Aloe Vera Gel and Juice Nature's Way combines delicious natural berry flavors with the goodness of pure Aloe Vera Gel and Juice. The result is a potent 65% Aloe Vera drink the entire family can enjoy. Historically Aloe is used to soothe inflammation, help heal wounds, and support healthy blood sugar levels.* Recommended Daily Dosage: Drink 8 oz. per day of enhanced nutritious Nature's Way Aloe Vera or mix into your favorite juice or smoothie. Nature's Way Aloe Vera is the only brand to exceed the highest standards of the International Aloe Science Council(verification of aloe content and purity) and the International Aloe Certification Laboratories(verification of polysaccharide content). Aloe nutrients deteriorate when exposed to oxygen. To prevent this Nature's Way Aloe Vera is bottled using a unique nitrogen process to eliminate oxidation and preserve potency. Attention Focus for Children Attention Focus for Children is comparable to Efamol Efalex. It is a combination of clinically proven levels of DHA, GLA and Vitamin E. These nutrients provide the fluid membrane environment needed for proper transmission of brain and nerve signals. The frontal cortex of the brain, which regulates attention span and cognitive processes, has only 15 % of the normal level of DHA when the diet is deficient of these important fatty acids. Nature's Way Attention Focus combines the researched levels of these key essential fatty acids shown to maintain eye and brain function.* Recommended Daily Dosage: Adults and children over 5: Take two softgels each morning and evening with food or a drink. Children under 5: Take one softgel each morning and evening with food or a drink. These softgels can be cut open and the contents mixed with food or drink. For the first 12 weeks: Double the recommended daily intake. These Levels reflect research findings. Standardized Bilberry Extract (vaccinium myrtillus) contains the highest available concentration of the active bioflavonoid complexes known as anthocyanosides. These active constituents support visual adaptation to light also support normal nighttime vision. Bilberry extract is also popular for persons susceptible to strain on the eyes from working behind a computer all day. Bilberry extract helps support the health of the eyes and circulatory by acting as a powerful antioxidant, improving microcirculation and supporting healthy connective tissue formation. Each capsule contains: 80 mg of premium Bilberry fruit extract standardized to 25% anthocyanidins delivering 20 mg anthocyanidins in a base of 125 mg Elder berries, and millet. Recomended Use: One capsule three times daily with water at mealtimes. 90 capsules per bottle. Standardized Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa, Actea racemosa) Nature's Way Black Cohosh extract is standardized to 2.5% Triterpene Glycosides Black Cohosh is the most popular herbal supplement in Europe for women experiencing change-of-life(perimenopause) symptoms. Black Cohosh provides isoflavones and other constituents that help support a woman's health during this phase of her life. Take one tablet daily with water at mealtimes. Best results are obtained with continuous use. Nature's Way Cayenne (40,000 HU) contains 450 mg of 40,000 H.U. Cayenne pepper per capsule. Cayenne is a mildly thermogenic compound. Cayenne is a blood-red warming herb that has an invigorating effect on several body systems. Special blending maintains a consistent potency of 40,000 HU (Heat Units). If two capsules of 40,000 HU Cayenne are taken, does it equal 80,000 HU? No, the heat rating will not change with the amount of herb taken. 180 capsules per bottle. Dosage Recommendations: Take one capsule three times daily at mealtimes. Each Nature's Way Chromium Picolinate capsule contains 200 mcg of chromium in picolinate form. Chromium helps insulin do its job of maintaining stable blood sugar levels. Chromium supplementation may reduce the total amount of insulin that needs to be released by the pancreas. High insulin levels increase the likelihood that excess glucose from carbohydrate sources will be stored as triglycerides in fat cells rather than as glycogen in muscle cells. 100 capsules per bottle. Chromium Picolinate CHROMIUM PICOLINATE, HIGH POTENCY contains 200 mcg of Chromium Picolinate. Chromium is an essential mineral that helps maintain stable blood sugar levels and assists in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Optimum Nutrition uses 100% pure pharmaceutical grade Chromium Picolinate. Ingredients: 200 mcg of Chromium Picolinate. Each Nature's Way CoEnzyme Q10 capsule provides 30 mg of Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone), turmeric and millet. Nature's Way Coenzyme Q10 is 100% natural Japanese ubiquinone. It contains no artificial ingredients or preservatives. Coenzyme Q10 is a valuable antioxidant for lipid membranes. Dosage Recommendations: Take two to four capsules daily with meals or water. Best results are obtained with continous use. 100 capsules per bottle. Cold Care Nighttime Rest Formula A maximum strength, all-natural, nasal decongestant formulated with leading cold defense and sleep enhancing herbs and vitamins. Cold Care Nighttime Rest provides relief from the discomforts of upper respiratory cold symptoms. This unique formula, with Valerian root and Melatonin, provides an all-natural nighttime remedy.* Recommended Daily Dosage: Adults and children 12 years of age and over, take two capsules with water prior to bedtime. If symptoms persist, take 2 capsules every 4 to 6 hours during the night as needed. Do not exceed eight capsules in 24 hours. Not recommended for children under 12 years of age. Nature's Way Standardized Cranberry Extract (vaccinium macrocarpon) delivers a highly concentrated juice extract that provides the health benefits of cranberry juice without the tart taste. Cranberry helps maintain a healthy urinary tract by inhibiting the adhesion of bacteria to the lining of the bladder. The health promoting properties of Cranberry have made it a popular recommendation among health care professionals for the promotion of urinary health tract health. Recommended Use: Take one capsule three times daily with water. Use a full 8 oz. glass of water or other liquid. Each capsule contains 400 mg of concentrated Cranberry fruit, 38 mg Ester-C, cellulose, and millet. 100 capsules per bottle. Nature's Way Standardized Echinacea Extract is a native American wild flower commonly known as the Purple Corneflower. Well researched in Europe, this herbal supplement is commonly used to promote well-being during the cold and flu season. Several constituents in Echinacea work together to support the body's natural defense system. Recommended Use: Take one capsule twice daily with water at mealtimes. For more intensive use, take up to two capsules twice daily with water at mealtimes. After taking Echinacea for 6 to 8 weeks, a 2 to 4 week break is recommended before restarting use fro best results. Not recommended for people with auto-immune conditions. Each capsule contains 250 mg Echinacea angustifolia root extract standardized to 4% echinacoside, and 190 mg Echinacea purpurea herb. 60 capsules per bottle. Nature's Way Echinacea with Golden Seal Root Combination contains Echinacea purpurea herb and Echinacea angustifolia root, Golden Seal root, Burdock root, Gentian root, Wood Betony herb and Cayenne pepper. Echinacea is a general stimulant for the body's natural defense systems. Echinacea helps promote general well-being in cold and flu season. However, it is not recommended for individuals with autoimmune conditions. Golden Seal has a definite antimicrobial effect. When Golden Seal is combined with the immune stimulating effect of Echinacea, the immune system's capabilities are enhanced. Furthermore, Cayenne is a catalyst that enhances digestion and increases the effectiveness of this combination. Dosage Recommendations: 450 mg per capsule. Take two to three capsules three times daily with water at mealtimes or prepared as a tea. Nature's Way Echinacea is Organically Grown by Trout Lake Farm, Washington, and Certified Organically Processed by Oregon Tilth. Exceeds California Health & Safety Code 26569.11. 100 capsules per bottle. EchinaGuard, Liquid Extract EchinaGuard, the world's best selling and most extensively researched echinacea product, is made from the fresh-pressed juice of echinacea purpurea. It has been manufactured longer than any other echinacea product (nearly 60 years), and has been the subject of the vast majority of chemical, scientific and clinical studies on echinacea preparations (over 180 studies to be exact). In a recently completed Swedish study, EchinaGuard was proven to be twice as effective as placebo in promoting and maintaining well-being in cold and flu season. EchinaGuard promotes well-being during cold and flu season. * Recommended Daily Dosage: For initial use take 1 tsp. (approx. 50 drops), then 1/2 tsp. (20 drops) every 2 hours throughout the day. If not otherwise recommended, for long term use, take 1/2 tsp. To 1 tsp. Three times daily. Fisol Fish Oil Fisol, enteric coated, fish oil delivers 30% EPA and 20% DHA. The unique coating withstands stomach acid so Fisol dissolves in the small intestine and maximizes the body's absorption of Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids. Scientific research confirms the important role of Omega-3 essential fatty acids in maintaining healthy blood triglyceride levels, as well as supporting the heart, skin and joints. Fish Oil contains an abundance of two-key Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids, EPA and DHA. It is well documented that cultures with a diet rich in fish oil have healthier cardiovasular systems.* Recommended Daily Dosage Take one Fisol softgel up to three times daily with water. Because Fisol is enteric coated and better absorbed by the body, its required dosage is less than taking non-coated fish oil. FlexMax Glucosamine Chondroitin FlexMax Glucosamine Chondroitin Sulfate combines the two most popular supplements for joint health in a low sodium supplement enhanced with proprietary StomachGuard technology, which regulates and cushions the release of Glucosamine, and shields against potential stomach irritation. Ideal for Hands, Wrists, Knees, Back, Neck, Elbows, Hips and Ankles. Glucosamine Sulfate, lubricates damaged joint tissue by providing nutrient flow to tissue and cartilage. Chondroitin sulfate is one of the most abundant components of articular cartilage, a key component for healthy joints.* Recommended Daily Dosage: Take two tablets two times daily. Nature's Way FlexMax can be comfortably taken at any time of the day with or without a meal. Garlicin (odor-free Garlic) SmartRelease Garlicin is the most effective garlic supplement on the market today. It is 100% odor free and has the highest effective allicin yield of any garlic product. In clinical studies garlic has been shown to lower serum cholesterol and help maintain circulatory efficiency. The greatest effect resulted from garlic products with standardized amounts of allicin release in doses of 5,000 mcg per day.* Recommended Daily Dosage: For a 5,000 mcg dose of allicin per day, take 1 Garlicin tablet 2 times daily with meals. For daily health maintenance, take 1 Garlicin tablet daily with a meal, or as recommended by your healthcare professional. Garlicin should be taken consistently for maximum benefit. Garlic Cloves Latin Name: Allium sativum Common Name: Garlic, Poor Man's Treacle. Usage Garlic helps to lower cholesterol. It is also useful in colds and flu, ringworm, intestinal worms, and for liver, gallbladder, and digestive support. History Garlic is without a doubt one of man's most useful original herbal medicines. The first written record of Garlic is roughly 5,000 years old. The list of ailments it has effectively been used to treat is so extensive space does not permit a complete listing. It bears an outstanding reputation in the treatment of circulatory problems, weak digestion, and warding off respiratory problems. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Additional Information The therapeutic effects of Garlic have been scientifically validated in the area of cholesterol and triglyceride lowering, as well as its strong antimicrobial properties. Research in Germany, India, France, China, England and the United States demonstrate consistent results proving the efficacy and safety of Garlic even in high doses. Known as a yang tonic in Chinese medicine, Garlic will stimulate appetite and metabolism, clear toxins, and act as an antimicrobial agent of the mucous membranes. A great deal of recent work has been done on the sulphur bearing amino acids in Garlic. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Usage Warnings If you are taking anti-clotting medication, consult your physician before using Garlic in medicinal amounts.Individuals concerned with their cardiovascular health should consult with a physician. Intestinal disturbances may occur when not consumed with other food. Garlic's anticlotting action in medicinal amounts could cause problems for those with clotting disorders. Although Garlic at recommended dosage is far from a problem, if you have a clotting disorder or are taking anti-clotting medication, consult your physician before using Garlic in medicinal amounts. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for advice provided by a healthcare professional. The information provided should not be used for diagnosing, treating or prescribing medication for treatment of a disease or health-related condition. You should carefully read all information provided in product packaging and follow the appropriate directions for use. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your healthcare professional. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nature's Way Garlicin Proven to Release 2.5 Times More Allicin than the Closest Competitor Larry Lawson, Ph.D. Discussion: Criteria for an Effective Garlic Supplement Delayed formation of the active compound allicin. Garlic is unique among herbs because its active compound, allicin, is not present until the enzyme alliinase becomes activated and converts alliin into allicin. This occurs when garlic cloves are crushed or when the powder becomes wet in a non-acid environment. Acid sensitivity of alliinase. Most enzymes, including alliinase, are rapidly and completely inactivated by stomach acid (in only two seconds). Therefore, garlic tablets must be enteric-coated to prevent the powder from coming in contact with stomach acid. The quality of the enteric coating must be sufficient to allow at least two hours of protection from tablet disintegration in stomach acid. Time sensitivity of alliinase. Once alliinase has become activated upon contact with a non-acid solution, its activity at body temperature dissipates quickly. A 1989 study reported 95% loss of activity in one hour in simulated intestinal fluid with digestive enzymes present. We have shown a 95% loss of activity in only 45 minutes without the presence of digestive enzymes. Consequently, garlic tablets must disintegrate/dissolve quickly after passing through the stomach-ideally in less than 45 minutes. Slow disintegration results in only a small portion of alliin ever being converted to allicin. For example, most brands of enteric coated tablets require three hours to disintegrate in intestinal buffer solution, resulting in only 8%-15% conversion of their alliin to allicin. This percent does not increase when the tablets are allowed to remain in intestinal fluids for extended periods (we have tested up to seven hours) because the alliinase activity has expired. Effective allicin release of at least 5,000 mcg of allicin per day. Effective allicin release or effective allicin yield means the actual amount of allicin released from the tablets under gastrointestinal conditions-as simulated by Method 724A in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia. The value of 5,000 mcg comes from positive serum cholesterol lowering clinical trials conducted with tablets standardized to release between 3,600-5,400 mcg of allicin. Discussion: Comparing Garlic Supplements Using USP Method 724A Definition. USP Method 724A is called the "General Drug Release Standard" for "delayed release (enteric-coated) articles" [1995 United States Pharmacopoeia, pages 1795-96]. It is the standard used nationwide by pharmaceutical companies. USP standards and methods are officially recognized as valid by the Food & Drug Administration. Standards. The USP 724A standard requires two hours of protection of the tablets from acid followed by complete drug release (disintegration/dissolution of the tablets) in 45 minutes in intestine-simulating buffer. This standard fits with garlic tablets because the 45 minute release in buffer closely matches the length of time in which alliinase has activity. Although the standard applies only to delayed-release (enteric coated) tablets, any garlic supplement that makes allicin claims should be evaluated by this standard. Label claims. According to USP 724A, the label claim for allicin must match the amount of allicin actually released under the conditions of this method, not by simply dissolving crushed tablets in water which will always produce higher values. Nature's Way Garlicin, the only compliant brand. Garlicin is the only brand that meets its allicin label claim under Method 724A. This is the result of the proprietary SmartRelease technology which assures three things: a) Garlicin has a high alliin content, b) Garlicin has a highly effective enteric coating to protect the tablet from stomach acid, and c) Garlicin disintegrates in intestinal buffer quicker (only 40 minutes) than any other brand. Garlicin is the highest allicin release brand. Ranking first out of 40 brands tested, Nature's Way Garlicin releases 7,100 mcg of allicin per recommended dose (2.5 times more than the nearest competitor). Ginkgold Ginkgold is the original and patented ginkgo extract (U.S. patent #5399348). For years, it has been a best selling natural health care product in Europe and the United States. And it's the only ginkgo extract used and recommended by doctors and other healthcare professionals in over 70 countries, outselling all other ginkgo products combined worldwide. Ginkgold improves mental sharpness, concentration, memory and cognitive activity. It also supports healthy circulation to the brain as well as the extremities. And, it maintains healthy blood vessel tone and reduces blood viscosity.* Recommended Daily Dosage: Take 1 Ginkgold tablet 2 times daily wit water at mealtimes. For intensive use, take up to 2 tablets two times daily with water. Summary of a Study Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, October 1997, Volume 278:1327-1332 "A Placebo-Controlled, Double-blind, Randomized Trial of an Extract of Ginkgo Biloba for Dementia" Pierre L. Le Bars, MD, PhD; Martin M. Katz, PhD; Nancy Berman, PhD; Turan M. Itil, MD; Alfred M. Freedman, MD; Alan F. Schatzberg, MD; for the North American EGb Study Group Summary: EGb 761, a patented extract of Ginkgo biloba has been found to stabilize, and in some cases, improve mental function and social behavior of demented patients with mild to moderately severe cognitive impairment caused by Alzheimer disease, vascular dementia or a combination of the two. Pierre Le Bars, M.D., Ph.D. and colleagues from the New York Institute for Medical Research, Tarrytown, N.Y., compared EGb 761 against placebo in a one year, double-blind, placebo-controlled , parallel-group, multicenter study of 309 patients. Published in the October 22 issues of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the study concluded, "EGb appears to stabilize and, in an additional 20 percent of cases (vs. placebo), improve the patient's functioning for periods of six months to one year. Regarding its safety, adverse events associated with EGb were no different from those associated with placebo." Patients were randomly assigned treatment with EGb 761 (120 mg per day) or placebo. Researchers quantified EGb effectiveness using the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-Cognitive subscale (ADAD-Cog), Geriatric Evaluation by Relative's Rating Instrument (GERRI), and Clinical Global Impression of Change (CGIC). Study authors write: "On the ADAS-Cog, 50 percent of the EGb patients showed an improvement by at least two points compared with 29 percent of the placebo group; this approximately two-fold difference was still observed when the threshold to detect an improvement in cognition was set at four ADAS-Cog points. On GERRI, 37 percent of the EGb group was considered improved while only 19 percent were considered worse; the placebo group demonstrated the opposite trend with 40 percent worsening and 23 percent improving." EGb 761 is an approved treatment for dementia in Germany. Murdock Madaus Schwabe (the parent company to Nature's Way) located in Springville, Utah supplied the tablets for the study.

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