by Keith Steber
Why you may need Whey Protein Isolate: Whey Protein Isolate is considered by many practitioners to be the premier dietary supplement for protein. It provides the body with the necessary building blocks that are used to build or maintain muscle tissue. In fact, Whey Protein Isolate is a complete protein, containing the full complement of amino acids the body can utilize for optimal physical performance and for increasing glutathione levels. Whey has also been shown to have benefits on
hormonal and cellular responses, benefits on immune function and wound healing, and is the perfect adjunct for body builders, moderate exercisers, dieters, and for those taking steps to support healthy aging, cardiovascular health, glucose metabolism, or general wellness. Whey Protein Isolate is a pure and natural high quality protein, rich in amino acids and biologically active lactoferrin (LF), Immunoglobulin (IgG), and glycomacropeptides (GMP). Whey Protein Isolate contains little fat, lactose, or cholesterol, making it an excellent protein choice for individuals of all ages.
Why your healthcare practitioner recommends Whey Protein Isolate from Biotics Research:
Most whey proteins are processed using technologies which result in the denaturing of the proteins, thereby reducing the biologically active proteins LF, IgG, and GMP. Whey Protein Isolate from Biotics Research is produced using a natural, ultra-low temperature microfiltration method. The result is a product supplying a full balance of bioactive whey proteins with an excellent amino acid profile.
Whey Protein Isolate from Biotics Research is devoid of added sugar, artificial flavorings, or soy lecithin and each serving of Whey Protein Isolate supplies 20 grams of naturally complete protein, making it ideal for low-carbohydrate or metabolically balanced diets.
by Keith Steber
Why you may need Bio-Detox Packs™: Optimum energy and radiant health are the products of
internal cleansing. There is no doubt about it, we do not live in a pristine world. We live in an environment unlike any in history. In today’s world of processed foods and environmental pollution, toxic substances exist almost everywhere. According to the FDA, over 35% of the food tested in 1998 contained pesticide residues. Fifty-three pesticides classified as “carcinogens” are presently registered for use on major crops, including apples, tomatoes, and potatoes. Additionally, more than 10,000 additives are added to our food supply. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than 1,000,000 Americans drink water laced with pesticides. The detoxification process is critically dependent on an adequate amount of nutrition: specific vitamins, enzymes, and minerals. Without these specific nutrients, the liver cannot eliminate toxins. Without elimination, these stored toxins may be slowly released into the blood, contributing to many chronic illnesses, including some cancers.
Why your healthcare practitioner recommends Bio-Detox Packs™: Bio-Detox Packs™
are conveniently packaged to provide the necessary supplementation to safely and effectively support the elimination of toxins from the body. Each bottle of 30 packs provides a 10 day supply of specially formulated products designed to target a specific area of the detoxification process, including digestive and biliary function, hepatic function including phase 1 & phase 2 enzyme systems, as well as protective support against unwanted microorganisms.
by Keith Steber
The pancreas possesses two major secretory glands, and consequently possesses dual functions, that of an exocrine and an endocrine gland. As an exocrine gland it serves to secrete the major digestive enzymes amylase, protease and lipase, which function to digest starches, proteins, and fats, respectively. In addition to these, the pancreas also secretes trypsin, chymotrypsin and carboxypeptidase.
Exocrine insufficiency is characterized by deficiency or absence of these three major pancreatic digestive enzymes. Deficiencies in one or all three of these enzymes prevent the normal break down and absorption of food, leading to maldigestion and nutrient malabsorption. The classic clinical manifestations of exocrine insufficiency are malnutrition, abdominal cramps, and steatorrhea. Additionally, pancreatic enzyme deficiency has been associated with an increased risk of intestinal infection. Adults with pancreatitis or other pancreatic deficiencies may present with weight loss, anorexia, greasy, bulky or foul-smelling stools (due to steatorrhea), abdominal distention, and flatus (gas). Supplementation in individuals with pancreatic exocrine deficiency or insufficiency may serve to achieve a normal nutritional status. Because of its digestive nature, Bio-6-Plus™ may also act as a beneficial aide in the thinning of mucous. In a published randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with patient’s diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis, significant efficacy was demonstrated with enzyme preparations in reducing fat excretion, decreasing stool frequency and improving stool consistency.
Bio-6-Plus™ supplies porcine derived raw pancreas concentrate, which provides 50,000 NF units of amylase, 9,300 NF units of lipase and 50,000 NF units of protease. It also supplies Superoxide Dismutase and Catalase from Biotics Research’s own proprietary tableting base.1 Comment
by Keith Steber
Why you may need ADHS®: The word stress, coined over seventy years ago by Hans Selye, is one word which has become synonymous with the American lifestyle. Americans lead “stressed out” lives as a result of increased daily demands, including job and lifestyle pressures. Dysregulation of the stress system, or a maladaptive neuroendocrine response, has the potential to negatively impact endocrine, metabolic and immune function, leaving patients vulnerable to numerous unwanted health consequences. Additionally, stress increases the need for many nutrients. An extensive body of research provides significant insights into the benefits of providing targeted nutritional support for healthy adrenal function.
Why your healthcare practitioner recommends ADHS® from Biotics Research: ADHS®, could be an acronym for ADrenal HyperSecretion. ADHS® is a comprehensive and effective adaptogenic formula, providing selective botanical extracts, with pertinent vitamins and minerals. ADHS® serves to replenish nutrients depleted by the stress response, thereby positively supporting adrenal function. ADHS® is frequently used in combination with other Biotics Research products, including Optimal EFAs®, Cytozyme PT/HPT™, Bio-Glycozyme Forte™ or GlucoBalance®. Following their evaluation, your healthcare professional may recommend adjunctive support for your specific needs. As always, you can count on Biotics Research Corporation to offer superior nutritional products supplying “The Best of Science and Nature”.0 Comments
by Keith Steber
Why you may need De-Stress™: Stress and anxiety have become common side-effects of modern day living, and are especially prevalent during this time of year. De-Stress™ is a patented, all natural, specially produced milk protein hydrolysate, concentrating a specific decapeptide that demonstrates significant anxiolytic activity, as evidenced by several double- blind, placebo controlled human trials. Additionally, the De-Stress™ natural decapeptide has been tested for three major side effects generally attributed to benzodiazepines (anxiety management, i.e. Valium); dependence, memory loss and tolerance. De-Stress™ is an easy, natural way to reduce your stress and anxiety levels and has been shown to be safe, as confirmed by the Irwin test showing a satisfactory safety panel.
Why your healthcare practitioner recommends De-Stress™: De-Stress™ demonstrates anxiolytic
activity. Double blind human studies have been performed using De-Stress™, measuring physical and psychological responses to stress. Included were measurements of cortisol, ACTH levels, and systolic blood pressure. In all cases,
De-Stress™ fared favorably against controls in response to stress. Lastly, it should be noted that while De-Stress™
is a milk-derived product, it is a hydrolysate, therefore it can often be used successfully with patients with dairy sensitivities.
by Keith Steber
The pancreas possesses two major secretory glands, and consequently possesses dual functions, that of an
exocrine and an endocrine gland. As an exocrine gland it serves to secrete the major digestive enzymes
amylase, protease and lipase, which function to digest starches, proteins, and fats, respectively. In addition to these, the pancreas also secretes trypsin, chymotrypsin and carboxypeptidase.
Exocrine insufficiency is characterized by deficiency or absence of these three major pancreatic
digestive enzymes. Deficiencies in one or all three of these enzymes prevent the normal break down and
absorption of food, leading to maldigestion and nutrient malabsorption. The classic clinical manifestations of exocrine insufficiency are malnutrition, abdominal cramps, and steatorrhea. Additionally, pancreatic enzyme deficiency has been associated with an increased risk of intestinal infection. Adults with pancreatitis or other pancreatic deficiencies may present with weight loss, anorexia, greasy, bulky or foul-smelling stools (due to steatorrhea), abdominal distention, and flatus (gas). Supplementation in individuals with pancreatic exocrine deficiency or insufficiency may serve to relieve these maldigestion-related issues, and also to achieve a normal
nutritional status. Because of its digestive nature, Bio-6-Plus™ may also act as a beneficial aide in the thinning
of mucous. In a published randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with patient’s diagnosed
with chronic pancreatitis, significant efficacy was demonstrated with enzyme preparations in reducing
fat excretion, decreasing stool frequency and improving stool consistency.
Bio-6-Plus™ supplies porcine derived raw pancreas concentrate, which provides 50,000 NF units of
amylase, 9,300 NF units of lipase and 50,000 NF units of protease. It also supplies Superoxide Dismutase and Catalase from Biotics Research’s own proprietary tableting base.
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 supportive of 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”.0 Comments
by Keith Steber
Why you may need Beta-TCP™: As a direct result of the Standard American Diet (SAD), gallbladder
problems are rampant in modern society. Traditionally, many practitioners have supplemented those with gallbladder issues with products containing bile salts, such as Beta Plus™. While bile salts have helped a great number of patients support normal digestive processes, they do not benefit those patients without bile insufficiency. Some people produce adequate levels of bile; however, the bile they produce
is too thick and thus may result in biliary stasis. Intolerances to fried or fatty meals, gas, bloating, constipation, headaches or pain after eating that refers to the shoulder (scapula), etc. are all functional signs that biliary function may be altered.
Why your healthcare practitioner recommends Beta-TCP™ from Biotics Research:
The gallbladder is a small, hollow organ situated off of the liver that stores and concentrates a digestive substance called bile. When food containing fats enter the digestive tract, the gallbladder contracts and squeezes bile into the intestine so the fats can be digested properly. The gallbladder is
finicky; lots of things can go wrong with it. It may not store enough bile for your needs or the bile can be so thick and stagnant that the gallbladder can not squeeze it out. Sometimes stones can form in the gallbladder that block its use all together. A lot of different types of symptoms can result. In
addition to those previously mentioned, people may also experience diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, nausea, light-colored or foul stools, or even extreme pain. Sometimes these gallbladder attacks get so severe that the surgical removal of the organ becomes an appealing option. Unfortunately, the removal of the gallbladder may only alleviate immediate pain from gallstones – it can lead to long-term consequences and side effects, particularly pain upon eating and chronic diarrhea. The gallbladder is so problematic that every year hundreds of thousands of people in the US get it surgically removed,
but patient surveys taken 2-24 months post-surgically show that a full 40-50% of people are still having significant digestive problems. Furthermore, there is increasing evidence that the elimination of the gallbladder causes the liver to constantly drip bile into the intestine, which can damage the
intestinal lining and may increase the risk of developing colon cancer.
Research has shown that certain nutrients, including a specific concentrate derived from organic beets, taurine, and pancrelipase, can assist with biliary stasis and support healthy gallbladder function in an incredibly short period of time. Biotics Research has long taken gallbladder health very seriously,
and have developed two unique and time tested formulas to support healthy gallbladder function. Beta-TCP™ combines the above mentioned nutrients into highly convenient and effective tablets, and is ideal for people who retain their gallbladders. For people who have had their gallbladders
removed, the product of choice would be Beta Plus™, which contains many of the same active ingredients as Beta-TCP™ but has the added benefit of ox-bile to support overall digestive function.
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 Gastrazyme™: From a nutritional point of view, the gastrointestinal tract is
considered one of, if not the, most important organs in the body. Maintaining a healthy digestive tract is
paramount in achieving optimal health, as poor digestion can cause a multitude of seemingly unrelated problems.
Nutritional health and gastrointestinal health are therefore closely correlated. Gastrazyme™ combines a
number of nutritional components intended to support healthy digestive functioning, including vitamin A, gamma oryzanol, chlorophyllins, vitamin U complex, superoxide dismutase and catalase. Early studies recognized the effectiveness of raw cabbage juice in normalizing
gastric and intestinal functioning. Glutamine and methionine derivatives present
in the juice are believed to be the active principals. Specific attention has been focused on methionine S-methyl sulfonium (MMS) in the chlorinated form.
Traditionally, this compound (MMS) has been referred to as “Vitamin U”, although
it does not meet the classic definition of a vitamin. MMS has a variety of
documented effects including stimulating the formation of gastric mucous, serving as an antioxidant, and acting as a methyl donor for a variety of acceptors. One study concluded that MMS supported the normal healing process of the stomach following exposure to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDS). Due to the high turnover rate of the gastrointestinal mucosa, vitamin A need is significantly
increased. Inadequate vitamin A status has also been correlated with impaired barrier function of the GI tract, as well as immune system impairment. Gamma Oryzanol is a naturally occurring mixture of plant sterols and transferulic acid esters derived from rice bran. It has marked antioxidant properties and has been shown in studies to normalize intestinal function. Chlorophyllin, a derivative of chlorophyll, is also a known antioxidant. In addition, it maintains the ability to bind divalent metal ions, and protect DNA.
Why your healthcare practitioner recommends Gastrazyme™:
While there are many different GI formulas available commercially, only
Gastrazyme™ provides such a unique blend of scientifically proven nutrients,
most from their ideal, natural sources. Cabbage juice supplies vitamin U
complex (as DL-methionine methylsulfonium chloride). Mulberry leaves supply
chlorophyllins and vitamin A is supplied as natural mixed carotenoids and
palmitate. Gamma Oryzanol is not only derived from the far superior rice bran oil, but is combined in our proprietary tableting base which creates a synergistic
antioxidant effect. Gastrazyme™ provides superior nutritional support for healthy gastrointestinal function.