5-HTP (5-Hydroxy Tryptophan)
Helps Support Serotonin Levels.
5-HTP, a compound synthesized in the body from the amino acid tryptophan, is closer than L-Tryptophan as the immediate precursor to Serotonin (also known as 5-Hydroxy typtamine or 5-HT) which is found in the brain, blood platelets, and duodenal mucosa cells of the gastrointestinal tract,
50 mg of 5-HTP per capsule. Natural source from Griphonia seeds. No fermentation.
Also contains Rice Powder, Silica, Magnesium Stearate, and Gelatin.
Each Natrol ActiVin capsule contains 50 mg of ActiVin grape seed extract.
ActiVin is a natural grape seed extract that fights free radicals with biologically active flavonoids. Studies show it to be a more potent antioxidant than vitamins C, E and beta-carotene.
ActiVin is a concentrated source of biologically active flavonoids - natural compounds found in fruits and vegetables that are powerful antioxidant nutrients.
Antioxidants such as ActiVin help protect the body against the damaging effects of free radicals. ActiVin has been proven in university studies to be one of the most powerful antioxidants available as a nutritional supplement.
Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that can destroy cell membranes and damage DNA. Free radicals are produced by exercise, smoking, excess sunlight and even the body's normal process of metabolizing the air we breath and the food we eat. Research indicates that free radicals may be a contributing factor in many chronic and degenerative diseases, such as cancer and heart disease.
In a study conducted in 1996 at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, ActiVin was shown to be up to 2.1 times more effective at fighting free radical damage than vitamin E and up to 7.3 times more powerful than beta-carotene. Results of the Creighton study demonstrate that ActiVin is up to 4.8 times more effective at fighting free radicals than even vitamin C.
ActiVin is made from premium California varietal red wine grapes and, using a patented extraction process called ActiPure, is free of toxic chemicals, solvents and pesticides.
ActiVin is manufactured in the USA and is certified kosher. ActiVin is the only grape seed extract certified by K.O.A., a subsidiary of the Orthodox that is Kosher Association for the observance of Kashruth.
The French Paradox. Scientists have long been intrigued by the phenomenon known as the French Paradox: the French diet is laden with saturated fat and cholesterol, yet the French have the lowest rate of heart disease of any western society --- nearly half that of the U.S. What's their secret to a longer, healthier life? Some medical researchers believe that the answers can be found in the red wine they drink. Specifically the biologically active flavonoids concentrated inside the grade seeds. Studies show that grape seed flavonoids contain some of the most powerful antioxidants yet discovered. In fact, some experts believe that this explains why the purported health benefits of red wine are greater than white, since red wine is fermented with the seeds while white wine is not.
Inspired by the research behind the French Paradox, ActiVin is a natural extract of red grape seeds that delivers the antioxidant power of these flavonoids without the alcohol of red wine.
120 tablets per bottle.
ActiVin is a registered trademark of Dry Creek Nutrition Inc.
Two hard gelatin capsules supply:
Elemental Calcium (from calcium citrate) 300 mg
Elemental Magnesium (from magnesium oxide & magnesium aspartate) 150 mg
Three Natrol Calcium/Magnesium tablets contain 500 mg of calcium, 200 mg of magnesium and 540 mg of Fruitbase (concentrated extracts of: rose hips, cranberry, raspberry, strawberry, orange, bilberry, grapeskin and pineapple).
Three tablets per serving.
Calcium 500 Tablets with Magnesium and Vitamin D
One tablet supplies:
Calcium (from calcium carbonate and calcium citrate): 500 mg
Magnesium (from magnesium oxide and magnesium aspartate): 250 mg
Vitamin D (from Vitamin D-3): 200 IU
High potency. Vegetarian approved. Contains no animal products. Milk free.
Chitosan is a marine fiber that binds to some of the dietary fat that you consume and removes it from the body rather than allowing it to be absorbed. Chitosan can also be used for adding fiber to your diet.
There are plenty of chitosan products out there, but only a handful contain the purest of pure chitosan. FBlock by Absolute Nutrition is a superior fat absorber.
FBlock's chitosan ingredient is unsurpassed in it's quality and purity. FBlock's chitosan goes through a process called deacetylation, which refers to the removal of acetyl groups. This is a process that increases the solubility of the chitosan fiber.
But there's more. The digestive enzyme Lipase is added to FBlock to help in emulsifying the fats that you ingest, making it a superior fat absorber. That's why it's called FBlock Xtra. FBlock is also fortified with calcium and vitamin C. The vitamin C aids in boosting the effectiveness of chitosan and the calcium is for healthy bones.
Suggested Use: As part of a diet and exercise program, to achieve results, take 2 capsules 1/2 hour prior to meals with a full 8 oz. glass of water.
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 45
Vitamin C (as an ascorbic acid): 100mg
Chitosan (marine fiber concentrate): 1000mg
Calcium Sulfate: 150mg
Vegetable Cellulose: 100mg
Other Ingredients: gelatin, vegetable magnesium stearate and silica
Note: This product is derived from shellfish. If you are allergic or sensitive to shellfish, you should avoid this product. Any fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E & K), medications, or fatty acids should be taken at least 4 hours before or after ingestion of this product and should not be used by women pregnant or nursing.
Chitosan reportedly binds to some of the dietary fat that you consume and removes it from the body rather than allowing it to be absorbed. Chitosan can also be used for adding fiber to your diet.
While taking products containing Chitosan, make sure you getting extra amounts of the fat-soluble vitamins because some of it may bind to the Chitosan as well. The fat soluble vitamins are A,D,E, and K. Also, you may want to take Coenzyme Q-10 since that also is fat soluble.
It would be great if the product would only bind to saturated fats and leave the unsaturated fats and fat soluble vitamins, but unfortunately it doesn't work that way, so you may also want to take an essential fatty acid (EFA) supplement like The Total EFA or flax oil to make sure you're getting (and absorbing) enough EFAs.
The following Chitosan products are very similar to the Fat Absorb, Fat Binder, Absorbitol and Minus Fat products as well as The Fat Blocker Diet by Dr. Arnold Fox that you may have heard about. These products all contain Chitosan.
We now have Chitosan available in a large, economical bottle from Natrol. It contains 500 mg of Chitosan per capsule.
Each capsule provides:
500 mg Chitosan (90%-95% DeAcetylated)
360 capsules per bottle.
As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules 1/2 hour before lunch and 2 capsules 1/2 hour before dinner. For maximum benefits, drink at least 8 ounces of water per day. Any fat soluble vitamin (A,D,E, and K), medication, or fatty acid should be taken at least 4 hours before or after ingestion of Chitosan.
Note: This product is derived from shellfish. If you are sensitive or allergic to any form of shellfish, you may wish to avoid the use of this product. This product is for adult use only and should not be taken when pregnant or nursing.
Diet Fuel - Chitosan Formula
We now have a new second version of Diet Fuel with no Ma Huang. It contains 500 mg Chitosan per capsule.
Chitosan is derived from chitin, an amino polysaccharide fiber found in the shells of crawfish, lobster, and other shellfish.
Chitosan goes through a process called deacetylation, which refers to the removal of acetyl groups. This process increases activity by improving solubility. The chitosan is 90%-95% DeAcetylated and meets the highest standards for quality and purity. It is not digestible and therefore has no caloric value. This product is manufactured at Twinlab's own state-of-the-art facilities with stringent quality control assuring correct potancies and outstanding product freshness.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 90
Amount Per 2 Capsules
Total Carbohydrates: 1g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Chitosan ( fiber ): 1000mg (90-95% Deacatylated)
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Gelatin, Purified Water, Magnesium Sterate, MCT.
Directions: As a part of a diet and exercise program program, to achieve results, take two capsules 1/2 hour before breakfast, lunch and dinner. Always take with 8 fl. oz. of liquid.
Note: This product is derived from shellfish. If you are sensitive or allergic to any form of shellfish, you may wish to avoid the use of this product. Any fat-soluble vitamins (A,D,E and K), medications or fatty acid should be taken at least 4 hours before or after ingestion. This product is for adults only and should not be taken when pregnant or nursing.
Fat Bloc (formerly ChitoPro) from Ultimate Nutrition is a 100% Pure Chitosan product.
Each capsule contains 500 mg of premium Chitosan extracted from shell fish. 90 capsules per bottle.
People are concerned about how they look and are preoccupied with weight and weight loss. However, despite this concern about weight, more and more of us are becoming overweight. In fact, latest reports show that even children in our society are not immune to it.
It is small wonder, then, that we are looking for natural alternatives to weight management and weight control. Among them, chitosan stands out for its ability to trap fat before it is absorbed in the body. Chitosan is a naturally occurring fiber derived from the complex sugar (polysaccharide) found in the shells (exoskeletons) of shrimp, crabs and other shellfish. Chitosan has the capacity to bind lipids and fats. More importantly, since it is not digested, chitosan has no calories.
Suggested usage: Take 2 Capsules with 8 oz of water 3 times daily before meals.
Warning: Not to be consumed by anyone allergic to shell fish.
Upon oral ingestion, chitosan binds to the intestinal lining, where it tightly binds dietary fats and lipids before they are absorbed in the body. As a result, the dietary fat is prevented from entering into the bloodstream. When dietary fat is bound to the chitosan fiber, it becomes a large mass, which cannot be absorbed in the body. Chitosan fibers differ in their structure from other fibers in that chitosan possesses a net positive charge. This positive charge attracts negative charges on the fats, lipids and bile acids. Since chitosan fiber is not metabolized, it is cleared from the body along with the fat in the fecal material.
Published reports have shown that chitosan works in concert with vitamin C. It has been suggested that the action of chitosan may be enhanced by as small an amount of vitamin C as 10 mg. Used alone, ingestion of 500 mg chitosan before a meal rich in fat helps reduce "bad" (LDL) cholesterol. The "bad" cholesterol is bound to bile acids secreted by the liver into the intestine, where its reabsorption is prevented by chitosan fibers.
This dietary fiber is an indispensable adjunct to a balanced weight management program. Fibers also play an important role in cleansing the gastrointestinal tract, which stimulates the digestive processes and promotes intestinal health.
Kanauchi et al., Biomaterials: 18, 591-595, 1997
Razdan & Pettersson, Br. J. Nutr.: 72, 277-288, 1994
The ARS Medicina Report on Chitosan, Helsinki, Finland, 1994
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is There Any Allergic Reaction to Chitosan?
This product should avoided by people who are allergic to shellfish.
Under What Condition(s) is the Use of Chitosan is Not Recommended?
Chitosan is for adult consumption only, and should not be used by pregnant or nursing women.
Does Chitosan Interfere with the Action of Vitamins?
Being a dietary fiber with numerous beneficial effects, including intestinal health, chitosan should not interfere with the action of other wholesome remedies. In fact, chitosan works more efficiently even with small amounts with vitamin C.
How and When Should Chitosan be Taken?
Chitosan works best if taken roughly 30 minutes before a meal. It should be taken with generous amounts of nutritious fluids.
A unique and natural source of fiber, Chitosan has the amazing ability to bind to fats and cholesterol, encapsulating them before they can be absorbed by the body. Chitosan can trap as much as seven times its weight in fat. Studies have shown that Chitosan can effectively lower serum cholesterol levels. Chitosan not only lowers harmful LDL and VLDL levels, but it also raises beneficial HDL levels. Enhanced with Psyllium and Oat Bran for added benefits.
Each 2 capsule serving contains:
Psyllium Husk: 150mg
Oat Bran: 150mg
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Magnesium Stearate, Stearic Acid.
Suggested Use: Take 1-2 capsules with 12 oz. of water before each meal, or as directed by a Healthcare professional. Not to exceed 6 capsules per day. As with all weight loss regimens, be sure to maintain a well balanced diet, and to take plenty of fiber and water.
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