Supplement Ingredients

At Xtend-Life, we ensure that only the best goes into our quality supplements. No expense is spared in the sourcing of raw ingredients, and each is carefully selected for purity, potency and bio-availability. We then optimize these ingredients by blending them with complimentary ingredients to ensure optimal synergy within the formulations.

Find out the important roles each ingredient plays in Xtend-Life formulations. Use this section to learn more about individual ingredients: their many benefits, ingredient origins and the Xtend-Life products they feature in. All ingredients are listed alphabetically, simply click on an ingredient to learn more.

5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan)

5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan)

5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid that occurs naturally in the human body. Its primary use in the human body is as a precursor in the conversion of tryptophan.

ATP

ATP

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is chemically classified as a nucleoside triphosphate. Its primary biological use is as a coenzyme.

Acetyl L-Carnitine

Acetyl L-Carnitine

Acetyl-L-Carnitine occurs naturally in the body within the inner membrane of structurally related to acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter.

Alfalfa

Alfalfa

Alfalfa, known scientifically as Medicago sativa, is a flowering plant in the Fabaceae family, which includes peas.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a species of plant with very short stems or no stems at all. It can exceed three feet in height and has thick leaves that are green or gray-green in color.

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha Lipoic Acid is an organosulfur compound that is biosynthesized by all animals. It is a cofactor in many enzymes and an essential component of aerobic metabolism.

Amylase

Amylase

Amylase is a digestive enzyme that breaks down starch molecules into simple sugars.

Andrographis

Andrographis

Andrographis is a genus of plants in the acanthus family. The precise number of Andrographis species is difficult to establish, although estimates range from 19 to 44.

Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin is a type of carotenoid known as a xanthophyll, which is a pigment that gives plants a red-pink color.

Bacopa

Bacopa

Bacopa is a genus of up to 100 aquatic plants, with Bacopa monnieri being one its best known members.

Barley Grass

Barley Grass

Barley is a species of grass known scientifically as Hordeum vulgare. It is typically cultivated as a cereal crop and is especially popular Tibetan cuisine.

Bayberry (Myricetin)

Bayberry (Myricetin)

Myricetin is a naturally occurring flavonoid found in berries, fruits, vegetables, herbs, tea and wine. Many in vitro studies have demonstrated the antioxidant properties of Myricetin.

Bee Pollen

Bee Pollen

Worker honeybees collect pollen from flowers, which they pack into pellets. They then add honey and other secretions to the pollen, forming a mixture commonly known as bee pollen or bee bread.

Beta Carotene

Beta Carotene

Beta carotene is a red-orange pigment found in many plants. Its primary use in plants is to protect them from damage by excessive sunlight.

Betain HCL

Betain HCL

Glycine betain was first isolated from sugar beets in the 19th century. It was the first betain discovered, although many other betains have been discovered since then.

Bilberry

Bilberry

Bilberry is the common name for several species of plants in the Vaccinium genus, especially V. myrtillus. They are low-growing shrubs that are closely related to blueberries and are often mistaken for blueberries.

Biotin

Biotin

Biotin is a coenzyme that is also known by other common names such as coenzyme R, vitamin B7 and vitamin H. It has eight specific forms, but only D-biotin is completely biologically active in humans.

Bitter Melon

Bitter Melon

The scientific name for bitter melon is Momordica charantia, which also has other common names such as balsam-pear, bitter gourd and bitter squash.

Black Cumin

Black Cumin

Black cumin is the common name for Nigella sativa, a flowering annual plant native to southern Asia. It can grow to one foot in height and has thin leaves with delicate flowers.

Boron

Boron

A trace mineral that plays a role in the prevention of osteoporosis as it reduces calcium loss from bones. It is important in brain function and prostate health.

Boswellia

Boswellia

The Boswellia genus of flowering trees contains four primary species, including B. frereana, B. papyrifera, B. sacra and B. serrata.

Bromelain

Bromelain

Bromelain is an enzyme found in the Bromeliaceae family, which includes the pineapple plant. The term "bromelain" may also refer specifically to two enzymes in this extract rather than the entire extract.

Butcher's Broom

Butcher's Broom

Butcher's broom, known scientifically as Ruscus aculeatus, is a flowering plant that also has many other common names such as box holly, knee holly, kneeholm, jew's myrtle, pettigree and sweet broom.

Calcium (Marine Source)

Calcium (Marine Source)

Calcium is a chemical element with the atomic number 20. It is an essential nutrient for all organisms, primarily for cell signaling and structural components.

Carrageenan

Carrageenan

Carrageenan is a water soluble sulphated polysaccharide extracted from red seaweed Chrondus crispus for its health benefits

Celery Seed

Celery Seed

Celery (Apium graveolens) is a member of the Apiaceae family, which also includes carrots and parsley. Celery plants can exceed three feet in height, and the leaves can grow to more than two inches in length.

Cetyl Myristoleate

Cetyl Myristoleate

CMO is an abbreviation for cetyl myristoleate, more formally known as cis-9-cetyl myristoleate. It is chemically classified as an ester, meaning that it is the product of a reaction between an acid and alcohol.

Chaga Mushroom

Chaga Mushroom

Chaga Mushroom is a parasitic fungus that supports healthy breathing, modulating imbalances in the immune system and helping to manage inflammatory conditions in the lungs

Chamomile

Chamomile

Chamomile is a common name for the plant known scientifically as Matricaria chamomilla and Matricaria recutita. Additional common names for this plant include German chamomile, wild chamomile and scented mayweed.

Chasteberry

Chasteberry

Chasteberry is a common name for Vitex agnus-castus, a species of flowering plant native to the Mediterranean region. It is also known by other common names such as Abraham’s Balm, Chaste Tree and Monk’s Pepper.

Chitin

Chitin

Chitin also has many applications as a health supplement that primarily relate to its role as a dietary fiber. Health supplements typically use chitosan, which is a modified form of chitin with greater bioavailability.

Chlorella

Chlorella

Chlorella is a good source of protein. It is also an abundant source of many vitamins and minerals that provide various health benefits.

Choline Bitartrate

Choline Bitartrate

Choline bitartrate is choline combined with a salt of tartaric acid. It has a much better absorption rate than pure choline, which is an essential human nutrient.

Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is a chain of alternating molecules of glucuronic acid and N-acetylgalactosamine. This chain may contain over 100 molecules of simple sugars, although the specific quantities and positions can vary.

Chromium Picolinate

Chromium Picolinate

This mineral is now being recognized as important in carbohydrate metabolism. Organic chromium is an active ingredient of a substance called GTF (glucose tolerance factor).

Chrysin

Chrysin

Chrysin is a flavone, which is a class of plant pigment found in many flowering plants. The most significant natural sources of chrysin include flowers in the Passiflora genus, commonly known as passionflowers.

Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone)

Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone)

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an enzyme known chemically as a 1,4-benzoquinone. The “Q” in the name refers to the quinone chemical group, which are derived from aromatic compounds.

Collagen (Marine Sourced)

Collagen (Marine Sourced)

Collagen is the common name for many types of protein that fill the extracellular spaces in connective tissue.

Copper

Copper

Copper is a component of many proteins in the body, typically metalloenzymes. It is essential for a large number of specific metabolic functions, especially the growth and repair of various tissues.

Coral Calcium

Coral Calcium

Coral calcium is similar to that of cancellous spongy bone and benefits the healthy function of bone

Cordyceps Mushroom

Cordyceps Mushroom

Cordyceps is a medicinal mushroom used in traditional Chinese medicine for lung health, enhanced oxygen utilization and inflammation management

Cranberry Extract

Cranberry Extract

Cranberries have been long used to support urinary tract health and is known for its effect on E.coli urinary tract infections.

Creatine

Creatine

Creatine monohydrate is an organic acid with the chemical formula C4H9N3O2. It is also known by other names such as creatine, methylguanidoacetic acid and N-carbamimidoyl-N-methylglycine.

D-Limonene

D-Limonene

D-Limonene Limonene is a hydrocarbon chemically classified as a cyclic terpene. Its most common form, or isomer, is d-limonene, which is a colorless liquid at room temperature.

D-Phenylalanine

D-Phenylalanine

D phenylalanine DPA is an amino acid with many health benefits, the body uses phenylalanine to make chemical messengers

DHA

DHA

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid that is also commonly known as cervonic acid. DHA is directly available through the diet, primarily from fish oil and breast milk.

DIM

DIM

DIM is an abbreviation for 3,3′-diindolylmethane, which is composed of a methane group with two indole groups attached to it. The primary natural source of DIM is the digestion of cruciferous vegetables.

DL-Malic Acid

DL-Malic Acid

Malic acid is a dicarboxylic acid with the chemical formula C4H6O5, which has two structures known as enantiomers. L-malic acid occurs naturally in all organisms, while D-malic acid must be synthesized in the laboratory.

DL-Phenylalanine

DL-Phenylalanine

Phenylalanine is an amino acid with the chemical formula C6H5CH2CH(NH2)COOH. It has two distinct forms known as enantiomers, including L-phenylalanine and D-phenylalanine.

DMG HCL

DMG HCL

DMG is an abbreviation for dimethylglycine, an amino acid with the chemical formula (CH3)2NCH2COOH. It is derived from glycine, which is one of the 20 amino acids commonly used to synthesize proteins in humans.

Damiana

Damiana

Damiana has a long history of use in herbal medicine, especially in Mexico. Damiana is primarily used as an aphrodisiac in traditional herbal medicine.

Dandelion

Dandelion

Dandelion is a common name for any member of the Taraxacum genus, which contains many species. These flowering plants have deep roots and are native to temperate regions throughout the northern hemisphere.

Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA)

Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA)

Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) is an omega-3 fatty acid that is known chemically as all-cis-4,7,10,13,16-docosapentaenoic acid. The structure of DPA is similar to that of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), except that DPA has two more carbon units in its chain.

Dong Quai

Dong Quai

Dong quai is the common name for Angelica sinensis, an herb in the Apiaceae family. This family contains about 3,700 species, including carrots, celery and parsley.

Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)

Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)

Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is an omega-3 fatty acid that is also known as icosapentaenoic acid and timnodonic acid. Its chemical structure is 20:5(n-3).

Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng)

Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng)

Eleuthero is a common name for Eleutherococcus senticosus, a deciduous, woody shrub that originates from eastern Asia, including China, Japan, Korea and Russia.

Epimedium

Epimedium

Epimedium is a genus of flowering plants in the Berberidaceae family, commonly known as the barberry family. It contains over 60 species, of which up to 15 are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Feverfew

Feverfew

Feverfew is the common name for Tanacetum parthenium, a small bush that grows to a height of about 18 inches. This plant is also known by the scientific synonyms Chrysanthemum parthenium and Pyrethrum parthenium.

Folic Acid

Folic Acid

Folic acid is generally used to synthesize, repair and methylate DNA. It is also used to catalyze many biochemical reactions in the body.

Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia Cambogia is also known as Malabar tamarind or Goroka fruit which is often used for culinary purposes in South East Asia. Recently, it has been used in supplements after the discovery of weight management properties.

Ginger

Ginger

Ginger is the common name for Zingiber officinale, a flowering plant in the Zingiberaceae family. Other plants in this family include cardamom, galangal and turmeric.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo biloba is a tree that is commonly known as just ginkgo and the maidenhair tree. It is considered a living fossil since it is the only tree in its taxonomic division and its fossil record goes back 270 million years.

Glucan (Beta-Glucan)

Glucan (Beta-Glucan)

Beta-glucans are complex sugars known as polysaccharides. They are composed of simple sugars called D-glucose monomers that are linked together by beta-glycosidic bonds.

Glucosamine

Glucosamine

Glucosamine is a major component of joint cartilage and is also found in the synovial fluid around our joints. It plays a vital role in supporting support cartilage and joint function.

Glutathione (Reduced)

Glutathione (Reduced)

Glutathione is a tripeptide, which is a molecule consisting of three amino acids linked together by chemical bonds. Glutathione benefits include antioxidant support, and the promotion of immune and heart health.

Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola is used for reducing fatigue, improving memory, venous insufficiency including varicose veins, circulation, wound healing and increasing longevity. Gotu Kola is also used for memory loss and as an aphrodisiac.

Grape Juice Powder

Grape Juice Powder

Grape juice has been used in herbal medicine for centuries, especially in the Mediterranean region. Resveratrol is a natural phenol concentrated in grape skins that has strong antioxidant properties.

Grape Seed Extract

Grape Seed Extract

The most common use of grape seed extract is support for the cardiovascular system. It is also useful for maintaining digestive health, age-related conditions and eye health.

Grape Skin Extract

Grape Skin Extract

Red grape skin extract is very high in resveratrol, which accounts for many of its health benefits. These benefits include supporting heart health, antioxidant support and the body’s ability to manage healthy blood sugar levels.

Green Coffee Bean Extract

Green Coffee Bean Extract

Coffee has been used in health for centuries due to its stimulating properties, but recent research on the green coffee bean and its chlorogenic acids has resulted in this ingredient being used for weight management.

Green Lipped Mussel

Green Lipped Mussel

The New Zealand green-lipped mussel is scientifically known as Perna canaliculus. It also has common names such as the New Zealand mussel, the green-lipped mussel and the greenshell mussel.

Green Tea Extract

Green Tea Extract

Green tea extract is derived from the green leaves of the tea plant, scientifically known as Camellia sinensis. It has been an essential herb in traditional medicine for centuries.

Guggulipid

Guggulipid

Commiphora wightii is a flowering plant in the Burseraceae family, which is commonly known as the Torchwood family. Common names for Commiphora wightii include Mukul myrrh, guggul and Indian bdellium-tree.

Gymnema Sylvestre Extract

Gymnema Sylvestre Extract

Gymnema is a genus of flowering plants in the Apocynaceae family that contains about 120 species. Gymnema sylvestre is one of the most well-known species in this genus.

Hawthorn Berry Extract

Hawthorn Berry Extract

Hawthorn is the common name for any member of the Crataegus genus of shrubs and trees. They belong to the rose family and are native to temperate regions in the Northern Hemisphere.

Hemicellulase

Hemicellulase

Cellulase is a collective term for enzymes that break down cellulose, which is a polysaccharide, or complex sugar.

Hesperidin

Hesperidin

Hesperidin is a chemical that is primarily found in the Rutaceae family of citrus fruits. Its most abundant source is the bitter orange, known scientifically as Citrus aurantium.

Hops

Hops

Hops are used for restlessness, anxiety, sleep disorders, tension, excitability, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Horopito

Horopito

Horopito is primarily used as a natural way to target candida symptoms which include yeast infections, fatigue and unexplained weight gain.

Horsetail

Horsetail

The most significant health benefits of horsetail extract are generally due to its high silica content, a compound that is based on silicon.

Huperzine A

Huperzine A

Huperzine A is an alkaloid derived from Huperzia, a type of moss that grows in China. It is used for age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease.

Inositol

Inositol

Inositol, known chemically as cyclohexane-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexol, has the chemical formula. The most common of inositol's nine forms, or stereoisomers. in nature is cis-1,2,3,5-trans-4,6-cyclohexanehexol.

Iodine

Iodine

Iodine is a trace mineral, most of which is converted into iodide in the body. It aids in the development and functioning of the thyroid gland and is an integral part of thyroxin.

Kiwifruit Extract

Kiwifruit Extract

The kiwifruit, known scientifically as Actinidia deliciosa, is a woody vine that is also known by other common names such as kiwi, fuzzy kiwifruit, and Chinese gooseberry.

Kiwifruit Powder

Kiwifruit Powder

Kiwifruit originates from China, although its commercial cultivation didn’t begin until the early 20th century in New Zealand.

L-Arginine HCL

L-Arginine HCL

The L-form of arginine is one of the 20 amino acids that are commonly found in nature. It is classified as a conditionally essential amino acid, meaning that the human body can’t manufacture sufficient quantities.

L-Carnitine

L-Carnitine

Carnitine is an ammonium compound that's synthesized from the amino acids methionine and lysine, primarily in the liver and kidneys. Plant and animal cells use it to transport fatty acids into the mitochondria to metabolize fats.

L-Carnosine

L-Carnosine

Carnosine is known scientifically as beta-alanyl-L-histidine. It is composed of one molecule each of the amino acids histidine and beta-alanine, and is therefore known chemically as a dipeptide.

L-Cysteine

L-Cysteine

L-cysteine is an amino acid that is classified as semi-essential in humans, meaning that the body biosynthesizes adequate amounts of it under normal circumstances. The biosynthesis of l-cysteine requires methionine.

L-Glutamine

L-Glutamine

L-glutamine is one of the 20 basic amino acids in the human genetic code. It's a conditionally essential amino acid, meaning that dietary supplementation of L-glutamine may be required under certain conditions.

L-Histidine

L-Histidine

Histidine is one of the 23 amino acids used to build proteins in humans, known chemically as proteinogenic amino acids. It uses the codons cytosine-adenine-uracil (CAU) and cytosine-adenine-cytosine (CAC).

L-Histidine HCL

L-Histidine HCL

L-histidine is an essential amino acid, meaning that it must be obtained through dietary sources. It is also one of the 23 proteinogenic amino acids, which are used to synthesize proteins.

L-Inosine

L-Inosine

Inosine is a nucleoside, which is one of the basic chemicals used to construct cells. L-inosine is the biologically active form, which has the chemical formula 1,9-dihydro-9-beta-D-ribofuranosyl-6H-purin-6-one.

L-Lysine

L-Lysine

L-lysine is an essential amino acid for humans, meaning that the body can't synthesize it. It must therefore be obtained in the diet, typically in the form of proteins that contain lysine.

L-Lysine HCL

L-Lysine HCL

Lysine is an essential amino acid, meaning that it is not able be synthesized in the body. The most common use of L-lysine HCL in dietary supplementation is to aid with the natural recovery of sores.

L-Methionine

L-Methionine

L-methionine is an essential amino acid in all multi-celled animals. It must be obtained from diet and food sources since it is unable to be biosynthesized in the body.

L-Ornithine HCL

L-Ornithine HCL

L-ornithine is an amino acid that’s primarily used in the urea cycle, which eliminates excess nitrogen from the body. It isn’t an essential amino acid in humans, meaning that it can be synthesized in the body.

L-Proline

L-Proline

L-proline is one of the 20 amino acids that are used to synthesize proteins by the human body. This amino acid is encoded in the human genetic code with the codons CCA, CCC, CCG and CCU.

L-Pyroglutamic Acid

L-Pyroglutamic Acid

Pyroglutamic acid is a derivative of the amino acids glutamine and glutamic acid. It also known by other names such as pyroglutamate, 5-oxoproline and pidolic acid.

L-Selenomethionine

L-Selenomethionine

Selenomethionine is an amino acid that contains selenium. It exists in two forms known as enantiomers, including L-selenomethionine and D-selenomethionine.

L-Taurine

L-Taurine

Taurine is the common name for 2-aminoethanesulfonic acid. It's a common component of animal tissue that comprises up to 0.1 percent of a human's total body weight.

L-Threonine

L-Threonine

L-threonine is an essential amino acid in humans, meaning that it cannot be synthesized in the body. The chemical formula for L-threonine is HO2CCH(NH2)CH(OH)CH3, and its DNA codons are ACA, ACC, ACG and ACU.

L-Tyrosine

L-Tyrosine

L-tyrosine is an amino acid known chemically as 4-hydroxyphenylalanine. It is one of the 22 amino acids that the human body uses to build proteins.

L-Valine

L-Valine

L-valine is one of the 20 amino acids used to synthesize proteins in the human body, which are chemically known as proteinogenic amino acids. It is named for the valerian plant, from which valine was first derived.

Lecithin Oil

Lecithin Oil

Lecithin is a generic term that applies to any fatty substance composed of fatty acids, phospholipids, triglycerides, glycolipids, glycerol and choline.

Lipase

Lipase

A lipase is a type of enzyme that hydrolyzes lipids, meaning that it breaks down fats. These enzymes perform a variety of functions involving the digestion and transportation of dietary lipids.

Lithium Carbonate

Lithium Carbonate

The best-known use of lithium carbonate in health supplements is the management of moods. It may also help to support metabolic syndrome, retain minerals and manage occasional headaches.

Lutein

Lutein

Lutein is a pigment produced by many plants, that also affects the coloration of animals eating those plants. Low levels of lutein produce a yellow color in chicken fat and plant leaves after they lose their chlorophyll in the fall.

Luteolin

Luteolin

Luteolin is a chemical that is classified as a citrus bioflavonoid. It is a yellow crystal in pure form, which is typical for flavonoids. Luteolin has many uses as a health supplement due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Lycopene

Lycopene

Lycopene is a carotenoid, which is a pigment that can be synthesized by plants but not animals. It has a bright red color and is named after the tomato plant, known scientifically as Solanum lycopersicum.

Lysozyme

Lysozyme

The most significant uses of lysozyme in health supplements derives from its ability to help with bladder health, healthy inflammation management and wound repair.

MSM

MSM

Methylsulfonyl methane (MSM) is also known by other scientific names such as dimethyl sulfone and methyl sulfone. It is an organic compound that contains sulfur, although it is relatively inert by itself.

Magnesium (Marine Source)

Magnesium (Marine Source)

Magnesium is a mineral necessary for energy metabolism, immune competence, the body's stress response, protein and fat synthesis, neuromuscular transmission.

Magnesium Ascorbate

Magnesium Ascorbate

Magnesium Ascorbate is a non-acidic buffered form of Vitamin C and a source of the essential mineral Magnesium. It is a natural neutral salt has significantly higher gastrointestinal tolerance.

Magnesium Taurinate

Magnesium Taurinate

Magnesium is a mineral needed by every cell of your body to help maintain normal cardiovascular, muscle, nerve, bone, and cellular function

Magnesium Trisilicate

Magnesium Trisilicate

Magnesium trisilicate is a compound of magnesium oxide and silicon dioxide with varying proportions of water It occurs in nature as meerschaum, pararepiolite, and repiolite

Mahonia Grape

Mahonia Grape

Mahonia is a genus of evergreen shrubs in the barberry family, known scientifically as Berberidaceae. This genus contains about 70 species, with M. aquifolium being the type species for Mahonia.

Manganese Citrate

Manganese Citrate

Manganese plays an important role in the central nervous system, in fertility, as an antioxidant in the prevention of toxic oxygen forms, and in glucose tolerance.

Mangosteen

Mangosteen

The mangosteen is a tropical tree known scientifically as Garcinia mangostana. It probably originates from the Indonesian islands, although it now grows throughout Southeast Asia.

Milk Thistle (Silymarin)

Milk Thistle (Silymarin)

Milk thistle is a common name for Silybum marianum, a flowering plant in the Asteraceae family. It also has many other common names, including Marian thistle, Mary thistle, Saint Mary's thistle and Scotch thistle.

Mineral Sea Salts

Mineral Sea Salts

The primary use of trace minerals is the active site in enzymes that catalyze chemical reactions. These minerals are needed in small amounts because enzymes aren’t consumed during these reactions.

Molybdenum

Molybdenum

Molybdenum is found in practically all plant and animal tissues. It is a co-factor in the detoxification processes, iron metabolism and the final stages of urine production and it also helps promote normal cell function.

Mushroom Blends

Mushroom Blends

A mushroom is the fruiting body of a fungus, especially when it has a stem, cap and gills. The best-known mushroom is the white mushroom, or Agaricus bisporus, which is widely cultivated as a food crop.

N-Acetyl L-Cysteine

N-Acetyl L-Cysteine

N-acetyl L-cysteine is an amino acid derivative that is also known as N-acetylcysteine, or just acetylcysteine. It is derived from the amino acid L-cysteine, which has the chemical formula C3H7NO2S.

Nattokinase

Nattokinase

Nattokinase is a fibrinolytic enzyme (able to break up fibrin clots) derived from a Japanese food called natto. Natto is boiled soybeans fermented with the bacteria Bacillus natto, through which process Nattokinase is produced.

Olive Leaf

Olive Leaf

Olive trees may be any member of the Olea genus, which contains about 40 species. The most commercially important of these species is Olea europaea, commonly known as the European olive.

PABA (Para-aminobenzoic acid)

PABA (Para-aminobenzoic acid)

P-amino benzoic acid (PABA) is used to synthesize folic acid, which is an essential nutrient. Folic acid is most readily available in leafy green vegetables.

Pancreatin

Pancreatin

Pancreatin is a mixture of digestive enzymes produced by the pancreas, including amylase, lipase and trypsin. It is also commonly known as pancreatic acid, although it isn’t actually an acid.

Papain

Papain

Papain is an enzyme known scientifically as papaya proteinase I. It is found in the papaya and mountain papaya, which are tropical trees native to Central and South America.

Passionflower

Passionflower

Passionflower is the common name for any member of the Passiflora genus, which contains about 500 species. P. incarnata is one of the most common species of passionflower.

Pectinase

Pectinase

Pectinase is a collective term for enzymes that break down pectin and are as pectic enzymes. Pectinase’s ability to break down pectin provides it with many specific benefits.

Phellodendron Amurense Extract (bark)

Phellodendron Amurense Extract (bark)

Corktree is a common name for Phellodendron amurense, which is a tree in the Rutaceae family. It is native to eastern Asia, especially northern China, Japan and Korea. Corktree has also become naturalized in North America.

Phosphatidyl Choline

Phosphatidyl Choline

Phosphatidyl choline is a collective term for any phospholipid with a choline head group. They are an essential component in cell membranes and serve a variety of other purposes.

Phosphatidyl L-Serine

Phosphatidyl L-Serine

Phosphatidyl l-serine, also known as phosphatidylserine, is a chemical classified as a phospholipid. It is a primary component of cell membranes and also plays a key role in apoptosis.

Phytosterol

Phytosterol

Phytosterols belong to a class of chemicals known as sterols, which contain over 200 identified members. They are structurally similar to cholesterol, although phytosterols are produced by plants.

Pine Bark Extract

Pine Bark Extract

Pinus massoniana is the scientific name for a species of pine tree. Pine tree bark is commonly used as an antioxidant and supports connective tissues.

Piperine

Piperine

Piperine has a long history of use in some types of traditional medicine. Its primary commercial use is in modern herbal medicine and insecticides.

Policosanol

Policosanol

Policosanol is a general term for a mixture of alcohols that are extracted from plant waxes. It typically comes from sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum), although yams and beeswax are also commercial sources of policosanol.

Polysaccharides

Polysaccharides

A polysaccharide is a chain of simple sugars linked together with glycosidic bonds. It may be a simple chain, or it may have many branches. Cellulose is a common example of a simple polysaccharide.

Pomegranate

Pomegranate

Pomegranate extract is used to prevent cancer and as an antiviral and antibacterial. Pomegranate extract has lipophilic antioxidant activity and free radical scavenging capability.

Potassium

Potassium

Potassium is a mineral that helps maintain cellular integrity and water balance, nerve transmission and energy metabolism. It is necessary for muscle contraction and nerve impulse conduction.

Potassium Ascorbate

Potassium Ascorbate

Potassium Ascorbate is a salt derived from Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C. Potassium ascorbate has benefits of both potassium and vitamin C. These benefits include antioxidant activity, collagen production, healthy circulation and heart health support.

Potassium Monophosphate

Potassium Monophosphate

Mineral that may help maintain cellular integrity and water balance, nerve transmission and energy metabolism necessary for muscle contraction

Protease

Protease

Protease refers to a group of enzymes whose catalytic function is to hydrolyze (breakdown) peptide bonds of proteins. They are also called proteolytic enzymes or proteinases.

Pterocarpus Marsupium

Pterocarpus Marsupium

Pterocarpus is a genus of pantropical trees in the Fabaceae family. It contains about 35 species, with P. marsupium being one of the most well-known members of this genus

Pumpkin Seed Oil

Pumpkin Seed Oil

The cultivated plant known scientifically as Cucurbita pepo includes pumpkins and squashes. Pumpkin seed oil is primarily made in central Europe, including Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, and Slovenia.

Quercetin

Quercetin

Quercetin is the common name for the chemical formally known as 3,3',4',5,7-pentahydroxy-2-phenylchromen-4-one. It is chemically classified as a flavonol, which plants often use as pigments.

Red Clover

Red Clover

Red clover, known scientifically as Trifolium pratense, is a perennial herb that grows to a height of about 2.5 feet. The leaves grow in groups of three on each stem, which is the characteristic trifoliate pattern for clovers.

Reishi Mushroom

Reishi Mushroom

Reishi mushrooms have been used extensively in Asia as the “mushroom of immortality”. Reishi is known to promote longevity, resist aging, and boost energy.

Rhodiola

Rhodiola

Rhodiola originates from cold regions of the northern hemisphere, especially North America and Europe. However, Rhodiola also grows as far south as mountainous regions of Appalachia.

Ribonucleic Acid (RNA)

Ribonucleic Acid (RNA)

Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is a nucleic acid, along with deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). The primary difference between RNA and DNA is that RNA is a single-strand molecule folded in on itself.

Rice Bran Oil

Rice Bran Oil

Rice bran oil is typically used to support heart health, especially cholesterol levels. Additional benefits of rice bran oil include support liver health, menstruation and antioxidant effects.

Rosemary

Rosemary

Rosemary, known scientifically as Rosmarinus officinalis, is a perennial, evergreen shrub. It belongs to the Lamiaceae family, which also includes mints and many other herbs. It originates from the Mediterranean region.

Rutin

Rutin

Rutin is a plant pigment known scientifically as a flavonoid. It is also known by several specific scientific names such as rutoside, sophorin and quercetin-3-O-rutinoside. Rutin is named after Ruta graveolens.

SAMe

SAMe

S-Adenosyl methionine is a non-protein compound called a co-substrate. G. L. Cantoni first isolated SAM-e in 1952 from adenosine triphosphate and the amino acid methionine by using a chemical process.

Sarsaparilla

Sarsaparilla

Sarsaparilla is a common name for many plants in the Smilax genus, which contains at least 300 species. It is often used as a general term for Smilax species in the Americas.

Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto

Saw palmetto, known scientifically as Serenoa repens, is the only member of the Serenoa genus. It's a small palm with a maximum height of about 10 feet. Saw palmetto typically grows in dense thickets in sandy soil.

Schisandra

Schisandra

Schisandra is a genus of climbing vines in Asia that contains about 25 species. Schisandra chinensis is one of the most well-known of these species and has the common name five-flavor berry.

Serrapeptidase

Serrapeptidase

Serrapeptidase (Serratia Peptidase) is a multi-functional proteolytic enzyme that dissolves non-living tissues such as fibrin, plaque, blood clots, cysts, and inflammation without harming living tissue.

Sitosterol (Beta-Sitosterol)

Sitosterol (Beta-Sitosterol)

Beta-sitosterol is a phytosterol, which is a sterol produced by plants. It is chemically similar to cholesterol, and the pure form is a waxy, white powder.

Spirulina

Spirulina

Spirulina is a type of bacteria that can perform photosynthesis, which are known scientifically as cyanobacteria. It includes two species in the Arthrospira genus, Arthrospira maxima and Arthrospira platensis.

Stevia

Stevia

Stevia is the generic name for a sugar substitute that is derived from the leaves of Stevia rebaudiana, a plant commonly known as sweetleaf and sugarleaf.

Stinging Nettle Root Extract

Stinging Nettle Root Extract

The common nettle is a flowering herbaceous plant known scientifically as Urtica dioica. It’s found throughout the Northern Hemisphere, primarily in temperate climates.

Strontium

Strontium

Strontium is a chemical element with the atomic number 38. It is a soft, reactive metal that quickly turns yellow in the presence of oxygen. Adair Crawford and William Cruickshank discovered strontium in 1790.

Tea Theaflavins

Tea Theaflavins

Tea is made from the leaves of the tea plant, scientifically known as Camellia sinensis. The tea plant originates from Asia, where it has been used as a beverage and in herbal medicine for thousands of years.

Terminalia

Terminalia

Terminalia is a genus of tropical trees in the Combretaceae family that comprises about 100 species. Its name comes from the Latin word “terminus,” meaning “end,”.

Tocotrienols

Tocotrienols

Tocotrienols are members of the vitamin E family. Tocotrienols, like vitamin E, are potent antioxidants against lipid peroxidation. Studies indicate that Tocotrienols are important in maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system.

Trans-Resveratrol

Trans-Resveratrol

Trans-resveratrol is a chemical known scientifically as 3,5,4'-trihydroxy-trans-stilbene. It is classified as a stilbenoid, which is a type of phenol. Trans-resveratrol is produced by several species of plants.

Tribulus Terrestris

Tribulus Terrestris

Tribulus is believed to be an aphrodisiac. Research suggests that it will increase levels of testosterone, luteinizing hormone (LH) and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).

Turkey Tail Mushroom

Turkey Tail Mushroom

Turkey Tail is a common polypore mushroom with strong immune boosting effects, Turkey Tail can help resist seasonal ailments and support healthy lung function.

Turmeric

Turmeric

Turmeric is an herbaceous plant known scientifically as Curcuma longa. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, which includes ginger. Tumeric has rhizomes rather than true roots.

Ubiquinol CoQ10

Ubiquinol CoQ10

Ubiquinol should not be confused with the oxidised form of Coenzyme Q10, known as Ubiquinone. Kaneka QH Ubiquinol is the active, non-oxidised form of CoQ10, developed and produced by Kaneka in Japan.

Valerian

Valerian

Valeriana is a genus of flowering plant in the Caprifoliaceae family that contains hundreds of species. The most well-known member of this genus is known scientifically as Valeriana officinalis.

Vinpocetine

Vinpocetine

Vinpocetine is derived from vincamine, an alkaloid found in the lesser periwinkle plant. This flowering plant originates from central and southern Europe, as well as southwestern Asia.

Vitamin A (Carotenoids)

Vitamin A (Carotenoids)

Carotenoids are a class of red-orange pigments that are primarily produced by photosynthesizing organisms such as green plants.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)

A vitamin which maintains energy levels and supports brain function (memory). Vitamin B1 aids in digestion. It is necessary for the metabolism of sugar.

Vitamin B12 (Dibencozide)

Vitamin B12 (Dibencozide)

Vitamin B12 is necessary for carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. It is important to amino acid and fatty acid synthesis and is essential for hemoglobin and nerve cell growth and maintenance.

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Vitamin B2 is a vitamin in the B group commonly known as riboflavin. It serves a variety of biochemical roles, especially enzyme reactions that activate other vitamins.

Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)

Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)

Niacinamide, also known as nicotinamide and nicotinic amide, is the biosynthesized form of niacin, commonly known as vitamin B3. Both forms provide the same vitamin functions.

Vitamin B3 (Nicotinic Acid)

Vitamin B3 (Nicotinic Acid)

Vitamin B3, also known a nicotinic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that plays essential roles in energy metabolism in the living cell, DNA repair and many other essential functions.

Vitamin B5 (D-Pantothenate)

Vitamin B5 (D-Pantothenate)

Vitamin B5 is a vitamin which supports carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism and hemoglobin synthesis. It helps release energy from protein, carbohydrates and fat.

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate)

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate)

Vitamin B6 supports glycogen and nitrogen metabolism, production and transport of amino acids, production and maintenance of red blood cells and hemoglobin, nerve tissues and antibodies.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C

Ascorbic acid is an antioxidant water-soluble vitamin. When you are under stress the adrenal glands are known to "gobble up" vitamin C.

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 promotes calcium absorption, building bone mass and preventing bone loss; promoting heart muscle function; protecting against muscle weakness.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an antioxidant needed for protection against the oxidation of fatty acids and cholesterol, helping to prevent oxidative damage to cell membranes and atherosclerosis.

Vitamin E Oil

Vitamin E Oil

Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant as it prevents other fat-soluble vitamins from being destroyed by oxygen and thus acts as a natural preservative.

Vitamin K2

Vitamin K2

Vitamin K's job is to put calcium in the right places and keep it from being deposited in the wrong places. The right places are bones and blood, and the wrong places include calcification of the vessels.

Wheat Grass

Wheat Grass

Wheat grass is the stalk of the common wheat plant, known scientifically as Triticum aestivum. It is typically sold as a dietary supplement, usually as a juice or powder.

Whey Protein

Whey Protein

Whey protein is commonly used in nutritional supplements marketed to athletes because it is a nutrient dense protein that helps build muscle mass when combined with exercise

Wild Yam

Wild Yam

Wild yam is the common name for Dioscorea villosa, a perennial flowering plant that originates from eastern North America. It is a hardy plant to zone 6 and grows abundantly in a wide variety of soil types.

Yucca

Yucca

Yucca is a genus of at least 40 plants that are native to hot, arid regions of the American continents. The species Yucca schidigera originates from deserts in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.

Zeaxanthin

Zeaxanthin

Zeaxanthin is a carotenoid alcohol commonly found in nature. It plays an important role in the xanthophyll cycle, which is an essential process for photosynthesizing plants.

Zinc

Zinc

Zinc is a mineral important in the protection against free radicals, as a cofactor in vision, energy metabolism, amino acid and protein synthesis.

Zinc Aspartate

Zinc Aspartate

Zinc Aspartate is zinc bound to aspartic acid aspartate It is not harmful Zinc Aspartate provides important protection against free radicals

Zinc Orotate

Zinc Orotate

Zinc orotate is used to treat symptoms of zinc deficiency: osteoporosis, hypogonadism, low testosterone levels, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, atrophy of the thymus, low white blood cell counts, and lowered immunity.

Ziziphus

Ziziphus

Ziziphus is a genus of shrubs in the Rhamnaceae family of buckthorns. This genus includes Ziziphus jujuba, which has common names such as Chinese date, Indian date, Korean date and red date.