Inofolic 30 Sachets

Inofolic sachets

Myo-Inositol is a key ingredient found in the folicular fluid of healthy eggs.

Patients who have been diagnosed with PCOS or older patiens often lack myo-inositol and therefore create lower quality eggs, thereby diminishing the chances of a successful pregnancy.

It normalises the metabolic, hormonal and folicular processes in the body. PCOS patients often have difficulty losing weight as a result of being insulin resistant. Inofolic will help with this too.

The following hormones play an important role in the cycle of a woman,

  • Estrogen
  • Follicle Stimulation hormone (FSH)
  • Luteinizing hormone (LH)

In order for a woman to fall pregnant, it is important that the female hormones are in balance. If one of the female hormones are imbalanced, the  function or production of other hormones may be compromised.

 

It is also important to note that other hormones, for example insulin that is a metabolic hormone, may also influence the production of female hormones.

The production of female hormones works in a cycle and if any of the hormones is not produced or not regulated in sequence, the cycle is broken or disappears.

The production of estradiol in the ovaries is critical for the regulation and release of:

  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) – remember FSH is responsible for the recruitment and development of follicles (bag in which eggs develop) and the oocytes (eggs).
  • Luteinizing hormone (LH) that is responsible for the release of a dominant egg during ovulation.

Without the regulation of estrogen, the brain will increase FSH and LH levels. An increase in the FSH levels will result in a number of follicles to develop but no egg may be released because the LH levels is higher than normal but does not peak to cause ovulation.

Woman is born with a fixed number of follicles (± 400 thousand). Several follicles will grow per month but normally only one dominant follicle will release its egg (ovulation).

After ovulation, the follicle that releases the egg will become a corpus luteum that produces progesterone to prepare the uterus for implantation (thickening of the endometrium) of the  embryo. If ovulation does not take place, progesterone levels may not increase and there may be no menstruation phase because the endometrium did not develop.

The quality of all the follicles is not the same and several factors may have an influence on the normal development of the follicle and egg. Normally the best quality follicles will be used during the early reproductive stage and as the women gets older (above 35), the number of follicles, and the quality of the follicles will decrease until none follicles are left (menopause).

Solgar Prenatal Nutrients Tablets

Solgar Prenatal Nutrients Tablets

 

Solgar Prenatal Nutrients Tablets

Solgar® Prenatal Nutrients is a proprietary formula that provides 100% Daily Value of most of the essential vitamins and minerals for pregnant and lactating women. Nutritional requirements significantly change during this time, and diet alone my not always be enough to meet those needed levels. This supplement provides a balanced combination of nutrients such as Calcium, Iron, Folic Acid and potent antioxidants Vitamins C and E and Beta-Carotene to help fight the cell damaging free radicals that can contribute to oxidative stress and in turn may contribute to the premature aging of cells.*

Solgar Prenatal Nutrients has been formulated specifically for women before, during and after pregnancy, to support the health of both mother and baby.

Nutritional requirements increase dramatically during pregnancy and breastfeeding and it can be difficult to obtain these extra nutrients from diet alone.

Prenatal Nutrients contains essential nutrients for healthy foetal development including folic acid, biotin, zinc and iron, as well as calcium and magnesium to support healthy blood pressure and avoid muscle tension during pregnancy.

Adequate folate in healthful diets may reduce a woman’s risk of having a child with a brain or spinal cord defect.

 

Ingredients (per 2 tablets)
Calcium (as carbonate, citrate) 650mg
Magnesium (as oxide, citrate) 225mg
Soy Protein Isolate 80mg
Iron (as Bisglycinate++) 14mg
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 50mg
Natural Source Betacarotene (as prep.) 1.8mg
Providing other carotenoids 4.8ug
Biotin (as prep.) 150ug
Vitamin E (15iu, d-alpha tocopheryl succinate) 10mg
Zinc (as oxide, bisglycinate+) 7.5mg
Niacin (vitamin B3, as niacinamide) 10mg
L-Aspartic Acid 10mg
Glycine 10mg
Copper (as gluconate, bisglycinate+) 1mg
Pantothenic Acid (as calcium pantothenate) 5mg
Manganese (as gluconate, bisglycinate+) 0.5mg
Inositol 5mg
Choline (as Bitartrate) 2mg
Vitamin D (200 iu, as ergocalciferol prep.) 5ug
Folic acid (as prep) 400ug
Selenium (as selenomethionine) 12.5ug
Iodine (as potassium iodide prep.) 75ug
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride) 1.25mg
Thiamine (Vitamin B1,as Thiamine mononitrate) 0.85mg
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 1mg
Vitamin B12 (as Cobalmin prep.) 4ug
Chromium (as picolinate, yeast-free) 12.5ug

Also contains: Microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable stearic acid, vegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, cellulose gum, hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose, vegetable glycerin.
Fully reacted Albion process chelates.
A unique form of chelated iron (iron bisglycinate) formulated for maximum absorption without the gastrointestinal irritation or constipating effects that often accompany iron supplementation. Albion Process Amino Acid Chelate.

Dose
As a food supplement for pregnant and lactating women, take two (2) tablets daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Do not exceed directions for use

Solgar Folacin 400 µg (Folic Acid) Tablets

Solgar Folacin 400 µg (Folic Acid) Tablets

Solgar Folacin 400 µg (Folic Acid) Tablets

Folic acid is a water-soluble B Vitamin and member of the B Complex. Folic acid intake is important for pregnant women and helps promote heart health.* Folic acid helps maintain healthy levels of homocysteine by helping convert homocysteine into methionine.* In addition, it plays a significant role in the health of red blood cells, and helps support a healthy nervous system.*

Adequate folate in healthful diets may reduce a woman’s risk of having a child with a brain or spinal cord birth defect. Folate intake should not exceed 250% of the DV (1000 mcg).

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Tablet

Amount Per Serving % DV
Folic Acid 400 mcg 100%

DV= Daily Value

Other Ingredients: Dicalcium Phosphate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vegetable Stearic Acid, Silica, Vegetable Cellulose.

FREE OF: Gluten, Wheat, Dairy, Soy, Yeast, Sugar, Sodium, Artificial Flavor, Sweetener, Preservatives and Color.

SUGGESTED USE: As a dietary supplement for adults, take one (1) tablet one to two times daily, preferably with a meal or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.

If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have any medical condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking any dietary supplement. Discontinue use and consult your healthcare practitioner if any adverse reactions occur. Keep out of reach of children. Store at room temperature. Do not use if outer bottle seal is missing or damaged.

Solgar’s KOF-K certification # K-1250
03D

 

Escentia Rose Pure Absolute Essential Oil 11ml

Description of plant:
A small, prickly shrub with fragrant pink blooms.

Extraction:
There are many ways to extract Rose, being:
1. Distillation in the case of Arabic culture.
2. Solvent extraction, or ‘dry cleaning’.
3. The liquid CO2 process.

Charactersitics:
A pale yellow liquid with rich, deep, sweet-floral, slightly spicy scent.
MIDDLE TO BASE NOTE

Odour effects:
Soothing and feminine.

Cautions:
Avoid during pregnancy.

Main chemical constituents:
Constituents vary greatly from region to region. Below find average values for Damascena:
Citronellyl acetate, geranyl acetate, neryl acetate – 4%
Neral – 1%
Caryophyllene – 1%
Damascenone and remainder – 12%
Rose oxide – 1%
Stearoptene, camphene, myrcene, cymene, pinenes, ocimene – 20%
Citronellol, geraniol, farnesol, nerol, linalool, phenylethylalcohol – 60%
Methyl Eugenol – 1%
(As at 1990, there were 400 known volatile components in Rose oil.)

Properties and indications:
MIND
Very useful for depression, grief, jealousy, and resentment. Eases nervous tension and gives a woman positive feelings.
BODY
Womb tonic, calming PMT. Helpful with frigidity and impotence, by way of dopamine release. A tonic to the heart, toning the capillaries. Balances and strengthens the stomach. Has a cleansing and purging action on toxins. Has a soothing action on sore throats and eases coughs.
SKIN
Useful for all types of skin, particularly mature, dry or hard skin. Has a constricting action on capillaries.

Other uses:
Used in food, sweets and is indispensable in fine perfumery for its subtle floral notes.

Escentia Rose Blend Essential Oil

Extraction:
There are many ways to extract Rose, being:
1. Distillation in the case of Arabic culture.
2. Solvent extraction, or ‘dry cleaning’.
3. The liquid CO2 process.

Charactersitics:
A pale yellow liquid with rich, deep, sweet-floral, slightly spicy scent.
MIDDLE TO BASE NOTE

Odour effects:
Soothing and feminine.

Cautions:
Avoid during pregnancy.

Main chemical constituents:
Constituents vary greatly from region to region. Below find average values for Damascena:
Citronellyl acetate, geranyl acetate, neryl acetate – 4%
Neral – 1%
Caryophyllene – 1%
Damascenone and remainder – 12%
Rose oxide – 1%
Stearoptene, camphene, myrcene, cymene, pinenes, ocimene – 20%
Citronellol, geraniol, farnesol, nerol, linalool, phenylethylalcohol – 60%
Methyl Eugenol – 1%
(As at 1990, there were 400 known volatile components in Rose oil.)

Properties and indications:
MIND
Very useful for depression, grief, jealousy, and resentment. Eases nervous tension and gives a woman positive feelings.
BODY
Womb tonic, calming PMT. Helpful with frigidity and impotence, by way of dopamine release. A tonic to the heart, toning the capillaries. Balances and strengthens the stomach. Has a cleansing and purging action on toxins. Has a soothing action on sore throats and eases coughs.
SKIN
Useful for all types of skin, particularly mature, dry or hard skin. Has a constricting action on capillaries.

Other uses:
Used in food, sweets and is indispensable in fine perfumery for its subtle floral notes.

Solgar Formula VM-Prime For Women Tablet

Solgar Formula VM-Prime For Women Tablets

Solgar Formula VM-Prime For Women Tablets

Formula VM-Prime™ For Women Tablets

Introducing Solgar´s VM Prime For Women, the advanced multiple nutrient formula that is tailored to help address the specific needs of women going through the menopausal transition. Of particular concern to menopausal women is the management of symptoms, bone support and cardiovascular health. The formulation provides calcium and magnesium (calcium 300mg, magnesium 150mg) as citrates, which ensures that these minerals are easy to absorb and are utilised by those with compromised digestion. In addition to these minerals, VM Prime For Women provides Vitamins D3 and K2.

Recent research has highlighted the importance of vitamin K to calcium utilisation, with K2 emerging as having superior bioavailability to K1. Vitamin K2 helps promote the incorporation of calcium into the bone matrix, as well as preventing calcium being deposited in artery walls. Vitamin D3, the most bioavailable form ot vitamin D, helps with the uptake of calcium from the digestive system and promotes calcium resorption by the kidneys. These actions facilatate the maintenance of calcium levels in the blood and promote the transprotation of calcium into the bones.

Cardiovascular health is of particular concern once a woman reachces the menopause. VM Prime For Women includes B6, B12 and folic acid, which may help lower homocysteine levels in the blood, thereby supporting cardiovascular health. VM Prime For Women provides soy isoflavones to further support bone health as well as aiding to lessen certain menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes. The addition of 400iu of vitamin E further supports the management of menopausal symptoms.

Once menstruation ceases, a wonam´s need for supplemental iron diminishes, therefore VM Prime For Women is an iron-free fourmua. Solgar´s Formula VM Prime For Women tablets are free of yeast, wheat, gluten and dairy products and are formulated without the use of artificial preservatives or flavours.

Ingredients

Serving Size: 90 Tablets

Three (3) tablets provide: % EC RDA*
Calcium (as calcium citrate) 300 mg 38
Magnesium (as magnesium citrate) 150 mg 40
Bulking Agent: microcrystalline cellulose
Vitamin C (as Ester-C®, calcium ascorbate) 400 mg 500
Vitamin E (400 IU, as d-alpha tocopheryl acid succinate) 268 mg α-TE 2233
Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex 250 mg
Anti-caking Agents: vegetable stearic acid, silicon dioxide,
vegetable magnesium stearate
Choline (as bitartrate) 50 mg
Cellulose Gum
Colours: titanium dioxide, beetroot red
Natural Source Beta-carotene (as prep.) 6 mg
Pantothenic Acid (as D-pantothenate, calcium) 80 mg 1333
Glazing Agent: hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose
Zinc (as picolinate) 15 mg 150
Thiamin (vitamin B1, as thiamine mononitrate) 50 mg 4545
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride) 50 mg** 3571
Lutein (as marigold prep.) 3 mg
Vitamin K2 (contains soy and milk) (as menaquinone-7) 45 µg 60
Soy Bean Germ Powder† ([2%] isoflavones) 60 mg
Inositol 50 mg
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 50 mg 3571
Niacin (vitamin B3, as nicotinamide) 50 mg NE 313
Biotin (as prep.) 300 µg 600
Selenium (as L-selenomethionine) 150 µg 273
Vegetable Glycerin
Manganese (as gluconate) 2 mg 100
Copper (as gluconate) 1500 µg 150
Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin prep.) 500 µg 20000
Molybdenum (as sodium molybdate) 50 µg 100
Folate (as prep.) (pteroylmonoglutamic acid) 400 µg 200
Vitamin D3 (1000 IU, as cholecalciferol) 25 µg 500
Boron (as sodium borate, citric acid) 100 µg
Chromium (as Chromax® ††, chromium picolinate) 200 µg 500
Iodine (as potassium iodide prep.) 150 µg 100

*EC RDA = EC Recommended Daily Allowance

†Soy from Nature™ is a trademark of Solgar, Inc. ††Chromax® (chromium picolinate). Chromax® is a registered trademark of Nutrition 21, Inc. Ester-C® is a trademark of The Ester C Company. Manufactured under U.S. Pat. No.’s 6,197,813 and 6,878,744 and corresponding foreign patents.

FREE OF: Yeast, Wheat and Gluten and are formulated without the use of Artificial Preservatives or Flavours

SUGGESTED USE: As a food supplement for adults, three (3) tablets daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Do not exceed directions for use.

If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have a medical condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking this product. **Long term intakes of this amount of vitamin B6 may lead to mild tingling and numbness.

Life Matrix Pea and Hemp Protein Powder 400g

Life Matrix Pea and Hemp Protein Powder 400g

Life Matrix Pea and Hemp Protein Powder 400g

Lifematrix Pea & Hemp Protein Powder provides a well-rounded amino acid blend. The amino acid profile of pea protein is somewhat low in the Sulphur-containing amino acids, cysteine and methionine, hemp which is rich in these aminos, helps balance that. The pea/hemp combo delivers a 74% protein concentrate. Suitable for vegans and anyone who needs to increase their protein intake. All Lifematrix protein powders are free of ANY additives; just 100% pure protein. They can be used in smoothies, blended with juices or used to protein-enrich soups, stews and curries. They can also be used in baking.

Amino Acids (per 1g)

Alanine 30mg Arganine 56mg Aspartic Acid 75mg
Cystine 8mg Glutamic Acid 118mg Glycine 28mg
Histadine 18mg Isoleucine 36mg Leucine 58mg
Lysine 49mg Methionine 8mg Phenylalanine 39mg
Proline 18mg Serine 35mg Threonine 25mg
Tryptophan 7mg Tyrosine 26mg Valine 33mg

Ingredients

Vegetable protein (Pea and Hemp)

Made from GMO- free peas in France and organic German- grown hemp. Protein obtained by mechanical means without use of chemicals.

Suggested use:

Mix two level scoops (20g) with 250ml beverage (eg nut milk or juice) and stir briskly. Best mixed in a blender or shaker. Makes a delicious smoothie when blended with fruit and other good things. Use in low-carb baking or to protein-enrich stews /soups.

Gluten free – Dairy free – Soy Free

 

More about Pea and Hemp Protein powder

Protein is made up of amino acids, there are twenty amino acids that build protein within the body and these are called proteinogens. Adults and children require eight essential amino acids from food as we cannot produce these proteins, while babies require nine essential amino acids with the inclusion of histidine.

Eight essential amino acids and their main functions;

Valine, a branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) that works with the other two BCAAs, isoleucine and leucine, to promote normal growth, repair tissues, regulate blood sugar and provide energy

Isoleucine , increases endurance and aids in muscle repair as well as clotting, when injured.

Leucine, works with the amino acids isoleucine and valine to repair muscles, regulate blood sugar and increase energy levels. Further to aiding in the production of growth hormones and burning visceral fat

Phenylalanine, required for the normal functioning of the central nervous system, it balances mood and acts as an anti-depressant.

Methionine, required to produce antioxidant glutathione. Needed to produce amino acids, cysteine and taurine, that help the body eliminate toxins, build healthy tissue and promote cardiovascular health.

Threonine, promotes growth by maintaining the protein balance within the body.

Tryptophan, required for production of serotonin, vitamin B3 or niacin, and auxin

Lysine, involved in the production off antibodies for a strong, healthy immune system

Unlike proteins that are derived from animal products, plant proteins do not increase your chances of chronic illness, but care must be taken to combine foods so that the body receives all eight essential amino acids. It is not necessary to eat all essential amino acids in one sitting as the body retains a ‘pool’ of amino acids over a 24 hour period that it can pull from.

Lifematrix’s Pea and Hemp protein powder is a complete protein powder that contains all eight essential amino acids and can be safely used as a protein source by vegans and athletes.

Pea protein has shown to decrease muscle breakdown after work outs further to aiding in weight loss by delaying emptying of the stomach. Pea protein is one of the few plant sources of Vitamin D, studies on the protein have shown that supports heart health by lowering blood pressure further to delaying or preventing chronic kidney disease (CKD). Pea protein can also prevent diabetes and aid diabetics as it regulates blood sugar levels.

A study published by the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition proved that Pea protein is as effective as whey protein in promoting muscle thickness, this is due to its high levels of Arginine, a BCAA that is crucial for building muscles.

Hemp protein boosts immunity and improves fatigue, it is an antioxidant with an ideal ratio of Omega 3 and 6 that promotes cardiovascular and heart health. Omega 6 has numerous benefits and studies have shown that it increases bone density in woman with osteoporosis. Rich in fibre hemp seed powder aids in digestion and removal of toxins within the body. Hemp seeds also have high levels of Chlorophyll which is anti-inflammatory and balances hormones, assists with wound healing along with detoxification in the body.

A source of all eight essential amino acids and Arginine, hemp protein aids in muscle building and repair as well as immune function.

body building, anti-oxidant, anti-bodies, vegan, weight management, immune booster, digestive aid, hormone balancer, detox

Lifematrix is South Africa’s leading supplier of clean proteins, supplying a wide range of protein powders to suit any diet or lifestyle. Further to offering MCT products that aid in weight loss or training goals and transdermal magnesium supplements that ensure effective absorption of the mineral, through the skin. We also supply tooth friendly sugar alternatives and strive to develop items that promote good health and overall well-being. Lifematrix is a division of Absolute Organix, who have been the forerunners for natural and organic products within South Africa since 2004.