Quality Matters

Good Better Best

Think about the last time you were faced with a difficult decision about an item you were about to purchase, such as a new car. There are so many factors that go into the decision – cost, color, extra options, size, mileage – the list goes on. But at some point you need to make your final decision, and there is one factor that pushes you towards one choice or another. For many people, that final deciding factor comes down to a matter of quality. You expect a certain level of care has been put into every step of producing that vehicle so that you have the most dependable vehicle that money can buy – yet without spending your life savings to get it.

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Supplementing Safely

2141048a-3d24-4dae-92e0-024a5ac959c7Nutritional supplements have once again found themselves on the receiving end of negative publicity following the release of a recent study showing that around 23,000 emergency room visits every year are related to the use (or misuse) of nutritional supplements, especially energy and weight-loss supplements.1 The problem with stories like this is that they can paint a negative picture for all supplements, including those that are high quality and play an important role in healthy living.

This specific news story reminded me of a personal experience from several years ago that highlights a major contributing factor to the issue.  A friend of mine was considering using a popular Detox/Cleanse supplement.  Knowing that I was a pharmacist who specializes in nutritional supplements and herbal products, she decided it would be good to ask my thoughts before using them.  I was happy she felt the need to ask my opinion because so many people will blindly take a supplement without even reading the label or asking a licensed professional for their opinion.  I gladly reviewed the product label and gave her the following feedback: Continue reading

Fight Cancer With Sleep

Sleeping womanMost people would agree that nothing really beats a great night of restful sleep. Most cells in your body would also agree that they appreciate a good nights rest. However, there are certain types of cells in your body that cannot stand it when you get a full night of great sleep – and those are cancer cells.

We know that sleep is important for feeling rested and energetic during the day, improving mood, immunity, work performance, heart health, cognition – more things than can possibly be imagined. But would you believe that the quality and amount of sleep you get could actually change the way your body responds to certain medications? In fact, as in the case of the breast cancer drug tamoxifen, it could be the difference in treatment success or failure. Continue reading

Food For Thought

Worried woman

Where did I leave my keys?

I know I had something important to do today….

I’m sure I know that person, but why can’t I remember their name?

We all have lapses in our memory from time to time. This is a normal part of life that we are all familiar with, especially as we age.  But what happens when it starts to feel like it might be more than a memory lapse?  What happens when our simple forgetfulness seems to be happening more frequently?

Many people fear that their difficulty remembering things could be the first signs of more serious conditions like dementia or even Alzheimer’s disease. While this might be a very real concern for some people, it is very important to remember that these conditions are distinct from the type of forgetfulness that typically comes with aging. Continue reading

Viniferamine® Brain Health

Brain Health Supplement

Brain Health includes neuroprotective taurine and other small molecule antioxidants that can pass through the blood brain barrier. Brain Health also includes the antioxidants sulforaphane and hydroxytyrosol that help protect against oxidative damage, which can lead to neurodegeneraton and inflammation.

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Viniferamine® Joint Health

Joint Health SupplementThe antioxidants found in Joint Health help relieve inflammation and reduce oxidative stress that leads to chronic joint pain. Joint Health includes small molecules of sulforaphane, hydroxytyrosol, and N-acetylcysteine that can freely enter the cells and stop inflammation at its source.

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Viniferamine® Sleep Support

Sleep Support SuuplementSleep Support provides natural ingredients including melatonin and magnesium that promote healthy sleep. Sleep Support helps reduce insomnia, which can lead to health problems. Sleep Support can be used safely for long periods of time without the risk of addiction or side effects.

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Viniferamine® Detox Support

Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 12.40.32 PMUses: Detox Support with Immunetherapy™ contains potent antioxidants including N-acetyl-L-cysteine, an important precursor of glutathione that plays an essential role in liver detoxification. Detox Support also includes other powerful antioxidants, including sulforaphane that support both the liver and the immune system.

The Viniferamine® Supplements include nutrients that work together synergistically to support health. Nutritional ingredients were carefully chosen for efficacy based on scientific studies. All of the Viniferamine® Supplements include Olivamine 10® Max, a proprietary blend of Glycine, L-Taurine, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, Olive Leaf Extract (Oleuropein standardized), L-Proline, Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl), Vitamin B3 (as niacinimide), as well as green tea, red wine, and grapevine extracts. Only high quality ingredients are included in each product. All supplements are manufactured in the USA at an FDA approved cGMP facility that meets or exceeds all FDA standards.