Health and Wellness

Waiting for Superhero Supplements

SUPERHEROES

According to Wikipedia, “A superhero is a type of stock character possessing “extraordinary or superhuman powers” and dedicated to protecting the public.”  Some of these superheros require costumes to achieve their powers, or magic devices, such as Superwoman’s mystical rope that can entangle targets with ease.  Some superheros lose all power, such as Superman with kryptonite.

In some ways, we are very similar to superheros.  We fight evil in our bodies by eating the right foods, taking care of ourselves, exercising and getting good rest.  Our kryptonite is daily toxins, including toxic air, toxic foods, toxic stress and not giving our bodies a chance to rest.  In order to save the world, we have to save ourselves first.

The opposite of kryptonite would be something that makes us powerful, like spinach did for Popeye, who first came to life back in 1929.  Popeye could be at his weakest, most vulnerable self and thanks to Olive Oil, who would stuff a can of spinach down his throat, he would suddenly spring back into action, full force, as if nothing had ever harmed him in the first place.  If only we lived in a cartoon world, we could easily overcome sickness and disease by avoiding kryptonite, eating spinach and carrying a mystical rope, while wearing daring outfits and never thinking twice that it happened to be the same thing we wore yesterday.

Instead, we have to watch what we eat.  And even then, because of toxins abound, genetics, or simply luck of the draw, we’re struck with a disease or illness that no can of spinach can bring back what we once perceived as feeling normal.  It’s our weaknesses that can bring about discoveries, just as Popeye realized that a can of spinach could revitalize his health.  We too can figure out what helps us by trying new things when we are weak.

Although a Superhero Supplement doesn’t exist, one that springs us back into action as if nothing had ever gone wrong, we do at least have plenty to choose from that can do very specific things.  We have supplements like lactoferrin that fight bacteria and as an iron-transmitter, can help with diseases like Anemia.  We have supplements that do what medicine doesn’t, like removing scar tissue for Pulmonary Fibrosis.  We have supplements like Coenzyme Q10 that can slow the progression of Parkinson’s and ALS.  And we have supplements that reduce toxic medals such as N-acetylcysteine.  We even have supplements such as milk thistle which can help bring a damaged liver, from alcohol, toxins, or disease, back to normal.  Read on for other superhero like supplements and you’ll be surprised just what’s out there to choose from when illness or disease strikes you and you wish you knew where you put your red cape.

Vitamin D

  • Low vitamin D is associated with several autoimmune diseases including Multiple Sclerosis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Thyroiditis and Crohn’s Disease*
  • Osteoporosis is strongly associated with low vitamin D. Postmenopausal women with Osteoporosis respond favorably (and rapidly) to higher levels of D plus calcium and magnesium*
  • Low Vitamin D plays a role in inflammation which has been said to lead to cancer as well as other inflammatory diseases, not just the ones listed above.  We are still learning about the consequences of low Vitamin D, but as time goes on we are learning just how important it is.  If you can, ask your doctor to have your Vitamin D levels checked*

Folic Acid

  • from Calcium Folinate is the active form of folic acid and is recommended for optimal utilization by the body*
  • Folic Acid is recommended during pregnancy to reduce the risk of neural tube defects*
  • It also supports nerve and gingival health and because folic acid acts as a regulator of homocysteine, it supports cardiovascular health*

Serra-RX

  • Provides Potent Anti-inflammatory & Fibrinolytic Activity*
  • Cleanses the Circulatory System of Excessive Fibrin*
  • Supports the respiratory and sinus systems to promote ear, nose and throat health. It helps amend elasticity and viscosity of naturally produced mucus, without causing mucus depletion.*
  • Supports Muscle, Joint and Overall Tissue Health*
  • Research indicates that Serrapeptase may reduce scar tissue*

Clear Lungs

  • Fast, temporary relief of lung congestion without side effects*

Serracor-NK

  • Heart and Circulatory Health*
  • Fibrinolytic Activity and Normal Blood Viscosity*
  • Healthy Blood Pressure*  Blood Cleansing*
  • C-Reactive Protein Reduction*
  • Healthy Response to Inflammation*
  • Normal Immune Function*

L-Lysine

  • Some studies have found that taking lysine on a regular basis may help prevent outbreaks of cold sores and genital herpes. Not every study has shown positive results, however. One study found that taking lysine at the beginning of a herpes outbreak did not reduce symptoms*-www.umm.edu
  • Lysine helps the body absorb calcium and decreases the amount of calcium that is lost in urine. Because calcium is crucial for bone health, some researchers think lysine may help prevent bone loss associated with osteoporosis. Lab studies suggest that lysine in combination with L-arginine (another amino acid) makes bone-building cells more active and enhances production of collagen. But no studies have examined whether lysine helps prevent osteoporosis in humans*-www.umm.edu

Resveretrol-50

  • Resveratrol appears to work as a powerful antioxidant helping quench free radical damage in the body, but also has a unique mechanism of action that may prove to have significant life extension properties*
  • Resveratrol also appears to protect DNA from free radical damage and can plan an important role in protecting cells from malignant transformation*
  • Resveratrol may produce benefits similar to caloric restriction*

Cranberry Extract

  • Supports healthy urinary tract function*

Maitake D Fraction

  • This superior combination was formulated to help maintain optimal immune system function, improve antioxidant protection, and to support cholesterol, blood pressure, and cell growth within normal ranges*


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  1. I was personally surprised when my doctor told me I was low in Vit. D. I would have never thought. Been on supplements for several months now. Make sure to get your levels checked! You might be surprised.

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