Our October 2019 Specials
October is Breast Cancer awareness month, so this month’s special supplements are for the ladies. Whether you’re needing some help regulating your cycle, looking for something to make your hair grow faster or better regulating estrogen in Springfield Missouri, we’ve got a supplement for you. Making sure that your hormone levels are in check will help to regulate menstruation, mood, metabolism, as well as the health of your breasts, cervix, and reproductive system.
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Balance addresses the need for healthy hormone levels with a robust natural formula that helps maintain a healthy menstrual cycle, as well as healthy progesterone-to-estrogen balance and optimal prolactin levels. The main ingredient in Balance is chaste tree berry extract, or Vitex, which has a long history of use in gently supporting hormone balance and has an excellent safety profile. Each capsule includes 200 mg licorice root extract, 200 mg Paeonia lactiflora root extract and a 20 mg clinical dose of chaste tree berry extract.
Up to 3 out of every 4 women experience hormonal changes during their childbearing years.1 The female cycle is based upon biological rhythms involving the hypothalamus, pituitary, ovaries, uterus and biofeedback loops from the adrenal and thyroid glands. The monthly cycle consists of 3 phases: the follicular phase, the ovulatory phase and the luteal phase.
Since a healthy menstrual cycle depends on hormonal balance and normal levels of prolactin, disruptions in the rhythm of these organs will result in challenges to the normal cycle. Balance provides 20 mg of chaste tree berry extract, which abundant research and years of use have shown to support normal levels of prolactin, which promotes cycle regularity. In addition, the combination of Peonia and licorice support and promote overall female hormonal balance.
EstroDIM is a targeted supplement that combines the synergistic benefits of the cruciferous vegetable metabolites Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) and diindolylmethane (DIM) to support proper estrogen metabolism. Formulating I3C and DIM together creates the ideal combination of beneficial metabolites that work together to support estrogen balance, breast and prostate health.
Estrogen collectively refers to the female hormones estradiol, estrone and estriol. Hormones have important functions in every area of the body. They are chemical messengers that interact with cells all over the body (especially tissues that are more sensitive to them, including breast and prostate tissues.).
The most important message they deliver is to grow, divide, and multiply. For this reason, hormones are critically important in human development and tissue repair. Supporting proper estrogen synthesis, metabolism and detoxification is essential for proper hormonal balance. Depending on how estrogen is metabolized it can result in different metabolites, each with individual biological activity.
By keeping hormones in balance and ensuring the body is able to process hormones properly, cruciferous vegetable metabolites (such as I3C and DIM) work together to reduce hormone overload and maintain cellular health. Current data on I3C and DIM, suggests that these phytonutrients have strong potential for supporting breast, cervical, uterine and prostate health. I3C is a naturally occurring compound derived from cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, brussel sprouts and cabbage.
Together, I3C and DIM promote the creation of the more favorable and protective 2-hydroxyestrone (2-OHE) metabolite versus production of 4-hydroxyestrone (4-OHE) and 16-alpha-hydroxyestrone (16-alphaOHE), metabolites which can overstimulate cells and create free radicals that cause DNA damage. The influence of I3C and DIM on estrogen metabolism creates a more desirable ratio of 2-OHE to 16-alpha-OHE. This assessment of 2:16 alphaOHE ratio has been used to evaluate breast health. With this in mind, EstroDIM includes targeted doses of both I3C and DIM in one capsule a day dosing to make daily balancing of hormones easy and convenient.
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Thyrotain is a comprehensive formulation that provides a blend of nutrients and botanicals working in synergy to support thyroid health. Thyrotain includes L-tyrosine and iodine, which make up the backbone of the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). The addition of zinc, selenium, vitamin A, and the botanical guggulipid activate enzymes that enhance the conversion of T4 into the active thyroid hormone T3. Vitamin A and zinc also help improve cellular sensitivity to thyroid hormones. Turmeric, along with the antioxidants vitamin C and E and N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), provide a powerful combination of antioxidants that boost thyroid health by reducing free radical stress.
The thyroid gland, located in the neck below the Adam’s apple, produces T4 and T3 hormones that regulate cell metabolism. In this process, thyroxine is converted into the metabolically active hormone T3. Thyroid hormones are required for mitochondrial metabolism in every cell in the body. Therefore, a deficiency of thyroid hormones can affect virtually all bodily functions, including metabolic rate, reproduction, hormone production, and brain function, as well as musculoskeletal, psychological and cardiovascular health.
Lifestyle factors, environmental toxins and nutrient deficiencies can negatively impact thyroid hormone production. A number of nutrients are required to produce thyroid hormones and to help convert T4 into T3. These nutrients include L-tyrosine, iodine, selenium, zinc and vitamin A. A deficiency in any of these nutrients can cause the thyroid to under-function.
Heavy metals, such as mercury, lead and cadmium, as well as other chemical contaminants, can also block the conversion of T4 to T3. In addition, long-term stress can lead to increased production of the adrenal hormone cortisol. Excessive levels of cortisol can block the conversion of T4 to T3 and also increase the production of reverse T3 (RT3). RT3 is an isomer of triiodothyronine that competes with T3 at the receptor sites. Conversely, exercise positively impacts the thyroid gland by stimulating hormone secretion and increasing tissue sensitivity to thyroid hormones.
Cosmedix provides several essential vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients needed to support healthy skin, hair and nails. Cosmedix provides betaine HCL, which helps to promote efficient digestion and assimilation of protein and minerals necessary for hair and nail health. It includes MSM , which provides a bioavailable source of sulfur, for connective tissue integrity. Saw palmetto is added to support normal levels of DHT, known to play a role in the thickness and health of hair.
In addition, silica (from horsetail grass extract) is included for its collagen enhancing properties. Each capsule of Cosmedix contains 325 mg MSM, 100 mg betaine HCl and 240 mg saw palmetto. Added support from vitamin A, D3, folic acid, B12, biotin and selenium provide a full spectrum of skin, hair and nail support.
Healthy skin, hair and nails result from a variety of biological factors, including balanced nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. Collagen, the body’s main structural protein, makes up 70% of the skin and is vital in helping to maintain the skin’s firmness, suppleness and elasticity, as well as the constant renewal of skin cells. Research has shown collagen production begins to decrease around the age of 18 and continues to decline at a rate of about 1% per year after age 40.
After menopause, skin thickness may decrease at a rate of about 1.13% annually. Betaine HCl supports optimal protein breakdown, which allows for more efficient manufacturing of collagen, particularly during years of decreased collagen production. MSM provides a source of bioavailable sulfur, an integral nutrient in healthy skin and hair, which plays a key role in collagen regeneration. Together with saw palmetto, which promotes a healthy balance of hormones for optimal hair thickness and health, and key nutrients such as silica (from horsetail grass extract), biotin and vitamin A, Cosmedix provides a complete spectrum of support for healthy skin, hair and nails.