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.
by Keith Steber
Why you may need NitroGreens®: NitroGreens® is a rich source of phytonutrients and naturally occurring enzymes, vitamins and trace
minerals. NitroGreens® supplies organic juice from barley grass, wheat grass, oat grass, alfalfa grass and kamut grass. It possesses a significant
chlorophyll content which supports healthy pH balance, GI function and gut health, and supplies naturally occurring carotenoids and enzymes which provide important antioxidant activity. NitroGreens® supplies organic
vegetable sprout concentrates from broccoli, cauliflower and kale –
cruciferous vegetables providing potent cellular protectants which act via the induction of phase 2 detoxification enzymes. These concentrates are a rich source of naturally occurring carotenoids and supply organic vegetable juice from carrots and beets. Carrot juice is an excellent source of
naturally occurring antioxidants. Beet juice supplies betalains, which has been shown to inhibit lipid peroxidation and heme decomposition.
Why your healthcare practitioner recommends NitroGreens®: NitroGreens® also supplies organic acerola berry extract, providing naturally occurring vitamin C, carotenoids and bioflavonoids. Acerola has been shown to possess hepatoprotective properties due to its significant antioxidant activity. Also included is organic peppermint leaf. The phenolic constituents of peppermint leaves include rosmarinic acid and flavonoids, possessing significant antioxidant activity and providing support for healthy GI function. NitroGreens® supplies an all organic proprietary blend of grass juices, vegetable sprout concentrates and vegetable juices, providing important phytonutrients and offering significant antioxidant protection, as evidenced by its high ORAC Value. Try NitroGreens® as a healthy
alternative to ice tea. This cool refreshing blend of phytonutrients
provides health-promoting benefits while refreshing the senses. Mix with 16 oz. of water and serve chilled with lemon or honey for a delicious drink.
by Keith Steber
Why you may need Acetyl-L-Carnitine: Acetyl-L-Carnitine is an ester of
L-carnitine. It is synthesized (produced) in the brain, liver and kidneys. In technical terms,
Acetyl-L-Carnitine facilitates the uptake of acetyl CoA into the mitochondria during
fatty acid oxidation, enhances acetycholine production, and stimulates protein and membrane
phospholipid synthesis. In simple terms, Acetyl-L-Carnitine carries fatty acids into the
mitochondrial (the power plant of every human cell) to be burned as fuel. Without
Acetyl-L-Carnitine, the mitochondria can’t absorb and metabolize fatty acids
Why your practitioner recommends Acetyl-L-Carnitine from Biotics Research.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine is also an important antioxidant compound and has the ability to help stabilize cell membrane fluidity. Because of its attributes relating to mitochondrial and
membrane function, Acetyl-L-Carnitine has the potential to impact many physiological
actions.It contains an acetyl group that is essential for the production a key neurotransmitter.
Additionally, your nervous system depends on fat metabolism and utilization, which requires
Acetyl-L-Carnitine, to function properly. For example, fat is a major component of the
myelin sheath that coats nerve cells. The myelin sheath allows impulses to jump across the spaces between nerve cells and turn into actions, feelings, sensations and ideas. A breakdown of the
myelin sheath can prevent the nervous system from effectively communicating. This is what
happens in conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS). A healthy myelin sheath insulating the nerve, allows for more efficient impulse travel. This is why there is so much attention being given to Acetyl-L-Carnitine and research into its role in neurological function.
by Keith Steber
Why you may need NAC: Mitochondria are “unusual organelles” within cells. They are
commonly referred to as “the powerhouse of cells.” They are unusual in that they are
surrounded by a double membrane and contain their own genome. Mitochondrial division is
stimulate by energy demand, so cells with an increased energy need, such as those found in heart, brain and muscle tissues, contain greater numbers of these mitochondria organelles. Cellular
energy production relies on proper mitochondrial function. Due to changes in mitochondria that occur as we age, cells have less ability to produce energy (ATP) from a process known as phosphorylation. Fatigue and other unwanted conditions are associated with mitochondrial dysfunction.
Why your healthcare practitioner recommends NAC from Biotics Research:
NAC is a precursor for the production of Glutathione (GSH), an important intracellular
antioxidant, and a critical component of the immune system. NAC also exhibits its own
antioxidant properties, which contribute to the protection of mitochondrial proteins. NAC has been shown to improve mitochondrial energy production and efficiency. NAC also plays a role in the development of the central nervous system, modulation of gene-expression, and inhibits NF-kappaB activation, which if left unchecked, would result in the initiation of inflammatory processes.
by Keith Steber
Why you may need CoQ-Zyme 30™ or CoQ-Zyme 100 Plus™: Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone) is a bright yellow nutrient that is found in every single human cell. Your body requires Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) for energy production (ATP), of which all cellular function depends. In our bodies, the highest concentration of CoQ10 is found in the cells of organs with high energy requirements such as heart, liver, kidney, muscles, pancreas and brain. While we get a small amount of CoQ10 from our diet, our bodies make (synthesize) most of our CoQ10. This multi-stage process requires at least eight vitamins, certain trace minerals, and several phytochemicals. A
deficiency of any one of these nutrients may result in a CoQ10 deficiency. Besides its role in cellular energy
production, CoQ10 provides other important functions including its antioxidant capacity and ability to
scavenge free radicals. This results in its ability to protect cell membrane stability, while protecting DNA and LDL from free radical damage. The benefits of CoQ10 administration have been most extensively evaluated in a variety of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative conditions, resulting in patient’s improved quality of life.
Why your healthcare practitioner recommends CoQ-Zyme 30™ and CoQ-Zyme 100 Plus™:
Biotics Research Corporation was the first company to offer CoQ10 as a dietary supplement. In an attempt
to improve the uptake of CoQ10, many companies do things such as mixing it with undesirable chemicals such as polyethylene glycol (think antifreeze). However, Biotics Research employs a proprietary micro-emulsification process (just as Mother Nature uses) using only all natural ingredients to enhance the uptake and utilization
of CoQ10. In fact, Biotics Research conducted and published a double blind clinical study documenting the enhanced absorption of Biotics’ CoQ10 compared to the most common form commercially used by most
companies. The research showed that 30 mg of Biotics’ emulsified CoQ10 (CoQ-Zyme 30™) increased plasma CoQ10
levels by 210% in just four weeks, equivalent to 90-100 mg of the other commonly used form.
by Keith Steber
Why you may need Saccharomyces boulardii: Saccharomyces boulardii (S. boulardii) is a viable yeast, and therefore does not contain any milk products. S boulardii is a true “biotic” or living organism which has been shown to have multiple beneficial affects via improvement of intestinal microbalance when orally administered. S. boulardii is not part of the naturally occurring gut flora, and is not significantly impacted by antibiotics. In fact, S boulardii has been shown to be supportive of antibiotic therapy. Oral administration achieves steady state concentration in the colon within three days, but does not colonize in the intestinal tract. It is typically cleared from the intestinal tract within two to 5 days after discontinuation.
Why your healthcare practitioner recommends Saccharomyces boulardii from Biotics Research.
S. boulardii’s proven benefits in balancing the intestinal microbiology are varied. It functions in the modulation of both innate immunity by activating the complement system, and adaptive immunity by boosting the intestinal secretion of IgA (sIgA). S. boulardii has been shown to inactivate bacterial toxins, stimulate intestinal immune response, and release polyamines, which are essential for normal cell growth and differentiation (a depletion of which is associated with a dramatic alteration in the arrangement of the cytoskeleton). Additionally, S. boulardii secretes “soluble factors” demonstrated to reduce inflammatory responses, and blocks the expression of inflammatory cytokines, such as those secreted during E. coli infection. S. boulardii also enhances the secretion of mucosal immune factors which protect against enteric pathogens, improves tight junction structure, and in dendritic immune cells, increases IL-10, which limits unspecific immune responses by down regulating Th-1 response.
Each capsule of Saccharomyces boulardii contains 235 mg of S bouldardii, supplying a minimum of 4 billion organisms at the time of manufacture, and is both gluten and dairy free.1 Comment
by Keith Steber
Why you may need Dysbiocide®: Dysbiosis has historically been defined as an imbalance of gastrointestinal microflora, indicating an increase in abnormal flora with a coinciding decrease in normal flora, and an increase in pathogenic organisms and yeast in the lower bowel. The definition has since evolved to what Dr. Alex Vasquez
describes generally as “A relationship of non-acute, non-infectious host microorganisms interactions that
adversely affects the human host.” There are numerous correlations including poor diet, physical and/or
psychological stress, and overuse of antibiotics to name a few. For instance, psychological stress has been
demonstrated to decrease the level of secretory IgA, resulting in decreased mucosal immunity.
Why your healthcare practitioner recommends Dysbiocide® from Biotics Research:
Slected botanicals are well recognized in promoting the health of damaged intestinal tissue resulting
predominately from dysbiosis. For example, the active principals of Stemona sessilifolia root exert antifungal and
antibacterial properties. Artimisia absinthium, whose properties are at least partially attributed to its α-santonin content, is a potent, rapidly acting herb with actions that are cholagogue (inducing bile flow), and therefore digestive, as well as healing in nature. This is attributed to its essential oils and amoroids, which also possess antimicrobial and
antiparasitic properties. Artemisia has also been shown to stimulate bitter receptors. Research has correlated the ingestion of bitter stimuli with an initiation of cellular and molecular responses in the endocrine cells of the GI tract.Anethum graveolens seed is an aromatic herb know for its calming effect on the autonomic nervous and
digestive systems, as well as having carminative and stomachic properties. It also provides an essential oil
containing corvone, limonene and α-phellandrene which possess potent activity against bacteria, fungi and molds.
Hedyotis diffusa is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. Active principles include anthraquinones,
iridoid glucosides, triterpenoids and flavonoids. Hedyotis has been demonstrated to possess antioxidant,
hepatoprotective and neuroprotective properties.
By virtue of its combination of these and other Eastern and Western herbs, Dysbiocide affords a broad effect,
providing an unfriendly environment for undesirable intestinal organisms.