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Natures Sunshine Products

With over 200 specially formulated products, Nature’s Sunshine has something to fit just about every health need. And with many unique formulations we give you, your business, and customers more than any other company. We skillfully combine the right herbs and nutrients in special blends to maximize potency and ensure safety.

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Beyond Organic

Stretching across 8000 acres of pristine land in the Ozarks and continued among 140 acres of pure spring-fed mountain property in North Georgia, Beyond Organic is a new company on a mission to change your diet, change your life, and change your world.

Beyond Organic is the passion project of owner Jordan Rubin, who believes that we have lost our connection to the land. Where our ancestors used to drink water from unblemished springs and eat food they could grow themselves, today we rely on chemical-laden tap water and food processed to an unrecognizable form. Jordan’s vision is to alter that dynamic by reconnecting individuals to the ultimate source of health—food and water from land preserved by nature.products-foodpackages-overview-banner

Foods – Organic Skin Care – Terrain Herbal Tinctures
SueroViv Cultured Whey (aka healing waters)

Beyond Organic offers products and live snacks and beverages, pure mountain spring water, and nutrient dense beef and dairy products shipped direct from our farm to your family. Youngevity has Joined with Beyond Organic and Good Herbsyoungevity_logo

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Canadian Forest Tree Essences

How do Tree Essences work? essences

They work to bring the light of awareness and positive support to resolving deep-rooted wounds and underlying patterns, which often create undesired thoughts or behaviours.
They work via the profound vibration of the trees.
Synchronicity and communication are enhanced, allowing blockages, unconscious behaviours and old memories to be released.
With essences we resume and restore a healthy, joyful way of being.
They act by nourishing the energy field of a person or animal via their positive resonance.
When our essences are used consistently, their action will be profound and long-lasting.
At this time, we can’t prove scientifically how they work, but that may come in the future. However, from lengthy experience, the sharing from many people and our own observations, we know that our tree flower essences are powerful agents of emotional healing, and, are catalysts for transformation of our awareness and approach to challenges in life.

At Canadian Forest Tree Essences we have collected mother tinctures and created our own line of tree essences. After 13 years, we are still exploring and learning each day about trees, their message and the endless positive effects they have on people and animals.
1.    A mother tincture is created using flowers, leaves, needles, cones, fruits, or other parts of a tree or forest plant and infused with spring water.
2.    The infusion is filtered and combined with an alcohol preservative.
3.    The mother tincture, is further diluted to a 2nd and 3rd dosage level, that is imbued with the highest resonance and quality essence.

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Homeopathic Remedies Reckeweg_Group_ENG_W665

Homeopathy, stemming from the Greek, stands for a self-contained system of therapy which gently supports the natural, regenerative healing endeavors of the organism by raising the body’s ‘vital force’ to such an extent that the body overcomes the disease process and gets back to its normal, healthy self without causing any adverse side-effect.

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Natural Health Supplements

Essential Fatty Acid Oil – Omega 3

Essential fatty acids actually account for 25% of the weight of the human brain, and the retina of the eyes.  They are required for the growth and repair of the skin, blood vessels, and nerve tissues.  They are vital for efficient respiration.  Cell wall or membrane fluidity strengthens the white blood cells of our immune system so they are better able to maneuver in our body fluids and therefore are more efficient in attacking viral and bacterial invaders.  They are also known to help reduce blood cholesterol by increasing the solubility of cholesterol deposits allowing them to be washed away from our artery walls, thus helping to prevent cardiovascular disease and helping to reduce the risks of heart disease and stroke.  They are always involved, either directly or indirectly in energy production, being the most abundant source of energy found in nutrition.

 Specifically, fish provide EPA and DHA. EPA has been linked to triglyceride and HDL levels that are within the normal range. DHA is most concentrated in the brain and retina. Research suggests EPA and DHA help in brain and nervous system development. 

Essential fatty acids helps with reducing inflammation and assisting the whole body to be healthier overall.  

EFAs support the cardiovascular, reproductive, immune, and nervous systems. The human body needs EFAs to manufacture and repair cell membranes, enabling the cells to obtain optimum nutrition and expel harmful waste products. A primary function of EFAs is the production of prostaglandins, which regulate body functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, blood clotting, and play a role in immune function by regulating and reducing inflammation and encouraging the body to fight infection.

Essential fatty acids, are also known as “Good Fats” and are polyunsaturated fatty acids which the human body cannot biosynthesize.  What this means is that we must obtain them from the food we eat.  Collectively, essential fatty acids are known as Vitamin F.  They constitute the foundation of cellular structures, they help retain proteins within the membranes and therefore have a significant regulatory effect on materials entering and exiting the cell walls.  The fluidity of the cell membrane is important to the health of any cell.  In general saturated fatty acids tend to pack together tightly and are highly inflexible.  Saturated fats are dangerous to cell walls, especially our artery walls as they tend to harden our arteries.  On the other hand, unsaturated essential fatty acids provide for bendable links in our cell walls.  This promotes our cell walls flexibility, fluidity, and permeability, generating greater health for our cells.  This is especially important for the brain. 

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are required in the diet because they cannot be manufactured within the body. Recent studies show that omega-3 acid contained in cold-water fish oil are considered essential in maintaining healthy nerve functions.
There are two main families of EFAs:  omega-3 and omega-6.  Omega-9 is necessary yet “non-essential” because the body can manufacture a modest amount on its own, provided omega-3 and omega-6 are present.  Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are derived from linolenic acid, and omega-9 is derived from oleic acid.
Omega-3 (Linolenic Acid) is found in avocados, Brazil nuts, canola oil (cold-pressed and unrefined), fish (salmon, mackerel, sardines, anchovies, albacore tuna), flaxseed oil (flaxseed oil has the highest linolenic content of any food), flaxseeds, flaxseed meal, hempseed oil, hempseeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, dark leafy-green vegetables (kale, spinach, mustard greens, collards, etc.), soybean oil, walnuts, and wheat germ oil.

More information about Essential Fatty Acids can be found at the bottom of this Page.

My Natures Sunshine Favorites

I have been using these incredible Herbal remedies for both humans and animals for about 18 years with amazing results. They are by far the most powerful herbs I have ever used and I see great results with my clients.

I am increasingly happy with the products, the effects of the herbs, and the company. They do not do anything pressure wise to request that you purchase products. They do supply you a lot of information and education about the herbs, they offer herbal training classes all over Canada and the U.S. They are incredibly helpful if you need information.

Most important they dont just sell products. They offer free herbal training and lots of education on health and nutrition and herbs and supplements !!

You can sign up as a preferred customer and get 10% off the products or When you sign up to become a distributor you receive 20 % off the retail prices listed.

You can simply use them whenever you need them and if you only order 1 thing a year or even none…its fine.. there is no pressure or minimums.

CLT-X (100 capsules)

CLT-X is an herbal combination designed to support the stomach and the intestinal system.  CLT-X contains mucilaginous herbs such as slippery elm and marshmallow, which have a soothing effect on the irritated tissues in the gastrointestinal tract.

·        Contains herbs that help soothe inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract.

·        Mucilaginous herbs help improve bowel function.

·        Stimulates the growth of friendly bacteria in the intestines.

·        Traditionally used for constipation, diarrhea, ulcers, colitis, convalescence, and inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract.

·        Ginger helps prevent nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness, postoperative nausea and seasickness. It helps relieve digestive upsets/disturbances including flatulence, spasm, indigestion and constipation.

·        Ginger helps to relieve pain associated with menstruation and has been traditionally used as a spasmolytic (anti-spasmodic).

Ingredients: 450 mg combination of the finest slippery elm (Ulmus fulva) bark, wild yam (Dioscorea spp.) root, marshmallow (Althea officinalis) root, and ginger (Zingiber officinale) root. Contains naturally-occurring amounts of chromium, niacin, selenium, and zinc.

Recommendation: one capsule with a meal twice daily.
Slippery elm (Ulmus fulva) bark contains mucilage that makes a slippery substance when combined with water.  This mucilage is very soothing to the mucous membranes of the digestive system.  It has been used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, Crohn’s disease, heart burn, acid reflux, celiac disease and intestinal polyps.
Slippery elm is rich in nutrients and easy to digest, making it an excellent food during times of digestive discomfort.
Since slippery elm contains up to 50% mucilage, it is an ideal topical application for burns, skin eruptions and wounds.
CHLOROPHYLL, LIQUID (946 ML)  -  1 tsp. in 16 ounces of water.

Chlorophyll is the green pigment in plants that harness the sun’s energy from the process known as photo-synthesis. Chlorophyll is to plants what blood is to humans — it performs metabolic functions such as respiration and growth. Interestingly, the chlorophyll molecule is chemically similar to human blood, except that its central atom is magnesium, not iron as in human blood. The alfalfa plant, from which Nature’s Sunshine’s magnesium-rich chlorophyll comes, is an excellent source of chlorophyll.

 

TNT – TOTAL NUTRITION TODAY

TNT is an explosion of energy and nutrition. In a time when quick pace and junk foods have become synonymous of our Western lifestyle, Nature’s Sunshine has designed a unique nutritional beverage for the daily needs of every member of the family. Not only is TNT nutritious, it is tasty and delicious with its orange creme flavour. Stir it and drink it! Add TNT to your drinks, shakes, popsicles, etc. It’s a delight any way and anytime you use it!

Each serving of TNT provides high amounts of soluble fibre, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients essential to good health.

TNT can be used as part of a dietary program. The combination of TNT and SynerProtein powder provides a full spectrum of nutrients and protein especially useful for those who are counting calories and watching their weight.

 

DIGESTIVE ENZYMES (120)

As an aid in the digestion of food, use one or two tablets during or after meals.

Protease activity* 300,000 units
Amylase activity* 30,000 units
Lipase activity* 1,500 units
*From: Pancreatin (180 mg),
mycozyme (90 mg),
bromelain (50 mg),
papain (45 mg),
lipase (15 mg).
Also contains pepsin (200 mg), betaine HCl (162 mg), and bile salt (40 mg).

 LBS-II Herbal Combination
Intestinal System #994-0 (100)

An excellent laxative combination, LBS II is designed to nutritionally support the production of digestive enzymes and bile, to promote the growth of friendly colonic bacteria. The herbs in this popular combination are a source of calcium, crude fibre, magnesium, phosphorous and sodium.
Ingredients:
Each gelatin capsule (gelatin, water) contains 398 mg of:
Cascara sagrada (bark) 205 mg
Buckthorn (bark) 84 mg
Licorice (root) 72 mg
Turkey rhubarb (root) 12 mg
In a base containing: Ginger root, capsicum fruit, couch grass herb, Oregon grape root, and red clover tops.

 

 UC3-J 100 capsules

The supplement to heal the stomach and intestine from having the digesting the proteins issue is UC3-J… and what it does is heal and repair the alimentary tract and the
whole intestinal lining especially when the tissue is very sensitive. It is also very
soothing for bloating and any kind of intestinal discomfort, ulcers,
gas, reflux, constipation, colitis, etc.. also anything you might use
rolaids or Maalox for. They used to use it as a baby food for mothers
who couldn’t nurse, because it is so soothing, mucilaginous and
nutritious too.

SOLSTIC ENERGY is a nutrient-rich formula that
boosts energy without the jitters and crashes
of other energy drinks. Solstic’s blend of natural,
energy-boosting ingredients gives added
stamina without crashing later, and without
added long-term health risks. Solstic Energy
contains the complete complex of B vitamins,
which play an important role in energy
metabolism.

It comes in convenient, take-anywhere,
easy-to-use stick packs, and is highly
economical with 30 packets in a box. With so
many benefits, Solstic is the natural choice
for when you want energy without side
effects.
Solstic Energy is more than a delicious thirst-quenching
beverage! It contains nine key ingredients which give the
body energy and vitality. Solstic Energy helps
reduce fatigue, increase mental focus, and boosts metabolism.
Take Solstic Energy along with you to the office,
sporting events, traveling, or any on-the-go activity.

ALJ Tablets -  the key product for the respiratory system. It provides nutrients that must be present for proper respiratory system function.
This formula supports healthy lung function and helps support the body during seasonal changes. It also encourages the entire respiratory tract to
gently cleanse itself and helps promote respiratory tissue health. It contains: boneset herb, horseradish root, mullein leaves, fennel seeds,
fenugreek seeds. Each of these herbs has been used traditionally as a dietary supplement. ALJ combines them in a balanced formula.
Benefits
* Supports Healthy Lung Function
* Provides Nutrients to Breathe Freely
* Relief from Seasonal Airborne Substances
About The Ingredients
Fenugreek – The seed part of fenugreek is a mucilaginous herb with affinity for the lymphatic and respiratory systems. It is an excellent herb to use for conditions involving excess mucus or phlegm such as asthma. It has bitter principles, saponins, which have a dissolving and loosening properties, which may explain why it has been used to dissolve thick or hardened mucus and aid in its expulsion from the body. It may help expel toxic waste from the lymphatic system as mucus secretions come from the lymphatic system. Mucilage is also helpful in the digestive process.
Fennel is an aromatic herb, especially useful for stimulating the digestive process. It has a long history of use in helping to overcome colic, gas and other digestive disturbances. These oils appear to stimulate the lungs to eliminate phlegm. This is known as an expectorant action. Fennel also has diuretic properties. Historically, it has been used in cases of persistent coughs and bronchitis. It is also reported to have anti-convulsive properties.
Mullein is one of the major herbs used for lung problems. It appears to have the ability to loosen mucus and move it out of the body. It also appears to nourish and strengthen the lung tissue making it useful for all respiratory problems and pulmonary diseases. Mullein has been used to help reduce swelling in the lymph nodes as well.
Boneset is an old Indian remedy. It has aromatic and bitter qualities. It is reported to be laxative, diaphoretic, and expectorant. Historically it has been used for all kinds of fevers, influenza, catarrh, constipation, night sweats, bronchitis, sore throat, and chills. It got its name from its use in cases of “bone break fever” which was a type of influenza where the bones felt like they were going to break.
Horseradish is a pungent, heating aromatic along the same lines as capsicum and ginger. In fact, the great herbalist Samuel Thomson recommended it as an alternative for these two herbs in his therapy. This class of herbs has a profound impact on digestion and circulation. They stimulate the flow of digestive secretions and cause an increase in blood flow to the extremities. The Chinese used it to aid in the digestion of fats. Horseradish also appears to have a strong stimulating effect on the respiratory membranes causing them to expel mucous. Hence it has been used historically for bronchitis, catarrh, constipation, coughs, hoarseness, pulmonary complaints, sinus troubles, wheezing and whopping cough
CANDIDA CLEAR
Candida albicans is a natural part of the body’s gut flora; however, certain factors can lead to Candida overgrowth, requiring a solution to help balance candida.

Candida albicans is a yeast-like fungus. Candida is a natural part of the body’s gut flora and is also present on the skin and in mucous membranes. Under normal circumstances, Candida coexists without harmful effects. However, factors such as stress, weakened immune function, a diet high in refined carbohydrates or the use of antibiotics can lead to Candida overgrowth.

Benefits
• Helps the body maintain the normal balance of colonization of Candida albicans.
• Supports the immune system.
• Supports the intestinal tract.

Candida Clear is a 14-day cleansing program. Its dual-action approach consists of the Candida Clear Combo pack and the Candida Clear Enzyme pack.

The Combo pack is formulated with natural ingredients like pau d’arco, caprylic acid and oregano, which have been shown to help balance the colonization of Candida.
The Enzyme pack contains a proprietary blend of enzymes specially combined to provide support to the intestinal tract. Candida’s cell wall is composed of a variety of components, including carbohydrates and proteins.

This proprietary formula is designed to break down candida’s defenses. Candida cells are well-adapted to environmental extremes because of the protection afforded by their cell wall. The action of the carbohydrate and protein-digesting enzymes in the Candida Clear Enzyme pack may help discourage the colonization of Candida by disrupting the cell wall. Cellulase, hemicellulase, amylase and glucoamylase enzymes aid in breaking down its cellulose and carbohydrate components. Protease and bromelain specifically target proteins.

The Candida Clear Combo pack is a blend of ingredients specifically selected to help balance Candida levels. Black walnut hulls, pau d’arco, elecampane, garlic, echinacea, red raspberry leaves and oregano are renowned for their digestive system-cleansing properties.

Historically, black walnut hulls and pau d’arco have been relied upon for multiple fungal concerns. Studies have shown that elecampane helps maintain an optimal balance of gut flora, and has specific activity against candida. In addition to immune system support, echinacea and garlic have been shown to inhibit the activity of multiple fungal species, including candida. Red raspberry leaves have a long history of traditional use and were frequently employed for bowel complaints. Oregano is an aromatic herb commonly used to flavor foods. Carvacrol, an active constituent present in oregano, helps to promote balance within the digestive system. Caprylic acid, sorbic acid and sodium propionate have demonstrated efficacy in addressing fungal concerns. These natural substances may disrupt the integrity of fungal cells and inhibit their function.

Several components of the Candida Clear Combo pack also help support immune system health. Echinacea, garlic, zinc and selenium may boost the body’s defense mechanisms. These ingredients are important in protecting against free radical damage and in the function of immune cells. Ingredients
The Candida Clear program consists of two different packets. The Candida Clear Combo cellophane packet contains two Pau d’ Arco capsules, two Caprylic Acid capsules and two Yeast/Fungal Detox capsules. The Candida Clear Enzyme cellophane packet contains two capsules of our proprietary carbohydrolytic and proteolytic enzyme blend.

Dietary Recommendations While Taking Candida Clear
Foods to avoid: sugary foods, foods high in simple carbohydrates, alcohol, starchy foods, fresh fruits, fermented foods, mushrooms, vinegar, foods high in gluten, foods that contain yeast and mold, cheese, and most other dairy products.

Foods to eat: vegetables, foods high in protein, meats, plain yogurt, nuts (almonds), berries (strawberries, raspberries), grains low in gluten (quinoa, chia, flax), and green foods. Ultimate GreenZone is an important whole food supplement to complement this diet.

 

CHINESE MINERAL-CHI TONIC (946 ML)
 
Nature’s Sunshine combines the finest source of liquid trace minerals with time-honoured Chinese tonic herbs to create an exciting new adrenal/energizing tonic. Minerals, with their positive and negative electrical charges, are responsible for every electrochemical reaction in the body, from muscle contractions to the firing of neurotransmitters in the brain.Nature’s Sunshine has carefully combined these minerals with nine Chinese tonic herbs to “light up” and balance the body’s energy system.Ingredients Ingredients: 180 mg of potassium (chloride) per tablespoon in a base of purified water, liquid mineral concentrate, white grape juice, glycerin, sodium benzoate, citric acid, gynostemma (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) herb extract, lycii (Lycium barbarum) berry extract, schizandra (Schisandra chinensis) berry extract, Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) root and rhizome extract, astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) root extract, deglycyrrhizinated licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) root extract, reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum), ginger (Zingiber officinale) rhizome, Ginkgo biloba leaf extract (24% flavone glycosides, 6% terpene lactones), and natural apple and cherry flavors.

 

GREENZONE POWDER (250 G)
 
GreenZone consists of green foods like sea algae and land-grown cereal grasses. Full of nutrient-rich goodness, green foods are the most healthful foods nature has to offer. Green foods not only help us sustain energy but boost the immune system, strengthen connective tissues and provide the body with the benefits of cleansing and detoxification.GreenZone contains the finest blend of whole foods, algae, and herbs balanced for the best utilization by our bodies. The 40-30-30 principle (% of carbohydrates, protein, and essential fat) has been incorporated into the formulation of this product.Ingredients Spirulina (blue-green algae), amaranth, lemon juice powder, lecithin, chlorella, wheat grass, alfalfa herb, apple pectin, barley grass herb, lemon grass, acerola cherry extract, bee pollen, spinach, ginger rhizome, astragalus, echinacea root, milk thistle seed, papaya fruit, shiitake mushroom, beet extract, flaxseed, stevia leaf, orange bioflavonoid, royal jelly, rosemary leaf, hawthorn berries, elder berry extract, grape skin extract, brown rice, bladderwrack, Siberian ginseng root, sodium copper chlorophyllin, rhodenol root, Ginkgo biloba leaf concentrate, polyphenol catechins, and licorice root. 

LYM-MX
 
The lymphatic system needs to function properly to fulfill its role as an able partner of the immune system. LYM-Mx supports drainage through the lymphatic system.Recommended Usage
Take two capsules with breakfast and two capsules with lunch daily.
Ingredients
Each capsule supplies:
Beta-Carotene 1250 IU
Vitamin C 50 mg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCl) 2.5 mg
Vitamin D3 100 IU
Magnesium (magnesium oxide) 12.5 mg
In a base containing: Cliver’s herb, alfalfa herb, chamomile flowers, Echinacea purpurea root, Parthenium integrifolium root, Siberian ginseng root, yarrow flowers, lecithin, garlic bulb, CoQ10, sodium copper chlorophyllin.

 ZAMBROZA
Description: Zambroza is a blend of the most healthful fruits and nutritional supplements from all over the world. Zambroza is replete with xanthones, bioflavonoids and powerful antioxidants. Bioflavonoids give fruits and vegetables their bright colors. In the body, bioflavonoids enhance vitamin C absorption and help maintain collagen and capillary walls. They also aid in the body’s immune–defense system.

Antioxidants scavenge the free radicals that the body accumulates as a byproduct of energy production as well as through pollution, tobacco smoke, ultraviolet light and radiation. Antioxidants benefit virtually every organ and body system because they mop up damaging free radicals. Zambroza delivers a punch of antioxidant protection with a very high ORAC value. (ORAC is a measure of a product’s antioxidant strength).

Among Zambroza’s key ingredients is mangosteen, a tasty fruit found in eastern tropical nations, such as Thailand. Mangosteen contains the greatest known supply of compounds called xanthones. Xanthones offer powerful immune and cardiovascular support. Other ingredients in this nutritious juice include wolfberry, sea buckthorn, red grapes, grape seeds, grape skins, raspberries, blueberries, apple extract and green tea.

Take 15 mL (one half ounce, 1 tablespoon) once or twice daily.

Features and Benefits
• Enhances the immune system and promotes overall health.
• Enhances and promotes energy.

 

ESSENTIAL LIQUID MINERALS (473 ML)
 
Minerals are essential for optimum health, but are lacking in much of today’s processed foods. Essentials Liquid Minerals contains vital trace and macro minerals in liquid suspension (colloid) which help the body maintain vitality during the day while supporting the body’s rebuilding processes during the night. The minerals are harvested from ancient plant deposits found in central Utah. This product provides varying amounts of colloidal minerals in natural balance as produced by nature. The advantage of having minerals in this colloidal state is that they are more readily available for assimilation into the body when ingested.Here is the link 

 

 

YEAST FUNGAL DETOX capsules Herbal Combination  Stock No. 508-9     Excesses of yeast and fungus can compromise the immune, digestive and urinary systems.  Yeast/Fungal Detox is a potent detoxification product formulated to inhibit the growth of unfriendly organisms and help restore the body to optimal performance. It is a special blend of herbs and nutrients that inhibits the growth of unfriendly organisms while building up the body systems that have been affected. It supports the immune, digestive and urinary systems to promote optimal health. Here is the link to order it.  
NUTRIBURN VANILLA 1018G $66.64
 
Nutriburn, a high-protein, low-carb drink mix, is made using the latest generation of high quality whey protein. It is manufactured from sweet dairy whey using a cold ultra-filtration membrane technology to produce an undenatured protein concentrate. Whey protein provides all nine essential amino acids and is the most beneficial type of protein for the building of lean body mass. Scientific studies have also shown that the fiber content in whey protein is beneficial to the gut.
Nutriburn is also enriched with CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). Studies on CLA have shown that it increases lean body mass in animals.
Here is the link to it
ADRENAL SUPPORT $37.50
Recommended Usage Recommended Use: Provides nutritional support to the adrenal glands.
Dosage (adults): Take orally one capsule twice daily with food or as directed by your health care practitioner.Ingredients Medicinal Ingredients: Each capsule contains adrenal powder (bovine) 150 mg; magnesium (magnesium citrate, 72 mg, 16% magnesium) 10 mg; pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)
(D-calcium pantothenate, 60 mg, 90% vitamin B5) 45 mg; Schisandra chinensis (Schizandra) fruit 50 mg; ascorbic acid (vitamin C, 30 mg) 25 mg; Borago officinalis (Borage) seed oil powder 25 mg; zinc (zinc citrate, 18 mg, 32% zinc) 5 mg; potassium (potassium citrate, 15.5 mg, 38% potassium) 5 mg; thiamine (vitamin B1) (thiamine mononitrate, 12 mg) 10 mg; Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root 10 mg; riboflavin (vitamin B2) (riboflavin-5-phosphate, 8 mg, 77% vitamin B2) 5 mg; vitamin B6 (pyridoxal-5-phosphate, 6 mg) 5 mg; protease blend (protease enzymes, Beta vulgaris (red beet) root fibre, bentonite) 5 mg.
KC-X $22.29
Provides nutrition support to the thyroid gland. High in calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium, sodium, zinc and vitamin A.
Recommended Usage
Take two capsules with a meal three times daily.

Ingredients
Each gelatin capsule (gelatin, water) contains 450 mg of the finest Irish moss plant, kelp plant, black walnut hulls, parsley herb, watercress herb, and sarsaparilla root.

P-14          $33.64
Provides nutritional support to the digestive and glandular systems. Formulated to provide nutrients that must be present for proper function of the prostate and pancreas. It is a good source of chromium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, silicon, tin and zinc.

Recommended Usage
Take two capsules with a meal three times daily.

Ingredients
Each gelatin capsule (gelatin, water) contains 450 mg of the finest dandelion root, garlic bulb, golden seal root, buchu leaves concentrate, cedar berries, mullein leaves, yarrow flowers, slippery elm bark, capsicum fruit, marshmallow root, nettle herb, white oak bark, and licorice root.


TS II   $20.14

Nutritionally supports the glandular system to balance hormonal activity, especially in the thyroid gland.
Recommended Usage

Take two capsules with a meal twice daily.
Ingredients

 

Each gelatin capsule (gelatin, water) contains 510 mg of the finest kelp plant, Irish moss plant, parsley herb, hops flowers, and capsicum fruit.

 

PARA PAK $40.29

Label Description

A Ten-Day Nutritional Program • Herbal Food Combination

Recommended Usage

Take the contents of one packet (6 capsules) 15 minutes before breakfast and 15 minutes before dinner each day for 10 days. Drink at least 250 mL (1 full glass) of water with the capsules.

LBS II or Cascara Sagrada may be used in conjunction with this program.

While using this pak, eat fresh fruits and vegetables, (especially green leafy vegetables) and whole grains such as rice. Avoid red meats, coffee, alcohol, sugary foods and fried foods. Drink plenty of water.

The contents of this pak will support a ten-day program. When the contents have been consumed, continue with the dietary suggestions for ten days then repeat the program.

 

TIAO HE PAK  $43.93

Label Description

A Ten-Day Nutritional Program • Herbal Food Combination

Recommended Usage

Take the contents of one packet (6 capsules) 15 minutes before meals up to three times each day for 10 days. Drink one glass (8 ounces) of water with the capsules followed by another glass of water. You should have two or three bowel movements daily. If the stool becomes too loose, use only two packets daily, or even one a day if necessary. Continue the program until all 30 packets have been used.

While using this pak, eat fresh fruits and vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables and whole grains such as rice. Avoid red meat, coffee, alcohol, sugary foods and fried foods. Drink plenty of water.

 

What are fatty acids?

Fatty acids are specific types of polyunsaturated fats.

The two main classes of fatty acids we will be discussing are the omega-3′s and the omega-6′s. These classifications are based on molecular characteristics. (For you biochemistry buffs out there, check out the text box at the end of this article.) You may also have heard about omega-9 fatty acids. Omega-9′s actually decrease the concentrations of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the blood and skin.
Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids include:

•Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)
•Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
•Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

ALA can be converted into EPA, however, this conversion does not occur in the skin. EPA is the workhorse of the omega-3 fatty acids and is incorporated into the cell membrane.

Omega-6 fatty acids
Omega-6 fatty acids include:

•Linoleic acid (LA)
•Gamma linolenic acid (GLA)
•Dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA)
•Arachidonic acid (AA)

LA can be converted into GLA, but not in the skin. However, DGLA can be made from GLA in the skin.
LA is important because it optimizes water permeability in the skin. AA, on the other hand, in increased amounts, is the troublemaker among the fatty acids.

Ratios of fatty acids
Research is being performed to determine the optimal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids that should be consumed. Previously, it was thought that the ratio should be approximately 15:1. Current recommendations are for ratios of 10:1 to 5:1.

Most pet foods contain far more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3′s. Some pet food companies have added omega-3 fatty acids to their foods to lower the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids. It is important to realize that although the ratios may be a guideline,3′s is what is most important.

Sources of fatty acids

Fat may contain fatty acids, but in extremely varying quantities. For example, beef fat will have a very low percentage of fatty acids, whereas, sunflower oil and fish oil will have much larger percentages.

Fatty acids are found in different quantities in many plants and cold water fish. Marine oils are good sources of EPA and DHA. The other fatty acids are found in higher quantities in certain plants and grains. Sunflower oil and safflower oil are especially high in LA.

As mentioned previously, most pet foods contain far more omega-6 than omega-3 fatty acids. It has been found that cattle and poultry fed increased omega-3 fatty acids will produce meat and eggs higher in omega-3 fatty acids. In the future, the use of these products in pet food may help to optimize the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in the diet.

How fatty acids function in inflammation  
EPA, DHA, and DGLA decrease the harmful effects of AA.

Both AA and EPA can be incorporated into cell membranes. When a cell is damaged, AA is released from the cell membrane and is metabolized by enzymes into substances which increase inflammation and pruritus (itching). EPA is also released when a cell is damaged. It competes with AA for the same metabolic enzymes. EPA results in the production of less inflammatory substances. DHA also results in the production of less inflammatory substances. So DHA and EPA decrease the harmful effects of AA.
DGLA also competes with AA for enzymes. In addition, DGLA causes the release of prostaglandin E1 (PGE), a substance which inhibits the release of AA from the cell membrane.

Indications for the use of supplemental fatty acids

From that complicated description, we hope you can see that by supplementing with EPA, DHA, and GLA (which the body can easily convert to DGLA) we may be able to lessen the effects of inflammation. Fatty acids affect a number of body systems and conditions, as described below.

Allergies and Autoimmune Conditions: Allergies and autoimmune conditions occur because the immune system over-reacts. Certain fatty acids can lessen the harmful effects these diseases can have on the body.

Arthritis: Research is showing that omega-3 fatty acids, especially EPA, may be helpful in reducing the inflammation associated with arthritis.

Other Inflammatory Diseases: Other diseases which are accompanied by inflammation such as ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and rheumatoid arthritis may respond to the anti-inflammatory effects of certain fatty acids.

Dull and Dry Hair Coats: Haircoats which are dull, brittle, and dry often respond to supplementation with essential fatty acids, especially LA. It has also been found that in some cases of seborrhea, there is a deficiency of LA in the skin. In these cases, supplements high in LA are useful. The addition of EPA and GLA is also beneficial in that it would help negate the release of AA from cells damaged because of this skin condition.

Yeast Infections: Fatty acids have been shown to slow down the growth of Malassezia pachydermatis, a common yeast infection in dogs and cats, in the laboratory. It is thought, these fatty acids may play a beneficial role in the treatment of this yeast infection on the skin and ears in dogs and cats.

Preventing Atopy: Some researchers have suggested that fatty acid supplements may be useful to prevent atopy (allergies to inhaled substances such as pollens and molds) from developing in young animals. The theory is that pregnant atopic mothers have a decreased amount of PGE in their systems. PGE is necessary for the development of a healthy immune system in neonates. If the mothers are deficient in PGE, their offspring may be more likely to develop abnormal immune systems which would make them more prone to atopy themselves. Since GLA, when converted to DGLA, causes the release of PGE, giving GLA to a pregnant female in the last month of pregnancy and during lactation may increase PGE and decrease the incidence of the offspring developing atopy.

Eyes: In addition to their effects on the developing immune system, omega-3 fatty acids are also essential for the proper development of the retina and visual cortex.

Heart Problems: Evidence suggests, omega-3 fatty acids may prevent certain cardiac problems as well. Ventricular arrhythmias in dogs have been prevented and high blood pressure has been reduced in dogs supplemented with fatty acids. Animals prone to thromboembolisms may be helped by the anti-clotting effect fatty acids have on platelets.

Cancers: Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to slow the development and metastasis of certain cancers. Omega-6 fatty acids, on the other hand, have been shown to stimulate tumor development.

Plasma Triglycerides and Cholesterol: Fish oils have been shown to decrease levels of triglycerides and cholesterol in the blood. Animals receiving retinoid therapy (synthetic vitamin A derivatives) for various skin problems may develop hyperlipidemia. Fish oils may benefit these patients.

It should be obvious that fatty acids are necessary for the normal function of many systems of the body. It is also obvious that not all fatty acids are equal. Because the different fatty acids have different effects, the choice of a fatty acid supplement needs to be based on the specific condition we are trying to manage.

Which fatty acids do pets need?
Animals can produce some of the fatty acids they need, but not all of them. Those fatty acids which they can not produce themselves, but must be obtained through their diet, are called ‘essential’ fatty acids. Interestingly, what is ‘essential’ for one species of animal is not necessarily essential for another. For example, the fatty acid, arachidonic acid is essential for cats but not for dogs.
In some disease conditions, certain enzymes which convert one fatty acid to another may be deficient, or the animal may not be able to adequately absorb fatty acids from the intestine. In animals with these conditions, some of the ‘nonessential’ fatty acids actually become ‘essential,’ that is, required in the diet, and in higher amounts. Deficiencies of fatty acids may also occur with the use of fat-restricted diets in overweight dogs.
Fatty acids in foods are subject to degradation. Overcooking can destroy fatty acids. Improper storage or a suboptimal amount of antioxidants in dry food may result in rancidity and a subsequent deficiency in fatty acids.

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