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Discount Code! Jarrow Ubiquinol CoQ10, Super Specials, Calcium Controversy, Vitamin E, Professor Health & Mushrooms- Lion's Mane

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  • One of the LOWEST PRICES anywhere for CoQ10 Ubiquinol from Jarrow. This is one of the most important nutrient supplements- a link to our report on Ubiquinol for cellular energy and protection. Get double the sizes for  less than the MSRP of the smaller sizes. LARGE size SPECIAL is Too Low To Show! for 100mg or 200mg!

Ubiquinol QH-Absorb 100mgQH-Absorb 100 mg 120 softgels   Ubiquinol QH-Absorb 200mgQH-Absorb 200 mg 60 softgels

  • Here are the new VE Super Specials good until August 31st, 2011! With other discounts we offer, these prices become even lower! We keep adding Super Specials to our website- there are now more than 150 of them.

B-Right Complex
Odor-free B Complex

100 vcap
MSRP $15.95 $12.75

Alpha Lipoic Sustain 300
Super Anti-oxidant

60 Tabs
MSRP $24.95 $19.95

Memory & Focus

120 Caps
MSRP $49.95 $39.95

Jarro-dophilus EPS
5 billion probiotics

60 Caps
MSRP $21.95 $17.55

SAM-e 400mg
Joint health

30 Tabs
MSRP $39.95 $31.95

Curcumin 95
500mg Antioxidant

120 Caps
MSRP $38.95 $31.15

 Since 1977, Jarrow Formulas’ goal is to promote optimal health with high quality, effective, affordable and “cutting edge” formulations, which are based on sound scientific research data. A great company!

L-Tyrosine 500mg
Mood & Appetite

120 Caps
MSRP $14.99 $9.75

Biotin 5000mcg
Hair & Gut Health

60 Vcaps
MSRP $9.99 $6.50

Liquid Joint Support

16 oz.
MSRP $19.99 $12.95

L-Glutamine 500mg
Brain & Gut Health

120 Caps
MSRP $14.99 $9.75

Evening Primrose Oil
500mg D-GLA

100 Softgels
MSRP $9.99 $6.50

Stevia Extract
Safe & Sweet

100 Packets
MSRP $8.99 $5.85

Started in 1968 NOW is one of the country’s most respected manufacturers of award winning products including vitamins, minerals, dietary supplements, natural foods and health related products.

Tranquil Sleep
Natural Rest

60 Chews
MSRP $31.95 $25.55

Pharma GABA 200mg

60 Chews
MSRP $29.95 $23.95

Memory & Focus

90 Chews
MSRP $13.49 $10.10

Pollen Plus Energy
Effective Power

90 Caps
MSRP $18.95 $15.15

Thyroid Health
Dr. Michael Murray

60 Caps
MSRP $14.95 $11.20

CoQ10 100mg
Bonus Pack!

60+60 Softgels
MSRP $59.90 $27.95

For over 50 years Natural Factors, a Canadian company, held as their goal enhancing people's health.  Their science team includes medical doctors, naturopathic physicians, researchers and herbalists from around the world.

Turmeric Force
Reduce Inflammation

60 Softgels
MSRP $29.95 $20.95

Wholemega 1000mg
Full-spectrum Omega

120 Softgels
MSRP $54.95 $38.45

Every Woman
One-a-day Multi

72 Tabs
MSRP $61.95 $43.35

Bone Strength TC
Healthy Bones

120 Tabs
MSRP $59.95 $41.95

Live Probiotics

60 Vegicaps
MSRP $25.95 $18.15

LifeShield Immunity
Mushroom Power

60 Vegicaps
MSRP $38.95 $27.95

New Chapter's mission since 1982 is to create the finest products that are truly natural, made of 100% real food and herbs and produce the finest probiotic nutrients and herbal formulations in the world.


Vitamin D 1000iu
Sunshine Nutrient

250 Softgels
MSRP $12.88 Too Low To Show!

Salmon Oil

120 Softgels
MSRP $24.95 Too Low To Show!

Regular or Iron-free

90 Tabs
MSRP $49.95 Too Low To Show!

Glucosamine, MSM,
Chondroitin, Ester C

180 Tabs
MSRP $21.95 Too Low To Show!

B-Complex “50”
Full Potency

250 Vegicaps
MSRP $39.95 Too Low To Show!

Whey To Go

41 oz.
MSRP $38.95 Too Low To Show!

Generations of families have trusted Solgar products since 1947. From Research and Development, to the investment in the finest laboratories Solgar is dedicated and committed to providing the finest quality, science-based nutritional supplements possible.

Coral Calcium 600mg
Natural Absorption

120 Caps
MSRP $15.95 $12.75

The True Whey
Quality Protein

16 oz.
MSRP $24.95 $19.95

Holy Basil
Reduce Stress

60 Caps
MSRP $49.95 $39.95

Essential Enzymes
Healthy Digestion

120 Caps
MSRP $21.95 $17.55

Theanine Serene
Mood Support

60 Tabs
MSRP $39.95 $31.95

Vitamin B-12
2000mcg Sublingual

100 Tabs
MSRP $38.95 $31.15

Source Naturals was founded in 1982. They began nutritional formulations using many different nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, and nutraceuticals in one formulation. One famous formula is their Wellness Formula®.

The Calcium Controversy

The media has finally paid attention to the calcium controversy. Though it is presented as though calcium is bad for people, it is long overdue as an important issue. First and foremost it is important to understand that calcium is good for people and a necessary mineral. Second, is to recognize that minerals must be balanced in order to be beneficial and not harmful.

In 1983 when vitamin sales reps came into the store they were amazed at the sharp increase of calcium sales. What had occurred is that reports extolling calcium’s benefits for osteoporosis had prompted doctors throughout the country to tell their patients to take 1500mgs of calcium carbonate a day. The reaction of the health food industry was ambivalent- great for business- bad for health.

Their concern was that calcium carbonate was the lowest, least usable form of calcium by the body- it was like swallowing 1500mgs of chalk a day. The health food industry had long recognized the benefits of calcium for osteoporosis because of the imbalance created by modern farming techniques which overused phosphate fertilizer producing plants high in phosphorous and low in calcium. This was made worse because phosphorous also pulls calcium out of the body.

The health food industry compensated for this problem by offering chelated calcium, calcium joined with amino acids, a highly assimilated form of calcium requiring much lower milligrams, and further, providing added magnesium since magnesium gets pulled from the body by calcium. By these simple measures osteoporosis was addressed in a safe balanced manner. The industry at that time and even now expressed fears that the long term use of straight calcium carbonate alone and in such high amounts could over time produce arthrosclerosis where calcium gets laid down in the circulatory system.

This danger has been confirmed now- years later, in studies from New Zealand. There, many studies have been done regarding minerals, especially due to the high number of carries (tooth decay) experienced by their population. In fact their studies prompted them to remove all fluoride from their drinking water due to its dangerous affects on bone development that had resulted in epidemic levels of hip fractures years later. Now their studies are vindicating the foresight of the health food industry and their early warnings regarding the use of calcium.

Here are some quick facts about calcium: It is the most abundant mineral in the body. It is vital for healthy bones and teeth with 99% of the body’s calcium found in the skeleton. Calcium is necessary for a regular heartbeat, muscular contraction, clotting of blood, and transmission of nerve impulses. However, too much or an imbalance can result with the body laying down calcium in soft tissue especially when there is present excessive cellular damage or high acidity. Calcium is also a natural pain reliever.

Science Redeems Vitamin E

Vitamin E (tocopherol) got bad press. It’s shameful, one single debunked report got exposure everywhere through the media defaming Vitamin E. That debunked report used only studies in which people died and also took vitamin E, probably to help live longer, but it claimed an association of Vitamin E with early death. It was a claim based on association but not hard science. On a meta analysis, not a study. Like the comedian who said, “Don’t go to bed, most people end up dying there.” However, that is not science or valid proof of cause, that’s a guess using statistics to find possible links or associations.

The scientific facts about Vitamin E are stated in The PDR (Physician’s Desk Reference) for Nutritional Supplements. In all their extensive searches of vitamin E studies they found NO reports of over dosage of Vitamin E in any form. (p.519, Physicians Desk Reference for Nutritional Supplements). That extensive research proves Vitamin E is one of the safest supplements one can take. It eliminates the bogus link to early death about Vitamin E.

So here are facts from hundreds of individual studies and not a meta analysis:

  • The average human diet supplies 10mg (14.8 IU) of vitamin E daily and 30% of adults have low blood Vitamin E levels.
  • The usual therapeutic dosage of vitamin E is 400 – 800 IU per day.
  • Physicians and naturopaths use Vitamin E as an aid in treating fibrocystic breasts and premenstrual syndrome.
  • A deficiency of Vitamin E creates infertility. Tocopherol is Greek for “the ability to bear children” reflecting the importance of Vitamin E to fertility.
  • Vitamin E 400 to 1500 IU plus Vitamin C 500 to 1,000mgs daily reduced the risk of Alzheimer's disease by 64 to 78 percent.
  • The Institute of Medicine sets a daily upper limit of vitamin E at 1,500 IU. The National Academy of Sciences defines the "Tolerable Upper Intake Level” (UL) for vitamin E at 1,500 IU for natural vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol).
  • Athletes seeking to prevent Free Radical damage during and following exercise use 1,200 IU per day.
  • Dosages of up to 3,200 IU of Vitamin E used daily in a wide variety of subjects for periods of up to two years with no side (bad) effects.
  • Substances interfering with vitamin E absorption: chitosan, glucomannan, estrogens (contraceptive pill), chlorine, iron- as ferrous sulfate, pharmaceutical antibiotics, pharmaceutical antacids, the pharmaceuticals: cholestyramine-colestipol-probucol, olestra, alcohol, tobacco, fish oils and cod liver oils.
  • Using Pharmaceutical Anticoagulants, such as heparin, not to consume more than 400 IU per day of supplementary Vitamin E (combination can increase risk of excessive bleeding). However, Vitamin E is not a blood thinner but smoothes out blood cells.
  • Recommend avoiding vitamin E supplementation 2 to 4 weeks prior to surgery. Afterwards it is an aid in healing.

The Magic of Mushrooms

Could it be that mushrooms are from outer space as Terrence McKenna suggests? Why not, Discover Magazine reports astral dust is building chemical reactions that build organic molecules of formaldehyde, ammonia and others. Meanwhile religions throughout history have utilized mushrooms for the psychotropic and health effects. Rulers have restricted their use solely to themselves. So what is it about mushrooms that produced such interest and popularity?

Mushrooms appear to learn mazes quicker and better than rats. They also represent the largest living organism on earth as illustrated in our comic strip of Professor Health. They are also one of the most highly valued components in the world's herbal arsenal of health nutrients affecting immunity, intelligence and countless biological systems.

Here we have the master Mushroom man Paul Stamets in a personal short video by Daryl Hannah. Paul Stamets is one of the world's leading mycologists and author of several reference works on medical mushrooms, he says "Lion's Mane mushroom mycelium is nature's nutrients for your neurons." It appears to stimulate nerve cells, nerve growth and has major implications for Alzheimer's and other mental health concerns.

The Chinese have known this benefit for thousands of years, as the ancient herbalists promised nerves of steel and the memory of a lion to the privileged few who were allowed to eat this restricted delicacy. The breakdown in healthy neurological function can help be prevented by adding Lion's Mane mushroom to the diet.

Lion's Mane mushroom (Hericium Erinaceus) has been highly prized in Chinese traditional medicine. It was reserved for the Emperors and used by Chinese doctors as a curative for digestive tract problems such as ulcers, and stomach cancers. Its beta glucan polysaccharides, along with polypeptides and fatty acids have a lot to do with these curative effects.  Clinical studies have shown that these polysaccharides, along with adenosine and oleanolic acids, stimulate induction of interferons and modulation of the immune system, boosting the white blood cell count to help the healing process.  These substances also enhance the function of the gastric mucus barrier, accelerate the healing of ulcers, and exhibit anti-inflammatory effects.

Lion's Mane helps regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels.  It is completely safe, showing no signs of toxicity or side effects in any scientific research.  One of the most exciting areas of potential is its ability to help combat some of the symptoms and underlying causes of dementia and Alzheimer's disease as well as peripheral neurological dysfunction.

Discount Coupon Code

Enter the coupon code MAY11 when you check and receive $5 off any order $50 or more. This coupon only applies to orders placed on our web site between May 1 and May 31st, 2011.

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.