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Ascorbic Acid

Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is used to prevent or treat low levels of vitamin C in people who do not get enough of the vitamin from their diets. Vitamin C plays an important role in the body. It is needed to maintain the health of skin, cartilage, teeth, bone, and blood vessels. It is also used to protect your body's cells from damage. It is known as an antioxidant. Vitamin C is used most often for preventing and treating the common cold. Some people use it for other infections including gum disease, acne and other skin conditions, bronchitis, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease, stomach ulcers, tuberculosis, and dysentery. It is also used for infections or inflammation of the bladder and prostate, nerve pain, and complications during pregnancy.   Some people use vitamin C for depression, thinking problems, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, physical and mental stress, fatigue including chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), autism, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), schizophrenia, Lou Gehrig's disease, and Parkinson's disease. It is also used to treat or prevent toxicity caused by certain drugs or metals and to treat peptic ulcers, swine flu, sudden hearing loss, gout, and tetanus.Other uses include increasing the absorption of iron from foods.

B Complex

B-complex supplements usually pack all eight B vitamins into one. B vitamins are water-soluble, which means your body does not store them. For this reason, your diet must supply them each day. B vitamins have many important functions and are vital for maintaining good health. B-complex vitamins usually contain the following: thiamine,riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, biotin, folate, cobalamin


Dexpantenol is the provitamin of B5 because it is used as emollient and moisturizer because of its ability to bind to the hair and penetrate the skin, providing both with lubrication and hydration.

Dexpantenol has been seen to improve hydration, reduce itching and inflammation of the skin and accelerate and improve healing of epidermal wounds; it is also often used in sunburn treatment products. According to research, when applied topically, it penetrates into lower skin layers, is absorbed into skin cells and processed into Vitamin B5. Because it is absorbed deeply into the skin, it adds essential moisture.


Zinc is a mineral. It is called an "essential trace element" because very small amounts of zinc are necessary for human health. Since the human body does not store excess zinc, it must be consumed regularly as part of the diet. Common dietary sources of zinc include red meat, poultry, and fish. Zinc deficiency can cause short stature, reduced ability to taste food, and the inability of testes and ovaries to function properly.

It is used for boosting the immune system, for treating the common cold and recurrent ear infections, the flu, upper respiratory tract infections, preventing and treating lower respiratory infections, swine flu, bladder infections, ringing in the ears, and severe head injuries. It is also used for malaria and other diseases caused by parasites.

 It is also used for asthma; diabetes and associated nerve damage and high blood pressure.


Hydroxocobalamin is an injectable form of vitamin B12 used to treat low levels (deficiency) of this vitamin. Vitamin B12 helps your body use fat and carbohydrates for energy and make new protein. It is also important for normal blood, cells, and nerves.  Serious vitamin B12 deficiency may result in anemia, stomach problems, and nerve damage.

Magnesium Chloride

A mineral supplement used to prevent and treat low amounts of magnesium in the blood. Some brands of magnesium chloride are also used to treat symptoms of too much stomach acid such as stomach upset, heartburn, and acid indigestion. Magnesium is very important for the normal functioning of cells, nerves, muscles, bones, and the heart. Usually, a well-balanced diet provides normal blood levels of magnesium. However, certain situations cause your body to lose magnesium faster than you can replace it from your diet. 


Taurine is an amino acid, a chemical that is a required building block of protein. Taurine is found in large amounts in the brain, retina, heart, and blood cells called platelets. You may see taurine referred to as "a conditional amino acid," to distinguish it from "an essential amino acid." A "conditional amino acid" can be manufactured by the body, but an "essential amino acid" cannot be made by the body and must be provided by the diet. People who, for one reason or another, cannot make taurine, must get all the taurine they need from their diet or supplements. Some people take taurine supplements as medicine to treat congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, liver disease, high cholesterol, and cystic fibrosis. Other uses include seizure disorders, autism, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, eye problems, diabetes, psychosis and alcoholism. It is also used to improve mental performance, to prevent the side effects of chemotherapy and as an antioxidant.

Pyridoxine HCL

Also known as Vitamin B6. It can be found in certain foods such as cereals, beans, vegetables, liver, meat, and eggs.  Vitamin B6 is used for preventing and treating low levels of pyridoxine and the "tired blood" (anemia) that may result. It is also used for heart and blood vessel disease; high cholesterol and other fats in the blood; high blood pressure; stroke; reducing blood levels of homocysteine, a chemical that might be linked to heart disease; and helping clogged arteries.

Vitamin B6 is also used for Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia or memory loss, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, Down syndrome, autism, diabetes and related nerve pain, sickle cell anemia, migraine headaches, asthma, carpal tunnel syndrome, night leg cramps, muscle cramps, arthritis, preventing fractures in people with weak bones, allergies, acne and various other skin conditions, and infertility. It is also used for dizziness, motion sickness, preventing the eye disease age-related macular degeneration, seizures, convulsions due to fever, and movement disorders, as well as for increasing appetite.


Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant found in every cell in the body. It is made of three types of molecules known as amino acids. Amino acids combine in different patterns to make all of the proteins in the body.One unique thing about glutathione is that the body is able to make it in the liver, which is not true of most antioxidants. Glutathione is said to protect against a wide range of health problems, including alcoholism, Alzheimer's disease, asthma, atherosclerosis, cataracts, chronic fatigue syndrome, colitis, diabetes, glaucoma, heart disease, hepatitis, high cholesterol, liver disease, osteoarthritis, Lyme disease, and Parkinson's disease.In addition, glutathione is purported to reverse the aging process, prevent cancer, and preserve memory. 

It aids in regenerating vitamins C and E, transporting mercury out of the brain, and

helping the liver and gallbladder deal with fats


Selenium acts as a powerful antioxidant, may reduce the risk of certain cancers, and protects against heart disease. It is also proven to help prevent mental decline, is important to thyroid health, reduces asthma symptoms, and boosts the immune system. 


Also known as vitamin H, biotin is one of the B complex vitamins that help the body convert food into energy. The word “biotin” comes from the ancient Greek word “biotos,” which means “life” or “sustenance.” B vitamins, and specifically biotin, help keep your skin, hair, eyes, liver, and nervous system healthy. Biotin is also a crucial nutrient during pregnancy, as it’s important for embryonic growth.

Most people get the biotin they need from eating a healthy diet, but there have been many claims that getting more biotin can regulate your blood sugar, promote healthy hair, skin, and nails, and help pregnant moms have healthier babies.


Glutamine is the most abundant free amino acid in the body. Glutamine is produced in the muscles and is distributed by the blood to the organs that need it. Glutamine helps gut function, the immune system, and other essential processes in the body, especially in times of stress. It is also important for providing "fuel" (nitrogen and carbon) to many different cells in the body. Glutamine is needed to make other chemicals in the body such as other amino acids and glucose (sugar). Some people use glutamine for digestive system conditions such as stomach ulcers, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease. It is also used for depression, moodiness, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, and enhancing exercise performance. It may also aid in weight loss, as it helps metabolism. 


L-arginine is used for heart and blood vessel conditions including congestive heart failure, chest pain, high blood pressure, and coronary artery disease. L-arginine is also used to decrease mental capacity in the elderly, erectile dysfunction, and male infertility. Other uses of L-arginine include preventing the common cold, improving kidney function after a kidney transplant, high blood pressure during pregnancy, improving athletic performance, boosting the immune system, and preventing inflammation of the digestive tract in infants.

L-arginine can be used in combination with a number of over-the-counter and prescription medications for various conditions. For example, L-arginine is used along with ibuprofen for migraine headaches; with conventional chemotherapy drugs for treating breast cancer; with other amino acids for treating weight loss in people with AIDS; and with fish oil and other supplements for reducing infections, improving wound healing, and shortening recovery time after surgery.


L-carnitine is a nutrient and dietary supplement. It plays a crucial role in the production of energy by transporting fatty acids into your cells' mitochondria. The mitochondria act as engines within your cells, burning these fats to create usable energy. Your body can produce L-carnitine out of the amino acids lysine and methionine. For your body to produce it in sufficient amounts, you also need plenty of vitamin C. Vegans or people with certain genetic issues may be unable to produce or obtain enough. This makes L-carnitine a conditionally essential nutrient 

L-carnitine's main role in your body involves mitochondrial function and energy production.

In cells, it helps transport fatty acids into the mitochondria, where they can be burned for energy. About 98% of your L-carnitine stores are contained in your muscles, along with trace amounts in your liver and blood. L-carnitine may help increase mitochondrial function, which plays a key role in disease and healthy aging. Heart health and exercise performance are also both benefits of L-Carnitine. 


Acetyl is essential for making glutathione, and valued mostly for its role in antioxidant production. It helps with detoxification to prevent and / or diminish kidney and liver damage. An additional benefit of Acetyl is the improvement of psychiatric disorders and addictive behaviors.  This amino acid helps relieve symptoms of respiratory conditions, boosts brain health, increases fertility, reduces heart disease, and stabilizes blood sugar.  Acetyl helps by protecting the lining of the stomach and intestines. 


The glucosamine in your body helps keep up the health of your cartilage -- the rubbery tissue that cushions bones at your joints. But as you get older, your levels of this compound begin to drop, which leads to the gradual breakdown of the joint.

There's some evidence that glucosamine sulfate supplements help counteract this effect.

Some people have also used glucosamine to try to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, allergies, chronic venous insufficiency, sports injuries, temporomandibular joint problems (TMJ), and long-term low back pain.

Individual results may vary