Monthly Archives: March 2018

Protocol For Life Balance® – Featured Brand

ProtocolForLifeSusan Brown Health and Wellness EditorProtocol For Life Balance® formulates and manufactures an extensive line of highly regarded, science-based products designed to provide natural health solutions. Their extensive line of premium products is manufactured in full compliance with FDA current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations, as well as those of the Natural Products Association (NPA). Additionally, their manufacturing and distribution facility is certified for organic manufacturing by Quality Assurance International (QAI). Their well-researched raw materials must meet the highest quality standards. Ingredients and finished products are tested in-house for identity, purity, potency, composition, and bioavailability.

Protocol For Life Balance® continually monitors the latest scientific advances in nutrition and natural ingredients, and incorporates this research into their product formulations, assuring products that are current, efficacious and research-based. As a foundation for formulating and validating the bioavailability of their products, Protocol For Life Balance® utilizes NATUROKINETICS®, a compilation of scientific data that details the body’s absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of nutrients and non-drug, non-synthetic natural substances. Products incorporate clinically-verified dosages, and each finished product must pass a rigorous internal review to ensure relevance, efficacy, quality, and label claims.

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Adrenal Cortisol Support™: This botanical and nutritional formulation naturally supports a normal adrenal response. Adrenal Cortisol Support features Relora®, a proprietary herbal blend clinically demonstrated to help manage nervous appetite, support healthy cortisol levels, and temporarily relieve perceived daily stress. Gluten, dairy, egg, and nut free, vegan formulation.

D-Mannose 500 mg: This rapidly excreted simple sugar helps to support a healthy urinary tract by promoting proper elimination of foreign particles and maintaining bladder and mucosal lining health. Gluten, wheat, soy, dairy, egg, and yeast free, Non-GMO vegan formulation.

Glucosamine & Chondroitin with MSM: Designed to promote joint comfort and support joint structure and mobility, this product blends three of the best-known nutrients for support of healthy joints. Gluten, dairy and soy free, Non-GMO formulation.


L-Theanine 200 mg: This amino acid is associated with a relaxed but alert state and may promote healthy cognitive function, as well as reduced stress, without causing drowsiness. Gluten, soy, and dairy free, Non-GMO vegan formulation.


MCT Oil: Medium chain triglycerides derived from sustainably sourced coconut/palm kernel oil require little enzymatic breakdown and are readily available to be used by the liver for energy production without the requirement of insulin and with no effect on blood sugar. Designed to aid weight management and provide metabolic support, this product is gluten, soy, dairy, and yeast free, Non-GMO, and vegan.

Common Sense Seasonal Allergy Relief

ALLERGIESNo one wants to walk around with a daily runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes and these irritating allergy symptoms contribute to a significant amount of lost work and school each year, especially in the spring. Fortunately, there are some easy steps you can take to find relief, the first being to start supporting your body before allergy season is in full bloom as it’s easier to keep the overactive immune system in check before things get bad.

Use all the tools at your disposal.

Before you start self-treating with over-the-counter medications, the most important thing to do first is discuss all of your symptoms with a doctor to determine whether you have allergies and what the underlying causes might be. Then consider your doctor’s recommendations on testing and treatment. Medications alone are helpful for some but often provide little or incomplete relief for others.

An integrative approach explores how conventional therapies such as medications and natural options may work together to help you feel better. This type of approach may include a combination of medications, lifestyle changes (such as new bedding or air filters), and complementary therapies such as nasal rinses and supplements. (Before taking a new supplement, talk with a doctor about the risks and benefits and potential interactions with medications and other supplements.)

Check your environment.

Managing your environment is key when it comes to addressing allergies and doing what you can to minimize exposure to pollen and other irritants. For those who suffer from ragweed allergy (hay fever), symptoms tend to be worse in the late summer and early fall.

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology recommends these measures to minimize exposure:

  • Keep your windows closed at night.
  • If possible, use air conditioning and/or air filters.
  • Try to stay indoors when the pollen counts are at their highest.
  • Avoid or assign heavy pollen exposure tasks such as mowing the lawn or raking leaves to someone else.
  • Consider not letting pets that have been rolling around outside in the grass sleep on furniture such as your bed or the couch.

Check out these great products that may help with your allergy relief:

AllQlear by Integrative Therapeutics Provides Fast-Acting Seasonal Support† AllQlear is a fast acting seasonal support supplement, containing a proprietary blend of quail egg which contains ovomucoids that act as a trypsin inhibitor to support healthy stabilization of mast cells.

ALLER-C is a potent and effective combination formula. Quercetin and Hesperidin (from Citrus Bioflavonoids) have been shown to be two of the most useful and physiologically active flavonoids. This formula can be used for maintaining and supporting proper levels of enzymes and physiologic factors necessary for normal respiratory and sinus function.

AlliHist Relief (previously BioAllergy Plus) is an exciting nutritional product that supports healthy sinus and upper respiratory function. This formula helps the body reduce sensitivity to food, airborne, and contact substances using botanicals and enzymes without the typical sedating effects of antihistamine ingredients.

Progressive Laboratories™ – Featured Brand

ProgressiveLaboratoriesSusan Brown Health and Wellness Editor



Since 1972, Progressive Laboratories™ has striven to develop science-based targeted nutraceuticals formulated to help maximize one’s health and wellness potential. Their passionate commitment to product development applies nutrition science and peer-reviewed scientific literature to produce high quality, synergistic nutrient and botanical formulations. In the creation of their top-of-the-line products, Progressive Laboratories™ utilizes quality-verified raw materials sourced from American and European suppliers. These carefully sourced raw materials undergo detailed analysis to identify and verify their proper potency and purity.

Progressive Laboratories™ adheres to all current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), including quality control procedures and 3rd party NSF certification. All products are manufactured in the U.S.A in their FDA registered facility. Along with these high standards, their quality assurance and control procedures ensure purity, potency, efficacy and clinically measurable improved health outcomes. Progressive Laboratories’™ unique, effective, innovative nutraceutical solutions are available solely through licensed healthcare providers.

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Acidophilus D.R.Acidophilus D.R.™: This popular product provides 2.8 billion CFU per capsule of three strains of delayed release, acid resistant and heat tolerant lactobacillus to allow maximum delivery of organisms to the lower intestinal tract. FOS is included to aid restoration and colonization of beneficial microflora.

B-12 Intrinsic...

B-12 Intrinsic Factor: This product provides vitamin B-12 and folate in highly bioavailable forms, as well as intrinsic factor for absorption support.


Cardio Flow

Cardio-Flow™: This synergistic formula provides vitamins, minerals, botanicals, reduced glutathione, and a proprietary extract blend in support of blood vessel health.


G/C 1000

G/C 1000®: This product supplies vitamin C, manganese, glucosamine HCI, and chondroitin sulfate in support of healthy joint tissues and a proper inflammatory response.


Legs on Edge

Legs on Edge®: This formula provides nutritional support for healthy sleeping patterns, as well as relief of minor pain and occasional leg cramping, discomfort, and the urge to move the legs while resting.


Krill Ultra Powered...

Krill Ultra™: Krill Ultra™ provides omega-3 essential fatty acids in bioavailable phospholipid form with no fishy aftertaste. Eco-harvested from Antarctic krill.