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It is a potent antioxidant with immune system enhancing abilities. It develops and maintains the tissue that lines the inner and outer surfaces of the body. This includes the mucous membranes, the lungs, skin, stomach, and the urinary, digestive, and reproductive tracts. It is essential for night vision. Vitamin A maintains a healthy thymus gland, which controls the entire immune system. Vitamin A is important for the formation of bones and soft tissue, including tooth enamel, and it protects against some cancers.
PSO has higher amounts of vitamin A than the usual multivitamin in a direct form and not as a precursor as others.
Vitamin D is produced by the body after exposure to sunlight. It helps maintain healthy nerve and muscle systems by regulating the level of circulating calcium. Calcium is essential for proper nerve transmission and muscle function. A deficiency in Vitamin D can cause degeneration of bones and possible hearing loss if the small bones in the ear are involved. Vitamin D is recently considered a hormone with many great health benefits including cancer prevention.
PSO contains a daily dose of 1000 IU of Vitamin D, more than other supplements out on the market. Compare that with bottles for sale that contain 400 or 800 IU. Most experts suggest that Vitamin d is under appreciated and only recently they are advising amounts of daily vitamin D in the thousands of IU daily.
Vitamin E is a major antioxidant. It protects cells and tissues from oxidative stress and free radical damage. It also protects the pituitary and adrenal hormones, fatty acids, and myelin sheaths surrounding nerves and genetic material in DNA from free radical damage. As an antioxidant, Vitamin E helps slow down the aging process. Vitamin E increases and maintains proper brain function. Increase in immune fighting abilities. It prevents abnormal blood clotting and increases the efficiency of muscles, including the heart, by reducing oxygen requirements. Vitamin E acts as a potent antioxidant to counter the toxic effects of air pollution. The amount needed to combat air pollution, including ozone and nitrous oxide, is six times the RDA! Once again, this should serve notice that the RDA levels are inadequate in today’s society. A deficiency in Vitamin E can lead to heart disease, muscular dystrophy, nervous system disorders, anemia, liver damage, and birth defects.
There are 8 kinds of compounds that comprise vitamin E, four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. PSO has all 8 kinds that complement each other and is the best form to take. Regular food store vitamin E has only one kind the d-alpha Vitamin E or even worse the petroleum made dl-alpha form that has almost no activity.
Vitamin B-1, is needed to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It is important for proper cell function, especially nerve cells. It is involved in the production of acetylcholine. This nerve chemical is directly related to memory and physical, as well as mental energy. A deficiency of Vitamin B-1 can lead to fatigue, mental confusion, emaciation, depression, irritability, upset stomach, nausea, and tingling in the extremities. Vitamin B-1 has been reported to be deficient in almost 50 percent of the elderly. Could this be one of the reasons pre-senile dementia and Alzheimer’s disease have increased so dramatically over the last few decades?
Most supplements have low amounts of B vitamins in general, however PSO has 100 mg of B1 and also has 20 mg of the active nerve nourishing form of B1 which is excellent for healing of nerves called benfothiamine. Centrum brand has about 1.5 mg by comparison.
Riboflavin or Vitamin B-2 is responsible for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Vitamin B-2 is involved in producing the neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are brain chemicals that are responsible for sleeping, mental and physical energy, happiness, and mental acuity. A deficiency of Vitamin B-2 can cause soreness and burning of the lips, mouth, and tongue, sensitivity to light, itching and burning eyes, and cracks in the corners of the mouth.
A good amount of B2 is present in PSO as compared to most brands.
Niacin or Vitamin B-3 plays an important role in mental illness. Niacin has been used to treat schizophrenia, anxiety and depression. Daily doses of Niacin can decrease blood cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides, while increasing the good cholesterol, HDL. Niacin increases the circulation. This helps prevent blood clots and arteriolosclerosis, which can lead to heart disease and stroke. A deficiency of Niacin cause weakness, dry skin, lethargy, headaches, irritability, loss of memory, depression, delirium, insomnia and disorientation.
- Both forms of niacin and niacinamide are present in PSO in sufficient amount to help the above conditions but not enough to trigger heat flashes.
Pantothenic Acid or Vitamin B5 is crucial for managing stress and boosting the immune system. Vitamin B-5 is needed by all cells in the body. It is needed for normal functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. It converts carbohydrates, fats and proteins into energy. Vitamin B-5 is needed to produce adrenal hormones which play an important role in how well we deal with stress. In fact, Vitamin B-5 is sometimes referred to as the “anti-stress” vitamin. Vitamin B5 can help reduce anxiety and may play a significant role in depression. It helps convert choline into acetylcholine which is responsible for memory. A deficiency in Vitamin B-5 can lead to fatigue, depression, irritability, digestive problems, upper respiratory infections, dermatitis, muscle cramps, and loss of sensation in the extremities. Vitamin B5 helps boost endurance by manufacturing ATP, an essential chemical for cellular energy.
- Panthothenic acid was specially added in a higher amount than other brands in order to support the adrenal glands, prevent stress and promote coping with daily activities.
Pyridoxine or Vitamin B-6 may be the most important B vitamin. It is involved in more bodily functions than any other vitamin. Vitamin B-6 is crucial for making neurotransmitters, including serotonin, epinephrine and norepinephrine. Neurotransmitters are brain chemicals, which regulate our energy, moods, sleep, memory, drive, and ambition. It is involved in the synthesis of DNA and RNA, which make up the genetic blue print of cells. It helps metabolize essential fatty acids. As a major antioxidant, Vitamin B-6 helps prevent the destruction caused by free radicals. Vitamin B6 helps produce hydrochloric acid which is crucial for proper digestion. The formation of hemoglobin is dependent on Vitamin B-6. A Vitamin B-6 deficiency can cause anemia even if normal iron levels are present. A deficiency of Vitamin B-6 can cause depression, insomnia, fatigue, tingling and numbness in the extremities, increased susceptibility to infections, nausea, kidney stones, and anemia.
P5P or pyridoxal phosphate is the activated form of vitamin B6. For genetic reasons some individuals with the above symptoms may have a problem activating B6. it is provided her efor a greater benefit to a larger population.
- The crucial B6 is again present in higher amounts together with the activated form P5P.Compare with 1-3 mg for most store brands.
Cobalamin or Vitamin B-12 is the only B vitamin that is stored by the body. A Vitamin B-12 deficiency occurs only in malnutrition, mal-absorption or other impediments to proper digestion. It is responsible in the replication of the genetic material in all the cells, and therefore, is essential for the development, repair and maintenance of all cells. A deficiency of B-12 can cause a reduction in mental acuity, evidenced by poor memory.
Methylcobalamine is the B12 form which penetrates easier into the nervous system and has greater efficiency in nervous system repair.
- PSO has 2000 mcg of the expensive, highly nourishing for the nerves and brain methyl form. Compare with 100 mcg in ordinary brands.
Biotin-is critical to the body’s fat metabolism, and it aids in the utilization of protein, Folic Acid, B-12, and Pantothenic Acid. Sufficient quantities are needed for healthy hair and nails. Biotin may help prevent hair loss in some men. Biotin is also important in promoting healthy bone marrow, nervous tissue and sweat glands. A deficiency in Biotin can cause brittle nails, hair loss and depression.
- PSO 300 mcg is close to the amount found in the hair and nail formulas.
Ascorbic Acid or Vitamin C produces and maintains collagen, a protein that forms the foundation for connective tissue. Connective tissue is the most abundant tissue in the body. Vitamin C is important in fighting bacterial infections, healing wounds, preventing hemorrhaging, reducing allergy symptoms, and helping to prevent heart disease. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, which helps prevent free radical damage. Vitamin C is a natural antihistamine, and can reduce blood pressure in mild hypertension. Vitamin C prevents the progression of cataracts, and helps regulate blood sugar levels. Vitamin C increases the immune system function, and is involved in the formation of important stress hormones produced by the adrenal glands. A deficiency in Vitamin C can cause bleeding gums, loose teeth, dry, scaly skin; tender joints, muscle cramps, poor wound healing, lethargy, loss of appetite, depression, and swollen arms and legs.
- Vitamin C even though bulky, is present in quantities well enough to make a difference. PSO has approximately a half of vitamin C found in common store brands. Almost like a half a bottle.
Beta-Carotene is a group of carotenoids, which are found in dark green, yellow and dark orange fruits and vegetables. It is a strong antioxidant that has anti-cancer properties. One molecule of Beta-Carotene can destroy 1,000 free radicals. It protects the skin from harmful ultraviolet (UV) light.
PSO has again higher amounts of vitamin Beta-Carotene than the usual multivitamin in the stores, this time as a precursor of vitamin A also. The formula is balanced with other vitamins as to prevent any adverse reaction.
Folic Acid is considered brain food. It is involved with energy production, synthesis of DNA, formation of red blood cells, and metabolism of all amino acids. Folic Acid is involved in the production of the neurotransmitters. A deficiency in Folic Acid will produce macrocytic anemia, digestive disorders, heart palpitations, weight loss, poor appetite, headaches, irritability, depression, insomnia, and mood swings.
Methyl folate is the active form of folic acid. It prevents abnormal turnover of cells thus greatly diminishing the risk for cancer.
- PSO has generous amounts of both folic acid and the more expensive, cancer protecting form of Methylfolate. Compare 1500 mcg each to approx. 100 to 800 mcg present in a bottle of folic acid.
Inositol is important in the metabolism of fats, cholesterol, and in the proper function of the kidneys and liver. It is vital for hair growth, and prevents hardening of the arteries. Inositol is needed for the synthesis of lecithin, which helps remove fats from the liver.
Zinc is important in over ninety enzymatic pathways. Zinc facilitates alcohol detoxification within the liver. It plays a role in producing and digesting proteins. Zinc is also important in maintaining normal blood levels of vitamin A, boosting the immune system, healing wounds, converting calories to energy, reducing low birth rates and infant mortality, controlling blood cholesterol levels, and in producing the prostaglandin hormones that regulate heart rate, blood pressure, inflammation, and other processes. A deficiency of zinc can lead to poor taste, anorexia nervosa, anemia, slow growth, birth defects, impaired nerve function, sterility, glucose intolerance, mental disorders, dermatitis, hair loss, and atherosclerosis.
- Zinc at 35 mg per daily dose is a high amount, and is in a form that does not produce nausea. Compare with ordinary brands that have about 10 mg .
Selenium is an important antioxidant that protects the body from free radical damage. It is a component of glutathione peroxidase, an enzyme essential for detoxification of cellular debris. Selenium, along with other antioxidants, especially Vitamin E, combats free radicals that can cause heart disease. Selenium may help prevent certain forms of cancer. Selenium may help those suffering from autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. It is an important component of the immune system. It helps make thyroid hormones and essential fatty acids A deficiency can cause birth defects, certain cancers, fibrocystic disease, heart, and liver disease.
- Most stores sell bottles of selenium containing 200 mcg. PSO has a daily dose incorporated of 250 mcg of a highly absorbable form.
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. It comprises some two to three pounds of total body weight, and is essential for the formation of bones and teeth. Calcium regulates heart rhythm, cellular metabolism, muscle coordination, blood clotting, and nerve transmission. Adequate intake of Calcium can help lower high blood pressure and the incidence of heart disease. Calcium contributes to the release of neurotransmitters that allow nerves to transmit their messages. Calcium can have a calming affect on the nervous system.
- Calcium is in a one to one ratio to magnesium and is in a form highly beneficial to the bones.
Magnesium is one of the most important minerals in the body. It is responsible for proper enzyme activity, transmission of muscle and nerve impulses, and aids in maintaining a proper pH balance. It helps metabolize carbohydrates, proteins, and fats into energy. Magnesium helps synthesize the genetic material in cells, and helps to remove toxic substances, such as aluminum and ammonia from the body. Adequate amounts of magnesium are needed to insure proper heart function. A deficiency of magnesium may increase heart disease by decreasing free radical damage. Calcium and magnesium help regulate the heart rate. Magnesium relaxes smooth muscle, including the heart, and calcium constricts or activates smooth muscle. Magnesium plays a significant role in regulating the neurotransmitters. A deficiency in magnesium can cause depression, muscle cramps, high blood pressure, heart disease and arrhythmia, constipation, insomnia, loss of hair, confusion, personality disorders, swollen gums, and loss of appetite.
- Magnesium citrate is not only in balance with calcium, but is a highly absorbable and bioavailable form. In the above amounts, together with B6 and P5P contributes to a formula that prevents the most common form of kidney stones.
Manganese is important for normal bone and tissue growth. It is involved in the production of cellular energy. It metabolizes fats and proteins and is essential in maintaining a healthy nervous system. A deficiency of manganese can cause fatigue, impaired fertility, retarded growth, birth defects, seizures, and bone malformations.
- Manganese in a highly absorbable form is almost maxed out for this formula.
Chromium is involved in the metabolism of blood sugar (glucose). It is essential in the synthesis of cholesterol, fats and protein. Chromium helps stabilize blood sugar and insulin levels. Proper interaction between blood sugar and insulin insures proper protein production, reducing the chance for fat storage. A deficiency in Chromium can cause adult onset diabetes, hypoglycemia and coronary artery disease.
- Extra chromium picolinate was added for blood sugar and diabetes control. Most store brands sell bottles of only 200 mcg of chromium picolinate, however PSO has a daily dose of 500 mcg.
Molybdenum aids in the conversion of purines to uric acid and allows the body to use nitrogen. It is important in detoxification and promotes normal cell function. Molybdenum deficiency can cause stunted growth, loss of appetite, and impotence in older males.
- Most brands don’t even carry it. It is almost maxed out for this formula.
Potassium helps to regulate the nervous system and heart rhythm. They regulate sodium and water balance in the body. A potassium deficiency manifests itself as irregular heart beats, sterility, muscle weakness, apathy, paralysis, and confusion.
- Potassium is maxed out per nutrient regulations to 99mg.
Iodine is essential in a myriad of body functions. it wold take many books to explain what it is good for and how versatile is iodine.
Amino-acids are the building blocks of proteins and of almost all metabolic reactions. They help in muscle recovery, nervous system balance and a thousand other ways.
- Present for muscle recovery athletic activities and other crucial metabolic actions. Our amino-acids come from a vegetarian source. Most brands do not carry amino-acids.
Active Ingredients contained:Vit A, Beta Carotene, Vit C, Rutin, Vit E, Quercitin, Royal Jelly , Grapeseed
Active Ingredients contained:Vit B2, Zinc, CoQ10, B1, B12, Folic Acid
Active Ingredients contained:Niacin, Ginger, Nettles, Aminoacids
Active Ingredients contained: Magnesium, Rhodiola, Ginseng, Basil, Pollen, B1, B2, B6, B12
Active Ingredients contained:Iodine, Selenium, Zinc, Aminoacids
Active Ingredients contained: Magnesium, B6, P5P, Pollen, Calcium, Manganese, Potassium
Active Ingredients contained: Vit D, Calcium, Magnesium, Silica, Sulfur, Vit A, Manganese, Boron
Active Ingredients contained: DIM, Folic Acid, Iron, B12, B6,
Active Ingredients contained:B1,6,12, Rhodiola, Ginseng, Iodine
Active Ingredients contained: Zinc, Vit C, Rutin, Iodine, Vit E
Active Ingredients contained:Vit C, A, Zinc, Basil, Selenium, Astragalus, Nettles, Ginger, Iodine
Active Ingredients contained: B1,2,6,12, Folic Acid, Zinc, Iodine, Vit E
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Astragalus is a medicinal herb that has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. In modern times, it has become popular in Western herbal medicine as well. It is used in cases of weakness, low stamina and immune deficiency. Western herbalists use astragalus to increase stamina and energy and to strengthen the immune response in depleted individuals. It is used as an adjunct to cancer treatment, particularly to decrease the side effects of chemotherapy drugs. It is also used to strengthen and tone the heart after myocardial infarction (heart attack) and the kidneys after infection.
- PSO has enough astragalus to prevent infections and keep the immune system strong.
Ginger is one of the best ingredients you can include help boost your health. Ginger can aid digestion and is commonly used to ease nausea. Ginger has a warming effect on the body, which not only can cause muscles to relax and ease the achiness of flu, but can also help relieve fever and congestion. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and eases pain from sore muscles and sickness. Ginger contains antibacterial properties, so it may help prevent the grown of harmful bacteria while encouraging the good, necessary bacteria.
- PSO 100 mg is a great amount for a multi nutrient.
EGCG (Green Tea Extract)
Tea’s health benefits are largely due to its high content of flavonoids — plant-derived compounds that are antioxidants. Green tea is the best food source of a group called catechins. In test tubes, catechins are more powerful than vitamins C and E in halting oxidative damage to cells and appear to have other disease-fighting properties. Studies have found an association between consuming green tea and a reduced risk for several cancers, including, skin, breast, lung, colon, esophageal, and bladder. Additional benefits for regular consumers of green and black teas include a reduced risk for heart disease and is a great overall immune booster.
- PSO has 100 mg of Green tea extract which is a good daily dose.
Di-indol-methane (DIM) is a plant compound found in many cruciferous vegetables. Taking Di-indol-methane supplements increases the efficiency of the metabolic processing of hormones and has as an effect an increase in libido in men and women and a decrease in moodiness for women. The increase in estrogen metabolism stimulates other hormones such as testosterone. This helps the body to return to a state of hormonal balance and optimal levels. When the body is at this level, it becomes more responsive to exercise and will increase its fat-burning metabolism, build lean muscle faster and promote an overall healthier body. DIM helps to prevent certain cancers, including breast, colon and uterine cancers. Doctors may prescribe DIM to help with chronic breast pain, premenstrual syndrome and endometriosis.
- A great, unique addition to the formula, DIM is a great hormone modulator that is not generally found in multi-nutrients. It is present in PSO in amount equivalent with almost an individual bottle of DIM.
Carnosine supplements have been popular among body-builders and athletes mainly for improving muscular fatigue. Now, based on over 800 studies, its being viewed as one of the most important supplements for longevity based on its amazing properties. It is also a neuro-protectant, a modulator of enzyme activities, and a chelator of toxic metals. It lowers blood glucose, enhances insulin sensitivity, and may help prevent type 2 diabetes.
Carnosine can dramatically extend the lifetimes of laboratory animals and also the lifetime of human cells in culture. It reduces or completely prevent cell damage caused by beta amyloid, the substance found in the brain of Alzheimer’s disease patients.
- PSO has a significant amount of Carnosine to exert an anti-aging influence.
Sulphur is a great detoxifier of the body at a cellular level. Among sulphur benefits are increased resistance to flu viruses and other illnesses, increased tissue flexibility and better blood circulation. Benefits found are also in helping skin conditions, alleviate emphysema, improves osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. It is present in almost every step of metabolism.
It can treat various types of arthritis, including psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. MSM supplements are also used to treat pain and stiffness in joints.
- Most brands don’t even carry it.
Ginkgo biloba herbal treatments have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years to treat a host of medical issues including asthma, bronchitis, fatigue, and tinnitus (ringing or roaring sounds in the ears). According to some studies, antioxidant extracts of the leaves of the G. biloba tree may protect cells in the human body from radiation damage. It is great for anti-aging, memory loss, and Parkinson.
- PSO has this as one of the oldest but reliable plant extract.
Ubiquinol is a special form of CoQ10 which stays in the body longer and is 8 times more effective than CoQ10. It works as a natural antioxidant, helping prevent infections. The aging process and diseases such as cancer, diabetes, congestive heart failure, AIDS and Parkinson’s disease deplete CoQ10 stores in your body. For certain individuals, supplementation may provide great benefits. Your body uses CoQ10 as an antioxidant, protecting your cells from free radicals that can damage your DNA. If your DNA becomes damaged, you are more prone to cancer. Taking CoQ10 supplements may help protect your DNA. CoQ10 may improve heart health and help regulate blood sugar in people with diabetes. Taking CoQ10 supplements may help delay the aging process.
- PSO has 30 mg of CoQ10, amount found in individual bottles of this product found in health stores. PSO also contains more than this amount in equivalent ubiquinol which is 8 times more absorbable, potent and lasts much longer in the body. Most brands do not even dream of mixing ubiquinol in their daily multi-nutrients as is very expensive.
Nettles has great anti-inflammatory properties, nettle extract can be used in the treatment of the pain of arthritis and gout, and it may help with certain allergies such as hay fever. Nettle extract can be used for urinary, bladder and kidney problems.
- Great for urinary symptoms, PSO has good amounts.
Holy basil is high in antioxidants and boosts immunity as a result. Holy basil can also be used to hydrate the skin, treat some dry skin conditions and has anti-aging qualities as well. Anti inflammatory and expectorant qualities of this plant are also useful in treating respiratory infections, colds and coughs. Treatments for stress and emotional imbalances have are also popular in alternative medicine. There are numerous other uses for holy basil including treatments for diabetes, cancer and high cholesterol.
- There is a good amount of this ingredient in PSO, enough to balance the formula. Very few include it in their formula if any.
Grape seed extract is beneficial for a number of cardiovascular conditions. Grape seed extract may help with a type of poor circulation (chronic venous insufficiency) and high cholesterol. Grape seed extract also reduces swelling caused by injury and helps with eye disease related to diabetes. Many people are interested in grape seed extract because it contains antioxidants. These are substances that protect cells from damage and may help prevent many diseases. Grape seed has antioxidant, antiallergenic, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties and it can be instrumental in helping the body fight viruses, allergens, and carcinogens.
Bee pollen contains all the essential components of life. Bee pollen corrects the deficient or unbalanced nutrition, common in the customs of our present-day civilization of consuming incomplete foods, often with added chemical ingredients, which expose us to physiological problems as various as they are numerous.
Pollen is considered an energy and nutritive tonic in Chinese medicine. Cultures throughout the world use it in a surprising number of applications: for improving endurance and vitality, extending longevity, aiding recovery from chronic illness, adding weight during convalescence, reducing cravings and addictions, regulating the intestines, building new blood, preventing infectious diseases such as the cold and flu (it has antibiotic type properties), and helping overcome retardation and other developmental problems in children. It is thought to protect against radiation and to have anti-cancer qualities.
- It is great to have this ingredient in the PSO formula. Most supplements ignore pollen