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Gout Relief
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(New Formula) Allgesic
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Fucoidan Ultra
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Ortho•Liver II administered to each individual by qualified

PreCar Joint Support health professionals. These statements have not

been evaluated by any government body. These
products are not intended to treat, cure, or
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prevent any disease. Before starting any new
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you have a specific medical problem or are

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taking any medication.
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CHILD (Replaced by Ortho•Liver II) of the product descriptions in this catalogue;

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Since 1991 AOR has been providing Canadians with new and innovative supplements to
improve their health. Our mission is simple - to provide natural health solutions through science
and research.
Our focus is always the same, to ensure effectiveness through research, proper formulation,
thorough quality control and extensive testing. In order to produce the highest quality products
available, we use equipment that limits the need for excipients and flow agents, our production
processes are specifically tailored for each product and we source our ingredients based on
obtaining quality materials.
Our literature ensures the proper use of the products and emphasizes the latest research and
developments pertaining to our products. The quality of the information available in our
catalogue, website and magazines is unmatched in the industry and our technical support
department is always there to answer your questions.
When new research warrants changes, AOR is quick to respond with the necessary
reformulations (our products are frequently reformulated to provide our customers with the best
tools possible).
We provide high quality products to meet your needs and to improve health.

Health Through Natural Remedies and Education
Health Categories 100 Ingredients Index 105
Acta-Resveratrol...........................................................4 GABA..........................................................................60 Ortho•Adapt ............................................................29
Adrenal ......................................................................48 Gandha•750 ............................................................97 Ortho•Adapt Vegan .................................................30
Advanced Bone Protection+Strontium.......................4 Gastro Relief ..............................................................21 Ortho•Bone ..............................................................31
Advanced Biotics .........................................................5 Ginkgo ......................................................................58 Ortho•Bone Vegan ...................................................30
Advanced B Complex ..................................................6 GLA•240 ...................................................................60 Ortho•Core ...............................................................32
Advanced Bone Protection ...........................................7 Glucosamine & Chondroitin.......................................61 Ortho•Eyes................................................................33
Advanced Joint Support ...............................................8 Glucosamine HCL.......................................................61 Ortho•Glucose II .......................................................34
Advanced Whey............................................................9 Glycine ......................................................................62 Ortho•Iron ...............................................................35
Advanced Whey Fibre ................................................10 Greens ‘n’ Berries ......................................................22 Ortho•Liver II ...........................................................36
AHCC ........................................................................11 Gout Relief .................................................................19 Ortho•Mind 1.0.........................................................37
AllerControl................................................................12 Gymnema•75 ...........................................................97 Ortho•Minerals .........................................................76
All-Life Colostrum ......................................................48 Hawthorn ..................................................................62 Ortho•Sleep ..............................................................38
Amla ..........................................................................94 Holy Basil...................................................................23 P5P ...........................................................................40
Antioxidant Synergy...................................................13 Homocysteine+ ........................................................63 Pantethine .................................................................40
AOR Zymes.................................................................49 Hyaluronic Acid ..........................................................23 Petadolex ..................................................................77
Arginine ....................................................................49 Hydroxy B12 ..............................................................63 PMS Less ....................................................................39
Arjuna Flow ..............................................................94 I-3-C ...........................................................................64 Pomegranate Ultra ....................................................77
Astaxanthin Ultra.......................................................50 Immune Ultra ...........................................................24 PreCar ........................................................................41
Auti-Focus ..................................................................14 Immune Support........................................................25 Pronogenol-2 .............................................................78
Bacopa Enlighten .......................................................95 Inositol ......................................................................64 Prostaphil-2 ..............................................................41
Bearlic Garlic .............................................................50 IP6 .............................................................................65 PS-100 ......................................................................78
benaGene...................................................................15 Lactoferrin 250 ..........................................................65 Quercetin....................................................................79
Benfotiamine ............................................................16 L-Glutamine...............................................................66 R(+)-Lipoic Acid .......................................................43
Bio-Folate ..................................................................16 L-Lysine ......................................................................66 R+ Lipoic Acid Sustained Release ............................42
Bilberry-Grapeskin ...................................................51 L-Tyrosine ...................................................................67 Reduced Glutathione .................................................79
Blood Pressure Relief.................................................17 Lutein.........................................................................67 Rhodiola ....................................................................80
Bone Basics ...............................................................51 Lycopene Ultra ...........................................................68 Ribogen......................................................................80
Boron ........................................................................52 Lyprinin......................................................................26 Saccharomyces Boulardii ..........................................81
C+ Bioflavonoids......................................................52 Maca...........................................................................68 SAMe 400...................................................................90
Cardana ....................................................................95 Mag-K-Taurine ..........................................................69 SeMC .........................................................................43
Cardio•Mag 2.0 .......................................................53 Mag Malate Renew ...................................................69 Solufibre ...................................................................45
Carnosine•500 ..........................................................18 Mag/Potassium Aspartates .......................................70 Stimuliv......................................................................99
Chanca Piedra............................................................53 Magnesium Taurate ...................................................70 Strontium Support II..................................................44
Choline Alfoscerate ...................................................54 Mastica Chios .............................................................71 Taurine .......................................................................81
Chromium Picolinate ................................................54 Maxi•Boz .................................................................98 Thyro 100...................................................................83
Citicoline ...................................................................55 MCP............................................................................71 TLC 3.0 .......................................................................82
Cosmaderm ................................................................91 Methylcobalamin/Ultra ..............................................26 Toco•3•Nol Max.......................................................82
Co-enzyme Q10 ........................................................55 MSM ...........................................................................72 Total E .......................................................................45
Co-Q Plus ...................................................................56 MSM + Glucosamine ................................................72 Triphlax•750 .............................................................99
Cran-Uti ....................................................................56 Multi Basics•3 ..........................................................27 Tryfonia/Max ..............................................................84
Curcumin•95.............................................................96 N•A•C .....................................................................74 UTI Cleanse................................................................90
CureCumin Softgels....................................................89 N•A•C Sustained ....................................................73 Vinpo•15...................................................................46
DGL•760...................................................................96 NADH Ultra................................................................74 Vision Support II ........................................................85
D-Glucarate ..............................................................57 Nattokinase................................................................28 Vitamin C ...................................................................86
De Cholest ..................................................................18 Nattokinase Ultra.......................................................28 Vitamin D3.................................................................86
Digestase ...................................................................57 Niacin No-Flush ........................................................75 Vitamin D3 Liquid Adult............................................92
DPP Zyme ..................................................................19 Olive Leaf Extract.......................................................75 Vitamin D3 Liquid Child ............................................92
EGCG MAX..................................................................58 Omega Cardio............................................................76 Vitamin K2 .................................................................46
Essential Mix .............................................................59 Omega EPA ................................................................28 Zen Theanine .............................................................87
Estro Detox.................................................................20 Opti-Guggul ...............................................................98 Zinc-Copper Balance ..................................................87

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Our Advanced Series is where you’ll find ground breaking
orthomolecules and formulas.
Acta Resveratrol Estro Detox Ortho•Eyes
Advanced Biotics Gastro Relief Ortho•Glucose II
Advanced B Complex Gout Relief Ortho•Iron
Advanced Bone Greens ‘n’ Berries Ortho•Liver II
Protection Holy Basil Ortho•Mind 1.0
Advanced Bone Hyaluronic Acid Ortho•Sleep
Immune Ultra P-5-P
Advanced Joint Support
Immune Support Pantethine
Advanced Whey
Lyprinin PMS Less
Advanced Whey Fibre
Methylcobalamin PreCar
Methylcobalamin Ultra Prostaphil-2
Multi Basics•3 R(+)-Lipoic Acid
Antioxidant Synergy
Nattokinase R(+)-Lipoic Acid
Auti-Focus Sustained Release
Nattokinase Ultra
benaGene SeMC
Omega EPA
Benfotiamine Solufibre
Bio-Folate Strontium Support II
Ortho•Adapt Vegan
Blood Pressure Relief Total E
Carnosine•500 Vinpo•15
Ortho•Bone Vegan
De Cholest Vitamin K2
DPP Zyme

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Resveratrol is a polyphenol that is found in various berries and herbs and that has a
number of benefits in heart health, immunity and inflammation. Its role in cardiovascular
health involves reducing cholesterol and triglycerides, widening blood vessels to lower
blood pressure and reducing platelet aggregation to lower the risk of plaque formation.
It can also reduce the incidence of strokes and heart attacks.
Furthermore, resveratrol acts as an antioxidant to interfere with free radicals that oxidize
LDL particles, which is thought to be the event that initiates arterial hardening. Resveratrol
can also decrease the production of signals that create and amplify inflammation. It fights
cancer at all three stages- initiation, promotion and progression. One way that it does this
is by preventing the production of new blood vessels to feed tumors. It also blocks
90 Vegi-Caps AOR04142 enzymes that promote the carcinogenic activity of certain compounds, while increasing
Serving Size: 1 Capsule the activity of enzymes that help to remove toxins and carcinogens from the body.
Trans-Resveratrol 100 mg The most exciting benefit of resveratrol is its ability to mimic the longevity effects of a
Luteolin 20 mg
calorie restricted diet. This is defined as a diet with caloric intake reduced by
Quercetin 51 mg
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 40 mg approximately 40% and has been shown to increase life span in a number of species.
Piper Nigrum 20 mg Resveratrol is the active ingredient in wine that has led to its reputation for promoting
ADULT DOSAGE: Take three capsules longer life. This remarkable substance has the potential to improve health, and therefore
daily, with food, or as directed by a life, in multiple ways.
qualified health care practitioner
Do not use if pregnant or nursing
Complementary Products:
Antioxidant Synergy, R+Lipoic Acid,
Sustained Release, NAC Sustained
Applications: Antioxidant, Heart Health

Advanced Bone Protection + StrontiumTM

Bone health is one of the greatest concerns in our society. AOR’s Advanced Bone
Protection + Strontium is an innovative product combining two novel and effective
nutrients that work through different mechanisms for a synergistic effect on bone health.
These two nutrients are Milk Basic Protein (or MPB) and Strontium.
Milk Basic Protein is a nutrient extracted from the whey fraction of milk. MBP has been
shown to improve calcium retention by bones. MBP’s action involves a specific protein
called cystatin C. Cystatin C is able to directly inhibit cystein protease, an enzyme that
releases calcium from bone and digests collagen in the bone matrix. MBP also enhances
the action of osteoblasts (cells that build bone) while at the same time suppressing the
activity of osteoclasts (cells that break down bone).
60 Vegi Caps AOR04181 Strontium is another important nutrient. Unlike other treatments for degenerative bone
Serving Size: 1 Capsule conditions, such as calcium, vitamin D and anti-resorptive medications, which reduce
Strontium (from citrate) 341mg
MBP 20mg bone loss, Strontium decreases bone resorption and increases osteoblastic activity -
(A specific basic protein fraction derived from milk)
leading to new bone formation and a reduction of bone loss.
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to two capsules per
day on an empty stomach, at least two hours The mechanisms of MBP and Strontium are distinct, yet synergistic. Strontium increases
before or after food, calcium or milk but ensure
that daily calcium intake is adequate. Calcium, bone formation, while MBP reduces the rate at which bone is destroyed. AOR’s Advanced
food and milk products significantly reduce Bone Protection + Strontium contains effective doses of these two powerful bone-health
strontium absorption if taken at the same
sitting. nutrients together in a single formula.
CAUTION: Not recommended for children,
adolescents, pregnant/nursing women or
people with milk allergies. Do not take if you
are taking tetracycline or quinolone antibiotics.
Talk to your health care practitioner before
taking if you have kidney disease.
Complementary Products:
Ortho-Bone, Bone Basics Applications: Skeletal Health, Osteoporosis, Osteopenia, Increases bone density and reduces bone fractures

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Advanced BioticsTM
Probiotics are live microorganisms that promote a balanced intestinal microflora and a
healthy gastrointestinal tract. AOR's Advanced Biotics™ formula contains seven clinically
tested probiotic strains that possess antimicrobial, immunomodulatory, anticarcinogenic,
antidiarrheal and antiallergenic properties.

Streptocossus thermophilus
• absorbs cholesterol, lowering total cholesterol
• absorbs more LDL than HDL cholesterol, advantageously targeting the "bad
• positively affects intestinal function
• offers protection against enteroinvasive E. Coli 90 Vegi-Caps AOR04146
• enhances the intestinal mucosal immunity Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Bifidobacterium Longum BB536 50 mg
Bifilon-50T 4,000,000,000 Organisms
• reduces the symptoms and disturbances associated with seasonal allergies Streptococcus Thermophilus 25 mg
2,500,000,000 Organisms
• normalizes the immune system
Lactobacillus Acidophilus R-52 25 mg
• prevents DNA damage induced by heterocyclic aromatic amines (HCA) present in food 3,750,000,000 Organisms
• may reduce colon cancer rates Lactobacillus Rhamnosus R-11 25 mg
3,750,000,000 Organisms
L. Acidophilus R-52 Lactobacillus Casei R-215 25 mg
2,500,000,000 Organisms
• used in conjunction with the L-Rhamnosus R-11 strain reduced bacterial colonization
Lactobacillus Gasseri LAC-343 12.5 mg
and gastric inflammation in mice infected with H. pylori 625,000,000 Organisms
• the same two bacteria prevent intestinal abnormalities such as bacterial invasiveness Lactobacillus Plantarum R-1012 25 mg
and translocation to lymph nodes 3,750,000,000 Organisms
• given with S. Thermophilus, the bacteria enhance the immune response and the
More than 20 billion organisms per
weight of the colon in animal studies capsule
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one or two
L. Rhamnosus R-11 capsules three times a day without food.
• extensive effects on cytokine production in human intestinal mucosal cell lines
CAUTION: Discontinue use and consult a
• influences the immune response
health care practitioner if symptoms of
digestive upset (e.g. diarrhoea) occur,
L. Casei R-215 worsen, or persist beyond 3 days. Do not
• reduces the colonization of the gastrointestinal tract by Candida species and other use if you are experiencing nausea, fever,
pathogens vomiting, bloody diarrhoea or severe
abdominal pain or if you have an
immune-compromised condition (e.g.
L. Gasseri AIDS, lymphoma, patients undergoing
• possesses immunomodulatory effects long-term corticosteroid treatment).
• reduces the growth of pathogenic bacteria such as Complementary Products:
Digestase, Saccharomyces Boulardii, L-
Staphylococcus aureus Glutamine
• decreases the risk of bacterial vaginosis

L. Plantarum R-1012
• prevents the adhesion of intestinal pathogens
• lowers cholesterol levels
• helps to balance the immune system

Applications: Intestinal Health, Diarrhea, Antibiotic therapy

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Advanced B ComplexTM
The B complex vitamins, namely B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantethine),
B6, B12, biotin and folic acid, form a truly essential complex of vitamins. Collectively,
these vitamins are responsible for the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats, the
maintenance of the central nervous system, and the promotion of proper cell
differentiation and metabolism, among other functions.
When AOR™ designed the formulation for ADVANCED B COMPLEX, the goal was
twofold; the first was to address a condition that is part of the aging process called
Advanced Glycation End-products, or (appropriately enough) AGEs for short. The second
was to simply create the best B-vitamin complex in the world.
Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs) are formed when the proteins in our bodies are
90 Vegi-Caps AOR04167 exposed to sugar without the mediating action of co-enzymes. The result is that those
Serving Size: 3 Capsules proteins undergo a reaction known as glycation, and these reactions hinder the function
Benfotiamine 100 mg
and damage the structure of proteins, and have been linked to many progressive diseases
B2 (Riboflavin-5-Phosphate) 7.5 mg of aging. AGE formation can lead to harmful inflammatory and autoimmune conditions,
B3 345 mg and glycation plays a role in vascular disease, erectile dysfunction, kidney disease, joint
(Niacin - from Inositol Hexanicotinate) stiffness, loss of skin elasticity, arthritis, cataracts, retinopathy, neuropathy, Alzheimer's
B5 (Pantethine) 300 mg Dementia, impaired wound healing, urinary incontinence, complications of diabetes, and
B6 (Pyridoxal-5-phosphate) 100 mg cardiomyopathies. The proper functioning of the B complex of vitamins is essential in
B12 (Methylcobalamin) 1000 mcg delaying the onset of AGEs, with B1 playing a leading role.
Folic Acid (5-methyltetrahydrofolate) 1000 mcg
Creating the best B-vitamin complex possible requires two things: balanced ratios and
Biotin 500 mcg
Choline (Bitartrate) 600 mg
superior sources. Regarding the former, AOR™ rejected the premise that so many
Inositol 384 mg supplement manufacturers have taken regarding B-vitamins, namely to use the same
(from Inositol, Inositol Hexanicotinate) amount (usually 50, 75, or 100 mg) for each vitamin. The odds of the body requiring
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule three precisely the same amounts of all the different vitamins within the B-complex, considering
times daily with food, or as directed by a that each one has a specific biological role to play, are extremely remote. Therefore, a
qualified health care practitioner. more researched and balanced approach was taken in determining the amounts of each
CAUTION: None Known. vitamin in ADVANCED B COMPLEX. Further research was invested in determining the
most bio-available sources of these individual B-vitamins, and to ensure that they worked
Complementary Products:
R+Lipoic Acid Sustained Release,
benaGene ADVANCED B COMPLEX contains benfotiamine as its source for B1. Benfotiamine is a
naturally-occurring form of thiamin that has been determined in laboratory studies to be
five times more bioavailable than conventional thiamin supplements. Benfotiamine has
also been successfully studied in clinical trials to improve nerve function in patients with
diabetic nephropathy by 30% and decrease diabetic nerve pain by 50%. In one human
clinical trial, a B-vitamin combination using benfotiamine as its thiamin source was
directly compared with a B-complex supplement that included a megadose of
conventional thiamin. Benfotiamine proved its effectiveness on several key parameters of
nerve function, while the standard thiamin supplement failed. ADVANCED B COMPLEX
uses inositol hexanicotinate as its source for niacin (B3). Conventional niacin can cause
unpleasant side effects such as itchy, burning skin - i.e. the niacin "flush". Standard niacin
may also potentially harm the liver. Inositol hexanicotinate delivers niacin to the
bloodstream slowly, eliminating the niacin "flush," and has not been associated with
impaired liver health or other potential side effects of conventional niacin. The source of
B6 for ADVANCED B COMPLEX is Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate, which is the highly efficient and
active co-enzyme form of B6. Most B-complex supplements use pyridoxine, which must
first be converted in the liver to pyridoxal-5-phosphate before it can be utilized by the
body. ADVANCED B COMPLEX also uses an active, coenzyme form of vitamin B12,
namely methylcobalamin. Studies have shown that methylcobalamin supports the healthy
structure and function of the nerves and brain in a manner that is far superior to
cyanocobalamin, the most common form of vitamin B12 supplementation. Finally
ADVANCED B COMPLEX includes 5-methyltetrahydrofolate, the biologically active form
of folate that is naturally produced by the body.

Applications: Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, Anti-aging, Vitamin B deficiency

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Advanced Bone ProtectionTM
Milk (and bovine milk in particular) contains more growth factors than any other single
food source. Growth factors are specific proteins that act as intracellular signaling
molecules. Scientists in Japan have isolated a fraction from whey protein, which they have
determined to have positive metabolic effects on bone health. It is called Milk Basic
Protein, or MBP®, and it is the active ingredient in Advanced Bone Protection from AOR.
MBP stimulates the activity and proliferation of osteoblasts (bone-building cells) while
simultaneously suppressing the activity and proliferation of osteoclasts (cells responsible
for the breakdown of bone). MBP is particularly effective at supporting the production of
collagen as well as the retention of calcium.
At first glance, the mechanism of action through which MBP exerts its effects seems
remarkably similar to that of its bone-enhancing nutrient predecessors such as calcium, 30 Vegi-Caps AOR04111
vitamin D and strontium. For example, MBP assists in the absorption and retention of Serving Size: 1 Capsule
calcium, just as vitamin D does. Unlike vitamin D, however, MBP does so via the inhibition MBP 40 mg
of cystein protease due to the presence of the protein strain known as cystatin C, which is (A specific basic protein fraction derived
part of the structure of MBP itself. Cystatin C also inhibits the release of calcium from from milk)
bones stimulated by thrombin, interleukin-1 and prostaglandin E2. The essential nature
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule daily
of this function cannot be understated, as calcium can metaphorically be referred to as with/without food or as directed by a
the mortar for the infrastructure that is collagen - together contributing to form the qualified health care practitioner.
complex that is bone.
CAUTION: Not recommended for people
Cystein protease also digests collagen in the bone matrix, further testimony to the benefit with milk allergies.
of its inhibitory effect from the cystatin C contained in MBP. MBP cultivates both the Complementary Products:
proliferation and activity of the bone-building osteoblasts while conversely bridling the Strontium Support II, Ortho Bone
same proliferation and activity among the osteoclasts responsible for the resorption
(breakdown) of older bone tissue. Even more revealing is the extent of MBP's inhibition of
osteoclasts, suppressing the activity of even the most isolated osteoclast cells. The
association between the osteoblast/osteoclast relationship and collagen lies in the ability
of osteoblasts to produce collagen, and it is here where MBP comes into its own. The
ability to specifically manipulate osteoblasts into producing more collagen in a manner
that is more pronounced than that of its osteo-nutrient predecessors makes MBP unique.
Furthermore, MBP also increases serum concentrations of osteocalcin, the major non-
collagenous protein in bone.
As with all promising nutritional interventions, early in-vitro research revealed
encouraging indications of what would later become identified as MBP. Indeed, such
indications at the in vitro level need to be encouraging in order to secure further, in-vivo
studies. This preliminary research identified whey protein as having an exemplary
influence on the relationship between osteoblasts and osteoclasts. It was discovered that
in addition to fortifying osteoblasts, whey protein was also shown to suppress osteoclast-
mediated bone resorption and osteoclast cell formation. This began a lengthy scientific
process to isolate the fraction of whey protein that scientists believed was responsible for
these bone-reinforcing effects. MBP was the eventual result of that process. The human
studies with MBP have reflected the success of the preliminary research. In one study
among healthy menopausal women, the MBP group reported a bone mineral density
(BMD) increase of 1.21% while the placebo group recorded a 0.66% BMD decrease.
Another study among healthy adult women saw the MBP group gain approximately 70%
more bone mineral density than the control group. Finally, the MBP in Advanced Bone
Protection from AOR comes in small, convenient capsules that can be taken with or
without food and have no interactions with calcium or any other nutrients.

Applications: Supports skeletal health in all age groups

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Advanced Joint SupportTM
Osteoarthritis is a debilitating disease of the joints that affects a huge proportion of the
population. Up to 85% of people over the age of 70 and 20% of the general population
are affected by this painful disease. Osteoarthritis results from a loss of cartilage and
eventual cartilage degeneration. This causes severe joint pain, inflammation, stiffness and
loss of joint mobility.
The most common treatment for osteoarthritis involves anti-inflammatory drugs that treat
the symptoms, but do not target the root cause of arthritis. These drugs are also
associated with a large number of unpleasant and potentially serious side-effects and
adverse reactions. AOR’s Advanced Joint Support is a formula containing a combination
of natural compounds that work together to reduce the symptoms of arthritis and to
60 Vegi Caps AOR04179 improve joint function without the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule Hyaluronic Acid - Hyaluronic acid is an essential component of joint fluid, which is
Boswellia serrata 333 mg required for proper joint lubrication and function. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect.
(65% Boswellic acids) Patients with osteoarthritis have reduced hyaluronic acid content in their joints.
Sodium Hyaluronate 40 mg Pine Bark - Pine Bark extract has been shown to have beneficial effects on the symptoms
Pine Bark Extract 60 mg
of osteoarthritis through its anti-inflammatory action. In one clinical trial supplementation
(95% Proanthocyanidins)
Harpagophytum procumbens 105 mg
with pine bark extract resulted in an impressive 55% decrease in pain, an overall
[Devil’s Claw] (40% Harpagosides) improvement of osteoarthritis symptoms by 56% and a 58% decrease in the intake of
standard pain medications.
ADULT DOSAGE: Take two capsules per
day with food, or as directed by a qualified Boswellia serrata - Extracts of the plant Boswellia serrata have been noted for their anti-
health care practitioner. inflammatory, anti-arthritic and analgesic properties. Boswellia extracts have even been
CAUTION: Do not take if pregnant or shown to be more effective than certain anti-inflammatory drugs, and unlike these drugs,
nursing. the positive effects of Boswellia persist even after intake of the herb is stopped. This
suggests that Boswellia may target the source of osteoarthritis, not just the symptoms.
Complementary Products:
Maxi Boz, Glucosamine HCL, Devil’s Claw - Extracts from the African plant Devil’s Claw contain harpogasides – active
MSM+Glucosamine compounds with potent anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-arthritic actions. Clinical
trials with devil’s claw have shown a significant reduction in the pain and stiffness
associated with arthritis. It also reduces inflammation, helps promote cartilage
regeneration and increases the production of hyaluronic acid.
The ingredients contained in Advanced Joint Support work via a variety of mechanisms to
improve the symptoms and effects of osteoarthritis. Devil’s claw, Boswellia serrata, and
pine bark extracts all act to decrease inflammation by blocking key enzymes and
molecules involved in the inflammatory process. Boswellia serrata and devil’s claw have
an even broader mechanism of action, inhibiting signaling molecules and enzymes that
break down collagen and proteins called glucosaminoglycans (GAGs). Collagen and
GAGs are both critical components of cartilage. Devil’s claw also increases GAG
synthesis, promoting the formation of new cartilage.

Applications: Osteoarthritis, Inflammation, Joint Pain

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Advanced WheyTM
Whey powder and whey protein products are often associated with meal replacement and
seen as weight gain products used by gym enthusiasts. Science however, is constantly
uncovering new health applications related to whey, which go far beyond old clichés.
Whey powder is 90% protein by weight and it is no surprise that the health benefits of
whey come from naturally present peptides.
Milk is the first food for all mammals and the latest studies confirm that the same
molecules that protect the newborn from infections also help adults to remain healthy.
Advanced Whey is fortified with three specific proteins which possess exceptional health
applications: Lactoferrin, Lactalbumin and Sialic Acid. Lactalbumin has been researched 1kg Unflavoured AOR04128
for its anti-carcinogenic and anti-bacterial properties. Scientists have shown that alpha- 1kg Vanilla AOR04130
lactalbumin can induce apoptosis (programmed cellular death) of cancer cells while 1kg Chocolate AOR04129
leaving healthy cells intact. Furthermore, several clinical studies have determined that 500g Unflavoured AOR04168
bovine alpha-lactalbumin is highly effective at reducing stress. The mechanism of action 500g Vanilla AOR04169
behind this extraordinary claim is that it raises brain serotonin activity while 500g Chocolate AOR04170
simultaneously reducing cortisol levels. This opens the potential of alpha-lactalbumin for Serving Size:1 Rounded Scoop (~27g)
Energy 110 Calories/435 kJ
use as a sleep aid, and its cortisol-reducing ability makes it a useful addition to the Calories from Fat 9 Calories/33.5 kJ
supplement protocol of anyone dealing with stress. A quality whey protein supplement will Proteins 23.2 g
often consist of about 20% alpha-lactalbumin, and Advanced Whey has been engineered Alpha-lactalbumin 8.43 g
Lactoferrin 400 mg
to consist of more than 36% alpha-lactalbumin. Glycomacropeptides 7.32 g
(6-8 % Sialic Acid)
Lactoferrin is capable of sequestering iron, depriving viruses and bacteria from a nutrient
Carbohydrates 1.40 g
essential for their growth while facilitating the transport of iron in the body. Recent findings Sugars 1.40 g
also indicate that lactoferrin suppresses inflammation and reduces cholesterol levels. Fiber 0.0 g
Fat 1.0 g
Scientists have determined that lactoferrin stimulates anti-inflammatory and inhibits Saturated Fat 0.6 g
proinflammatory cytokines. Lactoferrin's effects on cholesterol levels seem to be based on Calcium 29 mg
its ability to reduce the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, an important function considering Sodium 146 mg
Calories Per Gram:
that oxidized LDL cholesterol can damage artery walls and set the stage for mineral and Fat 9 Carbohydrate 4 Protein 4
fat deposits which lead to blockages. Lactoferrin's multifunctional role also encompasses Typical Amino Acid Profile per 27g serving
antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antioxidant and immunomodulatory activities. Essential Amino Acids 13.65 g
Isoleucine (BCAA) 1.98 g
Lactoferrin forms a much smaller percentage of whey protein than alpha-lactalbumin, as Leucine (BCAA) 2.89 g
even a high-quality whey protein supplement rarely exceeds 1% lactoferrin. Advanced Valine (BCAA) 1.66 g
Phenylalanine 0.81 g
Whey has been formulated to contain up to 28% more lactoferrin than high-end whey Methionine 0.63 g
proteins. Lysine 2.64 g
Tryptophan 0.74 g
With time, the immune benefits of sialic acid may well eclipse those of all other nutrients Threonine 1.88 g
found in whey. Sialic acid prevents the entrance of pathogens across mucous membranes Histidine 0.42 g
by secluding them at the body's most vulnerable entry points and preventing their Non Essential Amino Acids 14.98 g
Alanine 1.31 g
adhesion to the epithelial cell surface, thus preventing infections from occurring. The 6- Arginine 0.61 g
8% sialic acid content in Advanced Whey represents an amount that is unsurpassed by Aspartic Acid 3.08 g
any other whey protein available. Cysteine 0.69 g
Glutamic Acid 5.02 g
Advanced Whey reinforces the alpha-lactalbumin, lactoferrin, and sialic acid fractions Glycine 0.41 g
with amounts over and above those which are naturally found in whey protein. The Proline 1.67 g
Serine 1.30 g
widespread health applications of whey protein are heavily dependent on these fractions. Tyrosine 0.89 g
Reinforcing these fractions is costly, which may largely explain why their benefits are not Total Glycomacropeptides 7.32 g
emphasized in most whey protein supplements. This fortification embodies the better part Total Protein Per Serving 23.20 g
of a decade of research designed to transform a supplement staple like whey protein into ADULT DOSAGE: Mix one or more scoops with
your favorite beverage. Stir with a spoon for 30
a nutraceutical innovation. seconds. No blender required. Please note that the
vanilla flavouring is very light, sweeten to taste.
CHILD DOSAGE: Do not exceed one level
scoop daily for children under 16, half a scoop
daily for children under 9, and one level
teaspoon daily for toddlers and infants.
CAUTION: None Known
Complementary Products:
Applications: Immune function, Nutritional Support Essential Mix, C+Bioflavonoids

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Advanced Whey FibreTM
AOR’s Advanced Whey Fibre formula combines the benefits of an advanced whey protein
with a unique prebiotic fibre known as inulin. These two components work synergistically
to produce a variety of beneficial effects.
Whey protein contains essential amino acids necessary for building and maintaining lean
muscle tissue, and can also significantly increase levels of Glutathione, a very important
and powerful antioxidant in the body. Whey protein also contains certain important
protein fractions that are well known for their immune system enhancing effects. These
fractions include alpha-lactalbumin, lactoferrin and sialic acid. Alpha-lactalbumin has
been demonstrated in scientific studies to induce apoptosis, or cell death, in cancer cells,
603 g Smooth Unflavoured AOR04184 and is also highly effective in reducing stress. Lactoferrin facilitates iron transport, while
Serving Size:1 Rounded Scoop (~31g) depriving bacteria and viruses of this important mineral. Finally, sialic acid helps to
Energy 129 Calories/510 kJ prevent the invasion of pathogens and subsequent infection. AOR’s Advanced Whey
Calories from Fat 9 Calories/33.5 kJ Fibre is fortified with these three important proteins, maximizing its immune system
Proteins 23.86 g
enhancing effects.
Alpha-lactalbumin 8.5 g
Lactoferrin 400 mg In conjunction with these key immune-enhancing proteins, Advanced Whey Fibre contains
Glycomacropeptides 7.32 g inulin, a soluble fibre and fructan (a fraction of fructose). Inulin is also a prebiotic, which
(6-8 % Sialic Acid)
means that it promotes the production of friendly bacteria – including bifidobacteria and
Carbohydrates 6.1 g
Sugars 1.40 g lactobacillus- within the gastrointestinal tract. It is uncommon to find a fibre that also
Fiber 4.7 g serves as a prebiotic, making inulin relatively unique in this regard. Like whey protein,
Fat 1.0 g inulin enhances the immune system, albeit through a somewhat different mechanism of
Saturated Fat 0.6 g action. Inulin’s main contribution to the immune system lies in stimulating the activity of
Calcium 29 mg
Sodium 146 mg
immune cells within the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT), a large and important part
Calories Per Gram: of the immune system of the digestive tract.
Fat 9 Carbohydrate 4 Protein 4 In addition to their beneficial effects on the immune system, whey protein and inulin also
Typical Amino Acid Profile per 31g serving
Essential Amino Acids 13.65 g work together to help lower cholesterol levels. The lactoferrin in whey protein has been
Isoleucine (BCAA) 1.98 g shown to reduce the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, which can damage artery walls and set
Leucine (BCAA) 2.89 g the stage for mineral and fat deposits that lead to blockages. Inulin has also been shown
Valine (BCAA) 1.66 g to have dramatic cholesterol lowering effects, reducing overall cholesterol levels by 20%
Phenylalanine 0.81 g
in one clinical trial. Finally, the addition of inulin to a whey protein formulation decreases
Methionine 0.63 g
Lysine 2.64 g the normally fast rate of gastric emptying of whey protein. This means that the rate of
Tryptophan 0.74 g absorption and metabolism of the proteins is decreased, resulting in improved absorption
Threonine 1.88 g and prolonging the beneficial effects of whey protein and increasing satiety.
Histidine 0.42 g
Non Essential Amino Acids 14.98 g
Alanine 1.31 g
Arginine 0.61 g
Aspartic Acid 3.08 g
Cysteine 0.69 g
Glutamic Acid 5.02 g
Glycine 0.41 g
Proline 1.67 g
Serine 1.30 g
Tyrosine 0.89 g
Total Glycomacropeptides 7.32 g
Total Protein Per Serving 23.86 g
ADULT DOSAGE: Mix one or more scoops with
your favorite beverage. Stir with a spoon for 30
seconds. No blender required. Sweeten to taste.
CHILD DOSAGE: Do not exceed one level
scoop daily for children under 16, half a scoop
daily for children under 9, and one level
teaspoon daily for toddlers and infants.
CAUTION: None Known
Complementary Products:
Essential Mix, C+Bioflavonoids

Applications: Immune function, Nutritional Support

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When it comes to health, we all understand the importance of our immune system. Active
hexose correlated compound (AHCC) is an oligosaccharide extracted from mushrooms
grown in rice bran. It was developed in Japan in 1989 and it has since been used to
improve the immunity of over 100,000 patients and has been studied in over 50 human
clinical trials. AHCC has shown promise for severe immunodeficiencies, for hypertension,
to reduce inflammation, to improve the body’s response to stress, in infections, for
diabetics and for hepatitis.
AHCC is remarkable because it has the ability to stimulate the immune system. Oral
supplementation with AHCC increases the production of macrophages, T cells and
natural killer (NK) cells and improves their ability to destroy abnormal cells. Immune cells
are important for health in general but are specifically involved with the control of 30 Vegi-Caps AOR04118
infection and cancer. Serving Size: 1 Capsule
AHCC has been shown to be effective against cancer cells in several research projects. In AHCC 500 mg
one study, AHCC and better nutrition led to a 22% tumor reduction, and 39% tumor (Hybridization of Basidomycetes Mycelia
stabilization. The combination of AHCC and genistein concentrated polysaccharide extracts)
(another natural anti-tumor substance) induced apoptosis (the self destruction of ADULT DOSAGE: For general
unwanted cells). Similarly, supplementation with AHCC along with an antioxidant maintenance take 1 or 2 capsules daily,
extracted from buckwheat, led to the reduction of skin cancer tumors in test rats. preferably without food. For more serious
immune dysfunction take two capsules
In another study, 6 months of treatment with AHCC (6g/day) led to a partial response in three times a day or as directed by a
49.7% of cancer patients and a complete response in 8.8%. qualified health care practitioner.
Studies using AHCC clearly demonstrated that AHCC safely increases the efficacy of CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or
conventional treatments while reducing the frequency of side effects. Patients taking nursing.
AHCC with chemotherapy or radiation saw their tumors shrink and their tumor markers Complementary Products:
decrease more than patients receiving conventional treatments alone. Furthermore, a Immune Ultra, Vitamin D3,
weakened immune system is one of the most serious side effects of chemotherapy. AHCC C+Bioflavonoids, Immune Support
helps to preserve immunity at a time when it is crucial to prevent the spread and growth
of abnormal cells. It also reduces the toxicity and the side effects associated with
chemotherapy. It alleviates hair loss and bone marrow suppression and prevents the
elevation of liver enzymes. Patients taking AHCC reported less nausea and vomiting and
AHCC improved their body weight and appetite.
In addition to benefits for cancer patients, AHCC has also been shown to benefit patients
with HIV by helping to preserve immunity. AHCC can also help to prevent and control
infections by bacteria and virsues, protect the liver, reduce inflammation, and even reduce
blood glucose levels and blood pressure!
AHCC is very safe even in extremely high doses. For general maintenance and immune
system support, take 1 or 2 capsules daily. For more serious immune dysfunction take 2
capsules three times a day or as directed by a qualified health practitioner.
We are constantly exposed to bacteria, viruses and other pathological organisms.
Everyday, we depend on our immune system to remain healthy. Why is it that when we
get sick we direct the treatment on those pathogens and not on improving our ability to
fight and prevent disease? The great promise of immunotherapies lies in their ability to
stimulate our defense systems. AHCC’s gift at improving immunity has been
demonstrated - finally a treatment that focuses on health and not on the disease.

Applications: Immune function, Infections, Cancer

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Allergies are a common problem affecting 20% of Americans. Allergies result from a
glitch that causes the immune systems of some people to react to harmless compounds
(allergens) such as food proteins, animal hair proteins, plant pollens, drugs or substances
like latex as if they are harmful invaders. This induces the release of signaling molecules,
including histamine, and produces a wide variety of symptoms ranging from irritated
sinuses to itchy skin to breathing difficulties. AOR’s AllerControl contains six natural
compounds that work together to relieve the misery of allergies.
Perilla frutescens is a plant containing flavonoid aglycones such as luteolin, apigenin, and
rosmarinic acid, which have all been studied for their anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory
potential. Studies have linked perilla seed extracts to improved breathing in asthmatics,
60 Vegi Caps AOR04175 and improvement of allery symptoms including sneezing, stuffy nose and itchy eyes.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule Luteolin is the major active constituent in Perilla frutescens. This compound is known for
Perilla Seed Extract 100 mg
its antimutagenic and anti-inflammatory-allergic effects. It is also recognized as an
Butterbur Extract 167 mg antioxidant and as an inhibitor of protein kinase C, a key regulator in the initiation of
(Petasites Japonicus) inflammatory events such as smooth muscle constriction.
Quercetin 667 mg Rosmarinic acid is an extract found in plants such as rosemary and perilla. One study
Luteolin 67 mg
examining the effects of rosmarinic acid among 30 patients with seasonal allergic
Rosmarinic Acid 33 mg
Mangiferin 33 mg
rhinoconjunctivitis revealed a significant relief of itchy nose, watery eyes, itchy eyes and
total allergic symptoms at the end of the trial.
ADULT DOSAGE: Take two capsules daily
with food or as directed by a qualified Quercetin is a flavonoid that has been shown in animal and cellular studies to be a potent
health care practitioner. inhibitor of allergic and inflammatory responses.
CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or Mangiferin is an extract of the plant Mangifera indica L. This plant is used in Cuba to help
nursing. with various disorders including bronchial asthma, atopic dermatitis, and other allergic
Complementary Products: diseases. Mangiferrin is an antioxidant that has been reported to have strong anti-allergic
C+Bioflavonoids, Vitamin D3, NAC effects as well as antispasmodic, antimicrobial, fever-reducing, antiviral, and anti-tumour
Butterbur (petasites hybridus) is a shrub found in Europe and in parts of Asia and North
America. A study of patients with asthma or bronchitis found that butterbur improved
lung ventilation and bronchial reactivity. Another study found that Butterbur had a
comparable effect to the antihistamine cetirizine for seasonal allergic rhinitis, but without
the sedative effect associated with the drug.
Allergies can be combated by blocking the allergic response or by targeting inappropriate
inflammation, which lies at the root of allergic symptoms. Unlike conventional allergy
medications, AllerControl does not target histamine, but instead targets the root causes
of histamine release. Quercetin, mangiferin, and perilla and its extracts block the
production of IgE, an antibody associated with initiating the allergic response. Several of
the compounds are also able to prevent the release of histamine and other allergy
inducing signaling molecules and are also able to block the production of IL-4 and IL-5,
key cytokines in the initiation of inflammatory and allergic responses. Through these
effects, AllerControl provides a natural solution for allergies.

Applications: Allergies, Asthma

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Antioxidant SynergyTM
When free radicals tear through your body, the molecules they damage also become free
radicals. The same is true of antioxidants. After quenching a free radical, an antioxidant
molecule doesn't just disappear. Instead, used-up antioxidants are themselves
transformed into mild free radicals. But because the "radicalized" antioxidants are less
immediately toxic to the body than the free radicals they neutralize, the overall effect of
antioxidants is favorable.
But "radicalized" antioxidants can do long-term harm if they aren't properly dealt with. The
most well studied example of this phenomenon is tocopherol-mediated peroxidation, or
TMP, in which vitamin E family members block an incoming free radical from attacking a
particle of LDL ("bad") cholesterol. The "radicalized" antioxidant then initiates a slower,
more insidious pattern of lipid peroxidation. Several studies suggest that TMP may play a
devastating role in the long-term development of atherosclerosis. 120 Vegi-Caps AOR04010
The harm produced by slow-acting "radicalized" antioxidants can be prevented by taking Serving Size: 4 Capsules
advantage of the unique synergistic interactions of an elite antioxidant strike force: the R(+)-lipoic acid 200 mg
Networking Antioxidants. Vitamin E Complex 400 mg
When taken together, these specific, biologically essential nutrients form a dynamic team Tocopherols: 350 mg
of synergistic "co antioxidants". Networking antioxidants can "recycle" one another from d-alpha-tocopherol 60 mg (90 IU)
their "radicalized" forms back into their active, antioxidant forms. By this process of mutual d-beta-tocopherol 5.6 mg
regeneration, networking antioxidants enhance and extend one another's capacities. d-gamma-tocopherol 200 mg
There are exactly five networking antioxidants: R (+)-lipoic acid, the vitamin E complex d-delta-tocopherol 85 mg
(including the four tocopherols and four tocotrienols), vitamin C, coenzyme Q10, and Tocotrienols: 50 mg
d-alpha-tocotrienol 15 mg
glutathione (GSH). The cycle is ultimately kept going thanks to the role played by R (+)-
d-beta-tocotrienol 1.7 mg
lipoic acid in the body's energy-production cycle.
d-gamma-tocotrienol 25.8 mg
First, the original free radical attacker is neutralized by a networking antioxidant. The d-delta-tocotrienol 7.5 mg
result is that the networking antioxidant is degraded into its free radical form. To save the Vitamin C 420 mg
body from disaster, the networking antioxidant is rejuvenated by a co antioxidant from the From magnesium ascorbate 400 mg
antioxidant network team. A game of electron donating "hot potato" ensues, which From ascorbyl palmitate 20 mg
ultimately results in rejuvenation by the charged up R (+)-lipoic acid - dihydrolipoic acid Coenzyme Q10 30 mg
(DHLA). N-acetylcysteine (NAC) 50 mg
Selenium (Se-Methylselenocysteine) 50 mcg
For the Antioxidant network to work optimally, it's critical to ensure that your lipoic acid Flavonoids
supplement is in the form of R (+)-lipoic acid. Supplements labeled "alpha-lipoic acid" or Chirally Pure trans-resveratrol 5 mg
simply "lipoic acid" contain up to 50% S (-)-lipoic acid, an unnatural molecule that hinders Rosemary standardized extract 5 mg
the ability of mitochondria to "charge up" R (+)-lipoic acid into DHLA. As a result, the S Providing carnosic acid 1 mg
(-)-lipoic acid in conventional "lipoic acid" supplements actually interferes with the
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule four
recycling activity of the Networking antioxidants. times daily with food, or as directed by a
The networking antioxidants have a genuine synergy with one another. The effects of each qualified health care practitioner.
networking antioxidant support greater functionality of the antioxidant network as a CAUTION: None Known.
whole. No other antioxidants participate directly in the interlocking cycles of the
antioxidant network. In fact, the ability of other antioxidants to play a protective role in the Complementary Products:
Carnosine, EGCG, Lactoferrin
body depends on first having a functional Antioxidant network.
However, a few antioxidants do play a supporting role to networking antioxidants, without
fully participating in the antioxidant network recycling system. The best understood of
these Network "boosters" are bioflavonoids and the mineral selenium. Among
bioflavonoids, carnosic acid - which is found in the herb rosemary - is especially
interesting because of its ability to repeatedly rearrange itself into a "cascade" of new
antioxidant "booster" forms before being exhausted. Selenium supports the network by
maintaining the body's supply of two key enzymes: glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) and
thioredoxin reductase (TrxR).
You'll want to ensure that you're taking the complete team of networking antioxidants, plus
carnosic acid, resveratrol, and Se-methylselenocysteine, as proven "boosters" of the
Network itself. The days of throwaway "kitchen sink" antioxidant mishmashes are over. The
recycling system of the Antioxidant Network is the path to cellular sustainability.

Applications: Core antioxidant formula

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Autistic disorder is a pervasive developmental disorder that occurs in as many as 1 out of
every 250 children. Autism results from a dysfunction in the central nervous system, but
its underlying cause remains very unclear; it is likely that there are multiple factors. In
addition to behavioural abnormalities, autism is frequently associated with other health
problems like seizures and gastrointestinal problems including inflammation, bloating,
diarrhea, constipation, reduction in healthy bacterial flora, and reduced absorption of
essential nutrients. Autism is further linked to increased oxidative stress, leading to cell
damage and possibly contributing to the gastrointestinal and behavioural problems
associated with autism. AOR’s AutiFocus contains a combination of ingredients that have
shown potential in reducing the symptoms and related problems of autistic disorder.
120 Vegi Caps AOR04183 Carnosine is a powerful antioxidant that is renowned for its anti-aging effects. Carnosine
Serving Size 1 Capsule has also been shown to have a protective role in the gastrointestinal and nervous systems,
L-Carnosine 100 mg and may enhance brain function in the frontal lobe and help prevent seizures. One study
Zinc (Malate) 1.25 mg testing the effects of dietary carnosine on seizure control in seven children showed that
Vitamin E Complex supplementation with 400 mg of L-carnosine per day for 10 weeks resulted in improved
Tocopherols 55.4 mg EEG findings and reduced seizure frequency. Moreover, the children were found to have
alpha-tocopherol 8.3 mg/12.5 IU improvements in overall cognition, behavior, and language function. Another study
beta-tocopherol 1.1 mg revealed that treatment with carnosine resulted in significant improvements in receptive
gamma-tocopherol 33 mg
speech, socialization and behavior, as assessed by the Gilliam Autism Rating Scale and
delta-tocopherol 13 mg
Tocotrienols 5.9 mg
the Receptive One-Word Picture Vocabulary test, in autistic children.
alpha-tocotrienol 1.7 mg Zinc is an extremely important mineral for the development of the brain, and plays a key
beta-tocotrienol 0.17 mg role in gene expression. Preliminary studies have found altered serum copper/zinc ratios
gamma-tocotrienol 3.3 mg in people with autistic disorders, and zinc, especially in conjunction with carnosine, may
delta-tocotrienol 0.7 mg be beneficial in helping with the gastrointestinal defects associated with autistic disorder.
ADULT DOSAGE: Take 1 to 4 capsules In animal models combinations of zinc and carnosine have been effective in inhibiting
daily with food, or as directed by a gastric damage and lesions. In humans these nutrients have been shown to protect the
qualified health care practitioner. gastrointestinal tract by preventing increases in gut permeability following treatment with
CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or indomethacin, a drug known to cause intestinal damage.
The vitamin E complex is one of the most powerful antioxidant groups, and may also
Complementary Products: enhance the antioxidant effects of carnosine. A complete and balanced vitamin E
Advanced Biotics complex is included in Auti-Focus to help prevent the increased oxidative stress often
associated with autism. Preliminary trials have found that behaviour improves in autistic
individuals who are supplemented with antioxidants. Additionally, alpha-tocopherol has
been found to dose-dependently suppress the formation of gastric ulcers and the
activation of certain immune cells, which may help decrease inappropriate inflammation
and associated gastrointestinal problems.

Applications: Autism

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Immortality is an age old Holy Grail. A phenomenon of the ego. A topic best left to
science fiction and Hollywood. The search for it is often beset with tragedy, as was the
case of Juan Ponce De Leon and his quest for the legendary fountain of youth.
However, life extension is a realistic goal and a proven physiologic phenomenon in
diverse organisms through various interventions, such as exposure to certain stresses
(ionizing radiations, heat or osmotic shock) or caloric restriction. There are several ways
of extending life span but the key is to match the gain in years with a corresponding
increase in vigour and vitality. In other words, adding years to life has to be concurrent
with adding life to years therefore increasing both maximal life span and health span. The
latter can be assessed by monitoring various disease-risk markers such as lowered blood
glucose levels, Hb1Ac, isoprostane F2, reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, lipid 30 Vegi-Caps AOR04138
markers, age-amadori adducts, and different inflammatory markers such as C-reactive Serving Size: 1 Capsule
proteins. benaGene™ 100 mg
The process of aging has been ascribed to various mechanisms including: (1) increased (3-carboxy-3-oxopropanoic acid)
Vitamin C 100 mg
metabolism and thus increased production of reactive oxygen species, (2) reduction of
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule daily
apoptosis (or programmed cell death), (3) increased glucose/insulin and insulin-like
with food or as directed by a qualified
growth factor 1 (IGF-1) signaling molecules, (4) disruption of the daf-2 pathway, (5) effect health care practitioner.
of longevity genes (including FOXO, Sir-2, and INDY (I am not dead yet), (6)
CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or
NAD+/NADH ratio, and others. nursing.
Caloric restriction optimal nutrition (CRON) extends life and health span in a wide variety Complementary Products:
of organisms and has been shown to delay the onset or reduce the incidence of many Acta-Resveratrol, Benfotiamine, Carnosine
age-related diseases, including cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and
neurological diseases (including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's). Furthermore, a significant
improvement in various disease risk parameters has been conclusively shown in humans.
Thanks to the pioneering work of professors Leonard P. Guarente (of the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology) and David A. Sinclair (of Harvard University), research has
revealed that certain longevity genes are activated during caloric restriction. Moreover,
their work showed that this effect was evident at any age; in other words, life extension
could be achieved in older age groups as well. Gurante and other researchers believe
that this effect may be related to the critical ratio of the ubiquitous co-enzymes NAD+ (the
oxidized form of NAD, or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) and its reduced form
NADH. NAD is a niacin-derived coenzyme that is present in all living cells and is critical
to the production of ATP - the body's primary source of all immediate energy. Higher
NAD+ levels are thought to have a stimulatory effect on the beneficial genes whilst a high
NADH concentration is thought to inhibit such genes. Hence a high NAD+/NADH ratio
may prolong life and health span.
BenaGene is a novel caloric restriction mimetic (CR mimetic). It mimics the changes in the
expression of over 350 genes in a similar fashion to caloric restriction and thus may be
considered a true nutrigenomic compound. The resulting (and astonishing) increases in
average and maximal life span, reduction in weight, and reduction in glucose levels have
been observed in various species.
Human clinical trials have confirmed both reduction in glucose levels and an improved
uptake of glucose without negative side effects (and hence an effective hypoglycaemic
agent). BenaGene work on a "biological diode", thereby increasing the conversion of
NADH to NAD+ as well as on resulting changes in the electrical state (Gibbs free energy)
and critical signaling molecules.
BenaGene is the world's first novel and natural Krebs cycle intermediate compound that
is specifically formulated to be highly stable and bio-available so that a one-a-day
dosage is all that is required, offering the potential of life and health extension.

Applications: Anti-Aging

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Vitamin B1, also known as thiamin, was the first vitamin to be discovered. It was also the
first time the word vitamin, which literally means "essential to life", was used. The health
benefits of vitamin B1 have long been recognized. The vitamin is necessary for healthy
metabolism and for the normal function of the nervous and cardiovascular systems.
Benfotiamine, however, has unique characteristics, which are not shared by typical
vitamin B1 supplements. Benfotiamine has better penetration through cellular
membranes. Benfotiamine has also been shown to be 5 times more absorbable than
thiamin and at the same time safer than thiamin.
Benfotiamine also prevents protein glycation (known as the formation of Advanced
Glycation End-products), a role that is not shared by thiamin. Protein glycation is an
120 Vegi-Caps AOR04051 ongoing biological process that leads to significant tissue dysfunction, disrupts protein
structures, damages DNA, and speeds up the aging process.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Benfotiamine 80 mg Benfotiamine up-regulates the function of a specific cofactor, which prevents the final and
ADULT DOSAGE: Commence with two irreversible attachment of sugar molecules to the proteins in our tissues. The increased
capsules twice daily for the first month; presence of sugar molecules speeds up the rate at which protein glycation occurs, making
you may then continue at this dose or
reduce to two capsules daily, or as directed
supplementation with Benfotiamine important for anyone affected with diabetes. The
by a qualified health care practitioner. benefits of Benfotiamine for diabetics have been demonstrated in several clinical trials.
CAUTION: Persons with thiamin One such trial demonstrated a 50% reduction in diabetic nerve pain, along with an
hypersensitivity should not take this increased ability of the nerves to detect an electrical current, respond to electrical
product. Do not use if pregnant or stimulation, and regulate the heartbeat.
Complementary Products:
Advanced B Complex, Carnosine,
Applications: Anti-aging, Brain support, Protein glycation

Folic acid (or folate) is a water-soluble vitamin that plays a key role in the biosynthesis of
DNA and RNA, red blood cell production, the metabolism of proteins, genome
maintenance and gene expression. AOR’s BioFolate contains 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate,
the biologically active form of folate that is produced in the body. Unlike the folates found
in dark green leafy vegetables, oranges and liver, supplemental forms of folic acid do not
need to be enzymatically altered prior to absorption, and are therefore absorbed two-
times more efficiently than natural folates.
Folate deficiency can cause a number of health problems, of which the most documented
is neural tube defects in developing infants. There is an overwhelming amount of
research supporting folic acid’s ability to prevent neural tube defects. Other symptoms of
30 Vegi-Caps AOR04176 deficiency include: weakness, fatigue, irritability, headaches, difficulties in cognitive
function, cramps, palpitations, shortness of breath, and serious health problems including
Serving Size: 1 Capsule cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, depression. Folate has been shown to help
5-Methyltetrahydrofolate 1 mg prevent some cancers, like colorectal cancer.
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule per Some conditions can actually lead to folate deficiencies through decreased absorption or
day, or as directed by a qualified health an increase in the body’s demand for folate, these include alcoholism, Crohn’s disease,
care practitioner. lymphoma or amyloidosis of the small intestine, diabetic enteropathy, gluten sensitivity,
CAUTION: None sickle cell disease, chronic exfoliative skin disorders and of course, pregnancy.
Complementary Products:
Homocysteine +, Acta-Resveratrol,

Applications: Heart disease, Folic acid deficiency

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Blood Pressure ReliefTM
High Blood Pressure, or hypertension, is referred to as a "silent killer" because it can be
deadly, but in the early stages is usually without noticeable symptoms. It has been
estimated that a reduction of 5 mmHg in systolic BP could reduce stroke mortality by 14%
and decrease cardiovascular disease mortality by 9%.
Blood Pressure ReliefTM from AOR includes a combination of natural ingredients
designed to help those with prehypertension or hypertension to lower their systolic and
diastolic blood pressure, thereby supporting a healthy cardiovascular system.
Clinical trials have shown that diets high in fruits and vegetables can reduce blood
pressure and the incidence of heart attack and stroke. The most dramatic blood pressure
lowering effects have been associated with dark leafy vegetables, like beetroot, spinach
60 vegi-caps AOR04202
and lettuce, which are high in nitrate content. Nitrates are converted by the body into
nitrites, which are then converted into nitric oxide (NO), this pathway is called the nitrate- Serving Size: 2 Capsules
nitrite-NO or NOx3, 2, 1 pathway. Chlorogenic acid 140 mg
NO is a potent vasodilator, meaning that it widens the blood vessels, thereby reducing Hibiscus sabdariffa extract 64 mg
(15% Anthocyanins)
blood pressure. Furthermore, NO helps to improve blood vessel elasticity, improve the
Mixed vegetable concentrate 500 mg
function of the cells lining the blood vessels (endothelial cells), prevent blood vessel (beet, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, celery,
inflammation and inhibit platelet aggregation. Blood Pressure ReliefTM includes not only kale, parsley)
potassium nitrate as a direct source of nitrates, but also a proprietary nitric oxide Potassium nitrate 259 mg
generating veggie powder, to maximize NO production and reduce hypertension. GABA 80 mg
GABA - GABA is well known for its anti-anxiety effects, but is less often recognized for its Vitamin C 100 mg
effectiveness as an anti-hypertensive agent. In one Japanese study, supplementation with ADULT DOSAGE: Take two capsules per
80mg of GABA daily for 8 weeks reduced systolic BP by an average of 10 mmHG and day with food, or as directed by a qualified
diastolic BP by 5 mmHg in 50 individuals with mild hypertension. health care professional.
CAUTION: Do not take if pregnant or
Hibiscus - Hibiscus is a highly effective natural blood pressure reducer. In one study
including 54 human subjects, treatment with a hibiscus tea produced dramatic
improvements in their blood pressure in just 12 days. Systolic blood pressure was Complementary Products:
reduced by 11.2% and diastolic blood pressure by 10.7%. In another study, Cardio Mag 2.0, Cardana, Hawthorn
supplementation with Hibiscus (standardized to contain 9.6mg anthocyanins) was found
to be as effective as the drug captopril at lowering blood pressure.
Chlorogenic Acid - Chlorogenic acids are found in high quantities in green coffee beans.
Research has demonstrated that chlorogenic acid significantly reduces systolic and
diastolic blood pressure in patients with mild hypertension. In a study including 117 men
with mild hypertension, supplementation with 180mg of chlorogenic acid for 28 days
resulted in significant 5.6 mmHg and 3.9 mmHg decreases in systolic and diastolic blood
pressure respectively.

Applications: Hypertension

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While many are aware of the the problems associated with free radical damage, few are
aware of the damages caused by protein glycation. Carnosine is the answer to both free
radical production and protein glycation - two of the most important determinants behind
the aging process.
Research has shown that animals with higher Carnosine stores live longer. In humans,
Carnosine concentrations decline by 63% from the age of 10 to 70. Initial experiments
using Carnosine demonstrated that it protects cells and helps maintain cellular function.
Carnosine supplemented cells lived longer and are able to undergo more replications.
Most importantly, Carnosine preserves the youthful appearance and morphology of the
cells. Research in animals confirmed the test tube findings. Mice supplemented with
60 Vegi-Caps AOR10026 Carnosine lived 20% longer, had 40% less hair loss and suffered 61% fewer skin ulcers
and were more alert.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
L-Carnosine 500 mg
Carnosine also prevented much of the damage seen with cerebrovascular accidents,
reducing mortality and conserving brain function in animals recovering from strokes. In
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule two to cancer cell lines, Carnosine freed the cultures of abnormal cells. In mice suffering from
three times a day on an empty stomach, or
cancer, Carnosine injections improved survival and reduced tumor size.
as directed by a qualified health care
practitioner. Carnosine is also a powerful antioxidant. As a prophylactic measure for the prevention of
CAUTION: None Known. protein glycation, Carnosine preserves the flexibility of blood vessels, enhances the
removal of abnormal cells and maintains normal breakdown of old cellular proteins.
Complementary Products:
benaGene, Acta Resveratrol, Ortho Eyes
Additionally, Carnosine prevents the formation of amyloid plaque in the brain, a process
that is believed to lead to Alzheimer's disease.

Applications: Supports normal cellular function, Anti-aging

De CholestTM
It is common knowledge that high cholesterol levels can contribute to heart disease, the
number one killer in North America. However, while “bad cholesterol” has negative
effects on heart health, “good cholesterol” is beneficial. High density lipoprotein (HDL)
transports cholesterol to the liver and removes cholesterol from arteries. HDL cholesterol
is commonly referred to as “good” cholesterol. Low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol
is the bad guy. Excessive LDL cholesterol contributes to plaque formation and artery
damage. LDL cholesterol is especially dangerous if it becomes oxidized.
Many herbs and plant extracts have been shown to be beneficial for lowering and
balancing cholesterol levels. Berberine, artichoke leaf, guggulsterones (from
Commiphora mukul), ferulic acid and theaflavin are all compounds obtained from plants
180 Vegi-Caps AOR04187 that have been demonstrated to have significant cholesterol lowering effects. All have
Serving Size: 6 Capsules been shown in clinical trials to reduce both total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels.
Commiphora Mukul 200 mg Berberine and Commiphora mukul have also been associated with increased HDL
(7.5% E&Z Guggulsterones)
Berberine 800 mg cholesterol levels. Finally, several of these compounds, including berberine, theaflavin
Artichoke Leaf 1280 mg
Ferulic Acid 200 mg and especially ferulic acid, are powerful antioxidants, and are therefore beneficial in the
Black Tea Extract (40% Theaflavin) 375 mg
ADULT DOSAGE: Take 6 capsules daily with food, or prevention of lipid peroxidation and the formation of harmful oxidized LDL cholesterol.
as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
CAUTION: Do not use in cases of hyperthyroidism, AOR’s De Cholest includes a synergistic combination of natural ingredients that work
pelvic inflammatory disease or menorrhagia. May
potentiate or alter the effects of thyroid medications. together to protect blood vessels and assist in the prevention of plaque build-up in the
Consult your physician. Mild GI problems have been
noted in a few people. May reduce the bioavailability arteries. These ingredients work through a variety of complimentary mechanisms to
of blood pressure drugs diltiazem (Cardizem®) and
propranolol (Inderal®), as well as the cancer drug balance cholesterol levels; lowering the levels of “bad” (LDL) cholesterol in the blood
cyclophosphamide. Do not take with acetaminophen
(eg. Tylenol®). Some individuals may develop a rash, while increasing the levels of “good” (HDL) cholesterol.
which disappears when they stop taking the
supplement. May cause constipation. Take away from
other medications. Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
Complementary Products:
Niacin-No-Flush, Pantethine Applications: Elevated cholesterol levels, Heart disease

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The reason some of us develop an immune response to our own body remains unclear.
We know that autoimmunity runs in families, which indicates that genes may be partly to
blame. Our body’s response to environmental triggers may also play a large part in the
development of autoimmune conditions.
Peptidases are enzymes that are responsible for the breakdown of proteins. Peptidases
embedded in cellular membranes cleave foreign proteins in order to present their
antigens to immune cells. Antigen presentation activates or inactivates the immune
Dipeptidylpeptidase IV (DPP IV) is an essential peptidase for antigen presentation. DPP IV
supports a normal cellular immune response and is important for the production of
immune messengers that regulate immunity and inflammation. Preliminary research has
shown that DPP IV inactivates tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFa), an immune messenger 90 Vegi-Caps AOR04140
that promotes inflammation and plays a significant part in autoimmune disorders such as Serving Size: 1 Capsule
inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Protease 30,000 HUT
(from Aspergillus oryzae)
Over activation of the immune system during an infection can drive the immune system Protease (from A. oryzae) 500 DPP-IV
into a state of autoimmunity, leading to cellular damage and chronic inflammation. Protease AM 8.5 AP
Autoimmunity can be caused by the inappropriate activation of white blood cells by (from Aspergillus melleus)
dietary peptides sequences such as gliadins found in gluten. Low levels of DPP IV in
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule three
certain conditions worsens the problem, causing undigested protein fragments to
times a day with food or as directed by a
accumulate, causing inflammation.
qualified health care practitioner.
Oral supplementation with DPP IV enzymes prevents the activation of the immune system CAUTION: None Known.
by breaking down instigative dietary peptides before they can lead to the activation of the
Complementary Products:
immune system.
Lyprinol, Maxi Boz, Lactoferrin

Applications: Inflammation, Autoimmune diseases

Gout ReliefTM
Gout is caused by an abnormal build-up of uric acid in the blood - uric acid being a
metabolic by-product of purine metabolism. Purines are natural substances found in
many foods, and particularly in high protein foods like organ meats and fish like
mackerel and sardines. Excessive blood levels of uric acid then lead to acute inflammation
of the joints. Gout is characterized by excruciating pain and swelling, especially in the
joint of the big toe.
Morin - AOR is the first company in the world to offer supplemental Morin, thanks to a
collaborative research project between AOR and the University of Hong Kong. Morin is a
naturally-occurring compound from Morus alba (mulberry). Morin is documented in
traditional Chinese medicinal literature for the treatment of gout-like conditions. Animal
studies have revealed morin to inhibit the uptake of urate and to lower uric acid levels. 120 Vegi-caps AOR04198
Morin acts on the kidneys to inhibit uric acid reabsorption and also inhibits the enzyme Serving Size: 4 Capsules
xanthine oxidase, which is responsible for breakdown of purines into uric acid. Morin Hydrate (from mulberry) 300 mg
Resveratrol 50 mg
Polyphenols - Grape Seed Extract and Resveratrol - Polyphenols can play a role in the Grape seed extract 50 mg
URI-K BlendTM 620 mg
prevention of kidney stones. Resveratrol and grape seed extract have been shown in-vitro Boerhaavia Diffusa 100 mg
to be capable of reducing xanthine oxidase activity. Crateva Nurvala 150 mg
Tribulus Terrestris 60 mg
Lawsonia Inermis 50 mg
URI-K BLEND - This is a unique clinically tested blend of 7 herbs from Ayurvedic and other Bergenia Ligulata 200 mg
sources representing the culmination of centuries of traditional treatment for kidney Vitex Negundo 50 mg
Curcuma Longa 10 mg
disorders. The blend includes Boerhaavia Diffusa, Crateva Nurvala, Tribulus Terrestris, ADULT DOSAGE: Take 4 capsules daily, or as
Lawsonia inermis, Bergenia, Vitex Negundo and Curcuma Longa. Together these directed by a qualified health care professional.
CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
ingredients promote urinary tract health by inhibiting kidney and bladder stone formation, Consume with at least one litre of water
reducing inflammation and inhibiting uric acid production. throughout the day.
Complementary Products:
Magnesium taurate, Solufibre, Advanced Joint
Applications: Gout, Elevated uric acid levels

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Estro DetoxTM
Estrogens are very important hormones with over 400 different functions in the body.
While some estrogens are healthy and beneficial, other types can have negative effects.
Estrogen has long been considered a risk factor for a variety of women’s cancers,
especially breast cancer. Research has shown that estrogens can be classified as “good”
or “bad”. For example, 16α-hydroxylated estrogen metabolites are associated with an
increased risk of breast cancer, while 2-hydroxylated estrogen metabolites are not.
The ingredients in Estro Detox work together to promote a healthy estrogen balance and
to promote the detoxification of harmful substances, thereby helping to reduce the risk of
women’s cancers.
D-Glucarate - D-glucarate is a naturally occurring compound that plays a very important
60 Vegi-caps AOR4200 role in the detoxification of toxins and carcinogens. The primary action of D-glucarate is
to inhibit the enzyme beta-glucuronidase, an enzyme that can disrupt important
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
detoxification pathways, thereby promoting detoxification and also encouraging healthy
Calcium-D-Glucarate 200 mg estrogen metabolism. Research has shown that D-glucarate can inhibit breast cancer
DIM (3,3’-Diindolymethane) 108 mg development in mice by as much as 70% and can lower serum estrogen levels by 23%.
SGS 300 mg
Preliminary studies in humans show that D-Glucarate supplements are safe, and that they
(standardized to contain 30 mg
glucoraphanin glucosinolate) have the same effects on beta-glucuronidase in people that they do in animals.
LIFENOL® Hops extract 120 mg 3,3’-Diindolymethane (DIM) - DIM is a phytonutrient found in cruciferous vegetables like
(0.12% 8-prenylnaringenin) broccoli. DIM has been shown to promote the formation of 2-hydroxylated estrogen
ADULT DOSAGE: Take two capsules with metabolites instead of 16α-hydroxylated estrogen metabolites, thereby pushing the
breakfast daily, or as directed by a balance of estrogen in the body towards “good” estrogens and reducing the production
qualified health care practitioner. of “bad” estrogens. In humans, preliminary testing has shown that DIM successfully
CAUTION: Do not take if pregnant or resolved moderate to severe cervical dysplasia, a condition which is strongly correlated
nursing. with the development of cervical cancer.
Complementary Products: SGS – In the body SGS is converted to sulforaphane, another substance found in broccoli
I3C, PMS Less, GLA-240 that is a potent inducer of phase II liver detoxification enzymes. The phase II detoxification
enzymes are responsible for eliminating harmful toxins and carcinogens from the body.
Sulforaphane also acts to inhibit cancer cell growth. In regards to women’s health,
sulforaphane has been shown to inhibit the proliferation of breast cancer cells, and to
reduce their expression of the estrogen receptor.
Hops Extract – 8-prenylnaringenin (8PN) is a component found in hops that is a potent
phytoestrogen, or plant estrogen. It has been shown to be of equal or greater potency as
soy-derived phytoestrogens like genistein. In vitro 8PN has been shown to inhibit breast
cancer cell proliferation by interfering with certain pathways mediated by the estrogen
receptor. 8PN has also been shown to prevent angiogenesis (the formation of new blood
vessels to feed tumors) both in test tube and animal studies.

Applications: Reduced cancer risk, Balanced estrogen and progesterone levels, Healthy and regular menstrual cycles

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Gastro ReliefTM
Heartburn is a very common condition that is characterized by a burning sensation that
starts in the upper abdomen and moves into the chest and that is worse when lying down
or bending forward. Heartburn is not mere acid indigestion but usually a symptom of
gastroesophageal reflux - a condition where the contents of the stomach back up into the
esophagus because the sphincter between the stomach and esophagus is not functioning
properly. Since the cells of the esophagus are not meant to handle this level of acidity,
heartburn is extremely painful and can have serious long term consequences such as
esophageal cancer, narrowing of the esophagus from scaring and Barrett’s esophagus.
Treating heartburn in isolation with heartburn medication targeting the acidity of the
stomach is narrow minded and only provides temporary relief. Indeed, the problem with
reflux is not that the stomach is too acidic; often the reverse is actually true. The valve that
releases the contents of the stomach into the intestinal tract is triggered by acidity, if the 60 Vegi-Caps AOR04201
stomach contents are not acidic enough, this valve does not open and the stomach Serving Size: 2 Capsules
contents can back up into the esophagus causing pain and irritation. This is why Gastro Zinc-Carnosine 75 mg
Relief™ contains Vitamin C which is acidic instead of the typical acidity buffers. Mastic gum (Pistacia lentiscus) 500 mg
The premise behind Gastro Relief™ is to provide quick and effective relief from the Potassium Nitrate 202 mg
symptoms of heartburn while addressing any fundamental pathology which would cause Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 100 mg
the problem. Gastro Relief™ contains Mastic Gum which has been shown to wipe out
ADULT DOSAGE: Take 2 capsules daily
bacteria called Helicobacter Pylori, the cause behind the majority of gastric and duodenal
with food, or as directed by a qualified
ulcers. Clinical studies have clearly shown the effectiveness of this resin with 80% of health care practitioner.
patients receiving mastic gum for two weeks reporting significant improvements in their CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or
symptoms. nursing or with erectile dysfunction-type
Zinc Carnosine has received much attention lately thanks to its ability to up-regulate key products.
antioxidant enzymes thereby preventing free radicals from damaging cells. Studies have Complementary Products:
confirmed that Zinc Carnosine has anti-ulcer properties and prevents gastric mucosal CUReCUMIN, DGL 760, L-Glutamine
injury. Animal studies also show that Zinc Carnosine is indicated in H. pylori infections as
the molecule prevents the development of H. pylori related gastritis.
Potassium Nitrate is a precursor to Nitric Oxide. Nitric Oxide is a potent vasodilator and
increases blood flow to the gastric mucosa, enhancing repair and the inflow of nutrients
and oxygen. Higher nitric oxide levels in the stomach were also shown to increase
effective peristalsis movements. Studies also clearly demonstrate that Nitric oxide
precursors are effective anti-inflammatory agents with protective effects against gastritis.
When it comes to relieving heartburn, the key ingredient in Gastro Relief™ is alginic acid.
Alginic acid is a viscous substance found in algae which absorbs water extremely quickly
to form a “raft” on top of the gastric contents. This “raft” has two effects; it prevents the
gastric contents from being pushed back up the esophagus and also coats the esophagus
if the gastric contents were to reach the esophagus. An added bonus is that alginic acid
works extremely quickly providing relief within a few minutes.

Applications: Heartburn, Gastric and duodenal ulcers, H. Pylori infection

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Greens ‘n’ BerriesTM
It is now well established that diet is one of the most important determinants of health and
disease so the food we consume should be carefully selected. When it comes to our health
no other food group offers the benefits provided by fruits and vegetables. Fruits and
vegetables contain several phytonutrients that are not found anywhere else, and although
these phytonutrients are often not recognized as essential, they help to prevent a plethora
of diseases including cardiovascular disease and cancer – North America’s leading
causes of death. Population studies have established that adding one daily serving of
fruits and vegetables to the diet decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease by 7%. Fruits
and vegetables are also nutrient dense, meaning that proportionally, they contain more
nutrients for the same amount of calories than all other foods. It is therefore not
500 g AOR04203 surprising that fruits and vegetables help to prevent disease and promote all aspects of
Serving Size:1 Rounded Scoop (15g) health.
Calories (kcal) 56
Protein 0.90 g Food for Health
Carbohydrates 12.78 g
The benefits are not limited to the heart and the prevention of cancer. Newer research has
- Total Sugars 1.94 g
- Total Fibre 1.49 g
uncovered new health advantages associated with fruit and vegetable consumption which
Fat 0.14 g include:
- Saturated Fat 0.04 g • Prevention of acne as studies show that infrequent consumption of raw fruits and
Apple Juice Powder 750 mg vegetables is a risk factor for acne in adolescent women.
Barley Grass Juice Powder 750 mg • Attenuation of the body’s inflammatory burden
Bilberry Fruit Powder 750 mg
Black Raspberry Powder 750 mg • Reduction of inflammation and modulation of the immune system which is primarily
Beet Juice Powder 2250 mg related to the presence of carotenoids and flavonoids in fruits and vegetables.
Broccoli Powder 750 mg
• Anti-aging effects related to the presence of antioxidants in fruits and vegetables
Cabbage Powder 750 mg
Carrot Juice Powder 750 mg which translates in cognitive benefits and a lessened chance of suffering from
Celery Juice Powder 750 mg Alzheimer’s disease.
Cranberry Juice Powder 750 mg • The high nitrate content of fruits and vegetables also translates to significant benefits
Kale Juice Powder 750 mg related to the production of Nitric Oxide which lowers blood pressure and improves
Jujube Fruit Powder 750 mg
blood flow
Parsley Juice Powder 375 mg
Pomegranate Powder 375 mg • Prevention of obesity in adolescents
Spinach Juice Powder 1388 mg
• A multitude of health benefits for diabetics including cardiovascular effects and the
Strawberry Juice Powder 375 mg
Tomato Juice Powder 375 mg
prevention of lipid abnormalities. Fruit and vegetable powders also possess anti-
Wolfberry Fruit Powder 750 mg hyperglycemic and anti-obesity properties.
Noni Powder 750 mg • Reduction of the risk of developing metabolic syndrome
ADULT DOSAGE: Mix one or more scoops • Prevention of tooth decay and tooth loss
with your favorite beverage. Stir with a
spoon until soluble. No blender required. • Promotion of weight loss in overweight individuals
CAUTION: None known. • Reduction of the overall mortality risk
Complementary Products: Greens ‘n’ Berries™ is a simple way to improve health and to increase your consumption
Ortho Core, Arginine, Antioxidant Synergy of fruits and vegetables. Greens ‘n’ Berries™ is a pure blend of fruits and vegetables that
is free of all artificial flavours or colours and guaranteed free of pesticides. Greens ‘n’
Berries™ is also free of fillers such as lecithin or apple pectin, the main ingredients in
several greens products currently sold.

Applications: Health promotion and maintenance, Healthy blood pressure, Improved endurance

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Holy Basil
Ocimum tenuiflorum (also known as Ocimum sanctum, Tulsi or Holy Basil) is a medicinal
plant with a long history of traditional use in India and in Ayurvedic medicine. Although
closely related to the type of basil typically used in cooking (Ocimum basilicum), it is not
the same species, and has different pharmacological and therapeutic properties.
Traditionally, various parts of the plant have been used to treat a number of conditions,
including bronchitis, malaria, diarrhea, dysentery, skin diseases, arthritis, painful eye
diseases, chronic fever and insect bites. In addition to this, holy basil has been suggested
to possess anticancer, antidiabetic, antifungal, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective,
cardioprotective, antispasmodic, analgesic and adaptogenic actions.
Holy basil has been reported to induce relaxation, promote a feeling of calm and reduce
stress and depression. In animal studies, holy basil helped to balance cortisone levels in 60 Vegi-caps AOR04197
rats exposed to acute and chronic noise stress. The active components of holy basil are Serving Size: 1 Capsule
also powerful antioxidants with a significant ability to scavenge highly reactive and Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum) 500 mg
dangerous free radicals and to prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, a dangerous [2.4% ursolic acid])
process linked to cardiovascular disease. ADULT DOSAGE: Take two capsules daily
Research has shown that holy basil is a very effective anti-inflammatory as well as having with/without food, or as directed by a
significant antibacterial and anti-parasitic activity. Furthermore, studies in both mice and qualified health care practitioner.
humans have demonstrated a role for holy basil in the support of healthy blood sugar CAUTION: Do not take if you are
balance. In one eight week, randomized, placebo-controlled trial including 40 type-2 pregnant, nursing or trying to conceive.
diabetes patients, a significant reduction in fasting blood sugar levels, postprandial blood Persons taking anticoagulant ("blood
thinning") medications such as warfarin
sugar levels and even cholesterol levels was demonstrated.
(Coumadin®) must not take this
Complementary Products:
Applications: Anxiety, Inflammation, Blood sugar balance, Antioxidant Ortho Adapt, CUReCUMIN, Zen Theanine

Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is a cementing and protective substance found in the synovial fluid and
connective tissue of movable joints. The synovial fluid acts as a lubricant and shock
absorber. It forms a thin layer at the surface of cartilage - reducing friction, facilitating
movement and providing nourishment. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance
that has a high water affinity and is essential for joint mobility. Like chondroitin sulphate
and glucosamine, it is a mucopolysaccharide, a polysaccharide with a protein
attachment. Simply put, hyaluronic acid forms a thick gel that lubricates and protects
joints. Hyaluronic acid is found throughout the body but high concentrations are found in
the skin, vitreous humour and synovial fluid. Serum hyaluronic acid levels have been
shown to be a useful marker for the activity and severity of disease activity in rheumatoid
arthritis. In rheumatoid arthritis patients, hyaluronic acid has been shown to exert anti-
inflammatory activity through its effect on nitric oxide. Studies also show that the 60 Vegi-Caps AOR04164
hyaluronic acid content in osteoarthritic cartilage is greatly reduced, and that hyaluronic Serving Size: 1 Capsule
acid supplementation lessens pain and improves function in patients with osteoarthritis of Sodium Hyaluronate 120 mg
the knee. In-vitro studies have clearly demonstrated that hyaluronic acid has a stimulatory (pharmaceutical grade)
effect on chondrocyte metabolism. In other words, hyaluronic acid increases the activity
of the cells responsible for cartilage production and maintenance. Hyaluronic Acid from Take one capsule once or twice a day with
AOR™ now offers this novel joint support substance in vegetarian form and at a higher food or as directed by a qualified health
potency. care practitioner.
Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
Complementary Products:
Joint Support, SAMe, Lyprinol

Applications: Arthritis, Mobility

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Immune UltraTM
A weak immune system is a factor in all forms of disease from infections to cancer.
Immune-Ultra is an advanced protein formula based on the latest research that is
designed to support and enhance the immune system. It is composed of a mixture of whey
protein isolate and concentrate to which bovine lactoferrin and alpha-lactalbumin have
been added.
Lactoferrin is a glycoprotein that is well-known for its ability to improve and modulate the
function of the immune system. It activates the body's primary defenses, increases the
production of signals to mount an immune response and enhances the killing power of
cells such as macrophages and neutrophils which are responsible for attacking invaders.
1kg AOR04159 Lactoferrin also binds to iron, keeping the essential nutrient away from bacteria which
Serving Size:1 Rounded Scoop (~30g) cannot grow without it. Lactoferrin has anti-viral properties and has been shown to fight
Energy 104 Calories/435 kJ against hepatitis C virus and huma n papillomavirus (a cause of cervical cancer).
Calories from Fat 8 Calories/33.5 kJ
Protein 23.15 g Lactoferrin also indirectly protects the immune system by increasing glutathione levels.
Alpha-lactalbumin 4.74 g Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that protects immune cells such as lymphocytes, T
Lactoferrin 4.82 g cells and natural killer cells from the damage caused by free radicals. It also increases the
Glycomacropeptides 4.4 g proliferation of immune cells in the spleen. The iron-binding ability of lactoferrin is also
(6-8 % Sialic Acid) protective because unbound iron is a pro-oxidant that generates free radicals.
Carbohydrates 0.8 g
Sugars 0.6 g Perhaps the most exciting role of lactoferrin is its effectiveness as an anticancer agent.
Fiber 0.0 g Thanks to its anti-oxidant and immune stimulating abilities, lactoferrin is able to fight
Fat 0.85 g against a broad range of tumors. Experimental animal studies have shown that lactoferrin
Saturated Fat 0.6g significantly inhibits colon, esophagus, lung and bladder carcinomas. One study that
Calcium 158 mg tested lactoferrin's anti-tumor effect in the gut found that tumor growth was reduced from
Sodium 48 mg 33.3% to 9.9% after oral supplementation for 2 months. Lactoferrin is a potent inhibitor
Calories Per Gram:
of the development of new blood vessels which are required for tumor growth and
Fat 9 Carbohydrate 4 Protein 4
Typical Amino Acid Profile per 30g serving
spread. Lactoferricin, a peptide fraction obtained from lactoferrin digestion, causes the
Essential Amino Acids 9.55 g death of cancer cells in human leukemia, lymphoma, breast, colon and ovarian cancer.
Isoleucine (BCAA) 1.35 g Studies have shown that the combination of lactoferrin and chemotherapy is more
Leucine (BCAA) 2.23 g effective than chemotherapy alone. Lactoferrin has the further benefit of preventing
Valine (BCAA) 1.14 g infections in cancer patients, which are a leading cause of mortality in patients
Phenylalanine 0.65 g undergoing radiation or chemotherapy. In fact, the role of lactoferrin in cancer treatment
Methionine 0.3 g is so promising that it has been put on the fast track for clinical development.
Lysine 1.88 g
Tryptophan 0.38 g Other whey proteins have further immune-boosting abilities. Sialic acid binds to invading
Threonine 1.42 g pathogens to prevent infection. Alpha-lactalbumin fights cancer. The high protein content
Histidine 0.2 g of Immune-Ultra (89% protein by weight) is also beneficial since cancer patients often
Non Essential Amino Acids 9.95 g have trouble maintaining adequate nutrition, which is required for a favorable prognosis.
Alanine 1.03 g
Arginine 0.49 g
Whey proteins are well-known for their health benefits. Immune-Ultra delivers ingredients
Aspartic Acid 2.15 g in high enough doses to effectively boost the immune system and help protect the body
Cysteine 0.41 g against a wide range of disease.
Glutamic Acid 3.35 g
Glycine 0.38 g
Proline 0.65 g
Serine 1.02 g
Tyrosine 0.47 g
Total Glycomacropeptides 4.4 g
Total Protein Per Serving 23.15 g
ADULT DOSAGE: Mix one or two
measuring scoops per day with your
favorite beverage. Stir with a spoon for 30
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
AHCC, EGCG, C+Bioflavonoids, Vitamin D3
Applications: Immune support, Infections, Antioxidant, Cancer

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Immune SupportTM
Your immune system is critical for the maintenance of good health and optimizing the
immune response is essential for avoiding illness and infection. Fortunately, there are
many natural substances have been shown to help boost the immune system, helping the
body to fight off infections and eliminate potentially cancerous cells more effectively.
Immune Support from AOR contains a carefully selected combination of ingredients
designed to optimize immune fuction, including the patented and clinically tested
ImmuNutrinTM blend.
ImmuNutrinTM – This clinically proven complex includes mushrooms and other botanical
extracts. In humans, an open-label study involving 18 subjects showed that 2 months of
supplementation with 1000mg daily of ImmuNutrinTM resulted in an 18% increase in
immune cell levels. This increase was observed for nearly all types of immune system 60 Vegi-caps AOR04199
cells, with natural killer cells, helper T cells, cytotoxic T cells, and B cells all increasing by
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
at least 10%. Furthermore, 16 of 18 subjects reported no symptoms of viral or bacterial
infection throughout the study. In a follow-up study, five subjects were given 3000mg of Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum 125 mg
ImmuNutrinTM per day. After two weeks, the subjects’ levels of natural killer cells had [2.4% ursolic acid])
Andrographis paniculata extract 30 mg
increased by 19% and natural killer cell activity, or cytotoxicity, had increased by 17%.
(33% andrographolides)
Andrographis paniculata is commonly used in Scandinavia as a cold and flu remedy and Emblica officinale extract 100 mg
in traditional eastern medicine to treat fevers. In vitro and animal studies have shown that (20% ellagic acid)
Andrographis possesses anti-inflammatory, fever reducing, anti-cancer, anti-viral, anti- ImmuNutrinTM* 800 mg
malaria and immune system stimulating properties. In humans at least seven placebo- * Proprietary formula containing: Grifola
controlled clinical trials have shown that it is effective for reducing cold symptoms. In one frondosa (maitake mushroom), Lentinula
trial, 208 individuals with upper respiratory tract infections were given 60 mg of edodes (shitake mushroom), Ganoderma
Andrographis per day. After 2 days, symptoms of sore throat, fatigue, sleep disturbance lucidum (reishi mushroom), Agaricus
and nasal secretion were significantly improved compared to the placebo group. blazei (Brazilian mushroom), rice bran,
olive leaf and wild yam. ImmuNutrin™ is
Emblica officinalis, or Amla, is an effective antimicrobial agent and immune system a trademark of NutraGenesis LLC.
enhancer. In vitro studies have revealed that amla reduces the immunosuppressive and ADULT DOSAGE:
free radical activity of toxic heavy metals and enhances the activity of macrophages. Amla Take two capsules daily, or as directed by a
have also shown promising anti-cancer properties. qualified health care practitioner.
Ocimum sanctum, or Holy Basil, is another herb with potent immunomodulatory, CAUTION:
antimicrobial and anti-parasitic activity. It has been shown to eliminate several bacterial Do not use if trying to conceive, pregnant
species and the malaria causing parasite in vitro. Animal studies suggest that holy basil or nursing.
is an effective immune-system modulator, helping to promote a healthy immune Complementary Products:
response. Holy Basil also helps to reduce anxiety, stress, and inflammation. Maintaining AHCC, Immune Ultra, Vitamin C
healthy stress levels is important for preventing imbalances of the immune system.

Applications: Immune Support, Enhanced immune cell activity, Cold and Flu prevention and symptom reduction

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Lyprinin is a lipid extract from the green lipped-mussel of New Zealand. The extract is high
in very specific omega-3 EFA fractions: Eicosatetraenoic acid (ETA) and its precursor
stearidonic acid (SDA). Although less known than other omega-3 fractions, ETA and SDA
possess biological roles that approximate those of their counterparts. ETA and SDA are
far superior to other omega-3 sources at quenching the fires of inflammation, giving
more potent anti-inflammatory benefits at significantly lower doses.
Supplementation with ETA and SDA lowered arthritis scores by 4213% to 7515%, versus
0 to 31% using conventional omega-3 sources. Likewise, swelling was reduced by 96-
98% by the ETA/SDA-rich oil, while swelling was only lowered by 7 to 38% with common
omega-3s. Most surprisingly, the dose of ETA/SDA oil administered during the trial
60 Softgels AOR07008 represented less than 1% of the dispensed amount of regular omega-3's. Other pilot trials
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
and case reports suggest the lipid extract may prove beneficial for bronchial asthmatics
and premenstrual syndrome patients.
Perna canaliculus 50 mg
(stable fatty acid extract) ETA and SDA are natural COX-2 inhibitors and exert their effect through the inhibition of
hormonelike cellular messengers involved in the promotion of inflammatory conditions.
Take two softgels twice daily for the first 3 Remarkably, omega-3s accomplish this feat not only because their natural metabolites
to 6 weeks, and one softgel twice daily bind up COX-2, but also by actually working at the gene level to reduce the production
thereafter, taken with a fat-containing of COX-2 from the DNA code.
meal. Or as directed by a qualified health
care practitioner.
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
Maxi Boz, Curcumin 95, CUReCUMIN
Applications: Inflammation, Arthritis

There are several forms of vitamin B12 and while hydroxycobalamin and
cyanocobalamin are synthetic forms of the nutrient, methylcobalamin is one of two dietary
forms of the vitamin. More importantly, methylcobalamin is the active coenzyme form of
the vitamin and supports the brain and nervous system. While the recommended daily
intake for vitamin B12 is a mere 2.4 micrograms, supplementation with much greater
amounts has been shown to protect the nervous system from toxins, help heal nerve cells
and provide nutritional support in neurodegenerative conditions.
AOR's Methycobalamin and Methylcobalamin Ultra are intended for the protection of the
nervous system and as nutritional therapies for the support of cognition and neurological
function in neurodegenerative diseases. The results from animal and test tube studies are
60 Lozenges (5 mg) AOR04032 clear; Methylcobalamin protects nerve cells from a variety of offences, which include
60 Lozenges (15 mg) UltraAOR04045 nutrient starvation, oxygen deprivation, exposure to heavy metals and toxins. In humans,
supplementation with high doses of methylcobalamin improves recovery time in Bell's
Serving Size: 1 Lozenge
palsy, mends nervous function in multiple sclerosis patients, maintains the nervous
Methylcobalamin 5 mg
Methylcobalamin (ultra) 15 mg
system's ability to illicit triggers in the muscles of patients with Lou Gehrig's disease,
relieves neurological symptoms in Alzheimer's disease, normalizes sleep wake cycles,
ADULT DOSAGE: Dissolve one to three prevents nerve damage in patients with glaucoma and reduces pain measures in patients
tablets under the tongue in the morning,
with degenerative spinal conditions.
or as directed by a qualified health care
practitioner. Methylcobalamin is an essential nutrient for the nervous system and a vital supplement
CAUTION: None Known. for those whose nervous system is in need of a helping hand.
Complementary Products:
Ortho Mind 1.0, Citicoline, R+Lipoic acid

Applications: Protects the nervous system, Neurological diseases

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Multi Basics•3TM
Finally, a sound multi-vitamin and mineral formula based on research with a simple grounding
principle - multi's should provide consumers with nutrients in amounts clinically proven to support
optimal health. Multi Basic•3 offers all recognized essential nutrients in their best available form in
the fewest amount of capsules possible.
A balanced and well-designed multi-vitamin is fundamental to any supplement regime. Multi-
vitamin and multi-mineral formulations are an excellent way to meet the daily requirements of all
essential nutrients. Unfortunately, poorly designed multi's plague the unaware consumer, often
causing more harm than good by adding excessive amounts of certain nutrients in forms that are
not absorbed, leading to nutritional imbalances.
We know that diets high in fruits and vegetables prevent disease and increase lifespan. The reason
is simple. The more nutrient-dense a diet is, the more beneficial it becomes. A diet that provides
more nutrients for the same amount of energy is associated with more health benefits and supports
a longer, healthier life. A well-formulated multi-vitamin supplement should therefore be a highly 90 Vegi-Caps AOR04127
condensed version of an optimal diet. 180 Vegi-Caps AOR04153
The science behind AOR's multi-vitamin formulations insures the safety and efficacy of our products. Serving Size: 3 Capsules
Multi Basics•3 is the incarnation of this objective and features: Vitamin A Complex
- Retinol (palmitate) 150 mcg/500 IU
• 500 IU of preformed Vitamin A, because more is not better. Too much Vitamin A has a negative - Alpha-carotene 1.6 mg/1332 IU
impact on bones. Animal studies have shown that Retinoic Acid (preformed Vitamin A) - Beta-carotene 6.0 mg/9990 IU
- Cryptoxanthin 30 mcg/25 IU
suppresses the proliferation and differentiation of preosteoblastic cells. Osteoblastic cells - Lutein 6.8 mg
promote bone formation, which explains why studies have shown that intakes of 5000 IU and - Zeaxanthin 364 mcg
6600 IU of preformed Vitamin A roughly double the risk of a fracture. B1 (Thiamin) 9 mg
B2 (Riboflavin) 2.5 mg
• Reasonable amounts of Beta-Carotene, because too much Beta-Carotene is not good either. B3 (Niacin -as 126 mg Inositol Hexanicotinate) 115 mg
Beta-Carotene is safer than preformed Vitamin A but too much is clearly harmful. Animals B5 (d-Ca Pantothenate) 100 mg
given superdoses of Beta-Carotene (similar to doses found in several supplements) displayed B6 (Pyridoxine) 25 mg
B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 647 mcg
signs of disturbances in the body's ability to detoxify carcinogens and showed activation of Folic Acid (5-methyltetrahydrofolate) 800 mcg
several procancer genes resulting in an increased incidence of precancerous lung lesions. Biotin 300 mcg
Choline (Bitartrate) 100 mg
• Moderate amounts of Manganese. Another case of zealous supplementation causing harm Inositol (from Inositol, Inositol Hexanicotinate)100 mg
occurs with Manganese. The current evidence, suggests that excess manganese can lead to Vitamin C Complex
neurological damage. Individuals with higher manganese intakes are approximately 70% - Vitamin C (Magnesium Ascorbate) 120 mg
more likely to end up with Parkinson's disease. - Mixed Citrus Bioflavonoids (25%) 100 mg
- Quercetin Dihydrate (85% Quercetin) 76 mg
• Balanced Zinc-to-Copper ratios. Getting too much of either of these nutrients creates a Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 25 mcg/1000 IU
functional deficiency in the other. Vitamin E Complex 100 mg
Tocopherols: 90 mg
• From vitamin B1 for the metabolism of carbs to vitamin B12 for fatigue, Multi Basics•3 contains - alpha-tocopherol 15 mg/22 IU
a balanced ratio of B vitamins, including 5-methyltetrahydrofolate, the biologically active form - beta-tocopherol 2 mg
- gamma-tocopherol 60 mg
of folate. - delta-tocopherol 24 mg
• AOR was the first in the world to provide all 8 forms of vitamin E in a multi-vitamin formula Tocotrienols: 10 mg
(Ortho•Core™), multivitamin powder (Essential Mix™), and now in Multi Basics•3. All other - alpha-tocotrienol 3 mg
- beta-tocotrienol 0.3 mg
multivitamin formulas currently available contain only Alpha Tocopherol, which has been - gamma-tocotrienol 6 mg
shown in clinical trials to deplete the body of gamma tocopherol, the most important form of - delta-tocotrienol 1.3 mg
vitamin E for cardiovascular health. Menatetrenone (MK-4) 120 mcg
Boron (Citrate) 700 mcg
• Superior Selenium, Se-methylselenocysteine (SeMC), the most effective cancer-fighting form of Calcium (Citrate-Malate) 50 mg
selenium available. Chromium (Picolinate) 100 mcg
Copper (Citrate) 1.5 mg
• Vitamin K2, because Menatetrenone is the form of vitamin K the body produces and utilizes. Iodine (Potassium Iodide) 150 mcg
Menatetrenone is more effective than Vitamin K1 (phytonadione) and provides superior Magnesium (Citrate, Ascorbate) 75 mg
skeletal, brain and cardiovascular benefits. Manganese (Glycinate) 2.3 mg
Molybdenum (Na Molybdate) 45 mcg
• Calcium citrate-malate, with a greater bioavailability than other vegetarian forms of calcium. Selenium (Se-Methylselenocysteine) 55 mcg
• Minerals such as boron, silicon and vanadium, with health benefits suggesting they may be as Silicon (Na Metasilicate) 25 mg
Strontium 1.5 mg
important as other minerals recognized as "essential". Vanadium (Citrate) 18 mcg
• Phytochemicals, because there is a lot more than vitamins and essential minerals in a healthy Zinc (Citrate) 11 mg
diet. Phytochemicals are biologically active substances found in plants capable of reducing the ADULT DOSAGE: Take up to three capsules
daily with meals, or as directed by a qualified
risk of heart disease, cancer and degenerative diseases. Multi Basics•3 contains health care practitioner.
alphacarotene, lycopene, zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin, lutein, mixed carotenoids, quercetin and CAUTION: Persons taking anticoagulant
mixed citrus bioflavonoids. (“blood thinning”) medications such as warfarin
(Coumadin®) must not take this supplement.
• Choline and inositol - two key cellular phospholipids found in the lipid bylayer of cell Consult your physician if taking any prescription
membranes. Choline is an essential nutrient that is required for normal cellular structure and drugs, as phytonutrients in this supplement may
function. Inositol is important for cellular defenses and exhibits anti-cancer potential. affect their metabolism or bioavailability.
Complementary Products:
Bone Basics, Omega Cardio, Advanced Biotics,
Applications: Vitamin/Mineral nutrient complex Vision Support II, Greens ‘n’ Berries

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Nattokinase is produced by the fermentation of soy with the probiotic Bacillus subtilis for
the preparation of a traditional Japanese food known as natto. Nattokinase is a powerful
fibrinolytic enzyme. Fibrin is the stringy and insoluble protein responsible for the formation
of blood clots. Fibrinolytic enzymes break down fibrin and eliminate small blood clots. The
loss of fibrinolytic balance may be the most important risk factor in determining your odds
of suffering a heart attack. Japanese scientists tested several natural products in the hope
of finding a way to reduce fibrinolytic activity in an attempt to curb the rising incidence of
heart attacks in Japan. The results: Nattokinase demonstrated an unsurpassed fibrinolytic
In clinical trials, Nattokinase increased fibrinolytic activity, speeded up clot dissolving
90 Vegi-Caps (38 mg) AOR04070 times and restored blood flow after the induced formation of blood clots in animals. In a
60 Vegi-Caps (100 mg) UltraAOR04121 remarkable case study, nattokinase completely cleared a retinal vein occlusion, restoring
Serving Size: 1 Capsule the patient's vision.
Nattokinase (20 000 FU/g) 38 mg
Nattokinase's ability to boost the body's own clot-busting activity makes this natural food
Nattokinase (ultra) (20 000 FU/g)100 mg
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to three enzyme a unique addition to your supplement armamentarium and an important ally for
capsules daily with/without food, or as those suffering from hypercoagulability and exposed to serious cardiovascular
directed by a health care practitioner. complications. AOR’s Nattokinase is available in either 38mg per capsule or 100mg per
CAUTION: Consult a health practitioner capsule strengths.
prior to use if you are taking any other
natural health products, prescription
medications or if you have a medical
Complementary Products:
Arjuna flow, Total E, Cardana
Applications: Abnormal Coagulation, Supports fibrinolysis

Fish oils, high in omega 3's, have become some of the most prominent supplements and
are well recognized for their established biological roles. Fatty acids are essential
constituents of cellular membranes. Health wise, the importance of a balanced
consumption of omega 6 to omega 3 oils has gained more and more significance. A
growing body of research confirms that higher consumption of omega 3 oils confers
health benefits throughout life, from infancy to adulthood. Research supports the use of
omega 3 for a healthy cardiovascular system and for the prevention of cancer, macular
degeneration, and depressive illness.
Omega 3 oils are composed of two major fractions: EPA and DHA. It is commonly
assumed that EPA supports the heart while DHA is beneficial for the nervous system. This
assumption is based on two observations: namely that high levels of DHA are present in
90 Softgels AOR04117 the brain and that countries where citizens consume more fish oils show lower rates of
depression, seasonal affective disorder and bipolar disorder.
180 Softgels AOR04076
Serving Size: 1 Softgel The assumption that DHA supports mood has recently been disproved in clinical trials. It
Fish Oil 400 mg appears that the picture behind this "connect the dots" hypothesis is a little more complex
[Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) Ethyl Ester than initially thought. The latest research shows that EPA is the omega 3 needed for those
80%/325mg] suffering from depressive disorders. One clinical trial utilizing EPA recorded improvements
ADULT DOSAGE: Take two to three in all melancholic patients. Follow up trials have confirmed the benefits of EPA for
softgels, twice daily with food, or as cognitive and behavioral disorders such as reducing relapse rates in bipolar patients,
directed by a qualified health care alleviating the severity of symptoms in borderline personality disorders, and improving
practiyioner. mood in depressive conditions.
CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or
nursing. People looking to harness the power of omega-3 fatty acids for the health of their brains
Complementary Products: should look to supplements rich in EPA - and with as little DHA as possible.
SAMe, Tryfonia, Inositol

Applications: Mood support, Inflammation

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Glandulars were the first form of supplementation ever used. The premise behind such
supplementation is simple; glandular tissues contain peptides, minerals, lipids and
nutrients naturally present in specific glands. Supplementation with glandular extracts
therefore provides all the nutrients required to support the normal function of that gland.
It is therefore not surprising that when AOR created an adaptogenic formula designed to
support adrenal function and to improve the ability to cope with increasing demands,
adrenal glandulars were included in the mix. The adrenal glands are responsible for the
production of stress hormones and for the maintenance of electrolyte and fluid balance
in the body. Of course, an adaptogenic formula would be incomplete without the help of
other nutrients with demonstrated benefits specific to adrenal function such as pantethine,
licorice, Siberian ginseng, rhodiola and ashwagandha. 120 Capsules AOR04013
Adaptogens help us cope with all stressors; they activate whole-body, nonspecific Serving Size: 4 Capsules
Adrenal Tissue (porcine) 250 mg
defenses, redirecting the body's resources to provide energy for active engagement with
Adrenal Cortex (porcine) 200 mg
all of life's struggles, whether physical, emotional or environmental. Adaptogens promote Vitamin C 500 mg
homeostasis, and enhance our ability to adjust our internal environment in response to Pantethine 200 mg
changes in the external environment. Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) 800 mg
Pantethine is converted into Coenzyme A which participates in hundreds of metabolic (20 % glyzyrrhizin)
Siberian ginseng 200 mg
reactions essential for energy production, fatty acid synthesis, the formation of proteins
(Eleutherococcus senticosus 0.8%
and also for the formation of key adrenal hormones involved in the mobilization of energy eleutherosides)
reserves in response to stress. Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) 150 mg
Vitamin C is essential for the synthesis of several stress hormones and the adrenal glands (3% rosavins, 1.6% salidroside)
contain some of the body's highest concentrations of vitamin C. Ashwagandha 200 mg
(Withania somnifera) (2.5% withanolides)
Rhodiola has long been used in Siberia to enhance physical and mental endurance. ADULT DOSAGE: Begin with one capsule
Recent clinical trials have shown that the botanical extract has an anti-fatigue effect daily with a meal, and increase to
improving tests of physical fitness, mental fatigue and neuromotor function. personal optimal level (up to four capsules
daily) or as directed by a qualified health
Licorice activates receptors for key adrenal hormones, which helps mobilize energy stores care practitioner.
in response to stress. Licorice also inhibits enzymes responsible for the degradation of CAUTION: Those with cardiovascular,
adrenal hormones. liver or kidney dysfunctions, or who are
Ashwagandha is also known as Indian ginseng. The herb offers a unique advantage pregnant or nursing should not take this
when it comes to coping with stress. While most adaptogens help mobilize reserves to product. Consult a health care practitioner
before taking if you have diabetes or
boost the stress response, ashwagandha refines the response, reducing stress-related
hypokalemia, or are using any kind of
excesses induced by an over stimulated nervous system. hormonal therapies, diuretics, potassium
Eleutherococcus senticosus, also refered to as Siberian Ginseng, it not a ginseng at all. depleting agents, or MAO inhibitors.
However, the herb has well documented benefits for those whose daily demands have left Complementary Products:
in a state of dismay. Mag Potassium Aspartates, L-Tyrosine

If the challenges you face on a day-to-day basis are asking more than you can provide,
the problem may very well be that you have been unable to adjust and adapt to the very
real pressures of your current situation. Adaptation is a normal self-protective mechanism,
which is promoted by the adaptogens found in Ortho•Adapt.
Ortho•Adapt is also available as a vegetarian formula, which does not contain adrenal

Applications: Adaptogen, Adrenal Support, Fatigue, Stress

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Ortho•Adapt VeganTM
Adaptogens are substances that increase the body's ability to dynamically shift gears when
new demands are placed on us. Adaptogens mobilize our internal reserves, lessening the
severity of the initial shock of the alarm phase. Adaptogens also keep the body from
overreacting to the stressor, thus avoiding, reducing, or delaying the exhaustion phase:
the burnout that comes when the body's resources are unsustainably "strip-mined" in
response to stress. Instead, true adaptogens extend the poorly named phase of resistance,
that golden zone in which the body's energies and capacities are optimally mobilized to
adapt to new challenges.
Unlike substances that address some specific threat to the body, adaptogens activate
whole-body, nonspecific defenses, redirecting the body's resources to provide energy for
90 Vegi-Caps AOR04014 active engagement with all of life's battles from fighting sabertoothed tigers, to handling
Serving Size: 3 Capsules long hours at work, to finding your way through grief. Adaptogens must also be
Vitamin C 500 mg distinguished from substances like stimulants, which force the body down a rigidly defined
Pantethine 200 mg
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) 800 mg
metabolic path. Adaptogens work to enhance homeostasis, the ability of the body to
(20 % glyzyrrhizin) adjust to changes in the external environment in a way that maintains an ideal internal
Siberian ginseng 200 mg environment.
(Eleutherococcus senticosus) (0.8% eleutherosides)
Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) 150 mg Ortho•Adapt Vegan is AOR's premier vegetarian adaptogenic formula and includes
(3% rosavins, 1.6% salidroside, ~0.1 % p-tyrosol)
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) 200 mg Pantethine (the activated form of vitamin B5), vitamin C, licorice, Siberian ginseng,
(2.5% withanolides) rhodiola and ashwagandha. Rhodiola enhances the body's physical and mental work
ADULT DOSAGE: Begin with one capsule daily
with a meal, and increase to personal comfort
capacity and productivity under conditions of stress. Ashwagandha provides powerful
level (up to three capsules daily) or as directed support against overwhelming stress while Siberian ginseng supports the immune system.
by a qualified health care practitioner.
CAUTION: See Ortho Adapt
Mag Potassium Aspartates, L-Tyrosine Applications: Adaptogen, Adrenal Support, Fatigue, Stress

Ortho•Bone VeganTM
Minerals such as calcium are constantly being added to and taken away from bone.
When these minerals are taken away faster than they can be added, (a process that
accelerates with age) the bones become lighter, less dense, and more porous. This makes
the bones weaker and increases their risk of fracture.
Ortho•Bone Vegan contains over a dozen nutrients essential for bone health and bone
• Fully reacted calcium citrate malate, a more bioavailable calcium than simple calcium
citrate, and its documented support for bone health is superior to that of any other
vegetarian calcium source.
• Vitamin D2 or ergocalciferol, the plant form of vitamin D.
300 Vegi-Caps AOR04047 • Menatetrenone, which reduces fracture rates in osteoporotic women at least as well
Serving Size: 10 Capsules
Calcium (Citrate-Malate) 1000 mg as Fosamax®-type drugs when used in megadoses. Menatetrenone improves the
Magnesium (Aspartate, Ascorbate) 420 mg quality of the bone infrastructure.
Vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol) 1000 IU
Menatetrenone (MK-4) 120 mcg
Boron (Citrate) 3 mg • Strontium accelerates the procreation of early phase osteoblasts (cells that build bone)
Strontium (Citrate) 5 mg while simultaneously reducing the rate of bone resorption.
Zinc (Citrate) 11 mg
Manganese (Glycinate) 2.3 mg
Copper (Citrate) 1 mg • Boron's effect on bone is mediated by its ability to reduce the urinary excretion of
Silicon (Metasilicate) 35 mg calcium and magnesium, and this ability is due to its actions in the kidney.
Folic acid 400 mcg
Vitamin B12 24 mcg
Vitamin C Magnesium Ascorbate) 90 mg • Magnesium on its own has been shown to slow the rate of bone turnover, which is
ADULT DOSAGE: Take up to ten capsules daily,
dividing the dose among meals to facilitate maximum
when the growth of new bone is outpaced by the degeneration of old. Ortho•Bone
absorption, taking the largest single dose with the last Vegan is an advanced combination of nutrients to support the health of the skeletal
meal or snack of the day, or as directed by a qualified
health care practitioner. system. The formula features all key bone health nutrients in research-backed doses
CAUTION: Do not use if you are taking blood thinners
like Coumadin®. and forms.
Complementary Products:
Strontium Support II, Advanced Bone Protection,
Vitamin D3, Vitamin D3 Liquid Applications: Bone health

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Our bones are the support structure for everything in our body. It is not surprising that
insufficient bone mineralization disorders are some of the scariest and most debilitation
health disorders. The thought of having fragile bones is extremely distressing and often
leaves patients feeling anxious and vulnerable. Skeletal fragility is a serious concern with
bleak news. The rates and incidence of osteoporosis and osteopenia are skyrocketing. In
the United States, 26% of women over the age of 65 and more than 50% of women over
85 are osteoporotic. Osteoporosis is linked to 1.5 million fractures per year which lead to
500 000 hospitalizations, 800 000 emergency room visits, 2.6 million physician visits,
180,000 nursing home placements for a grand total healthcare cost of 12 to 18 billion
dollars each year. More than 40% of US women over 50 will experience a hip, spine or
wrist fracture in the remainder of their lives.
Bone mineralization is a complex process that is far more complicated that mere calcium 300 Capsules AOR04077
intake. Exercise is a must for those wanting stronger bones as weight-bearing exercise Serving Size: 10 Capsules
increases calcium deposition in the bone matrix. Dietary sodium increases calcium Ossein Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite
excretion and salt is believed to be a more important determinant of calcium excretion Complex (MCHC) 4545 mg
than calcium intake. Caffeine also increases urinary and fecal calcium loss and should -Calcium (from MCHC) 1000 mg
also be limited. Several nutrients are important for bone health. Ortho•Bone is -Phosphorus (from MCHC) 510 mg
-Protein (from MCHC) 1514 mg
formulated with 13 key nutrients, which are all fundamental for mineral deposition in the
Magnesium (Aspartate, Ascorbate)420 mg
bone matrix. The core bone building nutrients found in Ortho•Bone include:
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 1000 IU
• Ossein Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite Complex (MCHC), by far the best calcium Menatetrenone 120 mcg
source available. This crushed bone powder contains all the nutrients normally Boron (Citrate) 3 mg
present in bone in a calcium-based crystalline complex. MCHC is the only source of Strontium (Hydrogen Citrate) 5 mg
calcium shown to maintain or even increase bone density. All other sources of calcium Zinc (Citrate) 11 mg
can only, at the very best, halt bone loss. Manganese (Glycinate) 2.3 mg
• Vitamin D is essential to bone health. The vitamin is the most important determinant Copper (Citrate) 1 mg
Silicon (Sodium Metasilicate) 35 mg
for the absorption of calcium. Although skin exposure to sunlight leads to vitamin D
Folic acid 400 mcg
synthesis in the skin, sedentary lifestyles, northern latitudes and powerful sunscreens Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 24 mcg
have left the majority of the North American population with discouragingly elevated Vitamin C (Magnesium Ascorbate) 90 mg
rates of inadequate vitamin D status. ADULT DOSAGE: Take up to ten capsules
• Vitamin K, especially menatetrenone, is another important nutrient for bone health. daily, dividing the dose among meals to
Research has shown that supplementation with this specific form of vitamin K facilitate maximum absorption, or as
increases bone density at all sites and reduces bone fracture rates. directed by a qualified health care
• In food sources, Strontium usually accompanies calcium and the same is true in practitioner.
bones. Strontium promotes the maturation of osteoblasts, the cells responsible for CAUTION: Do not use if you are taking
new bone formation while reducing bone resorption. blood thinners like Coumadin®.
• Boron reduces the urinary excretion of calcium and magnesium. Boron maintains Complementary Products:
blood calcium levels and appears to enhance the effects of vitamin D. Women fed Strontium Support II, Advanced Bone
Protection, Vitamin D3, Vitamin D3 Liquid
boron-deficient diets experienced more calcium and magnesium loss whereas
women on boron-supplemented diets excreted less calcium and magnesium.
• Magnesium is essential for every major biological process. Two thirds of the body's
magnesium is found in our bones. In women suffering from osteoporosis, reductions
of magnesium in bone levels and serum levels have been reported. Studies have also
demonstrated higher bone mineral density in women with higher dietary magnesium
intakes. Magnesium depletion may prevent further bone growth and bone matrix with
decreased magnesium content may be more brittle.
• Several other key nutrients can play an important role for bone health. For instance,
manganese, zinc, copper and silicon are important minerals with significant bone
building attributes. Zinc is the most abundant intracellular trace element with several
important biological functions but may be depleted by calcium supplementation.
Methylating nutrients such as vitamin B12 and folic acid may also be important to
bone health, perhaps because of the toxic effects of homocysteine on the protein
fibers in bone.

Applications: Bone health

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We have reached a stage where the consumption of a daily multivitamin for optimal health has
become all but incontestable. However, there is a distinction between nutritional deficiencies and
nutritional imbalances, and this distinction is critical.
Deficiencies vs. Imbalances
It is well-known that the 'modern' diet is rampantly deficient in essential nutrients. The need to
redress these deficiencies has necessitated the use of multivitamin formulations, and these
formulations react to perceived deficiencies. If a study suggests we are not getting enough Vitamin
A, supplement manufacturers will often add an arbitrarily large amount of Vitamin A to their
multivitamin formulations. However, while adequate Vitamin A supports vision, too much weakens
bones. If another study emphasizes the importance of zinc, large amounts of zinc might be added
in similar fashion. While this might make some short-term sense, it does not take into account that
all nutrients work together and in synergy. For example, zinc depends on copper for optimum
180 Capsules AOR04021 utilization, preferably in a 10 to 1 ratio.
Serving Size: 6 Capsules
Phytonutrient Complex Therefore, any supplement manufacturer who adds more zinc to their multivitamin formulation will
- Chlorophyllin Complex 150 mg have to increase copper content proportionately. Failure to do so will result in an imbalance of this
- Trans-resveratrol 1.8 mg
- Pomegranate extract (40% Ellagic Acid) 100 mg important ratio, leading to the suppression of copper-based antioxidant enzymes.
- Sulforaphane (from Broccoli Sprout Extract) 7.1 mg
Vitamins Another example are the B-complex vitamins contained in multivitamin/multimineral formulations.
Vitamin A Complex It is usually the same 50 or 100 milligrams for each and every B vitamin (except for folic acid). What
- Retinol (palmitate) 150 mcg/500 IU
Natural-Source Mixed Carotenoids: are the chances of the body needing precisely the same amounts of half a dozen different B
- Alpha-carotene 1.6 mg/1332 IU vitamins, each with its own biological role to play?
- Beta-carotene 6.0 mg/9990 IU
- Cryptoxanthin 300 mcg/250 IU Quality vs. Quantity
- Lutein 6.8 mg
- Zeaxanthin 314 mcg The imbalance created by adding disproportionate amounts of certain nutrients is compounded by
- Astaxanthin 2 mg the fact that the composition of those nutrients is simply not scientifically determined. An excellent
- Lycopene 10 mg
Vitamin B Complex - B1 (Thiamin) 9 mg example is Vitamin E, which in fact is not a lone vitamin but actually a complex of eight different
- B2 (Riboflavin) 2.5 mg molecules, each with specific roles that interact synergistically. Most supplements contain only one
- B3 (Niacin -as 126 mg Inositol Hexanicotinate) 115 mg
- B5 (d-Ca Pantothenate) 100 mg type of vitamin E molecule: alpha-tocopherol, which actually lowers the levels of the other E
- B6 (Pyridoxal-5'-phosphate) 100 mg molecules. The most common E molecule in food (and in Ortho•Core™), is gamma-tocopherol.
- B12 (Methylcobalamin) 647 mcg New evidence suggests that gamma-tocopherol, far more than alpha-tocopherol, could yield
- Folic Acid (5-methyltetrahydrofolate) 800 mcg
- Biotin 300 mcg remarkable results against cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer's disease.
- Choline (Bitartrate) 100 mg
- Inositol (from Inositol, Inositol Hexanicotinate) 100 mg Enter the Core
Vitamin C Complex- Vitamin C 120 mg It was precisely the imbalances of this "mega-dose and hope for the best" archetype that led
- Mixed Citrus Bioflavonoids (25%) 100 mg scientists at Advanced Orthomolecular Research™ (AOR) to develop Ortho•Core. Ortho•Core sets
- Quercetin Dihydrate (85% Quercetin) 76 mg itself apart from other multivitamin/multimineral formulations in two ways: the first is that it does
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 25 mcg/1000 IU
Vitamin E ComplexTocopherols: 100 mg not concern itself with mega-doses. Instead, it pays extraordinary attention to balancing ratios of
- alpha-tocopherol 15 mg/22 IU essential nutrients with one another in order to achieve a synergistic result. Secondly, it pays
- beta-tocopherol 2 mg
- gamma-tocopherol 60 mg meticulous attention to combining diversely superior sources of those essential nutrients and
- delta-tocopherol 24 mg balancing their ratios for optimal synergy as well. The latter has served as the focal point for the
Tocotrienols: 10 mg
- alpha-tocotrienol 3 mg reincarnation of Ortho•Core.
- beta-tocotrienol 0.3 mg
- gamma-tocotrienol 6 mg The Best Just Got Better… A Lot Better
- delta-tocotrienol 1.3 mg Diverse superiority is an excellent way to describe the latest improvements in the newly reformulated
Menatetrenone (MK-4) 120 mcg
Minerals Ortho•Core - starting with the addition of astaxanthin to Ortho•Core's carotenoid complex.
Boron (Citrate) 700 mcg Astaxanthin is 550 times more potent than Vitamin E in protecting the cell membrane from oxidative
Calcium 300 mg
(Calcium carbonate, Citrate-Malate, d-Ca Pantothenate) degradation, and 40 times more effective than beta-carotene at quenching singlet oxygen free
Chromium (Picolinate) 100 mcg radicals.
Copper (Citrate) 1.5 mg
Iodine (Potassium Iodide) 150 mcg R(+)-lipoic acid and co-enzyme Q10 are two more additions, ones that have long been part of the
Magnesium (Aspartate, Oxide, Ascorbate, Chlorophyllin) 210 mg
Potassium (Chloride) 50 mg standard regimens of those truly determined to take charge of their own health. These enhancers
Manganese (Glycinate) 2.3 mg of the mitochondria (the 'powerhouse' of the cell) have never been part of a comprehensive
Molybdenum (Na Molybdate) 45 mcg multivitamin formulation before - until now. These highly active nutrients also work synergistically
Selenium (Se-Methylselenocysteine) 55 mcg
Silicon (Na Metasilicate) 25 mg with vitamins C and E, as well as n-acetylcysteine, or NAC, all of which are included in Ortho•Core.
Strontium (Citrate) 1.5 mg Green tea extract is also included in the reformulated Ortho•Core, and is standardized for an
Vanadium (Picolinate) 18 mcg
Zinc (Citrate) 11 mg impressive 45% epigallocatechin gallate (EgCG), the key phytonutrient in green tea that is attributed
Biotransformation Conjugates to low cancer rates among consumers of green tea. Finally, pomegranate extract has also been
R(+)-Lipoic Acid 150 mg
Co-Enzyme Q10 (ubidecarenone) 30 mg added due to its uniquely potent ability to protect cellular health and DNA integrity.
Green Tea Extract (45% EgCG; 1% caffeine) 140 mg
N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) 200 mg Balance and diversity. Comprehensiveness and potency. These have always been the guiding
ADULT DOSAGE: Take up to six capsules daily with principles behind Ortho•Core, ones that culminated in the development of 'a multivitamin for
meals, or as directed by a qualified health care
practitioner. multivitamins'.
CAUTION: Do not use if you are taking blood thinners
like Coumadin®.
Complementary Products: Ortho Bone, Omega
Cardio, Advanced Biotics, Vision Support II, Greens ‘n’
Applications: Vitamin/mineral and phytonutrient complex

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The active ingredient in Ortho•Eyes is N-Acetyl-L-carnosine. The excitement surrounding
Carnosine began when researchers at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial
Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia's premier scientific research center,
painstakingly documented the unthinkable: that carnosine can not only slow down, but
actually reverse, cellular senescence - the process of "aging" at the cellular level. Research
has demonstrated that carnosine is capable of slowing down and even reversing cellular
aging. Carnosine protects cells from a wide variety of toxic insults but most significantly,
carnosine helps the body eliminate glycated proteins. Glycated proteins are proteins that
have been damaged by sugar molecules. The attachment of a sugar molecule to a
protein leads to structural changes in that protein, which results in loss of function. Protein
glycation significantly contributes to the aging process. 2 Vials 5 ml AOR08124
Active Ingredients:
The problem with glycated proteins is that they are immune to the body's usual "garbage
N-Acetyl-Carnosine 1.0%
removal system" and are impervious to enzymes which usually breakdown and remove Glycerin (lubricant) 1.0%
damaged proteins. Carnosine increases the activity of the proteasome, which recycles Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose 0.3%
damaged proteins. Carnosine also forms carnosylated complexes with glycated proteins, (lubricant)
and those complexes are more easily removed than the original warped proteins. In test ADULT DOSAGE: 1 or 2 drops in each eye
tube studies, it was shown that the glycation of lens alpha-crystallin causes protein 1-4 times per day or as directed by a
aggregation as evidenced by increased light scattering. The addition of carnosine physician.
returned light scattering values to baseline levels, suggesting that carnosine reduces CAUTION: Very rarely, a slight stinging
glycationinduced aggregation. may occur when the eye is very dry or the
Glycated proteins accumulate as we get older and affect our ability to see. Protein pH of the eye is different from the
glycation is a significant problem in cataract formation, glaucoma and age-related solution; however, this slight stinging
should dissipate in a few seconds. Not
macular degeneration. Direct delivery of carnosine to the eyes helps undo some of the
recommended for children under the age
damage caused to the proteins of the eyes. Studies have demonstrated that topical carnosine of 12 years.
alleviates eye tiredness, improves vision, relieves corneal dystrophy, hastens recovery from
Complementary Products:
corrective eye surgery and prevents corneal haze formation after cataract surgery. Vision Support II, Lutein, Bilberry-
Instead of using Carnosine itself, more recent trials have used N-Acetyl-L-Carnosine, a Grapeskin
metabolite of Carnosine, which the body slowly converts back into free Carnosine,
allowing for slower, more thorough delivery of free Carnosine into the eye's tissues and
access to areas of the eye where Carnosine itself cannot penetrate.
In a recent trial, after just six months, ninety percent of the eyes of people using topical
N-Acetyl- L-Carnosine eye drops saw their visual acuity improve, with the strength of the
effect ranging from a modest gain to a full 100% recovery. In a two-year extension, none
of the lenses of the N-Acetyl-L-Carnosine users had worsened, with 47.8% of patients
having clearer lenses than at the start of the trial. 47.4% of those who did not receive the
eye-drops containing N-Acetyl-L-carnosine saw their vision worsen and none of the
patients in the placebo group saw their vision improve.
In another study looking at the visual acuity of older adult drivers affected by visual
impairment related to increased glare sensitivity (halos), it was found that 4 months of
N-Acetyl-L-Carnosine application resulted in improvement in visual acuity and glare
sensitivity, suggesting further evaluation of N-Acetyl-L-Carnosine eye drops for the
treatment and prevention of vision impairment in older adults.
The evidence is clear. For the first time, a non-surgical treatment is available for those
whose vision is slowly fading behind the curse of lens opacities, the most common cause
of treatable blindness and the reason behind 1.3 million US operations per year - the
most common surgical procedure in the elderly. This treatment is not a drug but a simple
protein naturally present in healthy cells with a truly amazing gift - the ability to remove
dysfunctional proteins from our eyes. Considering that damaged proteins are behind
virtually every age-related decline in vision, it is not surprising that N-Acetyl-L-Carnosine
eye drops are beneficial for those whose ability to see is slowly diminishing but also for
the rest of us with healthy eyes who want to keep them that way.

Applications: Supports ocular structure and function, Cataracts

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Ortho•Glucose IITM
Diabetes is a syndrome characterized by abnormally elevated sugar levels in the blood.
Diabetics have an increased risk of many serious health complications including
cardiovascular disease, retinal damage, blindness, hypertension, neuropathy and many
others. Ortho•Glucose IITM is a nutritional formula that contains nutrients capable of
supporting the action of insulin and that encourage healthy glucose metabolism:
Clinical trials have revealed that cinnamon has insulin-like activity and improves glucose
uptake. Cinnamon has also been shown to reduce blood glucose levels after eating, lower
fasting plasma glucose levels by 10-29%, and even help to balance high cholesterol
levels. Other plant extracts also show promise for balancing glucose levels. Micronutrients
found in the extract of the fruit Momordica Charantia (bitter melon) have been shown to
90 Vegi-Caps AOR04190 have hypoglycemic effects – reducing blood sugar levels by as much as 54% in one trial.
Serving Size: 3 Capsules This is accomplished through increased glucose utilization by the liver, inhibition of
Vanadyl Sulfate 100 mg glucose production, and improved glucose oxidation.
Chromium 600 mcg
(trivalent Cr picolinate) Gymnema sylvestre is an ayurvedic herb known for its hypoglycemic effects. In clinical
Cinnamon Extract 66 mg trials this herb has effectively reduced blood glucose levels in Type I and Type II diabetics.
Gymnemma Sylvestre Extract 300 mg It appears that Gymnema enhances the body's insulin production, possibly by
Bitter Melon Extract 255 mg regenerating or repairing beta cells which produce insulin. Extracted from banaba,
(Momordica Charantia) corosolic acid delays starch digestion, has insulin-like activity and improves glucose
Pine Bark Extract 125 mg uptake - hence its inclusion in Ortho•Glucose II. Animal studies showed that corosolic
(95% Proanthocyanidins) acid improves glucose metabolism and reduces insulin resistance.
Corosolic acid 500 mcg
R(+)-Lipoic Acid 300 mg Many minerals also play a role in glucose metablosim. For example, chromium is an
essential mineral for the metabolism of carbohydrates. It increases the sensitivity of insulin
ADULT DOSAGE: Take 1 capsule three receptors, increasing cellular transport of glucose and reducing blood sugar levels.
times daily, half an hour before a meal, or Vanadium is another trace mineral with a critical role in cellular metabolism. It also has
as directed by a qualified health care the ability to increase insulin sensitivity and significantly enhance glucose uptake.
Lipoic acid is another promising treatment for diabetes and its related complications such
CAUTION: Persons using insulin and
as diabetic neuropathy, a treatment for which lipoic acid is approved in Germany. ALA
other diabetic medications should only use
this supplement under physician
improves insulin sensitivity allowing glucose to enter the cell more easily. A meta-analysis
supervision. including 1258 diabetic patients found that R+lipoic acid was beneficial for the treatment
Complementary Products:
of diabetic neuropathy. The analysis revealed that supplementation for 4-7 months
R+Lipoic Acid Sustained Release, reduced neuropathic deficits and improved cardiac neuropathy.
Advanced B Complex Pine bark extract can also help prevent some diabetic complications. It has been shown
to help improve microcirculation in diabetic patients suffering from diabetic
microangiopathy, a condition that causes capillaries to become congested with fat and
blood clots, impeding circulation.
Ortho•Glucose II contains nutrients and plant extracts that are supported by clinical
research in diabetic subjects. Ortho•Glucose II can be used to reduce elevations in blood
sugar levels, potentiate the action of insulin and to improve the cellular utilization of
glucose. Ortho•Glucose is the ideal choice for those trying to regain normal carbohydrate
metabolism and striving to achieve normal blood glucose levels. Recent changes to the
formula have been made to provide a product containing potent, clinically proven
ingredients, while also ensuring the long-term availability of the product to our customers.

Applications: Increases insulin sensitivity, supports normal blood sugar balance

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Iron is a fundamentally essential trace mineral in human nutrition. Iron-deficiency, which
can lead to anemia, is the most common nutritional disorder in the world with
approximately 25% of the world's population being iron-deficient. In the United States,
twenty-two percent of women are iron deficient and in Canada, ten percent of women
under 50 years of age do not get adequate amounts of iron in their diet. Iron is required
for the formation of hemoglobin, an oxygen carrying molecule found in red blood cells.
This is why iron deficiency leads to anemia - an abnormally low number of red blood
However, even iron-deficiency states that do not lead to anemia may have detrimental
effects on human health, including compromised cognitive function, overall weakness
and fatigue, and a weakening of the immune system. Iron is also involved in DNA
synthesis, normal brain development and immune function. Pregnant and menstruating
women are often at risk of iron deficiency, as are infants, adolescents, endurance athletes, 30 Vegi-Caps AOR04157
and anyone undergoing a condition of growth and/or fatigue or who has experienced Serving Size: 1 Capsule
blood loss. In children, iron deficiency causes developmental delays and behavioral
disturbances, and in pregnant women, it increases the risk for a preterm delivery and the Iron 30 mg
(SunActive®Fe - ferric pyrophosphate)
risk of delivering a low birth-weight infant.
Lactoferrin FD 100 mg
Studies have revealed that hospital in-patients with iron deficiencies have to endure Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 200 mg
hospital stays that are more than twice as long as those without iron deficiencies. Research Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 647 mcg
also clearly demonstrates that children with iron deficiency anemia are at a clear Folic Acid 800 mcg
disadvantage academically. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 25 mg
Copper (Citrate) 900 mcg
Ortho•Iron™ contains SunActive®Fe iron, a patented form of iron, shown to be easily
assimilated and easier on the digestive tract than other more common forms of iron. ADULT DOSAGE:
SunActive® iron contains ferric pyrophosphate that has been processed to reduce the Take one capsule daily with food or as
particle size because smaller molecules have higher absorption rates, but that are also directed by a qualified health care
bound to a food grade emulsifier to prevent clustering. Research performed at the Institute
of Food Science and Nutrition in Switzerland has shown that SunActive®Fe offers a CAUTION: None Known
relative biologic value of 84% to 94% depending on the food administered with it. The Complementary Products:
biological value refers to the proportion of absorbed iron that is metabolized by the body. Mag Malate Renew, CoQ plus, Gandha 750
Ortho•Iron™ also contains an array of iron-supporting nutrients, including lactoferrin,
vitamin C, B12, folate, B6 and copper.
Lactoferrin is an iron-carrying molecule that belongs to the same family as transferrin, the
most important iron delivery protein of the body. Lactoferrin binds to iron and improves
iron transport and absorption. Animal studies have shown that lactoferrin alone can lead
to a 23% improvement in serum iron levels and in pregnant women, lactoferrin increased
both hemoglobin and serum iron. Through its binding to free iron, lactoferrin also
reduces the pro-oxidative effects of iron.
Vitamin C increases the absorption of supplemental iron and is an important nutrient for
the treatment of iron deficiency. Furthermore, vitamin C is a strong antioxidant and can
also reduce the oxidation caused by iron supplementation.
Specific B vitamins are also extremely important for the normal development of red blood
cells. Deficiencies in vitamin B12, folate and vitamin B6 can all lead to anemia, hence
their inclusion in Ortho•Iron™.
Copper is important for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia because iron
supplementation decreases the absorption of copper. Copper may also increase the iron
supply to the bone marrow where red blood cells are produced.
Ortho•Iron™ is a complete formula for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia and
contains a superior form of iron shown to be much easier to tolerate that other forms of
iron. The other nutrients found in the formula support iron absorption and utilization and
prevent the oxidative effect associated with iron supplementation.

Applications: Iron deficiency anemia, Anemia of pregnancy, Fatigue associated with iron deficiency

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Ortho•Liver IITM
The liver is the largest gland and the most important detoxification organ in the body.
More than 500 functions have been attributed to the liver, including the production of bile
and the secretion of glucose, proteins, vitamins and fats. The liver also stores energy in
the form of glycogen and decomposes red blood cells and unwanted proteins.
Liver disorders are a major health problem in North America. While most of the severe
liver disorders are related to alcohol consumption, viral hepatitis and hemochromatosis,
most of us should be taking better care of our liver because when we overindulge, our
liver suffers.
Roughly six percent of healthy people have abnormal liver function. Ortho•Liver II™ was
formulated to support optimal liver function. The ingredients found in Ortho•Liver have
collectively been shown in studies to protect the liver from toxins, stimulate liver
180 Vegi-Caps AOR04141 regeneration, inhibit lipid peroxidation, enhance levels of glutathione and induce
90 Vegi-Caps AOR04189 cytochrome P450.
Serving Size: 3 Capsules Ortho•Liver II contains milk thistle extract. Milk thistle has been used as a traditional
Milk Thistle Dry Extract 280 mg remedy for over 2000 years. Milk thistle protects the liver against toxins and has been
(standardized for 40% Silibinin) used successfully to treat chronic liver diseases. More recent trials have also suggested
Schizandra 300 mg that milk thistle has anticancer, antidiabetic, and cardioprotective effects.
(standardized for 2% total schizandins)
SGS 300 mg Schizandra is an East Asian berry used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Recent research
(standardized to contain 30 mg suggests that Schizandra increases the production of an important antioxidant known as
glucoraphanin glucosinolate) glutathione. The benefits of Schizandra also include the induction of detoxification
Phyllanthus Niruri 500 mg pathways and the possible prevention of liver cancer as recently shown in animal trials..
(10:1 plant extract, 3% Bitter Principles) N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) is a precursor to glutathione, one of the most important
N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) 500 mg antioxidants of the body. Glutathione is a protein made from 3 amino acids and its
ADULT DOSAGE: Take three capsules a synthesis is limited by the availability of cysteine. NAC protects the liver against free
day with/without food or as directed by a radicals and toxins and is now used to prevent liver injury associated with acetaminophen
qualified health practitioner. poisoning which is the number one cause of calls to poison centers in the US.
CAUTION: Do not use if you are pregnant Phyllanthus niuri (PN) is a perennial herb common in hot central and southern areas of
or nursing the Indian Subcontinent. One of the most impressive applications of PN is in the treatment
Complementary Products: of certain viruses, particularly hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is a virus that affects the liver, causing
Stimuliv, SAMe, Reduced Glutathione inflammation and jaundice, possibly leading to liver cirrhosis, cancer, or even death. The
effect of phyllanthus for the treatment of infective hepatitis has been studied clinically in
160 patients suffering from jaundice. Of the 160 cases, 101 were completely cured while
there were 59 dropouts. PN has also been documented to protect the liver from damage
by a variety of chemical liver toxins and oxidative stress.
Sulforaphane glucosinolate (SGS) is a naturally occurring isiothiocyanate found in the
brassica family of vegetables, such as broccoli. Sulforaphane has been shown to stimulate
the natural defenses of the body to prevent or ameliorate chronic disease. It is a natural
anti-oxidant and a potent inducer of phase II liver detoxification enzymes.
If you are looking for a complete liver formula that will support liver function and
detoxification while promoting liver regeneration, look no further - Ortho•Liver II™ is
based on the latest research trials and contains ingredients shown to prevent liver injury
and support normal liver function.

Applications: Liver regeneration, Detoxification, Protects the liver from toxins

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Ortho•Mind 1.0TM
The ability to think, feel, know, reason, understand, remember, react and adapt, all
conscious and unconscious processes, all mental and physical behaviors, all that makes
us human is related to our mind and cognitive capacities. It makes sense to nurture and
encourage those abilities. But far too often nutrients that can improve, support and
maintain cognition are left in the shadows, forgotten to other nutrients with demonstrable
deficiencies, nutrients that can be recognized as essential. Yet, 10% of us will eventually
find ourselves in a constant mental fog as we get older and all of us can benefit from a
sharper, more alert mind. Ortho•Mind is a nutrient formula meant to brighten the mind
of those whose cognition is fading and allow those whose intellect is already shining to
glow with even more brilliance.
Ortho•Mind contains eight nutrients that support cerebral metabolism, microcirculation, 180 Vegi-Caps AOR04158
neurotransmitter function, neural membrane structure, focus, mental energy, vigilance, Serving Size: 6 Capsules
and memory in dosages documented in controlled clinical studies in humans. R(+)-Lipoic Acid 100 mg
R(+)-Lipoic Acid protects and enhances mitochondrial function, thereby encouraging Huperzine-A 100 mcg
(from 20 mg Huperzia serrata 0.5%)
abundant cellular energy production. It also protects the mitochondria from oxidation.
Vinpocetine 15 mg
Huperzine-A is an extract from the Chinese club moss and inhibits the enzyme Bacopa monniera extract 300 mg
acetylcholinesterase, which breaks down acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter essential for (50% bacosides A&B)
memory. Ginkgo biloba extract 100 mg
(24% ginkgoflavone glycosides, 6%
Vinpocetine and Ginkgo biloba both enhance cerebral microcirculation in the brain, terpene lactones)
promoting energy and oxygen flow to the brain. Vinpocetine is especially remarkable in Cytidine diphosphate choline 500 mg
this regard. Gingko biloba is also well known for its ability to support blood flow to the L-Pyroglutamic Acid 500 mg
brain and in a large, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study, gingko was shown to D-calcium pantothenate 500 mg
delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease. ADULT DOSAGE: The nutrients in
Ortho•Mind 1.0™ potentiate one
L-Pyroglutamic Acid's ability to improve learning, memory consolidation, and information
another to create an "inverted 'U'"
retrieval in normal, healthy people has been well established in clinical trials. In patients response pattern. The optimal dosage is
suffering from age associated memory impairment, supplementation with L-Pyroglutamic highly variable from one individual to the
Acid improved their ability to remember words by 37.8%, their immediate recall by 17%, next. Begin with one capsule daily on an
and their ability to recall words after a delay by 30%, and reduced false positive recalls empty stomach, and increase to personal
by 50%. optimal level. For most people, peak
results will be achieved at two to six
Citicholine increases the production of all brain phospholipids and of several capsules daily.
neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine, norepinephrine, dopamine and serotonin.
CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or
Citicholine is useful for several conditions characterized by a decline in cognition such as nursing, or if you are taking blood
dementia and Alzheimer's, and for those who have suffered a stroke. thinners like Coumadin® or Aspirin®.
Bacopa has a long tradition of use to support cognition in Ayurvedic medicine. More Complementary Products:
recent findings confirm this traditional use of the herb, with studies showing that men and Citicoline, Methylcobalamin, Bacopa
women taking the supplement can process visual information 15% faster, are 33% less Enlighten
forgetful and exhibit a remarkable 108% improvement in their ability to consolidate new
Ortho•Mind is designed to support cognition and contains ingredients that potentiate
each other in doses supported by clinical research. Ortho•Mind improves memory and
enhances the ability to process, consolidate and learn new information. But above all,
Ortho•Mind supports the ability to think... need we say more!

Applications: Cognitive Support

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Sleep is a natural state of bodily rest that is essential for the maintenance of normal motor
and cognitive function as well as general alertness and well being. There are two primary
types of sleep, REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep, which is dreaming sleep, and Non-REM
sleep, which consists of four stages of progressively deeper sleep. All sleep stages are
important, however, deep sleep and REM sleep are especially vital.
Many people have trouble sleeping or have disrupted sleep patterns. People suffering
from insomnia spend less time in deeper levels of sleep, wake up more often, and
experience a reduction in very important REM sleep. Chronic insomnia can lead to
excessive sleepiness during the day, impaired cognitive and motor function, confusion,
irritability, an increased risk of injury, and an overall reduced quality of life. Insomnia can
be caused by a variety of factors, including stress, anxiety, diet, or a disruption of the
60 Vegi-Caps AOR04186
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
body’s internal clock (jet lag).
GABA 100 mg Neurotransmitters are the key to sleep regulation. These chemicals are like tiny
(Gamma Aminobutyric Acid) messengers in the brain, transmitting signals from one neuron to another and modulating
L-Theanine (Suntheanine) 200 mg a huge number of functions in the human body, including sleep. Gamma-aminobutyric
L-5-Hydroxytryptophan 100 mg
acid or GABA is the most important inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. GABA acts
(Griffonia Seed)
Melatonin 3 mg
like a “brake” during times of stress or anxiety, regulating brain excitability and inducing
Valerian Root (0.8% Valerenic acid) 150 mg relaxation. GABA receptors are highly concentrated in the hypothalamus; the region of
Passionflower (3.5% Vitexin) 32 mg the brain associated with sleep. GABA is effective against insomnia, and has been shown
CYRACOSTM (lemon balm extract) 300 mg to affect the brain directly, increasing α-brain waves (those associated with relaxation) and
ADULT DOSAGE: Take 1-2 capsules reducing β-brain waves (those associated with anxiety and stress).
before bedtime or as directed by a Serotonin and melatonin are also key neurotransmitters. Melatonin is produced by the
qualified health care practitioner. pineal gland in the brain, and it controls the body’s internal clock. Melatonin has been
CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or shown to increase sleep time and reduce the time it takes to fall asleep. It can also help
nursing or taking immunosuppressive
to reset the body’s sleep-wake cycle, a benefit to those suffering from jet lag. Serotonin is
drugs. Do not drive or use machinery for 5
hours after taking Ortho•Sleep™.
essential for sleep modulation in its own right, and can also be converted by the body into
melatonin. 5-HTP is a metabolite of the amino acid tryptophan and a precursor to
Complementary Products:
Glycine, Niacin-No-Flush
serotonin. 5-HTP boosts serotonin levels, and can also increase REM and deep sleep
phases, making sleep more restful.
L-theanine, valerian root, passionflower extract and lemon balm are four other nutrients
that have demonstrated promising effects in promoting restful sleep. L-theanine, an
amino acid from green tea, is known for its relaxing and anti-anxiety properties. It can
act directly on the brain, influencing brain wave patterns in a similar fashion to GABA,
and also indirectly by stimulating GABA production. Valerian root and passionflower
extract have long been recognized as effective sleep aids, helping to reduce restlessness
and anxiety. There is evidence that compounds in these plants are able to stimulate
increased GABA release or activate GABA receptors, as well as inhibit enzymes that break
down neurotransmitters like GABA and serotonin. Lemon balm has also been shown by
research to be an effective sleep aid, especially when used in combination with other
herbal extracts like valerian root. In one study over 80% of individuals taking a lemon
balm containing combination reported improvement in a variety of sleep parameters.

Applications: Promotes sleep and relaxation

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Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a collection of symptoms affecting women in their
reproductive years that generally appear within the two weeks prior to menses. The
symptoms of PMS are widely varied and may be emotional, psychological or physical in
nature. Some of the more common symptoms include abdominal pain, headaches,
breast tenderness, bloating, irritability, depression, tension, anxiety, a lack of energy,
angry outbursts and withdrawal. 95% of women in their reproductive years experience at
least some of these symptoms each month. In 5% of women these symptoms are so severe
that they negatively impact their health, ability to function at work, and the quality of their
relationships with others.
The ingredients in AOR’s PMS LessTM target the various symptoms of PMS, providing relief
from both the physical pain and emotional upheaval brought on by PMS. 30 Vegi-Caps AOR04195
Natural Pain Relievers Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Pine Bark Extract 20 mg
Pine Bark Extract – Pine bark extract has been shown in several clinical trials to
(95% Proanthocyanidins)
significantly reduce the pain and discomfort associated with PMS. In one study it Boerhaavia Diffusa 50 mg
completely relieved abdominal cramps and breast tenderness. In addition to having anti- (0.1% Alkaloids)
inflammatory properties, pine bark extract contains ferulic acid and caffeic acid, both of L-5-Hydroxytryptophan 50 mg
which inhibit contraction of the uterus, helping to alleviate cramps. (Griffonia Seed)
B6 (Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate) 25 mg
Boerhaavia diffusa – This herb has been studied for its anti-inflammatory, pain relieving
Boswellia serrata 333 mg
and anti-spasmodic properties. It is also a diuretic, and can help prevent fluid retention (65% Boswellic acids)
and bloating. L-Theanine 66.6 mg
Boswellia serrata – Boswellia serrata is a traditional ayurvedic herb with powerful anti- ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule three
inflammatory properties. It helps to relieve the painful physical symptoms of PMS. times per day with food, or as directed by
Mood Modulators a qualified health care practitioner.
Pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P5P) – P5P is the biologically active form of vitamin B6, and acts CAUTION: Should not be combined with
tricyclics, MAOIs, Lithium, SSRIs
as a catalyst for over 113 essential enzymatic reactions in the body. Supplementation with
(fenfluramine, Prozac®, zoloft, paxil,
P5P has been shown to reduce the emotional symptoms of PMS, including depression, etc.). Not to be used by individuals under
tension and anxiety. One study found that vitamin B6 supplementation reduced the age of 18 or those with a medical
emotional PMS symptoms by as much as 50%. condition. Do not take if pregnant, nursing
L-Theanine – Theanine is an amino acid from tea that has been shown to promote or trying to conceive.
relaxation and relieve stress and anxiety. It acts on the brain, heightening brain wave Complementary Products:
patterns associated with a state of relaxed wakefulness. Studies have shown that theanine Omega EPA, Advanced B Complex, Estro
can significantly reduce the emotional symptoms of PMS. Detox

5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) – 5-HTP is a metabolite of the amino acid tryptophan, and

is an essential precursor of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Research supports a role for
5-HTP in supporting mood balance. By increasing serotonin levels in the brain, 5-HTP can
effectively reduce the emotional symptoms of PMS, improving mood and alleviating
depression, tension and anxiety.

Applications: Premenstrual syndrome

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Pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (P5P) is the metabolically active coenzyme form of vitamin B6. P5P
dependent enzymes are involved in the production of neurotransmitters and hormones,
and in protein, lipid, and amino acid metabolism.
Vitamin B6 deficiency is associated with nervousness, depression and neuropathy. P5P is
required for the production of serotonin and GABA, neurotransmitters that control
depression, pain perception and anxiety. A shortage of GABA can lead to dysphoria (an
unpleasant mood) as well as to neurological symptoms including tremors and seizures.
P5P supplementation can increase the brain's production of both of those
P5P has a protective effect on the nervous system. Animal studies suggest that P5P protects
nerves from injury after ischemia, and P5P supplementation has been shown to reduce
60 Vegi-Caps AOR04173 the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. P5P can also reduce the consequences of stress.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
It down-regulates the activity of glucocorticoid receptors, which may help prevent stress
Vitamin B6 50 mg
related immune suppression. Studies also show that P5P may enhance the immune system.
ADULT DOSAGE: Take two capsules daily Furthermore, P5P has benefits for the cardiovascular system. Vitamin B6 is important in
with food, or as directed by a qualified regulating levels of homocysteine to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Two
health care practitioner. enzymes involved in homocysteine metabolism are P5P-dependent. Studies have shown
CAUTION: None Known. that P5P can lower blood pressure, and P5P deficiency may have a role in faulty lipid
Complementary Products: metabolism.
Glycine, Ortho Adapt, Inositol, P5P is the only form of vitamin B6 that can be used in biochemical processes and it has
Methylcobalamin been shown to be more effective than other vitamin B6 supplements at increasing plasma
levels of P5P and carrying out its benefits.

Applications: Carpal tunnel syndrome, Depression, Tremors, Immunity, Stress

Pantethine is a metabolite of pantothenic acid or vitamin B5. Supplementation with
pantethine is far more effective than supplementation with pantothenic acid simply
because the conversion of pantothenic acid to pantethine is closely regulated. Internal
mechanisms spare this essential nutrient. Supplementation with pantothenic acid may
therefore simply increase stores of the nutrient without raising the levels of active
metabolites. If pantethine levels are kept too low, internal imbalances such as lipid
imbalances may occur.
Pantethine's role in the body is related to Coenzyme A, which is involved in hundreds of
metabolic pathways. Coenzyme A has important roles in energy production, fatty acid
synthesis, and can be used for the treatment of elevated blood lipid levels. Pantethine
90 Vegi-Caps AOR04027 supports proper fatty acid synthesis and regulates the production of total cholesterol,
Serving Size: 1 Capsule triglycerides, LDL, and HDL, a role that is not shared by pantothenic acid.
Pantethine 300 mg Coenzyme A is required for the synthesis of stress hormones in the adrenal glands.
ADULT DOSAGE: Take three capsules Inadequate supply of pantethine may therefore result in adrenal exhaustion, tiredness and
daily with/without food, or as directed by a
qualified health care practitioner.
CAUTION: None Known. Coenzyme A is also essential for phase II liver detoxification, the detoxification stage that
Complementary Products: renders toxins more soluble for easier elimination. Pantethine helps to eliminate several
Niacin No-Flush, Taurine, Toco 3 Nol Max noxious substances, protecting the liver from their assault.

Applications: Unhealthy blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels, Supports liver and adrenal function

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Gamma-butyrobetaine (GBB) is a precursor of the amino acid L-carnitine, which has been
shown to efficiently increase the body’s own production of L-carnitine. Clinical studies
have clearly demonstrated that GBB dramatically increases endogenous L-carnitine
production. In fact, one study conducted on infants (saying much about GBB’s safety)
increased plasma carnitine concentrations by more than 300%. In another study using
adult subjects, GBB increased carnitine excretion by nearly 40-fold. Finally, a mouse
study determined that gamma-butyrobetaine supplementation equaled exogenous L-
carnitine supplementation in the ability to raise L-carnitine levels in all tissues.
L-carnitine is an amino acid synthesized by the body or obtained from red meat and
deficiency is thus quite common among vegetarians or those who avoid red meat. L-
carnitine plays a central role in the breakdown of long-chain fatty acids and their
60 Vegi-caps AOR04196
transport into the mitochondria for use in the production of cellular energy. L-carnitine is Serving Size: 1 Capsule
essential for maintaining a healthy metabolism, which is critical for avoiding many Gamma-butyrobetaine (GBB) 750 mg
disorders like Metabolic Syndrome, Type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and others.
ADULT DOSAGE: Take two capsules daily
Human studies have shown L-carnitine supplementation to be beneficial in wide variety with or without food, or as directed by a
of situations including anorexia nervosa, athletic performance, angina, heart disease, qualified health care practitioner.
high cholesterol, heart attack recovery, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, hepatitis, HIV, CAUTION: Do not take if pregnant or
hyperthyroidism, sperm production and liver and kidney health. L-carnitine use is even nursing.
recommended by the National Kidney Foundation for the alleviation of anemia Complementary Products:
associated with chronic renal failure. R+ Lipoic Acid Sustained Release,
Advanced B Complex, Advanced Whey

Applications: Metabolism and energy production, Cardiovascular Health

The prostate is a gland in men that surrounds the neck of the bladder. Unfortunately, in
80% of men over the age of 80, the gland swells and obstructs urine flow leading to
incomplete emptying, increased frequency, urgency and nocturia. The condition is known
as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Defined pollen extract have been used with success by two generations of European men.
Defined pollen extract is not bee pollen. Bee pollen is a mixture of whatever pollens with
which the insects happen to have come into contact. Defined pollen extract, by contrast,
is a mixture of several specific pollen sources. Unlike other natural therapies used for BPH
such as Saw Palmetto, stinging nettle, Pygeum africanuma and beta-sitosterol which
merely relieve the symptoms of the condition without reducing the size of the prostate,
defined pollen extract addresses the fundamental problem and shrinks the prostate - an 90 Vegi-Caps AOR05019
ability that has not been demonstrated by any other herbal remedy, Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Prostaphil-2™ is defined pollen extract, a botanical extract first crafted nearly half a Defined pollen extract 300 mg
century ago in Sweden. Although the pollen extract is typically used to promote the health Water-soluble fraction 120 mg
of the prostate, which is by far the best-backed usage for this botanical, there are hints in Fat-soluble fraction 6 mg
the literature of a broad range of other applications which get much less attention. One ADULT DOSAGE: Take two capsules daily
such property is detoxification and hepatoprotection. Animal studies have found that the on an empty stomach, or as directed by a
defined pollen extract provides protection against a variety of liver toxins, including qualified health care practitioner.
ammonium fluoride, paracetamol, organic solvents, allyl alcohol, the deadly carbon CAUTION: None Known.
tetrachloride, cadmium, and galactosamine. Furthermore, in some parts of the world, the Complementary Products:
extract is used by more women then men because they have found the extract to be useful Lycopene Ultra, Zinc-Copper Balance,
for the relief of urinary incontinence.

Applications: Prostate health, Antioxidant, Urinary tract support

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R+ Lipoic Acid Sustained ReleaseTM
AOR introduced the world's first R+ lipoic acid in 1999 and after years of research and
development, the world's first sustained release R+ lipoic acid: R+ Lipoic Acid Sustained
Release™ was released in 2005. The full power of lipoic acid has finally been unleashed,
a 99% pure R+ lipoic acid that offers continuous protection for 8-10 hours. R+ Lipoic Acid
Sustained Release™ is formulated in a special release matrix, which allows for a slow and
continuous release of R+ Lipoic acid with 2 to 3 capsules per day providing continuous
free radical protection thanks to this versatile antioxidant.
Lipoic acid is a vital cofactor for several energy producing reactions in our bodies. It is
also one of the most versatile antioxidants known; the molecule is both water and fat-
soluble, improves insulin sensitivity, protects the mitochondria and recycles other
60 Vegi-Caps AOR04112 important antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, glutathione and ubiquinone. Free
Serving Size: 1 Capsule radicals are notorious for their injurious effect on health, which is why lipoic acid has been
R(+)-lipoic acid (transamine salt)150 mg acknowledged as one of the most powerful anti-aging nutrients identified to date. Free
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule twice radicals damage body structures, oxidize lipids, injure blood vessels, can lead to DNA
or three times a day with/without food, or mutations, contribute to inflammation and are thought to play a key role in degenerative
as directed by a qualified health care disorders.
The anti-aging effects of lipoic acid lie in the molecule's ability to protect the mitochondria
CAUTION: None Known.
from oxidative stress. It has been demonstrated that as we age, our mitochondria's slowly
Complementary Products: become less and less efficient at producing energy. This loss of efficiency results in an
Acta-Resveratrol, Ortho Mind 1.0, NAC
increased production and release of free radicals, which injure the cell and the
mitochondria, leading to a harmful and destructive cycle. In rats however,
supplementation with lipoic acid improves mitochondrial function and reduces the
production of ROS, halting this vicious cycle.
However, there are two problems with conventional alpha lipoic acid supplements. The
first one is the short half-life of the molecule, only 22 minutes, which means that within 2
hours most of it is gone. The other shortcoming is that the lipoic acid naturally found in
our body is the R+ lipoic acid. Unfortunately, the lipoic acid found in supplements is a
combination of R+ and L- lipoic acid. The problem being that the L-lipoic acid is not
absorbed as efficiently and slows down the absorption of the R+ lipoic acid, a problem
that is compounded by the short half-life of the molecule.
R+ SR is particularly useful for diabetics. Supplementation improves cellular glucose
uptake, prevents diabetic complications, prevents protein glycation, reduces plasma free
fatty acids, stimulates glycolysis and inhibits aldose reductase. Incredibly, lipoic acid can
treat diabetes once it has developed, prevent the progression of complications related to
diabetes and alleviate complications if they are already present. Not surprisingly, lipoic
acid is approved for the treatment of diabetes in Germany. Sustained release ALA
formulations allow for constant improvements in insulin sensitivity and the results obtained
in human trials done with sustained release R(+)-lipoic acid are impressive.
Supplementation with sustained release lipoic acid formulas led to reductions in blood
glucose levels that averaged 186 mg/dL or 46%. Lipoic acid is also used as a treatment
for diabetic neuropathy and neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's,
Alzheimer's, Huntington's, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
In healthy people, the benefits associated with lipoic acid are not to be overlooked either.
Alpha lipoic acid is indicated for the treatment of any condition where elevated blood
glucose levels and free radicals are involved in the disease process. Indeed, both elevated
blood glucose levels and free radicals are well known for their injurious effect on health,
causing problems in several degenerative conditions and are both thought to significantly
contribute to the aging process.

Applications: Increases insulin sensitivity, Antioxidant, Cognitive support, Anti-aging

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R(+)-Lipoic Acid
If you're taking a conventional lipoic acid pill, then you need to know that the
healthpromoting, anti-aging benefits associated with this nutrient are only being delivered
by half of your supplement. The other half is worse than useless: it actually antagonizes
the effects of the good half of the supplement. Many molecules used by the body have a
specific "handedness" (chirality) and in some cases, synthetic versions of these molecules
have a different "handedness" than the natural molecule. You're probably familiar with
some examples of this phenomenon, such as natural d- vs. synthetic dl-alpha-tocopherol
or natural cis- vs. unnatural trans-fatty acids. Some of these artificial molecules are merely
less potent than the natural forms, such as in the case of dl-alpha-tocopherol but others
are actually harmful - for example, trans-fatty acids.
R (+) Lipoic acid is a powerful and versatile antioxidant known for its ability to protect the
brain and nerve cells from free radicals and toxins. Lipoic acid has also been used to 90 Vegi-Caps AOR04005
support healthy blood sugar metabolism. Serving Size: 1 Capsule
R(+)-lipoic acid 150 mg
A study in a short-lived strain of mouse demonstrated that R (+) lipoic acid can
Biotin 100 mcg
dramatically increase its lifespan. Neither S (-) lipoic acid, nor the racemate (blend of R(+)
and S(-)), had any significant effect. ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule three
times daily, or as directed by a qualified
It is important to note that unless specified, "lipoic acid" supplements are a 50/50 mixture health care practitioner.
of the natural R(+) lipoic acid, and the synthetic S (-) lipoic acid. These mixtures are called CAUTION: None Known.
"racemates." In some cases, S (-) lipoic acid - or the racemate - is simply less effective than Complementary Products:
R (+) lipoic acid. But in other cases, the S (-) form actually acts in opposition to the activity Acta-Resveratrol, Ortho Mind 1.0, NAC
of R (+) lipoic acid. Common "lipoic acid" supplements are thus like a house at war with
itself. The S (-) form should be removed from supplements in favor of pure R (+) lipoic
acid as found in AOR's R(+)-Lipoic Acid.

Applications: Antioxidant, Anti-aging, Supports cognition, Neurological disease

SeMC is Methylselenocysteine, a superior form of selenium that is less toxic and more
effective than other forms of supplemental selenium. Selenium is an essential trace
element and its presence in the food supply is dependent on its concentration in the soil.
Epidemiological research has linked selenium-rich soil with lower rates of cancer.
Selenium is necessary for the formation of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase, a powerful
antioxidant found in most cells of the body and responsible for the elimination of free
radicals. Selenium is also necessary for the proper functioning of the immune system with
important immune factors dropping in humans that are selenium deficient. Furthermore,
selenium supplementation has been shown to up regulate important cellular messengers
and increase natural killer cell activity which are both essential for the immune system.
The superiority of SeMC is related to the ease with which it is converted into its active 90 Capsules AOR04018
metabolite methylselenol - making SeMC the best selenium you can take. The dosage of Serving Size: 1 Capsule
SeMC from AOR™ has been adjusted in accordance with the very latest research Selenium (Se-Methylselenocysteine) 55 mcg
indicating that excess amounts of selenium may increase the risk of Type II diabetes. The ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule daily
new dosage is designed to provide a cogent amount of selenium while effectively with a meal, or as directed by a qualified
eliminating the possibility of such a risk. health care practitioner.
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
EGCG, AHCC, Immune Ultra

Applications: Supports normal cell growth and differentiation, Antioxidant, Immune support

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Strontium Support IITM
Not much is more distressing than the feeling experienced by osteoporotic patients.
Knowing that your bones are more brittle than they ought to be is one of the most
vulnerable feelings there are. We all lose bone mass with age; starting in our twenties
bone formation slows down progressively. This problem is acerbated at menopause when
decades of reduced bone formation are compounded by a surge in bone loss.
Unfortunately, bone loss accelerates suddenly in women at menopause because estrogen
suppresses bone resorption. The reduction of estrogen production causes a rapid increase
in bone loss. Combined with the fact that women have less bone mass to begin with
explains why women are more prone to the development of osteoporosis than men.
Rebuilding bone is quite challenging. It takes years to erode bones but regaining bone
60 Vegi-Caps AOR04161 density is also hard work and osteoporotic patients often face years of treatment with
120 Vegi-Caps AOR04204 prescription medications that are arduous for the upper gastrointestinal system.
Serving Size 1 Capsule But there is a new alternative: in 2002, AOR introduced Strontium Support, the first full
Strontium (from citrate) 341 mg dose Strontium supplement in the world. Strontium is the first mineral shown to rebuild
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to two bones. Unlike other treatments for degenerative bone conditions, such as calcium,
capsules daily on an empty stomach, at vitamin D and anti-resorptive medications, which reduce bone loss, Strontium decreases
least two hours before or after food,
bone resorption and increases osteoblastic activity - leading to new bone formation and
calcium or milk but ensure that daily
calcium intake is adequate. Calcium, food
a reduction of bone loss. Treatments that are only capable of reducing bone loss result in
and milk products significantly reduce the development of old bone, which is not as prone to fractures but is still not as healthy
strontium absorption if taken at the same as youthful bone.
sitting. If you are taking Strontium for your bones, you must also take adequate calcium –
CAUTION: Children, adolescents or 1000mg per day from all sources for younger adults and 1200mg per day for those over
pregnant/nursing women should not take 50. Studies demonstrate that strontium is not effective when calcium is absent from the
this supplement. Do not take strontium if diet. It is important however not to take calcium at the same time as a high dose Strontium
you are taking tetracycline or quinilone
supplement because they use the same absorption pathways. It is best to take Strontium
antiboitics. Talk to your health care
practitioner before taking strontium if you on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 3 hours after eating.
have kidney disease. Strontium Support is an organic, stable strontium form. Strontium concentrates in the
Complementary Products: skeletal system, where it supports the function of osteoblasts (the cells which form new
Ortho Bone, Advanced Bone Protection, bone) while reducing the differentiation and activity of osteoclasts (the cells which resorb
Vitamin D3, Vitamin D3 Liquid old bone). Extensive evidence supports a role for strontium in supporting skeletal health.
First identified in 1790 and associated with skeletal health in the 1940s, Strontium's role
in bone health has been hidden in obscurity for far too long. But its strength has allowed
it to endure; waiting for the day that it could emerge and reveal its power. That day has
come, and the research has proven that strontium has the power to strengthen the body.
Strontium Support II increases the amount of strontium per capsule to 341mg, thereby
providing a daily dose of strontium in fewer capsules than AOR’s original Strontium
Support formula. Strontium Support II is now available in two convenient sizes: 60 and
120 vegi-caps.

Applications: Osteoporosis, osteopenia, Increases bone density and reduces bone fractures

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Fibre is an essential part of a healthy diet. However, the average daily intake of fibre in
the US and many other Western countries is only about half of the recommended intake
of 30-35g per day. AOR’s Solufibre contains maltodextrin, a highly soluble, easy to take,
digestion resistant form of fibre.
Adequate intake of fibre is very important for maintaining the health of the digestive
system. It helps to regulate digestion, slowing transit times in the gastrointestinal system
and stimulating the growth of healthy bacteria. Studies have shown that soluble fibres are
effective in reducing diarrhea and decreasing recovery times following intestinal surgery.
Ingestion of fibre also increases satiety, resulting in decreased overall energy intake and
increased weight loss.
300 g powder AOR04185
Fibre is also important for its effects on glucose levels. Dietary fibre reduces the glycemic Serving Size: 5 g (approximately 2 tsp)
index of foods and enhances insulin sensitivity. Fibre delays the absorption of FIbersol-2TM (maltodextrin) 5g
carbohydrates, attenuating the rise in blood glucose levels following a meal. Fibre’s
ADULT DOSAGE: Take approximately 2
effects on insulin also benefit the cardiovascular system since insulin plays a role in blood teaspoons (5 g) of Fibersol-2™ in water
pressure regulation and blood clotting. Population studies have shown that low fibre or juice with/without food twice daily, or as
intakes are associated with higher blood pressure, and soluble fibre supplements have directed by a qualified health care
proved effective at lowering blood pressure in patients with hypertension. practitioner.
Fibre’s benefits to the cardiovascular system also include a decreased risk of coronary CAUTION: None known
heart disease and the ability to lower cholesterol levels. This action of fibre most likely Complementary Products:
occurs by way of the suppression of elevated blood triaglyceride, cholesterol and insulin Advanced Biotics, L-Glutamine
levels after a meal and the inhibition of fatty acid formation in the liver.

Applications: Bowel regularity, Elevated cholesterol levels

Total ETM
Vitamin E is not just this one molecule, α-tocopherol, but a complex composed of eight
closely related vitamin E molecules (or "vitamers"): four tocopherols and four tocotrienols.
Each member of the vitamin E complex has its own unique properties not shared with
other E vitamers. If your "vitamin E" contains only alpha-tocopherol - or alpha tocopherol
with token quantities of "mixed tocopherols" - you're missing out on the benefits of the
"other" vitamin E molecules. But more than that: studies show that unbalanced alpha-
tocopherol supplementation actually depletes the body of the other members of the
family, and can negate many of their benefits!
After just one month of supplementing with 400 IU of alpha-tocopherol, peoples' gamma-
tocopherol levels are reduced by two-thirds. It may take as much as two years for the ratio
of alpha- and gamma-tocopherol to normalize after unbalanced alpha-tocopherol
supplementation is stopped! 60 Softgels AOR06015
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
A recent study found that men who had the most gamma-tocopherol in their blood were Tocopherols: 365 mg
an astounding five times less likely to develop prostate cancer than men whose blood d-alpha-tocopherol 65 mg (98 IU)
d-beta-tocopherol 8 mg
gamma-tocopherol levels were lowest. d-gamma-tocopherol 210 mg
The tocotrienols' unique chemical structures allow them to move around more freely in cell d-delta-tocopherol 82 mg
Tocotrienols: 50 mg
membranes. As a result, the tocotrienols are forty to sixty times more potent antioxidants d-alpha-tocotrienol 15 mg
d-beta-tocotrienol 0.6 mg
than the tocopherols in biological membranes. d-gamma-tocotrienol 28 mg
Total E is the first complete, full-spectrum, balanced E complex supplement in Canada. d-delta-tocotrienol 6.3 mg
Coenzyme Q10 30 mg
The formula also includes Coenzyme Q10, because this nutrient plays a vital role in (natural biofermentation)
"recharging" E vitamins to their active antioxidant form when they are deactivated in the ADULT DOSAGE: Take one softgel daily with a
fat-containing meal, or as directed by a
battle against free radicals. qualified health care practitioner.
CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
Complementary Products:
Applications: Antioxidant, Supports cardiovascular health Antioxidant Synergy, R+lipoic acid, CoQ Plus

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To function optimally, the brain needs a steady supply of nutrients. Many people rely on
Ginkgo biloba to help ensure the delivery of these nutrients, because it enhances cerebral
microcirculation - the flow of blood into the tiny capillaries feeding the cells of the brain.
But has little impact on brain function beyond this one effect (increasing microcirculation)
and cannot be used by persons taking "blood-thinning" drugs (as warfarin (Coumadin®)
because the combination can dangerously increase bleeding times
A phytonutrient found in the periwinkle (Vinca minor) and transcends these limitations.
Vinpocetine is a true cerebral metabolic enhancer. Vinpocetine enhances cerebral
microcirculation, but unlike ginkgo, it does so without reducing blood flow elsewhere in
the body - by reducing the resistance of fine blood vessels within the brain.
90 Vegi-Caps AOR04028 Vinpocetine also supports brain metabolism by mechanisms not related to its effects on
Serving Size: 1 Capsule microcirculation. First, by enhancing red blood cells' ability to "flex" their shape so as to
Vinpocetine 15 mg more easily cross the blood-brain barrier (the layer of tight cell-to-cell contacts that
(from Voacanga africana (seed)) protects the brain from a potentially-toxic environment), Vinpocetine directly supports the
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to three delivery of oxygen to the brain. Additionally, Vinpocetine facilitates the take-up and
capsules daily, or as directed by a qualified
release of blood sugar across the blood-brain barrier, supporting optimal partitioning of
health care practitioner.
fuel supplies. Studies in red blood cells and damaged neurons show that Vinpocetine
CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or
directly increases ATP levels in these cells, supporting optimal brain energy levels.
Complementary Products:
Ginkgo Biloba, Methylcobalamin,
R+Lipoic Acid

Applications: Cognitive enhancement, Cerebrovascular disorders, Hearing function

Vitamin K2
Vitamin K is an essential component for cardiovascular, bone and liver health. The chief
function of vitamin K is to act as a co-factor (an adjunct) for vitamin K-dependent proteins
in the body. Vitamin K also converts the glutamate residues of some proteins into
gammacarboxyglutamate group via an enzymatic process known as carboxylation. Such
proteins include coagulation factors (II, IV, VI and C), bone turnover molecules
(osteocalcin and protein S), vascular repair proteins (Matrix GLA) and proteins responsible
for cell-cycle arrest, signal transduction and cellcell adhesion.
Vitamin K plasma status is important for the maintenance of healthy bones. Osteocalcin
is a small protein and the degree of its carboxylation (hence vitamin K status) is a measure
of bone health. Indeed, there is a direct correlation between carboxylation of osteocalcin
and bone health.
60 Vegi-Caps AOR04143 Studies have shown that vitamin K intake can have a protective effect and prevents the
Serving Size: 1 Capsule loss of elasticity in blood vessels, a key indicator of vascular health. A recent clinical study
Vitamin K2 120 mcg has shown that vitamin K may protect not only against warfarin-induced calcification but
(Menatetrenone [MK-4]) also may stabilize and help control anti coagulation therapies. However, it is strongly
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule daily advised that patients taking blood-thinning medication like warfarin (Coumadin®) should
with food, or as directed by a qualified consult their physicians before taking vitamin K2.
health care practitioner. Studies have suggested that high intake levels of vitamin K may be associated with a lower
CAUTION: Do not use if you are taking incidence of one particular type of liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma). The
blood thinners like Coumadin®. mechanism is postulated to be an effect pertaining to the inhibition of the cell-cycle, cell-
Complementary Products: cell adhesions, and possibly the ability to metastasize.
Strontium Support II, Advanced Bone
Protection, Ortho Bone

Applications: Osteoporosis, osteopenia, Normal blood coagulation, Cardiovascular health

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Our Classic Series includes supplements backed by solid science that have
become widely recognized for their health benefits by a broader health
conscious public.
Adrenal Glucosamine HCL Niacin No-Flush
All-Life Colostrum Glycine Olive Leaf Extract
AOR Zymes Hawthorn Omega Cardio
Arginine Homocysteine + Ortho•Minerals
Astaxanthin Ultra Hydroxy B12 Petadolex
Bearlic Garlic I3C Pomegranate Ultra
Bilberry-Grapeskin Inositol Pronogenol-2
Bone Basics IP6 PS 100
Boron Lactoferrin Quercetin
C+ Bioflavonoids L-Glutamine Reduced Glutathione
Cardio•Mag 2.0 L-Lysine Rhodiola
Chanca Piedra L-Tyrosine Ribogen
Choline Alfoscerate Lutein Saccharomyces Boulardii
Chromium Picolinate Lycopene Ultra Taurine
Citicoline Maca Thyro-100
Co-enzyme Q10 Mag-K-Taurine TLC 3.0
Co-Q Plus Mag Malate Renew Toco-3-Nol Max
Cran-Uti Mag/Potassium Aspartates Tryfonia
D-Glucarate Magnesium Taurate Tryfonia MAX
Digestase Mastica Chios Vision Support II
Essential Mix MSM Vitamin D3
GABA MSM + Glucosamine Zen Theanine
Ginkgo Biloba N-A-C Zinc-Copper Balance
GLA•240 N-A-C Sustained
Glucosamine & Chondroitin NADH Ultra

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Glandular extract therapy is the oldest form of hormone treatment in human existence.
This is because glandular extracts (from livestock) have long been believed to enhance the
function of the same glands in humans. This deep-rooted practice maintains a loyal
following. This is due in no small part to the fact that contrary to the general conception
that the body does not absorb large polypeptides, there is ample evidence to suggest that
polypeptides and enzymes of very large molecular weight do get absorbed intact into the
Lyophilized adrenal gland tissue is an abundantly rich source of enzymes, polypeptides,
amino acids and other nutrients that act as hormone precursors to support the body's
ability to adapt to stress. The adrenal glands are located on top of the kidneys and are
90 Capsules AOR09001 responsible for producing the numerous hormones most commonly associated with the
Serving Size: 1 Capsule body's so called 'fight or flight' response to stress. These hormones include
Adrenal Tissue (porcine) 250 mg norepinephrine, epinephrine, and DHEA among numerous others.
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule once To ensure purity and bioactive vitality, the adrenal glandular extract in AOR's Adrenal
or twice daily with a meal, or as directed originates from porcine sources in Denmark raised under the strict regulations of the EU.
by a qualified health care practitioner.
A good question may be one that asks if centuries of faithful convention merit a modern
CAUTION: None Known. definitive trial for one's self.
Ghanda 750, Pantethine, Rhodiola

Applications: Stress, Mineral Balance, Inflammation

All-Life ColostrumTM
Colostrum is occasionally (and astutely) known as 'first milk'. It is produced in mammalian
mammary glands in the latest stage of pregnancy and in the first few days after birth, and
is quite simply the most important meal in one's life. It is in effect a whole food that is
minuscule in size yet extremely high in vital nutrients and antibodies essential for the early
development of newborn life.
Colostrum is responsible for triggering no fewer than fifty biochemical processes in a
newborn's body, which will provide the life-long infrastructural foundation of the growth
process and the immune system.
Bovine colostrum is the most biologically available non-human colostrum in existence.
The most superior sources of it must be obtained within 12 hours of the calving process
120 Vegi-Caps AOR16001 from animals in high-altitude, free-range pastures not subject to routine injections of
Serving Size: 1 Capsule antibiotics and recombinant growth hormone (thus removing the risk of BSE 'mad cow
Bovine Colostrum Concentrate 500 mg disease'). Furthermore, a superior colostrum supplement must be lyophilized (a form of
Immunoglobulin G (IgG) 150 mg 'freezedrying'), as the multitude of biologically active micronutrients within it are highly
Immunoglobulin M (IgM) 5 mg sensitive to lower temperatures. Among the most prominent of these are the
Immunoglobulin A (IgA) 4 mg immunoglobins G (IgG), which comprise 30% of the content of All-Life Colostrum -
Lactoferrin 3 mg
approximately double the strength of typical colostrum supplements.
ADULT DOSAGE: Take two capsules twice
a day between meals, or as directed by a
qualified health care practitioner.
CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or
Complementary Products:
Immune Ultra, Advanced Whey, Advanced
Whey Fibre Applications: Immune Enhancement, Tissue healing, Muscle development

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Enzymes are as essential to life as food and water, yet this remains one of the most
underappreciated facts in the entire field of clinical nutrition. Directly speaking, they are
the catalysts that involve the breakdown of food into nutrients and other particles that are
absorbed by (or excreted from) our bodies.
Enzymes are primarily known for their ability to increase digestibility and enhance nutrient
absorption. This essentially means the breakdown and absorption of proteins,
carbohydrates, and fats by their respective class of enzymes, namely protease, lipase and
amylase. Enzymes are the catalysts for the complex metabolic process that breaks down
macronutrients in order to extract their basic caloric value for our energy expenditure as
well as their myriad of micronutrients for our biological health. The overall digestive
process takes a relatively taxing biological toll on the human body, aptly demonstrated by 100 Capsules AOR04109
the very rapid turnover time (rate of cellular death and regeneration) of the cells of the Serving Size: 1 Capsule
gastrointestinal tract. Porcine pancreatic enzymes 400 mg
Simply stated, enzyme supplementation promotes the health of the digestive organs by Containing:
Amylase 50,000 USP units
facilitating digestion itself. It increases the efficiency of the digestive process by improving
Lipase 4,000 USP units
absorption and alleviating some of burden from the digestive organs. Enzymes also Protease 50,000 USP units
appear to possess anti-inflammatory effects and may quicken tissue repair and recovery. Alpha Galactosidase (625 AGS units) 25 mg
ADULT DOSAGE: Take 1 to 3 capsules
daily with food, or as directed by a
qualified health care practitioner.
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
DPP Zymes, Advanced Biotics
Applications: Digestion, Supports gastrointestinal health, Inflammation

Arginine is a 'conditionally essential' amino acid, a very recent nutritional category in its
own right. The study of Arginine's numerous health benefits has in fact been instrumental
in creating this new category. These benefits include improved endothelial function,
growth hormone release, insulin sensitivity, amino acid detoxification, and as a precursor
to creatine - a compound critical to the generation of ATP, the most basic unit of energy
utilized by the human body.
A more centralized explanation for the diversity of arginine's effects focuses on its role as
a precursor to nitric oxide (NO), a potent vasodilator and of central importance in
managing inflammation. Arginine has been extensively studied for its ability to prevent
arterial plaque formation. Numerous experimental and clinical studies have
demonstrated the therapeutic potential of high dose arginine for the prevention and 180 Vegi-Caps AOR04054
treatment of a broad spectrum of cardiovascular diseases, including: arterial Serving Size: 1 Capsule
hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, angina and the so-called "Syndrome X". L-Arginine HCl 600 mg
Further studies with arginine have produced promising results with other conditions as ADULT DOSAGE: Take three capsules 1-3
well, including interstitial cystitis, spermatogenesis, and treatment of liver and brain times daily on an empty stomach, or as
directed by a qualified health care
injuries. Arginine also reduces platelet aggregation and blood viscosity, improves blood practitioner.
flow and helps repair vascular injury. CAUTION: Do not use if you have had a
myocardial infarction (heart attack). Do
not use if you have asthma or if you are
pregnant or nursing. Consult a health care
practitioner prior to use if you are taking
cardiovascular medications, potassium
increasing drugs or sildenafil.
Complementary Products:
Cardio Mag 2.0, Co-enzyme Q10,
Applications: Supports exercise capacity, Vasodilation, Growth hormone release Advanced Whey, Blood Pressure Relief

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Astaxanthin UltraTM
Astaxanthin is a unique carotenoid found in abundance in marine environments,
particularly among algae. Astaxanthin inhibits the lipid peroxidation of the cell
membrane, by extension protecting the mitochondria and the rest of the cell from
potentially damaging peroxidation.
Several Japanese studies have examined its ability to alleviate the symptoms of
asthenopia (eye fatigue). This increasingly common condition is often caused by
overexposure to visual display terminals, and the aforementioned human studies revealed
that astaxanthin can alleviate asthenopia symptoms by 54%.
Astaxanthin has been studied for its efficacy in addressing type II diabetes. Studies have
demonstrated that astaxanthin was capable of reducing blood glucose levels by nearly
40% in laboratory mice, as well as preserving pancreatic beta-cells from oxidative
damage and increasing insulin sensitivity. Astaxanthin has also been studied for its effect
60 Softgels AOR04148 on dyspepsia (digestive problems in the upper abdominal region), with one study showing
Serving Size: 1 Softgel reductions in gastric pain, heartburn and total clinical symptoms by 66%, 78%, and 52%
Natural Astaxanthin 4 mg respectively.
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to two softgels Finally, astaxanthin has been examined for its sports-nutrition applications, particularly
daily with food, or as directed by a with respect to endurance athletes. In 1998, a six-month randomized, double-blind,
qualified health care practitioner. placebo-controlled trial among healthy Swedish men found that 4mg of astaxanthin daily
increased the number of knee bends these men were able to perform by approximately
CAUTION: None Known. 45%.
Complementary Products:
C+Bioflavonoids, Bilberry-Grapeskin,
In conclusion, astaxanthin exerts its benefits by protecting the cell membrane from lipid
peroxidation, and in this role it is 550 times more effective than Vitamin E (alpha-
Antioxidant Synergy
tocopherol). It is also 40 times more potent than beta-carotene in quenching singlet
oxygen free radicals, and has been shown to have synergistic effects with other

Applications: Cardiovascular disease, Antioxidant, Normal ocular function

The health benefits of garlic are hardly new. Native to central Asia, garlic is one of the
oldest cultivated plants in the world. The herb was in use in China and India by the 6th
century BC, with the latter country using it for therapeutic purposes by that time.
It is important to emphasize the distinction between the common garlic found in the
produce department (namely Allium sativum) and the wild type of garlic (Allium ursinum),
which contains the full array of medicinal properties that the herb is known for.
Allium ursinum contains significantly more manganese, B6, vitamin C, tryptophan,
selenium, calcium, phosphorous, thiamin, copper, magnesium and zinc. Allium ursinum
also contains twenty times the levels of adenosine and twice the amount of ajoenes as its
domesticated cousin. Adenosine, among its numerous critical functions, causes the
90 Vegi-Caps AOR05023 relaxation of smooth muscle found inside the artery walls, thus easing blood flow. Ajoenes
Serving Size: 1 Capsule are the chemical compounds that are believed to be responsible for garlic's ability to
Allium ursinum concentrate 300 mg prevent blood clots. Allium ursinum also has a much higher content of 'ACE-inhibiting'
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule two to phytochemicals than does Allium sativum. This was proven in a clinical study involving
three times a day with/without food, or as laboratory animals whereupon domestic garlic extracts (Kyolic® and Kwai®) were
directed by a qualified health care significantly outperformed by Allium ursinum in the 'ACE-inhibiting' role.
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
Cardana, Hawthorn, Cardio Mag 2.0,
Blood Pressure Relief

Applications: Cardiovascular disease, Hypertension

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Bilberry-Grapeskin is a standardized Swedish bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus, 25%
anthocyanosides) and grapeskin polyphenol supplement. These types of antioxidants are
flavonoids, a water-soluble category of polyphenols (chemical plant compounds with
medicinal properties).
The flavonoids in Bilberry-Grapeskin are particularly proficient in supporting visual
function. This is because anthocyanidins (a type of flavonoid) have a high affinity for the
epithelium (the cellular layer) of the retina. Within the epithelium of the retina, there is a
pigment known as rhodopsin, which is also known as retinal purple. Retinal purple allows
for night vision and is extremely sensitive to light, so much so that when exposed to white
light it immediately breaks down, requiring about 30 minutes for full regeneration. This
regeneration process is vulnerable to such factors as nutrition, stress, and age. 120 Vegi-Caps AOR11012
Anthocyanidins help inhibit the initial breakdown of retinal purple as well as replenish the Serving Size: 1 Capsule
regeneration process. Swedish Bilberry Extract 80 mg
Anthocyanidins also assist in the more general functions of supporting microcirculation (Vaccinium myrtillus)
(Standardized to 25% anthocyanosides)
and quenching free radicals as well as reinforcing the structure of the retinal capillaries.
Grapeskin (Vitis vinifera) Extract 135 mg
This is especially important since there is growing evidence implicating free radicals as the (Standardized to 45% polyphenols)
cause of cataracts and macular degeneration, and Bilberry-Grapeskin contains the ADULT DOSAGE: Take one or two
required antioxidants to quench them. capsules daily with food, or as directed by
a qualified health care practitioner.
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
Vision Support II, Ortho Eyes, Lutein

Applications: Antioxidant activity within the eyes, Supports normal blood flow

Bone BasicsTM
The human skeleton consists of 206 bones, and even an astute diet cannot always provide
the amounts of calcium, vitamin D and other essential nutrients required to sustain their
optimal health.
Ossein Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite Complex (MCHC) is a freeze-dried extract of
bovine bone that retains the intact microcrystalline structure and micronutrient content of
whole bone and is a full-spectrum nutrient source in its own right. It contains a unique
calcium source that has been proven in over 30 years of clinical trials to be the best
calcium source for bone building and maintenance. Furthermore, MCHC is rich in
phosphorous, which makes up more than half of the mineral content of bone and is
needed for the functioning of osteoblasts, which are cells that are responsible for building
120 Vegi-Caps AOR04086
new bone. 240 Vegi-Caps AOR04085
The MCHC in Bone Basics originates from Australian and New Zealand livestock not Serving Size: 6 Capsules
Ossein Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite
subjected to routine antibiotics and recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), thus Complex 4545 mg
- Calcium (from MCHC) 1000 mg
providing assurance against spongiform encephalopathy, otherwise known as mad cow - Phosphorus (from MCHC) 510 mg
disease. - Protein (from MCHC) 1514 mg
Boron (Citrate) 3 mg
Copper (Citrate) 1 mg
Bone Basics also contains magnesium, an essential mineral that binds together with Magnesium (Citrate, Oxide) 420 mg
phosphorus and calcium within bone's infrastructure. Boron, glucosamine, vitamins K1 Manganese (Glycinate) 5 mg
Zinc (Citrate) 11 mg
and D3, as well as zinc, copper, and manganese are also included in Bone Basics for the Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 200 mg
Menatetrenone (MK-4) 120 mcg
maintenance of bone health. Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 1000 IU
Glucosamine HCl 300 mg
ADULT DOSAGE: Take up to six capsules daily
with food, or as directed by a qualified health
care practitioner.
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
Strontium Support II, Advanced Bone
Applications: Supports bone health, Excellent source of calcium and other bone nutrients Protection, Vitamin K2

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Boron is a trace mineral whose importance is being increasingly recognized and
documented by the scientific community. This recognition and documentation has been
gathering momentum since 1981, as boron was thought to be all but irrelevant to
conventional health prior to that. That year marked the beginning of a number of animal
and human studies (including one by the U.S. Department of Agriculture) officially
documenting the importance of boron in a broad spectrum of health areas.
Clinical studies determined that boron was no less than 'essential' for the hormonal
influence of estrogen and testosterone as well as bone metabolism. This research has also
allowed for boron to demonstrate its potential as an anti-carcinogenic and even as an
enhancer of cognitive function.
90 Vegi-Caps AOR04052 The anti-carcinogenic potential for boron seems to be focused primarily around the study
Serving Size: 1Capsule of its effect on prostate cancer. In a study presented at the annual Experimental Biology
Boron Citrate 3 mg conference in Florida in 2001, boron was shown to have reduced the incidence of
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule daily prostate cancer development by 64%.
with food, or as directed by a qualified
health care practitioner. Boron's bone-enhancing capacity is based on its support for the favourable metabolism
CAUTION: None Known. of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D. It is for these and other reasons that boron may
Complementary Products:
soon obtain the official recognition that will define it as 'essential.'
Bone Basics, Vitamin K2, Advanced Joint

Applications: Prostate health, Skeletal support, Joint support

Bioflavonoids, or simply flavonoids, are pigments found in most plants. They are
renowned for containing polyphenols (or phytochemicals) that are themselves abundant
sources of antioxidant activity. Bioflavonoids also possess other biological properties,
including antiinflammatory, anti-thrombotic, and even anti-carcinogenic ones.
Bioflavonoids include anthocyanins from bilberries, ellagic acids from strawberries,
curcumin from turmeric, catechins from green tea, proanthocyanidins from grapes, and
quercetin from onions, to name a few.
Vitamin C, for its part, is a fundamentally central antioxidant capable of quenching both
reactive oxygen species and reactive nitrogen species of free radicals. It is also
watersoluble, greatly diminishing any chance of toxicity.
100 Vegi-Caps AOR01012
A milestone in the research and development of a possible synergy between Vitamin C
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
and Bioflavonoids was uncovered at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 900 mg
(AIIMS) in New Delhi. Researchers there observed that the vitamin C in the native amla
Citrus Bioflavonoids 25 mg
plant was over 10 times more bioavailable than an equal amount of vitamin C from
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule daily
synthetic sources. It was determined that the presence of tannins (another flavonoid) in the
with/without food, or as directed by a
qualified health care practitioner. amla fruit protected and enhanced the activity of vitamin C. Further research has revealed
that flavonoids perform this action by continuously recycling oxidized vitamin C back into
CAUTION: None Known.
its active form, allowing it to quench more free radicals before the process finally oxidizes
Complementary Products:
it for good.
Immune Ultra, Antioxidant Synergy,
R+Lipoic Acid

Applications: Antioxidants, Infection, Inflammation, Cardiovascular disease, Cancer

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Cardio•Mag 2.0TM
It is well known that magnesium supports cardiac function. Magnesium reduces the risk
of irregular heartbeats and angina. The mineral also promotes vasodilation of the arteries
and lowers blood pressure, particularly systolic blood pressure. Furthermore, magnesium
helps to regulate heart contractions and plays a central role in energy metabolism.
Unfortunately, the other half of the magnesium molecule is far too often forgotten.
Cardio•Mag 2.0™ is Magnesium Orotate, a fully reacted magnesium and orotic acid
supplement designed to encourage cardiac health and to support normal blood pressure.
Although magnesium is central to the supplement, the importance of orotic acid is backed
by decades of research. The orotate portion of Cardio•Mag supports RNA synthesis,
which strengthens and restores the cellular function of heart cells under stress. The clinical
trials speak for themselves - Magnesium Orotate improved several heart function 120 Vegi-Caps AOR04089
parameters in cardiac patients. The supplement increased maximum exercise times, Serving Size: 1 Capsule
reduced angina, improved oxygen carrying capacity and reduced the frequency of Magnesium orotate 770 mg
abnormal heartbeats. As part of a complete cardiac program, which included other Elemental Magnesium 50 mg
Orotic Acid 720 mg
supplements, exercise and stress reduction measures, Magnesium Orotate led to a
ADULT DOSAGE: Take four capsules daily
striking 50% improvement in physical wellbeing and a 24% improvement in the patients'
with food, or as directed by a qualified
mental quality of life one month after cardiac surgery. health care practitioner.
Cardio•Mag is a nutritional combination with solid research and proven efficacy for the CAUTION: None Known.
support of cardiac function. Most importantly, Cardio•Mag 2.0 improves the quality of life Complementary Products:
of those living with aching hearts. Cardana, Co-Q plus, Hawthorn

Applications: Cardiac insufficiency, Angina, Hypertension

Chanca PiedraTM
Chanca Piedra is the Spanish name given to the herb Phyllanthus nirui that is indigenous
to the central and southern areas of the Indian subcontinent. Chanca Piedra is a Spanish
term that literally translates to "to break stone". This seems a highly appropriate moniker,
because while this botanical has been used to support the health of the kidneys, liver, and
gall bladder, it has also been used with great success to alleviate kidney stones. Studies
in Europe have reported success rates of 95% within as little as two weeks of Chanca
Piedra supplementation.
In South America, Chanca Piedra is often used in cases of gall bladder infections and is
commonly consumed in the form of tea. It has also been studied in clinical trials for its
effectiveness against Hepatitis B, and researchers have theorized that Chanca Piedra may
inhibit the proliferation of Hepatitis B by stifling the replication of the genetic material that 90 Vegi-Caps AOR05017
the virus depends on. In fact, in a clinical trial among 160 children with infective hepatitis Serving Size: 1 Capsule
whose ages ranged from 1-12 years, conditions such as hepatic tenderness and jaundice Phyllanthus Niruri 10:1 500 mg
had completely disappeared from 101 of these children. This was within five weeks of (3% Bitter Principles)
Chanca Piedra supplementation, with normal appetite being restored after only 7 days of ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule three
supplementation, strong testimony to the potency of this unique botanical. times a day without food, or as directed by
a qualified health care practitioner.
May be taken as tea by emptying contents
into warm water.
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
Stimuliv, N•A•C, UTI Cleanse

Applications: Protects the liver, Gallstones and kidney stones

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Choline Alfoscerate
Choline alfoscerate is L-a-glyceryl phosphorylcholine (GPC), a key brain cell membrane
phospholipid and cholinergic precursor. It is a source of choline for the synthesis of the
neurotransmitter acetylcholine, with a greater ability to penetrate the blood-brain barrier
than conventional choline sources.
More importantly, choline alfoscerate has been experimentally demonstrated to reduce or
reverse age-related structural changes in the frontal cortex and hippocampus and
agerelated functional deficiencies of the cholinergic system.
After completing an analysis of thirteen published clinical trials, involving over 4000
patients, a group of Italian scientists concluded that "The stated therapeutic usefulness of
Choline Alfoscerate in the relief of cognitive symptoms, such as memory and attention
60 Vegi-Caps AOR07007 impairment, differentiates [it] from cholinergic precursors used in former clinical trials",
Serving Size: 1 Capsule such as choline, lecithin, or phosphatidylcholine.
L-α-glyceryl phosphorylcholine 250 mg
The reason is that the effects of this versatile nutrient extend well beyond its role as a mere
ADULT DOSAGE: Take two to four
capsules daily without food, or as directed choline source: choline alfoscerate supports the restoration of a whole spectrum of
by a qualified health care practitioner. youthful cholinergic functions. These functions include the restoration of more vibrant
CAUTION: None Known. levels of nerve cell fluidity and responsiveness as well as the improved release of
somatotrophin (human growth hormone - hGH) with the latter being especially evident in
Complementary Products:
Ortho Mind 1.0, Citicoline, PS 100 the elderly.

Applications: Alzheimer’s disease, Cognitive support, Infant brain development

Chromium Picolinate
Chromium is an essential trace mineral needed by the body for a number of vital
biological functions, the most prominent of which is controlling glucose levels. Due to this
fact, chromium has found significant favor among those looking to improve the blood
sugar levels of diabetics. It has also been suggested that chromium supplementation may
be beneficial in the prevention of heart disease.
Chromium picolinate is a bidendate chelate with picolinic acid, and research has
suggested that this is the natural form of chromium in all living things. It therefore stands
to reason that chromium picolinate is the optimal form of chromium supplementation as
that is the form that is actually utilized by the body.
Chromium picolinate's highly renowned role in glucose management is based on its
90 Vegi-Caps AOR04090 ability to unlock the 'cell door' to the hormone insulin, allowing it to enter the cells and
Serving Size: 1 Capsule travel throughout the body controlling blood sugar, building proteins, and performing all
Chromium (III) (Picolinate) 600 mcg of its other duties. Multiple double-blind, placebo-controlled studies have been carried
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule daily out mainly on those with Type II diabetes, showing marked improvements in blood sugar
with food, or as directed by a qualified levels. Furthermore, since insulin resistance and elevated blood sugar levels appear to be
health care practitioner. risk factors for heart disease and the ubiquitous syndrome X, some scientists have found
CAUTION: None Known. that higher chromium intake lowered the risk of heart attack.
Complementary Products:
R+Lipoic Acid Sustained Release,
Advanced B Complex, Gymnema 75

Applications: Glucose regulation, Arterial plaque, Elevated cholesterol levels

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Citicoline is cytidine diphosphate choline, or CDP-Citicoline. The main component of
CDP-Citicoline is its cytidine group, which is what citicoline delivers to the brain. Cytidine
is a neurologically essential nucleoside that enables CDP-Citicoline to be, first and
foremost, an enhancer of the brain's ability to produce its own essential phospholipids.
Phospholipids are fundamental in the synthesis of neurotransmitters and the proper
functioning of neural cell membranes - both highly significant factors for healthy cognitive
function. CDP-Citicoline supplementation has been shown to increase phosphatidylserine
(PS) levels by over 37%, phospatidylcholine (PC) levels by 22-30%, phosphatidylinositol
(PI) levels by 16%, and phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) levels by 11-13%.
CDP-Citicoline also increases the production of key neurotransmitters, including
acetylcholine, norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin. Clinical trials have noted the 60 Vegi-Caps AOR07005
success of CDP-Citicoline supplementation in such conditions as Alzheimer's Disease, Serving Size: 1 Capsule
stroke, dementia associated with Parkinson's disease, and head trauma. Citicoline 250 mg
ADULT DOSAGE: Take two to four
One study, conducted by the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine in capsules daily, or as directed by a qualified
Natick, Massachusetts, measured the effects of CDP-Citicoline supplementation on elderly health care practitioner.
subjects suffering from 'normal' age-associated memory impairment (AAMI). It found that CAUTION: None known.
CDP-Citicoline was "clearly associated with improved immediate and delayed logical Complementary Products:
memory", and that the effects occurred on a dose-dependent basis. For CDP-Citicoline to Ortho Mind 1.0, Choline Alfoscerate,
earn such definitive assent from such a results-oriented institution speaks for itself. R+Lipoic Acid

Applications: Cognitive support, Age-associated memory impairment (AAMI), Support for nerves of the eye

Co-Enzyme Q10
Co-enzyme Q10 (Co-Q10) is a fat-soluble, vitamin-like co-enzyme that is found in the
energy producing metabolic pathways of virtually all cells of the human body, thus
earning Co-Q10 its other name, ubiquinone.
Co-Q10 is critical in the synthesis of ATP (the energy "currency" of all cells). This process
takes place in the mitochondria and involves a complex cascade of enzymatic reactions.
Co-Q10 is also noted for its powerful antioxidant activity, and keeps other antioxidants in
their reduced active states. Co-Q10 also stabilizes cell membranes and platelets.
Doctors have been using Co-Q10 concurrently with standard medication for addressing
the symptoms of congestive heart failure for the last four decades. In fact, Co-Q10 has
been approved as a drug in Japan for the treatment of congestive heart failure since
1974, with a number of other nations following suite. 60 Vegi-Caps AOR06005
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Placebo-controlled studies to date with Co-Q10 have produced what scientists call
Co-Enzyme Q10 (ubiquinone-10) 100 mg
'significantly positive results', including diminished levels of fatigue, chest pain, dyspnea
and palpitations. Treatment with Co-Q10 was even able to restore normal heart size and ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to three
capsules daily with a fat containing meal,
function in some of these patients - primarily those whose onset of congestive heart failure
or as directed by a qualified health care
was relatively recent. practitioner.
Studies have also examined the effects of Co-Q10 supplementation as an adjunct to CAUTION: CoQ10 may decrease the
conventional drug therapies for hypertension. A critical point to remember is that Co-Q10 effectiveness of warfarin; consult a health
is fat-soluble, and that absorption of Co-Q10 has always been a challenge. For this care practitioner prior to taking this
reason it is highly recommended that Co-Q10 be taken with a meal that contains supplement if you are on warfarin.
essential fats, such as olive oil or fish. Complementary Products:
Co-Q Plus, Cardio Mag, Antioxidant
Applications: Heart Conditions, Periodontal disease, Immune disorders

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Co-Q PlusTM
Co-enzyme Q10 (Co-Q10), is a fat-soluble, vitamin-like co-enzyme that is found in the
energy-producing metabolic pathways of virtually all cells of the human body, thus
earning Co-Q10 its other name, ubiquinone. Co-Q10 is also noted for its powerful
antioxidant activity.
Doctors have been using Co-Q10 concurrently with standard medication in addressing
the symptoms of congestive heart failure for the last four decades. In fact, Co-Q10 has
been approved as a drug in Japan for the treatment of congestive heart failure since
1974, with a number of other nations following suite.
Placebo-controlled studies to date with Co-Q10 (including one study conducted in Italy
which included 2,664 patients with congestive heart failure) have produced what scientists
60 Softgels AOR04137 call 'significantly positive results'. These results include diminished levels of fatigue, chest
Serving Size: 1 Softgel pain, dyspnea and palpitations. Treatment with Co-Q10 was even able to restore normal
Co-Enzyme Q10 (ubiquinone-10) 100 mg heart size and function in some of these patients - primarily those whose onset of
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to three congestive heart failure was relatively recent.
softgels daily with food, or as directed by a
qualified health care practitioner. Studies have also examined the effects of Co-Q10 supplementation as an adjunct to
CAUTION: CoQ10 may decrease the conventional drug therapies for hypertension and other manifestations of cardiovascular
effectiveness of warfarin; consult a health disease.
care practitioner prior to taking this The absorption of Co-Q10 has always been a challenge, with approximately 60% of
supplement if you are on warfarin. orally consumed Co-Q10 being excreted in bowel movements. Lipid-based delivery
Complementary Products: systems can significantly overcome this obstacle.
Cardio Mag 2.0, Antioxidant Synergy,

Applications: Heart conditions, Periodontal disease, Immune disorders

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a surprisingly common ailment and account for
approximately 5½ million visits to health care professionals in North America annually.
One woman in five will contract a UTI in her lifetime, though they are less common in
Nearly all first-time UTIs are caused by E. coli bacteria that end up in the urinary tract and
manage to bond to the tract's walls before being flushed out. Cranberry is commonly used
as a treatment for UTIs and the studies that have been done suggest that it relieves
symptoms and reduces the need for antibiotics.
One such study of women with reoccurring UTIs showed that 400 mg of concentrated
cranberry extract twice a day significantly increased their chances of recovery versus a
100 Vegi-Caps AOR04075 placebo. Scientists believe that the specific proanthocyanidin content within cranberry
Serving Size: 1 Capsule extract prevents the bacterium from sticking to the walls of the bladder and causing an
Cranberry 600 mg infection.
(Vaccinium macrocarpon ait; 10:1)
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 30 mg
Cranberry has also been shown to be effective in studies of elderly women with
asymptomatic bacteriuria and pyuria. Another study showed that cranberry was effective
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to two
capsules three times per day without food, for preventing kidney stones and for preventative use in patients with urostomy and
or as directed by a qualified health care enterocystopathy. In addition to protecting against E. coli and other harmful bacteria,
practitioner. scientists have also found cranberry extract to be capable of enhancing the growth of
CAUTION: None Known. certain beneficial bacteria by up to 25 times.
Complementary Products:
UTI Cleanse, C+Bioflavonoids, Chanca

Applications: Urinary tract infections, Antioxidant

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D-Glucarate is a phytochemical found naturally in some vegetables and fruits, including
cruciferous vegetables, bean sprouts, apples and oranges. It is also produced
endogenously in the body- yet only in small amounts that decline with age.
D-Glucarate, very simply put, inhibits the enzyme known as beta-glucuronidase.
Betaglucuronidase essentially undermines the glucuronidation system, which is a
detoxification pathway within the body designed to facilitate the excretion of potentially
carcinogenic pathogens (many of them naturally-occurring) through the urine or the bile.
Research has shown that D-Glucarate can be particularly effective in protecting
hormonesensitive areas such as the breast and prostate. In one study involving laboratory
test animals exposed to chemically-induced cancer, the animals that were fed with d-
glucarate supplements developed 70% fewer breast tumours than those that were not. 60 Vegi-Caps AOR04023
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
In another study, this one involving prostate cancer at the AMC Cancer Research Center D-Glucarate 200 mg
in Lakewood, Colorado, scientists have reported that D-Glucarate supplementation
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to two
caused a 30% inhibition of the growth of prostate cancer in laboratory animals with capsules daily with/without food, or as
existing prostatic tumors. directed by a qualified health care
An interesting summation that many of these studies have in common is that D-Glucarate practitioner.
was just as effective in the more developed intermediate phases of carcinogenesis as it CAUTION: None Known.
was during the earlier initiatory phases. Studies with D-Glucarate supplementation on Complementary Products:
women at risk for breast cancer are currently underway. AHCC, N•A•C, Immune Ultra

Applications: Supports normal cell growth, Supports natural cell defense, Detoxification

The principle behind digestive enzyme formulations is simple: to improve digestion and
to alleviate the gastrointestinal burden of digesting the food we eat.
Digestase contains five different types of enzymes to ensure the most complete absorption
of macro (and micro) nutrients from food. These are: (1) Amylase: for the digestion of
long-chain polysaccharides. (2) Protease: for the breakdown of complex proteins. (3)
Glucoamylase: for breaking down carbohydrates into glucose. (4) Invertase: for breaking
down sucrose, and (5) Lipase: for the digestion of fats. Since different proteases and
lipases operate under varying pH levels, Digestase also includes numerous sources of
these enzymes to ensure the broadest range of enzymatic activity possible.
Digestase is based on research performed by the Dutch scientific research
organization,TNO. Under normal digestive conditions, it was found that Digestase more 90 Vegi-Caps AOR04139
than doubled the absorption of carbohydrates and increased the absorption of protein. Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Under impaired digestive conditions, Digestase increased glucose absorption by nine-fold Amylase 3,000 DU
(from Aspergillus oryzae)
as well as again increasing the digestion of protein. Protease (from A. oryzae) 20,200 HUT
Glucoamylase (from A. oryzae) 10 AGU
The health benefits of enzyme supplementation are not limited to the absorption of Protease (from A. niger) 10.1 SAPU
nutrients. Supplemental enzymes relieve digestive organs, improve intestinal health, Invertase 400 SU
(from Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
reduce inflammation and speed up recovery. For example, athletes and patients Lipase (from Candida rugosa) 480 FIP
undergoing surgery recover more quickly if they are prescribed enzymes. Digestase is a Lipase (from A. niger) 10 FIP
Lipase (from Rhizopus oryzae) 10 FIP
completely vegetarian enzyme formula and the world's first digestive enzyme supported
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule three
by research. times a day with food or as directed by a
qualified health care practitioner.
CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or
Complementary Products:
Applications: Proper digestion, Gastrointestinal health, Improves nutrient absorption AOR Zymes, Advanced Biotics

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The citizens of Japan boast the longest average lifespan in the world, and research
suggests that the cultural significance of green tea consumption is a factor in that claim.
Extensive epidemiological evidence shows that people consuming high amounts of
Japanese sencha green tea live longer, develop less cancer, have healthier cholesterol
levels, suffer less cardiovascular and liver disease, and may be less susceptible to heart
attacks. In fact, a cup of green tea has greater antioxidant activity than a standard serving
of broccoli, spinach, carrots or strawberries.
EgCG, or epigallocatechin gallate, is the largest and most potent of several catechins that
are present in green tea. The most consistent clinical research on green tea's
healthenhancing effects in humans comes from drinkers of Japanese sencha, (the "gold
90 Vegi-Caps AOR04067 standard" of green tea) which can contain 150 milligrams of EgCG per cup. The amount
Serving Size: 1 Capsule of green tea used in these long-term studies is 10 cups (or more) daily, and this closely
Green Tea (Camellia sinesis) Extract 700 mg
Total Catechins 455 mg matches the 800 to 1600 milligrams of EgCG per day that have been used in more recent
Epigallocatechin gallate (EgCG) 315 mg trials.
Epicatechin gallate (ECg) 75 mg
Epigallocatechin (EGC) 30 mg Green tea contains relatively little caffeine compared to coffee - but 10 cups a day can
Epichatechin (EC) 35 mg
Caffeine 7 mg
still total 500 milligrams of the stimulant. Complete abstinence from caffeine may not be
ADULT DOSAGE: To equate to the EgCG the best answer either, because further research suggests that a moderate amount of
consumption of the best Japanese studies, take caffeine provides a synergistic benefit for the catechins of green tea.
three capsules daily with food, or as directed by
a qualified health care practitioner.
CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
For use beyond 3 months consult a health care
practitioner prior to use if you have a liver
disorder or develop symptoms of liver trouble.
Complementary Products:
Immune Ultra, AHCC, Antioxidant Synergy
Applications: Supports normal cell growth and differentiation, Antioxidant

Gingko Biloba
Ginkgo Biloba is one of the most well known and well established medicinal herbs in the
world. Its use in traditional folk remedies can be traced back as far back as the 'Chen
Houng Pen T'sao' - an early form of pharmacopeia published in ancient China in 2800
BC. It is the sole survivor of a 200 million-year-old species of tree that has become
legendary for its durability and nutrient-absorbing capabilities.
Ginkgo remains monographed in the modern Chinese pharmacopoeia as well as in
those of the United States and Germany. In fact, Ginkgo Biloba extract has been
approved in Germany (according the Commission E Monograph of that nation) for
addressing the symptoms of 'cerebral insufficiency'. This pertains to the memory loss
associated with such conditions as Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia, among
90 Vegi-Caps AOR05003 others. It is also used to contend with symptoms of tinnitus (ringing in the ears), vertigo,
Serving Size: 1 Capsule and intermittent claudication (poor circulation to the lower legs).
Ginkgo biloba extract (50:1) 100 mg The central effects of the two main active ingredients in Ginkgo Biloba, namely the
-Ginkgoflavanoglycosides 24 %
terpenoid lactones and the flavonoids, enhance cerebral circulation and provide
-Terpene Lactones 6%
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one or two antioxidant protection respectively. Studies also show that Ginkgo biloba reinforces neural
capsules daily without food, or as directed capillary walls and protects cerebral nerve cells from damage when deprived of oxygen.
by a qualified health care practitioner.
CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or
nursing. Ginkgo may interact with aspirin
and other non-steroidal anti-
inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) as well as
“blood thinning drugs” such as warfarin
Complementary Products:
Vinpo 15, R+Lipoic Acid, Acta-Resveratrol
Applications: Cerebral vascular support, Antioxidant, Delays onset of dementia, Cognitive enhancement

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Essential MixTM
A solid multivitamin is the keystone of a program of nutritional supplementation for
optimal nutrition. But many people find it hard to swallow pills, or prefer to take their
nutrients in a morning nutrition shake. Unfortunately, most liquid multivitamins are so
weak or incomplete as to make no meaningful contribution to your diet, while others are
unstable, unpalatable, or high in sugar. Most multivitamin formulas, pills or powders
continue to be unbalanced, poorly designed, and out of step with the latest research.
True Nutritional Balance
Get the Retinol Right: the amount of preformed vitamin A that puts you at risk of broken
bones is right in the ballpark found in many - and perhaps most - multivitamins: "just" 1.5
milligrams (5000 IU) in one study, and a similar 6 600 IU in another is enough to roughly
double your risk of a fracture. It's important to understand that this refers to preformed 369 g Powder
vitamin A: beta-carotene and other 'provitamin A' carotenoids have not been associated Natutal Blackberry AOR04135
with loss of bone health. Serving Size: 1 Scoop (~12.2 g/20 mL)
Natural Beta-Carotene: Beta-carotene from food contains two structural forms (isomers) Vitamin A Retinol (Palmitate) 173 mcg/575 IU
of the molecule: all-trans and 9,cis-beta-carotene. But the beta-carotene used in nearly Beta-carotene 6.6 mg/11000 IU
(natural-D. salina)
all supplements has been entirely composed of the all-trans form of the molecule. B1 (Thiamine) 13 mg
The difference is important to all of us, not just organic chemists. Studies have clearly B2 (Riboflavin) 13 mg
shown that the effects of natural and synthetic beta-carotene are fundamentally different. B3 59 mg
Synthetic beta-carotene has much lower antioxidant activity: More alarmingly, studies (Niacin -as 65 mg Inositol Hexanicotinate)
B5 (d-Ca Pantothenate) 100 mg
performed in human white blood cells have revealed that the synthetic beta-carotene used
B6 (Pyridoxal-5-phosphate) 100 mg
in most supplements causes genetic damage to the cells! Natural beta-carotene, by B12 (Methylcobalamin) 647 mcg
contrast, does not have this effect. Folic Acid 800 mcg
Complete "E": "Vitamin E" is not one molecule, but a complex, composed of eight distinct (5-methyltetrahydrofolate)
molecules - four tocopherols, and four tocotrienols. In fact, the single largest amount of Biotin 300 mcg
Choline (from Bitartrate) 500 mg
"vitamin E" in healthy diets appears as gamma-tocopherol. Inositol 114 mg
The Superior Selenium: Selenium is a protective nutritional powerhouse, its powers Vitamin C (as Magnesium Ascorbate) 450 mg
backed by a massive randomized, controlled clinical trial. But to get the maximum Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)25 mcg/1000 IU
benefits from this nutrient, you will want to use the best available form. Extensive research Vitamin E Complex
Tocopherols: 100 mg
demonstrates that Se-Methylselenocysteine (SeMC) is the most effective cancer-fighting - alpha-tocopherol 14 mg/21 IU
form of selenium available. - beta-tocopherol 2 mg
The Zinc-Copper Balance: Both animal and human evidence suggests that, for optimal - gamma-tocopherol 60 mg
utilization of both minerals, the balance between zinc and copper should be about ten- - delta-tocopherol 24 mg
Tocotrienols: 10 mg
to-one. Such imbalances are more than just a theoretical concern. In a series of human
- alpha-tocotrienol 3 mg
studies, using a ratio between zinc and copper of 23.5-to-one (and sometimes lower) - - beta-tocotrienol 0.3 mg
common zinc-to-copper ratios, found in many multivitamins, resulted in wide ranging - gamma-tocotrienol 6 mg
metabolic disturbances. These included reduced levels of the copper-based antioxidant - delta-tocotrienol 1.3 mg
enzymes cytosolic superoxide dismutase and ceruloplasmin, high total and LDL ("bad") Menatetrenone (Vitamin K2) 120 mcg
cholesterol, reductions in the body's levels of enkephalins (natural pain-killing molecules), Boron 700 mcg
and abnormal cardiac function (including rhythm disturbances and even heart attacks)! Calcium (Citrate-Malate) 540 mg
Chromium (Picolinate) 100 mcg
Nutrition that Goes Down Smooth Copper (Citrate) 1 mg
If you have a problem with standard multivitamins, you need your nutrition in a form that Iodine (Potassium Iodide) 150 mcg
is palatable, easy-to-use, and gentle on the tummy. A well-formulated multi-vitamin Magnesium (Aspartate, Oxide, Ascorbate)210 mg
powder will include the following quality features: Manganese (Glycinate) 2.3 mg
• Easy to swallow powder mix. Molybdenum (Na Molybdate) 45 mcg
Potassium (Chloride) 99 mg
• Gentle to the digestive tract: a rice bran concentrate is used as a carrier and buffer
Selenium (Se-Methylselenocysteine) 55 mcg
to enhance assimilation of nutrients and minimize the potential irritation to the Silicon (Na Metasilicate) 50 mg
stomach. Rice bran concentrate is also hypoallergenic and rich in phytonutrients. Vanadium (Citrate) 20 mcg
• Highly bioavailable. Zinc (Citrate) 11 mg
• No common allergens. ADULT DOSAGE: One scoop daily, mixed
• Suitable for vegetarians. into your favorite beverage, taken with a
meal, or as directed by a qualified health
A well-formulated multi-vitamin powder is an ideal alternative for people who find it care practitioner
difficult to take tablets and capsules and is easily mixed into juices, protein shakes, CAUTION: None Known.
smoothies, or sprinkled onto breakfast cereals. Complementary Products:
Antioxidant Synergy, Ortho Bone,
Advanced Biotics, Greens ‘n’ Berries
Applications: Multivitamineral

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Gamma-aminobutyric acid or GABA is the most important inhibitory neurotransmitter in
the brain. GABA acts as an inhibitor of nerve impulses or signals between neurons in the
human brain and spinal cord, effectively creating a ‘calming effect’ by preventing the
overstimulation of the brain. During times of stress, GABA acts to regulate brain
excitability, promoting a relaxed state and preventing anxiety. GABA is effective against
a variety of central nervous system disorders, and has been shown to affect the brain
directly, increasing α-brain waves (those associated with relaxation) and reducing β-brain
waves (those associated with anxiety and stress).
Research with GABA supplementation has focused on addressing conditions of anxiety,
growth hormone deficiency, depression, epilepsy, insomnia and various other disorders of
60 Vegi-Caps AOR01400 the central nervous system. Numerous studies have shown a direct correlation between
Serving Size: 1 Capsule major depressive disorder (MDD) and significantly decreased GABA concentrations in the
Gamma Amino Butyric Acid 600 mg occipital cortex of MDD subjects. This well-established correlation has led to the use of
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to two supplemental GABA as a means of addressing not only the symptoms of anxiety, but also
capsules daily without food, or as directed of depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and manic-depressive (bipolar affective)
by a qualified health care practitioner. disorder.
CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or In addition to mood disorders, GABA research has also been applied to the study of
nursing. epilepsy, particularly in regard to how GABA supplementation can reduce the frequency
Complementary Products: and intensity of seizures. GABA has also been shown to help combat insomnia, with its
Zen Theanine, Inositol, Tryfonia Max relaxing properties helping to improve sleep patterns.

Applications: Anxiety, Insomnia, Mood disorders, Epilepsy

Gamma-Linoleic acid (GLA) is produced by the body from linoleic acid (LA), which is an
essential fatty acid that the body is unable to make and must be ingested as part of the
everyday diet.
GLA was discovered in the oil of evening primrose seeds (where GLA content is 9%), and
this oil became well known with the public, health professionals, and in health stores.
Then GLA was also discovered in borage and black current in higher amounts, 24% and
17% respectively.
In order to ingest 240mg of GLA, only 1000mg of 24% borage oil needs to be taken
compared to 2660mg of evening primrose oil. Since a reduced consumption of oil is
desirable as a rule, the higher GLA potency of borage oil makes it preferable to evening
90 Softgels AOR07003 primrose oil.
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
GLA is further converted in the body - via a sequence of biochemical steps - into
Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) 240 mg
prostaglandin 1 (PGE1), a key molecule with anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy, and key
(from borage oil)
hormone-synthesizing properties. GLA has also been the subject of human, double-blind,
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one softgel daily
placebo-controlled clinical trials in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, post-viral fatigue
with a fat containing meal, or as directed
by a qualified health care practitioner. syndrome, mastalgia, diabetic neuropathy, and other conditions. The results of these
studies have been consistent and statistically significant improvements for those in the
CAUTION: None Known.
GLA groups.
Complementary Products:
Omega Cardio, Lyprinin, Opti-Guggul

Applications: Inflammation, Swelling and pain, Rheumatoid arthritis, Pre-menstrual syndrome, Eczema

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Glucosamine & Chondroitin
Glucosamine is an aminomonosaccharide, meaning that it is the product of the synthesis
between glucose and an amino acid - in this case glutamine. The main purpose of
glucosamine is to create long chains of modified disaccharides called
glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which the joints and cartilage require for repair.
Glucosamine is produced naturally in the body to help maintain and build healthy joint
tissue, a biological capability that seems to fade with the aging process.
In the treatment of degenerative joint diseases, the research conducted with glucosamine
sulfate is extensive, with 20 clinical trials involving a total of 2570 patients in the study of
osteoarthritis alone. The collective results displayed a 28% reduction in pain and a 21%
improvement in function for those patients supplementing with glucosamine over the
placebo groups. 90 Capsules AOR03011
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) actually encompass a number of other sub-compounds, Glucosamine HCL 500 mg
including chondroitin sulfate, which is vital to the structure and function of cartilage as it (natural-crustacean shells)
Chondroitin Sulphate 400 mg
provides it with shock absorption properties. Chondroitin sulfate does this by providing (natural-bovine)
cartilage with a swelling pressure that is restrained by the pliable force of collagen fibers. ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule two to
three times a day with food, or as directed by a
This balance provides cartilage with the flexible resilience that is central to its function. qualified health care practitioner. It will
Seven osteoarthritis studies using chondroitin sulfate have resulted in an average 40% normally take a minimum of two months to see
beneficial effects.
reduction in pain vs. a placebo, and evidence strongly suggests that glucosamine and
CAUTION: Consult a health care provider if
chondroitin work synergistically. symptoms persist after ongoing
supplementation, if you experience
gastrointestinal pain or bowel movement
disturbances, or if allergic reaction occurs. Do
not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Complementary Products:
Hyaluronic Acid, Lyprinin, MSM, Advanced Joint
Applications: Osteoarthritis, Sports Injuries, Cartilage Damage Support

Glucosamine HCLTM
Glucosamine is also referred to as an aminomonosaccharide, meaning that it is the
product of the synthesis between glucose and an amino acid -in this case glutamine. It
also repairs damaged arthritic joints, reduces pain, and builds synovial fluids. It is easily
absorbed into the bloodstream, and is necessary in the formation of skin, eyes, bones,
tendons, nails, ligaments, and parts of the heart.
The main purpose of glucosamine is to create long chains of modified disaccharides
called glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which the joints and cartilage require for repair.
Glucosamine is produced naturally in the body to help maintain and build healthy joint
tissue, a biological capability that seems to fade with the aging process. In the treatment
of degenerative joint diseases, the research conducted with glucosamine sulfate is
extensive, with 20 clinical trials involving a total of 2570 patients in the study of 300 Vegi-Caps AOR04081
osteoarthritis alone. The collective results displayed a 28% reduction in pain and a 21% Serving Size: 1 Capsule
improvement in function for those patients supplementing with glucosamine over the Glucosamine HCL 750 mg
placebo groups. (natural-from Aspergillus niger)
ADULT DOSAGE: Take two capsules daily,
While the majority of glucosamine supplements are made from the shells of crustaceans,
or as directed by a qualified health care
the glucosamine used in this supplement is completely vegetarian, produced by the practitioner. It will normally take a
unicellular organism Aspergillus niger. minimum of two months to see beneficial
CAUTION: Consult a health care
practitioner prior to use if you have
diabetes or if symptoms persist after
ongoing supplementation. Do not use if
you are pregnant or nursing.
Complementary Products:
Applications: Osteoarthritis, Athletic Injuries, Joint support Hyaluronic Acid, Lyprinin

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Glycine is the smallest and simplest of amino acids. It is the second most-used amino acid
in the biosynthesis of proteins and enzymes. It is also essential for detoxification and for
the manufacture of such critical biomolecules as nucleic acids, the high-energy carrier
creatine phosphate, and the key antioxidant glutathione (GSH).
As research into this conditionally-essential amino acid has progressed, the health
impacts associated with the real limits of availability of glycine - and the benefits of
supplementation well above the levels readily available from the diet - have become
increasingly clear. Glycine is emerging as a critical unsung hero of human nutrition for
body and brain.
Recent studies have demonstrated that Glycine plays a role in the activation of the N-
33 Servings AOR04065 methyl- D-aspartate (NMDA) amino acid receptor in the brain's neuro-excitory pathway,
Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon which itself plays a role against the damage caused by Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's
Glycine ~15 g disease, strokes, and other neurodegenerative conditions. Glycine's role as a co-factor in
ADULT DOSAGE: Take 15-60 g (~ 1-4 NMDA activation is also likely to be related to the more established research regarding
servings) daily on an empty stomach, or as
directed by a qualified health care
glycine's ability to increase the rate of human growth homone (hGH, or somatotropin)
practitioner. Consult a health care production. In fact, one study demonstrated that less than 6 grams of glycine
practitioner for use beyond 6 weeks. supplementation was able to more than triple hGH levels in normal, healthy men and
CAUTION: Consult a health care women.
practitioner prior to use if you are
pregnant or nursing or if you are following Human studies in glucose metabolism and animal studies regarding cancer have also
a low-protein diet. Discontinue use and produced excitingly beneficial results with glycine supplementation.
consult a health care practitioner if
digestive discomfort with nausea develops.
Complementary Products:
Zen Theanine, Tryfonia, SAMe
Applications: Cognitive support, Sleep, Neuroprotection, Supports healthy thought patterns

Hawthorn (Crategus oxycantha or C. monogyna) is a small thorny tree originally from
northwestern Europe. For thousands of years, folk medicine has prescribed hawthorn for
a variety of uses, from a sore throat to a troubled heart.
Modern researchers have discovered several properties of hawthorn that are of extreme
importance to anyone concerned about cardiac health. First among these is hawthorn's
power to lower cholesterol. Hawthorn increases the binding of LDL (bad) cholesterol to
liver cell receptors, preventing it from reentering the blood stream and to synthesize less
LDL cholesterol in the first place. It also increases the excretion of cholesterol in the bile,
resulting in lower levels of cholesterol in the blood, where it can build up into blood-flow-
blocking deposits. At the same time, hawthorn extract has also been shown to prevent the
100 Vegi-Caps AOR04106 accumulation of high blood lipids and fatty deposits in the liver and aorta, a key factor in
Serving Size: 1 Capsule atherosclerosis and a result of high cholesterol diets.
Hawthorn Extract 500 mg In a massive study of over a thousand patients with mild congestive heart failure, two-
(1.8% Vitexin-2-Rhamnoside) thirds of these subjects reported feeling better or much better following hawthorne
ADULT DOSAGE: Take 1 to 3 capsules per supplementation. Three-fourths of the participating physicians noted a good or a very
day with/without food, or as directed by a good efficacy, and 98.7% noted a good or a very good tolerance. All in all, hawthorn
health care practitioner. shows great potential for the safe and effective treatment of chronic heart failure.
CAUTION: Do not use for children under
12 years of age or if you are pregnant or
nursing. May cause hypotension when
used with beta-blockers and may
potentiate the effects of cardiac glycosides.
Complementary Products:
TLC, Cardio Mag 2.0, Bearlic Garlic
Applications: Cardiovascular disease, Hypertension

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The methylation cycle is one of the most common metabolic functions, occurring on the
order of a billion times a second. It affects everything from nerve transmission to fetal
Homocysteine can arguably and metaphorically be categorized as the most common
byproduct of this essential biochemical process of life. Unfortunately, this by-product is
also a toxic amino acid. Accumulated levels of homocysteine in the blood
(hyperhomocysteinemia) have been associated with higher incidences of coronary artery
disease and increased risk of mortality from cardiovascular diseases. This is because high
homocysteine levels have a variety of injurious effects on endothelial and smooth muscle
cells and are thought to damage blood vessel walls.
Fortunately, the body has inherently evolved methods of 'recycling' homocysteine into the 100 Tablets AOR04107
highly useful amino acids methionine and cysteine, with the latter being essential to the Serving Size: 1 Tablet
synthesis of the all-important antioxidant glutathione. In order to do this, however, certain Trimethylglycine (TMG) 500 mg
co-factors are needed, the most critical being B-12, folic acid, and B6. While these B Folic acid 400 mcg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 15 mg
vitamins are paramount in recycling homocysteine, the methyl group donor
B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 250 mcg
trimethylglycine (or betaine) is the most effective substance known to actually reduce
ADULT DOSAGE: Take 1 tablet 3 times a
homocysteine levels, with studies showing it can reduce homocysteine plasma levels by as day with/without food or as directed by a
much as 30%. qualified health care practitioner.
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
C+Bioflavonoids, Co-Q Plus, Omega
Cardio, Blood Pressure Relief

Applications: Reduces homocysteine levels, Protects blood vessels, Inflammation

Hydroxy B12
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is one of the most complex vitamins in existence. It is used by
the body in two different ways, and consequently requires two different coenzymes to
process it. These two coenzyme forms of vitamin B12 are methylcobalamin and
adenosylcobalamin (also known as cobamamide or dibencozide).
Methylcobalamin nourishes the brain and central nervous system and thus prevents the
numbness, dementia, and degeneration of the nerve cells (neurons) seen in B12
deficiency. Adenosylcobalamin helps the body process certain amino acids and form
substances used in the body's energy cycle.
Most B12 supplements are in cyanocobalamin form, which the body must convert into
hydroxycobalamin in order to create the two applicable coenzymes in question. By taking
a preformed hydroxycobalamin supplement, one can skip over this first biochemical 60 Lozenges AOR01019
hurdle, allowing for unhampered formation of adenosylcobalamin and methylcobalamin. Serving Size: 1 Lozenge
Hydroxycobalamin 1000 mcg
Scientists have identified B12 deficiencies as risk factors for a multitude of conditions,
including neuropathy, myelopathy, anemia, cardiovascular disease and depression, ADULT DOSAGE: Take lozenge under the
tongue daily with food, or as directed by a
among others. Clinical studies with B12 pertaining to the symptoms of many of these
qualified health care practitioner.
conditions are well established and widespread. Furthermore, one landmark study found
CAUTION: None Known.
that hydroxycobalamin decreased whole blood cyanide levels by 59% among heavy
smokers. Finally, B12 deficiencies are particularly likely among vegetarians, with one Complementary Products:
Methylcobalamin, Ortho Iron
German study reporting that only 5.3% of vegetarians meet the recommended intake of

Applications: Pernicious anemia, B12 supplementation, Support for vegetarians

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I•3•C 200TM
Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) is a phytonutrient found in Brassica vegetables -like broccoli, or
cabbage. Scientific evidence suggests that I3C is one of the key cancer-fighting
ingredients in these foods, with wide-ranging effects on the risk of breast and other
Reports have suggested that I3C blocks the activation of cancer cells; induces their
apoptosis, and prevents DNA damage from cancer-causing chemicals. Studies have also
revealed that by shifting the balance of metabolic enzymes that process estrogens, I3C
reduces the formation of "bad" estrogens, and increases the formation of "good" ones.
These studies ultimately led to a landmark, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of I3C
in women with localized cancers. The result: the August 2000 issue of Gynecologic
60 Vegi-Caps AOR08001 Oncology reported that indole-3-carbinol reverses localized cancer of the cervix in
Serving Size: 1 Capsule women. On a dose-dependent basis, the localized cancer severity was cut by an average
Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C) 200 mg of 1.38 points (on a three-point scale), with the higher dose group experiencing an
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule twice average reduction of 1.78 points, and the placebo group experiencing virtually no
a day with or without food, or as directed
by a qualified health care practitioner. change. Astonishingly, carcinoma in situ had completely vanished in 47% of the women
CAUTION: Do not take I3C at the same on I3C.
time as antacids, H2-receptor blockers (eg.
Zantac®), or proton-pump inhibitors (eg. I3C converts to DIM (diindolylmethane) and other metabolites in the body. Research
Nexium®). I3C may change the suggests that both compounds are safe and effective, and provide beneficial estrogen
bioavailability of many drugs, including
methadone, cyclosporine, codeine, statin balancing effects. Since I3C is naturally broken down by the body to produce DIM, it
drugs, and most of the protease inhibitors provides the benefits of both molecules.
used to treat HIV. Consult with a qualified
health care practitioner if you are taking
any medications before taking I3C. Do not
use if pregnant or nursing.
Complementary Products:
AHCC, GLA 240, Estro Detox Applications: Safer estrogen metabolism, Risk reduction for women's cancers

Inositol (or myo-inositol) is a B-vitamin-like molecule and a precursor to
phosphatidylinositol, which occupies a central place in the phosphoinositide cycle. This
cycle is essential to multiple brain signaling systems, delivering messages from a variety
of hormones and neurotransmitters (brain messenger-molecules) from receptors on the
neuronal membrane into the heart of the cell.
Signaling systems dependent on the phosphoinositide system include neurotransmitters,
which are key targets for antidepressant drugs. Research suggests that inositol can
address the symptoms of various behavioural disorders, particularly those related to
depression and anxiety.
In one of the first clinical trials, 39 people with major or bipolar depression took either
90 Vegi-Caps AOR04059
500 g Powder AOR04060 twelve grams of inositol or a placebo daily for four weeks. The result was that the inositol
Serving Size: 1 Capsule group experienced a 20.5% greater drop in their depression scores (according to the
Inositol 500 mg Hamilton Depression Rating Scale) than did the placebo group. Inositol's effect on eating
Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon disorders has also been assessed in clinical trials, with one such trial examining twenty-
Inositol 8.5 g
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule daily or
four bulimic patients. At the end of the trial, the improvements for the inositol group were
one tablespoon mixed into juice or water twice up to three times greater than those experienced by the placebo group. Similarly
daily with food, or as directed by a qualified impressive results with inositol supplementation have been seen in studies examining
health care practitioner. If used in
combination with IP6 take one capsule per Panic and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders. Finally, recent research supports a role for
500 mg of IP6. inositol in cellular defense and normal cell growth and differentiation, especially in
CAUTION: For adult use only. Consult a combination with inositol hexaphosphate (IP6).
health care practitioner prior to use if
pregnant or breastfeeding.. This product may
interfere with mineral absorption. Do not use
if you have iron, calcium, or zinc deficiency.
Complementary Products:
IP6, AHCC, SAMe Applications: Supports normal cell growth and differentiation, Supports mood balance

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IP6 is inositol hexaphosphate, also known as phytate. IP6 is a component of most cereal
grains and seeds, occurring in conjunction with plant fiber. Inositol hexaphosphate is a
precursor of myo-inositol and is responsible for storing more than 80 percent of the total
phosphate in cereals and legumes.
Some studies suggest that inositol hexaphosphate may slow tumor growth rates. In one
such experiment whereupon laboratory mice with tumors were treated with IP6 for 12
days, their tumors weighed 3-4 fold less than before IP6 was administered. Research
suggests that IP6 supports normal cell growth and development through its role in cellular
signaling and support of natural cell defense.
IP6 also exerts an indirect antioxidant effect through the chelation of free transition metals
such as magnesium, calcium and zinc, and supports aspects of healthy kidney function. 90 Vegi-Caps AOR10010
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Although IP6 is found in a number of legumes and grains, the absorption rate from food
sources does not seem to be very high because the IP6 is tightly bound to elements within IP6 (Inositol Hexaphosphate) 500 mg
the fiber. This explains why pure, isolated, supplemental IP6 has thus been shown to fight ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule three
times a day on an empty stomach, or as
tumors more effectively than an equal amount of IP6 in fiber. Research supports
directed by a qualified health care
synergistic interactions with green tea catechins and with myo-inositol. practitioner.
CAUTION: If pregnant, do not use after
first trimester.
Complementary Products:
Inositol, Immune Ultra, Lactoferrin

Applications: Inhibits abnormal cellular proliferation, Free iron chelator

Lactoferrin 250TM
Lactoferrin is an iron-binding glycoprotein isolated from mammalian milk. Its relatively
low molecular weight of 80 kilodaltons belies its potency, as it consists of 703 amino
acids. It has been known to demonstrate an impressive anti-microbial capability in
addition to being able to control inflammation and cholesterol. Its multifunctional role
also encompasses antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antioxidant and immunomodulatory
Lactoferrin's multi-faceted applications make any single mechanism of action challenging
for scientists to isolate, but most seem to agree that it begins with lactoferrin's ability to
bind to iron. Iron is essential for the growth of pathogenic bacteria and is also a major
contributor to the generation of reactive oxygen species. This would go a considerable
distance towards explaining the anti-microbial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and 60 Vegi-Caps AOR04110
immunomodulatory activities of lactoferrin. These properties have manifested themselves Serving Size: 1 Capsule
in cancer studies, with one such study reporting lactoferrin inhibiting colon cancer in Lactoferrin 250 mg
laboratory rats, with 15% incidence for the lactoferrin group versus 57.5% for the controls. ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to six capsules
In another study, this one examining lactoferrin's antibacterial capabilities, 70% of per day in divided doses with meals or as
lactoferrin-pretreated laboratory mice survived the intravenous administration of E. coli if directed by a qualified health care
they were first given lactoferrin. By contrast, only 4% of the animals in the control group practitioner.
survived the same E coli intravenous administration. CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or
Complementary Products:
AHCC, Curcumin 95, CUReCMUMIN,

Applications: Immune support, Inflammation, Iron deficiency, Antioxidant

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Glutamine is one of the 20 fundamental amino acids involved in protein synthesis, and it
is also the most abundant, forming approximately one-fifth of the amino acid pool in the
human bloodstream.
The significance of glutamine cannot be overstated, as it is critical for a wide variety of
essential functions, including: optimal operation of the kidneys, pancreas, gall bladder,
liver, the small and large intestines, and the brain. Glutamine is also the most important
of all amino acids in maintaining nitrogen balance within the body, accounting for a full
one third of all amino acid nitrogen transported in the human bloodstream. Furthermore,
it is a precursor for what is arguably the body's most powerful endogenous anti-oxidant,
glutathione; it also plays a role in growth hormone production and seems to be important
120 Vegi-Caps AOR04100 for proper glycogen deposition as well.
250 g Powder AOR04009 A recent study demonstrated that even a modest, oral two-gram dose of glutamine can
Serving Size: 1 Capsule elicit a growth hormone level increase of 19% after 30 minutes of ingestion, a rate
L-Glutamine 750 mg
sustained at 12% after 60 minutes of ingestion.
Serving Size: 2 Teaspoons
L-Glutamine 5g The liver and the immune system are the major consumers of glutamine during periods
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to six capsules of severe inflammatory infections, resulting in the reduced amount of glutamine available
or two teaspoons daily, preferably on an for other key cellular functions, including the production of antibodies and glutathione.
empty stomach, or as directed by a Supplemental glutamine during these conditions can alleviate this problem, and recent
qualified health care practitioner. studies have confirmed this.
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
Advanced Biotics, Saccharomyces
Boulardii, Maxi Boz, Gastro Relief
Applications: Leaky gut, Immune function, Cancer, Muscular recovery

One of the nine essential amino acids that the body cannot produce on its own, L-Lysine
must be obtained by dietary means or else the body will go deficient. L-Lysine
supplementation has proven helpful to alleviate herpes and cold sores, augment
bodybuilding and growth, as well as maintain carnitine levels, an important factor in
energy and aging.
The earliest notable studies with regard to herpes go back to 1984, when twenty-six
volunteers with a history of frequently recurring herpetic lesions completed a 12-month
double-blind crossover study, with the study group reporting 'significantly fewer lesions'
with 1 gram of daily L-Lysine supplementation.
L-Lysine also supports bone health by insuring the adequate absorption of calcium and
150 Vegi-Caps AOR04056 helping to form collagen that makes up bone cartilage and connective tissues. A
Serving Size: 1 Capsule deficiency of L-Lysine has been found to cause tiredness, lack of concentration, irritability,
L-Lysine HCl 500 mg hair loss, anemia and reproductive problems. An attestation of L-Lysine's recuperation-
ADULT DOSAGE: Take two capsules three enhancing capabilities is the fact that it has become an increasingly common addition to
times daily for up to six months, or as parenteral formulations as part of post-operative analgesia in hospitals. It has also been
directed by a qualified health care reported that too little L-Lysine in a diet can result in kidney stones.
practitioner. Consult a health care
practitioner if symptoms persist.
CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or
Complementary Products:
AHCC, C+Bioflavonoids, All-Life

Applications: Helps heal and prevent cold sores, Supports immune function

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L-Tyrosine, or simply tyrosine, is one of the 20 amino acids commonly found in
mammalian proteins. It is the precursor for the neurotransmitters epinephrine,
norepinephrine, and dopamine, which are chemicals that are essential for cognitive and
central nervous system function.
In the modern workplace, multi-tasking refers to the number of competing tasks and
responsibilities that simultaneously require an employee's attention. The proper execution
of a diverse battery of tasks requires optimal cognitive flexibility. Typing, researching,
memorizing, calculating, and providing and/or accepting oral instruction, all require the
coordinated utilization of different (and cognitively competing) spheres of the brain.
Neurotransmitters have to send messages from one neuron to another at sufficient speed
in order to ensure an effective operation. The fact that tyrosine naturally enhances the 180 Vegi-Caps AOR04057
numbers and activity of such neurons is what led researchers to test it for its effectiveness Serving Size: 1 Capsule
within a stressful, multi-tasking office environment. In one particularly thorough office L-Tyrosine 600 mg
ADULT DOSAGE: Take six capsules in the
trial, 20 healthy subjects (10 males and 10 females) underwent four standardized tests on earlier part of the day on an empty stomach, or
a computer screen simultaneously; these consisted of a memory test, an arithmetic test, a as directed by a qualified health care
visual monitoring test, and an auditory monitoring test. The results of the study revealed CAUTION: Supplemental L-Tyrosine may lead
that the tyrosine group displayed significantly enhanced accuracy and working memory to difficulty sleeping in some persons. Persons
with hyperthyroidism, Grave’s disease, active
scores over the control group that received a placebo. melanoma, or those taking dopamine
dopamine, thyroid hormone medication and/or
contraceptive medications, or other psychoactive
medications should consult with their
physicians. Do not use if you are pregnant or
nursing, or have the genetic metabolic disorder
phenylketonuria (PKU). Discontinue if you
experience nausea, headache, fatigue,
heartburn or joint pain.
Complementary Products:
Applications: Physical and mental stress, Neurotransmitter function Ortho Mind, Citicoline, Ortho Adapt

It is estimated that 1.2 million Canadians older than 40 have early signs of age related
macular degeneration, a common problem that affects approximately 80% of people
aged 75 or older. It is a devastating disease for which little can be done. Cataracts are
another very common eye condition, present in more than 50% of persons aged 65-74
and in 65% of those over 75. Much of this is preventable through nutrition and the
greatest eye health benefits associated with nourishment come from foods high in lutein.
Lutein is both a naturally occurring antioxidant found mainly in the eyes as well as a
carotenoid (natural plant pigment), of which kale is the richest dietary source. Human
studies have shown that 10 mg/day of supplemental lutein can increase pigmentation in
the macular region of the retina and lead to significant improvements in such ocular
functions as glare recovery, contrast sensitivity, and visual acuity. 60 Vegi-Caps AOR04116
Diminution of age related macular degeneration and cataract formation were also seen Serving Size: 1 Capsule
with lutein supplementation, and some animal studies have indicated that lutein enhances Lutein free form 20 mg
the immune system as well. Finally, it is thought that lutein protects the skin against UV (from Marigold petal extract-Tagetes
light oxidative stress, a benefit not found with other antioxidants. erecta)
Zeaxanthin 0.78 mg
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule per
day with food, or as directed by a qualified
health care practitioner.
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
Ortho Eyes, Vision Support II, Bilberry-

Applications: Antioxidant, Macular Degeneration, Cataract prevention

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Lycopene UltraTM
Lycopene is a member of the carotenoid family of antioxidants, most commonly found in
tomatoes. The chemical structure of lycopene is similar to that of beta-carotene but it is a
more powerful antioxidant, capable of quenching certain types of free radicals at a rate
three times greater than beta-carotene.
Scientists believe that lycopene possesses anti-atherosclerosis and anti-carcinogenic
properties. According to a recent scientific review, there were 35 clinical studies that
identified 'significant inverse associations' between blood lycopene levels and various
types of cancer, most notably those of the prostate, lung and stomach.
In one particular study, 33 men scheduled for surgery to remove cancerous prostate
glands were randomized into two groups to receive either 30 milligrams of lycopene daily
30 Vegi-Caps AOR04149 or no supplementation at all. Dosing began 30 days prior to surgery. After the surgery,
Serving Size: 1 Capsule examination of the prostate glands revealed that cancer had spread to the very edge of
Lycopene 20 mg
the glands in seven of the 21 lycopene-treated subjects, compared with the same extent
ADULT DOSAGE: Take 1-2 capsules per of spreading in 9 of the 12 subjects who did not receive lycopene. Prostate specific
day with fat containing meals, or as
antigen (PSA) fell 20% in the lycopene group during the period between initial dosing and
directed by a qualified health care
practitioner. surgery, while PSA levels were unchanged in the group not receiving lycopene.
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
Boron, Prostaphil-2, Zinc-Copper Balance

Applications: Antioxidant, Arterial plaque, Cancer, Prostate health

Maca (Lepidium peruvium chacon), a plant native to Peru, is a cruciferous plant whose
roots are eaten as a vegetable by the native peoples. Along with a rich mineral content,
Maca contains four alkaloids -- the so-called macainas -- which clinical and anecdotal
experience suggests may nourish the endocrine glands in an adaptogenic fashion. That
is, by balancing the effects of major steroid hormones such as estrogen, progesterone,
and testosterone, Maca may create effects that are specific to the condition of the
individual, elevating low levels of some hormones while lowering levels of hormones
present in excess.
Health professionals who use Maca in their practices thus report that Maca assists in the
maintenance of male sexual function, can be helpful in normalizing menopausal and
90 Vegi-Caps AOR05021 premenstrual symptoms (including helping to maintain bone structure), fights stress,
Serving Size: 1 Capsule increases energy, and helps maintain healthy blood glucose levels.
Maca 500 mg One study with laboratory rats found that compared to control animals, those fed either
(Lepidum meyenii Walp.) (>0.6% maca root powder or isolated macainas showed greater follicle maturation (females) and
Glucosinolates) higher sperm production (males) within three days of testing. A more recent study also
ADULT DOSAGE: Take two capsules twice shows that Maca activates and protects insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) in human
a day without food for one month, then cartilage cells in-vitro.
two capsules daily, or as directed by a
qualified health care practitioner.
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
GLA 240, Boron, Total E

Applications: Menopause and andropause support, Premenstrual syndrome, Sports performance, Libido

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Magnesium and potassium can be defined as electrolytes and have many major
functions, including maintaining the activity of nerves and muscles, regulating water
retention and acid-base balance.
Deficiencies in potassium can be caused by magnesium deficiency, refined glucose intake,
alcohol, exercise-induced water loss, and dietary factors. Potassium deficiencies have
become more common today because of refined high salt diets and increasing levels of
alcohol consumption. Even mild deficiencies in potassium may result in nervous disorders,
insomnia, and irregular heartbeat. Also, potassium has a definite impact upon blood
pressure. In study after study, the efficacy of using potassium supplementation for
lowering blood pressure has been established.
When a magnesium deficiency arises, the result is also high blood pressure. In a 1988 100 Tablets AOR02009
study on magnesium deficiency, it was reported that "Magnesium is the most under- Serving Size: 1 Tablet
diagnosed electrolyte abnormality...". In a nationwide study conducted by the U.S. Magnesium (Citrate) 100 mg
Department of Agriculture in 1977-78, it was discovered that 75% of the people surveyed Potassium (Chloride) 49.5 mg
Taurine 350 mg
were deficient.
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to four tablets
Taurine is the most abundant free amino acid within the heart muscle. Nutritional daily with/without food, or as directed by a
research has been gathered upon taurine's effects on hypotensive activity, membrane qualified health care practitioner.
stabilization, and antiarrhythmic activity. In repeated studies, taurine has been effective in CAUTION: None Known.
minimizing the injurious effects of congestive heart failure. Complementary Products:
Cardio Mag 2.0, Co-Q Plus, Gingko Biloba

Applications: Supports cardiovascular and brain function

Mag Malate RenewTM

When your body takes in energy from food, it cannot use it directly, just as you can't use
burning coal or a spinning windmill to directly operate a food processor. Instead, food
energy must first be converted into a useable form: adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the
"univeral energy currency."
Low levels of ATP are commonly found in people suffering with fibromyalgia, and are
believed to play a significant role in the physical and mental symptoms of the disease.
Restoring cellular ATP levels is therefore crucial in dealing with this debilitating disorder.
Magnesium plays a critical role in the production and stabilization of ATP. It activates
almost all the enzymes that ultimately transform fats and sugars into useable energy.
Magnesium is also crucial for adequate muscle metabolism and function.
Malic acid is ionized in the body into malate, which is a key intermediate in the citric acid 120 Vegi-Caps AOR04011
cycle - a pillar in the production chain leading to the generation of ATP. Two open trials Serving Size: 1 Capsule
have reported significant reductions in measurements of myalgic pain in paitents with Magnesium Malate Trihydrate 870 mg
fibromyalgia supplementing with magnesium and malic acid. The dosages have ranged Magnesium (elemental) 100 mg
from 300 to 600 mg of magnesium and 1200 to 2400 mg of malate, with most Malic Acid 525 mg
symptoms improving in approximately eight weeks. ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to three
capsules daily with food, or as directed by
a qualified health care practitioner.
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
Mag Potassium Aspartates, NADH,

Applications: Chronic fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia

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Mag/Potassium Aspartates
The term "chronic fatigue syndrome" is an increasingly common condition characterized
by soul-draining exhaustion, poor stamina, flu-like symptoms, unrefreshing sleep, and
concentration and short-term memory problems.
Aspartate is a naturally-occurring amino acid with moderate excitatory neurotransmitter
activity. Magnesium plays a critical role in the production and stabilization of adenosine
triphosphate, or ATP, the most basic unit of energy used by the body. Potassium is an
essential electrolyte involved in both electrical and cellular functions that assist in the
regulation of the body's acid-base balance and is needed for the proper functioning of
nerve cells - essential for the transmission of neurochemical messages. Potassium
deficiency results in symptoms very similar to aspects of chronic fatigue, featuring
120 Vegi-Caps AOR17024 muscular weakness, depression, fatigue, and malaise. Furthermore, magnesium and
Serving Size: 1 Capsule potassium are known to cooperate in the body: magnesium enhances the cellular
Magnesium Aspartate 250 mg transport of potassium.
(providing 30 mg elemental magnesium) Studies with this combination have involved over 3000 human subjects, and 65 to 91%
Potassium Aspartate 227 mg
of chronic fatigue sufferers taking fully-reacted magnesium and potassium aspartates
(providing 50 mg elemental potassium
(500 mg of each, twice daily) experienced clear-cut alleviation of their symptoms. Victims
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule twice
daily, or as directed by a qualified health
typically began to notice the effects within a week: improvements were usually noted
care practitioner. within five days, and rarely took more than 10 days to set in.
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
Ribogen, Mag Malate Renew, NADH Ultra

Applications: Chronic fatigue

Magnesium Taurate
Magnesium Taurate is a combination of the mineral magnesium and the amino acid
taurine, and is designed to help ensure heart health. This combination helps to avoid
potentially debilitating deficiencies, stabilize cell membranes, and inhibit the over-
excitability of the central nervous. Taurine and magnesium have both been shown to
improve cardiac health, improve insulin sensitivity, and inhibit neuromuscular excitability.
The anti-arrhythmic, cardioprotective, antihypertensive, and inotropic properties of
taurine are remarkably similar to magnesium. Both magnesium and taurine appear to
modulate calcium levels in the heart, thus influencing contractility and protecting the heart
against potential difficulties caused by an overload of heart calcium levels.
Taurine and magnesium evoke direct effects on arterial vasoconstriction, protect against
the stresses that induce hypertension, and may also have antithrombotic effects. They also
90 Caps AOR02007
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
act to enhance the actions of insulin by increasing insulin sensitivity via the stimulation of
glycogenesis, glycolysis and oxygen utilization.
Magnesium Taurate 125 mg
(Elemental magnesium) Magnesium and taurine are relatively stable compounds found in the central nervous
Providing Taurine 350 mg system and in the peripheral tissue surrounding it. The two possess anticonvulsive
ADULT DOSAGE: Take 1 capsule 1 to 5 capabilities, and the mechanism of action that they both share for these capabilities
times daily with/without food, or as includes their mutual effectiveness against the effects of hypoxia (oxygen deficiency in
directed by a qualified health care tissues).
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
Cardio Mag 2.0, Co-Q Plus, Gingko Biloba

Applications: Cardiovascular disease, Neurological disorders

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Mastica Chios
Recent research has proven that ninety percent of peptic ulcers, and sixty to eighty percent
of gastric ulcers, are caused by an infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. H.
pylori is everywhere: about two thirds of the human family has caught the bug, which
elusively places itself along the lining of the stomach wall.
Mastic gum is the gummy resin of the mastic tree - Pistacia lentiscus, a relative of the tree
that gives us the pistachio. The use of mastic in medicine is attested by the thirteenth-
century Arabic physicians Ibn Al-Jazzar Al-Qayrawani and Ibn Al-Baytar, who specifically
extolled its virtues in fighting gastric and intestinal ulcers.
In one double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 38 people suffering with duodenal ulcers
took either 1000 mg of mastic gum before breakfast each day for two weeks, or a dummy
pill. At the end of the study, 80% of the ulcer sufferers who had taken mastic had 120 Vegi-Caps AOR04012
experienced relief of their symptoms, as compared with only half of those taking the Serving Size: 1 Capsule
placebo. More tellingly, however, when their doctors looked at their ulcers using an Chios gum mastic (min 70%) 500 mg
endoscope, they found that 70% of the people who took the mastic supplement ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to two
experienced actual healing of their ulcers, versus just 22% of those taking the placebo. capsules twice daily on an empty stomach,
No side-effects were noted. or as directed by a qualified health care
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
DGL, Glycine, Advanced Biotics, Gastro

Applications: Ulcers, Heartburn

Cancer is a difficult disease to treat because cancer cells do not follow the rules of regular
cells. One important abnormality of cancer cells is that they do not have to stay attached
to their surrounding environment in order to survive. This characteristic, called metastasis
enables cancer cells to break off from the main tumor and travel in the bloodstream, to
other areas of the body and colonize and infect new tissues. The ability to metastasize is
what differentiates relatively harmless “benign” tumours from much more deadly
“malignant” ones. Once metastasis occurs cancer becomes a very dangerous and deadly
In order to invade other tissues, cancer cells must be able to attach to tissue cells. One
way in which they do this is by covering themselves with a protein called galectin-3 which
is able to bind to galactose-rich molecules on the surface of healthy cells. Pectins from 450 g powder AOR04182
citrus-fruits contain high amounts of galactose, which can be used to “trick” the galectins Serving Size: 3 Scoops
on cancer cells into binding to them instead of to galactose residues on healthy tissues, Modified Citrus Pectin 15 g
thereby preventing metastasis and colonization. ADULT DOSAGE: Take 15 g
Most pectins found in fruit are in long, complex chains whose galactose residues are (approximately 3 scoops) per day, or as
directed by a qualified health care
hidden deep inside the molecular structure, and thus do not effectively bind to galectin-
3. AOR’s MCP provides pectins that have been split into shorter fragments, providing
more effective protection against metastasizing cancer cells. Phase I and II human studies CAUTION: None Known.
using MCP in patients with colorectal and pancreatic cancer have provided very promising Complementary Products
preliminary results suggestive of true anti-metastatic power of MCP in humans. Immune Ultra, Vitamin D3, EGCG Max,

Applications: Cancer, Elevated cholesterol levels, Bowel regularity

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In humans, sulfur is present throughout the body in several organic compounds and is a
factor in a number of different processes in the body. It is used to produce such vital
substances as amino acids, including taurine (which stabilizes cell membranes), and
methionine (which detoxifies cells and is involved in pain relief).
MSM, also known as methyl sulfone, methylsulfonylmethane, or dimethylsulfone
(DMSO2), is a naturally occurring form of organic sulphur found in living organisms. It is
an organic, odorless, sulfur compound present in small amounts in many foods and
beverages. However, it can be easily destroyed by perfectly normal handling of food, like
cooking, heating, processing, or drying.
MSM holds our basic connective tissues together, forming the elemental structure of
100 Vegi-Caps AOR13007 proteins, and is required for a number of catalytic functions of various enzymes (meaning
Serving Size: 1 Capsule that without sulfur these enzymes cannot even start their essential activity).
Methylsulfonylmethane 1000 mg
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule three MSM as a supplement is useful for ameliorating the symptoms of a number of conditions,
times a day with food, or as directed by a but it is particularly pertinent to the maintenance of healthy joint structure and function.
qualified health care practitioner. Use for In one recent 12-week trial involving 50 individuals aged 40-76 suffering from osteo-
a minimum of 4 weeks for beneficial arthritic pain of the knee, 6 grams of daily MSM supplementation produced significant
CAUTION: Consult a health care
decreases in pain and physical function impairment.
practitioner if symptoms worsen. Mild
gastrointestinal bloating, constipation or
indigestion may occur. Avoid taking at
bedtime. Do not use if pregnant or
Complementary Products:
Glucosamine & Chondroitin, Hyaluronic
Acid, Lyprinin Applications: Arthritis, Allergies, Inflammation

MSM + Glucosamine
MSM, also known as methyl sulfone, methylsulfonylmethane, or dimethylsulfone
(DMSO2), is an organic, odorless, naturally-occurring sulfur compound present in small
amounts in many foods and beverages. It holds our basic connective tissues together,
forming the elemental structure of proteins, and is required for a number of catalytic
functions of various enzymes.
Glucosamine is arguably the best-studied of all joint-support supplements, serving the
needs of both young and old, athletic and arthritic or injured. Glucosamine is an amino
sugar used to create cushioning fluids and tissues around joints. It also repairs damaged
arthritic joints, reduces pain, and builds synovial fluids. It is easily absorbed into the
bloodstream, and is necessary in the formation of skin, eyes, bones, tendons, nails,
100 Capsules AOR03012 ligaments, and parts of the heart.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule When used in combination, methylsulfonylmethane and glucosamine seem to produce
Methylsulfonylmethane 500 mg superior results than when they are used separately. An example of this synergy has been
Glucosamine Sulfate (K2SO4) 500 mg
clearly demonstrated in a study of osteoarthritis where the benefits of MSM and
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule three
times a day with food and avoid taking at
glucosamine were measured both separately and in combination. It was concluded that
bedtime, or as directed by a qualified health in areas such as pain reduction, swelling, joint mobility, as well as analgesic and anti-
care practitioner. Use for a minimum of one inflammatory activity, that MSM and glucosamine sulfate worked more rapidly and more
month to see beneficial effects. effectively together than they did separately.
CAUTION: Consult a health care practitioner
if symptoms worsen, or if allergic reaction
occurs. Some people may experience mild
gastrointestinal bloating, constipation or
indigestion. Do not use if pregnant or
nursing. Do not take if allergic to shellfish.
Complementary Products:
Hyaluronic Acid, Lyprinin, Maxi Boz Applications: Joint Support

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N•A•C SustainedTM
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is an amino acid with many health benefits including antioxidant
and cardioprotective abilities. It is a precursor to glutathione, one of the most important
antioxidants in the body. Glutathione is made up of the amino acids cysteine, glutamic
acid and glycine. Of these, cysteine is the most critical. Glutathione itself is not easily
absorbed by the body. NAC, a very efficient form of cysteine, presents a more effective
way to provide glutathione.
NAC has a useful role in heart disease by inhibiting a molecule known as Lp(a), a low
density lipoprotein (LDL) particle that is attached to a large glycoprotein. Lp(a) is a highly
advanced indicator of heart disease, even more reliable than levels of blood cholesterol
or LDL. NAC breaks up the bonds that attach Lp(a) to its glycoprotein. While diets and
drugs aimed at lowering blood cholesterol do not decrease Lp(a), NAC is able to lower 60 Vegi-Caps AOR04163
its levels by 70%. NAC is also able to protect the heart by preventing the oxidization of Serving Size: 1 Capsule
LDL, reducing elevated plasma homocysteine levels (which lead to heart problems), N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine 600 mg
quenching free radicals, and protecting against ischaemic and reperfusion damage. ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule twice
NAC's chemical composition enables it to protect against toxins, reacting directly with daily with/without food, or as directed by a
qualified health care practitioner.
many poisons including herbicides, drugs, environmental pollutants, microorganisms
such as E.coli, and heavy metals to make them less toxic. In fact, some European CAUTION: None known.
jurisdictions have approved NAC as a drug to prevent liver damage from acetaminophen Complementary Products:
overdose. Antioxidant Synergy, Immune Ultra,
R+Lipoic Acid
NAC also has a beneficial effect on the immune system through its production of
glutathione, which has a strong influence on the function of the T and B cells of the
immune system, and on the production of invader-scavenging phagocytes. NAC's role is
especially important in cases where the normal pathways of glutathione production are
blocked, for instance by the HIV virus. Some studies have shown that NAC may even block
the production of the AIDS virus.
NAC also has effects in the lungs. It has been used for over 30 years as a mucolytic agent
in people with diseases such as chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, asthma, sinusitis and
pneumonia. It helps to reduce the viscosity of mucus by breaking its components into
smaller molecules, making it more easily coughed up. Several studies have also
indicatedthat NAC helps prevent influenza.
NAC is clearly a very important factor in the body. Unfortunately, once inside the body it
is metabolized quickly and incorporated into new substances. Therefore, even though
NAC is rapidly and almost completely absorbed by the body, it does not easily reach the
bloodstream and only lasts for approximately 2.15 hours. AOR's formula infuses NAC
into a time-released, sustained delivery system that more than triples NAC's ability to stay
in the bloodstream, thus maximizing and prolonging its effects.

Applications: Antioxidant, Sustained-release precursor to glutathione, Anti-mucus in the lungs

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N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, or NAC, is an amino acid that acts as an antioxidant and is a
precursor to glutathione (GSH), generally regarded as the most critically important
endogenously produced antioxidant in the human body. In fact, it is in this role as a
glutathione precursor that NAC exerts most of its beneficial effects. These include the
ability to detoxify and chelate toxins and heavy metals.
NAC is approved as a drug in some European jurisdictions for use in preventing liver
damage from acetaminophen overdose. NAC also has the unique ability to inhibit levels
of a specific lipoprotein called Lp(a), which is a highly advanced indicator of heart
disease. NAC has been shown to lower Lp(a) levels by 70%, making it the most effective
nutrient known for this specific capacity and providing a potent indication of its cardio-
120 Vegi-Caps AOR06014 protective capability. NAC also prevents the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol and
Serving Size: 1 Capsule reduces homocysteine levels.
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine 500 mg NAC has been used for over 30 years with people having bronchopulmonary diseases,
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule per including chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, asthma, sinusitis, and pneumonia. In a 1991
day, or as directed by a qualified health Italian double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 262 patients with a susceptibility to
care practitioner.
influenza, NAC dosages of 600mg twice a day resulted in only 29% developing flu-like
CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or clinical syndrome, compared to 51% of placebo-treated subjects.
breastfeeding. Consult a health care
practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen
or for use beyond 6 months.
Complementary Products:
Antioxidant Synergy, Immune Ultra,
R+Lipoic Acid

Applications: Antioxidant, Precursor to Glutathione, Anti-mucus in the lungs, COPD

NADH, or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, is a natural substance found in most life
forms and is essential for energy production. NADH is a central member of the electron
transfer chain in the mitochondria leading to the production of ATP.
NADH may stimulate the body's own production of the neurotransmitter dopamine. This
has led to human studies with Parkinson's disease patients. One open study involved 885
subjects with Parkinson's disease, with 80% showing improvement. In another open study,
17 patients with dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease were treated with NADH
for 12 weeks, and researchers reported improvements in all of them.
NADH has also been studied for its effect on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or CFS. One
study, which was double-blind and placebo-controlled, involved 26 CFS patients. The
30 Tablets AOR04150 study was divided into phases, with subjects receiving either 10 milligrams of NADH or a
Serving Size: 1 Tablet placebo for the first four-week part of the study, followed by a four-week 'washout' period
NADH (Enteric coated) 10 mg where none of the subjects took anything, and a final four-week period where subjects
ADULT DOSAGE: Take 1 tablet per day were assigned the alternate regimen of the first phase. The results of this exceptionally
without food, or as directed by a qualified thorough trial were that 31% of the patients in the NADH group were judged to have
health care practitioner. experienced 'notable improvement', with only 8% of controls receiving a similar
CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or assessment.
NADH has also been studied to determine its ability to lower blood pressure and positively
Complementary Products:
Cardio Mag 2.0, Mag Malate Renew,
affect lipids. In one study among laboratory animals, systolic blood pressure, total
Mag/Potassium Aspartates cholesterol, and LDL cholesterol were significantly reduced in the NADH group as
opposed to the control group.

Applications: Chronic fatigue, Neurodegenerative disorders, Cardiovascular disease

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Niacin No-FlushTM
Niacin (vitamin B3) is an essential cellular mediator. Niacin is also effective against
cholesterol, elevating HDL ('good' cholesterol) at a rate more than 5 times that of the drug
Niacin is also the only true dietary supplement proven to reduce heart attacks, strokes,
and actual death rates. This proof was provided in a large trial in which 8,341 men who
had already suffered a heart attack were assigned to receive cholesterol drugs, niacin, or
a placebo. Compared to the placebo, niacin therapy cut the rate of nonfatal heart attacks
by 27%, and stroke by 26%.
Niacin Flush is a reaction caused by high-dose niacin resulting in the expansion of blood
vessels and releasing histamines that cause warming and itching of the skin. Attempts to
solve this problem with a "sustained-release" niacin formulation eliminated the 'flush,' but 90 Vegi-Caps AOR01013
caused a much more serious problem: sustained-release niacin resulted in liver toxicity in Serving Size: 1 Capsule
a significant percentage of those taking it. While 39% of those on regular niacin go off Niacin 500 mg
(as inositol hexanicotinate 550 mg)
the supplement mainly due to the "flush," 78% of those administered "sustained-release" ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to eight
niacin quit because of side effects, with 52% suffering liver toxicity. capsules daily with/without food, or as
directed by a qualified health care
Inositol hexanicotinate delivers niacin to the bloodstream slowly due to its structure as a practitioner.
complex - eliminating the niacin "flush" - yet it has not been associated with impaired liver CAUTION: No serious adverse reactions
health or other side effects of "slow-release" niacin. to inositol hexanicotinate have been
reported. However, some such reactions
have been reported for conventional
niacin, which cannot be absolutely ruled
out at this time. It is recommended that
regular liver enzyme tests be done in
consultation with a physician.
Complementary Products:
Applications: Healthy lipoprotein balance, Circulation, Skin Health Pantethine, Hawthorn, Co-Q Plus

Olive Leaf Extract

The olive leaf (Olea europea) has been widely used by the Greeks and Romans since
antiquity. In the early 1990s, olive leaf extract was introduced as a dietary supplement for
its antiviral and antibacterial activities. The pharmacologically active constituents in olive
leaves are secoridoids, such as oleuropein, oleuroside, and ligstroside. Other ingredients
include flavonoids, apigenin, caffeic acids and triterpenes.
Oleuropein possesses a vasodilator effect. Moreover, a recent study has found that the
aqueous extract of olive leaves inhibited Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), an
enzyme that converts angiotensin I to angiotensin II. Angiotensin II is a potent
vasoconstrictor, and its inhibition can lead to the effective lowering of blood pressure.
The secoridoid and phenolic compounds were found to protect vascular endothelium cells
from damage, caffeic acid and oleuropein were found to inhibit iron toxicity in liver cells, 60 Vegi-Caps AOR05014
and oleuropein was found to display a hypoglycemic effect. Oleuropein has also been Serving Size: 1 Capsule
shown to inhibit the production and growth of bacteria such as Staphylococcus, Bacillus Olive Leaf Extract 400 mg
cereus, E. coli, pseudomar, and Bacillus subtilis. (Contains Minimum 75 mg of Oleuropein)
Olive leaf extract also eliminates viruses by interfering with certain amino acid production ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule twice
a day with/without food, or as directed by
processes. Laboratory tests suggest that the compound has the ability to penetrate infected
a qualified health care practitioner.
host cells and irreversibly inhibit viral replication. Oleuropein possesses antiviral activity
CAUTION: None Known.
against a number of viruses, including parainfluenza 3, herpes, influenza A, and polio
1,2, and 3. Complementary Products:
NADH Ultra, AHCC, GLA-240

Applications: Fatigue, Infections, Skin Conditions

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Omega CardioTM
Years ago, researchers studying the Greenland Eskimos noted that they had extremely low
rates of cardiovascular disease, despite their high-fat, very low-carbohydrate diets.
Researchers linked this seeming paradox to their high intake of fish oils, which are rich in
the omega-3 fatty acids.
One of these fatty acids, namely docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, has traditionally been
held in high regard for its neuroprotective properties. However in recent years, scientists
have uncovered that the bulk of its benefits may in fact be cardiovascular in nature.
Studies have found that DHA is needed to prevent arrhythmia - the deadly loss of the
regulated drum of the heartbeat. DHA is also effective at boosting 'good' HDL cholesterol
and at bringing down triglycerides, a second kind of fat in the blood that poses its own
100 Softgels AOR07006 risks and is especially associated with insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome X.
Serving Size: 1 Softgel DHA also exerts powerful benefits for regulating healthy blood pressure. Clinical evidence
Molecular-Distilled Mixed Fish Oil to support these findings includes a study of 1871 middle-aged Finnish men, where it was
Concentrate 500 mg found that men whose serum levels of DHA were in the highest fifth were 44% less likely
DHA 250 mg
to suffer a heart attack or acute chest pain attack as compared with those in the lowest
(Docosahexaenoic Acid 22:6: ω 3)
EPA 100 mg fifth.
(Eicosapentaeonoic Acid 20:5: ω 3)
ADULT DOSAGE: One to three softgels
daily with meals, or as directed by a
qualified health care practitioner.
CAUTION: None Known
Complementary Products:
Cardio Mag 2.0, Cardana, Niacin-No-Flush
Applications: Cardiovascular Disease, Immune Support, Infant Development

Minerals are often confused with vitamins, and the two terms are often used
interchangeably. It can be argued that vitamins receive a higher priority on our collective
nutritional pyramid, yet vitamins constitute less than 1% of body mass while minerals
comprise between 4-5%.
Every cell in the body requires minerals such as zinc, manganese, chromium, selenium,
calcium and magnesium. Most North Americans face borderline mineral deficiency due
to poor food choices, processing, soil depletion from factory farming, and other factors.
Additionally, minerals that are consumed as supplements may not be in bioavailable
forms or in the optimal ratios. For example, magnesium oxide and citrate have
bioavailability rates of 20-30%, while magnesium aspartate boasts 41.7%. Se-
210 Capsules AOR04064 methylselenocysteine, or SeMC, has been shown in studies to be over twice as potent as
Serving Size: 7 Capsules other forms of selenium in its ability to potentiate normal cell differentiation.
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 25 mcg/1000 IU
Boron (Citrate) 700 mcg Balance is also critical, as disproportionate ratios of zinc and copper, for instance, can
Calcium (Citrate-Malate) 1000 mg actually lead to cardiac disturbances and other risks, in spite of the fact that both of these
Chromium (Picolinate) 100 mcg
Copper (Citrate) 1 mg minerals are required for optimal immune function - in the proper ratio. Studies are also
Iodine (Potassium Iodide) 150 mcg
Magnesium (Monoaspartate, Oxide) 420 mg showing that other, often-overlooked minerals such as lithium, chromium, boron, silicon,
Manganese (Glycinate) 2.3 mg and vanadium may be just as important to optimal health as the more well-known
Molybdenum (Na Molybdate) 45 mcg
Potassium (Chloride) 99 mg minerals.
Selenium (Se-Methylselenocysteine) 55 mcg
Silicon (Na Metasilicate) 50 mg
Vanadium (Citrate) 18 mcg
Zinc (Citrate) 11 mg
ADULT DOSAGE: Take up to seven capsules
daily with food, or as directed by a qualified
health care practitioner.
CAUTIONS: None Known.
Complementary Products:
Ortho Core, Ortho Bone, Bone Basics Applications: Multi-Mineral Complex, Mineral balance, Bone health

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Petasites hybridus (butterbur) is a shrub found in Europe, Asia and North America. Its
earliest recorded use as a medicinal was during the Middle Ages when it was used to treat
plague and fever; in the 17th century its use was noted in treating cough, asthma, and
skin wounds.
Butterbur is currently known for the treatment of three clusters of conditions: migraines;
allergy/asthma/bronchitis; and gastro-intestinal disorders - in that order. All three are
dependent on the anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic effects of butterbur. Clicinal
trials have demonstrated butterbur's effectiveness for migraine prevention, with subjects
experiencing as much as a 60% drop in the frequency, intensity, and duration of migraine
attacks compared to placebo groups.
A 1998 study examined the influence of butterbur on lung ventilation and bronchial 50 Softgels AOR04074
reactivity in subjects suffering from asthma or bronchitis. Not only did those receiving Serving Size: 1 Softgel
butterbur exhibit a decrease in bronchial reactivity, but those who were not concurrently Extract of Petasites hybridus 50 mg
(Butterbur-root) (28-44:1) Standardized
prescribed corticosteroids actually had the most pronounced results. for at least 7.5mg of Petasin and
Another study demonstrated that butterbur compares favourably with the drug cetirizine Isopetasin
in treating seasonal allergic rhinitis without the sedative effects associated with this ADULT DOSAGE: Take one softgel three
antihistamine. times daily with meals for 4 weeks.
Thereafter, take one softgel twice a day for
In a 1993 study, butterbur was found to be capable of blocking ethanol-induced gastric three months, or as directed by a qualified
damage and reducing ulcerations of the small intestine caused by indomethacin, an anti- health care practitioner.
inflammatory drug used to treat arthritic conditions. CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or
Complementary Products:
Tryfonia, Niacin No-Flush,
Magnesium/Potassium Aspartates
Applications: Migraine headaches, Allergies

Pomegranate UltraTM
Pomegranate is a fruit with a wide range of health benefits. It lowers blood pressure by
widening narrow arteries and reducing the thickness of the carotid artery. It also reduces
arterial plaque, partly by blocking LDL oxidation which is the first process in the
development of cholesterol buildup in the arterial wall. Tannins found in pomegranate
juice create a better balance of good-to-bad cholesterol.
Ellagic acid is the active ingredient of pomegranate. Animal and cellular studies have
found that ellagic acid is able to maintain normal cell function by increasing levels of
detoxification enzymes, protecting DNA and activating the suicide process of rogue cells.
Ellagic acid also functions as a cancer fighting agent. Studies have shown that it
eliminates carcinogens such as nitrosamine and fungal toxins and protects cells from
mutations which can lead to cancer. It has also been shown to reduce the size of tumors 60 Vegi-Caps AOR04024
in mice with lung and prostate cancer. It induces the action of glutathione, the body's best Serving Size: 1 Capsule
antioxidant, to block the damage caused by free radicals. Ellagic acid can also bind Pomegranate extract 375 mg
directly to DNA at sites that are threatened by carcinogenic damage, and it can directly (standardized for 150 mg of Ellagic acid)
interact with carcinogenic agents to transform them into less harmful substances. Some ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to two
forms of cancer are linked to viruses, and one research team found that pomegranate capsules daily with food, or as directed by
a qualified health care practitioner.
extract was able to destroy several viruses on contact.
CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or
The best pomegranate ingredients are found in the peel. Fortunately, it is not necessary nursing.
to include peels in the diet; with a pomegranate extract, the benefits of this seasonal fruit Complementary Products:
are available year round. Acta-Resveratrol, TLC, Co-Q Plus

Applications: Heart disease, Antioxidant, Cancer

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The French Paradox is the commonly held belief that the French, in spite of their high
intake of pastries and cheese, have significantly lower rates of coronary heart disease
than North America or even the rest of Europe. The most common explanation is their
relatively high consumption of red wine extracted from proanthocyanidin-rich grapes.
Proanthocyanidins are a class of antioxidants that scavenge free radicals just as vitamins
C and E do. However, proanthocyanidins use a different mechanism and are decidedly
superior to either of these traditional antioxidants with respect to the number of free
radicals they scavenge. In one study, proanthocyanidins inhibited free radical activity by
78-81%, compared with 36-44% for vitamin E and 13-19% for vitamin C. The antioxidant
capabilities of grape seed extract are well established, but the phytonutrient value of the
60 Vegi-Caps AOR04036 grape does not begin and end with the seed.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule The proanthocyanidin content of the skin is at least equal to that found in the seed, and
Grape seed extract (95% OPCs) 60 mg
each source performs distinctively specific tasks. The synergy between the two sources was
Grape skin extract 70 mg
(45% polyphenols) effectively demonstrated in a study where a combination of proanthocyanidins from both
Trans-resveratrol 5 mg sources significantly outperformed both grape seed extract and grape skin extract
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to two separately in terms of anti-platelet activity. One proanthocyanidin known to exist in the
capsules per day, or as directed by a skin of the grape is resveratrol, which has been particularly studied for its anti-
qualified health care practitioner. inflammatory as well as its antioxidant capabilities.
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
Acta-Resveratrol, TLC, Co-Q Plus

Applications: Cardiovascular support, Antioxidant

Over the adult life span, healthy individuals can lose as much as 50% of their ability to
perform everyday tasks related to memory and cognition. Results from clinical trials
conducted in the U.S. and Europe indicate that supplementation with phosphatidylserine
(PS) can play an important role in the support of mental functions in the aging brain. PS
is a phospholipid that is a structural component of biological membranes of plants,
animals and other life forms. Studies have demonstrated that supplemental PS possesses
the ability to alleviate cognitive impairment, with particular emphasis on the symptoms of
Alzheimer's disease.
In the largest multicenter study to date of PS supplementation and Alzheimer's disease,
142 subjects aged were given 200mg of PS per day or a placebo for a 3-month period.
60 Vegi-Caps AOR04062 The subjects taking PS were found to display'statistically significant' improvements over the
Serving Size: 1 Capsule placebo group. Clinical trials have also shown PS to be effective in other forms of
Phosphatidylserine 100 mg cognitive dysfunction as well, including age-associated memory impairment and general
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to three
capsules daily with/without food, or as Finally, there have also been several studies examining PS’s ability to significantly reduce
directed by a qualified health care levels of the hormone cortisol, released by the body in response to stress. Research has
practitioner. focused on the connection between lower cortisol levels and elevated mood. This
CAUTION: None Known. connection, combined with clinical findings - including those revealing improved EEG
Complementary Products: alpha-rhythms, highlight the overall impact of PS on brain performance, particularly in
Ortho Mind 1.0, Citicoline, R+Lipoic Acid the aging brain.

Applications: Cognitive Support

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Quercetin is a flavonoid, a class of antioxidants commonly found in citrus fruits. Its use
has been widely established, particularly in Europe, for the treatment of a variety of
ailments. Quercetin decreases the formation and activity of inflammation mediators in a
manner that is similar to that of aspirin. An important function, considering these
inflammatory intracellular messengers are what cause the body's pain receptors to
become more sensitive.
Quercetin also inhibits the release of histamine by stabilizing the cellular membranes of
neutrophils, which are a type of immune cell. Quercetin is therefore widely used by those
who suffer from constant allergies (such as dust) and seasonal allergies (such as hay
In a study investigating the risk factors for chronic diseases in elderly men, it was revealed 100 Vegi-Caps AOR06002
that high intakes of quercetin and other flavonoids predicted lower mortality rates and Serving Size: 1 Capsule
incidences of heart attack. Researchers in the Netherlands believe it is possible that Quercetin 500 mg
quercetin and other flavonoids reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering the formation ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule twice
of plaque-building substances, specifically oxidized low density lipoprotein (LDL). daily with food, or as directed by a
qualified health care practitioner.
CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or
breastfeeding. For use beyond one month
consult a health care practitioner.
Complementary Products:
Petadolex, C+Bioflavonoids, Co-Q Plus

Applications: Allergies, Cardiovascular Disease, Poor Circulation, Cancer

Reduced Glutathione
Glutathione is the single most powerful and important antioxidant produced by the
human body. It can be thought of as the central axis that holds the rest of the body's
operating network of antioxidants together. It scavenges free radicals on its own and
reduces other molecules, including antioxidants and proteins, to their effective forms.
Human cancer studies have examined the effect of supplemental glutathione on the
toxicity of chemotherapy drugs, particularly cisplatin-with the results demonstrating that
glutathione can reduce cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity and neurotoxicity.
Research indicates that supplemental glutathione can significantly inhibit platelet
aggregation and improve other factors in atherosclerotic patients. In other preliminary
clinical work, glutathione has been found to help preserve renal function in patients who
had coronary artery bypass operations. Studies have also shown exogenous glutathione 60 Vegi-Caps AOR06001
to be helpful in reversing the oxidant-antioxidant imbalance in idiopathic pulmonary Serving Size: 1 Capsule
fibrosis, and in suppressing pro-oxidant activity among lung epithelial cells in patients Reduced L-Glutathione 500 mg
with cystic fibrosis. (Pharmaceutical grade)
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to three
The fact that glutathione is the single most important endogenously-produced antioxidant
capsules per day with food, or as directed
in the body is beyond dispute. The best way to increase our body’s levels of it, however, by a qualified health care practitioner.
remains the subject of intense and interesting debate - one that is centered on
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
N-A-C, N-A-C Sustained, Antioxidant

Applications: Antioxidant, Detoxification, Anti-Aging

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Rhodiola, also known as Rhodiola rosea, is an herb with a long history of use for the
adaptation to the rigors of life on the tundras of North-central Asia. Rhodiola has been
listed in the national pharmacopoeias of France, Sweden, Denmark, and the former USSR
as an adaptogen and "brain tonic".
Rhodiola is a classic adaptogen in that it balances the levels of hormones and
neurotransmitters normally associated with stressors. However, rhodiola is unique among
adaptogens in that it has been clinically shown to increase ATP and creatine phosphate
reserves. This stems from animal studies showing that rhodiola allows for the more
efficient and sparing use of glycogen stores under conditions of forced exercise.
Few adaptogens have been studied as rigorously as rhodiola, with clinical trials dating
60 Vegi-Caps AOR04019 back to the former Soviet Union in the mid-1960's and continuing worldwide to the
Serving Size: 1 Capsule present day. In one study, the effect of Rhodiola supplementation was examined in a
Rhodiola rosea 150 mg group of 56 young, healthy physicians during two-week stretches of night duty. Mental
(min. 3% rosavins, 1% salidroside, performance was evaluated using tests for associative thinking, short-term memory,
~0.1% p-tyrosol)
calculation and concentration, and speed of audiovisual perception. The results revealed
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule daily
that rhodiola supplementation demonstrated a clear antifatigue effect.
on an empty stomach, or as directed by a
qualified care health practitioner.
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
Gandha 750, Adrenal, Ortho Adapt

Applications: Stress, Immune Support

D-ribose is a naturally occurring five-carbon sugar that is found in all living cells. It is a
building block of nucleic acids, which are the building blocks for DNA and RNA. It is also
a precursor for adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the 'molecular currency' of cellular
energy, providing energy for every move and chemical reaction made by the body. Under
conditions of stress - such as cardiac ischemia (a lack of oxygen and blood flow to the
heart) - the cell is unable to generate ATP fast enough. This results in dramatic declines
in the nucleotide pools required to make ATP, and requires several days or longer for a
return to baseline levels, resulting in significantly prolonged recovery times.
Clinical studies among patients with coronary heart disease and congestive heart failure
250g Powder AOR04147 have shown that supplemental D-ribose results in marked improvements in cardiac
Serving Size: 2.5 g (approx. 1 tsp) energy metabolism as well as increased scores in physical function and quality of life. In
D-ribose 2.5 g one study among patients with fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome, 41 subjects
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to two
were given 15 grams of D-ribose daily for 19 days. The results were that 66% of the
teaspoons in water or juice with/without patients experienced 'significant improvement' in all five categories of a standardized
food twice daily, or as directed by a Visual Analogue Scale questionnaire (VAS): energy; sleep; mental clarity; pain intensity;
qualified health care practitioner. and well-being. The patients experienced an average increase of 45% in energy and 30%
CAUTION: None Known. in well-being. D-ribose is extremely well-tolerated, and its fundamental role in the make-
Complementary Products: up and synthesis of ATP continues to attract interest from the scientific community for the
Magnesium/Potassium Aspartates, Mag study of an increasing number of health conditions affected by energy metabolism.
Malate Renew, Cardio Mag 2.0

Applications: Fatigue, Angina, Sports Nutrition

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Saccharomyces Boulardii
Antibiotics can destroy friendly flora that is essential for the maintenance of optimal
intestinal health, with one of the consequences being diarrhea. Saccharomyces Boulardii
is a non-pathogenic, noncolonizing species of yeast that is clinically recognized for its
effectiveness in contending with the symptoms of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) and
Clostridium difficile disease (CDD), which is also incited by antibiotics.
CDD is a leading cause of nosocomial outbreaks of diarrhea and colitis, and
Saccharomyces boulardii is one of the most widely used and highly regarded probiotics
for the treatment of symptoms associated with both AAD and CDD. In one double-blind,
placebo-controlled study of 151 patients who underwent antibiotic therapy, the rate of
patients suffering from AAD was almost 6.5 times higher in the placebo group than in the
Saccharomyces boulardii group.
There is a wealth of other human studies regarding the efficacy of Saccharomyces 90 Vegi-Caps AOR04152
boulardii against various forms of diarrhea, including Traveler's Diarrhea or TD. The Serving Size: 1 Capsule
largest placebo-controlled study of Saccharomyces boulardii ever conducted specifically Saccharomyces boulardii 250 mg
examined its effects on TD. The double-blind study examined 3,000 Austrians who took ATCC74352 (5 billion organisms)
a placebo, 250mg or 1000mg of Saccharomyces boulardii while they traveled abroad to ADULT DOSAGE:Take three capsules per
areas with a high risk of TD. The results showed that those using Saccharomyces boulardii day in divided doses between meals.
suffered 'significantly fewer' cases of diarrhea than those who took the placebo, and that CAUTION: Discontinue use and consult a
the beneficial results were dose-dependent. health care practitioner if symptoms of
digestive upset (e.g. diarrhea) occur,
Saccharomyces boulardii has also been used to treat acute diarrhea in children. Five worsen, or persist beyond 3 days. Do not
clinical trials involving a total of 619 otherwise healthy infants and children with acute use if you are experiencing nausea, fever,
vomiting, bloody diarrhea or severe
gastroenteritis revealed that Saccharomyces boulardii 'significantly reduced' both the risk abdominal pain or if you have an
and the duration of diarrhea. immune-compromised condition (e.g.
AIDS, lymphoma, patients undergoing
long-term corticosteroid treatment).
Complementary Products:
Applications: Traveller’s Diarrhea, Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea, Dysbiosis Advanced Biotics, L-Glutamine

Taurine is an unconventional amino acid due to its unique chemical structure, which has
a sulfur base as opposed to carbon base. It is described as 'conditionally essential' as it is
required for the optimal functioning of the heart, eyes, and brain, yet it is produced in the
body from L-cysteine.
As scientists learn more about this unique amino acid, many of them believe the amounts
we produce endogenously are not enough to ensure optimal health. They have learned
that taurine acts as an emulsifier of ingested lipids and aids in their absorption, and that
it is also an antioxidant and membrane-stabilizer, among other roles.
Taurine is the second most prolific amino acid found in the body, and the most abundant
amino acid found in the heart. Taurine has been widely used in Japan to treat various
types of heart disease, including congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, duiresis, and 270 Vegi-Caps AOR04049
hypertension. In a study of 24 subjects with congestive heart failure, administration of 2 Serving Size: 1 Capsule
grams of taurine, twice a day, resulted in clinical improvement in 19 of those patients. Taurine 675 mg
These positive results were subsequently confirmed in a double-blind, randomized, ADULT DOSAGE: Take 1 capsule 3 times
crossover, placebo-controlled trial in which taurine was added to standard treatment for daily, or as directed by a qualified health
a month. Compared with the placebo group, taurine produced 'significant improvement' care practitioner.
as evaluated by a number of standardized measures, including chest films. CAUTION: Consult a health care
practitioner prior to use if you are taking
any prescription medications or if you are
pregnant or breastfeeding.
Complementary Products:
Magnesium/Potassium Aspartates, Co-Q
Plus, Acta-Resveratrol

Applications: Antioxidant, Immune Support, Detoxifying Agent, Cardiac Support

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The story of TLC is as appealing as its name. The late Dr. Linus Pauling, made a
connection between vitamin C and atherosclerosis. He discovered that guinea pigs,
humans and primates are just about the only mammals that get atherosclerosis;
coincidentally, these are also the only species that cannot synthesize their own vitamin C.
Vitamin C helps to produce collagen, which in turn strengthens and protects the arteries,
particularly against the potential danger posed by a circulating lipoprotein known as
Lp(a). Lp(a) began as an evolutionary response for mammals (including early humans) to
recover from wounds. Lp(a) binds to the cellular matrix of injured blood vessels, rapidly
delivering the cholesterol needed to regenerate the cell wall. This is a great defense to
have if you've just been pierced by fang or claw - but it also misdirects the body's defenses
240 g Powder AOR01007 against shortterm, acute trauma into a chronic inflammatory process that leads to heart
Serving Size: 1 Level Tablespoon disease.
(approx. 11.5 g)
Vitamin C 3000 mg Dr. Pauling and his colleage Dr. Mattias Rath found a solution to this evolutionary
(Ascorbic Acid, Calcium and Magnesium Ascorbates) dilemma: a large-dose vitamin C and lysine-based formula that both strengthens the
L-Lysine 3000 mg arteries and beneficially alters the binding properties of Lp(a). Documented case studies
L-Proline 2000 mg
L-Taurine 250 mg include patients that have undergone coronary artery bypass grafts who describe the
Magnesium (Carbonate, Ascorbate) 340 mg benefits of the formula as "bordering on miraculous".
Potassium (Bicarbonate) 99 mg
Calcium (Carbonate, Ascorbate) 545 mg
ADULT DOSAGE: Stir one level
tablespoon (approx. 11.5 g) into a glass of
water or juice without food, or as directed
by a qualified health care practitioner.
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
Pronogenol-2, Co-Q Plus, Acta-Resveratrol
Applications: Antioxidant, Cardiovascular Support

Toco•3•Nol MaxTM
Tocotrienols are part of the vitamin E complex, which contains 4 tocopherols and 4
tocotrienols. The molecular difference between tocopherols and tocotrienols lies in the
nature of the side chains - tocopherols have saturated side chains whereas tocotrienols
have unsaturated side chains. All tocotrienols are free radial scavengers and protect lipids
found in our blood and in our cells from oxidation. Studies have shown that tocotrienols
are more effective antioxidants than alpha-tocopherol alone. Indeed, it has been
demonstrated that tocotrienols are better than alpha-tocopherol at preventing lipid
peroxidation and protein oxidation. Such outcomes may be related to a more efficient
penetration of cellular membranes, higher recycling efficiency or better interaction with
60 Softgels AOR04091 Studies have also demonstrated that tocotrienols reduce cholesterol levels with the
Serving Size: 1 Softgel administration of 200 mg tocotrienols per day for 4 weeks reducing total cholesterol by
Tocotrienols 125 mg 15-22%, and LDL cholesterol by 10-20%. In patients with arterial stenosis, tocotrienols led
d-Alpha-Tocotrienol 38 mg to a regression of arterial blockage. Tocotrienols also prevent LDL oxidation and animal
d-Beta Tocotrienol 1 mg
d-Gamma-Tocotrienol 70 mg studies show that tocotrienols reduce platelet aggregation - two significant benefits for the
d-Delta-Tocotrienol 16 mg heart and vascular system.
d-Alpha-Tocopherol 38 mg
Squalene 32 mg Because they scavenge free radicals, tocotrienols also delay the impact of cancer agents
Coenzyme Q10 13.6 mcg
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to four and promote cellular suicide in breast cancer cell lines. Tocotrienols and alpha tocopherol
softgels daily with food, or as directed by a share similar indications, but tocotrienols are superior antioxidants and are better at
qualified health care practitioner. If you lowering cholesterol levels than alpha tocopherol by itself.
are concerned about maintaining healthy
blood lipid balance, combine with a diet
low in saturated fats.
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
C+Bioflavonoids, Antioxidant Synergy, Applications: Antioxidant, Cardiovascular Disease, Anticarcinogens, Healthy blood lipids

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The biochemical action of hormones accurately reflects the word's original translation
from the Greek ormh, which literally means 'to set in motion'. Far more than merely
chemical messengers, hormones are generated by the glands to be the initiating forces
that stimulate a cascade of biological activity resonating throughout the entire body. Of
these, none are more critical than the hormones produced by the thyroid glands.
Thyroid hormones are universally important, playing central roles in the healthy function
of the human cardiovascular, nervous, muscular and skeletal systems, and their effects
extend to the health of bowels and even skin, nails and hair. Thyroid production is one of
the greatest determining factors in the body's ability to burn food for energy.
Hypothyroidism is a medical condition defined by the insufficient production of thyroid by
the thyroid gland. However, in recent decades a less severe - but perhaps more 90 Vegi-Caps AOR04166
widespread version of the condition known as subclinical hypothyroidism has been Serving Size: 3 Capsules
identified. Subclinical hypothyroidism, although not officially recognized by conventional L-Tyrosine 1000 mg
medicine, can lead to fatigue, weight gain, cardiovascular disturbances, oversensitivity to Potassium Iodide 300 mcg
cold, dry skin, brittle nails, constipation and overall weakness and depression. For these Coleus forskohlii 150 mg
(20% forskolin)
reasons, measures taken to ensure the optimum vitality of one's thyroid production can
Bacopa monniera extract 200 mg
be invaluable, and such measures can be achieved with proper supplementation. (50% bacosides A&B)
This supplementation would include the basic thyroid necessities of tyrosine and iodine. Commiphora mukul 100 mg
The former is an amino acid that is an essential precursor for triiodothyronine (or T3, the (7.5% E & Z Guggulsterones)
most powerful thyroid hormone, affecting almost every bodily process, including body Guggul EZ100T 7.5 mg
temperature, heart rate, and metabolic growth) as well as thyroxine (or T4, which plays a (99% E & Z Guggulsterones)
Kaempferol (70%) 180 mg
'supporting' role to T3). Iodine, on the other hand, is an essential mineral that actually
Copper (Malate) 500 mcg
forms part of the atomic composition of both T3 and T4. Some substances, such as the Zinc (Citrate, Fumarate) 5 mg
flavonoid myrecetin, are known to increase iodine uptake. The Ayurvedic herb Coleus Selenium 55 mcg
Forskohlli, and its active constituent Forskolin, has demonstrated its ability to raise the (Se-Methylselenocysteine)
production and release of thyroid hormones in animal and in-vitro studies. Another Myricetin 90% 150 mg
Ayurvedic extract known as commiphora mukul, and its active ingredient guggulsterones ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule three
(E & Z guggulsterones to be exact), has also demonstrated thyroid stimulating capabilities times a day on an empty stomach, or as
in laboratory animals. One particularly outstanding feature of guggulsterones is that they directed by a qualified health care
are capable of converting the less active T4 into the more active T3 thyroid hormone. practitioner.
CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or
While the aforementioned herbs have long been examined for these thyroid-enhancing nursing.
capabilities, the flavonoid Kaempferol is a new and exciting addition to this field. Complementary Products:
Kaempferol was the subject of a ground-breaking 2007 in-vitro study which revealed that Bacopa enlighten
this flavonoid was capable of stimulating an enzyme that activates thyroid hormone (T3)
by 10-fold, leading to a 260% increase in T3 production. Furthermore, both coleus
forskohlli and kaempferol are potent enhancers of cyclic adenosine mono phosphate
(cAMP), an important regulator of cellular function and energy expenditure. Finally, the
essential minerals zinc, copper, and selenium also play fundamental roles in the
maintenance of healthy thyroid function.

Applications: Thyroid Support Formula

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Tryfonia (MAX)
Tryfonia is L-5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) derived from Griffonia simplicifolia seed
extract. 5-HTP is a metabolite of the amino acid tryptophan, and an essential precursor
of the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin and the neurohormone melatonin.
Research supports a role for 5-HTP in supporting mood balance, sleep, and the proper
tone of the muscles on the back of the neck with resulting changes in blood flow and pain
fibers. Over 19 studies, conducted mainly in Europe, have evaluated the clinical effects of
Over 19 studies, mainly conducted in Europe, have evaluated the clinical effects of 5HTP.
A Swiss study found that a 300mg daily dose was slightly superior to fluvoxamine, a
60 Vegi-Caps (100 mg)MAX AOR04029 standard selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) with lower incidence of side-effects.
90 Vegi-Caps (50 mg) AOR05006 5-HTP has also been compared to tricyclic antidepressants (clomipramine and
Serving Size: 1 Capsule imipramine) and has been found to be as effective as these prescriptive antidepressants.
L-5-Hydroxytryptophan MAX 100 mg Another advantage of 5-HTP is the quicker onset of action compared with conventional
L-5-Hydroxytryptophan 50 mg
treatments. E.g. in one study, 50% of the patients began to improve after 3 days, and 80%
ADULT DOSAGE (50mg): For healthy
mood balance, take 1-2 capsules 3 times
within 2 weeks, whereas conventional antidepressants take much longer to achieve
daily with food; for relief of symptoms of therapeutic response.
fibromyalgia, take 2 capsules 3-4 times
daily with food. A Norwegian study found that 5-HTP improved sleep as effectively as L-Tryptophan.
Melatonin is a down-stream metabolite of 5-HTP, which explains this effect. Studies in
capsule three times daily with food, or as Spain and Italy found that 5-HTP was comparable to the drug methysergide in alleviating
directed by a qualified health practitioner. the symptoms of migraines (over 70% in both groups) while eliciting considerably fewer
CAUTION: To minimize gastrointestinal side effects.
side effect risk, slowly increase dose over a
2-week period. Use for a minimum of 1 Fibromyalgia patients have been found to have low serotonin levels and have shown
week to see beneficial effects for mood symptomatic improvement with the use of tricyclic and SSRI antidepressants. Several
balance and 2 weeks for the alleviation of clinical trials have confirmed significant improvement in symptoms, including pain,
fibromyalgia symptoms. Consult a health
care practitioner if symptoms persist and
morning stiffness, anxiety, and fatigue. An Italian study showed significant improvement
for usage beyond 1 year. Consult a health following a total dose of 300mg for 30 days. A longer 12-month study using a daily dose
care practitioner prior to use if taking of 400mg of 5-HTP found the supplement to be as effective as amitriptyline and/or
carbidopa or drugs/supplements with phenelzine (MAOI). No patient withdrew from the study.
serotonergic activity. These may include,
but are not limited to, L-tryptophan, S- Tryphonia Max™ from AOR™ is twice the strength of regular Tryphonia™.
adenosylmethionine (SAMe), St. John’s
Wort, antidepressants, pain killers,
cough/cold medication containing
dextromethorphan, anti-nausea
medication and anti-migraine medication.
Discontinue use and consult a health care
practitioner if you show signs of weakness,
oral ulcers, or abdominal pain
accompanied by severe muscle pain or if
you experience skin changes. Some
people may experience gastrointestinal
disturbances such as diarrhea, nausea,
vomiting and abdominal pain as well as
drowsiness. Do not use if you have
scleroderma. Exercise caution if driving or
operating heavy machinery or engaging in
activities requiring mental alertness. Do
not take 5-HTP if pregnant, nursing, or
trying to conceive. Not to be used by
individuals under the age of 18 or those
with a medical condition.
Complementary Products:
Inositol, SAMe, Ortho Mind 1.0

Applications: Anxiety disorders, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Insomnia

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Vision Support IITM
It is one of the most disabling infirmities: losing the ability to see. In the United States, the
main cause of blindness is age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a condition that
affects 80% of those over 75 years of age. Many factors have been shown to contribute
to AMD, including oxidative damage to the eye by free radicals. Advanced glycation end-
products (AGEs) also exacerbate the progression of AMD, aging the eyes and impairing
vision. Many widely available nutrients have been shown by scientific studies to be
beneficial for our eyes.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are both xanthophylls that have been shown to reduce the
incidence of AMD. Diets containing 6mg of lutein per day reduced the incidence of
macular degeneration by 43%. Furthermore, higher lutein consumption also reduces the
incidence of cataract formation. The results are impressive but have a simple explanation. 60 Softgels AOR04177
Lutein and zeaxanthin are pigments found in the eyes whose main function is the filtration Serving Size: 1 Softgel
of ultraviolet light that can damage the macula and the lens of the eye. AOR’s Vision Lutein 7.5 mg
Support provides both of these essential eye nutrients in equal amounts. Zeaxanthin 7.5 mg
Benfotiamine 80 mg
Astaxanthin is also a xanthophyll and is a very powerful antioxidant. It has the unique
Astaxanthin 2 mg
ability to pass through the blood-brain barrier, allowing it to act directly on the central Black Soybean Hull Extract 60 mg
nervous system and the eyes, quenching free radicals and alleviating oxidative stress that (10% Cyanidin-3-Glucosides)
can damage the eyes. Several studies have shown that astaxanthin is also extremely ADULT DOSAGE: Take two softgels per
effective in alleviating the symptoms of asthenopia (eye fatigue), improving symptoms by day with food, or as directed by a qualified
up to 54%. Scientists believe the mechanism of action of astaxanthin is based on faster health care practitioner.
accommodation by the ciliary body (an eye muscle responsible for adjusting lens CAUTION: None Known.
thickness and focusing light on the retina), increased retinal blood flow, and anti- Complementary Products:
inflammatory properties. Ortho-Core, Multi-Basics 3, Essential Mix,
Benfotiamine is a highly bioavailable form of vitamin B1. Studies have shown that Ortho-Eyes
benfotiamine supports eye health, and is especially effective at preventing the formation
of glycated proteins called Advanced Glycation End-Products or AGEs. AGEs are
extremely damaging to the eyes and retinas and are a leading cause of AMD and diabetic
retinopathy. Benfotiamine has been shown to prevent retinopathy in diabetic rats.
Vitamin B1 is essential for the maintenance of normal eye health, and deficiencies in this
vitamin are often associated with vision disorders.
Black soybean hull is an extremely rich source of the anthocyanin Cyanidin-3-Glucoside
(C3G). C3G has very potent antioxidant properties that exceed those of other types of
anthocyanins. Studies have shown that C3G quenches free radicals and helps to protect
against oxidative damage caused by UV light. Anthocyanins have protective effects on
blood vessels, helping to maintain the integrity of retinal capillaries. They also stimulate
the production of rhodopsin, a key element required for night vision.
AOR’s Vision Support II formula provides these key eye health nutrients in an olive oil
suspension. Research has shown that olive oil enhances the absorption and
bioavailability of fat soluble nutrients like lutien, zeaxanthin and astaxanthin.
Vision Support II has been designed to complement the actions of a complete, high-
quality multivitamin/mineral formulation such as Ortho-Core™, Multi-Basics 3™ or
Essential Mix™. Such a combination will maximize the effectiveness of Vision Support II,
providing optimal support for long term eye health and maintenance.

Applications: Macular degeneration, Cataract formation, Normal eye structure and function, Eye fatigue

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Vitamin C
Vitamin C is ascorbic acid, and it is required by the body for a wide variety of essential
functions. Contrary to popular belief, Vitamin C is far more than simply a preventative
measure against the common cold. Its antioxidant properties are so far-reaching that it
even protects Vitamins A and E, as well as inhibiting free radical damage to proteins,
lipids, and even protects DNA itself. Furthermore, Vitamin C helps to preserve levels of
glutathione (arguably the most important endogenous antioxidant known to science)
when they are too low. Ascorbic acid also possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-
histamine effects. This makes it potentially helpful against asthma and other pulmonary
diseases, as well as aiding against the effects of allergens, viral infections and irritants.
The officially recommended daily allowance of vitamin C, which is 90 milligrams per day,
100 Vegi-Caps AOR01004 is an artificial figure obtained through a combination of social convention and
300 Vegi-Caps AOR04061 bureaucratic convenience. Most scientifically determined optimal daily allowances range
Serving Size: 1 Capsule from 300 milligrams to 1.2 grams each day, with some older anti-cancer clinical trials
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 1000 mg experimenting with as much as 5 grams! The dosage in AOR’s vitamin C reflects this
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule daily scientific research.
with or without food, or as directed by a
qualified health care practitioner.
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
Immune Ultra, Immune Support, Acta-
Resveratrol, R+Lipoic Acid

Applications: Antioxidant, Infections, Inflammation, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease

Vitamin D3
The term 'vitamin' as applied to vitamin D is inaccurate, as the standard definition of a
vitamin is that it must be consumed orally. Vitamin D, in contrast, is synthesized by the skin
following exposure to ultraviolet rays from sunlight. The most prevalent version of
exogenous vitamin D is called calciferol (or ergocalciferol) or simply vitamin D2.
Cholecalciferol, or vitamin D3 on the other hand, is formed when ultraviolet light reacts
with endogenous synergists housed in bodyfat, and this is the form of vitamin D used by
the body.
Perhaps surprisingly, vitamin D deficiency is widespread. While deficiencies in the elderly
are widely known, it is less appreciated that children and young adults are also at risk.
Studies have shown that children from Madrid, Spain to the eastern seaboard of the U.S.
120 Vegi-Caps AOR04188 were approximately 50% deficit in vitamin D in the winter. In most parts of the world -
60 Vegi-Caps AOR04072 particularly in latitudes of 40N and 40S- people make insufficient vitamin D. In
Serving Size: 1 Capsule Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, which is 52N, vitamin D synthesis is impaired from October
Vitamin D3 1000 IU/25 mcg to March.
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one or two Vitamin D deficiency results in rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults, both
capsules per day with food, or as directed conditions characterized by inadequate bone mineralization. Vitamin D is essential for the
by a qualified health care practitioner. efficient utilization of calcium. Vitamin D is also important in the function of muscles, with
CAUTION: None Known. Safe at one weakness, pain and changes in gait being attributed to vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D3
capsule daily if pregnant or nursing.
from AOR™ is a vegetarian source derived from sheep wool oil collected during shearing.
Ortho Bone, Bone Basics, Strontium
Support II

Applications: Calcium Absorption, Bone disease, Auto-Immune Disorders, Hypertension

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Zen TheanineTM
L-theanine is a unique amino acid found primarily in green tea. Researchers have
determined L-theanine to be the central reason why tea has always been known to
promote relaxation while still enhancing a sense of acute awareness.
In one experiment, 50 women volunteers were divided into high-anxiety and low-anxiety
groups. Each group was given either 50mg or 200 mg of L-theanine once a week for two
months. Researchers concluded that L-theanine rapidly enters the system when ingested
(within roughly 40 minutes) and that it heightens the index of the brain wave which is
known to be linked to a state of relaxed wakefulness. Researchers also explored whether
the response to L-theanine might be influenced by the level of anxiety found in the test
subjects. As might be expected, the greatest degree of change was found in those
manifesting high anxiety. 30 Vegi-Caps AOR04102
Various other experiments have determined that L-theanine influences the levels of the 60 Vegi-Caps AOR04079
neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin in the brain, positively affecting learning Serving Size: 1 Capsule
L-theanine 225 mg
capacity. L-theanine also appears to protect against certain so-called "excitotoxins." It
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule daily
modulates the motor-stimulation associated with caffeine, and it inhibits some of the without food, or as directed by a qualified
actions of norepinephrine in the central nervous system. In tests with gerbils, L-theanine health care practitioner.
also protected neurons from ischemia, a condition that can result in the death of these CAUTION: None Known.
cells. Complementary Products:
Ortho Mind 1.0, Citicoline, Tryfonia, Ortho-

Applications: Mood support, Cognitive support

Zinc-Copper BalanceTM
Zinc and copper are essential minerals critical to health and commonly deficient in
Western diets. An ongoing study tracking the nutritional intake of Americans found that
75% of older Americans were found to be below the RDA for zinc, and none of them
achieved even the minimum recommended intake for copper.
The importance of zinc has been widely acknowledged. Perhaps as a result,
oversupplementation by those who have attempted to rectify their deficiency has become
a problem. This is because zinc and copper are so atomically similar that they can actually
compete with each other for absorption. Excessive zinc can therefore interfere with
copperdependent enzymes by binding to them, thus preventing copper from fulfilling its
own biochemical duties.
In a series of human studies, volunteers consuming a supplement regimen with a 100 Vegi-Caps AOR02012
zinc:copper ratio of up to 23.5-to-one - common ratios in many multivitamins – Serving Size: 1 Capsule
experienced wide-ranging metabolic disturbances, including increased cholesterol, Zinc 15 mg
anemia, and even heart attacks! One massive study which tracked the health habits of (Citrate, Malate, Succinate, Fumarate)
nearly 50 000 American male health professionals for 14 years found that extreme zinc Copper (Citrate, Malate) 2 mg
oversupplementation is associated with a more than doubled risk of developing prostate ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule daily
cancer, especially if continued for more than 10 years. Zinc is still essential but it must with food, or as directed by a qualified
allow copper to perform its own functions - in balance. Studies have found this balance health care practitioner.
to be between 7.5-1 and 10-1 of zinc-to-copper respectively. CAUTION: Take a few hours before or
after taking other medications.
Complementary Products:
Ortho Minerals, SeMC

Applications: Mineral deficiency, Immune support, Antioxidant

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Our newest series contains products that
use advanced delivery methods for
convenience and stability.

CUReCUMIN Cosmaderm
SAMe 400 Vitamin D3 Liquid Adult
UTI Cleanse Vitamin D3 Liquid Child

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Curcumin is an extract of the herb turmeric and is a key botanical extract used in
traditional Ayurvedic medicine. Curcumin has been affectionately nicknamed cure-cumin
due to its incredibly wide-ranging beneficial effects. Curcumin’s list of reported health
benefits is extremely long. Firstly, curcumin is a powerful antioxidant, able to quench a
variety of dangerous free radicals. It is also effective at preventing lipid peroxidation,
which can lead to major damage to cell membranes and even damage to DNA itself.
Another of curcumin’s well known properties is that it is an extremely effective anti-
inflammatory. Research has shown that curcumin is capable of reducing inflammation in 60 Softgels AOR04178
animals, diminishing inflammation associated with paw edema in rats and in numerous Serving Size: 1 Softgel
other models of inflammation. Its mechanism of action seems to be through the Nano-emulsified Curcuma longa Linn.
modulation of the production of certain key inflammatory signal molecules, including Extract 750 mg
prostanoids and leukotrienes. Suspended in Vegetable Oil (95%
Several researchers have also noted the anti-cancer effects of curcumin. For example, Curcumin)
curcumin has been shown to inhibit the growth of cells that have not properly ADULT DOSAGE: Take one softgel twice
differentiated or that demonstrate an abnormal growth pattern. Furthermore, in animal daily with food, or as directed by a
qualified health care practitioner.
studies, topical application of curcumin reduced the incidence of chemically induced
tumors by as much as 98%. CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
Curcumin also has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It inhibits the Maxi Boz, Lyprinin, Vitamin D3, EGCG Max
growth of a variety of potentially harmful microscopic pathogens including
Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococci, Lactobacilli, corynebacterium, Baccilus aureus, and
Micrococcus pyogenes as well as many fungi. Furthermore, curcumin has potential in the
fight against HIV and AIDS, having been shown to be capable of inhibiting the growth of
cells acutely and chronically infected by HIV.
In addition to all of this, curcumin also benefits gastrointestinal and cardiovascular health.
It protects the intestinal lining from irritants, helps to increase bile flow, and acts to
balance cholesterol levels. In one human study, supplementation with curcumin resulted
in a 12% decrease in total cholesterol levels and a 29% increase in HDL (“good”)
cholesterol levels. Curcumin also inhibits and reverses cardiac hypertrophy, which often
results from scar tissue formation in the heart muscle. Hypertrophy of the heart muscle
increases the risk of heart attacks and heart failure.
The list of curcumin’s other health benefits includes liver protective activities,
neuroprotective effects, and metabolic and immune system enhancing effects.
The benefits of curcumin seem too good to be true. And in fact, there is a catch. Curcumin
is a fat-soluble molecule, which means that it has poor solubility in water, greatly limiting
its bioavailability. Curcumin is also metabolized very quickly, further reducing its
availability and ability to be used effectively by the body. These problems have lead to a
search for a “super-curcumin” that delivers all of the benefits in a more usable and
bioavailable form.
One innovative solution is curcumin nanoparticles -tiny particles of curcumin
encapsulated in an oily cavity surrounded by a membrane. Encapsulation in these tiny
particles allows lipid-soluble curcumin to be better absorbed, and also slows the release
into the blood stream, enhancing and prolonging its effects, improving bioavailability and
allowing the full potential of “Cure-cumin” to be realized. AOR’s CUReCUMIN is the
world’s first curcumin available in nanoparticles and features an infinitely better

Applications: Cancer, Inflammation, Antioxidant, Lipid metabolism, Gastrointestinal health

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UTI CleanseTM
D-Mannose is a monosaccaride that is naturally present in trace amounts on urinary tract
cells and can also be found in minute quantities in certain fruits. One such fruit is
cranberry, which has become synonymous with the self-treatment of urinary tract
30 Tablets AOR04162
90 Tablets AOR04080 The conventional medical response to urinary tract infections has always been antibiotics.
50 g Powder AOR04020 However, in spite of their undeniable importance, antibiotics short-circuit the body's
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
D-Mannose 1g inherent healing potential by not differentiating between the 'friendly' bacteria and the
Serving Size: 1 g (approx. ½ tsp) detrimental, pathogenic type. By killing off this "friendly flora", we create a void that might
D-Mannose 1g
be filled by health-compromising pathogens that have now become resistant to antibiotics
UTI, take 1-2g (approx. ½ to 1 teaspoon) and face less competition for growth, and the E. coli bacteria (UPEC) may be a part of
of D-Mannose in water every 3 to 4 hours this new resistant bacterium. These UPEC strains take hold by attaching themselves to the
without food, or as directed by a qualified
health care practitioner. residues of endogenous D-mannose that are found on the receptors of urinary tract cells.
ADULT DOSAGE TABLETS: For acute UTIs Based on this fact, it was safely surmised that greater numbers of these bacteria would
DAY 1: 2 tablets every 2 hours for a bind to greater amounts of supplemental D-mannose. Once bound to this supplemental
maximum of 10. D-mannose, the E. coli strains are simply excreted through the urine along with the
DAY 2: 1 tablet every 2 hours for a
maximum of 5. supplemental D-mannose itself.
DAY 3: 1 tablet every 3-4 hours if
symptoms have improved, if symptoms D-mannose has earned the enviable reputation of being
have not improved consult your doctor. able to provide results with exceptional speed, often
DAY 4: 2 tablets per day, one in the dislodging the bacteria from the wall of the urinary tract
morning, one in the evening.
DAY 5: 1 tablet per day in as little 24-48 hours in many cases.
To prevent recurring UTI: 1 or 2 tablets per
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
Cran-UTI, C+Bioflavonoids
Applications: Urinary tract infections

SAMe 400TM
Adenosyl-L-Methionine (SAMe) is a methyl group donor and is essential for
health. Methylation is crucial for undesirable gene silencing, for DNA
transcription and for the formation of creatine, melatonin, epinephrine,
taurine and cysteine. SAMe is also necessary for the formation of
phosphatidylcholine, an essential component of cellular membranes which
promotes membrane fluidity.
Studies have demonstrated a link between deficient SAMe metabolism and
mood disorders which has led to promising results with the use of SAMe
for the treatment of depressive disorders.
SAMe is also depleted in liver disease and the research results speak for
30 Tablets AOR04071 themselves: SAMe supplementation improves liver function tests,
60 Tablets AOR04069 replenishes liver glutathione levels and protects the liver from various
Serving Size: 1 Tablet toxins such as drugs and chemicals.
S-Adenosyl-L-Methioinine (SAMe) 770 mg SAMe shows promise for the treatment of osteoarthritis as shown by
(Disulfate P-Toluensulfonate) comparative study between SAMe and Celebrex® (a COX-2 inhibitor)
Providing ionic SAMe 400 mg demonstrating that SAMe is as effective as Celebrex in treating the
(Min. 70% (S),S-diastereoisomer)
symptoms of knee osteoarthritis.
ADULT DOSAGE: Take two or three
tablets daily on an empty stomach, or as The health benefits associated with SAMe supplementation are extensive.
directed by a qualified health care The molecule is used to support joint health, mobility, normal liver function
practitioner. and mood. Above all else, SAMe is known for its ability to promote
CAUTION: None Known. emotional well being, and who wouldn't desire that...
Complementary Products:
Joint Support, Inositol, Tryfonia
Applications: Mood support, Arthritis

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Inflammation of the skin is a very uncomfortable and potentially serious problem that can
be caused by a variety of conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and impetigo.
CosmaDerm is a topical cream indicated for any skin condition where inflammation is a
concern. It is safe for long-term use, promotes normal wound healing, kills pathological
microorganisms and protects the skin against toxic chemicals. CosmaDerm contains a
combination of natural botanical ingredients shown to have anti-inflammatory properties,
without the side-effects associated with steroid containing ointments. 60 g Cream AOR04103
Azadirachta Indica, also known as Neem, is a plant that has been used for the treatment 1 g Provides:
of an extensive range of afflictions including skin diseases such as urticaria, eczema, and Azadirachta Indica 0.5%
inflammation. Neem possesses immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, anti- Curcumin 0.5%
fungal, anti-bacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, anti-mutagenic and anti-carcinogenic Psoralea Corylifolia 0.25%
properties. 18-β-Glycyrrhetinic Acid 0.15%
Centella Asiatica 0.5%
Curcumin possesses a wide range of health benefits. This extract from turmeric is a Calendula 0.1%
powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and can inhibit the growth of abnormal cells. Orange Peel 0.1%
Calendula ointments have long been used in Europe to treat slow healing cuts and sores. SUGGESTED USE: Apply twice a day as
required or as directed by a qualified
Newer research confirms the usefulness of the plant extract to treat skin conditions.
health care practitioner.
Topical treatment with calendula reduces pain and exhibits antibacterial, antiviral, and
CAUTION: Natural colour of herbs may
anti-parasitic properties. In Germany, the plant is approved for the treatment of poorly
stain clothing. Avoid contact with eyes. Do
healing wounds, mucous membrane inflammation, dermatitis, rashes, bruises, boils and not use if safety seal is broken.
leg ulcers.
Complementary Products:
Orange Peel is an established anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal agent and GLA-240, Advanced B Complex,
contains flavonoids with astringent properties. Astringents tone the skin and help remove Hyaluronic acid
excess oil and dead skin cells from the skin surface.
Psoralea corylifolia seeds have a long history of use as an Ayurvedic remedy in the
treatment of leucoderma and vitiligo, two skin hypopigmentation disorders, because
topical application of Psoralea increases the production of melanin. The plant also has
anti-cancer, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Centella Asiatica facilitates wound healing through the promotion of fibroblast and
extracellular matrix proliferation - two processes essential for the skin to heal. Topical use
of extracts from this plant is also effective in the treatment of scleroderma, abnormal scar
formation, keloids and psoriasis as it promotes normal cell differentiation.
Licorice is an anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic agent. CosmaDerm contains 18-
Beta-Glycerrhitinic Acid, a molecule extracted from licorice that is capable of inhibiting
inflammation in a variety of ways. It inhibits the formation or release of various molecules
that lead to an inflammatory response, including histamine, prostaglandins and
arachidonic acid.
Whether you are suffering from a skin condition or simply looking for a natural skin
cream that will protect and nourish your skin and give you a healthy glow, CosmaDerm
is the natural choice.

Applications: Skin health, Inflammation, Psoriasis

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Vitamin D3 LiquidTM
Vitamin D is not really a vitamin because it is synthesized by the skin following exposure
to sunlight. Vitamin D deficiency is widespread across all population groups. Most
physicians recognize that the elderly population is at risk, however it is less appreciated
that children, young adults and middle age groups are also at risk of being deficient.
Studies have shown that children in areas ranging from Madrid, Spain to Maine, New
York were approximately 50% deficit in vitamin D in the winter months. Apart from those
who live in equilateral regions, most people do not synthesize sufficient amounts of
vitamin D. For instance, in Edmonton, which is 52N, vitamin D synthesis is impaired from
October through to March.
Vitamin D for Children
50mL ADULT AOR04193
Serving Size: 0.2mL The most well known role of vitamin D is its involvement in maintaining healthy bones. In
Vitamin D3 1000IU (25 mcg) children, vitamin D is essential for the proper growth and development of bones, and
deficiency can result in rickets. Research has shown that vitamin D supplementation early
50mL CHILD AOR04194
in life leads to higher bone mineral density (BMD) at 7-9 years of age, and that
Serving Size: 0.2mL
adolescents with low vitamin D levels have lower BMD.
Vitamin D3 400IU (10 mcg)
Vitamin D is also important in the function of muscles. Research has shown that young
SUGGESTED USE: Take 0.2mL per day
with food, or as directed by a qualified girls (12-14 years old) with higher vitamin D levels demonstrate greater muscle power
health care practitioner. than those with lower levels.
CAUTION: None Known Vitamin D supplementation is also important during pregnancy and at very young ages,
Complementary Products: as inadequate vitamin D levels early in life have been associated with an increased risk
Ortho-Bone, Bone Basics, Strontium of autoimmune disorders like multiple sclerosis, breathing disorders and type 1 diabetes
Support II later in life. For example, infants receiving 2000IU of vitamin D in the first year of life were
80% less likely to develop type 1 diabetes. There may also be a link between vitamin D
and autism, as autism is much more prevalent in areas of low sunlight.
Vitamin D for Adults
In adults and older individuals, vitamin D deficiency results in osteomalacia (a softening
of the bones) and can lead to osteopenia and osteoporosis. In adults, supplementation
with 800IU of vitamin D has been linked to a 26% reduction of hip fractures and a 23%
reduction in non-vertebral fractures.
Vitamin D has been associated with increased hypertension, increased auto-immune
diseases and various forms of cancer including breast, prostate and skin. Low Vitamin D
is associated with chronic pain, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), poor immune system,
diabetes, seasonally affective disorders and even an increased risk of mortality by all
causes. Studies also suggest that vitamin D has important immunological and
antibacterial effects, and may be important for preventing infections.
Vitamin D for All
With such a range of effects on health, getting an adequate amount of vitamin D is
essential for people of all ages. AOR’s new liquid vitamin D3 is available in both adult
and children’s formulas. The convenient liquid formulation has a neutral flavour and is
easily absorbed. It is the ideal choice for infants, children and other individuals who have
difficulty swallowing capsules. The calibrated dropper ensures accurate doses.

Applications: Bone Health, Immune System Health, Autoimmune disorders, Normal cell growth and development

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Our Ayurved Series includes botanical formulas selected from the formulary of
Ayurveda, the traditional medical system of India, that have also been
validated by the techniques of Western science.
Amla Gandha•750
Arjuna Flow Gymnema•75
Bacopa Enlighten Maxi•Boz
Cardana Opti-Guggul
Curcumin•95 Stimuliv
DGL•760 TriphLax•750

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Amla is an extract of Emblica Officinalis, a fruit that has been used in ayurvedic medicine
for a multitude of purposes such as the treatment of diarrhea, dysentery, infections, and
ulcers, as well as atherosclerosis and respiratory difficulties.The most notable use of amla
is as an anti-aging compound. Its antibacterial and astringent effects promote longevity.
Amla is particularly useful in protecting the heart and lungs, and has traditionally been
used to fight chronic lung problems as well as upper respiratory infections.
The cardiovascular benefits of amla have been tested in numerous published studies that
have shown it to be an effective modulator of lipoprotein metabolism.In humans, one
double-blind study showed that amla supplementation could significantly reduce total
serum cholesterol levels in both normal and hypercholesterolaemic men after only 28
90 Vegi-Caps AOR11038 days. In another study, amla increased HDL cholesterol by 25% while reducing LDL
Serving Size: 1 Capsule cholesterol by nearly 16%, as well as significantly reducing blood glucose concentrations
Amla extract (Emblica Officinalis) 950 mg following a meal.
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule three Some of amla's roles have been clarified by in vitro studies, which show that it can protect
times a day with/without food, or as cells by reducing the activiy of toxic heavy metals and enhancing the activity of immune
directed by a qualified health care
system cells called macrophages. Amla may also have anti-carcinogenic effects. In one
study that observed rats predisposed to developing liver tumors, only 11% of rats pre-
CAUTION: None Known.
treated with amla developed tumors.
Complementary Products:
Vitamin C, Niacin No-Flush, Antioxidant Besides these important roles, amla also works as an antacid, and it raises protein
Synergy absorption thanks to its effect on positive nitrogen balance. This versatile extract is thus
able to protect the body on a number of levels.

Applications: Antioxidant, Anti-viral (cold/flu), Inflammation, Cardiovascular disease

Arjuna FlowTM
Arjuna Flow™ is Terminalia Arjuna, an Ayurvedic herb used to support cardiovascular
function for the last 1200 years. Recent evidence supports this traditional role and
demonstrates that Arjuna Flow encourages a healthy blood lipid profile and supports the
function of the heart muscle.
In addition to long-term health benefits such as antioxidant protection and the promotion
of healthy cholesterol balance, Arjuna Flow also protects the heart muscle after a heart
attack. More recent research confirms the ability of Arjuna to support a healthy heart. A
trial that compared the efficacy of Arjuna and isosorbide mononitrate (a common angina
medication) in controlling angina symptoms in cardiac patients revealed that Arjuna was
as effective as the drug but had far fewer side effects. Arjuna relieved symptoms in 80%
90 Vegi-Caps AOR04026 of the patients versus 70% for the drug. Over a twelve-week period, Arjuna reduced the
Serving Size: 1 Capsule frequency of angina attacks by 67% versus 73% for the drug.
Terminalia arjuna extract 500 mg In patients with congestive heart disease, supplementation with Arjuna increased the
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to three heart's ability to pump blood by 10%. Over a two-year period, patients taking Arjuna
capsules daily with/without food, or as continued to notice improvements in their quality of life, ability to exercise and relief of
directed by a qualified health care their symptoms.
1200 years of traditional use and decades of modern research! Arjuna Flow, to be used
CAUTION: None Known.
with confidence...
Complementary Products:
Vinpo 15, Gingko Biloba, Nattokinase

Applications: Cardiovascular health, Supports healthy blood flow

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Bacopa EnlightenTM
Bacopa Enlighten™ is Bacopa monniera Linn, an herb used in traditional Ayurvedic
medicine to support cognitive function. Recent clinical trials support this use and have also
demonstrated that the herb possesses powerful antioxidant effects in the brain. Even
today, Bacopa is often given to babies in the hopes that it will open the gateway to
In a double-blind study among 110 boys, supplementation with Bacopa improved math
skills and memory. Later studies performed in adults also produced encouraging results.
In anxiety sufferers, a 4-week intervention study with Bacopa improved memory, lessened
anxiety, bettered social adjustment and reduced mental fatigue at work. Supplementation
also lessened blood pressure from 117 to 112 mmHg. Australian researchers found that
supplementation with 300 mg Bacopa per day for 12 weeks improved cognitive function 60 Vegi-Caps AOR04025
with a 15% betterment in processing visual information, a 14% greater rate of learning, Serving Size: 1 Capsule
a 33% lower rate of forgetting, along with a remarkable 108% better ability to consolidate Bacopa monniera extract 300 mg
new information. (50% baccosides A & B)
Animal studies have shown that Bacopa prevents drug induced memory loss, inhibits ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule daily,
or as directed by a qualified health care
acetylcholine depletion in the brain's memory center, increases protein synthesis in the
brain as well as the production of key neural antioxidant enzymes. Bolstering brain
CAUTION: Consult a health care
function and relieving anxiety, while gearing up the brain's ability to defend itself from free
practitioner for use beyond 3 months. May
radical assault, it is not surprising that Bacopa unites yesterday's traditions with today's cause nausea, dry mouth and fatigue. Do
neuroscience. not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Complementary Products:
Ortho Mind 1.0, Citicoline, R+lipoic acid

Applications: Cognitive support, Anti-aging, Neuroprotection

Cardana™ is an Ayurvedic herbal formula used to support the health of the heart and
vascular system. Cardana promotes normal blood pressure and healthy blood flow to the
heart muscle. Cardana contains six of the most powerful herbs used to support the
cardiovascular system:
• Terminalia arjuna reduces blood pressure and slows down heart rate. The herb also
increases the strength of the heart contractions.
• Coleus forskohlii was shown to reduce blood pressure in human and animal studies.
Coleus forskohlii improves the efficiency of the heart's contractions and is also a powerful
vasodilator, which explains its ability to reduce blood pressure.
• Crataegus oxycantha (also known as hawthorn), is an esteemed cardiac herb that has
100 Tablets AOR11017
been used for thousands of years. Hawthorn increases the force of cardiac contractions,
Serving Size: 2 Tablets
improves blood flow and reduces the oxygen needs of the cardiac muscle.
Terminalia arjuna (25% Tannins) 226 mg
• Hawthorn is also an anti-hypertensive and anti-arrhythmic agent. Crataegus oxyacantha (2% Vitexin) 200 mg
Coleus forskholli (4% Forskohlin) 207 mg
• Withania somnifera, known as ashwagandha, is one of the most important Ayurvedic Withania somnifera 100 mg
herbs. It is a powerful anti-anxiety agent and as anxiety sufferers will attest, anxiety often (2.5% Withenolides)
manifests as a rapid heart beat, elevated blood pressure and can even feel like a heart Boerhaavia diffusa (0.1% Alkaloids) 100 mg
Piper Longum (10% Piperine) 5 mg
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to two tablets
• Boerhaavia diffusa is a diuretic and Piper longum improves bioavailability. twice a day with/without food, or as
directed by a qualified health care
Yesterday's remedy justified by today's science for the leading cause of mortality in the practitioner.
Western World - Cardana for your heart's sake. CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or
Complementary Products:
Applications: Anti-hypertensive, Cardiotonic Cardio Mag 2.0, Bearlic Garlic, CoQ plus

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Curcumin•95 is a standardized extract of curcuminoid complex extracted from the South
Indian spice turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn.). Research supports the wide-ranging health
benefits of curcuminoids, especially curcumin. Curcumin is an antioxidant, which reduces
hydroxyl and peroxyl free radicals. Curcumin is also an effective agent against lipid
peroxidation. Curcumin is responsible for the anti-inflammatory activity of tumeric and is
capable of modulating the production of inflammatory signal molecules (prostanoids and
leukotrienes). In animal models, oral administration of Curcumin was found to be a very
effective anti-inflammatory treatment and reduced inflammation in edema tests but also
in several other inflammatory models.
Several researchers have reported an anti-carcinogenic effect with Curcumin. The extract
100 Vegi-Caps AOR11004 inhibits the growth of cells which have not properly differentiated or whose growth pattern
Serving Size: 1 Capsule is abnormal. Curcumin is also beneficial for the gastrointestinal system, with studies
Turmeric Extract 500 mg showing that Curcumin protects the gastric mucosa from irritants. Curcumin is also
(Curcuma longa Linn.) (95% Curcuminoids) hepatoprotective, and studies show that it protects the liver from several toxins. Curcumin
Curcumin (diferuloylmethane) 365 mg is also a spasmolytic and increases bile flow in animals. Other animal studies have shown
Demethoxycurcumin 80 mg
Bis-Demethoxycurcumin 10 mg
that Curcumin lowers cholesterol levels. Curcumin inhibits the growth of most
Other curcuminoids 20 mg microorganisms and prevents the replication of HIV in both acutely infected and
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to eight chronically infected cells.
capsules per day with/without food, or as For the last few decades, extensive work has been done to establish the biological
directed by a qualified health care
activities and pharmacological actions of curcumin. The research confirms the antitumor,
antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties of this herbal extract.
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
Lyprinin, Maxi Boz, Opti-Guggul
Applications: Inflammation, Antioxidant, Gastrointestinal health, Cardiovascular health, Lipid metabolism

Used as a flavoring agent because of it sweetness, licorice has long been administered in
Egypt, Greece and China for a wide variety of health conditions. Our ancestors knew that
licorice could soothe aching stomachs and the plant was often used for gastritis. There is
one problem with licorice - the root affects adrenal function and may cause hypertension
and water retention after prolonged use. There is, however, a simple solution to this
problem: Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL), an extract from licorice that does not contain
the glycerrhizinic and glycerrhetinic acids responsible for the unwanted effects.
DGL has numerous health benefits, exhibiting antimicrobial properties, peptic ulcer
healing, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. Numerous recent clinical studies have
shown that DGL is an effective remedy for those afflicted with duodenal or peptic ulcers.
60 Vegi-Caps AOR11003 While several medications used for the treatment of ulcers focus on reducing gastric
Serving Size: 1 Capsule acidity, DGL addresses the root cause of the problem. Test tube studies demonstrate that
Deglycyrrhizinated the flavonoids naturally present in DGL prevent the growth of H. pylori, the culprit behind
Licorice Root Extract 760 mg most cases of peptic and duodenal ulcers. DGL also promotes healing by improving
(Glycyrrhiza glabra) blood flow to the gastric lining, increasing the lifespan of intestinal cells and encouraging
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule two the production of protective substances. In short, DGL supports the health of the digestive
times a day with/without food, or as system and relieves the symptoms of ulcers.
directed by a qualified health care
CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or
Complementary Products:

Applications: Anti-Ulcer, Heartburn

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Gandha is standardized Withania Somnifera (ashwagandha); a plant widely used in
Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of ancient India. Known as Indian ginseng,
ashwagandha is the ideal supplement for those facing constant stress and chronic fatigue.
In controlled human studies, those taking Ashwagandha were better protected against the
development of ulcers, vitamin C depletion, adrenal exhaustion, and had increased
physical endurance, as compared with those taking Panax ginseng. In animals,
Ashwagandha improves cardiac and adrenal function, prolongs exercise times, increases
muscle mass and maintains glycogen and vitamin C stores. Stressed animals given
Gandha have a reduced need to produce natural painkillers, endure fewer gastric ulcers
and experience less despair. Gandha also supports the immune system of animals
undergoing immunosuppressive drug therapy. Studies in tumor bearing animals 120 Vegi-Caps AOR11036
confirmed Gandha's knack at improving immunity, demonstrating that the herb enhances Serving Size: 1 Capsule
the proliferation of immune cells and boosts the immune cells' ability to destroy infected Withania Somnifera 750 mg
and foreign cells. Gandha has traditionally been used for anxiety, and animal studies (2.5% Withanolides)
show that it prevents morphine dependence, tolerance and toxicity. ADULT DOSAGE: Take two capsules twice
daily with/without food, or as directed by a
In a double blind trial in men, those receiving Gandha had greater libido, higher red
qualified health practitioner.
blood cell counts and lower levels of inflammation markers than the men receiving the
CAUTION: Persons using anti-coagulant
placebo. It is no surprise that Gandha is a prized herb in Ayurveda. This formidable
(“blood-thinning”) drugs like warfarin
adaptogen supports immunity, liver function and enhances the body's adaptive response (Coumadin®) or aspirin should consult a
to stress. health care practitioner before using this
Complementary Products:
Ortho Adapt, Rhodiola, Adrenal
Applications: Stress, Edema, Support for tense muscles

Diabetes is a metabolic disease characterized by the inability to utilize insulin, which leads
to elevated blood glucose levels.
Diabetes has reached endemic levels, with no signs of regressing. High dietary glycemic
loads, coupled with sedentary and stressful lifestyles, contributes to the alarming
prevalence of diabetes. But long before injectable insulin and glucometers, there was
Gymnema Sylvestre, an herb that has been used to support normal glucose metabolism
in India since Buddha's time. The hypoglycemic effects of Gymnema were first clinically
assessed in the 1930's and the herb has since been shown to reduce blood glucose levels
in both insulindependent and non-insulin-dependent diabetic animals.
Gymnema is the only substance known to increase insulin levels in insulin-requiring
individuals. The herb increases peripheral insulin sensitivity and may reduce the need for 90 Vegi-Caps AOR11011
the amount of insulin released during a glucose tolerance test. Gymnema lowers glucose Serving Size: 1 Capsule
levels via its influence on glucose receptors. In the mouth, Gymnema inhibits the sensation Gymnema Sylvestre (leaf extract) 500 mg
of sweetness by interfering with the tongue's sugar receptors. In the intestines, Gymnema Total Gymnemic acids as per IP 375 mg
prevents the absorption of glucose, thereby reducing the glucose and insulin increases ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to three
seen after a meal. The action of Gymnema•75™ is mediated by gymnemic acids. capsules daily with food, or as directed by
a qualified health care practitioner.
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
Ortho Glucose II, R+ Lipoic Acid
Sustained Release, Advanced B Complex

Applications: Elevated blood glucose levels, Cardiovascular disease

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Maxi•Boz is a standardized extract of the resin of Boswellia serrata, also known as
Frankincense, a botanical with a long historical usage in traditional Ayurvedic medicine
for support in inflammatory conditions and arthritis. In animal studies, Boswellia was
shown to reduce inflammation and arthritis. Furthermore, the Boswellia extract was safer
and more potent than more conventional Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory drugs.
Furthermore, supplementation with Boswellia Serrata extract was shown to prevent the
degradation of glycosaminoglycan, one of the major constituents of cartilage. On the
other hand, treatment with NSAID's is a well known contributing factor to articular
degeneration. Boswellic acid also reduced antibody production, inhibited the complement
systems, and prevented the infiltration of white blood cells into tissue - further testament
to the herb’s ability to hamper inflammatory reactions.
90 Vegi-Caps AOR11010
Serving Size: 1 Capsule Furthermore, Maxi•Boz had marked sedative and analgesic effects in animals and could
Boswellia serrata 500 mg also modulate leucotriene levels in Ulcerative Colitis patients in a manner similar to
(Boswellic Acids 65%) standard prescriptive medication. Maxi•Boz can also be used to reduce mucous
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one or two secretions for those whose lungs cannot stay clear. Applications include emphysema,
capsules three times a day with/without cystic fibrosis, chronic bronchitis, and acute respiratory distress syndrome.
food, or as directed by a qualified health
care practitioner. Whether you are suffering from aching joints, ulcerated intestines, lung disease, acute or
CAUTION: None Known. chronic inflammation due to irritation, injury or overactive immunity, Maxi•Boz is an
Complementary Products:
excellent choice to help manage inflammation and to encourage recovery.
Lyprinin,Curcumin 95, CUReCUMIN

Applications: Inflammation, Skin disorders, Inflammatory bowel disease

Opti-Guggul is an extract from the tree Commiphora mukul and has a long history of use
in traditional Ayurvedic medicine as a support nutrient in inflammatory conditions and in
the maintenance of a healthy body weight. Yet it is the cholesterol-lowering ability of
Commiphora mukul that has received the most attention. Clinical trials have
demonstrated that supplementation with the extract results in an 11% total cholesterol
reduction and a 16.8% reduction of triglycerides levels. Furthermore, patients receiving
Commiphora mukul saw their good cholesterol levels increase by 60%. Such results were
confirmed in subsequent trials. It was also shown that Opti-Guggul reduces the oxidation
of lipids and prevents the formation of blood clots. Opti-Guggul appears to inhibit the
hormone that controls cholesterol synthesis while promoting the excretion of cholesterol
through the feces.
90 Vegi-Caps AOR11009
Serving Size: 1 Capsule Furthermore, Guggul supports healthy thyroid function by promoting the conversion of the
Commiphora mukul 500 mg less active T4 to the more active T3. This may explain why studies have shown that Guggul
(3% E & Z Guggulsterones) helps to maintain a normal weight. Overweight patients taking guggul for a month
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one capsule three times a day
with/without food, or as directed by a qualified health experienced, on average, a 2.8 pound weight loss and saw their skin fold body fat
care practitioner. measurements decrease significantly. Traditionally, Guggul has also been used as an anti-
CAUTION: Guggul should not be used in cases of
hyperthyroidism, pelvic inflammatory disease or inflammatory and for a variety of skin conditions, especially for those with very oily skin.
menorrhagia. May potentiate or alter the effects of
thyroid medications. Consult your physician. Mild GI Opti-Guggul has a long medicinal heritage and is still held in high esteem today for its
problems have been noted in a few people. Guggul broad-ranging, health-promoting effects.
reduces the bioavailability of blood pressure drugs
diltiazem (Cardizem®) and propranolol (Inderal®),
as well as the cancer drug cyclophosphamide. Guggul
must not be taken with acetaminophen (eg.
Tylenol®). A small subset of Guggul users may
develop a rash, which disappears when they stop
taking the supplement. Do not use if pregnant or
Complementary Products:
Niacin No-Flush, Pantethine, Thyro-100 Applications: High Cholesterol Levels, Thyroid Support, Inflammation

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Stimuliv is an Ayurvedic liver support formula that contains 9 herbs traditionally used to
promote normal liver function. The liver is the largest gland of the human body and more
than 500 different functions have been attributed to the liver. Such functions include
detoxification reactions, the formation of bile, the clearance of ammonia, the processing
of hemoglobin and the production of glucose, proteins, fats and vitamins. Hepatotoxicity
and chronic liver diseases are common and include hepatitis, cirrhosis, hemochromatosis,
alcoholism and liver cancer, not to mention the constant onslaught from daily toxins,
pollutants and xenobiotics.
Stimuliv is a potent, safe and highly effective liver support product that improves the
functioning of the liver, and prevents liver damage. Stimuliv contains:
• Andrographis paniculata - a bitter herb possessing powerful hepatoprotective effects
that surpass those of silymarin
• Phyllanthus niruri - with demonstrated efficacy against hepatitis and jaundice 100 Vegi-Tabs AOR11005
• Eclipta alba - an anti-hepatotoxic agent Serving Size: 2 Tablets
Andrographis paniculata 200 mg
• Picrorrhiza kurrooa - hepatoprotective and anticholesterol (10% Andrographolides)
• Boerhaavia diffusa -immunostimulant that is excellent for liver ascites Phyllanthus niruri 10:1 (3% Bitters) 100 mg
Eclipta alba (2.5% Norwedalolactones) 100 mg
• Ipomoea turpethum - mild purgative used to support detoxification Picrorhiza kurroa (6% Kutkins) 100 mg
• Tephrosea purpurea - synergistic herb that supports the function of the other herbs in Boerhaavia diffusa (0.1% Alkaloids) 50 mg
the formula Azadirachtica indica (2.5% Bitters) 50 mg
Berberis aristata 8% (10% Berberine) 25 mg
• Azadirachta indica - one of the premier herbs for jaundice Ipomoea turpethum (25% Resin) 50 mg
• Berberis aristata - antiviral herb Tephrosia purpurea (6% Rutin) 25 mg
Solanum nigrum (0.2 % Alkaloids) 25 mg
Stimuliv supports hepatic function and offers antioxidant, liver regenerative, anti- ADULT DOSAGE: Take one or two tablets twice
inflammatory and choleretic properties. a day with/without food, or as directed by a
qualified health care practitioner.
CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
Complementary Products:
Applications: Antioxidant, Liver damage, Inflammation Ortho Liver II, NAC

TriphLax•750 is triphala, a time-tested Ayurvedic formula containing three herbs used to
support detoxification. In addition to promoting regularity, TriphLax is traditionally used to
support blood purification, bile secretion, digestion and assimilation, and the health of
the gastrointestinal tract lining. Triphala is unique in that it combines tonifying, cleaning
and nutritional properties. Each of the three fruits found in the formula contributes to the
beneficial properties of the formulation. Among the known properties of the herbs:
• Terminalia chebula possesses laxative, astringent, lubricant, antiparasitical,
antispasmodic and nerve calming properties
• Emblica officinalis is traditionally used to treat ulcers, inflammation of the stomach
and intestines, constipation, diarrhea, and liver congestion
• Terminalia bellerica purifies and balances excess mucus, providing support in 100 Vegi-Caps AOR04048
asthma, bronchial conditions, and allergies Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Emblica officinalis 250 mg
One of the most common health complaints facing people as they grow older is Terminalia belerica 250 mg
occasional bowel irregularity. But triphala is much more than a mere laxative. It is an Terminalia chebula 250 mg
effective blood purifier, stimulates bile secretion, detoxifies the liver and other organs, ADULT DOSAGE: Take one or two
helps digestion and assimilation, stimulates the peristaltic action of the intestinal lining, is capsules twice daily, or as directed by a
tonifying, supports other organs, and helps in the elimination of toxins. qualified health care practitioner.
CAUTION: None Known.
Complementary Products:
Ortho Liver II, NAC, Stimuliv

Applications: Digestion, Elimination, Detoxification

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Adrenal * All-Life Colostrum Acta-Resveratrol
All-Life Colostrum AllerControl* Antioxidant Synergy*
Cardana Bilberry-Grapeskin Astaxanthin Ultra
Curcumin•95 C+Bioflavonoids Bilberry-Grapeskin
CUReCUMIN Curcumin•95 Biofolate
DGL •760 CUReCUMIN* C+Bioflavonoids
Maca GLA-240 Co-Enzyme Q-10
Ortho•Adapt* L-Glutamine Co-Q Plus*
Ortho•Adapt Vegan N•A•C
Pantethine* N•A•C Sustained
Rhodiola Niacin No-Flush
Holy Basil
Immune Support
Immune Ultra
Acta-Resveratrol Aminos IP6
Advanced B Complex* Arginine Lactoferrin
Antioxidant Synergy Carnosine-500 Lutein
Bacopa Enlighten Glycine Lycopene Ultra
benaGene* L-Glutamine N•A•C
Benfotiamine L-Lysine N•A•C Sustained
Carnosine-500 L-Tyrosine Ortho•Core
Homocysteine+ N•A•C Ortho•Eyes
Ortho•Core N•A•C Sustained Pomegranate Ultra
Ortho•Eyes Reduced Glutathione PreCar
R(+)-Lipoic Acid SAMe 400 Pronogenol-2
R+ Lipoic Acid Sustained Release* Taurine Prostaphil-2
Vision Support II Tryfonia Quercetin
Zen Theanine R(+)-Lipoic Acid
R(+)-Lipoic Acid Sustained Release*

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Stimuliv benaGene R(+)-Lipoic Acid
Taurine Gymnema-75 R(+)-Lipoic Acid Sustained Release
Toco-3-Nol Max Holy Basil SAMe 400
Total E Ortho•Glucose II* Taurine
Vision Support II R(+)-Lipoic Acid Vinpo 15
Vitamin C Zen Theanine
R(+)-Lipoic Acid Sustained Release*
Zinc-Copper Balance
Cardiovascular System
Bone Health
Anxiety Advanced B Complex
Blood Pressure Relief*
Bacopa Enlighten Advanced Biotics Cardana
GABA Advanced Bone Protection Cardio-Mag 2.0*
Holy Basil Advanced Bone Protection + Strontium* Co-Enzyme Q-10
Inositol* Bone Basics* Co-Q Plus*
Omega EPA Boron De Cholest*
Ortho•Adapt C+Bioflavonoids Greens ‘n’ Berries
PMS Less Glycine Hawthorn
Tryfonia* Lactoferrin PreCar
Zen Theanine* Methylcobalamin Pronogenol-2
Ortho•Bone* TLC 3.0
Asthma Total E
Ortho•Bone Vegan
AllerControl* Strontium Support II
Cellular Growth and Differentiation
Lyprinol Vitamin D3
Advanced Whey
Maxi-Boz* Vitamin D3 Liquid Advanced Whey Fibre
N•A•C Vitamin K2 AHCC*
N•A•C Sustained* Carnosine-500
Quercetin Brain and Neurological Health D-Glucarate
Advanced B Complex EGCG Max*
Blood Pressure Bacopa Enlighten Estro Detox
Acta-Resveratrol Choline Alfoscerate Glycine
Blood Pressure Relief* Citicoline I3C
Cardana GABA Immune Ultra*
Cardio Mag 2.0* Ginkgo Biloba Immune Support
Co-Enzyme Q10 GLA-240 Inositol
Co-Q Plus Glycine IP6
Inositol Quercetin
Lyprinol SeMC
Mag-K-Taurine Toco-3-Nol Max
TriphLax 750
Methylcobalamin* Total E
NADH Ultra Vitamin C
Blood Sugar Balance Omega EPA* Vitamin D3
Advanced B Complex* Ortho•Mind 1.0* Zinc-Copper Balance
Advanced Whey Fibre PS-100

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Chelation Ortho•Mind 1.0 EFA’s and Phospholipids
Carnosine-500* P-5-P Citicoline
EGCG Max PS-100 Lyprinin*
IP6* SAMe*
Omega Cardio*
N•A•C Tryfonia*
Omega EPA*
N•A•C Sustained
R(+)-Lipoic Acid* Detoxification
R(+)-Lipoic Acid Sustained Release Acta-Resveratrol
Solufibre D-Glucarate Energy/Fatigue
Estro Detox Advanced B Complex*
Cholesterol IP6 Advanced Whey
Advanced Biotics N•A•C Cardio Mag 2.0
Bearlic Garlic N•A•C Sustained EGCG Max
De Cholest* Ortho•Liver II*
Gandha 750
Hawthorn Prostaphil-2
Magnesium+Potassium Aspartates*
Niacin No-Flush* R(+)-Lipoic Acid
R(+)-Lipoic Acid Sustained Release Magnesium Malate Renew
Reduced Glutathione NADH Ultra*
SAMe 400 Ortho•Iron
Solufibre PreCar
Toco-3-Nol Max
Stimuliv* R(+)-Lipoic Acid
Total E
Taurine R(+)-Lipoic Acid Sustained Release
TLC 3.0
Circulation Ribogen
TriphLax *
Arjuna Flow* Thyro 100
Gandha-750 Eye Health
Advanced Biotics*
Ginkgo Biloba Digestase Astaxanthin Ultra
NAHD Ultra L-Glutamine* Bilberry-Grapeskin
Nattokinase* Saccharomyces boulardii* Citicoline
Niacin No-Flush
Quercetin Digestion
TriphLax 750 Ortho•Eyes*
Advanced Biotics*
R(+)-Lipoic Acid
Advanced Whey Fibre
Constipation AOR Zymes* R(+)-Lipoic Acid Sustained Release
Advanced Biotics Digestase Vinpo 15
TriphLax 750 DPP Zyme Vision Support II*
Vitamin C Gastro Relief
Depression Ortho•Liver
Inositol Solufibre*
NADH Ultra TriphLax 750
Omega EPA*

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GI Inflammation Infections Vitamin D3
Curcumin•95 Advanced Whey Vitamin D3 Liquid
Digestase All-Life Colostrum
DPP Zyme C+Bioflavonoids* Kidney and Urinary Health
L-Glutamine Chanca Piedra Chanca Piedra*
Lyprinin* DGL 760 Cran-UTI*
Maxi-Boz* Immune Ultra* Gout Relief*
Saccharomyces boulardii Immune Support* UTI-Cleanse*
L-Lysine Vinpo 15
Gout N•A•C Vitamin D3
Gout Relief Reduced Glutathione Vitamin D3 Liquid
Headaches/Migraines Zinc-Copper Balance Men’s Health
Advanced B Complex Arginine
Niacin No-Flush* Inflammation Boron
Petadolex* Acta-Resveratrol Lycopene Ultra*
Tryfonia* AOR Zymes Maca
C + Bioflavonoids Prostaphil-2*
Homocysteine Curcumin•95 Zinc-Copper Balance*
Advanced B Complex* CUReCUMIN*
Homocysteine+* DPP Zyme Menopause
Methylcobalamin Ultra GLA-240 Boron
P-5-P* Lyprinin* GLA-240*
SAMe 400 Maxi-Boz* Estro Detox
Nattokinase Maca*
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Omega EPA PMS Less
Advanced Biotics* Stimuliv Total E*
Lyprinin Joint Health Minerals
Maxi-Boz* Advanced Joint Support* Boron
Saccharomyces boulardii* All-Life Colostrum Ortho•Minerals*
Boron SeMC*
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) GLA-240 Zinc-Copper Balance*
Advanced Biotics Glucosamine HCl
Glucosamine & Chondroitin*
Infant/Child Development Gout Relief Multivitamins
Bacopa Enlighten* Hyaluronic Acid Essential Mix
Choline Alfoscerate* Lyprinin* Multi-Basics 3
Essential Mix* MSM Ortho-Core
Inositol MSM + Glucosamine
Vitamin D3 Liquid CHILD SAMe 400

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Nausea Sleep Triglycerides
Advanced Biotics GABA De Cholest
AOR Zymes Glycine* Omega Cardio
P-5-P Niacin No-Flush Opti-Guggul
Ortho•Sleep* Pantethine
Pain Tryfonia*
AOR Zymes* Zen-Theanine Urinary Tract Infections
MSM* C+ Bioflavonoids
SAMe 400 Sports Nutrition Cran-UTI
Tryfonia* Advanced Whey* UTI-Cleanse
Advanced Whey Fibre
Premenstrual Syndrome All-Life Colostrum Vegetarian Support
Estro Detox Arginine* Carnosine-500*
GLA-240* Astaxanthin Ultra Hydroxy B12
Lyprinol Cardio Mag 2.0 Methylcobalamin*
Maca* Carnosine-500 Ortho•Iron*
PMS Less* Co-Enzyme Q-10 PreCar
L-Glutamine Taurine
Reflux Greens ‘n’ Berries Zinc-Copper Balance
DGL 760 Maca
Gastro Relief Magnesium + Potassium Aspartates Weight Management
Mastica Chios NADH Ultra Advanced Whey
PreCar Advanced Whey Fibre
Sexual Function R(+)-Lipoic Acid benaGene
Arginine R(+)-Lipoic Acid Sustained Release EGCG Max*
Maca Ribogen* GLA-240
PreCar Opti-Guggul*
Stomach Ulcers PreCar
Skin Health DGL 760 Thyro 100*
Advanced B Complex Gastro Relief Tryfonia
Antioxidant Synergy Mastica Chios
C + Bioflavonoids Women’s Health
Cosmaderm* Thyroid Support Estro Detox*
GLA-240* Bacopa Enlighten I3C*
Hyaluronic Acid Opti-Guggul GLA 240
Lycopene Ultra Thyro 100 Maca
Maxi-Boz* PMS Less*
Niacin No-Flush

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Ingredients Index
See Griffonia Seed Extract BACOPA MONNIERI Petadolex, AllerControl
5-METHYLTETRAHYDROFOLATE Bacopa Enlighten, Ortho•Mind 1.0, Thyro 100 CABBAGE POWDER
Advanced B Complex, Biofolate, Essential Mix, Multi BARLEY GRASS JUICE POWDER Greens ‘n’ Berries
Basics 3, Ortho•Core Greens ‘n’ Berries CALCIUM CARBONATE
Estro Detox Greens ‘n’ Berries CALCIUM CITRATE MALATE
18-β-GLYCYRRHETINIC ACID BENFOTIAMINE Essential Mix, Multi Basics•3, Ortho•Bone Vegan,
Cosmaderm Advanced B Complex, Benfotiamine, Vision Support II Ortho•Core, Ortho•Minerals
AHCC De Cholest, Stimuliv D-Glucarate, Estro Detox, Ortho•Core
Ortho•Adapt Stimuliv Cosmaderm
Adrenal, Ortho•Adapt Gout Relief Antioxidant Synergy
Bearlic Essential Mix, Multi Basics•3, Ortho•Core Greens ‘n’ Berries
Multi Basics•3, Ortho•Core Advanced Biotics Greens ‘n’ Berries
AOR Zymes Bilberry + Grapeskin Cosmaderm
Choline Alfoscerate Greens ‘n’ Berries Blood Pressure Relief
Advanced Whey, Advanced Whey Fibre, Immune Ultra Advanced B Complex, Essential Mix, Multi Basics•3, Ortho•Core
R+ Lipoic Acid, R+ Lipoic Acid Sustained Release, BITTER MELON EXTRACT Advanced B Complex, Essential Mix, Multi Basics•3,
Ortho•Mind 1.0, Antioxidant Synergy, Ortho•Core Ortho•Glucose II Ortho•Core
AOR Zymes, Digestase Greens ‘n’ Berries Glucosamine & Chondroitin
Immune Support, Stimuliv Vision Support II Chromium Picolinate, Essential Mix, Multi Basics•3,
APPLE JUICE POWDER BOERHAAVIA DIFFUSA Ortho•Core, Ortho•Glucose II, Ortho•Minerals
Greens ‘n’ Berries Cardana, Gout Relief, Stimuliv, PMS Less CINNAMON EXTRACT
De Cholest Bone Basics, Boron, Essential Mix, Multi Basics•3, CITRUS BIOFLAVONOIDS
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C) Ortho•Bone, Ortho•Bone Vegan, Ortho•Core, C+ Bioflavonoids, Multi Basics•3, Ortho•Core
Vitamin C,Blood Pressure Relief, Bone Basics, Ortho•Minerals CO-ENZYME Q10
benaGene, Cran UTI, Gastro Relief, Ortho•Adapt, BORON OXIDE Co-Enzyme Q10, Co- Q Plus, Antioxidant Synergy,
Ortho•Adapt Vegan,Ortho•Iron, TLC 3.0. Acta Bone Basics Ortho•Core, Toco•3•Nols Max, Total E
ASCORBYL PALMITATE Maxi•Boz, PMS Less, Advanced Joint Support Cardana, Thyro 100
ASHWAGANDA All-Life Colostrum Opti-Guggul, Thyro 100, De Cholest
Cardana, Gandha 750, Ortho•Adapt, Ortho•Adapt BRAZILIAN MUSHROOM COPPER CITRATE
Vegan Immune Support Bone Basics, Essential Mix, Multi Basics•3,
ASTAXANTHIN BROCCOLI POWDER Ortho•Bone, Ortho•Bone Vegan, Ortho•Core,
Astaxanthin Ultra, Ortho•Core, Vision Support II Greens ‘n’ Berries Ortho•Minerals, Thyro 100, Zinc-Copper Balance,

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Thyro 100, Zinc-Copper Balance GLA•240 JUJUBE FRUIT POWDER
Ortho•Glucose II Digestase L-5-HYDROXYTRYPTOPHAN
Cran UTI Bone Basics, Glucosamine & Chondroitin LACTOFERRIN
Greens ‘n’ Berries NATURAL SOURCE Lactoferrin, Ortho•Iron
Gout Relief GLYCERYL PHOSPHORYLCHOLINE Carnosine, Autifocus
Multi Basics•3, Ortho•Core GLYCINE L-Glutamine Caps, L-Glutamine Powder, L-Glutamine
CURCUMIN Glycine Powder Tablets
CYANIDIN-3-GLUCOSIDE Ortho•Adapt, Ortho•Adapt Vegan Ortho•Adapt, Ortho•Adapt Vegan, DGL 750
CYANOCOBALAMIN Gout Relief, Pronogenol-2 AOR Zymes, Digestase
Multi Bascis 3, Ortho•Iron GRAPE SKIN EXTRACT L-LYSINE
CYTIDINE DIPHOSPHATE CHOLINE Bilberry + Grapeskin, Pronogenol-2 L-Lysine, TLC 3.0
Citicoline, Ortho•Mind 1.0 GREEN TEA EXTRACT L-PROLINE
Advanced B Complex, Multi Basics•3, Ortho•Core, GRIFFONIA SEED EXTRACT (L-5- L-PYROGLUTAMIC ACID
Ortho•Mind 1.0 HYDROXYTRYPTOPHAN) Ortho•Mind 1.0
DEFINED POLLEN EXTRACT Tryfonia, Tryfonia Max, PMS Less, Ortho•Sleep L-THEANINE
Prostaphil-2 GYMNEMA SYLVESTRE EXTRACT Zen Theanine, PMS Less, Ortho•Sleep
Advanced Joint Support Advanced Joint Support Advanced Biotics
Estro Detox Hawthorn Advanced Biotics
Omega Cardio Blood Pressure Relief Advanced Biotics
UTI Cleanse, D-Ribose, Ribogen Holy Basil, Immune Support Advanced Biotics
Stimuliv Estro Detox Gout Relief
Ortho•Adapt, Ortho•Adapt Vegan Ortho•Mind 1.0 Multi Basics•3, Ortho•Core, Vision Support II, Lutein
Ortho•Core, Pomegranate Ultra Hyaluronic Acid, Hyal Joint, Advanced Joint Support AllerControl, Acta Resveratrol
Amla, Immune Support, TriphLax•750 Hydroxy B12 Lycopene Ultra, Ortho•Core
Omega EPA, Omega Cardio I-3-C Maca
Lyprinin Advanced B Complex, Essential Mix, Inositol Caps, Essential Mix, Multi Basics•3, Antioxidant Synergy,
FERULIC ACID Inositol Powder, Multi Basics•3, Ortho•Core Ortho•Bone, Ortho•Bone Vegan, Ortho•Core, TLC
De Cholest 3.0
FLOWER POLLEN EXTRACT Advanced B Complex, Multi Basics•3, Niacin No- MAGNESIUM ASPARTATE
Prostaphil-2 Flush, Ortho•Core Essential Mix, Mag/Potassium Aspartates,
FOLIC ACID (also see 5-methyltetrahydrofolate) Ortho•Bone, Ortho•Bone Vegan, Ortho•Core,
Homocysteine +, Ortho•Bone, Ortho•Bone Vegan, IP6
GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID (GABA) Advanced Whey Fibre, Advanced Biotics
Ortho•Sleep, Blood Pressure Relief, GABA MAGNESIUM CITRATE
INVERTASE Bone Basics, Mag-K-Taurine, Multi Basics•3,
PreCar Ortho•Core
Ginkgo Biloba, Ortho•Mind 1.0 Mag Malate Renew

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Cardio Mag 2.0 P5P Ortho•Adapt, Ortho•Adapt Vegan, Rhodiola
MAGNESIUM OXIDE Advanced B Complex, Ortho•Core, PMS Less, Multi RICE BRAN
Bone Basics, Essential Mix, Multi Basics•3, Basics 3, P5P Immune Support
MAGNESIUM TAURATE AOR Zymes Antioxidant Synergy
MAITAKE MUSHROOM Ortho•Adapt, Ortho•Adapt Vegan, Pantethine, AllerControl
Immune Support Advanced B Complex SACCHAROMYCES BOULARDII
MALIC ACID PANTOTHENIC ACID Saccharomyces boulardii
Mag Malate Renew Ortho•Mind 1.0 SCHIZANDRA
Solufibre Greens ‘n’ Berries SDA (STEARIDONIC ACID)
Bone Basics, Essential Mix, Multi Basics•3, Ortho•Sleep SGS (GLUCORAOHANIN GLUCOSINOLATE)
Ortho•Bone, Ortho•Bone Vegan, Ortho•Core, PERILLA SEED EXTRACT Estro Detox, Ortho-Core, Ortho•Liver II
Ortho•Minerals AllerControl SHITAKE MUSHROOM
MASTIC GUM PHYLLANTHUS NIRURI (CHANCA PIEDRA) Essential Mix, Multi Basics•3, Antioxidant Synergy,
Gastro Relief, Mastica Chios Chanca Piedra, Stimuliv, Ortho•Liver II Ortho•Core, Ortho•Minerals, SeMC, Thyro 100
Ortho•Sleep Stimuliv Essential Mix, Multi Basics•3, Ortho•Bone,
MENATETRENONE (VITAMIN K2) PINE BARK EXTRACT Ortho•Bone Vegan, Ortho•Core, Ortho•Minerals
Multi Basics•3, Ortho•Bone, Ortho•Bone Vegan, PMS Less, Advanced Joint Support, Ortho•Glucose II SPINACH JUICE POWDER
Ortho•Core, Vitamin K2 PIPER LONGUM Greens ‘n’ Berries
MSM, MSM + Glucosamine POMEGRANATE EXTRACT Toco•3•Nols Max
Essential Mix, Methylcobalamin, Methylcobalamin POMEGRANATE POWDER Greens ‘n’ Berries
Ultra, Ortho•Core Greens ‘n’ Berries STREPTOCOCCUS THERMOPHILUS
Bone Basics, Ortho•Bone Magnesium Potassium Aspartates STRONTIUM CITRATE
MILK BASIC PROTEIN POTASSIUM BICARBONATE Multi Basics•3, Ortho•Bone, Ortho•Bone Vegan,
Advanced Bone Protection, Advanced Bone TLC 3.0 Ortho•Core, Strontium Support II, Advanced Bone
Protection+Strontium Protection+Strontium
MILK THISTLE EXTRACT Essential Mix, Mag-K-Taurine, Ortho•Core, TAURINE
Ortho•Liver II Ortho•Minerals Mag-K-Taurine, Ortho•Core, Taurine, TLC 3.0
MCP Essential Mix, Multi Basics•3, Ortho•Core, Stimuliv
Essential Mix, Multi Basics•3, Ortho•Core, POTASSIUM NITRATE Arjuna Flow, Cardana
Ortho•Minerals Blood Pressure Relief, Gastro Relief TERMINALIA BELERICA
N-A-C, N-A-C Sustained, Antioxidant Synergy, AOR Zymes, Digestase, DPP Zyme THEAFLAVIN
Ortho•Core, Ortho•Liver II De Cholest
Ortho•Eyes Essential Mix, Multi Basics•3, Antioxidant Synergy,
NADH Multi Basics•3, Ortho•Core, Quercetin, AllerControl, Ortho•Core, Toco•3•Nols Max, Total E, Autifocus
Nattokinase, Nattokinase Ultra Antioxidant Synergy, Ortho•Mind 1.0, R(+)-Lipoic TOMATO JUICE POWDER
NONI POWDER Acid, R+Lipoic Acid Sustained Release, Greens ‘n’ Berries
Greens ‘n’ Berries Ortho•Glucose II TRIBULUS TERRESTRIS
Holy Basil, Immune Support Reduced Glutathione TURMERIC
Immune Support, Olive Leaf Extract Immune Support VALERIAN ROOT
Cosmaderm Acta-Resveratrol, Antioxidant Synergy, Gout Relief,
OROTIC ACID Ortho•Core, Pronogenol-2

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VANADIUM CITRATE HEXANICOTINATE) Bone Basics, Essential Mix, Multi Basics•3,
Essential Mix, Multi Basics•3, Ortho•Core, Advanced B Complex, Niacin No Flush, Ortho•Core, Ortho•Bone, Ortho•Bone Vegan, Ortho•Core,
Ortho•Minerals Multi Basics•3, Essential Mix Vitamin K2
Ortho•Core, Ortho•Minerals Essential Mix, Multi Basics•3, Ortho•Core Gout Relief
Ortho•Glucose II Advanced B Complex, Pantethine, Ortho•Adapt, Immune Support
Blood Pressure Relief, Greens ‘n’ Berries VITAMIN B6 (PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE) Cardana, Gandha-750, Ortho•Adapt, Ortho•Adapt
VINPOCETIN Homocysteine +, Multi Basics 3, Ortho•Iron Vegan
VITAMIN A PALMITATE Advanced B Complex, Essential Mix, Ortho•Core, PMS Greens ‘n’ Berries
Essential Mix, Multi Basics•3, Ortho•Core Less, P-5-P ZEAXANTHIN
VITAMIN B1 (THIAMINE) VITAMIN C Lutein, Multi Basics•3, Ortho•Core, Vision Support II
Essential Mix, Multi Basics•3, Ortho•Core See Ascorbic Acid ZINC CARNOSINE
Advanced B Complex, Vision Support II Ortho•Bone Vegan ZINC CITRATE
VITAMIN B12 (CYANOCOBALAMIN) VITAMIN D3 Bone Basics, Essential Mix, Multi Basics•3,
Homocysteine +, Multi Basics•3, Ortho•Bone, Bone Basics, Essential Mix, Multi Basics•3, Ortho•Bone, Ortho•Bone Vegan, Ortho•Core,
Ortho•Bone Vegan Ortho•Bone, Ortho•Core, Ortho•Minerals, Vitamin Ortho•Minerals, Thyro 100, Zinc-Copper Balance
Advanced B Complex, Essnetial Mix, Methylcobalamin, CHILD Thyro 100, Zinc-Copper Balance
VITAMIN B2 (RIBOFLAVIN) TOCOTRIENOLS) Thyro 100, Zinc-Copper Balance, Autifocus
Advanced B Complex, Essential Mix, Multi Basics•3, Antioxidant Synergy, Essential Mix, Multi Basics•3, ZINC SUCCINATE
Ortho•Core Ortho•Core, Total E, Autifocus Thyro 100, Zinc-Copper Balance










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Name Changes
Ascorbic Acid to Vitamin C
Blood Pressure Relief CS/G 900 to Glucosamine &
1998 D-Ribose - First in World Estro Detox Chondroitin Advanced Orthomolecular Research
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GABA Lyprinol to Lyprinin
2009 CureCumin - First in World Gastro Relief MSM + GLS to MSM +
Canada T2E 8H9
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2008 Thyro 100 - First in World Greens ‘n’ Berries
Gout Relief
Dr. Traj P.S. Nibber
Dr. Ludo Brunel, ND
Keith Karamitsos
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2007 Ortho Liver - First in North America Holy Basil No longer available Graphic Design/Art Production
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Immune Support from AOR Graphics@aor.ca
Cover Design

2002 Strontium Support - First in World Ortho•Glucose II

(New Formula) Allgesic
Megan Tracey
The product descriptions in this catalogue are for
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Fucoidan Ultra
2007 benaGene - First in World
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been evaluated by any government body. These
products are not intended to treat, cure, or
Maitake D
2005 R+SR - First in World Vitamin D3 Liquid -
ADULT Marapuama
prevent any disease. Before starting any new
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you have a specific medical problem or are

2001 Benfotiamine - First in North America

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CHILD (Replaced by Ortho•Liver II) of the product descriptions in this catalogue;

however, AOR will not be responsible for errors

2000 SAMe - First in Canada Rosemary + C

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