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25th, Life Force, L-Norvaline, CLA, Eufloura Vital Energetics

September 2007 - Print | Index

Hello from Vitamin Express. We have Specials, New Products and Information. We hope you enjoy this newsletter and Thank You for shopping with us! Please check out our 25th Anniversary Celebration Flyer (PDF, 500 kilobytes).

Source Naturals' Back-to-School Special

Source Naturals has a great deal for back to school basics! Now, for a limited time, Source Naturals offers you these indispensable, daily health-enhancing supplements in a special double-pack. Buy one bottle of Life Force and get a bottle of ArcticPure Ultra-Potency softgels free!

Life Force Multiple No Iron and ArcticPure Ultra-Potency Omega-3 Fish Oil are perfect companions in the SystemiCare™ health care program. Life Force provides foundational support for any daily health regimen. And ArcticPure Ultra-Potency Fish Oil is a mega-potent Omega-3 fish oil supplement, providing benefits for your heart, brain, joints, immunity and cardiovascular systems.

Life Force™ Multiple Bio-Aligned™ Formula

  • Addresses all 12 of the deep dozen SystemiCare metabolic systems identified by Source Naturals as critical to optimal health.
  • Silver Medal winner in the 2007 Vity Awards.
  • New and Improved! Additional ingredients include green tea extract, lycopene, lutein, astaxanthin, gamma E, R-lipoic acid, tocotrienols, rutin, quercetin, plus higher potencies of grapeseed and turmeric, and a higher ratio of beta carotene to vitamin A palmitate.

ArcticPure™ Ultra Potency Omega-3 Fish Oil

  • EPA & DHA for Heart, Joints, and Immunity
  • Supports healthy brain function and mood
  • Provides cardiovascular support
  • Supports eye and retinal health
  • Supports the immune system
  • A potent 850 mg of Omega-3's per softgel
  • Molecularly distilled for outstanding purity
Wellness Colloidal Silver TwinPack 2oz + 2oz
Reg. $33.96
Special $16.95
Bromelain 600GDU-GM 500mg ValuePack 120 + 60 Tabs
Reg. $21.23
Special $13.95

CLA and PS100 from Jarrow

One possible reason that obesity was less prevalent in the United States in 1950 was that fifty years ago, cows ate grass. Through the regular consumption of beef and dairy fats, people naturally obtained Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), an important fatty acid. Nowadays, most cattle eat grain-based feeds. According to dairy scientist Larry Satter, dairy cattle that feed on grain, hay, and silage have as little as 20% the amount of CLA in their milk as do cattle that graze. Americans who still eat beef and dairy are receiving severely reduced amounts of CLA. (Dairy Forage Research Center in Madison, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 53706)

Another study confirms the weight-loss benefits of taking supplemental CLA. Published in the International Journal of Obesity (Volume 25, Issue 8, August 2001), it shows that CLA reduces abdominal fat among men classified as abdominally obese. The study participants taking CLA lost an average of one inch from their waistlines in a four-week period. The effective amount was 4.2 grams of CLA per day, in divided doses. And interestingly, none of the participants changed their eating or exercise habits during the trial period. (The International Journal of Obesity,

This result supports an earlier study, published in December 2000, in which CLA reduced body fat and preserved muscle mass. Additionally, according to Mary Shomon, the thyroid expert, CLA has other benefits, including increasing the metabolic rate, enhancing muscle growth, lowering cholesterol, lowering insulin resistance, and reducing food-induced allergic reactions.


Jarrow Formulas CLA 750 90 softgels $25.95 $22.05.

Phosphatidyl Serine (PS) plays an important role in the neurotransmitter systems of the brain. In 23 peer-reviewed studies, more than half of which were double-blind, PS was shown to have substantial benefits to learning and memory.

PS is not common in the food supply and has been used for people over the age of 50 or for damaged brain cells due to disease, alcohol, drug use, pollution, and for epilepsy. PS maintains nerve connections (synapses) in the brain, and various higher mental activities. PS is important for nerve cell differentiation, activation and renewal, neurotransmitter production and release, and maintaining electrical current flows in and between cells.

NOW Products

Alpha-lipoic acid is a remarkable metabolic antioxidant readily transported through cellular membranes and used to help recycle other antioxidants. This means when Vitamin E neutralizes lipid peroxidation it is recycled back again to its active form by lipoic acid. It does a similar task with Vitamin C.

Playing a role in both water soluble and oil soluble antioxidants, lipoic acid also acts as a catalyst and chelator. In Europe it is used for detoxification of heavy metal poisoning, may help reduce atheroclerosis, the bad effects of diabetes and oxidative stress. It appears to exert a protective effect against the formation of cataracts.

Research indicates that lipoic acid prevents HIV replication. It has the ability to protect the genetic material, DNA, in the cell nucleus and protect NF kappa-B in the cytosol and most important bolster cellular glutathione levels in the system and in lymphocytes. The results are protection of the cells. Alpha Lipoic Acid 600mg 60 Vcaps $35.99 $28.80

L-Norvaline is a modified form of the branched-chain amino acid, Valine. Studies have suggested that L-Norvaline can promote increases in muscle strength, growth and endurance by blocking the activity of arginase—an enzyme that inhibits the formation of nitric oxide within the body. Restricting the body’s natural production of arginase frees the nitric oxide pathways, resulting in a greater supply of arginine. With more arginine at its disposal, the body ultimately has more of the raw materials needed to convert L-Norvaline into nitric oxide. The end result is greater post-workout pumps, increased vasodilatation, and greatly improved blood flow to heavily trained muscles. L-Norvaline 200mg 90 Vcaps $29.98 $23.95

CoQ10 60mg + Omega-3 60 softgels
Reg. $25.79
SALE $16.95
Pure Lanolin 7 oz
Reg. $6.99
SALE $5.95
CoQ10 600mg 60 softgels
Reg. $99.99
SALE $74.50

Introducing Vitamin Express’ Exclusive New Product: Vital Energetics

Suppliers often decide to stop making a product because it sold slowly. When we think the product is fantastic we go to the manufacturer to get it produced for us. That’s how we got Vital Energetics. It is all-herbal, developed and manufactured by one of the most committed manufacturers in the herbal industry to the very highest FDA cGMP-compliant and USDA certified organic quality standards. Vital Energetics is the ultimate tonic and tonal agent. It is composed of:

Indian Gooseberry Extract (Emblica officinalis) is one of Nature’s highest source of natural Vitamin C. It is an adaptogen which normalizes body function, balances the neuroendocrine system and improves immunity. In Ayurvedic medicine it is a rasayana tonic considered to promote longevity, and is especially good for the heart and the lungs, helping to fight chronic lung problems as well as upper respiratory infections.

Eleuthero Root Solid (Eleutherococcus senticosus) aids the immune system, improves mood and is especially used in endurance sports to aid performance, improve resistance to stress and increase mental alertness. It is an adaptogen enhancing immune function, reduceing cortisol levels and inflammatory response. In human studies Eleuthero has been successfully used to aid the treatment of bone marrow suppression caused by chemotherapy or radiation. It is no longer marketed as Siberian Ginseng, although it has similar properties to Panax Ginseng, because it is in a different genus or family of herbs.

Gotu Kola Leaf and Root (Centella asiatica) is another Ayurvedic medicinal herb used in that tradition to improve memory and concentration, mental and physical endurance and strengthen the vascular system. It is considered a circulatory stimulant, diuretic, and an aid in decreasing capillary fragility.

Ginkgo Leaf (Ginkgo biloba) improves circulation to the brain, organs and small capillaries. It stimulates oxygenation and protects against oxidative cell damage from free radicals. The Ginkgo tree (also called maidenhair tree, fossil tree, or temple tree) is one of the oldest living plant species on earth, its lifespan measured in centuries rather than years.

Ashwagandha Root (Withania somnifera) is an an adaptogen and rasayana in Ayurvedic medicine used in that tradition for aiding sexual fluids, rejuvenating muscle tissues, and treating chronic exhaustion.

Chinese Fo-Ti Root (Polygonum multiflorum) in Traditional Chinese Medicine is used to tonify the kidneys, balance a fragile yin, aid bone strength and hair color, and protect the skin from harmful sun damage. It contains a strong antioxidant from glycosides similar to resveratrol. It has a gentle laxative effect.

Fresh Wild Oats Milky Seed (Avena sativa) is rich in nutrients including silicon, manganese, zinc, calcium, phosphorus and Vitamins A, B1, B2 and E. It acts as a nervine aiding the easing of tension. It strengthens and supports the nervous system and as a tonic promotes energy and helps reduce over-excitability. It is considered an aid in sexual health, helping detoxification, and a deterrent for smoking.

Prickly Ash Bark (Xanthoxylum clava-herculis) Native Americans valued Prickly Ash Bark as a remedy for upset stomach, sore throats, aching muscles and skin infections.  Eclectic physicians in the United States at the end of the nineteenth century continued the traditional uses of Prickly Ash Bark, primarily due to its stimulating effect on the lymphatic system, circulation and mucous membranes.

Hawthorn Berry Solid Extract (Crataegus spp.) Hawthorn berries have been known as a natural gentle heart tonic for centuries and has even been called "food for the heart." It is used as an aid to support healthy circulation, maintain healthy blood pressure and healthy blood vessels. It aids relaxing and dilating arteries thereby increasing blood flow. It also is used as an aid for digestion and sleeplessness due to nervous tension.
Rosehips Solid Extract (Rosa canina) is high in nutrition especially recognized as a source of Vitamin C and bioflavonoids.. It also contains Vitamin E, K, B vitamins such as riboflavin and folate. Plus it is a source for carotenoid pigments, plant sterols, and a very high level of anthocyanins, tocotrienols, catechins and other polyphenolics.

This is in a Blend of Sea Vegetation, Vegetable Glycerin, 25-35% Grain Alcohol USP and Spring Water.

Vital Energetics is offered only in liquid form. The herbs immediately send signals throughout the body. It has a bitter/sweet and complex taste.

Here are a couple testimonials:

Final exam time and studied all-night, so just exhausted, and looked really bad- pale and my face drooping. Took one tablespoon of Vital Energetics and twenty minutes later actually looked normal and felt back to normal. - R. F. Berkeley, CA
(Please Note: the recommended dosage is ½ teaspoon of extract with a small amount of water, two to three times per day 30 minutes before eating, preferably on an empty stomach.)

I tried Vital Energetics because I had not found anything to pull me out of my low energy slump. I felt something from the beginning– nothing too dramatic and not too stimulating, but after a couple months of use I felt and looked like a different person. What a change it made in my attitude and energy.- N. R. San Francisco.

September Anniversary Special!

Vital Energetics 4 oz. Reg. $44.95 SALE $27.95
Vital Energetics 8 oz. Reg. $69.95 SALE $46.95


Take a look at our Specials page to see what's on sale for the month of September, and check out our Quarterly Flyer (PDF file, 180 kilobytes) for products on sale through the end of September.

The BEST of health to you!
Michael LeVesque, President

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products listed in this newsletter are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult with your physician before taking any of these products.