Introducing the new series of Biomed Recommended Protocols. Each protocol is based on clinical research, traditional ingredient usage, and practitioner's experience and success. We are excited to launch these comprehensive and straightforward protocols, built to improve your patient's overall health.

Watch for a growing library of protocols to be added here monthly.


Biomed Recommended Protocols
 

Bone Health

Improve bone health by increasing bone strength and bone mineral density. The plant-based minerals and vitamins found in BoneSure and MK7 with D3 Drops help to re-mineralize the bone matrix and reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis.

Remedy

Dose

Monday to Sunday

BoneSure

2 capsules

two times a day

MK7 with Vitamin D3

1 drop

once a day

 
BoneSure

Caution/Warnings

Caution/Warnings: Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have been diagnosed with estrogen dependent cancer, if you are taking blood thinners or if you have a kidney disorder.

BoneSure

Recommended dosage (adult): 2 capsules two times daily. Safe to use long term.

Bone Health Benefits: BoneSure contains a combination of plant-based minerals (from marine algae Lithothamnion corallioides), vitamins (C, D, K), boron, and trace elements to provide full-spectrum remineralization and bone health. It works to improve bone structure and function through increasing bone mineral density, bone strength, and healthy bone formation.1,2,3,4  When combined with a healthy diet and physical activity, it can reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis5,6,11,12  and improve bone health in peri-menopausal and menopausal women.7,8,9,10,13

Additional benefits include collagen and tissue formation to maintain healthy bones, cartilage, teeth, and gums.

BoneSure bone health benefits include:
   • Increase bone mineral density1,2,3
   • Improve bone strength and structure2
   • Support healthy bone formation and function1,4
   • Reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis5,6,11,12
   • Improve bone health in peri-menopausal and menopausal women7,8,9,10,13

Key Features: Increase bone mineralization and bone mineral density, plant-sourced multi-mineral, contains 76 naturally occurring trace minerals, high absorption and bioavailability, increase bone and collagen formation, improve bone health in peri-menopausal and menopausal women, reduce risk of developing osteoporosis.


MK7 with D3 Drops

MK7 with D3 Drops

Recommended dosage (adult): 1 drop once daily. Safe to use long term.

Bone Health Benefits: MK7 with Vitamin D3 is a combination of vitamin K2 (MK7, menaquinone 7) and vitamin D3 to maintain bone health3,4,10,13  and improve calcium absorption and binding into the bone matrix. Vitamin D is specifically required for absorption and utilization of phosphorus and calcium, two important components of bones. When vitamin D3 is combined with a healthy diet and physical activity, it can reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis.11,12

Key Features: Maintain healthy bones, improve calcium and phosphorus absorption for bone health, reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis, prevent vitamins D and K deficiency.


Bone Health
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Bone Health
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References

  1. Gorman D.M.O., Tierney C.M., Brennan O., Brien F.J.O. The Marine-derived, Multi-mineral formula, Aquamin, Enhances Mineralisation of Osteoblast Cells In Vitro. Phyther. Res. 2012;380:375–380.
  2. Aslam M.N., Kreider J.M., Paruchuri T., et al. A Mineral-Rich Extract from the Red Marine Algae Lithothamnion calcareum Preserves Bone Structure and Function in Female Mice on a Western-Style Diet. Calcif. Tissue Int. 2010;86:313–324.
  3. Palacios C. The Role of Nutrients in Bone Health, from A to Z. Crit. Rev. Food Sci. Nutr. 2006;46:621–628.
  4. Widaa A., Brennan O., Gorman D.M.O., Brien F.J.O. The Osteogenic Potential of the Marine-Derived Multi-Mineral Formula Aquamin Is Enhanced by the Presence of Vitamin D. Phyther. Res. 2014;684:678–684.
  5. Brennan O, et al. A Natural, Calcium-Rich Marine Multi-Mineral Complex Preserves Bone Structure, Composition and Strength in an Ovariectomised Rat Model of Osteoporosis. Calcified Tissue Int. 2017;101:445–455.
  6. Gorman D.M.O., Tierney C.M., Brennan O., Brien F.J.O. The Marine-derived, Multi-mineral formula, Aquamin, Enhances Mineralisation of Osteoblast Cells In Vitro. Phyther. Res. 2012;380:375–380.
  7. Zenk J.L., Frestedt J.L., Kuskowski M.A. Effect of Calcium Derived from Lithothamnion sp. on Markers of Calcium Metabolism in Premenopausal Women. J. Med. Food. 2018;21:154–158.
  8. Shea, K.L., Barry, D.W., Sherk, V.D., et al. Calcium Supplementation and PTH Response to Vigorous Walking in Postmenopausal Women. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014; 46(10): 2007–2013.
  9. Slevin, M.M., Allsopp, P.J., Magee, P.J, et al. Supplementation with Calcium and Short-Chain Fructo-Oligosaccharides Affects Markers of Bone Turnover but Not Bone Mineral Density in Postmenopausal Women. J Nutr. 2014;144(3):297-304.
  10. Knapen, M.H.J, Drummen, N.E., Smit, E., Vermeer, C., Theuwissen, E. Three-year Low-dose Menaquinone-7 Supplementation Helps Decrease Bone Loss in Healthy Postmenopausal Women. Osteoporos Int. 2013;24(9):2499-507.
  11. Aspray, T.J., Hill, T.R. Osteoporosis and the Ageing Skeleton. Subcell Biochem. 2019;91:453-476.
  12. Chen, L., Hou, P., Chen, K. Nutritional Support and Physical Modalities for People with Osteoporosis: Current Opinion. Nutrients. 2019 Nov 20;11(12):2848.
  13. Huang, Z-B, Wan, S-L, Lu, Y-J, et al. Does vitamin K2 play a role in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis for postmenopausal women: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Osteoporos Int. 2015 Mar;26(3):1175-86.

Osteoporosis: Rebuild Bone Density

Improve bone health by increasing bone strength and bone mineral density. The nutrients found in BoneSure, MK7 with D3 Drops, and Basictab increase bone mineral density and reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis (brittle bones) is a condition where there is an impaired metabolism of the inorganic and organic bone mass. According to European Biological Medicine, increased acidification of the tissues can reduce bone mineral density. The bones serve as the mineral reservoirs in the body and help maintain normal systemic pH levels. When increased acidification occurs, calcium and other minerals from drawn from the bones and muscles to buffer the excess of acid (hydrogen ions), contributing to calcium and mineral loss from the bones.

Remedy

Dose

Monday to Sunday

BoneSure

2 capsules

two times a day

MK7 with Vitamin D3

1 drop

once a day

Basictab

2 tablets

two times a day

 
BoneSure

Caution/Warnings

Caution/Warnings: Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have been diagnosed with estrogen dependent cancer, if you are taking blood thinners or if you have a kidney disorder.

BoneSure

Recommended dosage (adult): 2 capsules two times daily. Safe to use long term.

Osteoporosis: Bone Health Benefits: BoneSure contains a combination of plant-based minerals (from marine algae Lithothamnion corallioides), vitamins (C, D, K), boron, and trace elements to provide full-spectrum remineralization and bone health. It works to improve bone structure and function through increasing bone mineral density, bone strength, and healthy bone formation.1,2,3,4  When combined with a healthy diet and physical activity, it can reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis5,6,11,12  and improve bone health in peri-menopausal and menopausal women.7,8,9,10,13

Key Features: Increase bone mineralization and bone mineral density, reduce risk of developing osteoporosis, improve bone health in peri-menopausal and menopausal women, plant-sourced multi-minerals, contains 76 naturally occurring trace minerals, high absorption and bioavailability.


MK7 with D3 Drops

MK7 with D3 Drops

Recommended dosage (adult): 1 drop once daily. Safe to use long term.

Osteoporosis: Bone Health Benefits: MK7 with Vitamin D3 is a combination of vitamin K2 (MK7, menaquinone 7) and vitamin D3 to maintain bone health3,4,10,13  and improve calcium absorption and binding into the bone matrix. Vitamin D is specifically required for absorption and utilization of phosphorus and calcium, two important components of bones. When vitamin D3 is combined with a healthy diet and physical activity, it can reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis.11,12

Key Features: Maintain healthy bones, improve calcium and phosphorus absorption for bone health, reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis.


Basictab

Caution/Warnings

Caution/Warnings: Avoid using two (2) hours prior to or until four (4) hours after taking other medications or food.

Basictab

Recommended dosage (adult): 2 tablets twice daily. Take with warm water on an empty stomach. Use for three to six months.

Osteoporosis: Bone Health Benefits: Osteoporosis is a condition where there is an impaired structural metabolism of the inorganic and organic bone mass. According to European Biological Medicine, metabolic acidosis (over-acidification) of the tissues causes bone cell dysfunction and reduces bone mineral density.14  The bones serve as the mineral reservoirs in the body, providing a protective function to maintain normal systemic pH levels.14  When over-acidification occurs, calcium and other minerals from drawn from the bones and muscles to buffer the excess of acid (hydrogen ions), contributing to calcium loss from the bones.15

Alkaline therapy with NaHCO3 (sodium bicarbonate) supplementation increases serum bicarbonate levels in the blood.16  Recommendations to reverse metabolic acidosis and restore normal pH levels include alkaline therapy, a diet high in alkaline foods, and a reduced protein diet.17,18  These recommendations are beneficial in addressing the root cause and the treatment of osteoporosis.19

Key Features: Rebalance acid-base and proper tissue pH levels, decrease inflammation, support bone health.


Rebuild Bone Density
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Rebuild Bone Density Protocol Bundle

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References

  1. Gorman D.M.O., Tierney C.M., Brennan O., Brien F.J.O. The Marine-derived, Multi-mineral formula, Aquamin, Enhances Mineralisation of Osteoblast Cells In Vitro. Phyther. Res. 2012;380:375–380.
  2. Aslam M.N., Kreider J.M., Paruchuri T., et al. A Mineral-Rich Extract from the Red Marine Algae Lithothamnion calcareum Preserves Bone Structure and Function in Female Mice on a Western-Style Diet. Calcif. Tissue Int. 2010;86:313–324.
  3. Palacios C. The Role of Nutrients in Bone Health, from A to Z. Crit. Rev. Food Sci. Nutr. 2006;46:621–628.
  4. Widaa A., Brennan O., Gorman D.M.O., Brien F.J.O. The Osteogenic Potential of the Marine-Derived Multi-Mineral Formula Aquamin Is Enhanced by the Presence of Vitamin D. Phyther. Res. 2014;684:678–684.
  5. Brennan O, et al. A Natural, Calcium-Rich Marine Multi-Mineral Complex Preserves Bone Structure, Composition and Strength in an Ovariectomised Rat Model of Osteoporosis. Calcified Tissue Int. 2017;101:445–455.
  6. Gorman D.M.O., Tierney C.M., Brennan O., Brien F.J.O. The Marine-derived, Multi-mineral formula, Aquamin, Enhances Mineralisation of Osteoblast Cells In Vitro. Phyther. Res. 2012;380:375–380.
  7. Zenk J.L., Frestedt J.L., Kuskowski M.A. Effect of Calcium Derived from Lithothamnion sp. on Markers of Calcium Metabolism in Premenopausal Women. J. Med. Food. 2018;21:154–158.
  8. Shea, K.L., Barry, D.W., Sherk, V.D., et al. Calcium Supplementation and PTH Response to Vigorous Walking in Postmenopausal Women. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014; 46(10): 2007–2013.
  9. Slevin, M.M., Allsopp, P.J., Magee, P.J, et al. Supplementation with Calcium and Short-Chain Fructo-Oligosaccharides Affects Markers of Bone Turnover but Not Bone Mineral Density in Postmenopausal Women. J Nutr. 2014;144(3):297-304.
  10. Knapen, M.H.J, Drummen, N.E., Smit, E., Vermeer, C., Theuwissen, E. Three-year Low-dose Menaquinone-7 Supplementation Helps Decrease Bone Loss in Healthy Postmenopausal Women. Osteoporos Int. 2013;24(9):2499-507.
  11. Aspray, T.J., Hill, T.R. Osteoporosis and the Ageing Skeleton. Subcell Biochem. 2019;91:453-476.
  12. Chen, L., Hou, P., Chen, K. Nutritional Support and Physical Modalities for People with Osteoporosis: Current Opinion. Nutrients. 2019 Nov 20;11(12):2848.
  13. Huang, Z-B, Wan, S-L, Lu, Y-J, et al. Does vitamin K2 play a role in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis for postmenopausal women: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Osteoporos Int. 2015 Mar;26(3):1175-86.
  14. Domrongkitchaiporn S., Pongskul C., et al. Bone histology and bone mineral density after correction of acidosis in distal renal tubular acidosis. Kidney Int. 2002;62:2160–2166.
  15. Krieger N.S., Frick K.K., Bushinsky D.A. Mechanism of acid-induced bone resorption. Curr. Opin. Nephrol. Hypertens. 2004;13:423–436.
  16. Abramowitz, M.K., Melamed, M.L., Bauer, C., Raff, A.C., Hostetter, T.H. Effects of Oral Sodium Bicarbonate in Patients with CKD. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 May;8(5):714-20.
  17. Siener., R. Dietary Treatment of Metabolic Acidosis in Chronic Kidney Disease. Nutrients. 2018 20;10(4):512.
  18. Angeloco, L,R,N, de Souza, G.C.A, Romao, E, A., Chiarello, P.G. Alkaline Diet and Metabolic Acidosis: Practical Approaches to the Nutritional Management of Chronic Kidney Disease. J Ren Nutr. 2018 May;28(3):215-220.
  19. Frassetto, L., Banerjee, T., Powe, N., Sebastian, A. Balance, Dietary Acid Load, and Bone Effects—A Controversial Subject. Nutrients. 2018 Apr; 10(4): 517.

Enhanced Cognitive Support

Improve cognitive health while protecting the brain with herbs and nutrients found in Cogniplex and TocoKrill. This combination is an effective and natural alternative for those suffering with memory impairment or seeking to enhance their performance in learning and memory capabilities.

Remedy

Dose

Monday to Sunday

Cogniplex

2 capsules

two times a day

TocoKrill

1-2 capsules

once a day

 
Cogniplex

Caution/Warnings

Caution/Warnings: Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are taking medications for diabetes, high blood pressure, or seizures. Do not use if you are taking health products that affect blood coagulation (e.g. blood thinners, clotting factor replacements, acetylsalicylic acid, ibuprofen, fish oils, vitamin E) as this may increase the risk of spontaneous bleeding. May cause nausea, dry mouth and fatigue. Consult a healthcare practitioner if gastrointestinal discomfort occurs.

Contraindications: Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use in individuals with known or suspected sensitivity to the listed ingredients.

Cogniplex

Recommended dosage (adult): 2 capsules two times daily. Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond 6 weeks.

Cognitive Benefits: Cogniplex contains a combination of herbs as memory and cognitive enhancers (nootropics), with the ability to increase blood flow to the brain and circulation of blood and oxygen throughout the brain. In addition, enriched neurotransmission and nerve synapsis leads to improved concentration, learning, and memory encoding.1

By improving cognitive function and increased neuroprotective properties, Cogniplex is an effective and natural alternative to assist with cognitive function and to enhance performance in learning and memory capability.2

Key Features: Assists in cognitive function4, increases blood flow to the brain,3  increases circulation in the brain,4  enhances memory and learning,1,2,5  age-related cognitive decline,6  and neuroprotection.7


TocoKrill

Caution/Warnings

Caution/Warnings: Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Known Adverse Reactions: Stop use if hypersensitivity or allergy occurs.

TocoKrill

Recommended dosage (adult): 1-2 capsules once per day. Minimum 3 months.

Cognitive Benefits: TocoKrill contains a combination of natural vitamin E Tocotrienols and Omega 3s, DHA, and EPA. It contains a rich source of fat-soluble antioxidant nutrients bound on phospholipids to support cognitive health and provide important neuroprotection.

Key Features: Fat-soluble antioxidant nutrient, support brain function, cognitive health, and neuroprotection.8,9,10,11


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References

  1. Thu, D.K., Vui, D.T., et al. The use of Huperzia species for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2019;31(3)
  2. Russo, A., Borrelli, F. Bacopa monnieri, a reputed nootropic plant: an overview. Phytomedicine. 2005;12(4):305-17
  3. McKenna DJ, Jones K, Hughes K. Botanical Medicines: The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements 2nd ed. New York: Haworth Press, 2002:445-503.
  4. Valikovics, A. Investigation of the effect of vinpocetine on cerebral blood flow and cognitive functions. Ideggyogy. 2007;60(7-8):301-10
  5. Zhu, X.Z. Development of natural products as drugs acting on central nervous system. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 1991;86 Suppl 2:173-5
  6. Peth-Nui, T. Effects of 12-week Bacopa monnieri consumption on attention, cognitive processing, working memory, and functions of both cholinergic and monoaminergic systems in health elderly volunteers. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012;2012:606424
  7. Damar, U., Gersner, R., Johnstone, J.T., Schachter, S., Rotenberg, A. Huperzine A as a neuroprotective and antiepileptic drug: a review of preclinical research. Expert Rev Neurother. 2016;16(6):671-80
  8. Khanna, S., Roy, S., et al. Neuroprotective properties of the natural vitamin E alpha-tocotrienol. Stroke. 2005;36(10)2258-64.
  9. Sen, C., Khanna, S., Roy, S. Tocotrienol: the natural vitamin E to defend the nervous system? Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2004;1031:127-42.
  10. Khanna., S., Roy., S., et al. Characterization of the potent neuroprotective properties of the natural vitamin E alpha-tocotrienol. J Neurochem. 2006;98(5)1474-86.
  11. Konagai, C., Yanagimoto, K., et al. Effects of krill oil containing n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in phospholipid form on human brain function: a randomized controlled trial in healthy elderly volunteers. Clin Intery Aging. 2013;8:1247-1257.

Enhanced Heart and Circulatory Health

Improve heart and circulatory health by increasing circulation with heart health herbs and nutrients as found in SalvTonic and AstaKrill. The heart health and cardioprotective benefits come from increased blood circulation, cholesterol-lowering properties, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory nutrients.

Remedy

Dose

Monday to Sunday

SalvTonic

1 capsule

up to three times a day

AstaKrill

2 capsules

once a day with food

 
SalvTonic

Caution/Warnings

Caution/Warnings: Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist.

SalvTonic

Recommended dosage (adult): 1 capsule up to three times daily. Safe to use long term.

Heart Health Benefits: SalvTonic contains a combination of herbs the provide multi-target protection for the heart and blood vessels. It acts to improve circulation, increase blood flow, improve cholesterol levels (reduce total & LDL cholesterol, increase HDL cholesterol).4,6  In addition, by increasing microcirculation1,3,5  throughout the body and specifically to heart (myocardial) tissue5, it improves symptoms associated with chest pain (stable angina)1,2  and slows development of diabetic neuropathy.6

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the herbs in SalvTonic are used to invigorate blood, remove blood stasis and regulate Qi to alleviate pain in the chest due to stagnation of Qi and blood.

Key Features: Increases blood flow and circulation throughout the body, increases blood flow to the heart muscle, improves symptoms of chest pain, reduces total and LDL cholesterol, increases HDL cholesterol, slows development of diabetic neuropathy.


AstaKrill

Caution/Warnings

Caution/Warnings: Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Known Adverse Reactions: Stop use if hypersensitivity or allergy occurs.

AstaKrill

Recommended dosage (adult): 2 capsules once daily with food. Minimum 3 months.

Heart Health Benefits: AstaKrill contains krill oil providing Omega 3s, DHA, and EPA, and is boosted with 6 mg of the antioxidant astaxanthin. By improving the Omega 3 index in individuals, krill oil increases blood plasma levels of EPA and DHA.11,12,13  It contains a rich source of fat-soluble antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients bound to phospholipids, to support heart health and provide important cardioprotection.15

Krill oil and Astaxanthin reduce cardiovascular risk factors7,8  including:
   • decreases the cardiovascular inflammatory marker C-reactive protein (CRP)9,10,14
   • provides lipid lower effects9  
   • decreases serum triglycerides (TG), LDL and VLDL cholesterol7,10,11
   • increases HDL cholesterol8,10,11,14
   • reduce oxidative stress and inflammationo

Key Features: Fat soluble antioxidant nutrient, Omega 3 with EPA and DHA, astaxanthin antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, support heart health, provide cardioprotection, reduce cardiovascular risk factors, reduces C-reactive protein, supports healthy cholesterol levels.


Heart & Circulatory Health
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Heart & Circulatory Health Protocol Bundle

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References

  1. Li, Y., Wang, Y., Yu, Q. Compound Danshen Dripping Pills for Stable Angina: Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research 2011;5(11):2245-2251
  2. Jia, Y., Huang, F., Zhang, S., Leung, S. Is Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) Dripping Pill More Effective than Isosorbide Dinitrate in Treating Angina Pectoris? A Systemic Review of Randomized Controlled Trails. Int’l Journal of Cardiology. 2012;157:330-340
  3. Han, J., Akiba, Y., Suzuki, H., et al. Cardiotonic Pill Improves Ischemia-Reperfusion-Induced Microcirculatory Disturbances in Rat Mesentery. Dept of Internal Medicine, Keio Univ School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
  4. Ma, R, Zou, D, Wang, Q, et al. Effect of Compound Danshen Dripping Pill on Carotid Arterial Intima-media in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. CJITWM. 2010;30(8).
  5. Bao-jing, F., Xue-zhong, Z. Effect on Compound Danshen Dripping Pills on Myocardial Microcirculation After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome. Chinese Journal of New Drugs. 2009;18(10):903-906
  6. Ma, R., Yao, Y, Liu, T., et al. Effect of Compound Danshen Dripping Pills on Urinary Albumin Excretion Rate in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Med J Chin PAPF. 2014;25(5):491-496
  7. Berge, K., Musa-Veloso, K., M., Harwood, M., Hoem, N., Burri, L. Krill Oil Supplementation Lowers Serum Triglycerides Without Increasing Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol in Adults with Borderline High or High Triglyceride Levels. Nutrition Research. 2014;34:126-133
  8. Lobraico, J.M., DiLello, L.C., Butler, A.D., et al. Effects of Krill Oil on Endothelial Function and Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Participants with Type 2 Diabetes, a Randomized Controlled Trial. BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care. 2015;15(3): 1-7
  9. Cicero, A., Rosticca, M., Morbini, M., et al. Lipid-Lowering and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Omega 3 Ethyl Ester and Krill Oil: A Randomized, Cross-Over, Clinical Trial. Arch Med Sci. 2016;12(3):507-512
  10. Swanson, B., Keithley, J.K., Fogg, L., Adeyemi, O., Sha, B.E. Krill Oil for HIV-Related Inflammation. Alternative and Complimentary Therapies. 2014;20(3):145-150
  11. Ulven, S.M., Kirkhus, B., Lamglait, A., et al. Metabolic Effects of Krill Oil are Essentially Similar to Those of Fish Oil but at Lower Dose of EPA and DHA, in Healthy Volunteers. Lipids. 2010.
  12. Maki, K.C., Reeves, M.S., Farmer, M., et al. Krill Oil Supplementation Increases Plasma Concentrations of Eicosapentaenoic and Docosahexaenoic Acids in Overweight and Obese Men and Women. Nutrition Research. 2009;(29):609-615
  13. Ramprasath, V.R., Eyal, I., Zchut, S., Jones, P. Enhanced Increase of Omega-3 Index in Healthy Individuals with Response to 4-Week n-3 Fatty Acid Supplement from Krill Oil Versus Fish Oil. Lipids in Health and Disease. 2013;12:178
  14. Xia, W., Tang, N., Kord-Varkeneh, H., et al. The Effects of Astaxanthin Supplementation on Obesity, Blood Pressure, CRP, Glycemic Biomarkers, and Lipid Profile: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Pharmacol Res. 2020;161:105-113
  15. Pashkow, F.J., Watumull, D.G., Campbell, C. Astaxanthin: A Novel Potential Treatment for Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Cardiovascular Disease. Am J Cardiol. 2008;101(10A):58D-68D.

Chest Pain Relief

Improve symptoms associated with chest pain (angina) by increasing circulation to the heart muscle. The herbs found in SalvTonic increase macro- and microcirculation throughout the body, including increased blood circulation to the heart muscle (myocardial tissue) and help decrease chest pain (angina) symptoms.

Maintenance

Acute

Remedy

Dose

Monday to Sunday

SalvTonic

1 capsule

three times a day

SalvTonic

1-2 capsules

open and pour under tongue

 
SalvTonic

Caution/Warnings

Caution/Warnings: Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist.

SalvTonic

Recommended dosage (adult): maintenance: 1 capsule three times daily. Safe to use long term.

Recommended dosage (adult): in acute case of chest pain (in stable angina): open 1-2 capsules and pour under the tongue.

Chest Pain: SalvTonic contains a combination of herbs the provide multi-target protection for the heart and blood vessels by increasing blood flow and improving circulation, including microcirculation to the heart muscle.

Human studies on the three herbal combination found in SalvTonic (also known as Danshen Dripping pill) have specifically proven increased microcirculation to the heart (myocardial) tissue, thus improves symptoms associated with chest pain in cases of stable angina.1,2,3,5

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the herbs in SalvTonic are used to invigorate blood, remove blood stasis and regulate Qi to alleviate pain in the chest due to stagnation of Qi and blood.

Key Features: Increases blood flow and circulation throughout the body, increases blood flow and microcirculation to the heart muscle, improves symptoms of chest pain (stable angina), reduces total and LDL cholesterol and increase HDL cholesterol.4,6


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References

  1. Li, Y., Wang, Y., Yu, Q. Compound Danshen Dripping Pills for Stable Angina: Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research 2011;5(11):2245-2251
  2. Jia, Y., Huang, F., Zhang, S., Leung, S. Is Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) Dripping Pill More Effective than Isosorbide Dinitrate in Treating Angina Pectoris? A Systemic Review of Randomized Controlled Trails. Int’l Journal of Cardiology. 2012;157:330-340
  3. Han, J., Akiba, Y., Suzuki, H., et al. Cardiotonic Pill Improves Ischemia-Reperfusion-Induced Microcirculatory Disturbances in Rat Mesentery. Dept of Internal Medicine, Keio Univ School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
  4. Ma, R, Zou, D, Wang, Q, et al. Effect of Compound Danshen Dripping Pill on Carotid Arterial Intima-media in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. CJITWM. 2010;30(8).
  5. Bao-jing, F., Xue-zhong, Z. Effect on Compound Danshen Dripping Pills on Myocardial Microcirculation After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome. Chinese Journal of New Drugs. 2009;18(10):903-906
  6. Ma, R., Yao, Y, Liu, T., et al. Effect of Compound Danshen Dripping Pills on Urinary Albumin Excretion Rate in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Med J Chin PAPF. 2014;25(5):491-496

Sleep Support

Improve overall quality of sleep by falling asleep faster, staying asleep longer, and waking refreshed. The combination of melatonin and B6 works to reset natural sleep-wake cycles and promotes a good night sleep.

Remedy

Dose

Monday to Sunday

Melatonin

1 lozenge or 1-10 sprays

before or at bedtime

 
Melatonin

Caution/Warnings

Caution/Warnings: Consumption with alcohol, other medications, or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended. If you are taking one of the following medications, consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use: anticoagulant, anticonvulsant, blood pressure medications, immunosuppressive medications, sedatives, hypnotic or psychotropic. If you have one of the following conditions, consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use: asthma, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, depression, diabetes or hypoglycaemia, hormonal disorder, immune system disease, liver disease, migraine, or seizure disorders. If symptoms persist continuously for more than 4 weeks (chronic insomnia), consult your healthcare practitioner.

Contraindications: Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.

Known Adverse Reactions: Mild gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, or cramping) or rare allergic reactions have been known to occur in which case, discontinue use.

Melatonin

Recommended dosage (adult):

  • Sleep support: 1 lozenge or 1-10 sprays up to 30 min before or at bedtime. Safe to use long term.

  • Jet lag: 1 lozenge or 1-10 sprays at bedtime after darkness has fallen, while traveling and/or at the new destination until adapted to the new daily pattern.

  • Shift-work, sleep restriction, altered sleep schedule, delayed sleep phase disorder: 1 lozenge or 1-10 sprays before or at bedtime.

  • Reset sleep-wake cycle (circadian rhythms): 1 lozenge or 1-10 sprays before or at bedtime.

Sleep Benefits: Melatonin B6 contains a combination of melatonin and vitamin B6 to improve overall quality of sleep and promote natural sleep. Decreased melatonin production and sleep issues can develop with aging1,2  and lifestyle factors (artificial light and increased exposure to electronic screens).3,4  Melatonin works to help regulate the sleep-wake cycles2,5, reset circadian rhythms2,5, increase REM and total sleep time6,7,8,9, and improve overall sleep quality.5  Vitamin B6 enhances the absorption and biosynthesis of melatonin.10,11

Melatonin production relies on environmental light cues, with darkness as the trigger to increase production. For best results when taking melatonin, stop all exposure to bright lights and electronic screens (computer, tv, cell phone) one hour before bed. Ensure the sleeping space is pitch black throughout the night, with no ambient light emissions.

Additional benefits of melatonin include powerful antioxidant activity for anti-inflammatory and immune protection properties.1,12,13

Melatonin B6 helps improve overall quality of sleep including:

  • Increase total amount of sleep6,7,8

  • Reset the body’s sleep-wake cycle (circadian rhythms)2,5

  • Improve age-related insomnia due to melatonin deficiency2

  • Reduce the amount of time it takes to fall asleep (difficulty or slowly fall asleep)5

  • Improve sleep quality in shift workers with altered/restricted sleep schedules6,7,8

  • Prevent and reduce effects of jet lag (daytime fatigue, sleep disturbance)14

Key Features: Promote natural sleep, improve quality of sleep, difficulty falling asleep, jet lag, shift work, altered or restricted sleep schedules, age-related melatonin deficiency, age-related insomnia, regulate the sleep-wake cycle, and reset circadian rhythms.

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References

  1. Karasek, M. Melatonin, Human Aging, and Age-related Disease. Experimental Gerontology. 2004;39:1723-1729.
  2. Garfinkel D, Laudon M, of D, Zisapel N. Improvement of sleep quality in elderly people by controlled-release melatonin. Lancet 1995;346(8974):541-4.
  3. Green, A., Cohen-Zion, M., Haim, A., Dagan, Y. Evening Light Exposure to Computer Screens Disrupts Human Sleep, Biological Rhythms, and Attention Abilities. Chronobiol Int. 2017;34(7):855-865.
  4. Cajochen, C., Frey, S., Anders, D., et al. Evening exposure to a light-emitting diodes (LED)-backlit computer screen affects circadian physiology and cognitive performance. J Appl Physiol. 2011;110(5):1432-8.
  5. van Geijlswijk IM, Korzilius HP, Smits MG. The Use of Exogenous Melatonin in Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder: a Meta-Analysis. Sleep 2010;33(12):1605-1614.
  6. Zee PC, Goldstein CA. Treatment of Shift Work Disorder and Jet Lag. Current Treatment Options in Neurology 2010;12(5):396-411.
  7. Sack, R.L., Auckley, D., Auger, R.R., et al. Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders: Part I, Basic Principles, Shift Work and Jet Lag Disorders. An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Review. Sleep. 2007; 30(11): 1460–1483.
  8. Kwiatkowski F, Abrial C, Gachon F, Chevrier R, Curé H, Chollet P. Stress, Cancer and Circadian Rhythm of Melatonin. Pathol Biol (Paris). 2005;53(5):269-72.
  9. Lewis, Alan (1999). Melatonin and the Biological Clock. McGraw-Hill. p. 23. ISBN 0-87983-734-9.
  10. Tavartkiladze, A.G., Simonia, G.V., Kolbaia, D.T., et al. Biochemical, Pharmacological and Clinical Aspects of Influencing Methioninc, Tryptophan, Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6), Ca2+ and High-Calorie Food on the Synthesis and Intensity of the Secretion of Melatonin. Georgian Med. News, 2006;132:121–3
  11. Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) Influence on Endogenic Melatonin Production During the Experiment. Georgian Med. News. 2007;153:35
  12. Reiter RJ, Tan DX, Manchester LC, El-Sawi MR. Melatonin Reduces Oxidant Damage and Promotes Mitochondrial Respiration: Implications for Aging. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2002;959:238-50.
  13. Ferlazzo, N., Andolina, G., Cannata, A., et al. Is Melatonin the Cornucopia of the 21st Century? Antioxidants. 2020;5;9(11):1088.
  14. Herxheimer A, Petrie KJ. Melatonin for the prevention and treatment of jet lag. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 3.

Vision & Eye Health

Improve vision and eye health and support healthy aging of eyes with isopathics, antioxidants, and sodium chloride 0.9% solution. This combination works to increase circulation and nutrition to the eye tissue, protect lens clarity, increase eye lubrication, improve vision, and provide relief for dry irritated and tired strained eyes.

Remedy

Dose

Monday to Sunday

Pleo Muc Eye Drops

1 drop

two times a day

Astaxanthin

1 capsule

once a day

 
Pleo Muc Eye Drops

Pleo Muc Eye Drops

Recommended dosage (adult): 1 drop twice daily in the affected eye(s). Apply drop to the outer corner of the eye, allowing it to wash over the whole eye surface. To avoid contamination, do not touch container tip to any surface. Preservative free. Safe to use with contact lenses. Safe to use long term.

Pleo Muc Eye Drops is an ophthalmic demulcent (lubricant) for relief of dry irritated eyes, and to improve the metabolism and nutrition of the eye tissue. It also works to alleviate irritated eyes from allergy symptoms including burning, stinging, itching, and discomfort.

Tear production is essential for healthy eyes, while the reduced ability to clear tear film across the eye (ocular surface) can lead to irritation, inflammation, and dry eye disease.1,2  Sodium chloride 0.9% (saline) is used to cleanse the eyes, flush out foreign particles, and relieve irritation due to pollen, air pollutants (smog), and chlorine from chlorinated water.3,4  The isopathic ingredient, Mucor racemosus Fresen, is used to regulate the metabolism of the eyeball by improving blood flow (vascularisation) and enhancing nutrition to the eyeball.5

Clinical research using Pleo Muc Eye Drops (Mucokehl) has demonstrated good therapeutic results in cases of tired strained eyes, dry eye syndrome, visual acuity and peripheral vision, and in eye diseases such as conjunctivitis and cataracts.5,6,7

Key Features: Enhanced eye health, reduce irritation from contact lenses, dry irritated and/or tired strained eyes, dry eye syndrome, improved visual acuity and peripheral vision, eye allergy symptoms, conjunctivitis, cataracts. Preservative-free ophthalmic lubricant.


Astaxanthin

Caution/Warnings

Caution/Warnings: Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you are taking prescription medication or other dietary supplements. Stomach/abdominal pain has been known to occur, in which case, discontinue use and consult a healthcare practitioner.

Astaxanthin

Recommended dosage (adult): 2 capsules once daily with food. Minimum 3 months.

Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring carotenoid (from the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis), providing superior antioxidant benefits to sharpen vision and reduce eye strain and/or fatigue. It works to support overall eye health by decrease inflammation, increase capillary blood flow, neutralize free radicals, and reduce oxidative stress.

Astaxanthin helps relieve Digital Eye Strain & Computer Vision Syndrome. It promotes healthy eye aging with increased nourishing blood flow to the retina and antioxidant protection to protect lens clarity.

Astaxanthin Eye Health Benefits:
   • Sharpen vision and refocus tired eyes8,9,11,13
   • Reduce and prevent eye strain and eye fatigue8,10,12
   • Increase ocular blood flow to the retina and eye14,15
   • Decrease visual stress and tension of the ciliary eye muscles8,9,11
   • Improve accommodation, responsiveness, focal range, and depth perception9,10,13
   • Relieve Digital Eye Strain & Computer Vision Syndrome (fatigued, blurry, itchy, strained, tired eyes)9,11

Key Features: Enhanced vision and eye health, antioxidant, healthy aging eyes, eye strain and fatigue, digital eye strain, computer vision syndrome.


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References

  1. Rolando, M., Zierhut, M., The Ocular Surface and Tear Film and Their Dysfunction in Dry Eye Disease. Surv Ophthalmol. 2001 Mar;45 Suppl 2:S203-10.
  2. Prabhasawat, P., Tseng, S.C. Frequent Association of Delayed Tear Clearance in Ocular Irritation. Br J Ophthalmol. 1998 Jun;82(6):666-75.
  3. Barabino, S., Rolando, M., Camicione, P., Chen, W., Calabria, G. Effects of a 0.9% Sodium Chloride Opthalamic Solution on the Ocular Surface of Symptomatic Contact Lens Wearers. Can J Ophthalmol. 2005 Feb;40(1):45-50.
  4. https://health-products.canada.ca/lnhpd-bdpsnh/info.do?licence=80068485
  5. Adamek, B., Samochowiec, L., Wojcicki, J. The Treatment of Senile Cataract using Mucokehl Eye Drops: Results of a Trial Carried Out in an Eye Hospital (First Eye Clinic of the Academy of Medicine, Szczecin, Poland). Semmelweis-Institut GmbH, Verlag fur Naturheilkunde, Hoya, Germany.
  6. Heidl, R. Statistical Evaluation of an Observational Study of the Use of Mucokehl 5X Eye Drops (a Homeopathic Remedy) by Patients with Cataracts and Conjunctivitis. Semmelweis-Institut GmbH, Verlag fur Naturheilkunde, Hoya Germany.
  7. Isopathic/Homeopathic Materia Medica. Mucokehl 5x Eye Drops, Liquid Dilution for the Eyes. Semmelweis-Institut GmbH, Verlag fur Naturheilkunde, Hoya, Germany. 2012.
  8. Nagaki Y, Hayasaka S, Yamada T, Hayasaka Y, Sanada M, Uonomi T. Effects of Astaxanthin on Accommodation, Critical Flicker Fusions, and Pattern Evoked Potential in Visual Display Terminal Workers. J. Trad. Med., 2002;19(5):170-173.
  9. Shiratori K, Ohgami K, Nitta T, et al. Effect of Astaxanthin on Accommodation and Asthenopia – Efficacy Identification Study in Healthy Volunteers. J. Clin. Therap. Med., 2005;21(5):543-556.
  10. Sawaki K, Yoshigi H, Aoki K, Koikawa N, Azumane A, Kaneko K, Yamaguchi M. Sports Performance Benefits from Taking Natural Astaxanthin Characterized by Visual Activity and Muscle Fatigue Improvements in Humans. J. Clin. Ther. Med., 2002;18(9):73-88.
  11. Nagaki Y, Mihara M, Tsukuhara H, Ohno S. The Supplementation Effect of Astaxanthin on Accommodation and Asthenopia. J. Clin. Therap. Med., 2006;22(1):41-54.
  12. Takahashi N, Kajita M. Effects of Astaxanthin on Accommodative Recovery. J. Clin. Therap. Med., 2005;21(4):431-436.
  13. Kajita M, Tsukahara H, Kato M. The Effects of a Dietary Supplement Containing Astaxanthin on the Accommodation Function of the Eye in Middle-aged and Older People. Medical Consultation & New Remedies, 2009;46(3).
  14. Nagaki Y, Miharu M, Jiro T, Akitoshi K, Yoshiharu H, Yuri S, Hiroki T. The Effects of Astaxanthin on Retinal Capillary Blood Flow in Normal Volunteers. J. Clin. Therap. Med., 2005;21(5):537-542.
  15. Saito M, et al. Astaxanthin Increases Choroidal Blood Flow Velocity. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2012;250:239-45

Cough and Bronchitis Relief

Improve symptoms associated with coughs and upper respiratory infections (bronchitis) using herbs, nutrients, and mucolytic enzymes found in Broncha, Bio C, and Serrapeptase. This is an effective combination to support the immune system while breaking up mucous, reducing respiratory inflammation, and relieving coughs.

Remedy

Dose

Monday to Sunday

Broncha

1 tsp mixed in water

two times a day

Serrapeptase

1 capsule on empty stomach

once a day

Bio C

1 capsules

up to three times a day

 
Broncha

Caution/Warnings

Caution/Warnings: Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding, if you are allergic to anethole or plants of the Apiacea/carrot family. Hypersensitivity (i.e. allergy) has been known to occur (rare cases); in which case, discontinue use. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have anaemia or gallstones. May cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and/or abdominal and epigastric pain.

Broncha

Recommended dosage (adult): 1 tsp mixed in water twice daily. Consult a healthcare professional for use beyond 14 days

Respiratory Benefits: Broncha contains a combination of traditional herbs that provide support for the lungs and bronchials. The herbs act to decrease respiratory inflammation, loosen mucous and increase expectoration (bring up and expel mucous from the bronchials and lungs), and reduce and relieve coughs.

The herbs in Broncha are traditionally used in herbal medicine for:

  • Thyme, English Ivy - to help relieve coughs1,3,4,5,6  

  • Thyme, English Ivy, Fennel - to help reduce and relieve coughs associated with colds and bronchitis1,2  

  • Thyme, English Ivy, Fennel - to help relieve symptoms of bronchitis and loosen mucous buildup of the upper respiratory tract1,3,4,6,7,8  

Key Features: Reduces and relieves coughs (antitussive and anti-spasmolytic). Improves symptoms of acute and chronic bronchitis. Loosens mucous buildup in the respiratory tract (expectorant and anti-catarrh). Increases ability to expel or expectorate mucous from the lungs and bronchial tract. Reduces inflammation of the respiratory system (lungs and bronchials). Supports respiratory health. Supports lung and bronchial health.


Serrapeptase

Caution/Warnings

Caution/Warnings: If symptoms persist or worsen, discontinue use and consult a healthcare practitioner. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have a gastrointestinal lesion/ulcer, are taking anticoagulant/blood thinner or anti-inflammatory medication, or are having surgery, consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use.

Known Adverse Reactions: Hypersensitivity/allergy has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use.

Serrapeptase

Recommended dosage (adult): 1 capsule taken on an empty stomach once daily. Consult a healthcare professional for use beyond 7 days.

Respiratory Benefits: Serrapeptase is a proteolytic and mucolytic enzyme. The proteolytic enzyme properties reduce pain, swelling, edema, congestion, and inflammation9,10,11  associated with the upper respiratory tract. The mucolytic enzyme properties thin (reduces viscosity) and break up (improve quality and elimination of secretions) mucous and biofilm matrix formations.10,12,13,14,15,16

Serrapeptase reduces inflammation and breaks up and eliminates mucous.

Serrapeptase helps relieve respiratory symptoms of:

  • ear, nose, throat, and upper respiratory tract infections15,16

  • otitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, and bronchitis9,10,14

  • pain, stuffiness, congestion, and diminished or loss of smell15,16

  • coughs, colds, and allergies14

Key Features: Reduces inflammation and breaks up mucous. Thins and breaks up mucous in upper respiratory infections. Improves symptoms associated with sinusitis, bronchitis, cough, colds, and allergies. Reduces pain, stuffiness, and congestion in infections of the ears, nose, sinuses, throat, and lungs. Supports respiratory health. Supports lung and bronchial health. Mucolytic and proteolytic enzymes. Breaks up biofilm formation.


Bio C (with Lipid Metabolites and Citrus Bioflavonoids)

Bio C (with Lipid Metabolites and Citrus Bioflavonoids)

Recommended dosage (adult): 1-3 capsules daily. Safe to use long term.

Respiratory Benefits: Vitamin C supports immune function, reduces inflammation, and is a potent antioxidant to protect cells against oxidative damage from free radicals.

The hallmarks of Bio C’s lipid metabolite vitamin C formula17,18,19:

  • Rapid absorption of vitamin C

  • High levels of circulating vitamin C in blood serum

  • Widespread distribution of vitamin C throughout the body

  • Superior cellular vitamin C uptake by T-lymphocyte immune cells

Bio C (PureWay-C®) is a vitamin C-bioflavonoid complex bound in lipid metabolites. Clinical trials show that Bio C (PureWay-C®) reduces the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein levels17, thus reduces inflammation while protecting the T-lymphocyte immune cells and tissues against inflammatory damage and oxidative stress.17,18,19  The bioflavonoid-vitamin C complex enhances intestinal absorption, leading to high levels of circulating blood serum vitamin C levels17  and providing potent antioxidant defense and free radical scavenging capabilities.18  The unique lipid metabolite carriers effectively transport the vitamin C complex into the cells, including uptake by the T-lymphocyte immune cells.17,18

Key Features: Reduces inflammation, supports immune function, and is a potent antioxidant. Reduce inflammation related to lung and respiratory conditions. Reduces C-reactive protein. Prevents vitamin C deficiency.


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References

  1. Kemmerich, B., Eberhardt, R., Stammer, H. Efficacy and tolerability of a fluid extract combination of thyme herb and ivy leaves and matched placebo in adults suffering from acute bronchitis with productive cough. A prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Arzneimittelforschung. 2006;56(9):652-60.
  2. EMEA 2007. European Medicines Agency. Community Monograph on Foeniculum vulgare Miller. London (UK): EMEA Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC), 6 August 2007.
  3. Bradley PR, editor. British Herbal Compendium: A Handbook of Scientific Information on Widely Used Plant Drugs, Volume 2. Bournemouth (UK): British Herbal Medicine Association; 2006.
  4. EMA 2014. European Medicines Agency. Community Monograph on Thymus vulgaris L. and Thymus zygis L., Herba. London (UK): EMA Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC), February 06 2014. [Accessed 2019 May 23]. Available from:
  5. Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinkmann J, editors. Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs. Boston (MA): Integrative Medicine Communications; 2000.
  6. Mills S, Bone K. The Essential Guide to Herbal Safety. St. Louis (MO): Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2005.
  7. ESCOP 2003: ESCOP Monographs: The Scientific Foundation for Herbal Medicinal Products, 2nd edition. Exeter (UK): European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy and Thieme; 2003.
  8. Hoffmann D. Medical Herbalism. Rochester (VT): Healing Arts Press; 2003.
  9. Tiwari, M. The Role of Serratiopeptidase in the Resolution of Inflammation. Asian J Pharm Sci. 2017 May;12(3):209-215.
  10. Jadhav SB, Shah N, Rathi A, Rathi V, Rathi A. Serratiopeptidase: Insights into the Therapeutic Applications. Biotechnol Rep (Amst). 2020 Oct 17;28:e00544.
  11. Ai-Khateeb T.H., Nusair Y. Effect of Proteolytic Enzyme Serrapeptase on Swelling, Pain and Trismus After Surgical Extraction of Mandibular Third Molars. Int. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 2008;37:264–268
  12. Shimura S., Okubo T., Maeda S., et al. Effect of Expectorants on Relaxation Behavior of Sputum Viscoelasticity In Vivo. Biorheology. 1983;20(5):677-83.
  13. Majima, Y. Mucoactive Medications and Airway Disease. Dept of Otorhinolaryngology, Mie University School of Medicine, Japan. Sept 2002.
  14. Nakamura S., Hashimoto Y., Mikami, M., et al. Effect of the Proteolytic Enzyme Serrapeptase in Patients with Chronic Airway Disease. Respirology. 2003;8:316–320.
  15. Mazzone A, Catalani M, Costanzo M, et al. Evaluation of serratia peptidase in acute or chronic inflammation of otorhinolaryngology pathology : a multicentre, double-blind, randomized trial versus placebo. Journal of International Medical Research 1990;18:379-388.
  16. Tachibana M, Mizukoshi O, Harada Y, et al. A multi-centre, double-blind study of serrapeptase versus placebo in post-antrotomy buccal swelling. Pharmatherapeutica 1984;3(8):526-530.
  17. Pancorbo, D., Vazquez, C., Fletcher, M.A. Vitamin C-lipid metabolites: uptake and retention and effect on plasma C-reactive protein and oxidized LDL levels in healthy volunteers. Clinical Trial, Med Sci Monit, 2008 Nov;14(11):CR547-51. University of Miami School of Medicine.
  18. Weeks, B.S., Perez, P.P. Absorption rates and free radical scavenging values of vitamin C-lipid metabolites in human lymphoblastic cells. Med Sci Monit, 2007 Oct;13(10):BR205-10. Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.
  19. Weeks, B.S., Perez, P.P. A novel vitamin C preparation enhances neurite formation and fibroblast adhesion and reduces xenobiotic-induced T-cell hyperactivation. Med Sci Monit, 2007 Mar;13(3):BR51-8. Aldelphi University.

Improved Respiratory Health

Support respiratory health and improve symptoms associated with lung conditions, ENT infections, sinusitis, bronchitis, cough, colds, and allergies. The herbs and nutrients found in Broncha, Bio C, and Serrapeptase support the immune system while breaking up mucous, reduce pain and respiratory inflammation, and relieve coughs.

Remedy

Dose

Monday to Sunday

Broncha

1 tsp mixed in water

two times a day

Serrapeptase

1 capsule on empty stomach

once a day

Bio C

1 capsules

up to three times a day

 
Broncha

Caution/Warnings

Caution/Warnings: Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding, if you are allergic to anethole or plants of the Apiacea/carrot family. Hypersensitivity (i.e. allergy) has been known to occur (rare cases); in which case, discontinue use. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have anaemia or gallstones. May cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and/or abdominal and epigastric pain.

Broncha

Recommended dosage (adult): 1 tsp mixed in water twice daily. Consult a healthcare professional for use beyond 14 days

Respiratory Benefits: Broncha contains a combination of traditional herbs that provide support for the lungs and bronchials. The herbs act to decrease respiratory inflammation, loosen mucous and increase expectoration (bring up and expel mucous from the bronchials and lungs), and reduce and relieve coughs.

The herbs in Broncha are traditionally used in herbal medicine for:

  • Thyme, English Ivy - to help relieve coughs1,3,4,5,6  

  • Thyme, English Ivy, Fennel - to help reduce and relieve coughs associated with colds and bronchitis1,2  

  • Thyme, English Ivy, Fennel - to help relieve symptoms of bronchitis and loosen mucous buildup of the upper respiratory tract1,3,4,6,7,8  

Key Features: Supports respiratory health. Supports lung and bronchial health. Reduces inflammation of the respiratory system (lungs and bronchials). Reduces and relieves coughs (antitussive and anti-spasmolytic). Improves symptoms of acute and chronic bronchitis. Loosens mucous buildup in the respiratory tract (expectorant and anti-catarrh). Increases ability to expel or expectorate mucous from the lungs and bronchial tract.


Serrapeptase

Caution/Warnings

Caution/Warnings: If symptoms persist or worsen, discontinue use and consult a healthcare practitioner. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have a gastrointestinal lesion/ulcer, are taking anticoagulant/blood thinner or anti-inflammatory medication, or are having surgery, consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use.

Known Adverse Reactions: Hypersensitivity/allergy has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use.

Serrapeptase

Recommended dosage (adult): 1 capsule taken on an empty stomach once daily. Consult a healthcare professional for use beyond 7 days.

Respiratory Benefits: Serrapeptase is a proteolytic and mucolytic enzyme. The proteolytic enzyme properties reduce pain, swelling, edema, congestion, and inflammation9,10,11  associated with the upper respiratory tract. The mucolytic enzyme properties thin (reduces viscosity) and break up (improve quality and elimination of secretions) mucous and biofilm matrix formations.10,12,13,14,15,16

Serrapeptase reduces inflammation and breaks up and eliminates mucous.

Serrapeptase helps relieve respiratory symptoms of:

  • ear, nose, throat, and upper respiratory tract infections15,16

  • otitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, and bronchitis9,10,14

  • pain, stuffiness, congestion, and diminished or loss of smell15,16

  • coughs, colds, and allergies14

Key Features: Supports respiratory health. Supports lung and bronchial health. Mucolytic and proteolytic enzymes. Reduces inflammation and breaks up mucous. Reduces pain, stuffiness, and congestion in infections of the ears, nose, sinuses, throat, and lungs. Thins and breaks up mucous in upper respiratory infections. Breaks up biofilm formation. Improves symptoms associated with sinusitis, bronchitis, cough, colds, and allergies.


Bio C (with Lipid Metabolites and Citrus Bioflavonoids)

Bio C (with Lipid Metabolites and Citrus Bioflavonoids)

Recommended dosage (adult): 1-3 capsules daily. Safe to use long term.

Respiratory Benefits: Vitamin C supports immune function, reduces inflammation, and is a potent antioxidant to protect cells against oxidative damage from free radicals.

The hallmarks of Bio C’s lipid metabolite vitamin C formula17,18,19:

  • Rapid absorption of vitamin C

  • High levels of circulating vitamin C in blood serum

  • Widespread distribution of vitamin C throughout the body

  • Superior cellular vitamin C uptake by T-lymphocyte immune cells

Bio C (PureWay-C®) is a vitamin C-bioflavonoid complex bound in lipid metabolites. Clinical trials show that Bio C (PureWay-C®) reduces the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein levels17, thus reduces inflammation while protecting the T-lymphocyte immune cells and tissues against inflammatory damage and oxidative stress.17,18,19  The bioflavonoid-vitamin C complex enhances intestinal absorption, leading to high levels of circulating blood serum vitamin C levels17  and providing potent antioxidant defense and free radical scavenging capabilities.18  The unique lipid metabolite carriers effectively transport the vitamin C complex into the cells, including uptake by the T-lymphocyte immune cells.17,18

Key Features: Reduces inflammation, supports immune function, and is a potent antioxidant. Reduce inflammation related to lung and respiratory conditions. Reduces C-reactive protein. Prevents vitamin C deficiency.


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References

  1. Kemmerich, B., Eberhardt, R., Stammer, H. Efficacy and tolerability of a fluid extract combination of thyme herb and ivy leaves and matched placebo in adults suffering from acute bronchitis with productive cough. A prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Arzneimittelforschung. 2006;56(9):652-60.
  2. EMEA 2007. European Medicines Agency. Community Monograph on Foeniculum vulgare Miller. London (UK): EMEA Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC), 6 August 2007.
  3. Bradley PR, editor. British Herbal Compendium: A Handbook of Scientific Information on Widely Used Plant Drugs, Volume 2. Bournemouth (UK): British Herbal Medicine Association; 2006.
  4. EMA 2014. European Medicines Agency. Community Monograph on Thymus vulgaris L. and Thymus zygis L., Herba. London (UK): EMA Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC), February 06 2014. [Accessed 2019 May 23]. Available from:
  5. Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinkmann J, editors. Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs. Boston (MA): Integrative Medicine Communications; 2000.
  6. Mills S, Bone K. The Essential Guide to Herbal Safety. St. Louis (MO): Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2005.
  7. ESCOP 2003: ESCOP Monographs: The Scientific Foundation for Herbal Medicinal Products, 2nd edition. Exeter (UK): European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy and Thieme; 2003.
  8. Hoffmann D. Medical Herbalism. Rochester (VT): Healing Arts Press; 2003.
  9. Tiwari, M. The Role of Serratiopeptidase in the Resolution of Inflammation. Asian J Pharm Sci. 2017 May;12(3):209-215.
  10. Jadhav SB, Shah N, Rathi A, Rathi V, Rathi A. Serratiopeptidase: Insights into the Therapeutic Applications. Biotechnol Rep (Amst). 2020 Oct 17;28:e00544.
  11. Ai-Khateeb T.H., Nusair Y. Effect of Proteolytic Enzyme Serrapeptase on Swelling, Pain and Trismus After Surgical Extraction of Mandibular Third Molars. Int. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 2008;37:264–268
  12. Shimura S., Okubo T., Maeda S., et al. Effect of Expectorants on Relaxation Behavior of Sputum Viscoelasticity In Vivo. Biorheology. 1983;20(5):677-83.
  13. Majima, Y. Mucoactive Medications and Airway Disease. Dept of Otorhinolaryngology, Mie University School of Medicine, Japan. Sept 2002.
  14. Nakamura S., Hashimoto Y., Mikami, M., et al. Effect of the Proteolytic Enzyme Serrapeptase in Patients with Chronic Airway Disease. Respirology. 2003;8:316–320.
  15. Mazzone A, Catalani M, Costanzo M, et al. Evaluation of serratia peptidase in acute or chronic inflammation of otorhinolaryngology pathology : a multicentre, double-blind, randomized trial versus placebo. Journal of International Medical Research 1990;18:379-388.
  16. Tachibana M, Mizukoshi O, Harada Y, et al. A multi-centre, double-blind study of serrapeptase versus placebo in post-antrotomy buccal swelling. Pharmatherapeutica 1984;3(8):526-530.
  17. Pancorbo, D., Vazquez, C., Fletcher, M.A. Vitamin C-lipid metabolites: uptake and retention and effect on plasma C-reactive protein and oxidized LDL levels in healthy volunteers. Clinical Trial, Med Sci Monit, 2008 Nov;14(11):CR547-51. University of Miami School of Medicine.
  18. Weeks, B.S., Perez, P.P. Absorption rates and free radical scavenging values of vitamin C-lipid metabolites in human lymphoblastic cells. Med Sci Monit, 2007 Oct;13(10):BR205-10. Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.
  19. Weeks, B.S., Perez, P.P. A novel vitamin C preparation enhances neurite formation and fibroblast adhesion and reduces xenobiotic-induced T-cell hyperactivation. Med Sci Monit, 2007 Mar;13(3):BR51-8. Aldelphi University.

Skin Health

Improve overall skin health from the inside out with the antioxidant astaxanthin and medicinal clay from Luvos® Healing Earth.

Remedy

Dose/usage

Monday to Sunday

Astaxanthin

1 softgel

once a day

Luvos

Luvos to water 3.5:1 (paste)

as often as required

 
Astaxanthin

Caution/Warnings

Caution/Warnings: Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you are taking prescription medication or other dietary supplements. Stomach/abdominal pain has been known to occur, in which case, discontinue use and consult a healthcare practitioner.

Astaxanthin

Recommended dosage (adult): 1 capsule once per day. Consult a healthcare professional for use beyond one month.

Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring carotenoid (from the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis), providing superior antioxidant protection for healthy radiant skin. Damage to the skin by free radicals and oxidative stress can lead to fine lines, wrinkles, inflammation, roughness, loss of elasticity, and premature aging.

Astaxanthin reduces the visible signs of aging and promotes healthy skin from the surface (stratum corneum and epidermis) to the deepest layers (dermis and hypodermis) where new skin cells are formed. It works by decreasing inflammation, increasing capillary blood flow, reducing oxidative damage from the sun, and neutralizing free radicals for healthy radiant skin.

Astaxanthin Skin Health Benefits:

  • Revitalize sun damaged and photoaged skin1

  • Reduce the size of wrinkles and improve skin microtexture2,3,4

  • Improve elasticity in the skin by strengthening the collagen layer2,4

  • Improve skin moisture2,3,4

Key Features: Anti-aging, healthy radiant skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin hydration, heal sun damaged skin.

 
Luvos® Healing Earth Powder

Luvos® Healing Earth Powder

Recommended usage: Mix Luvos® powder with water to make a thick paste (approx. 3.5 tsp Luvos® powder to 1 tsp water). Apply onto the desired area. Let the paste completely dry (20-30 min), then rinse off with warm water.

Luvos® is a 100% pure natural mineral powder, also known in Germany as loess or ‘Healing Earth’, mined from mineral rich glacial deposits. This ultra-fine powder has a large surface area for high absorption and binding capacity of toxins, impurities, and bacteria. Skin protection is provided by the high mineral content, which neutralizes free radicles, reduces oxidative stress, and helps reduce the signs of premature aging.

With over 100 years of clinical success being used as a medicinal clay, Luvos® powder through face masks, compresses, body wraps, and poultices promotes healthy radiant skin! When Luvos® powder dries on the skin, it stimulates blood flow to the area, promotes excretion of harmful toxins to be through the pores, and supplies the dermal cells with increased oxygen and nutrients.5,6,7

Skin Health Benefits Using Topical Luvos® Application:

  • Acne5,6,8

      oily skin

      hormonal acne, acne vulgaris, pimples, pustules, cysts

      blackheads, whiteheads

  • Detoxification of the skin5,8

      absorb and bind toxins on the skin

      mineral catalyst to break down free radicles and protect skin from oxidative damage

  • Exfoliant and skin care8

      remove dead skin, sebum clogged pores, airborne impurities

  • Skin conditions8,9,10,11

      eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis

      insect bites

      rashes, itchy skin, allergic reactions

      burns, sunburns

      ulcers and wound healing

      bacterial infections, inflammation, cellulitis

  • Muscle and joints8

      pain, arthritis, osteoarthritis

      sports injuries, strains and sprains, bruises

      edema and lymphatic congestion

Key Features: Acne, oily skin, anti-aging, skin detoxification, exfoliant, clay face mask, healthy radiant skin


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References

  1. Camera, E., Mastrofrancesco, A., Fabbri, C., et al. Astaxanthin, Canthaxanthin and Beta-Carotene Differently Affect UVA-Induced Oxidative Damage and Expression of Oxidative Stress-Responsive Enzymes. Exp Dermatol. 2009 Mar;18(3):222-31.
  2. Tominaga, K., Hongo, N., Karato, M., Yamashita, E. Cosmetic Benefits of Astaxanthin on Human Subjects. Acta Biochim Pol. 2012;59(1):43-7.
  3. Tominaga, K., Hongo, N., Fujishita, M., et al. Protective Effects of Astaxanthin on Skin Deterioration. J Clin Biochem Nutr. 2017 Jul;61(1):33-39.
  4. Suganuma, K., Shiobara, M., Sato, Y., et al. Anti-aging and Functional Improvement Effects for the Skin by Functional Food Intake: Clinical effects on Skin by Oral Ingestion of Preparations Containing Astaxanthin and Vitamin C and E. Jichi Medical University Journal. 2012;35:25-33.
  5. Uehleke, B., Bley, M, Stange, R. Prospective ‘Distance Study’ Over the Use of Healing Earth Face-Mask on Impure Skin. Kompendium 20 Dermatologie. 2008;43.
  6. Meiera, L, Stangea, R., Michalsena, A., Uehlekea, B. Clay Jojoba Oil Facial Mask for Lesioned Skin and Mild Acne – Results of a Prospective, Observational Pilot Study. Forsch Komplementmed 2012;19:75–79
  7. Poensin, D., Capentier, P.H., Fechoz, C., Gasparini, S. Effects of Mud Pack Treatment on Skin Microcirculation. Joint Bone Spine. 2003 Sep;70(5):367-70.
  8. Versatile External Applications of Luvos. Edition 2019 ©Heilerde-Gesellschaft Luvos Just GmbH & Co. KG
  9. Otto, C.C., Kilbourne, J., Haydel, S.E. Natural and Ion-Exchanged Illite Clays Reduce Bacterial Burden and Inflammation in Cutaneous Meticillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infections in Mice. J Med Microbiol. 2016 Jan; 65(Pt 1): 19–27.
  10. Carabelli A, De Bernardi di Valserra G, De Bernardi di Valserra M, Tripodi S et al.: Effect of thermal mud baths on normal, dry and seborrheic skin. Clin Ter 1998;149:271–5.
  11. Herrera, P, Burghardt, RC, Phillips T.D. Adsorption of Salmonella enteritidis by Cetylpyridinium-Exchanged Montmorillonite Clays. Vet Microbiol 2000;74:259–72

Acne Relief

Improve acne breakouts with topical Luvos applications. The medicinal clay found in Luvos® Healing Earth improves blood flow to the skin, while absorbing and binding toxins, bacteria, and excess oil/sebum from the pores and skin.

Remedy

Usage

Monday to Sunday

Luvos

Luvos to water 3.5:1 (paste)

as often as required

 
Luvos® Healing Earth Powder

Luvos® Healing Earth Powder

Recommended usage: Mix Luvos® powder with water to make a thick paste (approx. 3.5 tsp Luvos® powder to 1 tsp water). Apply onto the affected area. Let the paste completely dry (20-30 min), then rinse off with warm water.

Luvos® is a 100% pure natural mineral powder, also known in Germany as loess or ‘Healing Earth’, mined from mineral rich glacial deposits. This ultra-fine powder has a large surface area for high absorption and binding capacity of toxins, impurities, and bacteria.

With over 100 years of clinical success being used as a medicinal clay, Luvos® powder through face masks, promotes healthy radiant skin! When Luvos® powder dries on the skin, it stimulates blood flow to the area, promotes excretion of bacteria and toxins from the pores, binds dead skin cells and excess sebum, and supplies the dermal cells with increased oxygen and nutrients.1,2,3

Skin Health Benefits Using Topical Luvos® Application:

  • Acne1,2,4,5,6,7

      oily skin

      hormonal acne, acne vulgaris, pimples, pustules, cysts

      blackheads, whiteheads

      bacterial infections, inflammation

  • Detoxification of the skin1,4

      absorb and bind toxins on the skin

  • Exfoliant and skin care4

      remove dead skin, sebum clogged pores, airborne impurities

Key Features: Acne, oily skin, excess sebum, skin detoxification, exfoliant, clay face mask, healthy radiant skin


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References

  1. Uehleke, B., Bley, M, Stange, R. Prospective ‘Distance Study’ Over the Use of Healing Earth Face-Mask on Impure Skin. Kompendium 20 Dermatologie. 2008;43.
  2. Meiera, L, Stangea, R., Michalsena, A., Uehlekea, B. Clay Jojoba Oil Facial Mask for Lesioned Skin and Mild Acne – Results of a Prospective, Observational Pilot Study. Forsch Komplementmed 2012;19:75–79
  3. Poensin, D., Capentier, P.H., Fechoz, C., Gasparini, S. Effects of Mud Pack Treatment on Skin Microcirculation. Joint Bone Spine. 2003 Sep;70(5):367-70.
  4. Versatile External Applications of Luvos. Edition 2019 ©Heilerde-Gesellschaft Luvos Just GmbH & Co. KG
  5. Otto, C.C., Kilbourne, J., Haydel, S.E. Natural and Ion-Exchanged Illite Clays Reduce Bacterial Burden and Inflammation in Cutaneous Meticillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infections in Mice. J Med Microbiol. 2016 Jan; 65(Pt 1): 19–27.
  6. Carabelli A, De Bernardi di Valserra G, De Bernardi di Valserra M, Tripodi S et al.: Effect of thermal mud baths on normal, dry and seborrheic skin. Clin Ter 1998;149:271–5.
  7. Herrera, P, Burghardt, RC, Phillips T.D. Adsorption of Salmonella enteritidis by Cetylpyridinium-Exchanged Montmorillonite Clays. Vet Microbiol 2000;74:259–72

Healthy Thyroid Function

Improve thyroid health by supplying nutrients to protect the thyroid gland and support production of thyroid hormones. The minerals, amino acids, and proteins found in BioThy help to restore and maintain normal thyroid function.

Remedy

Dose

Monday to Sunday

BioThy

1 capsule

two times a day with food.

 
BioThy

Caution/Warnings

Caution/Warnings: Zinc supplementation can cause a copper deficiency.

Contraindications: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you are following a low protein diet or if you have a history of non-melanoma skin cancer, consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use.

BioThy

Recommended dosage (adult): 1 capsule two times daily with food. Safe to use long term.

Thyroid Health Benefits: BioThy contains a combination of minerals, amino acids, and protein to support normal thyroid function, through the production and secretion of thyroid hormones. Deficiency in zinc, selenium, or iodine may result in low thyroid function and increase the risk of developing goiter and hypothyroidism.14,15,17   BioThy works to restore and maintain healthy thyroid function and address iodine, zinc, or selenium deficiency.

Hypothyroidism (low thyroid function) results when the thyroid gland does not produce and secrete enough thyroid hormone, affecting 4.6% of the population.1,2  Symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, brittle thinning hair and hair loss, dry skin, memory issues and low mood, hoarseness, muscle aches and weakness, libido and fertility issues, and chilliness.3,4,5,6,7,8

BioThy Thyroid Health Benefits:

  • Maintain normal thyroid function9,10,13,15

  • Support production of thyroid hormones (T3, T4) and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)9,11,14,16,17

  • Convert T4 to the active T3 form of thyroid hormone11

  • Protect the thyroid from inflammation and free radical damage12

  • Produce thyroglobulin, a precursor to making thyroid hormones (T3, T4)18

  • Prevent iodine, zinc, or selenium deficiency

  • Decrease cognitive fatigue due to physically stressful situations19

  • Improve symptoms associated with low thyroid function

Key Features: Support and maintain normal thyroid function, antioxidant and multi-mineral, increase production and secretion of T3 and T4 thyroid hormones, thyroglobulin precursor of T3 and T4 hormones, convert T4 to bioactive T3 thyroid hormone, increase the production of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), improve cognitive fatigue due to stress, prevent iodine and zinc and selenium deficiency.


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References

  1. Hollowell, J.G., Staehling, N.W., Flanders, W.D, et al. Serum TSH, T4, and Thyroid Antibodies in the United States Population (1988 to 1994): National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III). J Clin Endocrinol Metab.2002;87(2):489–499
  2. Golden, S.H., Robinson, K.A., Saldanha, I., et al. Prevalence and incidence of endocrine and metabolic disorders in the United States: A Comprehensive Review. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism. 2009;94(6):1853-1878.
  3. Costanzo L.S. Thyroid Hormones. Physiology. 4th ed. Philadelphia. Saunders Elsevier. 2010. p. 401–9.
  4. Gaitonde, D.Y., Rowley, K.D., Sweeney, L.B. Hypothyroidism: An Update. Am Fam Physician. 2012 Aug 1;86(3):244-251.
  5. Duyff RF, Van den Bosch J, Laman DM, et al. Neuromuscular Findings in Thyroid Dysfunction: A Prospective Clinical and Electrodiagnostic Study. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 2000;68:750-755.
  6. Thyroid Function Testing in the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Thyroid Function Disorder. BC Guidelines.ca. Oct 2018
  7. Vincent, M., Yogiraj, K. A Descriptive Study of Alopecia Patterns and their Relation to Thyroid Dysfunction. Int J Trichology. 2013 Jan-Mar; 5(1): 57–60.
  8. Hypothyroidism, National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Service. US Department of Health and Human Services: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Aug 2016.
  9. Maxwell, C., Volpe, S,L. Effect of Zinc Supplementation on Thyroid Hormone Function. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. Ann Nutr Metab 2007;51:188-194
  10. Ertek, Sibel, et al. Relationship Between Serum Zinc Levels, Thyroid Hormones and Thyroid Volume Following Successful Iodine Supplementation. Hormones. 2010;9(3):263-8.
  11. Kralik A, Eder K, Kirchgessner M. Influence of Zinc and Selenium Deficiency on Parameters to Thyroid Hormone Metabolism. Horm Metab Res. 1996;2(8):223-226.
  12. Negro, R. Selenium and thyroid autoimmunity. Biologics. 2008 Jun; 2(2): 265–273.
  13. Ventura, M., Melo, M., Carrilho, F. Selenium and Thyroid Disease: From Pathophysiology to Treatment. Int J Endocrinol. 2017; 2017: 1297658
  14. Ambooken, B., Binitha, M, Sarita, S. Zinc deficiency associated with hypothyroidism: an overlooked cause of severe alopecia. Int J Trichology. 2013 Jan;5(1):40-2.
  15. Wu, Q., Rayman, M.P., Lv, H. Low Population Selenium Status Is Associated With Increased Prevalence of Thyroid Disease. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Nov;100(11):4037-47
  16. Hollowell, J.G., Staehling, N.W., Hannon, W.H., et al. Iodine nutrition in the United States. Trends and public health implications: iodine excretion data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys I and III (1971-1974 and 1988-1994). J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1998 Oct;83(10):3401-8.
  17. Zimmermann, M.B., Boelaert, K. Iodine deficiency and thyroid disorders. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2015 Apr;3(4):286-95.
  18. Rousset, B., Dupuy, C., Miot, F., Dumont, J. Endotext [Internet]. Chapter 2 Thyroid Hormone Synthesis and Secretion. 2015.
  19. Bloemendaal, M., Frobose, M.I., Wegman, J., et al. Neuro-Cognitive Effects of Acute Tyrosine Administration on Reactive and Proactive Response Inhibition in Healthy Older Adults. eNeuro. 2018 Mar-Apr;5(2)