Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Carnitine Protective of Oxidative Eye Damage

Good news on the research front, see this link:

Researchers in Saudi Arabia looked at the ability of L-carnitine to protect the eyes from oxidative damage. They concluded “ L-carnitine is capable of protecting the retinal pigment epithelium cells from H2O2-induced oxidative damage, implying that micronutrients can have a positive effect and can play an important role in the treatment of oxidation-induced ocular disorders." Further studies are needed to understand the mechanism of LC-induced protection to the RPE cells.

If you like the idea of Carnitine supplementation, we offer two Geronova Research products, a Carnitine Liquid and Carnitine Plus. Both are high quality sources of carnitine.


Friday, May 23, 2008

Warning. Shopper Beware. Na-RALA R-lipoic Acid Label Games.

Recently I have become aware of some consumer unfriendly label games being played. When you shop for a R-lipoic acid product, and it is formulated with the new Na-RALA...


Na-RALA is approx 70% active, so 100 mg of Na-RALA equals 70 mg r-lipoic acid. Example. Putting 100 mg on the front label is deceptive. While it may be 100 mg Na-RALA, it is 70 mg of r-lipoic acid, not 100 mg.


300 mg or Na-RALA equals 210 mg of r-lipoic. (example) Putting 300 mg on the front label is in my opinion, deceptive.

Another example. The product provides 210 mg of r-lipoic acid. Not 300 mg.

The labels on these products mislead the consumer. Do the math, cost per mg of active material, to determine your true, accurate cost, and you find what appeared to be an attractive price is actually not such a good deal.

Milligrams of active r-lipoic is what you care about, not the mg of sodium bicarbonate it takes to stabilize the material!

Geronova brand K-RALA 100mg, and K-RALA 300mg list the r-lipoic acid content per capsule accurately, honestly, truthfully. 100 mg and 300 mg. Not the total Na-RALA mg.

Is what the other vendors are doing legal? Probably, they disclose the mg of ingredient (not active) material. Is it intentionally misleading, so that they can appear to sell more for less $$? You bet it is.

Be a careful shopper. Read your labels carefully. When something appears too good of a deal in price, don't be a blind sheep. Quality is not free, when a price is seemingly too good, ask yourself, "what is wrong here?"

Pete Hitesman
Relentless Improvement

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

New Product: TruFiber Prebiotic Fiber

New from Therabiotics the manufacturer of our Theralac probiotic and Enzalase digestive enzyme, the natural, complementary next step:

TruFiber Prebiotic Fiber powder. I just tried some in water and the good news is that it is not gritty, not thick and viscous (unlike many fiber powders). Simple, tasteless, quick, healthy.

Click here (4.7 MB)(or right click and save to your computer) to enjoy a professional powerpoint presentation on the unique benefits of TruFiber.

Look, intestinal health is critical for overall health and well-being. Having the right bugs in your gut is key for proper absorption of nutrients and vitamins. Without healthy gut bacteria, you leave yourself open to all manner of health problems.

Therabiotics is focused on gut health, and nothing else. Their products are well researched, science based, and in my opinion the very best money can buy.

Invest in your gut today, reap the rewards for a lifetime.

TruFiber is in stock TODAY at Relentless Improvement supplements, even before you can buy it anywhere else!