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Pure Encapsulations® – Featured Brand

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For maximum nutritional support with predictable outcomes, count on Pure Encapsulations® to deliver safe and effective results without compromise. As one of the industry’s most trusted brands, Pure Encapsulations® guarantees that the entire process involved in creating their premium researched-based supplements meets unwavering quality standards. This includes raw ingredient sourcing, rigorous manufacturing practices, third party testing, and unrivaled label transparency. Manufactured in Sudbury, Massachusetts in a state-of-the-art FDA-inspected facility, Pure Encapsulations® clinically validated formulas are in total compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).

Pure Encapsulations® consistently delivers desired results, providing the purest and cleanest ingredients necessary to for optimal health and wellness goal attainment. All carefully sourced pure, premium raw ingredients and finished products are third party tested for potency, purity, heavy metals, pesticides and solvents. Their line of unparalleled quality, hypoallergenic, Non-GMO nutritional supplements are free of wheat, gluten, lactose, eggs, peanuts, coatings, and artificial ingredients, as well as unnecessary binders, fillers and preservatives.

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Magnesium (glycinate...Magnesium (glycinate): Rated 5 stars by our customers, this highly bioavailable magnesium provides broad spectrum cardiovascular support for healthy systolic and diastolic function in a form that is less likely to cause bowel discomfort. Magnesium supports energy production, healthy glucose and lipid metabolism, muscle function, mood balance, and the proper functioning of important enzymatic and physiological functions. Hypoallergenic, gluten and soy free, Non-GMO, vegetarian formulation.

B Complex PlusB-Complex Plus: This very popular product contains an exceptional blend of B vitamins in optimal bioavailable forms. Essential for proper nervous system functioning and the maintenance of healthy nerve cells, this comprehensive complex aids carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. Hypoallergenic, gluten and soy free, Non-GMO vegan formulation.

O.N.E. Multivitamin ...O.N.E.™ Multivitamin: This once daily multivitamin and mineral complex provides sustained released CoQ10 and highly bioavailable forms of vitamins A, B, C, D and E. Specific ingredients include antioxidants for free radical protection, and nutrients to support cognitive function, as well as macular, retinal, cellular, and overall health. Hypoallergenic, gluten free, Non-GMO vegetarian formulation.

BCAA CapsulesBCAA Capsules: The branched chain amino acids, leucine, isoleucine and valine, provide nutritional support for athletes and physically active individuals. This supplement is excellent for those seeking optimal lean muscle mass, as well as support for muscle work capacity and recovery. Hypoallergenic, gluten and soy free, Non-GMO, vegetarian formulation.

MSM powderMSM Powder: Another highly rated product, MSM powder supports joint health with 99.7% pure MSM plus elemental sulfur. Patented Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a naturally occurring organic sulfur compound that promotes healthy joints and supports the maintenance of connective tissue health, including keratin and collagen. Hypoallergenic, gluten and soy free, Non-GMO, vegetarian formulation.

Pure Encapsulations® – Featured Brand

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Pure Encapsulations is recognized as an industry leader in the development and manufacture of science-based, hypoallergenic high quality supplements. Pure Encapsulations is dedicated to advancing the research and clinical applications of dietary supplements in the areas of metabolic, cardiovascular, neurological and cognitive health. Their ongoing involvement in current research and clinical trials supports an effort to identify cellular targets and mechanisms that influence health at the genomic level. Their formulations are designed to provide strengths and dosages consistent with clinical experience to optimize the long-term health of even the most sensitive patients.

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Pure Encapsulations ensures that their products contain the highest quality ingredients in their most bioavailable forms. Their extensive 3rd party product testing program includes verification of purity, potency and identity. Full label disclosure ensures products are free of common allergens, binders, excipients and GMO ingredients. Pure Encapsulations® clinically relevant professional formulations are available solely through qualified healthcare professionals.

Based on customer reviews, here are some of our customers’ favorite products from Pure Encapsulations:

Magnesium (glycinate)Magnesium (glycinate) – This popular, 5 star-rated product provides highly bioavailable magnesium chelate along with vitamin C in support of the proper functioning of many important enzymatic and physiological functions, including nutrient and energy metabolism, cardiovascular support and muscle function. Gluten and soy free, Non-GMO vegetarian formulation.

Nutrient 950 without Copper and IronNutrient 950® without Iron – This complete hypoallergenic, nutrient rich formula provides highly bioavailable, activated vitamins, fully chelated minerals, trace elements and cofactors for optimal nutritional support of all body systems. This gentle, well tolerated formula provides a high profile of antioxidants important for cardiovascular, immune and cellular health. Gluten and soy free, Non-GMO vegetarian formulation.

Digestive Enzymes UltraDigestive Enzymes Ultra – This all encompassing, high-strength blend of vegetarian enzymes supports enhanced protein, carbohydrate, fat, fiber and dairy digestion, promoting optimal nutrient bioavailability and absorption and relieving occasional bloating and gas. Gluten and soy free, Non-GMO vegetarian formulation.

Deciphering Magnesium

MagnesiumJacquieIconBy Jacquie Eubanks

Many of us may be aware of the importance of obtaining optimal daily amounts of vitamins and minerals through a healthy diet and supplementation. The importance of magnesium, however, is often overlooked. Poor diet, aging, chronic alcoholism, certain medications and medical conditions, such as diabetes type 2 and gastrointestinal disease, can contribute to low levels of magnesium. And, while a true deficiency is rare, low levels of magnesium are common among the general population. According to the National Institutes of Health, dietary surveys consistently show that intakes of magnesium are lower than the recommended amounts, with senior men and adolescent females the most likely to have lower intakes and therefore inadequate levels of this vital mineral. Although magnesium status is hard to measure, NIH data also shows that those who supplement, rather than rely strictly on food intake, exceed the estimated average requirements (EAR) levels.

In addition to supporting all bodily organs, magnesium is involved in energy production, nervous and immune system functions, protein synthesis, muscle function and contraction, electrolyte balance, cell division and the maintenance of teeth and bones. Certain medical conditions, such as an intestinal virus, can temporarily upset magnesium balance. Prolonged stress, excessive sweating or heavy menstrual periods can result in low magnesium levels as well. Habitually low or inadequate levels of magnesium can lead to an increased risk of illness over time. Symptoms of inadequate magnesium might include loss of appetite, fatigue or headaches. Symptoms of deficiency may include abnormal heart rhythms, muscle cramps, restless leg syndrome or fibromyalgia. The good news – diets with higher amounts of magnesium are associated with lower risks of diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, migraine headaches and osteoporosis.

In order to provide slightly different health benefits, magnesium supplements come in a variety of forms. For magnesium supplements to be utilized, magnesium must be bound to another transporting substance. As always, supplement quality depends upon the nutrient bioavailability, assurance that the body can easily assimilate and utilize the benefits contained therein. While B complex vitamins, specifically B6, aid in the absorption of magnesium into the cells, it’s also important to note that magnesium, calcium, vitamin K2 and vitamin D work synergistically. To maintain good health, make sure you are getting adequate amounts of all essential vitamins and minerals each day.

Some of the most well absorbed forms of magnesium include:

Magnesium citrate – This very common and easily absorbed form of magnesium/citric acid combination is most often used for its laxative effects.

Magnesium glycinate – Considered ideal for correcting deficiencies, this chelated form of magnesium provides high levels of bioavailability, absorption and intestinal tolerance.

Magnesium taurate – This form of magnesium combines magnesium with the amino acid taurine, a blend that helps to calm the body and mind. Magnesium taurate may help to improve cardiac muscle function and aid in reducing blood pressure and stabilizing nerve cells.

Magnesium aspartate – This well absorbed form combines magnesium and potassium aspartate for a positive effect on cellular energy production.

Magnesium malate – Less well known than other forms, magnesium combined with malate can help improve ATP energy production and may help to reduce muscle pain.

Following are some customer favorite high quality magnesium supplements:

Magnesium Citrate (M234)

Magnesium Citrate (M234) by Thorne Research – Rated 5 stars by our customers, this product provides highly absorbable magnesium in combination with citric acid. Gluten, soy and dairy free, Non-GMO vegetarian formula.


Magnesium GlycinateMag Glycinate by Kirkman Labs – This highly absorbable and easy-to-digest formula promotes relaxation and restful sleep. Gluten, dairy and soy free formula.



Magnesium MalateMagnesium Malate by Vinco – An excellent form of bioavailable magnesium combined with malic acid and thiamine to help reduce muscle soreness and fatigue.



Magnesium (aspartate)Magnesium (aspartate) by Pure Encapsulations – This highly bioavailable magnesium chelate supports energy production and the metabolism and utilization of many essential nutrients. Gluten and soy free, Non-GMO vegetarian formula.


Magnesium Taurate 400 (83071)Magnesium Taurate 400 (83071) by Douglas Labs – This fully reacted magnesium taurate complex supports cardiovascular and bone health. Gluten, soy and dairy free, vegetarian formula.


Although excess amounts of magnesium are processed and excreted through the kidneys, excessive amounts are never recommended. Should you have any questions about magnesium supplementation, please consult a healthcare professional before beginning any supplement program.

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