Athletic Nutrition

by Rachel Olivier, MS, ND, PhD

It is well recognized that specific nutrients, either solely or in combination, play a functional role in increasing endurance and promoting energy production, while also enhancing metabolism. Optimal nutrition is essential for peak performance. Of particular importance for sustained energy production are the B vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin. All three are utilized to produce energy from the fuel sources in the diet.[1] Vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, and biotin also function as co-enzymes in energy metabolism, thus are also an important component in any athletic nutritional program.

The sustained production of energy is necessary in any exercise regimen, as well as for the enhancement of athletic performance. The combination of minerals contained in the formula Stamina Caps™ may serve to increase both energy production and stamina. Included in this formula are the B-vitamins Thiamin and Pantothenic Acid, along with other components for energy support, such as L-Carnitine, Octacasanol, Coenzyme Q10 and Oorganik-15™.

Sweating during exercise increases the body’s loss of electrolytes, including sodium and potassium. Potassium-rich foods such as bananas, oranges, and potatoes eaten throughout training and after competition can serve to replenish necessary potassium. Likewise, in addition to sodium and potassium, heavy exercise also affects the body’s supply of iron and calcium. For certain individuals it may be necessary to supplement the diet with these minerals. Multi-Mins™ supplies these minerals, along with other essential minerals like zinc, chromium and selenium.

Similarly amino acids can also be beneficial in both an athletic program, and for overall health. In a trial with elite athletes, amino acids given during training for one month resulted in increased indices of blood oxygen-carrying capacity and decreased muscle damage.[2] Amino acids can also aide in improving the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood, including facilitating a quicker recovery from muscle fatigue that follows extreme exercise training. Amino Sport™ supplies a broad spectrum of amino acids including L-Glutamic acid, L-Phenylalanine, L-Leucine, L-Aspartic acid, Lysine, L-Ornithine, L-Arginine, L-Methionine, L-Threonine, L-Isoleucine, L-Proline, L-Valine, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Tyrosine, L-Cystine, Glycine, L-Histidine, L-Tryptophan, L-Asparagine, L-Citrulline. Likewise, liquid forms of amino acids can aide in correcting blood sugar dysregulation and hypoglycemia, as well as contribute to the electrolyte supply. Amino Acid Quick Sorb™ supplies branched-chain amino acids in a liquid form, which may play an important role in blood sugar stabilization, and recovery from fatigue. As a consequence of the oral ingestion of essential amino acids, an increased stimulation of protein synthesis occurs, evidenced by an increase in the level of plasma amino acids.[3]

Protein and fats also serve as important as fuel sources. Protein is required for muscle repair, while essential fatty acids play a functional role in the production and maintenance of hormones. Whey Protein Isolate supplies an excellent amino acid profile, and may be used to supplement the diet with added protein, which may be particularly important in a weight training program. Fat provides fuel for the body; use of fat as fuel depends on the duration of the exercise and the condition of the athlete. Both Optimal EFAs® and Biomega-3™, available in caps or liquid, provides a beneficial source of essential fatty acids. Finally, water is a critical nutrient for athletes, as dehydration can cause muscle cramping and fatigue.

[2] Ohtani M, Sugita M, Maruyama K. Amino acid mixture improves training efficiency in athletes. J. Nutr. February 2006. 136(2):538S-543S

[3] Paddon-Jones D, Sheffield-Moore M, Zhang XJ, Volpi E, Wolf SE, Aarsland A, Ferrando AA, Wolfe RR Amino acid ingestion improves muscle protein synthesis in the young and elderly. Am J Physiol (Endocrinol Metab) 2004 286:E321–E328.


Rachel Olivier, MS, ND, PhD

Dr. Rachel Olivier serves as a Physician Advisor for Biotics Research Corporation, a position she has held for over eleven years. As a Physician Advisor she serves to both educate and provide professional leadership for physicians and practitioners, in an effort to improve product understanding. In this capacity she serves as the main consultant, advisor and technical expert for health care practitioners. She also prepares and executes training seminars, and provides training and product support material for practitioners and members of the sales team, as well as writes technical and scientifically oriented papers for journals and trade magazines, and product literature updates. She holds a Masters degree in Molecular Biology from University of Southwestern Louisiana (currently the University of LA), along with a traditional Naturopathic Degree from Honolulu University, and a PhD in nutrition from California University.  She can be contacted at 800-231-5777 or via the website at www.bioticsresearch.com.

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Supplement FAQ: Amino Sport™

by Biotics Research

Why you may need Amino Sport™:

At their most basic level, amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, and they are essential for every chemical reaction and process that occurs in the body.  Of the 21 recognized amino acids, 10 are essential, which indicates that they must be acquired from the diet, as the body is wholly unable to replicate them.  A deficiency in even one of these essential amino acids will result is serious health ramifications.  A simple way to differentiate the essential amino acids from the non-essential amino acids is the long-used mnemonic PVT TIM HALL (Private Tim Hall) which stands for Phenylalanine, Valine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Isoleucine, Methionine, Histidine, Argenine, Lysine, and Leucine.  While amino acids are necessary for life itself, balanced ratios are also crucial for many  metabolic processes, particularly as metabolic intermediates to neurotransmitters and other molecules like porphyrins, polyamines, nucleotides, nitric oxide, and heme.  The body also utilizes amino acids directly via oxidation to supply energy requirements (glucose regulation/gluconeogenesis).

Why your healthcare practitioner recommends Amino Sport™ from Biotics Research:

Healthcare providers often prescribe single, isolated amino acids for the support of specific health challenges or applications.  Very often though, a patient will require a comprehensive amino acid blend such as is provided in Amino Sport™.  Amino Sport™ is Biotics Research’s highest potency amino acid supplement, and it is a frequent adjunct for individuals with inadequate protein intake, impaired immune responses, dieters, and individuals working on increasing their lean body mass.  When high doses of a single amino acid are indicated, healthcare practitioners often prescribe the concurrent use of a broad spectrum amino blend to avoid the potential for amino acid imbalances.

Click here to download the Patient FAQ on Amino Sport™ from Biotics Research in a printable PDF.

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To Drink or Not to Drink a Liquid Rainbow?

by John Crescione, DC, DICS

In the world of athletic nutrition,your job as clinician is no easy thing.Each player on each sports time brings a unique problem. Multiple problems actually. In order to accurately help the player achieve optimum performance through nutrition,just how many factors will effect the person and their game? Just follow along.

  • The Sport: Football vs. Horseback Riding vs. Baseball vs. Golf vs Boxing, etc.
  • The Position-: Quarterback, Center fielder, Goalie,etc.
  • The Player: Injured, Healthy, Nutritional Fitness Goals, Body Biochemistry, etc.

All those examples mean the nutritional needs and concerns are different for every single “athlete” you see. Of course it would be a good idea to define athlete. Are they high school,college,professional,weekend warrior or grade school?

One of the easiest common denominators to deal with is hydration. They all sweat.And they all need WATER !  Water – not “liquids” or “sports drinks” unless the mineral and electrolyte loss is great and constant. ?!?!?!?

  • The body sees ONLY water as water – everything else is a food that has to be digested. (Which requires water !)
  • To determine your baseline range for water requirement, use the following formula:
    • Low requirements- Body weight (lbs) x 0.5 = (ounces of fluid a day)
    • High requirements-Body weight (lbs) x 1 = (ounces of fluid a day)
    • 150 LBS. = water requirement is between 75 and 150 ounces each day based on your sweat and exercise regimen.

A sports drink is specifically designed to help athletes replenish carbohydrates, electrolytes and other nutrients that the body loses during physical exertion –but provides unnecessary calories, salt and sugar to the average person. Pro, Elite and Serious athletes, or those who exercise daily for more than 90 minutes, or who experience heavy sweat losses during exercise sessions or dehydrate easily would benefit from this TEMPORARY and QUICK means of rehydration. A sports drink was never intended to be used to replace water or used regularly as a water substitute. Be very wary of Gatorade, Powerade, Vitamin Water and all the wonderful colors and flavors they come in. The marketing is trying to get you to drink a Liquid Rainbow to Hydrate. But those drinks just make you more thirsty in the big picture.And many of them have enough chemicals in them to negate anything good it might have done under the right and necessary conditions.

To Hydrate and rehydrate properly:

  • Drink 17-20 ounces of water two to three hours before the start of exercise.
  • Drink 8 ounces of fluid 20 to 30 minutes prior to exercise or during warm-up.
  • Drink 7-10 ounces of fluid every 10 to 20 minutes during exercise. (May not be possible during sporting event)
  • Drink an additional 8 ounces of fluid within 30 minutes after exercising.
  • Drink 16-24 ounces of fluid for every pound of body weight lost after exercise.

Rehydration occurs faster in the presence of sodium, regardless of whether this is provided in a sports drink. This means that if the mineral contents which hold water in the body are not there,re-hydration is harder to achieve.

To help support the training regimen,I like yo suggest something like Biotics Research’s Chondrosamine Plus®, Chondro-Plus™ or Purified Chondroitin Sulfates, a CoQ-Zyme™  product such as CoQ-Zyme 100 Plus™Stamina Caps™, Amino Sport™, Amino Acid Quick-Sorb™ or the Bio-Anabolic Packs™.


John Crescione, DC, DICS

Dr. John Crescione is the former chiropractor for the NY JETS football team, and for a select number of players from the NY ISLANDERS hockey team and New York State GOLDEN GLOVES boxers. He maintains a family oriented practice, as well as specializing in sports injuries, women’s health issues and hard to treat chiropractic cases. He was voted International Chiropractor of the year for 2004 and is the past President and Vice President of SORSI on numerous occasions. He is a Diplomate in Craniopathy and is also the Chairman of the SORSI Chiropractic College Committee. Dr Crescione has trained in both China and Hong Kong. His practice utilizes SOT™ Methods, A.K., Cranial Sacral Therapy, Diversified Full Spine Technique and Activator. He also incorporates Chinese Medicine, electric Acupuncture point stimulation, visceral manipulation and organ reflex therapy as well as Eastern and Western Nutrition concepts.

 

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Supplement FAQ: Gammanol Forte™

by Biotics Research

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 component of gamma oryzanol has noted effects on modified sterols such as 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”.

Click here to download the Supplement FAQ on Gammanol Forte™ from Biotics Research in a printable PDF.

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Does Coenzyme Q10 Enhance Athletic Performance?

by Dennis McInerney, BS

Researchers have studied the potential benefits of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) supplementation in athletes for the past twenty plus years. In a summary of studies of Coenzyme Q10 and sports performance published in Chapter 16 of Clinical Sports Nutrition, 4thED, McGraw Hill, Sydney 2010, there was only one study from 1991 to 2000 that demonstrated performance enhancement. This 1997 study by Ylikoski et al showed improved VO2max with CoQ10 supplementation and an increase in aerobic and anaerobic thresholds.

More recent studies, however, shed a more positive light on the benefits of CoQ10 supplementation in athletic performance. A 2008 study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition sought to determine if acute (single dose) and/or chronic (14-days) supplementation of CoQ10 would improve anaerobic and/or aerobic exercise performance by increasing plasma and muscle CoQ10 concentrations within trained and untrained individuals. The researchers found that acute supplementation with CoQ10 resulted in higher muscle CoQ10 concentration, lower serum SOD oxidative stress, and higher malondialdehyde (MDA) levels during and following exercise. Chronic CoQ10 supplementation increased plasma CoQ10 concentrations and tended to increase time to exhaustion. Results indicate that acute and chronic supplementation of CoQ10 may affect acute and/or chronic responses to various types of exercise.

A 2010 study published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research looked at the effects of CoQ10 supplementation on performance during repeated bouts of supramaximal exercise in sedentary men. “This randomized, double-blind, crossover study was composed of two 8-week periods of supplementation with either 100 mg·d−1 CoQ10 or placebo”. The authors concluded that “CoQ10 may show performance-enhancing effects during the repeated bouts of supramaximal exercises and CoQ10 might be used as ergogenic aid”.

A 2013 double blind study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition investigated the effect of CoQ10 supplementation on physical performance measured as maximum power output in young and healthy elite trained athletes. This study demonstrates that daily supplementation of 300 mg CoQ10 for 6 weeks significantly enhanced physical performance measured as maximum power output by plus 2.5% versus placebo in young healthy trained German Olympic athletes.

The jury may still be out on a definitive answer as to whether or not CoQ10 supplementation enhances athletic performance, but the most recent studies suggest that it does. Because of its safety, many athletes consider CoQ10 supplementation as one more way to gain a competitive edge. If you choose to supplement with CoQ10, consider CoQ-Zyme 30™ or CoQ-Zyme 100 Plus™ from Biotics Research. Both formulas contain micro-emulsified Coenzyme Q10 for maximum absorption.

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Dennis McInerney, BS

Dennis McInerney has been the Southeast operations manager for Biotics Research Corporation since 1996. He is a graduate of Moravian College with a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry. He has over 45 years of experience in the health care field. His in-depth knowledge of biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology and how it pertains to nutritional supplementation has earned the respect as a highly regarded speaker and metabolic consultant by health care professionals of all disciplines. His experience includes several years as a research pharmacologist as well as a metabolic consultant. In 1998, Dennis founded the Health Resource Center, an educational company, dedicated to helping health care professionals understand and reverse the detrimental effects of the modern diet. Through seminars and workshops, the Health Resource Center provides functional nutritional information and the clinical tools necessary to successfully guide patients on a path to nutritional wellness.

 

 

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Supplement FAQ: Whey Protein Isolate

by Biotics Research

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:

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.

Click here to download the Supplement FAQ on the Whey Protein Isolate from Biotics Research in a printable PDF.

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Supplement FAQ: Osteo-B Plus®

by Biotics Research

Why you may need Osteo-B Plus®:

Bone is a dynamic tissue that requires adequate nutrition for maintenance and growth. Maintaining a healthy balance between bone building osteoblasts and bone dissolving osteoclasts is dependent on adequate supplies of distinct nutrients. Osteoporosis is a condition associated with the abnormal reduction of bone density resulting from the excess loss of bone minerals, most notably calcium, often leading to fractures of the vertebrae and hips. While men are also affected, osteoporosis primarily affects women. The importance of calcium in preventing osteoporosis is well established. Interestingly, published data shows the majority of those suffering from osteoporosis are not necessarily calcium-deficient. Evidence clearly supports the view that multiple nutrients are essential to support a healthy skeletal system.

Why your healthcare practitioner recommends Osteo-B Plus® from Biotics Research:

Osteo-B Plus® supplies a wide array of essential and important nutrients to assist in the preservation of existing bone mineral mass and protein matrix and to support repair mechanisms. The comprehensive formula of Osteo-B Plus® includes: Calcium, supplied in the highly bioavailable citrate form, which is especially important for those having difficulty absorbing calcium due to conditions associated with low stomach acid (such as hypochlorhydria). Magnesium is necessary for remodeling, and is involved in the conversion of vitamin D to its active hormone form. In osteoporotic women, abnormal mineralization has been correlated with low magnesium levels. Vitamin D supports calcium absorption, and zinc enhances the action of vitamin D. Zinc is also a co-factor for alkaline phosphatase, an important enzyme found in bone. Manganese is included as it is required for the synthesis of connective tissue. Copper is a co-factor for the enzyme that forms cross-links between collagen in connective tissue. Boron affects the actions of hormones associated with bone health. Silicon is required for the structural integrity of connective tissue and bone strength. Vitamin K is required for the synthesis of the bone protein that attracts calcium to bone tissue. Other important nutrients contained in Osteo-B Plus® include B-Complex vitamins, vitamin C  and purified chondroitin sulfates.

 

Click here to download the Supplement FAQ about Osteo-B Plus® from Biotics Research in a printable PDF.

 

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Female Health

by John Crescione, DC, DICS

Like Rex Harrison said in MY FAIR LADY-“Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” But then again, Vive Le difference!  What we need to remember as health care providers is that woman have been blessed (or cursed- depending on where you stand) with the ability to have a baby. It is imperative to also remember this; hormones have both cause and effect on ALL body tissue and functions.

The derogatory term, hypochondriac is usually aimed at woman when the male medical doctor can’t find anything wrong with them on a blood test, MRI or X-ray. But before the 20th Century, hypochondriac pain was defined as “any diffuse, non specific pain found under the hypochondriac region of the ribs, with no known cause.” That statement changes the entire game.

We know that hormonal influences are involved with brain chemistry, mood swings, anxiety, depression as well as bowel, bladder, G.I, G.U. and reproductive issues. Combine these with the person’s physical history of body ailments, structural distortions effecting nerve supply to the organs, any nutritional imbalances and you have a big job on your hand to figure out the female patient.

One simple example would be the common occurrence of gallbladder symptoms, even the formation of gallstones (over time) during a female’s menstrual cycle. Under normal circumstances, a hormone called Cholecystokinin plays a key role in starting digestion within the small intestine. It is secreted from mucosal epithelial cells in the first segment of the small intestine (duodenum), and stimulates delivery of digestive enzymes from the pancreas into the small intestine and delivery of bile from the gallbladder. Cholecystokinin is also produced by neurons in the digestive nervous system, and is widely and abundantly distributed in the brain. During a woman’s menstrual cycle, hormone levels change. Estrogen levels in some woman are more dominant then their progesterone levels and can have an adverse effect on their digestion function, valves and organs of digestion. Proper progesterone levels are a relaxant to the digestive system function, organs and valves for proper secretion of digestive enzymes and hormones. The longer the estrogen and progesterone balance is off, the more easily it is to create bile that is more akin to sludge in the intestines and not able to do it’s job. Estrogen can also cause sodium and water retention. And an increase in fluid volume means an increase in internal pressure leading to irritation and inflammation of the viscera.

So from our perspective, in order to care for woman’s health issues, a good idea of their hormonal balance is a good place to start, as well as the after effects on the rest of the body. Suggestions for care should include regular chiropractic treatments for the areas of the mid back, pelvis and upper cervical areas, prgan adjusting for the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, adrenals, ovaries and uterus, a blood chemistry analysis and functional health appraisal. Supplementation would include. NutriClear® and Bio-Detox Packs™, Beta Plus™ and/or Beta TCP™, GSH-Plus™, Equi-Fem™, L-Arginine and DHEA to get you started.


John Crescione, DC, DICS

Dr. John Crescione is the former chiropractor for the NY JETS football team, and for a select number of players from the NY ISLANDERS hockey team and New York State GOLDEN GLOVES boxers. He maintains a family oriented practice, as well as specializing in sports injuries, women’s health issues and hard to treat chiropractic cases. He was voted International Chiropractor of the year for 2004 and is the past President and Vice President of SORSI on numerous occasions. He is a Diplomate in Craniopathy and is also the Chairman of the SORSI Chiropractic College Committee. Dr Crescione has trained in both China and Hong Kong. His practice utilizes SOT™ Methods, A.K., Cranial Sacral Therapy, Diversified Full Spine Technique and Activator. He also incorporates Chinese Medicine, electric Acupuncture point stimulation, visceral manipulation and organ reflex therapy as well as Eastern and Western Nutrition concepts.

 

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Female Health

by Rachel Olivier, MS, ND, PhD

Cardiovascular disease is a leading killer in both men and women.  In women, however, symptoms of heart disease can be very different from those in men.  Unlike men, women often do not experience the classical symptoms of chest pain during a heart attack.  Rather, they may feel less obvious or vague sensations, including pain in the arm, neck, jaw, shoulders, or back.  Other physiological symptoms may include, stomach discomfort, sweating, shortness of breath, nausea, flu-like symptoms, lightheadedness, or fatigue.[1]

More importantly, women (and men) who are obese, or who have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or a family history of heart disease should be particularly concerned if they experience these symptoms.  According to WebMD, in women, “the real trouble is in premature death and disability”[2] rather than overt death.

Consequently, women need to be more aggressive in seeking care if they experience a sudden onset of any symptom that affects their daily life.  Women also need to be assertive with their doctors if they feel they are having heart related issues, discomfort, or experiencing any correlated symptoms.

Some women experience no pain or other symptoms during a heart attack.  Only subsequent tests lead to the discovery of this “silent” attack.  At this point damage to the heart has already occurred.  These “silent” attacks pose a dangerous threat due to the heart’s reduced ability to survive another heart attack, however mild.

Exercise and dietary measures, like reducing saturated fat and foods laden with processed carbohydrates can benefit women presented with these health challenges.  Dietary inclusion of cardioprotective nutritional supplements, like CoQ10 (ubiquinone)(CoQ-Zyme 100 Plus™), and EPA and DHA from fish oil (Biomega-3™), or a combination EFA such as Optimal EFAs, can also provide vital nutrients to support the cardiovascular system.   Additional nutritional support for cardiovascular health may include a comprehensive cardiovascular multi (BioCardio-369®), along with a comprehensive vascular support product, such as VasculoSirt®.

Being vigilant in addressing symptoms and making appropriate lifestyle and dietary changes, if necessary, can be very beneficial in promoting cardiovascular health.  Added protection can also be gained by supporting the vascular integrity with antioxidant and lipid peroxidation inhibiting nutrients.


Rachel Olivier, MS, ND, PhD

Dr. Rachel Olivier serves as a Physician Advisor for Biotics Research Corporation, a position she has held for over eleven years. As a Physician Advisor she serves to both educate and provide professional leadership for physicians and practitioners, in an effort to improve product understanding. In this capacity she serves as the main consultant, advisor and technical expert for health care practitioners. She also prepares and executes training seminars, and provides training and product support material for practitioners and members of the sales team, as well as writes technical and scientifically oriented papers for journals and trade magazines, and product literature updates. She holds a Masters degree in Molecular Biology from University of Southwestern Louisiana (currently the University of LA), along with a traditional Naturopathic Degree from Honolulu University, and a PhD in nutrition from California University.  She can be contacted at 800-231-5777 or via the website at www.bioticsresearch.com.

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Supplement FAQ: Equi-Fem™ & PMT™

by Biotics Research

Why you may need Equi-Fem™ & PMT™:

Between the onset of PMS during the early years of menstruation and the dramatic hormonal changes experienced at menopause, women in the 30-odd years in between can feel as if they have transgressed into a veritable no-man’s land.  Irritability, bloating, cramping, mood alterations, painful periods, tender breasts, fatigue, and headaches can all be a monthly burden that some women find themselves bearing.  Some women may find themselves reluctant to bring these complaints to the attention of their healthcare provider because they feel that it is just a ‘normal part of being a woman’. However, healthcare practitioners have a great tool in their toolbox designed to help address these symptoms and support their patient’s optimal health.

Why your healthcare practitioner recommends Equi-Fem™ & PMT™ from Biotics Research:

Biotics Research carefully formulated Equi-Fem™ to be a broad-spectrum multi-vitamin formula designed to provide support for those having fluctuating hormone levels and the symptoms that coincide with them.  In addition to providing comprehensive vitamin and mineral support, Equi-Fem™ also supplies glandular support for adrenal and pituitary hypothalamic function as well as directly targeting ovarian and uterine tissues.  It also contains bioflavonoids, FRAC®, L-Tyrosine, digestive enzymes, and the herbs Black Cohosh and Dong Quai which round off this formula and make it an excellent choice for supporting the unique health challenges of women.  Equi-Fem™ is also available in an Iron & Copper Free version, and as a glandular-free version; PMT™, for vegetarian patients.

 

Click here to download the Supplement FAQ about Equi-Fem™ & PMT™ from Biotics Research in a printable PDF.

 

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