5-HTP - Pure Encapsulations
Features plant-derived 5-HTP. Used as a sleep aid. 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an intermediate in the natural synthesis of serotonin from the essential amino acid tryptophan. The enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase adds a hydroxyl group (OH) to tryptophan, forming the 5-HTP intermediate. In the body, 5-HTP is converted to serotonin with the removal of a carboxyl group (COOH) by a second enzyme. 5-HTP is involved in the regulation of endocrine and brain activity responsible for emotion and sleep/wake cycles. In clinical studies, administration of 5-HTP has been reported to improve rapid eye movement (REM) sleep duration and promote emotional well-being. The 5-HTP supplied in this supplement is derived from the Griffonia simplicifolia plant.
5-HTP Amino Acid Formula - Genestra Brands
5HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) derived from the Griffonia simplicifolia
• Supports healthy mood balance
• Supports migraine prophylaxis
• Used as a sleep aid
Ideal for vegans
• Convenient vegetable capsule format
5-HTP Plus Formula - Douglas Laboratories
60 Vegetarian Capsules
5-HTP Plus Formula capsules contain 75 mg of natural L-5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) extracted from seeds of the Griffonia simplicifolia plant. 5-HTP helps to promote healthy mood balance.
Serotonin, an important brain neurotransmitter, is key in the regulation of mood. Serotonin is unable to cross the blood-brain barrier and is therefore synthesized in the brain. Tryptophan, an essential amino acid, is a precursor for the synthesis of serotonin. Tryptophan crosses the blood-brain barrier and is converted to L-5-hydroxytryptophan, which in turn is converted into serotonin. As a metabolic amino acid intermediate in the conversion of tryptophan into serotonin, 5-HTP can also serve as a precursor of serotonin. 5-HTP crosses into the brain more readily than tryptophan as it does so without competition for uptake. 5-HTP exerts its beneficiary effects to promote healthy mood balance by increasing serotonin production, which in turn decreases excitatory hormones in the brain including dopamine and noradrenaline.
Active B6 Pyridoxal - Genestra Brands
Vitamin B6 in its most active form
• Helps in tissue formation
• Supports and maintains good health
• Helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates fats, and proteins
• Helps to prevent vitamin B6 deficiency
• Provides 50 mg of vitamin B6 per capsule
Active B6 Pyridoxal is a source of vitamin B6 in the form of pyridoxal-5-phosphate (PLP). As the most biologically active form of the vitamin, PLP helps to catalyze over
140 reactions.1 PLP is an important cofactor in: 1) fatty acid metabolism, including the production of important omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids; 2) carbohydrate metabolism, including the breakdown of glycogen into glucose; 3) amino acid metabolism, including neurotransmitter synthesis and the conversion of tryptophan into niacin.1 Vitamin B6 deficiency decreases niacin production and increases formation of the metabolite xanthurenic acid, which lowers insulin activity.2 Low levels of vitamin B6 also lead to increased synovial fluid between joints, which results in nerve compression.3
Active B Complex - Genestra Brands
60 Vegetarian Capsules
Combination of B-vitamins in their most active forms
- Includes the body’s preferred active forms of vitamins B6, and B12, riboflavin and folate
- Helps in energy metabolism and in tissue formation.
- Helps to form red blood cells.
- Helps in the normal function of the immune system.
- Helps to prevent thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, biotin and pantothenic acid deficiency
Each single-capsule serving of Active B Complex provides the adult Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for the entire B-vitamin family, including thiamine, riboflavin, niacinamide, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, biotin, folate and vitamin B12. Active B Complex uses the preferred active forms of vitamins B2 (riboflavin-5’-phosphate), B6(pyridoxal-5’-phosphate), folate (Metafolin®), and B12 (methylcobalamin). Metafolin® is a calcium salt of L-methylfolate, the primary active form of folate within the body. In comparison with folic acid, L-methylfolate appears to have a significantly higher bioavailability. For example, in healthy women supplemented with an equivalent amount (~400 mcg) of either L-methylfolate or folic acid for 24 weeks, red blood cell folate concentrations were significantly higher in women that received the L-methylfolate supplmement.
Active Chewable B12 with L-Methylfolate - Genestra Laboratories
60 Chewable Tablets
Vitamin B12 formula plus L-methylfolate
• Contains methylcobalamin, the body’s preferred active form of vitamin B12, plus Metafolin® (L-methylfolate) – the active form of folate
• Assists with the metabolism of proteins, fat and carbohydrates
• Helps in the formation of red blood cells
Chewable tablets with a natural cherry flavour
• Great taste for excellent patient compliance
Active Chewable B12 with L-Methylfolate supports macronutrient metabolism and red blood cell formation. Both methylcobalamin and L-methylfolate help in maintaining normal plasma levels of the protein metabolite homocysteine. Homocysteine can be re-methylated back to methionine via donation of a methyl group from L-methylfolate, with methylcobalamin acting as a necessary cofactor in this remethylation process. In participants with elevated homocysteine levels, high-dose supplementation with methylcobalamin and folic acid for 2 weeks resulted in a significant reduction in plasma homocysteine levels
Adreno Calm - Genestra Brands
Calming combination of herbal extracts, L-theanine and phosphatidylserine
• Helps to temporarily promote relaxation
• Provides 200 mg each of L-theanine and ashwagandha root std. extract per day
• Includes 150 mg of magnolia bark std. extract and 50 mg of phosphatidylserine per day
Adreno Calm is a calming combination of L-theanine, phosphatidylserine and herbal extracts. L-Theanine is an amino acid present almost exclusively in tea that helps to temporarily promote relaxation.1 It is quickly absorbed from the intestines into the blood, where it is transported to important organs, including the brain.1 By mediating the release of neurotransmitters – including dopamine, GABA and serotonin – L-theanine effectively promotes a state of relaxation.2 Clinical research demonstrates that supplementation with 200 mg of L-theanine significantly increases alpha waves in the brain within 30 minutes of intake, an indication of a relaxed but alert mental state.3L-Theanine has been shown to promote relaxation when consumed at rest, after stressful mental tasks, and after exhaustive exercise tests.3,4 Phosphatidylserine is a naturally occurring component of cell membranes, and supports normal cellular communication and membrane fluidity.5,6 Adreno Calm also includes standardized extracts from magnolia and ashwagandha, plants used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, respectively.
Adreno-Mend - Douglas Laboratories
120 Vegetarian Capsules
The adrenal glands are located above the kidneys and release hormones that help the body respond to stress. AdrenoMend™ is designed to promote optimal function of the various homeostasis regulatory systems that work with the adrenal glands to maintain physiological function during both acute and chronic stress. This formulation includes a combination of ten highly valued herbal extracts. Schisandra is used in Herbal Medicine as an adaptogen to help increase energy and resistance to stress. Along with Eleuthero, it helps support mental performance and physical working capacity, and helps promote the balanced response of the sympatho-adrenal-system (SAS) to the body's acute reaction to a stressor. Similarly, Panax is used in Herbal Medicine to help reduce mental fatigue and enhance physical capacity. It is also used as a supportive therapy for the promotion of healthy glucose levels as it mediates the stress induced elevations of catecholamines and adrenaline-induced hyperglycemia. To provide additional cognitive support, Ashwagandha and Bacopa are included for their traditional use in Ayurveda for memory enhancement. Ashwagandha is also traditionally used in Ayurveda as a rejuvenative tonic, sedative and sleep aid.
- Stress relief
Adreno Restore - Genestra Brands
Restorative combination of herbal extracts
• Includes standardized extracts from ashwagandha, rhodiola, and eleuthero root
• Helps to temporarily relieve symptoms of stress such as mental fatigue and sensation of weakness
• Helps support cognitive function such as mental focus and mental stamina
• Used in Herbal Medicine as a tonic to help relieve general debility and to aid during convalescence
• Used in Herbal Medicine to help improve mental and physical performance after periods of mental or physical exertion
Adreno Restore is a combination of vitamins, minerals, and standardized plant extracts. Rhodiola mediates neurotransmitter activity to help support cognitive function and temporarily relieve symptoms of stress – including mental fatigue and the sensation of weakness.1 Eleuthero, which regulates nervous system responses, is used in Herbal Medicine to help improve mental and physical performance after periods of mental or physical exertion.2 It is also used in Herbal Medicine as a tonic to help relieve general physical weakness and to aid during convalescence. Adreno Restore also includes a standardized extract from ashwagandha, a plant used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.
Allisyn - Genestra Brands
60 Vegetarian Capsules
Garlic bulb and cinnamon bark combination
• Used in Herbal Medicine to help maintain cardiovascular health and reduce elevated blood lipid levels in adults
• Provides 10 mg of allicin per daily dose
• Includes 80 mg of cinnamaldehyde per daily dose
Allisyn is a blend of allicyn and cinnamaldehyde that is traditionally used to help support cardiovascular health. The main bioactive compound in garlic is allicin.1 When broken down, this sulfur containing compound is responsible for the characteristic odor of garlic.1 Recent research indicates that long term garlic consumption may be effective at decreasing total cholesterol levels in individuals with higher baseline values.1 Garlic helps to decrease elevated lipid levels by inhibiting cholesterol synthesis and LDL oxidation in the liver.1 In a randomized, placebo-controlled trial involving 150 hyperlipidemic adults, daily supplementation with 800 mg of garlic powder capsules (providing 2 mg of allicin) for six weeks significantly decreased total and LDL cholesterol by approximately 12 and 17%, respectively.2 Similarly, in vitro research demonstrates that cinnamaldehyde decreases mRNA levels of PPAR-γ and SREBP1, transcription factors that regulate lipid synthesis and storage.3 Both cinnamaldehyde and garlic help maintain endothelial cell function by decreasing lipid peroxidation and by inhibiting the pro-inflammatory activities of the transcription factor NFκB
Alpha Lipoic Acid - Pure Encapsulations
60 tablets - 600 mg
- Promotes healthy glucose metabolism
- Provides 600 mg of alpha lipoic acid per day
Alpha lipoic acid is an exceptionally versatile nutrient. Being both water- and fat-soluble, this multifunctional compound is able to function in almost any part of the body. Alpha lipoic acid supports healthy glucose metabolism by regulating enzymes involved in glucose oxidation. Maintaining healthy glucose metabolism is fundamental to preventing the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGE), which decrease the function of body proteins, lipids and nucleic acids. In addition to supporting healthy glucose metabolism, the antioxidant properties of alpha lipoic acid also decrease oxidative stress, which is closely related to AGE production and is a known contributing factor to many of the same health concerns associated with AGE. Alpha lipoic acid scavenges free radicals and regenerates the antioxidant vitamins C and E. This formulation also includes vitamin C to further support and enhance the body’s natural defence mechanisms against free radicals.
Amino L-lysine - Genestra Brands
L-Lysine in capsules
• Helps to reduce the recurrence, severity and healing time of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection (cold sores)
• An essential amino acid for the maintenance of good health and to assist collagen formation
Ideal for vegans
• Convenient vegetable capsule format