90 Veggie Capsules
CarboForm is intended to aid in the digestion, assimilation and metabolism of carbohydrates, including simple sugars and complex carbohydrates. It is meant to stimulate the production and secretion of digestive enzymes responsible for carbohydrate metabolism, as well as provide nutrients involved in the critical metabolic pathways of individual cells (e.g., the Krebs cycle).
Emerging from the combination of substances in this combination is the total complement of macro and trace nutrients involved in carbohydrate metabolism, presented to the body in a highly bioavailable form. The body is therefore denied none of the critical substances it may need from time to time to keep its metabolic systems healthy. From the extensive menu offered in this blend, the body may freely select the nutrients it needs at any given moment for support of a particular function, or for maintenance or repair.
Combined with the nutrients are herbal materials that enhance the digestive processes in general and hence contribute to the ability of the body to derive benefit from the rest of the blend as well as the rest of the daily menu. Several of the herbs contain naturally occurring vitamins and minerals akin to those provided in supplemental form; these should have an even greater impact on physiology than the isolates. Other herbs are included to clear the path for proper digestion, assimilation and absorption. They work by repairing and healing, stimulating and toning, and by maintaining and improving the grand design underlying carbohydrate utilization.
B. Patient Reactions
Expect enhanced carbohydrate metabolism and tolerance, improved energy production, and improved digestion.
A small percentage of the population may demonstrate allergic sensitivity to any one of the herbs, or even a few of the nutrients; if so, discontinue use or reduce dosage.
Some patients may experience mild gas at first as the body adjusts to the new metabolic requirements: keep dose low until body adjusts completely.
This formula is especially indicated for people who abuse alcohol or who smoke.Athletes and people who work under stressful mental or physical circumstances have an extra need for B2.
C. Notes on Constituents
1. Instrumental in the metabolic cycles involved in releasing energy from food; specifically, a component of two important co-enzymes (flavin mononucleotide and flavin adenine dinucleiotide) in cellular respiration processes-they act as hydrogen carriers for oxidation-reduction reactions in the electron transport system)
2. Activates pyridoxine.
3. Helps maintain a health gastrointestinal mucosa.
1. Improves digestion.
2. Protects against environmental pollutants and toxins.
3. Aids in the release of energy from food; specifically, a component of the co-enzymes known as NAD and NADP which are necessary for the conversion of fats, for cellular respiration (oxidative phosphorylation) and for the biosynthesis of sugars.
4. Functions in over fifty metabolic reactions, including glycolysis, the Krebs cycle, and the hexose monophosphate shunt, which are all critical to the release of energy from carbohydrates.
1. Buffers acids in the stomach; acts as an antacid.
2. Important in the utilization of amino acids, and in the metabolism of proteins and nucleic acids.
3. Activates important enzymes; activates glycogen phosphorylase kinase which triggers glycogenolysis (breakdown of glycogen to glucose-6-P for use in energy production).
1. A critical co-factor in the processes that metabolize and synthesize carbohydrates; acts as a carrier of methyl groups and hydrogen.
2. Thought to be important in the energy producing cycles of the body.
1. Regulates many phases of metabolism.
2. Activates important enzymes.
3. Helps produce energy; is a cofactor in the decarboxylation of pyruvic acid and is required for oxidative phosphorylation in the production of ATP.
1. Functions as a cofactor in over 20 enzymatic reactions, including (1) cytochrome C, important in the electron transport and energy production from carbohydrates, and (2) malate dehydrogenase, involved in the Krebs cycle and energy production.
2. Plays important roles in insulin metabolism as it pertains to carbohydrate utilization.Biotin1. Important in the metabolism of carbohydrates, especially in deriving energy from glucose.
1. Plays an important role in glycogen formation, glucose catabolism, and carbohydrate metabolism.
1. An essential amino acid required for the translation of dietary glucose into energy.L-threonine1. An essential amino acid required to help the digestive and intestinal tracts work smoothly and efficiently.
2. Improves assimilation and absorption of nutrients.
3. Indigestion, acid upset, stomach and intestinal disorders, weak assimilation and poor nourishment may be related to insufficient threonine.
1. A phospholipid composed of saturated, unsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids; source of choline, inositol, glycerin and phosphorous; a common name for phosphotidyl choline.
2. Found in chemicals that aid passage of nutrients from the bloodstream into cells.
3. Choline is an important substance for the proper functioning of several metabolic cycles.
Gentian Lutea Root (Gentian)
1. One of the strongest digestive bitters known; in fact it is the standard to which all others are compared. At dilutions of 1:12,000 it still has a bitter taste. Pure amarogentine, one of the constituents, is bitter at dilutions as high as 1:50,000.
2. Possesses very good cholagogue action, i.e., it stimulates the production and secretion of digestive juices found in bile. By itself, it raises bile secretion by 20%.
3. Affects all aspects of digestion; stimulates the appetite, stimulates the secretion of saliva and gastric juices, and accelerates the emptying of the stomach. Reflexively stimulates the gallbladder and pancreas, and the mucous membranes of the stomach, thus contributing to an increased secretion of digestive juices necessary for the proper digestion and assimilation of all nutrients, including carbohydrates.
4. Relieves symptoms of indigestion and heartburn.
Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal Root)
1. Inhibits growth of bacteria, especially in the digestive tract, through its primary constituent hydrastine; also contains berberine, canadine, berberastine and other important alkaloids that improve overall digestive and improve the health of intestinal microflora.
2. Stimulates the body's own natural immune defense system against harmful bacteria, viruses and other toxins substances that tend to accumulate in the digestive tract and interfere with digestive processes; activates macrophage activity.
3. Believed to promote increased circulation through the spleen where the blood is filtered and immune stimulating substances are added to the blood; has a toning effect on the liver, intestines and kidneys.
4. Soothes the mucous membranes that line the gastro-intestinal tract, during the cleansing process.
5. Believed to detoxify the activity of allergens and other inflammatory substances in the G.I. tract.
Nasturtium officinale (Watercress)
1. Considered a diuretic, expectorant, purgative, stimulant and stomachic. The latter property aids in the digestion and assimilation of carbohydrates. Sometimes thought to possess a mild cholagogue action, and hence would aid in the production and secretion of digestive-enzyme-containing bile into the duodenum.
2. Very high in vitamin C content, along with high levels of iron and iodine which stimulate glandular activity, especially of the thyroid, resulting in improved production of hormones that directly affect digestion and metabolism.
3. Thought to work mainly through a general stimulation of metabolism and the nervous system, including autonomous regulation.
Lycopodium Clavatum (Club moss)
1. Enjoys a minor reputation as a stomachic and diuretic.
2. A good source of copper.
Carica Papaya (Papaya Leaf)
1. A source of the powerful proteolytic enzymes papain and chymopapain, sulfhydrl proteases that hydrolyze (digest) proteins, small peptides, amides and esters. Their active extends also to carbohydrates and fat.
2. More effective than naturally occurring proteases like pepsin and trypsin.
Salvia Officinalis (Sage)
1. Possesses a distinct carminative action, i.e., it soothes the stomach, reduces indigestion, gas, etc. Throughout the world, sage is applied to relieve upset stomach, indigestion, and diarrhea.
Verbascum Thapsus (Mullein Leaf)
1. Known primarily as a mucilaginous plant, the consumption of mullein may coat mucous membranes, relieving distress due to excess acid, etc.
2. Contains a very high concentration of iron, along with high amounts of calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, and phosphorous, all substances that impact on carbohydrate metabolism.
Zingiber Officinale (Ginger Root)
1. Possesses a gentle stimulatory effect on the gastric mucosa that could increase the assimilation and adsorption of nutrients.
2. Adsorbs and numerous toxins, harmful micro-organisms, fluids, etc. in the stomach, that might interfere with assimilation and absorption.
3. Also helps relieve upset stomach and nausea through an inhibition of brain stem reflex centers that regulate neural transmissions between the brain and the stomach.
4. Positive effects on blood chemistry, such as platelet aggregation inhibition and cholesterol reduction.
5. Is a very good carminative; neutralizes and expels gas.
6. Possesses some cholagogue action.