Digestive Health

The digestive system contains the body’s largest surface area exposed to the external environment. Consequently it hosts the largest amount of immune system tissue and cells of any non-immune tissue in the body. It also has the largest amount of neurological tissue outside of the central nervous system. The bacteria colonies within the digestive system collectively have more individual cells than does the entire human body. Proper bowel function, digestion and absorption are the foundations of natural health.These dietary supplements are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

yalabel.jpg Yeast Avenger® by CFS Nutrition

**** currently on back order with the manufacturer. expected ship date for an order placed today is 1/31/2013 ****
1 glass bottle with 90 vegetable capsules – Antifungal Probiotic – New easy die-off formula.
Includes living antifungal agent and biotin to assist in the control of candida albicans overgrowth, and reintroduces bifidobacterium and lactobacillus in preferred culture medium of chicory FOS (fructooligosaccharides).

Each vegetable capsule contains:
2 million spores of Bacillus Laterosporus BOD a human friendly bacteria that restricts growth of candida yeast and fungus. 1 mg biotin, essential for the body to produce glucose-regulating and other pancreatic hormones and enzymes and for bacterias to ferment. 1 billion freeze dried bifidobacterium and DDS1 lactobacillus acidophillus (50/50 blend), symbiotic species that produce biotin, other B vitamins and short chain fatty acids when they colonize the large intestine. 410 mg chicory FOS, a culture medium that preferentially promotes the growth of bifidobacterium and lactobacillus.

CFS Nutrition Flourish Chicory FOS prebiotic 300 gm powder

1 jar with 300 grams. Extracted from chicory roots, Flourish is a >95% mix of inulin and fructooligosaccharides, together called FOS. These complex sugars preferentially cause the symbiotic bifidobacteria strains to “flourish”, becoming the predominate cultures in the large intestine when 4-15 grams are taken per day (1 tsp Flourish = 5 grams). Friendly bacteria in the colon produce biotin, B vitamins, vitamin K, short chain fatty acids, and help protect the intestinal tract from pathogens and toxins. Science has shown FOS derived from chicory has a more lasting affect in restoring friendly bacteria in the intestine than do probiotics containing bacteria only. Blend 1 tsp with chlorine-free water, or allow to dissolve directly on tongue 1-3 times daily.


Pure Encapsulations Zinc 15mg 60 cap

Zinc 15

Highly absorbable immune support

*Zinc plays an important role in supporting the body’s defense system, and is related to the normal absorption and actions of the B vitamins. It is a constituent of over two dozen enzymes involved in digestion and metabolism, including carbonic anhydrase which is vital to tissue respiration. Zinc is essential for the healthy storage and metabolism of carbohydrates. Zinc plays a fundamental role in collagen formation and healthy tissue development. This mineral is also essential for normal fetal and reproductive development, and it contributes to healthy prostatic function.

Zinc picolinate is a highly absorbable form of this mineral, which is essential for a wide range of physiological functions, including support of the body’s defense system.

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Taurine 500 mg.

Cardiovascular and detoxification support

* Taurine is the most abundant free amino acid in the brain, heart, and nervous system, and it plays a role in the healthy functioning of the brain, heart, gallbladder, eyes, and vascular system. It facilitates the passage of sodium, potassium, and, possibly, calcium and magnesium ions into and out of cells, and electrically stabilizes cell membranes. It maintains healthy cAMP activity, which activates important enzymes in the heart muscle, and contributes to the muscle’s contractibility. Taurine is an important component of bile acids which aid in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. It aids the body’s chemistry by detoxifying harmful chemicals. Dietary taurine promotes the formation of taurocholate, a substance which increases cholesterol secretion in the bile and also supports fat metabolism in the liver.

Taurine offers a wide range of nutritional support to many organ systems throughout the body; as a supplement it is most notably known for its heart muscle support.

Pure Encapsulations Cats Claw 500mg 90 vcaps

Cat’s Claw

Support for joint, cardiovascular, immune and gastrointestinal function

* Cat’s claw, also known as Uncaria tomentosa, has been used traditionally in Peru for over 2,000 years. Alkaloids, phenols, sterols and glycosides comprise some of the naturally occurring constituents of this herb. The effects of these compounds are far- reaching and include support for joint function, gastric and intestinal health, cellular protection and immune activity. In a 52-week, randomized, double blind trial, cat’s claw extract promoted joint comfort in volunteers. A 4-week study also suggests that cat’s claw has the ability to promote joint comfort, in part by maintaining healthy prostaglandin metabolism. Other mechanisms of action that may account for these effects include protecting from oxidative stress and supporting healthy cytokine production. Studies involving cultured gastric epithelial cells suggest that cat’s claw may provide important antioxidant protection for gut health. Cat’s claw alkaloids have been specifically associated with enhancing immune system cell function, including phagocytosis and macrophage activity. Cardiovascular support properties include support for healthy vascular and platelet function. Preliminary evidence suggests that cat’s claw may provide protective support for healthy breast cell function. Cat’s claw may be contraindicated for individuals who are taking blood thinning or antihypertensive medications due to a potential synergistic effect.

Cat’s claw extract is derived from the inner vine bard and is standardized to contain 3% alkaloids and 15% polyphenols, providing potential joint, cardiovascular, immune and gastrointestinal function support. This cat’s claw extract contains 2.73% POAs and 0.27% TOAs.


Pure Encapsulations Biotin 8 mg 60 capsules

Biotin 8 mg, 60 capsules.

Promotes healthy glucose metabolism and nerve health; helps support healthy nails

*Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin that is an essential co-factor for a number of metabolic carboxylation reactions. Biotin forms a covalent bond to the following carboxylase enzymes: pyruvate carboxylase for glucose metabolism, acetyl CoA carboxylase for fatty acid oxidation, and propionyl-CoA carboxylase and ?- methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase for amino acid metabolism. A clinical study reported that high dose administration of biotin helped promote healthy glucose metabolism. A number of animal studies support this claim. Biotin may also act to promote transcription and translation of glucokinase, an enzyme found in the liver and pancreas that participates in the metabolism of glucose to form glycogen. Studies have also indicated that biotin is supportive of nervous system health and function. A clinical study revealed that biotin promotes nerve cell health. In addition, a double-blind study reported that biotin supplementation may promote healthy lipid metabolism. Furthermore, clinical studies have indicated that biotin may adjust the cellular arrangement of the nail bed, helping to reinforce the keratin structure, promote strength and thickness, and reduce splitting. Recent studies have expanded biotin’s metabolic role, claiming that the vitamin maintains healthy genetic expression of the many enzymes for which it is a cofactor. One study suggested that this gene modulation is supportive of healthy immune system function, stating that biotin may be involved in the transcription of some immune cells.

Biotin provides potential support for healthy glucose metabolism, nerve function, and nail strength.

Pure Encapsulations B-Complex Plus 60 v caps

B-Complex Plus, 60 capsules

Balanced B vitamin formula

*As a complex, the B vitamins are essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system and are perhaps the most important nutritional factor for healthy nerve cells. The B vitamins also play a role in the conversion of carbohydrates into energy, in the metabolism of fats and protein, and in the maintenance of muscle tone in the GI tract. The B vitamins support the integrity of the skin, hair, and liver. This balanced combination of functionally interrelated B vitamins provides wide ranging benefits, yet is specifically supportive of the nervous system.

As part of a well-balanced diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 may reduce the risk of vascular disease.†

†FDA evaluated the above claim and found that while it is known that diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol reduce the risk of heart disease and other vascular diseases, the evidence in support of the above claim is inconclusive.

Pure Encapsulations Multi t/d 60 caps

Multi t/d

Two-per-day multivitamin/mineral formula

*Multi t/d is a two-per-day multivitamin/mineral formula providing a concentrated core of nutrient essentials. Enhanced with lutein and zeaxanthin, this formula couples fundamental support with convenience. Furthermore, Multi t/d provides the advanced mineral delivery systems and active vitamin cofactors found in Nutrient 950® and UltraNutrient® for optimal bioavailability and utilization. As part of a well-balanced diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 may reduce the risk of vascular disease.†

Multi t/d offers a highly bioavailable vitamin, trace mineral and antioxidant combination with a two capsule per day recommendation for simplicity and optimal compliance.

‡† lutein is a registered trademark of Kemin Industries, Inc.

†Zeaxanthin is sourced from OPTISHARP™ brand. OPTISHARP™ is a trademark of DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.