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Oregon’s Wild Harvest – Featured Brand

Oregons Wild HarvestSusan Brown Health and Wellness Editor

Established in 1994, Oregon’s Wild Harvest offers a line of Non-GMO, Certified Organic, scientifically validated herbal supplements. Focusing on the synergistic activity of whole plant ingredients, therapeutic herbs are harvested at peak potency, ensuring the maximum effectiveness of the naturally occurring compounds. Once harvested, herbs are immediately processed into extracts or carefully dried under optimum conditions. Meticulous USDA Certified Organic and Demeter Certified Biodynamic® standards for processing ensure and verify that every product is 100% pure and naturally effective.

Utilizing regenerative agricultural practices Oregon’s Wild Harvest® strives to grow all raw materials on their expansive farm in Central Oregon. Medicinal plants that only grow and thrive in their native environment are responsibly soured worldwide from trusted organic suppliers and wild-crafters. Well-qualified botanists, scientists and chemists conduct in-house testing at every stage of processing to ensure the quality, purity, safety, identity and potency of all plant materials, as well as to confirm the absence of bacteria, yeast, mold, microbials, heavy metals, pesticides, unhealthy toxins and excessive moisture.

Extensively researched for therapeutic activity, Oregon’s Wild Harvest synergistic formulas are designed for maximum benefit. From plant to bottle, their hands on approach allows for complete control over every formula ensuring the presence of naturally balanced, bioavailable  active plant constituents. As part of their overall mission, Oregon’s Wild Harvest partners with academic institutions to scientifically research, expand and share technical knowledge of the medicinal properties of herbs.

To see the line of products from Oregon’s Wild Harvest, please visit professionalsupplementcenter.com

Milk ThistleMilk Thistle: Traditionally utilized and clinically demonstrated to promote healthy liver function, Milk Thistle offers 1500 mg per serving of beneficial, organically grown, maximum potency milk thistle seed extract standardized to 80% silymarin. Free of gluten, wheat, dairy, peanuts, soy and corn allergens. No fillers or excipients. Non-GMO formulation.

AshwagandhaAshwagandha: An elite and powerful rejuvenating adaptogenic herb, ashwagandha has been used traditionally in Ayurvedic medicine to promote balance and provide nourishing and calming stress support. Extensively studied, ashwagandha has been shown to promote healthy levels of cortisol, as well as help regulate a healthy inflammatory processes in response to stress. Free of dairy, wheat, gluten, peanuts, soy and corn allergens. Certified organic, Non-GMO formulation.

True Cinnamon ...“True” Cinnamon (Ceylon): A customer favorite, each serving of “True” Cinnamon provides 900 mg of optimum potency, certified organic cinnamon bark in support of normal healthy digestion and antioxidant defense. No additional ingredients. Free of dairy, wheat, gluten, peanuts, soy and corn allergens. Non-GMO formulation.

TurmericTurmeric: This product supplies freshly milled, certified organic turmeric rhizome standardized to provide enhanced levels of active curcuminoids. Turmeric’s antioxidant properties provide protective nutritional support for cardiovascular, joint, liver and overall health. The addition of BioPerine® improves absorption and increases the bioavailability of the curcuminoid constituents. Free of dairy, wheat, gluten, peanuts, soy and corn allergens. Non-GMO formulation.

Rebel Herbs – Featured Brand

RebelHerbsSusan Brown Health and Wellness Editor

Professional Supplement Center now carries Rebel Herbs, a line of patented holistic professional formulations that deliver the wisdom of nature in its truest form. Their mission has always been to bring a simpler and more usable Ayurveda to the world by utilizing ethical practices and the mindful pursuit of a fully sustainable operation under the Fair for Life program. Rebel Herbs, the U.S. division of Nisarga Biotech Group, combines patient focused Ayurvedic herbal formulas with organic agriculture and a modern proprietary extraction method to create a balanced Rasayana approach to wellness that is beneficial for all body types.

The entire line of products is made exclusively from herbs and spices that come from their own truly sustainable and certified organic farms, or are purchased at a fair price from local certified organic Indian family farms. Their proprietary supercritical CO2 and hydrophilic extraction processes allow for delivery of the complete array of phytonutrients in pure concentrated form. No chemical solvents or high temperatures are used in this process, ensuring optimal stability and a full spectrum of compounds. By recycling the CO2 used and avoiding the use of chemical solvents, Rebel Herbs is committed to supporting a healthy planet for future generations. Products are manufactured in an cGMP certified, FDA inspected facility supported by an independent Quality Assurance Department to monitor all processes.

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#76 Digestaid#76 Digestade: Digestade is formulated with a combination of traditional Ayurvedic herbs in support of healthy digestion. Vegetarian capsule. No synthetic additives or animal ingredients.

 

#11 NuroSteady#11 NuroSteady: Formulated to promote calm and focus, this combination of Ayurvedic herbs helps to support focused mental clarity, normal attention span, and healthy cognitive function.

 

#33 Jointade#33 Jointade: This combination of Ayurvedic herbs is formulated to help maintain a normal pain and inflammation response throughout the body. Vegetarian capsule. No synthetic additives or animal ingredients.

 

#45 StamiMax#45 StamiMax: Formulated for male sexual health, StamiMax provides traditional Ayurvedic herbs in support of normal stamina, energy, and general wellbeing. No synthetic additives or animal ingredients.

 

#52 SensuMax#52 SensuMax: Formulated for a healthy female libido, SensuMax provides traditional Ayurvedic herbs in support of normal energy, libido, and general wellbeing. No synthetic additives or animal ingredients.

 

Turmeric +Turmeric +: Curcuma longa extract has been used traditionally in Ayurveda for whole body support. This formula includes piper nigrum extract for added bioavailability. No synthetic additives or animal ingredients.

 

Lifestyle Tips for Healthy Liver Function

HealthyLiverJacquie Eubanks RN BSN

It’s common knowledge that everything we eat and drink moves through the digestive system. But did you know that everything we ingest, including nutrients, medications, and toxic substances, must be processed by the liver before anything can be utilized, altered, stored, detoxified, or eliminated by the body? A healthy diet and lifestyle helps to support this hard working, often underrated, but vitally important organ that plays a central role in metabolic homeostasis. Second only to the brain in its list of essential bodily functions, the liver is the lone organ that can regenerate and return to normal function if damaged or partially removed.

Each organ plays a role in maintaining homeostasis, or a balanced, at-rest state of the body. While the body’s detoxification system includes the lungs, the skin, the digestive system and the kidneys, the liver is the body’s major detoxification center. In addition to the chemicals we inhale, apply to our bodies, or ingest; the liver must filter bio-toxic metabolites, or waste by-products, produced by the body throughout every metabolic pathway.

Extremely important to energy production, the liver is tasked with carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism, transforming amino acids from proteins, producing bile for fat digestion and absorption, and releasing a steady flow of glucose from carbohydrates. Liver cells regulate blood glucose concentrations within a narrow, normal range. As an indispensable fuel for all cells and organs, a constant and steady supply of glucose must be maintained; while at the same time, health damaging elevated glucose levels must be controlled. As blood sugar levels fall, the liver releases newly synthesized or stored glucose. Working in tandem with insulin, when blood sugar is high, the liver converts and stores glucose to be utilized as needed.

The liver is known to perform hundreds of crucial functions, including the synthesis of cholesterol, phospholipids, non-essential amino acids, and blood plasma proteins, as well as immune and clotting factors. It regulates blood clotting and blood levels of amino acids; processes hemoglobin and stores iron; and converts ammonia, a byproduct of protein metabolism, to urea for excretion; all the while cleansing the blood of toxic substances and byproducts.

High cholesterol, high blood pressure, insulin resistance, abdominal obesity, diabetes, and excessive alcohol consumption are high risk factors for developing liver disease. Since it is always preferable to prevent rather than treat disease, it makes good sense to take steps that support liver health.

The American Liver Foundation recommends:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight to avoid the accumulation of liver fat that can lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
  • Eating a well balance diet, high in fiber, low in refined carbs and sugar, and moderate in good fats from fish, nuts and seeds.
  • Exercising regularly to burn triglycerides for fuel and reduce liver fat.
  • Using alcohol responsibly to avoid damage to liver cells.
  • Carefully following medication directions, including the use of over-the-counter medications, such as pain relievers, that have been shown to be detrimental to liver health when used indiscriminately.
  • Practicing safe sex to reduce the risk of contracting hepatitis B and C.
  • Avoiding toxic chemicals found in household products, insecticides and personal hygiene products.

Foods and supplements that provide nutritional support for liver health and function include the following:

Garlic supplies allicin and selenium, powerful nutrients that aid the detoxication process.

Green tea contains catechins, antioxidants from plants that promote proper liver function and protect against toxin and liver fat accumulation.

Dark leafy greens contain cleansing compounds that help to neutralize pesticides, herbicides and heavy metals.

Avocado is rich in glutathione-producing compounds that actively promote liver health and boost its cleansing powers.

Walnuts are rich in healthy fats, l-arginine, and glutathione, which aid the liver in detoxifying ammonia.

Turmeric provides curcuminoids, powerful anti-inflammatory compounds; and helps to maintain a healthy liver by boosting bile and enzyme production, protecting against toxic damage, and improving overall function.

NAC or N-acetylcysteine is tapped to synthesize glutathione, a powerful antioxidant utilized throughout the body.

Alpha lipoic acid has been shown to have hepatic-protective benefits.

Silymarin has been used traditionally for centuries as a natural treatment for liver health and is commonly known as milk thistle.

Professional Supplement Center offers these and other high quality formulations in support of healthy liver function and overall health:

NAC 600 mgNAC by Integrative Therapeutics®: This well absorbed formula provides 600 mg of N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine per serving in support of antioxidant protection and glutathione production. Free of gluten, wheat, soy, dairy, yeast, preservatives, and artificial ingredients.

 

Garlic ForceGarlic Force™ by New Chapter: This pure and potent garlic extract with complementary herbs delivers beneficial whole food nutrients in support of free radical protection and cardiovascular health. Naturally gluten free, Non-GMO formulation.

Curcumin 500 with...Curcumin 500 with Bioperine® by Pure Encapsulations®: Formulated to support the body’s natural inflammatory response and promote healthy liver, colon, musculoskeletal and cellular function, this product supplies turmeric, standardized to contain 95% curcuminoids, and Bioperine ®, a black pepper extract that enhances bioavailability and absorption. Gluten and soy free, Non-GMO vegetarian formulation.

Alpha Lipoic Acid...Alpha Lipoic Acid by 200 mg by Pure Encapsulations®: This multi-functional and versatile nutrient offers free radical protection, and provides support for nerve health, cardiovascualar function, and glucose metabolism. Gluten and soy free, Non-GMO vegetarian formulation.

Silymarin / Milk...Silymarin/Milk Thistle Extract by Douglas Laboratories: The natural protective and regenerative properties of silymarin have been shown to support and enhance normal liver function, as well as the repair and replacement of damaged cells. Free of wheat, gluten, soy, yeast, dairy and artificial ingredients.

References:
The role of the liver in metabolic homeostasis: implications for inborn errors of metabolism. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1749209
Anatomy and Function of the Human Liver. http://www.innerbody.com/image_digeov/card10-new2.html
Liver: Anatomy and Functions. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/liver_biliary_and_pancreatic_disorders/liver_anatomy_and_functions_85,P00676/
How does the liver work? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0072577/
Metabolic Functions of the Liver. http://www.vivo.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/digestion/liver/metabolic.html
The Liver Lowdown. http://www.liverfoundation.org/education/liverlowdown/ll1013/13ways/
Quantifying the Contribution of the Liver to Glucose Homeostasis. http://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002577