Hormones and Endocrine

The endocrine system comprises the chemical signaling the various organs and nervous system send out to the body to create responses in other tissues. Sex, thyroid and adrenal gland hormones are the most widely known amongst the general population mostly due to all the dysfunction that occurs in these systems. The supplements in this category support the natural production and/or processing of hormones, or provide a precursor to hormones. Use of these products is aimed at a balanced and properly responding endocrine system.

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.


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Pure Encapsulations DHEA – micronized 5 mg 60 caps

$9.00
DHEA 5 mg. (micronized)

Micronized adrenal hormone

*DHEA, dehydroepiandrosterone, is the most abundant adrenal steroid hormone in the body. After it is made by the adrenal glands, it travels into cells throughout the body where it is converted into androgens and estrogens. These hormones regulate fat and mineral metabolism, endocrine and reproductive function, and energy levels. The amount of each hormone that DHEA converts to depends on an individual’s biochemistry, age, and sex. DHEA levels peak around age 25 and then decline steadily. DHEA supplementation has been associated with increased emotional well-being and immune function.

Pure Encapsulations DHEA is micronized to increase absorption. It is made with 99% pure, pharmaceutical grade DHEA.

WARNING: NOT FOR USE BY INDIVIDUALS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS. DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT OR NURSING. Consult a physician or licensed qualified healthcare professional before using this product if you have, or have a family history of, prostate cancer, prostate enlargement, heart disease, low “good” cholesterol (HDL), or if you are using any other dietary supplement, prescription drug, or over-the-counter drug. Do not exceed the recommended serving. Exceeding the recommended serving may cause serious adverse health effects. Possible side effects include acne, hair loss, hair growth on the face (in women), aggressiveness, irritability, and increased levels of estrogen. Discontinue use and call a physician or licensed qualified health care professional immediately if you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, blurred vision, or other similar symptoms. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
To report any adverse event call 1–800–332–1088.
Individuals with hypertension should not take this product.


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Pure Encapsulations Rhodiola Rosea 180 cap


$28.00
Rhodiola Rosea

Moderates occasional physical and emotional stress

*Rhodiola rosea, a Siberian plant also known as Golden root, has been used traditionally for hundreds of years to help lessen mental and physical stress and to promote endurance. Animal studies indicate that the extract also appears to maintain healthy adrenal catecholamine activity during stress and provide cardioprotection by moderating stress-induced catecholamine release in the myocardium. Furthermore, Rhodiola rosea has demonstrated the potential to support healthy glucose metabolism and cellular function. Rhodiola may be contraindicated for individuals taking adrenergic-blocking and antiarrhythmic medications.

Pure Encapsulations Rhodiola Rosea is standardized to contain 3% total rosavins and a minimum of 1% salidrosides, providing broad-spectrum adaptogen support for occasional mental and physical stress, cardiovascular function, and cellular health.


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Pure Encapsulations L-Arginine 750 mg/90 vcaps


$19.00
l-Arginine

*Versatile nitric oxide precursor

Arginine supports nitric oxide formation, important for healthy dilation of blood vessels, circulation, and blood flow. In a prospective, double blind trial, l-arginine supplementation supported healthy endothelial function in blood vessels of male volunteers. In other studies, l-arginine promoted healthy platelet function and enhanced exercise tolerance. In men with low urinary nitric oxide values, l-arginine may support healthy sexual function. Some but not all research involving l-arginine supplementation for sperm motility has produced positive results. Arginine plays a role in the synthesis of hormones such as insulin and growth hormone, and has demonstrated the potential to support glucose metabolism and growth hormone production respectively. Because of its effect on nitric oxide production, l-arginine is theoretically best avoided by individuals with migraines, depression, autoimmune disorders, and kidney or liver disease. Arginine is contra-indicated for individuals with the herpes virus.

l-Arginine is a safe, versatile amino acid precursor of nitric oxide associated with promoting cardiovascular health, immune support, sexual function, and memory.


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Pure encapsulations Phyto-ADR

$20.00
Phyto-ADR

Vegetarian adrenal support formula

*This vegetarian formula provides wide range herbal and nutritional support for the adrenal glands. Panax ginseng and Eleutherococcus senticosus, or eleuthero, are highly recognized adaptogens, promoting physiological balance and resistance to stress. In part, they help to moderate the production of adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) and ultimately corticosterone activity. Corticosterone promotes the conversion of amino acids into carbohydrates and glycogen by the liver and stimulates glycogen formation in the tissues, supporting optimal energy reserves. Rhodiola rosea, containing rosavins and salidrosides, also acts to balance hypothalamic- pituitary-adrenal activity. Rhodiola can have a calming effect on the central nervous and supports healthy thyroid, thymus, and adrenal gland function. In particular, rhodiola may moderate the effects of physical and emotional stress. Recently, a double blind cross-over study suggests that rhodiola may help to moderate fatigue under stressful conditions. Astragalus and ashwagandha promote immune support and complement the adaptogenic activity of this formula. Calcium pantothenate, a vitamin B5 derivative, is essential for activating the adrenals. Collectively, these ingredients support the health and activity of the adrenal glands.

Phyto-ADR provides comprehensive support for healthy adrenal function.

†The adrenal glands control and regulate the body’s self- defense mechanism against stress, a reaction to any stimulus which upsets normal functioning and disturbs mental or physical health. The adrenal glands generate the energy needed to perform strenuous tasks, deal with emotional crises, and fight infection. Healthy adrenal gland function is crucial to a number of physiological functions including glucose metabolism, stress adaptation, energy generation, stamina, and the immune response.


CFS Nutrition pH Release 120 cap

$17.00
02146-02100
1 bottle of 120 capsules. Magnesium/Potassium Citrate Formula – Relieves muscle pain, chelates excess calcium, and supports cellular energy production. pH balance is essential for proper metabolism. Human metabolism relies on the salts of weak acids such as citrate to maintain pH in a tight physiological range. Citrate is known to chelate excess calcium from solution. Citrate is an essential substrate or ingredient for the Kreb or citric acid cycle of the mitochondria. Excess citrate is either consumed in cellular energy production or excreted along with excess minerals such as calcium in urine. Magnesium and potassium are essential trace minerals that can easily be lost during detox in sweat and urine. This formula complements the excretion enhancing actions of Glutathione Precursors, LDF and Chanca Piedra Tea.

Each vegetable capsule contains: 300mg potassium citrate, 200mg magnesium citrate

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Pure Encapsulations Selenium 60 caps


$11.00
Selenium (selenomethionine)

Antioxidant for immune system support

*Selenium is a natural antioxidant that delays the oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids and preserves the elasticity of tissue. Selenium is required for the production of certain prostaglandins, which promote healthy blood flow. In synergy with vitamin E, selenium promotes healthy growth and fertility, and improves the function of certain energy producing cells. Selenium also provides support for the immune system.

Selenium protects normal cell function by supporting the body’s natural defenses and scavenging harmful free radicals.


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Pure Encapsulations Zinc 15mg 60 cap


$9.00
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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Pure Encapsulations Biotin 8 mg 60 capsules

$10.00
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.


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Pure Encapsulations B-Complex Plus 60 v caps

$18.00
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.


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Pure Encapsulations Multi t/d 60 caps


$24.00
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.