Friday, May 20, 2011

Manage Your Menopause By Dr John Sunyecz



As a menopause specialist I am often asked to review natural supplements. There are plenty of natural options available so I can understand the difficulty one may have in choosing.

Most natural supplements for menopause contain either black cohosh, soy, ginseng, red clover, dong quay or their extracts. A new supplement, called Warmi, does not contain any of these ingredients. This natural supplement contains vegetable and fruit extracts from Peru.


Three Clnical trials on the product have been completed but not published. It appears to offer the hot flash, cold sweat and mood swing relief I've found with better natural menopause remedies. But there are additional benefits.


Research suggests Warmi also support the cardiovascular system and bone resorption markers. That's important because heart and bone health typically decline with the onset of menopause. And patients in the Warmi studies noted several sexuality improvements, including enhanced arousal, satisfaction and orgasm frequency, as well as less vaginal dryness and intercourse discomfort. Overall, WArmis users reported better overall quality of life and sexual quality of life.


Warmi is the first menopause supplement I've seen comprised largely of organic ingredients. Organic ingredients are grown without persistent pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), sewage sludge or irradiation.


The supplement may be especially appropriate for those with food allergies or sensitive systems. Warmi contains no estrogen, isoflavones, soy gluten, wheat, milk, eggs, lactose or animal products. It was well tolerated by patients in clinical research.


How this product works is being studied. Some researchers believe Warmi has a weak estrogenic effect but with no adverse effect on cellular proliferation. The vegetable and fruit extracts contain "good" chemicals such as glucosintes, beta-sitosterol and hesperidin. Beta-sitosterol is a plant sterol which is widely recommended for cholesterol management and immune support. Hesperdin, a citrus bioflavonoid, and glucosinates are generally believed to be nutrient protectors for the body with benefits noted for inflammation, cardiovascular health and bone metabolism.


No adverse side effects ahve been reported in the Warmi studies and the supplement appears to work within weeks. Patients reported significant improvement in many areas after just a month, improving with continued use.


I find Warmi to be a credible and unique product. I recommend it to my patients.


About Dr. John Synecz

After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Pharmacy at Ohio State University, Dr. Synyecz went on the earn the Doctor of Medicine degree of the OSU College of Medicine, and completed his residency in Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Magee Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a fellow of the American Collge of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, a member of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, a member of the North American Menopause Society and founder or MenopauseRx.




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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Forget Uncomfortable, Embarrasing Bloating and Diarrhea with Flora3*


You may be one of the billion people who suffer each year from occasional, unexpected bouts of bloating or diarrhea. The World Health Organization defines diarrhea as three or more loose or liquid bowel movement in a day. Bloating and ocassional diarrhea can last few hours or even days and is typically associated with abdominal cramps,severe gas,fatique even dehyraton. Diarrhea can be especially frustrating because you may not feel you can go far from home.

New Flora3 is made for you.
Flora3 is a totally new approach to digestive balance, featuring a probiotic, prebiotic and bacillus coagulan in one. Flora3 helps maintain intestinal health and bowel activity. And it is especially helpful for bloating and occassional diarrhea. Unlike conventional probiotic pills, you don’t need to swallow billions of fragile bacteria “bugs” Rather, Flora3 features a unique probiotic yeast called Saccharomyces Boulardii or S. Boulardii for short. S Boulardi is safe and remarkably effective – And it is so stable that needs no refrigeration.

Why S. Boulardii Is Special?
S. Boulardii was first isolated from tropical fruits in 1923 by French researcher Henri Boulard. Since then S. Boulardii has been extensively tested for intestinal health in children and adults, demonstrating a high level of safety and unusual intestinal benefit. S. Boulardii is a “good for you” yeast, not like pathogenic yeast that can cause infections.*

Different than other Probiotics
Most probiotic supplements contain bacteria such as lactobacillus, the same bacteria found in yogurt. When consumed, these “good” bacteria live in your intestine, helping your body absorb nutrients and remove toxins and waste. Unfortunately, these bacteria can be quite fragile. Many die in the bottle. Others are destroyed by stomach acid. Even those that survive may not live in the intestine very long. That leaves you vunerable. The S. Boulardii in Flora3 is not a bacteria at all – but a safe, highly active, probiotic yeast. It works differently than bacteria products. First, in vivo research suggests that S. Boulardii secretes a protease enzyme that breaks down or even digests toxins. Additional science indicates that certain pathogenic bacteria may end-up binding to the surface of S. Boulardii. Once bound, the pathogens are eliminated with the next bowel movement. Finally S. Boulardii may reduce the hyper secretion of water and electrolytes caused by certain toxins that may result in dehydration and other imbalances.*

Flora3 Then Goes Two Extra Steps
Flora3 also contains bacillus coagulans (B. coagulans). B. coagulans are also not typical bacteria. They contain no lactobacillus. But, in the body, they produce spores of lactic acid bacteria that populate the intestine. Preliminary research suggests that B. coagulans may benefit urinary tract health and immune response. B. coagulans are an emerging science in need of more human studies. But initial evidence suggests that they may complement the remarkable intestinal action of S. Boulardii.*

Finally, Flora3 features a special prebiotic blend. Prebiotics are designed to stimulate the growth of Bifidobacterium in the large intestine by creating ideal conditions for micro flora to colonize. The special prebiotic blend in Flora3 contains FOS, ionic minerals and fulvic acid. FOS is classified as inulin-like prebiotic. The ionic minerals and fulvic acid in the prebiotic blend also may create a suitable environment for bacteria growth.*

New Thinking in Flora Support.
Flora3 is different than ordinary probiotics. It combines prebiotics and bacillus coagulans with a safe, effective probiotic yeast. It is not fragile and It doesn’t need to be refrigerated. Just take as little as two capsules daily.



* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease.



Thursday, September 16, 2010

Full Spectrum Defense Against Bloating & Occasional Diarrhea*

NEW Flora3: Full Spectrum Defense Against Bloating and Occasional Diarrhea*

Flora3 is a probiotic, prebiotic and bacillus coagulans in one. Flora3 is different from other probiotics. It does not need refrigeration. And it doesn't require billions and billions of bacteria to be effective.

First: One Special Probiotic - Saccharomyces Boulardii
Flora3 features a unique probiotic, friendly yeast called Saccharomyces boulardii, or S. Boulardii for short. S. Boulardii promotes, strengthens and maintains good bacteria in the digestive tract. But as a non-pathogenic (good) yeast, S. Boulardii works differently than bacteria. It's not fragile, thriving when other probiotics fail.*
Why S. Boulardii is Special?
Boulardii was first isolated from tropical fruits in 1923 by French researcher Henri Boulard. Since then S. Boulardii has been extensively tested for intestinal health in children and adults, demonstrating a high level of safety and unusual intestinal benefit. As a non-pathogenic yeast, it is different than pathogenic yeast associated with certain infections.* Most probiotics simply populate your intestine with good bacteria. As a good yeast, S. Boulardii appears to offer unique properties for health intestinal suppport. First, in vivo research suggests that S. Boulardii secretes a protease enzyme that breaks down or even digests toxins. Additional research indicates that certain pathogenic bacteria may end-up binding to the surface of S. Boulardii yeast. Once bound, the pathogens are eliminated with the next bowel movement. Finally, S. Boulardii may reduce the hyper secretion of water and electrolytes caused by certain toxins that may result in dehydration and other imbalances.*
Second: Bacillus Coagulans
Flora3 also contains bacillus coagulans (B. coagulans). B. coagulans are also not typical bacteria probiotics. They contain no lactobacillus. But, in the body, they produce spores of lactic acid bacteria that populate the intestine. Preliminary research suggests that B. coagulans may benefit urinary tract health and immune response. B. coagulans are an emerging science in need of more human studies. But initial evidence suggests that they may complement the remarkable flora action of S. boulardii.*

Finally: Special Prebiotic blend.
Flora3 features a special Prebiotics blend. Prebiotic are designed to stimulate the growth of Bifidobacterium in the large intestine by creating ideal conditions for micro flora to colonize. The special prebiotic blend in Flora3 contains FOS, ionic minerals and fulvic acid. FOS is classified as inulin-like prebiotic. The ionic minerals and fulvic acid in the prebiotic blend also may create a suitable environment for bacteria growth.*

New Thinking in Flora Support. Flora3 is different than ordinary probiotics. It combines prebiotics and bacillus coagulans with a sage, effective probiotic yeast. It doesn't need to be refrigerated. And requires as little as two capsules daily. Try Flora3 fro bloating and diarrhea support.*

For daily benefits, take 2 capsules daily. For Maximum benefits, take 2 capsules twice daily. The capsule contents may also be sprinkled into a cool drink, yogurt or applesauce. You may take with or without food.




Frequently Asked Questions:

Q:What are Probiotics, prebiotics and bacillus coagulans?
A: Probiotics are bacteria or yeasts that, when taken, produce health benefits, usually related to digestive balance.Prebiotics are nutrients that promote an ideal environment for probiotics to thrive in you digestive tract. Bacillus coagulans are an emerging area of flora support. They create bacillus spores in the intestine that can broaden probiotic support in the body. Flora3 contains all three and is targeted for bloating and occasional diarrhea.*

Q:What Makes Flora3 Different?
A: Most probiotic supplements, like acidophilus, contain billions of good but fragile bacteria. Flora3 features Saccharomyces boulardii, non-pathogenic -and effective-probiotic yeast. S. Boulardii is stable at room temperature and works at times when other bacterial probiotics fail. Flora3 also contains prebiotics and bacillus coagulans, for complete flora support in the body.

Q:How do I take Flora3?
A: For daily benefits, take 2 capsules daily. For maximum benefits, take 2 capsules twice daily. The capsule contents may also be sprinkled into a cool drink, yogurt or applesauce. You may take Flora3 with or without food.

Q:Are there any side effects when taking Flora3?
A: Research studies on the three components suggest few to no side effects, although the prebiotics and bacillus coagulans have limited or no human trials. If you have an allergy to yeast, consult with your doctor.
Q:Are there any animal products, gluten or lactose in Flora3?
A: No. Even the Capsule is vegetarian suitable.
Q:Does Flora3 need to be refrigerated?
A: No, store it at room temperature in a dry place.
Q:What research has been done of Flora3?
A: The Saccharomyces boulardii probiotic has been extensively tested in adults and children. The prebiotics and bacillus coagulans represent emerging science, with much less definitive research. Much of it involves in vitro and in vivo research.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Eco Omega Marine Oil Pearls

NEW EcoOmega: Sustainable Omega3 Marine Oil Pearls
- Certified Sustainable by Friend of the Sea
- Virtually FREE of Lead and Mercury
- 60% DHA

It seems that most every health expert recommends taking fish oil. Omega 3 fish oils have become very popular, so popular in fact that concerns are being raised about the survival of certain fish species.
SUSTAINABLE Marine Oil Pearls:
Eco Omega contains sustainable food grade Calamari oil. Calamari is naturally high in DHA and has a higher concentration of DHA than best-selling Omega-3 Fish Oil. Nearly 60% of the Omega 3 in Eco Omega is DHA. Eco Omega Marine Oil is a very pure, clean and effective source of DHA and EPA.


Certified Sustainable by Friend of the Sea
In 1987, the WCED commission of the United Nations defined sustainable development as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." In 2006, a non-profit organization called "Friend of the Sea" began to audit and certify companies that fish or farm fish for sustainablilty. Certified companies must adhere to strict sustainable activities. In 2010, the calamari oil in Eco Omega was certified as sustainable by Friend of the Sea.Calamari (squid) is very different from other Omega 3 marine sources (tuna, cod, anchovy, or krill). Reproductive age and lifespan are keys for population sustainablility. Squid reach reproduction age quickly and die after spawning, typically in less than 450 days. In contrast, the lifespan or reproductive age of yellow fin tuna, cod, anchovy and krill can be measured in years, and even decades. Long lifespan and slow reproduction, combined with aggressive fishing, can jeopardize the populations of certain species over time. Calamari is naturally more sustainable.

To further ensure sustainablilty, the Eco Omega oil is pressed from the trimmings of calamari already caught for food. Calamari is not caught stricktly for its oil. And Eco Omega calamari fishing methods are environmentally sensitive. There is little "by-catch" of other marine animals.
Why You Need Omega 3 Every Day?
Omega 3 cannot be made by the body. You must get it from food or supplements. Omega 3 is highly concentrated the brain, heart, eyes and nervous system. Two key types of Omega 3 fatty acids are EPA and, especially, DHA. A serving of Eco Omega contains 250 mg of DHA and 125 mg of EPA. Traditional fish oils have much more EPA than DHA. In 2008, the Point Institute of Nutritional Health rated DHA more important than EPA for twice as many health conditions. These included general well-being, cadiovascular and eye health and brain acuity.*
A Pearl Sized Softgel.
Forget oversized Omega 3 capsules. Eco Omega comes in a tiny softgel pearl. You can chew or easily swallow the pearls whole - up to 5 at a time.
Virtually Free of Lead and Mercury.
Calamari live fast and die youg - their entire life cycle takes just one year, much shorter than fish such as cod or salmon which can live up to 20 years. The lifespan of calamari lessens their exposure to lead, mercury and other ocean pollutants found in other fish. Eco Omega is virtually free of lead and mercury (no more than .0001 mg of either per serving) or other contaminants. A hint of natural fruit flavor in Eco Omega will freshen your mouth when the pearls are chewed.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Court rules for AdvaCAL Calcium Supplement over FTC

August 2009: A US District Court has ruled against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and in favor of Lane Labs and its AdvaCAL® calcium supplement. In dispute were the company’s superiority claims for AdvaCAL.

Called a “landmark case” by some, the federal court found FTC’s criticism of the company’s claims was simply a “difference of opinion” with the company providing evidence substantiating its key advertising points. The judge did not accept the FTC’s expert argument that AdvaCAL clinical studies were too flawed to serve as substantiation. In fact, he found those studies and other evidence sufficient to support the company’s position in this dispute.
Lane Labs Provides Substantiation
Judge Dennis Cavanaugh of the US District Court of New Jersey denied the FTC motion, on the grounds that LaneLabs had “clearly offered support and substantiation for the claims regarding [AdvaCAL]…This is not a case of a company making claims out of thin air,” he stated in the opinion.The court noted that LaneLabs had hired a compliance officer and had also sought expert advice to interpret the scientific evidence it used to back its claims for AdvaCAL:

“LaneLabs found a product and obtained scientific evidence that the product is efficacious. LaneLabs then consulted experts who opined that the research supporting the product and the product itself were good,”

AdvaCAL calcium supplements have been marketed in health food retailers and through holistic doctors since 1999. The calcium is made through a patented process in Japan, in which oyster shells are super-heated, changing its chemical structure from calcium carbonate to a highly soluble calcium oxide and calcium hydroxide. The calcium then is combined with an amino acid extract of seaweed, called HAI, for advanced absorption.

Dueling Experts: A Difference of Opinion
During the April, 2009 hearing for the case, the FTC and LaneLabs each presented expert witnesses, who were physicians and calcium researchers. They were found by the court to be credible and knowledgeable in their respective fields of expertise. Judge Cavanaugh noted:

“In considering the testimony offered by all of the experts the difference between FTC’s experts and the Defendants’ experts came down to a difference of opinion – not necessarily matters of right and wrong,”

Importantly, the FTC’s expert never claimed that AdvaCAL was ineffective or represented a health risk to anyone. In addition, the court said FTC had provided no evidence that consumers had complained or were harmed by the use of the AdvaCAL calcium supplement.

FTC Oversteps Its Bounds?
According to Jonathan W Emord of Virginia-based law firm, Emord & Associates, the case is a signal victory. “This case recognizes largely for the first time that FTC’s discretion has limits and may not overcome good faith, science-backed efforts at compliance simply based on the whim or caprice of the agency’s enforcers,” he said. FTC vs Lane Labs was clearly a step backwards for FTC, and an advance for effective natural technologies such as AdvaCAL.

Monday, May 3, 2010

AdvaCAL® Calcium Announces Official Partnership with The National Osteoporosis Foundation

Waldwick, NJAdvaCAL calcium supplements (http://bonelossandyou.com) is proud to announce that they have been named as an official partner of the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), the nations’ leading voluntary health organization dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health. This designation is reserved for companies that provide financial support to NOF, with products judged to be consistent with the NOF mission. Beginning May 1, 2010 a portion of AdvaCAL sales will be donated to NOF for osteoporosis prevention and education.

“We are excited to partner with the National Osteoporosis Foundation in a battle that can actually be won against premature bone loss.” said Andrew Lane, president of LaneLabs, (http://www.lanelabs.com) the nutritional company behind AdvaCAL. “With the incidence of osteoporosis growing, we believe it is especially important to support the leading advocate, NOF, in this effort.” According to NOF, osteoporosis is a preventable disease for many people. Yet 55% of adults 50+ today have or at are great risk of getting osteoporosis. And osteoporotic fractures are rising, potentially exceeding three million annually by 2025.

“NOF is thrilled to work with AdvaCAL as a proceeds partner,” said Amy Porter, National Osteoporosis Foundation Executive Director and CEO. “Several risk factors have been identified for osteoporosis, including individuals not getting enough calcium and vitamin D. Calcium is the building block of bone and Vitamin D is important because it helps your body use calcium. Many of the choices you make each day can affect your bones. By making healthier choices you can help to reduce your risk of osteoporosis as well as the painful fractures it can cause,” she continued.

ABOUT AdvaCAL
AdvaCAL is natural ionic calcium. Oyster shells are smelted at high temperatures, creating a bioavailable calcium ash while removing lead and other impurities. The calcium is blended with HAI, an amino acid complex from seaweed. HAI has been scientifically demonstrated to boost calcium absorption.* Both the calcium and HAI in AdvaCAL have been awarded patents.
AdvaCAL is marketed as the #1 bone building calcium, backed by 20 years of research. AdvaCAL studies have reported significant improvement in bone mineral density among postmenopausal women and men. A report in a leading medical journal found that an AdvaCAL study had an impressive bone density increase among 32 calcium clinical studies between 1977 and 2008.*

LaneLabs is a supplier of premium natural health products. LaneLabs has been independently certified compliant in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) by NSF International. LaneLabs products are sold through natural food stores and doctor offices nationwide.

ABOUT National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)
Established in 1984, the National Osteoporosis Foundation is the leading consumer and community-focused health organization dedicated to the prevention of osteoporosis and broken bones, the promotion of strong bones for life and the reduction of human suffering through programs of public and clinician awareness, education, advocacy and research.
For more information, visit www.nof.org or call 1 (800) 231-4222.



*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease. Adequate calcium with vitamin D as part of a healthful diet throughout life, along with physical activity, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis in later life.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

AdvaCAL Impressive Among 32 Calcium Studies

February 1,2010 – A recent report in the medical journal Osteoporosis International found that women taking a Japanese calcium called AAACa had an impressive bone density increase among 32 different calcium clinical studies conducted between 1977 and 2008. The 32 studies involved 3,169 postmenopausal women, 79 skeletal measures and 7 different types of calcium, including dairy calcium.
The 2009 report entitled “The Effect of Calcium Supplementation on Bone Loss in 32 Controlled Trials in Postmenopausal Women” was authored by calcium researcher B.E.C.Nordin, MD of Australia.1 Nordin concluded that calcium intake generally prevented bone loss in postmenopausal women for at least four years. Results from the 32 studies showed a wide range of bone change from taking different calciums. Most only slowed the rate of bone loss. However, one study in which participants took AAACa calcium showed a marked 1.5% bone density increase per year, an impressive increase among among all 79 skeletal measures.
Results from this study dovetail with other published comparative calcium research. A 2007 meta-analysis in the journal, The Lancet, found that women taking AAACa calcium had a favorable fracture-risk change among 17 different calcium studies between 1992 and 2006. The 17 fracture studies involved men and women over 50, taking 6 different calciums either alone or with vitamin D over multiple years.2

Research details are available at http://www.bonelossandyou.com/

AAACa, is a natural ionic calcium. It starts out as oyster shell, which is then smelted at 800° C. Smelting changes the chemical structure of oyster shell from calcium carbonate to calcium oxide and calcium hydroxide. The superheating process removes nearly all of the heavy metals, such as lead, found in oyster shell. the calcium is then potentiated with HAI™ (Heated Algal Ingredient). HAI is a patented amino acid complex from hijiki seaweed. Tiny amounts of HAI have been scientifically shown to further elevate calcium oxide & calcium hydroxide absorption.

“We are pleased but not surprised by AAACa’s top ranking in these studies” comments Andrew Lane” president of LaneLabs, Waldwick, NJ. LaneLabs sells AAACa calcium under the name AdvaCAL® , mainly in natural food stores. “AdvaCAL has shown impressive bone benefits in 20 published scientific studies. Leading researchers are starting to learn our little secret .”


References:
1. Nordin, B.E..C. The Effect of Calciu m Supplementation on Bone Loss in 32 Controlled Trials in Postmenopausal Women” Osteoporosis Int’l (2009) 20:2135-2143

2. Tang, B. Eslick, G. et al, “Calcium and vitamin D for prevention of osteoporotic fractures” The Lancet (2007) 370: 9588, 657-666