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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 Curcumin

AlphaCurcumin® Plus is a highly bioavailable curcumin phytosome complex with added Bromelain, Quercetin and Bioperine for comprehensive cellular support.

img-curcumin-root.jpgTurmeric 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 ethnic cuisine in those areas, giving the traditional dishes of these regions their characteristic yellow colour. This spice has been a component of Ayurvedic medicinal systems of India, China, Tibet and the Middle East for over 2000 years.

Curcumin is the primary curcuminoid class found in turmeric. Only 2 to 5% of the turmeric contains curcumin which is the component, concentrated in the rhizome. It is the curcumin that is responsible for most of turmeric's health properties. Curcumin extracted from turmeric is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and overall it is regarded as one of nature's best protector nutrients and body cleansers, and is the subject of a great deal of scientific interest and research.

The big problem with the beneficial compounds in curcumin is that they have very poor oral absorption. As a consequence, impractically large amounts are needed to derive the full benefits of curcumin. A solution to this problem has been found by finely mixing the curcumin with lipids, as curcumin is fat-soluble, and this vastly increases absorption by basically having the lipids carry the curcumin into the body.

alphacurcumin-phytosome.jpgBy finely mixing the curcumin either with curcuminoid oils or with a phospholipid medium to produce curcumin liposomes, the curcumin is surrounded by fats. This increases the absorption substantially, but the resulting mixture is not ideally stable and requires a large ratio of oil molecules to curcumin molecules to make it effective.

A newly developed superior method to this lipid approach is to use a proprietary process to directly bond the curcumin molecules with phospholipid molecules in a 1:1 or 1:2 ratio. This produces a stable curcumin-phospholipid complex called a curcumin phytosome complex (curcumin-phosphatidylcholine complex), which is more effective and efficient than curcumin liposome complexes. The curcumin processed in this way has an absorption rate many times greater than that of ordinary curcumin complexes found in most food supplements, and this unleashes the full healing power of curcumin complex.

The Really Healthy Company's AlphaCurcumin® Plus brings 250mg of this highly bioavailable curcumin phytosome complex (with sunflower derived phospholipids) together with 75mg of Bromelain, 50mg of Quercetin and 5mg of Bioperine (black pepper extract) 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: Cucumin phytosome complex, Vegetable Cellulose (capsule), AlphaBlend, Bromelain and Quercetin.

Directions: Take 2 to 4 capsules a day, preferably at mealtimes, or as directed by your health practitioner.

Ingredients per veg capsuleAmount
Contains no excipients such as fillers & anti-coagulants. Vegan product.
Phospholipid Curcumin (sunflower source of phospholipids)
250 mg
AlphaBlend®
Klamath Blue Green Algae, Protease (5000HUT/g), Amylase, Lipase (10,000 LU/g), Bioperine (black pepper extract)
115 mg
Vegetable Cellulose (capsule)96 mg
Bromelain
75 mg
Quercetin
50 mg

Bulk 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.

After the age of 40, 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 over the age of 40. 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 into the latter part of life.

Directions: Take two capsules twice a day, or as directed by your health practitioner.

Ingredients per veg capsuleAmount
Contains no excipients such as fillers & anti-coagulants. Vegan product.
Vegetable Cellulose (capsule)100 mg
Mixed Plant Sterols (including beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol, campesterol and brassicasterol)80 mg
Saw Palmetto Extract (45%)75 mg
Vitamin C60 mg
AlphaBlend®
(Klamath Blue Green Algae, Protease, Amylase, Lipase, Bioperine)
50 mg
Green Tea Extract (30% polyphenols)30 mg
Panax Ginseng30 mg
Nettle Extract30 mg
Quercetin25 mg
Reishi mushroom25 mg
Resveratrol Extract (20%)25 mg
Pumpkin Seed Extract20 mg
Biocurcumax™ Curcumin Extract20 mg
Vitamin E (natural - 14IU)12 mg
Zinc (citrate)5 mg
Lycopene (actual lycopene)1 mg
Selenium (methionine)50 µg

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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.

img-royaljelly-organic02.jpgFresh 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.

img-royaljelly-organic01.jpgThis 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: 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 (pre-digest) rice bran using enzymes from Shitake mushrooms. The resulting compound contains a unique blend of hemicellulose nutrients — including specific arabinoxylan compound as well as other short chain polysaccharides. This is then combined with Vitamin D3 in the Biobran Plus, making this food supplement 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 pack, 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:
90 tabs x 50mg - buy 6+ and the unit price will be reduced by 15%.
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 15%.

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 capsuleAmount
Vegan product
Premium Rye Flower Pollen Extract
(Secale Cereale L. - Standardized Extract 20:1)
500 mg
Other 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 Curcumin: Combi Extra Forte

Medpro Curcumin Combi Extra Forte is a highly bioavailable curcumin complex with added Resveratrol, a potent antioxidant. 

Curcumin is extracted from the root of the Curcuma longa L. plant and is also known as the yellow spice turmeric. This extract has remarkable health properties and has been a component of traditional medicinal systems in India, China, Tibet and the Middle East for over 2000 years.

Curcumin is also a powerful antioxidant, and overall is regarded as one of nature's best overall protector nutrients and body cleansers, and is the subject of a great deal of scientific research.

This brand of curcumin is highly absorbable making it many times more potent than other brands with a similar curcumin complex content. It also has added Resveratro which is another powerful antioxidant. 

Ingredients: Microcrystaline cellulose (filler), Biocurcumin BCM-95 (tumeric extract), polyonum cuspidatum (50% resveratrol), hydroxoypropyl (vegetable cellulose capsule), magnesium stearate & silicon dioxide (anti-coagulants).

Directions: Take up to 4 capsules a day, with meals, or as directed by your health practitioner. 

Ingredients per veg capsuleAmount
Vegan product
BioCurcumin (BCM-95) - (Tumeric extract)
250 mg
Polygonum cuspidatum radix extract (50% Resveratrol)
100 mg
Other ingredients: Microcrystaline cellulose (filler), hydroxoypropyl (vegetable cellulose capsule), magnesium stearate & silicon dioxide (anti-coagulants).

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-tablet serving
(30 servings per bottle)
Amount
(2 tablets)
Vegetarian (but NOT vegan)
Vitamin C (acidum ascorbicum)500 mg
Vitamin E (d-α tocopherol succ., dl-α tocopherol acet. 50%)224 mg
Calcium citrate156 mg
Soy Extract (patented form. with 40% isoflavones)125 mg
EGCG (patented green tea extract)87.5 mg
Zinc (zinc citrate)16.6 mg
Lycopen (tomato extract)10 mg
Selenium (sodium selenite)266 μg
Vitamin D (cholecalciferol)0.5 μg
Other Ingredients: Anti-caking agents (magnesiumstearat, colloidal silica), Binders (microcrystalline cellulase, lactose - contains milksugar), Coating agent (polyethylenglycol, hydroxypropyl callulose), Humectant (sodium starch glycollate stabilazer - stearic acid).

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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 veg capsuleAmount
Vegan product
LinumLife (proprietary lignan complex)150 mg
BMC-95 Bio-Curcumin (proprietary curcumin complex)125 mg
Zinc citrate10 mg
Lycopen (tomato extract)5 mg
Selenium (as sodium selenite)25 μg
Other 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%.