Why care about thyroid health and metabolism? Your overall health depends on itYour thyroid gland helps regulate the way your body carries out many functions, including metabolism. Plus, it is crucial to consider your thyroid health when you begin any weight loss and exercise regimen.Why use Naturalean with 7-Keto®? It is a natural weight loss acceleratorNaturalean with 7-Keto® activates thermogenic — fat burning — enzymes. It can support energy levels, the thyroid gland — your body's gas pedal, and help reduce hunger cravings.It is not a stimulantNaturalean with 7-Keto® will not raise heart rate, blood pressure, or keep you awake at night. It is a natural nutritional supplement designed to increase your metabolism, and clinically shown to burn fat and promote weight loss when used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise program.
You may have used Lewis Laboratories' 100% Pure Premium Imported Brewer's Yeast, Fabulous Fiber, Lecithin or another of our quality health products but you probably did not know Staminex was the first, and probably the best, product we make.Staminex is a combination of the richest and most concentrated natural nutritional ingredients known, balanced in such a way as to provide all 40 essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids (protein) which your body needseveryday in order to maintain good health and energy. These, plus many trace minerals and metals, are present in natural organic complexes, combined with digestive enzymes so systematic assimilation is assured.STAMINEX PROVIDES PROTEIN BALANCEWhen you look in the mirror, what you see is protein. Our muscles, cartilage, bones, organs, skin, nail and hair are all made of protein. Moreover, the thousands of enzymes, hormones and neuro-transmitters which start, regulate and control virtually every function of the body, are constructed of protein. All of these tens of thousands of specialized proteins which build the body and enable it to function, are constructed from 22 amino acids. Of these, given proper diet, our bodies can manufacture 14. The remaining eight are the so-called "essential" amino acids. Essential because they cannot be manufactured in the body and must be supplied by the diet. If even one of these essentials is missing, then all the amino acids are released back into general circulation and protein synthesis does not take place. A further catch is that the essential amino acids must be in a special quantitative relationship to each other for maximum benefit. A single serving of Staminex meets, or exceeds, this standard for all eight of the essential amino acids. The National Academy of Science (Hegsted Recommendation) has established the ideal profile in terms of grams per day for each of the eight. The American diet, in general, provides more than enough total protein but that is no assurance the protein is of high quality and all the essential amino acids are present.THE IMPORTANCE OF BEEF LIVERBeef liver (ours is imported from Argentina) is an important component of Staminex. If there is one food that surpasses all others in nutritional richness that food is, undoubtedly, beef liver. Not only is its content of amino acids unique, but its contribution of minerals, metals and trace elements is outstanding. Liver has long been famous as a rich source of iron and the B-complex vitamins. However, there are drawbacks to whole liver as a food. It is loaded with fat and cholesterol. It is a storehouse of fat-soluble substances such as DDT and herbicides. These are removed when the liver is defatted. That is why Staminex uses only the finest defatted, desiccated beef liver imported from Argentina and it is, therefore, free of chemical fertilizers and other impurities. The liver is then concentrated to four times its natural potency by vacuum drying at a low heat of 140e which gently preserves the rich nutrients. Yet there appears to be even more to this liver than the wealth of nutrients we catalogue, there is a hint of magic we call Staminex.Wheat germ oil is one of the best natural sources of Vitamin E and this is the main reason for its inclusion in the Staminex formula. However, in the authoritative book "The Physiological Effects of Wheat Germ Oil on Humans in Exercise", Dr. Thomas K. Cureton, Ph.D., reported significant increases in endurance, strength, neuromuscular and cardiovascular fitness in controlled tests involving over 900 people. These results could not be explained based on known nutritional factors in the oil and again, the value of the natural "sourcing" of nutritional products is apparent.Other natural ingredients used in the balanced Staminex formula are fish liver oil concentrate, kelp, toasted wheat germ, soy oil, organ protein concentrate, oil seed nut concentrate and many more. How many "unknown" factors in these natural ingredients contribute to the Staminex magic we can only guess we suspect it is significant.Technically, Staminex is a superb product and it appears to have a magic beyond what one would expect from its nutritional content alone. We can count the vitamins, weigh the protein, measure the minerals but, locked into the natural ingredients, there appears to be additional, and as yet undiscovered, nutritional factors that provide unexpected bonus benefit.It might be possible to put together a product with all the known nutritional contents of the ingredients in Staminex by using vitamins and chemical equivalents which would be easier and probably a lot cheaper but we would not know how to add the Staminex magic.Staminex will never win any prizes for flavor. However, mixed with fruit juice and, perhaps, a little sweetener, e.g. honey, it can become quite palatable. If you want flavor, you will have to add it. Staminex, taken regularly, will almost always provide a noticeable, even dramatic, increase in energy and mental alertness. Over a longer period, general health is likely to improve. Natural ingredients are a bit of insurance against what the experts do not yet know about nutrition. Once you try it you will want to make it the foundation of your daily nutritional program.
SciVation NOVEM is the only nervous system stimulating, muscle potentiating and protecting formula to provide maximal energy and intensity so you can charge through the most extreme workouts, and rapidly resynthesize ATP, buffer ions and reset muscle firing to increase workout volume and maximize muscle overload.So no forced rep is wasted, SciVation NOVEM also includes a powerful antioxidant blend to support removal of free radicals, quickly recharge active muscle cells and optimize lean muscle development when combined with a low carbohydrate diet and rigorous exercise plan.
Garden of Life RAW Meal was formulated to be a meal replacement that satisfies hunger, is naturally filling and provides energy, all while providing the protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals that you would find in a healthy meal of raw foods. RAW Meal provides the nutrition of a well-balanced, healthy raw meal in one delicious serving.Why Choose RAW Meal?RAW Meal goes beyond organic by providing live probiotics and enzymes, Vitamin Code® raw food-created vitamins and minerals, as well as nutrient Code Factors™ such as beta-glucans, SOD, glutathione and CoQ10, enabling natural recognition by your body.Containing 26 superfoods from RAW organic seeds, sprouts and greens, RAW Meal provides 33 grams of protein, 14 grams of fiber and a healthy 4 grams of fat making it an excellent choice for "weight conscious" individuals. RAW Meal also offers 20 Vitamin Code vitamins and minerals providing at least 100% of the Daily Value of 16 key nutrients.Just as important is what's NOT included in RAW Meal. It is gluten-free, dairy-free and lactose-free. It has no soy allergens, no fillers, no isolates, no synthetic nutrients, no artificial sweeteners and no preservatives.What are the Key Benefits of RAW Meal?A convenient meal-on-the-go, RAW Meal is suitable for almost anyone including those on vegetarian or vegan diets, those on low carbohydrate diets or those with gastrointestinal sensitivities to milk, whey, soy or other protein sources. RAW Meal offers the following:Provides the nutrition of a well-balanced, healthy mealNaturally filling, satisfies hunger, provides energyExcellent source of RAW organic, plant-based protein (33g) — including all essential amino acidsExcellent source of 20 Vitamin Code vitamins and minerals — RAW Food-Created Nutrients and RAW Food-Chelated Minerals that enable targeted delivery and natural recognition by your bodyExcellent source of soluble and insoluble fiber (14g)Provides live probiotics and enzymes for healthy digestionMade exclusively from RAW natural, plant-based, whole foods — uncooked, untreated, unadulteratedContains 14 RAW organic sprouts, 4 RAW organic cereal grass juices, 5 RAW organic fruits, spirulina and chlorellaNo Trans FatsRAW Meal naturally satisfies hunger and increases energy, making it great for those looking to manage their diet and looking for a convenient alternative to the pre-packaged or fast-food meals that dominate our on-the-go lifestyles.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) is a naturally occurring form of L-Carnitine, a vitamin-like nutrient synthesized in the body from the amino acids lysine and methionine. ALC serves as a transport molecule for "active acetate," which is a source of fuel for metabolic processes that take place in cells. ALC carries active acetate (the "Acetyl" portion) directly into the mitochondrion, the cell's energy-generating structure. Active acetate is used to produce cellular energy in the form of ATP. Both L-Carnitine and ALC serve as fat carriers. Unlike L-Carnitine, ALC readily crosses the blood-brain barrier, where it has specific benefits for brain neurons. When taken orally, ALC has been shown to increase ALC levels in both blood and cerebrospinal fluid, demonstrating its uptake in the brain.Best Acetyl-L-Carnitine consists of Biosint™ Acetyl-L-Carnitine, which is manufactured in Italy by the Sigma Tau company. It is derived from a base of pharmaceutical-grade L-Carnitine manufactured using an FDA-approved process that fully complies with international monograph standards for carnitine production. Known as a global leader in L-Carnitine research, Sigma Tau holds numerous patents for production of L-Carnitine, and its L-Carnitine derivatives, such as ALC, which are used in clinical trials.BenefitsSupports cognitive functionALC has been studied for its effect on cognitive performance and emotional health in the elderly. In a single-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 481 elderly subjects exhibiting mild memory impairment improved their scores on a memory test after taking 1500 mg of ALC a day for 90 days. Hospitalized elderly people taking ALC have shown improvements in mental outlook.While ALC is not a treatment or cure for Alzheimer's disease, double-blind studies suggest it may help slow the rate at which early-stage Alzheimer's patients deteriorate. In particular, ALC seems to benefit short-term memory in these patients.Supports biosynthesis of acetylcholine, a key neurotransmitter for brain and nerve functionBrain function requires coordinated communication between brain cells. Brain and nerve cells ("neurons") communicate across tiny cell-to-cell gaps called "synapses." The passage of an electrical impulse from one neuron to the next requires a "neurotransmitter." When an electrical signal arrives at the synaptic junction, the neuron releases a neurotransmitter into the synapse. The neuron on the other side of the synapse contains receptors for the neurotransmitter; these receptors bind the neurotransmitter, triggering a series of chemical events that sends a new electrical signal down the membrane of the receiving neuron. Neurotransmitters work together like an orchestra to transmit information throughout the brain and nervous system.Acetylcholine is the most abundant neurotransmitter in the body, regulating activities of vital organs, blood vessels and communication between nerves and muscles. In the brain, acetylcholine helps facilitate memory and learning as well as influence emotions. ALC is structurally similar to acetylcholine, and brain neurons stimulated by acetylcholine are receptive to stimulation by ALC. It has been shown experimentally that ALC supplies acetyl groups for the biosynthesis of acetylcholine. ALC's hypothesized cholinomimetic (acts like acetylcholine) activity has led researchers to investigate its effects on mental function and emotional health.Helps supply the brain with energy by improving energetics in the mitochondrionThe acetyl groups donated by ALC can be used to synthesize acetyl-CoA, the key substrate for energy metabolism in the mitochondrion. Acetyl-CoA enters the Krebs cycle, the mitochondrial mechanism that generates cellular energy in the form of ATP. ALC easily crosses the blood-brain barrier, allowing it to play various roles in maintaining brain neuron (nerve cell) function. When given by oral administration, the concentration of ALC is increased in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid.Stabilizes intracellular membranesALC was found to improve membrane phospholipid metabolism in early-stage Alzheimer's patients. Phospholipids are structural components of brain cell membranes that regulate neuron function. ALC donates acetyl groups that can be used to modify the functional activity of proteins in neuronal membranes. ALC thus plays a role in maintaining membrane function. ALC also increases membrane stability and structural integrity.Increases nerve growth factor productionThe body produces various specialized proteins called "growth factors" which are essential to growth and repair of tissue. Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) protects neurons from death, prolonging survival of neurons in both the central and peripheral nervous systems. It is theorized that aging of the central nervous system is associated with a loss of NGF. ALC has shown the ability to reverse age-related decrease in the binding of NGF to its receptors in neuron membranes.Given to aged rats, ALC increases the level and utilization of NGF in the rats. ALC protects cholinergic neurons (nerve cells stimulated by acetylcholine) in rats from degeneration due to lack of NGF. These results, together with other data from animal studies, suggest that ALC positively influences NGF activity.Has a protective influence on brain neuronsSeveral animal studies have revealed that ALC exerts a protective effect on neurons. In one experiment, brain cells from rats exposed to NMDA, a known neurotoxin, were protected by being simultaneously exposed to ALC. Rats injected with ALC were protected from mortality caused by the neurotoxin MPP+. ALC has been shown to raise levels of glutathione, a highly valuable antioxidant, in isolated mouse brain tissue. ALC prevents buildup of malondyhaldeyde, a marker of lipid peroxidation. ALC is also a chelator of iron, which can generate free radicals. It also reinforces antioxidant mechanisms in the brain.As a whole, data from test tube and animal studies, showing that ALC has a protective, restorative effect on brain neurons and neuronal energetic processes, suggest that ALC is an anti-aging nutrient for the brain. This hypothesis is supported by human studies demonstrating measurable benefits for brain function in elderly persons taking ALC by oral consumption.
Amino Acids are the building blocks of protein. While the average individual only uses a protein supplement powder, the serious, elite athlete also uses individualized amino acid formulations. For this highly specialized athlete, there's no better combination than the branched-chain amino acids (BCAA's) and glutamine. Numerous studies have proven the effectiveness of BCAA combinations, specifically a 2:1:1 ratio of leucine to isoleucine to valine. This precise ratio of BCAA's has been proven to help increase strength, boost performance, and promote lean mass while selectively reducing bodyfat.To this potent 2:1:1 combo, we've added the #1 amino acid taken by athletes: glutamine. Along with BCAA's, glutamine may be the most powerful anticatabolic nutrient known to science and it's the most abundant non-essential amino acid in the body. It exists in high amounts because it plays a number of important physiological roles which can be important to the athlete. Glutamine can help volumize cells which can enhance protein and glycogen synthesis; it can function as a fuel during prolonged exercise; it can help boost the immune system; and it can help prevent muscle catabolism during intense training.Studies show that intense training can rapidly deplete pools of glutamine and that supplementation with either BCAA's or glutamine can help you to maintain high levels. With BCAA Stack, you get both. This potent one-two combination can benefit anyone who trains or diets to the limit.When an individual's energy expended exceeds energy consumed (e.g., high intensity exercise coupled with dieting or a long and grueling competitive season), lean mass is invariably lost along with the desired bodyfat. Losing lean mass is the last thing any athlete wants as muscle mass translates into greater strength, performance, and a higher fat-burning potential. Clinical studies have actually shown that the right combination of BCAA's and glutamine can actually help preserve lean mass during these states. In fact, the glutamine/BCAA stack was lean mass while reducing bodyfat in those individuals who were experiencing calorie reductions!What makes the BCAA Stack's unique and proven combination of four key amino acids even better is its high-impact powder form. As a delicious and fruity drink mix, this amino acid supplement is quickly assimilated by the working and training body for maximum results every time.Expected benefits can include:Tasty sugar and fat-free drink mixScientifically-proven amino ratiosIncreased protein synthesisReduce protein breakdownIncrease enduranceQuicker recovery timesIncrease muscle growthFuel source during dietingPreserve lean massPreserve muscle-glycogenNitrogen-sparing effects
Perpetuem is a state-of-the-art proprietary fuel blend specifically formulated for use during training or competition lasting two hours or longer.Perpetuem contains: Complex Carbohydrates, long-chain maltodextrins for easy digestion and smooth burning. Soy protein, a special preparation known as "XT", to reduce muscle tissue loss during prolonged exercist. Lecithin, also soybean-derived, to maximize energy production from stored fatty acids.Additional ingredients include: Choline and L-Carnitine to further optimize access and usage of stored body fats. Tribasic Sodium Phosphate to effectively buffer and neutralize excess lactic acid during exercise and increase endurance by balancing the acid/alkaline levels in the blood. Carnosine to provide additional support for buffering excess lactic acid and also scavenge free radicals. Chromemate® brand Chromium Polynicotinate to enhance efficient carbohydrae metabolism by promoting optimally balanced blood sugar and insulin levels.
GlutaLean Plus Glutamine Drink Mix contains only pure Ajinomoto™ brand pharmaceutical grade L-Glutamine PLUS glutamine peptides. Glutamine is an amino acid that accounts for approximately 60% of all free amino acides in the body. Muscle tissue contains especially high concentrations of glutamine.Supplemental glutamine can help prevent muscle tissue breakdown, increase protein synthesis, increase glycogen storage (energy stores) in muscle, and supports healthy immune function. Now, get the extra glutamin you need in one delicious drink!