLCP Technology to protect the curcumin, even the phytosomal phospholipid ones, tend to have much higher glucuronidation and a much lower percentage of actual free curcumin, which means that what is absorbed is less active and is unable to cross the blood-brain barrier.The result is a curcumin extract MANY TIMES more effective than other curcumin brands: 95x more bioavailable than standard 95% curcumin extract using AUC testing method; 67x more bioavailable than the standard using Cmax testing; and 285x more bioavailable than the standard using AUC normalized testing.So it is not just absorption that is important, but how much actual "free" curcumin ends up in the body. So brands may claim high absorption, but if they do not deliver free curcumin but some other form such as phospholipid curcumin, they are not as beneficial.At The Really Healthy Company, we go even further. We add enzymes, quercetin and algae in order to enhance further the anti-inflammatory benefits of this curcumin. And we do so without using unnecessary excipients and fillers. The result is a supplement that is superior to those that contain curcumin alone.So if you want the optimum benefits of curcumin, AlphaCurcumin® is the one to go for. Nothing else comes close.*     *     *The Really Healthy Company's AlphaCurcumin® Plus brings 250mg of this highly bioavailable Longvida optimised curcumin together with 75mg of Bromelain, 50mg of Quercetin, and a specific blend of enzymes and algae in each vegetarian capsule, further enhancing the curcumin's already magnified beneficial effects. The result is one of the most potent curcumin supplements on the market today.AlphaCurcumin also contains no added binders, fillers or any other excipients — just the full power of undiluted, leading-edge, natural ingredients.Ingredients: Longvida® Optimized Curcumin, Vegetable Cellulose (capsule), AlphaBlend (enzyme and algae mix), Quercetin and Bromelain.Directions: Take 2 capsules a day, preferably at mealtimes, or as directed by your health practitioner. (30 daily servings per bottle.)Ingredients per 2 veg capsule daily servingAmountContains no excipients such as fillers & anti-coagulants. Vegan product.Longvida® Optimized Curcumin500 mgAlphaBlend®Klamath Blue Green Algae, Protease (5,000 HUT/g), Amylase (50,000 SKB/g), Lipase (10,000 LU/g)220 mgVegetable Cellulose (capsule shell)192 mgQuercetin (Quercetin Dihydrate)100 mgBromelain (2,500 GDU/g)72 mgLongvida® is a registered trademark of Verdure Sciences, Inc.*For patents info visit www.vs-corp.com/ip.htmlBulk Discount: Buy 6+ of this product and the unit price will be reduced by 15%.

AlphaProst Plus - Prostate Support

AlphaProst® Plus is a multi-nutrient high-quality food supplement formulated to help men maintain a healthy prostate. It contains a special blend of herbs and nutrients well-documented to help prostate function and reduce excess inflammation.For general prostate health it can be helpful for men to take nutrients that support optimum prostate function and ease prostate discomfort.AlphaProst® Plus is a food supplement formulated for optimum prostate support, especially for men who sense they have a vulnerability in this area. It contains an array of specific nutrients with the following benefits: hormone balancing, anti-inflammatory, antioxidising, immune stimulating and immune regulating.AlphaProst® Plus is one of the very best all-in-one prostate support supplements available today, combining many of the most effective nutrients for optimum prostate health. These include: Mixed Plant Sterols and Saw Palmetto Extract, both helpful in natural hormone balancing, as well as other extracts, vitamins and minerals that are important for prostate health. The reason we put such a potent variety of nutrients into this supplement is that they tend to work synergistically in the body — their combined benefit far exceeds what would be obtained by taking them separately, so that together these ingredients work synergistically to ensure the prostate remains healthy throughout life.Directions: Take two capsules twice a day (4 daily in total), or as directed by your health practitioner.Ingredients per 4 veg capsule daily servingAmountContains no excipients such as fillers & anti-coagulants. Vegan product.Vegetable Cellulose (capsule)384 mgMixed Plant Sterols (including beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol, campesterol and brassicasterol)320 mgSaw Palmetto Extract (45% fatty acids)300 mgVitamin C (magnesium ascorbate)240 mgAlphaBlend®(Klamath Blue Green Algae, Protease, Amylase, Lipase, Bioperine)200 mgGreen Tea Extract (95% polyphenols)120 mgPanax Ginseng (10:1)120 mgStinging Nettle Extract120 mgQuercetin100 mgReishi mushroom (Ganoderma Lucidium)100 mgResveratrol Extract (98%)100 mgPumpkin Seed Extract (10:1)80 mgBiocurcumax™ Curcumin Extract (95%)80 mgVitamin E (gamma-tocopherol - 56IU)48 mgZinc (citrate - providing 20mg elemental)20 mgLycopene (actual lycopene)4 mgSelenium (yeast derived - providing 200µg elemental)200 µgBulk Discount: Buy 6+ of this product and the unit price will be reduced by 15%.

BeeBetter Organic Royal Jelly

Royal jelly has been renowned for many thousands of years for its remarkable health-giving properties.In Ancient Egypt, royal jelly was always reserved for the Pharaoh because it was believed that it would ensure that he had a long and healthy life.Fresh royal jelly is nature's powerhouse of nucleic acids (RNA and DNA), enzymes, vitamins (A, B C and E), minerals (potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc and manganese) and gelatine (a precursor of collagen, which might explain why those who take it believe it keeps them vital and youthful). This concentrated and unique nutritional profile means that this popular elixir has a protective effect in the body, helping to promote health and immunity, and overall vitality.As with many superfoods, royal jelly has been handed to us by Mother Nature. Its secret lies with its makers — one of the busiest little creatures on Earth: the bees. They spend their busy lives collecting pollen from flowers and naturally processing it into royal jelly and honey. Nobody knows this better than our royal jelly supplier, who has run his family company in Spain since the 1890s and who produces Organically-Certified Royal Jelly.This raw product has not been pasteurized, does not contain additives, preservatives or colourings, and only undergoes filtering to remove impurities. Also, the beehives are situated in a naturally protected environment, with a minimum radius of 3 kilometres away from any kind of contaminants, which creates a very high quality, clean, fresh and organically certified product.BeeBetter Organic Royal Jelly is available in a small 20g glass bottle, which should last approximately one month.Directions: Take a ¼ tsp of royal jelly on the tongue first thing in the morning, followed by a warm drink.Storage: Please note that this product should be refrigerated. (It is fine out of the refrigerator for a few days during delivery, but otherwise it should be kept cold for longest life.)Bulk Discount: Buy 6+ of this product and the unit price will be reduced by 15%.
Biobran MGN-3

Biobran MGN-3: Premium Immune System Support

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).More information on this product can be found in good research libraries or on the internet (see our links page).Bulk Discounts:50 tabs x 250mg - buy 6+ and the unit price will be reduced by 15%.105 sachets x 1000mg - buy 3+ and the unit price will be reduced by 20%.

Flowease: Rye Pollen Extract

Flowease™ is a premium quality rye flower pollen extract food supplement which contains specific phytonutrient combinations that can help older men and women if they need to visit the toilet more often - especially during the night.After the age of 40, urination for some men can become increasingly difficult. As a result, many trips to the bathroom both day and night become necessary, reducing quality of life and disturbing sleep. Older women can also have problems with urination for different reasons.Provided your doctor has ruled out potential disease-causes for this problem, Flowease can provide the phyto-nutrients necessary to help our bodies maintain bladder health and stability. It is based on over forty years of research into flower pollen and was first identified in the '60s by Gosta Jonsson, a professor at the Swedish University of Lund. Since then, research into the benefits of flower pollen has grown considerably, and it has been found to contain over a hundred different nutritional components including: minerals, trace elements, amino acids, liponic acids, nucleic acids, enzymes and anti-bacterial substances.Flowease rye pollen extract is available in double strength 90 veg cap x 500mg. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.Ingredients per veg capsuleAmountVegan productPremium Rye Flower Pollen Extract(Secale Cereale L. - Standardized Extract 20:1)500 mgOther Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin, calcium stearate, silicon dioxide colloidal, monocalcium phosphate, gum arabic and hypromellose (veg capsule).Directions: Take 1 x 500mg capsule, 3 times a day before meals with a glass of water (3 in total per day).Bulk Discount: Buy 6+ of this product and the unit price will be reduced by 15%.

Medpro Imupros: Prostate Support

Imupros is an all-in-one supplement formulated with vitamins, trace elements, tomato extract, zinc and green tea extract for prostate nutritional support.The problem with taking food supplements for prostate health is that there are so many different nutrients, vitamins and minerals on the market today that are helpful, a person can end up taking a handful of pills and capsules every day.Imupros solves this problem by bringing together some of the best prostate nutrients into a single all-in-one tablet. And because the tablet breaks down slowly in the stomach, the ingredients are released slowly.This food supplement is suitable for vegetarians but it is not for vegans (because it contains lactose or milk sugar).Directions: Take 2 tablets a day with food or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.Ingredients per 2 tablets servingAmountVegetarian (but NOT vegan); 30 servings per bottle - 1 month supplyVitamin C (acidum ascorbicum)500 mgVitamin E (d-α tocopherol succ., dl-α tocopherol acet. 50%)224 mgCalcium citrate156 mgSoy Extract (patented form. with 40% isoflavones)125 mgEGCG (patented green tea extract)87.5 mgZinc (zinc citrate)16.6 mgLycopen (tomato extract)10 mgSelenium (sodium selenite)266 μgVitamin D (cholecalciferol)0.5 μgFull ingredients: Calcium citrate, ascorbic acid, Bulking agent (microcrystalline cellulose, lactose - contains milk sugar), dl-α tocopherol acetate 50%, tomato extract, Lubricants (Magnesium stearate, colloidal silica, stearic acid), Green tea extract, d-α tocopherol succinate, Soy extract, Zinc citrate, Disintegrants (Sodium starch glycolate), Stabilizer (stearic acid), Glazing agent (Hypromellose, Polyethylene glycol, Hydroxypropyl ellulose), Sodium selenite, Choleclciferol.Bulk Discount: Buy 6+ of this product and the unit price will be reduced by 15%.

Medpro ProstaLin-C: Prostate Support

ProstaLin-C (formerly called Imupros Forte) is a new more potent and updated version of the all-in-one Medpro Imupros brand supplement formulated with lignans, curcumin extract, lycopene, zinc and selenium for nutritional prostate support.The problem with taking food supplements for prostate health is that there are so many different nutrients, vitamins and minerals on the market today that are helpful, so that a person can end up taking a handful of pills and capsules every day.ProstaLin-C combines a special linseed extract called Linum Life, that provides a high concentration of lignans, with high bioactivity curcumin BMC-95. In addition to this powerful combination, it also contains lycopene, a powerful antioxidant extracted from tomatoes, and selenium, an important mineral for prostate health.This product is suitable for vegetarians but it is not for vegans (because it contains lactose or milk sugar).Directions: Take 1 capsule 3 times a day before meals for at least a month. It can then be reduced to 1 or 2 a day or as directed by your health practitioner.Ingredients per 3 capsulesAmountVegetarian product (but NOT vegan)LinumLife (proprietary lignan complex)450 mgBiocurcumin BCM95™ (proprietary curcumin complex)375 mgZinc citrate30 mgLycopen (tomato extract)15 mgSelenium (sodium selenite)75 μgOther ingredients: Anti-caking agents (magnesium stearate, colloidal silica); Binders (microcrystalline cellulose, lactose milk sugar); Coating agent (polyethylene glycol, hydroxypropyl cellulose); Humectant (sodium glycolate, stearic acid stabilizer).Bulk Discount: Buy 6+ of this product and the unit price will be reduced by 15%.