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Vitamin K2 - Innovite Health

Vitamin K2 - Innovite Health Vitamin K2 is required in order to use calcium in the process of creating a healthy bone matrix-it activates a protein called osteocalcin, which is involved in the bone-building process (it binds calcium to the bone, thus strengthening the skeleton).


$19.24 60 veg capsules/bottle
NPN # 80019002
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The Truth About SupplementsPDFPrintE-mail

Every so often, the media starts a new round of nay-saying about vitamins. “Spend your money on food instead”, says a Feb 2006 article in Consumer Reports. “Supplements can actually cause harm”, says a November 2007 article in Reader’s Digest. They’re taking a healthy practice out of context to sell magazines.

In the face of unavoidable environmental stress, all animals—including humans—need more con­centrated forms of certain nutrients than they can get in their daily diet, in order to not just survive but thrive. Wildlife provides ample evidence of this need. Deer browse on vitamin C–rich pine needles to bolster their immune systems and clean out the by-products of the fat metabolism that keeps them alive throughout the winter. Bears seek the antioxi­dants, vitamins, and other phyto-nutrients in wild berries, even though it takes hours to gather just a couple of cups’ worth. Mountain goats are crazy for thimbleberry leaves one week, and a week later they prefer the mouldy bark of a dead Ponderosa pine. These are all concentrated sources of nutrients that are not present in the things they eat for daily sur­vival and, with the exception of the berries, they’re not particularly palatable or a good source of calo­ries. But the animals seek them out, not for the taste, but in response to the inner wisdom of their own bodies. They’re scratching a nutritional itch.

Modern life has shrouded that inner wisdom for you, while at the same time it’s increased your stress immensely. So, now more than ever, you need concentrated forms of certain nutrients to help you cope. The problem is, some supplements are thrown into the market with little thought for the purity and potency of what goes inside. Many are synthetic, and therefore molecularly foreign to your cells. But when I search for the well-designed studies of supplements that really contain what their labels say they contain, in forms the human body can recognize and utilize, there’s solid evidence proving the benefits of taking supplemental vitamins. For example:

Alzheimer’s disease is so common that more than 50 percent of the population has it by age 85, with the typical global loss of gray matter in the brain but in healthy adults, the greater the supple­mental intake of vitamins B6 and B12, the greater the volume of gray matter. These benefits relate specifically to getting your vitamin B6 and B12 in supplement form, not from food.

In a Harvard study of over 35,000 female health professionals, the risk of cataracts significantly declined with an increased intake of vitamin E, lutein, and zeaxanthin. And, among people who have age-related macular degeneration, taking sup­plemental zinc along with the antioxidant vitamins E, C, and beta-carotene significantly prevents oxida­tive damage to the retina.

In nursing home residents, six months of taking a multivitamin improved bone density and helped lower the number of falls by 63 percent. In another study, 54 percent of nursing home residents had vitamin D levels below normal, suggesting a higher risk for fractures. And the vitamin D level was unaf­fected by exposure to sunlight or drinking “vitamin D” milk. As it turns out, 80 percent of vitamin D supplement users had normal vitamin D status, compared to only 37 percent of non-users.

Furthermore, as your vitamin D levels increase, your resistance to disease increases. Research that discredits this powerful benefit doesn’t specify what kind of vitamin D was used. Minor detail? Major. It’s vitamin D3, or cholecalciferol, that protects you against the pathogens that try to cross your mucosal barriers. Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) is less well utilized by your body. And dose? The standard recommendation of 400 IU is way too low. I shoot for 1,000 to 4,000 IU daily.

Your commitment to regularly taking the right dosage of the right sup­plements also significantly lowers your cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes. In an enormous study of middle- to upper-age men, higher vitamin C intake was associated with a 42 percent reduction in risk of stroke. In fact, increasing your daily intake of vitamin C by just 30 mg, vitamin E by just 30 IU, and beta-carotene by just 3,000 IU is enough to reduce your risk of coronary heart disease.

Even Harvard and Mayo Clinic researchers are believers in the value of taking supplemental nutrients. But to me here’s the big issue. You need the right nutrients, in the right dosages, and in the right formulations, to get the pure benefits. So, choosing how to meet your supplement needs is a big, complicated responsibility, and while I’m a big believer in everybody being their own personal health care provider, I’m also a realist. That’s why I contribute to Zwell’s Health & Zwellness newsletters. The scope of my training and experience gives me great contacts within the research community, and allows me to see what works and what doesn’t, to keep up with the science, and to keep an eye on the production end of things so I know which formulations can be trusted.

Based on all that, I make recommendations about what supple­ments you need, why, where to get them, and how to take them. I’ve dedicated my professional life to making judgments like these on your behalf. Otherwise, it’s a crap shoot, and your health is too important to let it be determined by chance.

So here’s the bottom line. Start with a top-quality multi-nutrient, designed for someone your age. That becomes your foundation. Seal that foundation with selected nutrients according to your situation—whether that’s a health concern; personal or family history; or simply your sex. Meanwhile, we will continue to tackle a variety of health topics in every Health & Zwellness newsletter. Keep up with Zwell’s Trusted Advisor team and you will find what you need to make the right choices.


Inno-Q-Nol™ Fruit Chews

Inno-Q-Nol™ Fruit Chews INNO-Q-NOL® Fruit Chews Gummies are made from Kaneka QH ubiquinol obtained through a proprietary yeast fermentation process. High-quality CoQ10 in a delicious gummy format.


$24.88 40 gummies / bottle
NPN# 80042763
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Zwell omegaZ (Krill Oil) 1000 mg

Zwell omegaZ (Krill Oil) 1000 mg Zwell’s Krill Oil has unique properties for better bio-availability (use by bodily cells) than other fish oil products.


$67.39 60 softgels / bottle
NPN # 80034422
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Inno-Krill 500mg - Innovite Health

Inno-Krill 500mg - Innovite Health Krill Oil (NKO) has unique properties for better bio-availability (use by bodily cells) than other fish oil product and is clinically proven in double-blind trials to benefit overall good health(4).


$33.00 60 softgels/bottle, 500mg
NPN # 80030058
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OrthoAdapt - AOR

OrthoAdapt - AOR Ortho•Adapt is used in herbal medicine to help improve mental or physical performance after periods of mental or physical exertion and as a tonic to help relieve general debility and to aid during convalescence.


$38.22 120 capsules/bottle, 625mg per caps
NPN # 80039354
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NOx Boost - AOR

NOx Boost - AOR NOx BOOST contains antioxidants for the maintenance of good health.


$34.55 60 lozenges, 50mg per lozenge
NPN # 80021096
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Advanced B Complex - AOR

Advanced B Complex - AOR Advanced B Complex provides the most advanced forms of B vitamins in the most scientifically discerning ratios available. These nutrients help metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fats for energy and support tissue and red blood cell formation.


$36.39 90 veg capsules/bottle
NPN # 80025646
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Zwell Organic Vitamin D3

Zwell Organic Vitamin D3 Vitamin D deficiency can lead to such health problems as osteoporosis, decreased immunity, and reduced ability to fight influenza. This all natural, certified organic, food source D3 product is our recommendation as the best product in the market today.


$8.50 120 tablets/bottle
1000 IU/tablet - NPN 80006029
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Formula H.H. - Innovite Health

Formula H.H. - Innovite Health Formula H.H. is a broad spectrum high potency multi-vitamin/mineral formula that comprises 30 nutrients that have been individually proven to remove arterial plaque and prevent future build-up.


$71.99 300 tablets/bottle
NPN # 02241346 (DIN)
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Vegan Vitamin D3 Spray - Innovite Health

Vegan Vitamin D3 Spray - Innovite Health NEW, easy to use Vegan Vitamin D3 spray, from a vegan-friendly lichen source, is the first in Canada. Vitamin D deficiency can lead to such health problems as osteoporosis, decreased immunity, and reduced ability to fight influenza.


$24.99 400 IU/spray; 150 sprays/bottle
NPN # 80051733
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Vitamin D3 Drops With Vitamin K2 - Innovite Health

Vitamin D3 Drops With Vitamin K2 - Innovite Health Vitamin D is critically important in the absorption and use of calcium and phosphorus; also in maintaining a healthy immune, nervous and cardiovascular systems, cognitive function and emotional well-being.


$20.94 30 ml/bottle
NPN # 80021007
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pH Paper - Genuine Health

pH Paper - Genuine Health Did you know your pH level impacts your overall health – including your bones, skin, digestion, and body weight too? Using our simple, at-home pH paper kit, you can measure your level using urine or saliva.


$12.99 1 Roll = 15 ft.

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