Friday, August 30, 2013

Newsletter 1.7: Setting The Record Straight: Dr Oz's Recommendations and Bioavailability to the Cells

The latest news from Life Choice!






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New Coupon Coming Next Week!
Since the coupon for Opti-Cal/Mag with K2 does not expire until September 30, this is not the last week of that product's promotion.

However, starting next week, the September/October coupon for our Lean Team will also take effect. This means you will have 2 Life Choice discount opportunities that you can pass along to your customers during the month of September!

We would encourage all of our customers to use these coupons as incentives to introduce your customers either to the Life Choice line, or to a Life Choice product they may not have considered otherwise.

If you would like coupons, please contact Head Office (contact information is below), and we will be more than happy to send them to you!
More info on Opti-Cal/Mag with K2 here.

AB Sales Rep

Unfortunately, our association with AB Rep Rayman Joshi has come to an end. In the meantime, please phone, e-mail, or fax your orders into head office (contact info at the bottom of the newsletter).

Old Favourites Return!

We are thrilled to announce that we have recently received a NPN license for the following products:
We are trying to bring these products in as soon as possible! We will keep you posted with updates!



Setting the Record Straight: Dr. Oz's Recommendations and Bioavailability to the Cells

Dr. Oz has been discussing amino acids lately, which means that our customers are hearing more inquiries from their customers about this important aspect of health. Dr. Oz is promoting the daily intake of four amino acids in particular, and is emphasizing the convenience of their availability in a single pill form. (See his recommendation below)

Dr Oz Amino Acids GOAL: Four Essential Amino Acids
  • GGlycine – Glycine helps build muscle and allows you to store more energy and promotes better sleep.
  • OOrnithine – Ornithine contributes energy to the body.
  • AArginine – Arginine helps you build up energy because it regulates your blood pressure so your heart doesn’t have to work so hard. It also might help metabolize fat, which is always a good thing.
  • LLysine – Lysine turns fatty foods you eat into energy.

To be sure, all of these amino acids are important and are good for you. However, if they are all taken together at once, they can actually cancel each other out. When it comes to absorption, L-Lysine cancels the effects of L-Arginine and L-Ornithine.

To quote Dr. Eric Braverman in his book, The Healing Nutrients Within:

"In both diet and supplement forms, lysine's primary antagonist is the amino acid arginine. Both lysine and arginine compete for transport through the intestinal wall and have various chemical properties that can make them antagonistic. An excess of arginine antagonizes lysine; therefore, if using L-lysine therapeutically, it is best to avoid foods high in arginine such as carob, chocolate, coconut, dairy products, gelatin, meat, oats, peanuts, soybeans, walnuts, white flour, wheat, and wheat germ. Ornithine may also lead to the depletion of lysine. Likewise, lysine, and possibly ornithine, can inhibit arginine metabolism and absorption." (p. 263)

Although the ability to take all four of these amino acids at once would be convenient, it unfortunately would not be therapeutic, which is why such a combination "GOAL" formulation will never be found in the Life Choice line.

Of course, this does not mean that upping your intake of these particular amino acids is impossible--just be sure to take them at least 8 hours apart.




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Our Contact Info is:
Address: P.O. Box 1696 Station Main, Cochrane, AB T4C 1B6
Tel: 866-226-1722
Fax: 866-226-1822
E-mail: info@life-choice.net
Web: www.life-choice.net

Monday, August 26, 2013

Life Choice: Canadian Naturopath Forming A Committee: Seeks Equ...

Life Choice: Canadian Naturopath Forming A Committee: Seeks Equ...: Press Release For Immediate Release August 23, 2013 Canadian Naturopath Forming A Committee: Seeks Equality Between Natural Health ...

Canadian Naturopath Forming A Committee: Seeks Equality Between Natural Health Products And Prescription Drugs

Press Release
For Immediate Release
August 23, 2013


Canadian Naturopath Forming A Committee: Seeks Equality Between Natural
Health Products And Prescription Drugs In Medical Examination Rooms

(Calgary, AB) Dr. Eldon Dahl (ND) a naturopath doctor and the CEO of Life Choice, with over 25 years experience in the natural health industry, is forming a committee of health professionals to change the way that medical doctors are excluded from offering natural health products to their patients.

When questioned about his intentions Dr. Dahl stated, “As NPN products are licensed under the Food and Drug Act and in a sub class division of drugs, I am forming a committee with the agenda of lobbying the government both provincial and federal in order to amend the way medical doctors are excluded from offering natural health products.

NPN products have medicinal claims backed by scientific studies and evidence and endorsed by Health Canada, they should be offered as a cross over treatment modality and be included as an alternative to prescription drugs. Medical doctors are pressing for products that are not associated with serious life threatening side effects.”

Recently, CTV News (Canada) aired a segment where U.S. doctors admitted that pain medication is killing their patients unnecessarily due to over dosing. The report also shows the frustration MD’s are facing from recognizing the side effects from the drugs they prescribe.

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From the Health Canada website:

The level of evidence required to demonstrate safety remains the same, and products will continue to be labeled with required cautionary statements, e.g. potential adverse reactions and interactions with other products; warnings for certain populations like pregnant women; duration of use; etc.

Health Canada will also continue to focus its post-market activities for NHPs on situations that pose risks to the health and safety of Canadians, e.g., poor manufacturing, adulteration (e.g. addition of prescription and non-prescription drugs to NHPs), or products making claims not substantiated by evidence.

The regulatory requirement for a company to submit reports of serious adverse reactions will not change, and we will also continue to collect, track, and analyze adverse reactions to NHPs through the Canada Vigilance Program. When analysis of this adverse reaction information shows that there is a need to take action to protect the health and safety of Canadians, Health Canada can take a range of steps such as changes to product labeling, distribution of information to consumers and health professionals, and, in more serious cases, removal of a product from the market.

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As a final comment Dr. Dahl stated, "Because Health Canada will be continually monitoring the safety of NHPs like they monitor prescription drugs, what is the risk of also prescribing them in like fashion?

Compounding pharmacies and ND’s could easily adjust to this prescription style, and from what the stats indicate, with the right training, it seems like MD’s would also be open to the idea."

 
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For more information/interview request
James Woewoda, Dir. Media Relations
Communications and Public Affairs
604 866 2066
Jameswoewoda@shaw.ca

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Life Choice: Newsletter 1.6: Improve your memory, reduce stress...

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Newsletter 1.6: Improve your memory, reduce stress and improve your sleep


 

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NEW COUPON SYSTEM!
Featured Alive ads will now come with a coupon for a cash discount. Our wholesale customers can give the discount to their customers at the retail level through the coupon (the cash discount is roughly equivalent to the up front percentage discount we provided before). After the current coupon expires, submit the coupons you have collected throughout the months of August/September, and Life Choice will issue a credit for that dollar amount toward your next order.

If you would like to promote in your store, Head Office can also send however many coupons you request.

Coupon expires Sept. 30, 2013.
More info on Opti-Cal/Mag with K2 here.
August is almost over, which means it's almost time for a new school year to start. Life Choice has you covered with products to help your brain clear out the summer fog!

Memory Support: In 2002, the University of California, Berkeley; and Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute teamed up to do research on Acetyl-L-carnitine combined with alpha-lipoic acid. In their study, rats were fed a combination of these two supplements for over a month, which resulted in them having a better memory and more energy. Amazingly, their brain chemistry actually improved. Dr. Bruce N. Ames of UC Berkeley noted that all the characteristics they looked at seemed more like a younger animal after supplementation. UC Berkeley was so impressed with the findings that they patented the combo for cell rejuvenation. The researchers founded a company to further their research and, at the time of the publication, were engaged in human clinical trials.

L-Tyrosine: The students' edge… did you know that when taking Life Choice L-Tyrosine one hour prior to writing an examination, stress due to anxiety is drastically reduced and the ability to better focus is increased? As Livestrong reports, tyrosine is responsible for the production of the brain neurotransmitters norepinephrine, epinephrine and dopamine. Norepinephrine enables concentration. Epinephrine is better known as adrenaline; it provides extra blood to the brain and muscles, which also produces energy, especially in times of stress. Dopamine provides the mental tools needed to deal with daily stresses. As any student could testify, all 3 of these neurotransmitters come into play when studying!

GABA: GABA is found throughout the central nervous system (CNS), assuming an ever-enlarging role as a significant influence for pain, stress, anxiety, depression as well as stress-induced illness. Before January 1995, there were over 2000 documents and texts on GABA, describing how it affects anxiety/stress in the brain and CNS.

Neurotransmitter Support (coming soon): An updated version of our popular Neurological Support formula, Neurotransmitter Support is a feast for brains in need of restoration, providing the optimum combination to facilitate the transport of vital nutrients into brain cells, and assist in re-establishment of neuronal function. And it’s a healthy snack for an aging brain, as well, giving it all the essentials necessary to support our mood, memory, and cognitive abilities, which tend to slow down as the years pass by.

Liquid Melatonin: Having trouble adjusting to the new fall sleep schedule? Try our Melatonin! Melatonin is non-addictive, and does not cause nightmares, and therefore is considered to be an ideal sleep-inducing aid. Life Choice uses the purest source of Melatonin in the world. Sweet Dreams Liquid Melatonin gives you the option of taking a pleasant, minty-fresh liquid instead of capsules, with the same effectiveness and superior ingredients.

Colloidal Silver: Are you getting nervous because everyone around you is sick? Colloidal Silver to the rescue! Available in either a long-lasting 250 ml or a highly portable 50 ml size, this is the perfect product to keep germs at bay. Colloidal Silver Homeopathic Oral Spray combines two technologies to deliver the effective anti-bacterial qualities of silver ions in a safe, easy-to-take spray mist. Plus, because the product is homeopathic, it works gently with your body.
Copyright © 2013 Life Choice, All rights reserved.

Our Contact Info is:
Address: P.O. Box 1696 Station Main, Cochrane, AB T4C 1B6
Tel: 866-226-1722
Fax: 866-226-1822
E-mail: info@life-choice.net
Web: www.life-choice.net

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Life Choice: Sponsorship: Life Choice is a GOLD Sponsor For The...

Life Choice: Sponsorship: Life Choice is a GOLD Sponsor For The...: News Release For Immediate Release August 22, 2013 Sponsorship: Life Choice Is a GOLD Sponsor For The Canadian Naturopathic Doct...

Sponsorship: Life Choice is a GOLD Sponsor For The Canadian Naturopathic Doctors Association (CAND)

News Release
For Immediate Release
August 22, 2013

Sponsorship: Life Choice Is a GOLD Sponsor For The
Canadian Naturopathic Doctors Association (CAND)


(Calgary, AB) - Dr. Eldon Dahl (ND) the CEO of Life Choice, is pleased to announce that his company has earned the recognition as a "GOLD sponsor" from the Canadian Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) Association.

When asked to comment on this prestigious recognition Dr. Dahl stated, "we are now in the dispensary of the BMS store at the CanadianCollege of Naturopathic Doctors (CCNM), complete with the Life Choice clinic room in the hospital, and we are in alliance with NDAssist."

Since its inception in 1986, the company has worked hard to reach this plateau.

When asked how this recognition fits in with his company's strategic plan he said, "we are with the naturopathic doctors shoulder to shoulder and together we are in the best position in the history of natural medicine when considering our company's fully licensed, professional, therapeutic medicines."
When asked how this recognition is viewed by the health conscious consumer he replied, "product quality has always been the strength of our company. The consumer is very savvy and if the products don’t work they will not continue buying them. This is why our licensed products manufactured with therapeutic value and strong medicinal claims, backed by clinical studies will shine like gold with them."

When asked for a final comment regarding the recognition he stated, "we have worked hard to obtain the trust of naturopathic doctors across Canada, we will continue to work just as hard to retain the trust of the health conscious consumers and their families."


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More information/interview request

James Woewoda, Director of Media Relations
Communications & Public Affairs
P: 1 604 866 2066
E: Jameswoewoda@shaw.ca















Sunday, August 18, 2013

Fukushima Now In "State of Emergency": 300 Tons Of Radioactive Water Into The Ocean Daily

(Calgary, AB) - On August 13, 2013 an article in Natural News.com reported that "Japan's nuclear watchdog has now declared the leak of radioactive water from Fukushima a "state of emergency." The article goes on to say that "each day, 300 tons of radioactive water seeps into the ocean, and it's now clear that TEPCO has engaged in a 2 1/2 year cover up.  

When the nuclear meltdown first occurred, it was Life Choice who was quick to respond by posting (on this very blog) an article titled "How To Treat Radioactive Fallout". 

A year later, when material and debris started to wash up on the shores of North America, it was Life Choice, who, once again, was quick to respond with a post titled "Fukushima Radiation Spreading To The West Coast Of North America".

Today, radioactive material is still being deposited into the environment. Even though the disaster is no longer front page news, it is evident that the health dangers' remains high.  

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Q and A With Dr. Eldon Dahl, ND
Your Health And Radioactive Toxicity

Dear Dr. Dahl,

I read your column and thought I would write you in regards to the crisis in Japan and regarding the hysteria being displayed in Canada. If the worst case scenario is unleashed what is your feeling on how it will affect Canadians, should we put our name on the list for potassium iodine?
Concerned in Vancouver,

Chris H.
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Dear Chris,

Your cause of concern is justified.  No place in this world is isolated from the effects of radiation, because it travels by air.  Japan’s crisis could easily reach our shores: it all depends on how the event unfolds, and which way the wind is blowing.  We are indeed living in perilous times, where in the first quarter of this year, three separate countries have already experienced major catastrophes! 

What’s next? Forgive me, but I am going out on the limb a bit to share my views.  I think mother earth is like a woman in travail: she is ready to bring forth life and in doing so the world as we know it will change.   

Health prevention is like life insurance it is better to contribute when you don’t need it for when you do, and a strong immune system is our best line of defense. Radiation fallout in close proximity is deadly for we are only flesh and blood. But if space avails and if we have the proper warning we can avoid the dangers and maintain our health in the process.

For a simple and inexpensive mask to protect your lungs, buy some activated aquarium charcoal from a pet store, and two HEPA filters or HEPA filter isolation masks.  If the charcoal is already in a net bag, sew or tape the two masks together with the charcoal in between.  If the charcoal is loose, put it into a cotton cloth bag and follow the same procedure.  This is a very inexpensive alternative to a military surplus mask and should serve well.

With respect to potassium iodine, it is being widely prescribed, but it is a band aid approach at best, with quickly diminishing results. Potassium iodine is given for the protection of the thyroid gland. Under normal circumstances, the thyroid requires iodine, but more so when under attack. Countless millions walk among us unaware that they live with a thyroid deficiency, which can be concealed by a host of other diseases.  The thyroid absorbs radioactive iodine in fallout as if it were normal iodine, adding to the risk of developing cancer at any time. 

Let’s not forget that radiation bombards us daily, coming at us from pollution, cellular phones, computers, TV’s, microwaves, and more. When traveling, we are subjected to harmful “backscatter” radiation, and if we go to the doctor or dentist, we get x-rays. If cancer is detected, the treatment of choice is often to expose us to even more radiation. I think in years to come we will look back to this age and shake our heads at how foolish we actually were, because I believe there are better ways to detect and treat harmful problems than with harm.  But for now, we have always to be aware of our environmental dangers to stay healthy.

Supplements to consider:

Sea Kelp supplies the best form of iodine for absorption, but a homeopathic form like Life Choice Thyroid Support will also help restore and maintain a healthy thyroid.  
 
Life Choice P5P Complex (the active form of Vitamin B6 plus extra mineral support) is a staple in our home, and provides protection for the nervous system. 
 
Sulfur based amino acids are very important: L-glutathione, L-methionine, L-cysteine, and the mineral MSM and DMSO
 
Other immune stimulants include:  Vitamin C (in large dosages, best taken in powder form); Vitamin A (best in mixed carotenoids); Vitamin D (natural based preferred; Zinc picolinate.

Herbal remedies include Goldenseal, Chaparral, Astragalus, and Burdock.

Raw tissue extracts of Adrenal, Thymus, and Thyroid glands work wonders.
 
To protect the liver try SAMe, Chromium picolinate and Milk thistle.          

The earth’s ozone layer protects us from solar flares, and pure ozone pumped into a radiation-contaminated building will displace the fallout, yet it is banned by many health authorities!  It has even been helpful with cancer, for as we all know cancer can’t survive in an oxygen rich environment. If you have an ozone-producing air cleaner in your home, so much the better: we may all have to spend time indoors in coming weeks.

To your very good health,

Dr. Eldon Dahl, ND
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Life Choice offers 3 natural health products that can help in the fight against this radioactive fallout: Thyroid Support; DMSO; and liquid SAMe for liver toxicity.

For more information on these products please visit the Life Choice Website or contact the Life Choice staff who would be happy to provide you with additional product information: info@life-choice.net/


About

Life Choice is a leader in the manufacturing and supply of natural supplements and vitamins. Life Choice only manufacturers and offers the highest quality products to markets in Canada, The United States and The European Union.

Ask your medical practitioner, naturopath physician, or health food store manager for products carrying the Life Choice label. Or better yet, please visit our
website and check out our products for yourself


The Life Choice Brand Of Natural Supplements

"Professional, Therapeutic Medicine".

 
 












 





 
 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Life Choice: Life Choice Newsletter 1.5: Natural Health Protoc...

Life Choice: Life Choice Newsletter 1.5: Natural Health Protoc...: The latest news from Life Choice! Like on Facebook Follow on Twitter Opti-Cal/Mag Complex with Vitamin K2 ...

Life Choice Newsletter 1.5: Natural Health Protocols - Sports Protocol

The latest news from Life Choice!

Opti-Cal/Mag Complex
with Vitamin K2



NEW COUPON SYSTEM!
Featured Alive ads will now come with a coupon for a cash discount. Our wholesale customers can give the discount to their customers at the retail level through the coupon (the cash discount is roughly equivalent to the up front percentage discount we provided before). After the current coupon expires, submit the coupons you have collected throughout the months of August/September, and Life Choice will issue a credit for that dollar amount toward your next order.

If you would like to promote in your store, Head Office can also send however many coupons you request.

Coupon expires Sept. 30, 2013.
More info on Opti-Cal/Mag with K2 here.
Sports Protocol

From time to time, many of us have heard of controversies in athletics involving steroids and other performance-enhancing substances. When the stakes are high, an extra edge seems like a reasonable risk. However, all too often, this risk causes far more legal and health trouble than it may have seemed worth.

If those athletes had known the potential of natural supplements, they could have gained that competitive edge without the harsh side effects. In the spirit of offering a natural alternative to those seeking optimum physical performance, we present our Life Choice Sports Protocol. Here, we have listed Life Choice products that would be particularly helpful to those putting their bodies through high intensity workouts.

Copyright © 2013 Life Choice, All rights reserved.

Our Contact Info is:
Address: P.O. Box 1696 Station Main, Cochrane, AB T4C 1B6
Tel: 866-226-1722
Fax: 866-226-1822
E-mail: info@life-choice.net
Web: www.life-choice.net

Monday, August 12, 2013

Life Choice: "Real Gangsters" Star Nick Mancuso Supports The Life ...

Life Choice: Real Gangster Star Nick Mancuso Supports The Life ...: Hollywood star Nick Mancuso is on a roll. His latest movie Real Gangsters   just won an award, for the best Canadian Movie at the prestigi...

"Real Gangsters" Star Nick Mancuso Supports The Life Choice Brand Of Natural Supplements

Hollywood star Nick Mancuso is on a roll. His latest movie Real Gangsters just won an award, for the best Canadian Movie at the prestigious ICCF award ceremony in Toronto, Canada on July 8, 2013.

 
His other latest motion picture release "The Resurrection of Tony Gitone," has also been well received; not only by the various Italian communities residing within Canada, but also by the general public from Victoria, B.C. to St. John's, NFLD.
 


In addition to his busy and successful acting career, Mancuso is also a strong supporter of Canada's Natural Health Product Industry. Within that context, he has thrown his unconditional support behind  Canada's #1 leading nutraceutical manufacturer Life Choice.

 
For Nick the decision to openly support the Life Choice brand of professional, therapeutic and medicinal natural supplements was an easy one. According to Nick, "Not only did Life Choice products give me back my health, but they did so, without me having to worry about possible dangerous side effects or dependency like I might have had with allopathic prescription (drugs) medicines."
 
When asked to comment about Mr. Mancuso's video and commentary, Life Choice CEO, Dr, Eldon Dahl, (ND) responded, "Since our inception in 1986 we have devoted our product line exclusively to the natural health industry. The reason we have maintained this position is simple: health stores and Naturopathic Physicians are the core of our industry, and without the support of high-quality supplements, the industry cannot keep its commitment to the optimum health of its clients.

He then concluded, "Whenever profits come before quality, we choose not to participate. Purity and excellence is appreciated by those who understand natural supplements and health."

About

Life Choice is a leader in the manufacturing and supply of natural supplements and vitamins. Life Choice only manufacturers and offers the highest quality products to markets in Canada, The United States and The European Union.

Ask your medical practitioner, naturopath physician, or health food store manager for products carrying the Life Choice label. Or better yet, please visit our
website and check out our products for yourself

The Life Choice Brand Of Natural Supplements
 
"Professional, Therapeutic Medicine".












Thursday, August 8, 2013

Life Choice: Life Choice Newlsetter 1.4: If Supplements Are An ...

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Life Choice Newlsetter 1.4: If Supplements Are An Insurance Policy Then The Fine Print Matters

    


The latest news from Life Choice!







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NEW COUPON SYSTEM!
Featured Alive ads will now come with a coupon for a cash discount. Our wholesale customers can give the discount to their customers at the retail level through the coupon (the cash discount is roughly equivalent to the up front percentage discount we provided before). At the end of the month, submit the $3 coupons you have collected throughout the months of August/September, and Life Choice will issue a credit for that dollar amount toward your next order.

If you would like to promote in your store, Head Office can also send however many coupons you request.

Coupon expires Sept. 30, 2013.

More info on Opti-Cal/Mag with K2 here.

Quality That Produces Results

Life Choice™ products were designed to target the same health conditions that allopathic medicine does. However, as a natural alternative to conventional medicine, Life Choice™ products treat the cause of disease and help balance the body, allowing it to heal itself and remain stable, whereas allopathic medicine tends only to mask symptoms. In addition, natural medicine does not cause the dependency and unpleasant side effects that patients can experience with allopathic medicine.

High quality never costs, but pays! You get what you pay for.

All our raw materials are purchased based on the purest possible pharmaceutical grade, manufactured either in Japan, USA, or Europe. Hormonal products are vegetarian, with the exception of our raw tissue gland formulations. All amino acids are free form, and purity must be 99.9% or higher. We encapsulate our formulas in vegetarian capsules and not the cheaper animal gelatin form, because the quality of every component is paramount.
We strive to maintain a consistent high quality in all our formulations and to do so we stick with proven raw material suppliers. We never purchase our ingredients based on price, but rather on purity. A simple example is found in our Melatonin, we use only 100% DMF (drug master file) patented pharmaceutical grade raw material; we pay 700% more for our raw material than can be purchased without a patent. Why? The reasons are two-fold: first, the material is clinically researched, and secondly, the quality is consistently high with each order. Small batch manufacturing and the selection of raw materials create the difference that your body will notice.



In a previous newsletter, we highlighted a recent Life Choice blog post discussing how, for baby boomers approaching retirement, future health concerns have eclipsed even their financial concerns. Perhaps an even deeper question is: how can boomers be confident that supplements could save their failing health? What is the difference among 20 different brands of Calcium? What are some clues as to which ones are most and least effective?

Our friends at PreventDisease have compiled a comprehensive list of 22 red flags to be on the lookout for, not only in supplements, but also in foods and cosmetics:

How Many 'Non' Ingredients Will Be Necessary Before We Improve Product Quality? Here Are 22 Exclusions You Want Listed!
Manufacturers of high quality foods and supplements are now forced to list a barrage of "Non" ingredients absent from their products to increase consumer confidence. Sometimes these inclusions are exceeding the actual ingredients themselves. How long will this list become before we start to improve product quality across the board? Here are 22 types of ingredients you want excluded, or otherwise on the "Non" list.
1. No Artificial Binders (supplements): Binders are used to hold ingredients together, but they also give weight and allow small active ingredients to be combined to make capsules or tablets appear much larger with a small fraction of formulated ingredients. Binders are typically a sugar derivative and include: lactose, sucrose, malitol (hydrogenation of maltose from starch), sorbitol (usually made from corn syrup), etc. Cellulose is a natural binder indigestible to humans and it enters and leaves the digestive tract unchanged and is chemically inert. This is one of the few acceptable binders in supplements.
2. No Artificial Colors (food or supplements): Most food colorings on the market are linked with cancer and ADHD in children. Blue 1 and 2, found in beverages, candy, baked goods and pet food, have been linked to cancer in mice. Red 3, used to dye cherries, fruit cocktail, candy, and baked goods, has been shown to cause thyroid tumors in rats. Green 3, added to candy and beverages, has been linked to bladder cancer. The widely used yellow 6, added to beverages, sausage, gelatin, baked goods, and candy, has been linked to tumors of the adrenal gland and kidney.
3. No Artificial Emulsifiers (food): An emulsifier replaces surface proteins and aids in forming the network in specific food recipes. There are no healthy non-organic emulsifiers. They are all toxic causing everything from infertility, digestive disorders and migraines. Examples include polysorbate 80, Mono-diglycerides, carrageenan, xanthan gum (non-organic), guar gum, soy lecithin or soya lecithin.
4. No Artificial Flavors (food or supplements): Artificial flavoring substances not identified as a natural product intended for human consumption, whether or not the product is processed. These are typically produced in a lab by fractional distillation and additional chemical manipulation of naturally sourced chemicals, crude oil or coal tar. Dr. Ben Feingold, an allergist proposed 30 years ago that artificial flavours, colors and salicylates can be the cause of hyperactivity in children. A diet free of artificial colors, flavours and salicylates reduced hyperactivity symptoms and behavioural disturbances in 30 to 50% of children. Although they are chemically different, in sensory characteristics are the same as natural ones, but with no nutritional value. Every single artificial flavor in the food industry has some kind of detrimental health effect. These include neurotoxicity, organ, developmental, reproductive toxicity and cancer. Examples include glutamates, monosodium Glutamate (MSG), maltodextrin, autolyzed yeast extract, disodium guanylate, disodium inosinate
5. No Artificial Sweeteners (food or supplements): Any sugar substitutes that are synthetic are labeled as an artificial sweetener. An important class of sugar substitutes are known as high-intensity sweeteners. Sweeteners such as Neotame are thousands of times sweeter than sugar. They are all very potent, neurotoxic, immunotoxic and excitotoxic. Examples include aspartame, high fructose corn syrup, neotame, sucralose, sodium cyclamate, acesulfame-K.

6. No Artificial Preservatives (food): Artificial preservatives are responsible for causing a host of health problems pertaining to respiratory tract, heart, blood and other. Some are extremely neurotoxic. Common preservatives include nitrites (i.e. Sodium Nitrite), nitrates (i.e. Sodium Nitrate), butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), sulfites (i.e. Sodium Sulfite), potassium Sorbate, benzoic acid, propyl gallate.
7. No Adulterants (food): Food fraud and economically motivated food adulteration is highlighted by some very toxic substances which cause cancer, glaucoma, digestive and liver disorders. These are added to foods to increase their color, volume or weight. Examples include metanil yellow, potassium bromate, malachite Green, tamarind seeds, washing powder, argemone seeds.
8. No Animal by-products or Gelatin (food or supplements): Animal by-product gelatin agents are commonly used in food, pharmaceuticals, photography, and cosmetic manufacturing. They are made from by-products of the meat industry (i.e. pork skins, pork, horses, and cattle bones, or split cattle hides). Some gelatins are incorporated into meats making them other proteins stick together like super glue. In the supplement industry, look for brands that are animal gelatin-free.
9. No Chinese raw materials (food or supplements): This is a relatively new exclusion that you will see more of in the near future. It's already popping up in hundreds of natural and organic food labels. The USDA and FDA are only inspecting 1%-2% of all the food that enters U.S. ports. Food and Water Watch produced a Chinese Imports Backgrounder in 2009 assessing the extent of lax inspections and breadth of scandals surrounding food imports from China that have been linked to human illnesses from eating the unsafe food. If your food or supplements are coming from China, long-term health risks are inevitable.
10. No Dairy (supplements): People will always have a choice to consume dairy in food but in the supplements most don't realize that many supplement ingredients are derived from dairy sources. If you have issues with dairy including allergens, look for supplement lines which are dairy free.
11. No Fillers (supplements): Fillers are added bulk to products making very small active components appear larger in tablet or capsule form. Examples include: lactose, sucrose, magnesium stearate (via hydrogenated palm oil), calcium carbonate etc. The key to a good supplement is to have active ingredients fill the capsule, not fillers.
12. No Fragrance (cosmetics): Fragrances found in products are made with dozens of different chemicals. Nearly 4000 volatile compounds are known to be included in fragrances. A lot of them are cancer causing and toxic. They can have an adverse effect on the human central nervous system. They have also been known to cause depression, irritability and in some people hyperactivity. Avoid any product containing fragrance.
13. No Gluten (food or supplements): Mayo Clinic researchers uncovered a link between celiac disease and dementia or other forms of cognitive decline. There are as many health risks associated with the consumption of wheat and millions are now avoiding wheat and gluten because of the health consequence. More than 2 million people in the United States are on a gluten-free diet even though they haven’t been diagnosed with celiac disease. An intolerance to gluten can cause a wide array of symptoms, some debilitating.
14. No GMO (food or supplements): If we can't beat Monsanto through food labeling, we'll beat them through exclusions. You definitely want to see this on any food or supplement bottle. But be careful and investigate your source and some companies are claiming their products are Non-GMO even though they're not. Ingredients to watch out for are soy lecithin, maltodextrin, xanthan gum, soy proteins, soy flour, soy lecithin, soy isolates, isoflavone, or corn-based ingredients including corn flour, meal, oil, starch, gluten, and syrup, or corn sweeteners such as fructose, dextrose, and glucose, modified food starch. Most vegetable oils and vegetable proteins are GMO. Also stay away from canola oil (also called rapeseed oil), cottonseed oil, anything not listed as 100% cane sugar.
15. No Irradiation (food or supplements): Science has been unable to establish the long-term safety of food irradiation and the lasting health effects if any. Yet, almost every food category can now be legally irradiated by government regulators at the expense of our health. Irradiated foods are exposed to high level radiation for the purpose of sterilizing it. Report Exposes Irradiated Food Lists and Their Dangers
16. No Lactose (food or supplements): Lactose intolerant individuals have insufficient levels of lactase, an enzyme that catalyzes hydrolysis of lactose into glucose. Some studies have produced evidence that milk consumption by lactose intolerant individuals may be a significant cause of inflammatory bowel disease. Diagnoses and some statistics are now showing that many people are intolerant to lactose even though they do not have any kind of diagnosed primary or secondary lactase deficiency. Some people can handle lactose without a problem but if your even slightly intolerant, make sure there is no lactose in your food or supplements.
17. No Lubricants (supplements): They prevent the clumping of active ingredients and prevent the sticking of materials to machines in the manufacturing plant. Examples include: silica, talc, stearic acid, magnesium stearate etc. Many of these lubricants (depending on how they are manufactured) have been shown to suppress immune function. The absorbability of products is also questionable when some lubricants have been added to a formula. Most lubricants have no place inside a supplement so investigate your ingredients before purchasing.
18. No Nano (cosmetics, food and supplements):This is another new exclusion now finding its way to product labels and consumers are becoming aware of the dangers of nanotechnology. Nanoparticles in the gastrointestinal tract have been linked to Crohn's disease and colon cancer. Nanoparticles that enter the circulatory system are implicated in arteriosclerosis, blood clots, arrhythmia, heart diseases, and ultimately death from heart disease. Should these particles enter other organs, such as liver, spleen, etc., they may lead to diseases of these organs.
19. No Soy (cosmetics, food and supplements): Soy can no longer be trusted in the food supply regardless if labeled organic or not. Not only is over 90 percent of the world's soy genetically modified, but most of the soy in our food is unfermented making it even more toxic for the body to process and utilize as energy. If you were to carefully review the thousands of studies published on soy, you would likely reach the same conclusions--the risks of consuming unfermented soy products FAR outweigh any possible benefits. The propaganda that has created the soy sales miracle is all the more remarkable because, only a few decades ago, the soybean was considered unfit to eat - even in Asia. Non-organic sources of soy in many agricultural practices are being passed off as organic. In 2011, the USDA uncovered a plot to import fraudulent organic certificates produced by an uncertified supplier in China. The Chinese firm used the counterfeit certificate to represent non-organic crops, including soybeans, millet and buckwheat, as certified organic. Any ingredient listed as soybean or soy on any product ingredient list has a 93% chance of being GMO.
20. No Parabens (cosmetics and supplements): Parabens are a group of widely used preservative and anti-microbial agents in personal care products and supplements. Parabens can cause hormone disruptions and they have been found in high concentrations in breast cancer tumours. Parabens can be found in supplements and everyday toiletry products including moisturizers, make-up, shaving foam, tanning lotions and toothpaste. They can appear as methylparabens, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben. Choose supplements that avoid this potentially harmful substance.
21. No Pasteurization (food): Pasteurization destroys enzymes, diminishes vitamin content, denatures fragile milk proteins, destroys vitamins C, B12 and B6, kills beneficial bacteria, promotes pathogens and is associated with allergies, increased tooth decay, colic in infants, growth problems in children, osteoporosis, arthritis, heart disease and cancer. By law many beverages and nuts are now required to be pasteurized so your job is to find those that are not from reputable organic sources.
22. No Pesticides or Herbicides (food): Some food products list this, but unless they are organic, please investigate and contact the manufacturer to confirm. It's almost impossible to avoid pesticides and herbicides in our food supply, but if you can, please do. As acknowledged by the U.S. and international government agencies, different pesticides have been linked with a variety of toxic effects, including: nervous system effects, carcinogenic effects, hormone system effects, skin, eye and lung irritation. Pesticides are unique among the chemicals we release into the environment; they have inherent toxicity because they are designed to kill living organisms, insects, plants, and fungi that are considered "pests." Because they are toxic by design, many pesticides pose health risks to people, risks that have been acknowledged by independent research scientists and physicians across the world. One more reason to try and buy organic, but don't go crazy trying to avoid pesticides and herbicides because I can guarantee they are impossible to eliminate in our society as they contribute to air pollution. If you grow your own foods you will dramatically reduce your exposure.
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Marco Torres is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.




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