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Allergy Research Group® – Featured Brand

AllergyResearchGroupSusan Brown Health and Wellness Editor



Since 1979, Allergy Research Group® has formulated high quality cutting-edge hypoallergenic nutritional supplements. Their line of unique proprietary science-based products are formulated to support optimal wellness. With decades of experience behind them, their in-house research and development team works with certified manufacturers to develop technologies that maximize product delivery, absorption and efficacy. Products are manufactured under FDA regulated cGMP strict quality standards. These include third party testing of all raw materials and finished products, as well as shelf life expiration testing to ensure freshness, consistency and potency.

Allergy Research Group® utilizes pure raw materials, and whenever possible, the lowest allergy potential natural ingredients. Their clinically researched and branded ingredients are free of all common allergens, specifically wheat, corn, soy, gluten, yeast, dairy, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, and peanuts. Many very sensitive individuals who react to supplements in general are able to tolerate Allergy Research Group® hypoallergenic formulas. All ingredients, both active and inactive, are fully disclosed on every product label. Allergy Research Group’s formulas are available solely through healthcare practitioners.

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200 mg of Zen200 mg of Zen: This best selling product provides a blend of L-theanine and GABA, ingredients that promote calmness and relaxation without sedative effects. L-theanine, a plant based amino acid found in green tea, helps improve sleep quality, calms the central nervous system and helps counteract the effects of daily stress. GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, functions as a calming agent, supporting optimal brain function while relieving anxiousness. Hypoallergenic formulation.


Biotin 5000Biotin 5000: Water soluble vitamin B7 aids the metabolism of fats, sugars and amino acids. It is crucial for the utilization of glucose and fatty acids for energy production as well as the synthesis of protein from amino acids. Additionally, Biotin 5000 supports the health of skin, hair and nails. Gluten free, hypoallergenic formulation.


Buffered Vitamin C...Buffered Vitamin C: This top seller provides highly pure ascorbic acid buffered with calcium and magnesium carbonates. Each serving delivers 1000 mg of vitamin C as ascorbic acid. With cold and flu season on the horizon, it’s a good time to ramp up antioxidant defenses.


L-LysineL-Lysine: This hypoallergenic free form essential amino acid aids calcium absorption, bone remodeling, and the formation of collagen found in cartilage and connective tissue, as well as skin and hair. Highly pure, well tolerated hypoallergenic formulation.


DIM® Enhanced...DIM Enhanced Delivery System: This unique formulation provides pure diindolylmethane as BioResponse DIM®, a highly stable bioavailable indole found in broccoli, cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables. BioResponse DIM® requires no conversion, is easily absorbed and may help to promote the regulation of healthy estrogen metabolism.

Say Yes to Mushrooms

YesToMushroomsJacquie Eubanks RN BSNAnthropologists, who studied the dental tartar found on the ancient teeth of a prehistoric woman who lived and died 18,700 years ago, discovered microscopic traces of pine pollen, seeds and meat, as well as several species of mushroom spores. These findings shed new light on the stone age diet, revealing that mushrooms have been a food source for many thousands of years. Valued by ancient Greeks, Romans and Chinese for their culinary uses and health promoting properties, mushrooms remain a highly regarded delicacy savored for their unique flavor and nutritional content. Mushrooms provide selenium, potassium, riboflavin, niacin, fatty acids, proteins, amino acids, fiber and vitamins C, D and E. Found in many international cuisines, fungi are also utilized to make cheese, alcohol, beer and bread.

In addition, many species are recognized for their nutraceutical properties, including immune system enhancement, cholesterol lowering agents, and bioactive, antibacterial and anti-tumor compounds. As a result, certain mushroom species in whole and dried form are used to promote wellness. Perhaps more importantly, fungi are widely utilized in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Amoxicillin, a semi-synthetic penicillin, three prescription anti-cholesterol statins, and the immunosuppressant drug cyclosporin are all derived from fungi. The discovery of fungi’s antibacterial properties, and hence the development of penicillin, cemented the value of mushroom’s germ-killing lifesaving power.

Today, not less than five top antibiotics are produced from fungi. The wide spread use of statin medications to control heart disease by removing cholesterol complexes from blood vessels, effectively reduces the risk of heart attacks, strokes and diabetes. Cyclosporin, a fungal anti-rejection metabolite, is widely used after bone marrow or organ transplants. By binding to certain proteins, cyclosporin suppresses the proliferation of T-cells, thereby preventing rejection of transplant tissue. As a result of their evidence-based synergistic biological properties, medicinal mushroom extracts or powders are widely utilized for health maintenance, the prevention and treatment of diseases, and the alleviation of oxidative stress.

In addition to their nutritional components, numerous bioactive polysaccharides appear to enhance innate and cell-mediated immune responses. Identified bioactive compounds have been shown to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antiparasitic, anticholesterolemic, antidiabetic and immunomodulating properties, as well as cardio- and hepatoprotective effects. Medicinal mushroom species include chaga, reishi, turkey tail, shiitake, lion’s mane and cordyceps. Combining multiple medicinal mushrooms when supplementing can increase their potent and synergistic effects.

Antioxidant activity – Cellular free radical damage contributes to increased risk of illness and chronic disease. Dietary antioxidants help to counter adverse health effects. Reishi, cordyceps and chaga medicinal mushrooms are known to possess strong antioxidant properties and may significantly increase total antioxidant capacity.

Immune system function – Chaga, reishi and shiitake mushrooms contain immunomodulating properties that support the production of two important immune system components, natural killer cells and macrophages.

Glycemic control – Polysaccharides, or beta-glucans, found in maitake mushrooms, have been shown to help regulate blood glucose and insulin levels. Maitake glycoproteins may also improve insulin sensitivity in insulin resistant individuals.

Cognitive function – Lion’s mane’s long history of use in Traditional Chinese medicine is due to its neuroprotective compounds that stimulate healthy cell-signaling and support neuronal growth, maintenance and survival. Lion’s mane may also support concentration and cognition, as well as healthy mood.

Exercise performance – Cordyceps increases metabolic efficiency, increasing blood flow and enhancing endurance. Cordyceps may improve stamina in athletic performance by stimulating the production of ATP, the main source of cellular energy.

Professional Supplement Center carries these and other high quality medicinal mushroom supplements:

Lion's Mane ...Lion’s Mane by Organic Mushroom Nutrition: This 100% organic single ingredient formula supports cognition, focus, creativity and mood, as well as the growth and normal function of nerve cells. Gluten, sugar and soy free, Non-GMO fermented vegan formulation.

M/R/S Mushroom...M/R/S Mushroom Formula by Pure Encapsulations®: TM/R/S Mushroom Formula by Pure Encapsulationshis dynamic blend of Maitake, Reishi, and Shiitake is formulated with whole plant bodies for optimal immune health and broad spectrum physiological support. Gluten and soy free, Non-GMO, hypoallergenic, vegetarian formulation.

ChagaChaga by Organic Mushroom Nutrition: Highly revered for its anti-aging properties, this 100% organic legendary mushroom is a natural adaptogen that provides high levels of antioxidants in support of metabolic balance. Gluten and soy free, Non-GMO, hypoallergenic, vegetarian formulation.

Cordyceps 750 mgCordyceps 750 mg by Now Foods: Traditionally used for its energizing, adaptogenic, and free radical scavenging properties, Cordyceps mushrooms have numerous bioactive constituents. Cordyceps 750 is formulated to support a healthy immune response and promote normal vascular function. Gluten, soy, and dairy free, Non-GMO, organic, kosher, vegan formulation.

Super ShiitakeSuper Shiitake by Mushroom Wisdom: This synergistic formulation combines shiitake and maitake mushrooms with vitamin C in support of healthy immune and liver function, healthy cholesterol levels and overall wellness. Free of gluten, soy, wheat, dairy, preservatives and artificial ingredients.

Lion's Mane Memory...Lion’s Mane Memory & Nerve Support by Host Defense®: USA grown 100% organic Lion’s Mane provides cerebral and nervous system support, promoting mental clarity, focus and memory. Gluten free, Non-GMO vegetarian formulation.


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Elaborate ‘Red Lady’ Grave Yields Secrets of Ice Age Culture. https://www.livescience.com/50274-red-lady-burial-site.html

Advanced Naturals – Featured Brand

AdvancedNaturalsSusan Brown Health and Wellness Editor

Since 1999, Advanced Naturals has focused on innovation and proven science to formulate powerful effective supplements for digestive wellness and overall health support. Their unique professional formulations include probiotics, fiber, digestive aids, enzymes and internal cleanses that address a broad range of digestive concerns, such as dysbiosis, inadequate nutrient breakdown and gastro-immune balance. Advanced Naturals’ comprehensive quality standards encompass careful analysis of raw materials and systematic testing of finished products to ensure label accuracy and ingredient potency through the expiration date. All products are formulated with active ingredients for optimal absorption and utilization. Advanced Naturals™ is committed to providing natural supplements manufactured without artificial ingredients, preservatives or unnecessary excipients.

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Super Critical OmegaSuper Critical Omega™: This maximum strength, burp-free, enteric coated once daily fish oil supplement provides 1,045 mg of omega-3’s and 1,500 IUs of bioavailable vitamin D per softgel. Essential fatty acids may support joint comfort, healthy mood and proper immune function, as well as a healthy inflammatory response and cardiovascular wellness. Gluten, dairy and soy free. Purified and third party tested for PCBs, dioxins, heavy metals and pesticides.

DigestMax UltraDigestMax™ Ultra: This ultra-strength advanced plant enzyme formula specifically targets difficult digestion and the breakdown of proteins, carbohydrates, fats and starches. A full spectrum digestive aid supplement, this product combines multiple enzyme strains for increased potency over a broad pH range in the digestive tract. DigestMax™ Ultra aids nutrient absorption and helps relieve gas, indigestion and bloating. No artificial ingredients.

Organic Triple...Organic Triple FiberMax Powder: This pleasant tasting powdered supplement promotes healthy digestion and regularity and relieves occasional constipation with a natural balance of organic flaxseed, oat, acacia and prebiotic fibers. Dairy and soy free. USDA Organic and  Non-GMO Verified.

Gas ReliefGas Relief™: Taken along with meals, fast-acting Gas Relief™ helps to eliminate gas and bloating by providing specific plant enzymes that assist with the digestion of gas-forming and hard to digest foods, such as beans, whole grains and complex carbohydrates. Gluten, dairy and artificial ingredient free. No binders or fillers.

Ultimate FloraMax...Ultimate FloraMax™ Total Woman Care 90 Billion: Formulated specifically for women’s diverse needs, this high-potency formula provides probiotic strains known to support digestive, immune, vaginal and urinary tract health. Certain strains target both the large and small intestines for healthy digestion and complete nutrient absorption. Gluten, dairy and soy free. No artificial ingredients.