DISCUSSION: Curcumin•95 is a standardized extract of curcuminoid complex extracted from the South Indian spice turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn.). Research supports the wide-ranging health benefits of curcuminoids, especially curcumin, including antioxidant effects, modulation of the production of inflammatory signal molecules (prostanoids and leukotrienes), and inhibition of the growth of cells which have not properly differentiated or whose growth pattern is abnormal. Curcumin is also a key botanical extract in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.
DISCUSSION: Hyaluronic Acid is a plant-derived, pharmaceutical grade, low molecular weight and highly bioavailable hyaluronic acid which provides viscoelastic properties for joint function as well as an anti-inflammatory effect. It is essential to synovial fluid, a viscous liquid present in the articular cavity of the joint. Its function is to lubricate and nourish articular cartilage, thus reducing friction and facilitating movement of the joints. Studies show that the hyaluronic acid content in osteoarthritic cartilage is greatly reduced.
DISCUSSION: Nattokinase is a serine proteinase produced during the fermentation of the traditional Japanese condiment natto by the probiotic Bacillus subtilis (natto). Nattokinase supports fibrinolysis, the breaking up of thrombi (abnormal blood clots within blood vessels), by reducing excessive levels of plasminogen activator inhibitor type I (PAI-1), an enzyme, which suppresses the body's fibrinolytic activity. Fibrinolysis is essential to maintaining healthy vascular structure and function.
DISCUSSION: NAC•SustainedTM is n-acetylcysteine, the most effective enhancer of the all-important antioxidant glutathione (GSH). NAC•SustainedTM is delivered in an advanced, time-released technology to maximize its effects over 8 hours. These effects include relief from the symptoms of chronic bronchitis, heavy metal chelation and the quenching of free radicals.
DISCUSSION: R(+) SR is the natural form of this vital antioxidant. It is the sole form produced in the body for use in the mitochondria. All lipoic acids including conventional "lipoic acid" or "alpha lipoic acid" supplements are only 50% R(+)-lipoic acid; the other half of such supplements is the artificial S(-)-enantiomer. The one feature limiting all lipoic acids is the extremely short plasma half life of around 22 minutes. R(+) SR is specially formulated with a more bioavailable salt form than the conventional "alpha lipoic acid" or R+ Lipoic acid and is more stable to heat and moisture making it more resistant to polymerization. In addition, R(+)SR is formulated in a special matrix to provide a sustained release guaranteed for 8-10 hours. Two to three capsules of R(+)SR provides a 24 hour coverage of this important and versatile antioxidant.
DISCUSSION: Citicoline is cytidine 5'-diphosphate choline. Citicoline plays a crucial role in the Kennedy pathway, by which the body synthesizes phosphatidylcholine (PC) and, ultimately, other phospholipids, such as phosphatidylserine (PS). By supporting the body's synthesis of new phospholipids in youthful, physiological balance, Citicoline supports brain structure. Extensive research supports the role of Citicoline in supporting optimal cognitive function.