by Keith Steber
Why you may need Neuro-5-HTP Plus™: Stressful or fast-paced lifestyles, compounded by the grossly inferior Standard American Diet (SAD) have resulted in widespread neurotransmitter imbalances which may often manifest as altered mood, sleep disturbances, carbohydrate cravings or weight gain, focal or diffuse muscle pain, and headaches. Tryptophan assimilated into the body is metabolized to the amino acid 5-Hydroxytryptophan
(5-HTP) which is the precursor to the synthesis of 5-hydroxytryptamine, which along with dopamine and norepinephrine, are the three main monoamine neurotransmitters. Commonly referred to as the “feel good” neurotransmitter, it has been established that higher serotonin levels reduce carbohydrate cravings and hunger levels in general. In several weight loss studies it was noted that participants with 5-HTP supplementation were afforded weight loss in excess of one pound per week with almost total elimination of the irritability and excess hunger that can plague dieters. Serotonin levels should be a consideration for those with depression, obesity, carbohydrate sensitivity, fibromyalgia, ADHD, migraine headaches, and insomnia.
Why your healthcare provider recommends Neuro-5-HTP Plus™ from Biotics Research:
Neuro-5-HTP Plus™ combines 5-HTP along with 10 mg of B6 phosphate, 50 mg of niacinamide and 50 mg of the neurologically active amino acid L-theanine. These additional ingredients are present to facilitate the conversion of 5-HTP to serotonin with L-theanine increasing alpha waves in the brain and impacting serotonin and/or dopamine neurotransmitters related to memory and learning. The most commonly reported side effect experienced with 5-HTP is nausea, and this can be avoided by initially using a lesser amount and slowly working up to the dose required. Additionally, 5-HTP is not recommended for use during pregnancy or lactation, and should be avoided by patients with cardiovascular disease or those taking certain medications including MAO inhibitors, SSRIs and other serotonergic drugs. Once again, Biotics Research Corporation brings you “The Best of Science & Nature”.
by Keith Steber
Why you may need DopaTropic® Powder: Vastly complex, the human nervous system coordinates innumerable processes via a host of chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are used for everything from signaling the heart and lungs to function, to enabling the body to sleep so regeneration and repair can occur. Emotions, affect, mood, appetite, and even energy levels are also regulated by neurotransmitters. Unfortunately, neurotransmitters operate within a very narrow confine, and their balance can be easily disrupted by a variety of factors including genetics, immune function, diet, stress, and general chemical toxicity. Dopamine is an excitatory neurotransmitter that is important for regulating physical movement, emotion, and pleasure and motivation centers of the brain. It also plays a neurocognitive role, particularly with memory, problem solving, motivation, learning, and the ability to focus. Additionally, dopamine acts on the sympathetic nervous system, thus it impacts physiological functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, and libido.
Why your healthcare practitioner recommends DopaTropic®
Powder: DopaTropic® Powder is one of the newest additions to the Biotics Research line of fine nutritional supplements and is part of the NeuTropic™ group of products including (PheniTropic™, NeuPerzine®, and DopaTropic® Powder among others). L-Dopa, (aka levodopa; L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine) is a naturally occurring dopamine precursor that is derived from the Mucuna pruriens plant. L-Dopa is an amino acid which is converted to the catecholamine neurotransmitter dopamine. Low levels of dopamine are found in Parkinsons patients, and are associated with addictions, cravings, difficulty with focusing, or with the intake or processing information. Each level teaspoon of DopaTropic® Powder contains 125 mg of L-Dopa that is sweetened with erythritol for fast delivery and ease of use. Erythritol is a natural sugar alcohol that is 60-70% as sweet as sugar, yet it is almost non-caloric, and does not affect blood sugar levels or promote tooth decay. Unlike other sugar alcohols, it is unlikely to cause gastric side effects. It is usually recommended that DopaTropic® Powder be dosed early in the day as it may elicit sleep disturbances if taken before bed. DopaTropic® Powder is not recommended for use during pregnancy or lactation. Nor should it be taken in conjunction with MAOI’s, psychosis medications, blood thinners, diabetic medications, or by patients taking medications for Parkinsons disease.
by Keith Steber
Why you may need NeuPerzine®: Vastly complex, the human nervous system coordinates innumerable processes via, a host of chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are used for everything from signaling the heart and lungs to function, to enabling the body to sleep so regeneration and repair can occur. Emotions, affect, mood, appetite, and even energy levels are also regulated by neurotransmitters. Unfortunately, neurotransmitters operate within a very narrow confine, and their balance can be easily disrupted by a variety of factors including genetics, immune function, diet, stress, and general chemical toxicity. NeuPerzine® contains huperzine A, a powerful acetylcholinesterase inhibitor which makes acetylcholine more readily available in the brain, and according to published research, can enhance memory.
Why your healthcare practitioner recommends NeuPerzine®: When healthcare practitioners have determined that a patients’ neurotransmitters are imbalanced, they may choose to address it in a variety of ways including diet, exercise, and strategic supplementation. NeuPerzine® contains a natural compound extracted from the Huperzia serrata plant. This natural compound has been shown to enhance memory in students1, while pharmaceutical derivatives of this natural compound are currently under study for the treatment of
Alzheimers2. In fact, huperzine A compares favorably to synthetic acetylcholinesterase inhibitors in use with the additional benefit of being an antioxidant and neuroprotective. It has been found to be protective against beta amyloid-mediated oxidative stress and apoptosis. It supports general cognition, global clinical status, behavioral disturbance and functional performance. Once again, Biotics Research brings to you supplements representing “The Best of Science & Nature”.
1. Sun, QQ; Xu, SS; Pan, JL; Guo, HM; Cao, WQ (1999). “Huperzine-A capsules enhance memory and learning performance in 34 pairs of matched adolescent students.”. Zhongguo yao li xue bao = Acta pharmacologica Sinica 20 (7): 601–3
2.Shulgina GI (1986). “On neurotransmitter mechanisms of reinforcement and internal inhibition”. Pavlov J Biol Sci 21 (4): 129–40
by Keith Steber
Why you may need PheniTropic™: The human nervous system is vastly complex as it coordinates
innumerable processes via neurotransmitters. These chemical messengers are required for everything from
signaling the heart and lungs to function, to enabling the body to sleep so regeneration and repair can occur. Emotions, affect, mood, appetite, and even energy levels are also regulated by neurotransmitters. Unfortunately, neurotransmitters operate within a very narrow confine, and their balance can be easily disrupted by a variety
of factors including genetics, immune function, diet, stress, and general chemical exposure. Gamma amino
butyric acid (GABA) is a primary inhibitory neurotransmitter. It is one of the ‘feel good’ neurotransmitters that also includes Serotonin, Dopamine, and Norepinehprine, and it is commonly referred to as the anti-anxiety neurotransmitter.
Why your healthcare practitioner recommends PheniTropic™: Patients with low levels
of GABA often complain of or present with hyperactivity, anxiety, irritability, altered mood, and sleep
difficulties. PheniTropic™ contains beta-Phenyl-gamma-aminobutyric acid (Phenibut), a natural derivative of GABA. Phenibut has been demonstrated to have a calming effect and may assist in instances of stress,
anxiety, and even the improvement of impaired sleep.1 However, due to its derivation of GABA,
PheniTropic™ appears to have no significant negative side effects other than the potential for increased sleepiness in some individuals. These effects were not significant when compared with prescription sleep aids.2 PheniTropic™ should not be taken with alcohol, and it should not be used during pregnancy and/or lactation, or in conjunction with sedatives, MAOIs, sleep aids, or with anxiety or seizure medications.
Shulgina GI (1986). “On neurotransmitter mechanisms of reinforcement and internal inhibition”. Pavlov J Biol Sci 21 (4): 129–40
Lapin I (2001). “Phenibut (beta-phenyl-GABA): a tranquilizer and nootropic drug”. CNS Drug Rev 7 (4): 471–81)
by Keith Steber
Why you may need Gammanol Forte™: Gamma oryzanol is a naturally occurring mixture of plant
sterols and free transferulic acid esters derived from rice bran. Research indicates that gamma oryzanol
has a plethora of functional effects. In addition to its best known actions of promoting increases in lean muscle mass and enhancing endorphin release, the sterol components of gamma oryzanol has noted
effects on testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, etc. It has been known to support normal, healthy
cholesterol levels, provide support for those having hormonal fluctuations associated with menopause,
increase human growth hormone activity (as measured using insulin growth factor 1 [IGF-1]), and act as a potent
antioxidant. It has also been shown to have a normalizing effect on gastric functioning, particularly on gastric and duodenal mucosa.
Why your healthcare practitioner recommends Gammanol Forte™ from Biotics Research: Not all gamma oryzanol is created equally. While gamma oryzanol may be sourced from corn or barley,
Biotics Research chooses to use gamma oryzanol from rice bran, as it results in a superior product free from common allergens. Biotics Research Corporation processes gamma oryzanol utilizing a highly
specialized fractionation process (FRAC®) that vastly improves the bioavailability of the ferulic acid
component. In addition to this marked improvement in bioavailability is the synergistic effect with
Gammanol Forte™’s combination of gamma oryzanol and FRAC®, with its proprietary tableting base.
Laboratory findings reveal a combined antioxidant effect that is far superior to the antioxidant status of either constituent on its own. Collectively, Gammanol Forte™ may just be one of the most versatile supplements you’ve never heard about. As always, Biotics Research Corporation brings you “The Best of Science and Nature”.
by Keith Steber
Why you may need BioPause-AM® and BioPause-PM®: For women, perimenopause and
menopause associated with the aging process may not only mean the acquisition of laugh lines and grey hairs, but it may be associated with seemingly debilitating symptoms and physical changes, commonly including: fatigue, hot flashes, night sweats, loss of libido, mood alterations, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, musculoskeletal changes, altered metabolism,and irregular or absent menstrual periods. To further complicate matters, there is not a universal treatment for addressing these indications because no two women share identical symptoms nor do they respond similarly to existing therapies. For this reason, your healthcare provider may choose to categorize each woman’s complaints and address them individually for a unique and personalized approach. Dr. Michelle Pouliot, in conjunction with Biotics Research, has formulated and clinically evaluated key products for the support of women’s health, including BioPause-AM® and BioPause-PM®.
Why your healthcare practitioner recommends BioPause-AM® and BioPause-PM® from
Biotics Research: Biotics Research’s line of women’s products are complex herbal formulations
designed to support healthy female functioning. They are effective individually or in combination.
BioPause-AM® is designed to address hot flashes and their associate palpitations often experienced during menopause. The adaptogenic properties of BioPause-AM® assist with fatigue and menstrual irregularities that are often reported by women. Clinically, women report less anxiety, more energy, and improved daytime mental clarity as a result of taking BioPause-AM®.
BioPause-PM® is formulated to assist women in getting the rest they need during their transitional phase of life. BioPause-PM® addresses such complaints as night sweats, anxiety and restlessness that often preclude a restful and rejuvenating sleep. Clinically, women taking BioPause-PM® report a reduction of anxiety and improved sleep quality.
by Keith Steber
Why you may need Bio-Allay®: It has been said that our modern society can be termed an “Inflammation
Nation”, with a large percentage of people living with some type of physical discomfort. Bio-Allay® contains
a proprietary combination of three unique herbal extracts; White Willow (Salix alba), Devil’s Claw
(Harpagophytumprocumbens), and Boswellia (Boswellia serrata gum) which collectively support comfort levels and promote enhanced activities of daily living. White Willow bark was the original source for the salicylates needed for the chemical manufacture of acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), but clinicians should not be remiss in believing that White Willow is synonymous with acetylsalicylic acid. White Willow salicyclates have demonstrated inhibition of COX-2 transcription, a feature not noted in acetylsalicyclic acid. Additionally, anticoagulant and antiprostaglandin
actions associated with acetylsalicyclic acid are not present with White Willow extract. Devil’s Claw has a long history of use for the support of musculoskeletal complaints.
Why your healthcare practitioner recommends Bio-Allay®: Over 12 clinical trials have been published
on its use and all have found Devil’s Claw to be clinically valuable. Boswellia shows anti-inflammatory
actions via the inhibition of 5-lipoxygenase, with no apparent effect on cyclooxygenase. Clinical studies have
demonstrated that Boswellia was able to reduce swelling while increasing comfort, joint flexion, and walking
distance in patients with wear and tear damage of the knees. Bio-Allay® is another fine example of leading-edge nutritional supplementation available exclusively from Biotics Research Corporation. The benefits from taking Bio-Allay® can often be noted within the first few doses, making it an excellent product to use with patients
experiencing physical discomfort. Bio-Allay® is a safe, natural and effective product, however it should be
avoided by patients with a known sensitivity to aspirin or salicylates. As always, Biotics Research Corporation brings you “The Best of Science and Nature.”
by Keith Steber
Why you may need Hydro-Zyme™: Good health depends on adequate digestion. From a nutritional point of view, the level or quality of health can be traced to the level of digestive functioning. The stomach produces a variety of substances that promote digestion and assimilation; gastric juice contains hydrochloric acid and
pepsinogens (precursors of the family of proteolytic enzymes called pepsins). Parietal cells produce both
stomach acid and intrinsic factor, a protein required to bind vitamin B12 prior to its absorption in the small
intestine. Not to solely single out vitamin B12, inadequate production of hydrochloric acid can result in impaired
uptake or deficiency of all B-vitamins, potentially leading to muscle weakness and neurological deficit.
Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is a strong mineral acid which functions to maintain gastric pH between 1.5 and 2.5. This acidity serves three important roles; low pH kills microorganisms in food, it activates pepsinogen, and it denatures proteins, making them more accessible to proteolytic degradation. While impaired digestion may result from mechanical means, such as improperly chewed food, it is far more likely to be the result of poor diet, nutritional deficiency (as a direct result of antacids and similar medications), or inadequate HCl production. Compounding this decline, the incidence of low stomach acid increases with age. Studies estimating it impacts 30-60% of people over the age of 50. Among other things, functional deficits of HCl have been associated with gas, bloating, indigestion, malodorous breath and sweat excretions, anemias resulting from nutrient deficiency, leaky gut, food allergies, joint inflammation, hair loss, and environmental sensitivities.
Why your healthcare practitioner recommends Hydro-Zyme™: Hydro-Zyme™ is yet another unique product brought to you by Biotics Research Corporation. Hydro-Zyme™ was specifically formulated to support optimal digestive functioning. Each tablet of Hydro-Zyme™ supplies a balanced mixture of vitamin B6, Betaine Hydrochloride, Glutamic acid, Ammonium Chloride, Pancreatin 4X, and Pepsin in our proprietary biologically active vegetable culture tableting base. The low cost and simple ease of use of Hydro-Zyme™ makes it a natural choice for practitioners to recommend for the support of optimal digestive function. As
always, Biotics Research Corporation brings you “The Best of Science and Nature”.
by Keith Steber
Why you may need KappArest™: Pain is one of the many things we humans share. And though pain may be subjective (we cannot judge each others level of it), inflammation is not. Inflammation is our body’s response to injury, real or perceived.
The inflammatory cascade is triggered by environmental stimuli such as injury, food or environmental allergens,
viral infections, exposure to toxins and emotional stress, or poor diet. This leads to the activation of
something called NF-KappaB, a protein complex that acts as an intracellular “amplifier” to promote the
production of direct mediators of inflammation. These include such compounds as cytokines, prostaglandins,
leukotrienes, nitric oxide and free radicals. If NF-KappaB is left unchecked, it can lead to pain, inflammation and even insulin resistance, and cardiovascular and autoimmune disorders. Unfortunately, inflammation has become prevalent in our society, largely sue to the pro-inflammatory nature of the Standard American Diet (SAD) and the nutritional deficits resulting from it, our high stress lifestyles, and constant environmental insults.
Why your healthcare practitioner recommends KappArest™: Formulated in conjunction with Alex Vasquez, DC, ND, DO, KappArest™ was designed to inhibit the production of NF-KappaB. KappArest™ has been shown to have a positive impact on inflammatory mediators, and has demonstrated it ability to modulate
inflammatory responses. Optimal EFAs® and Bio-D-Mulsion Forte® are two additional products
available from Biotics Research Corporation that are commonly used in conjunction with KappArest™ for their synergistic action in downregulating pro-inflammatory mediators that impact systemic inflammation. Once again, Biotics Research Corporation brings you “The Best of Science and Nature.”
by Keith Steber
Why you may need IPS®: IPS® is a comprehensive Intestinal Permeability Support supplement. With a total surface area larger than the size of a tennis court, the intestine represents the major interface between the body and the environment. This huge area is designed to assure efficient uptake of nutrients and paradoxically, it must simultaneously exclude many substances such as microorganisms, toxins, food allergens, and endotoxins in order to maintain health. As the largest immune organ with a full compliment of immune cells (T cells, B cells, mast cells and macrophages), the intestine secretes large amounts of a
specific antibody, secretory IgA (sIgA), which binds specifically to antigens and microorganisms and
prevents their uptake in the gut. Imbalanced immune function can alter intestinal permeability due to inflammation, decreased sIgA, stress, and decreased nutritional status. When the intestinal epithelium
becomes injured or compromised, leaks or gaps in the mucosa may develop. These gaps may allow
allergens and foreign proteins to leak into the bloodstream, and allergic symptoms or chronic health
challenges may result.
Why your healthcare practitioner recommends IPS® from Biotics Research: IPS® is a unique formula that was designed to address the specific issue of altered intestinal permeability, supplying a
comprehensive array of nutritional factors to support healthy intestinal function. L-Glutamine is an amino acid which plays a major role in the health of the immune system and the digestive tract. D-Glucosamine sulfate is an amino sugar which is a key building block in connective tissue and the lining of the intestines. In addition to being a powerful antioxidant, glutathione levels are linked with healthy (anti) aging and proper immune function. Gamma oryzanol supports the integrity of the gastrointestinal tract and helps balance pro-inflammatory mediators. Tillandsia helps to support healthy intestinal mucosa, and Jerusalem artichoke is a fructooligosaccaride which has been shown to promote the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria. Collectively, the components of IPS not only promote gastrointestinal health, but they also are beneficial to overall immune system function. As always, you can count on Biotics Research Corporation to offer superior nutritional products supplying “The Best of Science and Nature”.